As we slowly transition into the season where daylight dwindles before supper time, cozying up with a warm blanket can seem like the best way to get through the cold months. While cocooning can serve as a short-term strategy, coming together as a community and celebrating the seasons can bring so much light to our (short) days.
My family and I have adopted a strategy for combatting the winter blues – we make a point of planning fun activities together and locking them in our calendars so that we have a lot to look forward to. This year, I’ve already locked them down for Trivia night and we can’t wait. If you’re on the lookout for events you can attend with your loved ones, we have a lot coming your way in the next few months!
Calling all brainiacs – Trivia Night returns to GNAG on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 pm! Registration opened on November 2, and our tables are going quickly. Each table can comfortably accommodate six to eight players, so round up some friends and prove you’re the smartest squad in the Glebe. Yes, the team names are clever – GNAG staff will once again be playing as the Jeaniuses adorned in Canadian tuxedos – and prizes will be awarded to the best team costume! To sweeten the deal, we’re offering complimentary snacks along with the option to purchase charcuterie boards, bottles of wine and local beers. This year’s door prize will be two coveted tickets to Taste in the Glebe – can’t beat that!
Trivia funds this year are going towards our subsidy program. If you know anyone who would use this service, please send them our way. They do not need to live in the Glebe, they need only share interest in attending a program with us!
We have a business rate this year to attend or send employees as a team-building evening out. If you would like to purchase a table through your business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before November 18 so we can help with registration.
Craft & Artisan Fair
Discover an array of handcrafted treasures at the GNAG’s 45th annual Craft & Artisan Fair! With over 50 local vendors showcasing their unique, handmade goods, you’ll find the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday list.
Not only is this event a shopper’s paradise, it’s also one of our most important fundraisers. All proceeds benefit the GNAG Community Development Fund (CDF) in support of crucial community programs, including subsidies, integration support and a new play structure set to arrive next summer.
As a thank you for your support, every guest receives a free ticket to our fantastic raffle, featuring prizes from our talented participants.
Saturday, November 25:
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, November 26:
11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Winter Program Registration
Commit yourself to an activity that really forces you to get off your couch and into your long johns. Winter program registration opens on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Check out the Winter Program Guide at GNAG.ca.
On behalf of myself and the team, I want to thank all the part-time staff, volunteers and the crowd of almost 300 people for coming out to our Halloween event. Many hours went into building the Lost City of GNAG! A special thank you to the full-time team including Paul O’Donnell and Katie Toogood who were the creators of this lost world – it would not have been possible without your wild imaginations and passion for community events.
Glebe Central Pub
A big thank you to the Glebe Central Pub for running a charity golf tournament in support of GNAG. The post-golf dinner raised $1,470 for our Community Development Fund to subsidize spots for children wanting to attend camp including Winter and March Break programs.
I hope you’ll join us for this season’s community events in your neighbourhood. We have a lot to offer, but none of it is possible without your continued support, and we are truly grateful!