The word is out there will be a major anniversary celebration this spring in Fort Macleod.
Past and present players are planning to celebrate the Fort Macleod Co-ed Volleyball League’s 30th anniversary in April.
“It’s worked out really well,” organizer Mike Bourassa said.
The league has sent out invitations to the more than 400 players whose names are on the A and B championship trophies.
Organizers have been able to contact about 90 per cent of those people to invite them to the annual wind-up dinner and dance on April 26.
League organizers decided to mark the milestone anniversary by working with organizers of the annual Spring Breakout car show, which is the same weekend as the volleyball playoff tournament.
The volleyball league took over organization of the car show’s cabaret.
A committee was struck to organize the cabaret, which has attracted people who played in the league over the past three decades.
“Our goal was to get at least one representative from every winning team from 1984 until now,” Bourassa said. “We wanted to get as many people as possible to celebrate.”
Bourassa anticipates more than 200 past and present players attending the dinner and dance, which will be semi-formal.
“People who have moved away are excited to come back,” Bourassa said. “It’s kind of morphed from an anniversary party into a reunion.”
The league’s founders have all been invited to the dinner and dance.
The Fort Macleod and District Community Hall will be decorated, and banners created by Bobbi Curran will be put up with names of the players on the championship trophies.
For more information about the 30th anniversary weekend, contact Mike Bourassa at 403-330-3546 or Candace Dawson at 403-330-9320.