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Victoria Beach

HERALD 90th year • Issue No. 9

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday, August 14, 2015

If you were looking for thrilling sporting action this summer, you found it at the Senior Tennis Open, the Volleyball tournament, and at Super Soccer Sunday!

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VB Volunteer Appreciation Fri., Aug. 14 7:00-9:00 PM Clubhouse Dog Show Sat., Aug. 15 11:00 AM Art Vincent Memorial Novelty Tennis Tournament Aug. 15 & 16 All Day Tennis Courts VB Club Annual Meeting Sun., Aug. 16 4:00 PM Clubhouse 55+ Golf Tournament & Dinner Mon., Sept. 14 All Day-Dinner at 5 PM Golf Course

Wendy Derksen & Leslie Sarchuk Barb Hansford & Trish Nesbitt Stino Siragusa Anil Kaul Dennis & Gina Roth; Ray & Lise Plouffe; Claude & Gloria Fillion


August 14, 2015

36th Annual VB 55+ Golf Tournament and Dinner

WHEN: Monday, September 14th, 2015 WHERE: Victoria Beach Golf Course and the dinner is at the East Beaches Senior Scene, #3 Ateah Road. There will be ample parking at the Senior Scene, on Ateah Road, and across the highway. The turkey dinner, catered by the Merry Makers will be at 6:15 pm, and the doors will open at 5:00 pm. TIME: 2 shotgun starts at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. [Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time for registration] ELIGIBILITY: Please note, to play in the tournament, you MUST be a member of at least one of the following: the VB Golf Course; the VB Club, VB Sports Club/Community Centre or the Senior Scene. [Golfer’s spouses/partners may be under 55 and may golf, but cannot win a golf prize.] GOLF SIGN-UP SHEET AND DINNER TICKETS: Available at the VB Golf Course as of August 1st. COST: Dinner tickets are $15.00 [plus golf green fees to be paid on the day of the tournament, if you are not a member of the VB Golf Course]. PRIZES: For flights and individuals. [DONATIONS OF PRIZES FOR THE SILENT AUCTION ARE MUCH APPRECIATED. If you can donate a prize, please drop it off at the golf course by September 2nd. Submitted by: The 2015 55+ Golf Committee: Dennis and Gina Roth, Ray and Lise Plouffe Claude and Gloria Fillion

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Duplicate Bridge

We had 14 couples (largest group this Summer) out to our sixth duplicate bridge (Monday evening) session of the season on August 3rd. Congratulations to Fran Pollard and Donna Thain (first North / South) and Helen Hesse and Joan Irving (first East / West). Join us for duplicate bridge Monday evenings starting at 6:20 PM. Please arrive on time. Cost is $1.00 and we also sell cold drinks for $1.00. Come with a partner or if you don’t have one call Ken at 756-3612. Please buy a Victoria Beach membership - support our Club!


Saturday August 15, 2015 2:00 – 3:30 pm Bring your own lawn chair, a cool drink and Enjoy! Thank you again to the POLLARD FAMILY for their continuing support.

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REGULAR ACTIVITIES CLUBHOUSE ACTIVITIES Fitness Classes: Arts & Crafts: Bike Hikes: Duplicate Bridge: Mixed Bridge: Movies: Swimming Lessons: Swimming Inquiries: Yoga:


Mon. Wed. Fri. 10:00-11:00 am Julie McPetrie Tues. 12:30-2:00 pm (all ages) Rec. Assistants Wed. 10:00 am-Noon (Ages 7-12) Rec. Assistants Mon. 6:30 pm Ken Capelle, Gail & Bob Henderson, Henry Krahn Wed. 1:15 pm Bev Underhill Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Rec. Assistants July 6 - Aug. 14 Safe Swim Team Mon. - Fri. 9:30-10:00 am Lanette Griffith Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-11:30 am Mon. & Wed. 11:00 am-Noon, 7:00-8:00 pm Tues. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 10:00 am-Noon Sun. Noon-1:00 pm

SPORTS GROUND ACTIVITIES Children’s Games: Family Recreation: Golf Lessons: Youth Sport:

Library Assistants

Recreation Assistants

Mon. & Fri. 10:00-11:00 am (Ages 4-10) Mon. Wed. Fri. 7:30-8:30 pm Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-10:45 am (Ages 7-16) Mon. & Fri. 10:00-11:00 am (Ages 10-14)


Tennis Court Attendants Weds. 10:30-11:15 am & Fri. 12:00 Noon-12:45 pm (Ages 5-6) Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Ages 7-9) Mon. 12:00 Noon-1:00 pm & Thurs. 12:30 pm-1:30 pm (Ages 10 & over) Adult Tennis Lessons: Mondays 1:00-4:00 pm with Robert Kennedy Wednesdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm Hit with a Pro (Advance Sign up) Thurs., July 2 - Tennis Manitoba Staff Wed., July 8 - George & Kevin Kylar Wed., July 15 – Jared Connell Wed., July 29 - Emerson Gusmini (Children’s lessons if space allows) Junior Tennis Nights: Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8:00 pm (Ages 11-18) Adult Tennis Round Robin: Mon. & Fri. (Register) 10:00-10:20 am (Play) 10:30 am-12:00 Noon Adult GVS (ground stroke, volley, smash) Tues. & Thurs. 10:30-11:30 am & Saturdays 11:00 am-12:00 Noon Adult Tennis Drills Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm Family Tennis Tues. & Thurs. 6:15-7:15 pm Youth Tennis Lessons:






Pre-VB Membership Blitz

Sat., Sun., June 27 & 28


Lise Simonsen, Pamela Beazley

Swim Registration VB Fireworks Tennis Manitoba Day Girls’ Tennis Day VB Membership Blitz Bike Auction Flea Market Flea Market Clean-Up Flea Market Charity Coordinator Book Sale Beach Events Teen Movie Night Rogers Rookie Tournament Gentlemen’s Movie Night Sports Day 200 Metre Open Swim Sandcastle Building Ladies’ Movie Night Fishing Derby Masters Tennis Tournament Teen Bonfire on the Beach Junior Tennis Tournament

Sun., June 28 Wed., July 1 Thurs., July 2 Fri., July 3 Fri., Sat., Sun., July 3, 4 & 5 Sat., July 4 Sat., July 4 Sat., July 4 Sat., July 4 Sun., July 5 Sun., July 5 Wed., July 8 Fri., July 10 Fri., July 10 Sat., July 11 Sat., July 11 Sun., July 12 Wed., July 15 Sat., July 18 Sat., Sun., July 18 & 19 Wed., July 22 Wed., Thurs., July 22 & 23

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Clubhouse Best views from Sailboat Beach or Redwing Park Tennis Courts Tennis Courts Door to Door Police Station Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Tennis Courts Clubhouse Sports Ground Pier Clubhouse Clubhouse Pier Tennis Courts Clubhouse Tennis Courts

Men’s Golf Tournament Rogers Rookie Tournament Children’s Masquerade 800 Metre Open Swim 30+ Dinner & Dance Bike Race Ladies’ Golf Tournament Teen Movie Night Senior Tennis Tournament VB Club Raffle Junior Golf Tournament Duplicate Bridge Tournament Teen Scavenger Hunt Rogers Rookie Tournament Volleyball Tournament Cross Country Run Lake Winnipeg Foundation Walk for Water Soccer Tournament VB Volunteer Appreciation Dog Show Novelty Tennis Tournament VB Club Annual Meeting 55+ Golf Tournament & Dinner

Fri., July 24 Fri., July 24 Sat., July 25 Sat., July 25 Sat., July 25 Sun., July 26 Wed., July 29 Wed., July 29 Sat., Sun., Mon., Aug. 1, 2, 3 Sat., Aug. 1 Wed., Aug. 5 Wed., Aug. 5 Wed., Aug. 5 Fri., Aug. 7 Sat., Aug. 8 Sat., Aug. 8 Sun., Aug. 9 Sun., Aug. 9 Fri., Aug. 14 Sat., Aug. 15 Sat., Sun., Aug. 15 & 16 Sun., Aug. 16 Mon., Sept. 14

Tamara Roehr Rob Hester Tennis Manitoba Staff Nancy Sarchuk & Robert Kennedy Lise Simonsen, Pamela Beazley Stuart McPherson Joanne Gibson, Deb Covernton, Jane Bachart & Lyndsi da Roza Lorraine Cook Mavis Whicker MacRae & Hoole/McDonald Families Laura & Scott McDonald Rec. Staff Julia Lucht, Tennis MB, VB Tennis Staff Rob Hester & Bruce Sirrell Leah & Ted Kosokowsky Swim Instructors MacRae, Cook & Meadows Families Brenda Vielhaber Jeff Lailey Steve Cook Rec. Staff Anndrea O’Connor & Brad Nechwediuk, Derek & Lisa Zeilstra, Philippe Champagne Karl Hutchison Julia Lucht, Tennis MB, VB Tennis Staff Doug & Kristie Pollard Swim Instructors Tim Scott Todd & Sheri Hyra Heather Willoughby, Laureen Johnstone, Sally Lawler Rec. Staff John Heppenstall & Alan Morrish Arroll Stewart & Judy Walker Ed & Adam Boge Fran Pollard & Donna Thain Rec. Staff Julia Lucht, Tennis MB, VB Tennis Staff Sophie McGoey & Lisa Lucht The Johnson Family Deanne McDonald & Sandy McCaig Rex Neuendorff & Stino Siragusa Wendy Derksen & Leslie Sarchuk Barb Hansford & Trish Nesbitt Stino Siragusa Anil Kaul Dennis & Gina Roth; Ray & Lise Plouffe; Claude & Gloria Fillion

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Victoria Beach HERALD

August 14, 2015

Victoria Beach Club


PAST PRESIDENT Maureen Neuendorff PRESIDENT Anil Kaul 756-2158 VICE PRESIDENT Suzy Hester 756-3016 SECRETARY Wendy Derksen 756-6515 TREASURER Cathy Finnbogason 756-2377 DIRECTOR AT LARGE Leslie Sarchuk 756-2690

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vb herald publisher Lana Meier 204-292-2128 for advertising HERALD EDITOR Barb Pritchard Kevin Dubé MEMBERSHIP Lise Simonsen Pam Beazley SPECIAL EVENTS Shauna Filuk Jill Kirbyson SWIMMING Anndrea O’Connor Tamara Roehr TENNIS Bryan and Lisa Yagi PLANNED GIVING Bruce Eyford

Council Corner

Water bills for clarification. This year due to a computer glitch the water bill stated that the due date was July 30. If you are one of those people who writes one cheque for both water and taxes, please be assured you will not face late fees if you dated your cheque for July 31. Bears – Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship sent a reminder that black bears are now increasing their food intake to prepare for hibernation. We can reduce the danger by taking precautions. Remove all fruit that has fallen from trees in the morning and before dusk. Do not feed pets outside. Remove garbage from your property. Clean barbeques thoroughly after each use. Bears move silently. We know that they live in our area. Take a little extra care at this time of year. Do not walk in the woods wearing earbuds. Keep your dog a leash so they do not chase after a hungry bear. Be bear sensible. Public Works Building – As most people know Council planned to begin a new Public Works

building this summer. In April, the building was tendered nation wide as required by law and six Manitoba firms responded. Council accepted the lowest tender of $1,550,000 and a bid bond to guarantee the price until the end of June was posted. That bond was extended to the end of July to allow the municipality to organize financing. The Municipal Board did not approve the financing by-law and required that a public hearing should be held in September to hear the objections raised about the size and cost of the proposed building. The Municipal Board meeting date was not scheduled until fall, and their decision could take up to three months following that. This would result in a loss of the construction year. As a result, the Council agreed unanimously to withdraw our financing by-law and begin the entire design and tender process over again. Remember that the next Council meeting will be at the Seniors’ Scene, 1 Ateah Road on Tuesday August 18, at 7 p.m. RMVB COUNCIL

Thanks to Doctor Garth Campbell Council would like to thank Doctor Garth Campbell for his services the past two weeks. We hope he been enjoying his time with us at Victoria Beach. He will be with us for another week. For the benefit of new-comers to the beach, the Doctor’s cottage is at 124 Birch. The phone number at the doctor’s office is 204-7566305. There are 2 clinics Tuesday through to Saturday. Clinic hours are 9:30 to 11:30 and

5:30 to 7:30. On Sunday and Monday there is one clinic only from 5:30 through to 7:30. Remember to bring your Manitoba Health card with you when you go to the Clinic Thanks to Kathy Brydon and the Medical Committee for their effort to keep the Clinic supplied. Thanks also to the staff at the gate for helping to direct people who live outside the Vehicle Restricted area. RMVB COUNCIL

About the Victoria Beach Herald

One of the longest continuously publishing community newspapers in Canada, now in our 90th year, the Victoria Beach Herald is a service of the Victoria Beach Club. The Herald prints ten issues each summer on Fridays from late June to mid August. The Herald welcomes submissions from readers focused on family events, beach happenings, community issues, etc. Letters to the Editor are always welcome. Submissions should be sent via email to Those without access to email can place written submissions in the VB Herald mailbox behind the cash counter at the Victoria Beach General Store. Submission deadlines are end of day Fridays with the exception of VB Club event convenor submissions for events occurring on weekend days.

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Victoria Beach Club Raffle Report 2015

Despite intermittent rain showers and cooler weather, this year’s Victoria Beach raffle once again proved to be a resounding success thanks to the generous participation of our VB community. Please see the attached list of donors. Many thanks to each and every one of you. It would be impossible to host an event like this without all the wonderful volunteers who gave their time, expertise and continual good humour on both the day-of and the day before. First of all, thank you to good old reliable Tam Scott for delivering the tables and chairs when and where we needed them; to Denise Deben for organizing our ticket sellers; to Sharon Kreutzer and Bill Stewart for transporting the prizes to the village green, and our day-before helpers: to Maureen Stewart for pre-sorting the prizes, to Michelle Brownell and her creative eye, and to Beth Pollard, Rosemary Scurfield, Jane Daniels and Leslie Sarchuk for their assistance in packaging and recording the contents. Also thanks to Doug and Jessica Stewart for again allowing us the use of their garage to store the prizes during the

prior week. Our day-of volunteers included Dianne Boyce, Kathleen Grover, Jan Perchal, Sheila Ruban, Marr Campbell, Beth Pollard, Aynsley Walker, and Lloyd and Susan Schmidt. And last but not least, many thanks to Tim Walker, our accountant extraordinaire, for keeping track of all monies received. Special recognition needs to be made to Bob Marshall and the “8 at the Gate” crew for once again making the effort to raise the funds among their group and then, with their unerring eye for quality, purchasing two beautiful little bikes from Walter of Lifesport. Once again Walter generously gave these guys a great deal on the bikes. Now for the bottom line: We are pleased to report that the raffle made a profit of $6,809 this year, two dollars more than last year’s take of $6,807! It’s been a fun three years of chairing this raffle but we’re retiring from the job and look forward to welcoming the new convenors. Potential volunteers - don’t be shy! Your club needs you! Judy Walker Arroll Stewart

Vice President’s Report

By the time this goes to print, our activities will be wrapping up for another season. The 7 weeks of programming come to an end August 16th. It’s been a busy and fun summer! Volunteers are the backbone of the Victoria Beach Club. For generations volunteers have been giving back to the community through their efforts with the Club and the community thanks them for that. To those of you who have been benefiting from the efforts of these volunteers but not giving back yourself, I ask you to consider getting involved. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and help ensure the quality programs we all enjoy continue in the future. As Winston Churchill once said “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Currently volunteer opportunities are open for: The VB Club Raffle held August long with time spent prior gathering and purchasing items (our most successful fund raiser in the last few years raising approximately $6,000 in each of the last 2 years) Membership which has planning responsibilities in the spring, a full weekend when the membership drive takes place the first weekend of the season and duties throughout the summer to collect and tally memberships sold If you are interested in either of these responsibilities, please contact any member of the VB Club Executive. There has been some noise of late around the censoring of “Letters to the Editor” in the VB Club Herald. The VB Club Executive, a few years ago, did put a moratorium on shoreline issue letters

being included in the Herald and was upfront and honest about that fact. I want to ensure the community that this is not the case when it comes to other topics of interest to the community. The Herald will print “Letters to the Editor” that are of interest to the community if the author takes accountability for them by including their name and writes the letter in a family friendly way as children are often reading through the Herald in search of sports day results or pictures of their award winning catch at the fishing derby. The deadline for submissions to the Herald is 4:00 pm Saturday to allow time for layout and printing to be done before it is available for distribution the following Friday. The last deadline for submissions this year is August 14th. The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.




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Junior Golf Tournament 2015

Junior Golf Results

Boys 11 & 12 Girls 10 and Under 1st – Branden Lailey 1st – Ella Maternick 2nd – Jackson Sirrel 2nd – Maggie Sirrel   Boys 13 & 14 Girls 11 & 12 1st – Sam Drybrough 1st – Caitlyn Willison 2nd – Ryan Kaser 2nd – Broke Oxenforth     Boys 15 & 16 Girls 13 & 14 1st – Kyle Velestuk 1st – Chelsea Dinnin 2nd – John Steadman 2nd – Alanna Kaser     Boys 10 and Under Tied for 1st – Austin Boge, Brayden Boge   Thank you Juniors for coming out and supporting the event, we are looking forward to next year already! Enjoy the pictures.  Adam Boge & Ed Boge

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Junior Golf Tournament 2015

A great turn out of close to 50 juniors played in the VB Junior Golf event, ages were as low as 6 and as high as 17! The best part of the whole day was to see everyone having fun on the golf course and each participant walking away with a great prize. We would like to thank all the volunteers that helped with keeping score and escorting the juniors around the course, without your help this tournament would not be possible. Volunteers included Jeff & Laureen Lailey, Bruce Dinnin, Gord Poulton, Tom Ripley, Hildi Boge, Bronwyn Boge, Ryan Zuk, Brad Kaser, Bryn Oliver,

and Bill Mcdonald. The golf course was in terrific shape and the pro shop was very helpful preparing the registration sheets, thanks to Karl and his entire staff for all the support. We were very impressed again this year with some of the great golf that was played and we were also happy to see some new junior golf come out and play in their first event! We really enjoy running this event as it brings back a lot of memories when we played in it. Below you will find this year’s winners.

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AED’s and Helping to Make VB a Heart Safe Community

In an emergency seconds count and during a sudden cardiac arrest the quick application of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) can save a life. AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and are able to treat them through defibrillation, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm. AEDs are designed to be simple to use for the layperson and the use of an AED is taught in most CPR classes. AEDs are highly effective if applied quickly during a sudden cardiac arrest.  For every minute that a person in cardiac arrest goes without being successfully treated (by defibrillation), the chance of survival decreases by 7% per minute.  

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• Victoria Beach is equipped with a number of AED’s and I have contacted each location to ensure the accuracy of the following AED locations: • VB Clubhouse – inside front entrance on the right • VB Tennis Courts – with Tennis Court Attendants • Seniors Scene – beside exit door at the north end of the main room • Victoria Beach Sports Club (Alex Anderson Memorial Sports Club) - AED is housed in the new building & gets moved over to the ball field area when they have outside events VB Fire Department - AED in Fire Rescue vehicle & AED in Water Rescue vessel and an AED in their Medical First Responder Unit (part of the 911 system) VB Police Department – AED in Police Vehicle (part of the 911 system and the police routinely attend medical emergencies)  Should a sudden cardiac arrest occur in the proximity of the clubhouse and sports field, village green, playground, tennis courts, senior scene or the sports club knowing the location of the nearest AED and applying it in conjunction with CPR and calling 911 can significantly contribute to saving a life.     You can contribute to making VB a Heart Safe Community by taking a CPR course, knowing the locations of AED’s in our community and promptly calling 911 in the event of a medical emergency.  If you have any questions regarding AED’s and public access defibrillation, please email me at  Mike Mason

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~ Beach People ~


Farewell to David Hurst

David Hurst’s dad bought the property at 333 Sunset and built the log cottage on it in 1928-the year Dave was born. He has spent at least a part of every summer here since. On Saturday, July 26, 2014 his neighbours and closest friends bid him a fond farewell. Mike & Trudy Tritt, Mark & Melanie Tooley, Bill Pope (minus Elizabeth, who was whale-watching in Churchill) Don & Lynne Paterson, Bill & Mary Duff and Deb Covernton entertained Dave at Paterson’s next door. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful brunch by participating in preparing, donating, serving, and of course, eating at the table featuring an exquisite centrepiece grown by Bill and arranged by Mary Duff--they should go into the business!! Father Bill asked a blessing for David and said Grace. Mike proposed a funny and sentimental toast and presented Dave with a copy of “100 SUMMERS ON LAKE WINNIPEG” autographed with a special message by the authors Sheila Grover(also a former close neighbour) and Greg Thomas. Each of us had written a personal note in the book to say goodbye and remember us at VB. Some nostalgia, tall tales and reminiscences with and about Dave. Another toast, this time with special toasting beverage from and by Bill Pope, followed by a round of “For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow’. Melanie Tooley served her delicious “ Best Wishes Dave “ cake. Dave thanked his friends warmly. To top off the party, we commandeered a Chinese tourist (who was lost) to take the attached picture of us on Dave’s front deck. For the last time. We all hate to see him leave and will miss him dearly. Good wishes and good luck, David Hurst!    

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Congratulations to Nancy and Bill Mitchell who will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 19th. The Mitchell family has been spending summers at Victoria Beach since 1960, first as renters then at the family cottage at 409 Sunset purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Guest in 1968. Nancy and Bill’s five children, nine grandchildren and sons-inlaw are eternally grateful to them for instilling a love of family and a passion for all things Victoria Beach, and are so thankful to have such a magical place to call home.


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~ Beach People ~

This photo was taken at our annual ‘It’s the end of July’ beach party.  Despite the rainy weather (again), we were blessed with a gorgeous VB sunset. The Popels, 217-5th

A VB Wedding Celebration!

A beautiful celebration took place at Victoria beach on July 30th. Roberta and Jake Popoff hosted a Wedding Party for 40 family members and friends of Diane (Green) and Edward Smith at their cottage. Diane is a long time friend of Roberta’s. A very special Wedding ceremony was preformed by Reverend .Jan (friend from Coquitlam BC) at the Victoria Beach Church. Roberta and Shirley May along with flower girl Zinnia Popoff were attendants also David Byington. Diane and Ed are off on an Alaska Cruise to Celebrate. God Bless them both as they travel their new life’s highway together.

Duplicate Bridge Tournament Results Congratulations to Bob Lawler and Barrie Heiman for winning the tournament with a score of 79, 10 points ahead of the next closest score. They seem to be a hot commodity this season placing near or at the top almost every weekly game. When I asked Bob what their  success was due to he said Barrie was always good at cards and he (Bob) is catching on to the game.    It is nice to see new names go on the trophy. In second place were Gail and Bob Henderson with a score of 69 and in third place close behind with 68 1/2 were Nancy Mitchell and Avonne Trainor. Thanks to all competitors for participating. Fran and Donna

VB Club Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese

Attention all VB event and club volunteers!  The VB Club wants to show its appreciation for all your dedication and hard work. Please join us at the Clubhouse this Friday, August 14th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.  All previous and current volunteers are invited. See you there. VB Club Board



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Senior Tennis Open Sets Participation Record

This years’ Senior Tennis Open set a record with over 160 participants making this once again the largest tournament in Manitoba (maybe Western Canada). The quality of tennis was excellent, with fans being treated to “edge of your seat”

V.B. Club Novelty Tennis Tournament August 15th and 16th

The V.B. Club Novelty Tennis Tournament is a fun-competition. It is a great way for our tennis community to mark the end of another spectacular summer season at Victoria Beach by doing what we love the most; playing tennis! Last year, the event was very well attended. The level of sportsmanship and competition on display was further evidence of what a wonderful little slice of heaven we have here at the V.B. courts (couldn’t resist it). This year promises to be equally entertaining. Here are a few important notes for your information. • Sign-up sheets will be posted at the tennis courts on Friday, August 7th at noon. • Sheets will be taken down at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13th (or when the first 48 players have signed-up). Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Last year’s draw filled up very quickly!). • Teams and draws will be posted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14th. • Entry fee is $5.00. Please pay before you play. • All entrants must be members of the V.B, Club and have their own shoe tag. • The Match Committee will make up teams of 4 players. (Groups are highly encouraged to come up with a team name). Prizes will be awarded for originality! • Each entrant will play a total of 4 sets. (2 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) • Matches will be pro-sets (first to 9 wins; tie breaker at 8 all). All games will be “no-ad deuce”. • Winners will be decided by total games won. Losses will be subtracted in the event of a tie. • Mystery Events will be played both Saturday and Sunday at around noon. (Lots of fun and more prizes!) The above format is subject to change due to inclement weather or number of entries. If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call, or see me at the courts! Take care, Stino Siragusa 204-996-0121

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excitement for many matches. Thanks to all followers on Twitter that enjoyed the real time updates.  (Over 110 followers were keeping up with the action @vbtennisclub) On behalf of Allan Morrish and myself, we would like to thank all the people who made the tournament a success.  The draw committee of Mike Lodewyks, Geoff Kirbyson, and Hedy Heppenstall were a big help.  Thanks to all the people that volunteered for clip board power hours including Peggy Ansons, Anne and Frank Manning, Brian and Lisa Yagi, as well as many other actors that made this play possible.  Special, Special thanks to Elly Black for her help on the board and with the draw!   Thank you to the court attendants and Allan (the hammer) Morrish for collecting the $1,500+ cash raised by the tournament.    Special thanks to my co-chair Allan Morrish.  He made my life easy and looked after many of the details - always with a smile and a Go Cup in hand. Watch for changes to next year’s tourney that could include an electronic sign up option and postings of the draws … Tournament Results:  Ladies Singles: Misha Tennant over Ainsley Bishop Ladies Doubles: Misha Tennant and Amy Quinton over Lisa Lucht and Michelle Brownell.  Mixed Doubles: Ainsley Bishop & Roland Burrell over Ty Diello and Kim Willoughby Men’s Singles: Alex Lesiuk over Stephen Dubienski Men’s Doubles: Stephen Dubienski & Mike Lodewyks over Alex Leskiuk & Geoff Kirbyson We will see you next August Long! John Heppenstall - Chair, Allan Morrish co-Chair


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Tennis Open Winners

Mixed Doubles

The Convenors

Ladies Doubles

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Mens Singles

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To Julia Lucht and Cole Paige for a great year of leading the kids lessons, feeding balls at GVS, organizing Round Robins, and directing traffic at the courts; to Greg Thomas for writing the great article in last week’s Herald on the history of tennis at VB; to Kevin Dubé for his tireless work and effort he put into the Herald every week; to Anil Kaul for his confidence and support of the tennis program; and finally to the wonderful tennis community of Victoria Beach; you are the most enthusiastic, talented, hardworking, keen, and patient membership. Every tennis pro that has visited VB has commented on the great tennis atmosphere and the enthusiasm of the members. You have made the Victoria Beach Tennis Club the most vibrant and active tennis club in Manitoba.

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We don’t remember days; we remember moments A few tennis moments from Summer 2015


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VB Cross Country Run Results

We may have had an all-time record with close to 70 runners this year, all in great running outfits. Thanks to all the volunteers: Fran and Beth Pollard, Lindsay and Margot Stevenson, Nick Beaton, Brynn Psooy, Jamie Ahrens, Stella McCaig, Parker Pollard and Brenda Friesen. The VB Grocery store is always supportive with the much-needed oranges, and Sam and Rachel from the VB Rec Staff were a great help.



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Women’s Short Course Overall (trophy winner) Christine Oakley 10 and under: 1st – Alexis Bru 2nd – Maggie Sirrell 3rd – Stella McCaig 11-15: 1st – Christine Oakley 2nd – Alanna Kaser 3rd – Rylee Kochenash 30-39: Stephanie McCaig 40-49: Dana Sirrell 50-59: Carolyn Eva-Meadows Women’s Long Course Overall Trophy Winner Kristie Pearson 11-15: 1st – Aidan Pattison 2nd – Dana Poulton 3rd – Raquel Higginson 6-19: 1st – Tess Poulton 2nd – Abbey Meadows 3rd – Katie Garagan 30-39: 1st -- Morgan Sales 2nd – Sue Hodgson 3rd – Lori McKenzie

40-49: 1st – Kristie Pearson 2nd – Dania Parkinson 50-59: 1st – Debbie Ritchie 2nd – Nancy Lew 3rd – Colleen Garagan 60 Plus 1st – Ilse McLandress Men’s Short Course Overall Trophy Winner Luc Deleau 10 and Under: 1st – Benjie Hoole 2nd – Nicholas Carlson 3rd – Colby Bru 11-15: 1st – Andrew Kaul 2nd – Jack Filuk –Scott 3rd – Matthews Carlson 16 to 19: 1st –Luc Deleau 2nd – Eric McIntosh 40-49: 1st – Mike Bru 2nd – Brad Kaser 3rd – Doug Pollard 50-59: 1st – Gord Ahrens 2nd – Goziem Odiatu Men’s Long Course Overall Trophy Winner


VB Cross Country Run Results Jeremy Walker 11-15: 1st – Erik Mork 2nd – Ryland Nechwediuk 20-29: 1st Daniel Ritchie 30-39: 1st – Jeremy Walker 2nd – Garth Grover 40-49: 1st -- Paul Boge 2nd – Kelly Orloff 3rd -- Adam Parkinson 50-59: 1st – Alex Sarchuk

60 Plus 1st John Perry 2nd Greg Thomas Family Relay Overall Trophy Winner: Team Neon Blake, Avery, Lori & Greg Edwards See you next Year! Grace Johnson, Shannon Johnson and Paul Wiebe

Kristie Pollard won the overall Women’s long course category and did it in come-from-behind fashion!

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Victoria Beach – 2015 Walk for Water

On August 9, lake lovers from Victoria Beach and surrounding areas, Walked for Water in support of a healthy lake and the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF). With pledges from their families and friends, approximately 140 people of all ages, babies and dogs in tow, met at the VB Clubhouse and set forth on a 2.5 Km or 5 Km walk around Victoria Beach, to express their passion and concern for “My Lake – Lake Winnipeg.” The LWF works to address the root causes of harmful algae blooms through research, public education, stewardship and collaboration. As an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) it relies on membership fees, grants, donations and proceeds raised through the annual Lake -A -Thon campaign and signature events. Walk for Water is the largest grassroots fundraising event held in support of a healthy lake. This year, VB’s Walk for Water raised funds to provide assistance for education and research projects which help restore and sustain the lake for the benefit of future generations. A big thank you goes out to all the walkers making the trek and to all donors who pledged support. Your advocacy sends a strong message that we at Victoria Beach value and love our lake and want to join forces to make our lake healthy once again.

This event is only possible with assistance of a cadre of volunteers, supporters and sponsors. Thanks to: Sheila Grover, Janet Sampson and Stephanie McCaig, who worked with cochairs Deanne McDonald and Sandy McCaig on the organizing committee; Diane Sallans, Joan Dawson, Bob McInnes, Dawn Kirbyson, Mary Stapleton on registration; Lisa Yagi, Erin Petreny, Kara Neustaedter at the T-shirt table; Linda Fox and Linda Kliewer at the draw table; Sheila Grover on sound and music; Duncan and Murray McCaig at the kids’ prize table; Erin Keating, Kathleen Grover and Linda Dart on sales and information; Bill McDonald, Matt and Susan Hall on set up with support from the Rec. Assistants and the Rec. Director, Bruce; Route Marshals, The Boyd family, and photographers, Karin Boyd and Kevin Dubé; Kathryn and Brenda Hearson on snacks. In cooperation with the VB Club’s Arts and Crafts program, Jane McDonald, assisted by Jessie O’Leary and Rachel Hoole, had the kids create colourful fish for a We Love Lake Winnipeg poster, which was proudly on display at the Walk. Way to go kids – our most enthusiastic ambassadors for a healthy lake! Thanks also to the LWF staff; Stephanie Brick, who provided ongoing office support and Alexis Kanu and Kirsten Earl McCorrister, who came out to support the walk and provide information and to the Sampson family for providing them with a B&B. A big hand goes out to VB Reeve, Brian Hodgson who officially kicked off the event and Greg Thomas, our amiable MC and strong Walk for Water and LWF supporter. Several businesses, individuals and families supported our Walk through their generous donations to the LWF. Thanks to the following businesses: Lakeside Surveillance (Sandra and Kevin Ateah), The Beach Lawyers (Jeff Hirsch, Adrian Frost, Hayley Main), Bluewater Lawn Service (Gary Wingate), Workshop Designs (Nancy Owen and Bruce Wade), Wayne’s Backhoe Service (Onale and Randy Thomas), DMD Electric (Laurie and Dennis Danwich), Treeworx (Jeff Hughes), Susan Gee Thomas (Ateah Realty), Cheryl Demidiuk (East Shore Realty), Cirrus Print Management and Clifton Trainor Construction. Thanks to: Kristie Pearson and Doug Pollard, Ann and Paul Mahon, CONTINUED on Next Page

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 Sharon and Jamie Horne, The E. and R. Black family, Murray and Stephanie McCaig, Karin Boyd, Murray Macrae, Beth Pollard, Linda Dart, Sophie McGoey, Kara Neustaedter, Ron LeDoyen, Joyce Watts, Dale Reid, Andrea Cibinel, Glen Henderson, Lloyd Axworthy, Liz and Wayne Alsip, Donna Plant, Amy McCaig and Dean Cushing, Sandy and Duncan McCaig, Gaylene and Brian Chestnut, Shannon Johnson and Paul Wiebe, Elaine and Dick Archer, Mary and Greg Hanson, Heather Partridge, Jessica and Doug Stewart, Grace Kelly and Kelly McCaig, Laura and Scott McDonald and Deanne and Bill McDonald. Thanks also to The Victoria Beach Club for providing the facility, set up assistance and publicity. Door prizes were donated by; The LWF, Gary at Tree Whisperer/ Wood Tech-Er, Ingrid and Grant from Artistic Impressions Photography, Lise at the VB Store, Joyce at the Moonlight Inn, Brad at Einfeld’s Bakery, Tom at Grand Pines Golf Course, Karl at VB Golf Course, Drew from Allwright Construction, Jacqueline from Lakehouse Treasures, Cathy from The Cottager Magazine, Carol at Carol’s on Leon, VB’s Hearson family, Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas, Susan and Matt Hall, Susan Flanders, Bruce Kliewer, Tanis Petreny (Ernst and Young), Deanne McDonald and Sandy McCaig. A special thanks to our very important sponsors; Johnston Group, Quintex Services Ltd., Payworks, Nolan and Moore Optometric and Erosion Control Blanket. Victoria Beach’s Walk for Water is just one of several LakeA-Thon fundraisers happening throughout the summer in the East Beaches. Several Manitobans have supported the LWF by organizing their own events. Saffies General Store held a “Youth Talent Night and Pie Auction “on Aug. 8, with all funds raised for upcoming LWF projects. Sophie McGoey and Sheila Grover

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catered their annual private French dinner for lucky gourmets. This year they also held a “French Baking and Other Treats” sale, which sold out in 10 minutes! Be sure to line up early next year for the scrumptious treats. Lise at the VB Store once again promoted the Walk for Water by selling water drops for $1 to supporters of Lake Winnipeg. Karen Paul, on behalf of Debwendon Inc., set up a table at the Walk, in partnership with LWF to sell limited edition Lake Winnipeg Watershed Plant prints by artist, Henri Eric Bergman. Thanks for all your innovative ideas and being part of the solution through the giving of time, skills, donations and promotions. Together, we can make the changes required for a clean, healthy Lake Winnipeg and surrounding watershed. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of LWF. Thanks to everyone for making this year’s Lake-A-Thon events the most successful yet. See you next year on the starting line to “Save Lake Winnipeg!” Deanne McDonald and Sandy McCaig will be relinquishing their duties as co-chairs VB Walk for Water. If you want to volunteer or have a project, please contact The Lake Winnipeg Foundation at (204-9560436). Further information on the activities of the LWF can be found on the website;

Social Bridge Our Wednesday afternoon bridge game is played in the VB Clubhouse. This week’s winners were Henry Krahn, Frances Krahn and Jean Bushuk. Join us for play beginning at 1:15 pm. You do not need a partner; just come!


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The VB Swim Program

Another great season of swimming lessons is wrapped up at Victoria Beach! About 200 young people participated in swimming lessons, Bronze classes and the Babysitting Course. The program was managed this year by an exceptional group of instructors – our head instructor Lanette Griffith and swim teachers Cameron Russell, Tess Poulton, Spiro Verras and Laura Conrad. A big huge thank you to our teachers who braved rain, cold, waves and heat to teach our kids to swim and to be excellent role models at the swim beach/dock and around our community.

Swim Convener Tamara Roehr with next summer’s Co-Convener Alice Russell



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This past week all 11 of the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross students passed their exams and achieved their Bronze rank and their First Aid Certification. The First Aid component was added this year and is a very good addition to a young person’s resume – First Aid training is required for many non-swim jobs including Rec Assistant positions here at VB. The Circle of Life According to community member Sheila Grover – who literally wrote the book on Victoria Beach history – the Swim Program has been around since the 1930s. That means thousands of beach kids have learned to swim and learned to treat the Lake with respect. There are so many great stories of people’s involvement with the swim program – one Mom who was signing up her children told me that she had been a swim instructor as a young person and had been a student as a child and she was now thrilled that her own kids could start their journey with VB swim. I have had the good pleasure of serving as Swim Convener for two summers – last summer I co-convened with Anndrea O’Connor Nechwediuk and got to learn from her long experience with the swim program. Next summer I’ll be back and thrilled that Alice Russell will join me in coordinating swimming lessons. Alice was the swim convener back some time ago when her kids were little – now her son is one of our swim instructors. And so the Circle of Life at VB Swimming continues…kids grow up to be swimming teachers who grow up to be parents of kids who are students who grow up to be……And some of them then become Conveners (and in Alice’s case become convener again!!!). Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who faithfully brought their kids to swimming lessons this summer and who encouraged and thanked our Swimming Instructors. Enjoy the rest of your summer and see you back at the Swim Dock and Swim Beach next summer! Tamara Roehr

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Thanks to Murray Henderson for his message last Sunday. It’s great he can help out when he & Diane are spending their holidays here fromToronto. Next week we will have Paul Boge with us & we invite you to join us Sunday, Aug. 16th at 11 am.

Yacht Club News

The final sailing school classes of the year wrapped up on August 7th. All four weeks were well attended with many kids and adults learning to sail or upgrading their skills. A big thanks to our excellent coaches this year and to all of the volunteers who keep the programs running year after year. Weekend racing continues every weekend until September long weekend. Come crew on a Hobie if it suits your fancy or just enjoy the view from the pier of colourful sails racing around the bay. Thanks to everyone who attended the Yacht Club Dance over the August long weekend, the event was a success and we hope to build on it for next year and make it an annual event. Of course none of it could have happened without our dedicated crew of volunteers, so thank you to everyone who helped out. For membership and all other information visit or contact Ryan Van Berkel: 204-291-1775 or email: vbyccommodore@ Roger Ritsema

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East Beaches Senior Scene News As the summer of 2015 inexorably winds down, begrudgingly yielding to the cooler winds of autumn, we at the Senior Scene can reflect on a busy, productive and fun summer. Besides the many regular programs offered to both members and nonmembers, we also hosted catered and non-catered weddings, RM Council meetings, a craft sale and are looking forward to hosting two special anniversary receptions. We have completed an outdoor barbeque shelter and recently received a federal grant that will permit us to build a back door ramp, a new automatic door system for the rear of the building, a handicap washroom in the basement and upgrade the basement lighting. The latter upgrades are in anticipation of building a wood work shop and lounge/games room in the basement. We still have one major community event in the fall, the 5th annual Fall Supper. This event is open to everyone so if you are planning to be at your home or cottage on Saturday, September 26th and would like to avoid cooking, then why not bring your family to the Senior Scene. There will be two sittings, the first at 5:00 pm and the second at 7:00 pm. The cost is $15. Tickets will be available at the VB Store, Senior Scene and Saffie’s Store. This is a sell-out event so get your tickets early. Finally, if your summer vacation is coming to an end, rather than getting down, think wistfully about next summer and our major fundraising event, a gala Lobster Fest. What better way to start off a new season, than to meet with old friends over a glass of wine and a scrumptious lobster meal. This is another sell-out event so mark June 11th on your calendar and watch the local bulletin boards for ticket availability.

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Yacht Club Dance Wrap-up

The first (maybe annual) Yacht Club Dance was held on the Sunday of the August long weekend and what a night we had. The community centre on 59 was the perfect venue to socialize, groove out, and dance up a storm. The night went off without a hitch, and it was great to see so many people in one place having a good time. A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support the VBYC! Your generosity will help fund sailing programming, sailing school boats, weekend racing, and help maintain our club. And don’t forget this event helps the community centre as it continues to evolve into a four-season community hub. Lets also give a massive thanks to all of the volunteers that made this event happen. It wasn’t easy so give yourselves a pat on the shoulder and know that you did a solid for your local club and for sailing in our community. We appreciate it very much. Thanks also to the Brock Street Bandits, DJ Frasier, and special guest BBQ for keeping the party going and knowing exactly when to switch into glide. VBYC Fundraising Team

VB Club Annual General Meeting Sunday, August 16

Attention to all Victoria Beach Club members! If you purchased a VB Club membership in 2015 you are entitled to attend the Annual General Meeting of your VB Club. This years AGM takes place this Sunday, August 16th at 11am in the VB Clubhouse. This is a great place to learn more about the Victoria Beach Club, its activities, future plans, and finances.

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A History of the VB Community Church

2002 to Present Since the 50th Anniversary (2002), ‘bumps in the road’ have been experienced by St Michael’s Church. At the time when the Federal Government were re-establishing the status of all not-for profit charities, St Michael’s Church lost its charitable status due to its failure to re-apply in a timely fashion. Consequently, St Michael’s could no longer issue ‘charitable tax receipts’ and in 2011 the re-instatement process was begun. It was discovered at this time that the gift of the property from the RM had never been officially transferred through the Land Titles office. Much to the credit of the RM staff, the minutes of the RMVB Council (handwritten) of the September 27th 1949 meeting were recovered, in which it was recorded “…approved by Council….that the property Lots 6 & 7 of Block 39, Plan 2483… be reserved for the Victoria Beach Church until arrangements can be made for the transfer of title….” That time had come and arrangements were initiated in April of 2012 and were completed in June 2012 with the property transferred to the Church in the names of three trustees. The Charities application requires that all ‘registerable’ charities must be established by governing documents, which for St Michael’s did not exist. The Church was built by the community for the use of the community. There were no ‘documents’ that gave it status but it was apparent that they would have to be developed in order to regain charitable status. Consequently, a constitution was developed and brought into being at the first Annual General Meeting of the Church November 7, 2012 in which it is stated that the purpose of the Church shall be operated for the community, in a manner so as to provide and maintain a Church facility in which religious teachings and services may be conducted; indeed, a Non-Denominational Church. The application for charities registration was completed and sent to Charities Directorate November 23, 2012, along with all required supporting documentation (governing documents (Constitution) and audited/reviewed financial reports, as well as early copies of the Victoria Beach Herald as ancillary documentation that described the position of the church within the community of Victoria Beach since the ‘early 1940’s. Although the decision to apply as a “constitutional entity” was sound, questions were raised by the Charities Directorate suggested our application would be more favorably viewed if incorporated under the Manitoba Corporations Act. Sufficient impediments to our application had already been suffered and it was finally deemed of greater expedience to Incorporate, which was granted with the issuance of the Certificate of the Articles of Incorporation June 7th 2013. However, all was not yet complete with CRA. The Charities Directorate took exception to the wording of two Articles of the Incorporation document and the Constitution.

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The 2013 AGM resolved the proposed changes now incorporated in the Constitution with the ‘purpose’ of the Church maintaining the more inclusive definition of ‘religious teachings’ rather than the restrictive wording of ‘Christian teachings’. It remained to have the names of the directors removed from the Title of the Church and Al Dyker was engaged to this end. This goal proved to be convoluted with Land Titles Office creating an objection later resolved by obtaining a ‘court order’. This task was completed with the St. Michael’s Church (Non-Denominational) Inc having full and clear title to the Church property. The Church now finds itself with a major repair to be undertaken. The 12’ x 20’ addition added in the ‘90s has settled indicating concerns for its foundation and separation from the original structure. In addition, insulation upgrades are needed to protect the water system. A committee has be formed to develop alternatives with cost estimates to rectify this situation and will be reporting to the Board of Directors later this summer.

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Door-to-door pickup is as follows: MONDAY - Albert Beach, all areas south of Arthur Road and west of Ateah Road, including Ateah Road TUESDAY - All avenues in Restricted Area north of Arthur Road including Sunset Boulevard WEDNESDAY - Municipal garbage enclosures in all areas. Garbage is to be placed in garbage bags and left in containers (preferably bear-resistant ones). Containers are to be placed in the front yard - not on the road allowance - by no later than 8:30 am.


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Classifieds Friends of Summer Winds- Did you enjoy Summer Winds this year? Are you interested in sponsoring a band? We are looking for sponsors, volunteers, as well as input for next years festival. Get in touch with Glenn Halgren, chair, at summerwindsfest@ Need a handyman? For prompt, courteous and reliable help, call Mike’s Handyman Service at 756-6163 or 799-1703 or from August 14 to August 7 call 756-8167. Pedalgogy DIY bicycle shop. Access to tools, parts and knowledge – pay as you can. Donations of bicycles (will pick up), parts, arts & big wads o’ cash appreciated. Ph. 204-725-2020. 326-8th Ave. Saturdays 12-6pm. Sunrise Wellness offering PEMF, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, LOA & Lifestyle Coaching, Anti-aging and more. 204 7562387. Classified ads are an affordable way of selling new or used items; Expanding your business; Sending your loved one a congratulations message or announcing the birth of your baby, grand baby or engagement. Cost is $10 for 25 words and $.25 for each additional word and can be paid by visa or m/c. Please contact Lana at 204-292-2128 or email: jmeier@highspeedcrow. ca before Friday 4 p.m.

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EARLY ONE MORNING: I was on patrol the other night, thinking how idyllic Victoria Beach is. It is such a sweet spot to be, in any season. But the Police see a different side of Victoria Beach than most. On that same night we stopped a pick-up truck driving near the green space at midnight. Four occupants with gang affiliations. Driver had no license. Truck was unregistered and uninsured. All the bells and whistles sounded when a Police check was done of the 4 occupants. The vehicle was towed. The 4 occupants were escorted away from the area at near to 1 am. RCMP arrested all 4 at 6 am later that morning as they broke into cars, garages and homes in Grand Pines. I will suggest that they would have been busy doing the same thing in VB had the Police not seen them and taken the appropriate action. THAT is why we have 6 Police Officers here in the summer. This reminds me of a sign I saw recently: “People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because there are men and women who stand ready to do whatever is necessary on their behalf.” JULY STATS: There were 277 calls for service in July. One heavily intoxicated person detained in Powerview jail from the Summer Wind Festival. Liquor Control Act fine of $675. On that same night, MLCA Liquor Inspectors issued a $2,500 fine to someone who gave liquor to a minor. That was ONE fine. A window washer fell off a ladder from the 2nd storey of a cabin and was airlifted to a Winnipeg Hospital. He was in stable condition the next day and Police notified the Workman’s Health and Safety office re: safe/unsafe working conditions. VBP were invited to join CISM (Criminal Intelligence Service Manitoba) 1 small handgun was turned into the Police for destruction. 1 female had a 5-hour Ride-Along. She will be  in the  “Police Studies” program in the fall in Brandon. One 15 year old female was sexually assaulted and went to a Winnipeg hospital for medical treatment. A Colt .22 handgun and a Glock Model 19, 9mm were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Wanasing. VBP obtained a grant from the Criminal Property Forefiture funds and purchased 2 multi-directional radar units, one for the truck and one for the van. We can now catch you coming AND going. VBP were given an AED which adds to the effectiveness of emergency personnel attending a cardiac incident. Other AED’s are located in the Clubhouse, tennis area, Senior Scene, Police, Fire and at the new VB Sports Club.   S. MacPHERSON, Your Police Chief

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Eight at the Gate

We have riders participating in events from Hecla, MB to Vancouver, BC to Switzerland. These events include Gran Fondos, Triathlons, Mountain Bike and Cyclo-Cross (plug for Canadian Championships at the Forks end of October). The days roll on, with some of our riders leaving and some new ones arriving. We have had a great season that doesn’t end with the end of August. We will continue to ride here most weekends through Thanksgiving.


In the city we ride Sundays from the Zoo East parking lot at 13:00 in the Assiniboine Forest, or on the Red River Ice Trail in the winter. We also ride in the Seine River area, following the Louis Riel Sr Trail as well as deer trails, from Bishop Grandin to the South Perimeter. To confirm rides check the Face Book page “Eight at the Gate”. For further information, please contact Bob Marshall 204-261-4292 or

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