Riding to Hounds in Wellington & Waterloo Counties and Surrounding Areas in Southern Ontario

NEWSFLASH: 11 December 2017



Another very successful Hunt Ball was held at Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge on Saturday, 9th December when seventy-two members and guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, from the Champagne reception sponsored by Peller Estates (who also provided wine throughout the evening), through being piped in, by the Grand Celtic Pipe Band from Fergus, to a superb Dinner, Awards ceremony and presentation of Colours, good natured and sporting Horn Blowing and Whip-cracking competitions, all leading up to dancing to music by The New Boys.

Also, running throughout the evening was the usual Silent Auction which raised in the region of $4,000 for the benefit of our hounds. Our thanks go out to everyone who contributed items and/or engaged in the lively bidding which went to achieve this.

The whole event would never have happened without the excellent work of many members, spearheaded by the Hunt Ball Committee, chaired by our President, Barbara Hard, ably assisted by Pat VanEsch-Dussault, MFH (venue and catering), Jeff Peller, MFH (venue and Peller Estates liaison), Lynn Smillie (Silent Auction), Peter Creighton (Attendance and Silent Auction) and Marcy Lowes & Dave Craig (Decorations).

Running throughout the evening was a continuous slide show of Barry Chadbolt’s wonderful images from our hunts and a short video from Alison Gittins which can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/jeff.peller.31/videos/1677952665577400/  .


2017 Recipients of Wellington-Waterloo Hunt Colours, presented by the Masters are:-

Carissa Gelata, Katie Henderson, Melanie Michaels and Ronnie Rickli

 Fairly Hunted Award – presented to Junior riders who have hunted a minimum of five times in a year. Presented by MFHA on recommendation of the Masters:-

Hannah Boast, Madeline Boast and Hunter Laskowski

MASTERS AND DIRECTORS AWARDS presented at the Hunt Ball, 2017: 

The Ambassador Award, selected by the Masters, presented to Jock Buchanan-Smith, ex MFH, Honourary Life Master of W-WH. 

Awards voted by the Board of Directors:

Supporter Member of The Year – Don Holman

Field Hunter of The Year – Barbara Hard

 CONGRATULATIONS to all our Honourees!

 Very best wishes for the festive season to all W-WH Members and friends from the Masters and Directors and looking forward to a happy, healthy and successful 2018 with more Good Hunting!

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