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Three-peat for Team A.J. Stone

Laura King   

Features Blogs Editor’s blog

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It was a three-peat at the FFIC Open Friday with Team A.J. Stone – Bill and Mike Stone along with King Township Chief Bryan Burbidge and Richmond Hill Chief Steve Kraft – taking the championship once again at 14 under par. Here they are with the hardware.

Fire Fighting in Canada publisher Martin McAnulty (left) with three-time FFIC Open champions Team A.J. Stone: Mike Stone, King Township Chief Bryan Burbigde, Bill Stone and Richmond Hill Chief Steve Kraft. Photo by Laura King

I was
stationed at the 14th hole, the $10,000 par three hole-in-one hole –
witnessing shots into the river, into the trees and onto the 15th
fairway, and generally watching most everyone (except Team AJ Stone and a
select few other decent golfers) tee up and make their worst shots of the day.
It happens, when there’s money on the line and an editor  with a camera . . . Don’t worry, no names will
be mentioned, but here are some other photos just for fun.

OAFC Treasurer and Midland Fire Chief  Kevin Foster, Guelph Deputy Chief Lyle Quan, OAFC President and Oakville Chief Richard Boyes and OAFC first vice-president and Kitchener Chief Tim Beckett did not come close to winning the FFIC Open on Friday but they'll put on a really good OAFC conference/trade show this week. Photo by Laura King.    

Team Akron Brass/Clarington. Nice hats!
Photo by Laura King

VFIS Canadian regional manager Kip Cosgrove, Jeff Musser and Josh with CAFC executive director Don Warden.
Photo by Laura King.

FFIC publisher Martin McAnulty presents an award for something other than the championship to Stokes president Dave Mellor.
Photo by Laura King

With our FFIC golf tournament comes the Ontario
Association of Fire Chiefs trade show and conference, which opened in
Toronto this morning with the Suburban
and Rural seminar, including presentations on recruitment and retention, fire
sprinklers in rural areas and wildland fire safety and training.

The trade
show opens Sunday at
11am and the forecast is for rain –
which organizers generally believe is a good thing as people are more likely to
visit the trade show if they can’t work in their yards or wash and wax their
cars. I’m hearing that exhibitors were at the congress centre at
4:40 this morning to get the trucks
inside . . . It’s gonna’ be a long week!


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