Miniota Shirtsleeve weekend

On the curling ice, the golf course and on the drag strip (antique tractors)

July 19-22 was a busy weekend once again as the 27th Annual Shirtsleeve Classic was held in the community.

Twenty-four rinks took to the ice under the watchful eye of Brett Heaman who did a great job of the ice making and drawmaster Bob Gardham. The following are the results of the bonspiel.

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First Event

1st        Michelle Babcock - Neepawa

2nd      Steve Warkentin – Virden

3rd       Braydon Payette - Brandon

4th       Brett Heaman – Virden


Second Event

1st        Don Armitage – Miniota

2nd      Joan Gurr – Miniota

3rd       Cassandra Clark – Miniota

4th       Cale Dunbar – Souris


Third Event

1st        Doug Kyle - Virden

2nd      Angie Stonehouse – Elkhorn

3rd       Al West – Brandon

4th       Janelle Vachan – Oak Lake


Slo PitchSix teams took part in the tournament with the following results

A Side – Miniota Aces over the Young Miniota

B Side – Birdtail over Team Elkhorn

The Car Rally was a challenge taking drivers and riders all through the former RM of Miniota.  The winners were Trevor and Abby Clark, Jamie Sheane and Tristan Gardham.

None of this could happen without all the willing volunteers who come and help prepare and donate food as well as to work in the rink kitchen and at the suppers. The Miniota Community Centre is so appreciative of everyone lending a hand right down to helping with the cleanup on Monday night!


Miniota Antique Tractor Pull

The tractor pull saw 19 competitors in the event on July 22.

5000 lbs & U - 1st Kyle Gurr (Miniota)

6000 lbs & U - 1st Murray Gurr, 2nd Kyle Gurr

7000 lbs & U - 1st Kyle Gurr, 2nd Jim James (Alexander), 3rd David Lelond (Arrow River)

8000 lbs & U / Calvin Bryant Memorial - 1st- Murray Gurr, 2nd- Kyle Gurr, 3rd- John Wythe Jr. (B.C.)

10,000 lbs & U / Bob Bryant Memorial - 1st- Kyle Gurr, 2nd- John Wythe Jr. (B.C.), 3rd- Gerry Wilson (Hamiota).

12,000 lbs & U - 1st- Murray Gurr


Miniota Golf Club Shirt Sleeve Classic

There were 46 t0ournament golfers

Senior Men Championship - Stan Bryant

First Flight: 1st- Barry Doole

Men’s Championship - Curtis Gardham

First Flight: 1st- Brian Armitage

Second Flight: 1st- Trig Martens

Senior Ladies Championship - Sharon McKenzie

First- Cheryl Foster

Ladies Championship - Shirley Davidson

First Flight - Judy Davidson

Juniors - Devon Sanders




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