Legion 185 Softball
Makes A Comeback
After a few years absence, softball is making a comeback
at the Legion largely due to the effort of Mike Neville who has been rounding up
players, even bring some out of retirement. So far 2 games against other Legions
are lined up with more to be announced. This will all culminate in a tournament
on Saturday August 24th at Olympia Park followed by a supper at the Legion. So
far, 4 Legions have committed to the tournament.
Now, there are two games lined up in the coming weeks. Next Sunday
July 8th will be the first game against Br.216 Laval West. The game starts at
1pm at Olympia Park on Guy street. The next game will be on Saturday July 14th
against Br.04 Verdun also at Olympia at 1pm. This game will be followed by a BBQ
at Br.185. Hamburgers for $1.00 and hot dogs for 50 cents. Come on out and cheer
on the team! Stay tuned to the Legion page for more softball dates. Simply click
on the Legion logo on top of this page.
Speaking of Legion
activities Laval West Legion (Br. 216) will be holding its annual Joe Boch
Memorial - Xmas in July. This a competition of darts, pool, cribbage and
horseshoes. It all happens on the July 14th weekend. For more info please
Scott Martin's Pages
- New and Improved
Now that Scott has learned to send me pictures, you
should see a lot more pictures along with his stories about caddying on the PGA
tour. You can read about his trip from Hartford to Michigan, the Magical Mystery
Tour. Life on the road can be grueling but you do discover some nice spots along
the way which make it all worthwhile. On the golf front, Peter Lonard had a
rough second round and missed the cut giving Scott this weekend off and that's
not a good thing. Meanwhile we are celebrating Canada Day on this long weekend.
I will try to go and take some pictures there Sunday. If you want to know what
is going on check the 2mo calendar for the list of events.
Klimas - Drive for the Cure Golf Tournament Raises New High
Another great day of golf and a great day for the cause.
A record (and maximum) 144 golfers entered this year's version of the classic
tournament at the excellent Fontainebleau Golf Course in Blainville. This
tournament started 7 years ago with 8 people and has increased every year where
it has now reached the maximum number that the golf course can hold. Most
importantly it raised over $19,000 for cancer research. This year the money goes
to the Royal Victoria Lymphoma Research Fund. The money was raised by a silent
auction, a draw for an Air Canada Vacations all inclusive trip to the Mayan
Riviera and through corporate sponsorships as well as the different golf
challenges along the way. The weather was hot and windy and the course was in
great shape. Thanks to all the participants and to the many volunteers who sat
in the sun and heat to help 'supervise' the par 3's. Reserve early next year as
there promises to be a waiting list to get in.
here for Tartan Lobster Night Slideshow
Fantastic Day at the
Auberge & Spa Beaux Rêves Golf Challenge
Hannes Lamothe and company organized quite a day for
golfers at the comeback of the annual Beaux Rêves Golf Challenge. The only thing
he forgot was to have Mother Nature turn off the wind as it was howling through
the course. On the positive side, on the few holes that it was favourable the
drives were record breaking (for me anyway). Everything about this day was first
class. From the breakfast in the morning through the 2 hour open bar which was
followed up by a wonderful supper with live piano music from Isabelle. The meal
was amazing with a wide choice of seafood and meats including a tasty Hossenfeffer, sorry Bugs. It wasn't really Hossefeffer because
that is a stew.
On the golf course, there were all kinds of challenges such as straightest
drive, longest drive, closest to the pin on 3 holes, closest sand shot closest
chip and a putting challenge. The prizes were all a free night's stay at the
Auberge which is a great place to relax less than 45 minutes from the hustle and
bustle of 2mo. Thanks go out to Hannes for organizing the whole affair. Also a
big thank you to the Auberge staff who did a great job all day. And finally to
Jody who ran around all day
giving tours of the Auberge, handing out water on the first hole, taking
pictures and making sure everyone got hors-d'oeuvres during happy hour. Thanks
to everyone for a number ONE event. For pictures of the day
The Weather is Great
And you know what that means. It means that I don't have
much time to update my website. But I promise that sometime this weekend I will
post pictures from the Tartan Lobster Night, the American invasion at Cardinal,
The St Pat's Golf Tournament and Auberge & Spa Beaux-Rêves Tournament. For now,
I have just updated the results of the Skins game on the Wyder Link.
City Has New Website
In case you didn't know, the city of Two-Mountains now
boast a new website. The new design is cleaner and it makes it easier to find
things unlike this website. The city site is always available by clicking the
city logo on top. As you may be aware, I usually refer to the city as Two
Mountains. The real name, of course, is not supposed to be translated from
Deux-Montagnes but I believe that in the Discovering Deux-Montagnes/Visual
Identification section they incorrectly refer to Lake of Deux-Montagnes. In
English, the official name of the lake is still Lake of Two-Mountains, only the
city has had to be officially named Deux-Montagnes. Since the lake borders
Ontario, it is still called Two-Mountains. Nevertheless, the municipality is
doing a good job making sure that they offer all their information in both
English and French and they should be congratulated for their effort. Thanks to
Mike McKeown for letting me know that my old link no longer worked.
4Korners Golf Tourney
Saturday proved to be a great day on the links of le
Victorien as the 4 Korners Family Resource Centre held it 2nd Annual Golf
Tournament. The weather was perfect (unlike last year) and everyone seemed to
have a fantastic time. This year the format was Vegas style and the winning team
came in at minus 10. That team was comprised of Garold Nixon, Gary Nixon, Vic
Black and Jeff Nelson who also captured the longest drive competition with a
drive that sailed over our heads as we waved them on to hit. Over 300 yards
straight down the middle on the 18th hole at Victorien For those who know the
course, it was on the path that crosses the fairway. Barney Rooney was closest
to the pin on #3 with about 3 feet left for birdie. Apologies to winners of the
other challenges as I can't remember who won them. Ernie Butler did a great job
as emcee and comedian
Phil Shuchat had
us in stitches. I will have a couple of pictures shortly.
The Hannes Lamothe
Golf Tournament is Back.
After a few years absence, the Auberge Beaux Rêves and
Spa Golf Challenge is making a comeback on Friday June 22nd. It's an all
inclusive affair with a breakfast and supper (lunch available) at the Auberge.
This has always been a great day. Ask anyone who has ever attended. There are a
few spots left to register your foursome.
Click here for more info.
Check out the slideshow by clicking the picture
and you will find out how much was raised. Congratulations to Melanie and the
Lamplighters and Marilyn's Dream Girls for helping raise a large share
of the total.
Reminder - Relay for
Life - Today
Today - Friday June 1, 2007
from 7pm to 7am (Saturday) on the grounds of LTM, the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for
Life. A record of 31 team of 10 'walkers' has entered. As Marilyn Smith-Ramacieri,
Captain of the Jan (Norton) O'Neil team, says 'We hope that everyone will drop
by at some point (over the long night!) to pledge or buy a Luminary'. It's an
all-nighter, so there is no excuse for missing it....... Good luck to all the
teams. Break a leg!
Rock and Roll
Memories Huge Success
Last Saturday's Show for the benefit of the MUHC Youth
Oncology Clinic was a huge success as a fund raiser and a great night of
entertainment. Star Image put on quite a show that everybody got into. The only
hitch was that the show was so popular that they had more people than expected
and the supper was a little late for people. The rest of the evening made up for
this. Thanks to everyone who came but a huge thank you to all the volunteers who
helped organize this event and who helped to prepare and serve the food.
for a slide show of the evening.
Weather Holds Out for Tartan Spring Open
Although the weather wasn't perfect, it was a lot better
than the last 2 years of misery. This year, the only real problem were the
greens at Deux-Montagnes. They were awful and every time you putted was crap
shoot on weather the ball would bounce one way or another. Somehow Chris
Gillette could read the greens and scored an astounding 76. The closest other
scores were a pair of 82's.This was the 61st edition of the tournament that
Clary Potter helped co-found back in 1947. He played yesterday and had a 102
including a great 40 foot putt to save bogey on the long 11th hole. At 89 years
young, Clary can still teach us a few tricks on the links.
the results and pictures.
for Pictures of the Tartan BBQ
'n' Roll Memories Show
Saturday May 26
Tickets for the Rock 'n' Roll memories show and spaghetti supper are still
available. This show is on Saturday May 26th and is for a good cause, the he MUHC Youth Oncology Clinic. The
supper and show tickets are only $40 with a special 2 for $60. This show has had rave reviews. It is at
the Veteran's Hall which is the front part of the Legion. For more
info, click here.
The Ride is On!
Last week, I reported on one of my colleagues going off
on a motorcycle ride for charity (see
4 articles down at Give to Ride). Yesterday, Tuesday May15th, he left Montreal at around 1:30pm.
This is a solo trip and he has been hit with very lousy weather yet in just over
24 hours, he has already crossed 14 states off his list. He still has 35 left
and Mexico. Visit his site once again and you can track him in real time. After
looking at that, don't complain about driving to Myrtle Beach. The site is
give2ride.com . I am hosting
his site and I have room for a couple of more url's with my host. If you would
want a site for yourself, let me know and we can work something out. I am cheap
but not easy.
In The Air Last Night
(Phil Collins Tribute Band)
The tribute band In the Air Tonight played the
Olympia last night to pretty good crowd. (There were still seats available at
show time). The 10 piece band was fantastic as they did renditions of the many
Phil Collins songs with a few Genesis song thrown in for good measure. The lead
singer Steve Gagné stays in character for the entire show. Maybe he thinks he is
Phil but it works and the musical talent shines. If you were there, I know you
enjoyed it and if you missed it
here is a
track from his website. It will give you an idea how good this band really
Here is their website. The Olympia is a great venue for concert and here is
hoping that we get at least one concert in each spring program that can be
enjoyed by the English community.
Lack of Updates
Many of you have commented on my lack of updates in the
last few weeks. Many also know why this was the case. I was actually on vacation
and updating a whole other part of my site with pictures and text of our 2 week
vacation. If you have gone or are planning a trip to Hawaii, you might be
interested in looking at these pages.
Here they are.
I will be posting more pictures at one point. The only problem is selecting from
the 1100 pictures I took. So it may be a while before I get around to it.
Give To Ride.
One of my colleagues, Stéphan Bolduc is an avid
motorcyclist and is also part of our charity committee at work. For the second
time (he first did it in 2003) he is participating in the Iron Butt Rally which
cover 11,000 miles in 11days. It's not a race but it certainly is a test of
endurance. This is happening in August of this year, but in May, Stéphan decided
to do a practice rally by himself and at the same time try to raise funds for 5
charities. In the last 2 weeks of May, he will travel though 49 states and 3
countries. A journey of 10,000 miles plus the drive back from Alaska. I don't
know how he does it (I fell asleep driving home from work today) but it's quite
a feat. For this trip, he will have a 2 way GPS system on his bike and people
will be able track his progress. So far people have pledged over $10,000 towards
the charities and our company will match most of these donations. Take a look at
his website that I will be maintaining while he is on his ride.
Only Two Tartan
Thursday Suppers Until the Summer Break.
The popular Tartan
Pub Thursday suppers are coming to an end with a twist. Instead of Thursday May
17 the supper will be held on Friday May 18th. The meal will be a
repeat of the great BBQ supper that was served
up on the last Thursday in March (pictures).
The shift of date is being done because many people will be in from out of town
on that weekend for the golf tournament. We will certainly break the 70 steak
record of March. Once again, you will have to register in advance for the steak supper as we have
to know how many people will be eating. The regular Thursday suppers will then
resume in the fall. Also coming up in May (Sunday May 20th)
is the annual Spring Golf Open. The registration for this event will be posted
very shortly. I predict the weather will be great because last last the
tournament was cancelled for the first time ever due to weather.
Are You A Real 2 Mountainer?
Here is a test to see if you are a real Two Mountainer.
On Saturday May 5th, this is what you have to do. Get up in the morning and go
for a coffee at Cafe Lola to wake you up to set up a table at the LTM Garage
Sale (check the 2mo calendar for details). At 3pm you go home and take a quick shower before heading off to the Legion for their Spring BBQ (5:30 to 8:00 / $6.00). You ask to be served early to make sure you can get to the Olympia for the Phil Collins tribute band and you top off the night with a few brews at the Tartan. Passing grade is 60% any 3 of these events will qualify you as a true 2 mountainer.
Boston Hangs On To NA
Cup For Another Year
The LTHC once again have shamed Canada by not getting
back the North American Cup and leaving in the hands of the Boston Boys for a
third year in a row. This now leaves the LTHC with a record of 28-4-2. The game
was a nail bitter as no one took more than a one goal lead. With Boston making
it 4-3 with 10 minutes left the Laval Teachers never got back the goal. We are
all hoping the LTHC coach Richard Allard is well enough to play next year as his
coaching record now sits at 0-3 for the NA Cup Match. We want to thank all the
fans for coming to watch even though they weren't all cheering for US. They
endured the very cold Bonaventure Arena and managed to stick it out for 90
minutes. Actually if it had been sticking out, it might have frozen off.
Check out 4 new
Big Game TODAY!
The Boston guys had their sticks sharpened for the North
American Cup this Saturday at 1:15 at the Bonaventure Arena on Cote de Liesse
here for directions). The Cup should be polished on its way up here as it
has been in Boston for 2 years now. The plan so far is to try and recapture the
cup and then go downtown (I think @ Brutopia on Crescent) and watch the game and
have a few refreshments. The Boston boys are staying downtown, so we will leave
them to their tomfoolery. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer for Canada
What's That License on
the First Page?
I realize that there are a lot of younger readers (who
am I kidding) of this website that might not know what the license plate is on
my entry page. There was a time that you had to have a city license on your
bicycle otherwise the cops (who had nothing better to do back then) would
actually pick up your bike and put in their trunk and bring it to city hall.
Every year (I don't remember when it stopped) you would have to go to city hall
and register your two-wheeler and put this metal plate on the wheel using the
hole that you see on the left of the number. I remember as a kid that you would
try to get the lowest number possible. One year (I think 1972) I got number 1.
My dad being mayor may have helped a bit. If anyone knows when this practice
stopped and how much it used to cost, drop me a line.
The story about this particular license (1961 # 460) is interesting (to me
anyway). Geoff Bliss found this on the lot where my current house is. When we
bought our lot in 1984, there was a abandoned cottage on it. In the summer, you
could barely see it from the road as everything was growing around it. The old
shack was being used as a hideout and 'play' house for the local kids. It was
also a popular spot for ditching circulars. I would sometimes find stacks of 50
or more of the same circular or catalog in the front porch. Obviously it was
easier than to actually distribute them to surrounding houses. When we finally
decided to build a year later, the bulldozer had no trouble with the shack. It
almost fell by itself and other than a cement staircase, it was gone in the
matter of hours. Now we're playing house on that land.
WNDL Finals and Banquet
The Wednesday Night Dart League turned into the Saturday
Afternoon Dart (SAD) for the 21st time in its history. As Rod Stewart would
sing, let the pictures tell the story. Click
Here. Thanks to the Tartan
staff for their great service, to Gerry for the food, to Brendan for the music
and President Paul Fougere who did the stats all year and prepared the day.
Bernie Making Waves in
a Foreign Hockey League (FHL)
As many of you know, my brother Bernie had gone over to
the other side. He has taken a sabbatical from the LTHC
and gone to play with 'les autres' in St-Eustache (Don't ask him who he voted
for in the elections). He will however join us for our Boston game which I will
talk about later. From all reports, he is still playing at a superior level
proven by the fact that he received a special award for the season from les Français
called 'le talent'. Roughly translated, it means: at your age, we can't believe
you don't have a walker, never mind that you can still play hockey. Anyway, if
you click on his picture, you will see the award, I would like to draw your
attention to the Freudian slip on the t-shirt which I am not sure Bernie saw
when he sent it to me.
Getting back to the Boston game. As I reported earlier in the year, our LTHC
Boston trip did not happen for the first time in 33 years, however the Boston
boys decided to come up to Montreal and defend their North American Cup title.
The game is on Saturday, April 14 at 1:15 (to 2:45) at the Bonaventure arena.
That is on Cote de Liesse right beside Le Bifthèque steak house. You are all
invited to come and cheer for your favorite country. We are waving the admission
fee, so you can come and see 'le talent' at his best.
4 Korners Holds Its 2nd
Annual Golf Tournament
The 4 Korners Family Resource Centre will be holding a
golf tournament at the Victorien on Saturday June 9th. Last year's tournament
was a success despite awful weather and this year's promises to be even better.
The dinner will be emceed by Ernie Butler of the Comedy Nest with special guest
comedian Phil Shuchat. Why not come and support the 4 Korners Resource centre
who provide programs for children, youth, seniors and families. If you don't
golf you can come for supper and enjoy the show for $35.
Click here for more info
Tartan BBQ a Success!
There is no better way to bring in the spring than to take the snow of the BBQ
and cook up a major league steak (my apologies to my vegetarian readers). That's
what Ron did for 65 people attending the special BBQ supper on Thursday. The
meal was fantastic and thanks to Ron, Garold, Gary, Kim, Jane and Dennis for
serving up a doozy. Everyone gave top marks to the supper. I will have pictures
posted (probably Saturday morning) as I stayed there too long to produce a slide
here for the slide show.
Spring Day March 25, 2007
Yesterday, around supper time, a nice coating of snow fell in Two Mountains.
There was no wind with the temperature around 0, the snow delicately fell upon
the branches and stayed there. It was a little too dark to take pictures but
this morning I ventured out on the lake with my camera. Don't worry it was
shallow where I was. I took a few pictures that I might try a submit to the 2 mo
calendar next year. I have posted one on my POM (picture of the Month) page. You
can click here or on the P0M logo above to see it.
I hadn't posted one for February because I had so many I couldn't decide. It's
there if you go to the previous POM at the bottom of the page.
Drive for the Cure
I am passing on the following message from Danny Klimas.
I would like to get a foursome into this tournament, so contact me if you are
Believe it or not
spring has arrived! It is also the time of year that I send out your invitation
to participate in our “Drive for the Cure” Golf Classic that will be held on
Tuesday June 26, 2007 this year, once again at the exclusive Le Fontainebleau
Golf Club. Click here to find details for the event and we hope that you will be
able to support us either through your participation and or sponsorship. So as
not to avoid disappointment, please register early as space is very
limited. We promise to once again show you a special day both on and off the
course while we raise funds for research into cancer. If you have any questions,
please contact me. We look forward to seeing you there, Danny Klimas. You
can e-mail me by clicking