Gal's Spring Fling 2018 Program

Thursday, May 24

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Cocktails at the Riva Restaurant Lounge.
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner at the Riva Restaurant. The staff here have given us fabulous dinners in the past. Let’s see what they have in store for us this year.
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: Thousand Island Playhouse – 2 Pianos, 4 Hands – Two Actors, two pianos and dozens of characters tell their story in a hilarious show of piano wizardry featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven and Jerry Lee Lewis.
10:00 pm – 2:00 am: Social time at the Colonial Inn Lounge.

Friday, May 25

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Continental Breakfast in the Colonial Inn Dining Room.
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration in the Colonial Inn Lobby.
10:00 am – 11:00 am:Sophia D’Aoust, Gender Mosaic President – Sophia will discuss some of the amazing things that have happened in the past year in the Trans Community. What are the issues facing us and what do we want to accomplish next.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Lunch on the Colonial Inn Wishing Well Patio.
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Thousand Island Boat Cruise.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Cocktails at the Royal Canadian Legion.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #92 in Gananoque has invited us back to have an evening at their Legion. The Legion Ladies will put on a Roast Chicken and Roast Pork Buffet dinner for us. The Legion members look forward to our visit and will join us for dancing. What a great group of people!
8:30 pm – 10:30 pm: Dancing at the Legion. Live music and dancing to “The Reasons”. The Reasons held the date for us again. They love us and we love them. They are a great band. It is one of the highlights of our week. Without a doubt one of the best dances in Ontario.
10:30 pm – 2:00 am: Social time at the Colonial Inn Lounge.

Saturday, May 26

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Continental Breakfast in the Colonial Inn Dining Room.
9:00 am – 6:00 pm: Registration in the Colonial Inn Lobby.
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Stephanie Howard – Stephanie has been a long time Trans Advocate. She has successfully transitioned with the OPP. She was recently interviewed on CTV News. She has a fascinating story. The interview can be seen here.
11:00 am - 12:00 noon: Calvin Neufeld is an independent speaker, writer, thinker and social justice advocate. His hobbies include harp, piano, speaking to himself and gardening. A vegan transsexual, Calvin is an advocate of life and quality of life for oppressed species, for sexual and gender minorities, racial minorities, the physically, mentally, and economically disadvantaged, and absolutely everybody else. Visit his website at
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm: Spring Time Lunch in the Colonial Inn Restaurant.
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Pool Party and Best Legs Contest. Enjoy an afternoon by the Pool. Swim or just sit in the sun. That's right - the sun. We already have the requisition in. Then the Best Legs Contest. Whose name will be added this year? Samantha, Helen, Michelle, Cynthia, Samantha, Seleena, Amanda and Dee Dee have their names on it now. Who will be next? Want to be in the contest? Let me know at the registration desk. Bring your swimming suit.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Spouses/Significant Others/Mothers Discussion Group.
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Makeovers. Once again the girls from Shoppers Drug Mart will be making us look beautiful. Have your foundation done then on to makeup. Ask questions and learn as you go. Gotta look great for the Gala evening.
2:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Social time on the Colonial Inn grounds.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Margaret Link Photo Sessions. Get a professional picture by Margaret while you are looking your absolute best.
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Gala Cocktails in the Colonial Inn Lounge. Show off that new gown, shoes, jewelry and makeup. Don't hold back ladies. This is your chance to go all out.
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: Gala Dinner in the Colonial Inn Dining Room. We have a great meal planned for you. Come and Enjoy.
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Fashion Show. Great styles to show off. Models will be fitted with all kinds of complimentary outfits. It is a great experience for the models. Want to be a model? Let me know when you register.
9:00 pm – 12:00 midnight: Gala Dance, Dance, Dance. Bring that extra pair of dancing shoes. You will want to be comfortable while you dance the night away. Fun, Fun, Fun.

Sunday, May 27

9:00 am – 10:30 am: Buffet Brunch in the Colonial Inn Dining Room. Jean and her staff have been wonderful to work with. They will put on a magnificent closing day buffet brunch for us to help us wrap up the event.