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AWFA Reunion 2003 Calgary

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Calgary was a great get together - from the first donning of our white Stetsons, through the thrills of a rodeo (the first for many of us), to a magnificent formal dinner dance. Once again, a big 416 "Thanks Pardners!" to our AWFA comrades who laboured long and hard to make it happen.
Note: most pictures that your mouse points at can be clicked for a closer look.
Comrades whose names are asterisked are deceased.

"Yippee ky yeh ...
Apologies to Bruce Willis
... Mother F***er!"

Ron Egli, Agatha Rogers, Pat Ledgerwood
The Gang's All Here!
Al Wardstrom, Lloyd Graham, Ed Goski, Trom Tremblay

A formal "Meet and Greet' always heralds the opening of these reunions. 416, of course, has a slightly more relaxed version in a convenient hotel room ...... 

Ron, Agatha, Pat
Trom makes an important point!
Trom, Lloyd, Ed

Al, Ron, Agatha, Pat, Lloyd

Lorne "Sparky" Sparks and Leslie

Next day, it was more "Yippy Ki Yeh" (sans expletive!) - this time, a real live rodeo party ...

Enough with the "Yippee Ky Yeh" already ...
Where's the idiot who told me horses were docile?!
... let's saddle up some suds!

A deleted scene from "Red River"?

Seated: Ed Goski (aka Walter Brennan), Bob Eley, Jake Haycock, Frank Neshine, Trom Tremblay, Pat Ledgerwood. In background: Robbie Robinson, Denis Rogers. 

Ed, Bob, Jake, Frank. Denis in background.

Facing camera: Pat, Ed, Bob

On the last night it was "STRICTLY BALLROOM" - as we all got gussied up for a formal Dinner Dance. Some of us had a little trouble with the Quickstep, but everyone had a great time! 

When I say "gussied up", don't think Fred Astaire!

Standing: Syd Rennick, Jack Deakin(*), Ed Goski, Al Ruttan, Frank Neshine, unk, Pat Ledgerwood, Dan Gagnon, Al Wardstrom, Lorne Sparks, unk, Bob Eley (hidden), Denis Rogers, Robbie Robinson. Seated: Lloyd Graham, Trom Tremblay, Jake Haycock, Arnold "Arn" Dagenais.

In bg: Al Ruttan, Al Wardstrom, Lorne, Trom

In FG: Lloyd, Jake and Leslie
  Standing L to R: Al Ruttan, Frank Neshine,
  unk, Pat Ledgerwood, Dan Gagnon,
Al Wardstrom, Lorne Sparks, Bob Eley.
Seated: Lloyd Graham, Trom Tremblay,
     Jake Haycock, Arnold Dagenais.

Civilized conversation between old friends ...
From left: Ed, Arn, Lloyd, Jake, Joan

Talking golf? That's the Trophy in Al's lap!
Dan, unk, Leslie, Lorne, Al, Punchbowl Open Golf Trophy

Swapping largely mythological flying stories!
Lorne, Al, Bob. (Arn and Denis in shadows)

Pat and Frank