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HERALD 88th year • Issue No. 6

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Three Little Pigs … Once upon a time, there were three little pigs! The pig on the left is looking crestfallen as her house has been blown down by the big, bad wolf. The pig in the middle? Well, the wolf is presently in front of his house, taking a deep, deep breath. The pig on the right? Brick house; she is not too concerned! Payton Peacock, Tripp Peacock, and Olivia Souque looking too cute at the annual Childrens’ Masquerade.






30+ Dinner & Dance Dog Show Sun Family Tennis Night Ladies Golf Tournament Teen Scavenger Hunt

Sat. July 27 July 28 Tues., July 30 Wed. July 31 Wed. July 31

Evening 11:00 am 6:30-7:30 8:30 am 9:00 pm-11:00 pm

Clubhouse Art Vincent Memorial Tennis Courts Golf Course Clubhouse

Dan Schott Bruce Kliewer Carol Forsythe Sherill Zellis Rec Staff


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Mon. Wed. Fri. 10:00-11:00am

Maria Erikson

Arts & Crafts:

(Ages 4-8) Tues. 12:30-1:30pm (Ages 8-12) Thurs. 12:30-1:30pm

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

Mixed Bridge:

Wed 1:00pm

Bev Underhill & Shelley Saunders


Tues. & Thurs. 7:30pm



Nechwediuks Safe Swim Team Jevian Haywood

Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-11:30am (Adults & Teens)

Susan Marshall Jane Carroll

Mon. & Wed. 11:00-12:00noon, 7:00-8:00pm Tues. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 10:00-12:00noon Sun. 12:00noon-1:00pm

Library Assistants

Recreation Assistants

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

Youth Tennis Lessons:

Rec. Assistants

Swimming Lessons: Registration: Sun. June 30, 10:00am-12:00pm Lessons: Mon. - Fri. July 2 - Aug. 10 Inquiries: Mon. - Fri. 9:30-10:00am Yoga:

Children’s Games: Family Recreation: Golf Lessons: Youth Sport:

Adult Tennis Lessons:

Junior Tennis Nights: Adult Tennis Round Robin: Adult GVS

Tennis Court Attendants (Ages 5-6) Tues. 9:45-10:30am & Thurs. 12:30-1:15pm (Ages 7-9) Tues. & Thurs. 11:30-12:30pm (Ages 10 & over) Mon. & Fri. 12:00-1:00pm Mondays (3) in July 1:00-4:00 with Robert Kennedy Wed July 10 11:00-4:00 Kirbyson’s Doubles Clinic Weds. July 17 11:00-4:00 Roland Burrell Mon July 29 12:00-4:00 George & Kevin Kylar (Advance sign-up required ) (Ages 11-18) Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8:00pm Mon. & Fri. (Register) 10:00-10:20am (Play) 10:30-12:00 noon (ground stroke, volley, smash) Tues & Thurs 10:30-11:30






VB Membership Blitz Swim Registration Bike Auction VB Fireworks Rogers Rookie Tournament Girls Tennis Day 200 Metre Open Swim Fishing Derby Flea Market Flea Market Clean-Up Beach Events Book Sale Teen Movie Night Sports Day Soccer Tournament Rogers Rookie Tournament Ladies Movie Night Masters Tennis Tournament Children’s Masquerade 800 Metre Open Swim Sandcastle Building Lake Winnipeg Foundation Info Night Band on the Beach Junior Tennis Tournament Men’s Golf Tournament Slo-Pitch Baseball Tournament 30+ Dinner & Dance Dog Show Family Tennis Night Ladies Golf Tournament Teen Scavenger Hunt Teen Event VB Club Raffle Senior Tennis Tournament Bike Race Junior Golf Tournament Duplicate Bridge Tournament VB Volunteer Appreciation Cross Country Run Volleyball Tournament VB Club Annual Meeting Lake Winnipeg Foundation Walk -a- thon Novelty Tennis Tournament 55+ Golf Tournament & Dinner

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All Day 10:00 am-noon 2:00 pm 10:45 pm 1:00-3:00 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 9:00 am-11:00 am 1:00-3:00 pm 3:00-5:00 pm 10:30 am-noon 1:00-3:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 am-noon 10:00 am 1:00-3:00 pm 7:00 pm All Day 10:00 am-noon 1:00 pm 10:00 am-noon 7:00 pm 9:00 pm All Day

Door to Door Clubhouse Police Station Clubhouse Beach Tennis Courts Tennis Courts Pier Pier Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Sports Ground Sports Ground Tennis Courts Clubhouse Tennis Courts Art Vincent Memorial Pier Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Tennis Courts Golf Course Sports Ground Clubhouse Art Vincent Memorial Tennis Courts Golf Course Clubhouse Clubhouse Village Green Tennis Courts Sports Ground Golf Course Clubhouse Clubhouse Sports Ground Sports Ground Clubhouse Clubhouse Tennis Courts Golf Course

Trish Nesbitt, Lise Simonsen, Pam Beazley Brad & Anndrea Nechwediuk Stuart McPherson Rob Hester Ben Drybrough, VB Tennis Staff Nancy Sarchuk & Robert Kennedy Swim Instructors Jona & Brent Green Joanne Gibson & Deb Covernton Lorraine Cook Bridget Bedard & Laura McDonald Meadows & Czech-Manek Families Rec Staff Leah & Ted Kosokowsky Rex Neuendorff & Stino Siragusa Ben Drybrough, VB Tennis Staff Shannon MacFarlane Steve Cook & Stuart Juzda Doug & Kristie Pollard Swim Instructors MacRae, Cook & Meadows Families Sheila Grover Rec Staff Melanie Charbonneau & Anil Kaul Karl Hutchison Diana Wilson Dan Schott Bruce Kliewer Carol Forsythe Sherill Zellis Rec Staff Rec Staff Arroll Stewart & Judy Walker Carol Forsythe Andrea Plante & Roslyn Smyth Ed & Adam Boge Fran Pollard & Donna Thain Brenda Vielhaber & Wendy Derksen The Johnson Family Sophie McGoey & Lisa Lucht Maureen Neuendorff Susan & Matt Hall Stino Siragusa Allen & Heather Willoughby

9:00 am Evening 11:00 am 6:30-7:30 8:30 am 9:00 pm-11:00 pm 9:00 pm-11:00 pm 10:00 am-4:00 pm All Day 10:00 am 6:50 pm 7:00 – 10:00 pm 9:00 am 9:30 am 11:00 am Registration 9:30 am, Walk 10:00 am All Day


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Message from VB Club President Victoria Beach Club

BOARD PAST PRESIDENT Melanie Charbonneau PRESIDENT Maureen Neuendorff 756-2504 VICE PRESIDENT Anil Kaul 756-2158 SECRETARY Wendy Derksen 756-6515 TREASURER Cathy Finnbogason 756-2377 DIRECTOR AT LARGE Brenda Vielhaber 756-2987

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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 does it mean to be a volunteer? Webster’s defines a volunteer as someone who performs a service both willingly and without pay. Seems like a simple definition - without pay is pretty self-explanatory. What about the word willingly? There is a bit more “meat” to that word. The word willingly means to cheerfully consent and be prompt to respond. This word perhaps is what might begin to distinguish a genuine volunteer. Genuine volunteers not only complete their tasks without any expectation of remuneration, but do so efficiently, on time and with a smile! I believe that our VBC volunteers embody the true meaning of volunteer. I believe it because I have experienced it first-hand over my past years of involvement with the VBC executive. No task is too big or too small. No job is ever left incomplete. No deadline is too difficult to meet. No request is ever met with anything but a smile. I am constantly amazed and humbled by the efforts of this amazing group of people. The only way the VBC is able to run so smoothly and produce the wonderful end-product that you experience is through the work of these true volunteers.

Remember the lifespan of the ants? Some of our wonderful volunteers are at the end of their VBC “lifespan”. There are volunteers required for the board, the executive and for convening events. Elections to the board will take place at the AGM, but nominations can be forwarded to Bruce Eyford prior to the meeting. Those positions are listed in the AGM advertisement in this issue of the Herald. There are also conveners needed for swimming, special events, facilities, tennis, and the Herald. Do any of these areas interest you? I know that there are many future VBC volunteers out there reading this article right now … we need you! We would like to take an opportunity to officially thank our current and past volunteers at our annual Volunteer Appreciation Wine and Cheese Event. Please come out to this fun evening on Friday August 9th at 7 p.m. We want to thank you! Cheers to all our volunteers. Please take the time to thank them yourself when you get a chance. Maureen Neuendorff

Letter to the Editor I’m not sure if I am in the 99.9% or the .1% of readers that understood that the first article of 8 Simple Rules of Behaviour was written in the spirit of fun whereas the second set of 8 Simple Rules was simply mean-spirited Gary & Debb Brethauer 218-8th Avenue

Are you a Herald Hoarder? If so, we want to hear from you!! Even if you just have a few treasured copies from the roaring twenties, we want you to scour your collections, look under your couches, behind hutches that haven’t moved in 60 years! We want to get our hands (i.e. borrow for a brief time) the oldest editions of the Herald that exist in VB! Mind you, they do need to be in readable condition! Send us a note at vbherald@ with the date of the oldest Herald you can find. We will be in touch with the owners of the oldest of the old and we will also let our readers know what we’ve found out in our final edition. Your Herald Editorial Staff

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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)


LOCKERS: Seasonal Monthly Daily - $2.00

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) 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 The Victoria Beach Post Office operates year round from 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

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.

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HERALD is published in cooperation with the Victoria Beach Club & Interlake Graphics, Stonewall. Ten issues published weekly on Fridays from June 21 to Aug. 23, 2013, 1500 copies printed weekly, and 1700 copies printed on long weekends. Submissions are welcome and due by the end of the day on Friday. Drop them off at the Victoria Beach Grocery Store mail box or email The Victoria Beach Herald is paid for and supported by these local advertisers. Please show your appreciation and use their services when required. If you are interested in advertising in the Herald please contact Lana Meier at 467-5836, 292-2128 or email

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VBYC Update

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It has been a busy summer so far at the VBYC and that’s the way we like it. New sailors in sailing lessons have been challenged by some tricky winds but have persevered and come back the next day wanting more, well done. Club racing has been competitive as always with a steady and dedicated fleet keen to get out and race no matter what. The Junior Racing program has been well attended and we are thrilled that so many young sailors are coming out, having fun, and increasing their skill levels. We salute you, and the hard work seems to be paying off in provincial and national competition. Victoria Beach has been well represented by our young sailing athletes who have been busy travelling to various regattas, most recently in the Sail West Regatta held in Newell Lake, Alberta. Congratulations to VBYC sailors Molly Ingenmey (1st Under 17 Laser Radial); James Thompson (3rd Under 13 Optimist); and Emma Stewart (4th Over 18 Laser Radial) way to make us proud! These three VBYC athletes as well as Thomas Green are on the Manitoba Sailing Team in their respective classes and have made many trips to the podium in recent regattas around Manitoba, kudos to you all! Roger Ritsema




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Volunteer Appreciation

Grab your irons, Ladies! … if you’ve got a long way to go, a “3” will do; if you’re in a bit tight, maybe a “9” … Of course we’re talking about the Ladies’ Golf Tournament happening this coming Wednesday, July 31st! We have 2 tee off times, 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Please be there at 8 a.m. for registration for the 8:30 round and 11 a.m. for 11:30. You need time to register, get instructions and get out to your first hole, so please allow time to do that.

Wine & Cheese Attention all VB event & club volunteers! The VB Club wants to show its appreciation for all your dedication and hard work! Please join us at the Clubhouse on Friday, August 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for refreshments and socializing!! Can’t wait to see you there! VB Club Board

For any visitors and first time participants, the cost is $12 plus green fees (donations are truly appreciated!) We donate $2.50 of that for Breast Cancer Research and there will be a silent auction as well with many wonderful prizes. So bring your loonies and toonies so you can join in on that. Don’t forget to say hello to Nadine Parsley who will be taking over from Sherill Zellis next year and welcome her. See you on Wednesday.

Sixth annual

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Walk for Water

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 5 K or 2.5 K walk Registration starts at 9:15 am Walk Begins at 10:00 am Victoria Beach Community Clubhouse



Let s take pride in our great lake! Before the day of the walk, you’ll need to: 1. Get a pledge sheet from the Walk for Water website or local merchants 2. Collect pledges leading up to the walk 3. Submit your pledge form and money collected to the registration table the morning of August 11 4. Have fun and walk for our lake!

Scott Thain


Funds we raise will support the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s mission to protect and restore the health of Lake Winnipeg. For information about the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, visit




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Senior Open

Tennis Tournament August 3rd, 4th and 5th The Senior Open is fast approaching. Lets get those tennis shoes laced up and exceed the incredible number of players we have year after year. Sign up sheets will be posted at the courts on Saturday, July 27th and will be taken down on Wednesday evening, August 31st. Draws will be posted on Friday, August 2nd by 3 p.m. Participants are allowed to play in three events and must pay their $5 participation fee (per event) prior to their first match. Non VB Club members are required to pay a $20 tournament fee in addition to the participation fees. Looking forward to seeing all the players and spectators over August long. Carol Forsythe

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Thank you to~ Stuart Juzda and Steve Cook for their capable running of the Masters Tournament. Your generosity of time and effort is much appreciated. Well done! Robert Kennedy for his wonderful tennis lessons during the past three weeks. Tennis at VB would not be the same without him. Robert is heading off to California to visit friends (and he may even fit in a tennis game). Michelle Brownell for adding a special touch to the area between the courts by planting flowers in the barrels. Nicely done! Margot Hall and Davis Hirsch for coming out to Junior Night to play GVS with the teens. You rock! If there any other past tennis greats interested in coming out, please let us know.

Upcoming Events George Kylar, of Kylar Tennis Academy, and his son Kevin will be offering an afternoon of lessons for youth and adults on Monday, July 29th. George is a keen tennis enthusiast who is always looking for ways to promote the sport. His is also a much sought-after coach which is evident by the fact that he works out of three clubs in the city. Sign-up sheets for George’s lessons are now available at the kiosk. Tuesday, July 30 is Family Fun Night at the courts. The purpose of this evening is to introduce the wee ones to the game of tennis in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. If you have little ones between the ages of 3 and 6, come out to the courts at 6:30 for an hour of games and activities. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. See you at the courts! Bryan and Lisa 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. See you at the courts! Bryan and Lisa

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RAFFLE Saturday, August 3rd 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 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

Special Events News Yikes!! The August long weekend is fast approaching but not before another huge weekend of special events. Calling all slopitch players to the sports ground on Saturday, July 27th at 9:00 a.m. for a great day of fun while playing ball. A big thank you to the lovely Diana Wilson for again putting this event together. Put on your dancing shoes and head down to the clubhouse later that evening and join Dan Schott and his crew for the 30+ Dinner and Dance. This is the second year that Dan has put this event together so please give him a well earned pat on the back if you see him in the avenues. Rounding out the weekend on Sunday, July 28th is the dog show being held at the Art Vincent Memorial beginning at 11.00 am. Kudos to Bruce Kliewer for stepping up to the plate again this year for this much loved family event. The position of Special Events Coordinator still remains open. Carol and I would love to hear from you. Carol can be reached at 756-2821 and I can be reached at 756-3389. Until next time, Carol Falkenberg Elly Black Special Events Co-ordinators

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Special Events recap July 19th LIFE IS GOOD! Whether you are sitting on the beach or pounding back a chili burger at the Moonlight Inn….BEAUTIFUL! Carol and I are astounded with how quickly time is flying by. Another week of special events is coming your way. On Saturday, July 20th Doug and Kristie Pollard are heading up the Children’s Masquerade. This event is being held at the Art Vincent Memorial Stage and begins at 10.00am. Thank you to the Pollard family for stepping up again this year. Swim Instructors will be on hand to manage the 800 Meter Open Swim being held later that afternoon at the Pier with a 1.00pm start. A huge thank you to Jevian Haywood and her devoted swimming crew for keeping our participants above water. The fun continues on Sunday, July 21st with the Sandcastle Building Contest at Clubhouse Beach. This event is from 10.00 am to noon and is being hosted once again by the Cook, MacRae and Meadow families. These families have been convening this event for years. Dedication such as this is what makes our community so vibrant. Kudos to Sheila Grover who is hoping y’all will join her at the Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 24th at 7.00pm. The health of our lake is at peril and knowledge is power people! Hoping to see you at the Lake Winnipeg Foundation Information Night. Carol and I are finished our term of Special Event Coordinators at the end of the summer. Would love to hear from you if you are interested in taking over! Please contact Carol at 756 -2118 or myself, Elly at 7563389. We’ll even throw in a chili burgeralicious. Please call! Carol Falkenberg Elly Black Special Event Coordinators

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V.B. Summer Reads Summerland: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand Nantucket conjures up enduring images. Author Hilderbrand paints a picture of “rolling surf, cobblestone streets,” along with brick mansions, beach bonfires, corn with herbed butter, seersucker dresses, and endless cocktail parties. It is “a summer playground for those with a certain prep-school, old-money” pedigree, a community protected by privilege and fortified by gin and tonic. It is also a place “Where tragic things sometimes happened.” Hilderbrand has written over twelve chick/beach lit novels with titles including All The Summer Girls, The Love Season, and Barefoot. Summerland is her most recent and if one is expecting a light beach read choose another book. This is a departure from her earlier works of romance and renewed relationships. It is a darker turn resembling a Jodi Picoult outing. In this idyllic setting of Nantucket lives are to be changed. Lies and secrets lead to a horrible incident impacting the sensitive balance within and between three families. It also impacts the community

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so the author has that collective represented as a single character reacting to, and commenting on, events as they unfold. As a device it works very well but the main draw are the characters. They start out as stereotypes but these damaged parents and their troubled teens are revealed to be much deeper indeed. In Summerland, Nantucket is a “fantasy of American summertime”, a place of lunches, parties, tournaments, and fundraisers running on social currency. It is put to the test as all people and places are when things change. But especially summer places where sameness is not only comforting, it is expected. This is not your average fun beach read so perhaps save it for the fall when you can consume it along with several scotches. Jeff Swystun is’s #23 top reviewer and his latest story, name it, has been on’s Hot Satire list for four weeks.

VICTORIA BEACH CLUB 2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DATE: Saturday, August 10 TIME: 11 a.m. LOCATION: Victoria Beach Clubhouse The following positions are open for election: • President • Vice President • Treasurer • Director at Large Please contact Bruce Eyford with your nomination. We encourage all VBC members to attend!

On Monday July 15th we had 11 pairs of duplicate bridge couples. Ken Capelle and Henry Krahn came in first and Noreen Reid and Sheila Ruban came second. There were five tables of social bridge on Wednesday afternoon, July 17th. Doreen Langdon came first, Donna Thain second and Harold Wiens 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

The Anglican Parish of St. Michael VICTORIA BEACH The Anglican Parish of St. Michael 8th and Pine, VB invites you to worship with us each Sunday in July and August at 9:00 am in a service of Holy Communion. Note: September 1st we will recommence regular services at 11:30 am

Please join us… all are welcome!

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. The annual Victoria Beach Duplicate Bridge Tournament is being held on Wednesday, August 7th and is being hosted by Fran Pollard and Donna Thain. Please arrive by 6:45 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per person.

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Get Set For The 2013 VB Bike Race Sunday, August 4th Okay all you VBer’s, are your bikes ready for the annual Bike Race? This year’s race will be held Sunday August 4th down at the sports field. Registration will start promptly at 9:30 a.m., all kids aged 4-18 are welcome. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for boys and girls in the following age categories: 4 & 5 year olds (short course) 6 & 7 year olds (medium course) 8 & 9 year olds (medium course) 10 to 12 year olds (medium course) 13 to 18 year olds (long course) If you are not familiar with the bike courses, not to worry - all the courses will be colour coded with arrows on the road so even the youngest of riders can follow. More detail on the courses will be outlined next week. To keep things running smoothly, we would like approximately 13 adult volunteers on race day to assist with keeping the riders on track. This year all riders must wear a safety helmet and we strongly suggest wearing proper clothing and footwear loose gravel and pot holes can make the courses challenging and dangerous at times. Trophy winners from last year, please return the trophies to Mrs. Boyda at 7 Balsam Avenue, no later than August 1st. Look in the Herald next week for more information on the Bike Race and make plans to be at the sports field for Sunday morning. See you then. This will be our last year coordinating the Bike Race. If there are any interested families who are willing to take over this event for next

year, please contact Carol or Elly, VB Special Events Coordinators. We would be happy to provide all the posters to continue for next year and if available, you may wish help as volunteer this year to familiarize yourself with the event. Thanks Coordinators Andrea Plante & Roslyn Smyth

Rec Program News Howdy VBers The craft this week will be finishing up our Sand Art and working on Pet Rocks. The movies will be Madagascar 3 ( G 91 minutes)on Tuesday and the Pirates Band of Misfits (PG 88 min) on Thursday. The bike hike destination is not yet determined. Meet us at the clubhouse on Wednesday at 10 a.m. with a towel, helmet, snack , sunscreen and your biking legs. We also have two teen events this week. 1) Teen Scavenger Hunt - Wednesday July 31st 2) Teen Movie Night - Friday Aug 2nd Looking forward to another exciting week at Victoria Beach! Bruce Rec Director


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Bike Hike to Sandy Bay

Enjoy a Great Summer at the Beach!

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Victoria Beach Masters Tennis Tournament 2013 Ladies and Gents, This years Masters Tournament went off without a hitch except, unlike last year, there were no hitches. At time of writing there is only one match to be played. Mixed doubles 65+ Results Men’s Singles 40+ Winner Geoff Kirbyson Runner Up Matt Heiman Ladies Singles 40+ Winner Melanie Charboneau Runner Up Margaret Meulendyk Men’s Doubles 40+ Winners Matt Heiman and Jamie Dawson Runners Up Mike Bru and Francois Masse Ladies Doubles 40+ Winners: Lisa Lucht and Margaret Meulendyk Runners Up Ronda Manning and Hedy Heppenstall Mixed Doubles 40+

Winners: Lisa Lucht and Francois Masse Runners Up: Kae Edwards and Jamie Dawson Men’s Singles 55+ Winner : Stuart Juzda Runner Up: Bryan Yagi Men’s Doubles 55+ Winners: Brian Hyska and Stuart Juzda Runners Up Mike Manning and Tim Walker Ladies Doubles 55+ Winners: Linda Sudermann and Anne Manning. Runners Up: Susan Spence and Sally Lawler Mixed Doubles 55+ Winners: Anne Manning and Ken Cappelle Runners Up: Ronda Manning and Mike Manning Men’s Singles 65+ Winner: Tony Holland Runner Up Richard Howes

Men’s Doubles 65+ Winners: Jim Millican and Tony Holland Runners Up: Bob Lawler and Allen Willoughby Many thanks to the volunteers: Elly Black, Stino Siragusa, John Heppenstall, Rosemary Scurfield and Anita Gubbels. Court attendants Abby Eyford, Ben Dryborough, Eric Kaplic and Ben Charboneau were awesome. And of course Bryan and Lisa Yagi as usual were fantastic help. Spare a thought for the Brownells who apparently have the plague!! We missed you guys. There will be more write-ups and photos in next week’s Herald. Thanks again to all the players and spectators for making this event a great success again and hats off to my partner in crime, Stuart Juzda for winning 2 trophies. There’s life in the old coot yet! Steve Cook Stuart Juzda

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Victoria Beach HERALD A creative crowd of 95 kids came out to the Children’s Masquerade. The Village Green was humming with dinosaurs, mariachi singers, the 3 Stooges, lots of princesses and superheros, and everything in between. Fortunately for us, Mother Nature was also in attendance and she blessed us with perfect weather – clear and sunny but not so unlike last year, no kids melted while patiently waiting their turn. It’s always fun to see the creative costumes that kids and their parents come up with. We love the VB-themed costumes like the Moonlight Inn Ice Cream Cones and the VB Beach Moms. Group costumes are always fun too and this year’s group highlight was the 3 Pigs (all 10-11 months old) along with the Wheat, Sticks, Bricks and 2 Big Bad Wolves – nice job by the Peacock/ Souque families!

Our favourite musical couple – Kim and Aaron Burnett – were vacationing in Europe and so they were unable to attend. Thankfully, their place was ably taken up by Jake Chenier. Jake’s music had all of us singing and dancing and most of the kids even got a chance to play an instrument up on stage. If you’re interested, look for Jake’s music at www. Special thanks to our Rec Assistants – Tori, Emily and Alana – for helping with setup and cleanup. Thanks also to Fran Pollard for help with registration and to Luke Bushuk for helping give out the prizes. We hope everyone has as much fun with this day as we do. Thanks to everyone who came out and we’ll look forward to seeing you again next year. Kristie and Doug Pollard See results page 23



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800m Open Swim Unusually cool summer air welcomed 21 eager swimmers to this year’s 800m Open Swim. Eight lengths of the pier is a looong distance, but the sun shone and all swimmers entered and left the water smiling. That’s the great thing about the VB 200m and 800m races. Young and old, veterans and rookies, competitive and not-so competitive - everyone comes together to swim their hardest and cheer each other along the way. In the women’s race, perennial favourite Kendra Garagan sliced through the water in ten and a half minutes beating Emily Kinnaird by 17 seconds to capture her 9th consecutive title- WOW! In men’s action, Cameron Russell edged out last year’s winner Pat Peacock by a mere 7 seconds. Big thank yous to our swimming instructors Kristin, Cady, Cleo and Danielle for organizing the race and keeping everyone safe… and mostly on course.

Victoria Beach HERALD Overall 1 Cameron Russell 10.05 2. Patrick Peacock 10.12 3. Kendra Garagan 10.32 Female 21 and under 1. Kendra Garagan 10.32 2. Emily Kinnaird 10.49 3. Kiera Garagan 13.24 4. Robyn Demare 14.56 5. Aidan Pattison 17.46 22 and better 1. Kaija Bailey 12.14 2. Rose Bushuk 13.31 3. Kathy Mead 13.46 4. Susan Taylor 17.30 5. Karen Duha 17.42

Male 39 and under 1. Cameron Russell 10.05 2. Patrick Peacock 10.12 3. Nick Bell 11.20 4. Dan Gibson 13.34 40-49 1. Greg Edwards 13.15 2. Kristjan Backman 13.35 3. Philip Klassen 17.19 4. Patrik Schuermann 17. 58 50 and better 1. Hugh Taylor 17.30 2. Rick Duha 18.18 3. Dave Erikson 18.48

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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.

Youth, Funky Monkeys: Andrew Kaul, Thomas Partridge, Aidan Hester, Jare Siragusa, Ben Kilbrei, Sammy Hester, Sasha Hughes, Mark Edmonds, Jake Martin, Samantha Filuk, Tia Davison

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Kids, Rider’s Suck: Matthew, Rylan, Eric, Henry, Loring, Kennedy, Brooke, Paige, Abby, Tyealt

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Tennis Courts Update Hi everyone! The tennis season is at its busiest right now. Tennis lessons, GVS, and the round robins are at peak numbers and it has been fantastic to be a part of. As well we are in the middle of the tournaments as the Masters was completed this past weekend, the Junior tournament will be going on or just completed, and the August long weekend Open tournament is just around the corner! It is nice seeing the competitive fire in everyone. As well, this past weekend we had a turnover of a couple court attendants as the final three weeks of activities have started. It’s amazing how fast this summer is going by! I want to thank Sam Brownell and Erik Kapilik for doing an excellent job, and at the same time welcoming Julia Lucht and Ben Charbonneau to the kiosk. So if you see the new faces at the courts feel free to say hi! We will continue and try and make the courts an enjoyable place for everyone. Remember to continue to come to all the GVS events, lessons, and round robins and I will see you there! Here are the round robin results from last week: Adults July 15 1) Justin Stewart and Whitney Burrell 2) Tom Podivinsky and Nancy Greer July 19 1) Justin Stewart and Val Hachey 2) Peter Duke and Mary Zurcher 3) Karl Ruban and Marlene Boyda Teens July 16 1) Erik and Zena 2) Cole and Lanaya Ben Drybrough

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St. Michael’s Church, corner 8th & Pine Interdenominational Services 11 a.m. Sunday July 28, 2013 Alex and Walter Cross - Wayside Gospel Choir Practice 10:30 a.m. — Everybody Welcome!

Super Soccer Sunday! This year’s event was a big success as the sun shone as brightly as the player’s smiles! We wish to thank all of the rec staff who helped with set up and clean up. Bruce, Tori, Alanna, Jessie and Brendan. Volunteer referees, Anil Kaul, Evan Edwards and Jennifer Oakley . Jared Siragusa for helping us line the fields for the second year in a row. You should be able to manage that yourself next year Jared! Thanks to Kevin Dubé for shooting the pictures. Finally to the Siragusa and Neuendorff families for allowing Stino and Rex the “time off ” to make this event happen. Before we get to the winners we would like to throw a couple of ideas out to the readers. Referees are in VERY short supply. We had 5 people officiating the matches including the two of us which left us both on the field all day with little time for administrative duties. So......WE NEED REFEREES FOR NEXT YEAR! PLEASE!! Even if you can do just a couple of games it would be appreciated. Put that in your smart phone calendar to give Stino or Rex a call in June 2014. There was also a request to have a Master’s Division next year perhaps of players 30+. We are all for that if we can get a minimum of 3 teams. Start your recruiting efforts now, players. Stino and I will even play and put a team together in this division if we can get some VOLUNTEER REFEREES FOR 2014. (Author’s emphasis). Without further adieu here are the 2014 winning teams. Congratulations!! Kids division, 7-10 years old: Rider’s Suck 2 Youth division, 11-14 years old: Funky Monkeys Open division, 15+: The Scary Pirates See you all next year. Did we mention we need volunteer referees? Rex Neuendorff and Stino Siragusa Convenors See Photos page 20

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Masquerade Results 2013 First Name

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Erin Evan Jordan Georgia

Eldridge York York Wilson

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Ines Amy Paige Riley Aaron Juliette Ava Morgan Mathew Cohen Kyler Cameron Lily Arian Miles Annika Isabella Max Parker Aleta Sanna Lynden Brooke Rylee Jackson Connor Paige Lucia Nola Rhys Jace Piper

Bedard Edwards Edwards Hughes Care Olson Tugwell Flaherty Flaherty Tennyson vande Vijsel vande Vijsel Masse Guener-Hoorman Guener-Hoorman Falkenberg d’Almeida Pollard Pollard Pollard Strome Blazr Rochenas Kochenash Zuk Zuk Almeida Almeida Wilson Boyd Boyd Hughes

Gianna Colby Alexis Braedan Dayton Aislin Dylan Grayce

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Super Erin VB-asaurus VB Dinasaur Tracker VB Coast Guard Trainie 6 VB Coast Guard Trainie 9 3 Stooges-Larry 9 3 Stooges-Curly 6 3 Stooges-Moe 10 VB Sports Girl 2 Construction Worker 21 mths Cowgirl 5.5 Scary Cat 2 Lumberjack 15 mths Chef 4 Drobot 6 Batman 5 Captain America 9 Beach mom 8 Beach mom 7 Facebook 10 Luna Lovegood 10 Hermione Grangert 5 White Moth 3 Princess 7 Fancy Fishfly 4 Fairy 4 Scuba Diver 9 Grandma 11 Poppy/ Grandpa 8 VB Dance DJ 5 Knight 5 Plastic Bag Princess 3 Plastic Bag Princess 16 mths VB Garden Gnome 1.5 Batgirl 3 Fireman Sam 7 Judy Moody Girl Detective 12 Marianette Controller 4 Hockey Player 8 Marianette 19 mths Tiger 3 Happy Face Cookie 10 Mariachi Band 8 Mariachi Band 6 Cirque du Soleil Hula Hoop Girls 8 Cirque du Soleil Hula Hoop Girls 6 Cow Girl 4 Superman



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Rayna Charles Jacob Carolina Ethan Walter Jenna Chris Mya Zinnia Marcus

Gabriel Chaytor Chaytor Carona Gabriel Chaytor Oakley Oakley Oakley Popoff Brandao

Declan Jessica Josh Kai Noah Ben Olivia Payton Trip Lyneah Chiara Alexandra Abigail Sadie

Preston Preston Peacock Peacock Peacock Peacock Souque Peacock Peacock Berg Kivilaht Mason Mason McDonald







Ransom Cohen Stephanie Jessica Nikita Emma Izzy Sam Ben

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Blueberry Cheeecake icecream from Moonlight 4 Rainbow icecream from Moonlight 6 Chef 1 Astranaut 4 VB Bear Hunter 6 Cowgirl 7 Ninja 10 Safety Girl 8 80s girl 5 VB Cartwheeling mermaid 2 Cupcake Girl 3 Batman 6 Batman 3 VB Gymnast 4 Iron Man 7 Optimus Prime 10 VB Zombies 11 VB Zombies 11 VB Zombies 5 Rapunzel 5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle(Leonardo) 4.5 Clone Trooper 8 Soccer Player 9 Bricks & Wheat 5 Sticks 2 Big Bad wolf 3 Big Bad wolf 10 mths Little Pig 11 mths Little Pig 11 mths Little Pig 7 Devil 8 Hawaian Princess 8 Mother Nature 5 VB Fairy 6 Melody from Josie & the Pussycats 8 Manager of Josie & the Pussycats 4 Valerie of Josie & the Pussycats 7 Josie of Josie & the Pussycats 8 Cereal Killer 6 Crocodile 4 Rainbow Zebra 12 Japanese Princess 12 Pioneer 8 Princess 7 Tooth Fairy 5 Ghost 3 Green Lantern


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Taking Steps to Save Our Lake The 7th annual Walk for Water is just a few weeks away. It is the biggest event at the beach that allows us to join together and call out to government officials, the media, environmental organizations, and scientists for help and support to clean up the lake. In the next couple of issues of the Herald we are going to introduce you to some of the people who come out in support of the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and walk the route to raise awareness and funds for upcoming projects. Pat Peacock is a long time beach resident. Her story is strikes a familiar chord amongst those of us who have grown up playing on the sandy shores of Lake Winnipeg. Her visits started when she was a small child. Her mother and father rented a cottage and this changed Pat’s life forever. She credits this early exposure as the beginning of her love for fresh air, outdoor activities and family summers. About 30 years ago, she and her husband bought their first cottage with plans to do the same for their 5 children. Pat recalls that they left Winnipeg the day after school ended and stayed for the entire summer. Today Pat passes the summer doing much the same‌ only‌ the numbers have grown. At the time of this interview, she reported that including her 7


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grandchildren, they have 17 family members at the beach, staying in 3 cottages (the others will join the group on the August long weekend). I was invited to meet the gang and learn about why she feels so committed to cleaning up Lake Winnipeg. LWF: What are your fondest memories of your time at the lake? PP: The beach is such a family oriented place, being a part of all of the fun activities and the friends you make. My kids still feel this way. All of the kids took all of their swimming lessons at the beach, all the way up to the bronze cross. They remain active sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and (more recently) paddle boarding. LWF: Do you think fresh water resources are important? PP: Definitely. I feel they are very important and everyone has to do their part to protect them by using phosphate free detergents and products. I feel guilty for (my) past behaviours. Now we all need to adjust. It is easy to buy green shampoo and dish detergent. LWF: Why do you choose to support the LWF? PP: We are very lucky and the lake is worth protecting. Wouldn’t it be dreadful if the lake were dead? It is so important to keep it alive for our children, our grandchildren so they can have the same experiences and benefits and wonderful summers. LWF: Why do you participate in the LWF Walkathon? PP: It’s a great opportunity to help a little bit. If people see us walking, see grandmothers, (parents and) babies in carriages, setting an example, it will raise questions for people who see us walking. LWF: There is a new theme this year asking who we need to clean up the lake for. Can you fill us in on who you will be dedicating your walk to? PP: My family and especially my grandchildren, Josh, Kai, Ben, Noah, Peyton, Tripp and Olivia. Join Pat and her family at the Walk for Water 2013. Pledge forms are available online, or at various locations (VB Parking office, Moonlight Inn, VB Store, Saffies, VB Golf Course, Grand Pines Golf Course, Hillside Resort Store).


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gentle tension is felt in the groin muscles. d. Less is Best â&#x20AC;˘ You may feel tension only in one leg initially. That leg has the shorter muscle group. Do not change position until the tension is gone. â&#x20AC;˘ The goal is more length in the shorter muscle group and more symmetry with the opposite leg. e. All the Loss of Tension â&#x20AC;˘ Hold completely still until the tension in the groin muscle can no longer be felt. â&#x20AC;˘ Repeat the stretch a second time.

Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s article discussed the importance of stretching for good health. It included excerpts from Dr. Steven Starkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, The Stark Reality of Stretching. Dr. Stark is a podiatric physician specializing in sports medicine and functional control. His expertise is in the function and structure of the lower extremities. Last week we focused on why we stretch and what a stretch is and we also introduced one of the most important stretches for the lower extremities, the calf stretch. Today we will highlight the four remaining stretches for the lower extremities. The following excerpts are taken from Dr. Starkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book.

2. Sitting Groin Stretch a. Isolate the Muscle Group â&#x20AC;˘ To isolate the abductors the stretch should be done sitting. â&#x20AC;˘ Rest the back against a wall and place the heels together, allowing the legs to fall laterally. â&#x20AC;˘ If there is nothing to lean your back against, use your arms to support the body, and keep the back straight. b. Find zero tension. â&#x20AC;˘ Start with the feel far enough from the body that there is no awareness of tension in the groin muscles. c. Find the First Awareness â&#x20AC;˘ Bring the feet toward the pelvis a little at a time until the first

3 The Quadriceps Stretch a. Isolate the Muscle Group â&#x20AC;˘ The best position to isolate the quadriceps is lying on your side, as illustrated. â&#x20AC;˘ Flex the knee and hold the leg you are stretching just above the ankle; do not hold the foot. b. Find Zero Tension â&#x20AC;˘ Start with the thigh far enough in front of the pelvis that there is no awareness of tension in the quadriceps muscles. c. Find the First Awareness â&#x20AC;˘ Find the first gentle tension in the middle of the quadriceps by pulling the leg back with your hand. â&#x20AC;˘ Only a few people with excellent quadriceps length will need to pull the leg behind the pelvis to find the first awareness. d. Less is Best â&#x20AC;˘ The position of the leg when you find the first tension does not matter. e. Allow the Loss of Tension â&#x20AC;˘ Hold that position until the tension in the quadriceps is gone. â&#x20AC;˘ Repeat the sequence with the other leg.


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4. Sitting Hamstring Stretch a. Isolate the Muscle Group • To isolate the left hamstring muscles, sit in the position illustrated. • The left leg should be at a 90 – degree angle to the pelvis. • Use the arms to support the upper body with the back straight. b. Find Zero Tension • Move the arms and upper body backward until there is no awareness of tension in the hamstrings. c. Find the First Awareness • Move the arms and upper body forward to find the first awareness of tension in the hamstrings. • Keep the head up and back straight. d. Less is Best • There should be no tension behind the knee. The first awareness should be felt in the muscles well above the knee joint. e. Allow the Loss of Tension • The static tension must be held long enough for the relaxation/ sliding elongation to happen. • Repeat this sequence with the other leg.

5. Gluteus Maximus and External Hip Rotator Stretch a. Isolate the Muscle Group • The best position to isolate the muscles of the right hip is lying flat on your back as illustrated. b. Find Zero Tension • If you feel tension in the posterior muscles of the right hip, gradually move the left foot further from your body until there is no tension. c. Find the First Awareness • Gradually bring the left foot toward the pelvis until you feel the first awareness of tension in the muscles of the right hip. d. Less is Best

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• Do not go past that position until the first tension is gone. • If the first tension has not been found when the left foot is close to the body, you must lift the left leg off the ground until you find the first awareness in the right hip muscles. • Use your hands to lift the leg, grasping the thigh just beneath the knee as illustrated. e. Allow the Loss of Tension • Hold that position until the tension is gone. • Repeat the sequence with the opposite leg.

The preceding stretches are the five most practical primary stretches of the weight-bearing muscle groups of the lower extremity for everyone. If you’re only going to do one of these stretches, do the calf stretch. Shortened calf muscles will result in stress to the ligaments of the knee joint and a shortened stride with poor joint position which can lead to foot problems such as bunions and plantar fasciitis. More information on muscle function, theories on stretching, and common mistakes in stretching (many of which we’ve made) can be found in The Stark Reality of Stretching and on Dr. Stark’s website Thank you to Earl Osipov for his kind donation of Dr. Stark’s book which is now available for loan in the VB library. Everyone should include stretches for the lower extremity muscles in their daily life. Stretching incorrectly, however, may cause permanent damage to various structures of the body. As a person grows older, the elasticity of the connective tissue tends to deteriorate. This tendency is accelerated by inactivity, postural malalignment, and muscular imbalance. A muscle exerts its greatest tension when it functions at its greatest length. It can lift a greater load or produce a greater force the more it is pre-stretched from its resting length prior to contraction. (Hill,A.V.,1856)

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VULNERABILITY Part 4 of a 6 part series on Friendship & Bullying Special to the VB Herald by Marianne Vardalos Feeling vulnerable isn’t very funny, though Woody Allen comes pretty close to making it so in Hannah and Her Sisters when his character, Mikey, is accused of being a hypochondriac: Gail: Two months ago, you thought you had a malignant melanoma. Mickey: Naturally. You know – there was the sudden appearance of a black spot on my back! Gail: It was on your shirt! Mickey: How was I to know? Everyone was pointing back here. Mickey –like most of Allen’s characters –suffers from the core belief of vulnerability – that he is perpetually living in harm’s way. Many people can be described as risk-averse, but constant and exaggerated alarm produces high levels of anxiety which impacts social behaviour. In recent issues of the VB Herald, we have explored “friendship fires” and the five underlying beliefs that lead to tensions between friends. In parts two and three of this series we looked at how feelings of superiority and injustice can prevent children from admitting culpability which in turn prevents reconciliation. In part four of the series, we consider vulnerability and how the absence of a sense of safety can lead a child to the very conflicts he or she dreads. In keeping with children’s reliance on friendships, the fear of losing friends or never making friends cannot be overstated. For toddlers, tweens and teens, friendships are everything; in elementary school friendships bring joy and comfort, in middle-school, belonging and motivation and in high-school, they are the currency for social fulfillment and advancement. Is it any wonder school days are filled conversations and actions revolving around finding, maintaining and salvaging relationships? As Woody Allen’s character demonstrates, there is a very fine line between fear that is justified, reasonable and prudent and that which is irrational, consuming and debilitating. If children are dominated by their fear of not having friends they will frequently bring about the very outcomes they seek to avoid by engaging in what Eidelson & Eidelson 2003 call “catastrophic thinking”. “When people catastrophize, they draw extremely negative and unsubstantiated inferences about the future based on little or no information. Often, the situation under consideration is actually quite ambiguous. Nevertheless, the catastrophizer selectively focuses on the possible disastrous outcomes and may even behave as if his or her dire fate has already been sealed.” (2003:07). When children appear consumed by the prospect of not being socially accepted and spend the vast majority of their time bracing themselves for failure in social settings—parents should be concerned. Refusing play-dates, declining birthday party invitations or making excuses to avoid social events are all indicators. A child who demonstrates persistent, unreasonable fears and worries about their prospects in the social world often becomes more vulnerable with time. They may fully retreat to the virtual world via online

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games or social networking, not simply for entertainment, but to avoid the risk of social rejection. Understanding this more intense version of social angst can help parents deflect the potential victimization of their child. Although effective parenting often requires letting nature take its course, in the case of vulnerability, adults should step in and attempt to get to the source of the anxiety. A catastrophic fear of social rejection can be triggered by a seemingly trivial event and then silently fester into full self-loathing without anyone noticing. Relational aggressors will detect a particularly vulnerable child and target him or her. Worse, they might attempt to draw the child into a group which collectively shares the vulnerability worldview, welcoming him or her into a circle which shares the weakest trait of his or her personality: fear. Relational aggression is perceived by children to be an imminent danger because young people rely on their social world to give them meaning. The nuances of inclusion and exclusion are real threats and have the potential to govern significant aspects of a child’s life and his or her relations with other children. Not all social networks are cruel and ruthless but all of them do hold the potential for terrifying bouts of alienation, isolation and harassment. Whether a child is outgoing or introverted, the threat of not finding a place in a circle of friends is simply overwhelming. For this reason, children learn quite young that a degree of assimilation to peer conventions will benefit them even if it requires relinquishing some aspects of their own identity. Many parents watch mystified, if not horrified, by their child’s chameleon-like changes driven by a potential friendship. A child might feign interest in hockey, conceal beloved Barbie dolls, sit through a movie they have already seen or download music they barely like, just to garner favour with a new buddy. These actions should not be viewed as evidence that your child’s anxiety has led to him or her to desperately sacrifice authentic self-development for the sake of a friend. Concerned parents should worry less about the mimicry and celebrate the ambivalence and malleability they are witnessing. The very possibility of persuasion reveals a socially healthy child’s potential to negotiate, reject, and readjust aspects of their emerging selves. Although at some level the threat of being excluded motivates this suggestability, these performances are an integral part of the process of identity formation and the many choices children are constantly making while interacting with others. Your child is honing social skills that will bring a wider scope of vision to see diversity as a quality rather than a threat and to accept and empathize with others who differ from them. 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 5 in this 6 part series, “Distrust” 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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Holding Cottage in Trust a Solution for Some Jack and Ellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cottage is lakefront, beautiful, and has been the family gathering spot for over thirty-five years. How central has the cottage been in family life? No less than five family pets have been buried there. Their son and his kids live in Winnipeg (as do Jack and Elly) but make the drive to Ontario and use the cottage every second weekend. Their daughter lives in Halifax, but still manages to make it out to the cottage with her kids for three weeks each summer. For three weeks each year, all of the grandchildren are together. They swim, and boat, and laugh, and talk into the night. Without the cottage, Jack and Ellyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandchildren might be strangers. What should Jack and Elly do with the cottage when they die? They could give it to their son,and give cash to their daughter to try to even things out. They could sign a will that leaves the final decision to be worked out between the kids after Jack and Elly are gone (an option described in an earlier column in this series). Simple solutions, but without any assurance that the cottage would stay in the family as a gathering place for the grandchildren. No more swimming together. No more boating together. No more late night story telling. Strangers. Jack and Elly hate that idea. They decide to establish a cottage trust as part of their estate plans. Their wills stipulate that the cottage is to be held in trust for the family over the generations that follow. The sum of $350,000 will also be held in trust as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;maintenance fund.â&#x20AC;? The fund will be used to pay for the utilities, taxes, and maintenance costs associated with the cottage. It will also be used to pay capital gains taxes in future while the cottage is held in the trust. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want their son and daughter to argue over money. The terms of the cottage trust take up five pages in their wills, and were designed with input from their son and daughter. The cottage can be sold, but only if both sides of the family agree. Less important decisions are subject to a tie-breaking clause, allowing for mediation or a mini-arbitration. Each side of the family, the sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and the daughterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, will be given the right to appoint one trustee, and to replace that trustee from time to time over the decades that follow. The grandchildren will take over the management of the trust, and perhaps the great grandchildren

after them. The cottage will be safe from everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creditors. A cottage trust in Ontario is normally limited to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;lifespanâ&#x20AC;? of about 120 years by the rule against perpetuities, an archaic legal rule developed at about the time that James Watt was perfecting the steam engine. The cottage trust has to be designed around that will, ending at the future time demanded by the perpetuities rule or being designed in a bid to get around it. The cottage trust has to file a tax return each year on any income earned on the maintenance fund. Canada Revenue Agency will try to harvest capital gains taxes on the cottage every twenty-one years, and the maintenance fund will have to be large enough to grow and keep pace with that tax liability. If it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, the terms of the trust have to give the family options to sidestep those taxes, reduce them, or at least have both sides of the family chip in and pay them in an orderly fashion. Probate fees will be paid when Jack and Ellie die and the cottage is placed in the trust, but their family will never have to worry about probate fees again no matter how many generations the cottage is held in the trust. Probate fees are high in Ontario, but some cottages in Ontario can actually be manipulated to pass probate-free at the death of the parents. Other families might choose to sidestep those probate fees by setting up a cottage trust while the parents are still alive. Jack and Elly are fictional. Their story combines facts from dozens of families that consult me each year for cottage succession planning. Most lawyers are hesitant if asked to draft a long-term trust to hold a cottage. You can understand a lawyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hesitancy. Drafting a long-term trust is specialized work. It takes experience and income tax knowledge. What works for a cottage in Manitoba has to be carefully tweaked for a cottage in Ontario. It is time intensive. Most clients are unwilling to pay more than $200 for a will, and most lawyers have forgotten that they can ask for more. Jack and Ellie can expect to pay hefty legal fees to get the job done right. A cottage trust isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t for everyone, but for some families it can be a great solution. John E. S. Poyser is a lawyer with Tradition Law LLP. Contact him at 204-947-6802 or, orvisit Š John. Poyser 2006

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Cross-country Run - new date! Hello all Cross-Country Runners!

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Please be advised that the run will be held on Saturday, August 10 instead of the usual Sunday morning time slot in order to allow runners to also participate in the Lake Winnipeg Walk on Sunday, August 11. Registration for the Cross-country run will take place at the Clubhouse at 9:00 a.m., and the race starts at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

It’s been another great week at the Library! Our summer reading program for kids, “Camp Read A Lot” is still in full swing and we are so happy with the incredible participation thus far. If you have any questions or would like to join, please feel free to come ask us at the library. We’d like to *gently remind you* to please return your overdue library books so other people can enjoy them. Even if they’re overdue from last year, we would greatly appreciate it! Once again, we will be hosting a jellybean-jar guessing contest. Maybe we will change the candy in the jar this year! Who knows? Come to the Library to check it out. As usual, you get one guess for every childrens’ book taken out.

Trophy holders from last year are asked to please drop off their trophies at 309-3rd Avenue. Grace Johnson, Shannon Johnson and Paul Wiebe

30+ Dance Have you not got your ticket yet! Tisk Tisk. This Saturday, TOMORROW is the big party. Yes Tomorrow July 27th! Tickets are nearly SOLD OUT, only a few left. Pedal yourself down to the Moonlight Inn or over to 324 3rd Ave. to see if it’s not too late. Or contact me @ 204-7993241. Perhaps you may still be in luck. Get your ticket and join all your beach friends at the Clubhouse for several cocktails as well as some tasty apps right on the beach. Later shake things up as best you know how on the dance floor to The Blackout City Kids. They will rock you all night with songs you love to sing and dance to. If you’re still hungry the Q may still be hot and the food may still be out. So have a nibble and get back to your groove. So, show a little class! Support your VB Club, impress you friends with your classy entrance, and have an awesome time. You must not miss out! Be there tomorrow night. Party starts at 7 p.m. Dan Schott

SIZZLE THIS SUMMER AND LOOK GOOD DOING IT! Personal fitness training for men and women offered by Christine Friesen, winner of Masters Fitness at the 2012 Natural Physique Athletic Association competition. Christine is certified for group fitness, strength training and portable training by the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association.

Group training $10 per person Personal training $50 p/hr (includes individualized plan) PHONE OR TEXT CHRISTINE AT 1-403-630-9841 OR STOP BY 117 CENTRE AVE.

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Council News Correction of August Council Meeting Date Our next Council meeting in the city is on Tuesday, August 13th at 1 p.m. at 303-960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. On the yellow 2013 Information for Residents card that was delivered to every residence on the May long weekend there was an error in the August beach Council Meeting date. It is in fact August 27th, not August 20th.

Pete Zuzek, Baird Engineering Thank you to Pete Zuzek for his update and presentation on the Shoreline Study at the Council Meeting on July 23rd. We appreciate Pete taking the time to provide the opportunity for many of you to speak with him informally and get clarification and further information at his Open House on the 24th.

Property Taxes and Water Utility Payments This is a final reminder that your property taxes and water utility payments are due by no later than July 31, 2013 at the RM Office at 303-960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg. Contact Shelley, Tami or Donna at the municipal office by email at; toll free from VB at 1-800-513-3839; or through the office number at 1-204774-4263 for payment options and further information. Contact your financial institution to inquire about possible on-line payment options.

Employee Updates Welcome to Donna Bieuz, our new office assistant. Donna joined our office team in the Spring of 2013 and she is busy getting to know the people, personalities and operations that make up our unique

municipality. The RM owes long-serving Information Office employee Joanne Jonsson a huge thank you for her many, many years staffing the summer Info booth. Joanne has a wealth of information at her fingertips about the people and the history of Victoria Beach. She knows the area intimately and has spent a lifetime in the RM and also worked and travelled out on the lake with her late husband Jack. We wish her all the best as she continues with her plant nursery just off of Highway #59. Michael Vervaek is learning the ropes at the Information Office and trying his best to figure out who does and who doesn’t receive a pass to drive a vehicle into the Restricted Area, and to help folks with the many other queries and questions that come into the Info Office. Say hi on your way by and welcome him to the community. There’s a cheerful female face working alongside all of our male Public Works employees this summer. We thank Kim McDonald for joining the team and for all her hard work on garbage detail and beach clean-ups. Kim is a member of the VB community and has been a seasonal employee in the past. Welcome back Kim. Also joining the Public Works group of Al Scurfield, Trevor Halgren, John Merton, Dean Stockman, returning seasonal workers Tam Scott and Brian Morin, is Kevin Sharpe. Kevin is often working alongside Tam in our Parks areas. Kevin has deep VB roots and we’re pleased to have him on board. Take the time to thank our Public Works team for doing their best to keep our municipality and our infrastructure in great shape. Many of these employees are also First Responders and Volunteer Fire Fighters in our RM – two more reasons to truly appreciate their dedication to and protection of everyone here at VB. Penny McMorris, Councillor

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Summer Employment 2014 With The Victoria Beach Club Are you interested in working for the Victoria Beach Club? We have positions for swimming instructors, 3 and 6-week tennis court attendants, recreation assistants, and librarians. Highlight your experiences (work or volunteer) that demonstrate responsibility, organization, working with kids, communication skills, involvement with the VBC and handling of cash. Please include all pertinent certifications (note that all employees for 2014 will require a current CPR and first aid certificate. Please visit our website ( for full details on employment in 2014, including contact information.


CLASSIFIEDS 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. Art show – Saffie Store Aug. 27th & VB Store Aug. Long. Artistic prints for sale from Barbara Pritchard. August long weekend @ VB Store. Priced from $15 to $100. Limited quantities! Info: (204) 756-2468. 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.

Kids Summer Reading Program at the VB Library! Come see us for more information!

VB COTTAGE CARE- Painting, lawn care, dump trips, window washing, pressure washing and staining. For reliable quality and service, email Mike Pollard at or call (204) 891-2575. To run June 21 – August 23 (10 weeks) 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

Victoria Beach Restricted Area 3 Balsam Ave $129,500 6 Beech Cresc $358,000 26 Gibson Dr $149,900 119 8th Ave $209,900 $139,900 211 5th Ave SOLD $259,900 217 5th Ave SOLD 309 4th Ave $129,900 321 & 323 1st Ave SOLD $349,900 $229,000 402 4th Ave SOLD $160,000 429 6th Ave SOLD 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 $164,900 16 Pine Road on 1 acre $283,500 Victoria Beach LAKEFRONTS 29 Clearwater Cove $629,000 13 Pelican Point Rd $625,000 $315,000 17 Wabanong SOLD 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 18 Mike Bay $119,900 19 Eastshore Dr $199,500 21 Eastshore Dr SOLD $149,900 22 Doerksen Bay $144,900 23 Zeglinski Cresc. SOLD $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 $29,900 24 Irving Dr REDUCED 28 Mike Bay REDUCED $39,900 29 Evergreen Rd $31,900 $34,900 30 Hampton Rd SOLD 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 IN 2013 ATEAH REALTY HAS SOLD OVER 40 PROPERTIES TO DATE. 11 SOLD AND 1 PENDING IN THE RM OF VICTORIA BCH!

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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 The rate for classified ads is $8.00 for up to 25 words, additional $1.00 for each group of 10 words. Max. size 50 words. Classified ads must be accompanied with payment. Visa, Mastercard, cheque or cash. Drop them into our Herald mailbox at the VB store or email or call 204-467-5836 Monday Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

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