Hot stuff at Ladies Night

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Your faith­ful so­cial scribe has at­tended and cov­ered lit­er­ally thou­sands of events through­out my 18 years on the scene. One might think that “been there, done that” would be a recurring theme. In some cases, sure, but with­out ques­tion, one of the most fun events I have had the plea­sure of at­tend­ing and cov­er­ing was The Cal­gary Fire­fight­ers Burn Treat­ment So­ci­ety hosted Fire­fight­ers Ladies Night Out held May 10 at the Cal­gary Ital­ian Club.

Ter­rific food pre­pared by the fire­fight­ers and catered by Roma Cater­ing, live and silent auc­tion items, at­ten­dance from fire­fight­ers fea­tured in the 2014 Hot­stuff Cal­en­dar and dancing en­sured a great time was had by all. That more than $55,000 for the Cal­gary Fire­fight­ers Burn Treat­ment Cen­tre at the Foothills Hospi­tal was raised added greatly to the evening’s ca­chet. Ku­dos to all in­volved on the suc­cess of the event — and I must say, you would be hard-pressed to find a greater bunch of guys. The ladies had a great time con­vinc­ing the men to doff their shirts and some of the bolder ladies were of­fer­ing con­sid­er­able coin for a bum pinch. Oddly enough, yours truly wasn’t of­fered one red cent for any­thing. Go fig­ure!

Among those in at­ten­dance were: So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Ray Musu­lak with col­leagues Ross Pam­brun, Bruce Da­men, Ja­son Matthews and Jim Fisher; Cal­gary Ital­ian Club ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Rafela Grossi; The Com­pleat Cook’s Tawni Pashulka with pals Amy Web­ster, Julie Lopez, A.J. King and Lynn Mack; Capt. Barry MacDon­ald, ex­ec­u­tive chef for the so­ci­ety; Thom Kaake; Erik Birke; Steve Djo­kich; An­drea Ewing; Erin Fla­herty; Dave Bayrack; Matt Nys­tad; Colin Senkow; Brett Ro­manow; Jen Powter; Global’s Cara Fuller­ton with col­league Am­ber Schinkel who did a great job as the evening’s em­cee; Blaine Gray; Cres­cent Point En­ergy’s Wendy Con­nors, Kristie Egan, Jane Allen and Robyn Benner; Tina Coupal; Kyle Crokall, Hot­stuff Mr. May; Marta Bronkowski; Kyle Ford; Danny Miller; and Hot­stuff Mr. Jan­uary Othrin.

Pho­tos: Bill Brooks/For the Cal­gary Herald

Pos­ing at the Cal­gary Fire­fight­ers Burn Treat­ment So­ci­ety’s an­nual Fire­fight­ers Ladies Night at the Ital­ian Club are so­ci­ety sec­re­tary Ja­son Matthews, left, Ital­ian Club ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Rafela Grossi, and so­ci­ety pres­i­dent Ray Musu­lak.

From left, Steve Djo­kich, An­drea Ewing, Erin Fla­herty and Dave Bayrack.

From left, Capt. Barry MacDon­ald, ex­ec­u­tive chef for the Cal­gary Fire­fight­ers Burn Treat­ment So­ci­ety, Thom Kaake, Erik Birke and Ross Pam­brun, chief sci­ence of­fi­cer for the so­ci­ety.

From left, Jane Allen, Robyn Benner, Kyle Crokall and Global’s Am­ber Schinkel, who was the evening’s em­cee.

From left, friends Amy Web­ster, Julie Lopez, The Com­pleat Cook’s Tawni Pashulka, A.J. King and Lynn Mack.

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