Men About Town
Friday, 25 May 2007 04:17
Written by Staff
New to Dimitra’s Jewellers is the U-Boat line of watches. The line has a long history, having been designed in 1942 by the Fontana workshop for the distinguished officers of the Italian Navy’s submarines (also known as U-boats). Though the project was ultimately scrapped, the distinctive drawings, colour samples and original materials were lovingly preserved for more than 60 years. In 2000, Italo Fontana, a cousin of the workshop’s late founder, realized a longtime company dream by producing the line. For more information visit Dimitra’s Jewellers at 1700 Corydon Ave.
Once again Auto Haus Porsche out did themselves with their introduction of the all new four-door Panamera. The event was reminiscent of a Hollywood production with a light show and huge video screens. They also combined the elegance of this new model with the latest fashions from Hugo Boss, a new Tag watch worth over $100,000, the finest Tolaini wines and, of course, a collection of private jets—just to compliment the dream world.
The annual Special Olympics Festival fundraiser for Special Olympics Manitoba took place at the Delta Winnipeg on Thursday November 12, and had over 300 people in attendance. The event auctions this year alone raised over $60,000 and included Studio Publications’ Dish Magazine’s donation of a ‘Pantry Raid’ webisode featuring chef Rob Thomas, which raised $1,600! A combined investment of up to $5 million by the governments of Canada and Manitoba in 12 new innovative galleries at the Manitoba Children’s Museum will present a world of experiences, featuring leading-edge technology, that entertain as they educate. The museum plans to renew its current gallery and add a 3,500 square foot welcome centre to its current location at The Forks. The remainder of the overall project costs of $9.5 million is being provided through museum donations and fundraising activities.
Why drive, when you can fly?
Clients of Winnipeg Men/Winnipeg Women Magazines were treated to a round of golf at Clear Lake Golf Course via a flight from Fast Air on Sept. 26. From left: Terry Trush, Captain Tim Seitler, Trevor Markevitch, Glenn Tinley, Tom Robson, Tony Teunis, Richard Buchwald and Mike Kerr.
Winnipeg Men magazine congratulates the 16 Manitoba businesses that have been named to the 2006 Top 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada:
• Friesens Corporation
• Wellington West Capital Inc.
• The Puratone Corporation
• McNally Robinson Booksellers
• Monarch Industries Limited
• WGI Westman Group Inc.
• The Dufresne Group
• Bison Transport Inc.
• National Leasing Group Inc.
• Canad Inns
• Paterson GlobalFoods Inc.
• The Murray Automotive Group
• Hytek Ltd.
• Johnson Group Inc.
• B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
• Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
Congrats go out to the three lucky people who took home the Lab Rats razors: Richard Szukiewicz, Sandi Masserey and Bob Kelln, who won the very swanky Braun 360. Here’s what Bob had to say: “This is the best shaver I have ever had. I especially like the self cleaning feature. Previously I used an older model Braun, but it does not compare.”
Congratulations to Grant Gillis of Brandon who won the one-hour “familiarization flight” with Winnipeg Aviation. In our last issue, we asked you to tell us why you would rather be flying. Gillis’ winning response: “Maybe an opportunity to join the mile high club.” We hope that works out for him. Congrats also to Rob Klemchuk, who successfully identified the cow on top of the meat market on Nairn Ave. and won himself a $20 gift certificate from WOW! Hospitality.
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2 tickets to the Roger Waters performance at the MTS Centre, June 27, 2007, courtesy of Winnipeg Men magazine.
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More marathon training tips from the experts at the Manitoba Marathon.
Our financial columnist, Greg Bieber of Richardson Partners Financial Limited, is back with his practical advice for how to spend, save and invest your money. Find all of Greg’s columns at both winnipegmen.com and winnipegwomen.net.
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2007 Father Daughter Ball
An elegant night for fathers and daughters ages 5-12.
Where: Fort Garry Hotel Provencher Ballroom
When: Thursday, May 10 5:30-9:00PM
Father and daughter tickets - $75 each
Additional daughters -$50 each
For tickets call Jennifer Crawford - 788-8840
More details available at 102clearfm.com
Proceeds to prostate cancer at Cancer Care Manitoba Foundation
NEW! - Check out the promotional video at: 102clearfm.com/video/2006FatherDaughterBall.wmv