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Scones, fine china, and fascinators bring
regal flair to royal wedding watchers

May 28th, 2018

Some residents at Points West Living Stettler were so excited about `the royal wedding’ they were almost ready to get up at 3-AM on May 19th, to watch Meghan and Harry tie the knot live on television. Most others were happy to watch a video recording of the proceedings the next day, after a good night’s sleep. The dedicated royalists decided to join them and they made an event of it. 

Impromptu tea party

An impromptu tea party was pulled together so everyone watching could get into the spirit of the event. The PWL Stettler kitchen team worked diligently to provide plain and raisin scones along with bottomless cups of tea to residents gathered around the large screen TV. General Manager Carol Dyck and housekeeping care partner Andrea Laisnez, had both brought in their fine china tea sets for residents to use.

A little something exceptional

“Andrea and her daughter Mackenzie decided to make up a little something exceptional for the residents for this special occasion,” says office administrator Ashley Muhlbach. The two created some whimsical fascinators for the women to wear, using ribbons, bows, and feathers. “The residents felt (and looked) like royalty themselves as they boasted beautiful and colourful fascinators.”

Teamwork, spontaneity, and fine china hospitality

“Teamwork, spontaneity, and fine china hospitality went into creating this regal event,” says Ashley. “It also gave residents a chance to chat about different worldviews and experiences. Many told stories of previous royal weddings including the November 1947 wedding of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.”

Photo: (from left) Audrey Wells, Andrea Laiznez, Jenny Gordon, and Marie Brenchley show off their fascinators and raise a cuppa’ to Harry and Meghan, at PWL Stettler’s Royal Wedding watch.

More photos at Flickr: Scones, fine china, and fascinators bring regal flair to royal wedding

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