Our 4th Gala Dinner was held November 1st, 2013.
Our Guest Speakers were Corey Koskie, Manitoba born Major League Baseball player and Paul Edmonds sports broadcaster. Corey entertained the crowd with his life story from a kid in Anola, MB who played many sports including hockey, volleyball and baseball to the Major Leagues. His friendship with local Miami born Mark Zacharias brought him to Miami. Corey brought his son with him to our event.
Paul entertained the crowd with stories of Corey but also stories from his own broadcast career.
The Citizen of the Year was awarded to Jack Pearson for his many years of service to many different groups in the community.
Corey was so impressed with our community and the work of the foundation and stories like Jack’s that he donated his speaking fee back to the Foundation!
Grants awarded went to the Miami Lions club for their electronic sign project, the Pembina Valley Conservation District for Alexander Ridge Park, the Miami Children’s Facility and the Miami Museum.