English Teacher Brian Llewellyn-ap-Dafydd featured on the
Gazette's Society Pages after the St. David's Society Annual Ball

As current President of the St. David's Society, Brian was certainly front and center at the annual St. David's Ball which was featured in the Gazette Society Pages of Sunday, March 22, 2009. You can see a couple of photos below as well as text from the coverage of that day.

Brian sweeps his wife (and St. David's Society Secretary) Joanne off of her feet!

From the Jennifer Campbell's Society Notes in the Montreal Gazette:
The 106th edition of the St. David's Society of Montreal's Annual Ball at the Delta Hotel also dazzled.

Highlights from that vibrant soirée (exquisitely chaired by powergirl Leslie West and championed by society president Brian Llewellyn-ap-Dafydd and wife, society secretary Joanne Devlin) included spirited performances by the Montreal Welsh Choir (many members have performed with Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel at Carnegie Hall); magical comedy by modern-day Merlin Nemo Turner, who enchanted even without best bunny Melvin (the only honorary rabbit member of the society); a delish authentic souper; and inspired dancing til the early morn, thanks to the Johnny Maloney Orchestra. Also unforgettable? The glittering Welsh (and understandably wannabe Welsh) jet set, including committee members Sidney Watkins and Marc Williams; socialight Diana Wall, birthday beautiful in daffodil yellow; Danielle Rheaume and très smart hub, McGill prof John A. Jones; long-time supporter Peter Hogan; McAuslan Breweries Mcawesomest, president Peter McAuslan, attending with wife Ellen Bounsall, fashion plate-y in Astri Prugger.


Also present were British consul Anne Jarrett (who read greetings from none other than Prince Chuck of Wales himself); the inimitable and ever-dashing Okill Stuart, who, much to wife Sylvia's delight, was decked head to toe in Fraser Highlander finery; and finally, oodles of generous supporters from members of sister societies, like Peter Loevenich, president of

the German Benevolent Society, attending with wife Marjolaine, and Mike Nelson, president of the Irish Benevolent Society. Note to smiling Irish eyes: the Welsh give good parties, too.


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