The 2016 Rod & Gun Club Banquet at the Community Centre on Saturday, February 27, was a feast for your taste buds with fantastic dishes made of bison, bear, elk, deer and other wild game. Please click on the image to see a larger version. David F. Rooney Adoby Photoshop illustration By David F. Rooney
The 2016 Rod & Gun Club Banquet at the Community Centre on Saturday, February 27, was a feast for your taste buds with fantastic dishes made of bison, bear, elk, deer and other wild game.
It was also a salute to the adults and kids who landed some terrific fish or bagged notable game animals. Many thanks to the club for hosting this marvelous community event and allowing me to shoot it. Here are some images from the banquet and the awards ceremony that I hope you’ll enjoy:
Master of Ceremonies George Buhler invites Jack Carten to say grace at the beginning of the dinner. David F. Rooney photo MLA Norn Macdonald (center left) was guest of honour at the banquet and certainly brought a healthy appetite. It looks like he was particularly interested in the salmon. David F. Rooney photo The dishes ranged from a fabulous Big Game Jambalaya to Moose Lasagna. David F. Rooney photo
Review Editor Alex Cooper chats with one of the diners. David F. Rooney photo Doug Clovechok samples the roast beef. Doug ran for the BC Liberals during the last provincial election campaign and hopes to represent them again in 2017. David F. Rooney photo The silent auction saw a lot of bidding on outdoor gear, fishing and hunting equipment. David F. Rooney photo The Girl Guides did a bang-up job bussing the tables and were rewarded with all they could eat. David F. Rooney photo There was a lively little raffle for some pretty cool firearms. David F. Rooney photo Alex Cameron (left) presents Peter Bernacki with one of the fishing trophies he won this year: Peter took home the First Place Men’s Award for the largest rainbow trout. His 10 lb. rainbow also earned him the Lorne Taylor Memorial Award for the largest rainbow caught in the Arrow Lakes. David F. Rooney photo Clancy Boettger took the first-place seniors’ award for the largest dolly with a 17 lb 4 oz fish. Clancy also picked up the Herbert Mayer Memorial trophy for the largest dolly. David F. Rooney photo Cyril Keates took second place in the seniors’ dolly category with the a 15 lb. 6 oz dolly. David F. Rooney photo Teigan Lenzi won first place in the juniors’ dolly category and the Harley Foat Memorial Trophy for the largest fish caught by a junior. His catch weighed in at 10 lbs. 8 oz. David F. Rooney photo Thomas Lenzi took second place in the juniors’ dolly category with a 6 lb 10 animal. David F. Rooney photo Teigan Lenzi showed his mettle in juniors hunting cvategory with the first mule deer and first black bear. The mulie was 48 3/8 and the bear was a 17. David F. Rooney photo Amy Des Mazes took the award for first white-tail deer (47 6/8) and her brother Austin took second with his 42 4/8 white tail. David F. Rooney photo Kirby Olsen poses with his first place award for a mountain goat (44 4/8). David F. Rooney photo Dakota Brule poses with his second-place mule deer award (118). David F. Rooney photo Lou Bernava poses with Alex Cameron (right} and his awards for elk (294) and the Rob Lenzi Memorial Trophy. David F. Rooney photo Jesse Adam poses with his second-place elk award (252 1/8). David F. Rooney photo Keth Frederiksen (center) poses with Alex Cameron (left) and Troy Ferguson (right) after being presented with the Hunter Sportsman Award for a wolf (16 7/16. He also took home the first place grizzly award, the first place moose award and the Bruno Award. David F. Rooney photo
Other sportsmen who won awards but were not present to receive them included Bob Roggensack (first-place mule deer), Kyle Buhler (second-place white-tail deer), Barry Keates (second-place moose), and David Roney (first-place whte-tail deer).
Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners!