The devastating bushfires in Australia are continuing to take an almost unimaginable toll on that country. At least 27 people have died, livelihoods have been lost, countless native animals and livestock populations have been decimated, and millions of hectares of land have been burned beyond recognition.
To help those in need, the Down Under Club of Winnipeg (DUCW) is organising a large local Bud ‘n Spud Fundraiser with monies raised sent to the Australian Red Cross through the Canadian Red Cross office in Winnipeg.
When — Saturday February 22, 2020, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Where — Nashville’s Event Centre at Canad Inns Destination Centre Transcona (826 Regent Ave West)
Cost — $20 (tickets purchased in advance) for your choice of either a chicken or pasta/pizza dinner with baked potato, Caesar salad, garlic breadstick, and one complimentary beverage
Tickets — to purchase tickets or to make a donation, contact Peter Debenham at 204-955-0393
Silent Auction — if you would like to donate a prize for the auction, please contact Charlie Powell at 204-806-6965
In addition to the Silent Auction and 50/50 — tickets available on the night — there will be several speeches and presentations from members of the Australian and New Zealand community, as well as local individuals and dignitaries, and we will acknowledge those members of the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre who have returned from Australia after helping with the fires.
On behalf of the members of the DUCW and the people of Australia, THANK YOU for joining us in helping those affected by these devastating bushfires, the impact of which will be felt long after the fires are extinguished.
Jenny Gates, Media and Communications — 204-228-9959
Peter Munn, President — 204-237-1805
Peter Debenham, CPA, CA, DUCW Treasurer — 204-955-0393
Charlie Powell, Silent Auction Coordinator — 204-806-6965
The December-January edition of The Southern Yarn bridges the start of a new decade as we enter 2020. We’ve got reports on the not-so-formal dinner, the AGM, the Christmas party, and other club events, Give it a read, and we look forward to seeing you all next year.
And here are some photos from the Christmas party that we could not fit into the Yarn.
Attention all DUCW members who have ever played golf. On Saturday August 24, we are having a different golf day than usual. Our small, friendly tournament will be based on “Texas Scramble” rules, where every group is a team, and everyone in the group plays every shot, but from the position where the best ball of the group has landed. So if you don’t make your best shot, just pick up your ball and walk over and shoot from where the best shot of the group landed. No stress, all fun, and you are part of a team. To make the game as even as possible, we will allocate the teams based on everyone’s skill level, with the aim of having an even amount of different skill levels on each team. with no team being “stacked”. This Texas scramble will be for 9 holes, starting at 1pm at Shooters just off Inkster Boulevard, 1/2km west of Route 90, official address is 2695 Park Royale Way. Some folks like to play 18 holes, so there will be a stroke play mini tournament available prior to the Texas Scramble, starting at 11am. Please call early, to let me know your intentions. – Peter Munn 204 237-1805. Continue reading →
The Southern Yarn for August – September of 2019 is released with a bit of sadness, as it marks the first issue after the passing of Gordon Keatch, the person behind the creation of the Down Under Club of Winnipeg.
Lots of other news in this issue, and mark your calendars with the events coming up, including the golf tournament this month!
You can explore previous issues of the Yarn on our page dedicated to the current and back issues.
Here’s the Editorial from this issue:
Most members will know by now of the passing, on June 25th, of one of the Club’s founding members, Gordon Keatch,. It was sad news, though not totally surprising after his fall and with an “odometer” that had already clicked Continue reading →