EnRicher February 2024

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Chase the Ace A Win for Community in More Ways Than One Since the Richer Community Club started the weekly RCC Chase the Ace back in 2017, more than $336,000 has been won by ticket holders. While the dedicated group of volunteers constantly handing out a weekly consolation prize and the big Jackpots, in the background, they have also raised over $200,000 for the Dawson Trail Park development. The money raised has been instrumental

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in completing many of the capital projects in the park, much of it used to leverage additional funds through grants and donations. To put it in perspective, the value of the community park in Richer has gone from just over $300,000 15 years ago to almost $1 million today creating a space where families from near and far visit and enjoy the amenities. The RCC CTA committee thank all those who are buying the tickets, along with thanking the volunteers over the years who donate their time to help run the event. Additionally, thanks to the Richer Inn for allowing us to use their premises.

February 2024

Richer to Host 2024 High School Rodeo Finals With only two high school rodeos under their belt, the Richer High School Rodeo Committee has been awarded the 2024 Manitoba High School Rodeo Association Finals.



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The annual event draws in families from across the province, including some families from Saskatchewan. This year, they will be hosted in the Dawson Trail Park, home of the

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award winning Richer Rough Stock Rodeo which is celebrating 10 years. Mark Lanouette Jr, an active committee member of the Richer Rodeo Committee was key to creating the Richer High School Rodeo Committee and hosting the two previous sanctioned high school competitions. This

year, along with his committee, he was able to write and submit a successful bid for the finals which will include a Prom event, awards banquet, and of course, the top high school rodeo athletes competing for the coveted year end buckles and awards. The 3-day event will run from June 7-9, 2024. Spectators will be welcomed.

Crib Club Corner

2nd Tuesday of the month

2024 Season

$5 admission, no partner required Free coffee & snacks

Richer’s Crib Club meets at the Young at Hearts Hall regularly.

Starts at 7pm

You Can

WIN!! At Crib!

On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, Richer Crib Club held their first regular tournament of 2024. Mimi Smith was the big winner, with Luc Lanouette coming in second and Deanna Marriott bringing up third. Laurel Hager took the dimes for 4th place in and Rene Decosse got the Booby prize. There were 2 draws for the 50/50 and those winners were Dianne Decosse and Wally Adair. We met again on January 16th and we had a great turnout! Our winner of the evening was Helen Sabot, with Norm Burnell coming in second and Denise Dyck bringing in third place. Roger Chenier took the dimes for fourth place, and Rene Decosse got the Booby prize. Roger Chenier also won the 50/50. On January 30th we had our regular biweekly tournament and we had almost a full house! Winning the evening was Helen Sabot who was one point away from a perfect game. Coming in second was Rick Betts, and Cathy Searle won third place. Norm Burnell got the dimes for fourth place and Leo Saltel got the Booby prize. We had two draws for the 50/50 and these were won by Leo Saltel and Gail Fraser. Congratulations to all our January winners! Our next tournament will be Tuesday, February 13th at 7 pm at the Young at Hearts hall. We have a great time with lots of laughs, free snacks and coffee, and entry fee is only $5 so if you want a fun night out, feel free to join us!

Discover Our Past.

Dawson Trail Museum Celebrating Our Past.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the volunteers who gave of their time and energy during our fund raisers and

events. It is always a pleasure working together. Volunteering with the Dawson Trail Museum is an excellent way to network programs, events and shapes the future of the museum. If you are interested in giving of your time and talent, please contact Yvonne at yfontaine52@gmail.com or call 204 422 9369 for more information.

Annual Residential Holiday Season Lights A Success

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed our Christmasland and donated to Jack’s Animal Rescue. We collected food, treats, bowls, leashes, collars and $535.00 cash! You all rock! April and Ken Boer

From The Pastor’s Desk...

Deep Woods Cabin By Pastor Ben Funk

The outdoorsy type of people enjoy wondering deep into the woods, maybe even camping in the outback. Wondering along the trails, or making their own trails, enjoying their surroundings and the fresh country air. Their soul being soothed by the multiple sounds of the birds and other species singing their own tune and tone. Immersing themselves in nature that provided serenity and endless ventures. As you enjoy the wonderful nature, to your surprise you stumble upon a cabin that appears to have been abandoned a long time ago. First you might be met by surprise, and maybe by delight. You ask yourself the question; who does the cabin belong to and how long has it been sitting here abandoned. By its exterior appearance you may conclude that it has been a while. But, again you ask yourself, who would have owned it, and why did no one claim it as a deep woods get away. Now curiosity gets the best of you. Your prying eyes lead you to a window, you look inside, and notice something quite unique. You move around the cabin and find the exterior door that leads into the cabin. As you enter you notice there is a tree that has grown right through the floor and up through the ceiling and the roof. You say to yourself, wait just a minute. This building has been here many years, long enough to grow a tree with an 18 trunk through it. You may ask yourself, I wonder if I could claim this cabin and make it my own? You are aware that it would take a significant amount of time and effort and expense. But it would be yours.

Mother Nature Pauses Ice Skating in Park While the unseasonable warmer weather this winter has created an opportunity for more people to spend time outside, it has not been beneficial to the ice rink in the Premier Tech Multiplex. Until the weather turns and temperatures drop, the Richer Community Club made the decision to close the facility. Even when the weather starts to dip below freezing, according to the ice making crew, it will take some time to build up the layer of ice again. Like and follow the Richer Community Club Facebook page for updates.

It goes the same in our lives. We live life in the private, no one knows who we are and what we are about. Once the cover has been pulled off, a certain radiance is released and others become aware of who we are and what we are about. The light that is there draws others in to the light and that light is Jesus. That which has been growing on the inside is like that tree in the cabin, it was looking for light and found it, once it found its way through the ceiling and the roof. Pulling the cover and removing the resistance like the ceiling and the roof the truth about it comes through for all to see. Cheers. Please join us each Sunday at 10:30am for live worship and or on live stream on YouTube.


CALENDAR! Richer Community Club & Richer Recreation Committee Meeting...

Wednesday, February 14, 7:30 pm at the Richer Young at Hearts Hall. The Dawson Trail Museum Meeting

on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm at the Richer Young at Heart. Everyone is welcome. Dinner and Dance...

Richer Young at Heart Club Dinner and Dance Saturday, February 17 with live music from GemStars. Cost is $25 per person and dinner is at 6 pm. Music till 11 pm. Call Ron at 431275-0874 for tickets.

Fiber Internet Infrastructure Making Headway

Louis Riel Day Celebration on Sunday, February 18 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Richer Young at Hearts Hall. Music, live entertainment, kids activities, food and more! Broughtr to you by the Richer Métis Local. See display ad for more info. Richer Community Club Chase the Ace

Every Saturday at the Richer Inn. Starts at 5 pm to 7:45 pm. Current JACKPOT over $9,100! Tickets only $1 each. EnRicher deadline:

Tuesay, February 27 is the deadline for March 2024 submissions. Plowing and drilling the fiber infrastructure is underway in Richer. The multi-stage process will take a few months to complete.


Monday Night Bingos

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