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Victoria Beach

HERALD 89th year • Issue No. 1

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday, June 20, 2014

Victoria Beach 2014 Fish Fry The summer of 2014 kicked off in style at the VB Fish Fry on a blustery June 14th evening. The weather didn’t stop a crowd in the hundreds from enjoying the delicious fare and some good company.





Membership Blitz

Fri., Sat., Sun., June 27-29

All Day

Door to Door

Swim Registration

Sun. June 29



CONVENOR Lise Simonsen, Pamela Beazley, Anita Gubbels Anndrea O’Connor & Tamara Roehr

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Family-Friendly Event With Bouncing Castle, Face-Painting And Crafts For The Kids.

Saturday, 28th June, 1:00 - 4:30 pm Faith Bible Camp 33 Olafson Blvd, Sandy Bay, Victoria Beach

Visitors can tour the camp and learn about who we are, what we do, and our long history at VB. Visitors can enjoy camp cook-out food throughout the afternoon.

Short program and presentation at 4:00 pm.

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Victoria Beach HERALD Pin Up For Reference JULY S M 6 7 13 14 20 21 27 28

T W T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 31

2014 F S 4 5 11 12 18 19 25 26


See Map on Back AUGUST S M T



3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 27 28 31

Membership wristbands are required at all activities


2014 F S 1 2 8 9 15 16 22 23 29 30

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



Mon. Wed. Fri. 10:00-11:00 am Maria Erikson (all ages) Tues. 1:30-2:30 pm Rec. Assistants (Ages 7-12) Wed. 10:00 am-noon Rec. Assistants Mon. 6:50 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:

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:






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 13 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

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President’s Message

BOARD PAST PRESIDENT Melanie Charbonneau

Welcome to the summer of 2014! I want to welcome everybody back to VB and surrounding areas as we look forward to a long and hot summer, and try to forget our recent winter!

PRESIDENT Anil Kaul 756-2158

As with change in weather and seasons, there are some changes to announce for the VBCC for 2014. Due to the early start to the beach season, the Board approved 7 weeks of programming (it is usually 6 weeks only) to allow us to have activities and events for the kids until mid August. The programs will start on June 30th and run until August 17th. We have again hired an excellent staff to run all the programs and events for the summer. The staff members will be profiled in the Herald in the coming weeks so please get to know them. We will also have 10 editions of the Herald to keep everyone up to date and informed.

VICE PRESIDENT Suzy Hester 756-3016 SECRETARY Wendy Derksen 756-6515 TREASURER Cathy Finnbogason 756-2377 DIRECTOR AT LARGE Leslie Sarchuk 756-2690

Victoria Beach Club


Due to the rising cost of supplies, minimum wage, and with the extra week of programming, the annual fees had to be raised in order to maintain our high quality programs and services that we are all used to. The annual family membership fee is going to be $50 for the season and the tennis shoe tags are going to be $15 each. If you read last years “Top 11 List to buy a membership” by Maureen Neuendorff, you will agree that we are fortunate to enjoy all the programming and events at a very reasonable rate. We have also had changes to the Board at the VBCC as well as some new volunteers for this season. I will update you more on this in the weeks to come. For now I will let you know a little about myself. I am a father of two boys (Andrew (12) and Matthew (10)) and married to my wife Marnie for 14 wonderful years. Like many other, we started coming to VB as renters and then decided to buy a cottage 8 years ago. Our family enjoys the social atmosphere at VB and we try and participate in as many events as possible. I am looking forward to serving my time as President of the VBCC and will try and do my best to maintain the high standards set by those before me. I look forward to meeting with you on the avenues or at events. I hope everyone will enjoy another warm Victoria Beach summer making wonderful and lasting memories with family and friends! See you on the avenues, Anil Kaul

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

Victoria and East Beaches Annual Picnic It was another good day in Mesa, when we got together for our annual picnic. We sure seem to be very lucky with the weather. It was a fun time, visiting and meeting new friends. We missed spring break this year, and missed having the grandkids there. We played our annual “Bean Bag” game & the champions this year were Heather Vest and Bob Wright who completely overwhelmed the crowd, or so they say!! Food, as usual, was awesome and plenty and many thanks again to Sharon and Glen Torgerson for opening their home to all of us. If you are ever in Arizona in February, give us a call so that you can be included. See photo on page 15.

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Victoria Beach Police 6th Bi-annual Pedaling for Wishes Ride Wednesday August 20th 2014

On Wednesday August 20th 2014, members of the Victoria Beach Police will once again lead a group of civilian Victoria Beach cyclists on a one day 130 km journey from the gates of Victoria Beach to the Travelodge East in Winnipeg. 2014 marks our 6th bi-annual event that raises funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation. The Children’s Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children ages 3-17 coping with high risk, life-threatening illnesses. Our 5 previous events have raised over $65,000. This year our goal is to raise at least $20,000 and grant two more heartfelt wishes. The event will consist of 25 cyclists who will each be required to raise a minimum of $500.00 in donations. Participants will receive a custom cycling jersey, a celebration dinner, cycling gift package and draw ticket(s) for spectacular prizes including a high end Road Bike. Our friends at Alter Ego Sports are returning as our official event sponsor and will once again be lending full ride support by keeping the cyclists hydrated as well as providing bicycle repairs and nutritional snacks as required. This first class event takes participants South down Highway 59 through Lockport with a stop at Skinners for lunch. Once we arrive in Winnipeg participants get to experience a non-stop thrill of a life time ride straight down Main Street and through Winnipeg’s downtown thanks to a full Police escort provided by the Winnipeg Police. Once in a life time escort – “Priceless”. If you enjoy cycling and always wanted to try a distance event please consider joining us for this marvelous cause. Our event is not a race. It is a team event and we cycle together every kilometer of the journey. Every previous participant has raved about the fun and camaraderie they experienced during this special ride. Come join in the fun for a great cause. If you are not a cyclist, please consider supporting one of your fellow Victoria Beach participants. For a donation of $20.00 or more you will receive an official tax receipt. For more information on this year’s event or to enter please contact Event Coordinator – Sergeant Clyde Raven of the Victoria Beach Police at (204) 756-2322. Donations can also be made by contacting the Victoria Beach Police or the Children’s Wish Foundation at 1-800-267-9474. Please note that our entry deadline is July 1st 2014. Sergeant Clyde A. Raven (V.B.P.)

(204) 891 2575 Painting, Lawn Care, Dump Trips, Window Washing, Pressure Washing, Staining


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VBYC News Welcome back to what we are sure will be another great season of sailing at the Victoria Beach Yacht Club. After that doozy of a winter, there is nothing like the feeling of being out on the water being pushed by a nice breeze and basking in the sun. It’s what keeps us going, isn’t it time you found out for yourself? The VBYC will be abuzz this summer as we have a full slate of events and activities for all ages, and skill levels. Keep up with what’s going on by reading our weekly Herald updates or consult our website at: Upcoming events: - CanSail sailing schools will run weekly beginning July 14th for four consecutive weeks. Our experienced instructors are Sail Manitoba certified and love to make sailing fun. Spots are limited and are on a first come first served basis so book your or your child’s spot now. Register online by following the link at: www. More information is on our website or you can email: or phone Ryan Van Berkel: 204291-1775 - June 21st @10am – Yacht club maintenance and compound clean-up day. Come by the club and lend a hand, stockpile some goodwill, it will be greatly appreciated and rewarded with food and drinks.

- The Red Eye Regatta kicks off the sailing season June 28th and 29th, club races are held every weekend after until Labour Day, skippers meetings are @10am. Sailors are always looking for crew, no experience necessary come down to the club and we will find a spot for you, what an exciting way to spend your weekends! - Junior Racing will be held every Saturday and Sunday beginning July 6th, young sailors keen to polish your skills can come out and sail on a race course supervised by a trained instructor. Meet at the club @9am, some dates are subject to change so text/call Ryan to make sure it is on: 204-291-1775. Membership information and all other information is available on the website. If you don’t own a boat, no problem, members have full access to club boats when not in use for sailing schools. If your child has attended sailing schools in the past they are welcome to come out for Junior Racing, we will supply the boat. If you have never sailed before, if your child has never sailed before, this is your year, we can feel it. You will never find a better opportunity or better conditions than right here in your beach community. Hit the water! Roger Ritsema

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 ScurďŹ eld 204-756-2286 Public Works (after hours emergency): 204-756-2568 Building Inspector: Curtis Beaudoin Wpg Cell 204-291-8207

Season Month 3 Weeks 2nd Car 2 Weeks 1 Week Weekend Daily $3.00 $26.00 $25.00 $2.00 $23.00 $1.00 $.50 $.0


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.

PICK-UP IS FOR HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE ONLY. TRAVERSE BAY LANDFILL: PTH#11 - 3 miles east of PTH#11 & #59 intersection. OPEN DAILY - 9 am to 5 pm.

2014 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)


9 holes Weekdays - $13.00 Weekends - $15.00 Children - $7.00/round (12& Under Weekdays and Weekends)

LOCKERS: Seasonal Monthly Daily - $2.00

Lower Locked $35.00

Upper Locked $ 30.00

Lower Open $ 30.00 $ 25.00

Upper Open $ 25.00 $ 20.00

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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Victoria Beach Book Sale Sunday, July 6th, 2014 1-3pm VB Clubhouse The annual Victoria Beach Book sale will take place on Sunday, July 6th from 1-3pm at the clubhouse! This is a great chance to stock up on your summer beach reads!! Some selections of books that will be offered are children, young adult, mystery, romance, science fiction, magazines and more! All of the money we raise goes directly to fund the running of the Library and to purchase new books! Please also consider donating your gently used books and magazines as well. Donations of books or magazines from home or cottage are welcome, please drop them off at the Library during open hours, or box your books and leave them on the boulevard by 8:00 am on Saturday July 5th to be picked up with the Flea Market donations. No Reader’s Digest, Dictionaries or Encyclopedias please! We are also looking for volunteers: for set up (3pm Saturday July 5th) for help at the sale, and for clean up, so please consider volunteering for the VB Club in this way. The sale starts at 1pm, and again this year VB club members will be let into the book sale first, so wear your wrist bands! Thanks in advance for your support! We are looking forward to seeing you there! The Meadows and Poulton Families

Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Casual mixed bridge, you do not need a partner. Friendly play begins at 1:30pm, July 2nd. Please arrive earlier at the VB Clubhouse. We invite you to join us and look forward to seeing you there.

Victoria Beach Cottage Owners Association

Annual Meeting Sunday, June 22nd 12:30pm at the VB Clubhouse This is our annual meeting - plus - All candidates for the municipal elections are welcome to come and let people know who they are. Time will be allotted to each candidate in attendance to speak to your questions and concerns. VBCOA

8th Annual

July 18 & 19, 2014


Victoria Beach Community Centre Grounds, Hwy 59


Friday July 18 - Gates open 6 pm • Dylan & Jessie Thomas • Emily Green • The Crooked Fifth • Buster McCoy Band • Until Red • The Neil Young’uns Saturday July 19 - Gates open 3:30 pm • The Lucky Stones • Rubber Soul • Luciano • The Blackout City Kids • Trooper


GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY’RE GONE! • Advance: Two-Day Adult Ticket just $40 (until July 7) • After July 8: Two-Day or Saturday Adult Ticket $50 • Friday Adult Ticket $25 WE’RE FAMILY FRIENDLY! One free Child Ticket (age 15 & under) with the purchase of one Adult Ticket*


* Additional Child Ticket $5

On sale now at: • Victoria Beach General Store • Traverse Bay Esso • Grand Marais • Moonlight Inn • Village Store • Saffies General Store • Victoria Beach Post Office Or call toll-free 1-855-786-7963* *For pick up at event – photo ID of ticket purchaser required

Follow Us on Facebook! Beer Garden • Canteen • Children’s Activities No ticket refund. Event runs rain or shine. Proceeds go towards the Victoria Beach Community Centre.



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Tennis Drills For ADULTS with

Tennis Manitoba Wednesday July 2 Free 11:00-12:00

Maximum 8 students per session Students will be grouped by level

First come first served sign up at tennis kiosk

Working for all ratepayers in the Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach!





Starting June 29 OPEN 7 days a week from 9 am - 10 pm Breakfast, Lunch & Full Course Dinners Pizza, Slurpees, Hard and Soft Ice Cream & More 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)

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Victoria Beach Club - 2014 Membership Drive We would like to welcome everyone to Victoria Beach for another great summer! The Victoria Beach Club has been busy over the winter months organizing another season of fun activities for the whole family. This year, we are pleased to offer seven weeks of programming rather than the regular six! You’ll be able to see the full line-up in the much-anticipated Calendar of Regular and Special Events (printed in a sunny YELLOW this year). It will be available during the V.B. Club Membership Drive taking place on the weekend preceding Canada Day. The Victoria Beach Club, an organization of volunteers, sponsors many of the recreational programs and events held during the summer: The Recreational Programs offered include swimming, tennis and golf lessons, yoga, aerobics, mixed-bridge, movies, arts and crafts for children, supervised hikes and bicycle rides, teen-nights and family recreation night—just to name a few. Some of the Special Events include: sports day, beach events, the sandcastle building contest, the cross-country run, the masquerade, the dog show, open swims, and tournaments for tennis, soccer, and volleyball. The Club is responsible for the publication of the Herald, the maintenance of the swimming dock, the clubhouse and the tennis courts, as well as the salaries of the recreation director, the recreation and tennis court assistants, the librarians and certified swim instructors. A major source of revenue to provide all these programs and services is through the sale of memberships and club donations. We need your support to continue the traditions that have made Victoria Beach so special. Please support the V.B. Club by buying one or more memberships for your family and any visitors you may expect. To help the Club out even more, in addition to buying your membership, you can make a tax-deductible donation to the Club (canvassers will provide a tax-receipt for donations of $20 and over). Should you not need a membership, perhaps you could still consider making a donation to the Club, to help maintain the cherished traditions of V.B. This year memberships will be $50 per family (a great bargain!). A single Family is defined as a mother and/or father and their dependent children. Memberships are non-transferable to other

relatives, friends or renters – they can purchase a membership at the V.B. Info Booth (at the Gate), at the library or at the tennis courts. The membership is good for the whole season. There are no drop-in options available. Several memberships can be sold at the same cottage – one for each family at the cottage. Memberships are sold to cottage owners and renters as well as cottagers in other beach communities. A membership entitles you to voting privileges (1 vote for each $50 membership). Payment by cheque is preferred. Cheques should be made payable to The Victoria Beach Club. Please remember that you must wear your wristband to all V.B. Club activities in order to participate in any Club event. Each family member will receive a wristband upon the purchase of a membership. NOTE to Parents—please consider writing your child’s name on the wristband in case it is left behind at an event. Replacements for lost wristbands are available for $5.00. If you miss the Membership Drive you can buy your membership at the swimming lesson registration on Sunday, June 29th at the Clubhouse (we will start selling memberships at 9:30 am, which is a half hour before swim registration starts), or throughout the summer at the Library (during regular hours), Tennis Courts and the V.B. Info Booth. The Membership Drive for the Victoria Beach Club is planned for Saturday, June 28th to Monday, June 30th. Volunteer canvassers will be going door to door to assist you in the purchase of memberships for your family. Canvassers can also take payment for your tennis shoe tags ($15.00 per person). To obtain your shoe tag, you will need to take your membership application receipt to the tennis court. Volunteers are always needed for Membership Drive! Particular routes that are still in need of a canvasser this year are the area of Berry, Juniper and Ash, as well as Victoria Blvd. If you would like to be added to our list of canvassers, please let Pam know at 204-756-3682 (V.B.) or 204-488-2309 (Winnipeg). Canvassing is a great way to get re-acquainted with your beach neighbours after a long winter and it provides such a valuable service to the Club. V.B. Membership Team: Pamela Beazley, Lise SimonsenSyverson, Anita Gubbels

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Doctors Returning to Victoria Beach After a one year absence, the Victoria Beach Summer Medical Clinic will reopen again this year. Over the winter, a committee comprised of Kathy Brydon, Garett Surcon, Candace Bishoff, Councillor Bruce Morrison, and Peter Duke worked to explore the possibility of bringing doctors back to our clinic. We are pleased to say that to date we have been able to secure doctors for 6 weeks of the summer. Dr. Valerie Swain, Dr. Garth Campbell, and Dr. Belynda SalterOliver will each be spending two weeks in the clinic over the summer. Plans are to have morning clinic hours from Tuesday to Saturday and evening hours seven days a week. Specific dates and times will be published in the forthcoming weeks. The committee wants to acknowledge the tremendous support and guidance we received from Dr. Carry Martens-Barnes. Her commitment to Victoria Beach over the years has been invaluable. She has given us many hours of her time in the past couple of months, providing us the advice and contacts to help reinstate the clinic. Garett Surcon

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VB Ladies Open Golf Tournament Wed., July 30, 2014 Golf Fore The Cure The annual Ladies Golf Tournament is coming again, and signup starts July 1st at the VB Golf course. There will be two draws, 8:30 and 11:30, so get your group together for a day of fun and golf. The registration fee is $14.00 (plus green fees for nonmembers) of which a minimum of $3.00 goes to Breast Cancer Research in Manitoba. Prize donations will be appreciated and you can drop them off at the golf club. A convenor is need for 2015, if you can take over this task please contact Nadine Parsley at 204-756-3403.



• Transparency in governance • Timely Communication • Fiscal responsibility • Adherence to policy and by-laws • Preservation of municipal values

JULY 25 Is election day, please get out and vote

Chieftain Roofing & Building Asphalt • Metal • Cedar



5” diameter aluminum eavestrough, ESTIMATES soffit & fascia Call Ray @ Grand Beach

Ph: 204-754-2479 Cell: 479-3274 email:




Fax: 754-2135 Cell: 754-7205 Showroom hours: Grandmarais, MB0T0 BoxBox 59, 59, Grand Marais, MB R0E e-mail: Sat. and Sun. 12-5, or by appt Showroom: Corner Fey Road and 59 Hwy.

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As the morning dawned, it looked like Mother Nature was going to throw a rainy wrench into the gears of our golf tournament, but, alas, she changed her mind and it turned out to be a perfect day for golf. 136 golfers toured the carefully-manicured fairways and greens of the VB course which was celebrating 90 years in 2013! Mary Beth Shields shot 42 and won the Ladies Trophy, while Claude Fillion went home with the Men’s Trophy after his 37. That evening, 180 gathered at the East Beaches Senior Scene for another wonderful “Merrymakers”-catered dinner. Following the prize presentations, everyone enjoyed the amazing array of items in the annual Silent Auction. [Most of the items were donated and the generous contributors are listed below.] As always, thanks should be passed along to the following: • The East Beaches Senior Scene for printing the tickets and setting up their wonderful facility for this event. • Bartenders [Dennis Roth, Bob Wright, Peter Scheerle], ticket sellers [Ruby and Vic Garden, Sally and Bob Lawler] and scorekeepers [Susan and Murray Spence, Fay Morrison]. • Bruce Eyford and Investors Group for the hole-in-one competition..... • Special thanks to Karl Hutchison and his staff, inside and out – not only for having the VB course is such wonderful shape, but for helping sell the tickets and keeping track of the money. Heather and Allen Willoughby have enjoyed their 3 years on the tournament committee and now pass the torch … er … golf club] … to Susan and Murray Spence who will lead the way in 2014 with ample backup from Gina and Dennis Roth and our newest volunteers – Lise and Ray Plouffe. The 2014 event will be on Monday, September 8th and we hope to see you there! The 2013 55+ Golf Committee would like to thank the following donors for their generous support: RM of Victoria Beach Osis Building Supply (Pine Falls) Grand Pines Golf Course Kevin Willoughby – GolfTown ‘Sacred Stone’ Massage Therapy Birchwood Hotel Carol’s on Leon (Carol Danwich) Idle Thyme Restaurant Taj Treehouse (Debra Morrow) Pine Falls Golf Course Linda & Bruce Kliewer South Beach Casino Sigred Lyles Barb Sudermann Anna & John Evans Gary Laidlaw Bev & Wayne Mackelson Trainor Water Sharon & Glen Torgerson VB Moonlight Inn Connie & Dave Drybrough Gail & Harry Radtke VB Einfeld Bakery


Heather & Allen Willoughby Gina & Dennis Roth Dick Archer Barb McLeod Carol & Bob Wright Traverse Bay Corner (Paul Gooding) Ken’s Eavestroughing (Ken Danwich) ‘The Cottager’ Magazine (Cathy and Glen Halgren) Sandra & Kevin Ateah (VB Parking Lot) Saffie’s General Store & Le Gouter Restaurant Jeanette & Marcel Charbonneau Kyle Radtke Dave Jackson

55+ Golf – Flight Results Ladies Flight 1 • Dawn Kirbyson • Gloria Fillion • Susan Spence • Chris Urban Ladies Flight 2 • Chris Bartlett • Sharon Kreutzer • Sally Lawler • Joyce Finnbagason Ladies Flight 3 • Heather Willoughby • Julie Jeannotte • Mary McIntosh • Sharon Torgerson Ladies Flight 4 • Linda McMillan • Teresa Young • Donna Thain • Marilyn Leggat Ladies Flight 5 • Marilyn Boyce • Karin Boyd • Ruby Garden • Patty Johnson Ladies Flight 6 • Gail Radtke • Rhett Thomas • Betty Lodewyks • Cathy McInnes

Mens Flight 1 • Bob Lawler • Allen Willoughby • George Schambers • Murray Spence Mens Flight 2 • Kerry Williams • Wayne Mackelson • Rene Desmet • Gary Deblonde Mens Flight 3 • Ray Reske • Rob Tagliaferri • Ralph Miller • Allan Brown Mens Flight 4 • Marcel Lecuyer • Chris Aldridge • Bruce Kleiwer • Bob Mansfield Mens Flight 5 • Dave Hlady • Brian Hyska • Bernie Damen • Dave Holmstrom Mens Flight 6 • Bill Ritchie • Neil Carroll • Jim Birley • Jim Boyda

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34th annual VB 55+ Golf Tournament and Dinner -- September 9, 2013

Ladies Winner, Mary Beth Shields, receives her trophy from convenor Allen Willoughby

Mens Winner, Claude Fillion [right]

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The Lake Winnipeg Foundation: Working towards solutions Summer is finally here – and with it comes another season of all that Victoria Beach has to offer: swimming or sailing, taking the grandkids for ice cream, unwinding on the dock with friends and a cold drink, watching the sun set on another beautiful day. Whether your passion is recreation or relaxation, Lake Winnipeg is a special place. Lake Winnipeg is a special place for us, too. Since 2005, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation has been committed to restoring and protecting the health of our great lake – the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world. Though we’ve evolved as an organization since our grassroots beginnings, we remain determined to achieve our mission of a clean healthy lake and watershed, now and for future generations. Exciting developments have kept us particularly busy since last summer – among them being a significant growth spurt in staff capacity. Joining executive director Alexis Kanu – and attempting to fill her shoes when she starts her maternity leave in July – is communications director Marlo Campbell, programs director Kirsten Earl McCorrister, and office manager and community relations coordinator Dana Mackie. Rounding out our team this summer is outreach coordinator Clara Buelow, who will be organizing a variety of events in lakeside communities throughout cottage season. An expanded LWF team has allowed us to get involved in more projects and continue to push for science-based solutions to address the root causes of harmful algae blooms. The good news? Backed by your support, our hard work and tenacity is paying off ! We’re moving our Lake Winnipeg Health Plan forward, creating targets for each of its eight actions, looking for community partners who share our vision, and promoting innovative, real-world projects that are making a difference throughout the watershed. (You can read more about our plan at lakewinnipegfoundation. org.) Our 2013 Stewardship, Research and Education Grants Program was our most successful to date, with a total of $50,000 awarded to 11 projects throughout the province. This spring, we gave another $17,500 to three more projects. We’re so grateful to our members and to those who support our ongoing fundraising efforts; the financial contributions we receive allow us to enable the important work of others. We’re also continuing to work on lake issues at the provincial level. Not only does LWF belong to the Lake Friendly Stewards Another beautiful day at Victoria Beach. Photo by Corrine Flaws.

Pictured (l to r) Kirsten, Marlo and Alexis at LWF’s Canada Water Week event. Photo by Sheila Grover. Alliance, a government-driven initiative that’s bringing together groups and organizations from different sectors to share information and co-ordinate efforts to reduce nutrient loading, we also chair the alliance’s Science, Research and Traditional Knowledge working group. This is an opportunity for LWF to help shape policy and ensure decision-making is science based. Our public outreach efforts are another success story. In March, we celebrated Canada Water Week with a family-friendly event at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg (the mural we created with the kids now hangs proudly in office!). That same week, we took part in the opening of Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions, a new interactive exhibit at the Manitoba Museum. Members of LWF’s Scientific Advisory Council helped create this state-of-the-art exhibit, which combines education and fun to create a one-of-akind learning experience. At LWF, we’re inspired by the increased interest in lake issues from citizens from across the province and beyond. More and more people are recognizing the ecological, cultural and economic importance of Lake Winnipeg – and are willing to join us as we work towards translating science into solutions. As we gear up for our signature summer Lake-a-thon events, we’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge those who have put their trust in us to be the voice of Lake Winnipeg. To the Victoria Beach lake-lovers who have supported our work throughout the years: thank you! To the folks just getting to know us: welcome! We invite you to get involved with LWF – and we hope to see you at the lake this summer!

LWF members explore the Manitoba Museum’s new interactive exhibit, Lake Winnipeg: Shared Solutions. Photo by Clara Buelow.

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Viva Las



Saturday, July 26th 7:30 PM VICTORIA BEACH CLUBHOUSE

THEME: Viva Las Victoria Beach LIVE BAND: The Vibe Band TICKETS: $40.00 Appetizers will be served More details to come If you would like to volunteer at the 30+ dance please email

Alexandra Mason and Kieran Engbrecht did not let the surrounding ice and snow get in the way of their first dip into the lake on the May Long Weekend. Pictured here just before they completely submerged themselves in the water. Taken at King Edward/Alexandra Beach

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Celebrants at the 2014 Victoria & East Beaches Annual Picnic

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Bienvenue to Beautiful Albert Beach! Whether you’re dining, snacking, shopping or simply seeking some casual summer entertainment

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Come celebrate Canada Day with us at Saffies with an evening of Music, Friendship and Fireworks!

Tuesday July 1st Starting at 8pm On the Saffies deck, Fireworks will be on the beach weather permitting. In case of rain or severe wind, fireworks would then be moved to July 4th!

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8 at the Gate Last year was a great year for our cycling group. As well as a great riding season with many new riders joining us, a number of our crew participated in various fund raising rides, triathlon events as well as Gran Fondo (Big Ride) events in Banff, Niagara Falls and Vancouver/Whistler. Our rides have already started with May rides starting at 10:00, June at 09:00 and today we start at our regular time of 08:00. Riders of all ages and abilities are welcome. You should have a helmet, properly equipped road bike, or hybrid. If you want to use a mountain bike be aware that our rolling average is 25km/h and up. We ride through Albert Beach, Hillside Beach to Lester Beach. Distance is about 40kms, with some of our more fit riders taking on a couple of extra hills (I know the Albertans call them “speed bumps”) along the way. For further information call Bob Marshall at VB (204) 756-8255 or cell (204) 261-4292. See you on the road.


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Canada Day Fireworks The Victoria Beach Club is hosting a fireworks show on Canada Day, Tuesday July 1st. The show will be fired by Archangel Fireworks from the pier just after dark at 10:45pm. We will be closing the pier so the show can be safely set up at 8:00pm. Please remember that all boats must keep a 750m (just about half a mile) radius away from the pier. Bring your bug spray and enjoy the show!! Rob Hester

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YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS Tennis lessons for 7-9 year olds, Tuesday July 1, 3-4pm. Maximum 12 students/session, two instructors. 6:1 student teacher ratio. $10.00 per lesson.

Tennis Camp for advanced junior tennis players.

Tennis lessons for 10-12 year olds,

Five days, three hours per day of intense tennis instruction. Two hours per day of oncourt instruction, plus one hour of dry land strength and agility training mixed in with instruction on strategy, nutrition, sports psychology. Maximum eight students, two instructors, for a four-to-one teaching ratio.

Tuesday July 1, 2-3pm and Thursday July 3, 2-3pm. Maximum 12 students/session, two instructors. 6:1 student teacher ratio. $10.00 per lesson.

Tennis lesson for Advanced Juniors 13 year olds and up,

Stephen Dubienski. Tennis Manitoba

Thursday July 3, 3-4:30pm. Maximum 12 students, two instructors. 6:1 student teacher ratio. $15.00 per lesson.

youth coach, Masters in Sports Psychology, Open level tennis player.

Mike Lodewyks, Masters of coaching, University of Winnipeg physical education teacher, coach, Open level tennis player.

with Stephen Dubienski and Mike Lodewyks

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Victoria Beach Club Swim Program 2014 Welcome VBers to Swim Safe 2014! Your Executive is proud to continue its support of this long-standing and vital VB tradition. At the root of our swim program is the desire to keep our families safe in and near the waters of Lake Winnipeg. The Victoria Beach Club is an affiliate member of the Red Cross and the Lifesaving Society. All instructors hold valid Red Cross and Lifesaving Society certification. The Swim Program Convenors for this year are Tamara Roehr and Anndrea O’Connor. Kristin Vielhaber will serve as our Head Swim Instructor, working with returning instructors Daniele Hancock, Cady Jessiman and Cleo Syverson and newcomers Spiro Verras and Cameron Russell.

***Swimming Lessons Registration will be on Sunday, June 29th from 10am-12pm, at the Clubhouse.*** As usual, all registration will be first-come, first-served. Payment is due upon registration. Please bring along a pen, cash or cheque book, medical numbers, a copy of your VB membership information and your patience. *For you convenience, memberships will be available for purchase outside the clubhouse during swim registration.


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***Swimming Lessons will start on Monday, June 30th*** Session 1: June 30– July 18 Session 2: July 21 –August 8 Fees and session dates are as follows: Red Cross Preschool and Swim Kids, Sea Otter to level 10 -two three-week sessions at a fee of $25.00 per session; lessons are ½ hour -Students may be registered for both sessions on registration day. -Preschool programs are for ages 3-6; Swim Kids Levels 1-10 are for ages 5 and up Private and semi-private lessons for Red Cross Preschool and Swim Kids, Sea Otter to level 10 will also be available upon request, time permitting. Lessons are ½ hour. The fee for private lessons is $55.00/week and for semi-private lessons (maximum two students at the same level), $40.00/swimmer/week. We will make every effort to accommodate requests for private lessons, but there are not guarantees. Lifesaving Society programs will also be offered: Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross, in one six week session from June 30 – August 8. Lesson length varies from ½ to 1 hour depending on the course. The fees are as follows: Bronze Star - $75.00; Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross - $150.00. More specific information regarding the registration process will follow in the June 27th Herald, including the tentative schedule of lessons. We are looking forward to meeting you on Registration Day, and wish you a safe and wonderful summer at the beach! ~Tamara Roehr & Anndrea O’Connor

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What about that darn school tax? We all know how unfair it is.We already pay school tax on our primary residence with a $700 rebate. On our cottage we pay the tax with no rebate but what can be done to make this fair? That is the big question. Back in 2010-11, at the request of council, a committee was formed to look into this matter. The committee consisted of Liz Foster, Donna Thain and Peter Garagan. This culminated in the following recommendations back to council: 1. We recommend that all cottage owners be made aware of the need for their direct involvement in lobbying their candidates during the upcoming provincial elections to support initiatives to have school tax removed from annual seasonal/cottage property tax bills. The RM of Victoria Beach Council should endeavor to increase the awareness of property owners to the fact that, in most cases, school taxes comprise over 50% of the annual property tax bill received from the RM. 2. We recommend that the council adopt a strong stance that school taxes be removed from seasonal residences (cottages) and furthermore that council exhibit this position by: a) Supporting motions put forth at Association of Manitoba Municipalities meetings such as pending motion JDM1004-2011 sponsored by the RM of Alexander requesting the removal of school tax assessments from all properties in Manitoba. That motion in part asserts that the collection of taxes for educational purposes is no longer a viable, fair or a realistic method to fund education and that the current method of educational taxation is inequitable in its application across various property classifications and therefore the AMM is to lobby the Province of Manitoba to develop a taxation system that removes school tax assessments from all properties. b) Communicating directly to the present Provincial Government and the new Provincial Government in place after the next election that the RM of VB and its almost 10,000 permanent and temporary residents strongly support the removal of school taxes from seasonal/cottage residences. c) Working to ensure that promises made by candidates and political parties to this committee regarding the removal of school taxes from seasonal residence are kept should those

candidates and/or political parties form the next Provincial Government 3. Recommend that council create a special committee to investigate the feasibility of launching a legal challenge under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms arguing that the inequities in the applications of the present system of school taxation of seasonal or cottage properties in Manitoba is in contravention of Charter sections that guarantees equal protection and benefit under the law to all Canadian citizens. Next Week - A new committee continues

Yoga at the Beach Yoga will be offered at the Clubhouse on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to 11:30. All are welcome. Please bring yoga mats, belts, towel or blanket and a block if you have one. We will have a limited amount of equipment but no mats. Looking forward to another summer of yoga and seeing both familiar and new faces. Namaste, Jane Carroll and Susan Marshall

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Council News Welcome back to another summer at Victoria Beach. Council would like to send a huge thank you to our Public Works Team for ensuring our water systems were up and running (for the most part) by the May long weekend, even though Mother Nature and Old Man Winter had other ideas. Our Public Works employees work hard all year long keeping our roads maintained, repairing and replacing signs, benches, bins, etc., repairing and maintaining heavy equipment, picking up garbage and testing water samples, to name just a few of their jobs. More and more people are moving to VB in their retirement or visiting their summer homes during the winter. It is imperative that the roads are plowed and maintained allowing for emergency vehicles such as Fire, First Responders, Police and Ambulances, the garbage truck, the septic removal vehicles, water haulers, contractors working on residences, delivery trucks and also home care workers, who need access to our streets all year long. Thank you Al, Trevor, John, Brian, Vernon, Tam, Kim and Kevin for all you do for our RM. Thanks also to our busy and active Fire and First Responder crews and to our Police Force, who also work or are on call 365 days a year. They train, attend upgrade sessions, hire and help new volunteer and paid recruits all year long. Ask any property owner who has contacted 911 and they can attest to the many volunteers and emergency personnel who show up in their work vehicles, cars, bikes or trucks. Give them room on the roadway and please don’t obstruct their path to an emergency. Welcome to two new municipal employees, Vernon Chief,

A Victoria Beach


Scott Thain

who joined our Public Works Department this winter; and to our new Building Inspector, Curt Beaudoin. Vernon comes to us with plenty of heavy equipment experience and certification to operate our seasonal water plant. Curt arrived with years of Building Inspector experience and a willingness to jump right in and help us with a current backlog of requests. We express our sincere condolences to family and friends of Russ Clifton, our Building Inspector of many years, who passed away on May 8th, 2014. There is a municipal election this summer. The deadline to submit your nomination papers to run in the election was June 19th so by the time this Herald is being read, the slate of candidates has been confirmed. There are a few ways to cast your ballots but the most important part of any election is that those who are eligible to vote take the time to do so. July 15th is the Advance Poll (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at the RM office in Winnipeg and at the East Beaches Seniors Scene in VB. Contact the RM office at 1-204-774-4263 or via email at for information on mail-in voting or any other election information you may require. Election Day is Friday, July 25th and 3 polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; at the Municipal office in Winnipeg, 303-960 Portage Avenue; at the East Beaches Seniors Scene, 3 Ateah Road; and at the Victoria Beach Club House, 99 Sunset Boulevard. We are also hosting an E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event on August 1st and 2nd at the Public Works yard. We will be accepting items such as paints, household batteries, cellular phones and chargers, e-waste such as computers, printers and peripheral devices, tv’s, stereo equipment and microwaves; compact fluorescent lights and tubes and many other items that should not be going to our landfill. Please check the website and bulletin boards in your area for lists of items that will be accepted and for confirmed times of the event. Please contact me for further information or to volunteer at or by leaving a message at 204-756-6159. The summer Council Meetings will take place on Tuesdays, July 8th and August 5th at 1 p.m. at the Municipal Office in Winnipeg; and at 7 p.m. on July 22nd and August 19th at the East Beaches Seniors Scene. Visit our website for updates and information at Penny McMorris, Councillor

RMVB Police Board Update Please join us at the East Beaches Seniors Scene, #3 Ateah Road, on Wednesday, July 16th at 7 p.m. for our Public Police Board Meeting. Tom Cooney from Manitoba Crime Stoppers will be making a presentation on this valuable rural program, which our municipality is once again a member of. We look forward to seeing you on July 16th. Penny McMorris, John Gow, Isabelle Brunel and Police Chief Stewart MacPherson

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Victoria Beach Club Raffle


Girls' Tennis Day With

Robert Kennedy

Saturday, August 2 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. 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! • 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!

Friday, July 4 1:30-3:00 Tennis, games, friends and fun …for girls 5-12 Sign up at the tennis kiosk starting June 27!

Arroll Stewart 204-756-2046 Judy Walker 204-756-3101

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 7th we will meet at 11:30 am

Please join us… all are welcome!

(limit 50 girls) see next week's Herald for more details

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The East Beaches Senior Scene is a multi-purpose centre that strives to provide a friendly atmosphere for recreational activities and learning opportunities resulting in healthy, active living styles for +55’s. Membership is $15.00 per year and our programs are open to everyone!

Weekly Programs Monday

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday


Exercises - 9-10 am Tai Chi - 10:30 am Square Dancing Cards/Games - 6:30 pm Line Dancing - 10 am Bridge Club - 3 pm Tai Chi - 7:00 pm Exercises - 9 - 10 am Quilting - 10:30 am AA Meeting - 7:30 pm Yoga - 10:30 - 11:30 Carpet Bowling

Heather@754-3577 Ken @ 756-3670 Rod @ 756-3668 Brant @ 756-2181 Margaret @ 930-6185 Don @ 756-3711 Ken @ 756-3670 Heather@754-3577 Isabelle@ 756-2094 204-756-2278 Nadine @ 756-3403 Heather @754-3577

PICKLE BALL COMING THIS SUMMER!! Friday Night BINGO - Doors open at 5:30

Bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen open at 6:00

To inquire about Hall Rentals or Catering: Please call Rod @ 756-3668 Programs ~ Cheryhl @ 756-6319 Newsletter ~ Gloria @ 754-3252 There are special events happening all year round at the Senior Scene as well as our monthly dinner dances. Please watch for our newsletters and check our website for more information! See you at the Scene!

Phone: 204-756-6468 email: Website: The East Beaches Resource Center is located in the Senior Scene and provides programs for the community including Diabetes and Alzheimers Support Groups. For information call 756-6471. Library – is located on the lower level of the Senior Scene and is lift accessible.

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VB FLEA MARKET “Reuse, Renew and Recycle” SATURDAY, July 5th – 1–3 pm at the clubhouse Once again, a great opportunity to help the Victoria Beach Community Club and to pass on your treasures that are in good condition and that need a new home. Last year, our Victoria Beach Community raised a record breaking $3320 for our clubhouse and all its diverse programs. As your flea market conveners this year, we hope that everyone, both new and experienced will again support this important VB Community Club event. We believe that thanks to the ongoing support and encouragement of our wonderful VB community, our 2014 VB Flea market will again be a resounding success. PLEASE “Come on Down” to help with pricing, sorting, pick ups, set up, etc. between 8 am and10:30 am… the earlier, the better. If you have a pick up truck, please bring a partner or a crew if possible and pick up an assigned route sheet so that we do not miss anyone. Unfortunately last summer, six of our trucks were short crews and our teenage boys, except for the Velestuk boys, must have been sleeping in. (We know … teenagers need their sleep!) Hopefully a few more teens will join us this year, as it was a little frightening being Home Alone at VB Clubhouse in the early morning hours. Remember to bring work gloves if you are joining a truck crew. We’ll supply the latex gloves for sorting. If you have past flea market experience, please identify yourself and your area of expertise –pick up trucks, antiques, toys, artwork, linens, electrical, sporting goods, furniture, pricing, etc. “ Please put your articles out by 8 am Saturday morning, July 5th. Regretfully articles put out on Friday evening may disappear. Please note that the Flea Market will only accept small electrical appliances that are in good working order and CSA approved. Please box your books and label separately for the book sale on Sunday. The following items will NOT BE PICKED UP: mattresses, sofas, love seats, large appliances, TVs, microwaves, electric fry pans, car seats, bed frames, cribs, toilets, carpets, building supplies, fridges, stoves, washers, dryers, gas BBQs and please … no dirty or broken items and sorry, no clothing! If you have a




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questionable treasure, please call us for advice before Saturday. Finally, we need volunteers to help Lorraine Cook and the Formidable Clean Up Crew as well. Just arrive between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm on Saturday, July 5th. Any ideas regarding contacts for any charitable organizations interested in picking up our remaining treasures would be greatly appreciated. In the past, we have had no other choice but to send many fine items to the landfill. Volunteers may arrive to help anytime after 7:45 am on Saturday morning and are free to stay as long or as little as you would like. ALSO: Wear your VBC wristbands and be eligible for special surprises !!! We look forward to meeting everyone soon. Have a wonderful summer!

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Victoria Beach Yacht Club



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 or visit

The R.M. of Victoria Beach is privileged to have the services of a year-round Police Agency. Several municipalities have recently lost their Police and rely on the services of the RCMP who cover a much larger area; examples include the RM of Whitehead and the RM of East St. Paul. We, as a community, must keep in mind the purpose of the Police and access this service appropriately. We are 911 … not 311 and inappropriate calls (what are the bakery hours? ) result in the Police becoming involved with non-Police issues when YOU are trying to get through with a REAL Police matter for us to look into. Call and we will come … if you have a Police issue. We are here for you 24 / 7 / 365. For other matters, try a phone book or some of the inserts every cottage receives at the beginning of every season in their ad-bag. WHEN TO CALL THE POLICE For ANY matter requiring intervention of a Police Officer for crime prevention, personal safety or to report a crime. The VB Police look after all by-laws, Provincial Statutes (Highway Traffic Act / Liquor & Gaming Control Act / Off-Road Vehicles Act ) as well as all Criminal Code Offences. WHEN NOT TO CALL THE POLICE For general information such as bakery/ dump hours Public Works matters … examples: water / brush removal / garbage Fire pit permits ( Fire Dept. ) Building permits ( Building Inspector ) or for us to go out onto the lake to stop the sea-doos as they are interfering with your afternoon siesta. FYI- The Gate Information Office is open from 08:00 am to 8:00 pm 7 days a week for general enquiries. call 204-756-2725 from JUNE 19th to SEPT 1 st 2014. Thank you all for your attention into this matter. Have a safe and happy fun-filled summer. Please note that reflective number signs for your cottage / house are available from the Senior Scene and are of paramount importance when it comes to ALL of the Emergency Services finding you quickly in your time of need. It is like buying insurance … you hope you will never have to use it but when you do! S.MacPHERSON Chief of Police Victoria Beach,MB

June 20, 2014

Victoria Beach HERALD


2014 VBP Crew

Paul McQueen, Nichols LeVasseur, Clyde Raven, Stewart MacPherson, Kenneth Poole and Alexander Graham.

CLASSIFIEDS Need a handyman? For prompt, courteous and reliable help, call Mike’s Handyman Service at 756-6163 or 799-1703. For Sale- brand new fridge ( 11 cu. Ft., energy star, never unpacked- still in the box ). Wanted to Buy- vintage fridge ( 50’s), in working order. Phone 204-668 0095 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). Susan (Gee) Thomas REALTOR® 204.754.7677 LAND 204.756.3233 email CELL

Office 39004 Hillside Beach Road OFFICE 204.756.3749 or 1.866.755.5406 FAX 204.756.3798

Welcome back everyone – for another great summer! Victoria Beach Restricted Area

Victoria Beach LAKEFRONTS

1 Elm Ave 4 Elm Ave 6 Beech Cresc 26 Gibson Drive 119 8th Ave 307 8th Ave 311 7th Ave 313 7th Ave 405 8th Ave 421 6th Ave 424 7th Ave 15 Scott Dr 3 Thomas Dr

9 Bayview Blvd 13 Pelican Point Rd 103 Sunset Blvd 317 Sunset Blvd 333 Sunset Blvd 417 Sunset Blvd 419 Sunset Blvd 345 Sunset Blvd 147 Victoria SOLD

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Victoria Beach Non Restricted Area 18 Mike Bay 45 David Rd

$119,900 $295,000

$299,900 $625,000 $599,900 $399,000 $349,900 $345,000 $300,000 $549,000 $367,000

Victoria Beach Vacant Land 4 Evergreen Rd 6 Evergreen Rd 29 Evergreen Rd 23 Lakewood Rd 28 Mike Bay 7 Birch Haven Rd

$29,900 $29,900 $31,900 $29,900 $36,900 $39,900

WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS! 204-756-3749 39004 Hillside Beach Rd

Come & enjoy paradise at VB!

28 June 20, 2014

Victoria Beach HERALD

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June 20 2014 VB Herald  
June 20 2014 VB Herald