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Congratulations THIS YEAR’S CEREMONIES Alonsa School

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Track & Field team win provincial title

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It was a winning weekend for Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute (NACI) at the MILK Provincial Track & Field Championships. On Saturday, June 9, NACI claimed the “AAA” championship banner. This title is the first provincial crown that the Tigers have claimed in track and field since 2002, when they captured the-then rural championship in both the varsity girls’ and junior varsity boys’ divisions. NACI accumulated 93 points in the team competition. NACI coach Br yce Koscielny said that the team had a lot of athletes do quite well in a wide variety of events. “Ben Perrett, Lara Denbow and Rylee Gluska all placed first in their events and we had a few silvers as well, and lots of top eight performances to be proud of. It was great to see so many of our athletes put up new personal best performances when it mattered most,” noted Koscielny.

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Members of the NACI Tigers track & field team pose with the Zone Seven and MHSAA Provincial championship banners. Pictured left to right: Back row. Mrs. Turner - Manager, Rylee Mann, Lara Denbow, Zachary Joss, Taryn McConechy, Ryan Belisle, Ben Perrett, Rylan Hollier, Taine Middleton, Tanner Mann, Rylee Gluska, Coach Koscielny. Front row: Dillon Birch, Cora Baker, Brandt Young, Riley Neufeld, Myles Brister.

“It’s really exciting for our team to have done so well this year. We’ve never won a Track and Field Championship, so it’s definitely a great way to end the season.

Hopefully, it also encourages a lot of our athletes to keep working hard to improve.” As for those notable individual efforts, Ben Perrett,

That result was also a new personal best for Perrett in the event. More track and field action on page 13

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Neighbourhood libraries popping up in town Neepawa Library and Rotary Club band together on reading program

we decided to give it a try.” The idea was presented last year, but at the time the ground was too hard to set The Neepawa Rotary Club and the any posts up. Now that spring has come Neepawa Public Library have teamed up and the ground has thawed, the project in a project encouraging literacy. Together, is really getting started. The first post the two organizations are setting up what has been placed at ArtsForward, and we are known as neighbourhood libraries. It’s can expect to see more. Rrain Prior of a “take a book, leave a book” concept, ArtsForward, and Rotary Club member, where people can take whatever book they disclosed that future locations include are interested in, or put in a book that they areas like the Riverbend campgrounds. do not want anymore. This popular idea is The neighbourhood library that we can expect to see being used in next will be at various other Now that spring has come and the the Margaret communities, ground has thawed, the project Laurence such as Home. Brandon, to is really getting started. “ T h e r e ’s encourage really no big people of all overarching ages to read. “Rotary is a huge promoter of literacy goal,” Prior said. “It just gets books into worldwide, and we thought this was a people’s hands. It’s a really handy thing way of our club continuing to promote to have around.” While the Neepawa Public Library that in our community,” stated Rotary is on ly open for set hours, t hese Club President, Don Schmall. “The libraries were an idea I saw in neighbourhood libraries allow books to Waterloo, Ontario,” Schmall continued, be available at all hours for those who “I brought the concept to our club and desire them. By Cassandra Wehrhahn Neepawa Banner & Press

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Murray Newton puts the finishing touches on an outdoor neighbourhood library at ArtsForward. This Rotary project encourages literacy and the joy of reading as anyone is welcome to leave a book or take a book free of charge.




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George Smith (left) and Dave Bennet played for a good sized crowd last weekend on the patio at Yellowhead Manor in Neepawa. Smith has been playing for groups for many years while Bennet just took up drumming recently but both men love to play for groups who want to listen along (or even sing along) to some toetapping music.

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Missed opportunity

by Chad Carpenter

Canada hit hard by U.S. bluster T

he recent comments by an official of the United RIGHT IN States government about THE CENTRE Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are both disturbing and absurd. Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to President Donald Trump issued a highly offensive slur against Canada’s prime minister and it should be grounds for his dismissal. The ongoing battle between President Trump and It is a complicated examCanada, as well as everyone else astronomical values because is unlike anything we have ever the producers are guaranteed ination all to show that what seen on the public stage. For a a certain price for their prod- Trump says has some truth to representative of a government uct. Producing milk or poultry it. Food security is what drives to speak in that fashion is beyond products can be a very profit- the Europeans to market boards excuse or reason. When it comes able business. To keep the U.S. and quotas enforced with heavy to statements about others, produced product out of Canada rules and regulations. Canada is especially about neighbouring or at least minimized, there are more driven by economic stabilcountries, one would expect indeed tariffs on U.S. dairy and ity for its farmers. Nevertheless better language and manners. poultry products that are about Trump, (and US farmers) would It is ironic, that it has taken 250 per cent. You can buy those still love to have free trade access to the Trump’s blusThe bluster and posturing are not Canadian t e r, b a c k e d grocery stores a lot of value to us ordinary folks up by his ofa nd t hat is ficial’s insults, what is drivto make Justin ing Trump’s agenda, at least on Trudeau look like a statesman. products in the United States for the surface. Members of parliament of all a lot less money and American As usual, discussions such political stripes have risen to his producers would love to get at as the ones Canada is having the Canadian market but can’t defence and rightly so. with the U.S. are often veiled If we look deeper into the because of the tariff. On the other hand, Canadian and convoluted. The truth is roots of Trump’s scorn against Canada, there is some basis for consumers would pay less for rarely brought out with clarity. the U.S. criticizing Canada’s food products but there is a The bluster and posturing are agriculture and food policy. hitch. If Canadian producers not a lot of value to us ordinIn Canada, dairy and poultry were to be forced out of business ary folks. Freer trade would be products are largely controlled by cheaper U.S imports and a very good thing and maybe by marketing boards or supply then at some point Canadians both sides could do a lot better management. Producers can became heav i ly dependent with fewer rules. At any rate, it produce milk, eggs or poultry on U.S products, would Can- would be really nice to see the meat products if they own adians still get food or would goblet of truth handled with the a quota. Quotas are bought the Americans look after their glove of civility. and sold and have reached own people first.

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The 2016 Canadian Census of Agriculture recorded 20,140 farm operators and 14,791 census farms in Manitoba. Only 37 of them provided input into the upcoming changes the province’s Agricultural Crown Lands (ACL) program, which took places earlier this year. Manitoba Agriculture released the report, compiling stakeholders’ feedback, earlier this month. The consultation process MY began in Feb- PERSPECTIVE ruary and included 14 meetings with stakeholders. These meetings were Kate predominately Jackman-Atkinson invitation only, but participants and the general public were asked to share their views via written submissions, which were due April 6. The upcoming changes aren’t minor, but will have a profound impact on how Crown Land for hay and grazing is allocated, how it can be used and how much it will cost going forward. These changes will predominantly impact Manitoba beef cattle producers, of which there are 5,730, yet so few made their thoughts and concerns known. There are about 1.45 million acres of land that the provincial government rents or leases to individual farmers for grazing or hay production and another 11,000 acres leased for cropping. Starting this fall, leases will be open to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents, not just Manitobans. The bigger change, however, is that instead of a points-based allocation system, forage leases will be awarded by tender starting this year. In 2020, rental rates for existing leases will change to a market-based price. While stakeholders brought up a number of issues related to ACL leases in the meetings and written submissions, the government was looking for feedback to help with policy development on eligibility requirements and implementation of the forage tender process. While the Province had already decided on the framework under which the new ACL system will operate, there were still a lot of details yet to be finalized with input from the public. These include questions such as, how many animal units and acres of private land a leaseholder can have? Who can apply? How long should the term length be? What, if any, alternate uses, will be allowed? There were even questions about how the tendering process will be conducted, such as, how will prices be set? Will there be an option to re-tender? To what extent will the tenders be made public? Will there be minimum or maximum bid amounts? The answers to these questions will have a profound impact on who obtains Crown Land, how producers can use it and the role this land will play in the cattle industry’s future. Only 37 producers took the time to share what they did and didn’t want to see from a revamped program aimed at helping them. The report summarizes the responses submitted by current and prospective clients. It provided no clear-cut information about the new eligibility requirements or tender process. Even within such a small group, there was a variety of feedback, much of it reflecting a split between those who already have ACL and those who don’t, as well as large versus small producers. Common concerns centered on transparency, fairness and meeting the needs of those who use the land. Additionally, respondents expressed concern over the potential for speculative price increases, uncertainty regarding subsequent years’ rate increases and the need to take into account regional differences in land values. For many farmers, access to ACL remains an important part of their operation’s present and future. The need to update the program to reflect the realities of today’s livestock operations was needed, it’s a shame that so few people took the opportunity to make their thoughts and needs heard, to develop a system that will work for those who use it. Instead, we’ll hear complaints in coffee shops and around kitchen tables.


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Surviving the employment challenge

o —high school graduate; you’ve finished public school and you’re ready to embark on the next phase of your life. Let’s fast forward about five years. You’ve completed some post-secondary education. You’ve gained work experience along the way and you are now ready to go out and get your first full-time, well-paying (hopefully) job in your chosen field or profession. This won’t be the only time you will look for work. You will probably change jobs several times before you finally retire. Some job changes will come thanks to choices you have made. Others will be forced upon you; hopefully for reasons other than your own poor job performance. So here are two suggestions that I hope will help you survive and thrive in the on-going game of finding, securing and keeping gainful employment. First, treat every new job as an “entry level job,” because it is. You’ll be working for a new boss, in


FAITHFULLY YOURS Neil Strohschein a new office, with a new job description and new colleagues, most of whom you will have never met. Your first task will be to discover how your skills and abilities complement those of the others who share this workspace with you. That won’t happen overnight. It will take at least three to six months; which is why most firms have a three to six month probation period for new employees. It gives the employer time to see how well you will fit in with the existing work force. And it gives you time to decide whether or not to make a long-term commitment to this job and this firm. If you or your employer decides to terminate the employment during the probation period, it can be done quite easily without

damaging either your integrity or that of the firm that hired you. So whenever you begin a new job, even if you will be doing the same things you did in the job you left to take this new one, make it your first priority to get to know the expectations of the firm that hired you and the people you will have to work with. You will greatly enhance your chances of success by doing so. Second, learn to find significance in tasks you won’t enjoy doing. Every job has its share of them; and you will have to do them all at one time or another. Most of you will start out working for a small business. You may be its only full-time employee; so in addition to answering phones and serving customers, you will also

be expected to wash floors and clean toilets—tasks that few people I know enjoy doing; but tasks that, when done well, create a safe job site for workers and a welcoming atmosphere for customers who patronize that business. By finding meaning in the mundane tasks of life, we will find the motivation we need to do them well. Those who do them well prove that they can be trusted with greater responsibility and work with less supervision; both of which are qualities an employer likes to see in a worker. This is where your faith will stand you in good stead. Let God help you see the significance of every task you will be assigned each day. Then, complete it as though you were working for him—because, in fact, you are. God is the source of your skills and abilities. He expects you to use them for his glory and to help make your corner of his world a better place in which to live.

My kind of day...

play day was exactly what I needed. I puttered about the yard, mounted a bird house designed for robins in the big front tree. You know that is a simple sentence, but it involved hauling the step ladder, the drill and a long cord to the front yard. Allowing the dogs more time outdoors, I dug dandelions for a bit. I met my youngest sister in Portage and after a leisurely lunch we wandered over to a green house. So much to see and so many ideas! I practiced restraint – only two modest purchases, one of which was a metal bird house shaped like a little barn. [I had many bird houses on the acreage and left the ones for the tree swallows. Little did I know that tree swallows like to live in town.] The ride home was pleasant, watching the farmers

HOMEBODIES Rita Friesen and the fields, although more than once I lamented the fact that shelter belts are being methodically removed. I reflected that we are more than three generations away from the reason for the shelterbeltsthe Dirty Thirties- and somehow the lesson has been forgotten. As a planter of trees I know how long it takes for trees to grow, and especially when the seasons are dry and windy. I longed for companionship for supper so I picked up fast food, headed over to a friend’s home, and came away with a dozen large gladioli corms. Back home before seven and heady with

the longer daylight hours, I set to work. First I carefully planted the corms, and with the sun far from setting, I got to work ‘planting’ my sun dial. It stood a faithful sentinel in the garden at the acreage. My friend had meticulously assessed the exact position of the dial to depict the correct time. Not so for me. The dial sits atop a part of a veranda post, still painted green to match the veranda posts on the acreage. It needed to be sunk at least four feet into the earth. Thankfully I have a long handled spade. I believed it was planted straight, until a friend informed me that one needs to view the post

from more than one angle. Who knew? With a closer and more detailed review, the post lists slightly to the north, but I see it from the south – so it doesn’t matter! The bird house I had purchased was designed to be hung. I don’t want my home swinging in the wind so I project that neither would a mama bird. Another project! I managed to drill a hole into the back. Tried three different bit sizes until I had the opening the size I thought I needed. The plan was to drill a long screw into the apple tree- a metal home must be well shaded! - and then fit the screw into the hole. Cat fish! The home still swayed and swung! Back to the garage for a possible solution. Light weight twine. It took a bit but I got the home snugged against the trunk of the apple tree. My kind of day.



By Addy Oberlin This month my calendar is filling up quickly with extra activities and commitments. Had an out of town medical appointment, taking in some extra opportunities to make music and going to grandson’s College graduation. Then this weekend we can enjoy the entertainment and taste the foods of the different countries that are represented at the Folkfest. These are only a few appointments that I need and want to keep. I was thinking how God can remember all the ups and downs that are going on in our life. He knows “when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar” (Psalm 139:2). We can try to hide from God’s presence but “His eyes watch the nations” (Psalm 66:7) and Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:29-31 that not one sparrow will fall to the ground without Him knowing about it and that we are worth more than many sparrows. We need to live just one day at a time, let the Lord have His way in our life. He will guide and direct us if we but let Him.


A swimming response

In response to concerns raised in the greater community, and a letter to the editor entitled “Treading Water”, (Neepawa Banner & Press June 8 edition) The Town of Neepawa finds it necessary to communicate the following information in order to facilitate a greater understanding of the operations of a swimming pool. This information will hopefully provide the rationale of why the public may observe changes to services offered at the pool…and of course why the Town is not physically able to host the school swimming programs this year. Each and every operator of a public swimming pool is required to comply with Provincial Regulation 132/97 of The Public Health Act, which amongst other things, sets out minimum requirements for lifeguards, assistant lifeguards and lifesaving stations. Where fewer than 31 bathers (swimmers) are present, a minimum of two (2) persons are on duty at all times the pool is open, including one Qualified Lifeguard on deck and one other person on deck or in the immediate vicinity of the pool who is at least 16 years of age; holds a current CPR Level C certificate and First Aid; and is knowledgeable about the pool’s emergency procedures and instructions. Of course, increases in the number of bathers beyond 31 requires additional qualified staff as provided for in Schedule C of Regulation 132/97. Continued on page 23

Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to the staff at the Evergreen Environmental site that serves our communities. They have partnered with 2 worthwhile groups. Clean & dry mattresses are given to Mother Earth Recycling which provides training and employment for inner city folks. Bagged clothing, shoes, stuffed toys, bedding and bath articles that are not suitable for second hand stores are given to Diabetes Canada. Murial Gamey Neepawa Would you like to send a thumbs up or thumbs down to an individual or group in the community? Please send it our way. Submissions must include a name and must be under 100 words. We want to hear from you! In person: 243 Hamilton St. Neepawa By fax: 204-476-5073 By email:


JUNE 15, 2018

Valley residents demand a fair election! Mary Ann Tinkersly sat one row to my left and one seat ahead of me in algebra class during the spring of 1998, and no amount of studying was going to make up for the confusion she created in my brain cells each day during fourth period. In June, Mary Ann and I began walking our lambs together in anticipation of the judging at the upcoming Spring County Fair. My lamb, Archibald, was looking fit. Mary Ann’s entry, Snowf lake, was in pristine condition by the time August rolled around and was a favorite to win. The most memorable days of my growing up years occurred in late August 1998. The anticipation was palpable as three historically significant events converged at one time and in one place. First, the mayoral election. Everyone expected the election to be concluded prior to kicking off the county fair on Wednesday. But there we were, still listening to Raymond Cooper broadcast the evils of the Bank of Canada, as well as those of his opponent. The front page of The Lennox Valley Hometown News, normally filled with stories related to fair competitions and visiting celebrities, was filled with articles about the previous week’s ballot count and Juliet Stoughton’s decision to bow out of the upcoming run-off, allowing “Silver Tongue” Dick Bland to face Raymond Cooper “mano a mano.” Second, the scheduled appearance of Tangi Blevins and the Heavenly Hosts Friday night at the fair. Each year in late August, most of the excitement, especially among the Valley’s female population, was reserved for the lineup of pseudo-celebrities who made

their way through the county fair circuit, and 1998 was no exception. Not since “Mr. Sound Effects” Wes Harrison visited Spring County in 1983 had a celebrity of this stature made an appearance. It was hard to imagine which was subject to more discussion, the fair or the election, as Wednesday began. Iris Long, editor of the Hometown News, wrote as much in her weekly editorial. “Every town,” Iris began, “deserves a week each year to take a break from the ordinary. What better way than to watch our youth display their prize-winning animals, ride a Ferris wheel, or see our favorite entertainers in person?” “This week,” she continued, “we will enjoy our fair, but at the same time we have important business at hand.” She was, of course, writing about the mayoral election. “Let me suggest,” she wrote, “we face reality and see Raymond Cooper for who he really is.” She went on to detail Cooper’s antics, from the egg price-fixing scheme to his conversion at the Lutheran church. “Join me,” she continued, “in voting for Dick Bland for mayor of Lennox Valley.” She concluded her editorial, “When election day is over Thursday evening, we can all take a collective breath and enjoy our children, our fair and our community in the way they are meant to be enjoyed.” The third memorable event was, of course, the livestock judg-

ing. As much as I had prepared for this day, in my heart I wanted Mar y A nn to win. As I sat in my stall trimming the wool on Archibald’s legs, I could see Mary Ann brushing Snowf lake after bringing her in from a bath. The livestock were kept in a barn next to the Pavilion, which housed displays from gutter companies, real estate agents and the Massey Ferguson dealer from Springfield. The Pavilion was usually relatively quiet, with folks walking through to look at displays and fill out cards, hoping to win a used car, ironing board, or some other valuable prize. The fair gates opened on Wednesday at 11 a.m., allowing folks to wander through and look over livestock before competitions began at 2 p.m. Generally, not much happened before the competitions, but this was no normal year. At noon there seemed to be a commotion in the Pavilion, and everyone began to head that way. When I got to the Pavilion, I could barely believe my eyes. There was Raymond Cooper, beginning his live broadcast of “Renderings with Raymond” from the Spring County Fair. As an excited fair-goer handed her baby to the candidate, Raymond pronounced, “You know, I’ve heard Dick Bland doesn’t like babies.” Seated at a table next to the standing Cooper, Marvin Walsh bellowed, “I heard he hates puppies and kittens, too!” The Good Folks of Lennox Valley is a feature that previously appeared in the Neepawa Press and will run weekly in the Neepawa Banner & Press. Visit to learn more about the good folks.

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When you think about Greek dishes, the first thing you think of is olives. Olives are huge in Greek food culture. There are many varieties of olives; from green to black, from Peloponessos to Kalamata, there is an olive for every single person. Olives and olive oil are used in almost every dish in Greek cuisine, as an ingredient, salad dressing or garnish. Some olives are picked unripe, while others are allowed to fully ripen on the tree. Olives straight off the tree are hard and bitter. Curing is what removes the bitterness. Water curing, brining, dry curing and lye curing each yield distinctly different flavors and textures. I do not eat olives except in Greek recipes and they are axiotháv m ̱ astos (wonderful) in this recipe for Greek pizza. Herbed pizza crust: 1 Tbsp. oil 1 cup warm water 2 1/2 cups of flour 1 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. LITEHOUSE 1 tsp. salt oregano herb Sauce: 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 small can tomato 1 tsp. LITEHOUSE paste oregano herb Topping: olives or less to taste 2 cups fresh spinach, 2-3 slices of sweet onwashed ion, coarsely diced slices of thinly cut 2-3 tomatoes, coarsely pepperoni(optional) diced 1 cup crumbled feta 6-8 washed and sliced cheese or more to taste mushrooms 5-6 fresh basil leaves, 1-2 cups mozzarella sliced cheese 2/3 cup sliced black In a 2 cup measuring cup mix the water, sugar, salt and oil together well. In a bowl mix 2 cups of the flour, herb and instant yeast. Add the water and mix until it forms a ball. Add more flour if necessary. On a floured surface knead dough for 5 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes. Grease 2 pizza pans and divide dough and press the dough into pans. Mix the sauce ingredients together and spread on the dough. Place toppings on the pizzas in order given. Bake at 425° oven for 15-20 minutes.

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Rural Outlook

JUNE 15, 2018


Lessons learned at Farm Safety Day

By Eoin Devereux

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Agriculture is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. The most recent federal report indicates that there are 85 fatalities, on average on Canadian farms every year. While that number is a grim reality for the industry, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), along with support from the Neepawa UCT and the Beautiful Plains Ag Society, are doing everything they can to ensure that our area’s youth understand the danger and avoid the risk. On Thursday, June 7, just over 300 people, including 265 grade five and six students from Neepawa and Carberry participated in the biennial Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. This educational event, which was held at the Beautiful Plains Agricultural Fairgrounds, aimed to inform children about all the potential dangers that can pop up on the farm. In total, 16 safety stations were set up examining topics ranging from care around machinery to fire and water


265 students from Neepawa and Carberry gathered at the Beautiful Plains Agricultural Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 7 for Progressive Agriculture Safety Days. The event occurs every second year and is focused on educating youth on potential safety risks in and around the farm.

safety and much more. EMS immediate care pa r a med ic a nd event co-coordinator Theshia Hobson said that at the

end of the day, they hope the youngsters are mindful of the variety of dangers that exist. “We were pleased with

the response from the kids. They were very receptive to all of the sessions and I think part of the reason for that was that the presenta-

tions were very interactive,” stated Hobson. “This [information] is something they can take with them and use not only in an

agricultural setting but in every aspect of their lives.” A variety of businesses and organizations took the time to send representatives, including the Neepawa UCT, who had 15 members who volunteered as part of the day. UCT member Darlene Gillies of the organization is proud to be an ongoing part of this valuable day, noting that the interactive components at each station are what ensures the children are engaged. Gillies also extended thanks to all presenters, chaperones, teachers, bus drivers, EMS instructors and all the 15 UCT members who prepared the food and representatives from the Neepawa Natives hockey club, who helped with the barbecue. Progressive Agriculture Safety Days is a national effort, looking to provide education, training and resources to make farm, ranch and rural life safer and healthier for children and their communities. For Neepawa and area, this event has been going on for nearly 20 years.

CN Rail officers talk to the students about the dangers of trespassing on rail lines. That was one of 16 different safety stations that participated in Farm Safety Day in Neepawa. PHOTO BY EOIN DEVEREUX


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Looking Back

JUNE 15, 2018

1978: Retired teachers honoured at banquet Banner Staff Neepawa Banner & Press

80 years ago Tuesday, June 14, 1938 Work has commenced on the rebuilding of the C.I.L Neepawa Salt Limited Plant Warehouse recently damaged by f ire. The staff of workmen is clearing away the debris of the burned portion but the new warehouse will be situated just west of the site of the old one.It was found that the machinery of the centrifugal drying system was not damaged by the fire beyond repair and it will soon be operating again. It is expected that production will start again before the end of the month. 70 years ago Thursday, June 17, 1948 The local ball club took on Plumas, winners of the Gladstone tournament, Tuesday night and won by a score of 11-2. After a shaky start, Bob Barker settled down to pitch real ball. Pete Loiselle and Dick Guinan made two spectacular catches in the fourth inning to rob Plumas of two hits. Batteries for Neepawa were pitcher Baker and Rush, Catcher Inverarity. For Plumas, pitchers R. Poitstras and Hanke, catcher McFadden. The local boys did not find Poitras too tough, and fattened their batting average at his expense, until he was yanked and replaced by Hanke, whose slants seemed harder to hit. Neepawa entered the two teams at the Gladstone Tournament last week, the Juniors losing a close first game to McGregor and the seniors winning their first game but losing to Plumas in second. 60 years ago Friday, June 13, 1958 Both the town of Neepawa and its Air Cadet squadron made a favourable impression on Air Commander H.H.C Rutledge when he visited here on Wednesday for the annual inspection of the local cadets. Commander of No.14 Training Group, which takes in all stations from the head of the Lakes

to the Rockies, is the highest ranking officer ever to come here for inspection. He told the young airmen at the father and son banquet, held in the United Church following the afternoon inspection, that he was very pleased with the turnout and the boys’ performance. It was during a tour of the town that he expressed his pleasure with what he saw. 50 years ago Friday, June 14, 1968 Construction of a new 22-suit apartment block in Neepawa has moved a step closer to reality this week, with the calling of tenders for general contracting and sub-contracts for the structure. It is hoped that a start on the construction of the building can be made early in July and officials anticipate the building will be ready for occupancy late this fall. The apartment block is to be of wood and stucco construction and will be a two story building measuring approximately 150 feet by 50 feet. It will be located on the northeast corner of Mountain Avenue and Brydon Street in Neepawa. 40 years ago Thursday, June 15, 1978 Beautiful Plains School Division Board honoured four retiring teachers with a banquet last Monday in recognition of their long years service in this division. NACI principal Ivan Traill, Riverside Colony teacher Annie Lamb, Arden teacher John Toews and Hazel M. Kellington school music teacher Peggy Smith are all retiring from the teaching profession although none of the four are “retiring” in the usual sense of the word. Ivan Traill is ending 10 years as principal of Neepawa Area Collegiate and 26 years in the teaching profession to enter into private business as a commercial meat processor, here in Neepawa. Mrs. A nnie Lamb got into the teaching profession a little differently than most. She explained that she grew up during the depression “when my parents couldn’t afford to send me to school.” She took grades nine and ten

by correspondence, got married, and it was only later, after the death of her husband in1954 that she decided to get herself through that tough period by studying seriously once again to fulfill al life long ambition to be a teacher. John Toews is moving to Swift Current to pursue a full time career in the ministry. He came initially to Arden as a church pastor 11 years ago. He also went back to complete his schooling after his marriage, eventually completing his grade 12, and receiving his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. Mrs. Peggy Smith is leaving the teaching profession after 12 years of mini-musicals, festival programs, concerts and classes. She has taught in Beautiful Plains for 12 years and has taught 17 years in total. 30 years ago Tuesday, June 14, 1988 A cooperative ef fort between A & W Rootbeer (Beverage Services) and Lucerne Ice Cream (Canada Safeway) will provide Root Beer Floats for sale to the public in Neepawa on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 7,8 and 9. This cool and refreshing treat will be available at your local safeway store for the donation of $1 to Easter Seals. Every dollar earned will be donated to the Manitoba Easter Seals Fund. The Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Inc. administers this fund to provide service to children with physical disabilities. Last year $11, 000 was raised through this project. What is the money used for? The Easter Seal Fund helps in the planning and coordinating of service to individuals from infancy to school leaving age as they struggle to gain maximum independence in their community. That struggle may acquire for them the opportunity to participate with their peers in swimming, camping, and educational and recreational programs – things most kids take for granted. Giving to the Easter Seal Fund supports these fighters and makes it possible for them to be the best they can be.


The four retired teachers from 1978 are (from left) Peggy Smith of Hazel M. Kellington, Ivan Traill of NACI, John Toews of Arden and Annie Lamb of the Riverside Colony.

20 years ago Monday, June 15, 1998 Gordon McPhee of Dauphin has been recognized by the Manitoba Round Table of Environment and Economy with a Sustainable Development award in the Public Sector category. “This is a very exciting time as we define sustainable development and put it into practice,” said McPhee. “I see it as an evolving practice where we balance benefit and risks in order to do the jobs society needs such as food production, transportation, and waste disposal.” McPhee was a founding member of the ManitobaNorth Dakota Zero Tillage Association. He was also a member of the CanadaManitoba Agreement on Agricultural Sustainability Research Committee. 10 years ago Monday, June 16, 2008 A former Carberry bar owner has been f ined $1,500 for three counts of violating the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act by letting people light up in


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provincial court was adjourned until the Manitoba Court of Appeal heard the Robert Jenkinson case. Jenkinson, a Treherne bar owner, was fined $2,500 for letting patrons light up. He’d argued, that as a nonaboriginal, he was being discriminated against. Betle has since sold his business and moved to Regina.


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NEEPAWA, MB. Aug 19, 2015 - A new initiative Natives board member C from the Neepawa Natives junior ‘A’ hockey club is the next few days, farms w reaching out to the region’s agricultural industry. Har- of Neepawa will receive a www.neepaw vest for Hockey is a project where local farm families for Hockey concept. are being asked to donate a portion of their crop to “This is something the We’ve mailed out details help support the operations of the club. As part of the donation, all participating farmers and Neepawa and surrounding their immediate families would be recognized on sig- community, so it’s very im nage at the Yellowhead Arena, as well as online on the plore options for making PHOTOS BY KEN WADDELL team website. The Neepawa Natives are also planning said Tibbett. Above left-A panorama of the rainbow of coloursNEEPAWA, MB. Aug 19, 2015 - A new initiative Natives board member Cam Tibbett said that w a Harvest for Hockey game night early in the 2015Team general manager M from the Neepawa Natives junior ‘A’ hockey club is the next few days, farms within a 20 kilometre r available in fibre products at the festival important foroutlining the hockey 2016 MJHL regular season, where the would reaching out to the region’s agricultural industry. Har- of club Neepawa will receive a letter the Hat recognize its contributors andfamilies extend afor free gate concept. ad- connection to the region’s vest for Hockey is a project where local farm Hockey mission of upatoportion six tickets to crop all oftothe participating areais has stronga “This is something“The the team very aexcited are being asked to donate of their for Hockey farmers and farmingWe’ve families. Natives are the look help supportHarvest the operations of the club. mailed out Neepawa details to farms across re

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Saturday, June 9 had all roads leading to Carberry as people from Manitoba and Sakatchewan brought their woolly wares to the Blue Hills Fibre Arts Festival. A large number of crafters and fibre merchants set up displays among many spinners using both spinning wheels and drop spindles. Watch NACTV listings as Val Wilson was on hand to record some of the festival on video.

As part of the donation, all participating farmers and their immediate families would be recognized on signage at the Yellowhead Arena, as well as online on the team website. The Neepawa Natives are also planning a Harvest for Hockey game night early in the 20152016 MJHL regular season, where the club would recognize its contributors and extend a free gate admission of up to six tickets to all of the participating Harvest for Hockey farmers and farming families.

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The Neepawa Access Community Television (NACTV) held their annual Showcase and business canvas, the board and staff of NACTV extend a huge thank you to all the sponsors, business contributers and performers. This year’s efforts raised $12,000, a total increase of $3,000 from the 2017 showcase. Thank you to the performers:

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Over 50 shooters took part in the Neepawa Wildlife Association’s ninth annual clay shoot on Sunday, June 3.

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We are happy to announce that what began as an idea only last February has now become reality with the implementation of four, 4 x 16 raised gardens. The goal and focus for the gardens is educating children in our school about where healthy food comes from and how it is grown, as well as encouraging fitness and a connection with nature. These are “hands on” gardens, where the learning experience of getting hands dirty is encouraged, and so they were planted by the kindergarten to grade 8 students. It has been exciting to watch our plants pop up through the dirt! Watering and tending chores also falls upon the students and the Green Team will water the gardens during the summer months. The produce grown will be available to the students and the school snack program, the home economics class, as well as open to community members, such as our seniors, throughout the summer months to help themselves to vegetables that are ready. We also have a composter, so the children are learning how to turn their lunch scraps into nutrient-rich soil for their gardens. As we are encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, the

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The clay targets were f lying through the air recently and it was for a good cause during the Neepawa Wildlife Association’s (NWA) ninth annual clay shoot. The event, which featured over 50 shooters, was held on Sunday, June 3 and served as a fundraiser for the club. In total, just over $2,000 was raised, through a combination of registrations, sponsorships and donations. NWA member Bryan Bramley said those proceeds will actually be split evenly between the club and #317 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron Strathclair. “There were several members of the squadron who volunteered their time to be a part of the day’s festivities and we were very appreciative of their support,” said Bramley. “We feel it’s very important each year to use a portion of the proceeds to assist another local group, and this year, we as a group thought supporting the [#317 Air Cadets] was very worthwhile.” Bramley added that the NWA was very thankful for all the local businesses that either donated to making the day a success either through a sponsorship or through donation. As for the event itself, Bramley noted that it wasn’t about competing against one another, but rather about challenging yourself. He also added that the NWA was very thankful for all the local businesses that either donated to make the day a success, either through a sponsorship or through donation.

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ANNUAL REPORT for the year ending 2017

2017-2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Brad Walker Vice President: Keith Jury Treasurer: Ian Thomson Ginny Collins Shelley Graham Kristin Tibbett Kolleen Mitchell Mark Morehouse Brent Sorenson Kate Jackman-Atkinson


Jail N Bail November 15, 2018

24 Hour Giving Challenge November 17, 2018

Ladies’ Night Out Spring 2019 Box 486, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 487 Walker Ave. Phone/Fax: 476-2681 Email:


Assets Current Assets Cash Accounts Receivables Current portion of investments

Investments Capital Assets

$172,807 $614 $134,739 $308,160

$3,614,835 $63,289 $3,986,284

Liabilities & Net Assets Current Liabilities Accounts payable and accruals Deferred contributions Cumulative grant commitments Net Assets Community Fund Designated Funds Operating Fund

COMMUNITY FUND GRANTS $2,825 $2,400 $174,769 $179,994 $1,567,246 $2,017,559 $221,485 $3,986,284

Auditors’ Report on Summarized Financial Statements To the Community Members of Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. The accompanying financial statement of Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc., which comprises the summary statement of financial position as at December 31, 2017 is derived from the audited financial statements of Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. for the year ended December 31, 2017. We expressed an unmodified audit opinion on those financial statements. The summary statement does not contain all the disclosures required by Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. Reading the summary financial statement, therefore, is not a substitute for reading the audited financial statements of Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc. Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of this summary financial statement in accordance with Canadian accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on this summary financial statement based on our procedures, which were conducted in accordance with Canadian Auditing Standard (CAS) 810, “Engagements to Report on Summary Financial Statements”. In our opinion, this financial statement, derived from the audited financial statements of Beautiful Plains Community Foundation Inc., for the year ended December 31, 2017 is a fair summary of those financial statements. Yours truly, MNP LLP, Neepawa, Manitoba, May 14, 2018

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The Beautiful Plains Community Foundation provides grants to qualifying organizations in the Town of Neepawa and the surrounding Municipalities of Rosedale, GlenellaLansdowne and the Langford portion of North Cypress/ Langford. At the June 2017 Grant Luncheon, $129,340.00 in grants was distributed to organizations within these communities. June 2017 also saw John Lavich complete a 2 year term as a Board member. The Board thanks John for his valuable contributions to board meetings and our many community events. In September we welcomed new Board members Brent Sorenson and Marilyn Crewe and look forward to their valued input going forward. As President, I am very proud of our Board members and the work that they are willing to take on and accomplish. The Foundation is very fortunate to have these volunteers and their commitment of time and resources. The Foundation is also very fortunate to have Brenda Kryschuk as our Executive Officer. Brenda’s tireless work, dedication, and passion for the success of the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation is essential to our Board of Directors. We are always very grateful for the support received from the above noted communities, and their members, in the form of donations and support of the various fundraising activities carried out by or for the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation. Following is a quick look at some of the activities throughout 2017 and into 2018. In June 2017, during the Canada Safeway sponsored Screams for Ice Cream fundraiser, families and individuals purchased ice cream on a very cold day in June raising $994.00 for the Foundation. During September, the Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign, with the support of individuals and businesses,

raised $4,759.00 to support the Foundation – the most money ever raised by the Neepawa Smile Cookie campaign! During the 24 hour Giving Challenge in November 2017, the Foundation received 74 donations totalling $47,135.00 - with the matching funds from the Winnipeg Foundation and the Province of Manitoba, $51,135 was raised during the challenge. With your donations the BPCF raised the 3rd highest total out of the 52 Manitoba Community Foundations that participated in the challenge. February 2018 brought our annual NHL Hat Auction which has always been very well supported. This year the bidding and hat sponsorships brought in $15,935.00, which will net the Foundation $7,364.00 after expenses and winning team payouts. Thanks again to all of our hat sponsors and all who attended who once again made this event a great success! Upcoming events in 2018 are the Jail ‘n Bail on November 15th, which we are bringing back after a one year hiatus. November also brings the annual 24 Hour Giving Challenge on the 17th. Mark your calendars accordingly as we would like to see these events be even more successful than in years past. Ladies Night Out is also returning in the spring of 2019. We will keep you posted and let you know once a date and theme have been confirmed. Thanks again to all in “Our Communities” who have donated to or supported in some way the Beautiful Plains Community Foundation. We appreciate and look forward to your continued support. Brad Walker President

Beautiful Plains Archives ...................................................$500 Beautiful Plains Museum ...............................................$5,000 Budz ‘N Bloom Daycare ..................................................$5,000 Early Learning Neepawa ...............................................$10,000 Neepawa Cooperative Play Centre ...............................$2,100 Neepawa Minor Ball .......................................................$3,270 Neepawa Novas Gymnastics Club ...................................5,000 Neepawa Theatre Centre—Roxy ..................................$14,885 Viscount Cultural Council Inc. ........................................$1,500 Total Community Fund Grants .................................$47,255


ArtsForward—Summer Camp ...........................................$300 Margaret Laurence Home ..................................................$100 Neepawa and Area Palliative Care ....................................$300 Neepawa Bird Sanctuary Association ................................$500 Neepawa Community Cancer Program .............................$400 Neepawa & District Health Centre ....................................$400 Neepawa Junior Rifle Club ................................................$500 Neepawa Veterinary Clinic.................................................$300 Total NACI Youth Advisory Committee Grants ..........$2,800


Neepawa Minor Hockey .................................................$7,300 Early Learning Neepawa .................................................$2,700 Total Gaynor Vivian Grants ......................................$10,000


Allan Lytle Memorial Fund .................................................$305 IOOF & Rebecca—Belles, Beaux & Builders 4-H Club ......$195 Arts Stabilization—ArtsForward ........................................$440 Kin Club of Neepawa Scholarship .....................................$275 Arts Stabilization—Burrows Trail .......................................$440 Contact MB ‘95— Npa & District Fine Arts Festival .........$195 Beautiful Plains Museum .................................................$4,435 Country Meadows PCH ..................................................$6,594 Country Meadows PCH Courtyard ....................................$160 Touchwood Park..............................................................$1,170 IOOF & Rebecca—Neepawa Minor Ball............................$530 Roadside Park ......................................................................$50 Neepawa Health Centre ...............................................$42,950 Naomi Chapter—Children’s Ward .....................................$185 NARTA Scholarship—WMCI ..............................................$200 Jeff McCannell Memorial Scholarship ...............................$475 Eden Scholarship................................................................$185 IOOF & Rebecca—NACI Band ..........................................$950 Mrs. A.K. & Joe Butcher Scholarship ..............................$4,645 NACI Safe Grad Scholarship ..............................................$940 Whitmore Family Scholarship .........................................$1,900 NACI Alumni Fund ..........................................................$1,915 Riverside Cemetery............................................................$125 Total Designated Fund Grants .................................$69,259

TOTAL GRANTS DISTRIBUTED ................ $129,314

Above left: The Beautiful Plains Museum received a grant in 2017, which helped with their exterior renovations. Above right: Neepawa Theatre Centre (Roxy Theatre) received a grant in 2017, in support of their brick repointing project.

Grants are available to any recognized not-for-profit serving residents of the Town of Neepawa, RM of Glenella-Lansdowne, RM of Rosedale or the Langford portion of North-Cypress-Langford. The annual grant deadline is March 31.

2017 COMMUNITY FUND DONORS 150th Anniversary Challenge - Bert and Lynda Lowry Adrian de Groot Agnes Witherspoon Alan Goddard Alex and Val Jarema Alma McKelvy Ann Mandzuik Ann Nielsen Anna Fern Anonymous Arnie and Sharon Suski Arnold Birch Barry and Jeanette Donnelly Barry and Lorraine Hockin Beautiful Plains Credit Union Bert and Lynda Lowry Bert and Marg Wopnford Bill and Judy Martin Bill Fraser Bob and Carolyn Durston Bob and Sharon McCreath Brad and Joy Walker Brenda Loewen Brent and Ginny Collins Brent Sorenson Brian Bursten Brian and Jan Bailey Brian McCannell Cam & Sharon McLaughlin Canada Helps Catherine Wark Cathy Ford Cecil Cox Cecil Pittman Chris Pedersen Chrissy Hunter

Cliff and Eleanor Nicholson Community Foundations of Canada Darlene Gillies Dave Brydon Dave Cochrane Denis and Heather Saquet Dennis and Irene Magwood Derek and Beatrice Betts Don and Brenda Kryschuk Don and Susan Schmall Don Mitchell Dorothy Kilburn Dorothy M. Smith-Harris Dr. Nichelle Lee Desilets Medical Corporation Ed & Helgan Perrett Edith Burnside Eileen Clarke Elgin and Susan Drayson Elsie M. Slimmon Franklin Memorial Hall Association Gar and Eleanor Scott Garth and Gail White Gaynor Vivian Gladys Anderson Glenn & Sharon Howe Grace S. Buhr Hector and Eleanor Swanson Home Hardware - Neepawa HyLife Foods Ltd. In Honour of Howard & Eva Martin In Honour of the 50th Anniversary John & Gerry Nelson

In Honour of the birthday of Eleanor Nicholson In Honour of the birthdays of Allan and Kelly Snesby In Memory of “Bunny” Bernice Crabbe In Memory of Al Pasosky In Memory of Beth Montgomery In Memory of Bill Jardine In Memory of Brent Wilson In Memory of Bud (Charles) and Leila Hanson In Memory of Donald George Cox In Memory of Donna Joan Drayson In Memory of Gail Thompson In Memory of George Cargo In Memory of George Grant In Memory of Harvey & Jean Nelson In Memory of Hazel Peters In Memory of Irene Wenham In Memory of Jeanette Chambers In Memory of Lawrence Hargreaves In Memory of Leila Hanson In Memory of Lloyd H. Drayson In Memory of Margaret McGorman In Memory of Randy Oslund In Memory of Rick Evans In Memory of Stacey Brown (Veale)

In Memory of Trudy Briese In Memory of Verla Douglas In Memory of Viona Fraser In Memory of Warren Gillies Jack Falk and Donna Black James and Joanne Pollock Jamie Myrna Denbow Janine Hargreaves Jean Ann Rempel Jim & Lois Aitken Jim and Donna Schmall Jim and Shelley Graham Jo Rogers Joan Yerex Joe Glenda MacPhee John and Gerry Nelson John and Val Wilson John’s Electric Ltd. Judy Taylor Kate Jackman- Atkinson Kathy Jasienczyk Kaye Kristjanson Keith and Debbie Jury Kelvin Bell Ken Lewis Ken and Christine Waddell Ken Rogers Kerrilee Lapointe Knight Upholstery & Tent Rentals (2003) Ltd. Kolleen Mitchell Lane Englund Leah Sumner Leona Waddell Leonard and Ann Pritchard Les Davie Linda Crooks


Neepawa District Memorial Hospital Prairie Livestock Expo Country Meadows Personal Care Home NARTA Designated Fund

Jeff McCannell Memorial Scholarship Fund Brian McCannell NACI Safe Grad Scholarship Fund ASM Viscount Cultural Council

Sumner-Owen Scholarship Elizabeth Sumner Vivian Flow Through Fund Gaynor Vivian Riverside Cemetery Fund

Lisa and Murray Davie Somers Liz Sumner Robert and Yvonne Ferguson Liz Sumner Robert Hockin Lois Hulme Robert Matthes LUD Glenella Ron and Jan Goldade Mae Green Rosemary Postey Marilyn Crewe Ross & Madeline Birch Mark Perrett Rudy and Isobel Jarema Marlene Siatecki Shirley Manifold Marlyne Hargreaves Steve and Jane Goudie Mary Weiss Suzanne Simourd Mervin Oswald Sylvia Kuharski Mervyn Martin Taylor Law Office Michael J. Davids Terry & Katherine McIntosh Moria Woods Terry and Donna Smith Muriel Gamey The Estate of Virginia Murray and Donna Newton Forsyth Murray and Linda Hart The Jack and Dorothy MWM Environmental Nicholson Family Fund Neepawa Safeway The Mike and Evelyn Neil & Anne Grewar Pasosky Family Fund New Hope Health Centre The Winnipeg Foundation Ltd Tim Hortons - Neepawa Pat and Marie Angers UCT Neepawa Council #923 Pat Evans Vernita Potrebka Patricia Dick Wayne Clark Poettcker Medical Wes Kolesar Corporation Wilma Gill Province of Manitoba R. or K. Montgomery The Retail Ready Foods Richard and Ruth Hanke Beautiful Plains Richmond D MacinnesCommunity Foundation Rae would like to thank all those who RM of GlenellaLansdowne have donated, attended fundraising Robert and Norma

events and volunteered. The Beautiful Plains Community Foundation would not have been able to distribute IMO Jeanette Chambers over $1.89 million Riverside Cemetery Fund Wilma Gill, James and Donna without your support! Schmall


JUNE 15, 2018

Polynesian food and culture visits Polonia By Ken Waddell

Neepawa Banner & Press

Polonia is a tiny community located in a valley part way to the top of Riding Mountain. It boasts a fabulous view, steep forested hills, a few homes, a beautiful church and a fine community hall. On June 10, the Polonia hall was the setting for a community picnic and a fabulous supper, Polynesian style. A group headed by Len Tardiff and Aleksio Tomoniko, arranged for a pit BBQ of a whole hog and dozens of roasted chickens that proved to be delicious. About 140 people attended and whiled away the afternoon visiting, watching the food being cooked and prepped. They also enjoyed a large display of products and artifacts from the island of Rotuma where Tomoniko and Mua Gordon were born and raised. Everyone was encouraging a repeat performance for next year. People won’t have to wait that long for another event as several fall and early winter meal events are planned for this fall.


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Road woes for NACI win Provincial track title Neepawa Cubs

Santa Clara Baseball League update By Eoin Devereux Neepawa Banner & Press

Opposition ball diamonds have not been all that accommodating to the Neepawa Cubs as of late, as the team has lost three straight road games. The first of these defeats was in Plumas on May 29, as the Pirates battered the Cubs 14-4. Carter Schettler collected the win on the mound for the ball diamond buccaneers, surrendering just six hits over the course of five innings. The next game for Neepawa was on Wednesday, June 6 in Carberry against the Royals. This rematch of last year’s SCBL final proved to be a pitcher’s nightmare for both clubs, with a combined 32 runs scored. In the end, however, it was Carberry who came away with the 18-14 victory. While several players for both teams had huge nights at the plate, Carberry’s Drew Allan was the most notable, going 3-for-3, with a pair of homers and a double. Allan was also credited with seven RBI on the night. The third and final of the recent road games for Neepawa would see them fall in Minnedosa on Friday, June 8 to the Mavericks, by the score of 13-4. Game stats for this contest were unavailable by the Banner & Press publication deadline. With these recent defeats, Neepawa has fallen to 2-5-0 and as of Wednesday, June 13, were in a four way tie for last in the standings, with Austin, Dauphin and Ebb and Flow. As for the top of the standings, the Minnedosa Mavericks and Portage Padres were atop the standing with 5-1-0 records.

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As for Gluska, she won the Varsity Girls 4kg Shot Put, with a throw of 10.26 metres. Meanwhile, Denbow, had her gold medal effort in the Junior Varsity Girls High Jump with a 1.65m jump. Several other NACI athletes also had solid second place performances, including: Max Baker ( J.V. Pentathon - 800M), Lara Denbow ( J.V. 400 Metre Dash), Daxx Turner ( J.V. Triple Jump), Taine Middleton (Varsity 100 Metre Dash) and the Varsity Boys Distance Medley team. T he complete l ist i ng of all the NACI results f r om t he P r ov i nc i a l Championship, as well as the notable results for Minnedosa Collegiate a nd Wi l l ia m Mor ton Collegiate can be seen online at my Spea k i ng w it h t he Banner & Press a few days after the competition Koscielny ref lected

MJHL reduces roster spots for 20-year-olds

Submitted MJHL Media Release

Keeping in alignment with its philosophy of developing young players, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) will limit the number of 20-yearolds a team can register to eight players, effective this upcoming season. Moving forward, teams will be limited to seven and six, 20-year-olds for 2019-20 and 2020-21, respectively. This was one of several items approved recently at the league’s annual Board of Governors meeting. Other notable items passed included approval of a motion that requires all clubs to broadcast their home games in high definition (HD) quality on the Hockey TV broadcast service that is available for all league games. As well, teams will each play a 60 game balanced schedule. It will include 29 home, 29 away and 2 games at the 15th annual Old Dutch Player Showcase, which will

be held Dec. 9 – 12, at the Seven Oaks Rec Centre in Winnipeg, MB. The schedule for the Showcase will be released when the regular season schedule is posted later in June. Around the league The Neepawa Natives have traded defensemen Mason Waite and forward Brett Namaka to the Selkirk Steelers in exchange for goaltender Niklas An-

derson, forwards Nathan Driver and Reid Robertson, as well as future considerations. In 51 games last season for Neepawa, Namaka registered 23 points (12 goals - 11 assists). The Board of Governors has approved a motion that will see the league’s annual award presented to the top goaltender be renamed the Ed Belfour Top Goaltender Trophy effective for the 2018-2019 season.

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The NACI track & field team celebrate winning the MHSAA Provincial banner in Winnipeg on Saturday, June 9.

on how this team has improved over the course of the year. He added that there is a lot this group could still accomplish for years to come. “Winning like

this exceeded our expectations. We went into Provincials feeling c o n f i d e nt t h a t w e ’d compete and bring home a few medals and a few personal bests. Things just

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JUNE 15, 2018

You and your health

advice for a healthier lifestyle

Why spend so much time exercising? By Dr. Mark Perrett BSCs DC Chiropractor

Everyone knows that we should all be active and get regular exercise to avoid cardiovascular disease and cancers. But did you know that exercise has a profound affect on the brain? So much so that it is more effective than any medication for dementia prevention, early brain wasting, mild depression, and anxiety! Here are some powerful effects that occur in the brain when we get our heart pumping: It makes you happy Research shows that increasing your heart rate for only a half an hour can instantly decrease depression and anxiety symptoms. Exercises causes chemicals in the brain to be released that make us feel awesome.   It has even been observed in mice.  Evidence points to a pleasurable and pain-killing firing of the endocannabinoid system  (also known as the psychoactive receptor for cannabis).  This is why the local Miles For Mental Health Fun Run and Walk is a must to attend.


It makes you smarter​ Exercise causes increased oxygen to the brain. Studies show that only 20 minutes of exercise can have a significant positive effect on concentration.  A US study showed that when daily exercise was included throughout a school day, the students became better at multi-tasking, problem solving and processing complex information.  Chemicals that help build and repair brain cells are released when performing aerobic exercise.

The production of new brain cells (neurogenesis) occurs when a person is tasked with new or complex movements.        It makes you have a better memory It is not exactly  fully understood how exercise helps memory but it is speculated that it is due to brain cell growth occurring in the hippocampus, the memory center of the brain. One study showed a 2% increase in total size of the hippocam-

pus in seniors who walked 35 to 45 minutes just 3 times a week! The best time to exercise is around 4 hours after learning. We have all heard the saying “Your brain is like a muscle, use it or loose it” Get out and move!   It decreases your odds of alzheimer’s There has been extensive studies regarding the prevention or slowing down of cognitive impairment related to exercise.  Studies show that you can have the worst

form of the Alzheimer’s gene (APOE4) and if you exercise three times a week it brings your risk of having the disease to the same level as when you have the least aggressive type of gene (APOE1).  Exercise also burns up your glucose in the blood and the brain changes to burning fats. This stimulates hormones in the brain that help repair and protect the nerves.  Improved circulation also helps nutrition the brain and maintain cell health. ​​

The obvious take away is get active! Regular exercise is essential but also simple activities such as walking, gardening, and housework all helps with brain health. The ideal amount is cardiovascular exercise or strength training a minimum of 20 minutes a session and three days a week Activity Fact: Your brain can burn up to 20 per cent of your total calories that you use in a day!

A little bit of everything at the Traveller’s Day parade

By John Drinkwater Neepawa Banner & Press

The 63rd annual Brandon Traveller’s Day Parade commenced at 11:00 a.m. on the corner of 6th Street and Rosser Avenue on June 9. Coordinator, Norm Joss, said over 100 different units participated in Saturday’s event, which included floats, four marching bands, military vehicles, veteran cars and horses. Joss stated they were very pleased with the turnout, which is an added attraction to the Manitoba Summer Fair. The Parade, started in 1955, is held in partnership with the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.


Left to right: Crocus Plains Marching Band participated in Saturday’s Traveller’s Day Parade. The Lord Selkirk RFM Pipe Band were a popular entry in the parade. Traveller’s Day float entered by the Icelandic Canadian Club of Western Manitoba.


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A fine end to the 2018 Fine Arts Festival

Youth Beef Roundup returning to Neepawa

Submitted Neepawa and District Fine Arts Festival

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Neepawa and District Fine Arts Festival (NDFAF) was a success again, thanks to the work of an executive of 14 people plus our committee president, Rhonda Dickenson. Many additional volunteers assisted the executive committee with various tasks such as cleaning the bathroom, taking stats at the door, and organizing classrooms of children during the speech arts sessions. The Knox Presbyterian Church continues to be a welcoming location for the festival. Our adjudicators Eleanor Epp and David Klassen were kept busy with 148 entries (two more than last year). Our new speech arts classes consisted of 20 speech arts entries. Due to feedback from the community, the speech arts classes will continue next year. Our concerts and daily sessions were well attended. The admission was $2/session and $5/concert per person and we collected $930 in entrance fees in four days. Friends of the Festival were able to attend all sessions and concerts for free - and there were 57 friends of the festival. The executive were very pleased with the numbers of entries and audience members. We would like to thank the community for attending the festival, becoming Friends of the Festival, and by supporting participants with scholarships. This year scholarships ranged from $50 to $200 and were donated by: Rotary, Legion, Legion Ladies, Elks, U.C.T., Elks Lodge, Elks, Beta Sigma Phi, Inner Wheel, S. Drayson, Durston family, Choraliers, Lions, and the Turner Fund. On April 29, 2018, the NDFAF and the Neepawa and Area Community Choir hosted “Notes for Knox” where many of the winners of the scholarships and trophies performed. Eleven performers were nominated to attend provincials in Brandon, Manitoba at the end of May. The 2018 festival was a success because of the many hours of volunteer time and a community that supports the festival with financial support and by filling the church as listeners. The festival continues to be a great place for people to enjoy music and performances and for performers to have an audience and receive feedback from an adjudicator. We are looking forward to planning the 2019 NDFAF. Please note that the deadline for entries will be February 1, 2019. If you are interested in more information about the festival, follow us our Facebook page “Neepawa & District Fine Arts Festival” or join our executive at the Annual General Meeting on September 23 at 3:00p.m. at the Lion’s Den at Arts Forward.

Aug. 3-5 will be the M a n itoba Yout h B eef Roundup 11t h a n nua l event in Neepawa. This exciting three-day event will bring together junior members, 4 -Hers, and cattle enthusiasts from all across the province. The show is organized by representatives from various beef breeds that have been involved with National and Provincial shows in the past. Our goal is to prepare young entrepreneurs in the livestock industry, thru this exciting showcase of youth, cattle and friendly competition. This event will educate, encourage, stimulate and unite participants in the business of agriculture and the beef industry. It encompasses a variety of competitions and events to match all interests and skill levels of participants. Some of the events are team grooming, Individual and team judging, showmanship, marketing, sales talk, impromptu speeches, art, photography, scrapbooking, as well as cattle classes. This will be a celebrat ion showcasing youth and agriculture in our province. We encourage young and old to stay involved in the agriculture industry, explore career opportunities, increase national trade and awareness, and be proud to be part of one of Canada’s largest industries. We feel the celebration of our past shows exemplifies the importance of youth and agriculture and will strive to present innovative op-

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Top picture: The Grand Championship classes from the 2017 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup. Bottom picture: A group shot of all the participants in the 2017 event.

portunities that promote and educate future cattleman dedicated to the cattle industry. New in 2018 will be the Sullivan Show Supply Workshop, young handlers competition, Digger Award and invitations for 4-H champion yearling females from each 2018 Club Achievement to attend Roundup, with entry fee paid by Roundup. Along with Ag Challenge


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Apartment for rent. Bri-Mont apartments, 331 Mountain Avenue. Phone 204-7300290. _____________________ Churchill Block, Neepawa, apartment for rent. Available immediately. Phone or text 204-841-1298 _____________________ For rent: 2 bedroom apartment available July 1st. $875 plus hydro, plus water. FSWD included. References required. Call 841-0448 _____________________ For Rent: Two bedroom house in Gladstone, Mb. Text Mark @ 1-204-476-4077. _____________________ TRAILER RENTALS: cargo, dump, equipment, auto, livestock/horse. FORK LIFT TELEPORT 729-8989

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Storage vans (semi trailers) for rent or sale. Anderson's 204-385-2685, 204-3852997 Gladstone.

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Budget Tire Co. We buy and sell good used tires. 726-8199, Brandon

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For sale: New Holland square baler model 311, hydroformatic tension, always shedded, well maintained. 204-966-3406

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NuVision Commodities St. Jean, MB buying feed grains, wheat, barley, peas, oats, off grades grain and custom hauling back to the Red River area. Phone 1(204)758-3401 or 1(204)746-4028.

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Engagement Kelly Hurrell and Kyle Martin

are happy to announce their engagement and a wedding date planned for Aug. 25, 2018. There is a social evening at the Neepawa Legion Hall on Saturday, June 23rd, 9 pm - 1 am.

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For Rent The Osbourne Units invites applications for low income 55+ Senior 1 bedroom and bachelor suites. Please forward your inquires to 204-476-5177 or mail them to: Osbourne Units Box 490 Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

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Services Headstone Cleaning & Refurbishing • Chemically Treat & Pressure Wash • Refurbishing (rehighliting) • Straightening & Leveling • Done on site

Toby 204-966-3572

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Homes For Sale READY FOR DELIVERY 1584 sqft. showhome. Only $199,000. 9 ft walls, 3 bedroom,2.5 baths. Maple kitchen with island & walk-in pantry. Covered veranda. Tripane windows & fir plywood construction and James Hardie siding. For more information visit or 204-346-3231

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BULLS FOR LEASE Black & Red Angus Speckle Park Roan Shorthorn Black Simmental Polled Herefords 2 year old and up • Some good for Heifers Low Birth Weight

Phone Darcy 204-365-0066

CLASS 1 COMPANY DRIVERS and OWNER OPERATORS WANTED Class 1 company drivers and owner operators wanted to haul bulk liquid products throughout MB, SK, AB and the US. Loaded and empty miles paid! Dedicated dispatch, well maintained equipment, comprehensive benefits package. Contact us or submit your resume: Phone: 204.571.0187 Email: recruiting@ Fax: 204.727.6651 Or submit an online application @


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Help Wanted Willerton School

(Springhill Colony) (located 10km North of Neepawa west of Highway #5) Invites applications for the following positions: Grade 9 – 12 Math Tutor/Instructor Grade 9 – 12 English Tutor/Instructor Flexible schedule 6 - 9 hours per week Duties may include: • Providing instruction in Gr9-12 Math or English • Supporting students enrolled in Distance Ed courses Knowledge of Hutterite culture will be considered an asset. Positions will commence September 4, 2018 or at a mutually agreed upon date. Inquiries and resume (including 3 references) may be made to: Warren Wollmann, Principal Willerton School, Springhill Colony Box 1930, Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0 P. 204-476-2740 • F. 204-476-5713 E:


The Rural Municipality of Rosedale is inviting applications for the position of Casual Office Assistant for a minimum of 21 hours per week. This position reports to the CAO and is responsible for providing counter and telephone service to the residents of the municipality as well as various clerical, financial and support functions. Duties include: • Reception & customer service • Confidential document preparation • Administrative Support to the CAO & Council • Website updates & maintenance • Various other duties as assigned Qualifications: • Minimum Grade XII Education • Ability to type/keyboard 45 words per minute • Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an office setting • Excellent written & verbal communication skills • Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines • Valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License • Successful completion of a post-secondary certificate/ diploma or the ability to demonstrate competence with accounting skills is preferred • Experience using Munisoft software or other municipal software will be considered an asset Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. July 6, 2018 in person, by mail, fax or email Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and three work related references to: Rural Municipality of Rosedale Attention: Kara Sylvester, CAO Box 100 282 Hamilton Street Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Telephone: (204) 476-5414 Fax: (204) 476-5431 Email: The RM of Rosedale wishes to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals considered for an interview will be contacted

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Farm Help Wanted Bulas Farms is a family owned grain and beef farm near Plumas. We are looking to hire a mature experienced person. Duties include trucking and handling grain, driving modern farm machinery, maintenance, and other farm related duties as required. Flexible wintertime hours would include, but not be limited to, doing maintenance and repairs in a modern heated shop and some cattle chores. Qualifications include a Class 5 driver’s licence, must be able to do occasional heavy lifting and climbing, willing to work long hours and weekends during harvest and seeding. Experience with beef cattle and welding is beneficial. Wages depend on experience and capabilities. For more information, or to apply, Phone Darrin in the evening at (204) 386-2412

LTL Truck Driver Freezerco, a division of the HyLife organization, is currently seeking an LTL Truck Driver to join the team. This position is based in the vibrant community of Neepawa, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. To sustain its position as a premier supplier of quality food products HyLife strives to employ talented and motivated people who are capable of reaching the cutting edge of their discipline. This out-of-scope position will include the following responsibilities and day-to-day functions: • Pick up supplies in Winnipeg to deliver to Neepawa • Pick up reefer trailers in Neepawa to delivery points in Winnipeg • LTL multi pickups and drops • Paperwork including log books • Flexible hours Monday through Friday may include evenings The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: • Class 1A license with clean abstract • Must have knowledge of Winnipeg • Good communication skills • Controlled substance test with negative result • Criminal record search • Strong focus on food safety and workplace safety We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation based on experience and knowledge. HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at Applicants who are not currently eligible to work in Canada will not be considered for this position. We thank all applicants, however, only those under further consideration will be contacted.

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BATTERIES FOR EVERYTHING. Automotive, farm, construction, ATV, marine, motorcycle, golf carts, phones, tools, radios, computers etc. Reconditioned, obsolete and hard-to-find batteries. SOLAR equipment. The Battery Man. Winnipeg. 1.877.775.8271

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Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

at the Division Office in Neepawa, MB Full time permanent position commencing August 20th, 2018 or a date mutually agreed. Payroll and benefits administration for all staff, remittances, reporting, records maintenance, accounting and budgeting duties. Deadline: NOON, Monday, June 18th, 2018 See Division website for more details on this position at Click on Job Postings.

Crisanti Investments Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons Is currently looking for

6 Food Service Supervisors

Location: 10 Main Street, Neepawa, MB, R0J 1H0 Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full-Time, Part-Time, Shift, Weekend, Morning, Day, Night & Evening Salary: $13/hour +Benefits Start Date: ASAP Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years Education: No degree, certificate or diploma Please contact for job description How to Apply: In Person or mail: At above location By email:

FOODS Meat Cutter/Production Personnel HyLife Foods a division of the HyLife organization is engaged in the dressing and processing of hogs for both domestic and world markets. To reach and sustain its position as a premier supplier of quality food products it strives to employ talented and motivated people who are capable of reaching the cutting edge of their discipline. This position is based at the operations in the vibrant community of Neepawa, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. Due to rapid growth we are looking for Meat Cutters/Production Personnel.

Responsibilities / Duties include but are not limited to: • Slaughter, eviscerate and mark hogs for further processing • Cut pork carcasses into primal cuts for further detailed specifications intended for commercial, industrial, institutional or wholesale use • De-bone edible part and remove inedible organs or parts The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: • Be able to work in a culturally diverse workplace • Have a good work ethic • Focus on treating people with dignity and respect • Appreciate a stable long term work environment • Experience as an Industrial Butcher or trimmer is required • Completion of secondary school may be required Current starting wage is $14.15, ranging as high as $21 plus $1.00 per hour perfect attendance incentive!

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Parts & full trailer repair, trailer safeties & Autopac Trailer Repair. Sales, Leasing & Financing of flat-deck, dumpbox, cargo, gooseneck & utility trailers & truck beds. Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, Hwy #1 MacGregor, MB. 1-888685-3127. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Dream Job! Live in caregiver/ housekeeper. Summers in Winnipeg and winters in the tropics. Call 204-997-4629 MEDICALTRANSCRIPTION!

In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today! PROPERTY FOR SALE DEVELOPER SELLOUT. 10 lakefront, 4 lakeview lots, street and hydro. Sand beach. Valued at $542,000 – selling package for $335,000. MUST BE SOLD! Sheldon – 204-371-5131. sheldon@

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation based on experience and knowledge. HyLife has been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at at 623 Main Street E, PO Box 10,000, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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HyLife Foods, a division of the HyLife organization and leading primary pork processor for domestic and world markets is seeking an experienced Millwright. To sustain our position as a premier supplier of quality food products, we strive to employ talented and motivated people who are capable of reaching the cutting edge of their discipline. This position is based in the vibrant community of Neepawa, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. We are seeking an individual to work day shifts, Friday 8 hours, Saturday and Sunday 12 hours each, Monday 8 hours or work a 12 hour shift rotation which will require both AM and PM shift coverage from 5 - 5. The Millwright is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of industrial machinery, refrigeration, heating and air conditioning equipment, in the maintenance and repair of transportation and heavy equipment, in the installation and repair of telecommunication and power cables and in other repair and service work settings. The successful candidate will also be required to perform maintenance duties and other tasks assigned. This position will include the following responsibilities and day-to-day functions: • Must be able to install, troubleshoot, and repair complex production equipment with minimum supervision • Enhance equipment performance, recommending improvements and implementing. • Works from drawings, written or verbal instructions and sketches • Must be able to troubleshoot and identify mechanical/electrical problems • Operate production equipment and check performance as required • Strong on PM (preventative maintenance) procedures in a 24 hour/day operation • Proficient in use of computerized maintenance management system. • Ensure all job-related operations are in compliance with GMPs, HACCP, WHMIS and health & safety requirements. • Perform other duties as assigned The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications: • Must have valid Red Seal Millwright license • Experience in a manufacturing environment would be an asset • Must have a full complement of personal/professional hand tools • Sense of urgency and attention to detail • Ability to work independently and in a multifunctional team with minimal supervision • Ability to work well in a team environment • Basic computer ability • Highly motivated • Knowledge of conveyors, industrial pumps and compressors, grinders, welding equipment, electrical and electronic controls, lathes and machining tools, power tools, fans and blowers, hydraulic systems and high speed packaging equipment. • Heavy lifting maybe required • May be required to bend, lift and climb while wearing the appropriate equipment • Working in various environments • Exposure to chemicals • Solid communication and interpersonal skills • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently • Strong focus on food safety and workplace safety We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive compensation based on experience and knowledge. HyLife is been recognized as a Platinum Member of Canada’s Best-Managed Companies. If you have the qualifications and the passion to meet this challenge then we would like to explore your potential. Please apply online at Applicants who are not currently eligible to work in Canada will not be considered for this position. We thank all applicants, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Dumpsters be gone, never to return again!

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5 Bedroom Bungalow House, 2 Bathrooms, includes appliances. Could be divided for a multi-family dwelling. Insulated detached 2 door garage. Spacious yard including flower beds & fruit trees. 9 Lots total. Call for more information or to arrange viewing 204-768-3718 or 204-768-0169

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NOW HIRING HOUSEKEEPERS • Must be able to stay on feet for long periods of time • Pays great attention to details Staff housing available, if needed

For more information or to apply,please contact Barb Kelly: or 204.848.8509


The dumpsters shown above that were located in the back alley between Mountain and First Ave. are empty in this photo. They were usually full, overflowing and had become a major eyesore and source of irritation. Even light winds would distribute the debris far and wide, much to neighbours’ dismay. The Town of Neepawa has now replaced the dumpsters with rolling carts. Each business or unit gets one blue recycling cart and one black garbage cart. The cart/bins can be loaded mechanically by the garbage truck. One problem is they are not locked bins and owners have been advised to keep them inside overnight to avoid misuse by people who don’t live in the area. While the bins promise a somewhat neater system, finding space inside a building can be an issue. Also, garbage odour inside an apartment or shop may be a concern if bins are pulled indoors. 1.866.355.4676 | 204.848.2802 PO Box 40, 3 Mooswa Dr E, Onanole, MB R0J1N0


a leading Rural Manitoba based Long Haul Transportation Company that specializes in Dry Bulk and Aggregate Transportation, is seeking a Full Time Receptionist to join our team. This position, based in Gladstone Manitoba, will employ a successful candidate whom is motivated to sustaining day to day successful growth of a 65-year-old family run transportation company. People with a high level of attention to detail, and a personality that embraces all aspects of human nature, are invited to apply. This position will include, but not limited to the following duties. • Reports directly to the CEO and Director of Personnel • Answer calls and be available as the first contact in Reception to direct customers and enquires to the proper location. • Greet and Assist Visitors and Customers attending the Facility. • Responsible for recording minutes in staff meetings. • Prepare Document Binders for all equipment and monitor expiry dates. • Filing Duties. • Data entry. • Monitor Holiday schedules. • Administer phone system. • Maintain Stationary Supplies • Light Cleaning Duties Education and qualifications should include a minimum of 3 years in Receptionist related positions. Preference will be given to people with an outstanding personality and one that can effectively direct calls and communications in a timely and efficient manner. Transportation background would be an asset. Salary range negotiable depending on experience. Please submit resume to: attention CEO We respect and appreciate all those who apply, however only those of interest will be contacted for an interview.

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a leading Rural Manitoba based Long Haul Transportation Company that specializes in Dry Bulk and Aggregate Transportation, is seeking a Human Resources Manager to join our team. This position, based in Gladstone Manitoba, will employ a successful candidate whom is motivated to sustaining day to day successful growth of a 65-year-old family run transportation company. People with a high level of attention to detail, and a personality that embraces all aspects of human nature, are invited to apply. This position will include, but not limited to the following duties. • Reports directly to the CEO and Director of Personnel • Works alongside the Recruitment Administrator monitoring recruitment plans for proper permitting that fall under federal labour codes. Develop offers of employment for potential recruitments. • Responsible for employee, employer relations for office staff, facility support staff, and longhaul fleet drivers. • Validate all organization orientation to new staff members documented by the recruitment and training administrators. • Monitor/Administer annual performance reviews. • Monitor log book audits and verify compliancy under the highway traffic act. • Create/Write and Maintain accurate job descriptions insuring accurate job descriptions are in place. • Validation of Payroll functions and Holiday Schedules. Insure adequate staffing in place at all times. • Understand the Canada Labour Code and administer its functions within the company insuring that all aspects are met by company employment standards. • Oversee and Validate the companies Health Benefits plan. • Conflict Management • Management of Staffs Time Management • Research Training Courses that would benefit all staff members. • Administer Insurance for Equipment /Fleet/Facility/ Infrastructure aspects of company. • Cultivate Efficiency and Effective Communication in the work place. Education and qualifications should include a minimum of 3 years in HR related positions. Preference will be given to people with a Diploma or Degree in the HR or Business field. Transportation background would be an asset. Salary range of $35000.00 to $45000.00 per year depending on experience. Please submit resume to: attention CEO We respect and appreciate all those who apply, however only those of interest will be contacted for an interview. contacted for an interview.

Notice Mortgage Sale Ad The building and land known as 564 Main Street East, Neepawa, Manitoba as described in Certificate of Title No. 2686657/5 will be sold at an auction by a licensed auctioneer, on Thursday, the 5th day of July, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Taylor Law Office, 269 Hamilton Street, Neepawa, MB. R0J 1H0 The vendor is informed that the property consists of a rectangular parcel of land with a frontage of 416 feet and a total area of 1.99 acres. The land has been developed with a packed gravel base for drive access and parking to the north of the building around the west side and along portions of the south side. There are undeveloped portions covered in grass and areas of bush and grass toward the south and west of the building. The site is zoned for commercial use and is serviced with hydro, telephone, municipal water, natural gas and a septic disposal system. The building consists of an original structure that was built in the 1960's but was completely gutted and refinished on the interior and exterior with expansion of a more recent addition to the east. The building was designed, constructed and operated as a commercial restaurant facility and truck stop with shower and washroom facilities as well as a retail clothing outlet. Exterior Buildings include older truck box units utilized for storage as well as a metal clad shed developed for storage. Prior Encumbrances: Caveat 40992/5 Taxes: Paid to December 31, 2017 Terms: Deposit of $10,000.00 in the form of bank draft or certified cheque and the balance according to conditions to be announced at the sale. Reserve Bid to be announced prior to the auction sale. Please note the property is sold “as is where is” in accordance with Auction Sale Conditions Contact: Donald & Kehler Law Office 22 – Sixth Street, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 3N1 Attn: Jarett Kehler Phone: (204) 729-4900

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Church Worship Times Prepared by the Neepawa Ministerial St. James Anglican 11:00 a.m. First Baptist 11:00 a.m. Calvary Chapel 10:30 a.m. Knox Presbyterian 11:00 a.m. Roman Catholic Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. Ukrainian Catholic 9:00 am every second Sunday Neepawa United Church 11:00 a.m. Christ Lutheran 9:00 a.m. International Worship Centre 1:30 p.m. Waldersee Lutheran 10:00 a.m. Prairie Alliance Church 11:00 a.m. The Abiding Word Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m. Brookdale United 9:30 a.m.

NOTICE OF HEARING UNDER THE HIGHWAYS PROTECTION ACT THE HIGHWAY TRAFFIC BOARD Notice is hereby given that a hearing of the Highway Traffic Board will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Room B6, Brandon Provincial Building, 340 – 9th Street, Brandon, Manitoba. PERMITS – PART I – SECTION 9 H.P.A. AND PART III – SECTION 17 H.P.A. 3/001/028/S/18 – CARDINAL SIGNS LTD. o/b/o ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLARY MUSEUM Application to Relocate Off-Premises Sign (Other) adjacent to P.T.H. No. 1, S.E.¼ 8-11-16W, Municipality of North Cypress-Langford. The Highway Traffic Board will be prepared to consider all submissions, written or oral, on the above applications by contacting the Secretary prior to or at the hearing.

Michelle Slotin, Board Secretary THE HlGHWAY TRAFFIC BOARD 200 - 301 Weston Street Winnipeg MB R3E 3H4 Phone: (204) 945-8912

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Auction Sales McSherry Auction 12 Patterson Dr. Stonewall, MB

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Wed June 20 4:00 PM Yard * Recreation * Antiques * Furniture * Glassware * Household

Estate of Jack Mulvena Wed June 27 4:00 PM Over 400 Oil Cans * 50 Signs * Farm Rustic Antiques * Go To Web!

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for the Estate of David Johnson 11 am Saturday June 23, 2018 Mountain Road, MB 2 miles West of Mountain Road, then 1 mile South - SIGNS & FLAGS POSTED AUCTION DAY. Case 970, 3PTH Leon 690 Loader * IHC 986, 3PTH Allied 580 Loader * White Field Boss 2-105, Dual Hyd, * Case IH 8465 Round Baler * New Holland 195 Manure Spreader, 410 BU * 1998 MacDon 5000 Mower Conditioner * Round Bale Feeders * Free Standing Corral Panels * Shop Tools * Household * ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES * Bradley Meyers Auctioneer Arden, MB 204-476-6262 sell

McSherry Auction Service Ltd. FARM EQUIP AUCTION FOR ABE & MARY BARKMAN Saturday June 23rd at 11:00 am Location: Riverton, MB. North East 7 Miles on Hwy 8 Then North 3 Miles on Rd 234 Civic# 145030. Contact # (204) 378-2751

Combine & Tractors *JD 8820 Titan II w Rear Assist * JD 8440 4WD Triple Hyd. 1000 PTO * JD 6400 MFWA Cab P. Quad JD 640 FEL 3 PH 540/1000 * Int TD9 92 Series w 10’ Dozer * Equip * Flexi Coil 400 40’ Cult * JD 220 21’ Tandem Disc * Ezee on 1225 12’ Offset Disc * JD 1600 15’ Press Drill GA * JD 100 16’ Deep Tiller * 24” Steel Packer * Westfield Auger * Summers 80 Sprayer * NH 276 Square Baler * Helix 8’ 3PH Snow Blower * Livestock Related *Real Ind. 16’ Gooseneck Tandem Livestock Trailer * NH 358 Mix Mill * 25’ Hay Trailer * JD QA Bale Fork * JD QA Manure Fork * More Equip * Fencing * Feeders * Farm Misc *

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Real Estate

Three tips to prepare to sell your home

Institute suggests homeowners clear clutter out of their homes before appraisers visit, and the same approach can be applied to open houses. Buyers, like appraisers, see cluttered homes as less valuable. In addition, a home full of clutter might give buyers the impression, true or not, that the home was not well maintained.

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While a good home can find a buyer any time of year, homeowners might find the buyers’ pool is strongest in spring and into summer. The reasons for that are many, ranging from parents wanting to move when their children are not in school to buyers wanting to move when the weather is most accommodating. Because spring is such a popular time to sell a home, homeowners who want to put their homes on the market should use winter as an opportunity to prepare their homes for the prying eyes of prospective buyers. The following tips can help homeowners during the pre-selling preparation process. Address the exterior of the home Winter can be harsh on a home’s exterior, so as winter winds down, homeowners who want to sell their homes should make an effort to address anything that might negatively affect their homes’ curb appeal. A study of homes in Greenville, S.C., from researchers at Clemson University found that the value of homes with landscapes that were upgraded from “good” to “excellent” increased by 6 to 7 percent. If it’s in the budget, hire professional landscapers to fix any problematic landscaping or address any issues that arose during the winter. Homeowners with green thumbs can tackle such projects on their own, but hiring professionals is akin to staging inside the home.


If you’re sell your home, don’t forget to give the property a once over to keep Fido’s scent at a minimum.

Conquer interior clutter Clutter has a way of accumulating over the winter, when people tend to spend more time indoors than they do throughout the rest of the year. Homeowners who want to put their homes on the market in spring won’t have the luxury of waiting until spring to do their “spring” cleaning, so start clearing any clutter out in winter, even resolving to make an effort to prevent its accumulation throughout winter. Just like buyers are impressed by curb appeal, they are turned off by clutter. The Appraisal

Eliminate odors A home’s inhabitants grow accustomed to odors that might be circulating throughout the house. Pet odor, for instance, might not be as strong to a home’s residents as it is to guests and prospective buyers. Because windows tend to stay closed throughout the winter, interior odors can be even stronger come late-winter than they are during the rest of the year. A thorough cleaning of the house, including vacuuming and removal of any pet hair that accumulated over the winter, can help to remove odor. In the weeks leading up to the open house, bathe pets more frequently, using a shampoo that promotes healthy skin so pet dander is not as prevalent. Open windows when the weather allows so more fresh air comes into the home. Spring is a popular and potentially lucrative time to sell a home, and homeowners who spend winter preparing their homes for the market may reap even greater rewards.

Your Home... Your Future... Our Commitment!

Troy Mutch Sales Associate Cell: 204-212-1010

Westman Realty Ltd.

Craig Frondall Sales Representative Cell: 204-476-4777 Home features 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large living room and rec room in the basement. Recent upgrades including tub surroundings, flooring, central air and paint. Property also features a single attached garage.

New Listing 3.39 acre property features 1200 sq ft house with 3 bedrooms and a den in the basement. Large living room with dining area. New shingles, newer windows and vinyl siding. Large garden and a large steel Quonset for storage. Double car garage.

Feature home of the week

Gill & Schmall Agencies

Trailer is in need of a lot of work. There is a single car garage. It is a nice yard site to build a new house or move one in. Town sewer and water are to the property.

Prairie Mountain 204.476.2287 272 Hamilton St. Neepawa

NEW LISTING MLS 1813420 $180,000.00 Opportunity awaits! Great acreage with 2 hog barns, 4 grain bins and several storage bldgs and charming 1 ½ storey, 3 bedroom house. Take a look!

278 Emma Street MLS 1815243 FAMILY BUNGALOW – 2+1 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, clean and comfortable. Gas FA and HWT. Zoned R2


17 Isabel St, Kelwood. MLS#1700991, MLS#1725242 Land and house available!

MLS# 1814312

2-Second St, Franklin. MLS# 1807811

Diane Martin 204-841-0932

40 Rutledge Rd, Neepawa. MLS# 1809062 Storage warehouse, 1440 sf.

Liz Sumner 204-476-6362

John Nelson 204-476-6719


Kristy Sprik



Turn-key business plus a modest home to live in or generate added income.

29 Main St, Wellwood. MLS# 1716965, $39,900. 4 bed, 2 bath home on huge lot!

Lesley Skibinsky

MLS# 1808914 231 - 2nd Ave. 2+2 bed, 3 bath. 2 garages


MLS# 1815379 A place to live and work. Glenella, MB.

MLS# 1815040 Glenella Restaurant. Turn-key. Well equipped.

MLS# 1707194 Custom built 2+2 bed 3 bath. Dbl. garage.

JUNE 15, 2018


Polynesian pork roast PHOTOS BY KEN WADDELL

Right- Aleksio Tomoniko (right) and his crew of helpers hoisted the roast whole hog from the fire pit just prior to carving it up for the many supper patrons.

Below-The Polonia School cairn outlines some of the history of Hun’s Valley (later Polonia). One of Polonia’s stores is across the road in the background.

Letter to the editor

Continued from page 5 Further to the above noted minimum staffing requirements, consideration also needs to be given to securing additional pool staff who are qualified to teach the lessons. This is then measured in relation to the number of classes either consecutively or simultaneously. The duties of the staff person teaching the lessons focus on the class in session and cannot be counted as meeting the requirement of a Qualified Lifeguard on deck who is to continually observe the pool area. Advertisements for pool staff went out early in 2018 with a minimal number of applicants. The majority of those hired are high school students who as we speak are ensuring that their required training is in place. Insofar as the number of pool staff physically working in June, 2018, there is only one (1) who is a very capable and qualified returning university student. However, as previously referenced, the Town of Neepawa is unable to meet the minimum staffing requirements, which unfortunately equates to the inability to host programs. This decision was not taken lightly and every attempt was made to recruit sufficient qualified pool staff. The Town of Neepawa apologizes for the impact that this decision has had on the community, but would argue that the decision did in fact take into account the price of a life and safety for same. Hosting the school programs and operating a pool in non-compliance with The Public Health Act is simply irresponsible. Lastly for comparatives, minimum wage in Manitoba is $11.15. Established pay ranges for staff at the Town of Neepawa Swimming Pool are as follows: • Cashiers or assistant lifeguards • Lifeguards/Instructors • Lifeguards/Instructor Trainers

$12.99 - $13.81 $13.85 - $15.45 $16.72 –$18.30

Any adjustments through the pay ranges is based on hours of accumulation from year to year. The Town of Neepawa encourages and welcomes any qualified individuals interested in working at the pool to contact our office. Town of Neepawa

McCormick X7 Series A New Future is Here.

220 Hwy #5, Neepawa MB



JUNE 15, 2018


PHONE 204-476-3317 OR 1-888-350-4873 WWW.MCLAUGHLINGM.COM

AFTER HOUR SALES Dealer Permit # 4123

Nick Beavington (Gladstone) Jim McLaughlin Brian Ramsey (Carberry)

204-385-2284 204-476-2416 204-834-3201

Kelly Stinson (Minnedosa) Denver dela Cruz Bryson Kaye

204-724-9733 204-212-1229 204-212-2695

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Friday, June 15, 2018 • Neepawa, Manitoba



Congratulations THIS YEAR’S CEREMONIES Alonsa School

June 23 3:00pm Alonsa School Gymnasium

Carberry Collegiate Institute

June 26 4:30pm Carberry Collegiate Gymnasium

Erickson Collegiate

June 25 2:30pm Erickson Collegiate Gymnasium

Gladstone William Morton Neepawa Area Collegiate Collegiate Institute Institute June 22 1:30pm Gladstone WM Gymnasium

Glenella School

June 22 5:00pm Glenella School Gymnasium

McCreary School June 23 2:30pm McCreary Community Hall

June 25 2:00pm Yellowhead Arena (South door entry)

Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute Grad Open House June 25 7:30pm Yellowhead Arena (South door entry)

Ste.Rose School

Minnedosa Collegiate Institute

June 23 1:30pm Ste. Rose Catholic Church

June 22 10:00am Minnedosa Community Conference Centre

Your new degree will open many doors — and one of them is ours. Enjoy your summer. We can’t wait to see you in September!

Congratulations, Class of 2018!



Alonsa School

Hannah Brown

Colin Campbell

Colton Ducharme

Tyson Fiddler

Bryce Jack

Brooklyn Knaggs


Best of luck in your future endeavours From the Reeve, Council and Staff at

R.M. of Alonsa

Ty Robertson

Echo Rudkewich

Janelle Ryzner

Jarret Vivier

Glenella School McKay Charolais

Would like to congratulate Congratulations The Class of 2014 to all and wish them area every success graduates in their future endeavours Lyle, Barb & Family

Natassia Adams

Lily Beaulieu

Tyson Dumanske

Corben Heudebourck

Ph: 204-352-4343


204-352-4228 ~ Glenella, MB Hallie Miller

Kaylee Rossnagel

Sierra Wiebe



Ste. Rose School

Kelsey Ainscough

Alexis Assailly

Dezarae Bodnar

Selena Didychuk

Kowan Kukurudz

Carley LaBelle

Jade Labelle

Kyle Luke

Josee Maguet

Samantha Marshall

Jessie Ritchot

Patrick Wabason

Turtle River Watershed Conservation District

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Wishes all the best to the Grads of 2018

Sunrise Credit Union

Ethan Wilkinson


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” Eleanor Roosevelt

Congratulations to the grads of 2018!


ALL GRADUATES/TOUS LES DIPLOMES and wishes them a future filled with much

success and happiness.

Joe, Kimberly & Nathaniel Coffey

Congratulations and Best of Luck! From


Phone 204-352-4282


Congratulations 2018 Grads! From Management & Staff


Best of Luck in Your Future Endeavours From the Reeve, Council & Staff at

Municipality of Glenella - Lansdowne



Erickson Collegiate

Dale Burns

Rachel Chemerika

Briana Mason

Matthew Michalchuk

Noah Michalchuk

Brayden Sopkow

Congratulations on your graduation! Best wishes for your success!! 24 Main Street Erickson, MB 204-636-7771 1016 Rosser Ave. Brandon, MB 204-729-4800 742 18th St. Brandon, MB 204-729-4820

Bobbi Uhl

Julia Usick

All the best to this Year’s Graduates! Congratulations from the Staff of

MOUNTAIN PARK PHARMACY 47 Main Street, Erickson 204-636-2361

Elmer Yew-Gaywish

Sara Young

Serving the communities of Brandon, Minnedosa, Erickson, Sandy Lake, and Wawanesa

Good Luck


That diploma is your ticket to a bright and promising future.

Congratulations Graduates of 2018

Acadia Colony School

Riverside Colony School

Grass River Colony School

Springhill Colony School

Parkview Colony School

Sprucewoods Colony School

Caleb Waldner Ephraim Hofer

Matthew Wollmann

Robert Waldner Kimberly Wollman

Angelea Stahl

Phoebe WollmanÂ

Levi Gross Savannah Waldner

Isabella Hofer Trevor Hofer

Nolan Waldner Wyatt Wollmann

Michelle Hofer Isaiah Waldner

Roman Waldner Andrew Wollmann

PLATT LAW OFFICE 204-636-7838 - Erickson

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Graduation: a conclusion of one chapter, a beginning of another

Beautiful Plains School Division Neepawa 204-476-2387



Carberry Collegiate

Reggie Adriaansen

Sarah Buchanan

Tori Adriaansen

Nicole Buurma

Klorisa Baer

Brody Crilley

Mattias Boganes

Hunter Bowley

Daniel Brauer

Chandler Dickson

Noah Duguay

Kolby Elliott

Kevin Fast

Josh Gingras

Leigha Heald

Philipp Hoffmann

Teanna Letkeman

Deanna McCorquodale

Camryn McMillan

Gareth Nikolaisen

Jacob Normore

Nathan Olmstead

Noah Penner

Alexander Prudnikov

ratulations g n o C

Graduates Class of 2018

Congratulations We wish you the best of luck and hope that your future brings many great things.

Royal Canadian Legion Carberry & District


Branch #153 Carberry, MB

204-834-2426 • Carberry

135 Main Street

Best Wishes for every success and happiness in your future endeavours.

Carberry 204-834-2515 Portage 204-239-0584



Carberry Collegiate

Madelaine Ricard

Jonathan Rutz

Kayla Sampson

Cheyenne Sandy

Eric Schneider

Hannah Seaman

Aleigh Senchuk

Genaya Sinclair

Hanna Sippel

Zach Steen

McKayla Venne

Amanda Walker

Congratulations on a job well done, graduates.

You should be very proud of those diplomas – you earned them with your diligence and hard work. Good Luck to you all.

Municipality of

Cypre rth angf Noess-L of Cypr R. M. ord ss North Jessica Walker

Mackinley Zander

Crystal Whitmore

Makenna Wright



William Morton Collegiate Institute

Warren Beardy

Colton Beaulieu

Josef Beaulieu

Trishia Biluan

Eric Bjarnarson

Michelle Braun

Shannon Bresnahan

Samantha Brown

Joshua Carpenter

Haley DeJaegher

Lauren Doell

Justin Ejercito

Ashley Emerson

Channing Ferguson

Kara Ferguson

Garrett Gall

Scott Gall

Megan Hall

Marshall Harder

Kassidy Jarvis

Quintana Kennedy

Bradley Madill

Jared Martens

Alexa McCaskill

Congratulations Graduates Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Ltd.

Gladstone, MB Food, Agro, Lumber, Bulk Fuel & Gas Bar Departments

Best of Luck

Best Wishes to the Graduating Class of 2018 2016




Mac's Auto Supply Ltd. Gladstone 385-2416



William Morton Collegiate Institute

Azaria Neuschwander

Storm Otto

Kiersten Sanderson

Erik Sigurdson

Pryce Sollner

Russell Starr

Congratulations Best of Luck Graduates of the Pine in Creek School Division Your We wish you all the best as you go into the future with Future knowledge, compassion and determination. Endeavours

Sonya Strocen

Heather Teichrib

Best wishes as you head out on life’s journey!

WELCOME STOP MOTEL Junction of Highways 16 & 34



Nolan Tonn

Paycen Warkentin

Dr. Tanya Anderson and Staff of the GLADSTONE VET CLINIC

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2018. WELL DONE! Phone 204-385-2892 ~ Gladstone, MB

Congratulations to Grads! from

The Gladstone Bakery

Did You Know?

BPCF manages 9 scholarship funds

Congratulations Grads • “Building For Tomorrow...Today!” through the financial support of a post-secondary education • The Neepawa & Area Retired Teachers Association Scholarship, Jeff McCannell Memorial Scholarship, Eden Scholarship, Kin Club of Neepawa Scholarship, NACI Safe Grad Scholarship, The Harvey Kuharski The world is yours To conquer Memorial Scholarship, The Whitmore Family Scholarship, Sumner-Owen Scholarship and The Mrs. AK & Inspector Joe Butcher, Scholarship which provides two scholarships one to a student at NACI and one to a student at CCI, will grant over $10,000 this year to deserving students • Scholarship recipients have two year to utilize scholarships after

graduation BOX 486 NEEPAWA, MB R0J 1H0 204-476-2681 • If you would like to start a scholarship or contribute to an existing scholarship please email or call (204) 476-2681

Pine Creek School Division

Congratulations Grads!

Brent Wright - Manager Gladstone Elevator 204-385-2292

Congratulations 2018 Graduates Eileen CLARKE

MLA for Agassiz


Congratulations to all our Grads! Congratulations Congratulations to to all all our our Grads! Grads!

Clarke’s of Gladstone Clarke’s of Gladstone Clarke’s of Gladstone 204-385-2434 Toll Free: 1-888-259-6416

204-385-2434 Toll 1-888-259-6416 New Summer Store Hours 204-385-2434 Toll Free: Free: 1-888-259-6416 Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Minnedosa Collegiate

Jordyn Andrews

Sydney Austin

Tonielle Bachewich

Nolan Bailey

Riley Barrett

April Bilcowski

Kate Black

Samantha Collen

Sarah Cromb

Nathan Dornn

Maxon Dowsett

Telecia Dowsett

Nicholas Enns

Bradley Fehr

Curtis Gamey

Braeden Good

Austin Hall

Brayden Hatch

Chelsea Henry

Matthew Kowal

Jayden Kreller

Tristan LaBelle

Amy McIntosh

Jayden Morrice

A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY AWAITS! We wish you all the best for today and tomorrow.

Town of Minnedosa

Way to go Graduates! We wish you all the best in the future!

Rolling River School Division Minnedosa

Serving the communities of Brandon, Minnedosa, Erickson, Sandy Lake, and Wawanesa

Congratulations Graduates of 2018



Minnedosa Collegiate

Rhianna Olaguer

Victoria Olson

Cameron Parrott

Ben Pearson

Emily Pearson

Ashley Robinson

Colin Robinson

Jessica Ryden

Kara Shoemaker

Adam Stemmer

Curtis Stevenson

Myles Sullivan

Madison Sylvester

Angelina Toichoa Fulford

Aaron Tulman

Braeden Turner

Kailyn Turner

Wil Uhryniuk Smith

Trail Meats (1984) Congratulations and all the best in the future!


Edrans Christian School

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Kelwood Corner Service Plus 154 Main St. Neepawa, MB

Hannah Yuen

Congratulations! Megan Wiebe.

B - 116 Main Minnedosa 110B Main St.St.S S Minnedosa


P. Baker Backhoe Service Phone 204-476-2827 Phone 204-476-0712

Fashions & Gifts

263 Hamilton St. Neepawa 204-476-5986



Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute

Jodi Anderson

Jessa Barayuga

Junelyn Barayuga

Marion Basco

Kylie Birch

Holly Boersma

Jesse Brown

Trisha Calucod

Marielle Casiano

Graeme Chapman

Daly Chartrand

Dasha Chekhovskaya



Sam and the Class of 2018

Troy Mutch

Cell: 204-212-1010

With More 247 Hamilton Locally Owned & Operated


Open: Wednesday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Evening appointments available. 308 2nd Avenue Neepawa, Manitoba


The Tassel is worth the Hassle

Congratulations, you made it! From everyone at:

Studio One 204-476-2994


Beyond the Garden Gate 204-476-2108

374 Mountain Ave

Cell: 204-476-4777

Westman Realty Ltd.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Angela Wilson Hairdresser

Craig Frondall

We know you’ve got what it takes to make the future bright.

Best of luck Class of 2018 Neepawa


Best Wishes to all the 2018 Grads from

T A C Ventures Inc.

Waste Management & Contracting




Daly, Dasha, Mason, Chris, Trish, Grehann and the Class of 2018

Neepawa Dairy Queen Pam & Tim Brown

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Ben’s Auto Repair 117 Main Street West Neepawa, MB 204-476-3689

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

TAYLOR LAW OFFICE Phone 204-476-2336 Neepawa, MB



Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute

Ken Dionzon

Mason Dunning

Vicky Elgert

Logan Enns

Tyler Enns

Zac Enns

Krisel Escobilla

Christopher Eu

Bea Flores

Zoie Forgue

Brenden Funk

Darren Galura

Neepawa Motel Motel Neepawa Neepawa Motel Neepawa Motel

would like to like to all all would would like to wish all would like towish wish would like towish wish Graduates ofof Graduates 2018 Graduates ofof2014 all the Graduates of2014 2007 allthe thethe Graduates 2007 all the best! all the best! all the best! best! all all thethe best!

Congratulations Neepawa & Area Grads

Lee Lee DannyDanny O. 1622 Box 1622 Neepawa, MB ROJ P. O. P.Box Neepawa, MB ROJ 1HO 1HO Phone: 476-2331 Fax: (204) 476-3816 Phone: (204)(204) 476-2331 • Fax:• (204) 476-3816 Located on Highway Located on Highway 16W 16W

We hope today is just the beginning of a bright and beautiful future filled with happiness, health and success!

Harris Pharmacy

424 Mountain Ave Neepawa 476-2888 or 476-3157

Congratulations Graduates!! Wishing you success and good fortune


All the best to the Grads of 2015 2018 Performance Exhaust & Brake Service

Congratulations Graduates of 2018

Neepawa 204-476-5826

NS O I T LA U 8 01 AT 2 R F NG S O CO S A From: Don, Brad CL

& Staff at

300 Mountain Ave. Neepawa 204-476-5140




The Flooring Guys Ace 204-841-3171 We’ll Make Your House A Home


NEEPAWA 204-476-2345

Success is getting what you want Happiness is liking what you get



Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute

Jessica Gibson

Cathy Gulloy

Christian Gulloy

Airish Gutierrez

Jeasela Gutierrez

Jessica Hares-Lawless

Paul Hiller

Dennis Humeny

Jesse Jones

Sam Kerkowich

William Kramm

Mark Laus

Congratulations Class of 2018

From: Dr. Craig Fedorowich, Dr. Allison Simpson and the team at

Neepawa 204-476-5270

Mountain Dental

Neepawa-Gladstone Co-op Ltd. Neepawa, Gladstone,MB MB

452 1st Ave. Neepawa, MB 204-476-2277

Food, Agro, Lumber, Bulk Fuel & Gas Bar Departments



John LECTRIC l OHN’s S ElEctric Ltd TD. 204-476-3391 Neepawa, MB 476-3391 ~ Neepawa, MB

Wishing all our Grads a successful future “Manitoba’s Tire Specialists” Highway 5 North Neepawa 204-476-5566

Make your dreams happen

#3 Murphy Street

Congratulations Graduates

Ph: 204-476-5354

HILLER ELECTRIC LTD. For all your electrical needs... Call Kent Hiller 204-368-2460 Cell 204-476-6571

Best Wishes and Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2018

NEEPAWA PHARMACY Nelson L. Jackson, Pharmacist

Neepawa, MB.

Ph: 204-476-2315

Congratulations Graduates 2018!



Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute

Jasha Lenida

Rhys Lewis

Taryn McConechy

Brooke McDonald

Erica McIntosh

Katie McKay

Brady McLeod

Stephanie Morfitt

Miller Mosqueda

Ivana Nagorski

Maxence Palkowski

Joanna Plaza

Congratulations Class of 2018 Neepawa, MB 1-866-292-6115 Fax 204-966-3335

Congratulations to all our grads from the Reeve and Council

R.M. of Rosedale 204-476-5414


Your Hard Work Has Paid Off to the

Class of 2018

462 - 1st Avenue, Neepawa 204-476-3677

Mayor and Council would like to congratulate the Class of 2018 for all of their hard work and dedication in our community.

Best of luck for the future

Neepawa, MB


Neepawa 204-476-5931


Westward Ford Highway 16 West Neepawa, MB


Congratulations & Good Luck in the Future! Graeme Chapmanm, Dasha Chekhovskaya, Vicky Elgert, Logan Enns, Christopher Eu, Katie McKay, Maxence Palkowski and the Class of 2018

From John & Margaret Drinkwater

Wishing our Grads a bright future! DUSTIN OSBORNE 30 Gill Drive, Neepawa 204-476-3807



Neepawa Area Collegiate Institute

Naomi Plett

Joseph Plourde

Sage Pollock

Chelsea Power

Charlotte Regalario

Adrian Resolis

Brittney Robertson

Allen Rosales

May Ann Sadiamona

Andree San Juan

Jordan Shand

Ryler Showdra

Yluj Sol

Yuri Song

Tysne Stanski

Brent Timbal

Grehann Timbal

Hydee Vierneza



to the Class of 2018!


Francis, Trudi & Family

A Big Hand for Our



Congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2018 From

Banner & Press


Adam Vos

Joshua Abelida Thomas Boxall Ashtyn Kennedy Bryce Kusugak Katelyn Morton CJ San Diego


243 Hamilton St, Neepawa, MB 204-476-3401



McCreary School

YOU Taryn Buchanan

Lauryn Dunning

Kelsey Mutch

NS O I T LA U 8 01 AT 2 R F NG S O CO S A From: CL

Fred and Kim at


Kristin Wilson


Britney Shura Froese

McCreary 204-835-2501

Congratulations and Best of Luck! From


Congratuations to the Class of 2018


Phone 204-835-2325

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