Dore Reunion 2018
June 18, 2018
Hey Dores, the 0rganizing committee for our reunion met on June 10th . Registrations are coming in slow but sure, we are expecting it to pick up in the last month before the reunion. A PayPal account will be set up to receive any money from those who have registered but we are asking that from this point forward payment is to be made only through e-mail transfer or by check, please continue to register on the website. If you know of anyone in your family that does not have a e-mail or access to a computer, registration forms can be printed off the website and sent in with payment. The address again is Dore Reunion 2018 Box 19 Victoire, Sk. S0J 2X0. Email tranfers go to firstname.lastname@example.org For those who would like to pay only at registration, please fill in a registration form to let us know how many are coming and the ages of the children. It is the intention of the committee that no Dore family member will be turned away just because they did not register. Family is always welcome this is a Dore family tradition.
Here is some of the tentatively scheduled events for the weekend. Friday; gates open to the grounds around 12 noon. Registration will start at 4:00 and go till 7:00. Family weiner roast from 5:00-7:00 and then opening ceremonies followed by a potluck wine and cheese and campfire. Bring your instruments, you stories and jokes to share around the fire. Saturday morning; Late registration from 9:00-10:00. Pancake breakfast from 8:00-10:00. Children crafts and activities for ages 4-12 will go from 10:00-12:00. Items for Chinese Auction are to be brought that mourning for setup. The auction will run only on Saturday with the items being awarded Saturday evening. Games and activities will start at 12:00 and go to about 3:30. Yes we are having a horseshoe competition with teams picked from a hat so be ready for some friendly but competitive horseshoe games.
At 4:00 there will be the family photo so please wear your family colors and picture smiles. The photographer will only be taking the large family photo, individual family photographs are your own responsibility. Saturday supper banquet starts at 5:30. There is regular Saturday evening mass at Notre Dame de Victoire church at 7:30. Music, dancing, general partying starts at 9:00 again bring your instruments and sit in with the band the more the merrier. Sunday; continental breakfast from 8:00-10:00. Sunday afternoon will be left open to anyone, from outside of the family, to visit and socializing who knows a ball game might break out.
At 4:00 is the Old Family Photograph, this is a special photograph that was taken at one of our very first reunions. The photograph is the one of Grampa and Gramma Dore and all their children found on the website. We will be trying to recreate this photograph using members of our current families, preferably third generation Dores. So take a good look at the original and see if there is anyone in your family that could pose for a replica photograph, time period attire and all. It would be great if we could make this work. Potluck supper at 5:30 followed by Dore family talent show from 7:00-9:00. We are trying to limit it to 2 hours so please sign up at registration. Come show us all that talent that has been hidden all these years. Monday; is cleanup and packup day. Potluck/leftover lunch from 11;00-12;00. We have till 6:00 to vacate the grounds. We hope that we have a good mix of organized activities and free time to get to know and reacquaint ourselves with family members that we only see at functions like these. We can’t guarantee good weather but we can guarantee a warm family atmosphere.
Thank you to everyone who have already registered for the reunion and for those who going to in the next month. Remember to try and register before July 20th . Our committee meets again on July 5th so stay tuned for more updates. Thank you and hope to see all in August.