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89th year • Issue No. 4

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday, July 11, 2014

With temps hitting 30 (without a minus sign for a change) VB kids and their parents flocked to Beach Events and had a blast with the events, playing in the big waves, and soaking in the sun!

victoria beach club special activities 2014

activity DATE TIME LOCATION CONVENOR Bike Auction Teen Movie Night Fishing Derby 200 Metre Open Swim

Sun. July 6 Wed. July 9 Sat. July 12 Sat. July 12

2:00 pm 9:00 pm 10:00 am-noon 1:00 pm

Police Station Clubhouse Pier Pier

Stuart McPherson Rec Staff Jona & Brent Green Swim Instructors


2 July 11, 2014 Victoria Beach Yacht Club News The aptly named “Red Eye” Regatta is first on the sailing calendar and was held June. Not only is the water still a bit chilly but the first races of the season requires a re-acquaintance with the boat like remembering how to set it up properly, and the muscle memory of how to stay on the thing during racing action. This did not deter many as we saw the largest catamaran fleet in some time (7 boats!) take to the racecourse, a fantastic turnout. Strong winds forced even the most ardent sailors (no names mentioned…Ken) to stay on shore on the 2nd race day but what a great way to start the season, lets build the fleet back to its 80’s/90’s heyday. Please note that Laser and Opti sailors are always welcome on race weekends, we are more than happy to set a course for you.

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For Junior and Adult Sailing Lessons, call Jona Green at 756-8292 For Memberships, Racing and Boat Storage, call Ryan Van Berkel, Commodore at 204-291-1775 or vbyccommodore@gmail.com or visit www.vbyc.ca

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CanSail sailing lessons for all ages begins July 14 and runs for four weeks consecutively; spots are going fast but there are still some available, to register follow the link online at www. vbyc.ca. Certified instructors make learning to sail for all ages a breeze. More information can be found on the website or email: vbycsailinglessons@gmail.com or phone Ryan Van Berkel: 204291-1775. Windsurfing Open House: The Victoria Beach Yacht Club will be hosting its First Annual Wind Surf Open House on Saturday July 12th from 11 AM - 4 PM with lessons, demonstrations, and a race in the afternoon (the race is open to all levels of ability or anyone who thinks they can be King of Lake Winnipeg!). Victoria Beach is also home to Former Windsurfer Olympian Murray McCaig and his likewise successful brother Kelly and sister Amy who will be on hand at the Open House. Everyone is welcome. Come on out it will be a fun day!  Sailors Derby: One of our favourite events of the year, the Annual VB Sailors Derby will be held July 13th at noon, all are welcome, it kicks off with a BBQ on the hottest deck in VB followed by a cruise around the bay to various checkpoints. Food, boats as well as prizes for winners are all included. This is a great chance to hop on a boat with an experienced sailor and come along for the ride, or take out the old Laser with the kids. Also, Junior Racing is happens every Saturday and Sunday, young sailors come and race on a real course supervised by certified instructors. Boats are provided for all who have taken sailing lessons with us in the past. Meet at the club at 9am, some dates are subject to change so text/call Ryan to make sure it is on: 204-291-1775. Roger Ritsema

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

LIBRARY HOURS:

Mon. Wed. Fri. 10:00-11:00 am Maria Erikson (all ages) Tues. 12:30-2:00 pm Rec. Assistants (Ages 7-12) Wed. 10:00 am-noon Rec. Assistants Mon. 6:20 pm Ken Capelle, Gail & Bob Henderson, Henry Krahn Wed. 1:15 pm Bev Underhill & Shelley Saunders Tues. & Thurs. 7:30 pm Rec. Assistants Mon. - Fri. June 30 - Aug. 8 Safe Swim Team Mon. - Fri. 9:30-10:00 am Kristin Vielhaber Tues. & Thurs. 10:00-11:30 am Susan Marshall, Jane Carroll Mon. & Wed. 11:00 am-noon, 7:00-8:00 pm Tues. Thurs. Fri. Sat. 10:00 am-noon Sun. noon-1:00 pm

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

TENNIS COURT ACTIVITIES

Library Assistants

Recreation Assistants

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

Tennis Court Attendants (Ages 5-6) Weds. 10:30-11:15 am & Thurs. 12:30-1:15 pm (Ages 7-9) Tues. & Thurs. 11:30 am-12:30 pm (Ages 10 & over) Mon. & Fri. noon-1:00 pm Adult Tennis Lessons: Mondays 1:00-4:00 pm with Robert Kennedy Wednesdays 11:00 am-4:00 pm Hit with a Pro (Sign up Mondays) Wed. July 9 Kirbyson’s Doubles Clinic Wed. July 16 Bill Serbin’s Doubles Clinic Wed. July 30 George & Kevin Kylar Wed. Aug 6 George & Kevin Kylar (Children’s lessons if space allows) Junior Tennis Nights: (Ages 11-18) Mon. & Wed. 6:30-8:00 pm Adult Tennis Round Robin: Mon. & Fri. (Register) 10:00-10:20 am (Play) 10:30 am-noon Adult GVS (ground stroke, volley, smash) Tues. & Thurs. 10:30-11:30 & Saturdays 11:00 am-noon Adult Tennis Drills Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm Youth Tennis Lessons:

VICTORIA BEACH CLUB SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 2014 ACTIVITY

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VB Membership Blitz Swim Registration VB Fireworks Rogers Rookie Tournament Girls Tennis Day Flea Market Flea Market Clean-Up Beach Events Bike Auction Teen Movie Night Fishing Derby 200 Metre Open Swim Book Sale Rogers Rookie Tournament Ladies Movie Night Sports Day Masters Tennis Tournament Teen- band on the beach- bbq Junior Tennis Tournament Men’s Golf Tournament Children’s Masquerade 800 Metre Open Swim 30+ Dinner & Dance Sandcastle Building Family Tennis Night Ladies Golf Tournament Teen Movie night Senior Tennis Tournament VB Club Raffle Bike Race Teen Scavenger Hunt Junior Golf Tournament Duplicate Bridge Tournament Volleyball Tournament Dog Show Lake Winnipeg Foundation - Walk-A-Thon Soccer Tournament VB Volunteer Appreciation Cross Country Run VB Club Annual Meeting Novelty Tennis Tournament 55+ Golf Tournament & Dinner Aerobics/Pilates Yoga (Adults & Teens) Duplicate Bridge Mixed Bridge

Fri., Sat., Sun., June 27-29 Sun. June 29 Tues. July 1 Wed. July 2 Fri. July 4 Sat. July 5 Sat. July 5 Sun. July 6 Sun. July 6 Wed. July 9 Sat. July 12 Sat. July 12 Sun. July 6 Tues. July 15 Wed. July 16 Sat. July 19 Sat. & Sun., July 19 & 20 Wed. July 23 Wed. & Thurs., July 23 & 24 Fri. July 25 Sat. July 26 Sat. July 26 Sat. July 26 Sun. July 27 Tues. July 29 Wed. July 30 Wed. July 30 Sat., Sun., Mon., Aug. 2- 4 Sat. Aug. 2 Sun. Aug. 3 Wed. Aug. 6 Wed. Aug. 6 Wed. Aug. 6 Sat. Aug. 9 Sat. Aug. 9 Sun. Aug. 10 Sun. Aug. 10 Fri. Aug. 15 Sat. Aug. 16 Sun. Aug. 17 Sat. & Sun., Aug. 16 & 17 Mon. Sept. 8 Mon., Wed., Fri. Tues. & Thurs. Mon. Wed.

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

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

Lise Simonsen, Pamela Beazley, Anita Gubbels Anndrea O’Connor & Tamara Roehr Rob Hester John Guest, Tennis MB, VB Tennis Staff Nancy Sarchuk, Robert Kennedy Joanne Gibson & Deb Covernton Lorraine Cook Bridget Bedard & Laura McDonald Stuart McPherson Rec Staff Jona & Brent Green Swim Instructors Meadows & Poulton Families John Guest, Tennis MB, VB Tennis Staff Shannon MacFarlane Leah & Ted Kosokowsky Steve Cook & Stuart Juzda Rec Staff Melanie Charbonneau & Anil Kaul Karl Hutchison Doug & Kristie Pollard Swim Instructors Tim Scott MacRae, Cook & Meadows Families Bryan & Lisa Yagi and VB Tennis Staff Nadine Parsley Rec Staff John Heppenstall Arroll Stewart & Judy Walker Todd and Sherry Hyra Rec Staff Ed & Adam Boge Fran Pollard & Donna Thain Sophie McGoey & Lisa Lucht Bruce Kliewer Team LWF Rex Neuendorff & Stino Siragusa Wendy Derksen & Leslie Sarchuk The Johnson Family Anil Kaul Stino Siragusa Murray & Susan Spence Maria Erickson Jane Carroll & Susan Marshall Ken Capelle,Henry Krahn,Gail & Bob Henderson Bev Underhill

10:00 am-noon 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 10:00 am-noon 6:00-7:30 pm 9:00 pm All Day 10:00 am-2:00 pm 10:00 am 9:00-11:00 pm 6:30 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 7:00-10:00 pm 9:00 am 11:00 am All Day 10:00-11:00 am 10:00-11:30 am 6:30 pm 1:00 pm

VB CLUB EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE - 2014 ROSTER PAST PRESIDENT

Maureen Neuendorff

ELECTED DIRECTORS / OFFICERS: PRESIDENT

Anil Kaul

EMPLOYEES: RECREATION DIRECTOR

Bruce Sirrell

RECREATION ASSISTANTS

Brendan Proulx

2014 CHILDREN’S MOVIE LIST Movies start at 7:30 pm at the Clubhouse

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BOARD

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

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OFFICERS

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

Council News With the upcoming Council election you have the opportunity to cast your vote and have a say in how your municipality is governed. The Advance Poll is this Tuesday, July 15th at two locations, the East Beaches Senior Scene at 3 Ateah Road and at the Municipal Office at 303960 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg. Both polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Mail-In ballots are available by contacting the Municipal Office toll free from VB at 1-800-513-3839 or the regular office number is 1-204-774-4263. The office email address is vicbeach@mts.net. Our website is updated regularly and the address is www.rmofvictoriabeach.ca. Our upcoming Council Meeting is at the East Beaches Senior Scene on Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. If you wish to make a presentation as a delegation you must register with the office 7 days in advance. Tax and water notices should have been received by all taxpayers by now. If you have not received yours please contact the Municipal Office (see contact information above). Has your address changed or has ownership changed and our office has not been made aware? Please contact the office as soon as possible as your taxes are due in the Municipal Office at 303960 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg no later than Thursday, July 31st, 2014. The Financial Plan insert that arrived with your tax bill made note of two large capital projects. The Shoreline Project shows a cost of $5,000,000 and the Public Works Building with a cost of $1,000,000. Both of these costs are high estimates at this point as we still do not have final plans or project costs to base them on. In order to be able to borrow funds for large projects such as these they must be in the Financial Plan. Further, in order to borrow funds, we must do a borrowing by-law and publish a notice of any borrowing in the local newspaper. We hope to have plans finalized and costs detailed for both of these projects soon. The need for a new Public Works Building has been discussed by this Council and the previous Council. It has continued to be sidelined by other large issues such as the shoreline, our long overdue Development Plan and amalgamation.

We have reached a point of no return where our Public Works Building is concerned. This 40+ year old structure is made out of deteriorating cinder blocks; with no insulation, inefficient and costly heat and air conditioning equipment; no ventilation for equipment repairs; a flat roof that holds more snow and rain than it should ever bear; no washroom or lunch facilities; the middle section has a dirt floor that fills up with rain and snow melt and few pieces of our equipment can be worked on inside whether the temperature is -30 or +30 degrees. Council agreed to move forward with the plans to build a new Public Works Building and the tender package is currently being worked on. This building cannot be repaired or added onto for health, safety and liability reasons. The men and women who work twelve months a year out of this building keeping our municipality running deserve to have a safe, effective and healthy place to work. Thanks to everyone who has bagged their leaves. With your support of this on-going program Public Works has been able to divert 60 tonnes of leaves from the landfill and recycle them as fill for Tim Flook’s property on Highway #59. Please continue to separate your bagged leaves from garbage bags and small brush for pick up. Public Works also reminds everyone that the garbage bins are for bagged, household garbage only not items that should be taken to the landfill and disposed of properly. Kathy Brydon deserves a huge thank you for the efforts that she and her husband John put into organizing the Doctor’s Cottage and Clinic on the July long weekend. Kathy shopped for medical supplies and then spent approximately 2 days of her long weekend sorting, shelving and cleaning up. The Medical Clinic at VB is open Sunday and Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm and Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 am and again from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The phone number is 204-756-6305. Thanks to Dr. Joan Swain as she completes her shift at the Clinic and welcome to Dr. Garth Campbell who is here from July 13-20. Penny McMorris, Councillor


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The Gourmet Extravaganza is Back! As a fundraiser for Lake Winnipeg Foundation, we are offering to host a delicious gourmet lunch or dinner. Skilled chefs will cook, serve and clean up a fabulous meal in the comfort of your cottage. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation. The options are: Lunch for ten people-Cost $50 each Menu: 2 kinds of quiche, one tomato, one cheese French aioli platter of prepared fresh chilled vegetables with dipping sauces. Dessert- Fresh fruit melba (fruit in season) or Dinner for ten people-Cost $60 each Menu: appetizer of shrimp in Pernaud and garlic Steak with béarnaise sauce French aioli  platter of prepared fresh chilled vegetables with dipping sauces Three cheese plate Desert-Fresh fruit melba (fruit in season) Suggested dates are:   Lunch:  Any day between July 20-25 Dinner: July 18,19, 20 or 25th Please contact: Sophie at 756-2146 or Sheila at 756-2367

July 11, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for a Job Well Done! On behalf of all the residents of Victoria Beach who are happy to know that the Victoria Beach Summer Medical Clinic has reopened, I would like to thank those members of the committee who worked hard to make it happen. I don’t know what part each committee member played in this process, but I do know that in particular, sincere thanks should go to Kathy Brydon, who was very “hands-on” in working to meet the committee objective. Kathy contacted, talked to, and met with doctors. She inventoried the clinic and obtained lists of necessary medical supplies, purchased supplies and stocked the clinic shelves. With volunteer help, she cleaned the doctors’ cottage and clinic extensively, personally laundered linens, and overall, made a special effort to ensure that the cottage and clinic were properly equipped and ready for the summer residents. Although we hope that meeting the summer doctors is not a necessity for all of us, we would like to extend a warm Victoria Beach welcome to them all. We appreciate a job well done, and  to all who listened to the wishes of the community and  made the clinic reopening a reality, thank-you very much! Frances Woolison Submitted by: Frances Woolison 213 6th Avenue 204-756-6329

NOTICE OF ELECTION - R.M. OF VICTORIA BEACH Notice is hereby given that a vote of the Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach will be taken to elect a Reeve and 4 Councillors from the following duly nominated candidates: For the offices of Councillor: For the office of Reeve: 1. WOLF KRAFT 1. BRUCE MORRISON 2. LIZ FOSTER 2. BRIAN HODGSON 3. KATHY MCKIBBIN 4. LINDA MCMILLAN 5. GORDON ROSS 6. PENNY MCMORRIS VOTING PLACES Voting places will be open for voting on FRIDAY the 25TH day of JULY 2014 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at: Municipal Office: 303-960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Victoria Beach: Senior Scene, 3 Ateah Road Victoria Beach: Victoria Beach Club, 99 Sunset Blvd. IDENTIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO VOTE. A person may be required to produce one piece of government issued photo identification (for example - driver’s license or passport) or at least two other documents that provide proof of identity. ADVANCE VOTING For the purpose of accommodating persons who are qualified to vote, but who have reason to believe that they will be absent or otherwise unable to attend their proper voting place on election day, an advance voting opportunity will be located at: Municipal Office: 303-960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Victoria Beach: Senior Scene, 3 Ateah Road and will be open the day of July 15, 2014 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

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APPLICATION TO VOTE BY SEALED ENVELOPE A voter who is unable to go in person to the voting place or vote in advance, may apply in person, in writing, by email, or by fax to the senior election official at: 303-960 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R4, by email to vicbeach@mymts.net or fax # 204-774-9834. If applying in person*, a voter may apply between June 27, 2014 and July 22, 2014. * A voter applying in person may pick up a sealed envelope ballot package at the time of application. If applying by mail, email or fax**, a voter may apply between April 26, 2014 and July 22, 2014. ** A voter applying by mail, email or fax will receive a sealed envelope ballot package by regular post, or by making alternative arrangements with the senior election official. Shelley Jensen Senior Election Official Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach Phone # 204-774-4263 Fax # 204-774-9834


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An attitude of gratitude. It’s something I think most of us continually strive for. To be thankful for the abundance in our lives and to show our gratitude by sharing our gifts with others. At VB, we believe this grateful attitude is often reflected in the countless hours volunteers spend organizing and running special events. For many of them, it may be their way of giving back to the community which has given them, and their families, so much over the years. For newcomers, it may simply be a recognition of all the good work that goes on here and a desire to see it continue. Whatever the reason, we want to express our gratitude to the following people who have contributed, in some way, to the tennis experience during the last two weeks. Firstly, a big shout out to Gary Wingate at Blue Water Lawn Services for making his power washer available to us during his busy spring season. Access to this machine is instrumental in removing 12 months of grit and grime from our courts and getting them ready for play each year. Tam Scott, the Club’s maintenance man, quietly goes about watering flowers, cutting grass, cleaning, and maintaining facilities. If you see him in his orange vest, be sure to thank him for providing us with such a beautiful place to relax and play. Thank you to Pine Greenhouse for donating the flowers for Boris’s barrels and to Michelle Brownell for planting them. Thanks to Anne Mahon for her generous donation of ten cans of tennis balls. These are much appreciated and will be put to good use during lessons, GVS, and drill sessions. And finally, many thanks to Nancy Sarchuk and Mike Lodewyks for running a fun-filled afternoon of activities at the annual Girls’ Tennis Day. It’s great to see so many new faces at the courts. And who knows, there may be another Eugenie Bouchard among them! The number of kids coming out to lessons, clinics, special events, and just to play, seems to grow every year. With this in mind, and the Jr. Tournament just around the bend, we are including an excerpt from Steve Wilkinson’s book, Let Love Serve, on how parents can be a positive influence on their tennis-playing children. Steve was inducted into both the NCAA/ITA Tennis Hall of Fame and the USPTA Hall of Fame this year along with Nick Bollettieri and Vic Braden and he has coached more winning matches than any other coach in NCAA history. His memoir, which focuses on his philosophy of tennis and life, is available for loan at the VB library. Guidelines for tennis parents (taken from Let Love Serve by Steve Wilkinson) Following are some guidelines to help parents avoid the pitfalls that create pressure on their children and drive them away from tennis and other sports that they would otherwise enjoy.

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1) Be a cheerleader. Keep track of the best points and describe them in detail after the competition. This is most important when your child loses. Losers tend to forget the good points, but they need to be celebrated. They are the building blocks for future performances. If you say “nice job” after a poor, losing performance, your child will dismiss your praise as disingenuous. However, every match has positive elements that should be emphasized. 2) Emphasize full effort. The child who continues to try, even when defeat is imminent, is a winner. The child who refuses to quit, even when normal performance skills are lacking, is a champion. The child who has practised faithfully for a contest, especially when sacrifices had to be made, deserves to be praised. 3) Praise good sportsmanship. Again, notice specific things the child has done or said. If the opponent has been a poor sport, and your child has responded with trust and forgiveness, the accomplishment is noteworthy. Good sportsmanship comes more easily when the opponents are good sports and is more challenging when they are not. 4) De-emphasize winning and playing well. These are not within your child’s control. Every competitor wants to win and play well, but this is impossible. For every winner, there is a loser. Humans cannot be at their best every time. When your child focuses on winning or playing well, fear surfaces more frequently. He or she will become nervous and tense, and not play in a confident, relaxed manner. 5) Stress the actions your child can control. When your child comes back from a competition that you did not observe, ask first about his or her success with the Three Crowns (positive attitude, full effort, good sportsmanship). If instead, “Who won?” is your first question, you communicate a primary interest in winning. 6) Avoid coaching your child. Do not tell him or her how their play could have been better. If you do, anxiety and fear of not pleasing you is increased. Leave the coaching duties to the coach. Your primary responsibility is cheerleading and continual positive moral support. 7) Do not brag about your child’s wins. This puts pressure on him or her to win in order to earn your continued pride. If you brag, you model an egotistical approach that is at odds with the humility that should accompany wins. 8) Cheer for opponents’ good shots. Pay compliments to their parents. Even if they and their children are poor sports, find ways to genuinely praise them. Never make excuses. Always give full credit to opponents, no matter how undeserved you think their victory might be. 9) Avoid criticizing mistakes. Opponents, teammates, coaches, tournament directors, officials, other parents, your child, and even you make mistakes. Often, they influence the outcome of competitions. Realize that gracious acceptance of mistakes, including your own, is a necessary part of both competition and life. 10) Take your child home if he or she is a poor sport. This is one time that parents should intervene. Bjorn Borg’s parents took Bjorn’s rackets away for almost a year when he misbehaved, and he became a great sportsman. John McEnroe’s parents did not. Just a reminder that children need only a wristband, and not a shoe tag, to participate in VB tennis lessons, Rogers Rookie tournaments, and pro lessons. All children must have a shoe tag to play on court or take part in the Junior Tournament. See you at the courts. Bryan and Lisa


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The Flea Market was very popular as usual this year. The volunteers did a fantastic job in 30+ degree heat and the shoppers were enthusiastic as they aways are!

VB Flea Market The Language of Friendship A workshop for Parents and their daughters

GirlPower is a friendship program that inspires “Tween” girls (8 to 12 years old)

What:

to feel empowered, develop a strong sense of self, and love themselves while learning to manage the most important thing to them... their friendships.

Learn how to better understand your daughter’s emotions and offer her advice and support while she navigates the unpredictable world of female friendships. You will learn strategies to help her put out “Friendship Fires”, how to empower her to stand up for herself, the best ways to support her through unhealthy friendships, and how to help her gain confidence and love her true self. GirlPower will give you a new “language” for talking about friendship, helping you connect with your daughter and open up those lines of communication. Funding to support this event graciously provided by the East Beaches Senior Scene.

When:

Saturday, July 19th, 4pm-‐6pm OR Sunday, July 20th, 4pm-‐6pm

Where:

Senior Scene Inc., 1 Ateah Road S, Victoria Beach, Manitoba

REGISTER TODAY!

Tickets are $10 per person (subsidized by The Victoria Beach Seniors’ Club) To register for July 19th workshop: https://www.urstrong.com/GirlPower/PrivateEventDetail?ID=690 To register for July 20th workshop: https://www.urstrong.com/GirlPower/PrivateEventDetail?ID=691

To learn more please visit www.urstrong.com

Marianne Vardalos, Licensed GirlPower Facilitator


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July 11, 2014

Victoria Beach Club Raffle

GREAT PRIZES

The annual raffle, in support of the Victoria Beach Club, will be held on the August long weekend in the Village Green (across from the Bakery). Money raised from the raffle will support recreational activities provided by the VB Club. Please help us make the raffle another success this year!

VB Club Raffle Saturday, August 2 10:00 – 4:00 Village Green

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 and provide a tax receipt. All donations will be acknowledged. Please give us a call if you have a donation for the raffle and we will be happy to arrange pick up/drop off. Many thanks!

ONE DAY ONLY! DON’T MISS IT! Arroll Stewart 204-756-2046 Judy Walker 204- 756-3101

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Book Sale Paperbacks, hard covers, magazines, oh my! Fun at the VB book sale! This Sunday we held our annual Victoria Beach Library Book Sale. It was a fun-filled afternoon and we sold many books! We raised almost $1 100 and this money will go towards the purchase of new books and library operating costs. The unsold books were picked up by Kathy Brydon who is part of the Prison Library Commission and the remaining books will be graciously transported to a Winnipeg fire hall by the Poulton family for donation to the upcoming Children’s Hospital book sale A huge, huge, HUGE thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped set up, operate, and clean up the book sale. It was as hot as a pressure cooker in the Clubhouse on Saturday, our set-up day, but everyone worked hard to help make our book sale a success! The following is a list of the people whose wonderful contributions made the book sale possible:

Gord Poulton Darcey Cameron Dana Poulton Gillian Hyra Sheri Hyra David McGoey Deanne McDonald Sophie McGoey Sasha Shewchuk-Taylor Signe Roehr Maureen Neuendorff Jenna Cech-Manek Lori Cech-Manek Tyler Phillips Darlene Phillips Tamara Roehr Peggy Ansons Morgan Phillips Carolyn Eva Meadows Jennifer Sime Victoria Albl Sharon Hollins Tia Davison Mandy Siragusa Aidan Pattison David Mutabazi Also, a big thank-you to Lorraine Cook and her Flea Market cleanup crew for clearing the Clubhouse for our book sale. Thank you to everyone who donated their time, books and to all those who came out to support us! We hope to see you next year!

Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach Reeve: Tom Farrell Councillors: Karin Boyd, Kathy McKibbin, Penny McMorris, Bruce Morrison CAO: Shelley Jensen, 303-960 Portage Ave, Winnipeg Phone: 204-774-4263 Toll Free: 1-800-513-3839 (MB Only) Fax: 204-774-9834 Chief Police Constable: Stewart MacPherson 204-756-2322 Public Works Foreman: Allan Scurfield 204-756-2286 Public Works (after hours emergency): 204-756-2568 Building Inspector: Curtis Beaudoin Wpg Cell 204-291-8207

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Duplicate Bridge Wow, what a great turnout for our first duplicate bridge evening of the season! 11 couples braved the cold rainy evening to play duplicate bridge on Monday, June 30th. Fran Pollard & Donna Thain came in first. Tied for second were Helen Forest & Joan Irving and Fran & Henry Krahn. The start time for duplicate bridge is incorrect on your Victoria Beach Club Summer Activities Calendar. Please change the time on your calendar from 6:50 PM to 6:20 PM. Please advise your duplicate bridge friends of the correct time - 6:20 PM. Bridge is $1.00 per person. We also sell canned drinks and bottled water for $1.00 each. Please ensure that you support our Victoria Beach Club by buying a seasonal membership. If you need a partner call Ken at 3612. See you Monday at 6:20.

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

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Hello VB kids! Here’s the plan for week three at the beach!

The movies this week will be: July 15 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (PG 95 mins) July 17 - Disney Teen Beach Movie (PG 110 mins)  The bike hike will be to Wanasing Beach. A couple of friendly reminders about bike hikes: all riders must have helmets, water, sunscreen, a bathing suit, towel and a snack if they like. We meet at the clubhouse and leave at 10:00 sharp on Wednesdays. We are usually back at the clubhouse by 11:45. Parents are always welcome.   The craft this week will be DRY-DYE, something new: similar to Tie-Dye but without the mess.  We will be selling a limited number of white t-shirts for $5. Please bring exact change.   Please remember to join us for golf lessons at the field on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-10:45. We have clubs for everyone!  At the end of lessons we always have a couple of contests for all ages-longest drive and closest to the pin. Winners get free popcorn and drink at the movies!  Do you have a cool game you want to play at game night? Let us know; we are always on the hunt for new games!   Thanks Bruce Sirrell, Rec Director

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Special Events News Here come another great bunch of volunteers to thank! Many of us look forward to Sports Day. This year the races take place on July 19th. Thanks to Leah & Ted Kosokowsky for running this crowd favourite. Also on this same weekend is the Masters Tennis Tournament. Our coordinators this year are Steve Cook & Stuart Juzda. Thank you!! Then, it the juniors turn for some tournament play on July 23 & 24. Thank you Melanie Charbonneau & Anil Kaul for volunteering to keep this event going. Come out and cheer on all the tennis players! See you at the events! Shauna Filuk – 204.756.6642; cell – 204.941.0077 Jill Kirbyson – 204.756.2879; cell – 403-807-1784

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You are invited to the launch and signing of 100 Summers on Lake Winnipeg: A Resort History of Victoria Beach by Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas. It will take place on Saturday July 12 at Noon at the Art Vincent Memorial Stage on the Village Green. The $50 book will be available for sale by cash or cheque. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation.

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Wow! Was this year’s Beach Events not bigger than ever?!! Despite the wind and major lightning event the night before, we got some great sun and a bigger-than-ever turnout for Beach Events on Sunday, July 6th. The kids (and adults) had a blast!!

We saw lots of new faces and lots of wonderfully familiar ones too! It’s cool to see some kids a wee bit older now and taking on the role of volunteer at the game stations for the younger ones. Awesome job guys!

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With this in mind, a special thanks to all the volunteers who make this event such a success. In no particular order (and please forgive us if we missed a name)... Helen Black, Tess Poulton, Dana Poulton, Tabor Fogg, Eloise Fogg, Mika Hasselmann, Josh Peacock, Molly McDonald, Scott McDonald, Cara Brown, Oliver Brown, Ines Bedard, Benji Hoole,

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Aidan Pattison, Gillian Hyra and the amazing rec staff (Jessie, Jenna, Mia, Elora, Brendan) and swim staff (Daniele, Spiro). Always such a pleasure to host this! Laura & Bridget


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VB Masters Tennis Tournament 2014 The VB Master Tennis Tournament is back again -- it is a FUN competition open to all skill sets, so start practicing and come on out! It will be held on Saturday, July 19 and Sunday July 20 and is for players 40 and older.  (If you turn 40 by December 31, 2014, you qualify.) Please note: You must have a Club Membership ($50) and a tennis shoe tag ($15) for each family member wishing to play. Registration is $5.00 per event, maximum is 3 events per player. Entry sheets will be posted at the courts on Saturday, July 12, and will remain there until Thursday, July 17.   No entries after this time, please.  The draw will be posted at 7pm, Friday, July 18. In event of inclement weather, it will be up to the entrants to check with the conveners for re-scheduled draw times.  The “default rule” will be in place, so if you are late (15 minutes after the posted game time), you or your team will be defaulted. Please return any trophies to the courts on Saturday, July 19—thank you.   This year there is a gaggle, flock, pride? ...of conveners and we are calling ourselves the Junta!

Start training for Sports Day! On your marks! Sports Day will take place at the sports field and will start at 10:00 a.m. sharp on Saturday, July 19th. There will be no shortage of fun to be had with sprints, potato sack races, the family relay and the world famous slow bike race. Dress for the events as we will also have the water balloon bum break and an egg toss. Who is going to make the cover of the Herald this year with the biggest dive across the finish line, the best balloon break, or maybe the best egg face?

Good luck and see you on the courts. Stuart Juzda 756 2228 Steve & Lorraine Cook 756-2117 Stino Siragusa Sophie McGoey

Swim so far …

After two rainy, cold days we are off to a great start to the swim program! There have already been just under 200 swimmers registered. Thanks to all the swimmers for giving it their best shot and swimming in this chilly water! We have purchased a thermometer and will be recording the water temperature on the whiteboards for those interested. Just a reminder that our 200m open swim is on July 12th at 1:00pm. We encourage swimmers of all ages to come out to participate and cheer on their friends. We will have noodles, lifejackets, and flutter boards available for those who wish to swim with them. Lifeguards will also be on the pier and in the water during the race.  Registration will continue throughout the summer  from 9:30 to 10:30  at top of the swim dock. Don’t forget about adult lap swim from 10:30-11:00 at the swim dock! Just make sure to bring down your wristband.  The VB Swim Team

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Faith Bible Camp Open House Faith Bible Camp, located at the northern tip of our peninsula, held an open house to commemorate its 60th anniversary on Saturday June 28th. If, like me, you have only ever ridden by its entrance on your way to Sandy Bay beach, you may be unaware of what a remarkable operation it is. The camp is run entirely by volunteers and offers traditional children’s camps as well as young adult,family, and over 55 camps. Many of the volunteer staff attended the camp as children and now their children and in some cases their grandchildren go to Faith Bible camp. The camp facilities are equally remarkable. The accommodation cabins for both campers and the volunteer support staff have been newly built or renovated in the past few years. The cedar sided cabins have pine interior siding and include ceiling fans and indoor plumbing which I am sure is appreciated by the 55+ campers in particular. The dining hall and chapel buildings are the last buildings remaining from when the camp moved from Elk Island in 1970. Peter Paulson’s grandson, Ron Hampton, led the commemoration ceremony. After a short slideshow illustrating the history of the camp, he thanked the numerous VB people and businesses who have supported the camp over its 60 years. A special presentation was made to Chuck and Brad Einfeld and their spouses; Einfeld’s Bakery has been supplying bread to the camp for the entire 60 years. Einfeld’s bread is served at every meal which probably helps

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Another day of gruelling warm-ups, punishing drills, heat exhaustion, blisters, tears and...just kidding! It was, as usual, a great all-girl afternoon with plenty of action for our up-andcoming tennis stars. A high five to all the girls for their enthusiastic turnout and upbeat attitude. This is what makes Girls’ Tennis Day so worthwhile year after year. An immense thank you to Mike Lodewyks for stepping in at the last minute as our pro. Not only did he save the day, but also added a fresh dynamic to this year’s event. Lots of great ideas on a go-forward basis too. Thanks also to court attendants Julia and Sophia as well as Jane, Michelle, Angie, Wendy and Jill who backed me up. I couldn’t have done this without you. A nod of appreciation goes to Babolat Canada for contributing the take- home souvenirs this year and “un gros merci” to the charming Anne Attia at the Club de Tennis Ile des Soeurs for helping that to happen. My final word is to each and every girl who came out this year. I so encourage all of you to take Mike up on his challenge: find a friend (maybe someone from GTD?), a brother, sister, parent or neighbour and get down to the courts for a few more “hits” this summer. See you there! Nancy Sarchuk


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Because it is fun! Beer Einfeld’s cinnamon buns I hate my wetsuit The cheering 8:00 coffee crowd at Saffies (absent this year – serving out a ban we think) Riding is a great anti-depressant and weight loss pill combined Don’t have to keep score or book tee times We ride faster than mosquitoes The feel of machine and muscle working together, very satisfying Don’t have to listen to the spin instructor’s music choices

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• Riding with a great group of people • Did I mention beer? • Running makes my knees hurt • Because injured runners need a place to hang out for a while • Because I want to prove you’re never too old to learn a new sport • Stay in shape and enjoy the beautiful VB scenery • I ride for physical fitness and I enjoy it • Beating a teenager on a sprint and then having his mom pass me on the next climb We ride every morning at 08:00 like it says on the shirt. We welcome new riders. Call Bob Marshall 204 756-8255 Text 204 261-4292 email jmarsha@mymts.net

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A literary love letter to VB

Sandy beaches, winding dirt roads free of cars, starry nights sans city lights and a strong sense of community are just a few of the things that have stayed the same at Victoria Beach since the resort community’s beginnings in the early 1900s. After two-and-a-half years of researching and writing, historians Gregory Thomas and Sheila Grover have printed and pressed 100 Summers on Lake Winnipeg: A resort history of Victoria Beach. Through personal narratives, photos, maps and words, this beautifully designed hard-cover coffeetable book chronicles the resort community since its development by the Victoria Beach Company 1913, through to the Depressionera years and World Wars all the way to the present day. The book was inspired Victoria Beach’s 100-year anniversary and the need to record a disappearing history, as well as misinformation surrounding the origins of the community. “There’s just too many generations that have passed, and the stability from the original generation is lost – we don’t know that story anymore,” Grover says. “We had to go back to written sources. Although, we had three or four really old people to point us in the right direction and fill in colour.” When Thomas and Grover reached out to the community for photos and stories, the enthusiastic response was a testament to people’s desire that the history of Victoria Beach’s resort community be told. “We had two summers working on it, so we put the word out and people would come to us and say, ‘I don’t know if this is very good, here’s my photo of ...’ and we’d open it up and go wow!” Grover says. “Complete strangers would give us access to diaries, letters, photographs, memorabilia. So it allowed us to flush it out because our big sources were the Herald and all the documentation and records from the RM of VB office.” Grover has been spending her summers at Victoria Beach for as long as she can remember. Her family’s cottage has seen three generations grow up in the summer resort town on the south-eastern shores of Lake Winnipeg. “When I was a kid we were down there and my mom had no car, and she had all these kids, and boy oh boy, you didn’t go anywhere,” Grover says about her childhood

summers at the lake. “But that’s all you knew anyways so it wasn’t like you were going ‘how long till we get can get out of here,’ it was just like, ‘this is where we are and this is where we’ll stay.’”

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and blue-green algae sometimes keeps swimmers out of the water. This book acts as a reminder that change is inevitable, but that an aware and active group of people can push forward their vision and create change for present and future generations. “There is a bedrock personality to the community, you have to buy in and say, good, I want to leave my car; for the most part, I want to unplug; I want to lead a simpler life, presumably closer to nature,” Grover says. “I think that most people can recognize it as something they value.” Designed by Burdocks Design Studio and printed by Freisens, 100 Summers on Lake Winnipeg: A resort history of Victoria Beach can be purchased at McNally Robinson Booksellers or directly from Greg and Sheila through their website www.vbhistory.ca. The book will be given away as a prize at the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s annual Walk for Water fundraising event in Victoria Beach on August 10.

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Classifieds Need a handyman? For prompt, courteous and reliable help, call Mike’s Handyman Service at 756-6163 or 799-1703. THE HOME FRONT: Hopscotch and Heartache While Daddy was at War is an award-winning memoir by Margaret Dennis Owen. Available at at the Victoria Beach Grocery or at 407-6th Avenue (phone 204 756 2647). Sun Country Arts & Crafts Inc. Arts, Crafts & Collectibles Sale V.B. Senior Scene, Sat. July 12 - 10 am TO 4 pm, Tables/ $ 20 Contact Dale 204-586-0897. Cottage for Rent - Very comfortable 2 story, 2 private bedrooms, 5 bed ‘barracks’, 2 bathrooms. 3 Beech @ Bayview. Sept 2014 and Victoria Day-Thanksgiving 2015, Phone (310)230-3298 or rhos. dyke@gmail.com Beaches Bike Repair. Servicing the East Beaches area. Pickup/Delivery and mobile available. Fast, friendly service of all makes and models. Call Jim at 756-6716.

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9 Bayview Blvd $299,900 13 Pelican Point Rd $625,000 103 Sunset Blvd $599,900 317 Sunset Blvd SOLD $375,000 333 Sunset Blvd SOLD $349,900 417 Sunset Blvd $345,000 419 Sunset Blvd $300,000 345 Sunset REDUCED $499,900 147 Victoria SOLD $367,000 47 Hampton 1 acre $165,000

Victoria Beach Vacant Land

4 Evergreen Rd $29,900 6 Evergreen Rd $29,900 29 Evergreen Rd $31,900 20 Evergreen Rd $29,900 23 Lakewood Rd $29,900 28 Mike Bay REDUCED $35,900 7 Birch Haven Rd $39,900 43 Lakeview Sandy Bay $40,000 47 Lakeview Sandy Bay PENDING $40,000

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VB Aerobics

Free Adult Tennis Drills with visiting instructors, Friday 1:00-2:00 Robert Kennedy Lessons: Monday, child and adult, all levels Rogers Rookie Tournament for 6-11 year olds, Tuesday 1:00-2:30 Hit with a Pro: Bill Serbin’s Doubles Clinic, Wednesday Masters Tournament, Saturday-Sunday

Hi everyone. Aerobics started on Wednesday, July 2.  Aerobics will be at the usual time (10:00 - 11:00) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Clubhouse.  Julie will be your instructor for the first 2 weeks of July.  She will be doing a total body conditioning class.  Please remember to bring your tubing band as you will need it.  Remember your wristband as well.  I need more instructors for the future.  The pay is $40 per class.  You must be a certified instructor.  Call Maria at 204-256-0667 if you are interested.  You always feel  better after a good walk or a workout.  Have a great summer.   Maria Erickson VICTORIA BEACH

Starting June 28 OPEN 7 days a week from 9 am - 10 pm Breakfast, Lunch & Full Course Dinners Pizza, Slurpees, Hard and Soft Ice Cream & More Scott D. McDonald, Investment Advisor,

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We have “Tassimo” Specialty and Tim Horton’s Coffee Check out our daily dinner specials (menu prices include P.S.T. and G.S.T.) For Reservations and Catering Info All senior’s 65 and over receive 10% off their meal on Tues. (dine in only)

CALL 756- 3224

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