District 23 Goes to Cambridge

District 23 Goes to Cambridge - Oct 18, 2018

On a rainy October morning, about 35 of our District 23 members boarded a Mary Morton Tour bus and set out to spend a lovely fall day in Cambridge. 

Upon our arrival we made our way to the Grand River Brewing Company, where we were treated to a tour of the facilities to learn about the finer details of the brewing process.  The craft beer industry is booming across Canada, and after time for our members to sample the brews on tap, many of us were able to stock up on some of our favourite samples.

Our next stop was the Blackshop Restaurant and Wine Bar for a delicious lunch.  The meal included: soup, salad, 3 selections for a main course (salmon, schnitzel or pasta rigatoni) followed by cheesecake as well as coffee/tea.  The restaurant was recently relocated from its original location and did not disappoint.  The service in their private room was timely, cheerful and the food was visually enticing and tasty.  Good conversation ensued throughout the meal as we dined with fellow members.

Our final stop of the day was the Hamilton Family Theatre for a production of The Man of La Mancha Broadway musical.  Starring Alex Mustakas as Don Quixote, Aaron Walpole as his faithful companion Sancho Panza and Kelly Holiff in the demanding role of lowly servant girl Aldonza, the time honoured show enthralled the entire audience.  Our seats were great and at the end of our show, Kelly boarded our bus to thank us all for attending.

Kudos go out to our Trips Associate Convener, Mary Valtellini for a most wonderful day.  Thanks to all our members who joined us including first time members who were great additions to the group! We are looking forward to our next trip in early December to St. Jacob’s Market and Kitchener for the Christkindl Market.

Photographers: Mary Valtellini, Emmy Antonel and Karen Quinn

Karen Quinn

Communications Convener & Event Coordinator

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District23 Goes to Cambridge