April 5, 2015 Ian Duke

40th Celebration Re-cap and Award Winners

The GTMAA Executive would like to thank our members and special guests that partook in our 40th Anniversary festivities this past weekend at the Canadiana Restaurant in Etobicoke. We enjoyed an evening filled with fellowship, entertainment, and laughter. The turnout was indeed impressive and we are grateful that so many friends could join us on this occasion; we hope you had a wonderful time.

A cheque was presented to the Bruce Beauchamp Memorial Fund with proceeds from our raffle and 50/50 sales to support their ongoing charity work in the community. Members of the Beauchamp family were on hand to accept the donation and conveyed their sincere gratitude for our contribution. To learn more about the Bruce Beauchamp Memorial Fund, including how to make an online tax-deductible donation, please visit brucebeauchampmemorialfund.ca

Two long-serving members were recognized the prestigious Robert Andrew Fire Buff of the Year Award: Gary Wignall and Gord MacBride. Both are previous recipients of the award (Gary in 1981 and 2005; Gord in 1977) and have been responsible for transforming the club from its humble beginnings into what it is today. Without their consistent effort and dedication over the years, the club as we know it simply would not exist.

The GTMAA 2014 Photographer of the Year Award was presented to Kevin Hardinge. His winning photo depicts Detroit firefighters working at a box alarm near Rosa Parks Blvd & Pine Street in April 2014. Congratulations Kevin! All photo submissions can be viewed in our blog post here.

Photo by Kevin Hardinge

Kevin Hardinge’s award-winning photograph


 

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An event of this magnitude obviously takes a great deal of work behind the scenes: to all of those that helped with making this evening a success, we sincerely thank you.