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    • Haywood Gala a Formal Success

      June 24, 2005

      National Ski Team 2006, coaches, support staff and other dignitaries gathered in Vancouver on June 16th, 2005 for "A Taste of Excellence" hosted by Haywood Securities at the home of Eric Savics.   Members of  Culinary Team British Columbia, a group made up of chefs from across British Columbia, again participated in this exceptional fundraising event.  Culinary Team BC shared with guests many of the exquisite creations which had earned them Gold and a fourth at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany this past October.  

      The annual Haywood event that combined food, fine wine, entertainment and a beautiful location, continues to provide needed funds for the NST's preparation for the 2006 Winter Olympics.  

      Our athletes will be taking part in special events in Canmore and Calgary during the first 10 days of July to help promote the 2005 Centennial World Cup scheduled for December 15-18 in Canmore and then will be off to the New Zealand Snow Farm for some intense on snow distance work.

      The Team is eternally grateful to Haywood Securities and our many friends in Vancouver for their ongoing commitment and support of our training and competition program.  Special thanks to Anna Schmidt and companyfor doing such a great job coordinating the event.

      Photos are also in the new and improved CCC Gallery.  

      Team 2006 with Coaches and support staff
      Left to right: Devon Kershaw, Chris Jeffries, Dave Wood, Drew Goldsack, George Grey, Dan Roycroft, Sara Renner, Milaine Theriault, Beckie Scott, Yves Bilodeau.

      Gold Medalists in their own field: the chefs provided culinary wonders
      Gold Medallists in their own field, the Culinary Team British Columbia is comprised of chefs from the following fine restaurants: Marriott Pinnacle Hotel, Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, La Belle Auberge Restaurant, The Pear Tree Restaurant, Fairmont Airport Hotel, Culinary Arts, V.C.C., Earls Restaurant, Diva at the Met, Pan Pacific Hotel.

      Dan Roycroft and Jaime Fortier chat in foreground, Bob Disbrow in background

      Dan Roycroft (Team 2006) and Jamie Fortier (2002 Olympian) chat in front of one of many delicious food stations.  Bob Disbrow of Haywood enjoys in the background.

      A spectacular view from the terrace overlooking British Properties in North Vancouver greeted guests.

      A spectacular view from the terrace overlooking British Properties in North Vancouver greeted guests.

      Rob Blanchard, President and CEO of Haywood Securities Vancouver Office welcomes the guests and team.

      Rob Blanchard, President and CEO of Haywood Securities welcomes guests and the team.