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Victoria Beach

HERALD 88th year • Issue No. 1

A non-profit service of the Victoria Beach Club

Friday, June 21, 2013

2013 Fish Fry ~ Saturday, June 15

victoria beach club special activities july 2013


VB Membership Blitz Swim Registration Bike Auction VB Fireworks Girls Tennis Day


Sat, Sun, June 29 & 30 Sun. June 30 Sun. June 30 Sun. June 30 Friday, July 5



All Day Door to Door 10:00am-noon Clubhouse 2:00pm Police Station 10:45pm Clubhouse Beach 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Tennis Courts


Trish Nesbitt, Lisa Syverson, Pam Beasley Brad & Anndrea Nechwediuk Stuart McPherson Rob Hester Nancy Sarchuk & Robert Kennedy

2 June 21, 2013 Vb Things You Need To Know ! VB POLICE DEPARTMENT

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


Mon . 10 -12 & 7-8, Tues 11-12, Wed. 10-12 & 7-8 Thurs. 11-12, Fri 11-12, Sat 10 -12, Sun. closed


Summer Hours - As of July 1st 9a.m. -10 p.m. seven days a week


Summer hours - Monday –Friday - 9a.m. -8 p.m. [closed from 2-4] Saturday -9 a.m. – 8 p.m. open all day Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. [closed from 2-4] Open on all holidays

VB GENERAL STORE - Open 8am to 8pm every day

Victoria Beach HERALD

SAFFIES GENERAL STORE Sun. thru Thurs 8-9 Fri & Sat 8-10


Summer hours- Mon thru Thurs 8-7 Fri & Sat. 8-9 , Sun 9-7


 e Victoria Beach Post Office operates year round from Th Lot 19 –Ateah Road. 756-3005 Hours : Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. :8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Wed ., & Sat., 8:30 a.m. -11:20 a.m. PLEASE NOTE: Mail must be picked up by someone over the age of 18 Outgoing mail is picked up every weekday evening and must be received at least 15 minutes before closing to be included in that day’s mail pick-up No mail is received at the Post Office on Saturday , Sunday or holidays Every summer there is a large volume of unclaimed mail at the Post Office. Unclaimed mail is returned to sender after 15 business days. Please stop by and see if there is mail waiting for you.


Information Office [at the VB Gate] 756-2725 VB Taxi /Parking Lot Office /Messenger Service - 756-2383 VB Public Works: 756-2286 VB Municipality Office [Wpg] 774- 4263 1-800-513-3839 email VB Postal Code :ROE 2CO

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

Seasonal $ 425.00 $ 290.00 $ 170.00 $ 120.00 $ 180.00

Monthly $ 245.00 $ 175.00 $ 110.00 $ 80.00 $ 120.00

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

same family (12 & under)


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

LOCKERS: Seasonal Monthly Daily - $2.00

Lower Locked $30.00

Upper Locked $ 25.00

Lower Open $ 25.00 $ 20.00

Upper Open $ 20.00 $ 15.00

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.

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: 774-4263 Toll Free: 1-800-513-3839 (MB Only) Fax: 774-9834 Chief Police Constable: Stewart MacPherson 756-2322 Public Works Foreman: Allan Scurfield 756-2268 Public Works (after hours emergency): 756-2568 Building Inspector: Russ Clifton Wpg Cell 797-8817 / Fax 1-204-345-8081


Victoria Beach

HERALD is published in cooperation with the Victoria Beach Club & Interlake Graphics, Stonewall. Ten issues published weekly on Fridays from June 21 to Aug. 23, 2013, 1500 copies printed weekly, and 1700 copies printed on long weekends. Submissions are welcome and due Sunday each week by 4:00 p.m. Drop them off at the Victoria Beach Grocery Store mail box or email The Victoria Beach Herald is paid for and supported by these local advertisers. Please show your appreciation and use their services when required. If you are interested in advertising in the Herald please contact Lana Meier at 467-5836, 292-2128 or email

June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

Do your memories of Victoria Beach hold a special place in your heart? By Bruce Eyford, VB Planned Giving. Most people would like to be remembered for contributing to the life of their community. Victoria Beach is a unique community, and truly a special place on earth. It is a place where our children can grow, learn and most of all have fun. All of this is made possible by programs and facilities developed and run by the Victoria Beach Club. The Victoria Beach Club is a registered charitable organization and is operated by a volunteer board. You can make a charitable donation to the Victoria Beach Club at any time and receive a tax receipt for your gift. Another option is to earmark a gift for the future from your estate that will not only benefit the club, but will be tax effective as well. A “planned gift” such as a bequest from your Will, stocks, life insurance, or an asset such as real estate can help to keep the programs of the Victoria Beach Club strong for future generations. Planned Gifts can take many forms; · A Bequest, i.e. a gift through your will as a specific amount or a percentage of what is left after you have provided for your loved ones. It could also be property, stocks and bonds or other non-cash assets. A bequest also has tax benefits for your estate. · Outright Gift; Most outright gifts are made in cash, but as with bequests anything of value may be given. For non-cash assets, however, we ask that you first check with the Victoria Beach Planned Giving Committee to ensure that we can accommodate your gift. · Life Insurance Policies are an excellent way to make a substantial gift by naming the Victoria Beach Club a beneficiary. If you are still making payments on an existing policy or if you purchase a new policy for this purpose you can arrange to receive a charitable tax receipt today for the premiums you pay. Leave a legacy and help the Victoria Beach Club to continue to enhance our community through, programs, activities and facilities. Contact any of the VB Club Board members, Bruce Eyford at 756-2986 or

VB Cottage Care Mike Pollard (204) 794-5335

Painting, Lawn Care, Dump Trips, Window Washing, Pressure Washing, Staining



VB COTTAGE CARE- Painting, lawn care, dump trips, window washing, pressure washing and staining. For reliable quality and service, email Mike Pollard at vbcottagecare@ or call (204) 891-2575. Perennials - Healthy, hearty perennials, Hostas, Lady’s Mantle, Tradescantia, Lilies, Ferns, Violas, Rose Campion, etc. 428-7th Ave. Phone 204-756-2952. Need a Handyman? For prompt, courteous and reliable help, call Mike's Handyman Service at 756-6163 or 799-1703 Sun Country Arts & Crafts Inc. ARTS, CRAFTS and COLLECTIBLES SALE Saturday, July 13 Senior Scene 3 Ateah Rd, 10 am to 4 pm. Silent auction, table rental: $20 Contact Dale 204-586-0897. The rate for classified ads is $8.00 for up to 25 words, additional $1.00 for each group of 10 words. Max. size 50 words. Classified ads must be accompanied with payment. Visa, Mastercard, cheque or cash. Drop them into our Herald mailbox at the VB store or email or call 204-467-5836 Monday Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Please recyle this newspaper! Welcome Back Everyone - For Another Great Summer! Victoria Beach Restricted Area 3 Balsam Ave $129,500 6 Beech Cresc $379,900 26 Gibson Dr $149,900 47 Bayview SOLD $245,500 119 8th Ave $209,900 211 5th Ave SOLD $139,900 217 5th Ave SOLD $259,900 309 4th Ave $129,900 321 & 323 1st Ave SOLD $349,900 402 4th Ave $229,000 429 6th Ave SOLD $160,000 433 8th Ave 139,900 443 8th Ave $239,000 1 Elm Ave. $159,900 201 5th Ave $179,900 Victoria Beach LAKEFRONTS 29 Clearwater Cove $629,000 13 Pelican Point Rd $625,000 17 Wabanong PENDING $315,000 147 Victoria Blvd $399,900 205 Sunset Blvd $349,900 333 Sunset Blvd $525,000 417 Sunset Blvd $345,000 419 Sunset Blvd $369,900

Victoria Beach Non Restricted 8 Ateah Road $164,900 9 Evergreen Rd $350,000 14 Irving Dr $240,000 16 Pine Road $283,500 18 Mike Bay $119,900 19 Eastshore Dr  $199,500 21 Eastshore  Dr SOLD $149,900 22 Doerksen Bay $144,900 Victoria Beach Vacant Land 11 Lakewood Dr $31,395 13 Irving Dr $29,900 4 Evergreen Rd $29,900 6 Eastshore Dr $29,900 6 Evergreen Rd $29,900 23 Lakewood Dr $29,900 24 David Rd $29,900 24 Irving Dr $36,900 28 Mike Bay $44,900 29 Evergreen Rd $31,900 30 Hampton Rd $34,900 62 Hampton Rd $31,900 30 Mike Bay $29,900 21 Hampton Haven Rd $31,900 23 Hampton Haven Rd $31,900 339 8th Ave $115,000


Toll Free # 1-866-755-5406 We appreciate your business! Phone: 756-3749


June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

VB 8 at the Gate Who: Adult riders of all ranges of abilities, interests and ages. Why: We ride road bikes for sociability, conversation and fitness. Where: Meet at the gate and ride 40 – 50 kms at 25 to 35 km/h on a no drop basis. You start with us you finish with us. We can arrange shorter intro rides. When: 08:00 every morning weather permitting as road bikes like dry roads. What you need to join us: • Road bike, old or new. We can help with bike fitting and set up. • Bike helmet. • Ability to ride a straight line. • Tolerance for squashed garter snakes on road. • Drug Free – low dose aspirin, statins and moderate medicinal consumption of scotch permitted What we provide: • Encouragement • Coaching • Friendship Hope you can join us. Call Bob Marshall at 204 756-8255 for more information.

June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD Pin Up for Reference



2013 - SUMMER ACTIVITIES - 2013 Membership wristbands are required at all activities


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


Sat, Sun, June 29 & 30 Sun. June 30 Sun. June 30 Sun. June 30 Friday, July 5 Sat. July 6 Sat. July 6 Sat. July 6 Sat. July 6 Sun. July 7 Sun. July 7 Wed. July 10 Sat. July13 Sun. July 14 Wed. July 17 Sat, Sun July 20 &21 Sat. July 20 Sat. July 20 Sun. July 21 Wed. July 24 Wed. July 24 Wed, Thurs July 24 & 25 Fri. July 26 Sat. July 27 Sat. July 27 Sun July 28 Wed. July 31 Wed. July 31 Sat. Aug 3 Sat, Sun, Mon Aug 3, 4, 5 Sun. Aug 4 Wed. Aug. 7 Wed. Aug. 7 Fri. Aug 9 Sat. Aug. 10 Sat. Aug 10 Sat. Aug 10 Sunday August 11


All Day 10:00am-noon 2:00pm 10:45pm 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 1:00pm 9:00am-11:00am 1:00-3:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 10:30am-noon 1:00-3:00pm 9:00 pm 10:00am-noon 10:00am 7:00pm All Day 10:00am-noon 1:00pm 10:00am-noon 7:00 pm 9:00pm All Day 9:00am Evening 11:00am 9:00pm-11:00pm 10:00am-4:00pm All Day 10:00am 6:50pm 7:00 – 10:00 pm 9:00am 9:30am 11:00am Registration 9:30 am Walk 10:00 am All Day



Stino Siragusa Allen & Heather Willoughby Maria Erickson Jane Carroll & Susan Marshall Ken Capelle, Henry Krahn, Gail & Bob Henderson Bev Underhill & Shelley Saunders

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

Sat, Sun Aug. 17 & 18 Monday Sept. 9 Mon., Wed., Fri Tues. & Thurs. Mondays

10:00-11:00am 10:00-11:30am 6:50pm

Tennis Courts Golf Course Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse




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


June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

Message from VB Club President

Victoria Beach Club


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

Victoria Beach Club


vb herald publisher Lana Meier HERALD EDITOR Barb Pritchard Kevin Dubé MEMBERSHIP Jenny Hasenack-Bru Lisa Lucht Trish Nesbitt SPECIAL EVENTS Ellie Black Carol Falkenberg SWIMMING Brad & Anndrea Nechwediuk TENNIS Bryan and Lisa Yagi PLANNED GIVING Bruce Eyford

I’m sure if you are anything like me, you are just SO relieved that summer is finally here!!! Doesn’t it feel good to know that our wonderful programs are only a week away? Once again great activities have been planned for the summer and wonderful staff and volunteers are in place to organize and implement these activities. Everyone on the VBC board has worked tirelessly over the winter to ensure that all of our programs and activities will be delivered with excellence. There are some exciting new additions to the VBC this summer. I am pleased to announce the creation of our very own VBC website. The purpose of the website is to provide enhanced communication opportunities for our members, particularly members who are not able to always be out at Victoria Beach, but would like to keep their “finger on the pulse”. The Herald will also be available on the website ensuring that even if we run out of Heralds one week you can always find out the latest information or view pictures on the website. A big thank-you to Chris Thomas and Danielle Hall for volunteering their valuable time and expertise to develop this wonderful new resource. The website will be fully operational by July 1. Further details will be in the next Herald. The second new addition to the VBC is the purchase of two Automated External Defibrillators (AED). The Heart

and Stroke Foundation along with the government of Manitoba has mandated that all community and recreation facilities have AED units available by 2014. Did you know that the use of a defibrillator increases the chance of a cardiac arrest victim’s survival by up to 75%? In order to encourage the purchase of these life-saving units, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba is offering special pricing and packages through to the end of 2013. By taking advantage of this special offer we were able to purchase two units with money that was donated to the VBC specifically earmarked for these units. Both units will be mounted in alarmed cabinets, with one of the units located in the clubhouse and the other at the tennis courts. This will ensure that an AED unit is within the recommended 3-minute radius of most of our VBC activities. Signage will clearly identify where these units are mounted. All of our staff will be trained in the use of the AED units. Like any insurance policy, let’s hope we never have to use them. There is more news to tell, but you will have to stay tuned. For now it’s time to sweep out the cobwebs, pour a nice glass of wine and enjoy this beautiful slice of paradise. See you on the avenues! Maureen Neuendorff

Letter to the Editor I’d like to thank the Victoria Beach community for giving me the wonderful experience of working and playing in beautiful VB for the last sixteen summers. I will have fond memories for years to come, of practicing medicine in such a unique setting, enjoying time there with my children, elderly mother and more recently, my grandchildren. I was surprised and disappointed to be told in March,

that the VB council had decided to “not service the doctor’s office” this summer. Equally disappointed were the other 3 doctors that had already committed to VB this year. I wish all a safe and healthy summer. Hope everyone manages to avoid the poison ivy this year. Dr. Carry Martens-Barnes

Victoria Beach Book Sale Sunday, July 7

Update on The History of VB

The annual Victoria Beach Book sale will take place on Sunday July 7th 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’s, young adult, mystery, romance, science fiction and more! All of the money we raise goes directly to the Library and for buying new books! If you want to donate books or magazines from home or cottage, please drop them off at the Library when it is open. You can also leave your books on the boulevard by 8:00 am on Saturday July 8th to be picked up with the Flea Market donations. No Reader’s Digest, Dictionaries or Encyclopedias please! This year VB club members will be let into the book sale first! Thanks in advance for your support! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Dear Friends Just a quick note to let you know that we are hard at work on our VB history over the winter, although we are taking a break just now in the faint hope that the elves will continue in our absence. We are very grateful for all the stories, material, photographs and good advice that you have all provided for this project. If we manage to pull off a good book, it will be with the strong support of people like you! Thank you. We send you blessings, and best wishes for much joy and peace in the year ahead. Sheila Grover and Greg Thomas

Victoria Beach HERALD


June 21, 2013


“Reuse, Renew and Recycle”

SAT., July 6

Once again, a great opportunity to help the Victoria Beach Community Club and to pass on your treasures that are in good condition and need a new home. Last year, our crew raised $3,100 for our clubhouse. As your flea market conveners this year, we hope that everyone, both new and experienced will again support this important event. We believe that thanks to your ongoing support and encouragement and with the support of our wonderful VB community, our 2013 VB Club Flea market will again be a success. “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 and a crew if possible and pick up an assigned route so that we do not miss anyone. Please 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 6th. Regretfully articles put out on Friday evening may disappear. Please note

A Victoria Beach

Builder & Decorator • Building repair and building leveling • All types of building and painting • Design and drafting services

Scott Thain

1–3 pm at the clubhouse 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 no clothing! If you have a questionable treasure, please call us for advice before Saturday. Finally, we need a clean up crew as well. Just arrive between 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm on Saturday, July 7th. Volunteers can arrive to help anytime after 7:45 am on Saturday and are free to stay as long or as little as you would like. We look forward to seeing everyone once again. All the very best this summer to you and your family. See you at The Beach! Deb Covernton – 756 3505 Joanne Parker–Gibson - 756 3486

Beach Lawyers Jim Edmond

Jeff Hirsch



204.934.2450 204.934.2336


June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

Children’s Fishing Derby-Saturday, July 6, 2013

The annual Children’s Fishing Derby will be held a week earlier than normal this year due to some scheduling conflicts. We will also start an hour earlier as well. But fear not intrepid anglers, this should all add up to one thing … MORE FISH!!!!! Let’s see if we can top the two Master Angler fish caught last year. All anglers 12 and under are invited to haul their parents out of bed, grab their gear and head down to the pier for some fishing fun from 9am

until 11am. Don’t forget your VB Club wristbands for admission. Just a quick reminder that all Manitoba fishing regulations apply, one rod per angler and all barbs must be pinched. See you on the pier! Jona and Brent Green Fishing Derby Coordinators

Victoria Beach Club Raffle Saturday, August 3 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Once again this year, on the August long weekend, volunteers will be holding a raffle in the Village Green (across from the Bakery). Money raised from the raffle will go to support the VB Club. • Donations (by businesses, families, individuals, or groups) of new items/gift certificates would be most appreciated! • If you would like to make a monetary donation, we will be happy to purchase items on your behalf. • All donations will be acknowledged. Please give us a call if you have a donation for the raffle; we would be happy arrange pick up. Many thanks! Arroll Stewart 756-2046 Judy Walker 756-3101

June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD


Victoria Beach Club 2013 Membership Drive


Everything you need for your holiday fun! 439 MAIN ST., SELKIRK (204) 785-1591


If you miss the Membership Drive you can buy your membership at the swimming lesson registration on Sunday, June 30 at the Clubhouse (we will start selling memberships at 9:30am 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 29th to Monday, July 1st. 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 ($10.00 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! If you would like to be added to our list of canvassers please let Pam know at 756-3682. It’s a great way to get re-acquainted with your beach neighbours after a long winter and it provides a valuable service to the Club. V.B. Membership: Pam Beazley, Lise Simonsen, Trish Nesbitt





$ One coupon per customer please. Teen burgers may be replaced by Mozza burgers. Not valid with any other promotional offer. No cash value. Welcomed at participating A&W Restaurants. Price plus tax.


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. You’ll be able to see the line-up in the much-anticipated Calendar of Regular and Special Events (it’s RED this year). It will be available during the V.B Club Membership Drive taking place this July long weekend. 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. The 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 VB 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 up). Should you not need a membership, perhaps you could still consider making a donation, to help maintain the traditions of VB. Again this year memberships will be $40 per family (a great bargain!). A single Family is defined as mother and/or father and their dependent children. Memberships are non-transferable to other relatives, friends or renters. They are encouraged to purchase a membership at the info booth or the tennis courts. The membership is good for the season. Drop-in fees are not allowed, members only. 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 $40 membership). Payment by cheque is preferred. Cheques should be payable to The Victoria Beach Club. Please remember that you must wear your wristband to all VB 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—it would be a good idea to write your child’s name on the wristband in the event that it gets lost. Replacements for lost wristbands are available for $5.00. Wristbands will be checked at events.


June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD

Rec Report

Tori Grant

Summer 2013! It’s finally here and we couldn’t be happier to be back for another great VB summer. For those that don’t know me, my name is Bruce Sirrell and I will be the rec director. We have some familiar faces back and also some new ones as your 2013 Rec Staff. I am pleased to introduce the 2013 Rec Staff: Head Rec Assistant, Tori Grant, Rec assistants Alanna Vielhaber, Emily Brownell, Jessie Hoole and Brendon Proulx. We have some great things lined up for this summer. Here’s what’s up for week 1. All events start on Tuesday July 2 • Craft Flower Pot people (Big thanks to Nancy and Lily for helping with the crafts this summer) • Movies: July 2-Wreck it Ralph (PG 108 min) July 4-Diary of a Wimpy Kid-Dog Days (G 94 min) • Bike Hike Albert Beach Remember for bike hikes, all riders need helmets. Please bring swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, $$ for the store to buy a treat if you like. Don’t forget to buy your VB membership as wristbands are required for all rec events. Can’t wait to catch up with all of you! See you Tuesday morning 10AM for golf lessons Bruce

VB Staff Rec Staff 2013 Alanna Vielhaber

Hey everyone, my name’s Alanna Vielhaber and I’m super excited to spend another summer as a Rec Assistant! Many of you have probably gotten to know me these past few years around VB at games, movies or just around the beach, but for those who haven’t here’s a little bit about me! I’ve been coming to Victoria Beach for as long as I can remember and it’s always the highlight of my year! I’ve just finished my first year at the University of Manitoba and I am hoping to get into the Faculty of Nursing in the future to specialize in paediatrics. During the winter I spend most of my time at Shelley Shearer School of Dance competing and teaching as a full time student. I can’t wait to see all your familiar faces this summer as well as meet a few new ones! See you all at world domination!

Brendan Proulx

Hi everybody! My name is Brendan Proulx and I’m 16 years old. I love basketball, bike rides and hanging out at the beach…most likely with a pecan bun in my hand! I just finished grade 11 at J.H Bruns collegiate and my favorite subject is history. I have been coming down to VB since I was born and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to be able to spend another summer out at the lake. Hopefully it is an enjoyable summer for everyone and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you!

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Jessie Hoole As some of you may know, my name is Tori Grant. I am 20 years old and just finished my second year of biology at the University of Calgary. I am returning for my third year with the rec program, and second year as head rec assistant, and can’t wait for the summer to start! I’m looking forward to movie and game nights, and hope to see as many people coming out to the events as possible! I can’t wait to see all of the familiar faces from past years and to meet some new people also! Let’s make summer 2013 the best one yet!

Emily Brownell

As a kid I always loved going to kids games and movies and am so excited to get the opportunity to be a Rec assistant this summer! Although I live in Toronto I have been coming down to VB every summer since I was two weeks old. When I am at Victoria Beach I like visiting the bakery and hanging out with my summer friends at the beach. When it’s not summer I go to school (Going into grade 12) and enjoy playing many sports along with alpine ski racing. I am looking forward to meeting many new kids and having fun with them this summer! I’m Emily. I just graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Winnipeg. I’ve been coming to VB my whole life and have wanted to be a Rec Assistant since I was little and I used to go to kids games and bike hikes! Some of my favourite things about VB are tennis, stuffing myself with bakery food, and seeing all my friends from out of town. I’m looking forward to a long hot summer (hopefully)! See you around the beach!

June 21, 2013

Victoria Beach HERALD


East Beaches Senior Scene Weekly Programs

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. Phone 204756-6468 & email Membership (55+) encouraged but not essensial. Website:

Bridge News Duplicate Bridge will start up on Monday June 24th at 6:50 p.m. Bring a partner or if you need one - call Ken at 204-756-3612. Social Bridge will start Wednesday, June 26th at 1:00 p.m. No need for a partner – just come and join a table. Please bring your own refreshments for the first week of bridge. The Bridge Conveners

Monday Exercises - 9-10 am Heather@754-3577 Tai Chi - 10:30 am Ken @ 756-3670 Diabetes Support Group-1pm Start in Sept. Square Dancing - Resume in Fall Rod @ 756-3668 Cards/Games - 6:30 pm Brant @ 756-2181 Tuesday Line Dancing - 10 am Margaret @ 930-6185 Bridge Club - 3 pm Don @ 756-3711 Zumba - 7 pm Brenda @ 754-3456 Wednesday Tai Chi - 7:00 pm Ken @ 756-3670 Congregate Meal Program - Noon HELP Center Alzheimer Support Group - 1:00 pm 2nd Wed. each mos. Thursday Exercises - 9 - 10 am Heather@754-3577 Quilting - 10:30 am Isabelle@ 756-2094 AA Meeting - 7:30 pm 204-756-2278 Friday Yoga - 10:30 - 11:30 Nadine @ 756-3403

Carpet Bowling Resumes in September Heather @754-3577 Bingo- Doors open at 5:30 Bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen open at 6:00 Interested in Woodworking/Carving? Call Joe @756-2287 To Inquire about Hall Rentals, Please call Rod @ 756-3668 Programs ~ Cheryhl @ 756-6319 Newsletter ~ Gloria Lemke @ 754-3252 or Special Events – Dinner / Dance every month, Christmas Tea, Pancake Breakfast. Library – Continues to get new books & DVD’s, and is lift accessible.

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Grilled Chicken Berry Salad The hot days of summer call for light eating, such as this delicious main course salad that combines Ontario Strawberries, grilled chicken and whole grain pasta.

Preparation Dijon Honey Dressing: In bowl, whisk together wine vinegar, oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, honey, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: can be covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.) Salad: Remove 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the dressing and brush both sides of chicken. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink inside, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes. Slice diagonally into thin strips. (Make-ahead: can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)

Dijon Honey Dressing: • 3 tbsp (45 mL) each white wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil In large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, about 13 • 2 tbsp (25 mL) balsamic vinegar minutes. Drain and refresh under cold water. In serving bowl, combine • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard pasta, strawberries, green onions, sweet pepper, basil and chicken; toss • 2 cloves garlic, put through garlic press or minced with remaining dressing. Sprinkle with cheese; toss again. Taste and • 1 tsp (5 mL) liquid honey adjust seasonings if necessary. • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper Tip: Use a thermometer Salad: to check the internal • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts temperature of cooked • 3 cups (750 mL) whole wheat rotini pasta chicken. Boneless chicken • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced Strawberries breasts should reach • 2 Green Onions, thinly sliced 170°F (77°C). • 1 large Greenhouse Orange or Yellow Sweet Pepper, chopped • 1/3 cup (75 mL) chopped fresh basil • 1/4 cup (50 mL) chèvre cheese, crumbled


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Council Corner

It seems that since the election of July 2010 our municipality has been faced with one difficult situation after another. The unprecedented storm of October 2010 brought flooding to low-lying areas in Albert Beach, areas off of David Road and Pelican Point and we witnessed major erosion to various beaches and shorelines. Dikes along the shorelines of Albert Beach, Wanasing and along the Y were reinforced and brought up to regulation high water levels. The lake level was high going into the summer of 2011 and that saw higher than normal water levels at Lost Lagoon and in the Sandy Bay area not to mention little or no beaches for the public to enjoy. The health of our lake continues to be a huge concern and the blue green algae seems to arrive earlier and stay longer causing health issues for swimmers and pets, and water quality concerns. We also had drought-like conditions last summer and irresponsible water usage was a problem in our community. Please do your part to respect and protect our environments here at VB. Use eco-friendly, lake-friendly products, limit water consumption, use common sense and get some more exercise by walking the extra distance to utilize the stairs and ramps provided to access our beautiful beaches. We held public meetings and formed a community task force to provide us with suggestions and input regarding our shoreline issues. We hired and continue to work with Pete Zuzek of Baird Engineering to work toward a detailed study of our shorelines and beaches. We had discussions with the community regarding our Draft Development Plan, now stalled due to lack of government resources and unpredictability regarding the real possibility of forced amalgamation with our neighbouring municipality, the RM of Alexander. Our Public Works team removed hundreds of dead and dying Balsams from our RM in an effort to lessen the effects of the disease and/or bugs they carry infecting other trees in the area. In late May the Public Works guys scooped up hundreds of dead carp from the shoreline at Albert Beach. They were either caught in the late spring ice or had a parasite that caused them to die in such dramatic numbers and the wind was blowing from the north-east, pushing them up on to the shore. In the last couple years we utilized a more environmentally friendly chipping program in the Spring and Fall instead of the previous back-hoe method used for pick-up of our brush piles. We encourage all property owners to continue to bag your leaves for pick-up. A reminder though that your building debris, old furniture, bbq’s, etc. are your responsibility and you must take that garbage to the

Traverse Bay refuse site or arrange to have it picked up at your expense. Removing your deadfall and bagging your leaves for pick up help keep the fire risk down and our new fire sign on Highway #59 informs us all of the risk of fire in our area on an ongoing basis. It would take only one carelessly tossed cigarette butt or wayward spark to start a fire that could send a large part of our community up in flames in a heartbeat. All applications for a back yard fire pit, bonfire and fireworks will be given very serious consideration by our Fire Chief and Council prior to approval as the fire risk to our community is simply too great. The proposed amalgamation of our RM with the RM of Alexander is taking up an incredible amount of our time. We trust all property owners received letters from the RM outlining our concerns regarding amalgamation. Council registered individually to speak at the Standing Committee in the Provincial Legislature in opposition to Bill 33 – The Municipal Modernization Act - and we appreciate that many of you have registered to speak and have written letters in support of our position to remain independent and retain our resort municipality designation. At the time of writing this piece (June 1) we have not received notice regarding when the Standing Committee will hear submissions, what amendments may be made to the Bill or when decisions regarding our municipal future will be made. We also have been mandated by the Province to form a Police Board this past year. Albert Beach permanent resident Isabelle Brunel was appointed by the Government, long time summer resident John Gow was appointed by the Council and I am also on this Board. We are a liaison between our Police force, Council and the Community. We do not interfere or get involved with the day to day activities of our police but rather we oversee the financials, plan long term goals and set a strategic plan in concert with our Chief of Police. Please join us at our Police Board Public Meeting on July 9th at the Sr. Scene, 7 p.m. This summer two of our constables are living in the Doctors’ cottage on Birch Avenue. Council made a decision in March to no longer provide summer doctor services. Please see your yellow 2013 Information for Residents Card for medical care alternatives. Upcoming Council meetings are in the RM office in the city on Tuesday, July 9th at 1 p.m. and at the Sr. Scene on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 p.m. Persons wishing to speak as a delegation must register with the office 7 days prior to the meeting. Please check out our website for updates and notices at . Penny McMorris, Councillor




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Novelty Tennis Tournament ~ August 18-19 2012 Well, Mother Nature didn’t exactly cooperate with us, but with the help of some expert squeegee operators and some much needed wind and sunshine, we were able to have a wonderful Novelty Tennis Tournament last August. Many thanks to those who helped make the weekend a great success. It is a privilege to be a part of such a great community of tennis players. Here are the winners of the various categories for the Novelty tournament of 2012. • Spirit of Sportsmanship Award: Pat MacRae • Best team name: “Backhanded Compliments” Team members: Arroll Stewart, Rae Donovan, Sylvia Bucholz and Herb Vielhaber

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MUSIC ON THE GREEN The German Society of Winnipeg Brass Band

Will be performing for your enjoyment on July 21st, 2013 , in the Art Vincent Memorial Band Stand on the (Village Green) from 2:00 p.m.

The Brass Band is part of the Community Bands of Manitoba and perform all around Manitoba and Northwest Ontario. The members are comprised of teachers, accountants, truck drivers, police officers, students, retirees etc. They play traditional German music, such as Polkas, Waltzes, Foxtrots, Marches as well as Latin numbers, with that fun Oompah sound. You may have heard them last spring when they entertained at the Fish Fry. Come out and listen to some good old time fun Music.

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This year’s tournament came down to a tie breaker; with “50 Shades of Slice” coming out on top and winning the Duke Family trophy. Team members were Barb Pritchard, Megan Wells, Audrey Benningen and Marj Birley. Runners up were “All the President’s Men” Team members: John Blair, Bob Lawler, Steve Cook and Maureen Neuendorff. Congratulations to all, and thanks again to all who lent a helping hand. It was so great to see the camaraderie, sportsmanship and participation on display. Don’t forget to sign up early for this year’s tournament! Stino Siragusa

The Anglican Parish of St. Michael VICTORIA BEACH

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

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Victoria Beach and East Beaches Picnic 2013 Well, it wasn’t a sunny Arizona day for this year’s get together, but we had a great time -- an indoor picnic. With the wet weather, we had to forego the annual Bean Bag tournament and Dan Sernyk was able to come up with a skill tester that made us all do some thinking -- and we really did. We had a Victoria Beach quiz, which covered a lot of years. There

were some interesting questions -- what year did Victoria Beach become the R.M of Victoria Beach when did the last mink ranch close -- which area is considered the mouth of the Winnipeg River. It was a lot of fun. So try and join us next year – we have folks coming to Mesa from all over the Phoenix area. The food is always delicious!!!


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Eight Simple Rules – How to be the Perfect VB Guest As much as we all embrace our guests at VB, it can be a lot of work. Here are some tips on how to be a perfect cottage guest at VB: 1. Please bring your own sheets. For some of us, doing laundry means storing it until we go back to the city, lugging it to the parking lot and then lugging back to the cottage. 2. Help yourself to breakfast in the morning and know that it’s luxurious for us to wake up and smell the coffee! And your coffee cup? Please wash it. 3. Produce is a hot commodity. We are grateful for all contributions of produce because we run out of it very quickly out here. 4. To save us a trip to Traverse Bay, we would be delighted if you brought your beverage of choice along, even though we’re usually well-equipped to get things started. It’s the continued party that can get tricky. 5. And speaking of BYOB, “bring your own balls”. Whether you fancy tennis or golf, come prepared. Otherwise, bring bug spray so you can fetch your balls from the bush and come out relatively unscathed. 6. And yet another BYOB of VB: “bring your own bikes”. We prefer not to have to walk to the beach with you when we’re used to riding. (Yes, we appear to have pile of bikes but they have not yet been fixed - see #7.) 7. Embrace the laid-back approach to life here. You may still be in scheduled city mode, but we’re in a state of VB bliss where routines and schedules fall to the wayside, replaced by spontaneous decisions to linger longer at the beach or say yes to a last-minute happy hour invitation. At times, this could mean being OK with dinner at the Moonlight Inn. Otherwise, we welcome you as our sous-chefs during dinner preparations. 8. Even if you disregard everything else on the list, please keep your sandy towels outside and rinse your feet. It’s really this easy to be the perfect VB guest. We are delighted to have you visit and experience this little slice of paradise with us. Note to cottage owners: leave your VB Herald open to this page and place strategically near your cottage guest room. Suggestions written and compiled by Debbie “Will I Ever Have Guests Again?”Kroeker based on the casual comments of those hosting city friends over the years.




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Senior Scene and Help Centre Growing to Serve the Community Better


While you were away, the members of the Senior Scene and the H.E.L.P. Centre Board have been working hard to develop and grow. We welcome you back for another great summer at the beach and want to invite you to join us in any program that might appeal to you. Many of our programs continue through the summer and welcome drop-in participation. We have a new website which gives lots of information on what is happening. Check it out at www. You can also find out what we are all about by reading the monthly newsletter, which encompasses information on the Senior Scene, the H.E.L.P. Centre, and the Victoria Beach Sports Club and Grand Marais area. For example, programming includes exercise, line dancing, Tai Chi, Yoga classes; cards, bridge or quilting. Bingo has been gathering good-sized pots, and continues every Friday evening. The Allard Library has established a branch in the lower level, where there is also a spot where Wi-Fi is available. We have a new elevator to get you there easily, which was part of an expansion project to make the building more accessible. We have meeting space for rental, as well as the hall, and can even arrange catering, if needed. You do not have to be a member or resident to take part. We welcome you to drop in and investigate how we can serve you. The H.E.L.P. Centre has a staff person in their office 3 days a week. For more information, please call the numbers listed or leave a message at 204-756-6468 for the Senior Scene or 204-756-6471 for the H.E.L.P. Centre.

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33RD Annual 55+ Golf Tournament and Dinner ~ September 10, 2012 ~

September 10, 2012 was a warm and sunny day, just right for the 135 golfers-records numbers, certainly for recent years. The Merrymakers once again provided a terrific dinner for the 181 attendees -- another record. Karl, Edwin and Mel and the other golf course staff had the course and clubhouse in top shape adding to an already great experience. A big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped with setting up the tables, manning the bar and selling tickets, and tabulation of the count back cards. Fay, your help certainly makes the job run smoother. A special recognition to Bill Wilson and the Senior Scene for designing and printing the tickets and count back cards. Our appreciation is extended to the many individuals, organizations

and businesses that sponsored or donated prizes for the tournament or silent auction. Bruce and Linda Kliewer have now completed their 3rd and final year and wish to say a big thank you to Allen and Heather Willoughby, Murray and Susan Spence, our wonderful committee whose dedication and hard work kept things on track, making this years event another great success. Allen and Heather will assume reign as co chairs for the 2013 tournament and Murray and Susan will continue on into their 2nd year, also a big welcome to the newest members Denis and Gina Roth rounding out the 2013 committee. Please support their efforts by coming out to play and dine in the 34th annual 55+ Golf Tournament and Dinner Sept. 9, 2013. Bruce & Linda Kliewer-co-chairs 2012 committee.

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Canada Day long weekend Fireworks Show on Sunday, June 30th. Archangel Fireworks will fire the show from the pier again this year at 10:45 pm. Please note the pier will be closed at 8pm to prepare

for the show. Come down to Clubhouse or Yacht Club beaches to get a great view. If it’s a calm night and you want to watch the show from the water please keep your watercraft 500m away from the pier for safety! Rob Hester

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Super Soccer Sunday Tournament Winners 2012

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