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Arrivals, departures, and celebrations

Miniota by Bev Peel

The rink of Joan and Kerri Gurr, Doreen and Casandra Clark curled in the Ladies Bonspiel at Birtle from Feb. 22 – 24, winning the event.

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The rink of Chris Walwin, Joan Gurr, Jim Young, and Murray Peel curled in Hamiota Seniors Bonspiel Feb. 24 and 25.

Our deepest condolences from the Miniota community to the McLeod families in the tragic accident of Lloyd McLeod.   

The World Day of Prayer was held in the United Church March 1 about the country Slovenia with twelve ladies taking turns reading from the pamphlet. Brad Cole who had spent time in Slovenia while playing hockey in Italy gave a presentation about his experience there.  

A baby shower was held in the Miniota United Church on Saturday, March 2 for Quinn Isabel Pollard born in December. She is the daughter of Kathryn (Poppel) Pollard, who was home from Blackfoot, Alberta for the occasion along with her sister Laura Poppel from Calgary. Around thirty people attended giving many, many useful gifts to baby Quinn! A bountiful lunch was served. Kathryn and Quinn are spending a week with her dad, Wayne Poppel.

Princess Lodge by Bernice Graham

Recent visitors with Alene Welch were her nephew Pierre Murray of Nanaimo, BC, and her daughter Edy Clayton from Brandon.

With the cold weather still here upon us, we have been enjoying a variety of entertainment in the Lodge, including the February birthday party on the 26th starting off with card bingo and the dessert and tea. Jean Wardle was the February birthday.

Art Maxwell and Friends entertained with dance music from the ‘50s and ‘60s on Wednesday evening, followed by a light lunch. Quite a few residents attended the World Day of Prayer on March 1, hosted this year by Victory Church in Virden.

On Monday afternoon, the residents enjoyed some toe-tapping dance music by Mildred Judd and Ed Clayton and friends, which was followed by a light lunch.

Evergreen Place by Irene Rowand

2019 to date in our little community has been extremely busy. Several residents have made moves which means new people moving in. We welcome all of them and hope they enjoy their new home.

January saw our Resident Committee Executive change. Games night has been introduced with a great turnout.

Bingo continues with Darlene McLauchlan as volunteer caller. Mildred and her gang entertained one afternoon. Puzzles are always being constructed and exercises remain active. Shuffleboard is an interest and Dorothy Downer visited, giving some instruction and care of our board.

Joyce Braybrook exhibited her hardanger, explaining the crafting.

Royal Purple served supper in January and February along with birthday parties. Most residents are busy watching TV with all the curling and hockey (Jets fans) at this time of year.

Our roof has been cleared of snow. Most main floor residents are playing peekaboo out their windows. They are missing our rabbits, deer and of course the many birds at the feeder.




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