THE 22nd ANNUAL CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST
March 8, 2006

2006 marked the 22nd Annual Women's Champagne Breakfast. The event was a huge success with 110 guests who enjoyed a delicious breakfast and great entertainment with a wonderful surprise at the end of the program. This year, instead of honouring a "Woman of the Year", we honoured the one and only Kevin Roch ( who will be retiring this summer) as "Women's Man of the Year".


PHOTOS FROM THE CELEBRATION
(Thanks to Nora Soukiassian, Roger Guetta and Shirley Pettifer for their contributions)

(Left to right) Diane Nyisztor, Cathy Burns, Ardyth Burnett, Rita Leonard.

(Left to right) Margret Surridge, Zoya Duba, Claudette Rivest, Susan Panneton, (facing right) Tricia Bell.

 

(Left) Barb Voipan, Helen Bastos, (Right) Sandra Laframboise, Janet Perkins. (Standing) Ardyth Burnett.

 

Music students Winnie Witzen (flute) and Laura Chalmers (clarinet) did a great job entertaining the crowd.

     

Kids from the Vanier Daycare Centre got involved by creating these wonderful wall
decorations that illustrated this year's theme, "Joining Hands to Make a Difference"

 

 Gale Martin performed to "gales" of laughter with her hilarious comedy routine.

Mariopi Spanos, performing at the Breakfast for the first time, was an absolute natural who had the audience in stitches with her humourous storytelling.

 

Seated at the table (left to right) Barb Voipan, Ardyth Burnett, Helen Bastos, Wilma Brown,
Nicky Chene, Dany Brown, Bev Kay, Susan Panneton, Janet Perkins, Sandra Laframboise.

 

(Left) Ellen Cooper, Fil Santonastaso, (back) Hermine Janjanian,
(right) Maria Panzuto, Stephanie Felkai, Jessica Manatt.

(Left) Fran Davis, Joanne Morgan, (right) Ruth Tedford.

Lisa Jorgensen and Tricia Bell share a laugh.

 

(Left) Barb Armstrong. (Seated at table, left to right) Lee Thorpe, Margaret Surridge,
Donna Tolmatch, Anne (Nora's mom) and Zoya Duba.

 

(Seated clockwise left to right) Mariopi Spanos, Marilyn Bicher, Marcia Goldberg, Shirley Pettifer, Clarissa (friend of Shirley's), Barb Armstrong, Ruth Belfer. (Standing up in back) Wendy Ault, Danielle Villemaire.

 

(Left) Eileen Quzor, Angie Alberico, (front) Betty Ann Woods, (right) Claudette Rivest, Rita Leonard.

 

(Seated clockwise left to right) Joanne Ellis, Judy Macdonald, Hilda Schwartz,
Kim Muncey, Pam Berlow, Marilyn Caplan, Olive Bailey


Cathy Stock, Doreen Hamel, Ruth Tedford, Pat Tedford, Cynthi Cicci, Elena Esposito, Mary Melillo

 

Gale Martin at Breakfast.

 

Gail introduces Kevin Roch.

 

Shirley Pettifer accompanies a stunned Kevin, who's just discovered
he's been given the award as the "Women's Man of the Year".

 

Kevin accepts the accolades of the crowd (and the flowers from Pat Dichmann).

 

Kevin and Nora.

 

Kevin with champagne and flowers.

 

Mariopi Spanos poses with this year's honouree, Kevin Roch, the "Women's Man of the Year".

SEE A VIDEO CLIP OF KEVIN ACCEPTING HIS AWARD


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revised March 30, 2006