Brother Knights

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and is raring to go for this Columbian year, 2017-18.
Just to remind you of how busy we were this summer since our last meeting in June, here is a synopsis:
We have volunteered at six football games, on June 17th enjoyed our Grand Knights Ball at the Carriage House Hotel where we saw the attendance of knights, wives, widows and guests totalling eighty-five including fourteen widows. How wonderful it was to see so many attend. Thank you all for such great support of the K of C. You will note the award winners on another page.

June 11th we were very pleased to distribute fifty one rosaries to the First Communion children and enjoyed cake, hotdogs and ice cream after the Mass.

Brothers Henry, Dan and I looked after the West Side Coop at McMahon Stadium on June 11th and were rewarded with a fantastic afternoon of fun and of course the tips from that event.

Corpus Christie was on the 18th of June and as usual there was no shortage of Knights for the procession at the various stations around the church parking lot. This is a beautiful celebration and very important to Father Paul. Again we enjoyed hotdogs and ice cream in the main hall.

On the 23rd of June we were invited to Sacramental Recognition at St. Cecilia School and while I was unable to attend, we were well represented by Bro. Dan Barth, Bro. Mike Abday and Bro. Fred Bremner. Thank you Brothers. A Certificate of Appreciation is shown elsewhere.

On June 27th we attended the First Degree at St. Patrick’s Church where we joined in welcoming our newest Knights, Sebastian Correa and Ken Moan from St. Cecilia’s and Joel Chute our newest Seminarian who we will support while he is in Nebraska for his studies. Congratulations to our three newest Knights.

On July 10th we held our Annual Stampede Breakfast, which was well attended and as usual, lived up to its reputation as one of the best breakfasts in the city. Thank you to everyone who came out and worked setting up tents and barbeques, tables and chairs, cooked all the delicious food and kept everyone laughing, smiling and having a good ole time. Thank you very much to Bro. Dan Barth as always for organizing the whole event. The “Walk in the Park” with Brian Thibeault from Nova Scotia, father of our church secretary Christine and Kristin Kosbey from Istanbul, Turkey brought on many cheers and the arrival of the fire engine and four firemen was an added feature of interest as many took time to visit with the firemen and have a tour of the engine.

I am looking forward to this Columbian Year as I am planning to focus on membership. Again I ask that my Brother Knights assist in this endeavour. Let us make this year a year to remember.

I would like to say thank you to all the brothers and wives who have helped over the summer with all the events I have mentioned and possibly some events I may have missed. Thank you to all.

Our first meeting is on Wednesday September 7th at 7:30 P.M. due to the long weekend and our first Executive meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M. just before the regular meeting.

Dave Allen
Grand Knight