How much fun
can one Family have in Three days?
Uncle Peter & Aunty Isabelle's Cabin
Lawn Dart Tournament Part 2
Lawn Dart Tournament Finals - Women
Lawn Dart Tournament Finals - Men
Lawn Dart Ceremonies
Aunty Isabelle cooked a fabulous Ukrainian
featuring her famous perogies.
Brad was in perogy heaven. Thank you so much, Aunty.
After quiet time came at Uncle Peter and Aunty Isabelle's cabin,
we moved over to Lawrence's cabin.
He and Joanne were away, at their anniversary dinner,
so his lovely daughters, Melanie and Christine were our hosts.
When we asked for drinks, they graciously brought
out all of their liquor that they personally had for the
whole weekend. And we drank it. All of it.
We took turns making unique shooters for each other
until it was all gone.
Fun, fun, fun.
They did seem a bit relieved when we replaced it the next day!
Thursday, July 27th:
Pre-reunion fish-fry. Those of us who got there early were
treated to a fabulous fish & chips feast
courtesy of, and hosted by, Uncle Peter and Aunty Isabelle.
Uncle Peter, Aunty Isabelle, and Joel personally caught all of the fish.
It was a
After quiet time came, we once again moved over to
Lawrence and Joanne's cabin. As the cousins arrived,
and the laughter was loud and long. We were happy to see each other
Thank you Lawrence and Joanne, for giving us all an 'after hours' place
to socialize. We had so much fun!
And it really wasn't that quiet.
We probably kept people across the lake awake.
Aunty Irene, Uncle Terry, and Aunty Ann treated
us all to an amazing Northern Lights show.
Friday, July 28th:
The hall (and the bar) opened at 5:00 for registration.
It is amazing how loud the hall gets with almost a hundred
Yerema's all talking (and laughing) at once.
A late night tasty beef on a bun was served.
Saturday, July 29th:
10:00 Pancake breakfast at the hall.
Boar sausages courtesy of David Skoretz. Mmm...
Afternoon: Lawn dart tournament begins,
scavenger hunt, and softball game. Lots of fun, no injuries!
Silent Auction goes all afternoon in the hall.
6:00 pm Silent auction closes and auction winners pick up their
We made a record breaking amount this year.
7:00 pm Catered dinner.
9:00 pm Dougie the DJ spins tunes till the wee hours.
It was supposed to be 1 am, but he (and we) are having so much fun that he
played until 3 am.
Rasputin is played at least 6 times.
After dance: I don't know what happened. I had to go to bed!
Sunday, July 30th:
10:00 Pancake breakfast
Afternoon: Continuation of lawn dart tournament
4:00 Shishliki Sunday! The boys BBQ
a delicious, delicious shishliki.
We all enjoy and reminisce.
Later afternoon: The women's lawn dart championship,
followed by the men's lawn dart championship.
Both are upset wins!
Early Evening; We have a sing-a-long and
Rob debuts his song about our family.
There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
I still get chills thinking about that moment surrounded by my family.
that a party?!
Gigantic thanks to
all the organizers.
President Leigh did a phenomenal job getting us all
We can't thank you enough for all your hard work
(I hope the nightmares will decrease with therapy!)
Holly was astounding as our food guru.
Her organization and
leadership skills are especially awe inspiring
when you consider
that she was really sick during the reunion.
Lawrence did a spectacular job organizing the bar,
we didn't run
out of anything,
and he managed to make a nice profit, too.
Terry & Carol's excellent organizing of the
resulted in record sales.
Thank you so much for doing a
great job on
such an important part of the reunion. You make
it look easy.
Maria (me) did a pretty good job with the graphic support
assisting Leigh long-distance, mostly just cheering her on!
Uncle Bill was our mentor and helped us all every step of the
as well as financing the start up costs.
Uncle Peter & Aunty Isabelle were incredible in mentoring
and helping with organizing, as well as being fabulous hosts
at their cabin.
I know Brad is still smiling about the
and the fish fry will become legendary
(for those of
you who showed up on Friday--you really missed out!).
Danica did a fabulous job of organizing the scavenger hunt.
Great fun was had by all, and it went off without a hitch.
Trevor & Kayde did a wonderful job of organizing the softball
Unique rules helped ensure that everyone had fun.
Special thanks to David Skoretz for providing the
fabulous boar sausages.
They were SO GOOD!
Finally, everyone who attended and helped out with clean up
cooking really made the reunion fun!
I didn't hear any
criticisms of the job the organizers did,
and everyone pitched in
to help when they were asked without complaint.
Let me know if I missed anyone.
It was this spirit
of love, appreciation, and
cooperation that made the reunion
and the time we spent organizing it all worth while.