Submitted by Tami Dovell
A member of the local Moose Mountain Lions club, Chris Byrne, a Newfoundlander, created an event for the Moose Mountain Lions Club Greenspace with the idea he wanted to celebrate Tibs Eve here in Saskatchewan.
Tibbs Eve is a tradition in Newfoundland where Dec. 23 they celebrate family and friends by going door to door, “Mummering (dressing up and caroling) through song and dance.
Chris decided as a musician he would bring song and dance to celebrate family and friends here at the lake with proceeds going to the greenspace!!
He was enthusiastically joined by the other local talents Eddie Fahlman and Mark Crawl of Kenosee Lake whom performed a few awesome sets as well as Chris.
Chris, Eddie and Mark, performed the final set and it was absolutely wonderful.
A huge thank-you to Daryl Safinuk and Eddie Fahlman of the Kenosee Inn whom generously offered their space and staff and helped find sponsors.
136 tickets were sold in two days filling the venue space.
Reagan Schobeter of Sysco Foods donated beef, Great Western donated draft beer, and each ticket came with beef on a bun and a draft.
McMillan Motor Products donated 4 Winnipeg Jets tickets which was a private raffle. The lions brought in $1000.00 won by Ivon Irwing of Wawota.
Chris “Screeched in” (Another tradition for anyone visiting Nfld.)
52 of the gathered crowd kissed a Kenosee perch, did a shot of screech and went home with a certificate!! 52 of the crowd left as “Kenosee Screachers!”
It was a wonderful evening had by all and a huge thank-you from the lions club to all who donated and supported this wonderful Tibbs Eve Event.
The MMLC brought in $4000.00 for this wonderful event. Thanks to these wonderful musicians for sharing their talent with us from their generous hearts.