I want to thank Adam Provost, Mark Bowden and all the folks at the front office that nominated me for the Hamilton Tourist Board, “Volunteer of Year?.
As many of you may have heard, I was the winner of this award.
The award is a beautiful statuette designed by Shirley Elford (Shirley also designed the statuettes for the Junio Awards).
Over the many years as Pig Skin Pete I have received such great support from the great Tiger Cat fans. This support attracted great attention to me as Pig Skin Pete. Over the years many organizations such as Big Brothers, CNIB, United Way, Canadian Cancer Assist and Hamilton Brain Injury Service asked me to assist in their fund raising drives.
I am certain it was because the Tiger Cats fans brought so much attention to this position that caused these organizations to have me help support their fund raising.
I wish to thank you one and all for the support you have given Pig Skin Pete (all three of us) over the past many years.
Very shortly you will be introduced to Pig Skin Pete IV. I know you will get behind him to assure our Hamilton Tradition will be continued and the new “Guy in the Bowler? can continue to volunteer off the field, and perhaps this award will come again to another Pig Skin Pete.
Thank you and kind regards to all