May has activities for everyone

Monthly wind up of news and activities from the Clinton Seniors Association.

Every month celebrates special days such as the International Migratory Bird Day on May 12 and the International Day of Biodiversity on May 22, but May has traditionally been the month to celebrate Mother’s Day – this year on May 13, and Victoria Day, this year on May 21.

The celebration of motherhood dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who honoured maternal goddesses and the idea spread to the present time when motherhood is commemorated in national celebrations around the globe. More than 60 countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May.

On this day it is common for mothers to be lavished with gifts and special attention from their families and loved ones. Doing chores, serving her breakfast in bed and cooking her dinner or taking her out for dinner are popular ways to honour mom.

Agatha Christie said it well: “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity; it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

Victoria Day kicks off Heritage Week in Clinton beginning with the Annual Ball on that long weekend and ending with the May Parade and rodeo the following Saturday, the 26th. The Old Timers’ Tea is held during Heritage Week bringing past and present residents of Clinton together for an afternoon of reminiscing in the Clinton Memorial Hall.

Clinton Seniors Association looks forward to welcoming new members. Cards and Games are held  every Monday of the month at the Seniors Centre at 217 Smith Ave. at 1:30 pm.

Next regular General meeting is May 17 following noon lunch at the Seniors Centre, 217 Smith Ave. Come and join us!

Happy Birthday in May to Bud Cade on the 9th and to Val Jewsbury on the 16th.

“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.” – Anouk Aimee

Zee Chevalier

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