Manitoba Branch held a Spring Tea

Manitoba Branch held a Spring Tea

Article submitted by: 12059 Jacques Gagné – Branch President

The Manitoba Branch held a Spring Tea on Sunday 10 April 2016 from 13:30-16:30 hrs at the University Women’s Club (UWC) located at 54 Westgate in the burrough of Wolseley, Winnipeg, MB.


The UWC is in fact situated in a stately mansion from the turn of the Century (19-20) known as McRae House. It is conveniently located in a beautiful wooded area east of Misericordia Hospital and surrounded by Elm trees.

By affiliation, and through Celine Kear (nee Powers) spouse of the former Branch President (Emeritus), Allen Kear, the Branch and its membership has been able to access the facility for the past 15 years and some. It is fabulous and well maintained home with a number of sittings rooms, sun room and salons.

Attendees included:


9276 Claude Michon (Branch VP) and his partner Marilyn Albrecht, 4286 Ed deCaux (Branch Webmaster), 4172 David Mitchell and spouse Louise, 3559 Richard(Dick) Girling and spouse Doreen, 8866 Bruce Rutherford, 3026 Allen Kear and spouse Celine, 4140 the Reverend Peter Flynn (RRMC/RMC), 13920 Robert Nash, 22122 Ray Townsend (Lcol / 1 CAD) and Branch President 12059 Jacques Gagné.

Caption: A relaxing time during the Winnipeg Branch Spring Tea. (L-R) 9276 Claude Michon, Celine Kear and 3026 Allen Kear.