2019 Champagne Breakfast, September 26

Champagne Breakfast 2019

Champagne Breakfast 2019


Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

We celebrated our colleagues who have newly retired, at the District 23 North York Champagne Breakfast at Parkview Manor Banquet and Conference Centre, 55 Barber Greene Road (North of Eglinton Avenue)

 9:00 a.m. Coffee/Tea

10:00 a.m. Program


  • Glass of champagne and orange juice per guest
  • American breakfast (low salt in food)
  • Chilled orange juice and cranberry juice
  • Sliced fresh seasonal fruit
  • Crispy bacon and country sausages
  • Home fried potatoes
  • Basket of Danish pastries, croissants, muffins and toast
  • Fruit preserves, marmalade and butter
  • Brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee and tea

Cost: For the newly retired and prospective members: Free

Member and 1 guest: $20.00 each    Additional Guest(s): $25.00

The Needlework and Craft Group will offer 5 items for a draw. A $5 donation will give you 5 chances to win one or more of these creative items. Proceeds will go to support our Service to Others project for the coming year.

Champagne Breakfast

by Maureen Capotosto ~ President

Our annual Champagne Breakfast welcoming new retirees for District 23, proved to be another successful event. It was held at Parkview Manor on Thursday, September 27, 2018. It was well attended by our members and guests. The Champagne Breakfast provides new retirees with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate achieving a significant milestone in their careers -- “Retirement.” Many RTO/ERO, District 23 members look forward to the event annually. One could feel the excitement in the room as colleagues welcomed each other, talking and sharing stories about their retirement and events in their lives.

The new retirees were congratulated with a Champagne/Orange Juice Toast. It was followed by a delicious buffet spread provided by Parkview Manor and the staff as always was very cordial.

Jackie Aird, RTO/ERO Board Director brought greetings from the Board. Stephen Wong, Director of Benefits spoke about our health plan providing some key information and tips for new members.

As always, the Needlework and Craft Group, through their generous handcrafted donations, had another successful fundraiser for our Service to Others Project -- Supporting The Period Purse: Menstruation Nation.

Thank you to Mildred Frank, our Social Convener and her talented group of volunteers who worked hard to make the event successful.

Thank you for the generosity of those who contributed purses and other items for The Period Purse. Also thank you to those who contributed items for the Gift Baskets.

Representatives from our RTO/ERO partners: Hearing Life, Iris - The Visual Group, Merit Travel, and Venngo. They provided useful handouts and information on their services. Thank you to Merit for the gift certificate prize. Our Conveners shared information on our many District activities through their poster boards.

Click here to see photos of the event.