Hundreds of Montrealers are partying it up at Pointe-Calumet’s Beachclub – but these aren’t your average partygoers.
The retirees from Chartwell Retirement Residences, most of whom are over the age of 70, enjoyed some fun in the sun Wednesday.
“It’s good to get out in the sunshine, the fresh air,” said Ernie Pain, a Chartwell resident.
“I like partying. I’m a party man.”
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“Having a big party, a blast with sun, the beach, the water, the music. It’s a great day.”
The partygoers took in the day at the beach by dancing, drinking (no, they didn’t get carded) and soaking up the summer rays.
They enjoyed a lunch before heading home in the early afternoon.
Some say it’s an atmosphere they’ve never experienced.
“Some people hardly go out,” said Ray Lamoureux, a Chartwell resident.
“We take advantage of all the outings because we’ve never been here, what have we got to lose?”
The one-day event is so popular that attendance doubled this year and organizers say they definitely hope to be back next year.