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April Events

Trip To Honda Manufacturing Plant, Alliston

An exciting spring trip has been planned for our men's club in 2018.  It is a trip you will want to consider as it involves a tour of the Honda Manufacturing Plant in Alliston as it is one of Honda's premier manufacturing facilities in the world.  Read more about it below.

                               Trip Details

Date:                                             Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Tour Times:                                  9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Maximum Accommodation:     40

Travel Information:                    Carpooling

Cost:                                             No Cost - you are expected to assist drivers for gas and your own meals

Required:                                     Volunteer drivers with cars

Deadline:                                     The list of participants has to be received by Honda Canada by March 22


Special Note: this tour involves 1.5km of walking and includes stairs.  It is not wheelchair accessible so anyone with walking issues should consider this before signing up

The plan is that 20 men will leave Sauble Beach at approximately 6:45 a.m. and will participate in the first tour at 9 a.m.  20 men will leave Sauble Beach at 9:30 a.m. and meet up with the 20 men already at the plant and all will share a meal together at a local restaurant.  The 9 a.m. group will then return to Sauble Beach and the 1 p.m. group will tour the plant and then return to Sauble Beach.

As of February 9th there are 4 spaces for the 9.a.m tour - 1 driver will be needed

As of February 9th there are 10 spaces for the 1 p.m. tour  - 2 drivers will be needed

There is still time to register for this educational and edifying trip.  If you are interested please contact Rick Schott at 519-934-3872 or email him at

Watch this webpage for more details to follow.






In 1986, Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) began production with the assembly of the Honda Accord, leading the way as the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to establish a production facility in Canada. Honda opened its manufacturing plant in Canada as part of Honda's global commitment to building vehicles close to where they are sold.

In 1988, the plant switched to producing the Honda Civic a model that the Alliston plant continues to produce. In 1998, a second plant was opened to allow for production of the award-winning Honda Odyssey minivan. A third facility, an engine plant, opened in September 2008 and produces environmentally friendly aluminum engines.

Today, HCM is one of Honda's premier manufacturing facilities in the world. HCM represents a total investment of $2.6 billion (Cdn). It produces the Honda Civic Sedan, Si and Coupe in Plant 1, and Honda Civic Sedan and CR-V in Plant 2.

The manufacturing facility has an annual capacity of 390,000 units and employs approximately 4,000 Associates. The vehicles produced at HCM are sold in Canada and exported to the United States and other export markets.

April Dinner Meeting
Captain Beaton - Chuck's Father
The Hamonic (Favourite Ship)

Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Place: Hepworth/Shallow Lake Legion

Time: 5:30 p.m. Social Time - 6:30 p.m. Dinner

Cost: $16


We are in for an awesome treat as one of our distinguished members will be sharing with us some of his experiences of "growing up in a Great Lakes Community".  Our member guest is Chuck Beaton and Chuck always comes well prepared with interesting stories  to share.  Chuck will give us some insight into what it was like sailing on the Great Lakes as he relates some of the adventures his father experienced during his sailing career.  You won't want to miss this dinner meeting!  

By the time of this meeting we expect that most snowbirds will have returned from their winter homes in the south and will be anxious to get involved once again in the Men's Club activities as well as enjoy a great meal served by wonderful hosts.


Chuck On Board
The Hamonic In Flames - 1945
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