Banquet 2018 – one of our best ever

November 21, 2018

 

Algonquin Wild by Michael Runtz

This intriguing “you-don’t-see-us” photo from his upcoming book, Algonquin Wild, was one of the fabulous photos and back stories Michael Runtz shared at our 2018 banquet in his visual exploration of the changes in Algonquin Park’s flora and fauna through the course of a year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael first delivered photos and puns served up with dessert and coffee in a new “movie-related” quiz that drew groans as well as laughter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here Olga Janoska records one table’s answers to the quiz. In the background, the table that took top bragging rights: the Meagre Beavers’ team of Eric and Katharine Fletcher, Michael Peterson and Trish Murphy, John and Christine Tammadge, Art Goldsmith and Janice Tripp.

 

 

 

Thanks to Judy Seligy (centre), here with helpers Ann Mayall (left) and Maureen Carrier (right), for pulling together all the elements of the banquet for five years running.

 

 

 

Baby come back…   

 

The return of the silent auction made many banquet goers very happy, especially those with winning bids. Here Berhard Gesicki checks out one of the more than 40 items sold.

Our club cleared close to $3,700 from the banquet, taking into account proceeds from the silent auction, book table and sale of tickets.

All net proceeds go toward the MFNC’s operating expenses, which include the maintenance of the Macnamara Trail.