Woodpens’ Club Calendar of Events for 2012
1) Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races
Another fun Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races....
No big winners...no big losers...all enjoyed the ever-popular Fraser Downs delux buffet lunch!
On Sunday, March 25th, fifty-three Woodpens’ Club Members, friends and family, enjoyed a wonderful sunny day at the Cloverdale Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino! The Woodpens’ Club group enjoyed the fun and excitement, seated in their own special area of the clubhouse, with every table having a wonderful view of the track and the graceful, fast pacing, trotting horses. For most of the group, the horses were not fast enough!
We thank Ian Murdoch again for making the arrangements for this most enjoyable Woodpens’ Club Day at the Races!
2) Woodward’s Classic Golf Tournament 2012
Friday, May 3rd, turned out to be another day that proved that “ it never rains on the golf course”! This year marked the 31st year of this classic tournament. The number of golfers was about the same as last year.... 68 golfers participated in this year’s tournament. While it was pouring rain in Vancouver in the early hours of the day, there was no rain at the Grandview Golf Course, just south of Blaine, Washington. Again, the border crossing was not a problem for anyone.
It did not matter that some golfers were more experienced than others.... there were some magnificent shots made by everyone at some point in the game, the kind of shots that make you want to keep playing the game. It was rumoured that a little money might have changed hands! Before, during and after the game, there was the usual camaraderie and catching up on old friendships and the making of new ones. After all the golfers were finished their rounds, the traditional cold beer, gourmet chicken and salad were appreciated by all!
Prior to the prize presentations, Ian Murdoch thanked the golfers for coming to the Tournament. It was great to see that several Woodwardites had travelled a distance to participate in the tournament, Dave Kerr coming from Edmonton and Ian McDonald (Hardware Division) coming the furthest distance from Australia. It was great to have Kip Woodward with us this year!
Ian gave a special thank you to those people who made donations toward the hole prizes. The list of donors included John and Kip Woodward, Frank Robertson, and John Bishop. He also thanked all those who brought prizes with them. The prizes were wonderful again this year! The winners were picked at random and the golf scores didn’t count. However cash prizes were awarded to the men’s Low Gross winner Frank Rainey with a score of 82, and the Ladies Low Gross winner, Joanne Pitcher, with a score of 85. The “Longest Drive” winners were: Mabel Skelton and Joanne Pitcher for the ladies and for the men, it was Mike Valois and Steve Murdoch. The “Closest to the Hole” winners were Bob Grant for the men, and Betty Peters for the women. As happens each year, everyone who participated in this year’s tournament was a winner, as a bag of keepsake items was given to each player.
Again the tournament would not be possible without the usual 50/50 draw—this year’s winner was John Hopkins, winning $400. A good portion of the draw money will be donated to the Union Gospel Mission. The Tournament would also not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the Woodward’s Golf Committee made up of Ian Murdoch, Peter Koel, Barrie Alexander, Ray Glover, Bill Lawrie, and Bob Beach who have organized the Woodward’s Annual Classic Golf Tournament for over 31 years now. Marv Anhorn, a long-time member of this committee, passed away in April of this year his presence was greatly missed. Marv was responsible for finding the special keepsake prizes each year and he did a great job in this regard!
Thanks to the Golf Committee and all the participants for a wonderful day of golf, fun and friendship!
3) Woodpens Club 2012 Annual General meeting.
Will be held in the Oakridge Auditorium on Thursday, May 17th
The Meeting portion of the AGM will start at 12:00 noon sharp.
Following the short business portion of the meeting, a complimentary lunch (including sandwiches, deserts, coffee, & tea) will be served buffet-style.
There will be lots of time to enjoy visiting and reminiscing with old friends and colleagues...and special prize draws as well. Please plan to attend...bring a friend or fellow Woodwardite!
We do need and appreciate your support!
4) Woodwards Edmonton Reunion
Millwoods Golf Club
4540 50th Street, Edmonton
Cocktails at 4:00 Dinner at 6:00
Cash Bar available Tickets $40.00 are non-refundable
Call Henk Albarda @ 780 466-0873
KEEP THE SPIRIT OF WOODWARDS ALIVE
5)”Woodpens’ Night at Theatre Under The Stars in Stanley Park”.
“The Music Man”
On Monday Evening, July 9th, 2012 at 8:00 PM Cost: $30.00 per person
Back by popular demand..... Peter Koel has negotiated a special group rate for Woodpens’ Club members, family & friends! The cost will be $30.00 per person with reserved tickets for 60 people to be sold on a first come first served basis. Mark your calander now! Be the first to reserve your tickets and avoid disappointment (for a limited time only, we will have an option for 20 more tickets, as last year we had 82 Woodwardites attend this popular theatre night.)
The seats are director-style, located front and centre....it will be easy for everyone to see and hear the show! Thank you Peter for making these arrangements for another fun “Woodpens’ Club Night at TUTS!
2012 Show information:
The Musicman .....Directed by Sarah Rodgers; Choreography by Dayna Tekatch; Musical
Direction by Christopher King.
The creative team that delivered last summer’s hit “Anything Goes” takes another beloved Broadway classic: the story of charming con man Harold Hill, who sets out to scam the townspeople of River City, Iowa by posing as a marching band organizerwho will keep their kids out of trouble if they give him money for instrumentsand uniforms. Unexpectedly, Harold meets his match in prim Marion the librarian....but the course of true love (and deception) never did run smooth, and hilarity ensues, accompanied by a succession of timless songs, from “Ya Got Trouble” and “Seventy-six Trombones” to “Gary Indiiana” and “Till There was You” (all from the pen of Meredith Wilson).
The Music Man is set exactly one hundred years ago in 1912. It won five Tony Awards during its first Broadway run (50 years ago), including Best Musical. We look forward to seeing many Woodwardites at this delightful and memorable Woodpens’ Club Night at Theatre Under the Stars in Stanly Park on Monday evening, July 9th!
6) Woodpens’ Annual Picnic – Confederation Park
The picnic is scheduled for Thursday, August 16th at 11 am to 2:30 pm.
7) Woodpens’ club Day at the Races.
Saturday, September 29th
Hasting’s Park Race Track and Casino.
27.50 per person, includes buffet lunch (open 12:30 tp 2:30), gratuity, and taxes. Seating in special reserved area with tables equipped with closed circuit television. Cut-off day for tickets is Saturday, September 15th. Send your cheque to:
c/o Unit 513, Retail level
650 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2M9
8) Woodpens’ Club Annual Christmas Luncheon
Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Place: Engineer’s Auditorium, 4333 Ledger Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.
Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Luncheon served at 12:30 p.m.