Pool gala night mixes laughter and luck

Comedian-magician Perry James (centre) is bound in chains during his performance at the Davidson swimming pool committee’s winter gala on Dec. 3. Helping him out, from left, are Terence Shewchuk, Derrick Vetter and Jason Low.

Comedian-magician Perry James (centre) is bound in chains during his performance at the Davidson swimming pool committee’s winter gala on Dec. 3. Helping him out, from left, are Terence Shewchuk, Derrick Vetter and Jason Low.

By Joel van der Veen

DAVIDSON — Comedy and fun were in the cards as the swimming pool committee hosted its third gala fundraiser at Davidson Town Hall on Dec. 3.

The event included supper, a casino night with donated prizes and a well-received performance by comedian-magician Perry James.

Organizers estimated that the event brought in roughly $13,000, with just under 200 people in attendance and more than 20 volunteers helping out.

“We were really lucky with our volunteers and our food donations,” said committee member Brenna Siroski.

Crystal Johnson, who welcomed guests on Saturday night, reflected on what had been achieved through the committee’s work and the community’s support over the last four years.

“Saying it is impressive is an extreme understatement,” she said, briefly choking up. “We can’t thank you enough.”

Anne Willner, Corey Eddie and a team of volunteers cooked and served a traditional turkey dinner, beginning with a salad bar and ending with black forest cake for dessert.

James, a native of Nipawin with a long career and multiple TV appearances to his credit, kept the audience entertained with a mixture of magic and comedy.

For the full story, please see the Dec. 12 edition of The Davidson Leader or call 306-567-2047 to subscribe today.

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