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2017 Annual Social and Open House – Dec 10

Brother Knight Eric, his wife Anya and Brother Knight Richard Marhue deserve special kudos for putting on a really successful and memorable annual social attended by as many as 60 (or more?) Knights, their families, friends and parishioners. Earlier, at mass, Brother Eric spoke briefly at the pulpit and invited the congregation to participate in the annual social.

Also gracing the event were Fathers Savel, Johnston and Matthew who blessed the event and made the attendees welcome. There were many contributions to the buffet table.

Grand Knight Norman Monteiro recognized all the Knights present, including several from other councils, proposed a vote of thanks to Anya, Eric and Richard and spoke in brief about the Knights of Columbus in general and Council 1429 in particular. He also provided a very quick summary of the main events held by Council 1429 this year. Brother Richard informed the audience about Council’s upcoming Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance event for which he is the lead organizer.

Oktoberfest 2017 – Dinner Dance

Another successful fund raiser organized by Council 1429’s Brother Knight Terry Costain and his wife Tara along with his team consisting of Norman, Christine, Dan, Tara, Paul, Chris and David.
Dan Gimpel, once again, got the evening off to a great start and with the saying of “Grace” by Fr Savel, over a hundred patrons lined up for the traditional Oktoberfest fare ( wurst, sauerkraut, coleslaw, beans, potato salad, dessert) served at the buffet table, while Joe Donahue and his Friends provide foot-tapping Irish tunes.

John Ramsay and Daniel Marhue at the bar kept the crowd in good but controlled spirits.  Crystal LaCroix outdid herself once again by providing 3 scrumptious and beautiful cakes. After dinner, DJ extraordinaire Kip Cuthbert kept the dancing feet alive until the end. A pretzel stand was provided as well for those still in the munching mood. Everyone enjoyed the door prizes, the 50-50 draw, spot prizes and competing for the Gift Basket raffle put together by Deanna, Christine and Tara.

2017 Knights Bike-A-Thon

2017 Knights Bike-A-Thon – 17 June

12 hrs = 300 kms

Over $2,000 was raised for Sarnia’s St. Joseph’s Hospice, by 3 fine gentlemen on their bicycles. In about 12 hours they cycled about 300 kilometres to places that ranged between Sarnia, London, Goderich and many places in between. They not only cycled but also got the money through pledges they obtained by themselves! Supporting them in this endeavor were Maggie Pataki and Dave Howson.

In an associated development, this endeavor was featured by the Supreme office in the monthly magazine “Columbia”. Click on the link below for more details.


Spring Dinner Dance, Apr 29, 2017

Click here for the Program Brochure

Another sold-out partnership event with St. Ben’s and St. Peter’s Councils, at Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall on Saturday, 29 April 2017, to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Coats for Kids and other KofC charities.

Our Fraternal Advisor Dan Gimpel got the evening off to a good start by welcoming everyone, Father Savel provided further words of welcome and Fr. Vince Gulikers said grace. Our local MP Marilyn Gladu spoke about the Knights in very glowing terms and stressed on the importance of service to the community. Several other priests, deacons, District Deputies and Grand Knights made up for a glittering occasion.

A five course Italian menu was catered by our very own Giresi family – Joanna and Sam. Live musical performances were provided by Cynthia Fay (daughter of our Lecturer Richard) and Stephen Halsey, DJ Kip Cuthbert kept the dancers on their feet, when not otherwise rolling on the floor laughing! Line Dancing by Darlene Landers got the evening off to a great start. The gift basket draw, door prizes, spot prizes and the 50-50 draw kept everyone entertained. It was indeed a very entertaining evening. Thanks to the Giresis, all the volunteers (specially the servers), their families and friends, supporters, advertisers, fellow councilmen, priests, performers, the DJ, the MC and everyone else who might have been forgotten.

25 / 26 March: Recruitment Drive

Thanks to Fr. Vince, the pastoral team, all the Knights and their families and specially to Fraternal Advisor, Dan Gimpel, who helped make this event at Sacred Heart church, a success.