Community spirit, fun and friendship
Friday night’s open house was filled with joyful greetings, hugs and conversation as current and former residents caught up and reminisced about the days when Delwood was a young, developing community. The many displays and photos set up in the hall brought much laughter and a few tears to everyone who came.
Saturday’s fun included many activities and a lot of food!
About 500 people came to enjoy the many activities including: the pancake breakfast; participating in the giant snakes & ladders game, scavenger hunt, bubble station, and petting zoo; be entertained by that juggler/balloon guy/Spiderman; eat some hot dogs; then bouncy castles, orbs, take a funny photo, enjoy the beer gardens and watermelon, listen to the pipe band and visit with some fire fighters. Whew!
After speeches from Community League President Greg Sorenson, City Councillor Tony Caterina, MLA Chris Nielsen, former presidents John Yakowchuck and Sherry Liimetainen and presentation to our My Delwood Is…video contest winners Raymond and Ryan Coelho and Nathaniel Sorochan, everyone gathered on the hill for a special photo then enjoyed some celebration cake.
The evening banquet was a special time for many families and friends to share delicious food and more memories.
The evening program was led by Art Shea and we heard from special guests Michael Strembitsky (initial Delwood School Principal) and Bill Maxim of Area 2 Council. The slide presentation of Delwood decade by decade was a hit and prompted many laughs. A brief rain shower didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits, as the day ended with a fun family dance in the big tent outside and a great fireworks show.
On behalf of the organizing committee and Delwood Executive Board…Thanks again to all the volunteers, sponsors and donors who helped make this day possible.
Looking forward to another 50 years of fun and continued growth in Delwood!
Teresa Stokes and Greg Sorenson
Photo credit: Bill Cowan and Carol Dragich Bishop
Delwood Community League’s 50th anniversary is nearly here! What a great way to show the community spirit and heart that have sustained this volunteer organization for the past 50 years.
June 19-20, 2015
Delwood Community League is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Join us and catch up with old friends and neighbours. Share stories and enjoy the historic photo displays in Delwood Hall.
$5 wristbands will be on sale. The wristbands give access to all the fun including activities, a memory photo, pancake breakfast, hotdog lunch & anniversary cake.
The party starts on Friday with an Open House in the Hall at 7:00 pm (cash bar).
8:00–10:00 Servus Pancake Breakfast
8:00–11:00 Dax the Clown, Mr. Twister (balloons & juggling) & Spiderman acrobatics
9:00–1:00 Giant snakes & ladders
9:00–3:30 Scavenger hunt
10:00–12:00 Edmonton Fire Department
10:00–4:00 Tug-o-war, bubble station, petting zoo, bouncy castles, bingo, & more
11:00–13:00 Hot Dog BBQ
Noon–2:00 Orbis Sports
Noon–4:00 Photobooth – Create a 50th memory (Hall stage)
Noon–4:00 Beer Garden and Concession
2:00 Cake Ceremony, Edmonton Boys Pipeband & Delwood Group Photo
6:00 Banquet (Pre-sold tickets)
8:00–Midnight Beer Garden and Concession
8:00 Family dance (outside) by DJ Rui
Please join in the fun, and invite Delwood community residents, past and present, to attend this 50th anniversary extravaganza!
Teresa Stokes – Chair
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