After the afternoon excursions, some people rushed back to outbid their colleagues at the silent auction. During the lovely salmon dinner, Professor Paul Krejci spoke to us about sea shanties and the role of the accordion in the north. We sang along to several of the songs.
The outcry auction, ably conducted by Shannon Vossepol, Shelly Sommer, Laura Kissel and Sandy Campbell, saw competitive bidding for chocolate, a book of painting reproductions which retired colleague Heather Lane co-edited, a west-coast art scarf and other gorgeous donations. Among the items that attracted the most attention were a penguin tie formerly owned by retired member David Stam, presented by Dennis Stephens, who attended in his kilt. Another item that created a bidding war was a framed logo from the Northern Libraries Colloquy, which went to our colleagues at Universite Laval.
John W. Scott Health Sciences Library
2K3.28 Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada