Over 100 members, CPA students and their guests watched the October 14, 2016 evening home game between the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Place Stadium. This regional event was jointly hosted by CPABC and the CPABC Richmond/S.Delta Chapter. Chapter leaders are shown in the picture below assisting at the registration table.
The evening started with a pre-game reception at Moxie’s which featured Jenny Duffy CPA CA. Duffy is the official choreographer for the BC Felions cheerleading squad and a CPABC member. She provided an insightful commentary about her work and shared some of her memorable experiences with the BC Lions franchise.
Duffy is pictured above, on the left, with the CPABC Member Services team Tierra Pawluk and Shobna Nand (middle), and Flora Yu CPA CGA, co-chair of the CPABC Richmond/S.Delta Chapter, on the right.
Yu then gave her remarks and distributed several door prizes including a highly coveted football autographed by BC Lions quarterback Jonathon Jennings (#10). This prize was won by Brian McKay (pictured below).
Additional photos from the pre-game event are shown below.
[Top: Vinetta Peek FCPA FCMA with David Crawford CPA CA and his son, and Rick Lightheart FCPA FCMA]
[Bottom: Members at the pre-game reception]
[Top: Members at the pre-game reception]
[Bottom: David Sale FCPA FCGA and Vinetta Peek FCPA FCMA]
Members and their guests then made their way to the stadium to watch the game.
BC Lions fans were cautiously optimistic when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers held a razor thin 12-11 lead at half time. By the opening of the fourth quarter, the game was tied at 22 each and the fans were gripped with excited tension. The Lions looked like this could be their night for a home field win when they scored a spectacular touchdown pass putting them ahead by 7. Unfortunately, a costly turnover and a couple of errors gave Winnipeg the opportunity to put the game away with a close 35-32 win over the Lions.
Despite the disappointing loss, members, CPA students and their guests still enjoyed the evening especially the chance to networking with their peers. Members wishing to watch other games can take advantage of member savings through the CPABC Member Benefits program.
Upcoming CPABC professional sports networking events are planned including a game night with the Vancouver Canucks in the winter followed by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the summer.
Bring a friend or colleague and cheer on our home teams!