Sad to report that we recently lost these two gentlemen, Michael Hamulka and Scott Anderson, each to cancer. Please take a few moments to visit the In Memoriam page, where you will find the links to their obituaries. Rest in peace, friends.
A midsummer's night greetings to all you MMC '74 grads, and anyone else looking in. I am enjoying life so much, I have been remiss in checking on the website and the e-mail stream. Much to my surprise, there have been several e-mails directed to us. Here is the first, dated in early June, from none other than everyone's favorite heartthrob, Donald J Hinds;
"Hey.....check out today's (June 6, 2015) Free Press sports page. The 1974-77 Buckeyes volleyball teams are being inducted into the Manitoba Volleyball Hall of Fame! Way to go guys! Wish I could join you! LOL! Well done boys!"
Congratulations to all and thanks for some amazing volleyball. Thanks to you, Don, for bringing it to our attention. Click on the link below for a synopsis of the awards evening from Winman Volleyball...
Evening y'all. As I had stated earlier, we here at CHMM74 have received of late a veritable flurry of communications (a flurry constituting more than one). The latest is an urgent plea from one Janie Fenn, who is desperately seeking like-minded people to help co-celebrate their upcoming milestone 60th birthdays. Here is what she had to say:
"Okay the name and email don't match but that's kind of how I roll. I will be turning 60 first, everyone, so how about a 60th birthday party for all to partake in. When ever I need to laugh and cheer up I always check out our MMC site. Thanks to Mike for keeping it up and running. Anyone up to a 60th birthday party??????"
Well, peeps, are we going to hook a sister up?
Once again, the gracious and always-affable Bob Tallman hosted an eclectic collection of MMC '70s grads in Suite 47 at the MTS Center, to enjoy an evening of hockey and reminiscence. The hospitality was amazing, the fellowship and laughter were a balm for the soul, and our Jets dispatched the St. Louis Blues 2-1 in a shootout thriller. Thanks, Bob, and GO JETS GO!
Word reached us yesterday that Michael Pastuch, MMC '74 grad and all-round good guy, has passed away in Ottawa after a long and valiant fight with cancer. Our sincere condolences go out to Mike's family. To read more about Michael's life and times, click on the link below...
Well, we could attribute this huge jump in readership to someone pranking us on April Fool's Day, except for the fact that it continued and increased yet again in the days to follow. Strange days, indeed...
Saturday evening found these lucky MMC grads in a private suite at the MTS Centre, enjoying dinner, drinks, and an entertaining game of shinny between the Jets and Carolina Hurricanes. The event was a delightful mix of exciting hockey and enjoyable reminiscing, with good folk from years '74 through '76. Many thanks go out to our host, the relaxed and affable Bob Tallman, for this memorable occasion.
It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of a good man and dear friend, Gene Pyrz. He will be greatly missed by family and friends, as well as those who have had the privilege of seeing him on stage and in film. Rest in peace, friend.
Please take a moment to click on the link to this Free Press story about Gene's life and times...
Born In ‘74!
Melanie Jane Chisholm, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
Kevin Duran, Canadian Actor
Kate Moss, Model (Calvin Klein)
Steve Nash, Canadian born basketball star for NBA's Phoenix Suns
Kimbo Slice, mixed martial artist
Jenna Jameson, porn star
Victoria Beckham, Spice Girl Posh
Penelope Cruz, actress
Ahmet Rodan Zappa, son of Frank Zappa, rocker
Steve-O, TV personality, Jackass star
Hilary Swank, actress
Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skier and Olympic gold medalist
Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress
Bryan Chiu, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
Ryan Phillippe, actor
Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot
Jimmy Fallon, actor and comedian
Chris Pronger, NHL defenceman (Team Canada Oly-1998)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver
Joaquin Leaf Phoenix, actor (Russkies, Space Camp)
Saku Koivu, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-B-98)
Meg White, drummer (The White Stripes)
Ryan Seacrest, television host
It Happened In '74
Inflation continued to spiral out of control around the world, reaching 11.3% in the USA and 12.6% in Canada, as the global recession deepened. The famous skeleton of "Lucy", who lived between 3 and 3.9 million years ago is discovered in Ethiopia . More and more smaller digital based consumer products appear in stores and the earliest forms of Word Processors appear which resemble a typewriter more than a computer. After the findings of the Watergate Scandal Richard Nixon becomes the first US president forced to resign from office.