30th Executive Director Speech 2019 -“Oh the Lives We’ll Change”

By April 19, 2019 Uncategorized

Oh The Lives We’ll Change

Congratulations!
Today is our day.
We’re raising some money!
For Kids ev’ry way!
 
We have rings on the ice
We have sliders on shoes
And auctions and raffles
And did I mention there’s booze?
We have curling pros.  And they bring what they know.
You can pick one because you’ve raised so much dough.
 
You’ll see there are four Scotts.  Look ’em over with care
About one you might say. “I don’t choose to go there”
With a Schneider right there and a Wark at your feet.
you’ll never go wrong choosing girls that bring heat.
 
And you may find a Foster
dressed up in a gown
In that case of course
she’s drawing houses all round.
 
She’s hotter here
in the cold cold rink air.
 
On the ice things can happen
and frequently do
to Koe’s as shoeless
and famous as you.
 
And when Birnie slides out
don’t falter.  Don’t woo.
Just slide right along
You’ll meet Superman too.
 
OH!
THE MONEY WE’LL RAISE!
 
We’ll help babies grow up!
we’ll support them with love!
They’ll do such great things
and have lives they dream of
 
You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have Chadwick
He can really control that house with his stick!
Whomever you pick, Cotter, Beuk, Gates, McQuaid
However you throw, all your shots will be made.
 
Except when you don’t
Because, sometimes you won’t
 
I’m sorry to say so
but, sadly it’s true
picked rocks 
can also happen to you.
 
You can get behind three
four, five, a big bunch
And your draw will sail through.
You’ll be itching for Lunch.
 
You’ll come in for some lunch
really hungry for meat.
Wond’ring why Ty George was
a guy you couldn’t beat.
 
And when you’ve been beat
by a Yank it’s no fun.
Eight-ending yourself
is not easily done.
 
You will look for a Polo, Court George or the like.
You’ll wish they were easy, like riding a bike. 
With your Collins you’ll know you’re great at the lead!
Laura Strong at the back?  Or just Balsy and meed?
With Rob Harris though. Might be best to concede?
 
And IF Wes is there, you choose him or Lor-i…
or World Champ Miss Inglis? Or maybe Sac’cree
Or take PEI with Christianson, Marie?
Simple it is not, I’m afraid you will find,
for a mind-maker-upper to make up their mind.
 
You can get so confused
that you’ll start in to race
cross wide ocean gaps to a Europe-y place
and search through the hills across Frenchish wild space
headed, I cheer for a big wondrous place.
The German Place…
 
…where people are just waiting
Waiting for curling to go
or ein beer to come, or a horn to blow
or the dance to start, or the wall to go
or the wine to pour, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a”Ja” or a No.
 
Everyone is just waiting.
 
Waiting for the pebbled ice
or waiting for Megan or my wife
or waiting around for ‘nother life
or a rock to pick or get through a crack
Or waiting, perhaps for a Gushulak.
or a stone to curl, or an auction take
or a draw to stop, or a tick shot make
Everyone is just waiting
 
Nein! 
That’s not for you!
 
Somewhere you’ll soon find
there’s Andy Capp but no Wrench.
You’ll see more great skips
where the best one’s named Jentsch.
 
With LeDrews flip-flopping
once more you’ll score high!
Tapping and doub’ling girl or guy.
Raising because you know you can’t tie!
 
Oh, the money we’ll raise!  There is fun to be done!
There are points to be scored. There’s a Russian what fun!
And the magical things Galkina does with a rock
will make you the winning-est winner of talk
Fame! You’ll be famous as famous can be,
with the curling club watching you throw to the tee
 
Except when they don’t.
Because, sometimes, they won’t
 
I’m happy that Anil
will be looking at you
through his long lens
snapping pics of the crew
 
With friends
Whether you like it or not,
With friends will be something
you’ll be quite a lot
 
K 4 K fam’ly, each Easter with a band
You’ll meet a bunch of great people like Brittany Tran
And the one down the road, from Saskatch-ewon
Sara England can wow you with stories ’till dawn
 
And fun you will have
though the morning be bright
Fun you will have
though your hangovers fight
Fun you will have
through the day and the night
Onward through many
a weakening draw
though your arms may get sore
and your Ashams may gnaw.
 
On and on you will curl
and I know you’ll curl well
its for the kids you curl now
with pins on lapel.
 
You’ll find mixed teams, of course
as you already know.
You’ll get mixed teams
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you pick
Think hard and listen to me
And know that Sarnia
will fight for Sister Koo-ee.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And don’t step down on right if your gripper’s on left.
 
And will we succeed?
For the Kids, We will indeed!
(it’s our THIRTIETH …we’re guaranteed!!)
 
K4K Family, you make a difference!
 
So…
Be your name Birnie, Beuk or Bals-done
or Kimberly Schneider  Marie Christian-son
There are many great skips!
Today is your day!
Your weekend is waiting
So…get on your way!!!

Thank you.