We Came. We Saw. We Danced.

A Starry Night – Banquet 2019

By: Helana Mulder, senior reporter

Photography: Ben Bronsema


The night was full of dancing, laughter, and memories. Redeemer’s annual banquet took place on Saturday, March 9 at the Hamilton Convention Center. The event, which was put on by the activities committee and took many hours and much planning to put together, turned out to be a success.

The night included a nice chicken-a-la-ventresca dinner and cherry cheesecake for dessert. Along with some games put on by the activities committee, the night included a lot of dancing. With songs likeI Got a Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas, “The Macarena” by Los del Rio, and the new comeback song “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers, the dance floor was always busy with everyone showing off their best moves.

Katrina Palmer, the Student Activities Committee head, was in charge of putting together the whole night, along with the help of nine other students who are part of the committee.

Two “Minute-to-Win-It” games kept the night lively and active. The first round involved four participants who had to empty a box of Kleenex with just one hand. Makayla Homan blew everyone away by emptying the box within 30 seconds and received gift cards to Cineplex and Starbucks as a prize.

“I just shoved my hand in the box and grabbed as many as I could and went for it,” Homan comments.

The next game called for a volunteer from each table to come forward. Each participant had to balance a cookie on their forehead and use their facial muscles to get the cookie in their mouths and eat it. While it was a close race between Daniel Grootenboer, Matt Carney, and Robin Chan, it was Chan who came out with the victory.

“I got the cookie in my mouth right away while the rest of the contestants were struggling and had to get new cookies. The dryness in my mouth kept me from swallowing the cookie (which was what I needed to do to win), but I powered through and eventually got the dub over Dan Groot.”

He received gift cards to Dominoes and various restaurants around Ancaster.

Overall, it was a great night for the students and a great way to make some memories off campus.