(L-R) Bill Pratt, Mark Caruana, Bob Nix
, and Michael Bryan pose in front of one of the CAPS displays at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala attended by an audience of 1000+ this past February.
Immediately, CAPS President, Bob Nix, went into overdrive to organize a team and make a plan.
Thanks, too, to Bob Nix
and Bill Pratt for bringing some well-chosen records and other support material.
Not wishing to risk being stranded in the snow, Bob
set out a day early and stopped over at Mike's place, ready for the shorter drive to Domenic's and on to the Gala in Toronto.
The weather on Sunday morning could not have been much worse, but with great care and patience, Bob
and Mike loaded the van and set out for Domenic's, where they waded through the rapidly deepening snow, protecting the most prized machines in their arms like babies until they were safely snuggled in their blankets in the van… the phonographs, not Bob and Mike.
Twenty minutes later, as we approached the outskirts of Toronto, the snow began to lighten up and by the time we arrived downtown, there was not the slightest trace of snow on the ground or in the air…leaving Bob
and Mike expounding tales of hardship to local disbelievers who had no idea what they had been through to get there.
CSFH Disc Display
So there we were at the Toronto Convention Centre
, in a big empty room, all dressed more smartly than we had ever seen one another before.
After pinning on some professionallooking CAPS name badges produced by Bob
, the team was ready to start.
Carmen Lombardo Jr,(left) came from Florida to honour his uncle, and talked to Bob Nix
Many thanks to CAPS President Bob Nix and members Mike Bryan, Mark Caruana and Bill Pratt, for making the evening a success.
by Bob Nix
Gives a Demonstration at the Edison Museum