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Annual Branch Black Tie Dinner

This year's dinner was held on Saturday, October 23rd, at the Grand Hotel Nanaimo.  Here is a view of the Branch's heraldic display (Laurie Patten's ongoing project) as one passes it upon entering the dining area.  Next is a photo of the dining area.

Laurie Patten's heraldic display dining area

Members and guests start arriving and begin chatting.  Shortly afterwards, the guest of honour, the Hon. Iona Campagnolo, arrives and is greeted by the Branch executive.

guests mingling greeting of Iona Campagnolo

the Hon. Iona Campagnolo giving her speech

After a very good meal, the Hon. Iona Compagnolo gives a very interesting keynote speech outlining her views on the value of heraldry and on the past and possible future accomplishments of the Society.

Arms of Iona Campagnolo

Laurie Patten makes a presentation to Iona

Next, our master heraldic craftsman Laurie Patten makes a presentation of a very fine heraldic book to Iona.

Arms of Laurie Patten Arms of Iona Campagnolo

Carl Larsen presenting David Ruddy the past national president certificate

National vice-president and past Branch president Carl Larsen presents to David Ruddy the national past president certificate.

Arms of David Ruddy Arms of Carl Larsen

John Neil presenting David Ruddy the Branch past president certificate

David receives another certificate, this time for being a past Branch president, presented by Branch president John Neill.

Arms of David Ruddy Arms of John Neill

David Ruddy

David begins spinning some yarns.

Arms of David Ruddy

John Neill presents past president certificate to Laurie Patten

John gives out another past president certificate, this time to Laurie Patten.

Arms of Laurie Patten Arms of John Neill

John Neill presents past president certificate to Carl Larsen

John cannot stop himself from giving out certificates.  This time it is to Carl Larsen, again for being a past president.

Arms of Carl Larsen Arms of John Neill

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