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Go-Getters celebrate Dryden’s nonagenarians

Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand served as editor of the Dryden Observer from August 2009 to April 2018.
The Go-Getter’s most senior member Ken Davis (right) will turn 100 in December.
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By Dryden Observer Staff

The Dryden Go-Getters Seniors Club celebrated a lucky 13th anniversary for their annual 90 and 90+ Birthday Party, June 13 at the group’s St. Charles St. Seniors’ Centre.

The event, first initiated by Louis Maltais as a way to recognize some the group’s oldest members, has grown into the club’s most important function of the year and a valuable opportunity to visit and enjoy the camaraderie of the group.

Four members, born in 1925, were honoured with certificates from various levels of government. The Honourable Sarah Campbell (MPP Kenora-Rainy River) represented the Province of Ontario. Mayor Craig Nuttall represented the City of Dryden. The Honourable Greg Rickford sent his regrets as he had a previous commitment.

Members born between 1915 and 1924 were introduced as well. Of the group’s 48 members in their 90s, 26 were able to attend with their families, guests and fellow members of the Dryden Go-Getters.

Mayor Nuttall presented our oldest members with floral arrangements and congratulations from the City of Dryden. Mrs. Isabel Salter and Mrs. Dorothy Sherwood were both born in Dec. 1917. Mr. Ken Davis was born in Dec. 1915. Dorothy and Ken were both in attendance.

In recognition of June being ‘Seniors’ Month’, Inga Desautels was presented with a certificate honouring her as Senior of the Year for the City of Dryden. Her many hours of volunteering in the community, often in a leadership role, is truly commendable and much appreciated by all.

Kenora Rainy-River MPP Sarah Campbell (left) and Dryden Mayor Craig Nuttall wish new 90 year-old a happy birthday Eve Kaidannek at the June 13 event.

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