Sunday, 20 November 2011

St. Vital Mustangs Awards Dinner

Great evening last night at the St. Vital Mustangs awards dinner.  The Mustangs celebrated their Major and Midget teams.  Both were provincial champions this year.  Last nights celebration even included a couple of Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Joe Lobendahn (a guest speaker) and Dorian Smith.  Here is a picture with the two of them and Mustangs President Simon Mundey.  Go Bombers!

Getting back to the awards banquet it should be noted that the Midgets in particular had an incredible year.  They went 10-0, giving up only 13 points on defence; that was not per game, but only 13 points total all  Congratulations to this amazing team of young men and coach Craig Bachynski and his staff for an outstanding achievement.

We talk a lot about how community programs can make a huge impact in the lives of young people.  The young men and now women that graduate from this organization are models of confidence, discipline and sportsmanship.  Young people who are themselves motivated to give back later. This organization is a tremendous example, essentially self supporting with hard working volunteers and families, the Mustangs exemplify all that is great about St. Vital. 

Just a note on the meal.  It was catered by a St. Vital Business, CJL Specialty Catering.  Lynn Desrosiers has been in this business for over 20 years and runs the best catering kitchen in South Winnipeg.  The meal last night was fantastic!

Thank you Lynn for the meal and congratulations to your boys for their success with the Major team. 

Thank you also to Simon Mundey & Gord Mattes for the invitation and introductions. You gentlemen run an amazing program that carries on a St. Vital Mustang tradition of success for over 65 years.


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