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Mr. John Haayer, the local host with the most, along with his merry band of gentleman volunteers held the 10th annual Diamond Dinner this past Saturday, treating 120 lucky ladies to a semi-formal dining affair.
The gentlemen volunteers waited upon the ladies throughout the evening, serving them their dinner, drinks and escorting them to receive their prizes and a single, long-stemmed rose. After dinner, the party continued next door in the lounge with music and dancing—classic entertainment provided by Diane Ball.
For 10 years, the Royal Canadian Legion, Mr. John Haayer and his volunteers have put on the dinner as a fundraiser to continue the Legion’s efforts to provide assistance to our Veterans and the community, as well as providing a first class evening for ladies to enjoy.
And enjoy—they most certainly do.
The diamond winners of 2012 were; Jean Bowles, Shay Edwards, Nikki Kind, Tinia Krenn and Donna Rossum.
Other prize winners for the evening were; Linnea Krenn-Graham, Nicole Thomas and Lynn Graff.
The luckiest lady for the evening was local Jamie Ashley—who took home the grand prize diamond and the $1000 trip voucher.
Thanks are extended to the Royal Canadian Legion, corporate sponsors; The Gold Room Jewellers, Safeway Floral (New Westminster), and Expedia Cruiseship Center (Penticton). An extra special thanks to the Diamond Men of 2012 for providing the ladies with an evening to remember.
Bartenders: Fred Krenn, Ian Elko, Jim Martindale and Ross Edwards. Door: Hans Devos and the host with the most – John Haayer. Chefs: Bob Paterson, Chuck Whitlock, David Woods, Derek Winter, Greg Ghiloni and Hal Anderson. Tickets: Jim Turner and Shane O’Malley. Gentlemen Servers: Bernie Woychesen, Bob Huston, Brad Matchim, Carson Zieske, Chris Obey, Cliff Glover, Dion Lewis, Doug Haayer, Edwin Hoekstra, Jason Earle, Ken Rogoski, Laurie Obey, Matt Hanson, Mike Talarico, Neal Jensen, Peter Antonick, Rob New, Victor Holt and Wayne Terepocki.
Ladies, get ready for 2013.