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First Nations walker Rance Cardinal arrived in Virden Tuesday evening on his three-province trek for Humboldt. Troy Leslie (back row, right) of the Oil Capitals was there to give him a team jersey and wish him well on his westward journey. The Comfort Inn & Suites donated a free night’s stay and Boston Pizza a free meal. Cardinal, a former hockey player, says he’s on a healing journey to support survivors of those lost in the bus crash. PHOTO/HEATHER REIMER
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Marilyn Nugent cuts the ribbon to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new kitchen created in Princess Lodge, Saturday, May 5; (l-r) Lisa Verhaege, Head Cook Congregate Meal Program, Virden Mayor Jeff McConnell, Board Member Mary Ellen Warkentin, Deputy Reeve RM Wallace-Woodworth Sandy Heaman, SAIL Chairperson Marilyn Nugent, and Congregate Meal participant Lucina Decroliere; (back row l-r) Sail Board members Carolyn Grant, Marilyn Carruthers, Lynne Bajus, Beth Canart, Cyndi Tutthill.
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A wonderful contribution to the overall wellness of seniors in the community. - Leona Joseph
Mayor Jeff McConnell, congratulated SAIL and their volunteers for developing and growing the program until it outgrew the first kitchen. “It reminds me of why I enjoy being in this community. It’s because of the fact there are so many people devoted to helping others...dedicated to build this community, not just structures, but in friendship and fellowship.” Sandy Heaman representing the RM of WallaceWoodworth (including Elkhorn and Kenton), congratulated the SAIL board. “Over the years, many ratepayers from WallaceWoodworth have moved into [Princess Lodge] and enjoyed the accommodation and the meal program. So, it’s pretty exciting... I’d like to congratulate the board... you worked very hard at seeing your vision become a reality. You’re not only nourishing bodies, you’re nourishing souls.” HISTORY OF SAIL Leona Joseph, Resource Coordinator of SAIL, could not be present Saturday, but Nugent read a perspective on behalf of Joseph. She described the congregate meal program as an important social time for
seniors to enjoy a nutritious (based on Canada Food Guide) meal. Thelma Forbes was the Resource Coordinator for the SAIL program when Princess Lodge opened in 1982. Forbes and the Board worked hard to develop the Congregate Meal Program and in 1986 three locations were considered as possible homes for the new meal program. It was a winning situation for the residents of Princess Lodge when this building was chosen. Initially, the meal was offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with the first meal served on Feb. 19, 1987. Two years later, the program grew to five sit-down meals per week. WONDERFUL CONTRIBUTION At this time Meals-onWheels were prepared at the Virden Hospital kitchen and delivered into the community on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It was decided that the Congregate Meal could augment this program and meal delivery began to the community on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays a wonderful contribution to the overall wellness of seniors in the community.
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A large, bright and modernized kitchen has been recently created in a renovated space within Princess Lodge. Seniors Access to Independent Living (SAIL) board members, Princess Lodge residents and community members celebrated the grand opening of this new kitchen. Food is prepared here to serve Princess Lodge residents who eat a congregate meal in the dining room. The kitchen also serves the broader community mealson-wheels program. With the meal service growing over the years, and projected to continue to grow, the former small galley kitchen became inadequate. Marilyn Nugent, Chairperson for SAIL Board, welcomed guests on Saturday afternoon. “The kitchen renovation has been a big project for our board,” she said, “with many meetings, many emails, telephone calls being made, we met several occasions to discuss plans, complete grant applications and attend meetings with prospective sponsors. “But how rewarding it is for the new kitchen to be completed for the congregate meal program.” Nugent then held up a plaque that was created to honour over a dozen groups and businesses who contributed to the SAIL kitchen.
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Young people entertained in Princess Lodge for a full house at the grand opening, with vocals, instrumentals and speech arts; (l-r) Evan Terin, Teagan Harkness, Charley Dunning, Matthew Kirkup, Leif Wilson (back), Luc Plett, Daelyn Fefchak, and Dylan Southam. PHOTOS/ANNE DAVISON
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FLBSD band attends music festival Virden and Reston students at Whistler Con Brio Music Festival
Early on the morning of Wednesday, April 18, band students from Reston School and Virden Collegiate set off on an extraordinary field trip to the Whistler Con Brio Musical Festival. Thirty-two students represented Virden Collegiate along with five students from Reston School. The first day was spent travelling from Virden to Banff. The next day they went from Banff to Whistler. After quickly getting settled into the rooms, which were suites used by Olympic athletes in 2010, they were off to the Lip Sync competition. Some students from Virden had prepared a hilarious rendition of ABBAâ€™s Dancing Queen. On Friday morning, the group attended a festival performance of a band from Ontario. The afternoon was busy with rehearsal, festival performance, adjudication and a scenic group picture. They played very well and received a silver ranking - only two marks short of receiving a gold. In the evening, they visited the Squamish Cultural Centre for supper and a tour which included legends, the people, art, history and culture.
MUSIC, SIGHTSEEING A band intensive workshop was held on Saturday. The director, a professor from the University of Kansas, gave positive and helpful feedback to the directors and students. The afternoon was left open for resting, shopping, and sightseeing. Some people went on the Peak to Peak Gondola. It was a 30-minute ride to the first peak. It was so beautiful, scenic and high! In the evening, there was a professional concert for all festival participants to attend. An acapella group from Vancouver performed first. They had beautiful harmonic layers in their pieces. The Royal Canadian Air Force Band performed as well. One of the euphonium players, Corporal Kevin James, was a former Virden band student. He chatted with the Fort la Bosse group following the performance. 960 VOICES A massed band rehearsal took place on Sunday morning involving all 960 students participating in the festival. This was an amazing experience in itself. Two pieces written
Fort La Bosse Band - 32 students from VCI and five from Reston School attending Whistler Con Brio Music Festival; pictured April 20 in Whistler Village with Blackcomb Mountain in the background. PHOTO/COAST MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY
by the same composer were rehearsed and performed with the composer being present. They pulled it all together very well. Then it was back on the bus and off to Vancouver and a tour at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Once again, they were on some very high spots, on a walking path along a gorge, on the suspension bridge over the gorge and on wooden walking paths up in the trees. It was another early start
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Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: In response to letter by Larry Maguire,Â MP for Brandon-Souris (EmpireAdvance, April 27, 2018) In so many ways, besides digging deeper into Cana-
dian taxpayersâ€™ pockets, the unforeseen costsÂ and consequences of the Trans Mountain Pipeline moving tar sands bitumen need to be re-examined and evaluated money wise and
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also for the protection and safety of Canadaâ€™s inland and coastal waters. It has been established that the Alberta Tar Sands are a leading source of air pollution. This, and any Canadian refineries that require an expensive coker unit to refine crude bitumen, are massive producers of pollution. The dilemma is compounded as the Federal Government enacts its Carbon Reduction Program. Therefore, in a somewhat desperate attempt to bolster the economy, the Federal GovernmentÂ will nullify any gains in lowering pollution and maintaining their commitment of reducing greenhouse gases by exporting bitumen to Asia. That logic is flawed for it violates the very principles of carbon reduction needed throughout the world. HIGHLY POLLUTING ECONOMY â€œBuilding more tar sands pipelines will lock Canada into a highly-polluting economy for decadesâ€? says Adam Scott, a climate and energy program coordinator for Environmental Defence Canada. â€œWe cannot support any pipeline that furthers the ongoing reckless and unchecked expansion of the tar sands.â€?
It is clear that government reasoning is nothing but a social blunder that involves investors and money. It has no priority when air pollution, environment and water issues are at stake. According to Larry Maguire, â€œEconomy of oil, using a pipeline trumps water safety.â€? It is unfortunate that pipelines moving oil and gas donâ€™t always do their job. Inevitably, a leak or explosion occurs at a most inconvenient timeâ€?.Â Â Is there a convenient time? LEAKY PIPES And when that leak, rupture or explosion happens, invariably it is situated very close to or within a water source. We pretty well have reports of pipelines leaking and contaminating water four to six times a week on average. We have no idea of the unreported spills that happen. If one believes the Fraser Institute, an industry mouthpiece, shipping oil by pipeline may be four times safer than rail.Â But what about the consequences of pollution of our water sources. I think that the recent North Saskatchewan River oil spill and the declared state of emergency in Prince Albert is raising concerns for a lot of people
who are coming to the realization that oil and water are not a good mix.Â One extremely troubling aspect of buried pipelines is the fact that when they do leak or rupture, the discovery is not instant as above-ground travel reveals. Many politicians and those supporting pipeline installations, and even the Fraser Institute, appear oblivious to the horrific consequences and threat to our water sources and environment. They seem to dwell on the â€œout of sight, out of mindâ€? syndrome, and how much oil and petroleum / natural gas products are being moved. That alone appeases them. So while everything is fine and dandy with a unseen buried pipe, it remains lurking, vulnerable and susceptible to being a very destructive and catastrophic menace. ITâ€™S ABOUT WATER The real nightmare of devastation is to our water sources. However, no one it seems wants to seriously address the water issues
and consequences.Â One gallon of spilled oil will contaminate one million gallons of water. Utilizing double-walled pipes and installing low pressure shut-off systems have also failed in the past. Personally, I am quite happy that we have the Greens and NDP BC government that have taken on the great responsibility of water and environment protection. Hopefully, even more politicians may eventually realize the need for water protection throughout all of Canada. And for the record, in accordance with Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Albertaâ€™s Premier Rachel Notley canâ€™t steamroll BC on the Kinder Morgan Pipeline. That decision will be theirs alone.Â Canadaâ€™s Constitution governs by the principle that you err on the side of allowing two different laws to exist if at all possible. That is democracy! John Fefchak, Virden, MB
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At the ball diamond on Virdenâ€™s recreation grounds, a car backed up against a tree that has been planted less than a week is a concerning picture. PHOTO/SUBMITTED
By Anne Davison Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District (UARCD) Manager Ryan Canart is concerned about the trees planted last week to enhance the ball diamonds in Virden. A car was actually backed onto a sapling a couple of evenings ago while the diamond was in use. In other places that evening, cars were noticed parked on the water line serving the trees. The Town of Virden,
ratepayers, the UARCD, ball players, and students from Mary Montgomery School are all invested in these trees that line the ball diamond; but the big gain is for those who play ball and those who come to watch. In five years, if they survive the public, the weather and other factors, these saplings will be attractive. In 10 years they will be shade, shelter and beauty. People at the ball park need to stand up for the new trees.
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Neskar top in apprenticeship By Anne Davison
Heather Neskar of Virden has succeeded with flying colours in her course to become an electrologist, receiving the Highest Achievement Award from Manitobaâ€™s Apprenticeship and Certification Board. A graduate of the European School of Esthetics in Winnipeg, the only school in Manitoba offering electrology, she explains her professional, permanent hair removal service. â€œI use mild electrical currant to kill the hair follicle at the base. Itâ€™s been around since the 1800s.â€? She chuckles describing a process that was invented
by an ophthalmologist as the only effective treatment for ingrown eyelashes, an extremely painful condition that was treated by killing the hair follicle. â€œBack then they used 9-volt batteries and a sewing needle.â€? However, Neskarâ€™s work is strictly cosmetic. She took a three-month diploma course, followed by a yearlong apprenticeship in Brandon with Deb Boundy owner of Alternative Electrolysis. She qualified as a journeyman last year in November, and recently received her permanent license. â€œApparently I had the best marks and highest qualifications in the field. I was really
excited to hear about that.â€? ELECTROLYSIS SERVICE She explains the electrolysis course required her to learn about every disease that causes extra facial or body hair growth. If someone comes with what she suspects could be a genetically or hormonally based condition, she wants them to see their doctor before she performs electrolysis. â€œNot that anything I do will be dangerous, but if Iâ€™m looking at [a condition], I know to refer you to get that looked after, before I take away the evidence that the doctor is going to be looking at.â€? Electrolysis is not usu-
ally considered painful, she says, and new electrolysis machines have safeguards that protect clients from mistakes. â€œIt can be uncomfortable. Itâ€™s more your attitude and your pain tolerance.â€? During her apprenticeship, she worked with walk-ins and fellow students; being relaxed is best. â€œI had a lady who consistently fell asleep through the whole [treatment].â€? Now working out of her home where she provides both electrolysis and body sugaring, Neskar has a separate area for her shop and more flexibility to take clients on short notice at their convenience.
Heather Neskar holds her achievement award at the 2017 Awards of Distinction Winners gala. The Highest Achievement Awards were held in the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg on Thursday, April 19. PHOTO/SUBMITTED
Addams Family the result of a â€œPerfect Stormâ€? By Heather Reimer
Emily Cochrane (r) was matriarch Morticia Addams who clashes with a snobby visitor played by Diana Pringle (c). PHOTO/HEATHER REIMER
Emily Cochrane pulled out all the stops in her portrayal of Morticia Addams in VCIâ€™s production of the musical comedy, The Addams Family, which ran for three days last week at the Aud Theatre. Dane Leslie as her husband Gomez made up for his lack of girth with his larger-than-life acting and singing talent, most recently on display in Shrek as Lord Farquaad. About 50 actors breathed life into a story line that, admittedly, not everyone was familiar with if they didnâ€™t see the original TV show. Catchy tunes and lyrics, along with sharp
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Royal Purple holds AGM in Virden Kevin Tutthill speaks on brain injury
The Manitoba Royal Purple Association Annual General Meeting was hosted by Virden Royal Purple on April 28 at the Virden Baptist Church meeting room. Thirty-five members from four lodges were registered. President Rita Harrison of Winnipegosis called the meeting to order with her welcoming remarks followed by Opening Ceremonies and the Introduction of Visitors. Introduced were our National President Lorraine Pezzutto from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Past National Presidents Elsie Bottenfield of Kenora, Ont. and Sandi Lougheed of Beechy, Sask. and Shirley Gibson of Virden and the Past Provincial Presidents of the Man. Association (ShirShir ley Gibson and nd Betty Ander-son of Virde n am ong them). There are 88 members registered in Manitoba. The financee report and budd get were presented as well as the Provincial President’s Report and reports were given of each lodge by the lodge presidents. BRAIN INJURY POSTERS The Brain Injury posters that had been sent on to be judged provincially were available for viewing. Sev-
eral Fort La Bosse School Division students were winners in the Provincial contest and will be receiving their prizes. Our Association has partnered with the Manitoba Brain Injury Association (MBIA) and Sandi Lougheed spoke on how we can assist with the overall awareness and prevention of brain injury with our donations to MBIA. President Pezzuto gave her message to the meeting, speaking on her travels this year, the benefits of working for our communities, and the upcoming National Convention in Winnipeg July 15-17, encouraging all to attend. It will be five years next year since we went through our changes within the Royal Purple and Ro she encouraged everyone to “Just Give It Your Best Shot”. We held a Memorial Service for three deceased memd bers in the last be year, one of those members being Joy Smith of Virden Lodge. Lunch was then served by the Virden Baptist Church Ladies and following lunch we had two guest speakers. TUTTHILL GUEST SPEAKER Kevin Tutthill of Elkhorn spoke to us about
President of Virden Lodge Shirley Gibson (c) presents a cheque to Kevin Tutthill (l) and Dave Sullivan (r) representing MBIA.
his accident last year and the injuries he sustained, his time in hospital and in rehab at Riverview Health Centre in Winnipeg with nothing but praise for the staff there. He spoke highly of all the people he credited for helping him heal and get through his injury to where he is today. He attends the MBIA meetings in Brandon. The next speaker was David Sullivan of Winnipeg who works for MBIA
and spoke on what they do to help people with brain injuries who attend the support meetings in Brandon, Dauphin, Selkirk and Winnipeg. They deal with prevention programs, workshops and special events for all attendees. These two speakers gave us all a better insight into how we could help.
We had one resolution to go to National Convention and then the election of officers was held. Rita Harrison was elected for a second year as President. Directors from each Lodge were called for and Marlene Heaman and Fran Bayliss were elected from our Virden Lodge. Thanks girls! Installation of officers was held fol-
lowed by a message from President Rita Harrison. The next Annual General Meeting will be held in Winnipeg on May 4, 2019. Good of the Order was held followed by Closing Ceremonies and a social time followed with coffee and cookies. Submitted by Betty Anderson
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Dear Reena, How do I remove stains out of toilet bowls? Bells Dear Bells, Make your toilet bowl sparkle by pouring a little shampoo or dish soap onto a pumice stone and gently, rubbing the inside of the toilet bowl to remove stains. Or clean the toilet with a product called â€˜Iron Outâ€™, use according to the directions on the bottle. Dear Reena, I have little black flies in my home, Iâ€™m assuming they are from my house plants. How do I get rid of them? Marsha Dear Marsha, First, set out a bowl of vinegar to determine if the bugs are fruit flies or fungus gnats. Fruit flies are attracted to vinegar but gnats are not. To reduce bugs from hatching in plants, spread a layer of coarse sand on top of the soil. Doing this makes it difficult for fruit flies to lay eggs. Also, standing water creates a perfect breeding environment for fruit flies so water plants but make sure there is no standing water in the plant saucer. Homemade Pesticide: In a one-gallon milk jug, combine two tbsp. dish soap, one tbsp. rubbing alcohol, dash of Tabasco sauce, one tbsp. canola oil and enough water to fill the jug. Pour mixture into spray bottle and use as needed (double recipe if needed). Another option is to steep cigarette tobacco in water. Leave for two days and spray plants. Hi Reena, I tried freezing my jeans to remove chewed gum, and have got some of it out, but I am starting to wreck them where I am scratching it off. Any other options? Warren Dear Warren, Wipe the area with rubbing alcohol; doing this breaks down the polymer that makes chewing gum sticky. Another option is to spray the area with WD-40, wait for 10 mins.
Wipe with a plastic putty knife. Soak the area with dish soap and water. Wash as usual. Dear Reena, Can you please provide me with a recipe for garlic spread that I can spread on Italian Bread and bake? Fern Dear Fern, This recipe is so good and tastes like restaurant garlic bread! Into a bowl combine: Half cup softened butter (yummier than margarine), one quarter cup grated Parmesan cheese, two cloves minced garlic, half tsp. dried basil, half tsp. dried oregano, half tsp. dried parsley, sprinkle lightly with black pepper. Slice Italian bread in half lengthwise and spread both sides with butter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 12 minutes). Slice and serve. FEEDBACK FROM SMART CONTRIBUTOR Re: Ant Hills Sprinkle used coffee grounds to repel ants, this works well and helps fertilize your garden at the same time. Faye INTERESTING HINTS: Remove pet hair from furniture using a window squeegee. Submitted by: Lisa I recently read an article about rabbits in the yard eating things we do not want them to eat. I found an excellent inexpensive, environmentally friendly and easy solution. Grate Irish Spring bar soap just like cheese and sprinkle it around problem areas (or around perimeter of property) to keep rabbits away. Submitted by: Jamie Avoid pouring grease from cooking down the sink; instead put grease into the garbage, that way you donâ€™t run the risk of clogging up the sink and damaging the pipes. Submitted by: Ellen Note: Every user assumes all risks of injury or damage resulting from the implementation of any suggestions in this column. Test all products on an inconspicuous area first. Reena Nerbas is a popular motivational presenter for large and small groups; check out her website: reena.ca. Ask a question or share a tip at reena.ca
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TOWN OF VIRDEN INFORMATION Emergency After Hours: (204) 851-5540 | Waste Disposal Grounds: (204) 748-3422 | Tundra Oil & Gas Place: (204) 748-2736 | Animal Control: (204) 851-1001
2018 MAY LONG WEEKEND HOURS Town OfďŹ ce Due to the Victory Day weekend, the Town OfďŹ ce will be CLOSED Monday, May 21. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, May 22. Tundra Oil & Gas Place Due to the Victoria Day weekend, the Tundra Oil & Gas Place will be CLOSED Monday, May 21. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, May 22. Virden LandďŹ ll Due to the Victoria Day weekend, the Virden LandďŹ ll will be CLOSED Saturday, May 19 through Monday, May 21. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, May 22.
PLANTERS DAY Dirt and compost will be available for pick up at the Farmers Market location on Sixth Avenue, on May 25, 2018, for small pots and planters. This dirt is not intended for larger landscaping projects.
PUBLIC NOTICE SPRING CLEAN-UP
TOWN OF VIRDEN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE 2018 FINANCIAL PLAN PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given pursuant to subsection 162(2) of The Municipal Act that the Council of the Town of Virden intends to present its ďŹ nancial plan for the ďŹ scal year 2018 at a public hearing in the Council Chambers of the Town of Virden on the 14th day of May, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Council will hear any person who wishes to make a representation, ask questions, or register an objection to the ďŹ nancial plan, as provided. Copies of the proposed ďŹ nancial plan will be available on our website at www.virden.ca or upon request at the Town of Virden OfďŹ ce at 236 Wellington Street West, Virden, MB, by May 10, 2018, during regular business hours. Questions and remarks may also be directed by letter to our Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer or by email to email@example.com. Consultation with our community is an important component of the Townâ€™s budget process. Council encourages you to attend. Rhonda Stewart, CMMA Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer Town of Virden
The weeks of May 7 to May 18 have been designated as
SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEKS The designated clean-up weeks are to assist homeowners to clean up yard and garden material prior to the summer season. As it is not practical for the clean-up crews to sort compostable refuse from branches and other materials, residents are encouraged to place compostable refuse in the collection bin on Anniversary Road rather than rely on the special pick-up crews. During the clean-up period, Town crews will pick up miscellaneous refuse (excluding industrial waste such as building demolition, etc.) not deemed to be normal household waste. Please note that leaves and grass must be in bags or boxed and that the pick-up of branches is meant only for occasional branches and NOT for major cuttings. All material designated for pick-up must be placed on the boulevard or lane in a convenient location. To ensure pick-up, please call the Town OfďŹ ce at (204) 748-2440 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and advise of the type and location of the refuse. This refuse will be picked-up as conditions permit.
REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS - HAYLAND The Town of Virden is accepting proposals for a two year period for the cutting and removing of standing hay at the following locations: Pt. S.W. Âź Sec 21-10-26 WPM Pt. S.E. Âź Sec 34-10-26 WPM Pt. SW Âź Sec 35-10-26 WPM
Prospective municipal election candidates must register with the Senior Election OfďŹ cial (SEO) during the registration period before they may begin to accept contributions, incur expenses, fundraise or borrow money for their campaign. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I will be receiving candidate registrations: For the ofďŹ ce of head of council: Between May 1, 2018 and September 18, 2018 For the ofďŹ ce of councillor: Between June 30, 2018 and September 18, 2018 at the Town of Virden ofďŹ ce, 236 Wellington Street West, Virden, during the regular hours of business. To obtain a registration form contact the SEO at the telephone number listed below. SEO:
SEO Phone Number: (204) 748-2440 (204) 748-2501
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TAX PREPAYMENT DISCOUNTS The Town of Virden offers tax prepayment discounts as outlined below to taxpayers wishing to pay an installment or installments on their 2018 property taxes. Those wishing to prepay may pay an amount or a series of amounts that in total does not exceed the amount of their 2017 property taxes. The discount rate is equivalent to an effective annual interest rate of 3%. Discount Rate 1.25% 1.00% 0.75%
Please be advised that a general municipal election will be held on October 24, 2018.
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Proposals will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Friday, May 25, 2018 at: Town of Virden 236 Wellington Street West Box 310, Virden, MB R0M 2C0
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Tax prepayments made in the months of August, September or October will be accepted at par. Tax prepayments can be made by mailing a cheque with the tax roll number written on the reverse to the Town of Virden, Box 310, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0 or by attending the Town OfďŹ ce in person during normal business hours. For more information, please call 204-748-2440.
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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY The Town of Virden is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, May 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Farmerâ€™s Market location on Sixth Avenue. This event is being run by Miller Environmental and Product Care Association and is open to all Manitoba residents. Below is a list of some items they will accept: Cleaners: â€˘ Disinfectants - Bleach - Rug/Upholster Cleaners â€˘ Window Cleaner - Toilet Cleaners - Mildew Removers â€˘ Drain Cleaners - Abrasive Powders - Oven Cleaners â€˘ All-Purpose Cleaners - Lighter Fluid - Ammonia â€˘ Furniture Waxes/Polishes - Air Fresheners â€˘ Rust Removers - Laundry/Dish Detergents â€˘ Fabric Softeners - Laundry Starch - Fabric Protectors â€˘ Brass Polish - Silver Polish - Dry Cleaners - Septic Tank Detergents Pesticides: â€˘ Mothballs - Rodent Poison - Ant/Wasp Spray - Slug ball â€˘ Road Spray - Insecticides - Herbicides - Fungicides â€˘ Fertilizers Paints: â€˘ Paint - Lacquers - Epoxies - Solvents/Turpentine â€˘ Spray Paint - Wood Preservatives - Acrylics They will not accept medications, used oil, oil ďŹ lters, antifreeze, explosives or medical sharps.
Mother’s Day Virden & Area Community Daycare’s 4th Annual
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Explore the many ways to reconnect with Mom even if you live far apart. Distance can make it challenging to spend time together, but Mother’s Day can still be special even if Mom lives hundreds or thousands of miles away. Many families are spread out across the country if not the globe. Some people move away from family to further their careers, while others are called upon to care for others. Children may separate from their parents to witness new travel experiences. Military service may call individuals away from home as well. EMBRACE TECHNOLOGY While phone calls were once the way to keep in touch, many people now
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utilize various forms of digital communication. Video apps like Skype and FaceTime enable you to video chat with others in real time. Come Mother’s Day, connect with mom via such apps so you can watch her open up her gifts. RECONNECT WITH HOME If Mom is the one who ventured from home, help her to reconnect with her hometown or another place she feels attached to. Ship her a hand crafted item from her home town; be sure to identify the artist. Make a photo or video montage of places of interest in town. Little touches of home can mean the world to her. CREATE A SPECIAL DAY Even if you do not live near your mother, you can still plan a fun day for her in her town. Make reservations for a spa, hair salon or other sources of pampering and surprise her with all the details that show you care. THE ULTIMATE SURPRISE If possible, make a surprise visit this Mother’s Day. Coordinate the plan with your father or another relative and then enjoy seeing her eyes light up when you arrive. With a little creativity, even families separated by geography can share the magic of Mother’s Day together.
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Mother's Day Brunch Sunday, May 13 • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm Elkhorn Elks Community Hall 5 & under - Free | 6-12 years - $8 | 13 & over - $10 Menu: French toast, scrambled eggs, sausages and fruit All mom's are invited to enter their names for door prize draws. If you are planning on attending with a large group please call Kevin's cell (204-851-2152) after 8:30 am for a reservation, so we can be ready for your group!
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Virden Art Club gallery exhibit Celebrating 60 years of art By Heather Reimer
The media are mixed, from oils to felt to coffee (yes, coffee!) in the new art exhibit at Arts Mosaic. The subject matter is mixed as well, but one theme emerges: the beauty of the land. Members of the Virden Art Club pooled a year’s worth of work to fill both exhibition halls.
And while there are portraits, the magical quality of nature is predominant throughout the show. The outdoors is celebrated in works ranging from a delicate dragonfly to a rugged bison, a calm autumn lake to a rough seashore. On Tues. May 8, the artists gathered for the opening reception of their show and also to celebrate
60 years of the Virden Art Club. Contributors shared cake and coffee in the midst of their gathered works while visitors wandered through the rooms, admiring the talent. Member artist Eleanor Williams was in charge of the historical archive of the VAC, a binder with memorabilia going back to the early days of the club. One of the artists, Martin Penfold, quipped, “This? This is easy,” when asked how he captured the sunlight filtering through leaves in his large oil painting of a forest path. Easy for a natural artist, maybe. The exhibit is on at the CP Station Gallery until the end of the month. It’s a snapshot of the vast pool of artistic talent in our region.
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Sean McCann Safe Upon the Shore By Anne Davison
Sean McCann entertained several hundred people in Virden’s Aud Theatre with an energetic acoustic solo performance Sunday evening, May 6. McCann, a founding member of Great Big Sea and a 30-year veteran of the entertainment industr y, engaged the audience immediately as
he strode onto the stage, said, “Hello Virden”. He proceeded down the steps off center stage where, unaccompanied, he belted out a Celtic ballad – “Safe Upon the Shore” (Great Big Sea). On his way through Manitoba on tour, McCann had dropped in to the Aud Theatre a number of days before his Sunday concert, only to find it
With finger picking, hearty rhythm guitar, and everso-gentle sweep strumming, Sean McCann plays Old Brown in Virden’s Aud Theatre, Sunday, May 6.
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alive with the (dead and living) members of The Addams Family in rehearsal. From that visit, he looked for ward to performing on this stage. Sunday night, the Newfoundlander commended Virden on this well-kept historic theatre, saying, “ This doesn’t happen everywhere, so good on you.” Throughout the performance where McCann had the audience chanting, clapping and singing, he thanked people for getting out of their homes and off their devices, saying, “You can’t do this on Facebook.” Mc C an n s ang “R e d Wine and Whiskey”. He explained that although he is in recovery now, seven years since he left a lifestyle of drinking and drugs, this particular song characterizes his past and is part of his story. The singer/songwriter introduced his friend, the first acoustic guitar he bought for $800 when he didn’t even know how to play. Old Brown, as he calls the guitar, has been a constant companion on his sober, stronger road of life. This came about after he almost broke his sobriety, having pur-
Late in his very personable performance, Sean McCann makes his way through the Aud seating to serenade another Sean - baby Sean Milne, new son of Christa and Chris Milne. PHOTOS/ANNE DAVISON
chased a bottle of Scotch during a time of stress. The guitar was hanging on the wall, in the background – the whiskey sat on the counter. “As I stared at the bottle and I saw Old Brown come
into focus, I started to see him… and I saw an option. I went over and picked him up instead of that bottle. And I poured my heart into this guitar and I wrote my first song as a sober person.”
The audience helped out with the refrain of that song – “Stronger”. The Irish hand drum, the Bodhrán, served as exciting accompaniment for several of the Newfoundlander’s songs.
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Phyllis Weatherald (Q Chord), Peter Bond (guitar), Corky Clark (violin), Mildred Judd (keys), Margaret Allison (banjo) and Eleanor Williams (rhythm), Friday, May 4 at The Sherwood Home. PHOTOS/ANNE DAVISON
Mildred Judd, Corky Clark and a group of local musicians love to entertain at The Sherwood Home, West-Man Nursing Home, Bolton Place, Princess Lodge, and Evergreen Place. Judd says she and some members of the band have been entertaining for over 30 years. Along with longtime band members, some have more recently joined. “This group along with dancers, perform on a weekly basis, bringing joy and the gift of music to others,” says Judd. Dancers at these jams include Janice Simpson, Beverly Flannery, Donna Clark, Lucina Decroliere, Marjory Musgrove, Donna
Everett, Merle Coleman, Charlotte Gabriel, Lena Cline, Gwen Charney and
Evelyn Wright, although not everyone could attend on Friday.
Regular dancers at The Sherwood Home music jam.
Jr Fireﬁghter Program thriving in Virden By Branden Crowe
With volunteer firefighter numbers dwindling in Virden, Wallace District Fire Department (WDFD) Chief Brad Yochim wondered how to get more people interested in the fire service. Following the lead of several other Manitoba fire departments, including Dauphin, Winkler, Morden and The Pas, Chief Yochim and his fellow officers started a “Junior Firefighter” program. “The idea came to me because of our short numbers,” said Chief Yochim. “I talked to a few fire chiefs from around the province and the program works well for them. We invited a few high school kids to our recruitment night and signed up four of them.” The Wallace District Fire Department has two stations, one in Virden and one in Elkhorn. Thirtyeight firefighters make up the two stations serving the Wallace-Woodworth Municipality. EAGER TO LEARN WDFD now has four junior firefighters, all whom attend classes at Virden Collegiate. They take part in weekly training and meetings, have been issued a full set of bunker gear, and can report for emergency calls outside school hours. “We can always use these young guys to do the tough jobs and some of the harder work around the hall,” added Yochim. “They are eager to learn and have really stepped up. They are showing up for practices and have been to a couple of emergency calls. It’s exciting to see.” Runs in family For three of the juniors, the fire service is nothing new. Tristan MacDonald, Mitchell Morton, and
Terrance Tomms are all following in the footsteps of their fathers who are active members of the department. While they can’t take any official training just yet, Chief Yochim hopes that being around the hall helps prepare them for a potential career in the fire service. “We can’t get them into the Manitoba Emergency Services College training programs until they are 18 but we can give them all the preliminary skills, get them ready and get them primed for training. They can get used to the trucks, being around the guys and when they do turn 18 and begin training, they will be off and running.” The WDFD is governed by a Fire Board made up of community leaders from both Virden and Elkhorn. The board makes deci-
sions on major purchases, new training initiatives, and infrastructure improvements.
When Chief Yochim pitched the idea of a junior program, they were quick to get behind it.
“I went to the Fire Board and said, ‘We need bodies. We need numbers.’ Once I showed them
the plan they were all for it and are 100 per cent behind this program,” said Yochim.
Members of the WDFD Junior Firefighter program: (l-r) Terrance Tomms (17), Dylan Holmstrom (17), Mitchell Morton (17) and Tristan MacDonald (17). PHOTO/BRANDI POLLOCK
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Prevent sap and other substances from ruining a vehicle
From the time they first get behind the wheel, many drivers recognize the need to periodically change their oil and have their tires rotated. But few drivers understand the importance of maintaining their vehiclesâ€™ headlights, and just how compromised they and their passengers can be when driving with old, dimming or foggy headlamps. Burned out lights greatly diminish driver visibility and may even draw the attention of law enforcement. But headlight bulbs donâ€™t just burn out overnight. As bulbs age, their light output gradually reduces
due to use and factors such as humidity, electrical resistance and filament fatigue. Drivers concerned about the efficacy of their headlight bulbs can take steps to improve their visibility when driving at night. â€˘ Accept your own vulnerability. The human eye is not adapted for nocturnal vision. As a result, driversâ€™ visual acuity may be reduced by as much as 70 percent when driving at night. Cloudy, dim headlights only exacerbate that problem, further compromising the safety of everyone on the road.
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While not all clouded headlamps need to be replaced, some aging or outdated bulbs are best replaced with new models designed to produce substantially more light output. Drivers whose vehicles are equipped with standard halogen headlights may be surprised to learn that such lights typically begin to break down within two to three years of installation, during which time light output might be reduced by as much as 30 percent. Compared to standard halogen bulbs, Philips X-tremeVision Bulbs can put substantially more light on the road while producing longer beam patterns that make it easier for drivers to see more of whatâ€™s ahead of them at night.
So many day-to-day activities and environmental materials have the potential to damage the finish on cars and trucks. While winter weather and chemicals used to keep roadways passable are often blamed for affecting the appearance of cars and trucks, winter is not the only time of year when substances can cause damage to vehicles. Spring and summer are prime seasons for sap, birds and insects. These times of year tend to see an uptick in road work as well, and such projects can contribute to damage caused by loose asphalt, gravel and tar. Addressing problems resulting from tree sap, insect and bird droppings and tar may not be something to look forward to, but it is necessary to keep cars looking pristine. Tree sap According to Cars.com, an automotive information resource and vehicle sales website, although tree sap wonâ€™t cause immediate damage to vehicle paint, it should not be ignored. Over time, sap can be-
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Salt, grime and pot holes can take a toll on tires over the course of a typical winter. Drivers will not get far this spring and summer without tires in good repair, which is why tire maintenance should be part of any seasonal repair checklist. Inflation levels Now is the time to use a tire pressure gauge to see if tires are at the ideal inflation levels. Many tires indicate the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch) on their sidewalls. Cold temperatures may cause tires to deflate a little. Driving on improperly inflated tires can be dangerous, pote ntially affecting handling and braking distances. Check tires when they are cold for the most accurate reading. Properly inflated tires also will improve fuel economy, so drivers may even save a little money by inflating their tires.
come more difficult to remove, etch through the clear coat on the vehicle and cause discoloration. When the temperature is hot, damage from sap can accelerate. On windows and windshields, drivers may be able to gently remove dried sap with a razor blade. However, use cleaning products on more delicate paint. Automotive stores sell specialty sap and tar cleaners. Otherwise, you can try rubbing alcohol. It may take a few attempts to remove sap entirely. Insects and bird droppings Splattered bugs and avian surprises from above can be a messy, unsightly nuisance. Their acidic composition also may cause them to damage paint over time. Bugs and droppings can be sticky, so you will need to work with something that will remove the splatter without removing the paint in the process. A product like WD-40 may help. This oily product is normally used on rust and hinges. When applied with a cloth and
allowed to penetrate the stain, it can loosen difficult-to-remove sticky substances. Always test any product you use in an inconspicuous spot first to make sure it doesnâ€™t damage or discolour the paint. Insects or droppings that are fresh may come off relatively easily with a good washing or hosing off of the car. Retailers also sell specialty insect sponges to remove bugs and other debris. Tar Soap and water will do little to remove tar and other petroleum-based products from vehicles. Commercial tar removal products use a strong solvent or detergent to loosen the tar. This may include kerosene, mineral spirits or another item mixed with lubricants. Go slowly and use caution so that you remove the tar and not the paint. Drivers who are hesitant to clean their vehicles of common residue can have their cars or trucks professionally detailed, leaving the work in the hands of experts.
Tire rotation/ realignment Examine the tires for tread wear. Any uneven or abnormal tread wear could indicate that the tires need to be rotated and the wheels realigned at the very least. Take the vehicle to a qualified mechanic to get their opinion on how to remedy the situation. Mechanics may recommend rotating tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, or about every six months for the average driver. Wheel realignment may be necessary after a season of driving over potholes and other irregularities in the road. Misaligned wheels can cause handling problems, like the car pulling to one side. Tire replacement Drivers may discover extreme tread wear, bulges or even cracks in the sidewall during a tire inspection. These signs indicate that itâ€™s time to
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VCI students tidy the town By Anne Davison
Virden Junior High students cleaned up parts of Virden on Tuesday, May 8. They were on a mission to clean up this corner of the globe as an Earth Day initiative. Wearing gloves and toting garbage bags, students were grouped into two shifts; one in early afternoon and another in late afternoon, with six teams per shift. With teacher Darrell Corbel, they were heading for designated places and picking up garbage along their way.
Initially the later afternoon team was headed for Victoria Park, but then heard it had already been cleaned up. “We’re just going to pay attention to places you forget [to clean up] and get it done now as we’re walking around,” said Corbel. VJH held Earth Day presentations for the students and stressed “cleaning up the garbage and instilling the idea that if we want the earth to be better they have to do their part. In the video it was ‘think globally act locally’ so this is our way to act locally.”
Virden Junior High students with teacher Darrell Corbel are on a mission to clean up this corner of the globe as an Earth Day initiative. PHOTO/ANNE DAVISON
Virden’s spring refuse clean-up under way
The Town of Virden has announced that Spring Clean Up Weeks will run from May 7 until May 18. Town crews will pick up refuse like yard and garden materials, leaves, grass and occasional branches. They won’t take: major tree cuttings, industrial waste or materials destined for the compost collection bin. Anything you want
picked up must be on the boulevard or back lane. To make sure it gets collected, call or email the Town Office. HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP OFF There will be a collection event in Virden for household hazardous waste on Saturday, May 26. Residents are encouraged to bring their special waste items to the Farmers
Market area where they will accept: • Fluorescent light bulbs • Residential paint • Aerosol containers • Flammable liquids and solids • Pesticides • Other toxic and corrosive materials A licensed hazardous waste management company will be there to remove the waste materials.
Virden’s Spring Clean Up runs May 7 - 18. PHOTO/HEATHER REIMER
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Free program coming to Virden Do you eat when you are stressed? When you are bored? Do you eat unhealthy foods often? If you said yes, then you might want to sign up for the free Craving Change program offered through Prairie Mountain Health (PMH). Virden is offering the course on three Wednesdays, starting May 23. Craving Change is a trademarked program that will help you be aware of WHY you eat the way you do. It will help you comfort yourself without food and develop ways to overcome your cravings. The program was developed by a registered dietitian and psychologist in Canada and uses practical techniques that can be used in a group or individual setting. WHY WE CRAVE Sherrill-Lee Hyra, a Health Promotion Coordinator with PMH, is one of the facilitators who leads Craving Change in the region. “We live in a society where outside factors greatly affect our eating. The Craving Change™ program takes a look at our eating
PMH Registered Dietitian Rosanne Lesage facilitates a Craving Change class. PHOTO/SUBMITTED
environments as well as explores how emotions and learned behaviours influence the decisions we make around food,” Hyra said. If you have ever struggled to maintain healthy eating habits and want to feel more in control of what you are eating, attending a Craving Change class series might be for you. NOT ABOUT DIETING “The program is not about dieting. It is about understanding and controlling the behaviours that can lead to overeating,” Hyra said. “Having other
participants in the class to share and learn from is also helpful.” It will take place at the Virden Health Centre Boardroom from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Registration is required, and you can call 1-877-509-7852. It is open to adults 18 years and older. It is not advised for those with a medical condition who do not understand their diet needs such as someone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Individual diet counselling and teaching are not part of the communitybased classes.
Before Gr. 4 and Kindergarten students look at the large poplar tree as UARCD Manager Ryan Canart explains the trees they will be planting will grow up to be like that huge specimen. PHOTO/ANNE DAVISON
In Virden’s sports ground, students planted poplar trees around the south edge of the old racetrack at ball diamond #6. Upper Assiniboine River Conservation District staff held the tree planting exercise with about 60 elementary school students, at the ball diamonds on the recreation grounds, Friday, May 4.
On this day, 58 bare root trees were planted to provide shade and to define the diamond. Farther southwest, trees were planted around another diamond with potted trees planned for the site. Before the planting, UARCD manager Ryan Canart talked with Mary Montgomery School students about the importance
of trees for wind protection, for shade and about the fact that trees take up carbon-dioxide and produce oxygen. Gr. 4 students paired up with Kindergarten students to plant trees where Town of Virden staff had dug the holes, provided black dirt for fill (in the sandy ground) and water was provided to start the young trees.
May 11, 2018
My Driver â€“ My Safety Hero FLBSD Ridership Colouring Contest luncheon By Anne Davison Students from schools throughout Fort La Bosse School Division (FLBSD) completed exercizes last fall to improve their knowledge and awareness of safety when riding to school. Winners of the poster contest were announced April 25 in conjunction with a barbecue lunch cooked up by FLBSD transportation staff and served in the lunch room of the Transportation oďŹƒce. Supervisor of Operations Vaughn Wilson hosted the noon luncheon where winners of the poster contest were awarded with bicycle helmets and, for two grand prize winners - a new bicycle. â€œSchool bus safety week
theme changes annually, but one message remains constant â€“ be aware and be safe around the school bus,â€? said Wilson. This yearâ€™s theme was â€“ â€œMy Driver â€“ My Safety Heroâ€?. The National Association of Pupil Transportation poster contest included a picture to colour for the younger students while at the Junior High level and beyond, students created their own piece of art to depict safey around school buses. Parents and some teachers attended the luncheon, along with a member of the Board of Trustees Marg Walker, and Ridership instructors Hank Kyle and Brian Hayward. RCMP Staff Sargent
Joseph Frizzley briefly instructed the students present regarding key points of safety when riding bicycles. Teachers screened the ďŹ rst round of posters; the ďŹ nal winners are chosen by the Board. Wilson acknowledged Virden Home Hardware Building Centre for donating the helmets again this year, and Darcy Henuset for approving this donation. Safety week is held every October as an opportunity for students to receive school bus ridership training; for reminding parents and the motoring public to be particularly careful around school bus vehicles; and, for school divisions to examine their pupil transportation practices.
Winners of the school bus safety poster contest, FLBSD students from K to Gr. 8 were: Kindergarten - Talisa Kleinsasser, Plainview Colony School; Gr. 1 - Lyndon Haskey, Goulter School (Grand Prize Winner); Gr. 2 - Cecillia Stephan, Elkhorn School; Gr. 3 - Carson James, Goulter School; Gr. 4 - Emmallee Flannery, Elkhorn School; Grade 5 - Julie Vachon, Oak Lake Community School; Gr. 6 - Kaylyn Waldner, Plainview Colony School; Gr. 7 - Jordyn Bradbury, Virden Junior High School; Gr. 8 - Sarena Waldner, Plainview Colony School (Grand Prize Winner). PHOTO/ANNE DAVISON
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If you follow the Virden Oil Capitals, you know Digger. He’s a ROUS (Rodent of Unusual Size) who never misses a game. Yo u’ l l f i n d h i m at Tundra Oil & Gas Place cheering on the team and entertaining the kids in the stands. For a large gopher who wears size 30 shoes, he moves around the arena with the grace of a much smaller fur-bearing creature. Whether managing frozen turkeys and rubber chickens or lobbing free t-shirts into the crowd,
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The Clarkes’ Last Waltz They taught Westman to dance By Heather Reimer
The first time the Clarkes danced together was in 1964. A live orchestra was playing for a country dance at the old Blair School east of Virden. That day, a teenaged Morris Clarke asked Irene to dance for the very first time. They were both 16 and had no idea yet that they’d marry, take up social dancing, and spend years teaching it. Fast forward to last Saturday night, May 4, Virden Legion Hall. The Clarkes are celebrating their retirement after 20 years of teaching Westman to dance. More than 120 people, most of them former students, came out to dance, visit and thank Morris and Irene Clarke for teaching them to cut a rug the oldtime way.
Tanis Podobni is one of their students. She organized the retirement dance for the Clarkes. “People came f rom Souris, Moosomin, Reston and places in between. The dance floor was busy all night!” she said. LOOKING BACK There was quite a gap between the Clarkes’ first dance as teens and their decision to learn how to really dance. It was the late 1980s when Morris and Irene started taking classes in Waskada. Then they heard about Ted and Louise Murphy, who taught dance out of Souris. The Clarkes would travel to lessons there until Ted Murphy had health problems. The Clarkes were asked to step in. Morris says, “We never intended to take
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over, the Murphys were just so good.” But for several years, they taught in Souris before connecting with Prairie West Recreation (PWR) in Virden in 2009. That’s when Irene decided to stop dancing and Morris found a new partner in Shirley Kennedy. SHIRLEY STEPS IN “Morris and Shirley started teaching pattern and social dance for PWR,” said Prairie West manager Laurel Lamb. “They’ve taught fall and winter sessions since then. I could only guess that they have taught over 300 couples in that time.” Lamb adds, “Their dance lessons are probably one of my most successful long standing programs.” Now, as he hangs up his dancing shoes, Morris ponders the years of dance
and says what he enjoyed most was the social aspect. Meeting people, visiting, and sharing. Morris won’t take credit, though, for inspiring generations of dancers. “Shirley’s a superb teacher. She has enthusiasm I don’t have. But we couldn’t instruct without the students who came out. That’s what made it a success.” WHAT COMES NEXT So now that their teaching days are over, what will the Clarkes do for an encore? Their answer might surprise. Sign up for dance lessons. Seriously. “We might take lessons from whoever takes over the class from us.” PWR is working on plans to keep the lessons going this fall. And the former teachers will become students again.
Morris and Irene Clarke, dance instructors, marked their retirement with an event at the Virden Legion last Saturday. PHOTO/SUBMITTED
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Lewis, Lane picked in WHL draft
Friends delivered some exciting news to Braeden Lewis and Grady Lane last week. Each Virden studentathlete learned from a buddy on May 3 that he was selected in the Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. The Swift Current Broncos tabbed Lewis, the son of Dale and Tracy, in the sixth round, 114th overall. Two rounds later the Sp okane Chiefs to ok Lane, the son of Craig and Stacey, as the 156 th pick. â€œIt caught me unexpected and I just couldnâ€™t believe that it had happened,â€? Lewis said. â€œIt was a true dream come true and I will remember that moment for the rest of my life.â€? It will be a year before either player is eligible to play junior hockey fulltime. However, each is expected to be invited to their WHL teamâ€™s camp before the next hockey season. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to working hard at the camp to show my strengths and what Iâ€™m all about,â€? Lane said. â€œIâ€™m looking forward to making good contributions to the Chiefs. Iâ€™ve heard many good things about the Spokane Chiefs and look forward to checking out the organization further.â€? Both Lane and Lewis plan to try out for the Southwest Cougars midget AAA team after suiting up for the organizationâ€™s bantam AAA entry in 2017-2018. The players are looking forward to developing their skills in the competitive Manitoba AAAA Midget Hockey League. Lane and Lewis were the only Cougars drafted. Fellow area team the Yellowhead Chiefs saw the following players picked: Foxwarrenâ€™s Colby Wotton, 136 th overall in seventh round, Regina; Rapid Cityâ€™s Sloan Stanick, 145 th overall in seventh round, Everett; and Neepawaâ€™s Brandy Young, 208 th overall in the tenth round, Spokane. A player does not make it to the levels Lane and Lewis have achieved by themselves. Lewis said family support is one
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Sacred Heart CWL Bake Sale and Tea winners: Door prize - Kay Cross; Grocery hampers - Paulette Langlois, Edna Kernel, Betty Anderson; Breakfast basket - Margaret Ann Rousson; Silent auction - Doris Forester (2), Dorothy Hunter, Roger Gabrielle, Phyllis Bart (2), Margaret Ann Rousson, Noella Lachapelle, Bev Eilers, Hazel Kilford, Gwen Clarke, and Hazel Wadham.
Tickets also available at the door night of the performance.
Scott Woods and Band Fiddling Up A Storm. Wednesday, June 13, 7:00 p.m. Virden Auditorium Theatre, 228 Wellington Street West. Adults: $25. Children: $10. Proceeds support Virden Royal Purple. Tickets may be purchased at Custom Creations (479 Seventh Avenue) or by calling 204-748-3541.
TELUS MANITOBA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD. Fighting Prostate Cancer Saturday, May 26 10:00 A.M. Official Start Polo Park Shopping Centre. Register online: ridefordad. ca/manitoba The family of Violet Leslie would like you to join us in celebrating Viâ€™s 100th Birthday. A tea will be held at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Sunday, May 20. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please accept this as your invitation. Virdenâ€™s 8th Annual 10 km Run & 3 km Family Fun Run/Walk; Sunday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. Proceeds to Virden Skatepark; Contact Cindy 204-7485045 or email@example.com.
IN MEMORIAM In Loving Memory of
Dale Braybrook August 2, 1972 to May 11, 2010
Just when your life was brightest, just when your years were best, your were called from this world to a home on the other side Your Mom, Brother, Gramma & Sister-in-Law Miss you every day!
the family of
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invites you to celebrate with us at a
Come & Go Tea
Saturday, May 19
2-4 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall No gifts please
The Cherry Point Park Committee is holding a
Saturday, May 19 â€˘ 10 am-3 pm
May 12 Farm Retirement Raymond & Lil Rossnagel Glenella, MB
GARAGE SALE/FLEA MARKET
At Cherry Point Resort, Spoonbill Street â€˘ Look for signs! Many items from multiple families (toys, household goods, furniture etc) There will also be burgers, drinks and chips sold. Funds will be donated towards the playground equipment.
Western Garage Sale. Friday, May 25 - 5:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 26 - 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. From Junction of 83 south & 257 west, go 3 miles west on 257, then turn left on to road 157 go Âź mile south. Western tack, small antiques, home decor and more. Watch for signs.
Pleas donate them to any branch of the library (Virden, Elkhorn or McAuley). We will keep what we can use in the library and sell the rest at the book sale to raise funds for all the branches.
Something for everyone! Friday, May 11, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. #32 Goodridge Road.
365-2nd Ave Beulah. Mobile home and garage, four lots illuminated with three street lights. Has fruit trees, three gardens. Can include motorhome, tractor, Bronco, van, boat and much, much more. $58,000. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOKS WANTED: Border Regional Library is preparing for the 16th Annual Gigantic Book Sale on June 8 & 9. If you have used books in good condition, hardcover or paperbacks, fiction or non-fiction (no textbooks,condensed books , encyclopedias or vhs tapes please).
Sat May 12 10:00 AM Antiques * Furniture * Glassware * China * Jewellery * Coal Oil Lamps *
May 26, Eden Wood Working Tools Quad, Saab, Furniture
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June 2, West St. Paul Acreage - Farm Equip, Tools, Household
Volunteers Needed: Border Regional Library will hold its 16th Annual Gigantic Book Sale on June 8 & 9. You can help by volunteering to cook or serve at the barbecue on Friday, help with the book sales on Friday or Saturday. We also need help on Sunday to box up the unsold books. Contact Mary Anne or any one of the staff at the Virden branch (748-3862) to offer your help.
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David 204-773-6819, keating@ escape.ca
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Thomas A. (Tom) Oâ€™Greysik In Loving Memory of ÂƒÂ™Â‘Â?Â†Â‡Â”ÂˆÂ—ÂŽÂ—Â•Â„ÂƒÂ?Â†ÇĄ ÂƒÂ–ÂŠÂ‡Â”ÇĄ
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IN MEMORIAM In loving Memory of
Hazel Baily If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again. Mom we miss you so. Many things come up, and we know that you would know the answers.
mom we love you so much! Marlene, Don, Larry and families.
May 11, 2018 FOR RENT J & B Apartments. Large 2 bedroom apartment available June 1. Phone 204-748-6780 for more info.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE STEEL BUILDING SALE... â€œMEGA MADNESS SALE â€“ CRAZY DEALS ON ALL BUILDINGS!â€? 20X23 $5,798. 23X25 $5,744. 25X27 $6,639. 30X31 $8,488. 32X35 9,954. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-212-7036
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FOR SALE 1987 Chevy Rockwood motorhome. Recently safetied. Can be seen at 462 Fourth Avenue South. Photos and details on Kijiji. Call Ed Arndt, 204-748-1061 (answering machine). Bar style table and eight chairs. Phone: 204-748-1978 or 204-851-2606. Advertisements and statements contained herein are the sole responsibility of the persons or entities that post the advertisement, and the Manitoba Community Newspaper Association and membership do not make any warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, truthfulness or reliability of such advertisements. For greater information on advertising conditions, please consult the Associationâ€™s Blanket Advertising Conditions on our website at www.mcna.com.
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 www.batteryman.ca
Parts & full trailer repair, trailer safeties & Autopac Trailer Repair. Sales, Leasing & Financing of flatdeck, dumpbox, cargo, gooseneck & utility trailers & truck beds. Kaldeck Truck & Trailer, Hwy #1 MacGregor, MB. 1-888-685-3127.
Power Up Lubricants Spring into Summer! Reduced fuel costs, extended oil life. Reduced wear, repairs, more power. Call 204-638-6450, 1-866-848-8308. Letâ€™s talk Spring â€“ POWER UP.
If you need affordable, quality, Manitoba made cabinets, prompt service with free design, and professional installation try Fehrâ€™s Cabinet Warehouse. We have province wide service and more. Phone 204-746-2223 or Email office@ fehrscabinets.com
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FEED & SEED
FORAGE SEED FOR SALE: Organic and conventional: Sweet Clover, Alfalfa, Red Clover, Smooth Brome, Meadow Brome, Crested Wheatgrass, Timothy, etc. Free Delivery! Birch Rose Acres Ltd. 306-921-9942
Millet seed cleaned and bagged. $18 per bag. 306-435-3421.
LIVESTOCK Black Angus bulls. Semen tested... high quality and reasonably priced. B & B Duncan. 204-748-2911, 204-5562342, 204-851-0456, 204-851-0306.
CARDS OF THANKS
CARDS OF THANKS
I would like to thank my sons for being with me while I had surgery in Regina and during my repeated relapses and recoveries in Moosomin over these past 3 months. Also, thank you to their spouses for their support and warm wishes. Many thanks to family and friends for the visits, inquiries, hugs, gifts, plants, flowers, and fruit baskets. Thank you for the cards from Elkhorn: the Leisure Centre, the Church Choir. U.C.C. and U.C.W Ladies Groups, the Health Auxiliary, and E.G.F.
Thanks so very much! May God bless you all. Elsie McColl. Thank you to the Miniota and area communities for the lovely afternoon tea in my honour. My six daughters and I enjoyed visiting with all those who were able to attend. Miniota has been my home community since 1952 and I have enjoyed raising a family, worshipping, farming, watching sports and attending social events there. I will be making my new home at The Sherwood Home in Virden. Best wishes, Margaret Taylor.
CARDS OF THANKS
April 28th Quilt Crazy Stitchers Quilt Show Members of the Crazy Stitchers would like to thank the following businesses and private donators for the donations to the silent auction at the quilt show: â€˘ Gert Joseph â€˘ Angieâ€™s Natural Health â€˘ Home Hardware Building & More Centre â€˘ Moeâ€™s Bowls â€˘ Diversified/Safety Source â€˘ Virden Footwear â€˘ Pappel Laser Design â€˘ Virden Sport & Fashion â€˘ Valleyview Consumers Co-op â€˘ Chicken Chef â€˘ MNP â€˘ Boston Pizza â€˘ L.E.T.â€™S â€˘ Mainline Motors â€˘ Custom Creations â€˘ A. Wilson Autobody â€˘ Mama Bear Quilting â€˘ Kel Smith of Brandon â€˘ Flower Attic & Gifts â€˘ Black Gold Trucking â€˘ RBC Royal Bank â€˘ Sunrise Credit Union â€˘ Four Seasons Sales â€˘ Carla Barkley â€˘ All members of the â€˘ Nu-Art Beauty Salon Crazy Stitchers Special thanks to Bryan Hayward for your repairs to our quilt frames and to Bryan and Dick McCormick for helping us set up and take down those frames. The winners of the door prizes were Joyce Marsh (Pipestone) - small prize and Sharon Biolund (Moosomin) - large prize. Joyce Marsh (Pipestone) was the winner of the quilt raffle. The proceeds of the quilt raffle will be donated to Goulter School Breakfast Program and the RM of Pipestone Fire Department.
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Thank You Thank you to all those who purchased tickets from our raffle ticket cash draw, as well as our many ticket sellers. Thanks to your efforts the raffle raised $15,000 towards the construction of our new clubhouse!
EMPLOYMENT Timvir Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons is currently looking for 6 Food Service Supervisors. Location: 400 Frontage Road, Virden, MB, R0M 2C0. Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full-time, Part-time, shift, weekend, morning, day, night and evening. Salary: $13/hour plus 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: timhortonsvirden@ hotmail.com.
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The draw was held Saturday, May 5 at the course.
Congratulations to the following winners: Draw 1 â€“ Karen McKinnon, Virden - $500 Draw 2 â€“ Scott Douglas, Virden - $500 Draw 3 â€“ Rob McDougall, Virden - $500 Draw 4 â€“ Brad McGrath, Virden - $500 Draw 5 â€“ Danielle DeGraeve, Virden - $500 Draw 6 â€“ Anna Smith, Virden - $500 Draw 7 â€“ Maggie Jones, Virden - $1000 Draw 8 â€“ Sharon Sawyer, Virden - $1000 Draw 9 â€“ Keith Wakely, Estevan - $1000 Draw 10 â€“ Steve Warkentin, Virden - $1000 Draw 11 â€“ B & S Sawyer, Virden - $1000 Draw 12 â€“ Stan Rampton, Oak Lake - $5000
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Thank You Words can hardly describe the wonderful days surrounding our 50th Wedding Anniversary. What could be any better than lots of visits, cards, calls and lunches with family and friends, young and old, from near and far. Remembering stories and tales from years gone by was an excellent way to celebrate 50 years. Thanks to our family and friends for lunches and Brier tickets. Special thanks to our neighbours of the Wallace Community for the new barbecue. A great celebration. Our warmest thanks.
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SWINE TECHNICIAN HyLife Ltd is a progressive Manitoba based company. HyLife and its afﬁliates have feed and pork operations and genetics sales in various countries around the world. The Head Ofﬁce is located in the vibrant community of La Broquerie, Manitoba which has a reputation for its beauty and high quality of life. We are currently seeking highly motivated people to ﬁll the position of Swine Technician in the Southeastern and Southwestern areas of Manitoba. This position reports directly to the Barn Manager.
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May 11, 2018
Vegas, miracle on ice? hope the Jets rebound from their dismal performance in game 6 and keep the â€œWhiteoutâ€? crowd alive. Called the â€œYo-Yoâ€? series because of all the up and downs (with each team taking turns stinking the joint out), it should be the Jets turn, who are carrying our nation on their shoulders, to come up big. Even if the Jets do lose, the winner of this series will finally end the Golden Knights search for the elusive Holy Grail. Over in the Eastern Conference we have Washington finally getting rid of their nemesis, the Penguins, which entitles them to face Tampa Bay. This should be a really good series that features plenty of offence (Ovie vs Stamkos) and some great goaltending (Holtby vs Vasilevskiy). The Lightning will win this series over the Capitals but it will take them seven games to do it. LICKING THE OPPONENT A lot of hockey fans are very disappointed, and they should be, that the NHL head office didnâ€™t penalize Brad Marchand for all his Neanderthal antics on the ice, namely the licking of an opposition playerâ€™s face. It started off against the Maple Leafs when he tongue-washed Leo Komarovâ€™s face and the refs and league did nothing, absolutely shameful. The team supposedly gave him a verbal warning not to do
An Oil Slick By Ken Buchy
The amazing Cinderella story of the Vegas Golden Knights continues to add additional chapters to their magical story and none of their players seem to shy away from the approaching â€œmidnightâ€? hour. This stunning fairy tale seems to have no end in sight as â€œSin Cityâ€™ continues to accomplish the impossible, beating talented well established teams with their fast paced style of play, smothering defence and tremendous anticipation, not to mention a high level of skill. Not bad for a team and franchise that didnâ€™t even exist a year ago! These bunch of castoffs have their sights firmly on Lord Stanleyâ€™s mug as they head into their third round of the playoffs. They now have a glorious opportunity to become the first team in NHL history to win three playoff series in their inaugural season, they are already only the third first year team to win two rounds. Trivia time, name those two other teams? (one is hard, the other one is just plain nasty, unless youâ€™re a centenarian). YO-YO SERIES Everyone knew it wouldnâ€™t be easy considering that the two teams, Nashville and Winnipeg, finished 1-2 in the NHL points race (117114). Itâ€™s only fair and right that it comes down to game 7 in â€œSmashvilleâ€?, so letâ€™s
it again but it obviously fell on deaf ears because in the next round against Tampa Bay, he gave Ryan Callahan a real â€œchin to noseâ€? lick, an extra-long tongue slurp and once again the stunned refs called nothing. I guess â€œStripesâ€? and the league brass have never heard of certain rules, like maybe unsportsmanlike conduct, because the gutless SOBâ€™s only issued another meaningless verbal reprimand. I can tell you one thing, this would not have been tolerated 20 years ago because the players themselves would have policed this vulgar, grotesque action in their own special way, if you know what I mean (wink...wink). TEAM CANADA The IIHF World Hockey Championships are underway in Denmark and Team Canada seems to be cruising right along. Look for a Team USA-Team Canada showdown with the Canucks naturally emerging as victors. BASEBALL Canadian James Paxton, who is from BC and pitches for the Seattle Mariners, threw a no-hitter this week against the only Canadian team in MLB, the Blue Jays. Things wonâ€™t get any easier for the Jays as their ace closer Roberto Osuna has been suspended for a week after he was charged with assault. Weâ€™ll see how he pitches his way out of this jam?
The South West Baseball League has released their schedule and the Virden Oilers see their first action on the road as they go to Elkhorn and
Reston on May 23 and 25, respectfully. Their first home games will be a double header on Sunday, June 3 when the Souris Cardinals and the
Wawanesa Brewers come to town. Trivia answer, the 1918 Toronto Arenas and the 1968 St. Louis Blues. Until next time....
â€œLook Twiceâ€? and save a life In an effort to heighten road safety awareness between drivers of vehicles and motorcyclists, Manitoba Public Insurance recently launched its annual â€œLook Twiceâ€? campaign.Â â€œWith motorcycle season now in full swing, itâ€™s important that motorists remember to watch carefully for motorcyclists, particularly when making lane changes or left turns at intersections,â€? said Ward Keith, vicepresident Business Development & Communications, Manitoba Public Insurance. â€œMotorcyclists can also do their part by riding defensively, using safety equipment, and wearing reflective gear to be as visible as possible.Â Â SEVEN DEATHS IN 2017 Last year in Manitoba, seven motorcyclists were killed on public roadways. This riding season, the goal is clear â€“ to reduce that number to zero. This is a goal shared by the Coalition of Manitoba Motorcycle Groups (CMMG), which annually stages its motorcycle safety awareness rally on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature.Â â€œMotorcycle safety is everyoneâ€™s responsibility,â€? said CMMG President Rod Wetteland. â€œRiding and driving Manitoba roads is not an entitlement,
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Kristine and Gary Mackovic from Minot, ND visited Rena Horner recently. Alene Welch recently went to visit with her family in Brandon, Red Deer, AB and Rocky Mountain House, AB. Recent visitors with Joyce Heaman were Jonathan
Lesyk and Rhiannon of Edmonton and it was a great visit. Also visiting Joyce Heaman this past week was Joyce Braybrook. The residents of Princess Lodge welcome Beth Stuart who has made her home here. Corky and Friends entertained at the lodge last Monday with old-time music after which a light lunch was served.
Parkissimo Lodge by Sandra Nash
Pat Gould of Winnipeg and Betty Baskier of Red Deer spent a couple of days visiting with friends in the community. Dorothy Argue had a surprise visit from her grandson Nathan Argue of Edmonton.
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Eligible new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom Edition: $4,080 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,600 manufacturer-todealer (tax exclusive) Truck Nation Credit and $4,370 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive). Eligible new 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab Elevation Edition: $4,150 manufacturer-to-dealer cash credit (tax exclusive), $1,600 manufacturer-to-dealer (tax exclusive) Truck Nation Credit, $750 manufacturer-to-dealer Option Package Discount Credit (tax exclusive) and $3,550 manufacturer-to-dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive). On all offers: Void where prohibited. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing certain cash credits which will result in higher effective cost of credit on their transaction. Limited time offer which may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Δ MSRP applies to new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab Custom Edition 4x4 models at participating dealers in Canada. Purchase price of $35,995 includes $4,370 CDA, $4080 NSCDA, $1,600 Truck Nation Credit (tax inclusive). Freight is included but excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer fees and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GM Canada may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See dealer for details. † Lease based on suggested retail price of $37,725, includes $1,250 CDA, $500 Lease Cash, $1,500 Truck Nation credit towards the lease of an eligible new 2018 Colorado Extended Cab Custom Edition. Bi-weekly payment is $150 for 48 months at 1.9% lease rate on approved credit to qualified retail customers by GM Financial. The $75 weekly payment is calculated by dividing the bi-weekly payments of $150. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. $3,500 down payment required. Payment may vary depending on down payment trade. Total obligation is $19,141. Taxes, license, insurance, registration and applicable fees, levies, duties and, except in Quebec, dealer fees (all of which may vary by dealer and region) are extra. Option to purchase at lease end is $17,156. See dealer for details. Discounts vary by model. Dealer may sell for less. Limited time offer, which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. Offers may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. ¸ Offer available to qualified retail customers in Canada from May 1 and May 31, 2018. 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank® or RBC Royal Bank for 72 months on eligible 2018 Chevrolet Silverado HD Double Cab gas models. Other trims may have effective rates higher than 0%. Participating lenders are subject to change. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $78,288 financed at 0% nominal rate equals $1,087.33 monthly for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $78,288. Freight and air charge ($100, if applicable) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. General Motors of Canada Company may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ®Registered trademark of The Bank of Nova Scotia. RBC and Royal Bank are registered trademarks of Royal Bank of Canada. 3 Visit onstar.ca for vehicle availability. Services and connectivity vary by model and conditions as well as geographical and technical restrictions. Requires active connected vehicle services and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T or its local service provider. Accessory Power must be active to use Wi-Fi hotspot. ** The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased or leased a new eligible 2017 or 2018 MY Chevrolet (excluding Spark EV, Bolt EV), with an ACDelco® oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 48,000 km, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. General Motors of Canada Company reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Ÿ Whichever comes first, fully transferable. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for complete details. ©2018 General Motors of Canada Company. All rights reserved.
May 11, 2018