Results from 2006 Competitions

Here are the results from the Competitions held this year:

Results of Tulip Time Festival Competition in Holland, Michigan in May 2006

First – David McKee, City of Brantford
Second – Chris Whyman, City of Kingston
Third – Bill McKee, Uxbridge / Pt. Perry/ Oshawa

It rained most of the time including during the parade. Ruffles and feathers were dampened, but not spirits.

Results of the Muskoka Pioneer Power Show held in July 2006:

First Prize – Crier Bill McKee – Uxbridge / Pt. Perry/ Oshawa
Second Prize – Crier Mark Molnar – St. Catharines
Third Prize – Crier Les Whiting – Petrolia tied with – Crier Steve Travers – Barrie

Special Prize – Crier Ian Burkholder awarded for “Best Researched Cry” for the International Harvester Cry he did.

There were 11 Criers participating in capacities as Host, Benchmark Crier, Judge & Competing.

Special Note: Proudest Cry of the day given by Crier Ken Templeman announcing the birth of his first grandchild born July 08th!

Mayor Scott Northmore attended the BBQ and presented “Certificates of Participation” to each person.

Ontario Guild of Town Criers Championship Results held in Uxbridge – July 2006

First Place: George Sims, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Second Place: Chris Whyman, City of Kingston
Third Place: David McKee, City of Brantford

North American Town Crier Championship Results held in Ingersol, Ontario in August 2006

The WinnersFirst Place: Bill McKee, Uxbridge / Pt. Perry/ Oshawa
Second Place: George Sims, Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Third Place: Chris Whyman, City of Kingston

There were 28 Town Criers were in attendance.

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade October 2006

October 31, 2006

Scott Fraser
Ontario Guild of Town Criers
Waterloo, Ontario

Dear Scott:

Re: Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade

I would like to thank you (and your fellow criers) for your participation in this year’s Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade on Monday, October 9, 2006. It was an absolutely perfect day for the Parade! The 39th annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade will be on Monday, October 8, 2007 and applications

I have enjoyed working with you and hope you are planning to participate next year.

Yours truly,

K-W Oktoberfest Inc.
Jean Weiler
Chairperson, Parade Committee


Scott adds his thanks and notes that the following Town Criers helped with the Oktoberfest Parade: Mark Molnar, Derek Miller, Doug Turvey, Bill McKee, Bruce Kruger, Shaun Kruger and George Sims.


  

Bob Heil Retires

After almost 20 years of service the Town Crier for Lincoln, Wainfleet and Haldimand retired.

heil.jpgBob thoroughly enjoyed the years of crying and look forward to being a spectator in the future. He is a Life Member of the Guild and looks forward to keeping abreast of the “goings-on” in the world of Town Crying and to keep in touch with the many friends that he made through the Guild.

Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Parade

The Ontario Guild of Town Criers was again represented at the head of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Parade.

The following Town Criers helped Mark Molnar with his Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Parade: Tony VanderMaas, Dave McKee, Derek Miller, Dave Phillips, George Sims.

Thank you Mark for your efforts in organizing this activity once again!

Chris Whyman Joins The KEDCO Tourism Team

Kingston, On: The Kingston Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Chris Whyman has joined the organization.

whyman200.jpg“For some time, Chris has been the official tourism ambassador for the city” said Jeff Garrah, KEDCO’s General Manager. “I am pleased he has joined our team and will manage Visitor Services for our organization.”

For the last 23 years, Chris has traveled the world as Kingston’s Town Crier, using his distinctive voice to promote the many virtues of the Limestone City. He has participated in hundreds of competitions and festivals, acquiring many distinguished awards and titles for his crying abilities. He received the 2004 World Town Crier Tournament’s Championship Award, and the Best Dressed Criers Award.

Chris recently led a delegation to Detroit, Michigan, proclaiming Kingston’s many tourism advantages. His powerful pipes have helped put Kingston on the map, both nationally and internationally.

Chris will be based out of the Tourism Information Office. Located in the historic railway station across from Kingston City Hall, the TIO provides information on accommodations, attractions, culture and retail to visitors to the city of Kingston.