Rural rinks are hopping with activities


Princess Lodge By Bernice Graham

Recent visitors with Alene welch were George Murray, Edy and Wayne Clayton of Brandon, Brenda Welch of Birtle, and Judy and Alexa Scott of Clandeboyne, Man.

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Grace Watson of Elkhorn and Myrna Dreger of Winnipeg visited with Joyce Heaman on Feb. 28.

A quote from Albert Einstein that was probably intended for especially those of us who are seniors: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Miniota By Bev Peel

Linda Clark travelled with family members to San Antonio, Texas to cheer on her grandson Cauy, son of Daryl and Mel Clark of Ituna, Sask. as a varsity member of the Saskatchewan Selects Football team in the International Pigskin Tournament. Cauy's team was successful in bringing home the silver cup to Saskatchewan. It was a great week of football and sightseeing for Linda.

Feb. 23, the Miniota Figure Skating Club presented, "Over the Rainbow" at the rink at 3 p.m. The following children that preformed were:

  • Madison Brown, Maci Fenty, Hudson Lelond, Lexi Mills and Gracelyn Skywater, Levels 1 & 2, "Purple People Eater".
  • Lillian Priestley and Myelle Priestley, Level 3 - "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".
  • Jocelyn Brown, Level 5 Solo - "What a Wonderful World".
  • Elsbeth Priestley, Level 6 Solo - "Orange Crush".
  • Brandi Couvier, Senior Solo - "Back in Black".
  • Claire Armitage, Senior Solo - "Little Red Wagon”.
  • Rianna Laite, Star 3 Freeskate - "Competition ".
  • After the intermission:
  • Raegan Miller, Star 5 Freeskate - "Competition ".
  • Brandi Couvier, Senior Solo - "True Colors".
  • Madison Brown, Maci Fenty, Hudson Lelond, Lexi Mills and Gracelyn Skywater, Levels 1 & 2 - "Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows".
  • Claire Armitage and Brandi Couvier, Senior Duet – “Blue Da Ba Dee".
  • Lillian and Myelle Priestley, Level 3 – “Pink Sunshine". ,
  • Elsbeth Priestley, Claire Armitage and Brandi Couvier “White"

The coaches were: Deanna (Haines) Hawtin and Shelby Greer with assistant coach Rianna Laite and helper Liam Lelond.

Sharla George was the Photographer and Terryl Green was emcee. The Miniota Community Centre, caretaker was Danny Argue; the RM Office printed the programs.

A delicious supper of roast beef, meat balls, ham and all the trimmings was served at the hall afterwards with people coming from all districts around on a beautiful day of - 1 degree.

The Miniota Hall has been opened all winter, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 and 11 a.m. by Trudy Watters. She faithfully drives from her home at Arrow River in all kinds of weather so people can come indoors and walk safely out of the slippery conditions and wind, for only a toonie with an average of 4 people. Bring your walking shoes and water and walk with us and have a visit, also. Thanks to the C.C. for the use of the building.

The last Art Class was on Feb.21, where we created two pictures to take home.  

"What a mercy there is no TAX on Sunshine and Good Humor!"

Kenton By Nicole Wilson
A new program has been added to the Kenton Skate Club this year, and it has brought many new faces to the program.

"CanPower is an action-packed, high-energy instructional power skating program that focuses on balance, power, agility, speed and endurance. Skills, techniques and conditioning drills are taught in a progressive format that emphasizes how the skills apply to game situations." (Skate Canada)

Along with CanPower, Kenton Skate Club also offers STAR Skate, CAN Skate, and Pre CAN programs. 

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