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Our club was founded over 25 years ago. These past newsletters give a sense of the club’s evolution, and its current activities.

2016 |2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997
1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992
1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987

2017

May Fly-in | Modern Olde Tyme Girl | Summer Dancing
April pre-Fly-in Edition: Callers| Shopping in The Village | Yorkville
March New Caller Development at the Toronto & District Assn | Fly-in News
February Guelph Dancing | Fly-in News
January: Ottawa Date Squares Update | Fly-in News

2016

Autumn: Halloween Costumes | Summer Review | Running the Goat in Stratford | In the Frame: The Triangle Tarts | Guerrilla Marketing | Upcoming Events
Summer: Post-convention wrap-up | GCA Caller School | Fun Badge Tour |
Royal York Hotel | Guerrilla Marketing | Summer events
Spring: Joe Uebelacker retires | Intro at Royal York | Season Finale | Convention Happenings | Pride parade | Guerrilla Marketing | Summer Dances | 2017 Fly-In
Winter: Convention Happenings | Elephants| In the Frame: The Village | Big Tent Dancing | Guerilla Marketing | Upcoming Events

2015

Dec: Holiday Dance Report | Grinch Faces | The Fabulous 519 | Guerilla Marketing
Oct/Nov: Election Results | Crazy Cow Dancers | Showing the Colours | Fly-In Update | Just Passing Through | Halloween Dance Update | Upcoming Intro Night | Upcoming Events
September: Welcome Back | STAR TRACK Fly-In Registration, Volunteers, Potluck | Crystal’s Costume Corner | May I Have This Dance? | Newmarket Fall Fantasy | Open Streets TO
August: Intro Nights | Open Streets TO | Potluck Pond Picnic | Flashback | Publicity Update | Steering Committee Openings | AGM | Toronto 2016 | Volunteering
July: Potluck Pond Picnic | Pride Parade Update | PridehouseTO Update | Friendship Set to Music | May I Have This Dance? Poster | Fly-In | Toronto 2016 | Stealthy Square Dancing
June: Pride House TO | Potluck Pond Picnic | Celebration Dance | May I Have This (Line/Square) Dance? | Dancing A2 | St. Louis Convention Report | Toronto2016 | Pride Parade | Fly-In
May: Celebration Dance | Pride House TO | Mothers’ Day Dance Update | Picnic by the Pond | Funshop Recap | May I Have This (Sqaure/Line) Dance? | Convention Memorial Quilt | Pride Parae| Dance News | Fly-In | Upcoming Events
Mar/Apr: Pride House Intro Night | Tribute to Paul | Pam’s New Hip | Mother’s Day Dance | Callerlab Convention Report | Meetup | Club News | Star Track: An Alien Encounter | Upcoming Events
February: Shamrock Overload | Convention Update | Etiquette | All Join Hands Convention Virgins & Caller School | Fly-in Billeting | STAR TRACK Logo and Registration Forms | Square Up! | Hearing Assist | Upcoming Events
January: Club Dances | Club Fees | Toronto 2016 | Other Dates | Ettiquette | Get to know Mike G | Get to know Dan G

2014

December: Free Intro Night | Holiday Party | Etiquette | Billetting | Maple Leafs Regroup Open House | Valentines Dance Weekend | Club Storage | Fly-In Venue | Upcoming Events
November: AGM | Holiday Dance | Maple Leafs Regroup | Etiquette tips | Get to know Steve | Photos | Club Shirts | Angels for Wednesday | Upcoming Events
October: Halloween Dance | New Basic Class | AGM | Ettiquette Tips | Badges | Emergency Contact Information | Facebook | Maple Leafs Regroup | Pics of Halloweens Past | Upcoming Events
Sept: Demo team | All Join Hands Challenge | Caramel filled chocolate cookies | Etiquette tips | Get to know a caller | YouTube videos | A1 Blast | Hearing assist system | Maple Leafs Regroup update
August: All Join Hands Challenge | Adventures with Colleen | Kevin’s Capers | World Pride 2014 Update | YMCA Pride Dance Festival | May I Have This Dance? | Japanese Dancers | Maple Leafs Regroup Update | A Capital Experience
July: Convention 2016 website | Pride wrap-up | Get to know Debra | Get to know Osamu | August 10 Potluck Picnic | Special Thanks to Daniela
June: Get to know Mike Moores | Convention Virgins | May I Have This Dance | YMCA Pride Dance | August Potluck Picnic | Rise Up! Pride Parade 2015 | 2016 Convention News | Get to know Don St Jean | 2015 Fly-In Theme Revealed
May: Scootback to the 60s | Meet a caller | Maple Leafs Regroup Update| World Pride 2014 | Cast a Shadow Update | Stuck for a costume? | First Year Dancer Update | Call for Volunteers | Get to know Susan
Apr: Upcoming | Get to know Joe | Maple Leafs Regroup Update | IAGSDC Events | Spring Flourish Dance | 2015 Fly-In Naming Contest | World Pride Parade 2014 | Get to know Peter | Scoot Back to the 60s Tshirts
Mar: Upcoming | Square Dance Etiquette | World Pride Parade 2014 | Shopping with Crystal | Why Square Up? | 2015 Fly-in Naming Contest | Scootback to the 60s Tshirt order form | Upcoming Fly-ins | Shamrock Overload Dance
Feb: Upcoming – Shamrock Overload Dance| Scoot Back to the 60s | Angel Tips | 2015 Fly-In Theme Contest | Tshirt order form
Jan: Upcoming – Chocolate Overload Dance | Scoot Back to the 60s | Class Fees Due | Computer Squares

2013

These newsletters can still be viewed in their original webpage format; PDF verisons can be accessed below.

Nov: Upcoming – AGM, Xmas | new music | new editor?
Oct: Upcoming – Halloween dance | team dancing | angels | volunteer!
Sep: fees | classes | team dancing | volunteer!
Aug: Summer dancng | Basic/Mainstream – new format | demo team | IAGSDC report
July: convention virgin | Pride photos | fly-in survey results | Summer dancng
June: Fly-In wrapup| Summer dancng | Callers, steering committee | thanks! | survey results
May: Festival 2014 | 519 floor upgrade | process for determining classes for the fall | Grand Rapids | Brunch | Pride | Summer schedule | Convention Tips | Dancing tractors (and other history)
April: Spring dance | Fly-In | Weave a costume for Fly-In | Pride | Summer schedule | Survey status | Archive of club newsletters
Mar: Floral Fiesta Spring Dance (and other upcoming events) | Hogtown Hoedown | Club History
Feb: St. Patrick’s Day Dance (and other upcoming events) | All Join Hands Canada | Yellow Binder | Singing Calls | Licence Plates | History of Triangle Tarts
Jan: Valentine’s Dance | membership fees due | 2013 club executive | latest pics | upcoming events | 2013 fly-in | IAGSDC

2012

Xtra special!: A great story about our club — in Xtra Magazine (also available in a big print version and online version)
June: Wrap-up after our 25th-Anniversary Fly-In: tons of great memories and photos!

2011

Nov: (archive copy is incomplete)
Aug: Includes amazing photos of…
– Spectacular Triangle Tarts at Pride 2011
– Follow Your Neighbour Through the Looking Glass
– Joe and Gail’s annual Buckhorn BBQ
– CARDathon demo dance
– Convention 2011 in Atlanta
May: Featuring photos from:
– the Fly-in crafts fair
– Christmas 2010 party
– February 2011 “Fight Cabin Fever” dance.
Jan: There’s our 2010-11 Beginners class…
and Chris and Charlotte showing off their non-disposable water bottles!
Feature: an article by non-plussed novice Christine.

2010

Sept: Tons of pictures!
– Holly and Joanne’s Knotty Yacht
– Convention 2010 in Chicago
– Fan the Big Top — fly-in 2010
– Joe and Gail’s annual Buckhorn BBQ and Hoedown
– a review of the Cadillac Squares fly-in…
and much, much more!
March: Valentine’s Day Whoop-Up Party (with photo of caller Norm Wilcox)

2009

Dec: Hallowe’en 2009, featuring Dorothy’s house, witches, authentically-dressed women from ancient times, and a jaunty pirate!
– Demo at the gay rodeo convention
– Memories of Mike Jacobs
Sept: Women’s BBQ Party, hosted by Colleen and Karen
– Demo dancers at Pride and the Fetish Fair
– Dim Sum lunch party
– Square dance do’s and don’ts
July: German dancers visit us
– Convention 2009 in Washington
– Chris and Osamu’s trip to Japan
– Annual trek to Brock convention
April: Photos from some of our earliest fly-ins
– club member Silke, based in Germany with Friendship Squares Wuerzburg, writes about her experiences with Triangle Squares
February: There’s our 2008-09 Beginners, with Silke front and centre.
Check out the action photos from Christmas 2008!

2008

Dec: President’s message | dance etiquette
Sept: President’s message | 25th IAGSDC convention | Detroit fly-in | AGM | fees
June: Fall schedule | Pride, Fetish Fair
April: Toronto fly-in at YMCA | club’s 20th anniversary (with photos)
Jan: Spring Spree | Do’s and Don’ts | 519 mosaic

2007

Dec: President’s message | AGM report | Xmas dance | Halloween photos
Sept: President’s message | fees | IAGSDC convention (Denver)
May: Toronto fly-in | Denver fly-in | self evaluation | new class schedule
Feb: Fudger House demo | angel shortage

2006

Xmas: President’s message | fly-in planning | dance etiquette
Dec: request for angels | Cleveland fly-in | NYC fly-in
Sept: steering committee vacancies | Outgames 2006
May: President’s message | Toronto fly-in | Hawthorne Hoedown | Alumni dance
March: demo: Toronto Alternative School

2005

Oct: President’s message
April: Trail-in dance @ YMCA | Victoriana | Caller School | IAGSDC convention guide

2004

Oct: steering committee vacancies

2001

Dec: President’s message | convention volunteers| convention committee | Pre-convention Pep Rally | Fun Badge Tour

2000

Mar/Apr: President’s message | IAGSDC convention | Fly-In | Fly-In t-shirt

1999

Feb: President’s message | dancer in London ON | Gabriola Women’s Weekend | new website | 2002 convention co-chairs
March: President’s message | callers for 2000 Fly-In | 1999 Fly-In theme | 2002 Convention Bid | Convention name contest | Ice Square Dance event
April: President’s message | proposed fees | Grand Rapids report | Fly-In update
May / June / July: President’s message | Fly-In report | Fly-In newbie | process for determing classes | Fly-In volunteers wanted
Oct: President’s message | AGM dessert potluck | media photo policy | switch from 3 to 2 sessions | newsletter editor wanted

1995

Jan: Christmas party | Fly-In planning
Feb: LGBT dancing in London, Ottawa | email list | dance etiquette | demo team | banner committee
March: country and western dances | life of a caller | portrait of a Fly-In chair
May/June: IAGSDC news
July: report from Graduate Festival, Hamilton | Pride Day | picnic
Oct: President’s message | soliciting angels |
Nov: AGM report | Empire State festival in Buffalo | Cleveland fly-in | list of this month’s calls

1994

Jan: dance tip: when square breaks down
Feb: special general meeting | ;
March: special meeting report | proper dance attire | T&D convention
April: fly-in volunteers | Gays in Square Dancing (from American Squaredance magazine)
May: Scoot Across the Border Fly-in | Gays in Square Dancing (from American Squaredance magazine) | Hamilton convention | origin of Dixie Style to a Wave | Pride Day
June: fly-in report | Hamilton report | club vests | demo team styling
July: picnic | CNE demo
Aug: gay square dancing in Halifax, London | NYC fly-in | Washington convention | IAGSDC report

1993

Jan: 2 newsletter editions: international, local | first AGM | President’s message
Feb: Legacy convention | dance hint: orientation
March: by-laws | square dance theory
April: club directory | lost shoes | fly-in billeting
June: Hamilton National convention | Scoot Across the Border Fly-In (including scavenger hunt) | Legacy convention | Triangle Trash
July(1): Pride Day report | caller Donna Saunders | Triangle Trash
July(2): Seattle convention | photos, and attendance by club at Scoot Across the Border Fly-In | Triangle Trash (gossip by Straberyy Dickquiri) | New demo team diva | Queen’s Quorner | CNE demo | 3 nights of dancing | steering, newsletter and demo committee members
Aug: alumni appeal | demo team | IAGSDC convention
Sept: national convention, St. Louis | Joe & Gail’s wedding | word puzzle | Triangle trash
Oct: President’s report | Treasurer’s report | IAGSDC report | T&D report | book review
Nov: AGM | bequest | International convention, Hamilton
Dec: Christmas party | Bruce Neilson | primer for beginners | ;

1992

Jan: badges | Triple Scoot Fly-In | steering committee vacancies | Two-step lessons
Feb: steering committee update | Two-Step lessons | same sex couples at Cincinnati National convention
March: club badges | Albuquerque convention
Apr: dancing @ MCC
May: Triple Scoot Fly-In | demo team | t-shirts
June: CNE application | dance survey
July: Intro dance | Honky Tonk Queen
Aug: dancing @ Kew Gardens | CNE demo
Sept: CNE demo | Jamboree |City TV demo | bank account | clogging
Oct: Seattle convention | Queen’s Quorners (Carmina Putanna) | Family Portrait (survey)
Nov: Two-step lessons | western dance | reports from Cleveland and Vancouver fly-ins
Dec: potluck | bylaws

1991

Feb: Scoot Back Again Fly-In | Florida convention | shopping for bolo ties and collar clips
March: Fly-In preparations | club shirts | convention flyer
April: Florida convention
May: words to O Canada, Star Spangled Banner | Pride demo | Plus classes
June: Pride demo | intro dance | Jamboree | Canadian bolos
Sept: drafting new bylaws
Oct: etiquette | Western party | volunteers
Nov: Barn dance | buying turntable | Triple Scoot Fly-In
Dec: western party | Triple Scoot Fly-In

1990

Jan: upcoming events
Dec: Scoot Back Again Fly-In | convention | steering committee roles

1989

Feb: Fly-In | list of basic, mainstream, lus calls
Oct: dance etiquette | Chicago Cross-Fire
Nov: NYC Dance | Gay Caller’s Association | Vancouver convention | shopping for western wear | butterscotch oat squares (recipe)
Dec: Graduation Dance | steering committee dance | marzipan squares (recipe)

1988

Dec: issue #5: club logo | first exec committee | Christmas party | formation of demonstration team | styling | registration for fly-in #2
July: issue #4: 1988 Phoenix convention | anniversary dance | annual membership fee
April: issue #3: summer classes, fly-in #1 | joining IAGSDC | club bylaws | timing of 1990 IAGSDC convention
Jan: issue #2: club history (reprint from Times Squares newsletter)

1987

Dec: issue #1: new dancer policy | new class Jan 1988 | club emblem | dress
July: Andrew Chow’s account of the club’s early years

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