WLSA president Moe Monita presents Caroline Chupa receiving her Sportsman of the Year Award as the hardest working member on the club for 2013.

WLSA president Moe Monita presents Caroline Chupa receiving her Sportsman of the Year Award as the hardest working member on the club for 2013.

Wild game banquet a treat for guests

A sold out Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association annual Wild Game Banquet was a hit, as 200 people packed the Elk’s Hall Feb. 22.

A sold out Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association annual Wild Game Banquet was a hit, as 200 people packed the Elk’s Hall Feb. 22 for the event.

The banquet featured door prizes, a silent auction, a ticket pull from a moose antler, a bucket draw and a can auction, on top of the evening’s highlight, the food.

“There was lots of good food, for sure,” said Moe Monita, president of the WLSA.

“Roast beef, deer roast, elk burgers, salmon, elk roasts, goose, moose, buffalo, rainbow trout, cougar and even more salmon.”

Monita added the event is the WLSA’s main fundraiser for the year.

“What it does is it puts money into much-needed upgrades for the clubhouse, and also the [shooting] range,” he said.

“We have a nice dinner, do trophy presentations, and after that we have the door prizes and the auctions.”

Additionally, two couples were honoured with lifetime memberships to the WLSA for their continued hard work: Judy and Barry Jenkins, and Barb and Jerry Lucas.

Monita said the wild game banquet received great community support, and thanked the business community for their generous donations.

“It’s absolutely great to see so many great donors in this town,” he said. “We had a fishing trip for two to Nimpo Lake, a coffee table donated by Pioneer Log Homes, all kinds of things.”

The event, he added, raised close to $10,000 for the WLSA.

For the WLSA 2013 Trophy List see the Scoreboard on page A22.

Williams Lake Tribune

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