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2012 PIDIM Christmas party

The PIDIM held its 2012 Christmas party on December 11, 2012.  The party was hosted by FLOFORM Countertops, in their new retail showroom at 38-5 Scurfield Boulevard in Winnipeg. The party was attended by PIDIM members and guests. Those attending represented several categories of members from Professional to Student.  In recognition of the party host, the theme was:  On the Counter while the food for the evening was pot luck. The meal selections were interesting and varied ranging from soup and hors d’oeuvres, cheese and crackers, fruits and vegetables, sashimi and edamame, to delicious desserts.  FLOFORM supplied wine for the party.

Members and guests were asked to bring a wrapped present for a gift exchange.  Each gift was to be something that could be found on a counter.  A number of gifts such as a solar-powered Queen Elizabeth II statuette that waves when it is sunny, a wine bottle holder in the shape of an elegant high-heeled shoe, and a stainless steel mixing bowl set proved to be very popular and were exchanged many times.

FLOFORM has had a significant presence in Winnipeg since 1961.  The name FLOFORM was derived from the cutting edge technology of post form laminate countertops which the company pioneered in Manitoba.  FLOFORM has offices and manufacturing facilities across all four western Canadian provinces as well as the west coast of the US offering countertop materials including laminate, granite, soapstone, solid surface, wood, quartz and recycled materials.  Products include quartz products:  Cambria and Zodiaq; stone products: Artisan Stone; solid surface product:   Corian; Saratoga Soapstone; recycled products: Vetrazzo and Paperstone; laminates; wood:  Heritage Wood; as well as sinks and faucets by Wilsonart, Corian and Kohler.

The venue for the party was an excellent choice. The spacious showroom easily accommodated the group.  Party-goers were able to gather in groups to talk or walk through the showroom to look at product displays.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The PIDIM would like to express its gratitude to FLOFORM for its hospitality.  It was a wonderful evening with good friends, good food and lots of fun with the gift exchange.

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