Elaine Tennyson plans the 1st Annual Friends Day Celebration in Ontario, Canada.

Elaine Tennyson

Dear Friends,

I hope you and yours are healthy and happy. It was Mother's Day 2009 at Washington Savage's funeral, when I conceived the idea to have a "Friends Day" Celebration. I attended Gary Quinn's "Celebration of Life" the night before, and Kenny MacLean's funeral a few months prior. I recall standing outside the church with Molly Johnson reminiscing and embracing the reality of mortality, saying, "today is Mother's Day, there's Father's Day and Family Day." There should be a "Friends Day." The seed was planted.

That was just the beginning. Like some of you, I've lost many family/friends/acquaintances the last couple of years - twenty one to be exact. I saw friends and acquaintances I hadn't seen or contacted in years at the funerals. We all agreed to "get together soon!" Well, here it is one year later - the way some of us reconnected was at funerals.

Years go by - we get older - and die. Let's get together and Celebrate Friends & Life!

WHAT: Canada Day "Friends Day" Celebration
WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2010 (stay for the long weekend)
WHERE: Bogey's @ Sauble Golf & Country Club, Sauble Beach, ON

"One of Canada's Top Beaches" located on Lake Huron - 2 hours from Toronto, 30 minutes from Owen Sound www.saublebeach.com

ITINERARY: Canada Day July 1st
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm: BBQ/Dinner (complimentary with admission)
Sunset: Fireworks at Sauble Beach
10:00 pm - 1:00 am: "Friends Day" Party - Live Entertainment featuring "Owen Sound" Owen Tennyson and Special Guests
Admission: $10.00
Cash Bar

What to do before 5:00 pm?
- Play Golf! Arrange a Tee Off Time and/or book a Golf Lesson @ Sauble Golf & Country Club
- Sauble Beach Antiques (formerly Red Indian Art Deco) is Celebrating their 1st Anniversary and hosting the "2ND Annual Summer Show & Sale" with 30 dealers. They are located down the street from Sauble Golf & Country Club.
- Spend the day at Sauble Beach. Voted "One of Canada's Best Beaches" - and much more!

Why Sauble Beach?
It's beautiful! Many friends have cottages there. The last time I was in Sauble Beach was for Brad and Marianne's wedding on June 24, 2000. This year is their 10th Anniversary! After 27 years, Red Indian Art Deco on Queen St.W., Toronto, closed in May 2009. Brad and Marianne opened Sauble Beach Antiques on July 1, 2009. I remember when Red Indian opened on Nov. 6, 1982. I was a co-founder and worked there until 1986. Time flies!

Sauble Golf & Country Club - saublegolf
Cashbox Magazine Canada - cashboxcanada.ca
Sauble Beach Antiques - edindianartdeco.com

Accommodation Suggestions:

There are many Cottages, Motels and Campground rentals in Sauble Beach.
I rented a cottage with friends from June 26 - July 3 @ adoptacottage.com
Other links:

Hope you can make it! It's later than you think! Feel free to extend this invitation to your friends.

PLEASE RSVP to et@elainetennyson.com!

In Friendship,

Elaine Tennyson