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Blood sport

Concordia fraternities clashed September 26 in the fifth annual Frat Bowl, a macho football series complete with full tackle -- but without the pads and helmets.

The "friendly" tournament brings Concordia's small fraternity community together and raises a little money for charity by charging $50 per team, which is given in the name of the winning frat.

The macho event has seen ambulances racing to the field in past years. The tally for the 1998 edition: one third-degree concussion, a separated shoulder and many, many bruises.

The players were members of MOZ, TKE and Theta Sigma, and the games were played at Hingston Hall football field at Loyola. Sorority members were on hand to lend moral support.

The winners, Theta Sigma, received the Counihan Cup, named after former Dean of Students Brian Counihan for the time he spent helping the Inter-Fraternity Council.

"There's a lot of blood," admitted organizer Paul Mirshak (MOZ), who started the tournament, "but it brings people out."

Dawn Johnson has retired as Benefits Manager in the Department of Human Resources, and had a party to celebrate with her many friends. Above, she is joined by Rector Frederick Lowy, Registrar Lynne Prendergast and Human Resources Director Valérie Gagnon.

Johnson was hired in 1975, and as a former boss, Graham Martin, noted, she oversaw remarkable growth in the pension fund for employees. She was fearless in the performance of her duties, he said, taking on a tremendous workload and always putting the individual employee first. "Few people know how much they owe her."

Johnson extended heartfelt thanks to everyone who made her retirement such a memorable occasion.

Cheers, Alex

Alex Lawrie are his wife are seen above at a convivial retirement party given by his many friends at Cheers recently.

A native of Glasgow, he came to Canada in 1970 and a few months later, started as Office Equipment Mechanic in the Distribution Centre. He joined the Purchasing Department in 1979 and became Senior Buyer in 1984. Enjoy your early retirement, Alex.

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