Friday, June 26, 2015

The Mayor's Garden Party

     Every summer our little city, Red Deer , has a Mayor's Garden Party. The Garden party was probably started 25 years ago and has been a popular event. It's meant to celebrate seniors. At one time there were many seniors around who had been the movers and shakers to build the city so it was fitting to celebrate seniors.

     The garden party has great sweet treats, lemonade, coffee and tea. It's themed to the 1890's so the servers, council, Mayor and staff are in period costumes. There's usually great entertainment. It's a fun afternoon.







    The Mayor's Garden Party is one of the Micro Manager's favorite events. She loves all about this event. 25 years ago it was a great event as she would go with her buddies. Now she doesn't have anybody to go with. Many our age have passed on or are no longer active. Some I just don't recognize anymore. I had to twist her arm to attend. I don't do social events of this type so I'm no support. 

    So when I met the Micro Manager after the event she was excited. She'd enjoyed the afternoon , found one of her friends and won a book.

    Now I spent time taking a few photos. I met many people I knew and was conscripted on the spot to take some photos.


And I did meet the Mayor who's the one with the red hat and shoes!

31 comments:

  1. It looks like a very fun event with wonderful weather and everyone all dressed up. It is nice to see a younger, pretty Mayor too.

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    1. It's a positive event all the way around. Thanks for visiting and following Hiawatha House.

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  2. But this is a great event to visit, glad you joined your wife. You have a very young, fancy Mayor!

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    1. Our pleasant mayor is also Dutch!

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  3. That's one of the tough parts of growing older, seeing our friends pass, get less active, and making favorite outings lose their interest. Glad you got her out, and that it was so much fun. :-)

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    1. I didn't do the social thingy. I just skirted around and took some photos. I'm lucky that I worked with young people so I associate with people of all ages.

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  4. that's a neat event! glad both of you went! :)

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  5. What a nice event! This is something I'd enjoy attending.

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    1. ...and I can see you dressing up and having fun too!

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  6. Hi Red - It just occurred to me that you have the rather unique honor of being Red from Red Deer. It does look like you had a nice Mayor's Garden Party there. I like the look of Red Deer. I looked it up on Google Maps and see that you are a little north of Calgary. I did visit Calgary several years on a road trip. If I remember correctly I took an elevator up to the top of the Olympic Park ski jump tower for a wonderful view of the city. You've probably been there. Your Mayor is quite stylish! Thanks for the report on the Party.

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    1. My name come from when I wanted to start an email account and it wouldn't accept my name so I took Red. I haven't been to the top of the ski jump but I have been to the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago and went out on the glass balcony. My favorite place to view Calgary is from Nose hill.

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  7. Terrific shots, and it looks well attended. Our mayor does a Canada Day party for seniors each year.

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    1. It's a fun event and I have many more photos to choose from for later posts.

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  8. Now that sounds like a very good civic function to attend.

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    1. It's fun and appreciated. All the council attends.

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  9. What a fun time to have. Cute mayor

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    1. Cute, but also charming and sharp.

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  10. What fun! Small towns can be so much more charming than big cities.

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    1. We've got to the point where we don't mix anymore.

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  11. I'm glad you got there to take some photos. Looks like a nice outing. Your mayor sure has impressed your followers, me included. I hope the townsfolk are as impressed by her performance.

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    1. She's pleasant, personable, sharp and does her homework.

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  12. Wish we had a mayor like that.
    Great pictures, take more of people. Get in close. On the occasion I have to be dragged screaming to do occasions I end up enjoying chatting to people whilst getting their portraits.
    This is a really good post.

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  13. I agree that your mayor is very attractive and stylish. This looks like a very fun event. I'm so glad you went.

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  14. We have such a party as well in May - its a dress up thing and although I do not attend myself, I hear its quite nice. I would be happy to attend but think it would be quite boring...social lunches are just not my thing. Besides, our Mayor is short, bald and fluffy and couldn't talk his way out of a paper bag. He got the job because no one else was running and a true member of the "Boys Club". I am most happy MM enjoyed her day out, looks like a nice time and I am most impressed with your YOUNG Mayor. New Young ideas, new ways, new challenges - that's got to be a good thing.

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  15. I'm glad she went and had a good time. It looks like it was a fun event.

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  16. You have a young Mayor! Glad you talked the mm into going:)

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  17. That is so much fun! I love your mayor's outfit. Such panache!

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  18. I had to take a double look at your mayor, she is young! It's great to see seniors being honored, glad the Micro Manager (love how you've put this!) went and sounds like she had fun.

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    1. Our mayor is single and early forties. I've been on committees with her and she's sharp.

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  19. God Bless the dutch lady Mayor you have. My sister in-laws are Dutch . And can they cook up a food storm.

    Your Mayor is beautiful. She is pretty classy dressed.

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