Ellen Burka Celebrates a Milestone

Renowned coach Ellen Burka celebrated her 90th birthday with almost 200 of her closest friends at a private party hosted by the Granite Club in Toronto.

The club’s skating director, Douglas Haw, emceed the lighthearted evening.

Guests included Donald Jackson, Donald Knight, Gary Beacom, Brian Orser, Debbi Wilkes, Lynn Nightingale, Sandra Bezic, David and Debbie Islam and Burka’s two daughters Petra and Astra.

Originally published in December 2011