By Bernice Graham
Quite a few of the residents attended the Seniors’ Tea, hosted by the Royal Purple, in the afternoon on Wednesday, Jun. 7 at Sacred Heart.
The Village Choir entertained the residents in the lounge on Thursday, Jun. 8, with their inspirational hymns; followed by a light lunch.
Joyce Heaman attended Marilyn Pigg’s (nee Blakeman) graveside funeral on Saturday, June 17, and pictures and luncheon at the Legion. On Sunday, Jun. 18, Joyce attended Wallace Church service and baptisms.
Leona and John McKie of Brookdale visited with Ethel Bowles and Donna Everett last Sunday.
The residents enjoyed the inspirational hymns last Tuesday evening by the Sinclair Choir.
Last Wednesday evening, Art Maxwell and friends entertained the residents with their golden oldies music after which a light lunch was served.
By Susan Poppel
Congratulations to the students of Birtle Collegiate on their graduation. We would especially like to extend the following best wishes on their graduation - these are your Miniota Graduates Darian Brown, Tylor Chartier, Kyle Fitch, Kally Greer, and Summer Hunter.
Another successful Celebrity Golf Tournament is in the books. It’s great to see all the volunteers and golfers that make it such a success.
Congratulations to Curtis Williamson on receiving his Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina on Jun. 8. His mum, Loree Gardham and sister Becky Gardham attended the celebration. Good luck Curtis, from your Miniota friends.
Congratulations to Stephanie Bryant who received her Bachelor of Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba on Jun. 9. Stephanie is the daughter of Dean and Denise Bryant of St. Lazare and the granddaughter of Stan and Bonnie Bryant. Good luck to you Stephanie.
Congratulations to Justin Hunkin and Brooklyn Masson of Oak Lake on the birth of their son Beckham Michael. Beckham was born Jun. 11 in Brandon. Congratulations to grandparents Scott Hunkin and Sharon Ellerington as well as great grandma Betty Ann Ellerington.
Congratulations to Allison Poppel who graduated with her Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Manitoba on Jun. 9. Allison is the daughter of Mark and Kim Poppel, and granddaughter of Joe Poppel. Good luck Allison, in your future endeavours.
Is anyone out there interested in purchasing our new History Book? We want everyone to pre-order so that we know how many books to get printed. We don’t want to have a lot left over so please get your order in - we don’t want anyone to be disappointed. The history book will cover the previous R.M. of Miniota, so that means, Arrow River, Beulah, Crandall, Isabella, and Miniota. There will be a lot of reading in this book. To pre-order send a cheque for the deposit of $50 payable to Prairie View Municipality, and mail it to Bridging the Years Box 145 Miniota, MB R0M 1M0. We will be taking orders until Jul. 31, 2017. Don’t be disappointed - get your order in soon.
Congratulations to Luke and Courtney Muir on the birth of Kinsley Irene Winn, who was born on her Mom’s birthday Jun. 7 in Brandon. Excited brother Jake and sister Gracie were happy to welcome her into the family. Congratulations to grandparents Mike and Deb Muir of Beulah, Cindy Bridgeman Nolan of Rivers, Ken Nolan of Isabella, Great grandparents Jim Muir of England, Bill, and Jean Noble of England, Norm and Bev Bridgeman of Rivers, Karen Nolan of Hamiota, and great-great-grandma Marj Bridgeman of Rivers.
Get well wishes to Betty Ann Ellerington, who is back in Hamiota Hospital following surgery in Winnipeg. Daughters Karen and Sharon spent time in Winnipeg with Betty Ann, and are now back in Miniota.
Belated sympathy to Mark and Codi Couvier and family, as well as the Gies and Stowe families on the passing of Elsie Gies.
A lovely bridal shower was held in the Miniota Hall on Jun. 17 to honour Jodie Hodgins bride elect of Owen Thomas of Birtle. Their wedding will take place at their home on Sept. 23, 2017. Many friends and relatives joined the happy couple at their wedding social on Jun. 17 in Birtle.
Remember the Summer Bonspiel is coming up Jul. 14 to 16. If you want to enter a rink please contact Anna Allen at 204-764-0038. If you want to enter the Tractor Pull contact Murray Gurr at 204-567-3773. If you want to enter a Slow Pitch Team call Dusty Hill at204-567-3888.
A lovely bridal shower was held at the home of Patrick and Tracie Cousins on Jun. 18 to honour Breeanna Cousins bride elect of Andrew Sieklicki. Their wedding will take place in Brandon on Jul. 15.
Parkissimo Lodge News
By Dorothy Argue
Dorothy Argue’s daughter Dianne was out to visit with friends and family on Saturday.
Some residents enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at Crandall.
Get well wishes to Dorothy Argue, who at time of writing, is a patient in Hamiota Hospital.