On Dec 2, 2023 Citroën Autoclub Canada held their annual Christmas party returning to The Mandarin Restaurant to enjoy a vast brunch buffet selection. With a start time of 11:30 am, the group had first crack at the entire spread.

Club president George Dyke gave a presentation updating membership numbers, the officers elected at the Club’s planning meeting in November, and an announcement of the events that CAC has planned for 2024. 

George also took the opportunity to introduce the just completed 2024 Citroënvie printed calendar and present Citroën Autoclub Canada’s 2023 Golden Sphere “Philippe” Award to Larry Lewis, his second win — this time for his work restoring the 1937 Challenger Traction Avant that we featured in Citroenvie. Congratulations Larry!

George Dyke and Larry Lewis

George also announced that the winner of the 2023 Dave Kane “all it needs is a clutch” Award was Jeff Teerlinck for the rescue of two of his own cars, a 2CV and a DS, that sat in a Toronto body shop for nearly a decade.  The shop kept promising they would be ready “in a week or 2” but then Jeff got a call in the fall saying that the shop was moving but the cars wouldn’t be!   By that point, rust repair on the 2CV had been done and it was primed but not painted.  As for the DS – it was painted but the door handles and lights had not been re-fitted.  Jeff brought a trailer and got them out of there. When he can find some time in his busy schedule, he’ll try to finish both of them.

George Dyke and Jeff Teerlinck

As the party wrapped up just after 2 pm, each Club member got to select some swag that included an array of Citroën books and Club lapel pins.

Merry Christmas to all –  from Citroënvie!

Attendee list:

  • Doug Ogle & Brenda Woolsey
  • George & Helene Klein
  • George & Marijke Dyke
  • Herns Pierre-Jerome
  • James & Diana May
  • Philip and Meave Maguire
  • Jim Sciberas & Teague Sciberas
  • Larry Lewis
  • Jeff and Anushe Teerlinck
  • Roland Voegele & Franziska
  • Sietse Elsinga
  • Victor & Maria Alksnis
  • Bernard Laborde
  • Glen Konorowski
  • Damian Damjam & Veona
  • Paul & Lorraine Riccardi
  • Gord Linkletter & Fannie Gragor
  • Lloyd McBride
  • Senen Racki
  • John & Tracey Meurs
  • Gerard Jeantet
  • Richard Kybartis

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