Run #1336 - Kawky Memorial Hash
May 12, 2007
Hares: Mydol, Smirk
Where: Key West Bar & Grill, #201, 1104 - 6 Av SW
Big Rock: $3 per bottle
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Sixty-six hashers — plus Kawky and his parents, all of whom were
there in spirit — gathered on a sun-kissed Saturday for the first
annual Kawky Memorial Hash.
Kawky left way too soon about six months ago, but it's clear that he
isn't forgotten — not in the least. The hash, co-hared by Mydol and
Smirk, raised more than $2,200 for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
It was a day for laughter and beer-drinking, not tears. Looking at
photos of Kawky in all his multi-coloured hash glory. Dishing out a
good-natured hard time against Kawky's brother, Marty, who's now
known as Rooster Cockburn — or perhaps it should be Kawkburn.
Hashers convened outside Key West Bar and Grill, a venerable hash
hangout, meandered across the 10th Street pedestrian bridge to
Sunnyside and Kensington and eventually wound through downtown and
back to the bar.
A re-group at a park near where Kawky lived included 2-liter bottles
of Kawky's secret concoction, or at least that was the claim. The
revelry didn't seem to bother the nearby sunbathers, which is
probably a good thing.
Back at the bar, RA Speed Demon Skewbic conducted business with his
usual flair — aided immeasurably by Choir Master Hardly and his
faithful musical sidekick, Dreary, whose performances included a
tribute song to Kawky. In other business:
- Skewbic managed to win the Hash Thingy, or was he merely awarding
it to himself, for getting a ticket for driving 236 km/hr. down
Crowchild in his Turbo Saab on the way to the hash. Skoob secretly
wished that he could win the pole position at the Indianapolis 500,
but Officer Friendly wasn't buying that excuse. So Skewbic will have
to fork over $120 or so for the lead in his feet.
- On the other hand, Mydol won the Good Hash Thingy, probably for
being a good co-hare and not running the pack through the Bow River
or up a tree or something.
- Bobbin quaffed a half-yard for his 350th run, shortly after
worrying aloud that the beer might be too cold for him to handle. But
no worries, he downed it like a champion, more or less.
Rooster Cockburn's wife was named Oral Satisfaction, which ought to
teach them not to drive from Edmonton to Calgary for a hash. Three
hours of driving for a bit of abuse, what a deal.
The super-secretive Skully may have short-cutted the trail, and got
busted for a sexual offence involving two male hashers. On the other
hand, speedy Krusty schooled Dreary on how to check multiple
directions before anyone else arrives at the check. Must be fast-
twitch muscles, or is that slow twitch?
- Wet One and Krusty closed the festivities with a rather risque
version of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot". It may have been almost X-rated,
or it could have been an example of how the song would be done
in a special education class in elementary school — one or the other.
It's probably safe to say that Kawky would have laughed — or just
shook his head in amazement.
Duke of Hurl
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