Organizers say the first ever Topley Reunion was incredibly successful

Organizers say the first ever Topley Reunion was incredibly successful

Topley Reunion fun for everyone

From July 8 to 10 the Topley reunion was held in Topley at the Community Hall.

From July 8 to 10 the Topley reunion was held in Topley at the Community Hall.

We placed an order for good weather and oh boy we got it!

With  approximately 250 attendees who were excited to  meet old friends and pick up a copy of the history book.

The morning started off with kids games which included a lot of races an old fashioned cake walk and the famous fish pond ran by Howard Sherman and his assistant Daniel.

A big thank you to Nicky Cranmer for the taking care of the kids and their games.

In the school field while the kids games were happening there was an exciting game called bucket golf which was a bit more challenging then it looked.

At 1 p.m. the Duck bingo started, however the duck was unavailable and a Rhode Island red chicken took on the job.

The winners collected a sweet amount for having the chicken do its duty on their number.

The horse shoes were a late start as John Atkinson had to work first and you know the old saying no rest for the wicked.(He would later receive the prize for the oldest man attending).

The free concession was enjoyed by all as there were delicious hamburgers.

The next big event was the ball game. The two old teams from Topley Byrons bashers and Sh#$@^^ happens played an intense game right to the finish.

Sh#$@^^ Happens won with the final score of 23 to 22.

After the ball game a quick clean up and then we started dinner at 6 p.m. where the prizes were awarded.

A big thank you to our MC  Bill Watson and our Music Lady Loonie Tunes you both did a fabulous job.

Mabel Crich  was an honourary guest and could not attend due to a leg injury.

To receive prizes you had to attend dinner, for those of you who missed sorry you didn’t stay it was quite entertaining

Frank Strimbold who wrote the history book received a gift for being the longest Topley resident.

Mary Axen was the eldest female in the building (good for you Mary).

The oldest vehicle was a 1957 pickup driven by Joe Durant from Powell River.

The people who traveled the farthest were two boys from Montreal.

There was special reunion quilt made and donated by Dennis Peoples and the winner was Leah Baker-Georjulos.

The dance followed the dinner and was a lot of fun.

The following morning the weekend ended with breakfast and goodbyes.

At this time we would like to thank everyone that helped make this reunion such a great success.

We all had so much fun and will have a lot of memories to pass on until the next one.

The following is a list of businesses that donated prizes and made this event a fabulous time:

Marmon Financial, Brewstirs, 1st Choice Fashions, 7-11, Mike’s Audio, Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Emberson Heating, Royal Bank, City Furniture, Razor’s Edge, Remax, B.V. Chiropractic, Lee’s Garden, A&W, Pacific Trucking, Aurora, D&M Industrial, Vybz, Castle Building Centre, CountryWide Printing and Stationery, Co-op, Wilson Bros., Shear Delight, All-West Glass, Houston Recycle, Reitsma’s Home Hardware, Houston Food Market, Sullivan Motor Products, Pharmasave, Uniglobe, Kal Tire, Western Financial, Houston Barber Ship, Turcotte Bros. Contracting and Angel’s Flowers.

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