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Spring Events 2017

You and your single friends, WHEREVER BORN, are invited to the following events.
When reserving for an event, please leave your FIRST and LAST names and phone number so you can be notified if there is a change.
There is a $5.00 levy per person per event to be paid on arrival - Your GUESTS and FIRST-TIMERS included.
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Jun 21 Wed 6:30 pm
Bedford Academy
MID-WEEK FUN AT THE BEDFORD ACADEMY
Bloor/Bedford
Join Bruce for mingling and dinner in a reserved private cozy bar, with elevator access and washrooms on the same floor, at the Bedford Academy Pub, 36 Prince Arthur. Food choices are excellent, with a wide range of wines, domestic and imported beer at this interesting establishment. To reserve, please contact Bruce at buttimore@rogers.com (preferred) or 416-594-1293.
Jun 22 Thu 7 pm
Japanese Dinner
JAPANESE DINNER
Danforth/Carlaw
Join Tony at the Katsu Sushi Japanese Restaurant, 572 Danforth Ave at Carlaw (near Pape subway station). It has a wide menu of Japanese specialties including sushi, sashimi, teriyaki and tempura dishes. Vegetarian options and an all-you-can-eat buffet-by-order are also available. Set course and combo dinners from $10.99, plus UKC levy. Register by 5 pm on the day of the event. Please contact Tony at 416-693-8639.
Jun 24 Sat 11:45 am
UK Connexion 1988
30th ANNIVER. POT-LUCK LUNCH
S. Etobicoke
Let's celebrate our 30th anniversary! Thirty years ago, on Sunday April 26, 1987, 47 singles, who had responded to an ad placed in the Toronto Star since January of that year, attended a catered brunch at John's pad on the lake. More history of this first UKC event is on page 6 of the UK Quarterly. Come out and meet four of those original members. We mingle from 11:45 am until about 1 pm, when there will be a pot-luck lunch. Coffee & tea, mixes & ice provided. BYOB. Bring lawn chair if you don’t like hard seats. This party at the second most southerly lakefront home in Metro Toronto is located near Hwy 427 (Browns Line) and Lakeshore Blvd. - just 7 minutes walk from the Queen streetcar, Mississauga & TTC buses, and the GO train.
Admission $13 ($8 + levy) is by PRE-PAYMENT only. Please send cheque payable to John Pettitt to 411 Lake Promenade, Toronto, ON M8W 1C3 to arrive by Jun 16. If needed, a map and directions will be mailed to you on request. You will be given a ticket number to quote at the gate. After you have paid, please contact Silva at silva.redigonda@utoronto.ca or 416-654-1545 to discuss your food contribution: either ready-to-serve finger foods or something for the lunch buffet table. The desserts are being catered. If more info needed, contact John at jpett@bell.net or 416-259-1541.
Jun 25 Sun 11:30 am
Golfing
UK CONNEXION GOLF TOURNAMENT
Jane/Eglinton
Join Dorothy and Joan at Scarlett Woods Executive Golf Course for 18 holes of golf. You don’t have to be an expert. All welcome! Bring your single friends! We will be playing ‘BEST DRIVE’, meaning that for the drive only, on holes greater than 150 yards, players pick up their balls and place them in line with the ball of the player who has the best drive. There will be prizes for ‘CLOSEST TO THE HOLE’ and ‘LONGEST DRIVE’ at designated holes. There is a maximum of one prize per golfer. Cost: green fees of $29 for seniors and $41 for adults plus $5 UKC levy; rentals available: clubs $20 and power carts $30 for seniors, $32 for adults (prices subject to change). IMPORTANT: Since tee off times MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE – you definitely need to reserve your spot by Mon Jun 19 at 6 pm. Please email JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or call DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Jun 25 Sun 5:15 pm
Wild Goose
DINNER AT THE WILD GOOSE
Mississauga/Etobicoke border
Everyone is welcome and since NO reservations are needed, just show up; UKC levy of $5 or UKC coupon will apply. This will be the ’19th hole’ for many of the afternoon golfers, with no levy payable. The WILD GOOSE Bar & Grill is located at 5395 Eglinton Ave. W, just west of Renforth Drive. From Scarlett Woods golf course, go west on Eglinton and about 10 minutes later just after passing the lights at Renforth, you will see the restaurant in the plaza on the south (left side). Hopefully it will be a lovely sunny day, so we can enjoy dinner on the large patio. Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact JOAN rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or DOROTHY at 416-245-4345.
Jul 2 Sun 10 am
Hiking
HIKE IN HIGH PARK
High Park
Join Dorothy and Joan for a brisk walk at High Park. Meet at the north entrance of High Park on Bloor Street West at High Park Avenue, a 2 minute walk from the High Park subway station. Please arrive promptly. For those coming by car, allow time for parking and meet at 10:20 in front of the Grenadier Cafe, where the large parking lot (free parking) is located. We will hike through various sections of High Park for about 1 1/2 + hours. Then have lunch at Grenadier Cafe on the back patio. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, sun screen, and a hat. The $5 UKC levy applies. If planning to do this walk, please book with either Joan or Dorothy by 6 pm on the Sat before. Contact Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Jul 2 Sun 12 noon
LUNCH AT GRENADIER CAFE
High Park
Join Dorothy & Joan on the back patio (or back dining room, depending on weather) for a leisurely lunch. This restaurant serves all-day breakfast & casual North American fare. The $5 levy applies for those attending lunch only; not required if you went on the hike. New members are very welcome. If any questions, contact Joan at: rsvpjoan@yahoo.com or Dorothy at 416-245-4345.
Jul 2 Sun 6:30 pm
Elephant and Castle
15/15” DINNER/MINGLING ELEPHANT & CASTLE
King/Simcoe
Join Christine at the ELEPHANT & CASTLE, 212 King St W. Free snack platters provided, plus 15% off the menu prices if 15 or more attend. We meet and mingle near the back in a reserved area before sitting down for excellent pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Fish & Chips, etc. Entrées: $9 - $16. Located directly across from Roy Thomson Hall - just steps from St. Andrew subway. For GO train users it is a relaxing 10 minute walk from Union Station and parking is free at GO stations. New members are very welcome. BRING YOUR SINGLE FRIENDS but please tell them about the $5 levy. (No need to pay levy if you attended the earlier event.) If more details are needed, contact Christine at 416-256-5851 or kcquinn@rogers.com. No need to reserve, just drop in.
Jul 8 Sat 8 pm
Singles Dance
SINGLES PROFESSIONALS DANCE
Location TBA
Join Lin at reserved UKC tables for the Singles Professionals Network dance. www.singlesparties.com. Cash bar and great DJ. Cost $15 includes UKC levy. When you arrive at the dance, please mention at the front desk that you are with the UK Connexion. The location will be announced by email and on our website. Please reserve by the day before by calling Lin at 647-343-4823 and leaving your full name and phone number slowly and clearly. (She may need to call you if there are any changes.)