Pi Day 2019


Pi Event, March 13, 2019

Brookview Community Centre, 280 Bulyea Road

 

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Pi Event, March 13, 2019

Brookview Community Centre, 280 Bulyea Road

 

We had a very informative and entertaining evening. This was truly a gathering of like-minded people with interest and enthusiasm, starting with the speaker, Dr. Elaine Beltaos-Kerr, about Mathematics. Mathematics is elegant, mysterious and powerful! Pi is a perfect representation of all of these characteristics of Mathematics. As usual, we had a couple of interesting Tesla Tales. We even had a fellow member sport his Tesla socks that he bought in Montreal! A demonstration of the Tesla Coil was welcomeby some newcomers. 

 

A special attendee was our First Nikola Tesla Award for Innovation in Higher Education recipient, Ms. Tara Voogd from Lakeland College in Vermillion.

 

As mentioned above, it was an entertaining night with a reception, pie tasting, and recognition of the winner of the pie contest. Dr. Moira Walker was the winner with her delicious strawberry rhubarb pie. Unfortunately, not everyone got a chance to taste it as it disappeared in no time! There were some other amazing pies. Our regular Tesla baker, Ms. Lydia Emanuel – not in the contest as she is on the Board – baked two pies that also disappeared in no time. Her decorations always reflect the theme of the event and this time, she gave the “Pi” a very special recognition! The photos below taken by Mr. Gene Emanuel tell the story of this memorable event. 

 

Special thanks to Mr. Milos Dumanovich, Mr. Gene Emanuel and Dr. Angela Beltaos for their assistance at this event. Most of us at the hall were from our community. The hall booking was made possible by a former Board member, Ms. Vesna Farnden, and her spouse and member, Mr. Peter Farnden. Thank you Vesna and Peter!

 

Welcome to new members and thanks to those who renewed their membership