Yet another summer has flown by with wonderful memories of delightful guests, land and water play, fine food and best of all … sore tummies from having laughed to tears. Snow is welcomed by many in anticipation of fabulous trail conditions and a long snowmobile season as we wind up the ‘HUNT’ with the Hunters Ball.
Traditionally, The Hunter’s Ball (FOOD, FROLIC & FRIVOLITY), was to make amends to and thank the wives and families for their hard work in anticipation of the gentlemen of the household indulging with other family members and their friends in the HUNT. Many of us remember (some of us are still active participants) when the hunt was a vital food source for the household adding to the harvest of the summer’s fruits and vegetables, for which we have given thanks for, amongst all our blessings.
It is with great pleasure, that we offer to you … The Hunters Ball – November 18th, 2023
Medley of Mushrooms with creamy Risotto
Crab Salad served on a crispy bed of lettuce
Harvest Vegetable & Beef Soup
Prime Rib – A stacked culinary delight with a choice of mashed, roasted potatoes or golden-brown fries, topped with fresh seasonal vegetable, 10oz. of prime rib cooked to your liking, topped with chef’s delicious Yorkshire pudding, all drenched with a red wine au jus
The Carnivore – 5 oz. of shaved Prime Rib on a baguette served with au jus;
A generous ½ pound of wings smoked in our house blend of spices, tossed in the sauce of your choice; ½ rack of ribs marinated in our blend of spices, smothered with our secret BBQ sauce and served with Chef’s fresh seasonal vegetable
New York Striploin ( 10 oz.) – Another of Chef Jenn’s stacked entrees with your choice of mashed, roasted potatoes or golden-brown fries, stacked with fresh harvest vegetable; topped with your steak, chargrilled to perfection, accented with succulent lobster and drizzled with bearnaise sauce
Seafood Medley – A sauteed medley of mushrooms, iceless onions, scallops, shrimp and mussels in a rose sauce on a bed of fettuccine noodles
Fresh baked flavoured Cheesecake
Crème Brulé (Maple Cabot Trail
Apple Blossom with vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel sauce
The Frolic & Frivolity
Welcoming John Foreman & Friends entertaining 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a variety of Classic Country, Celtic, Bluegrass & 50’s & 60’s Bebop music. Here we go, stepping back in pre-covid times with the natural talents of John Foreman.
Check out this article about John and some of his achievements!
John Foreman to enter hall of fame
April 2, 2019
By Kristena Schutt-Moore
When people talk about local music one name is sure to always pop up, John Foreman.
Foreman celebrated his 80th birthday with friends, family, and fans at the Lake St. Peter community centre on Saturday, March 23.
Born on March 20, 1939, Foreman’s love of music started at the young age of 10 when he got his first mouth organ, also known as a harmonica. “It was a half hour walk to school every day and I used to play it on my way to school and back. The other kids would see it and want to play with it, but they would honk on it and blow the reed out or drop it in the dirt. I soon caught on to that. So I found a hollow post in the school yard fence and hid my mouth organ in that till it was the end of the school day so I could play it again on my way home.”
His first instrument was the mouth organ, then he taught himself the fiddle, then the banjo “because when I was young, you’d get together to play with people you’d have so many guitars, that’s why I waited so long to play guitar. There were songs to be sung and the banjo didn’t do it. So I took up guitar.”
Now Foreman figures that he will have to give up instruments in the reverse order he learned them. “You see my hand, well it’s a bit distorted. I figure the guitar will be my first instrument I’ll have to give up then banjo, and then fiddle, and then mouth organ. There are already things on the guitar that I used to be able to do that I can’t do [anymore]. I can see it coming, but who knows, as long as I keep playing as long as I can.”
Music has always been a major part of Foreman’s life. Even when out doing log hewing demonstrations he always has a penny whistle sticking out of his jeans pocket ready to give a happy little tune to those passing by.
Foreman’s work to honour local heritage and music has been recently honoured. It has been announced that Foreman is to be inducted into the Land o’ Lakes Traditional Music Hall of Fame. The hall of fame honours local musicians who have put in years of work sharing their love of classic country, blue grass, Celtic and ‘50s and ‘60s bebop music.
Honour the ‘Hunt’ and the tribute to music and tradition this man has brought to our region over the years with the Hunters Ball, this year.