(April 18, 2008)
This past weekend was the 25th Anniversary of the Skate Canada Manitoba Grass Roots Bursary. Skaters from the last 25 years returned for a weekend of fun and what a success it turned out to be. The years seemed to melt away as skaters and their parents arrived and reconnected with friends with whom they had spent so much time during their skating careers. There was representation from all eras including the very early years.
“The alumni prepared two group numbers to skate in the Annual Bursary Ice Show and as we watched the practices, all we saw was pure enjoyment on the faces of each and every skater,” says Hillary Baker, Chairman of the event.
A group for the event was created on the popular social website FaceBook and was inundated with pictures.
“The members of the Bursary Committee are thrilled with the overall success of the venture, and I’m sure will consider something more in the future,” says Baker.
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|(left to right) Sarah LowYing, Kerri Robinson Nicol, Robin Forsyth Tkacz, Jeff Partrick and Lynda Baker Sumner ||Manitoba Grassroots Bursary recipients |
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|(left to right) Robin Forsyth Tkacz, Marilyn Partrick, Brady Greening ||(front row left to right) Thor Weidenbacher, Kristen Borger, Erin Zuk Myers, Jeff Partrick (back row left to right) Kim Weidenbacher Melvin, Lorene Mann Baxter |
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|(front row left to right) Robin Forsyth Tkacz, Lynda Baker Sumner, Jeff Partrick, Tammy Josephson, Brady Greening (back row left to right) Kerri Robinson Nicol, Sarah Low Ying, Joanne Henry, Mary Robertson, Hillary Baker, Erin Zuk Myers, Marilyn Partrick, Maryann Craig Penner, Shelley Anderson Hewins ||(left to right) Robin Forsyth Tkacz, Sarah Low Ying, Brady Greening, Kerri Robinson Nicol, Erin Zuk Myers, Lynda Baker Sumner, Jeff Partrick |
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|the stage ||"The Older Alumni" (front row left to right) Jason Smith, Karen Adams, Kerri Robinson Nicol, Amy Whalen Porty, Jeff Partrick, Rhonda Gitzel Thorkelsson (back row left to right) Melody Hovisko Collo, Maryam Ahsam, Robin Forsyth Tkacz, Blair Malazdrewich, David Schultz, Kim Weidenbacher Melvin, Thor Weidenbacher, Sarah Low Ying, Christopher Ali (choreographer), Lynda Baker Sumner, Erin Zuk Myers, Cori Krentz |
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|"The Younger Alumni" (left to right) Robin Forsyth Tkacz (choreographer), Kaitlyn Raymer, Brady Greening, Sarah Beavis, Danielle Walker, Taryn Dyer, Shanleigh Sutherland, Matthew Crockett ||"The 2008 Alumni" (front row left to right) Jamie Wong, Holly Grabowechy, Madison Stewart, Julie Hechler (back row left to right) Cali Campbell McIsaac (choreographer), Deidre Russell, Janelle Langlais, Brittany Hewlko, Martin Nickel, Holly Peyton, Alyx Hewins, Kaleigh Hole, Lee Chandler |
|Photos a courtesy of Don Partrick |