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Persuasion, the Play

Recently a few Jasna members enjoyed tea with the cast of Persuasion, a play performed by Calgary's Workshop Theatre. "It was a wonderful interpretation of Jane Austen’s novel and we thoroughly enjoyed the production!"

Captain Wentworth, Ann Elliott, Lady Russell, Louisa, and Henrietta pose with Jasna members, Lindsey, Laurie, and Gwen.

Picnic at Box Hill
2018 January 20

Our birthday tea to honour Jane Austen was filled with laughs, dancing, prizes and delicious tea comestibles.

Before tea was served, guests bought raffle tickets with giddy enthusiasm. Thanks to lots of donations, everyone could choose a prize.

We entertained ourselves with a Box Hill Picnic challenge. Each table had to come up with "one thing very clever ... two things moderately clever ... three things very dull indeed". Clever things included unexpected songs and poetry. But all the great laughs went to the very dull things.

Naturally, every birthday tea includes dancing from Sprigged Muslin. At the end of their specially prepared dances, they swept us into a particupation round dance.

Regular Meetings

JasnaCalgary is a region of the Jane Austen Society of North America. We are all interested in everything Jane, from love of her novels to scholarly pursuits. Five times a year we meet to enjoy talks, workshops, teas, and galas. Attend a meeting and if you have fun, join in! Membership is $15.00 annually to cover our tea and cakes and other expenses.

Our meetings are 2:00 - 4:00, held at Sunalta Community Association, 1627 10 Ave SW, a location that is wheelchair accessible.
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Only a few special events require pre-paid tickets, such as the annual Tea celebrating Jane Austen's birthday and our bi-annual Gala.

On the Family page, members can access additional information with a password.

Site last updated on 2018 February 12

Persuasion, the Play
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