St. John’smen

Collage of men attending events hosted by the St. John'smen
Who are the St. John’smen?

The St. John’smen are fellows from St. John’s parish who enjoy getting together to socialize, getting involved with worthwhile projects, and furthering the work of the church. In the past few years, we have undertaken three major annual events: wine making, the St. John’smen’s Dinner, and the presentation for the St. John’sman of the Year. The wine-making gives the fellows an opportunity to get together for a few Saturdays to partake in fellowship and fun, and later to partake in some not unreasonable red and white wines.

St. Men’s Dinner

The highlight of the year is our annual dinner. The event is open to all male members of St. John’s; as well we encourage attendees to bring sons and fathers. The evening starts with a mixer where we enjoy conversation, hors d’oeuvres, and the “fruits” of the wine making. This is followed by a full-course meal, presentation of “St. John’sman of the Year” award, and finally a talk by a guest speaker. In previous years we have welcomed speakers such as John Wright of the market-research firm Ipsos Reid, Lynn Philip Hodgson, who told the story of Camp X — Canada’s WWII secret-agent training school, and Terry Fallis, an award-winning humour writer who recounted his adventures and mis-adventures in becoming a published novelist.

Past St. John’smen of the Year

The following fellows have been honoured over the years:

  • 2016 – (No award due to 200th anniversary celebration)
  • 2015 – Jay Burford
  • 2014 – Bill Barnett
  • 2013 – Larry Parkes
  • 2012 – Peter Raynham
  • 2011 – Stephen Monk
  • 2010 – Eric Smythe
  • 2009 – John Bowes
  • 2008 – Cliff Nelles
  • 2007 – Bruce Williams
  • 2006 – Ralph Stephenson
  • 2005 – Everett Gibbs
  • 2004 – Brian Hull
  • 2003 – Derek Stodart
  • 2002 – David Bawden
  • 2001 – Chris Millar
  • 2000 – Charlie Fenton
  • 1999 – Bill Saynor
  • 1998 – Ed Wesson
  • 1997 – Nick Myhorod
  • 1996 – David Fraser

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