Last Call to sign up for Member Appreciation Picnic, Awards nominations and Art work for sale

Late Breaking News from GTC

Next Saturday, August 26th is our Member Appreciation Picnic.  We need to know how many are coming so that we can purchase enough food.  This is a big event featuring tournament finals at 10 am, barbecue at noon, awards presentations at 12:45 pm, a lucky draw table and all ages round robin at 1:15 pm.  Please sign up here no later than Wednesday, Aug. 23.  This event is free with a contribution to the potluck salads and desserts and includes family members.  We have a great lineup of lucky draw prizes from our local merchants and sponsors.

Thank you to all who nominated members for our annual awards.  It is a great honor to be nominated because it means that your presence has made a difference at our club this year. 

The winners will be announced on Aug. 26th!

 Congratulations to these nominees for the Schachow Cup Player Appreciation Award:  Vera Bigall, Bill Gorman, Diane Ing, Dan Lang, Daisy Morris, Jared Nicholson, Susan Rabbior, Sriram Seshadri, Alex Wong.

Congratulations to these nominees for the Phil Yeoman Volunteer Service Award:  Barb Gravlin, Daisy Morris, Sriram Seshadri, Al Stafford.

 So come out on the 26th to show your spirit and your support; to congratulate award and tournament winners; to feast on sweet corn and delicious donated foods; to have fun in the park.

After a lot of planning our courts are finally in the queue for repair and resurfacing.  The work will begin sometime between Aug. 28th and Sept. 5th, and this will result in closure of the courts for approximately two weeks.  Unfortunately, there will not be enough time left to offer a fall lineup of junior and adult lessons, but we are planning to offer the Guildwood Cup team event.  Details to follow.


Did you know that at least two of our members are accomplished artists?  Barb Gravlin and Phil Richards are making their work available for purchase to help GTC raise some money for two ongoing initiatives – the Memorial Garden and Enclosure Facelift.  The items will be available for sale on August 26th or by email to

Here are the details of these art works: Hand Painted Limited Edition Note Cards - Peonies at Momiji

  • originals by Barb Gravlin, artist and member of GTC
  • suitable for framing (4.5” by 7.5”)
  • mailable through Canada Post with 1 stamp
  • money collected will be used to purchase new perennials for the memorial garden
  • $8 minimum donation
  • 15 cards are available for purchase

 “In the Way of Progress” print of the mural at Kingston Rd and St. Clair 

  • original painting and mural created by Phil Richards, artist and member of GTC
  • suitable for framing (18” by 24.5”)
  • $60 minimum donation
  • money collected will go towards the “Enclosure Facelift Fund”



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