The Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a Homecoming Welcome on April 29th for the Morrison boys, who might have moved away from Fort St. John a few years back but never really left the town.
Denny and Jay have emerged as a pair of the stars of international speed skating. The brothers are cheered on by their parents Dennis and Carol, and supporters from the Peace Country and 18,000 or so in Fort St. John.
Going back to the ’60s, the undersized burg has produced a steady stream of provincial and national champions and an Olympian in Linda Johnson, who competed in Lillehammer in ’94 and Nagano in ’98. The dreaded outdoor oval was also in use up until 2006, and it will give way to an indoor oval (in our newly constructed Enerplex) — one of three in Canada — which is scheduled to be completed this August.
This was the incubator which produced the Morrison brothers, who were actually born in nearby Chetwynd before the family, with Sister Julie, moved to the big city. The plan, originally, was to introduce both boys to skating in preparation for hockey.
Instead, the Morrisons became a speed-skating family.
Join the Chamber of Commerce and Bizzy Body Event Planners at the Pomeroy Hotel to welcome Denny and Jay Morrison home.
Listen to some of their experiences and future plans.
Cost for this special luncheon is $25 per person. Note: $5 per luncheon will be donated to the Morrison Brothers Olympic Fund.
Please come out and support our local athletes.
Call the Chamber office to reserve your seat
785-6037 or complete and fax this form to 785-6050.
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Please register in advance no later than April 24th. Thank you!