Kinsmen Celebrity Sports Banquet
The 26th Annual Kinsmen Celebrity Sports Banquet fundraising event was a huge success, featuring a star-studded line-up of sports speakers – Saskatchewan Roughriders centre Dan Clark, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini and Hockey Hall of Famer Lanny McDonald. Sportsnet’s Jamie Campbell was once again the Master of Ceremonies for the night.
The evening also saw a trio of annual awards presented: the Penny Barker curling rink was named the Country 800 Team of the Year after their impressive run through the provincial championships to the Scotties Tournament of Hearts; Brier-winning curler Pat Simmons received the Kinsmen Sports Achievement award for his ongoing legacy of winning on the ice; and longtime local coach, player, Kinsmen Banquet organizer and KidSport Moose Jaw founder Cory Olafson received the inaugural Moose Jaw Express Sports Builder award.
Lanny McDonald and Dan Clark look on as Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Joe Biagini regales the crowd with one of his many hilarious tales on the evening.