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December 2016

Volume 19 Issue 7


Community Set to Host Chase the Ace Game The Richer Community Club (RCC) is kicking off its Manitoba Lottery & Gaming Authority approved Chase the Ace with a jackpot set to begin at $1,000! Tickets are only $1 each and are sold between 5:15 pm and 7:45 pm during the Saturday draw dates. “50 percent of the sales of tickets on Saturdays are added to the following week’s pot and if it is not won, the pot will continue to grow,” says Dan Guetre, a spokesperson with the RCC. “But, every draw date someone is going to win something even if it’s not the pot.” Ten percent of the sales of tickets for that day are given out as a consolation prize to the winning ticket holder if the card they choose is not the Ace of Spades. The Jokers are also in the deck and if the ticket holder pulls one of them, the consolation prize doubles. “The idea though is to pick the Ace of Spades,” says Guetre. “The person who does that, wins the entire Jackpot! The consolation prize is ok, but the Jackpot is

the goal.” Every Saturday, with the exception of December 24 and December 31, the event held at the Richer Inn, will see the pot increase and the odds improve as the previously chosen cards are removed from the deck and it gets smaller. Bud and Bud Light have even provided a door prize for the draws ranging from Budweiser beer glasses to Jets Jerseys and

even pairs of Jet tickets. There is no purchase necessary as anyone who shows up during the event can request a ballot for the door prize. The entire community club is excited to be hosting the event as they have heard of some small Jackpots get up to the $20,00030,000 and even have read the articles of some jackpots reaching $700,000 or more when the deck gets to less than 20 cards

left and the Ace of Spaces has eluded the ticket winners. Even consolation prizes during the final weeks have been in excess of $10,000. Draws in December take place on the 3rd, 10th and 17th. Starting in January, until the Ace of Spades is drawn, the draw will take place every Saturday. Funds raised will go towards Richer Dawson Trail Park improvements.

Daycare Visits Firehall The Richer Daycare’s preschool children ages 21 months to 5 years old, took a field trip to the Richer Fire Department. Fire Chief Paul Saindon gave the excited children a tour of the fire station, the equipment, and each child had the opportunity to check out the inside the fire truck. They learnt about what to do during a fire, what type of clothing a firefighter wears when they are working, and saw some the types of equipment they use. Each child who attended received a safety info kit. Submitted by Richer Daycare

Community Places Project Complete By Sarah Belisle

The Richer Community Club received approval for a grant of up to $5000 from the Manitoba Community Places Program in the spring of 2015 to assist in a proposed playground project. The project had to total over $10,000 in order to be awarded. We started this phase of the playground this spring and the final components were placed on November 22nd. The project concept had natural playground components and included: - installing a digger area with pea gravel and sandbox which were surrounded by cedar posts at different heights; - removing the topsoil around the existing swing set and climbing structure and filling with a woodchip base; - installing tractor tires and boulders for climbing on; - surrounding the area with a 6x6 border; - 3 fires pits and concrete bases; - 2 heavy duty Barkman concrete waste containers With the help of material donated by Heavenly Pines Wood Inc. (cedar logs), Lerial Enterprises (woodchips), Cassman Construction (boulders and placement), and the many volunteers who donated their time, equipment and other resources we were able to complete the project with most of our portion being “in kind�. The plan is to take a break from working on the playground over

the next year and try to raise enough money for another project. A couple ideas are a patio among the playground and a zip line. The calendars we sell every year help us raise money towards this. Thank you to everyone who helped make this project a reality and all the community who has supported it and provided such positive feedback.

From the Pastors’ Desk By Pastors Ben and Marjorie Funk

It is Christmas time again. The question I would like to pose: what does Christmas mean to you in your world? Yes, we all

have the traditional stuff and activity. In a general sense it can have varied meanings. But what does it mean to you? In a Christian sense it is about the finite coming among the infinite. It is

about the divine coming among the carnal. At a personal level, how does that relate to you? I see potential here of the divine making himself resident, not only among us, but also creating intimately opportunity to be in us. This in us has huge implications.

In us, has the implication of introducing us into a whole new world. Away from self and turning to the divine. God through Jesus, coming among us, is inviting each of us to enter into a personal relationship with Him, redeeming us from the sin that separates us from God. What does Christmas mean? Jesus the Christ bringing life both for here and eternity. I would like to suggest: make Jesus part of your reason for Christmas. Merry Christmas everyone.

Christmas Hampers

The Friends Who Care no longer prepares and distributes the Christmas Baskets for Richer. The Ste. Anne Knights of Columbus graciously agreed to prepare the Christmas baskets for the town of Richer and the rural municipality. The Dawson Trail committee will continue to help fund raise for the needy families in Richer and the rural municipality. If you need more information you may call Guy Chammartin at 204422-8362.

Museum Seasonal Greetings The Dawson Trail Museum committee wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for your continued support through out the year.

Paint Party Success

By Sarah Belisle

Almost two dozen people attended the 1st ever Paint Party Fundraiser for the Richer Community Club held at the TiBeauville Restaurant on Nov 22nd. An artist from TD Fine Arts came out and guided the budding artists step by step, color by color, and eventually 22 works of art were created! There were lots of laughs, some drinks, a little self-critiquing and an overall fun evening. Thank you to the Ti-Beauville Restaurant for being such wonderful hosts for the event. We plan to hold another Paint Party on March 22nd‌ stay tuned for more information!

Crib Club Potluck Dinner The Richer Crib Club held their regular biweekly tournaments on November 1st, 15th, and 29th. Our winners on the first were Laura West in first, Art Bergman second and Wally Adair third. Carole Marleau took the booby prize and Wally also won the 50/50. On the 15th, Claude Caron took first place, with Roger Andres second and Lucy Richard third. Carole Marleau got the booby again. Claude won the 50/50 as well. For the final November tournament our winners were George Dmitrk first, Dennis Brown second and Claire Logan third. Miranda Laschuk got the booby prize and lucky Claude Cain won the 50\50 again. Congratulations to all our winners! Our December tournaments will take place on the 13th and 27th. On the 13th we will be having a potluck dinner prior to play at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome and there is always lots of food so plan to come out and join us to celebrate the holidays.



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CALENDAR! Floor Hockey... Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Richer School gym. All equipment provided. Ages 15 +. Richer Fellowship Church at 50 Southeast Drive service is Sundays at 10:30 am with Pastor Ben Funk. Everyone is welcome. Wednesday, December 14th: Richer Community Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m., LUD Hall. Everyone is welcome!

Start Snapping for 2018 Calendar Photos

The 2017 Richer Community Calendar has been published, but it isn’t too soon to start taking photos for the 2018 calendar. We like the calendar to display photos and events in the area and we need 15 photos to fill every page, including the cover! If you have any photos you’d like to submit, send them to richercalendars@hotmail. com.

Fireside Youth Plan Christmas Party

Saturday, December 10 and 24: Recycling Collection. 9:30 am - 12 noon. 1st stop Burnell’s Foods, 2nd Stop Richer Inn, 3rd stop Tibeauville, 4th stop Timberline, with the 5th stop at the Richer Husky where the recyclers will remain until noon. Recycling can also be dropped off in the recycling shed located in the Richer Husky parking lot at your convenience. Paradise Squares Dance Club has begun their new season at the Paradise Village Rec. Hall. Modern Square Dancing is fun and a great social activity. Dancing is Tuesday evenings from 7 – 9:30 pm. Couples and singles are welcome. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. For further info contact Larry at 204422-5424. Thursday, December 29th: Deadline for submissions for the June issue of the EnRicher. Every Monday: A.A. Meeting, 7:308:30 p.m. at LUD Hall. Open to all.

In the months of October and November, leaders of the Richer Fireside Youth did lessons from a biblical perspective on boy-girl friendships versus committing to a relationship. This led to an open discussion and kids felt comfortable sharing their feelings on dating in high school, teenage pregnancy and abortion. On Nov. 4 the Youth held their second annual Pizza Night at the Richer School. Thank you to Kim from the Richer Inn, and to everyone who brought snacks to enjoy. In the month of December we will meet on Friday Dec. 16 (Christmas Party) from 7-9 pm in the Richer School gym. All Youth ages 12-17 welcome. Please contact Michelle Driedger at 204 424-5216 or mmdri.119@

Richer Christmas Craft Sale A Hit Vendors from far and wide descended on Richer at the Young at Heart Club with gifts of all kinds for residents to get some of their Christmas gift shopping done.

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