Father's Day Shuffle on the All Seniors Care Caribbean Cruise Ships

The All Seniors Care Father’s Day Caribbean Cruise Parties went fantastically well. Our Dads spent the day enjoying shuffle board tournaments, Caribbean themed BBQ’s and performances by Steel Drum Bands. The stories from our buildings across the country were wonderful. At Seine River Retirement Residence in Winnipeg, Chef Dan and his culinary staff did a fantastic job on the BBQ. Then Captain Purdy (Seine River resident) declared us ready to set sail and the cruise indeed became a party. Family filled the dining room at SC1 making this Father’s Day even more special. The Winnipeg Steel Drum Orchestra performance was enjoyed by those in attendance as they swayed to the rhythm of the drums. One tenant said “when I close my eyes and listen to the music it’s just like being back in the Caribbean… thank you”. Father’s Day was a huge success at Brandon’s Victoria Landing! The winner of the shuffleboard tournament was crowned the Captain of the Ship and the runner-up became Deck Hand for the day (receiving a mop as a prize) to the great delight of everyone on deck. And our captain is thrilled that everyone now calls him Captain! While in Regina, at College Park, our party set sail and toured the Caribbean in style.  All residents and guests looked fabulous in their floral outfits and enjoyed the music of the Caribe Steel Orchestra after dinner. Edmonton’s Rutherford Heights’ Cruise set sail at 4:00p.m. The residents sipped rum punch and listened to the beautiful sounds of the steel drum orchestra.  The sights, sounds and smells of the Caribbean drifted throughout the residence.  Many men took part in the Billiards and shuffleboard games after the fabulous BBQ.  The Captain of the billiards tournament turned out to have beginners luck taking proud ownership of his Captains hat. Across town at Summerwood Village the afternoon was enjoyed by residents, family and staff all to the tune of the Steel Drum Band. The parrot balloons and port holes decorations set the tone for a tropical get away, while the meticulously prepared and displayed buffet was simply delicious. The men enjoyed a competitive game of shuffleboard to end the evening.   In Gatineau our Fathers’ Day Caribbean cruise started with a dads’ pool tournament played with a glass of punch in one hand, a pool cue in the other and big smiles on the faces. At noon we welcomed aboard a still drum band which made us sing and dance during our Caribbean style BBQ lunch. The day finished with a mums friendly pétanque tournament in the park of the residence (mums were welcomed to join the dads). A guest at Preston Park in Saskatoon best summed up the day when he exclaimed: “This was like being on a five star cruise without the sea legs!”

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