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Victoria Beach

HERALD 88th year • Issue No. 4

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday, July 12, 2013

Boys will be Boys: A good time was had by all at the Beach Events! VICTORIA BEACH CLUB SPECIAL ACTIVITIES JULY 2013

ACTIVITY

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Ladies Movie Night Masters Tennis Tournament Children’s Masquerade 800 Metre Open Swim Sandcastle Building

Wed. July 17 7:00 pm Sat-Sun July 20-21 All Day Sat. July 20 10:00 am-noon Sat. July 20 1:00 pm Sun. July 21 10:00 am-noon

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Clubhouse Tennis Courts Art Vincent Memorial Pier Clubhouse

Shannon MacFarlane Steve Cook & Stuart Juzda Doug & Kristie Pollard Swim Instructors MacRae, Cook & Meadows Families


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2013 Victoria Beach Golf Course Rates MEMBERSHIPS: Family - Adult Couple Single - Adult Junior - 13 to 17 Child - 12 & under 2 or more children,

Seasonal $ 425.00 $ 290.00 $ 170.00 $ 120.00 $ 180.00

Monthly $ 245.00 $ 175.00 $ 110.00 $ 80.00 $ 120.00

Two Weeks $ 175.00 $ 120.00 $ 105.00 $ 70.00 $ 110.00

same family (12 & under)

GREEN FEES:

9 holes Weekdays - $13.00 Weekends - $15.00 Children - $7.00/round (12& Under Weekdays and Weekends) Children - $1.00/round (10:00am to 2:00 pm on Tuesdays only)

LOCKERS: Seasonal Monthly Daily - $2.00

Lower Locked $30.00

Upper Locked $ 25.00

Lower Open $ 25.00 $ 20.00

Upper Open $ 20.00 $ 15.00

VB Things You Need To Know ! VB POLICE DEPARTMENT

- Chief : Stewart MacPherson - The police station is located at the northeast corner of the VB Firehall on the highway . - Phone 756-2322 Emergency 911

VB POST OFFICE

 e Victoria Beach Post Office operates year round from Th Lot 19 –Ateah Road. 756-3005 Hours : Mon 8:30-5:20, Wed 8:30-11:20, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30-4:20, (lunch 12:30-1:30), Sat closed.

Manager: Karl Hutchison

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All above fees/memberships include GST. Children 12 & under may not tee off Saturday, Sunday or Holidays until after 10:00 am and must be accompanied by an adult.

Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach

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Reeve: Tom Farrell Councillors: Karin Boyd, Kathy McKibbin, Penny McMorris, Bruce Morrison CAO: Shelley Jensen, 303-960 Portage Ave, Winnipeg Phone: 774-4263 Toll Free: 1-800-513-3839 (MB Only) Fax: 774-9834 Chief Police Constable: Stewart MacPherson 756-2322 Public Works Foreman: Allan Scurfield 756-2268 Public Works (after hours emergency): 756-2568 Building Inspector: Russ Clifton Wpg Cell 797-8817 / Fax 1-204-345-8081

Website: www.rmofvictoriabeach.ca Email: vicbeach@mts.net PLEASE PRACTICE WATER SAFETY AT ALL TIMES. PREVENT FIRES – TAKE CARE PLEASE STAY OFF THE BANKS & EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION ON LAKEFRONT PATHS

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July 12, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

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REGULAR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSEACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Aerobics: Aerobics: Arts Arts&&Crafts: Crafts:

Mon. Maria Mon.Wed. Wed.Fri. Fri.10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am MariaErikson Erikson (Ages 4-8) Tues. 12:30-1:30pm Rec. Assistants (Ages 4-8) Tues. 12:30-1:30pm Rec. Assistants (Ages 8-12) Thurs. 12:30-1:30pm (Ages 8-12) Thurs. 12:30-1:30pm Bike Hikes: (Ages 7-12) Wed. 10:00am-12:00noon Rec. Assistants Bike Hikes: (Ages 7-12) Wed. 10:00am-12:00noon Rec. Assistants Duplicate Bridge: Mon. 6:50pm Ken Capelle, Gail & Bob Henderson, Henry Krahn Duplicate Bridge: Mon. 6:50pm Ken Capelle, Gail & Bob Henderson, Henry Krahn Mixed Bridge: Wed 1:00pm Bev Underhill & Shelley Saunders Mixed Bridge: Wed 1:00pm Bev Underhill & Shelley Saunders Movies: Tues. & Thurs. 7:30pm Rec. Assistants Movies: Tues. & Thurs. 7:30pm Rec. Assistants Swimming Lessons: Registration: Sun. June 30, 10:00am-12:00pm Nechwediuks Swimming Lessons: Lessons: Registration: Sun. June 30, 10:00am-12:00pm Mon. - Fri. July 2 - Aug. 10 Safe Nechwediuks Swim Team Lessons:Mon. Mon.- Fri. - Fri.9:30-10:00am July 2 - Aug. 10 Safe Swim Team Inquiries: Jevian Haywood Inquiries: Mon. - Fri. 9:30-10:00am Jevian Haywood Yoga: Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-11:30am Susan Marshall Yoga: Susan (ATues. dults &&Thurs. Teens)10:00-11:30am JaneMarshall Carroll (Adults & Teens) Jane Carroll LIBRARY HOURS: Mon. & Wed. 11:00-12:00noon, 7:00-8:00pm Library Assistants LIBRARY HOURS: Tues. Mon.Thurs. & Wed. 7:00-8:00pm Library Assistants Fri.11:00-12:00noon, Sat. 10:00-12:00noon Tues. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 10:00-12:00noon Sun. 12:00noon-1:00pm Sun. 12:00noon-1:00pm

SPORTS SPORTSGROUND GROUNDACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Children’s Children’sGames: Games: Family FamilyRecreation: Recreation: Golf Lessons: Golf Lessons: Youth Sport: Youth Sport:

(Ages (Ages4-10) 4-10)Mon. Mon.&&Fri. Fri.10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:00am Mon. Mon.Wed. Wed.Fri. Fri.7:30-8:30pm 7:30-8:30pm (Ages 7-16) Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-10:45am (Ages 7-16) Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-10:45am (Ages 10-14) Mon. & Fri. 10:00-11:00am (Ages 10-14) Mon. & Fri. 10:00-11:00am

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TENNIS COURT Tennis Court Attendants TENNIS COURTACTIVITIES ACTIVITIES Tennis Court Attendants Youth Tennis Lessons: (Ages 5-6) Tues. 9:45-10:30am & Thurs. 12:30-1:15pm Youth Tennis Lessons:

Adult Tennis Lessons: Adult Tennis Lessons:

Junior Tennis Nights: Junior Tennis Nights: Adult Tennis Round Robin: Adult Tennis Round Robin: Adult GVS Adult GVS

(Ages7-9) 5-6)Tues. Tues.&9:45-10:30am & Thurs. 12:30-1:15pm (Ages Thurs. 11:30-12:30pm (Ages107-9) Tues.Mon. & Thurs. 11:30-12:30pm (Ages & over) & Fri. 12:00-1:00pm (Ages 10 & over) Mon. & Fri. 12:00-1:00pm Mondays (3) in July 1:00-4:00 with Robert Kennedy Mondays in July 1:00-4:00 withDoubles Robert Kennedy Wed July 10(3)11:00-4:00 Kirbyson’s Clinic Wed July Doubles Clinic Weds. July 10 17 11:00-4:00 11:00-4:00 Kirbyson’s Roland Burrell Weds. 11:00-4:00 Roland BurrellKylar Mon JulyJuly 29 17 12:00-4:00 George & Kevin Mon Julysign-up 29 12:00-4:00 & Kevin Kylar (Advance requiredGeorge ) (Advance sign-up ) (Ages 11-18) Mon. &required Wed. 6:30-8:00pm (Ages Mon. &10:00-10:20am Wed. 6:30-8:00pm Mon. & 11-18) Fri. (Register) Mon. & Fri. (Register) 10:00-10:20am (Play) 10:30-12:00 noon (Play)smash) 10:30-12:00 noon (ground stroke, volley, Tues & Thurs 10:30-11:30 (ground stroke, volley, smash) Tues & Thurs 10:30-11:30

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PRESIDENT PAST PRESIDENT

Maureen Neuendorff Melanie Charbonneau

RECREATION ASSISTANTS

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Tori Grant (Head Assistant) Emily Brownell

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2013 CHILDREN’S MOVIE LIST Movies start at 7:30 pm at the Clubhouse

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July 12, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

Message from VB Club President Victoria Beach Club

BOARD

PAST PRESIDENT Melanie Charbonneau PRESIDENT Maureen Neuendorff VICE PRESIDENT Anil Kaul SECRETARY Wendy Derksen TREASURER Cathy Finnbogason DIRECTOR AT LARGE Brenda Vielhaber

Victoria Beach Club

OFFICERS

VB HERALD PUBLISHER Lana Meier HERALD EDITOR Barb Pritchard Kevin Dubé MEMBERSHIP Trish Nesbitt Lise Simonsen Pam Beazley SPECIAL EVENTS Ellie Black Carol Falkenberg SWIMMING Brad & Anndrea Nechwediuk TENNIS Bryan and Lisa Yagi PLANNED GIVING Bruce Eyford

There are people who are compelled to make lists and then there are those who manage to function quite well in life without making any lists. I am definitely a list person. I’m not sure what it means if you are a list person. It could mean that you are extremely organized and efficient, but on the other hand it could also be a sign that a person is absentminded and requires constant reminders in order to function effectively. I would like to think that it is the former reason, but I have a nagging feeling that it really is a bit of both. In any case I am really fortunate that my fellow board members are also list people. So, for the past two years the board has been very busy making “lists”. The purpose of developing these lists is to foster consistency in process when transitioning from one board to another and to provide easily accessible, relevant and comprehensive information to all executive members. These lists have taken the form of policies, guidelines and executive “job” descriptions. We have developed policies for several key VBC topics including clubhouse rental, hiring, sanctioning of new events, staffing and workplace safety. A thorough approach was used to develop these policies. First, information was gathered from numerous sources including both internal (such as numerous old files and past, but not necessarily “old” board members) and external (such as the government of Manitoba). This information was then compiled and used to create

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editors, VB is largely a summer community, very active in the summer compared to the winter. I’m not sure of the numbers, but I have heard >5,000 summer residents compared to approximately 400 permanent residents. I am here, like many of you, because VB has a special atmosphere. Unfortunately that idyllic setting may change due to Bill 33 – The Municipal Modernization Act (Municipal Amalgamation). Bill 33 forces, yes, forces amalgamation on municipalities with fewer than 1,000 permanent residents, in other words, on Victoria Beach. After amalgamation with a neighbouring municipality, I’m sure there will be a review of by-laws and services. In this economic climate, that can only mean one thing – the cutting and reduction of services and the alignment of by-laws. In other words, the vehicle restriction by-law may be voided, municipal property like the golf course and

a draft document that was then discussed, edited and refined by the elected officers over the course of several meetings. We are so fortunate to have an eclectic mix of knowledge and experience and we made full use of it, including our very own resident legal counsel! The result is a finely crafted policy statement for each of the previously mentioned topics. Each statement contains the date the policy was approved, some background information on the topic, a brief statement that outlines the primary tenet of the policy and detailed guidelines for how to implement the policy. I’ll give you one example; clubhouse rental. This policy statement reads: “Rental of the Victoria Beach Clubhouse is available for private events during the non-restricted season only. During the restricted season, the clubhouse is used exclusively for official events of the Victoria Beach Club”. Although we developed the wording of the statement, the policy was actually ratified by the VBC board back in 2004 with support from the RMVB and the VB Cottager’s Association. Following the statement are several guidelines (cleverly disguised as a list) for clubhouse rental such as cost, rental period, load capacity, inclusions and exclusions, as well as a sample of the clubhouse rental contact (a time when our legal counsel was put to good use). Look to see a summary of this and other policy statements on the website in the near future. Well, now I can go and check “Herald Article” off my list for today. Cheers, Maureen Neuendorff

village green could be sold to private developers, and services like garbage pick-up, brush pile pickup and extra summer police may disappear. Maybe I see the future bleakly, or maybe very realistically. However, one thing is clear – as the Bill stands only permanent residents, not all tax payers, will be considered. In other words, the current provincial government expects the parttime residents to pay full taxes without having a voice, i.e. it disenfranchises many tax payers. I do not agree with that approach. I believe the Bill should have amendments, for example amalgamation should be voluntary, and ‘1,000 permanent residents’ should be changed to ‘1,000 taxpayers’. I suggest that VB taxpayers should let politicians know where they stand on this issue. Yours truly Helmut Hesse 311 1st Avenue


July 12, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

Letter to the Editor

Eight simple behaviours to being a perfect VB Host: 1) If you don’t bring your own sheets its because we didn’t ask you too. Forgot? Hey we love you! Use ours. No problem! 2) Hungry? Thirsty? Please help yourself to anything. Make yourself at home. We invited you to share our life and home. Sleep in. We want you to relax. Please join us in making a hearty lake breakfast or just sit and read the paper while you enjoy a cup of coffee made by the preset coffee maker. We love walking up to the the smell of coffee and hope you do too!! 3) When you asked if there was anything we needed you brought it and we are grateful and appreciative. If we didn’t ask for anything and you just brought some things we are grateful and appreciative. Thank you so much. Didn’t bring anything? Remember that we love you and that your company and friendship is most important to us. For that alone we are grateful and appreciative. Oh! Forgot something such as the produce? No worries!! We have a wonderful store right here and another one only minutes away. 4) We invited you. We don’t expect or want anything more than your company to enjoy. You are welcome to share in all our food and drink. If we need something we can enjoy a nice short trip to Traverse Bay together. We can show you some of the areas that we love outside the beach and tell you some of the history. 5) Want to try Tennis? Golf? Sailing lessons? We have it all right here. You are welcome to use our equipment if you don’t have your own. Or we can rent some. Your friendship to us means more than a couple of tennis or golf balls that may get lost. We are just so happy to be able to share the experience with you. That’s why we invited you here. Hope you enjoy our place as much as we do. 6) We’d be surprised if you have the ability to bring your own bikes here but awesome if you can and if you want to. If not, we have a few or can ask one of our friendly neighbours for one. But the best thing about Victoria Beach is that there are no cars. Roads are for

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bikes and walking. We would love to alter our routine in any way to accommodate you. Nothing could make us happier than to walk with you and your family to the beach. Don’t think for a minute that because we usually ride that this is an inconvenience to us. We love to walk too. We are your friends and family. We are happy to share time with you in any way, shape or manner. Why else would we asked you to be our guests? 7) We have plans for supper but if something’s comes up in our laid back way of life please feel free to enjoy with us. If a late dinner isn’t possible for you because of a medical condition or your just plain hungry then say so. Actually we would hope that we were kind and considerate enough to ask first before accepting other plans. You are our guests and it is you that we want to spend time with while you are here. Don’t ever feel that you are putting us out. 8) If you or your children track sand into our cottage we will understand. Lately a few inventions have been discovered that can assist in this regard. They are called a broom, a dustpan and something very odd called a vacuum. Things happen when you come to a carefree environment, so relax, make yourself at home and if nothing else...enjoy yourselves. We are!!! These suggestions were compiled out of respect, caring and consideration. It was the way I have always been and want to be treated. It’s the way my parents are and continue to be with their guests. Based on my observations I believe it’s a style shared by 99.9% of VBers. Note to that 0.1% of cottagers: Please leave a copy of this article on your bedroom dresser and review it whenever you consider inviting or actually are lucky enough to have guests to share your life with. Randy Vertone


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The Countdown to the Festival is on! This year’s Summer Winds Music Festival is only a week away, kicking off on July 19th. Be sure to get your tickets now before they sell out for another great year at one of Manitoba’s best outdoor music festivals. Just $50 gets you two days of great entertainment – so come see great stars under the sun! Festival headliner and Canadian rock icon Kim Mitchell, as well as reggae and folk band Third World take the stage on Saturday, July 20 for a climax to what promises to be the best year yet. Winnipeg’s own Highway 59 and Celtic rockers The Dust Rhinos, along with Stone Throw Second, tribute group The Neil Young’uns, Take Me to the Pilot and many more will keep the music going long after the sun goes down on this festival weekend. Friday-only tickets cost just $25. A “Weekend Festival Pass” or a Saturday-only ticket is $50. And don’t forget – this is a family-friendly event offering one free entrance ticket for a child 15 and under, with the purchase of an adult ticket. Additional children under 15 can join in the fun for just $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: Victoria Beach General Store, Victoria Beach Post Office, Traverse Bay Corner, Grand Marais General Store, Hillside Store, Saffies General Store or the Moonlight Inn. Or buy your tickets by phone for pick up at the event with a valid I.D. Just call 1-855786-7963 (Visa and Mastercard accepted; transaction fee applied).

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VB 30+ Dance

Circle July 27th on your calendar! It’s time to start looking for that spiffy outfit for this year’s dance. There are only 2 more weeks left to clean up your act and show a little class as this year’s theme is ‘Classy’. So dig through those closets, shop that second hand store or, if you think you’ve simply got it, don’t dress up at all. Now be sure to arrive earlier that you usually might because the BBQ’s will be blazin’ and ready to serve you at 7 p.m. Our very own Chris Chipman and company will be grillin’ up appetizers and serving right from the beach until sundown. Come get your money’s worth! Right around the time the sun is setting the grill will be winding down and The Blackout City Kids will be starting to wind up. This band combines the art of mashups and medleys with DJ production all performed on live instruments synced to a live video show to create a truly unique musical experience you’re sure to enjoy. I wouldn’t miss this! Tickets are $30 and are available from the cottage of Suzy Hester @ 324 3rd, The Moonlight Inn (cash or cheque only) or by contacting Dan Schott @ 204-799-3241. If you weren’t in attendance last July I bet you heard the buzz and were most likely disappointed you missed out. Don’t let it happen this time! Join your friends, dance, laugh and create memories to talk about for a whole year until we do it again next July. Get your tickets now, they won’t last. Join the party! Dan Schott

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The annual raffle in support of the Victoria Beach Club will once again be held in the Village Green (across from the Bakery) on Saturday, August 3rd. The draw will take place at 4:00 p.m. (Rain date will be Sunday, August 4th). *This is an important fundraiser for the Club and we need your help:

East Beaches Animal Services Annual Auction Raffle Fundraiser The East Beaches Animal Services Auction Raffle Fundraiser will be held this year at the following locations and times: • Saturday, July 13th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Saffie’s Store, Albert Beach • Sunday, July 14th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Victoria Beach Village Green next to the VB Grocery Store

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Ladies’ Night at VB! Bring $6.00, be prepared to have fun, get ready to watch a movie, and pay attention to those ticket stubs to see if you win a prize!! Oh, and visit, visit, visit … See you at the Clubhouse on Wednesday July 17th at 7:00 PM. Popcorn, and refreshments will be served, as usual. It is such a pleasure to host VB Ladies’ Night and I really look forward to seeing so many of you every year. Please mark this date on your calendar. See you then. Shannon

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Donations (by businesses, families, individuals, or groups) of new items/gift certificates would be most appreciated! If you would like to make a monetary donation, we will be happy to purchase items on your behalf. All donations will be acknowledged. Please give us a call if you have a donation for the raffle; we would be happy to arrange pick up. Many thanks! Arroll Stewart 756-2046 Judy Walker 756-3101


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V.B. Club Memberships are still available

Congratulations Victoria Beach! We had one of our most successful membership drives ever this past July long-weekend. Our dedicated canvassers raised $28,435 to support the wonderful programming, activities and services our beach club provides to the community over the course of the summer. Here’s the revenue breakdown from the membership drive: $19,400 memberships (485 memberships sold) $5,220 tennis shoe-tags (522 shoe-tags sold) $3,815 donations Wow! Thank you to everyone who supported the Club through their membership purchases and donations! We could not have done this without the generous donation of time from our fabulous canvassers. We had some extra helpers come forward after we had submitted our article for the Herald, so this week we would like to recognize Luke Bushuk and Stella and Will McCaig, who helped their mothers canvass, Jessica Stewart who joined forces with her husband Doug to canvass a route, Mike Bru and Jenny Hasenack-Bru who sold memberships at Swimming Registration, and Gord Beazley, Mike Bru and Jenny Hasenack-Bru who helped our team with the final tally. And because we can’t say it often enough, thank you again to ALL the door-todoor canvassers, to the V.B. Club Staff at swimming, the library and the tennis courts, and the staff at the V.B. Gate’s Information Booth for their help in selling memberships. Last year we sold 704 memberships in total, so for those in our community who missed the big membership drive but still want to enjoy all the beach club programs, activities and services (including the Herald you are reading), fear not – you can still purchase a membership at:

• The Library and Tennis Courts during regular hours, • The Information Booth at the V.B. Gate from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (cheque only please) • From Rec. Staff at Sports Day (July 13th) Whether you are just arriving to open-up your own cottage or are visiting or renting for a short while, please remember that you and your children need your very own membership and wrist-bands (red this year) to participate in the activities offered by the V.B. Club. The Club depends on these membership fees and donations as the major source of revenue for everything it does – from Sports Day, Arts & Crafts and Movie Nights to bridge, aerobics and publishing the Herald! When you stop to think about it, is there any other place where you could keep your family active and entertained for several hours each and every day for up to six weeks for a grand total of just $40? If you really don’t think your immediate family would make any use of a membership, please consider making a donation to support the Club that does so much to make our community so special! Donations can be made wherever memberships can be purchased. Thanks again to everyone who made the July long-weekend membership drive so successful! Please call us with any questions or concerns regarding membership. If you are interested in joining our very fun Membership Team as a Convenor or in becoming a Canvasser, we would be happy to hear from you too! Have a great summer! Pam Beazley (756-3682) Trish Nesbitt (292-4378) Lise Simonsen (791-3852)

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Here are the rest of our results broken down into age categories:

WOMEN’S

MEN’S

10 and under 12 and under 1. Zoe Eccelston 3.34 1. Carson Beggs 2.39 2. Ines Bedard 3.42 2. Matthew Carlson 4.10 3. Chayse Dubé 4.14 3. Nicolas Carlson 4.50 4. Kennidi Stubbs 4.45 4. Christopher Derksen 5.04 5. Katie Derksen 4.57 5. Rylan Beggs 6.12 14 and under 1. Aidan Pattison 3.26 25 and over 2. Tess Poulton 3.26 1. Patrick Peacock 2.19 3. Dana Poulton 4.04 2. Greg Edwards 2.29 21 and under 3. Dan Gibson 2.37 1. Kendra Garagan 2.02 4. Dirk Pitt 3.26 2. Kiera Garagan 2.28 3. Amy Vandal 4.45 22 and over 1. Rose Bushuk 2.34 2. Kim McDonald 3.16 We had a great turnout at our 200m swim race at the pier this past Saturday. 24 3. Andrea O’Connor 3.49 participants ranging from 7 years old, to in their 50s, competed on an overcast day, 4. Gail Archer-Heese 4.03 on the calm side of the pier. All of our swim instructors and our swim convenors were around to help set up, lifeguard, and time the swim race, we were happy Our 800m swim race is July 20th at 1pm. This race is 4 laps of to observe the action! Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped things run the pier “there and back” so a little longer than our 200m swim. Like the 200m, the 800m swim at the pier is a VB tradition that smoothly. Our overall winner on the women’s side was Kendra Garagan with a time of just cottagers of all generations remember competing in. We will hope over 2 minutes. Kiera Garagan came in second with a time of 2 minutes 28 seconds for a sunny day, calm water and lots of exciting competition once again for this swim race. Please come by the pier at 12:30 on the and Rose Bushuk came third overall with a time of 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Our overall winner on the men’s side was Patrick Peacock with a time of 2 20th to register for the 800m swim. minutes 19 seconds. Greg Edwards came in second place with a time of 2 minutes 29 seconds and Dan Gibson in third overall with a time of 2 minutes, 37 seconds. The VB swim team

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Junior Tennis Tournament

If you have only hit once or have been to Teen GVS a couple of times, start thinking about organizing yourself for the VB Junior Tournament taking place this year Wednesday, July 24th and Thursday, July 25th. Get your racquets ready because the tournament is less than two weeks away! We hope to see more doubles entries this year. So, talk to your friends, neighbors or cousins, and get some doubles and mixed doubles teams together. Sign up sheets will be posted at the tennis courts on Wednesday, July 17th. You can enter a total of 3 events from the following categories: Singles: Girls 12 & under Boys 12 & under Girls 14 & under Boys 14 & under Girls 16 & under Boys 16 & under Girls 18 & under Boys 18 & under Doubles: Girls 14 & under Girls 18 & under Boys 14& under Boys 18 & under Mixed: 14 & under 18 & under Parent & Child (competitive) Parent & Child (recreational) Note: Age classifications match those of Tennis Manitoba. Age refers to the child’s age in the calendar year 2013. This means if you are currently 14 years old but you are turning 15 before the end of this year, you must play in the 16 and under category. Registration fees are $5.00 PER EVENT, which must be paid prior to competing. All players must be members of the VB Club and show their shoe tags. You can buy your VB membership $40 at the tennis kiosk. Tennis membership costs an additional $10/person. We are looking forward to good sportsmanship and a fun two days of tennis! Hope to see old and new faces out on the courts!! Anil and Marnie Kaul Melanie Charbonneau Your Junior Tennis Tournament Convenors

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This spring I had a few inquiries from people planning their holidays as to when the Masters and the Junior Tennis Tournaments were to be held. I also had to determine the dates of this year’s tournaments for the activities calendar. To do so, I looked back at the last seven to nine years of tennis tournament dates (those old Heralds do come in handy). I discovered that there is definitely a pattern as to when the tournaments are held. I know I am sticking my neck out, but I would like to share this with you to avoid all confusion and to make future planning of holidays easier. It is all based on the Saturday of the Senior Open tournament which is always held on the August long weekend. Starting on this Saturday, count two previous Saturdays and that is when the Masters is held. The Junior Tournament is on the next Wednesday after the Masters, and the Novelty Tournament is held two Saturdays after the Senior Open Tournament. For example, this year the Saturday of the August long is August 3rd, which is when the Senior Open will be. Two Saturdays previous to August 3rd is July 20, the date of the Masters Tournament. The Junior Tournament will be held on the next Wednesday after the Masters, July 25th, and the Novelty Tournament, two Saturdays after the Senior Open, August 17th. Next year, 2014, yes I am going to give you one more example, the Saturday of the August long is August 2, the date of Senior Open. Two Saturdays previous will be the July 19, the date of the Masters Tournament and the next Wednesday after the Masters will be July 23, the date of the Junior Tournament. The Novelty will be two Saturdays after the August long, August 16, 2014. I hope this might be of help to those who are trying to plan family gatherings around a tennis tournament. VB Tennis Club will continue to use this formula in the future, however if this doesn’t work, and the dates are all wrong, I hope you lose this copy of the Herald. Bryan Yagi

VB History Bike Tour

On Sunday July 21st we invite you to join us for a bike tour of historic locations throughout the beach. This event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Pier Point by the pier. This free tour is sponsored this year by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation. Greg Thomas and Sheila Grover

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Special Events Update VB Swim Program

Whoa Geez!!! Prepare yourselves for another fantastic week of fun folks. Thank you to Leah and Ted Kosokowsky and family for organizing Beach Events -- another family favourite! Sports Day is being held on Saturday, July 13th from 10.00 a.m. to noon at the Sports Ground. On Sunday, July 14th all soccer players are invited to the Sports Ground for 10.00 a.m. A huge thank you to Rex Neuendorff and Stino Siragusa for stepping up to the plate. Shannon MacFarlane ROCKS!! Calling all ladies to the Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 17th for libations and laughs. Please show your appreciation to Shannon if you happen to see her. She has been organizing this event for many years. How lucky are we! Interested in becoming the Special Event Coordinator for the summer of 2014? Carol can be reached at 756-2821 or I can be found at 756-3389. Best, Carol Falkenberg & Elly Black Special Event Coordinators

Book Launch

You are invited to the VB book launch of The Lucky Ones: African Refugees’ Stories of Extraordinary Courage by Anne Mahon, Saturday July 20th at 11 a.m. at the Senior Scene, 3 Ateah Rd. The $25 book will be available for sale and signing. All author proceeds are being donated to SEED Winnipeg and U of W Opportunity Fund Bursaries.

Week 2 update!

Hi there, we are having a great session of nice weather and calm water so far! Jevian is at the swim dock every weekday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. for any inquiries and swim registration. A reminder that our first swim session is finished July 19th, report cards will be handed out that day if your child has attended more than a week of the first session of lessons. The second session of lessons begins July 22nd. If your child has old report cards from the city, or previous summers, we would love to save trees and to re-use the cards this summer. Please get your child to give them to their instructor as soon as possible for them to fill out this session! Also be sure that your child lets their instructor know if they will be done lessons before July 19th so they have a report card ready. Other than that, please read our swim whiteboards for daily swim updates. We also have adult lap swim at 10:00-11:00 a.m. daily for those 16 and over who want to get a bit of exercise or practice their strokes. Our swim staff has been, and will continue to be, around the beach at our special events this summer. Look for our pink shirts at the swim races, beach events, and teen bonfire. Happy Swimming! The VB Swim Team

Slo-Pitch Tournament

Batters up!! Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. will be the commencement of the annual VB Slo-Pitch Tournament! Sign up as a team, or as an individual. Teams must consist of at least 3 women. All persons over 15 are welcome. Please try and bring a glove and/or bat, but these are not necessary to play. To register, please either email wilsonjacob@ hotmail.com or text: 250 920-6304 and indicate your team name; and, if you’re an individual, your name and gender. Please indicate how you would like to be contacted. Let’s have a ball! Diana Wilson

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Girls’ Tennis Day 2013

A perfect afternoon served as the backdrop for the summer’s largest girls-only tennis event - a rare opportunity for girls from ages 4-14 to have the courts all to themselves. Under the expert and easygoing guidance of VB’s resident tennis guru, Robert Kennedy, almost 60 girls participated in drills and games designed to introduce and develop tennis skills in players of every level, from absolute beginner on up. It’s a simple afternoon in some ways – a few games, a freezie, a small prize; but it can mean a lot – a new sport, a new friend, a spark of confidence. Many thanks to… … Robert, not only for his inspired instruction on court, but also for his determination and outrageously generous fundraising efforts to get T-shirts for all the girls this summer. Barb Pritchard who designed the T-shirts and who rushed with Mort Shuster and Brian Stone from Tough Workwear to have those T-shirts printed in 3 days. Michelle Brownell, Lorraine Cook, Kirstie Cook, court attendants Abby and John, and Lisa and Bryan Yagi for all their help on and off the court. And, finally, a big shout out to all to the girls who participated. Your enthusiasm made my first Girls’ Tennis Day an amazing experience. I hope you had fun too and I’m looking forward to seeing you down at the courts again this summer! Nancy Sarchuk

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Children’s Masquerade Remember to start thinking about your costumes for the VB Children’s Masquerade coming up Saturday July 20th. Dig deep into your cottage tickle trunks and start coming up with ideas for how to dress up as a pizza bun, a mosquito or our alltime favourite, the VB poop truck. Once again the location will be at the Art Vincent Memorial at the Village Green from 10am to noon. In the unlikely event of rain, we’ll use the Clubhouse. Even if you’re too old to dress up, we hope you’ll plan to come down and enjoy the show. This year, Jake Chenier will be performing and his French-Canadian style will be sure to get the kids and the adults singing along. Kristie and Doug Pollard

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Super Soccer Sunday ~ July 14th

It is time for the annual V.B. Soccer Tournament taking place at the Sports Field on Sunday, July 14th. We will kick-off the day with the Kid’s Division (7 to 10 years) at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Youth Division (11 to 14 years) at 10:00 a.m. and finally the Open Division (15 years and up), starting at 11:00 a.m. NOTE: these times have changed from what was in last week’s Herald. The philosophy of this fun tournament remains “Soccer Light.” The goal for the day is fun and participation. Teams will consist of a keeper and five players on the field with a minimum of two members of the opposite gender on the field at all times. You may have as many substitutes on your team as you like. Individuals who do not have a team need not worry, just sign up and we will find a team for you! It is important to note that bare feet or running shoes will be acceptable footwear for the day, absolutely NO cleats will be allowed! We encourage you to bring your own water and sunscreen. Please submit your team name, division category and roster no later than 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13th (no exceptions!) You can call either Stino or Rex at the numbers listed below, or feel free to drop off your

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On the May long weekend, each cottage in the district received a pamphlet from the good people at Lake Friendly. The pamphlet is a summery orange colour entitled ‘Do What Matters’. It’s a quick read yet packed with really great information and suggestions for individuals to be part of the solution for the lake’s recovery. Although ‘Lake Friendly’ may sound like a wonderful place in a child’s book, it is a hard-working collaborative organization started in 2009 by the South Basin Mayors and Reeves, with the goal to build community awareness of the serious issue of deteriorating water quality. In collaboration with policy-makers, regulatory, economic and scientific groups, Lake Friendly developed a series of clear, co-ordinated and immediate steps which we can all follow to protect the water. Fundamental to our understanding is that what occurs in Lake Winnipeg’s vast watershed, which stretches right across the borders of the prairies, is just as important as what happens on the shores of the lake. All the rivers, streams and even ditches that make their way along the landscape carry within their volumes everything that empties into the lake. It is here that the water slows down and starts its algal growth under the summer sun. Water quality in Lake Winnipeg is like a mirror held up to show the overall health of our freshwater system. We just can’t continue on the trajectory that we’re on now and expect to have healthy water. Lake Friendly practices are a roadmap for individuals as well as serving as an informed partner in the overall collaborative solutions. Reducing the infusion of nutrients that feed the water’s plant life is a great step. Be mindful of what you put down the drain, whether it’s here or in the city or elsewhere. Especially take care all year round to use cleaning products that are certified Green Seal or Ecologo (available in local grocery stores, thanks to our eco-minded merchants). Same for unused pharmaceuticals; don’t flush them but return unused drugs to a pharmacy for proper disposal. Products in your garden need to be non-toxic, along the lines of the Province’s plan to ban cosmetic pesticides. The chemicals wreak havoc with fish and aquatic plants. Anything that runs directly into the rivers and streams has no chance of being filtered. Another essential step is to make sure your septic system is fully functional and up to snuff (not leaking, and pumped as required). The time is long since passed when it’s ok to let wastewater leech into the aquifer or the lake, because it will find its way there. Other Lake Friendly steps relevant to VB and the east shore are recommendations to maintain natural vegetation along the shoreline and cliff edges to minimize erosion and assimilate nutrients before they reach the lake. Consider revegetating bare areas with native trees and bushes because they are the most effective. The best fertilizer around is garden mulch and compost from your own kitchen and garden waste. With some sensible planning and neighbourhood buy-in, we can collectively be both bear-smart and compost, which keeps mountains of organic material out of septic systems and landfills. Save the date for our Information Night on Wednesday 24 July at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. Vicki Burns, Outreach Coordinator of Lake Winnipeg Foundation, will describe the 8-step Lake Winnipeg Health Plan, and a representative from the Brokenhead Interpretation Trail will speak about their new protected development showcasing a significant and rare wetland ecosystem, tucked right into the shore of the lake. It’s free and very family friendly so we hope to see you there.

Here’s the plan for week 3 of activites: The craft will be Tshirt painting. Please bring an article to dye. Some cool ideas of things to bring are tshirts, pillow cases, canvas bags, aprons, hats. Anything you think of! We have a slight change in the movies for this week: Tuesday-Lorax (G 86 min) Thursday-Jack and the Giant Slayer (PG 114 min) The bike hike will be to Albert Beach. All riders require helmets. Please remember to pack your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, bug spray, water and money for the store if you want to buy a treat. The second teen event will be on Wednesday July 17- Band on the Beach. This is a really fun night. We will have a cool band come out and play on clubhouse beach. We will have free food and drinks for all attendees. Remember to bring bug spray! We will get started around 9:00 p.m. Remember to wear your wristbands to all events! Bruce Sirrell Rec Director


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POLICEMAN’S CORNER

PEELIAN PRINCIPLES If you care or are interested, Google the a/m and read the nine Peelian Principles of Sir Robert PEEL. I am drawn to #9, which says: “The test of Police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of Police action in dealing with it.” In other words ... in a perfect world we would not need Police as people would always do the right thing. Obviously we live in a less-thanperfect world. Many VB’ers believe they summer in the perfect world but this morning we had to attend to a call wherein some late-nighters thought it appropriate that they do some damage to a cabin and its related property. Shame on you. Which brings me to the subject of: SPEEDING In May and June we did radar and gave out warning tickets only to let everyone know to slow down. It is now July and kids are walking and cycling and dog-walking etc. We are now enforcing the Highway Traffic Act by issuing fines......yesterday on saffie rd a fine of $416.25 was issued and the day before a similar one was issued on David Road. It is summer and I do not take any great joy in handing out these fines but people..........let’s show some common sense and courtesy..........which brings me to: CYCLISTS I am a cyclist and when I can I ride with the “ 8 at the gate “ crew. When we ride we occasionally ride side by side and talk (a “sociable”). When we hear a vehicle approaching from behind we call out “ CAR BACK “ (Peter has exceptional hearing and is usually the first) and everyone returns to single file close to the edge of the road. We do not ride on the paved shoulder as it is covered with pebbles and road debris and flats at Lester Beach are no fun. This respects the motorist. Motorists need also to be respectful of cyclists and give us a little bit of room on the road for safety sake. Last week a vehicle went by and threw a can of pop at a cyclist, hitting one of our female riders. That goes well beyond rude and obnoxious behaviour and if I had found out who the offender was I would contemplate an assault charge. The rider had a serious bruise on her arm as a result. BUT... this morning I was driving to work and 2 cyclists were in front of me and made no attempt to give me any room in my lane and I had to move out fully into the oncoming lane. Message here is … show respect to get respect... earn it. It goes both ways. So ends my respectful rant for this week. Enjoy the weather, flea market, golf, swimming, tennis, sailing and all of the other activities that make VB an almost perfect place to be. Stewart MacPHERSON, Chief of Police Victoria Beach,MB 756-2322 w

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34th ANNUAL VICTORIA BEACH 55+ GOLF TOURNAMENT & DINNER

WHEN: Monday, September 9th, 2013 WHERE: Victoria Beach Golf Course and the dinner this year is at the East Beaches Senior Scene, #3 Ateah Road. [This location is due to the uncertainty about when the new VB community centre will be completed.] 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 p.m. TIME: 2 shotgun starts at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. [Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time for registration] ELIGIBILITY: 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 $13.00 [plus golf green fees 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 2013 55+ Golf Committee: Allen and Heather Willoughby Murray and Susan Spence Dennis and Gina Roth


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Transfer the Cottage to the Kids Now? Jack and Elly have sold their home in Winnipeg and moved into an apartment, keeping their Ontario cottage. The cottage is lakefront, beautiful, and has been the family gathering spot for over thirty-five years. Jack and Elly paid capital gains taxes on the house when they sold it. They did that to preserve the ability to use their principal residence exemption on the cottage. Handling matters in the way that they did, they have absolutely no capital gains worries. No matter how valuable the cottage becomes, they can avoid any capital gains taxes by using their principal residence exemption. They dream of keeping the cottage in the family for their two children and their ever expanding crop of grandchildren. Here is the rub. Jack and Elly’s dream may not be shared by their two children. If they talk it through as a group, they might discover that their daughter does not want the cottage, and would be content to see it inherited by her brother. They might be shocked to discover that neither of their children wants to inherit the cottage. They won’t know unless they have that talk. Let’s assume that their son wants the cottage and their daughter is content to let that happen. Jack and Elly have some options. One option is to transfer the cottage to their son now. If they do it now, and if he has a house of his own, they force him to make an eventual choice with his own principal residence exemption, paying capital gains taxes on the property he does not pick. They can avoid that by keeping the property in their own names until death. No one likes tax inefficiency. There are other disadvantages. The property becomes open to his creditors. Further, if the son owns it, he can decide who uses it -- that may not be his parents. They would need a “life lease” to guarantee their own ability to use it in future.

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What if they need emergency money later and would have sold the cottage to raise it? They will have to go to their son, hat in hand, and ask him to cooperate in reversing the transaction. They could try to avoid that by complicating the transaction with an agreement at the outset to force the son’s cooperation. They also want to treat their two children equally. By giving the cottage to the son now, he receives a huge windfall. They can always plan to leave their daughter an extra measure of their estates when they have died, but what if they are forced to live off of their wealth and deplete it? Their estates may not be large enough to make the equalizing gift to their daughter. Some parents address that issue by making an immediate gift of cash to the daughter concurrently with giving the cottage to the son. The son gets the cottage, the daughter immediate cash, and both come out equally. It might impoverish Jack and Elly, however. As a cheaper variant on the same theme, other parents address the issue by placing a joint last-to-die insurance policy on their lives payable to their daughter. When they die, the daughter would receive enough insurance money to match the fair market value of the cottage. The payout on the policy can be structured to increase over time to keep pace with inflation. It also depletes Jack and Elly’s wealth while they are alive, but not nearly as much as the immediate cash gift. As an advantage of an immediate transfer, they can avoid probate fees. With a cottage in Ontario worth a million dollars, the probate fees amount to $15,000.00. Taking all of that together, Jack and Elly decide against a transfer now. Jack and Elly are fictional. Their story combines facts from dozens of families that consult me each year for cottage succession planning. When it comes to cottages, no one solution fits all. For some families, an immediate transfer to the children makes perfect sense. If the parents have both a house and a cottage, and an estate that will be hard pressed to pay capital gains taxes, an immediate transfer may make more sense. That might also be the case if the son wants to knock down the cottage and is about to spend a fortune rebuilding a new one. Every family has to go through a comprehensive process to customize the right solution. If the family has enough wealth, and Jack and Elly want to do something special for their daughter, they can set up a fully tax planned testamentary trust to handle the daughters half of the inheritance. It will allow her to inherit her half of the family fortune, invest it, and then pay special low rate taxes on any income it generates. Depending on the facts, it is not uncommon for this strategy to leave a child saving tens of thousands of dollars in taxes each year after the parents have passed away. Jack and Elly’s son may get the cottage, but their daughter can get a legacy of lower income tax bills and the opportunity for rapid wealth generation. Sweet. John E. S. Poyser is a lawyer with Tradition Law LLP. Contact him at 204-947-6802 or jpoyser@traditionlaw.ca, or visit www.traditionlaw. ca.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS CRAFTS & ARTS SALE Time: 10am - 4pm

Saturday, July 20 @ The New Victoria Beach Community Club Hwy 59, near the fire hall Great assor tment of crafters...from across Canada — many new ones as well as the favorites! Info: Merrilee Green 204-756-3398 Nancy-Lou Ateah 204-480-9639


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Victoria Beach Tennis History NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Victoria Beach Cottage Owners Association The annual general meeting is happening this Sunday, July 14th at 1 p.m. at the VB Clubhouse. The agenda will include the Dr.’s Office, amalgamation, executive elections, and other issues as tabled. Brian Hodgson, President VBCOA

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St. Michael’s Church, corner 8th & Pine Interdenominational Services 11 a.m. Sunday July 14, 2013 Rev. Pat Wotton - United Choir Practice 10:30 a.m. — Everybody Welcome!

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As many of you know, long-time summer residents Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas are working on a social history of Victoria Beach. When we mentioned that we were interested in learning about the early history of tennis at VB and asked if they might be able to help, they enthusiastically agreed to share their research with us. We spent a lovely evening chatting about the development of tennis in our community and decided to share the highlights here with you. The Victoria Beach Club was formed in 1921. People who came here in the 1920s were interested in recreation and the Club tried to provide a variety of opportunities for the summer residents. Many of these people were of British descent and they brought with them an interest in tennis, which was a recreational as well as social activity. The first actual tennis courts, developed by the VB Company, were situated on the grounds of the present golf course. They were, of course, grass courts and they remained there from 1918-1926. They were not, however, well used. In 1926 the Air Force base moved to Lac du Bonnet and they left behind a giant plane hangar. The following year the wooden platform of the hangar became the new location for tennis. The platform, which held 3 courts, was situated on the sports field where the baseball diamond is now located. A Herald article from the time noted that the holes in the wood floor became “receptacles for missing balls”. The Club’s tennis budget in

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1930 was $67.50 for the season. By way of contrast, the budget for the orchestra was $750.00/ season. Clearly, evening dances in the Clubhouse were more popular than tennis matches! By 1931 the platform was in such disrepair that the Club decided to develop three shale courts on the current location of courts 1-3. The Victoria Beach Company provided the land and the planning began. The soil was sandy and, therefore, an unstable surface on which to build. The VB Company had to dig deep to get to the clay and blast out the impeding rocks. The total cost for 3 new courts was $4000. This was the height of the Depression so, needless to say, not everyone was in favour of this expenditure. Regardless of the controversy, the courts were officially opened on July 30, 1932 and the premier of province, John Bracken, played the first game. At the time, the seasonal cost to play tennis was $5.00 and a day pass was 35 cents. Murray Borrowman was VB’s first court attendant and in the same year Grant Watson, a VB boy, became the Manitoba Singles Champion. A 1936 Herald article lists tennis fees as: $5.00/season, $2.50/ 1 month, 50 cents/weekend, and 35 cent/day. The courts were open from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. During the war years and until the mid-50s, the club’s membership dropped and the courts fell into disarray. There was, in fact, no tennis committee in 1956 as the Club couldn’t afford to maintain the facilities. A few years later, however, a 1959 Herald article states that the “long neglected tennis courts have been renewed by Club Vice President Cec Grover”. Cec was Sheila’s father and a long-time resident of Victoria Beach. He was an avid player at the beach and a former tennis pro at the Winnipeg Canoe Club. A good friend of his, George Heffelfinger, helped to rejuvenate the courts. Together they saw to it that the courts were cleaned, repaired and then fenced in 1960. These improvements led to a rise in the cost of a seasonal family tennis pass to $7.50. In those days both the Seniors and Masters Tournament took place on the August long weekend. In 1965 the Junior Tournament was rejuvenated and the boys’ singles finalists were Clint Harvey and

Victoria Beach HERALD Stuart Juzda, both of whom were court attendants. We’re not sure who prevailed but we know someone you could ask. And speaking of court attendants, the seasonal wage for this position in 1970 was $125/season. In 1971 the Manitoba Lawn and Tennis Association sent instructors to VB to run clinics. Tennis instruction now became a staple of the tennis program. 1977 ushered in the modern era of tennis at VB. Dave Drybrough was the tennis convener at the time and he started the drive for the new courts. In the early 80s council gave approval to expand the courts. A huge community effort, led by Ross Yarnell, Dave Drybrough and Laurie Pollard, raised $50,000 for 3 all-purpose courts (courts 4-6) and a cedar shelter. The courts opened on July 31, 1983. Because of their popularity, no one wanted to play on the shale courts. Soon after, these too were transformed into all-purpose courts. In 2000, tennis convener Ken Capelle obtained a $10,000 grant from Tennis Manitoba to widen those courts to their present size. It is interesting to note that in the early 80s there was an Annual Ladies Tournament hosted by Jean Bushuk and Elsie Hughes. This fun tournament, held in mid-August, seems like it may have been the precursor to the present Novelty Tournament. What will the next chapter be in VB tennis? We don’t know, but if the present interest and participation continues, it is sure to have a vibrant future. Thank you, Greg and Sheila, for taking the time to read old Herald articles, scour the RM council minutes and obtain first-person accounts to uncover the anecdotes, stories, and facts of Victoria Beach’s tennis history. We are looking forward to learning more about this community’s past when your book is published this fall. Girls’ Tennis Day was another whopping success with almost 60 participants. Thanks again, Nancy and Rob, for all of your planning and hard work. To encourage the continued participation of our female athletes, we have decided to offer “girls only” lessons for 6-10 year olds on Wednesday July 17. There is no need to sign up. Just bring your racquet and perhaps a friend and come down to the courts at 11:00 a.m. for an hour of skills, drills, and fun activities. We would like to thank Mark Arndt and his staff from Tennis Manitoba for the training session given to our court attendants, for assisting with the Rogers Rookie Tournament, and for running two sessions of drills for thirty-eight enthusiastic adult tennis players. This turned out to be a very positive and popular experience and we hope it might become an annual event. Our next Rogers Rookie Tournament takes place this Tuesday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Don’t be frightened by the word “tournament”. This event for children up to the age of 11 is suitable for all levels of play. The cost is $5.00 and you can sign up at the kiosk. We are pleased to announce that Roland Burrell will be coming out for an afternoon of tennis lessons for kids and adult on Wednesday July 17. Roland is a full time tennis professional with Taylor and Tuxedo Tennis Clubs. Rob Kennedy will be offering his lessons once again on Monday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sign up early for both of these events to avoid disappointment. See you at the courts! Bryan and Lisa


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BRIDGE NEWS

We had 4 and a half tables of duplicate bridge on Monday July 1st and 3 tables of social bridge on Wednesday July 3rd. Duplicate bridge winners were Fran Pollard and Donna Thain tied with Henry Krahn and Ken Capelle. Social bridge winners were Gail Henderson (1st), Bob Henderson (2nd) and Marj Birley (3rd). Please arrive at the clubhouse by 6:45 p.m. on Mondays for duplicate bridge so that we can get started on time and not be so late finishing. Bring a partner or call Ken at 756-3612 if you need one. Show up for social bridge on Wednesday at 1 p.m. (the 1:15 time in the calendar was incorrect and has been fixed in the Herald version). Bridge is $1.00 per person. Cold canned drinks are also sold for $1.00. Please buy a Victoria Beach Club membership as money from this supports our bridge club as well as all of the other activities that the Victoria Beach Club offers during the summer. The Bridge Convenors

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Rogers Rookie Tournament Tuesday, July 161:00-3:00

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Ladies Golf Tournament 2013

Golf Fore the Cure

It’s time to sign up for the annual Ladies “Golf for the Cure’ tournament. Taking place this year on Wednesday, July 31st, it is a nine-hole tourney in support of Breast Cancer research. The tournament kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and the 2nd round begins at 11:30 a.m. The entry fee is $12.00 with $2.50 going to Breast Cancer Research, and green fees if you are not a member. Bring some loonies for the Silent auction -- great prizes -- and all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Research. Get your friends together for a fun time, and a good cause. Sign up is at the golf course, during regular hours.


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V.B. Summer Reads Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan Winning romance writer awards and hitting bestseller lists is impressive. So is the fact that this novel has received more than 2,400 customer reviews on Amazon. That is Stephen King- and Dan Brown-like numbers. Brogan, a new author, has developed a huge following in short order. In Crazy Little Thing, we meet Sadie Turner recently burned by a cheating husband. Stung, short on confidence, and lacking a plan, she visits her quirky aunt in Bell Harbor, Michigan. Incredibly the aunt’s name is Dody and her lake house is of the pink clapboard variety instantly reminding of Dodie and Gerry Dennehy’s cottage on First Avenue. Bell Harbor is a place where no one knocked before entering or locked their doors. Sadie is drawn by the nostalgia and comfort, “The scent of hot sand tinged with tanning oil and lilacs reminded me of carefree summers, back before I cared about damaging UV rays and toxins in the lake.” Her plan is to escape men but that is not to be for both romantic and humorous reasons. Suffice it to say there is some dating with a “dreamy” doctor and more than a few absurd mix-ups reminiscent of an episode of Three’s Company. Brogan employs an overriding metaphor throughout relating to cleaning up clutter. As such, she

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provides Sadie with a new and convenient career that allows her to create order from life’s frequent chaos. The supporting characters are there to help Sadie too including a psychic advisor who says, “ We can’t control events in our life, Sadie. Sometimes we can’t even control our reactions. But the harder we fight against the waves, the more exhausted we become. Control is an illusion, you know.” On the lighter side Aunt Dody is described as “a tsunami in fuzzy slippers”. Dody is full of eccentric musings like wishing her husband had fixed the screen door before he died years earlier. It is definitely a light beach read. And while the dialogue is too clever by half and the ending a bit too clean, it will add to a sunny afternoon or pass a rainy day more pleasantly. So far there is a theme with these beach books as each has mentioned the joys of gin and tonic. Jeff Swystun is the author of The Brand Glossary & #24 top reviewer on Amazon Canada. His short story, Start-Upped, spent six weeks on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Satire.

Yacht Club News Well, summer is in full swing; these are the glorious days we dream about all winter. If you’ve seen a few sailboats out on the water and looked at them in wonder it’s not too late to switch places. There is still room in some sailing schools this summer but spots fill up so visit www.vbyc.ca and follow the link to our online registration and book a spot for you or your child. Add one more dimension to V.B’s mystique, why not? The VBYC’s annual sailing derby is coming up on July 21st at 12 noon. This is a family friendly, all welcome event that begins with a BBQ on the club deck followed by a poker style derby in which participants sail to various spots around the bay and sometimes in the bay to pick numbered poker chips. Prizes are up for grabs at the end and we can promise a good time. Members will have their boats rigged and ready to take passengers or if you have sailing experience come take out a club boat. As always, club racing is held every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m., if you want to crew come on down to the club. Junior racing is also held every Saturday at 1 p.m., any and all are welcome. We sure hope to see you at the club or on the water in the coming weeks, please don’t hesitate to contact us: send an email to: vbyccommodore@gmail.com. Happy sailing! Roger Ritsema


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CLASSIFIEDS THE HOME FRONT: Hopscotch and Heartache While Daddy was at War is an award-winning memoir by Margaret Dennis Owen. Available at 407-6th Avenue or the Victoria Beach Grocery. Range for sale: 30” White Westinghouse electric range-clean and in good working order. Asking $100. Phone 204-756-2845. VB COTTAGE CARE- Painting, lawn care, dump trips, window washing, pressure washing and staining. For reliable quality and service, email Mike Pollard at vbcottagecare@gmail. com or call (204) 891-2575. Great selection of perennials, greeting cards, fairy gardens and supplies, live floral arrangements, lavender, etc. Phone 204-7562952, 428-7th Ave. Need a Handyman? For prompt, courteous and reliable help, call Mike’s Handyman Service at 756-6163 or 799-1703 Sun Country Arts & Crafts Inc. ARTS, CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SALE Saturday, July 13 Senior Scene 3 Ateah Rd, 10 am to 4 pm. Silent auction, table rental: $20 Contact Dale 204-586-0897. The Wine Peddler - Deli food and wine delivered to your cottage. Host a wine tasting event at your cottage. Call Keith at 204-557-6886 or visit www.thepeddler.squarespace.com Bikes Wanted – Has the spark that once drew you to that old beach bike fizzled? Have old tires, frames and parts become eyesores or clutter in sheds and backyards? If so, please don’t let them rust away or meet their end at the dump; but call 756-2699 for free removal … to a better place. Victoria Beach Pedalgogy. Fix your own beach bike, build a “new” one or repair a “re-cycle.” No experience required! Free lessons, access to tools and at-cost parts. Call 204-756-2699.

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The Masters Tennis Tournament

The VB Master Tennis Tournament is back again- it is a FUN competition open to all skill sets, so start practicing and come on out! It will be held on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday July 21 and is for players 40 and older. (if you turn 40 by December 31, 2013, you qualify.) Please note: You must have a Club Membership (($40) and a tennis shoe tag ($10) for each family member wishing to play. Registration is $5.00 per event, maximum is 3 events per player. Non-members are welcome but must pay an entry fee of $20 per player in addition to the per event fee. Entry sheets will be posted at the courts on Saturday, July 13, and will remain there until Thursday, July 18. No entries after this time, please. The draw will be posted at 7pm, Friday, July 19. In event of inclement weather, it will be up to the entrants to check with the conveners for re-scheduled draw times. The “default rule” will be in place, so if you are late (15 minutes after the posted game time), you or your team will be defaulted. Please return any trophies to the courts on Saturday, July 20— thank you. This is our second year as conveners for both of us, and now we are experts so please don’t mess with us!! Steve Cook 756-2117 Stuart Juzda 756-2228

Welcome Back Everyone - For Another Great Summer! Victoria Beach Restricted Area 3 Balsam Ave $129,500 6 Beech Cresc $358,000 26 Gibson Dr $149,900 119 8th Ave $209,900 211 5th Ave SOLD $139,900 217 5th Ave SOLD $259,900 309 4th Ave $129,900 321 & 323 1st Ave SOLD $349,900 402 4th Ave PENDING $229,000 429 6th Ave SOLD $160,000 433 8th Ave REDUCED $124,900 443 8th Ave PENDING $239,000 1 Elm Ave. $159,900 201 5th Ave $179,900 342 7th Ave $189,900 419 8th Ave $159,900 Victoria Beach LAKEFRONTS 29 Clearwater Cove $629,000 13 Pelican Point Rd $625,000 17 Wabanong SOLD $315,000 147 Victoria Blvd $399,900 205 Sunset Blvd SOLD $349,900 333 Sunset Blvd $495,000 417 Sunset Blvd $345,000 419 Sunset Blvd $369,900

Victoria Beach Non Restricted 8 Ateah Road SOLD $164,900 9 Evergreen Rd $350,000 16 Pine Road $283,500 18 Mike Bay $119,900 19 Eastshore Dr  $199,500 21 Eastshore  Dr SOLD $149,900 22 Doerksen Bay $144,900 Victoria Beach Vacant Land 11 Lakewood Dr $31,395 13 Irving Dr $29,900 4 Evergreen Rd $29,900 6 Eastshore Dr $29,900 6 Evergreen Rd $29,900 23 Lakewood Dr $29,900 24 David Rd $29,900 24 Irving Dr REDUCED $29,900 28 Mike Bay $44,900 29 Evergreen Rd $31,900 30 Hampton Rd $34,900 62 Hampton Rd $31,900 30 Mike Bay $29,900 21 Hampton Haven Rd $31,900 23 Hampton Haven Rd $31,900 339 8th Ave $115,000

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