No question having Mark Chipman at the Steinbach Pistons' 3rd Annual "Fire and Ice" fundraising banquet was a highlight!! To get to sit next to him for dinner was a thrill for me. A great guy with a great story -- and the standing ovation he received from the 200 + people at the Brass Lantern last night, even BEFORE his presentation , was a good indication of how appreciative we all are of what he and True North have done for sport in Manitoba. They brought the Jets back!! The entire night was a huge success -- raising thousands of dollars for our Steinbach Pistons and their continued operations. Thank you to this wonderful business community of ours for your unbelievable generosity in buying tables, donating gifts and just being there for our local hockey team!! Mark talked about "collective will" and "team" and that's what it takes! It was an inspiring night!