Alberta Provincial Legislative Chairman Don Anderson leads the convention's opening ceremonies.
Convention Chairman Alan McGunigal welcomes convention attendees to Calgary.
GIA officers at the head table during opening ceremonies included, from left: Canadian Representative Sherry McGunigal; International President Ruth Windham; Vice-President Jewell Graben; and First Vice-President Onita Wayland; and Treasurer Bettye Jo Dollar.
From left: George Hucker, National Legislative Representative-Canada; and Gilles Hallé, BLE Canadian Director.
Seated: Donna and Dee Eckersley, local chairman of BLE Division 55 (Ogden, Utah). Standing: Nancy and Bill Hannah, Vice-General Chairman of SP-Western.
New BLE International Vice-President Dale McPherson at the registration table. He was first-alternational vice-president until elevated to vice-president on August 7 (see page 1 story).
Stu and Toni Johnson welcome members to the convention. Stu is the newest member of the National Mobilization Team and is from BLE Division 647 (Phoenix, Ariz.).
Alan and Sherry McGunigal share a dance.
From left: Randy Stinchcombe, Regional Mobilization Coordinator for Ontario; and BLE Special Representative Bob Toole.
From left: BLE Canadian Director Gilles Hallé; GIA President Ruth Windham; Darrell Arnold; National Legislative Representative-Canada George Hucker; Vice-President Joe Cassidy; GIA Vice-President Jewell Graben; Vice-President Ed Rodzwicz; and IWC Co-Host and GIA Canadian Representative Sherry McGunigal.
The ladies of the GIA take time from the IWC festivities to show their support for the BLE's March and Rally in Washington D.C. Standing, from left: Brenda Hayes, Assistant GIA Canadian Representative; Laurie Allen; Mary Mullin; Melna Bennett; and Sereena Hogan. Seated is Sherry McGunigal, IWC host and GIA Canadian Representative.
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