It is 6:10pm on the 26th of April, 2014, and Dave Phillips cracks a cross court smash bringing a close to West Island Crusade against cancer’s, (Wicac) 18th annual, 12 hour squash marathon at Le Club West Island.
An event of this magnitude could not be realized without the support of countless people.
We want to thank Christine Walker, Jessika Kaneb, and management at Le Club West Island, for allowing us the use of the facilities, the past 15 years.
We salute our quartet of stars; Dave Phillips, Anne-Christine Lajoie, Alexandra Norman, and Joshua Schwartz for displaying their talents. It is a rare opportunity in playing your level of play, and we thank-you as a group for your participation.
An honorable mention to Rainer Zimmermann, Scott Copeland, Lester Simpson, and Brian Forsyth who have answered the bell every year since May 9, 1997, which remind us of the importance of this event by your presence.
We applaud Dennis Legarde, and Mike Morton, who ran our blitz tournament to a T, with our participants having their fill of squash.
Lastly, Team Wicac wants to sincerely thank the members of Le Club West Island. Your continued support of this event sets you apart from many facilities in Montreal. It is a thrill to be associated with those that care deeply about club life.
Your involvement allows us to support fully Nova West Island’s (www.novawi.org) Carousel program, two weekend bereavement camps for 70 children in The West Island.
You also contribute a significant amount to The West Island Palliative Care center’s (www.wipcr.ca) meal program.
Your support also aids with The Canadian Cancer society, (www.cancer.ca).
Rest Up! We look forward to doing it all again at this time next year.