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While Louise makes jam, Art works on his walking sticks, using diamond willow, as seen here.

Princess Lodge By Janice Simpson

Kay Cross’s grandson Brandon Cross from Victoria came to visit grandma and all his family.

Raymond and Janice Collier of Vernon B.C. have spent several days here visiting with Len Collier and many other relatives and friends.

Janice Simpson visited her nephew Denis Curtis and Marsha on Sunday. Denis has moved from Selkirk Man. to Lenore to live on the farm with his dad Terry Curtis.

The Assiniboine valley is just beautiful with coloured leaves.

Joyce Stowe has moved into Princess Lodge. Hope you enjoy your new home with us.

Don and Joan Berry of Brandon visited with Dawn White on Wednesday, Sept. 29.


Evergreen News By Helen Martens

Thanksgiving Day in Canada, Oct 8, 2021

     "For food in the world where many walk in hunger,

      For faith in the world, where many walk in fear,

      For friends in a world where many walk alone,

      We give you thanks, O Lord." - Author Unknown


The Canadian Thanksgiving tradition belongs to the 16th century, more than four decades before the historic 1612 gathering in Plymouth, Massachusetts that set America's Thanksgiving in motion. Canadian Thanksgiving kicked off with a feast of biscuits, salt pork and mushy peas in 1578. It became a national holiday in Canada in 1859. This took decades to be standardized and annual in 1857, when Canada's parliament set the day as the second Monday in October. This day is a chance for us to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year. What if today we were just thankful for everything?

We are having exceptional weather with no frost in sight so far. The gardens here at Evergreen are mostly cleared out by now. Ladies have been canning and freezing vegetables. Marlene Balzar canned beet pickles today. Phyllis Gompf has done a lot of canning.

Louise Rouse canned 20 pints of zucchini jam today, I never heard of zucchini jam before. She is willing to share her recipe with us, thank you Louise.

My neighbour lady, Anne Lodder, popped into my suite yesterday and asked if she could pick all my green tomatoes before the frost got them. I am happy to share them as they ripen.

We look forward to Wednesday, Oct. 6, when Butch Fleury, singer, musician, entertainer, will do a concert here at 3:30 p.m. on the back patio.

The Foot Lady, Bonnie Crawford, was here again this Monday. She comes every six weeks and many of us are ready for another treatment by then.

Residents are planning their Thanksgiving weekend by now. We must find time to stop and thank people who make a difference in our lives. A Dalai Lama quote says “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect towards others."

Quote for the Day:  "For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends." Thank you!             -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Zucchini Jam courtesy of Louise Rouse

Ingredients: 6 cups shredded zucchini (peeled and seeded),

6 cups sugar,

1/3 cup lemon juice,

1 can crushed pineapple (drained),

1 pack peach Jello,

1 pack orange Jello

Instructions: Cook zucchini and sugar together for 15 minutes, add pineapple and lemon juice. Simmer for 6 minutes. Stir Jello in well and bottle in sterilized jars.


Miniota News By Linda Clark

Liliane Weingartner of Halifax, N.S. visited with friends in the area this past week. Liliane was en route home from Brooks AB where she had visited with Rahel and her family for two weeks. She is off to Switzerland to visit Raphael, Naomi, and Deborah and their families. It was great to catch up and see pictures of her kids and grandkids.

The Miniota Cemetery Board with financial support from Prairie View Municipality have placed a columbarium at the Miniota Cemetery. With the rains finally received the cemetery manicured by caretaker Bob Clark, looked beautiful and serene for the graveside services held this summer. Hats off to the committee and our caretaker.

Wishing all our readers a very blessed Thanksgiving weekend, filled with family and good food! I do hope everyone gets their fill of turkey and pumpkin pie or another meal of your liking and time spent with loved ones. Stay safe and well.

“The love of family is life’s greatest blessing.”