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Canada Day Celebrated Despite Unpredictable Weather Forecast

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Check Stops Take Multiple Drivers Off the Road Steinbach RCMP conducted various Check Stops in mid-June. On Friday, June 15, at approximately 10:30 pm a 31-year-old male from the Steinbach area was charged with impaired driving after failing a road side screening device. He provided breath samples which were both over the legal limit of 80mgs of alcohol per 100mls of blood. Shortly after, a 21 year old male from the RM of Hanover was arrested for impaired driving where he provided breath samples which resulted in an administrative suspension for 30 days. On Saturday June 16, at approximately 11:30 pm a 61year-old male from the Steinbach area was issued a 72 hour license suspension for blood alcohol between 50 and 80 mgs of alcohol. Shortly after, a 34-year-old male from West St. Paul was arrested for impaired driving. He provided breath samples near three times the legal limit.

Crime Spree Suspects Nabbed on Both Sides of Border

Despite Mother Nature’s threat to dampen community Canada Day celebrations throughout the southeast, her bluff was called and most communities were able to get on with their plans and let their pride show through. Young or old, a bit of colour was added to the day. Photo by Dan Guetre

On June 11 Steinbach RCMP were informed of a theft at a local store in the 100 block of Highway 12. Staff from the store were able to observe the licence plate of the suspect’s vehicle, which was determined to have been stolen from Brandon. Sprague RCMP investigated 6 “grab and dash” style thefts and break-ins within the RM of Piney involving the same suspects. Although, the stolen vehicle was located it had been lit on fire by the suspects. An extensive search by police in the dense bush did not reveal the suspects. However at 9:30 pm on June 11, RCMP received a 911 call from the suspects indicating they were lost in the bush and requested police assistance. With the assistance of CASARA, Steinbach and Sprague members searched the area, located and arrested one of the suspects, 23-year-old Harley David Jordan of Brandon. The second male, 32-year-old Lionel Joseph Leonard Young, also of Brandon, illegally entered the USA where he continued his crime spree. Young was located by several local residents and held until United States Border Patrol arrested him. He remains in US custody facing numerous charges. The investigation is continuing. Sprague RCMP have obtained a province wide arrest warrant for Young pending his release from US custody. If you have any information regarding this incident you are asked to contact the Sprague RCMP Detachment at 204-437-2041 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).




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Summer in the City Celebrates 10 Years

Canadian Country Music star Terri Clark performed before a thousand country fans on Friday night.

Street dance competitions were one of the many activities available for participants throughout the weekend.

Photos by Marianne Curtis

For three exciting days downtown Steinbach was transformed into a marketplace and entertainment hub when the 10th annual Summer in the City took place June 8, 9 and 10. With plenty of family activities including a midway, great meals at the food trucks and many vendors, Summer in the City was bustling. Summer in the City board Chairperson Jon Sawatzky said that this year’s event saw the largest attendance in a decade. “We haven’t got the numbers yet, but we fully expect to break all time records,” Sawatzky told media “Everyone in the children’s areas, the artists’ tents all say they were blown away by the volume of people coming through.” The Steinbach Arts Council had several events going on throughout the weekend that highlighted many of the artists set up throughout the venue to paint banners, the skate park and show off their talents in a variety of mediums. When it comes to music, the Summer in the City organizing committee kept up the tradition of bringing in three major acts for this anniversary edition. To the delight of country fans throughout the region, Canadian Country superstar Terri Clark took over the main stage on Friday night. On Saturday, Harlequin and Honeymoon Suite rocked the town after Steinbach’s Main Street was transformed into a classic car show. The music lineup concluded Sunday, with Matt Falk and The Colour headlining Worship in the City.

Accident Claims Life of Six Year Old On Thursday, May 31, officers from the St PierreJolys RCMP responded to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 52, at the intersection with Provincial Road 216, in the RM of Hanover. Investigators have determined that a vehicle, being driven by a 23-year-old female from the RM of Hanover, was travelling eastbound on Hwy 52 when she collided with a westbound vehicle, being driven by a 26-year-old female from St. Malo, who was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto PR216. The 26-year-old female driver was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries and her six-year-old son, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 23-year-old female driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries. On June 11, the six-year-old passenger succumbed to his injuries sustained in the collision. Officers from the St. Pierre-Jolys RCMP Detachment along with an RCMP Forensic Collision Reconstructionist continue to investigate.


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Sundown School Hosts Historical Soccer Match

At the end of May, kids played soccer for the first time in 50 years on the grounds of the Sundown School.

At the end of May, a historic soccer match took place on the grounds of the Sundown School when the Vita U14 soccer team played against Ste. Anne for the first time in 50 years. According to Michelle Thibodeau, from Schevenchko School, the last time the Sundown School field was used for soccer was in 1968. “That makes us sad,” said former Sundown school student Linda Dooley. “We all feel so great that this Sundown school historic piece of property is now the Sundown Park. Thanks to so many community people; we were able to restore the land to a flat field that can now be used to connect and

celebrate our community’s past, present and future.” Thibodeau explained that when the school division amalgamation took place in 1969, the Sundown School was decommissioned and students were moved to Vita. The empty school building became a community place where a hockey rink was built and used by the many children of the area for a few years. The building was torn down in 1989 after a school reunion, and the lot was forgotten until May 28. “It doesn’t matter who won or lost, just that the space was used by our children and they appreciated it,” said Thibodeau. “It was nice that so many local Sundown boys were

able to be a part of the victory that evening.” Dale Dooley, Sundown Community Park President was happy to hear that children were enjoying the field again. “It took 50 years for another soccer game here in Sundown and we are really proud of the work our community has put into getting to where we are now,” said Dooley. Dooley added that work could not occur in the park without the help of the community who supported a recent cash calendar along with people who helped, including Hyway Construction and local families.

Thousands Attend Niverville Fair By Marianne Curtis On the second weekend of June the population of the Town of Niverville swelled to a few thousand people when the Olde Tyme Country Fair took over the community’s Main Street. Starting Friday, June 8, the community of Niverville was transformed into a tourist playground

when the two-day festival kicked off with old time favourites such as the midway, show and shine, and country street market. On Saturday, a parade took place at noon, followed by an afternoon full of activities ranging from petting zoo, dance performances, and live bands. Besides the midway, there was a number of activities geared to attract the

younger crowd include motocross, and other demonstrations throughout the festival site. One of the biggest draws was a Saturday night lineup, which included Brady Kenneth, and Niverville native David James opening for Canadian country star Chad Brownlee.

Canadian Country Music Award winner Chad Brownlee got the crowd going at the Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair. Photo by Marianne Curtis

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July 2018

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Service to Our Communities!

Happy Canada Day As we celebrate 151 years of our Confederation we are reminded of our past and hope for the future. We have much to celebrate about and on some instances to reflect upon which could be best be described “growing pains”. Our Multiculturalism is a source of envy and pride for some and for some a source of antagonism and unfortunately by far too many. This phenomenon is being amplified worldwide by conflicts which seem never ending. To name a few the Middle East conflicts after the failure of the Arab Spring, North Africa because of religious murdering Nazi imperialism and Central American because of drug economy fuelled mayhem. People caught in these conflicts will do what is natural human behaviour for themselves and their off spring, “escape” by any means. And to deny them the basic human right to escape and live is an insult to human nature. I might add that the Middle East conflicts were badly handled by the western democracies mainly letting the Russian dictator have is way in Syrian where the cost of millions of refugees is the result, which has become a vastly more expensive episode than a quick show of force by the Western Democracies when it was desperately needed. At this point Putin is pleased to have created havoc all over Europe. North Africa needs 10 times more resources to stem the tide of refugees from that vast area. Canada and Germany are there with a symbolic finger in the dyke but the flood of refugees mounts and persists. Central America is a disaster; their governments are either complicit in the drug trade or incapable of controlling the drug clans. We and the Americans should realize that their customer base is Canadian or American. Clucking our collective’s tongues I fear has not shown much improvement as of yet. We need a better mouse trap. Leadership anyone? To all of those who figure more “bitching” is needed at having to deal with “new Canadians” is rewarding, and think this is conveying the best answer which will benefit civilization, no, you’re not going to be very productive, you are fighting against the most basic need that there is, to survive, which by definition is leadership. Bitching by definition is nothing but self serving noise pollution. The world needs hope and if this is supplied as a dollop of Canadian hope, well good for us. Your grandparents and great grandparents were grateful recipients of this Canadian largess. I wish they could have better communicated this gift.

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Canada Can’t Afford Another Four Years of Justin Trudeau: A Year in Review Another session of Parliament has come to a close. Looking back, I am proud to say that Conservatives have worked hard on behalf of Canadians. Our team was united and strong as we held Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Government to account. Here is a brief—and far from comprehensive—recap of 2018 so far in Canada’s Parliament. In January, we celebrated the start of a new year but it was still the same old Justin Trudeau. The PM embarked on a cross Canada town hall tour to try to repair some of the damage done by a slough of recent missteps and scandals. It was in Edmonton that Trudeau told a seriously wounded veteran that veterans were asking for too much in the way of compensation—this after he gave Omar Khadr $10.5 million. This comment (among others) sparked outrage across the country. In February, Liberal MP Iqra Khalid brought forward her Motion-103 on “Islamophobia”. My Conservative colleagues and I suggested that the Liberals make the motion more inclusive, to include all religious discrimination. Sadly, this common sense solution did not make sense to the Liberals who rejected it. In March, the Prime Minister became the laughing stock of the world as he traveled to India where he danced and dressed like a character out of Bollywood. There was little to laugh about, however, when it became known that the Liberals had invited convicted attempted murderer and terrorist Jaspal Atwal to numerous functions—a serious insult to their hosts and a major security gaffe. After giving a speech in front of the Sikh separatist flag earlier in the year, Trudeau also bragged about how he had more Sikh cabinet ministers than the Prime Minister of India. All of this culminated in another snub and another failure to secure a trade deal with one of the world’s largest economies. This was followed by a wide array of dizzyingly differing stories as to what had happened and who was to blame—though needless to say the Prime Minister did not feel any of the responsibly for the gaffe riddled trip should be shouldered by him. Throughout the spring we continued to battle the Liberal’s discriminatory new Canada Summer Jobs attestation. This attestation demanded that organizations agree with Liberal ideology in order to receive Government funding, in clear violation of the Charter rights of all Canadians to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion and expression. In April, Mr. Trudeau found him-

self under fire for his Government’s inability to get the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline project moving. In May, Kinder Morgan threatened to pull the plug on the Transmountain pipeline if the Trudeau Government couldn’t assure the security of the project. The Liberals assured Kinder Morgan and Canadians that the pipeline would be built. What they failed to tell Canadians was that they would use $4.5 billion of your tax dollars to buy it. While the PM has been unable to get Alberta’s oil flowing, he has remained unable, or perhaps, unwilling, to stop the flow of tens of thousands illegal migrants across our border. A year and half and hundreds of billions of dollars into this crisis the Prime Minister still does not have a plan to secure the integrity of our border. As we come to the end of June the Trudeau Liberals remain scandal-ridden. Recent information has come to light that the Liberals, after refusing federal money to faith groups who want to do charitable work, used Canada Summer Jobs grants to fund pipeline protesters in BC and radical Islamic extremists in Toronto—specifically, a group that is calling for the death and destruction of Israel and America. He also managed to get us involved in a trade war with our closest friend and ally, which leads us to the state of Canada’s economy: Canadians know that Justin Trudeau’s policies have made it harder for families and individuals to make ends meet. While Government spending has increased by 20% over the last three years, only 2% of this additional spending went into genuine infrastructure projects that would help grow Canada’s economy or create jobs. 90% of Canadian families are already paying higher taxes under

the Liberals, and there are more new taxes on the way. While it remains unclear just how much the Liberal Carbon Tax will end up costing Canadians, economists estimate that the average Canadian family will pay between $1,100 and $2,500 more in taxes per year. The main reason for taking additional money out of the pockets of hardworking Canadians is to pay for Justin Trudeau’s out of control spending. Despite the increased tax revenue the Liberals are projecting deficits into 2045. So much for budgets balancing themselves. Canada can’t afford another four years of Justin Trudeau and failed Liberal policies. We don’t want to see the Liberal’s debts passed down to our children and grandchildren. That is why, over the course of the summer, my colleagues and I will be sharing our positive Conservative vision with Canadians: one that puts people before government and fights to create opportunities and provide security for all Canadians. We are ready to offer Canadians a principled, common sense, responsible alternative to the Liberals. I am looking forward to spending more time in Provencher over the summer, and to have the opportunity to hear from and to catch up with you, my constituents, family and friends. For more information on this or any issue please feel free to contact my office toll free at 1-866-333-1933 or at 204-326-9889. Visit me on Facebook at: Facebook.com / TedFalkMP. You may also write my office at 76 PTH 12N, Steinbach MB, R5G 1T4 or visit my website at tedfalk.ca.

Provencher MP Ted Falk hosted his annual constituency BBQ recently at AD Penner Park in Steinbach. Approximately 700 people attended.


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Southern Health Pilots Blue W Project If you are out and about, and you notice a large, blue “W” in the local grocery store or library, this is your invitation to drop in and fill up your reusable water bottle. Southern Health-Santé Sud has launched the first Blue W project in Manitoba by partnering with Public Health-Healthy Living to bring it to the area. Niverville was one of the first communities to place the signage, which means that businesses and organizations in the community are participating in a national tap refilling initiative called Blue W. This means that anyone can fill refill their reusable water bottles with municipal tap water at these premises free. “The goals of the program are to help people make healthy choices

for hydration, avoid single-use plastic and to appreciate the hard work of municipal water providers,” said Evan Pilkington, Managing Director of Blue W. Southern Health’s Healthy Living Facilitator Dianna Meseyton-Neufeld thanks the municipalities for participating in the program, which will be expanding to other communities in the region over the summer. “We want people to start recognizing what the Blue W is and what it means. We hope that it will become a habit that people take their refillable water bottles wherever they go because they see water as a healthier beverage choice. By providing more and easier access to water, the chances are they will drink

more of it.” Besides the health benefits of drinking water, the Blue W program puts participating communities and their businesses on a national map and allows them to positively promote the quality of municipal water supplies. “Our municipal partners have great water resources and we want them to be recognized for the good services that they offer,” said Meseyton-Neufeld. All of the 26,000 (and growing) Blue W filling sites across Canada are shown on a map at the bluew.org website, so anyone with a phone or other mobile device can easily find them.

Province Denies Accessibility for Seniors in St. Adolphe The Ritchot Senior Services are concerned about a significant parking change along Main Street in St. Adolphe as “No Stopping Allowed” signs began cropping up in the community. According to Janice Burnett, Ritchot Senior Services Coordinator said that “All of a sudden there are signs along Main street starting at the Bible Fellowship Church all the way down to the new soon to open restaurant.” “These signs state, there is no stopping allowed….. as many support our pharmacy and our services here at RSS this means no more parking on Main street to run in and grab a prescription or attend any of our

programs or activities,” Burnett wrote in an email to members. She also asked them to “Considering calling or emailing our MLA Bob Lagasse and see if we can have this changed.” The Ritchot Senior Services is located behind the St. Adolphe Pharmacy where the organization often hosts events regularly attended by over a dozen seniors, who will now have to park further down the street. Burnett is concerned about accessibility, including access to a wheelchair ramp installed onto the building. In a Facebook thread, Ritchot Mayor Chris Ewan claimed that council was un-

aware that MIT was installing the signs in the community. “We did not know they were installing the signs there. I know that sounds hard to believe, but the separation of municipal and provincial government is quite far. We as an RM have contacted MIT directly to discuss this topic and see how fast we can remedy it if possible, as we residents noticed the signs installed... with no notice to us,” wrote Ewen. As a provincial highway, St. Adolphe’s Main Street is regulated by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation, not the RM of Ritchot.

Some Summer Job Applications Rejected in Manitoba Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, reacted to newly released details about the impact of the Federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs program attestation requirement on Manitobans. The response to an order paper question submitted by Falk revealed this week that 101 applicants in Manitoba were unable to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs program because of the changes. This figure makes up part of the 1,559 applications that were denied over the attestation nationwide. On June 5 Falk requested information on the Summer Job application rejection rate during Parliamentary routine proceedings. “How many applications were received in total, how many applications were deemed incomplete; how many completed applications included a letter of concern from the applicant?” asked Falk. He went on to request, how many were approved, denied or rejected and what rationale was given for denial both nationally and in Manitoba. Falk also asked, “How many were denied or rejected due to a failure to sign the attestation, broken down by riding?” According to Falk, the Federal government responded with, “In Manitoba, 101 applications were deemed ineligible on the basis of submitting an incomplete application in relation to the attestation. The category the Department uses to track in-

eligibility in relation to the attestation does not solely track failure to sign the attestation, but also includes modified and removed attestations.” “What we see from these numbers is that, at a minimum, 101 summer jobs that may have been created for students in our communities will not exist this summer,” Falk explained. “Since each individual applicant can request funding for several positions, the number of lost opportunities for Manitoba’s youth is likely much more significant.” “It is inappropriate for a government, any government to demand conformity to their beliefs as a condition of accessing funding,” Falk added. “The right to freedom of belief and opinion is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Trudeau Liberals are failing to recognize that they’re violating the most fundamental principle of the Charter.” The Federal government added the change in the application process to clarify the use of taxpayers’ money used to subsidize the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. Now, applicants are required to attest that both the job and the organization’s core mandate respect individual human rights in Canada, including the values underlying the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as well as other

rights. These include reproductive rights and the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, colour, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. In 2018, CSJ program funding identified the local priorities by province and constituency. The most requested student job funding for the Riding of Provencher was in community events, festivals, historical celebrations and sports followed by Manitoba wide requests from various organizations focused on seniors, recreation, libraries, tourism, homelessness, poverty reduction, Indigenous youth, employment opportunities, daycares, camps, support to immigrants, refugees and new citizens, domestic violence, Museology, skilled trades training or employment, agriculture, literacy or academic upgrading, conservation and wildlife and municipal and local governments. The Canada Summer Jobs program provides Federal funding to assist employers, including not-for-profit organizations, to create summer job opportunities for full-time students. 2017, the Government of Canada helped create nearly 70,000 summer job opportunities for students which is double the number of jobs created through CSJ in 2015.

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Three Taken into Custody on High Risk Search Warrant Steinbach GIS and GD members with the assistance of “D” Division Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Section executed a high risk search warrant in the early hours of June 6 on Gauthier Street in La Broquerie. Three persons were taken in to custody as a result of this initiative. A 22 year old male and a 44 year old female were released without charge. A 51-year-old male resident has charges pending of 2 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.




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Countdown to 10th Annual St. Labre 200

Organizers are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting race weekend when the tenth annual St. Labre 200 takes place July 6 and 7. The annual St. Labre 200 is a go-kart build off competition where eighteen teams are challenged to build their own go-karts within 24 hours. Each team is given basic materials along with their own basic framing materials. Teams build go-karts from scratch on the first day and race their new creations the next day in a fast paced nail biting 200 lap race on a quarter mile dirt track. The winner earns the right to hoist the Best Sleep Centre Sparkplug Cup. François Grenier one of the organizers of the yearly event is excitedly looking forward the weekend, which draws mechanically inclined individuals to the community. “We are looking forward to another fun weekend,” said Grenier. “Teams are all registered and we are ready to go.” Over the past nine years, the St. Labre 200 has been able to give over $60,000 to different local organizations. Profits from

the community supper, concessions, merchandise, community supper, team auction, on site donation jar and a $25,000 prize raffle help make the Give Back to the Community campaign possible. This year funds are earmarked to be divided between Habitat for Humanity Southeast Chapter, Saint-Malo Catholic Camps, Youth for Christ Steinbach and Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Ile des Chenes. The main event is a 24 hour go-cart build off, followed by a 200 lap race (50 miles). Other activities on the grounds include excavator and skid steer rodeo, bounce castles, R/C race cars, rubber boot tosses, live bands, Red Bomb Fireworks, Manitoba Arm Wrestling Association sanctioned tournament and many others. Live bands perform both nights with MYNT on Friday and Corny Rempel as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley performing Saturday. There is no cost to attend or to participate in activities. Volunteers are still needed, to sign up visit stlabre200.ca.

At this year’s St. Labre 200 launch event on June 22, St-Malo Catholic Camp, which is one of the four charities being supported this year, won $300.

Blumenort Fair a Huge Success Hundreds of people came out to Blumenort over the weekend of June 29 and 30 to participate in this year’s Blumenort Fair. Blumenort Family Fun Days planning committee President Karen Doyle said that this year’s event successfully surpassed previous years. The weekend kicked off with a family movie night on Friday, and the fun began again on Saturday with a community breakfast served by the RM of Hanover. A bike decorating

contest followed prior to the parade. The afternoon was full of activities for the entire family including a number of bouncers, children’s activities and family friendly games. Near the end of the day festival goers turned to the stage to listen to hours of local entertainment that included Ellington, Sons of Zed, 5 Acres, and Cold Hard Cash. With this year’s festival over, the committee is already looking forward to next year’s event.

A wide variety of children’s activities kept this year’s Blumenort Family Fun Day bustling.


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Amateur Radio Club Competes in International Call-out By Marianne Curtis Over the fourth weekend of June, Wild Oaks Campground near Richer was the home base for Pathfinders Amateur Radio Club. While there, the government licensed radio operators participated in the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day. According to Catherine Suarez, club spokesperson, the Pathfinder’s Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Winnipeg. Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radios to speak across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the internet or cell phones. Every year, the group sets up in Richer to participate in ARRL Field Day. “This event does two things, it gives us a chance to use our skills, and it gives us an opportunity to find out how many ham operators there are, around the world,” Suarez explained. “This is also an emergency preparedness exercise, to find out how many ham operators are located around the world. If ever we lost digital communications, we would be put into service to get whatever messages need to get relayed.” With the right amount of power, this mobile tower can reach ham radio operators The 24 hour competition is the most from around the globe. Photos by Marianne Curtis

For 24 hours, the Pathfinders Amateur Radio Club set up near Richer, where they successfully reached out to over 500 ham radio operators worldwide.

popular on-the-air event held annually. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. “We get very excited when we contact some communities as some

areas are harder to reach than others due to weather or access,” Suarez explained. “We get very excited if we find someone from the Philippines because most of our members are from there, and not many people on the other end have radios.” Last year, Pathfinder’s Amateur Radio Club, Inc. communicated with over 700 ham radio operators around the globe, breaking their personal record, and earning the club top honors for Manitoba. This year, they reached over 500 radios around the world.

Two SRSS Grads Earn Awards On June 15, two deserving SRSS Grade 12 graduates were presented with the Marianne Curtis Award. This year’s recipients included a young mom, who came back to school and graduated while raising a small son at home, and a young woman who deemed herself a “lost cause”. This year’s recipients were Natalie Kork and Kali Bauer-Hudson. Both young women were presented with a cash award, and a crystal award recognizing their achievements in the Flex-Ed program. The Flex-Ed program started four years ago, and has gained success thanks to teacher Brad McColm. It is specialized for each individual student to prepare them for gradu-

ation, and life after high school. “When we started the program, we were optimistic, but unsure of how it would work,” McColm recalled. “Each student comes with their own unique challenges and helping them achieve their goals in a way that works for them, is part of the program’s success.” The SRSS Flex-Ed program has been helping students graduate who may not integrate into a regular classroom setting. The first year the award was presented, only two students graduated. Four years later, a record of eight students received their diplomas. “I can’t say it enough, how proud I am of these students,” McColm added. “Many of them never think

they will graduate, and to see them not only finish, but continue on in life, is what makes it all worthwhile.” The Marianne Curtis Award sponsored by the Stacey Pchajek Memorial Foundation came about as a result of a “pay it forward” story published in the Dawson Trail Dispatch. The award was named after Curtis to recognize how she overcame her own challenges, and went from high school dropout, single mother to high school graduate, a successful journalist, author and publisher. The Stacey Pchajek Memorial Foundation (SPMF) was founded by Doreen Pchajek in memory of her daughter who died at the

Doreen Pchajek from the Stacey Pchajek Memorial Foundation, Natalie Kork, Brad McColm, Kali Bauer-Hudson and Marianne Curtis.

young age of 13. The foundation 8). The money is raised through also sponsors 2 scholarships at the SPMF Monday Night Bingo in Ste. Anne Collegiate (grade 12 and Richer, MB LGA License #4164.

Ste Anne Library Board Chair Steps Down After Eight Successful Years By Joan Chaput

Michelle Laroque

Michelle Laroque has stepped down after chairing the board of the Bibliotheque Ste. Anne Library for eight years where she played a very large role in the library’s growth. In order to appreciate what Laroque has accomplished in her eight years with the Library, it is important to understand the beginnings of the Ste Anne Library. Years ago, the French newspaper, LaLiberte, used to include a short story in each of their weekly publications. The seniors at the Villa Youville had no access to books written in French, so they used to cut out the stories and tape them together to

share as novels. A daughter of one of these seniors, Denise Fortin, noticed this and decided something should be done. She went to her friend, Clement Charriere (Laroque’s father) with the notion that the Village of Ste Anne and the seniors should have access to a library. The first library was created in a small room in the condemned portion of the old Villa Youville. When the volunteers could get no financial support from the local governments, Clement Charriere took out his own mortgage and bought the current building at 16 de L’Eglise Street in Ste Anne. Through countless hours of fundraising, construction labour, and plain hard work, the Biblio-

theque Ste. Anne Library had a new home. Michelle Laroque inherited those some qualities of dedication and responsibility towards her community as her father. She has almost single-handedly dragged the library into the 21st century by replacing ageing computers and accessing the software of the Manitoba Public Library Services Branch which now provides access to all the public libraries in the province. Laroque also had a dream to provide a safe and stimulating area for children and parents to play, read, and relax and succeeded in creating the current children’s area in the Library.

She also took the library out to the community by recognizing the need for an outreach coordinator. The library has developed programs for the seniors at the Villa Youville, programs for new moms and their newborns, and the children’s summer vacation reading programs. Their monthly patron numbers are about five times what they were several years ago. The current board says thank you to Laroque for all the dedication and hard work she gave to make the Bibliotheque Ste Anne Library the successful place it is today. Joan Chaput is a current board member of Bibliotheque Ste Anne Library.




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Providence Golf Tourney Raises Funds for Fifty Scholarships

For the second Providence Classic in succession the Guenther Foursome claimed the trophy.

After the rain stopped and the sun broke through the clouds, the 20th Annual Providence Classic Golf Tournament in partnership with TransCanada provided an exciting day of fun, fellowship and fundraising for Providence students. A total of $66,016.55 was raised by a combination of 32 tournament sponsorships, a silent auction, holein-one supporters, a raffle draw and a sell-out of registrations. “It was a great day,” added Providence Presi-

dent Dr. David Johnson. “Thank-you to the sponsors and golfers for helping us have a great golf tournament and supporting 50 scholarships for our students.” According to Cody Quiring, Vice President, the funds are slated for Development and Alumni Relations and will be designated for Providence students, via scholarships, through the Providence Fund. “We’d like to send out a big thank-you to all golfers, sponsors and volunteers

who made the 20th Annual Golf Classic an enormous success,” said Quiring. “It was a fantastic day right from the start as we saw the rain stop, the clouds part and the sun begin to shine as registration began. What a blessing!” Following the barbecue lunch, the golfers played 18 holes and also participated in numerous games and contests throughout the afternoon.

Healthy Neighbourhoods Sharing Our Stories…

Our health is impacted by many factors, including external influences. How communities are planned and built, and the services and resources provided within them, directly impacts people’s physical, mental and social health. The physical surroundings include the buildings, parks, schools, road systems and other infrastructure that we encounter in our daily lives. Health impacts are reflected in levels of social connection, mental and physical fitness, chronic disease, obesity and injury. The built environment can help or hinder the active transportation opportunities. Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, wheelchair use, in-line skating

or skateboarding. Active transportation contributes to achieving the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week, recommended by the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. There are many ways to engage in active transportation, whether it is walking to the bus stop, or cycling to school/work. Public health advocates can help shape the design of cities and suburbs in ways that improve public health. Here are a few key features which can affect physical activity: 1. Streetscape characteristic – The street is inviting, there are sidewalks, bikeways, benches, garbage and recycling bins, safe intersections, shade, lights and signs.

2. Distance to services and facilities – Living close to parks, trails and recreation facilities increases recreational physical activity – places like school yards, play structures and dance studios. 3. Mixed land use – Are there services such as: a bank, church, daycare, community centre library or even a dentist? A mix of services in a neighbourhood increases the chances that someone will walk to their destination. All of these things are important to our health. At the end of the day, it’s up to YOU to decide how you will spend more time outside, moving and interacting with friends and neighbours’!

Steinbach Chambers Hosts Economic Growth Round Table On June 19, the Steinbach Chamber hosted a successful Economic Development Roundtable Event focused on providing input to Manitoba’s Economic Growth Strategy. According to Ben Dueck, Steinbach Chamber Executive Director to the Steinbach Chamber, this event was initiated after Premier Brian Pallister announced in December 2017 that the Manitoba government would craft a bold and modern ap-

proach to economic development that will address today’s challenges and take advantage of tomorrow’s opportunities. The Roundtable event saw a great discussion that centered on Manitoba being a good place to do business. Information gathered during the event was recorded and will be sent to the Provincial Government. “The Steinbach Chamber is excited to have played a role in the

development of Manitoba’s Economic Growth Strategy,” said Ben Dueck, Executive Director. “We look forward to seeing how this strategy moves forward to benefit both our local business community and province.” Partnering with local government in this way ensures business growth and health in our community and province, Dueck added.

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Curé Appointed Chairperson to CCFM The former Mayor of St-Pierre-Jolys has been named as the new chairperson to the board of Centre culturel franco-manitobain (CCFM). On June 13, the province announced that Réal Curé was one of four new members and two returning members who have been appointed to the CCFM board. Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox said the, “Board of Directors is dedicated to embracing that culture and celebrating it with all Manitobans, and I thank them for giving so much time and energy to the francophone community.” Réal Curé is the owner of Chez Mémère, a family-run catering and event-planning business specializing in French-Canadian cuisine. Curé is an active organizer and volunteer with Festival du Voyageur, former owner of Rat River Golf Course, former organizer of the St. Pierre Museum, as well as a founding member of the St. Pierre-Jolys Economic Development Committee and the Chabille Economic Development Committee. Since 1974, the Centre culturel franco-manitobain has played an important role by featuring all forms of French-language artistic and cultural activities. It has given all Manitobans a chance to experience French Canadian culture. Recognized as a cultural centre and crossroad for French cultural life in Manitoba, it implements performing arts and visual arts program as well as a community and educational program for residents of Manitoba.




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La Broquerie Opens Historical Trail During the last week of June, the Community Development Corporation (CDC) of La Broquerie celebrated the grand opening of a historical new trail that goes through the community. According to Richard Turenne, who coordinated the project, the trail celebrates the proud origins of the community, which was originally settled in 1872. La Broquerie’s new historical trail features a series of interpretive and virtual signs strategically located throughout the community. A featured Quick Response (QR) bar code will transport historians, to a virtual world where local ambassadors share their anecdotes of yesteryear. Turenne told media that while he coordinated the project, it was actually put together with the help of a committee consisting of teachers and local history buffs who volunteered to collect the information that is posted along the trail. Along the trail are fifteen strategic stops that clearly depict the community’s pride in how they have evolved through history. Thirteen are located in La Broquerie and two

This trail map shows some of the highlights of a new historical trail that takes users on an evolutionary tour of La Broquerie.

are located in Marchand. Following the tour can take 1-2 hours. Stops include the Wayside crosses, La Broquerie’s Clerics, The churches and St-Joachim Parish, the cheese factories, Co-op, schools, the pork industry, The Club Sportif, the first

French-Canadians, the arenas, the Caisse, the Chalet, The transport industry, the Davidson Project, the Dairy industry, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Festival and the Seine River. To find out more about the trail or to download a map visit labroquerie.com.

Winnipeg and rural Manitoba received a $500 bursary to be used toward their 2018-2019 tuition. Earning the Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award was Cynthia Cote from La Broquerie in the sport of Figure Skating. She is attending Université de SaintBoniface. The bursaries have been named after two special coaches in Manitoba, Silvio Sboto and Jeff Collins. Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba.

St. Adolphe grad Emma Parker earned a $1,000 Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarship.

Cynthia Cote from La Broquerie earned the Silvio Sboto Memorial Rural Coach Award.

Municipalities Get Funds for Market Roads The RMs of Piney, Reynolds and Stuartburn are reaping the rewards of hard campaigning after the province recently announced a new streamlined funding for road maintenance of market roads. According to the province, this decision was made as a result of review and consultations with twelve municipalities across the province. Beginning this year, funding will be moved into each municipality’s operating grant based on the share they received in 2017-18. This change is expected to streamline the funding process, while maintaining financial support and reducing uncertainty for

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Quad Flees La Broquerie Break In On the morning of June 12 Steinbach RCMP were dispatched to a break in at the La Broquerie Storage lockers. A male driving a red quad was observed fleeing the property. RCMP are seeking assistance in identifying the male. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204326-4452 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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Sports Scholarships Go to Local Athlete and Coach A St. Adolphe University student and a La Broquerie coach were among eleven high school students, eight university students, and four Manitoba coaches to be recognized with awards recently. On June 25, Sport Manitoba handed out $22,500 in academic scholarships to eleven high school students, eight university students, and four Manitoba coaches. The presentations included the Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships, Bud Tinsley Sport Leadership Scholarship, Coaching Manitoba Bursaries, and Princess Royal Pan Am Scholarships. University of Manitoba student Emma Parker from St. Adolphe was one of the recipients of a $1,000 Manitoba Foundation for Sport Scholarships award. The Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarships (MFFS) recognized the exceptional achievements of 18 student athletes. These athletes represent 10 towns/cities and 20 different sports. One male and one female each from

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these communities, allowing them to plan for future projects. RM of Stuartburn Reeve Jim Swidersky and Chair of the former Local Government Districts Working Group said this announcement provides consistent and sustainable annual funding to the municipalities. “It eliminates the uncertainty of whether or not we will receive the funding for important road maintenance and allows the flexibility to prioritize our needs,” Swidersky stated. “It also helps these municipalities survive while ensuring that local property tax levels are not overly inflated if this funding was

not available.” Previously, $2.75 million in annual funding was provided through the Main Market Roads Program to provide ongoing assistance for road maintenance and renewal for the municipalities. This program was created for municipalities with limited revenue opportunities due to geographic location. The funding is long-standing and was originally provided through Manitoba Infrastructure, but was eliminated from the Department of Infrastructure’s budget in fiscal year 201213 as a cost-reduction measure. The province and municipalities reached a five-year agreement to re-establish funding through the Department of Municipal Relations which expired March 31.


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Steinbach Student Receives Wheelchair Co-Op Donates to Arts Centre Renos

Thanks to the help of thousands of tab collectors, Marlon Calakhan JR received a specialized wheelchair from Tabs for Wheelchairs.

By Marianne Curtis A seventeen year old youth from Steinbach was recently presented with a brand new customized wheelchair from Tabs for Wheelchairs as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations. Gwen Buccini, Tabs for Wheelchairs Coordinator said they are pleased to be helping Marlon Calakhan this year. For the past twenty years, Tabs for Wheelchairs has collected tabs, and used the money raised from the sale of the metal to purchase wheelchairs for people who require the specialized equipment. Calakhan who just completed grade 9 at the Steinbach Regional Secondary School received a Little Wave “Clik” Pediatric Wheelchair. “It is the most intuitive pediatric wheelchair that you have

ever seen! It has an adjustment system designed to provide accurate, easy growth options,” added Buccini. “It is a system that’s easy to adjust to promote proper positioning and wheel access so that he can gain the active independence and mobility that he will need.” Calakhan was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at birth in the Philippines and spent his entire life in a wheelchair. Because of his special needs, he was denied entry into Canada with the rest of his family in 2006. It took ten years before the government finally approved his entry in March of 2016. During that decade, he remained in the Philippines, with his grandmother and was able to attend school for six of these years. The school was unable to take care of his needs as he had severe limitations.

Unfortunately, because Calakhan was always in a wheelchair, his legs became permanently crisscrossed and he received no medical attention while in the Philippines. He finally had the operation a year ago to separate his legs. “This has been a lifelong love of Marlon Jr., as back in the Philippines during the few years he couldn’t attend school, he would sit outside his grandmother’s house just to be able to experience the outdoors and see people going by,” Buccini added. Tabs for Wheelchairs has 98 schools and 91 companies/groups participating, as well as hundreds of individuals. Western Scrap Metals Inc., who recycles the tabs for the organization also accepts cans or any kind of metal and they will credit Tabs for Wheelchairs.

Co-op is helping to build a place for everyone in Steinbach with funding for the Steinbach Arts Council. The Co-op Community Spaces Program is providing $65,000 to the organization’s Creation Innovation! Community Project. The project will upgrade the interior and exterior of the Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, a former school built in 1936 that now drives creativity through expanded arts programming. “The Steinbach Arts Council is excited to receive this funding to enhance our Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre, the recreation hub of the southeast region. This funding will allow us to develop a creative outdoor learning space which will benefit thousands of children enrolled in our arts programs, as well as enrich our surrounding neighborhoods, and families in our community,” said Cynthia Rempel Patrick, Executive Director of Steinbach Arts Council & Steinbach Cultural Arts Centre. “Enhanced features to the facility overall will strengthen public awareness through experiential connections with the arts and local artists.” Co-op Community Spaces is investing in community projects across western Canada, from Vancouver Island through to Manitoba. The program helps create, protect and improve projects dedicated to environmental conservation, recreation and urban agriculture. This year, 24 organizations will receive a total $2 million for their community projects. Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has donated $6.5 million to 88 projects. “Co-op Community Spaces is an exciting program that provides another opportunity for Co-op to give back and invest in local projects across Western Canada,” said Henry Nickel, General Manager of Clearview Co-op Ltd. “By supporting projects like this, we’re helping to build and support a vibrant and healthy community where people can come together.”


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Mood Disorders Fundraiser a Huge Success

In early June, a St. Adolphe area health and wellness retreat successfully hosted a business fundraiser for the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba. Over a thousand people attended a special fundraiser called

She Wore Flowers in Her Hair at the Kelburn Estates Health and Wellness Centre on June 9. In its third year, the event is organized by close family members and friends of Jaedra Winter to raise awareness

and knowledge to the most vulnerable age group consisting of 15 - 28 yearolds. The event is held in memory of Jaedra, who lost her life to mental illness four years ago. She loved flowers, laughter, family and friends.

Over a thousand people attended She Wore Flowers in Her Hair, a fundraiser for Mood Disorders Manitoba that took place at Kelburn Estates Health and Wellness Centre, near St. Adolphe.

Tara Brousseau Snider, Executive Director of the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba was pleased to see the support and awareness it raised. “Our organization offers self-help and peer support and gives young people a safe place to talk. It is events such as this where they are able to learn about so much more.” The fundraiser featured a variety of wellness activities such as yoga, volleyball, music performances and mental health education speakers. Josephine D’Andrea, CEO of Kelburn Estates Health and Wellness Retreat was happy to host the event. “Mental health and addictions so often go together. We are happy to

host this event on our beautiful property” said D’Andrea. “We need to talk about it and from there support people in accessing help.” The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) is a non-profit organization that, for over 35 years, has provided support and educational services for people living with mood disorders, as well as their families, friends, and the general community. Their mission is to help others help themselves through peer support, education, and advocacy. They also strive to increase public awareness of mood disorders and empower people to develop and manage mental wellness.

Grunthal Athlete named AA Athlete of the Year A grade 12 student from Grunthal is one of three girls recently named as Athlete of the Year by the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association. The announcement was made near the end of June at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. At the event, Vanessa Friesen of Green Valley School was recognized as the “AA” Girls Athlete of the Year for maintaining an academic average of 85%, while participating in volleyball, basketball, fast pitch, and track and field. She was co-captain of both her volleyball and basketball team. Friesen was also chosen by her peers at the Provincial Volleyball Championships for the Players Choice Award, in addition to being named as a game star and tournament all-star. In track and field she received a gold in the 100m and triple jump, as well as a silver in the 200m at her Zone Championships. She also assisted by scorekeeping and refereeing and is also a school tutor and mentor. She was the driving force in collecting a “tin for the bin” fundraiser and oversaw painting the grad mural on the wall of her school. She was involved in club volleyball, volunteered at the 2017 Canada Summer Games and was

named “Sport Star of the Month” by the Steinbach radio Station. The Association has four competition categories based on school populations. “A” schools are rural schools with a population of under 125 students, “AA” is any City of Winnipeg school with a population of under 100 plus rural schools with a population of 125-300, “AAA” are City of Winnipeg schools with a population of 100-500 and rural schools of over 300, while the “AAAA” category is all City of Winnipeg schools with a population of 500 students and greater, plus Steinbach Regional.

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Ile des Chenes Woman Wins Home Makeover An Ile des Chenes woman is the big prize winner of the ultimate Dream Home Makeover Contest worth nearly $30,000. Melissa Spiers of Île-des-Chênes entered the Dream Home Makeover Contest online with prizes from Home Hardware, Milwaukee, Armstrong Ceilings, Broil King, Frigidaire and Rust-Oleum. David Audette, owner of Lorette Home Hardware said this prize will be put to use by a great young family. “I delivered the Broil King Imperial XLS gas grill and the Charcoal Keg 5000 to their home last night. Wow were they ever excited! They have three young kids who were pouring over the grill, looking at all the fancy dials and gadgets. This is one fabulous appliance,” Audette explained. “Melissa and her husband Jeff, have recently incurred a huge expense to replace their septic waste system and are exceptionally grateful to have won theses prizes.” The package includes $5,000 Home

Hardware Card, Broil King® Imperial XLS Gas Grill with Premium Grill Cover and Broil King® Keg Charcoal Grill, with Grilling Cabinet, Premium Cover, Deluxe Rib Roaster and Diffuser Kit, valued at $5,100, a Milwaukee Heavy Duty Prize Pack, valued at $5,000, Armstrong Ceiling 500 SF of WoodHaven™ Planks, valued at $5,000, Frigidaire Gallery® Smudge-Proof™ Black Stainless Steel Collection, valued at $5,000, 30” self-clean electric range; 27 Cu. Ft. French door with an ice and water dispenser; 24” built in dishwasher; Over-the-range microwave and a Rust-Oleum Prize Pack, valued at $5,000. The Dream Home Makeover Contest was open to residents across Canada. Customers entered the contest by signing up for emails from Home Hardware and Dream Contests. Additional chances to win were given to customers who signed up for emails David Audette, the owner of the Lorette Home Hardware congratulates Melissa Speirs for winning $30,000 in prizes in the Home Hardware Dream Home Makeover Contest. from sponsoring companies.


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RCMP Respond to Stabbing Pat Porter Active Living Centre offers programs, activities, services and volunteer opportunities, striving to promote healthy and active living for mature adults of the southeast region. We invite you to come out (all ages are welcomed) and pay us a visit and consider participating in some of our programs and events. Volunteer Opportunities: All ages are welcomed. Please call Lynda at 204320-4603 for more information. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas: electrical, plumbing, cleaning, photographer and yard work. Rentals: We can accommodate Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Showers, Meetings and Family Gatherings, amongst others. Call Lynda 204-320-4603 for more information and to book. Events/Presentations: All events/presentations are open to all ages/everyone. Thursday, July 19 - Out With Friends – Morris Stampede. Leave PPALC (car pool) at 1 pm. Fee is $15 which covers the chuck wagon races and the rodeo. This outing is only for single men and women. RSVP by Thursday, July 12 by calling 204-320-4600. Tuesday, July 23 - Movie Time/Potluck – Noon. Bring a lunch dish to share and watch the feature movie “Hot Lead and Cold Feet” starring Don Knots. Lunch starts at noon with movie starting approximately 12:20. Regular Activities: Make sure to check out our Newsletter. Activities may be cancelled or re-scheduled due to other events. Please check with Centre. New Programs: Wii game system/Board Games: Every Tuesday from 10 - 11:30 am. Come play bowling, golf and other games. Tai Chi: Every Thursday from 1 - 2 pm. Come join Walter Kohut, licensed instructor, in this excellent form of exercise. This will help maintain and improve balance, strength and improve your health. Regular Programs: All Programs/Activities have a fee of $2 for members, $4 for non-members unless otherwise stated. Fitness Class; Old Time Country Jam; Choir; New Connection; Dances; Perogy Bee - Resume in fall. Tai Chi /Exercises: Thursdays from 1 - 2 pm. This class is open to all ages-PPALC Class. Ho Model Railway Project: Wednesdays 9:30am– 3:30 pm. Floor Curling/Floor Shuffle: Wednesdays 1:30 -4 pm. Advanced Pickleball: Mon, Thurs and Fridays 9 11:30 am and Tue 9 – 10:30 am. Beginners Pickleball: Mondays 1 - 3 pm. Drop in Billiards: Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm. Cards: Monday – Canasta; Wednesday – Cribbage. All card games are from 1 – 4 pm. Computer Classes: Wednesdays from 9 am – 3 pm. One-on-one 1 hour appointments. Free Programs: Walking Program: 8:30 - 9 am and 12 - 1 pm Mon – Fri in our Auditorium and throughout the centre. Free to the public and any age is welcomed! Enjoy Free Coffee or Tea after! Crafty Corner: Every Friday from 2 - 3:30 pm. Bring your craft, anything goes – knitting, scrapbooking, wood work, etc and have some good conversation, coffee and share in learning from each other. Cozy Corner Coffee Time: 10:30 every morning for free coffee, tea, and a cookie. Meet new people and staff in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. Other Programs/Services Provided/Misc. Information:Noon Meals: Available Monday through Friday. Cost $6. Come join us for lunch. Call Kitchen at 204- 320-4605 the day before or by 9 am that day to reserve your meal. Foot Care Clinic: 3 Foot Care Nurses are available different days throughout the month. Call Reception at 204-320-4600 to book your appointment. Beltone Hearing: Call 1-800-661-2653 to book an appointment. For more information on our programs, activities or volunteer opportunities, please drop by the Centre Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, or call Lynda at 204-320-4603 or the reception desk at 204-320-4600 or Fax 204-320-9098.

At approximately 7:30 am on June 16 Steinbach RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing on the 300 block of Hanover St. The initial investigation determined that a 24-year-old male from Steinbach was stabbed near that location during an altercation with two other males. The victim was transported to hospital and has since been released. Travis Daniel Nolin, 23, from Lorette was arrested and has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. A warrant for arrest for aggravated assault and other weapons related charges has been issued for Logan Antinozzi, 28, from Tolstoi. Steinbach RCMP, with assistance from Major Crimes Services, are continuing the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Steinbach RCMP at 204-326-4452, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, submit a secure tip online at manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Logan Antinozzi

Groceries Stolen from Walmart On June 23 at about 8:30 pm a female had stolen a large quantity of groceries from the Walmart in Steinbach. The female exited the store and got into a black and blue newer style Chrysler 300. A male driver accompanied the female in the parking lot, but did not enter the store. Anyone with information on these two individuals or the vehicle are being asked to let the police know. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204-326-4452 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Boat Stolen from Parking Lot In the overnight hours of June 9, a 2008 Lund 186 Tyee GL fibreglass boat with a 175 Horsepower Mercury motor was stolen from the parking lot of the Frantz Motor Inn. The boat trailer has a South Dakota licence plate and the photo shown is similar to the stolen boat. There was significant amount of fishing equipment stolen as well. If you have any information in regards to the above you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204-326-4452 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Steinbach Arts Council Receives Co-op Funds The Steinbach Arts Council is one of two dozen local projects across western Canada who will receive a funding grant through the Co-op Community Spaces Program. The Co-op Community Spaces Program is providing $2 million to help a variety of projects, including a $65,000 recreation grant to the Steinbach Arts Council. Vic Huard, Executive Vice-President of Strategy at Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) said the company is im-

pressed by the interesting and meaningful ways that people use funding to make like better in the community. “Co-op Community Spaces is just another way that coops help build the communities where we live, work and play,” explained Huard. “This program is an investment in local organizations and projects that improve the places we call home.” FCL administers the giving program on behalf of more than 180 independent retail co-operatives across western Canada

that forms the Co-operative Retailing System. Since 2015, Co-op Community Spaces has provided $6.5 million to 88 projects in three categories that include recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture. Funded organizations must be registered non-profits, charities or community service co-operatives. Last year, the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre in Ile des Chenes received $125,000 towards their new wildlife facility.

St. Malo and Richer Men Join MMF On June 11, a number of new officers were sworn into the Manitoba Métis Federation (MMF) after the 2018 Provincial Election concluded earlier in the month. Several candidates were elected by acclamation in this election, including MMF President David Chartrand, who will begin serving his seventh term this month. Locally, Denise Thomas was elected

by acclamation as Vice-President of MMF Southeast Region. Three candidates competed for two available board chairs. Incumbent candidate Jean Desrosiers from St. Malo was re-elected; and Shawn Nault from Richer was elected. Former board member Carol Laramee failed to retain his seat. “I thank everyone who took up the challenge and accepted their nominations to

run in our Manitoba Métis Government election,” said President Chartrand. “It is privilege to participate in our caucus and an honour to serve our Métis Citizens. Together we will continue to advocate and protect our rights as well as develop innovative ways to address our People’s needs and meet their aspirations.” The next MMF Provincial Election will take place in 2022.


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If you have any information in regards to any item here you are asked to contact the Steinbach RCMP Detachment at 204-326-4452 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-2228477 or manitobacrimestoppers.com or text “TIPMAN” plus your message to Crimes (274637).

On June 3, 2017, there was a break-in during the evening hours on Idawood Lane in the RM of La Broquerie when individuals gained entry into the garage at a residence and took a large filled gas can, with wheels on it. RCMP is requesting assistance from the public with any information you may have on this incident.

Thieves Make Off with Tractors and Trailer On June 22 the Steinbach RCMP responded to a break and enter into the Steinbach City Compound located at 50 Millworks Drive. Damage was caused to the fence and the suspect(s) gained entry to a storage building. A City work truck, trailer, John Deere zero turn riding lawn mower and John Deere tractor were all stolen from the site. The truck was recovered at the Diamond Construction gravel pit on Loewen Blvd. RCMP continue to investigate.

On June 22 Steinbach RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a residence in Marchand. In the initial investigation RCMP determined that the suspect(s) entered with force through the front door and garage window when no one was home. To gain access the thieves used a crow bar. The home owner reported that everything was stolen including his personal belongings. Items included furniture, tools, electronics, bows and arrows, coin collection, rare tires for his Toyota vehicle, two generators, a dirt bike and many more items.

The Search is On for “Hot” Tools Between June 12 and June 13 unknown individuals broke into a construction business on Hanover Road in the RM of Hanover and stole a variety of tools including a floor jack, a Dewalt reciprocating saw and a Snap on Tool Chest. Police are requesting any information regarding this break and enter and the theft of these tools.

RCMP Hunt for Stolen ATV and Thief On June 24 Steinbach RCMP received a report of a stolen ATV from a residence on Provincial Road 210. The vehicle is believed to be taken from the garage on the property sometime between 11 pm on June 23 and 11 am on June 24. The ATV is described as a red 2013 Honda Fourtrax Rincon with licence plate 8E422. The investigation is ongoing.

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RCMP Search for Mountain Bikes Between May 23 and May 24, 2 Mountain Bikes were stolen from a garage on Old Tom Road, in Steinbach. The mountain bikes are described as a large 2015 Giant XTC Adv 27.5.1, black and red with VIN 15xtcadv127.5, a small Liv Obsession Advanced 2 Carbon 90 with VIN 150bsessadv2. In addition to the mountain bikes 2 pairs of sunglasses were taken. First is a Prada Sport Grey frame, mild wrap around rectangle lens that looks bronze red and second is Maui Jim mild wrap around with rectangle lens. A garage door opener was also taken. The garage door opener is a Chamberlain Whisper Drive brown in colour.

Theft of Trailer and Quads Between 12 am and 7 am on June 8 a grey 2009 Sokal flatbed trailer bearing a licence plate of “P812L” was stolen in La Broquerie along with the two quads on top. One quad is a 2005 Bombardier Outlander Max XT with the licence plate “647L9”, and the other is a 2011 CamAm Outlander Max with licence plate “869Z9”.

Look Around for Stolen Bike Between June 4 and June 6 a grey Giant Sedona LX bike was stolen from a residence in Steinbach. The bike is an 18-speed, and had a gel seat recently installed.

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Mitre Saw Stolen from Truck On June 4 Steinbach RCMP received a report of a theft from a truck from a driveway on 1st Street in Steinbach. Overnight a compound mitre saw was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle. The RCMP are requesting the assistance of the public with any information regarding the above.

RCMP continues to investigate a trailer theft that occurred between 7 am on June 10 and 10 am on the June 13. Unknown individual(s) stole a red, flat deck, single axle, trailer that was parked in the ditch of the westbound lanes on the side of the Trans Canada Highway in the RM of Ste Anne.

Thief Grabs iPhone Between midnight on the June 15 and 11:30 am on June 16 unknown individual(s) entered a vehicle parked on Kroeker Avenue in the City of Steinbach and stole a rose gold iPhone 7. Police are continuing their investigation and are requesting any information from public.

Toolbox and Tools Stolen from Truck Between 8 pm on June 20 and 7:30 am on June 21 unknown individual(s) entered a vehicle parked at a business on Life Sciences Parkway in the City of Steinbach and stole a tool box, socket set, hammer and torque wrench. The investigation is ongoing.

New SAC Office Hours: July 2 - August 6 from 9 am - 5 pm for Summer Holidays! For emergencies, please contact Cindi at director@steinbachartscouncil.ca or 204.326.8571. Sign up for Summer Arts Day Camps Online! Don’t Miss Out on Your Spot! SAC Member: $125, non-member: $145 (Plus Membership and $5 Swim Fee). 2 separate camps - Camp #1 – Ages 5 - 8 and Camp #2 – Ages 9 - 12. Each week is jam-packed with creativity, art, dance, music, drama, recreation, community field trips and swimming. Visit our SAC website for full theme descriptions. Disney - July 2-6. How magical! This camp was so much fun last year; we’ve brought it back again! Under the Sea - July 9 - 13. Discover a new world below the surface of the sea! Olympic Sports – July 16 - 20. Who’s keepin’ score? Celebrate Steinbach’s own Olympic Games! Outer Space – July 23 - 27. Climb aboard a spaceship and jet off into outer space! Woodlands Exploration – July 30 - August 3. Grab your backpack and your hiking boots - we’re off to explore the wild side of town. Wacky Workshop - August 7 - 10. A 4-Day Camp, unleash your inner inventor and be inspired by some of the most famous inventors in the world. Marvel Superheroes - August 13 - 17. Boom! Hulk Smash! Spend the week with Iron Man, Captain America, Spiderman & More! Register now for Fall Programs online or call us! The Steinbach Arts Council is working on a great line-up of programs starting this fall. Don’t miss out on the creativity, wellness, summer camps, visual arts, theatre and so much more. Check them out! steinbachartscouncil.ca. Backyard Theatre Company Wants You! - Build your confidence, ignite your creativity, and explore your imagination. Get involved with the community. Discover the process of preparing for a play, character building, practicing scripts, and final stage production at the SRSS Theatre. Acting classes for ages 5 - 17 Arts4Tots Preschool Program – Montessori-Infused Curriculum. Don’t miss out on your spot! Why are we unique? The most creative way to learn for ages 3 - 5 with specialists in dance, music, drama, and visual arts. Join Miss Pam and Miss Jen for a year full of creativity, arts, field trips, learning, and more! Mon/Wed or Tues/Thu, in the am or pm. Creative Wellness -Prop It Pilates, Lunch Time Pilates, Secrets to a Strong Back, Core Intermediate, Pilates on the Ball. B.O.S.S. Dance Academy - Dance4Tots, Hip Hop, Jazz. Culinary Arts - Kids in the Kitchen, Creative Cooking, Couples Cooking, Cake X-Travaganza, new! Mindful Meals. Languages: French and Spanish. Visual Arts Kids - Hand Building with Clay (Beginner & Advanced), Art Adventures, Art X-travaganza. Teens - Mixed Art, Pottery Passion, Cartoon Illustration, new! Video Game Programming. Adults: Digital Photography, Acrylic & Watercolor Painting, Intro to the Pottery Wheel. Aboriginal Arts - Moccasins, mukluks, gauntlets, dream catchers, and bannock! Workshops - Wood Burning, Stained Glass, Resin Art, Acrylic Pouring, Canvas & Cabernet Paint Nites, and more! Southeast Centre for Music - A Centre of Excellence! Call us if you want to study with some of the premiere teachers in the southeast. Guitar- Nathan Dyck; Piano/Theory - Candace Hamm; Voice- Laurelle Froese, David Klassen, Violin - Peter Jo, Cello - Natalie Dawes. For teacher info/details email David Klassen, SCM Director at scm@steinbachartscounil.ca. New Hall Gallery Exhibit: Wanda Friesen - The Divine Romance. Support our local artists. Exhibit Runs until Thursday, August 16. Teachers! Celebrate creative learning! - Bring your class to our Out2Arts program - workshops designed to work with your curriculum! Call Mandy to book your workshop. Opportunities for all grades, all curricula! Want FREE pizza? Join the Creative Youth Council. Events for youth, by youth. Seeking committee members ages 18 – 35. Call 204-346-1077 for details. Last Call – Reserve your seats as a Season Ticket Holder Our 2018-2019 concert series includes favourites like the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Manitoba Theatre Centre, and so much more! You won’t want to miss this season – Renew your seats if you have not already done so. Call 204-346-1077 for more details. View events and purchase tickets online steinbachartscouncil.ca.


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Change the Snail’s Pace into the Right Direction Have you ever thought things in your life were travelling at a snail’s pace? It seems like you never get accomplished what needs to get done. There are always a thousand tasks ahead of you waiting for your attention. Will you ever get to them? Some dear soul with lots of time to spare clocked the snails speed at 0.00758 miles per hour, of forty feet in one hour. They may move at a sluggish pace but they do possess the virtue of perseverance. Perseverance is a character trait needed for success in business, individually and in our spiritual life. It involves sticking at the job until it is done. It is not an inherited trait. It must be learned, through troubles, trials and hard work. I remember helping my mother weed the garden as a youngster. The weeds were twice as high as the good plants and fifty times more abundant. The rows each looked a mile long (to me) and the sun threatened to shrivel me up with its heat. I felt like quitting one foot down the first row, but Mother encouraged me to persevere. The hard lessons learned in that garden have helped me though many difficult situations in life since that time. The Lord, with His strength and grace has helped my wife and I raise six children, who have also learned how to persevere. We have started and operated three veterinary clinics and I have pastored two different churches for twenty four years. There are always times of doubt and discouragement. That is part of our human make-up, but faith, trust and hope in Almighty God and in His love, mercy, grace and power have enabled us to persevere. So when setbacks seem to slow you down to a snail’s pace, be encouraged and turn to the Lord for help. Psalms 50:15 says, “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee.” John 6:37 says, “… him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” If things in your life have come to a standstill with no visible hope apparent, turn to the Lord and let Him direct your path. He will not fail you. God bless you as you trust Him to get you moving, and in the right direction.

A Natural Death

There has been a recent court case that has me thinking about and I encourage all of you to think about this, what is a Natural Death? The current court case I am referring to is the Winnipeg man that was found guilty of criminal negligence causing death. His sentence will be handed to him later in July. After his father and sister had died in hospital, his mother requested of her son to allow her to die at home. His mother suffered from dementia. In November 2014, she fell out of bed and couldn’t get up. He claimed (and I believe him), that his mother told him to not call an ambulance, that she wanted to die at home. The son was the main caregiver for his mother and he left her on the floor beside the bed for more than three weeks.

He wanted to fulfill her wish: No outside help; no hospitalization. He tried to continue caring for his mother by giving her nutritional supplement drinks. She died at home three weeks after falling from her bed. But this was not a pain-managed, dignified natural death. How can we as families ensure a natural death at home, without a family member being charged with a crime? How could this mother and her son ensure she died at home by a natural, dignified pain-managed death? First, there needed to be a written document signed by “mom”: what her wishes were (and what she didn’t want). She and her son needed to understand that family and medical professionals will need to ensure the pain is managed and that the dying is dignified. The son should have called for an ambulance, or the mother’s doctor, to ensure she was stabilized (why did she fall? Were there broken bones?).

And health care professionals could have had her pain managed. Then she could be returned to home or remain at home with palliative care (medical professionals visiting often to ensure her pain was managed and that she was cared for properly to prevent painful bed sores). Also, the son should not have given his mother nutritional supplement beverages. This extended her dying and may have made her even more uncomfortable (her body would have struggled to process this food). If you are interested in learning more about a natural death and other subjects we need to discuss as we get older or as our family members get older, I invite you to attend an upcoming Death Café. A Death Café is about an hour of informal interactive discussion with like-minded people wanting to have a frank and open conversation about end of life topics. If you are unable to attend or do

not want to attend, but want to learn more, please stop by my office and borrow a valuable book called “A Better Way of Dying”. I’m certain you will be enlightened as much as I was when I read it. To find out more about Death Café, you can check out their website deathcafe.com or give our office a call. If you want to be on our contact list, give us a call or send an email and then we will contact you to reserve your seat at one of our upcoming Death Cafés. Anni Markmann is a financial advisor who specializes in personal income taxes and estate planning. She works, lives, and volunteers in our community. Contact Anni at 204422-6631 or Anni@SteAnneTaxService.ca or 36 Dawson Road in Ste Anne (near the Co-op).


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A Small Spark

The Start of Summer Holidays The time has come once again for all the boys and girls to shed their backpacks, toss the textbooks and say goodbye to their teachers. It is the start of summer holidays! As a working man I don’t have quite the same joy as my children do for the summer holidays but I am excited that they will be home more and that they get to have this time off. After all, with all the movies that they watch in class and all the days off that they have for in-services, they surely do need a break. While it has been many years since I was a student (I won’t say exactly how many years but I can tell you that it’s somewhere between more than two but less than a hundred) even so, I can still remember the excitement that I had as I was free to ride my bike all day, to hang out with my friends, to play games and to read. It was a great time for me. Now for my children to experience this brings a swelling of joy to my heart. I do find it interesting how things have changed since I was a child. Nowadays, I find that a lot of children plan to spend most of the summer in front of a television or a computer and play video games and to watch movies. My children, like many of their friends, would, if given the chance, sit on that couch all day long and would probably not leave until they had to go to the bathroom. Luckily, they have a couple of parents that like to kick them off the couch, get them to go outside and to have fun playing in the yard. I’m glad for their freedom but I am also happy to be giving them an opportunity to learn outside of a classroom. They will be getting the chance to help my wife in the garden and to learn to love growing things, something my daughter has already shown an interest in (especially the pretty flowers that she chose from the greenhouse). My children will also be able to lend a hand and learn beside me as I work on a few summertime projects. With plans to go camping, fishing and geocaching, I think that we will all have a great summer holidays. Until next time, take care and keep your world spinning.

James 3:2-6… 2) We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. 3) When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4) Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. 5) Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6) The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. (NIV) Sometimes what we say can be funny. But sometimes it is not that funny. Sometimes we say things we do not mean to say. However, there are times I say things that I mean to say, but I should not because it will be misunderstood by others, and it may just hurt some people. There are times when we should zip-up and do the quiet thing and say nothing. I must always remember that the tongue is in my mouth and it is up to me to have some measure of control over it. God, after all, put that tongue of mine in my mouth behind my teeth so I can close my mouth before I say things that just do not add anything positive to the conversation. The Bible has a lot to say about what we say and how we say it. It makes it very clear that as Christian folks we need to have controlled speech, not this negative stuff. Our speech should not be wicked, slanderous, lying, filthy, bitter, angry, cursing, contentious, boastful… We could go on and on, but we will not. We are all mature enough to know where we are going with this – how we should or should not speak. We get the point that the tongue, though it is small, can cause a great deal of trouble for us. There is a whole lot of information in those verses. There are times we are not aware that our tongue can do all that. I know that I sometimes say things, before I think, that would have been better left unsaid, and then I feel awful later. I guess we should never underestimate the power of speech. When you really look at it, that small thing (the tongue) has the power to control our lives. Strange, that such a small part of our body should have that much power. That means if we do not have control over our tongue and what it says we will eventually self-destruct… That is a scary thought! James 3:4 compares our tongue to that of a ship’s rudder. I used to be in the Canadian Navy many years ago and I have steered some rather large ships. I was always amazed at how that little rudder could move the ship in any direction that I wanted it to go. Let us, for a moment, think of it this way: A rudder is small, but when you turned the wheel, it will exert enough pressure on the ship and turn the ship to where I was told it should go. Likewise, when the Holy Spirit exerts that gentle pressure in our heart if we allow it to, it can control what our tongue will say. Does that make sense? The Bible is not for a moment suggesting that we never say anything. It does not want us to be speechless. What it is saying is that we need to have control when we speak. It is not always smart to say whatever pops into our mind. What we say tells the listener what kind of person we are. When we have a right relationship with God, we will say things that encourage, build up, and heal. And when we do, you and I will feel a whole lot better about ourselves and we will make a real difference in the lives of others. Proverbs 21:23 says, He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity… To God Be the Glory Great things He has done! Would you pray this prayer with me? “Lord Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive my sins. I want my life to change. My thoughts and my attitude need to change. I do not have peace in my heart, I really want that peace, joy, and happiness that I long for. Please let the Holy Spirit help me be the kind of Christian that will bring honour to Your Name.” Amen.


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Top 20 Things to Do With the Kids This Summer

Art projects are cheap and fun! Add a little color to your area and don’t be afraid to get down with them and let your inner Picasso come out.

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you live in the north. It’s a chance to be free from thick clothing and the hectic schedule that takes place during the school year. It’s also a chance for parents to do a ton of fun things with their kids after work and on weekends. It’s an exercise in bonding that is natural and will ideally create happy memories for your kids and with these suggestions; they don’t take a lot of planning or cost money. 1. Go to the beach: It may seem like a lot of trouble but not if you keep it simple. Beach towel, a few beach toys and lots of sun screen is all you really need. You can also bring folding chairs and a sun umbrella as well. Bring a lunch or snacks along with a few cold drinks. These can easily fit inside a couple of cloth bags with an ice pack if you don’t have a cooler. If you have a car, leave the cooler and valuables in the car. This way, you’ll have no problem leaving stuff on the beach while you play with the kids in the water. Keep in mind that even if there are lifeguards, you need to stay very close to your kids. The younger they are, the closer you are! Sun screen is very important. Buy the highest UV protection you can and don’t be afraid to pay a few dollars more for the good stuff. Remember to get the sand out of the bathing suits before you start going home. 2. Mini golf: As far as we are concerned, mini-golf should be an Olympic event. It’s a great activity that anyone can play. In fact, the worst you are the more fun it is. We like playing in the early evening when it starts getting dark and cooler. 3. Bowling: Bowling is another “potential” Olympic event that anyone can play. Most bowling alleys have lanes with “bumpers” that block the gutters so the kids are almost guaranteed to hit some pins. It’s also a great place to be on a really hot day because bowlers hate to sweat so you know the air conditioning will be just right. 4. Play catch: It’s the one thing that movies like to use as the only activity dad never did with the hero of the story but it doesn’t have to be forced or organized, it can be spontaneous. Most people think of playing catch involves a baseball glove and a ball but there are a lot more items you can use. Try a football, beach ball, tennis ball or the classic Frisbee. There are also variations you can use like drawing a few circles on the ground in chalk and try to bounce the ball inside it when sending it to the other person. If they are able to, use a football and a Frisbee at the same time. Just


Dawson Trail Dispatch Top 20 Things continued... be careful how you throw it. 5. Explore your city: A lot of people grow up in a city and never take in the sites so why not take the kids and explore? Most downtowns have a lot of old stores with a lot of unique things in them and some may even have some history to them. Explore different parks or check online for festivals and events. Become a tourist in your own town by taking a tour bus. You may just discover things about your home town that you never knew. 6. Fishing: Old fishing rods, hooks and worms are all you need to spend time by the water. There are a lot of options you can buy but if you go to a garage sale, there’s a good chance you’ll find everything you need for a few dollars. You might also need a fishing license in your area so do a little research. Since you’re near water, you need to stay very close to the kids and you will need to put the worm on the hook for them. Use a lot of sun screen; give them a hat, pack a snack and you’re ready to go. Find out where the best fishing spots are for kids but be prepared to cut it short. Some kids might not find it exciting so don’t force them to stay. Plan on going for a short time and then make it longer the more you go. While you’re waiting for the fish to nibble, tell them about how people who fish like to make up stories about “big one that got away” and come up with your own. Catch and release is great but if you happen to catch something big and you know how to properly prepare and cook them, bring them home as a special treat. 7. Biking: Biking is a great activity for getting outside; exercising and exploring new areas but as we’ve written in a past blog, teach your kids the rules of the road or don’t take them out! Teach them hand signals and what to do at a stop sign. In case you’ve forgotten, a stop sign does not mean to slow down, make eye contact with a car driver and continue through. Look online for local bike paths, pack a picnic or snack, put on some sun screen and make sure those helmets are on right. Start with short trips and then make them longer as they get older. Remember, they may have no problem biking there but it’s biking back that can be tricky. 8. Swimming: Learning to swim is something that every parent should have their kids do at an early age. It’s a skill they will never forget and will save their lives. The younger they are, the closer you must be to them. This must also be the rule at the beach, a public pool or even in a small wading pool in your backyard. Never leave them alone. If you can, bring plastic balls or Frisbee to play in the water since kids love to make diving catches. Pool noodles, boogie boards and beach balls are great fun but again; don’t forget to bring the sunscreen. 9. Hiking: Hiking is another great activity that should be short to introduce them and gradually increased as they like. Start with simple and easy trails, wear appropriate shoes and clothing, bug spray and sunscreen and even pack a lunch or snack. Water is very important if you plan on being out most of the day and make sure you know where you are going before you leave. You don’t want to share the joys of being found with a search party do you?

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Service to Our Communities! 10. Backyard party: Why not host a party just for the heck of it? Make up a reason such as celebrating International Pickle Day or just a good ole fashion summer party. Barbeque some hotdogs and burgers, make some potato salad, coleslaw and have a few games. It doesn’t have to be fancy or really organized. It’s just a chance to get a bunch of people together to just hang out. 11. Backyard camping: Before you start to invest in thousands of dollars in tents, stoves, sleeping bags and bear repellent, why not try camping in the backyard with the kids? You don’t even need a real tent. Have the kids make one out of a tarp or old blankets. If they don’t like it, they can just come in. Just make sure you’re with them all night just to keep them safe and from getting into trouble. If they like it, they may want to do some real camping later and then you can spend thousands of dollars on everything you need! 12. Fly a kite: If you can find an open space free of power lines and gopher holes, you can fly a kite. Start with the inexpensive ones found at the department store and try it out. If the kids like it, you may want to invest in a really nice kite and watch them perform acrobatics in the sky. 13. Campfire: Unfortunately, not every town or city allows campfires; especially open ones that are basically a hole in the ground surrounded by rocks. If your city does allow them, invest in a metal, enclosed one. These are designed to keep the fire from getting out of control and the doors help keep the kids away from the flames. Roast marshmallows, make s’mores and then close the door and enjoy the view. Just remember to keep a bucket of water and some sand handy and make sure the entire fire is out before you go to bed. 14. Sidewalk chalk drawing: Chalk comes in a lot of colors and is rather inexpensive. The important thing to keep in mind is where the kids draw. It has to be a safe area that is free of any traffic since the little ones will be practically lying down as they create their masterpieces. If you’re in a school playground or empty parking lot, you can also draw a race track that the kids can go through on their bikes, skateboard or roller skates. Add a little color to your area and don’t be afraid to get down with them and let your inner Picasso come out. 15. Outdoor movie: Watching a movie outdoors and under the stars is a great way to spend an evening. Projectors can be borrowed from schools or offices and a large white bed sheet makes for a great screen. Hook the projector up to your laptop and set up a few speakers. Make some popcorn, bring out the patio chairs and enjoy. 16. Cont a i n e r planting: If you’re a g a r d e n e r, you already

know how much fun it can be but for the rest of us, we don’t have the motivation to take it to that level. That’s why container plants are great. Check out local garage sales for great deals on different size planters. They may need a coat of paint but as long as they’re not broken, they’ll work fine. Buy a bag of soil and select a few flowers and even vegetables to grow. Check online or at your local garden center to see what plants grow well in containers in your area. Find a good spot for the containers but if you need to, they can be easily moved somewhere else. Have the kids water it regularly and maybe record how it’s growing in a diary. Fruit and vegetable plants are possible so that at the end of the growing season the kids could actually eat what they’ve grown. 17. Picnic: A picnic is a rather simple way to have lunch but is much more than just your sandwich in a brown bag. Along with the sandwiches you can have salads, a veggie platter, assorted fruits and all types of drinks. Place the food in a cooler with an ice pack, pack some plates, utensils and cups, bring a blanket to lie on and you’re set. You can also bring a plastic table cover to use if you find a picnic table. The secret is to find someplace that has a soft patch of ground that you can enjoy such as a park, the beach or along a trail. Make sure to take all your garbage home and don’t leave any food for the animals. 18. Photo essay: A photo essay is just a fancy way to get kids to take photos with their phones. In the old days we used something called a camera but since smartphones are here, they’ll work just fine. Have the kids document a trip or an outing such as a day at the beach or to the zoo. Ask them to take photos of your arrival and the different things they see. When they arrive home, they can upload the photos to their computer and create a slide show. The older kids may be able to incorporate video and background music as well. Once done, save a copy in a safe place and in a few years, you can remind them of how much fun they had that day. 19. Water slide: On a hot day, there’s nothing like gliding across your lawn on your own personal water slide. Sheets of plastic are available at your local hardware store and try to find a safe place to lay it down, preferably with a bit of a slope and no rocks. Visit our

activities page at What To Do With The Kids to find out how to make a water slide that could be the envy of the neighborhood. 20. Hanging out: Why not play a board game outside, read a book together or just sit and talk with the kids. The young ones might get bored but the older ones may just enjoy spending time with you and that’s what we are all about. Make it spontaneous. Find a shady spot, bring out some toys, games or crafts and spend some time together while the weather is nice. It can result in the type of memories you want your kids to have. What To Do With The Kids is the website that adults go to when they want to know what to do with their kids. The site features games, crafts, activities, downloads, a resource section for parents and much more. Visit whattodowiththekids.com or visit one of our local Facebook pages to find kid and family-friendly things to do in your area.

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C ommunity E vents Dugald Mixed Doubles Curling League - On Tuesday Nights at 9:15 pm or Sundays at 1 pm at the Springfield Curling Club. Format will be regular Canadian Guidelines. Cost $130 per person for a minimum 20 eight end games. Contact Cam Magura at 204-771-0029, ckmagura@gmail.com.

Chase the Ace Lottery – On Thursdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm., draw at 8:45 pm at Dawson Trail Motor Inn Bar. Come, support this very much needed complex, at the same time have the chance to chose the Ace of Spade, and win the grand prize jackpot. Hosted by the Community Complex Fundraising Committee.

Prairie Voices Toastmasters – On Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in the Springfield Library.

New Horizons Seniors - Play cards, Scrabble and more. Drop in Tuesdays 1 - 5 pm at Foyer Notre Dame Lorette, 12 St. Amant Ave. Contact Iris 204-878-3552.

Falcon Lake Alcoholics Anonymous - Whiteshell group meets every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 pm in All People’s Church, Falcon Lake. Come and meet with us or call 204-349-2374. We can help. Hadashville Circuit 30 - Mondays and Thursdays at 7 pm, in the Rec Centre .Alternate aerobic and weight exercises, with cool down and stretch exercises. Wear comfortable clothing, clean runners, and bring a bottle of water. Cost $2/class. Contact Wendy 204-348-2433. Tae Kwon Do - Every Wednesday at 6 pm at the Hadashville Community Club (Reynolds Recreational Centre) from 6 years old to adults. Pursue a black belt or learn new skills, great stress release and have an excellent workout at the same time. Cost after registration fee is $40/month per person. Ask about 2 week free trial. Contact Shelly at 204-426-5266 or KSTA. academy@gmail.com. Ile-des-Chênes IDC Seniors Group – All Activities at the Trans Canada Centre Free Programs: Indoor walking – Mon, Wed and Fri from 9 – 10 am. Yoga - Mon from 10–11 am and Thurs from 11 am–12 pm. Pickleball - Wednesdays and Sundays from 1 -3 pm. Water Colours - Thursdays from 9 – 11 am. Taekwondo – On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Ecole Ile Des Chene School. Cost $40/month, family rates available. Contact Kangs.mb.ca, Master Bill Tam 204296-8217. Story Time in Pyjamas - Every Thursday evening at the Ritchot Library Ecole Regional Gabrielle-Roy at 6:30 pm. Ages 2-8 however all ages are welcome. Our Lady of the Roses Prayer Group – Meets on the first Saturday of every month, at 6:30 pm to recite the Rosary and learn about Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers and receive Blessed Rose Petals and other Sacramentals from Blessed Mother’s place of miracles. Contact Corinna 204878-4908 or email her at corinnaswetz@hotmail.com for more info and register. Kleefeld Community Playgroup - For parents, caregivers and children up to age 5. Activities include time for playing, stories, songs and snacks. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the Kleefeld Rec Centre. Contact Irene Ascough 204-377-5013. La Broquerie Seine River Services for Seniors- Health Centre/Centre de Santé from Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm. Services and programs for seniors. Income Tax help, Lifeline, mobility equipment, foot care, hair care, transportation, home maintenance, yard maintenance, Telecheck, E.R.I.K. program, puzzles and games. Contact Community Resource Coordinator Juliette Rowan, 204-424-5285 or labseinerss@gmail.com. Shopping Trips to Winnipeg’s St.Vital Mall every first Thursday of the month, leaving at 10 am - 3 pm. Cost $15. Steinbach’s Clearspring Centre every last Thursday of the month, from 10 am - 1 pm. Cost $10. Lorette Grief Support Group – Starts this fall education about the grieving and mourning processes for individuals who have lost a loved one. Registration deadline Friday, September 7. Suggested donation to cover book cost $45. The small group format will be 9 weekly meetings of two hours each. The facilitator will be Maryanne Rumancik and we will follow the program found in Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart (book with journal) by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Contact Fr. Charles Fillion 204-878-2221 or Maryanne Rumancik 204-878-3901. Exact meeting time and day of the week TBA, everyone welcome. TD Summer Reading Club - At the Bibliothèque Taché Library, 1082 Dawson Rd from 10:30 am – 1 pm.. It’s Free! Open to kids age 0 - 17. Craft every week! Prizes to be won! Every participant that hands in their reading logs will receive a goody bag at the end of summer. Library Closed form July 24 – August 13. Lego Club – On Thursday, July 5 and Tuesday July, 10 from 10:30 – 11:30 am pm at the Bibliothèque Taché Library, 1082 Dawson Rd. Join us to build, create & explore! Drop-in, no registration required. Game Night – First Wednesday, of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Tache Library, 1082 Dawson Rd for ages 13 and up. Join us for monthly board game nights, cards, chess, Crib, Settlers of Catan and many more! Feel free to bring your own. Junior Youth – Every Wednesday from 7 - 8:45 pm at Seine River Church, 1464 Dawson Rd (east of rink) for ages 9 - 12. Free. No registration required. Non-denominational. Contact lorettejryouth@gmail.com, 204-260-9304.

Mitchell Fun Days – On Saturday and Sunday July 7 and 8 the 16th annual Fun days at Stahnfield park. Starting on Saturday, at 8 am a free pancake breakfast, silent auction, Car Show & Shine, Flea market, barrel rides, chicken barbecue, slo-pitch tournament, kids inflatable, fireworks, petting zoo, face painting, balloon artist, games, peddle carts, wagon rides, evening entertainment “5 Acres and “Small Town Limits”, bring your lawn chairs. Sunday morning church service. In case of rain activities will be in tent or Senior centre. Niverville GriefShare - If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one we wish to help, you get support and learn about the grieving process. Contact 204-381-1155 to register or go to Nivervillegriefshare.com. Moms N’ Tots Playgroup - Moms with children up to age six. Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11:30 am located in the lower level of Fourth Avenue Bible Church (62-4th Avenue S.) Free drop-in program with coffee and snacks provided, along with a large open space for the kids to play while the moms visit. Contact Karen at klenzrpeters@hotmail.com. Paradise Village Paradise Squares Dance Club - On Tuesdays from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Paradise Village Rec. Hall. Modern Square Dancing is fun and a great social activity. Couples and singles are welcome. Contact Larry 204-422-5424. Pinawa Whiteshell Toastmasters – On Tuesdays at 11:30 am at Whiteshell Laboratories, 1 Ara Mooradian Way. Sign in required.

204-883-2880 to let us know you will be joining us for the day as space is limited. Foot Care Clinics – On Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday September 4 with Ursala Giesbrecht. By appointment only. C.H.I.L.D program – On Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am at Ecole St. Adolphe School. Children’s introduction to learning and development. Contact sas@srsd.ca or 204-883-2182. St. Malo Chase the Ace – Every Wednesday, at the St. Malo Hotel, hosted by the Fire Department and the St. Malo Arena. Purchase tickets from 7 - 10 pm, draws take place at 10:15 pm. $2/Ticket. License#: LGA 3748-RF-26461. The fire department is raising money for their Wildfire Program. The arena is raising funds for a new Zamboni. So please come out for your chance to win and support these organizations that are an important part of this great community of ours. Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba - On the last Monday each month at 7 pm in the Chalet Malouin Activity Room. For persons experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, bi-polar disorder and other mental health/emotional concerns; individual and support groups. Contact Judy Dunn 204-444-5228. St. Pierre-Jolys Stay and Play Group – Every Monday from 9:30 – 11:30 am at YFC Cinema. Snacks, coffee served, and childcare available. The Knights of Columbus - The St-Pierre Carillon Council – On the first Thursday of the month at 482 Jolys Ave. W. Contact 204-433-7633. Ste. Agathe Seniors Group Card Games – On Tuesdays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm at the Community Centre, 183 Pembina Trail. Cost Membership $10 a year. Bring a friend Day. Contact 204-8822180. Taekwondo - Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:15 - 7:30 pm at Ecole Sainte Agathe hosted by Kang’s Taekwondo Academy. Cost $40/month. Family rates available. Contact Jason Barnabe, jason.barnabe@gmail.com or 204-802-3458.

Busy Bodies Playgroup – Every Wednesday from 9 - 11 am at the Reynolds School Gym. Free to parents and children. Snacks provided. Contact Cassie 204-793-8290.

Ste. Anne Seine River Services for Seniors – Services and programs for seniors. Income Tax help, Lifeline, mobility equipment, foot care, hair care, transportation, home maintenance, yard maintenance, Telecheck, E.R.I.K. program, puzzles and games. Shopping Trips to Winnipeg’s St.Vital Mall every first Thursday of the month, leaving at 10 am - 3 pm. Cost $15. Steinbach’s Clearspring Centre every last Thursday of the month, from 10 am - 1 pm. Cost $10. Contact Juliette Rowan at 204-424-5285 Community Resource Coordinator for local services or e-mail labseinerss@gmail.com.

Richer Richer Community Club Chase the Ace! - Every Saturday at the Richer Inn from 5:30 - 7:45 pm. Tickets only $1 each. Jackpot is growing! Door prizes on random Saturdays ranging from glassware to Jets tickets and jerseys! Bud, Spud and Steak Special and more! Check out and like Richer Community Club Facebook page for updates. LGA License #1392RF.

Ste. Geneviève Library Night – On 2nd Tuesday every month, at the Community Centre from 6:30 - 8 pm. Large selection of books in both French and English, for children and adults. Special requests can be made to the librarian, e-mail btl@srsd.ca or 204-878-9488 or in person. Come for a visit and see what we are all about.

Adult & Teen Challenge Concerned Persons Support Group Join us Thursday evenings at 7 pm, in the Richer Fellowship Church, 50 Southeast Drive. If you have a relationship with someone who has a life-controlling problem, join us for this nine-week Living Free course. Receive encouragement and support in a safe setting, and learn practical ways to best help your loved one. Contact Pastor Ben Funk at 204-326-2254 or phone the church at 204-422-5308.

Steinbach Fraud Awareness – On Friday, July 6 at 3 – 5 pm, at the RBC Royal Bank, 288 Main St. Come join us at the Steinbach Royal Bank to hear about recent fraud, and scams going on in our community! Come find out ways to protect yourself and make yourself aware. Contact Dana Kihn, dana.kihn@rbc.com.

Prawda Circuit 30 - Alternate aerobic and weight exercises, with cool down and stretch exercises. Wear comfortable clothing, clean runners, and bring a bottle of water. Cost $2/class, Mondays and Thursdays at 7 pm, in the Reynolds School Gym. Contact Wendy 204-348-2433.

Richer Recovery AA - Group meets Monday from 7:30 - 8:30 pm at LUD Hall in Richer. Contact Paul at 204-422-7673. Monday Night Bingos - To raise funds for Stacey Pchajek Memorial Foundation Inc. The foundation provides scholarships, bursaries and prizes to students graduating grades 8 and 12. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult to be on premises and must play bingo. Doors Open at 5:30 pm at the Young at Heart Club, 22 Dawson Rd. MGCC License # BI/BO4164. Contact Doreen Pchajek at 422-5243 or doreen@spmf.ca. Sarto Ukrainian Dance Club – On Mondays from 7 - 8 pm at the Sarto Hall. Join the Sarto Polevnyi Ukrainian Dance Club for the season! You do not need to be Ukrainian to dance! Boys & girls, ages 3 to adult, no prior experience required! Cost starts at $150/year. Sprague Sprague & District Historical Museum - Open by appointment from June – September 30. Explore life as it was in the early days. Free Admission. Donations Accepted. Contact 204-4372210, 204-437-2209 or 204-437-4686. St. Adolphe Ritchot Senior Services Chair Fit – On Thursdays July 5 and19 starting at 10 am at Ritchot Senior Services, 457 Main St. Cost: Free. 20 minutes is all it takes beat the heat of the day and join us. Modifications will be given so that all fitness levels can enjoy. Grouille ou Rouille - On Tuesday, July 24 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Ritchot Senior Services, 457 Main St. Cost $ 2. A full day of fun and information. workout with us, enjoy a video presentation (in French) stay for lunch and enjoy some games and activities outside (weather permitting). Contact

Summer Reading Club – At Jake Epp Library, 255 Elmdale St. Join us for a summer full of fun and reading! Register for our 7 week home-based reading program, free with a library membership. All children finished kindergarten through grade 8 are welcome. Craft classes and reading circle (book club) are also available. Sign up early to get a spot. A special $10 Summer Reading Club membership is available for non-resident families with a child who is in grades Kindergarten to Grade 8. Contact programs@jakeepplibrary.com. Steinbach District Farmers Market – Every Thursday to, October 4, from 3 - 6 pm at the Clearspring Centre east parking lot, Hwy 12. Contact Hans Steinmann at 204-326-9917. The Art of Mennonite Clocks - An Exhibition of Mennonite Wall Clocks and Their Stories Spanning More Than Two Centuries. The joint exhibition showcases 33 clocks and their stories sponsored by the Mennonite Heritage Village and the Kroeger Clocks Heritage Foundation until April 2019 at the Mennonite Heritage Village, 231 PTH 12 North. Steinbach & Area Garden Club - Natural Garden Tour and Plant Sale on Saturday, July 7 from 10 am – 4 pm. Fund Raiser in Support of Nature Manitoba, there is a lovely and varied selection of gardens plus a plant sale. Tour 8 gardens alone the Assiniboine River. Tickets $15 available at Lacoste Garden Centre, Shelmerdines’, Shriemers, The Preferred Perch, Jensen’s, St. Leon Garden Centre, and McNally Robinson. Summer Movie Night at the Library – On Thursday, July 19, The Lego Ninjago Movie (rated PG) at 6:30 pm. Bring a pillow to sit on, your family and your friends. Admission is free and so is the popcorn! All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Breast Feeding Group – On Fridays at 10:30 am at the

Steinbach Family Resource Centre for a support group, current information and a variety of presentations. Contact 204-3460413. Toddler & Me Story Hour - Classes offered three times a year for a 10-week session in Fall and Winter and a 5-week session in Spring. Classes are free. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, literacy and parenting tips, crafts and snack for parents and their children ages 1-3. Advanced In-person registration is required. Limited space available. Drop In Book Club – 2nd Tuesday every month at 7 pm in the Jake Epp Library. We’ll post the book for discussion that month and if you’d like to join us please stop by. If you want to start your own book club instead, you can always take advantage of our Book Club collections. No sign up required. Just read the book and come hang out. Knit-Wits Drop-In Club for Adults - Every 4th Monday of the month, from 6 – 9 pm at the Jake Epp Library. This is for anyone interested in fibre handcrafts such as knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, needlepoint etc. This is not a class but a casual knitting circle for all skill levels. Please bring your own items/supplies. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) – On Wednesdays, from 8:45 - 10:30 am at the Royal Canadian Legion. Cost $2/ week. A weight control support group that helps take off pounds sensibly and keep off pounds sensibly. Contact BettyLou Toews at 326-6397.

Steinbach Girl Guides - Every Tuesday at the United Church of Steinbach, 541 Main St. Registration for girls 5-17. Develop personal values and well-being, self-respect and respect for others; promote fun, friendship, adventure and challenges through new experiences; develop leadership and decisionmaking skills; give service to the community; value the natural environment. The Steinbach Rotary Club - meets every Monday at noon except when Monday falls on a long weekend at the Chicken Chef, 365 Main Street, visitors are welcome. Contact Cornie at 326-3155. Mental Health Information and Support sessions - for family and friends of people with mental health issues are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Eden East building, 21 Loewen Blvd. Contact Kim at 371-0824 or email eastmanmss@mts.net Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba individual and support groups - Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 1:30 – 3 pm at The Eden East Office, 21 Loewen Blvd For persons experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, bi-polar disorder and other mental health/emotional concerns. Contact Judy Dunn 204-444-5228. Steinbach and Area Lions Club - Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Helping Hands. Contact Henry 204-392-7750 if you are interested in attending or joining.

Eastman Immigrant Services - Many events and activities to support and help you make new friends. Volunteer to help at our community events. Every Day English All Levels - Every Wednesday 1 – 3 pm. Reading & Writing – All Levels on Monday and Wednesday from 10 am – 12 pm. Pronunciation All Levels - On Monday and Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm at D4-284 Reimer Ave. Classes are free. Southeast Entry Program Online: Learn about Health Care, Employment and Laws. To register for this 4-week online program, contact Josie@eastmanis.com, 204-346-6609 or email lois@eastmanis.com.

Carillon Toastmasters - Meetings open to adults who want to improve their leadership and communication skills. Thursdays at 7 pm at the Jake Epp Public Library 255 Elmdale St. Contact Sheryl at 204-326-7628 or Irene at 204-424-5737.

Eastman Safety Upcoming Programs - Located at 385 Loewen Blvd. Register online at eastmansafety.ca or contact 1-204371-1595.

Young moms to be - Bi-weekly support group starts at 4:30 pm at Steinbach Family Resource Centre B-11, Hwy 12N. Contact 204-346-0413.

Creativi-Tea Time Adult Colouring Group - Twice monthly on the 2nd Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm and on the 2nd Friday from 1 - 3 pm at the Jake Epp Library. Cost Free. Join us for a time of relaxation, tea and colouring. Tea and supplies are provided but you are welcome to bring your own!

Woodridge The Mobile Clinic – Is onsite on the third Thursday of every month from 9 am – 4 pm at the Community Club. Contact for appointments 1-855-644-3515 or southernhealth.ca.

Games Day & Games Night – Every 1st Saturday of the month from 12 – 5 pm and the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6 – 8:30 pm, at the Jake Epp Library. Come down to play strategy games. Bring a friend, your strategies and games. Test your skills and have fun. Ages 14 and up unless accompanied by an adult. Contact 204-326-6841, programs@ jakeepplibrary.com. Royal Canadian Legion - On 1st Tuesday every month until June at 8 pm and Ladies Auxiliary meets 1st Monday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Steinbach Legion Community Hall, 294 Lumber Ave.

Al-Anon Program – Meets on Mondays at 7:30 pm at the Cultural Arts Centre back door, downstairs. Contact Lloyd 204326-4365. Al-Anon 12 Step Recovery Group - Meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at United Church, 541 Main St, front door, ring doorbell. All are welcome.

General Free Monthly Bus Trips to the Casinos of Winnipeg- On Tuesday, June 12. Join us for a fun filled day. Tour from 8:30 am - 7:15 pm. Begins at 8:30 am, pick-ups in Steinbach, Ste. Anne and Paradise Village. Must be 18 years of age or older. Prizes and cash giveaways every trip. Bingo played on the bus. Contact Marilyn at 204-326-4939 for information and reserve a seat.

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Gardenton to Host Annual Ukrainian Festival The Ukrainian Museum and Village Society Inc. of Gardenton is gearing up to celebrate local heritage at this year’s Ukrainian Festival. The one day event is taking place on July 14 at the Gardenton Ukrainian Museum and Village. “There will be lots to see and do for both kids and adults, alike!” said an excited Kelvin Chubaty, one of the organizers. “Sing or dance along with the Ukrainian performers; fill up on delicious traditional Ukrainian fare and learn about the lives of Manitoba’s Ukrainian settlers with guided tours of the museum and fun, interactive games and activities!” The Saturday program will start with a 10:30 am church service in the park. At 1 pm the stage show begins, including performances by Selo Ukrainian Dancers, the Susydka Dancers, Zoloto Ukrainian Dancers, Starlites and Zenon Horobec and others. Visitors can also tour the museum, view a commemorative art display, participate in children’s activities, and enjoy traditional Ukrainian food. An evening dance takes place at 7 pm at the museum grounds. Gate admission is $10 while children under 12 are free. The noon dinner is $20, and admission for the dance is $15 and hot lunch provided. For further info or tickets contact Kelvin at 204-425-8197.


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Lorette Marketplace Joins Red River Co-op Family As of the middle of July, the Lorette Marketplace will be under the ownership of Red River Co-op through a new lease agreement with the Federated Cooperative Ltd (FCL). The agreement includes three stores located in Lorette, Stonewall and Selkirk. Red River Co-op CEO Doug Wiebe confirmed the leasing agreement was pending completion of customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by July 19, 2018. “This transaction strengthens our presence in Stonewall and Selkirk, where we already have gas bars, and will open a new market in Lorette,” said Wiebe. “We are excited to add a talented group of people to our team who are experienced working under our current systems and programs, and we will assist them with some additional training to integrate some of the unique things we do under our cooperative business model. Those who have shopped in the stores over the years will continue to see friendly, familiar faces, and the products and services Co-op shoppers have always enjoyed.” He said the move to lease all three Marketplace food stores was motivated by a desire to add services outside of Winnipeg. “Because of Red River Co-op’s strong market performance and solid financial base, now is the perfect time to expand our food business with the support of our new employees,” Wiebe added. Both parties have agreed to work together to ensure continued high levels of customer service is provided during the transition. “This is an opportunity for Red River Co-op to expand its network and allow FCL to step back from directly operating brick and mortar stores,” said Patrick Smith, VicePresident of Retail Operations at FCL. Employees have been assured that they will continue to be employed at each of the respective locations following the acquisition. Customers will be able to become Red River Co-op members and enjoy lifetime membership benefits, including profit sharing. In 2017, Red River Co-op members shared in $29.3 million of profits.

Red River Co-Op is expanding its food store presence in Manitoba.

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Aaron Goodvin to Headline Hanover Ag Fair Country music lovers will be excited to know that country singer and songwriter Aaron Goodvin will be taking the stage on August 18 at this year’s Hanover Ag Fair in Grunthal. Goodvin released his debut album with Warner in summer 2017 with 3 Top 10 singles, including Woman in Love, Lonely Drum, and Miss Me Yet. Wayne LeMay, Chairperson of the Hanover Ag Fair is thrilled to have the country singer, who has opened for Gord Bamford over the past year. “We are excited to bring this country music loving entertainer to the Fairway Ford Mainstage on Saturday night!” said LeMay. “With his well-known singles and passion for performing, this show is sure to be second to none.” LeMay said the Hanover Agricultural Society is grateful to the Government of Canada for their generous donation as well as the many others that sponsor this event, the volunteers, visitors to the fair, and participants that make all of this possible. This year’s Hanover Ag Fair is taking place August 17, 18 and 19. Other activities include parade, Bullorama, CWHA Horse Show, MRCA/CCA Rodeo, Gymkhana, Family Fun Zone, Enduro Cross, demo derby and more. Limited seating concert tickets went on sale June 1. They can be purchased online at Hanoverag.com or Ticketscene.

Canadian Country Music star Aaron Goodvin is headlining this year’s Hanover Ag Fair.


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July 2018

Celebrating Over 20 Years of Service to Our Communities!

Dawson Trail Dispatch

Dawson Trail Dispatch July 2018  

Southeast Manitoba news and features

Dawson Trail Dispatch July 2018  

Southeast Manitoba news and features

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