This past weekend was a big one indeed. Friday was our 8th Annual Celebrity Steak BBQ and Auction. A great night and good time for all 230 present. While it raised great funds for the Raising the Roof Fund it also raised all of our spirits as we enjoyed good fun together. There were over 100 items up for auction thanks to the generosity of the people of St. Mark’s and their business friends and associates. The event was a success because of the hard work of Rob Agnew, Mark and Sally Charlton, John and Jean Anderson, Dave and Lynne Hornby, Stewart and Thea Dawson, Stacy Adam, Bob Cooper, Scott Shields, Kevin Miller and my dear wife Catherinanne who worked tirelessly or the past week.  Thanks so much to all of you and a special word of thanks to the Circle of Seven, Tommy Williams and Keith White for their support as always. This year we added an emcee. Tony Doucette for the CBC Radio’s The Early Shift did a fantastic job! Thanks Tony.

Sunday came and with it came a fantastic event at St. Anne’s Church. It was Evening with Choirs and our own Choir from St. Mark’s by-the-Lake was one of eight choirs performing.  Andrea Morosin and our choir should be very, very proud. Their performance was so wonderful and I was so proud.  Indeed the gifts and talents at St. Mark’s by-the-Lake were well displayed at St. Anne’s last night. A Great display of talent indeed!