Christmas Day Buffet Meet Up - Viscount Gort

For something different this year, I have reserved 20 spots for a buffet on Christmas day at The Gort Restaurant.

I am told the table comfortably sits 20.

Price is $25.95 per person.

      The buffet consists of:

• Turkey and Sage dressing

• Ham and meatballs

• Chicken and perogies

• Pastas, salads and vegies

• Fruit tray

• Desserts & pastries

• Coffee or tea and more...

 (When reservations were made, which was back in October, they thought the first sitting would be 3:30pm. They made the Christmas dinner a little earlier according to the internet ad. I called and they said an error was made, the sittings are 3:30 & 6pm. Even so I will be going for 3pm. Do what is best for you - 3 or 3:30pm.)

http://viscount-gort.com/dining-lounge/restaurant

 

We will be going to the earlier sitting which is at 3:30pm.

NOTE: They take debit, cash, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express for payment.

***We will pile the gifts together and then when all are there hand them out.

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On top of that, this year we will be doing a Secret Santa gift exchange that day.

What we will do is set the limit to $25 for the gift exchange.

Each person that wants to participate would fill out a ballet that will ask you what 3 things you would like to receive that could be purchased within the limit amount.

Then I will gather the ballots together and we will pick from a hat one of the ballots secretly.

Then you will act as Secret Santa for the members ballot you picked, choosing off the list that the member wrote ahead of time. Their "Things I would like for Christmas" list.

This way each person will get something they would like and it will still be a bit of a surprise to see what is picked for you.

RSVPs closed.

We will then dispurse info of who's gift you will buy for the Secret Santa. If you don't want to participate in the gift exchange that is fine.

 

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*** If you cannot go, it is important you take yourself off as soon as possible, so someone else can go, since reservations are a must for this meet up.

 

 No $2 Meet Up fee

>>>*I cannot increase this anymore - all spots filled.*<<<

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                        MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL !!!

                SEE YOU IN 2014 FOR A NEW MEET UP SCHEDULE.

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SECRET SANTA GIFT EXCHANGE PARTICIPANTS:

Cheryl                Jack                Cheron          

Stacey               Isabel              David                

Ryan                  Sandi               Henry               

Shirley              Linda                  13 participating

Dave                 Peter                               

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  • Cheron L.

    Just for info - if you want to connect privately with a member go to Members and select the person you wish to connect with from the list. There is an icon that looks like an envelope on each member's page. If you click on that, it will open up to an email, which is totally private. There is a box to check if you want that person to see your "real" email address or not. This will go directly to them and will not appear on the page.

    December 27, 2013

    • Stacey

      That is very strange. I even checked and it is open for emails. You have my personal email now Cheryl. I had sent it to you in the last email I sent you.

      December 28, 2013

    • cheryl

      when I click on your email in the left it works but not from the attended list. That is weird. ok it works now. thanks.

      December 29, 2013

  • Stacey

    I do want to comment on the Secret Santa gift exchange. I hope the gifts were adequate and made you happy, but I feel some did not listen to the rules and I know a few felt like the didn't get the full $25 for their gift. If you did that, I have to say that has made me decide to not do a gift exchange again. It can be very disappointing to people and it is not fair. For all of you that did listen to the rules Thanks ever so much. I am thinking perhaps the Holiday Inn for next year. Enjoy Boxing day and don't spend all of your money. LOL. It was great to see you all. Have a great New Years Eve.

    2 · December 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      Well Sandi, do not fret, I am sure someone will have a gift exchange next year that you can participate in.

      December 27, 2013

    • Cheron L.

      At first I did not understand how the secret Santa would work, but once I did, I told everyone about it. I think having a choice of three is a great idea! My gift is perfect! Just what I wanted. Clarity is the name of the game. ;)

      December 27, 2013

  • cheryl

    Stacey , Can you send me an email so I can write to you privately .
    thanks. Your email doesn't allow me to do that.

    December 26, 2013

  • Shirley

    Thank You Stacey for organizing this event. It made my Christmas very special to spend it with such wonderful people and Thank You again Secret Santa (Peter)for the presents and Dave Thank You.
    Their really is a Santa Claus.:)

    December 26, 2013

  • Stacey

    Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you had a good Christmas. It was nice seeing everyone.

    1 · December 25, 2013

    • David I.

      Thank you, Stacey. Wonderful to see everyone and a great job organizing this event.

      December 26, 2013

  • Dave

    Was reall good seeing everyone, thanks for a wonderful time

    2 · December 25, 2013

    • KASSEDY & I.

      Thank you Dave! I love my extra goodies too!

      1 · December 26, 2013

    • David I.

      Thanks very much for the card and extra gift.

      December 26, 2013

  • David I.

    Special thanks to everyone for a great Christmas Dinner. Sorry I had to leave early but I really enjoyed the food and company.

    December 26, 2013

  • Arny H

    Thank you Stacey for a great outing. Great food and great company. Thank' s Dave for the surprise gift.

    December 25, 2013

  • cheryl

    I think I sent an email by accident. Thanks to you stacy for making this happen and to you Dave for being so thoughtful.

    December 25, 2013

  • JACK

    Good see everybody

    December 25, 2013

  • Mary A.

    So good to spend Christmas with a great group of people. and the buffet was fantastic. Thanks to Stacey for organizing and Dave for the gift bags!

    December 25, 2013

  • KASSEDY & I.

    Merry Christmas. Thank you Stacey for organizing this get together. I had a great time. Thank you too to secret Santa for my awesome gift.

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Cheron L.

    Dave - thanks for the surprise gift, it was very sweet of you. Wishing all a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year, may 2014 be all you could wish for, and more!

    2 · December 25, 2013

  • Cheron L.

    The fellowship was wonderful. So nice to sit with established friends, and meet new ones. The Secret Santa was great - thank you, Santa. You found JUST what I wanted.......how did you know? ;) Thanks to Stacey for organising another good event, especially at Christmas time. There are many people on their own at this time of the year. I didn't have to cook more than really necessary, and best of all.......NO washing up to do!

    December 25, 2013

  • Sandi

    As always, Stacey throws the best parties! Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas! See you all next year!

    2 · December 25, 2013

  • Stacey

    On Christmas day we will all meet at the Royal Room on the Main floor of the Viscount Gort for 3:20pm. Our sitting starts at 3:30pm. If you can make it a few minutes earlier great. See you then! Merry Christmas. Don't forget to bring your Secret Santa gift!!! ;)

    December 15, 2013

  • Shirley

    Stacey, for the Secret Exchange are we to put who the present is from? I know some places have left it a total secret and the person giving the present name is not given and at work one year we hid the name of the person giving the gift inside the wrapping.

    December 8, 2013

    • Stacey

      You write: To "Their Name" and From Secret Santa.

      1 · December 8, 2013

    • Shirley

      Thanks,

      December 9, 2013

  • Stacey

    Everyone that is participating in the Secret Santa gift exchange for the Christmas day buffet meet up, should have their info of who they are to buy for now.

    December 8, 2013

    • Stacey

      Hey Henry, you didn't say if you wanted to be in the gift exchange since you were added in just on Friday. Are you okay with not being in the gift exchange?

      December 8, 2013

  • Mona M.

    My cousin and I used to spend Christmas together for years. But for the last decade she has been going south for the holidays. I just found out today this year she's not going away, and would like me to join her for Christmas. As much as I was looking forward to this event, if I have the opportunity to spend it with what little family I have, I have to choose family. So sorry, but I'll be around at other events. Heading out to one tonight actually. I hope someone will be glad I've allowed a spot to open up. Best regards, Mona

    December 7, 2013

    • Mona M.

      Thank you for understanding. The only living family I have is a cousin in Edmonton, another here, and a half-brother in Montreal I hardly know. You're correct, I need to cherish the time I can spend with any of them and take those opportunities. But I wish everyone a great time!

      1 · December 7, 2013

    • Stacey

      After organizing this group, I have learned that a lot more people than you would imagine are in similar situations, Mona. They usually stay quiet about stuff like that. So people silently miss out on celebrations and what others take for granted. I think you will have a nice Christmas, and you need to take up opportunities when they present themselves, because you may not get that chance again for all you know. Have a very Merry Christmas!

      December 8, 2013

  • Cheron L.

    Thanks, Stacey. I look forward to the evening on Friday and drawing Secret Santa.

    December 1, 2013

  • Stacey

    For the Secret Santa wish list, I am missing wish lists from David, only. Some people have picked from a bag the person they will buy for. I will bring the bag to the Confusion Corner meet up on Friday Dec 6 and the rest can pick there. (If you are not there, I will get my son or someone else to draw for you and email you the info.)

    December 1, 2013

    • KASSEDY & I.

      I would like for u to pick for me too Stacey. Just out your hand in and pick a name out ...

      December 1, 2013

    • Sandi

      I will pick on Friday at Confusion Corner :)

      December 1, 2013

  • Jin

    Stacey, I will not be in the Santa gift exchange. Thank you.

    November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      Okey Dokey.

      November 28, 2013

  • Stacey

    Hey Kim! Are you going to participate in the Secret Santa gift exchange for the Christmas Day buffet???

    November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      Thanks for the response.

      November 28, 2013

  • Dave

    Sandy Claws is coming?? Yay I'm in. Oh wait i haven't really been a good boy this year but i want a truck and a big gun and a really really fast race car set, oh and a choo choo train and.... And...

    November 26, 2013

    • KASSEDY & I.

      I'm gonna report you David!

      November 27, 2013

    • David I.

      As a child, when I acted up before Christmas, my mother threatened to phone Eaton's Santa Hotline to report on me! My, my...coal!

      November 27, 2013

  • Arny H

    I will not be participating in the secret Santa gift echange. Thanks.

    November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      That is fine. Thanks for the response Arny and Jin Sun.

      November 26, 2013

  • David I.

    OK, I'm in for Secret Santa.

    November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      David I added you to the list.

      November 26, 2013

  • Allison

    I also will not partake in the secret santa. Thanks.

    November 26, 2013

    • Stacey

      Ok, that is fine.

      November 26, 2013

  • Stacey

    Wow! I didn't realize how popular a meet up on Christmas day would be! Fantastic!

    November 11, 2013

  • CHLOE and L.

    Be there with my son unless the rest of the family is home. Will keep you posted.

    October 25, 2013

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