Dates to Remember:
September 1 - Labour Day - Hall closed
September 6 - Hall Open 10am - noon
September 10 - Monthly Union Meeting 8pm
September 26 - Seniors Breakfast 9am
October 4 - Hall Open 10am - noon
October 8 - Monthly Union Meeting 8pm
October 13 - Thanksgiving Day - Hall closed
October 31 - Seniors Spooky Breakfast 9am
November 1 - Hall Open 10am - noon
November 2 - Daylight savings ends - clocks fall back an hour
November 8 - Family Fun Night - Galaxyland WEM 7:30 - 10:30pm - stay tuned for ticket availability
November 11 - Remembrance Day - Hall closed
November 12 - Monthly Union Meeting 8pm
Boilermakers Local 146 Las Vegas Scramble Golf Tournament
This year our golf tournament was held in beautiful sunny August at the Ranch Golf & Country Club. We did away with our spinners and played Best Ball, our champions were Kurtis Stanley, Brett Giauque, John Mueller and Gerry Stanton. Two of which are pictured below in their champion jackets.
Winners on the course included:
- Patrick Sloan - Men's Longest Drive on hole 2
- Velma Pedersen - Ladies Longest Drive on hole 12
- Troy Wright - Closest to the Pin on hole 17
- Gerry Stanton - Closest to the Pin on hole 14
- Bert Turcotte - Men's Longest Putt on hole 18
- Carol Petovello - Ladies Longest Putt on hole 9
Luc Lefebvre Family Picnic 2013
The Picnic held Saturday June 15th at Victoria Park turned out to be a pretty nice day, the clouds keeping their distance for most of the day. This year we had a couple new additions. We had face painters out this year creating amazing creatures and designs on kids and adults alike. We also a cute little photo booth set up. Your pictures from the booth will be sent out by email shortly (as soon as I get them from the photographer). If you had your picture taken but forgot to write down an email please let me know.
The scavenger hunt, foot races (with a backwards running race this year, just to spice things up a bit!), tug of war and yes even water balloons despite all the rain we've had lately were tremendously fun! And we once again ended the afternoon with lots and lots of candy!
- 5 years and under - 1st place Dylan Hinkel, 2nd place Shantelle Laverdiere, 3rd place Austin Felizardo
- 6 - 10 years - 1st place Rokaya Laverdiere, 2nd place Jacob King, 3rd place Manu Davis
- Men 11years and up - 1st place Anthony Zeng, 2nd place Tyson Laverdiere, 3rd place Jordan Zeng
- Women 11 years and up - 1st place Charlene Hinkel, 2nd place Charlie Laverdiere, 3rd place Melissa Stewart
- 5 years and under -1st place Shantelle Laverdiere, 2nd place Dylan Hinkel, 3rd placeBrighton Raimondi
- 6 - 11 years - 1st place Rokaya Laverdiere, 2nd place Joseph King, 3rd place Jacob King
- Men 12 years and up - 1st place Eric Ching, 2nd place Anthony Zeng, 3rd place Jordan Zeng
- Women 12 years and up - 1st place Charlene Hinkel, 2nd place Charlie Laverdiere, 3rd place Melissa Stewart
Thank you to all the volunteers that dedicated their time and to all those who attended that helped out by offering their skills as judges and cleaning up at the end of the day. Activities like this are solely run by volunteers and would be impossible without your help! Our next event that you could volunteer at will be the Show & Shine on July 6th. Call Melissa to participate 780-660-9337
Check out the pictures posted of this year’s picnic and be sure to come out next year!
Boilermakers Las Vegas Scramble Golf Tournament
The Golf tournamnet was held at The Ranch Golf & Country Club near Spruce Grove on Saturday July 21, 2012. Our usual Vegas flare was felt through out the tournament with hidden golf balls signed by elvis, dice spinners and wheels that decide whos ball or what club would be used, slot machines and big ticket prizes including a chance to win a trip for two to Vegas. Along with all this a slightly different suprise met golfers on the 11th hole. We had a medi-centre complete with PARscriptions for each of the players. At the Boilermakers Golf Tournament you never know what suprises are around the corner!
Winners at this years tournament were: Men's Longest Drive - Dan Dutkewich, Women's Longest Drive - Linda Dixon, Men's Longest Putt - Tony Nguyen, Women's Longest Putt - Gladys Mitchell?. Robin Cameron and Steven Whitely each took home $250 from the two QCC Closest to the Pin Challenges and Victor Green won the $500 TIW Closest to the Pin Prize. The Tournament Champions this year were Robin Cameron, Al Van Slyke, Walter VanLeest and Nick Gerke! For great pictures of this event click here.
Thank you to everyone who came out to our golf tournament this year and to all those who donated prizes and monetary gifts to JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Saturday we made a difference!
Luc Lefebvre Family Picnic 2012
Well we had another wonderful picnic on Saturday June 16th at Victoria Park. The tattoo artist was out again painting everyone up in sparkly dragons and butterflys. And we had another scavenger hunt this year that had kids searching for leaves and building towers. Everyone did a wonderful job. The races were a big hit as usual. To view this years winners click here. The day ended with the new addition of PINATAS! Hillarious to watch and lots of sweets to eat.
Thank you to all the volunteers that dedicated their time and to all those who attended that helped out by offering their skills as judges and cleaning up at the end of the day. Check out the pictures posted of this year’s picnic and be sure to come out next year!
2012 Boilermaker Annual Awards Banquet
The Banquet was held January 28th at the Delta Edmonton South. Last year was our first 60yr member but it was certainly not our last. This year we honoured John Koch for his 60 years of service as well as a whopping 11 55yr members! Some of which are pictured below.
Our top ranking apprentices of 2011 were: Odin Nielsen, Boilermaker 1st yr; Ryan Harvey, Boilermaker 2nd yr; Scott Krywy, Boilermaker 3rd yr (this was Scotts second time in a row achieving top in his class); Travis Dreissigacker, Welder 1st yr; Charles Moore, Welder 2nd yr; John Chilsholm, Welder 3rd yr.
2011 Show & Shine
What a beautiful day to raise money for kids in need and look at amazing cars! In total we were able to raise $3898.34 for 630 CHED Santas Anonymous. Your generousity is outstanding thank you all very much!
Crowd favourites and this years winners were:
Car - Al & Lynsie Knight1953 Oldsmobile
Truck - Ernie Andruik 1956 Ford F100
Motorbike - Ian Robb 2011 suped up Harley Davidson "Freakshow Custom Bagger"
Well done everyone. A few of the other highlight cars at this years show were the University of Albertas Formula SAE who placed 7th overall at the 2011 FSAE West competition, Nap Pepins Electric car, a custom made electric reverse trike and Martin Woods car was out shining in the sun. This years show was dedicated to the memory of Martin and his family was there to show off his car in some fin burn outs after the show.
Thank you to all the volunteers who dedicated there time and to the Quality Control Council of Canada, Unite Here 47, Encore Specialty Products Ltd. and The Building Trades of Alberta for their generous donations that helped to make this years show a success!
Las Vegas Scramble Boilermaker Golf Tournament
Thank you to everyone who came out to our golf tournament this year and to all those who donated prizes and monetary gifts to JDRF and Dogs with Wings. All together we raised $5,735.00 for these two great causes. Saturday we made a difference and had a lot of fun doing it!
Elvis and the Colonel were out again with all the usual fun vegas style challenges including this years newest addition the slot machine! Although we didn't have any big winners on the slot machine we did have big winners out on the course with Janice Malowany winning the Longest Putt for the ladies and Troy Mearon for the men. Cheryl Hamer won the Ladies Longest Drive and Danny Graham the Men's Longest Drive. James Johnson took home the $500 from the QCC Closest to the Pin Challenge and Kris Sobkiw the $500 TIW Closest to the Pin Prize. Ken Gochanour, Joseph Raimondi, John Birzgalis and John James Birzgalis found themselves once again tied up after 18 holes, this year with Kevin McHale, Tom Caul, Martin Collier and Joe Holmes. The tournament moved to the tie-breaking putting green for a putt-off. Ken hit a perfect putt right into the hole and once again team Gochanour came out tournament champions! For great pictures of this event click here.
Luc Lefebvre Family Picnic 2011
The clouds parted Sunday June 12th around noon, just in time for our Boilermaker Family Picnic to really get going. Once again we had fabulous food, music and a lot of fun! Everyone sported sensational new tatoos, some lookin' fine with as many as 10 dotting their bodies! This year the activities started out with a scavenger/treasure hunt that had the kids racing around figuring out clues and completing challenges. Everyone did a wonderful job. We ended up with some pretty fantastic poems including my favourite; Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Boilermakers make engines Bloom! by Joseph King, Jacob King, Reese Norman and Levi Pearson. After the young and young at heart tried out their skills at the foot races, sac races, tug-of-war, shoe kick and finally the much needed balloon toss which proved a heaven sent relief to the heat of the bright sun! Thank you to all the volunteers that dedicated their time and to all those who attended that helped out by offering their skills as judges and cleaning up at the end of the day. Check out the pictures posted of this year’s picnic and be sure to come out next year! To view this year's competition winners click here
Annual Awards Banquet 2011
Congratulations to our graduates and long term members among those was Joseph Ferland receiving a beautiful ring in honour of his 60 year anniversary as a member of Local 146. This was the first time our local has had a 60 year member. Joe we salute you!
A shout out also goes to our top apprentices: 1st year Boilermaker - Edward Cherie, 2nd year Boilermaker - Scott Krywy, 3rd year Boilermaker - Eric Hache, 1st year Welder - Dion Johnson, 2nd year Welder - Mark Beckstead and 3rd year Welder Ashley Baptiste. Well done!
We celebrated with good food, fine folks and great music. Thanks to everyone that made the night a success. Let's do it again next year!
Show & Shine 2010
Despite the cool winds this years show was fabulous! Raising $3612.50 for CHED Santas Anonymous. Almost double the amount raised last year!Thank you to everyone who came out to support this great cause.
Winners of the show were:
Car - Al and Denise Knight Entry #38 year: 1953 make: Olds model: 98 Holiday Coupe
Truck - Chris Kosheiff Entry #48 year: 1956 make: Chev model: ½ Ton
Motorbike - Darcy Drynan entry # 58 year: 2003 make: Rolling Thunder model: Chopper,
And I bet you're all dying to know who won that stellar BBQ donated by Quality Control Canada. The winner was ...Velma Thome. Conratulations Velma! Thank you to The Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 488, Building Trades of Alberta, Alberta Exchanger and Encore Speciality Products Ltd. for your generous donations that helped make the show a success.
The highlight however, was the after hours show. At the end of the day a few of the hot cars showed off for the remaining crowd preforming burnouts in the parking lot. Check out the videos posted with other great pictures from the show here.
Seniors Golf Tournament
This year's tournament took place Thursday August 5th at the Ranch Golf and Country Club. The winning team consisting of Jack Stewart, Wayne Saltys, Mario Morrato and William Robertson are pictured below as Arnie Stadnick presents their well deserved trophies. Other winners of the day were Allan Parr for Longest Drive, Jack Stewart for Longest Putt and Ken Gochanour for Closest to Pin.