2018 Holiday Dinner
By George Derwin
The Red River Region held its 2018 Holiday Dinner at the Manitoba Club, and we were treated royally.
The Manitoba Club is always such a festive place during the holiday season.
One cannot help but feel upbeat by all the decorations and overall spirit of the place.
A big thank you to Paz and Lisa Fernando for sponsoring us at such a fine location.
We had a total attendance of 89 people, including both club members and Porsche Centre Winnipeg staff. Some of our guests travelled a long way to attend this event, including Sioux Lookout, Ontario from Sioux Lookout, Ontario; Rich & Joyce Siegert from Bemidji, Minnesota; and Julie & Chester Bailey from Wichita, Kansas.
Bev Duncan arranged a trivia quiz, which involved the awarding of many great prizes.
Entertainment was provided by Mike Green, an up and coming local comedian, who did a great job making us laugh.
The major draw was an all-expense paid Porsche Driving Experience, including airfare to Los Angeles. Our newest members, Angela and Mark Probyn, had the honour of winning the grand prize. No doubt they are still having intense discussions as to which one of them will be going on the trip.
The proceeds raised from the Porsche Driving Experience draw will be donated to Willow Place, which is a family violence agency providing emergency shelter in Winnipeg for women and their children leaving family violence situations.