Over 200 TRIUMF staff members and guests put in an appearance at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on the evening of Saturday, December 6, for the annual TRIUMF Christmas party. The 2008 Christmas party marked an excellent occasion to celebrate the year as it comes to an end at TRIUMF.
Directing the evening proceedings was Marcello Pavan, returning to his traditional role as the Master of Ceremonies. The hotel provided an excellent meal accompanied by wine donated by MDS Nordion. After the dinner, music for dancing was provided by The Kettle Boys, featuring TRIUMF’s own Rob Walker.
In addition to dinner and dancing, there were several other events. As part of a contest, TRIUMF employees from around the world sang Christmas songs in their native language. A 50/50 draw organized by the Hot Spot Café raised over $500 for Covenant House, a shelter for homeless youth. The other half of the money was split between three winners. As well, numerous door prizes, plus prizes awarded to the best dancers, were given away throughout the evening.
The Christmas party this year was attended by 220 people, a large increase from the previous year’s 185. The party would not have been such a success were it not for the hard work of Sandi Miller, Sharon Tomei, and Shirley Reeve, who organized the event.
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