Men About Town
Thursday, 11 October 2007 09:26
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.
And the winner is...
Luc Therrien was the lucky recipient of the Manitoba Moose tickets with his summer sob story:
I had an unfortunate event happen to my pop up trailer that ruined my summer’s worth of camping.
My camper was stored on my brother’s farm yard. When I picked up my camper this summer to go camping, I noticed that the tarp that covered it was all scratched up and ripped in spots. After removing the tarp, I noticed approximately 50 to 60 deep gouges and holes in a few spots on the aluminum roof of the pop up. After examing the trailer closely and discussing the possible cause of these gouges, I discovered that my brother had left his horses to graze in and around the yard. The gouges and teeth marks on the roof of the trailer led us to believe that the horses were the culprits of the damage. We suspect that the smell of the moth ball that I had left inside and around the trailer to fend off mice (who apparently do not like the smell) attacted the horses. They used their teeth to gouge and bite into the trailer roof.
I put a claim into Autopac and after having the estimators chuckle and laugh, they wrote the trailer off. Because there was no structural damage to the trailer (just what they considered vandalism and which I repaired with caulking), I was able to buy back my trailer from Autopac and continue to use it--gouges and all. It made for a disappointing summer as far as camping goes. I must say though that the story is a campfire highlight and to anyone else I’ve told it to.
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OFF TO KENYA
Headingley Sport Shop Ltd owners, Jill Ruth and Jody Cole have earned one of twenty spots reserved for Kawasaki’s top Canadian dealers for a trip to Kenya, Africa. Headlingly Sport Shop has been a Kawasaki dealer for 27 years. The 16,000 sq ft location at 5160 Portage Ave, was designed by Ruth and Cole in 2006, and is dedicated to the motorsports enthusiast.
October 17 is the North American launch of the Panamera, Porsche’s first four-door luxury sports sedan. Available in Panamera S, Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo models featuring 4.8 L V8 engines in either naturally aspirated or twin-turbocharged. The Panamera will be available for viewing at Auto Haus Porsche on October 17.
NORTHERN LEAGUE EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR, AGAIN
Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier was named Northern League executive of the year for the fifth time. Under Collier, the Goldeyes have been the only Northern League club to sell more than 300,000 tickets in a season.
The latest at U.N. Luggage are Visconti Writing Instruments, a line of pens that are hand crafted in Italy. The natural properties of celluloid and environmentally friendly material makes each writing instrument beautiful and unique. They are shock proof and are available in rollerball, ballpoint and fountain pen. The fountain pen nibs are available in 14 k gold, and a wide range of spectacular colours are available.
NEW AT MORRISONS
New to Morrison in Grant Park Shopping Centre is a line of shirts by Bugtchi Uomo. The shirts are the perfect balance between classic and cool elegance.
AND THE WINNER IS...
Lucky boy Todd Pernerowski won two tickets to see the NHL exhibition game on Sept. 24 featuring the Edmonton Oilers vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ruslan Tracz positively identified the Holy Trinity Church in last issue’s 20/20 to receive tickets to Blink-182.
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