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Monday, August 10, 2009

St. Lawrence Come Home Year 2009 : Double click for photo enlargements

Come Home Year 2009

by Gord Dunphy

Double click for photo enlargements

I would like to congratulate the Homecoming Committee. It was indeed a great pleasure to be able to return home and see so many friends. I realize that these events just don't happen, so from all "come from away" Laurentians, I would like to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication.

"Below I have added to my Blog some photo's which I took while I was in St.Lawrence during the 2009 Homecoming"

The town of St.Lawrence

The St.Lawrence Harbour

There is certainly more to St.Lawrence than soccer but to me, soccer is Number 1.

The St.Lawrence Laurentians have won :
24 - Provincial Challenge Cup Championships, 3 - National Silver Medals and
2 - National Bronze Medals

Future Laurentians !!!

A Memorial to Kevin Kenndy was unveiled during the 2009 Homecoming

Kevin Kennedy of St.Lawrence was one of six Canadian soldiers who was killed in Afghanistan after a roadside bomb exploded near their vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 13:30 hrs Kandahar time, west of Kandahar City. April 9, 2007

St.Lawrence biggest Employer: St.Lawrence Fish Plant

St.Lawrence Miners Museum

Late George Slaney was a miner in St.Lawrence

St.Lawrence Municipal Center

Echoes of Valour - St.Lawrence

Echoes of Valour Sculpture

Explanation - Echoes of Valour

St. Lawrence Academy : K-12 school

New US Memorial Health Care Center

Officially opened in 1994

Site of the former US Memorial Hospital

RC Parish - St.Thomas Aquinas

St.Lawrence Recreation Center

Trophy Lounge

Operated by the St.Lawrence Soccer Association

Masterless Men playing at the Rec Center - July 6/09

(The mural of the soccer ball in the background was painted by my son Mark while he was a student at St. Lawrence Academy. Mark is now a graduate of
Architectural Engineering Technology from CONA and employed in Ottawa)

Brent Tarrant, Mike Howlett and Jonathon Edwards
helping out at the St. Lawrence Rec Center

Dave Murray, myself, Wils Molloy and Shane share a few soccer stories while having a drink in my room at Oceanview

Wils Molloy pointing at Bern Pike and Dave Murray at my hotel room

Paulette Turpin selling Shane a 50/50 tickets for the SLSA

St.Lawrence Soccer Association, spearheaded by President Hubert Beck and Hall of Fame Chair Lyle Drake held a Hall of Fame Banquet during the Homecoming. It was a huge success with long time town Councilor Pat Brake Emceeing the Banquet.

Pat was also singled out by government for recognition for the valuable and outstanding contributions he has made to the overall recreation situation within his community.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Back Row: Bob Spearns, Paul Doyle and Harry Kelly Front Row:Val Slaney, Keith Jackman, Dr.Paul Sleney and Scott Bishop Missing from photo : Noel Doyle and Glen Doyle

Wall of Honour Inductees: Back row :Angie Walsh( Late Keithy Walsh) and
Florence Tarrant ( Late Jose Tarrant)

Myself presenting Angie with Keithy's plaque

Scot Bishop and his mom, Beth get inducted the same night.

Education Minister, MHA Dr. Darin King was in St. Lawrence during the festivities bringing
greeting on behalf of theNL Provincial P.C. Government

The Federal Government MP Judy Foote.

Mrs. Foote indicated that 2009 marks the 12th year that she has been in St.Lawrence on St.Lawrence Day.

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