Sou’Wes Delta Wa­ter­fowl

Con­ser­va­tion group’s an­nual din­ner fea­tures a hu­mourous screech­ing-in.

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front Page - BY ROS­ALYN ROY Ros­alyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

The third an­nual Sports­man Din­ner hosted by Sou’Wes New­found­land Delta Wa­ter­fowl on Satur­day, Aug. 25, drew about 100 peo­ple this year, in­clud­ing 23 chil­dren.

The event at the Port aux Basques Lions Club fea­tured a tasty roast beef din­ner, a raf­fle, silent and live auctions, and prize draws, with seven guns among the prizes won.

The group’s chair, Mark Lomond, says the high­light of the evening was Dr. Scott Petrie, CEO of Delta Wa­ter­fowl, get­ting screeched- in Bur­geo style by Blake McDon­ald.

“To be­come a New­fie he not only had to kiss the cod, but Blake coaxed him into drink­ing a flash of Screech,” re­counts Lomond. “He also had to eat some hard bread.”

At least McDon­ald made that part a bit eas­ier by smash­ing the bread to bits on stage with a full­sizef boat oar.

As if that wasn’t enough, Petrie was given a hard New­found­land say­ing to re­cite while stomp­ing his bare foot in a bucket with a live floun­der.

“Quite the show,” says Lomond.

Win­ner of the Youth Gun was Devon Hod­der. Gord War­ren was the win­ner of the Mys­tery Gun Game and Jerry Penny was the win­ner of the Nerf Gun Game.

The an­nual din­ner is an im­por­tant night for the Port aux Basques chap­ter, which con­trib­utes reg­u­larly to other lo­cal groups like the school break­fast pro­gram and the Sal­va­tion Army food bank.

The Port aux Basques con­ser­va­tion group has also built nest struc­tures for ducks, posted hunter safety sig­nage on walk­ing trails, or­ga­nized habi­tat cleanups and helped open six more chap­ters in the province.

ALI­CIA PEN­NEY PHOTOS

Elaine Hay­ward won Gun of the Year.

Delta Wa­ter­fowl CEO Scott Petrie is closely sur­prised by Blake McDon­ald dur­ing his Screech­ing-in cer­e­mony to be­come an of­fi­cial New­found­lan­der.

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