The 8th Annual Easter Seals Bonspiel was held on February 10, 2018 at Riverview Curling Club. It was a great success with 24 teams participating plus friends and families coming to watch.
We are very pleased to announce that we will be donating $12,000 to SMD/Easter Seals! That makes the total amount this event has raised since the beginning $88,500!
An event like this does not happen without the help of a lot of people and corporate sponsors are a large part of it. RBC mortgage brokers have been on board since the first bonspiel, and this year because of them also volunteering their time, their corporate office has doubled their donation. Other Gold Sponsors were; Fowler Hyundai, Glen Lea Golf Course, Wheat City Electric, Centum Mortgage, Sobey's Brandon South, Forman Honda & Mazda, Brad Nesbitt of Investors Group, Brandon University Bobcats, and Meighen Haddad LLP. Major prize donators were; Kevin Martin of Branstone Financial, Guild HMS Insurance, and Century 21 Westman Realty Ltd. We also had Russ Danielson of Absolute Entertainment providing the music all night, and Jamie Willey of Studio 78 doing the official photography for the event.
The star of the show year was Jode of Jode's Cafe! She donated the delicious dinner and also donated a prize. Her roast beef meal was raved about all night. If you want to experience this awesome food, you can find her at Jode's Cafe located at Heartland Livestock in Brandon.
Westjet came through in a big way again and donated a pair of vouchers for anywhere in the world Westjet flies. Other prizes this year were a Margaritaville blender, Michael Kors purse, Google Mini Home, and a Golf Westman package, 4 passes each donated by; Glen Lea, Wheat City, Minnedosa, Clear Lake, Pleasant Valley, Neepawa, Killarney, and Shilo.
Thanks to a whole bunch of volunteers who showed up to help sell tickets and tend the bar; fellow agents, RBC people, and especially to my friends that show up out of the goodness of their hearts.
I have to thank my co-workers that help me out. Michael Barrett has been there since day one and is very essential to my sanity through this, besides being a very good number cruncher. This year we also recruited Ericka Fowler to look after the prizes and Laurie Brugger to organize the volunteers.
My biggest thank you's are always saved for the awesome people show up every year to participate! You are my heroes!