Monday, September 16, 2019

BTLN UPDATE - POOL PARTY




Congrats Colton! Colton is the 2019 Btln Belly Flop Champion! Josh, Mathijs and Jonathan joined Colton in the Belly Flop Final with awesome flops in the first round. Josh had a good flop in the second round, but Colton would not be denied, winning his first Belly Flop Competition and his first Helmet ever!

There was Menno on the BBQ and ice cream cake from DQ, chips and pop in the basement after we were done swimming.


Btln 3739 Belly Flop Champions
Jordon Walsh - 2005
Jordon Walsh - 2006
Drew Brown - 2007
Andrew Eyre - 2008
Sam Schiesser - 2009
Ben Nicolson - 2010
Zach Gobbett - 2011
Dartagnan Butcher - 2012
Maxwell Nicholson - 2013
Jonathan Fojt - 2014
Nathan Mckenny - 2015
Caleb Hiebert - 2016
Caleb Hiebert - 2017
Caleb Hiebert - 2018
Colton McNevin - 2019



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Monday, September 09, 2019

BTLN PREVIEW - POOL PARTY!



Pool Party this week at Btln! There will be snacks (Ice cream cake from DQ, chips, and pop.) and of course the Belly Flop Competition!

Wednesday night 7:00-8:30
Show up early (6:30) if you want more time in the pool!

The party is at Abe's pool. 6715 18th street


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Sunday, September 08, 2019

FIRST NIGHT OF BTLN



Congrats Dolan! Dolan has the first Helmet of the new Btln season! It was an amazing beginning to the new year! So many guys in the gym!

We started the year with a single game of Murderball! That's right, you heard me right, we only had time for one game of Murderball! The game went back and forth several times, both teams each having a chance to win. Finally Ben's team grabbed a big enough lead that my team could not battle back. Ben's team winning what was probably the longest game of Murderball in Btln history!

Caleb Tomilin missed the Btln grad ceremony on Last Night of Btln. Caleb was back at Btln this week, so we had an impromptu grad for Caleb! It was good to have Caleb back and so nice that his brother Linden was there to watch Caleb receive his Bible!

This week our Bible study was about Daniel.

Daniel 6:1-5 It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss. Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Daniel stood out among the 120 satraps because of his exceptional qualities! What an amazing example for us to follow! Daniel was trustworthy and neither corrupt or negligent!

Daniel 6:6-7 So these administrators and satraps went as a group to the king and said: “May King Darius live forever! The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions’ den.

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.


Daniel was faithful and continued praying to God even though he knew that he would probably die!


Daniel 6:19-23 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?”

Daniel answered, “May the king live forever! My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, Your Majesty.”


The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.


Daniel 6:25-27 Then King Darius wrote to all the nations and peoples of every language in all the earth: “May you prosper greatly! “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God
and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed,
his dominion will never end. He rescues and he saves;
he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth.
He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”


In the end, because Daniel was faithful all nations learned that the God of Daniel rescues and saves! Will we be faithful like Daniel?



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Monday, June 03, 2019

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - MAY & JUNE





I am way behind again with the Btln Birthday posts! Now I am finally catching up with a combined May and June birthday post.

Late again, but not forgotten!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!


May Birthdays

James Podmoroff - May 1
Zac Thomas - May 2
Tyler Hanson - May 7
Derek Taylor - May 7
Brad Pauls - May 9
Jakob Boschmann - May 9
Ben Nicholson - May 14
Dalton Shore - May 19
Keegan Kenyon - May 19
Joel Feenstra - May 21
Tyson Tiller - May 21
Rik Brown - May 23
Gabe Glas - May 24
John Van - May 28
Cody Harp - May 29
Sam Schiesser - May 31


June Birthdays

Landon Condruk - June 2
Joe Kraftchick - June 5
Jacob Bolster - June 7
Dolan Weltz - June 14
Parker Steadman - June 16
GeRRald Nicholson - June 20
Nathan Klassen - June 21
Stephen Kalnin - June 21
Jacob Speta - June 26
Jordon Walsh - June 27


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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

2019 BTLN MAYLONG CAMPOUT PREVIEW (FRIDAY MAY 24TH - SUNDAY MAY 26TH)


 

 
 
So here is what you need to know about the 2019 Maylong Campout. The campout has been moved from Treadmill Beach at the north end of Christina Lake to PV Ranch. PV Ranch is 26 kilometers up the Northfork. We are also moving the date for this year to Friday evening, May 24th - Sunday, May 26th noon. PV Ranch was booked for Maylong weekend so we have moved it ahead one weekend. We are looking forward to the new location and the new memories!

 
Camping Supply List Suggestions
tent & tarp
sleeping bag
flash light
frying pan
chair
bathing suit and towel
fishing pole & license
Jacket, hat & toque (warm clothes)
extra shoes
lighter

 
Count your meals and plan accordingly.
If you arrive Friday you will have 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 suppers.

Food List Suggestions
hamburgers
hot dogs
steak
beans
chips
trail mix
pop
coffee
juice
water
bacon and eggs
cinnamon buns



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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ISAAC HOLITZKI - 2019 BTLN 3739 WINSTON CHAMPION




Congratulations to Isaac! Isaac Holitzki is the 2019 Btln 3739 Winston Champion! Isaac had six Helmets this year. Six Helmets is the second highest total ever for one year! (Zach Gobbett had eight Helmets in 2012!) Riley and Josh were tied for second with four Helmets. Isaac's four Btln Majors in one year is a Btln record! (The previous record was three Majors in one year.) Isaac was also the first one to complete the Career Btln Grand Slam! (Isaac is the first to win all five Btln Majors!) Congratulations to everyone that won a Helmet this year!


BTLN WINSTON CHAMPIONS

2008 - DREW BROWN
2009 - DREW BROWN
2010 - SAM SCHIESSER
2011 - CHRIS HENDERSON
2012 - ZACH GOBBETT
2013 - GERRALD NICHOLSON
2014 - MAXWELL NICHOLSON
2015 - LUKAS BOSCHMANN
2016 - NOAH MAKORTOFF
2017 - JAKOB BOSCHMANN
2018 - JAKOB BOSCHMANN
2019 - ISAAC HOLITZKI


2018/19 BTLN MAJOR CHAMPIONS

ISAAC HOLITZKI - Royal Rumble (Wrestling)
ISAAC HOLITZKI - Btln Olympics
ISAAC HOLITZKI - Winterslam (Boxing)
ISAAC HOLITZKI - Btln Ping Pong
DOLAN WELTZ - Btln Masters (Golf)


2018/19 FINAL WINSTON STANDINGS

ISAAC HOLITZKI - 6 Helmets and 4 Majors
RILEY LEIGHTON - 4 Helmets
JOSH MARTENS - 4 Helmets
DOLAN WELTZ - 3 Helmets and 1 Major
DESHAWN DENNIS - 3 Helmets
MIKE WALKUS - 3 Helmets
CALEB TOMILIN - 2 Helmets
CALEB HIEBERT - 1 Helmet
DANNY MACMASTER - 1 Helmet



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BTLN BIRTHDAYS - APRIL



It is the last day of April and again I am finally getting around to the birthday post.The end of April is the end of another amazing Btln year! So many good pictures and so many good memories!


Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!



KALEB HORKOFF - April 4
JUSTIN THOMPSON - April 7
LANDON WARWARUK - April 11
SKYLER MYER - April 12
CHRIS HENDERSON - April 13
ALEX ST. ONGE - April 13
RYELEE BROOKS - April 19
UZZIEL COCHRAN - April 24
DAN DIMOCK - April 29

 
 
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

BTLN UPDATE - LAST NIGHT OF 2019





For the fifteenth year in a row we had our year end Btln "Last Night"/ Grad party! 53 guys showed up for the "Last Night" of 2019! (There were also 53 guys at Last Night in 2018!) We started the night with the Btln favourite, Murderball! Last year we played three games and this year we played four. This year my team won the first two games, but lost the final two games. The series ending in a 2-2 tie.

After Murderball it was time to eat the nine foot party sub from Subway! It is amazing how fast all that food can disappear! In a little more than ten minutes the entire sub was gone! After fifteen years of nine foot Party Subs, Btln has consumed 135 feet of Party Sub!

Next we had the Btln Grad ceremony. This year we had five grads at Last Night. Caleb Tomilin, our sixth grad was at school in Kamloops and could not make it to Last Night. It is always a privilege to give the Grads their Bibles! We also gave them a piece of paper with the English translation of the Hebrew writing that is on the back of our shirts! Keeping with Btln tradition, the Grads ate the piece of paper after reading the translation.

We took the group picture and then it was time for Bulldog! There isn't anything quite like Bulldog on "Last Night". So many guys and so much extra energy! Mike was our final Helmet winner of the 2018/19 Btln Season! Congrats Mike!

This year the Winston Champion was Isaac Holitzki! Congrats Sergeant! Isaac set a record for the most Btln Majors won in one year! Isaac won four out of five Btln Majors! Isaac won Wrestling, Olympics, Boxing and Ping Pong!

After closing the year with the Brigade Watchword the grade 11's and 12's went to the Station for the After Party! This year we had 21 guys at the After Party! The energy in the room at the After Party is always awesome! It was so good to see all the guys having such an amazing time!

During the After Party the Grads received their Btln Medallion. It is so much fun to watch the guys pick out their Medallion. Welcome to the world of gentlemen, gentlemen.

2019 Grad Class

Deshawn Dennis
Caleb Hiebert
Isaac Holitzki
Riley Leighton
Caleb Tomilin
Mike Walkus

Thanks to all of the Alumni that came out to "Last Night"!

Special thanks to the leaders that helped out all year long!

Ryley Heppner
Ben Jepsen
Jason Hayashi
Coady Walt


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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

2019 BTLN GRADS




This is the Fifteenth year for the Btln Last Night Grad Party! Last Night is always bitter sweet for me. On the one hand it is good to see the Grads moving on to the next stage of life. On the other hand I am always sad to see them go. This is one of my favourite Btln Grad Classes of all time.


2019 Grad Class

Deshawn Dennis
Caleb Hiebert
Isaac Holitzki
Riley Leighton
Caleb Tomilin
Mike Walkus

May God bless each of the grads in all their future endeavours!



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Monday, April 22, 2019

THE LAST NIGHT AFTER PARTY



The Last Night After Party started in 2006 because Ben Jepsen didn't want the night to end. So Ben, Joe, Jason, Charlie and I all drove to Boston Pizza in Kelowna! I think we got home at around 3 in the morning! Now we go to the Station, which is obviously way easier. 

All grade 11's, 12's and Alumni are invited to the "After Party" which is "After" "Last Night of Btln.



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LAST NIGHT PREVIEW 2019


 
 


It is year fifteen for the Btln "Last Night" party! I feel so blessed to have been a part of this!

"Last Night" is this Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the church gym.

We will be eating the NINE FOOT PARTY SUB from Subway and playing games!

Remember, Battalion is like Heaven, there is always room for one more! So bring a friend!



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

BTLN UPDATE - THE 14TH BTLN MASTERS


Congrats to Dolan Weltz! Dolan is the 14th Btln Masters Champion! Dolan and Isaac were tied for first place after six holes! We have never ever needed a tie breaker at the Btln Masters until this year! Dolan and Isaac replayed the first and then the second holes and remained tied after each hole! We went to a Putt Off and Dolan beat Isaac by one stroke to take the win and the Green Jacket! Congrats to both Dolan and Isaac!

19 guys packed into three vehicles and headed out to Cascade Par Three for the 14th Btln Masters! The weather has never been nicer at the Masters than it was tonight. Last year we shortened the Masters by only playing six holes. This year we planned on six, but Dolan and Isaac extended our evening, making for a classic finish!


THE 13TH BTLN MASTERS
Top two final scores
1) Dolan Weltz - 26
2) Isaac Holitzki - 26


Special thanks to all the leaders that helped make this happen!
Ryley
Ben
Jason
Coady
Luke

Thanks also to Gene and Vicki of Cascade Par three for hosting the 14th Btln Masters!



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Monday, April 15, 2019

BTLN PREVIEW - THE 14TH BTLN MASTERS




This week we will be having our 14th Btln Masters at Cascade Par 3! Last year Isaac recaptured the Green Jacket. Will Isaac win for the third time in four years and complete the Btln Grand Slam all in the one year? Can Deshawn take back the jacket? Is there someone else that can win? I can't wait to find out!


BTLN MASTERS CHAMPIONS
Jordon Walsh - 2005/06
Jordon Walsh - 2006/07
Parker Steadman - 2007/08
Drew Brown - 2008/09
Rik Brown - 2009/10
Rik Brown - 2010/11
Rik Brown - 2011/12
Rik Brown - 2012/13
Rik Brown - 2013/14
Deshawn Dennis - 2014/15
Isaac Holitzki - 2015/16
Dylan Warwaruk - 2016/17
Isaac Holitzki - 2017/18
 
 
We are meeting at the church at 6:45 p.m. and will be leaving for Cascade Par 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Don't be late! Bring your clubs (If you have clubs.) and ten dollars. If money is a problem come out anyway! (We will cover the cost!)
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BTLN BIRTHDAYS - FEBRUARY & MARCH





I am over three months behind on the Btln Birthday posts! Now I am finally catching up with a combined February and March birthday post.

Late but not forgotten!

Happy Birthday and may God bless you again this year!

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

HARRY TOURNEMILLE - February 2
DYLAN WARWARUK - February 2
ANDREW NEUFELD - February 6
DESHAWN DENNIS - February 11
GEORGE KOZUB - February 13
TIM FEENSTRA - February 14
BEN JEPSEN - February 14
JUSTIN BEKKER - February 17
RILEY LEIGHTON - February 20

MARCH BIRTHDAYS

DAVID BARNEY - March 4
JOHN BECKER - March 5
JAXON FAUST - March 6
TYLER FRANCIS - March 8
PHOENIX THOMSON - March 11
DANE VOIKEN - March 11
JOSH RIDSDALE - March 14
BRYCE FINDLATER - March 22
EVAN PODOVINIKOFF - March 28



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Thursday, April 11, 2019

BTLN UPDATE - "POP N DOGS" AND FOOTBALL




Congrats to Josh! This was Josh's fourth Helmet of the Btln Season! Josh is now tied with Riley for second in the race for Winston!

It was our one and only Btln Football of the year. Spring football is one of the oldest Btln traditions that dates back to when Btln was still at Perley! Most often Btln football is a low scoring game, but this time around there were five touchdowns scored. Riley, Dolan and Zaylan all scored for my team and Jason and Nathan both scored for Jason's team. My team winning 21-14!

This week for Bible study we read the Easter story from the book of Luke. (Luke 23:32-43, Luke 24:1-9, Luke 24:37-47)

1 Timothy 1:15   Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners

1 Corinthians 15:3-8   For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.


The reason why we have Battalion is to let people now that Jesus came into the world to save sinners.



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Saturday, April 06, 2019

BTLN UPDATE



Congrats Riley! This is Riley's fourth Helmet of the Btln Season! It is so good to see Riley win one more Helmet before the end of the Btln year! It is hard to believe that the year is almost over!

This week we played Handball for the last time this year. It took a little while for the new guys to understand Handball and get into it. Once we got the mojo going, the game took off. In the end it was Isaac and Riley's team that took the win 2-1!


In the Bible Study our topic was "Jesus Serves".

Matthew 20:28   The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus could have used his power and position to get whatever he wanted while he was on earth. Instead he came to serve! Jesus served us in a way that only he could. Jesus gave his life as a ransom for many!

Philippians 2:3-8   Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death
        even death on a cross!

If we are going to learn to serve then we need to try to apply this passage to our lives. If we do nothing out of selfish ambition and if we would always value others above ourselves then serving others would become natural. If we would learn to emulate Jesus' humility then serving others would become a passion. Jesus always put us first, "by becoming obedient to death- even death on a cross!"



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Saturday, March 16, 2019

BTLN UPDATE - 24TH ANNUAL BTLN PING PONG TOURNEY






Congrats Isaac! Isaac Holitzki is the 2019 Btln Ping Pong Champion and the first ever to have the Btln career Grand Slam! (Isaac has now won all five Btln Majors!) The Btln Ping Pong Tournament was the only Btln Major that Isaac had not won until this week! This was Isaac's third appearance in the Btln Ping Pong Final in the last four years. Joining Isaac in the final was Danny Macmaster, making his first appearance in the final. Isaac played Josh in the semi-final and Danny played Deshawn. In the final Isaac won three out of four games to take the Ping Pong Title! All four games were close and entertaining! Congrats to both Isaac and Danny!

Btln Ping Pong Final Four
Isaac Holitzki
Danny Macmaster
Deshawn Dennis
Josh Martens

We had 22 guys competing in the 24th Btln Ping Pong Tourney! There were a few new faces at Btln again, it is so good to see Battalion growing again!

The guys devoured the eight pizzas from Mama's Pizza while they were watching and waiting.

Thanks to all the guys that came out and competed in the 24th Btln Ping Pong Tourney!

Thanks to Ryley Heppner, Ben Jepsen, Jason Hayashi and Coady Walt for refereeing the two tables!


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Sunday, March 10, 2019

BTLN PREVIEW - THE 24TH BTLN PING PONG TOURNEY


Last year Jakob won his sixth Btln Ping Pong Tourney! Jakob's reign of terror is finally over! Will Isaac win his fourth Btln Major of the year? Or will someone else surprise us? I can't wait to find out!


Btln 3739 Ping Pong Champions

1995/96 - Courtney Friesen
1996/97 - Courtney Friesen
1997/98 - Aaron Friesen
1998/99 - Nathan Klassen
1999/00 - Justin Bekker
2000/01 - Ryley Heppner
2001/02 - Calvin Peters
2002/03 - Calvin Peters
2003/04 - Calvin Peters
2004/05 - Calvin Peters
2005/06 - Parker Steadman
2006/07 - Nathan Ball
2007/08 - Nathan Ball
2008/09 - Parker Steadman
2009/10 - Parker Steadman
2010/11 - Zane Lawson
2011/12 - Zach Gobbett
2012/13 - Jakob Boschmann
2013/14 - Jakob Boschmann
2014/15 - Jakob Boschmann
2015/16 - Jakob Boschmann
2016/17 - Jakob Boschmann
2017/18 - Jakob Boschmann

Make sure that you are early! Wednesday, March 13 at 6:45 p.m.


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