41st Dinner October 19th, 2017
The dinner was at the Polish Hall, where the staff again treated us royally. Dinner was turkey with all the fixings and of course there were those always delicious pierogis.
People started arriving at 5:30 pm and waiting for them at reception were Karrie Light (B. A Roberson) and Bill Lowrie (Old Timer).
Also waiting to sell 50/50 tickets were Malcolm Ball and Dave Francis (Old Timers).
Pictures were taken of all the Old Timers in attendance by Bill Smith and Mike Delmage (Old Timers).
During cocktails, a video of last years dinner was played on the screen.
In attendance representing MCA Alberta was Russ Evans(Executive Director) and his wife Patt. Mark Schendel (Vice President-Schendel Mech. Contr.) on behalf of President( Ted Padfield-Pad-Car Mech.) of MCA Alberta gave greetings and an update on what the MCA Alberta is doing.
Tom Crerar as Chairman welcomed those in attendance. He introduced all of the Old Timers and asked them to stand and be recognized.
Tom inducted two new candidates: Ted Trainer (Arpi's North Inc.) and Wil Remple (Lehmann Plumbing Ltd).
Tom read their resumes and each was presented with a candle, just like those given at our 40th anniversary dinner.
Ted Trainer and Tom Crerar
Will Remple and Tom Crerar
Garry Alexander read the names of those who passed this past year while their names were displayed on the screen: Frank Godfrey, Justin Johnson and Tom Reeve.
A moment of silence was observed to honour all of our Old Timers no longer with us.
And Then The Fun Began
Bill Lowrie explained how the Gold Fish races would take place.
The fish were put into the starting gate and the jockeys with their water sprayers furiously spraying urged the fish to get to the finish line. Some of the jockeys forgot that they were to encourage the fish and sprayed their opponents instead.
The races were a great hit and the winner of first place was Barb Mayorchak, $390.00 (DCS Agencies) and Roman Sadauskas $ 210.00 (Wolseley) was the calcutta winner.
The winner of the 50/50 draw was Mike Sinclair (Emco) $343.50.
The proceeds from the 50/50 ($343.50) draw will be put to Prostate Cancer research.
The winner of the door prize (The Keg-$150.00) was Ronnie Severson (Frontier) .
To See All The Action Watch the 2017 Old Timers Dinner Video
A special thanks to the following who stepped up to help:
Bill Smith and Mike Delmage (Old Timers), who took the pictures of the Old Timers. Dave Francis (Old Timer) helped Malcolm Ball sell 50/50 tickets Kerrie Light (B A Robinson), who helped with the registration.