Our 7th Gala was held December 17th, 2016.
We had no official guest speaker, but did have a special guest in Blair Sharpe and family. Blair spoke about his life and growing up in Miami. At the end of his speech he presented Foundation chair Huntley Knox with a cheque for $300,000 to be used to build a new Senior Friendship Centre. He told the foundation to use this money to apply for other grants.
We had a band from Winnipeg “The Heartbreakers”. The crowd danced the night away with many old favorites.
Instead of our usual Horse Race we had a Pie Auction. Pies were auctioned off to the highest bidder to be “thrown” into the face of our 5 “volunteers”. Fun was had by all!
Our 2016 Citizen of the Year was Don Cruikshank, who was also pied!
Grants were awarded to: Miami Railway Museum: $1,000, Miami Friendship Centre: $1,000, Miami Museum: $1,000, Miami Curling Club: $5,000