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Victoria Beach

HERALD 88th year • Issue No. 5

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday,July 19, 2013

Sports Day was a Blast … but not always for the faint of heart!! VICTORIA BEACH CLUB SPECIAL ACTIVITIES JULY 2013

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LWF Info Night Band on the Beach Junior Tennis Tournament Men’s Golf Tournament Slo-Pitch Baseball Tourn.

Wed. July 24 7:00 pm Wed. July 24 9:00 pm July 24 & 25 All Day Fri. July 26 Sat. July 27 9:00 am

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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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Maureen Neuendorff Melanie Charbonneau

RECREATION ASSISTANTS

EMPLOYEES:

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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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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

What do “An American Tail”, “Steamboat Willie”, “The Rescuers”, “Cinderella” and the VBC Clubhouse all have in common? Yes, you guessed it…mice! As most of you may have heard, we have had the pleasure of having these adorable little creatures come and visit our clubhouse this summer – well not just visit but essentially move in and set up their homestead! Well, as cute as these little ones may be on screen, they are not really welcome in our clubhouse. The VBC board decided that it was extremely important to take all necessary precautions with this situation and called the professionals. Jim from Poulin’s came out very quickly (although it seemed like an eternity until he got here) – not exactly a Bill Murray lookalike, but with all his equipment on he presented a similar visual to “Caddyshack”. We followed all of Jim’s recommendations for how to deal with the situation safely and effectively. The clubhouse has been professionally disinfected, cleaned and “de-moused”. It is our intention to follow all necessary recommendations to try to prevent a reoccurrence of this problem. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have encountered while we were dealing with this situation. I would like to thank my fellow “Mousketeers” Wendy, Bruce, Brenda, Michelle and Cathy for help with sweeping and cleaning the clubhouse floor after the movies last week. A special thanks to Brenda, the “Mouse Whisperer” Vielhaber for going above and beyond

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor I was impressed and delighted to see a number of young people (under 18) volunteering at the Flea Market. They will be our next generation of Flea Market organizers. Keep up the good work! Pamela Borutski Letter to the Editor Dogs, dogs everywhere! Have we ever had so many at Victoria Beach? I am not sure! There are those who love dogs, those who are afraid of dogs like small children, and those who dislike dogs. If you have a dog, please be cognizant of this. I do not own a dog. Imagine my surprise when I opened my garbage can in late June to add garbage for the first garbage day to find it full of maggots! I assumed that it must have been a dead squirrel that had fallen only to be trapped at the bottom of the garbage can. Wrong! Thirty plastic bags of doggy do! How can this be when I don’t own a dog and do not use my cans from September to June? Please dispose of your dog’s poop appropriately by adding it to your own garbage! Much appreciated.

the call of duty to ensure that our visitors were sent off to a land “far, far away”. I am so fortunate to be surrounded by such a dedicated group of people. Since immersing myself in the mice world over the past two weeks, I have learned some interesting new facts about these little rodents. I thought I would give you an opportunity to check your “mouse IQ”. See how you do with the following questions (I have placed the answers on the back page for those who just can’t help but peek). On average, how many droppings does a mouse leave every day? 20 50 80 150 Which of the following is a mouse’s worst sense? Vision Smell Hearing They are all equally good What is the smallest size that a mouse can squeeze through to enter our homes? 6cm 6mm 1cm 1mm What is the average distance that a mouse will journey away from it’s nest? 30 feet 30 yards 100 feet 100 yards Approximately how many litters does a mouse have every year? 1 3 7 10 Enjoy your week! Maureen Neuendorff

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2013 Victoria Beach Golf Course Rates

VB POLICE DEPARTMENT

MEMBERSHIPS: Family - Adult Couple Single - Adult Junior - 13 to 17 Child - 12 & under 2 or more children,

VB POST OFFICE

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

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

Keenan (17), the male captain of the Manitoba swim team, is also competing at the Canadian Age Group Championships and the Canada Summer Games. The friends of proud parents Dave and Bonnie Teghtsoonian join them in wishing good The Manta Swim Club members started luck to their daughter Lauren and son Keenan in some prestigious upcoming swimming honing their skills at Victoria Beach, particularly competitions. Connaught Beach. Lauren (16) competed at Senior Nationals in Pointe Claire, Que., from July 17-20. The Judy Owen following week, she’s at the Canadian Age Group Championships in Montreal and then heads to Sherbrooke for the Canada Summer Games from Aug. 1-9.

The Joys of the Wood Duck Box

Several years ago, my father Gordon Saunders, a great bird lover and gardener and original owner of 301 Third Ave. aka Winnie The Pooh Corner - gave my family a Wood Duck Box intended to provide a nest for our local duck population. The box has a round hole in the front for the duck to enter and needs to be mounted high on a tree away from any predators. The tree also must be situated along the shoreline since the ducks fly along the water in early June looking for a tree with a cavity to make their nest. In early June we finally had a duck move in. Trees with cavities are not that easy to find and so it wasn’t surprising we saw two other ducks trying to access the box in mid June probably wanting to lay their eggs in what they knew was a safe place. However, our full time resident was not about to allow anybody into her nesting box. Sadly, those new moms may have had to lay their eggs on the ground without much protection. What a thrill it was for us to see our duck family finally emerge. On July 6th around noon, we saw mama duck peek her head outside the box several times and finally plop straight down to the ground. Next came five little ducklings jumping down to be with mom. Once everyone was gathered, she led them down the steep cliff to the sand and right into the water where they took their first swim together. Over the next several days we watched mom lead the troop along the water, around the rocks and onto the rocks for a bit of a rest and then back into the water. A “birder” friend identified her as a “Common Goldeneye” duck with black and white markings along her wings – beautiful! So if anyone has a shoreline tall tree or could mount a post that could hold a duck box – please consider buying one or building your own to provide much needed homes for our water birds and you may be lucky enough to host your own duck family. Ducks Unlimited has lots of information and building plans on their website. Shelley Saunders


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2013’s Fisherriffic V.B. Children’s Fishing Derby WOW! That’s all we have to say about the fishing frenzy that went on at The VB Pier this year. A whopping 60 fish were caught. That’s more than the last two years combined and works out to one fish caught every two minutes of the derby. We even kept our Master Angler streak going thanks to Mathew Carlson and his 16 inch white bass. Needless to say, all this action left our measuring crew running like they were in the 100 meter dash! A big thank you goes to the cavalry, Tim, Randy, and Blair who jumped in to help out with the measuring. The first fish of the morning was a feisty little Sauger landed at 9:05 am by Scott Lillie and the floodgates opened up with fish after fish coming up for the next 2 hours. In all, 76 anglers came out to battle the monsters of Lake Winnipeg and they all seem to have gone away happy! Luckily, the weather held out with rain looming in the distance and a nice wind kept the bugs away! There were many fish stories to be told by all of the anglers and all kinds of excitement this year. The prize winning fish was a pike that broke off one unfortunate angler’s line only to be caught shortly after by Luke Chartrand. It turns out that the fish tangled the broken rig in Luke’s line, thereby ending its escape bid. Another bit of excitement was Michael Nicholaisen’s five minute back and forth battle with a big silver bass that had the crowds gathering and straining to see what could possibly be putting up such a fight. In the end Michael won out and the bass ended up on the pier. A wide range of fish were caught this year: Perch, White Bass, Silver Bass (Freshwater Drum), Catfish, Jack (Pike) Pickerel (Walleye) and Sauger, most being caught with old faithful pickerel rigs and jigs. Special thanks to all of the volunteers who help make events like this happen. Ginny Beauchemin, Chris Aldridge, Tomas & Kjerstin Green. The Rec assistants: Alanna Vielhaber, Tori Grant, Emily Brownell, Brendan Proulx, and Jesse Hoole. A huge thank you as well to our generous sponsors, the Alsip family for the ice-cream cones, The Moonlight Inn and John Quinton for printing the certificates. Congratulations to the participating anglers: Brynn Sparks, Tomas Green, James Thompson, Emma Turzak, Troy & Shane Martin, Kaeden Brennan, Ryan Robitaille, Owen Zonneveld. Luke & Blake Chartrand, Ella & Ryan Maternick, Matthew & Nicholas Carlson, Jack Filuk-Scott, Matthew & Andrew Kaul, Chelsea Dinnin, Scott Lillie, Carson Minke, Lexie Martin, Easton & Travis Hyra, Jack Clement, Tyler & Logan Bakos, Ransom Henderson, Calvin Hesse, Tyler McMullin, Avery & Blake Edwards, Harmony & Geoffery Ritz, Christopher & Michael Nicholaisen, Joseph Anderson, Noah & Ben Peacock, Aiden & Aaron Pattison, Dru and Mae Culleton, Jenna* Chris*Aryn & Mya Oakley, Johann King, Tabor Fogg, Joshua & Kai Peacock, Sasha Tataryn, Jax Potter,

THE WINNING ANGLERS WERE: Biggest Fish 1st Luke Chartrand 24 inch Pike 2nd Micheal Nicholaisen 22½ inch Silver Bass 3rd Maggie Sirrell 20 ½ inch Silver Bass Most Fish 1st Chelsea Dinnin 2nd Mathew Carlson 3rd Noah Martin

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Rec Report

Howdy VB kids! What a great week down at VB! Hard to believe we are at the half way point for the programs! There is lots going on for week 4: Movies Tuesday is Ice Age Continental Drift-PG 88 min Thursday is Judy Mooney and the Not Bummer Summer-G 91 min Crafts this week will be sand art For the bike hike we are trying something different. We will be going to Elk Island!! In preparation for this adventure, a couple of things: 1. We would like to have a 1-1 parent child ratio. We need lots of adult volunteers for this one. 2. Anyone under the age of 10 should bring a life jacket. 3. Bring your helmet, wear your bathing suit, towel, snack and water 4. This hike will be a little longer and will run until 1pm. 4. If we don’t have enough volunteers we will go to the lost lagoon. Sorry for the confusion but the teen event band on the beach is Wednesday July 24. Starts at 9pm at the clubhouse. This is a great night and lots of fun Have a great week!

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Tennis Courts News Hi everyone! The first couple of weeks down at the courts have been off to a fantastic start! With the scheduling changes done by the Yagi’s it has given the opportunity for more people to join the activities. The kid’s lessons have had large turnouts, as well more and more GVS enthusiasts coming out on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I want to thank them for making those changes as it has made the courts a fun place to be for the court attendants. I want to remind all teens out there that there is Junior Night every Monday and Wednesday evening. On these nights you will play some doubles games as well as play GVS. If you want to see what all the chatter on GVS is about come to the event. Tournament season is about begin as the Masters takes place on the 20th and 21st, Junior Tennis Tournament on the 24th and 25th, as well as the last Rookie tournament of the year on the 16th. I hope to continue to see all the friendly faces down at the courts! Here are the round robin results from the past week: Adults - July 8 1) Ab Hansford/ Audrey Benningen 2) Vic Ritche/ Ali Strome 3) Robert Henderson/ Barb Suderman Teens - July 9 1) Thomas Partridge 2) Eddie Partridge Ben Drybrough

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St. Michael’s Church, corner 8th & Pine Interdenominational Services 11 a.m. Sunday July 21, 2013 Rev. Dr. Murray Henderson - Anglican Choir Practice 10:30 a.m. — Everybody Welcome!

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Council Meeting

The next Council meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 at the East Beaches Seniors Scene, 3 Ateah Road. First on the Agenda is a presentation and update by Pete Zuzek of Baird Engineering on the Shoreline Research Study. This will be followed by our Council Meeting and then a question and answer period.

Pete Zuzek – Baird Engineering, Shoreline Study Open House

Pete Zuzek will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, July 24th at the East Beaches Seniors Scene to allow time for interested members of the public to come and ask questions, after digesting his presentation on Tuesday evening. The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Board Room at the Seniors Scene.

Amalgamation

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Leaves & Brush

Do you have a pile of loose leaves on the boulevard near your cottage? Some property owners did not bag their leaves although we certainly thank the many who did and we continue to strongly encourage bagging if you rake your leaves. If we could get the community to help put those loose leaves into bags for pick up that would be very much appreciated by our Public Works team and your neighbours. Is there a brush pile left near your property? If so, please note that By-Law #1509 states that leaves and clean brush from deadfall only can be put out on the road allowances between May 1 and June 17 and again between September 2 and October 14, 2013. Dumping at any other time is illegal. Check your yellow 2013 Information for Residents Card for further information. If there is building debris, broken furniture or appliances in the pile and it’s yours or your neighbour’s, please arrange to have it hauled away at your expense.

Banks & Cliffs

A reminder that leaves, grasses, brush or garbage should never be dumped over the fragile cliffs and banks in our municipality. Preserving the integrity of the banks is a community responsibility. Allowing trees, bushes and natural grasses to grow on our banks will help to further protect them. Use the stairs provided to access the beaches and do not store boats, chairs or other items on the eroding banks. Penny McMorris, Councillor

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The Labour Day Blues By Geoff Kirbyson I hate Labour Day. It’s not just that it signals the end of summer, but it’s also the day that a lot of VB residents get really lazy. The same people who brag to any outsider who will listen about our community’s unique rules of the road, which create an active culture of walking and riding bicycles, mysteriously develop a sudden aversion to this healthy lifestyle. They are compelled to drive their SUVs, mini-vans or sports cars down to the bakery, the store, the tennis courts, the golf course, the beach, the Moonlight Inn or a friend’s house, just a day after they would have automatically jumped on their bike or set out on foot. It’s not just that I’m becoming a cranky old man about the traffic – sometimes I sit in my porch and call out “did you see that guy? He was FLYING!” to my family when somebody speeds past our cottage – but I worry about the potential for injury to our littlest residents. The ones who have become accustomed to running between the bakery and the play structure with nary a vehicle bumper in sight for 10 consecutive weeks. Early on the first Monday in September, for reasons they can’t understand, their Utopia is ruined by traffic. The same kind of traffic we ridicule at other cottage communities. Isn’t it just a matter of time until there’s an accident? Ever see four-year-olds try to adjust when there’s a traffic jam in the Village Green? They sometimes zig in and out while they’re being chased by their parents and are often below the sightlines of the drivers. Sometimes I stick it to the man on Labour Day Monday by riding in the middle of the road and making impatient drivers behind me go at my pace for half a block or so. But one’s man’s protest can’t change a widespread desire to drive giant vehicles down our little roads Our lawmakers can, though. Why can’t we maintain the vehicle ban for just a few more hours? Maybe until 6 p.m.? Even 3 p.m. would make a big difference. If you want to leave for the city before that, take a cab. Or walk. You know, like you do for the rest of the summer. You probably intend on spending as many weekends as possible at your cottage in the fall, so you won’t be lugging everything back to the city in time for the first day of school.

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Allowing cars in so early on Labour Day Monday does little more except turn us into (gasp!) Grand Beach. P.S. I’ve been thinking these same thoughts for the past 15 years but forget about them until the end of summer, by which time the Herald has ceased publishing for the year. So, this year, I’m planning ahead. (I also intend to follow Greg Loader’s lead and buy a couple of pecan loaves and freeze them for Christmas Day. But instead of planning to do it on Thanksgiving, and risk forgetting or the bakery running out, I’m going to do it this month. Next month, for sure. Definitely by September.)

Victoria Beach Community Church It is sure nice to have our summer church started at St. Michael’s -- to visit old friends and greet new ones-- and of course, everyone enjoyed the welcome back cake! We have Rev. Murray Henderson from the Anglican Church this Sunday and on the 28th, Alex Cross of Wayside Gospel will be bringing the message. We are an interdenominational church and we invite you to join on Sunday mornings., 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church. If singing is your thing, then come a little early at 10:20 to practice-- we’d love to have you!

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Concert on the Green The German Society Brass Band is made up of members from the Community who get together to share their love of fun German style music with fellow Manitobans throughout the year

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“Record Breaking” VB Flea Market COUNT DOWN TO SUCCESS: Days Before

Deb double checks with our loyal VB businesses as to the timelines for their special donations for our volunteer workers (Einfeld’s Bakery- bread, VB General Store – soft drinks & Ice, Moonlight Inn – sandwich spread & Trainor Water – bottled water). Joanne post signs at our various stores, billboards and the Birchwood Hotel and then visits Bev at the VB Info Booth with a list of the names of our volunteer truck drivers and charity workers. Tamas Scott from the RM helps Joanne plant a sign in the 8th Avenue flower garden after her stick breaks.

24 Hours Before

Deb & Joanne with the help of Bruce Sorrel and the VB Rec. Staff open the clubhouse windows in hope of some relief from torrid temperatures as they set tables, sweep floors, post signs, get truck routes ready for pick up, blow up balloons, post price signs and … clean toilets Are we having fun yet? … yes, oh course! … It’s all for the VB Beach Club.

Prior To Opening

7:30 am - VB Teen Lauren Petreny beats Joanne to the clubhouse door for a second year running followed closely by Deb and Lauren’s best friends. Watch Out! - Lauren will be a future VB Beach Club Executive some day! 8:00 am – Here comes our dozen terrific trucks & teams (Laith & Kathie Gagnon, Laura from Ray’s Plumbing, John Warkentin, Tom Robinson, Connie Mac Donald, David and Danny Gibson, Dominique Messier, Dave and Elaine Allwright from Allwright Construction, Kevin and Sandra Ateah from the VB Parking lot, Scott Haywood, Doug and John Guest, Hank Lodewyks, Chris and Cliff Trainor from Trainor Water, Chris Thain, Laurel Mollison, Kip and Maureen Tyler, Kevin Storry and Dan Schott -Shooter’s Painting but … six of our trucks still need crews and our teenage boys, except for the Velestuk boys, seem to be sleeping. Perhaps, next year we will be able to wake them up! … I know … teenagers need their sleep, right? Luckily, more heroes arrive to our rescue and on to the trucks youthfully hop Pam Lloyd, Marj Birley, Sheila Grover, Greg Thomas, Brandon Walker and Erin Petreny … just to name a few (as well as my co-convenor, Deb C.) I am now Home Alone at VB Clubhouse … but luckily … not for long.

VB Volunteers to The Rescue

9:00 am - 11:30 am – Five lonely minutes later, over 114 VB Volunteers arrive to the rescue and begin to sign in, put on latex gloves provided by our mystery yearly donor and take on the mind boggling tasks of unloading trucks and sorting into various areas the furniture, toys, books, linens, fine china and electrical, lawn and sporting goods. Old and new acquaintances are united and reunited after our long winter apart.

11:30 pm – Our wonderful VB sandwich crew lead by Donna Plante and Barb Sudermann arrives after enjoying their yearly tea party at the Moonlight Inn. They bring sensational sandwiches for our hungry and thirsty volunteers prior to the final price check and cash set up. 12:00 pm – The VB Herald Team (Kevin Dube and Barb Pritchard) arrive on time once again to photograph our gigantic group with over 120 volunteers. We cuddle together in a group effort to find enough space for all of us to get in the picture. Yet again another outstanding show of support for this VB fun filled fundraiser! Our clubhouse has now been transformed into our traditional treasure trading post! 12:30 pm - Our cashiers open for business and our volunteers get a chance to pick and pay for one special treasure prior to the official opening. Friendly debates occur as they barter over who will offer the VB Clubhouse the most for their treasure or who arrived first to volunteer or … who will be “heads” and who will be “tails”. A toddler’s bike erroneously picked up by our trucks is sold and then returned to its rightful owner, all in the great VB spirit of good will. 12:50 pm – Children waiting in line are given a special “Thank You Treat” by David Gibson to show our appreciation for their patience. Especially those children wearing their VB club wristbands as we continue to promote and sustain these wonderful VB programs for all age groups. 1:00 pm – We open our doors to an incredibly long line of friendly VB Club Supporters and our Flea Market exchange begins. 3:00 pm – Our Flea Market officially closes and once again our Victoria Beach Community has came together in fine style raising a record breaking $3320 for our clubhouse and all its diverse programs.

The Aftermath

3:00 pm - 4:00 am – A new team of volunteers lead by Lorraine Cook and our awesome Rec. Assistants join us again as we begin the most challenging job of the Flea Market – The Formidable Clean Up! We help load two vans for our guest charity– The Spence Street Thrift Shop – an inner city agency that offers pregnancy and family support services in Winnipeg. Our charity leader, Mavis Whicker has done a wonderful job contacting many other charities but unfortunately most of the charitable organizations in Winnipeg and our surrounding area no longer wish to make the trip to pick up. We will continue to make every effort to avoid sending unsold items to the dump but we would be very grateful for any future assistance in this matter. Thankfully, a few of our volunteers stepped forward to help salvage as much as possible for other charitable organizations and we loaded two more vehicles. As a result of these last minute efforts, a number of local not-for-profit organizations benefitted from many of the items that were not sold. Thank You once again to those concerned volunteers who offered to transport into Winnipeg and our surrounding area. A very special thank you is also extended as well to Al Scurfield and his awesome RM Public Works Team who stood patiently by ready to take the remaining items sadly to the garbage dump.

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There are many examples of incorrect warm-up exercises, including running slowly and jumping rope, which often lead to injury. Walking is an ideal warm-up exercise. Other exercises such as cycling, treadmill, and rowing at moderate loads are also good warm-up exercises.

Primary Stretches

Everyone needs to do primary stretches for health and well-being. Primary stretches isolate one major muscle or muscle group across one joint in a position where the muscle group can relax back to its resting length and slide longer. Last summer, in a conversation with Earl Osipov about the importance of stretching as part of a regular daily routine, he mentioned that his doctor in B.C., Steven D. Stark, had written a book titled The Stark Reality of Stretching. Earl happened to have an extra copy and he lent it to us over the winter. This book explains WHY we should stretch, WHAT a stretch is, and HOW we should stretch. It also describes the dangers of incorrect stretching techniques. Victoria Beach is full of opportunities for physical activity. Whether we choose tennis, golf, cycling, swimming, windsurfing, aerobics, running, or some other sport is not important, only that we take the time to make fitness part of our lives. And just as important as being physically active is the need for incorporating proper stretching techniques into our routine to help prevent injury and to allow maximum benefits for health and performance. We are by no means experts, or even knowledgeable, on this subject. In fact, we found this book so informative that we thought we would share some of the key points with you. The following excerpts are taken from Dr. Stark’s book.

WHY we Should Stretch

Muscle imbalances develop because the weight bearing muscles of the lower extremity gradually shorten over time with repetitive usage and fatigue. These large muscles will remain shortened for the rest of our lives if stretches are not done routinely and correctly. In everyone, the shortening of the lower extremity muscles will lead to changes in joint position and stride length in all walking functions. This will always lead to gradual ligament damage, causing changes in joint position and posture. Stretching of the weight-bearing muscle groups of the lower extremity is the body maintenance that we need throughout life. With proper stretching we can achieve better function and more power; and avoid many of the long-term problems such as arthritis, muscles stiffness and chronic discomfort that affect so many people. (Note: In his book, Dr. Stark also discusses how stretching can prevent common conditions such as bunions and plantar fasciitis.) By using proper warm-ups and stretches on a consistent basis, athletes can achieve their full potential in sports and extend their best performance for many years.

WHAT a Stretch Is

Warm-ups are not stretches. Warm-ups are gentle exercises done to prepare the muscles for stretching. The increase in the tissue temperature and blood flow produced by the muscular exercise will make the stretching both safer and more productive. A cold muscle can be easily injured by stretching without doing proper warm-up exercises first.

HOW to Stretch

The 5 Golden Rules of Stretching 1. Isolate the Muscle Group • Isolate the muscle group across one joint in a position where the muscle group is not expending energy to maintain that position. • The positioning of the muscle group should not load other structures such as ligaments or joint capsules (joint capsules surround the joint). 2. Find Zero Tension • Zero tension is when there is no awareness of tension in a muscle group because there is no load and resulting tension on that muscle group. 3. Find the First Awareness • Find the first gentle tension in the muscle group. This is the first awareness of a stretch. • Loading the muscle harder serves no purpose; the desired effect is delayed and there is more risk of injury due to overstretching. 4. Less is Best • The gentler the initial load on a muscle or muscle group in a stretch, the faster the muscle group can relax back to the current resting length. 5. Allow the Loss of Tension • Stretches cannot be timed. The gentle tension must be steady and constant on the muscle if the muscle fibres are going to relax and slide past their current resting length. • The duration of a stretch changes daily. It is determined by many factors: • The amount of initial load on the muscle group • The amount of warm-up before the stretch • The fatigue in the muscle, or any inflammation from injury or overuse. • Find the first gentle tension in the muscle group and maintain a steady position until the tension is gone. • Allow the muscles the time required for the relaxation/ elongation. Listen to your body and depend on your biofeedback. A stretch should immediately precede the skill-level activity or sports competition in order for the athlete to take advantage of the increased power of the muscles. Static stretches (are) the best method of stretching for the individual. The following stretches are the best primary stretches for the six weight-bearing muscle groups of the lower extremity. Continued on Page 14


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1. Gastrocnemius (Calf) Stretch a. Isolate the Muscle Group The best position to isolate the calf muscles is standing with the entire ball of both feet resting on a raised surface and the heels firmly weight-bearing on the ground. b. Find Zero Tension Lean backward, away from the door frame or whatever you are holding onto, to reduce the calf muscle tension to zero. c. Find the First Awareness Once you have reached “zero tension” by leaning backward, slowly pull your body forward with your arms until you feel the first gentle tension of the calf muscles. d. Less is Best There should be no sensation of pulling or tension behind the knee. You will usually feel one calf muscle more than the other. Don’t go past that point until the tension is gone. e. Allow the Loss of Tension Hold that position and allow that first tension to diminish and release. When you cannot feel any tension left in the muscle, the sliding elongation (stretch) is completed. Repeat the stretch a second time. The only way to gain more length and power is to repeat the process. Dr. Stark states, “For proper joint position and stride length, one of the most important stretches for everyone throughout life is the calf stretch.” Next week we will describe the four remaining primary stretches for the lower extremities.

VB 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 27th 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.

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Upcoming Tennis Events Last chance of the season for Robert Kennedy tennis lessons. Robert will be offering his last series of lessons on Monday July 22. Find out why you didn’t win the Masters. Hit with a Pro. George and Kevin Kylar will be coming to VB on Monday July 29 for an afternoon of youth and adult tennis lessons. George Kylar, of Kylar Tennis Academy, is an in-demand, full time tennis professional operating out of the Taylor, Glendale, and Sargent Park tennis clubs. George has coached the number one tennis player in Manitoba for the last 15 years, many college scholarship players including Doug Devriendt, Shane Nichols and his own son Kevin Kylar. Kevin is the number one player in Manitoba, a Manitoba Open champion and ITF Futures player. George will be bringing the newest Wilson racquets for participants to demo. They will be available for purchase at a greatly reduced price. Tennis playing parents, if you are hopeful that your children will follow in your footsteps, then Tuesday, July 30 is for you! Bring your 3-6 year olds out to the courts for an evening of fun games and activities. Racquets are available for loan.

Thank you

Almost two dozen tennis hopefuls will do much better in the Masters Doubles events because they participated in Geoff Kirbyson’s doubles clinic. Geoff gave us helpful tips on positioning, working with your partner, and being aggressive, being very aggressive. It’s ok to hit your opponent, in the foot. All proceeds from this event have been graciously donated to the VB Club. Thank you Geoff, and thank you to Ben Drybrough for his on-court help. The Club relies on donations of tennis balls for its programs, such as GVS, lessons and clinics. Thank you to everyone who has dropped off used (and new!) balls at the kiosk. The court attendants hired for the first half of the season will work their final shifts this weekend. Thank you to Sam Brownell and Eric Kapilik for all of their hard work. You can now enjoy sleeping late and spending your afternoons at the beach! Welcome to our new staff Julia Lucht, and Ben Charbonneau, who, along with John and Abby, will be manning the kiosk for the next three weeks. See you at the courts! Bryan and Lisa

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JULIA LUCHT

My name is Julia Lucht, and my life is mostly sports oriented. I play volleyball, tennis, soccer and ultimate and I enjoy each and every one of them. When I am not playing sports I would be hanging out with my friends. My friends are very outgoing, loud, and exciting and there is never a dull moment when I am with them. I also have three pets, two dogs named Monti, and Sammy, and a cat named Gidget. By far my most favourite thing to do, would be go to my cottage because it is so much fun, and there is always something to do out there. My favourite bakery food is the cream filled apple turnover. Whenever I go to the bakery I get at least two at a time because by the time I finish the first one, I always want another. A bike crash may not have been my worst beach disaster, but most defiantly the funniest. One of my friends was biking a three wheeled bike while my other friend and I were in the back trailer. My friend steering the bike began to swerve back and forth and we ended up in the ditch on the side of the road laughing hysterically. My favourite thing to do at VB is to help out with the flea market and set up because there are so many cool and antique things that you find hidden within all of the stuff there.

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BEN CHARBONNEAU AKA “CHARBS”

I have been a VB-er all my life. I love the lake- the pier, the golf, the bakery and most of all, the tennis courts. I have been to the Australian Open in Melbourne and saw Nadal and Federer play. I play football for Vincent Massey in the fall and hockey in the winter. You may find me at the Moonlight fine dining

when I am not at the courts. My favourite bakery item is a cinnamon bun - freshly baked and warm… is there any other way? My worst beach disaster was when I cut my toe on a rock really badly when I was 3. My mom wrapped my foot in a towel, put me on the back of her bike and we went directly to the doctor’s office. I could have gotten 2 stitches but got some strips instead. I had to stay out of the water for 5 days! My favorite thing to do at VB is to play tennis with my friends. If I am lucky, I beat my cousin.


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Junior Tennis Club Tournament 2013 Wednesday & Thursday July 24 & 25

Last call for any budding tennis stars, hacks or wanna-be players! Sign-up sheets for this year’s Junior Tennis Tournament are now posted at the tennis courts and will be removed at 9 p.m., Sunday, July 21. Remember to talk to your friends and get some doubles and mixeddoubles teams together. We hope to see plenty of girls and boys out on the courts showing their stuff. The draw will be posted at the tennis courts by 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 Remember, you can only 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) Play with your mom, dad, auntie or significant adult. Parent & Child (recreational) Ask your grandma or another adult to come out and play with you. Note: Age classifications match those of Tennis Manitoba. Age refers to the child’s age in the calendar year 2013 (For example, if you are currently 16, but will be turning 17 by December 31st, 2013 then you must play in the 18 year old and under category, NOT 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 the VB membership for $40 at the tennis courts. The tennis membership is $10/person. Last year’s winners are asked to return their trophies to the conveners at the tennis courts on Wednesday, July 24 between 9am and 4pm. Thanks. Marnie and Anil Kaul Melanie Charbonneau This year’s junior tennis tournament convenors

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Beach Yoga Slo-Pitch Tournament Yoga is once again underway in the Clubhouse Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. You can stretch and relax to the sounds of the waves. Teens and adults, all levels of experience are welcome. Bring yoga mats and straps if you have them, a large towel if you do not our famous vintage ties are available if you have no strap. VB Club membership is required. Susan and I look forward to seeing you. Namaste Jane Carroll Susan Marshall

Beach Events!

Stellar turnout at this year’s Beach Events!! The beach gods were on our side after a night of stormy weather and a shaky morning. By 10:30 a.m., the clouds cleared and the bugs went away (almost)! The kids were no doubt energized by gummy worms and freezies all day long! Special kudos to the awesome face painters - the designs were amazing. We were so impressed at all the big kids who showed up so willingly to volunteer and help the smaller kids have a great morning! Big thanks also to the rec and swim teams who worked from early morning on to prep the many stations. Thank you to all who helped us out, including all these great volunteers (hope we didn’t miss anyone!): Rec team - Tori, Jessie, Brendan, Emily, Alanna Swim team - Cleo, Cady VB cabs Rachel Hoole - face paint Ryan McDonald - golf Sammy Hester - tug war Alix Yallowega - tug war Mika Hasselmann - toilet paper toss Josh Peacock - toilet paper toss Ines Bedard - go fish Oliver Brown - go fish Aidan Hester - target practice Thomas Robson - target practice Sara Knox - fill bucket with water Paetra Adamson - fill bucket with water Caitlin McDonald - treasure dig Hayley McDonald - treasure dig Keira Hasenack - limbo Gianna Hasenack - limbo Sam Filuk-Enns - tattoos Scott McDonald and Simon Bedard (helpful husbands!) Can’t wait to see you all next year! Laura & Bridget

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

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See you at the Summer Winds Music Festival! This weekend is the annual Summer Winds Music Festival! 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 weekend 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 more will keep the music going long after the sun goes down. Go to summerwindsfest.com for performance times and ticket information. If you don’t have tickets and you are reading this on Friday, then be quick!! Friday-only tickets cost just $25. A “Weekend Festival Pass” or a Saturday-only ticket is $50. And don’t forget – this is a familyfriendly event offering one free entrance ticket for a child age 15 and under, with the purchase of an adult ticket. Additional children under 15 years of age can join in the fun for just $5 each. Tickets can be purchased at the following beach and Winnipeg area businesses: Victoria Beach General Store, Victoria Beach Post Office, Traverse Bay Corner, Grand Marais General Store, Hillside Store, Saffies General Store, Moonlight Inn or Peeper's Swimwear, 252 Stafford Street in Winnipeg. Or buy your tickets by phone for pick up at the event with a valid I.D. Just call 1-855-786-7963 (Visa and Mastercard accepted; transaction fee applied). In addition to the all-star line up, fun family activities include a Fat Levels Trail Biking Demonstration (at the skateboard park) with four shows on Friday, July 19th starting at 6:05 p.m. The Kids & Teens Tent is open from 3:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 2th and Enigma Dance Factory featuring the Dak Bollywood Pak performs Saturday as well. A portion of the funds raised at the Summer Winds Family Music festival will go towards the construction of the new Victoria Beach Community Centre.

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Thank You All So Very Much!

As your flea market conveners this year, we want to thank everyone, both new and experienced for their outstanding support of this important VB community event. A dozen trucks and well over 120 volunteers came to help working diligently from sunrise to sunset. Special thanks is extended once more to the following VB Flea Market friends for unique and ongoing support - Diane Carlson, Maureen Neuendorff, Bruce Sorrel and the VB Rec. Assistants, Lauren Petreny, Victoria Albl, Lyndsi da Roza, Jeannette Charbonneau, Melanie Tooley, Susan Millican, Kyle Velestuk, Garry Velestuk, John Warkentin, Carol Falkenberg, Ellie Black, Donna Plant, Betty Hansford, David and Danny Gibson, Dominique, Chantale and Michelle Messier, Doug and John Guest, Laith and Kathie Gagnon, Dave & Elaine Allwright – Allwright Constuction, Kevin and Sandra Ateah, Pam Lloyd, Tom Robinson, Connie MacDonald, Kathy Heffernan, Yvonne MscPherson, Kevin Dube, Barb Pritchard, Scott Haywood, Marj Birley, Sheila Grover, Greg Thomas, Erin Petreny, Hank Lodewyks, Brendan Walker, Scott Thain, Bill Head, Laurel Mollison, Maureen and Kip Tyler, Evelyn Armstrong, Carol Loader, Laura Hall, Veronica Ingram, Sharon Milne, Dan Willison, Donna Miller, Alison Burnett, Tanis Petreny, Mary and Gordon King, Zippy Horch, Signe Boehn, Caitlin and Jody Willison, Ian Milne, Garry Heck, Chazz and Ron Dawson, Kae Edwards, Mariel Roehr, Linda and Alexys Fox, Kathy Brydon, Barb and Sarah Leslie, Tamara Roehr, Andrea Wabar Ethars, Susan Pollard, Betty and Bill Jennings, Sara Knox, Paetra Adamson, Arroll Stewart, Judy Bailes, Lisa Yagi, Michelle Brownell, Sandy McCaig, Jenny Hasenack Bru, Ken Taylor, Marnie Kaul, Dan Robertson, Sandra Hasenack, Chayse and Grayce Dube, Barb Pritchard, Kevin Dube, Hedy Heppenstall, Debbie Ritchie, Ilse McLandress, Cathy McInnes, Laura Mulherin, Tom Roberts, Gabriel and Kai Roberts, Pearl MacDonald, Helen Forrest, Barb Hansford, Alan Bailes, Jessica Challidee, Karen Kliewer, Lise Wall, Georgine and Jim Palmquist, Glen Torgeson, Rachel Hoole, Alexis Colby Bru, Peter Heese, Frances Woolison, Mary MacIntosh, Pamela Perchal and Lynne Paterson. Hopefully we did not miss anyone on the sign in list. If we have missed you or you forgot to sign in our sincere thanks to you as well.

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Sandcastle-Building: Sunday on Clubhouse!

If you build it, they will ... well, eventually they’ll collapse or be trampled or washed away. Life’s like that. But come anyway, and help create “piles” of transient fun! The annual VB Sandcastle-Building Contest will be held at Clubhouse Beach on Sunday, July 21, running from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Come down at 10am or just before, stake your knightly claim and register it at the desk, and you’ll be ready to go at 10! Prizes will be awarded to first place winners in every category, so pick your category and prepare your plans, teams, pails and shovels! Categories: • Traditional Sandcastles • Animals and Other Creatures • Anything Goes • Super-Structures • Most Decorated • 12 & Under age group • 8 & Under age group Official Rules: • No entrant may begin before 10:00 a.m., with the exception of those competing in “Super-Structures.” • Those competing in the “Super-Structures” category may begin as early as dawn at the south end (pier end) of the beach. • This is exclusively a human-powered, on-beach contest. No hoses, or any motorized vehicles and equipment may be used or present at the building of a sandcastle. • No props made commercially or made off-site are allowed in any category except the “Most Decorated” category. Props created by contestants on-site, during the contest hours, and using ONLY beach-combed natural materials found on and directly adjacent to the beach itself are both allowed and celebrated (think stones, sticks, old bark…everything tied together with reeds, grass, etc, etc.) but leave even minor violations like nails, staples, rubber bands and such at home, or face judging penalties. Judges’ and/or convenors’ decisions in grey areas will be made according to the “spirit” of the rules and will be final: e.g., worn beach glass will be considered “returned” to nature; still sharp or last night’s brews won’t!) • AGE GROUP CATEGORIES: No over-age person may enter, or assist in any way, shape or form, in the “12 & Under” and “8 & Under” categories. Illicit assistance might include (but is not limited to) carrying water, carrying sand, assisting with design and engineering suggestions, etc. (Parents: It’s tempting to think you know better what will make a “good” castle, or that your child needs your help to overcome even these smallest of life’s frustrations. Restrain yourself, and let your child surprise you!) We will have random lookouts checking for those breaking the rules, and offenders will be drawn, quartered and/or otherwise suitably penalized, deconstructed, or even (gasp!) disqualified. Judging will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a group photo of all who participated. We hope to see you there with your sunscreen, sun hats, water bottles and—without fail, now—your very own membership wristbands! The Cook, Meadows and MacRae families

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It was a whirlwind of excitement this year at the Library’s annual Book Sale! We had many donations and great turn out which made the sale a great success! We also had lots of help during the Book Sale and we would like to thank the following people: Sarah Guest Allison Guest Carolyn Eva Meadows Lori Cech-Manek Dane Cech-Manek Dana Poulton Tess Poulton

Lauren Petreney Elora Adamson V. Albl Cathy Rippin-Sisler Jeff Sisler Joan Irving

We raised more than $1,100 at the book sale and this money will go towards the purchase of new books and library operating costs. Thanks again to those who donated and assisted with the Book Sale. Some of the left over books were picked up by Kathy Brydon who is a part of the Prison Library Commission, an organization based out of the Millennium Library. This organization gathers and orders donated books for some of the provincial correctional facilities’ libraries, which, before this group was conceived did not exist. This coming week, story time will once again be on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. and we will have another thrilling theme. We hope to see you there! Last week’s story time theme, “Catch the Reading Bug” was tons of fun and thank you to all those eager readers who came out! Emily and Jenna Victoria Beach Librarians

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VB Club Membership Update Welcome to the beach to everyone who is just arriving! No doubt you are eager to participate in all of the activities and events the Victoria Beach Club offers during your stay, and are chomping at the bit to get your membership. We are happy to tell you that memberships are still available and can be purchased 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. And because every now and then someone says (or writes) something so well that it bears repeating, we are reprinting here, with permission, V.B. Club President Maureen Neuendorff ’s excellent list of the Top 11 Reasons Why All Adults Need A VBC Membership: 11. Sitting out on your deck with your morning coffee, listening to the birds and reading the VBC Herald. 10. Witnessing the sense of accomplishment that your child or grandchild feels when he/she passes their next swimming level. 9. Feeling a sense of accomplishment that YOU feel after winning the slow bike race on sports day! 8. Sitting out in the warm sunshine enjoying a beautiful VB day while watching your child or grandchild laugh and play games each week with VBC recreations staff. 7. The compliments you receive from your latest home décor flea market find. 6. Reading a great summer book that you borrowed from the VBC library. 5. Feeling completely relaxed and restored after Yoga in the VBC clubhouse. 4. Feeling rejuvenated and energized after an aerobics class in the VBC clubhouse. 3. Knowing you have challenged your brain cells each week at duplicate bridge - also in the VBC clubhouse. 2. Learning a few great tips at a tennis lesson with Robert Kennedy and then using them to beat your spouse at tennis on the VBC courts. 1. Being able to reflect on so many wonderful memories that were made over the years while you, your children or your grandchildren participated in VBC activities! With thanks to David Letterman for the inspiration and to Maureen Neuendorff for her eloquence, we remind everyone that the Club gratefully accepts donations from anyone (whether a member or not) who wants to support the organization which contributes so much to the unique atmosphere of our beloved beach community. Donations can be made wherever memberships are sold. Please call us with any questions regarding membership, and if you are interested in joining our Membership Team as a Convenor or in becoming a Canvasser for 2014, we would be

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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: • 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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We had a spectacular turnout for Sports Day and by all accounts, a fun time was had by all. Everyone will probably have their own highlights from the day, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think anyone will forget the over 40 sack races (both men and women) with a photo finish of over the hill men diving over the finish line for their last shot at glory and a grandma who never quit being presented with a red ribbon by her grandson for finishing.

Everything ran very smoothly thanks to the enormous efforts of Scott Kosokowsky, Linnea Kosokowsky, Helen Black, Anna MacRae, Karen Mitchell, Pat MacRae, Carol Falkenberg, Elly Black, Lorraine Cook, Bill Mitchell, Quentin Mitchell, Rial Black, Bruce Sirrell, Alanna Vielhaber, Tori Grant, Emily Brownell, Jessie Hoole and Brendan Proulx. If you see them on the avenues, let them know you appreciate their hard work. Leah and Ted Kosokowsky

SPORTS DAY RESULTS SPRINTS 3 and under (mixed) 1st Ethan Bowles 2nd Justin Thyme 3rd Dylan Russell 4 years (mixed) 1st Sydney Stibbard 2nd Colby Bru 3rd Jackson Boge 5 years (mixed) 1st Jasper Klinger 2nd Sally Cochrane 3rd Maddie Kaiser 6 years (boys) 1st Bennett Sime-Surcon 2nd Speedy Gonzales 3rd Perry Hotter 6 years (girls) 1st Chloe Wilson 2nd Parker Brown 3rd Stella McCaig 7 years (boys) 1st Nicholas Carlson 2nd Miles Guenther-Hoorman 3rd Austin Boge 7 years (girls) 1st Emma Turzak 2nd Kate Nechwediuk 3rd Julia Ethans

9 years (girls) 1st Caitlyn Willison 2nd Juliana Zeilstra 3rd Ines Bedard

16-35 years (women) 1st Alyssa Willison 2nd Kiera Garagan 3rd Whitney Burrell

10 years (boys) 1st Ryan Robitaille 2nd Jack Kaiser & Daniel Derksen (tie) 3rd Tabor Fogg

35-39 years (men) 1st Sean West 2nd Derek Zeilstra 3rd Mike Clement

10 years (girls) 1st Eloise Fogg 2nd Annika Falkenberg 3rd Kennidi Stubbs 11 years (boys) 1st Jared Siragusa 2nd Mika Hasselmann 3rd Konrad Dyck 11 years (girls) 1st Linnea Kosokowsky 2nd Zena Paige 3rd Mika Hasselmann 12 years (boys) 1st Solomon Simmons 2nd Jake Martin 3rd Ben Kilbrei 12 years (girls) 1st Aidan Pattison 2nd Sami Hester 3rd Caitlin McDonald

13- 15 years (boys) 8 years (boys) 1st Kade Cote 1st Troy Martin 2nd Kyle Velestuk 2nd Benji Hoole 3rd Garry Velestuk 3rd Oliver Brown 13-15 years (girls) 8 years (girls) 1st Tess Poulton 1st Aria Guenther-Hoorman 2nd Marie Roehr 2nd Chayse Dube 3rd Mandy Siragusa 3rd Jessica Preston 16â&#x20AC;&#x201C;35 years (men) 9 years (boys) 1st Brendan Proulx 1st Matthew Carlson 2nd Adam Boge 2nd Jackson Sirrell 3rd David Hinsta 3rd Joshua Bueckert

35-39 years (women) 1st Mia Guenther 2nd Kristie Pearson 3rd Lisa Zeilstra 40-41 years (men) 1st Simon Trepel 2nd Mike Bru 3rd Jeff Lailey 40-43 years (women) 1st Katie Kaiser 2nd Jennifer Martin 3rd Cathy Carlson 42-44 years (men) 1st Kevin Kaiser 2nd Doug Pollard 3rd Trevor Bowden 45+ (men) 1st Joel Carlson 2nd Wes da Advil 3rd Jon Falkenberg 44+ (women) 1st Shauna Filuk 2nd Ashley Mitchell 3rd Brenda Clapham

FAMILY RELAY 1st heat 1st Mariel Roehr, Colm Tompkins, Chas Meadows, Brandon Walker 2nd Ryland, Kate, Brad and Andrea Nechwediuk 3rd Ben Dryborough, Dave Dryborough, Megan Stoddart, Tybalt Stoddart

2nd heat 1st Mia Avia, Sigrid and John Guenther 2nd Ryan Wall and Jon, Annika and Carol Falkenberg 3rd Mark Edmonds, Sam Logan, Ben Kilbrei, Lyndsi da Roza 3rd heat 1st Debbie Ritchie and Kendra, Kiera and Peter Garagar 2nd Declan Bowden, Trevor Bowden, Nathan Dyck, Konrad Dyck 3rd Taylor Swift, Jonathan Swift, I.M. Swift, Les Swift 4th heat 1st Alyssa, Caitlyn, Steve and Ian Willison 2nd Hannah Lee and Chris, Jenna and Mya Oakley 3rd Lily Messe, Leslie Sarchuk, Francois Messe, Nancy Sarchuk 5th heat 1st Sami Hester, Andrew Kaul, Jared Siragusa, Aidan Hester 2nd Linnea Kosokowsky, Hayley McDonald, Caitlin McDonald, Anna MacRae 3rd Sue Hodgson and Abby, Tom and Jeff Melville 6th heat 1st Parker, Sam, Jack and Liam Menec 2nd Maggie, Jackson, Brendan and Bruce Sirrell 3rd The Biebs Family 7th heat 1st Alanna Vielhaber, Tori Grant, Brendan Proulx, Jessie Houle 2nd Alexis West, Kayla Cote, Dallas West, Kade Cote 3rd Greg, Lori, Blake and Avery Edwards Continued on Page 28


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13-19 years (boys) 1st Kyle Velestuk 2nd Hopalong Cassidy 3rd Chris Ethans 20+ years (women) 1st Kendra Garagan 2nd Cathy Carlson 3rd Brenda Clapham 20+ years (men) 1st Dermot McDonald 2nd Jamie Boge 3rd Ian Cochrane

3rd Jared Siragusa 12 years (girls) 4 and under (mixed) 1st Sami Hester 1st Colby Bru 2nd Sasha Hughes 2nd Annabella Sime-Surcon 3rd Caitlyn McDonald 3rd Ethan Bowles & 12 years (boys) Jackson Boge (tie) 1st Ben Kilbrei 5 years (girls) 2nd Nathan Dyck 1st Maddie Kaiser 3rd Solomon Simmons 2nd Madison Bowles 13-18 years (girls) 3rd Anastasia Boge 1st Mariel Roehr 5 years (boys) 2nd Kaitlin Zeilstra 1st Brayden Boge SLOW BIKE RACE 3rd Pokey Hontas 2nd Ethan MacVicar 13-15 years (boys) 7 and under (girls) 3rd Drew Russell 1st Aidan Hester & 1st Piper Hughes 6-7 years (girls) Noah Martin (tie) 2nd Shannon Cochrane & 1st Maggie Sirrell Kate Nechwediuk (tie) 2nd Owen Briscoe 2nd Julia Ethans 3rd Ian Willison 3rd Maggie Sirrell 3rd Shannon Cochrane 18-40 years (women) 6 and under (boys) 3rd Parker Brown 1st Bennett Sime-Surcon 1st Petal Turner 6-7 years (boys) 2nd Sue Hodgson 2nd Will Ahrens 1st Bennett Sime-Surcon 3rd Serena Ryder 3rd Colby Bru 2nd Brandon Lailey & 16-40 years (men) 7 years (boys) David Baylis (tie) 1st Brad Nechwediuk 3rd Miles Guenther-Hoorman 1st Nicholas Carlson 2nd Derek Zeilstra & 2nd Sasha Tataryn 8-9 years (girls) Dermot McDonald (tie) 3rd Justin Beeper 1st Juliana Zeilstra 3rd Jeff Lailey 8 years (boys) 2nd Caitlyn Willison 40+ years (women) 1st Marcus Zeilstra 3rd Brooke Kochenash & 1st Brenda Clapham 2nd Tybalt Drainvillle Amy Edwards (tie) 2nd Binnie Fogg 3rd Benji Hoole 8 years (boys) 3rd Margaret Rozzi-Hughes 8-9 years (girls) 1st Troy Martin 40-44 years (men) 1st Caitlyn Willison 2nd Ransom Henderson 1st Jason Stubbs 2nd Ines Bedard 3rd Benji Hoole 2nd Peter Tataryn & 3rd Juliana Zeilstra 9 years (boys) Scott Green (tie) 9 years (boys) 1st Jackson Sirrell 3rd Chance Armstrong 1st Joshua Bueckert 2nd Matthew Carlson 45+ (ancient men) 2nd Jackson Sirrell 3rd Eddie Partridge 1st Elmer & Bob (tie) 3rd Lyle K. Snail 10-11 years (girls) 2nd I.M. Buffman 10 years (girls) 1st Hayley McDonald 3rd Turner Petal 1st Riley Hughes 2nd Linnea Kosokowsky & 2nd Kennidi Stubbs Eloise Fogg (tie) EGG TOSS 3rd Eloise Fogg 3rd Dana Poulton 1st Ian Briscoe & Owen Briscoe 10 years (boys) 12 years (girls) 1st Ryland Nechwediuk 2nd Jaxin da Roza & Steven Squire 1st Caitlyn McDonald 2nd Sam Menec 2nd Sami Hester BALLOON BUM BREAK 3rd Mark Edmonds 3rd Aidan Pattison 1st heat 11 years (girls) 12 years (boys) 1st Logan Mitchell, Scott Mitchell, 1st Dana Poulton 1st Nathan Dyck Stephen Mitchell, Brandon 2nd Chelsea Dinnin 2nd Sam Steeves Lailey, Tybalt Drainville 3rd Chris Oakley 13-19 years (girls) 1st Matthew Carlson, Nicholas 11 years (boys) 1st Rachel Hoole Carlson, Brett Kaiser, Maddie 1st Thomas Partridge 2nd Tess Poulton Kaiser, Ryland Nechwediuk 2nd Konrad Dyck 3rd Kiera Garagan

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INJUSTICE

Part 3 of a 6 part series on Friendship & Bullying Special to the VB Herald by Marianne Vardalos In recent issues of the VB Herald, we have been exploring common clashes between children who otherwise consider themselves friends, and how these conflicts are caused by a handful of core ideas. A study conducted by Roy Eidelson and Judy Eidelson (2003) concluded that the beliefs of superiority, injustice, vulnerability, distrust and helplessness are central in informing personal attitude enough to cause or prevent conflict. In this, the third part of a six part series, we discuss injustice. Very young children are notorious for believing they are victims of injustice even in the fairest of circumstances. Toddlers and preschoolers routinely hit the child with whom they are expected to share a toy, or shove the child whose turn is up next on the slide. Unable to cope with the compromises necessary for social behaviour, they direct their aggression toward anyone they deem a threat to the optimization of their own pleasure. The normal maturation process eventually leads children to recognise that it is in their best interest not only to play fair but to be fair in interactions with others. As they enter the tween and teen years better able to recognize justice, they acquire more sophisticated coping mechanisms to deal with injustice. Failing to reach these developmental milestones results in a debilitating pattern of blaming others and motivates inappropriate retaliatory and vindictive acts. The injustice worldview also serves as a rationale for seeking revenge over reconciliation. The reasoning of a tween mistakenly believing he or she has endured injustice is as follows: “The teacher always lets Sybil pick the teams since she’s athletic. Even though I’m her friend, she always chooses other athletic kids before me. Since I’ll never have the opportunity to choose team members and show her what it feels like to be picked last, I’ll play really badly to make sure our team loses”. The belief in injustice can become an almost permanent mindset that causes individuals to quickly identify as “unfair” what anyone else would view simply as “unfortunate”. Remaining in this mindset will prevent children from seeing how their own choices have played a role in their conflicts and that a change in their own behaviour is needed to achieve better results. It will also cause them to mistakenly assign motivation or malicious intent to people who may have no illwill toward them whatsoever. Why do some children continue to see themselves to be the victims of injustice while others grow out of this phase? There are two reasons, one we will call learned, the other we will call earned. The first reason some children continue to hold the belief that they are victims is because they have learned it benefits them to do so. They simply deflect accountability by assigning blame to others. They misrepresent the details of a conflict in a way that “selfwhitewashes”, meaning they exaggerate damage they have incurred and trivialize damage they have done to the other. They do so because they are confident their version will not be challenged. They report

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a trivial conflict as having caused them drastic, irreparable loss and humiliating injury because it earns them pity. It is important to shine a light on how your child has downplayed the harm sustained by their friend and to explain how absolving one’s self with distorted thinking exacerbates conflict. Overstating innocence may distract for the short-term but only genuine accountability will lead to repairing the friendship. Refrain from rewarding ‘victimhood’ even with an ice-cream cone to “make the hurt go away”. If the costs of this learned behaviour never outweigh the benefits, the child will not stop blaming others when a conflict occurs. If it is not learned it is likely earned, meaning that a child’s conflicts with friends might very well be the result of injustice. Society is laden with systemic forms oppression whereby individuals are discriminated against, not based on their skills and abilities but on their economic class, skin colour, sex, sexual orientation and bodyability. Prejudice routinely impacts children so we need to continually translate for them how their personal troubles are actually public problems. Allow your daughter to be angry when her friends keep asking if her “slanted eyes are Chinese or Japanese” or when your son’s friends suggest he “Jew down the price,” of a hockey stick. Identify these moments as racism. Confront a coach who says your kid “throws like a fag” or “catches like a retard” and identify these acts as homophobic and ableist. Permit your child to seek change when her friend has been told she was not chosen for Track & Field because it requires expensive equipment her “family cannot afford”. Teach children that sometimes conflicts should arise and sharpen their determination to challenge intolerable ideas. Conventional approaches tell us to instruct our children to “focus on the positive” in the face of adversity so we work at increasing their self-esteem and tell them to see the good in people. But to do so in unjust situations is to deny the legitimate grievance of that child. Their painful experience is not self-imposed so neither should the solution be. Use these moments to clarify their values and deepen their compassion for humanity. Empower your child to transform any status quo that benefits some at the expense of others. Be willing to address unsavory realities; to confront society’s remarkable capacity for self-deception with myths like meritocracy and egalitarianism. Cultivate such habits of mind so that all our children will continue to recognize injustice and seek change for a better world. References: Eidelson, Roy, J; Eidelson, Judy I (2003). “Dangerous ideas: Five beliefs that propel groups toward conflict”. American Psychologist 58 (3): 182–192. Next edition of the VB Herald, Part 4 in this 6 part series, “Vulnerability” Marianne Vardalos, Ph.D., is a sociologist and educator in the field of critical media literacy, social justice and gender equity. As a tenured professor at Laurentian University, Barrie Campus, Ontario, Marianne lectures, facilitates workshops and hosts seminars on the social construction of gender in popular culture and society at large. As a Licensed Girl Power Facilitator, she seeks to inspire young girls to create their own destiny, to seek healthy, reciprocal relationships and to cultivate within themselves the strength to reach their personal goals. She will be hosting a series of workshops for girls 6-13 and their parents at Victoria Beach in August 2014.


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The Masters

Golf Course Report

Tennis Tournament

The Masters Club Tournament will be held Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of July. If you’re reading this and haven’t signed up, it’s too late! If you’re not playing come out and watch and cheer on somebody. As a reminder could all previous winners please bring their trophies back on Saturday. And a correction to last weeks notice; you must be a member of the VBC to play in the tournament. Draw sheets will be up by 7 p.m. Friday 19th of July. Play starts at 8:00 a.m. See you Saturday. Steve and Stuart

On Monday July 7th we had 11 pairs of duplicate bridge couples. For the second straight week Fran Pollard and Donna Thain tied for first with Ken Capelle and Henry Krahn. There were four tables of social bridge on Wednesday afternoon, July 9th. Bob Laumeyer came first, Elsie Hughes second and Joan Irving third.

Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. on Mondays for duplicate bridge and by 1:00 p.m. Wednesdays for social bridge. Bridge is $1.00 as are cold canned drinks. If you haven’t already bought a Victoria Beach Club membership please do so as the funds not only support the costs associated with bridge, but also the costs associated with all the other great activities that the Victoria Beach Club offers.

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The Lucky Ones

ByAnne Mahon Anne Mahon, who grew up here in Victoria Beach in the summers, was inspired to collect and recount these heartrending stories when an African friend recounted his life journey to her. She has recorded the words of eighteen African refugees and written their stories in a compelling manner that honours the beliefs and ideas of these brave people. The Lucky Ones is impossible to put down as the reader has to find out how the stories of these amazing refugees turn out. The lucky ones, or as they prefer to be known, the blessed ones, are African refugees whose harrowing life journeys have brought them to the relatively safe haven of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Each tells how war and famine and displacement created chaos in an otherwise normal African childhood. Each praises the work of UNICEF and UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) for their presence, support and compassion. Although some of these refugees spent many months, and even years, in African refugee camps waiting to emigrate to Canada, they remained patient and hopeful, ultimately accepting of any Canadian community to which they were sent, braving the cold and deflecting discrimination and bullying, while remaining ecstatic to work in any job they were offered. It’s amazing how many of these people, from the poorest, least-educated to the more middle-class, wealthy, university educated, have, in grateful thanks, dedicated their lives to supporting new refugees to Canada. The persistent refugees whose stories Anne has chosen to highlight have succeeded because of their religious faith, their entrepreneurial spirit, and their ties to their cultural communities. Although many of these courageous people have lost parents, siblings, spouses and children to war, they have not given in to despair, choosing instead to move onward with hope, committing to improving their lives. This is a well-designed book that incorporates African motifs in the borders, a clear map of modern Africa, beautiful photos of the refugees, diagrams of Africa highlighting the country of origin for each refugee, and quotes that break up the text. Lloyd Axworthy, president of the University of Winnipeg, provides a passionate, speech-like foreward, calling on all of us to support refugees and their education and integration into Canadian society. The author’s note explains Anne’s motivation and the book writing process. A useful index and a list of great books for the reader interested in the topic of human rights, war and refugees concludes the book. All of the profits from sales of The Lucky Ones are being donated to the African community of Winnipeg through SEED Winnipeg (micro-lending for business and community projects), and entrance bursaries through the University of Winnipeg’s Opportunity Fund. The Lucky Ones has been nominated for the Winnipeg book award On the Same Page, an initiative of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Winnipeg Public Library that is intended to encourage all Manitobans to read the same book in order to encourage discussion and debate about the issues raised in the book. You can vote for Anne’s book on the On the Same Page website. Anne Mahon will be launching The Lucky Ones at Victoria Beach on Saturday July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Scene, where you can purchase this meaningful and heart-warming book for $25.00 (cash or cheque). -Written by Joan Marshall who is a bookseller at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg

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V.B. Summer Reads Beach Colors by Shelley Noble What seems to start quite predictably, you know, that oftused plot of love between a summer girl and a townie boy (or the other way around), actually gets a fresh treatment. What is not so fresh, as I have come to discover from reading beach chick lit, is that they all seem to have a woman burned in life who retreats back to a place of comfort. That happens in Beach Colors to Margaux, a recent top NY fashion designer until her husband ran off with all their money. So back to Crescent Cove, Connecticut she goes “to excise him out of her feelings if she was ever going to be able to start again”. There she finds two of her best friends from daysgone-by have also returned (it is a bit strange that she didn’t keep up with them especially given one was an international model). Other folks have stayed like her grounded and hugely supportive mom. But most important is Nick the man who had to give up his career to take care of his own mother and nephew. Nick is now the local sheriff and his character wrestles with disappointment and loss. The question becomes, can two wounded souls do each other good?

Victoria Beach HERALD The descriptive writing is fun, “She didn’t think of him as old, just mellowed like a good cognac.” The dialogue is a tad inconsistent varying between Young Adult and Wuthering Heights. That can be excused as this is the author’s first novel. Shelly Noble is a “former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan”. It is actually written like a play in three acts and that may have been unintended but works (look for how the title fits into the third act). Like most entries in this genre it is about taking a chance versus “going back to what was familiar, where one knows the rules,” even if that place was never completely right. VB’ers will enjoy knowing that Crescent Cove hosts an annual Flea Market prompting one character to ask a familiar question, “They have this every year. Do you think they’ll ever run out of stuff to sell?” I was shocked to discover no mentions of gin and tonic but the characters more than made up for this by their consumption of martinis. Jeff Swystun is the author of The Brand Glossary & #23 top reviewer on Amazon Canada. His new short story, name it, just debuted on Amazon.

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Structuring Your Will to leave the Cottage to the Kids Jack and Elly’s Ontario cottage is lakefront and beautiful. Their son lives in Winnipeg and his family uses the cottage almost as much as Jack and Elly do. Their daughter lives on the east coast but still manages to make it out to the cottage with her kids for three weeks each summer. The last column in this series looked at the possibility of transferring the cottage to the children now, while Jack and Elly are still alive. They opted against that solution. Now they are considering disposing of the cottage under their wills when the second of them passes away. They discussed the cottage with the kids. The current thinking is that their son would like to have the cottage and their daughter is content to see that happen. Their lawyer proposes a clause for their wills. It provides that after both Jack and Elly have passed away, the executors (being the persons appointed in the wills to deal with their affairs at death) are to divide the estate into two equal shares, one for the son and one for the daughter. In making the division, the executors are to have the cottage valued and offer it to the kids as part of their share. If the son still wants it at the time, it can be transferred to him as part of his inheritance. The same would hold true of the daughter. She would be given the same option. If they both want the cottage, they would be given the opportunity to write out an agreement between them to regulate common ownership. If they cannot agree on common ownership, the cottage would be sold and the proceeds added to the estate and shared equally. What if the son wants the cottage but it is worth more than his half share in the estate? The clause goes on to provide that the son would be forced in those circumstances to raise money to pay his sibling for the surplus value in the cottage. The daughter would get all of the remaining estate plus some money from her brother. The brother would get the cottage. Both would have the same amount of capital at the end of the day. This has to be done properly to keep the cottage out of the equation if the son’s marriage breaks up. It has to be an inheritance. He cannot “buy” it from the estate and expect it to be protected if he divorces. This kind of clause is a common solution in writing wills for parents in the position of Jack and Elly. It effectively defers the decision relating to the cottage, and then lets the children make it. That can be an advantage. The son may want the cottage now but things change. What if his job forces him to move to the US next year and he no

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longer wants the cottage by the time his parents die? What if his wife inherits and they buy a cottage of their own? That kind of clause also proposes a roadmap to be followed by the children when it comes time to decide. That roadmap can be more or less detailed. Does one child get first option? How is the cottage to be valued? How long do they have to decide? Some families like that idea of answering those questions in the will -- less to fight about. Other families leave more flexibility in the process. The income tax consequences of all of this are deferred until Jack and Elly die. Capital gains taxes will generally be triggered, but Jack and Elly have their principal residence exemption available for use with the cottage and no taxes will be payable no matter how valuable the cottage has become. Other families are not so lucky. Earlier columns in this series have dealt with capital gains and the principal residence exemption. Probate fees will be payable, but with a cottage worth a million dollars the probate fees amount to a mere $15,000.00 in Ontario. Jack and Elly are fictional. Their story combines facts from dozens of families that consult me each year for cottage succession planning. The solution proposed in this column is simple and many families use it. One size does not fit all, however, and other families have to find other solutions. Next column: Jack and Elly consider using a trust to keep the cottage in the family “forever.” 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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How Your Money is Spent Lake Winnipeg Foundation is an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) with charitable status under Revenue Canada so it can issue a tax receipt for your donations. Being independent is critical to our work in that we don’t need to worry about biting the hand that feeds us. Policies and initiatives are driven by sciencebased data. Scientific study into in all aspects of water within the watershed is the focus of Lake Winnipeg Foundation. One hundred per cent of money raised goes into funding research and activity projects. Administrative and operational costs are paid through grants, for which the foundation is profoundly grateful. These have allowed us to build capacity and work effectively. Both revenue streams are pivotal to the success of the work. We are pleased and proud to have had the support of the Winnipeg Foundation, RBC Bluewater Fund, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Thomas Sill Foundation and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Thank you for your assistance. LWF has recently standardised our process of grants to research, stewardship and education projects. Successful applicants focus on developing solutions and increasing awareness regarding the challenges. Intake takes place spring and fall for the upcoming season through a Project Review Committee. Rigorous review is made by the Science Advisory Council and/or the Education Committee, and then returned with comments to the LWF Board. We look closely for positive collaborations with competent partners, sustainability and environmentally mindful procedures. Then the ‘big picture’ financial situation is examined. Successful applicants submit comprehensive narrative and financial reports to the Executive Director, and the Foundation is audited each year. Eight successful applicant groups shared $28,000 in LWF grants in2012. This includes partnerships with the University of Winnipeg, the Rural Municipality of Springfield, the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, the Manitoba Museum and the Victoria Beach Sports Club, which is striving for maximum energy efficiency in its upcoming operation. More recent projects have gone towards two Conservation

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District innovations and a watershed management resource kit by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. LWF has played a strong advisory role as well in other granting bodies, acknowledging the depth of knowledge in the Science Advisory Council. This includes support for an exciting new installation in the Manitoba Museum called ‘Shared Solutions’ where participants manipulate diverse variables in watershed management for the Lake Winnipeg watershed. Watch for this launch in June 2014. For information on how to pitch a project proposal to LWF, go to our website at www.lakewinnipegfoundation.org resources/grant program. The next intake closes on October 1, 2013. We invite you to join your fellow lakers for our local fund-raiser, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s Walkathon, held in VB at the same time as three other Manitoba locations on Sunday, August 11. There is a family-friendly 2.5 km. ‘short course’ this year. Something new is to think about is ‘who are you walking for?’ Many of us want to ensure that the lake will be clean for the next generation who will follow. Others may walk in memory of a grandparent or family member who first introduced us to the lake and developed our passion for the outdoors. Worth contemplating. Walkathon pledge forms will be available this week in locations throughout the district and we hope you will pick one up. Save the date for the VB Information Night on Wednesday July 24th in the VB Clubhouse.

Children’s Masquerade

One week to go until the VB Masquerade! Saturday July 20th is the day for all VB Kids to dress up as a pizza bun, a mosquito or our all-time favourite, the VB poop truck. Once again the location will be at the Art Vincent Memorial at the Village Green from 10 a.m. 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 ANSWERS TO THE MOUSE QUIZ* A mouse leaves an average of 80 droppings per day. A mouse has very weak eyesight. A mouse can squeeze through an opening as small as 6mm. A mouse will forage only short distances from their nest – 10-30 feet. Mice have an average of 7-8 litters per year.


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CLASSIFIEDS Charming VB cottage on beautiful, secluded lot for sale. Ideal location, 203 First. 900 sq. ft., screened sunroom. Wrap-around deck. 2 large bunkhouses. Open house Sundays. 1-204-2682119. 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. Want to Rent – A bike chariot from July 23-August 1. Contact Landa at 204-756-6312. Please leave a message if not in. 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 or by phoning 1-204-756-2647. 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, birdhouses, cement leaves, etc. Phone 204-756-2952, 428-7th Ave.

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Swim News

Hi everyone! We are enjoying lots of sunshine and great swimming at the swim docks so far this summer. We have just finished our first session of swimming lessons and have three weeks left of our program this summer, starting July 22nd. Come find Jevian, our head swim instructor, at the swim dock from 9:30-11am every weekday if you’d like to pay for another session, change your child’s class time, or ask any other swim questions! Our 800m swim race is at 1:00pm, Saturday, June 20th. Please go to the pier at 12:30 to register with our swim instructors. This race is 4 laps “there and back” of the pier. Let’s hope for a great turnout like there was at our 200m swim! Also, there is adult lap swim every weekday from 10am-11am at the swim docks for those 16 and older. Finally, a reminder to check our whiteboards daily for swim program updates, and to not leave bikes in front of the path to the swim dock, use the bike racks please! Happy Swimming! The VB swim team

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 SOLD $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 4 Elm Ave, Victoria Beach $164,900 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 23 Zeglinski Cresc. PENDING $129,500 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 SOLD $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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