The final two spring Flin Flon Luncheons were held at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg on Friday, April 5th and Friday, May 3rd. There were 63 guests in April and 83 guests in May. There are lots of newcomers to our gatherings and it is a pleasure to see new “retirees” join our ranks.
In April, we had some first time visitors, including Lana Hood, Bonnie Berry and Juanita and Greg Giesbrecht. In May, our first time visitors were Valerie Plummer, Laurel Gilmore (Calgary), Ted St. Godard and Ellen Ledieu (Flin Flon).
In April, we congratulated Moira and Lloyd Frankenburger on their grandson’s entry into the National Hockey League. Taro Hirose was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings and got five points in his first five games.
Then in May, we found out that Jack Turner is being inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame this October, along with his teammates from the Flin Flon Warriors 1965-1966 team, the Canadian Intermediate Hockey Champions. Congratulations, Captain Jack.
The following people were guests at the April luncheon:
Ted Nelson, Gary Neuman, Larry Brown, Elaine McCrimmon, Pat Ahmad, Nazir Ahmad, Maxine Merrell, Scott Merrell, Kathleen Delgatty, Heather Robbins, Peggy Whitbread, Colleen Robertson, Wendy Paton, Dave Paton, Don Budlong, Eve-Ann Kristjanson, Maureen McCaig, Lynn Paterson.
The following attended both the April and May luncheon:
Dennis Goodwin, Eunice Petrychko, Glenna Murray, Doug Evans, Brenda Solilo, Clint Young, Irene Young, Moira Frankenberger, Lloyd Frankenberger, Kathy Choptain, Dorothy Anscomb, Doreen Edmunds, June Bohemier, Pat Stefanchuk, Elaine Taylor,
Lisa Cardell, Joe Greenberg, Lee Cathcart, Roger Cathcart, Jo Anne Turner, Jack Turner, Miles St. Godard, Pat Goodman, Chuck Crocker, Diane Lau, Brenda Lofgren, Phil Gies, Eric Burr, Doreen Burr, Neil Summers, Penny Summers, Ian Robertson,
Bernie Van Bentham, Wayne Warren, Carol Burnett, Karen McArthur, Rick Ledieu, JoAnn Negrych, Ron Struch, Juanita Giesbrecht, Greg Giesbrecht, Art Gauthier, Roy Walker.
The following people attended the May luncheon:
Jason Jankovich, Sharon Jankovich, Bonnie Novak, Barb Hall, Davilyn Eyolfson, Richard Lyons, Julie Telenko, Margaret Kingdon, Bev Harris, Lottie Desroches, Gil Desroches, Helen Smallwood, Katherine Smallwood, Lil Purich, Tim Purich, Eugene Purich, Sandra Graves, Brian Row, Margaret Woods, Jennie Allbutt, Terry Leefe
Julie Leefe, Del Cheale, John Scott, Gord Thompson, Brian Mondor, Jack Elliot, Lise Elliot, Ruth Brown, Claire Ashmore, Ida McCrimmon, Ed Torz, Glen Duncan, Tania Walker, Steve Novak, Lavinia Novak, Monique Langan.
We meet again for lunch on Friday, Oct. 4th. We hope to see a wonderful turnout.