Daughters of the Nile
Oasis Temple No. 46, Montreal, Quebec
Celebrate Northeast Days
October 20 – 23, 2016
After two years of intensive planning and hard work by our Ladies of Oasis Temple No. 46, a dream turned into reality and we welcomed Daughters of the Nile from 16 Temples across 6 states and 4 provinces to Northeast Days 2016 “Montreal Shades of Autumn Days”. It was an overwhelming success!
Our 4-day weekend began on Thursday with “Shades of Witches of the Northeast”. The Registration and Welcome Bag Teams greeted our guests with smiles and witches garb. Prior to our Smoke Meat dinner, the Hospitality Team provided beautiful snacks and more smiles. The Decoration and Entertainment Team did an awesome job in spooking us out.
Friday was dedicated to the “Shades of our Beautiful Children”. One hundred of our guests boarded buses for a visit of the Shriners Hospital for Children® – Canada. Jeffrey, a Shriner child, was our guest speaker and presented his anti-bullying campaign, #Cutthebull, during our luncheon. Our dessert, Nile cake was cut by Canadian Trustee Princess Shirley Smith, Zarah Temple No 72, Vancouver, BC.
Our guests availed themselves to the well-run Marketplace and mingled in the Hospitality suite. Each guest was greeted with a bag of popcorn as they entered the child-friendly dining room. The entertainment by the children the dance schools Danse 501 and Cameron School of Dance were amazing. Following dinner, each Temple honoured their Queen with flair and a touch of humor.
Saturday brought us “Shades of Montreal” and a busy day ahead. Following breakfast, the annual Northeast meeting was held and at this time the men were ushered away for a tour of the Grand Lodge of Quebec, lunch and Karnak Shrine Centre. The dining hall was amazingly transformed into a beautiful Temple and the afternoon was devoted to our Ceremonial where we initiated 2 new Princesses. The evening followed with a delicious banquet , the performance of the Oasis Patrol and then ended with dance music and thankfulness for a great time and a spectacular weekend.
It was a memorable weekend – one that will be forever cherished by Oasis Temple Members!
Your Co-chairs for Northeast Days 2016:
Past Queen Yvonne Buckley and
Past Queen Heather Herridge