BUHLER RECREATION PARK'S GRAND OPENING
Buhler Recreation Park official Grand Opening was held on May 24, 2008. The day began early with a free Pancake Breakfast served up by Casera Credit Union.
The official Ribbon Cutting took place at the centre circle, with John and Bonnie Buhler doing the honours. The Transcona Pipe Band then led the dignitaries to the main stage. On hand to take part were Premier Gary Doer, MP Vic Toews and Mayor Sam Katz. Other special guests in attendance included MLA’s Daryl Reid and Bidhu Jha,
Councillor Russ Wyatt and Buhler Facility Manager Steve Mymko. EWSA President Tom Thompson served as Master of Ceremonies. Steve Mymko was honoured for his efforts in making the park a reality, the main road to the clubhouse will now be known as “Steve Mymko Circle. The College Pierre Elliot Trudeau Chamber Choir provided musical entertainment for the ceremonies.
Once the formal proceedings ended, family fun was the order of the day, with a wide variety of entertainment and activities. Many activity centres were set up including The Bubble Man, Majake, Home Depot, Future Shop video games, Winnipeg Dance Force, Mad Science, the Fires Safety House, City of Winnipeg’s Car Town,
Crafts by Cheryl Rempel, Panthers Gymastics, Boston Pizza, Mr. Artists Man Caricatures, and the Choo Choo Bouncer. The main stage featured constant entertainment, with the College Pierre Elliot Trudeau Jazz Ensemble, the Murdoch McKay Collegiate Jazz Band, The Transcona Collegiate Jazz Band, Bill ‘n jay Cool Beans, The Walsh Twins, Krista Rey and Fred Penner performing.
Saturday evening featured a Celebrity Baseball Game, where the Buhler Red Team defeated the Buhler Blue Team 6-5. Umpire John Buhler managed to avoid controversy by calling a fair game.
The evening ended with great fanfare, with performances by Caraballo and Piano Catz, followed by an awesome performance by the Fire Pixies and a fireworks display.
To cap off the weekend, more than 50 boys and girls baseball and softball teams competed in the first Wayne Tucker Memorial Transcona Sports Weekend.
Buhler Recreation Park wishes to thank all of the sponsors, entertainers and volunteers who contributed time and resources to make the day a huge success.
John and Bonnie Buhler cut the ribbon to open the park
Manitoba Premier Gary Doer
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz
EWSA President Tom Thompson
John and Bonnie Buhler
Official dedication of "Steve Mymko Circle"
BUHLER RECREATION PARK IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
- Grounds maintenance
- Canteen personnel (Food Handler Certificate considered an asset)
- Liquor servers
Please submit application to:
Buhler Recreation Park
PO Box 62088, 104 Regent Ave E
Winnipeg, MB R2C 5G2
BUHLER RECREATION PARK HAS SELECTED SOCCER FIELD AND SOFTBALL DIAMOND SLOTS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING.
CONTACT STEVE MYMKO AT 777-2255 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
BUHLER RECREATION PARK FUNDRAISING SOCIAL: JUNE 16, 2007
The Buhler Recreation Park fundraising social held at East End Community Club on June 16 was a fun evening - thank you to all who attended. Special thanks go out to the Transcona Community Clubs (East End, Oxford Heights, Park City and Southside) and to all of the individual and corporate sponsors who donated prizes for the silent auction.
BUHLER RECREATION PARK TO HOST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Buhler Recreation Park has been chosen as the site for the 2008 Canadian Senior Women's Open Fast Pitch Championships, to be held August 13-17, 2008.
BUHLER TRIBUTE DINNER A HUGE SUCCESS
On January 18, 2007 at Canad Inns Club Regent, the East Winnipeg Sports Association hosted "Giving Back to the Community", an evening in honour of John and Bonnie Buhler for their many philanthropic works in various communities throughout Manitoba. In keeping with the theme of the event, all proceeds from the evening were donated to Buhler Recreation Park.
Dignitaries in attendance included His Honour the Honourable John Harvard, Her Honour Lenore Berscheid and His Worship Mayor Sam Katz. Representatives from the community and the various organizations the Buhlers have supported over the years attended this sold out event.
Highlights of the evening included a memorable video tribute to John and Bonnie produced by Impact Productions, a humourous tribute by Mayor Sam Katz, the presentation of a $15,000 donation from Molson Canada, and the unveiling of the official logo for the Park, designed by Brock Tropea, winner of the logo design contest. David Angus, President and CEO of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce generously donated his time to chair the event, and Bill Knight acted as Master of Ceremonies.
Buhler Recreation Park wishes to thank all who attended, as well as the following organizations:
- Evening Sponsors: Casera Credit Union
- Molson Canada
- Philips Industrial Coatings
- Wallace & Wallace
- The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
- Russ Wyatt, City Councillor, Transcona
- The Asper Foundation Buhler Industries
- Carlisle Canada Canada Inns
- Coca Cola Great-West Life
- Guertin Equipment Moore Industrial Ltd
- NSA Canada Old Dutch
- Seven Oaks General Hospital Foundation Superior Finishes Inc
- Tallieu Construction Ltd Vickar Automotive Group
- Victoria Hospital Foundation The Winnipeg Foundation
- Winnipeg Lightning Softball Assoc The Winnipeg Sun
- WS machining & Fabrication Inc
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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