Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Meeting Wayne Gretzky: A wonderful post from Russell Thomas

The below is a snip-it of a fantastic and descriptive blog written by local blogger Russell Thomas. Please visit his blog, Middle Age Bulge to read the full post - I've included a link at the bottom of this window.

We were escorted to a back stairwell at the Sport and Wellness Centre to meet Wayne Gretzky and his posse of colleagues and protectors, guests of honour at the inaugural One on One Banquet being hosted by the Keyano College Foundation on May 11. A new addition to its already impressive list of mega fundraising events - Golf Classic, Gala, Curtain Raiser - the banquet with The Great One sold out in less than two days despite the average ticket price being $500. In fact, single tickets were never made available as the entire inventory of tables were sold to sponsors - over 50 in all - that jumped at the chance to support students through the Huskies Athletics Endowment and meet one of the most revered sports personalities of all time.

The limousine was to arrive around 4:15 pm, at the back of the building so we could usher the stars of the show into the facility unhindered by crowds of guests who had already started to arrive. It would also add an element of surprise and heighten the anticipation if they appeared at only the appointed time. The plan was well thought out and focused on delivering the best possible experience for the 650 friends of the Foundation who would be in attendance......

To read the full post please visit Russell's blog: Middle Age Bulge

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