Why is it Dominion Day? and the Maxwell band entertains


Miniota By Bev Peel

It was an amazing evening of music, much appreciated by all - and all according to COVID regulations on Saturday evening, June 27. The Maxwell Band with members from Hamiota, Souris, and Brandon entertained over 50 people outside Parkissimo Lodge in Miniota.

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June senior birthdays and anniversaries were recognized.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a very successful and entertaining event.

Just when we all need a good hug, especially when you see someone you haven't seen for a while because of social distancing, the following will tell you what it can do for a person: "Hugging is healthy. It helps the body's immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It is invigorating and rejuvenating. And it has no unpleasant side effects. Hugging is all natural, organic, naturally sweet and 100-percent wholesome. It contains no pesticides, no preservatives and no artificial ingredients. It is inflation-proof, theft-proof, non-fattening, non-taxable, non-polluting and of course, fully returnable."

Our Sincere Sympathy from the Miniota Community to Maureen Schwanke, Bruce, Ingo, Ronda and Dixie in the passing of Dieter Schwanke on June 24.

About the Museum news last week - I didn't mention that Bill Armitage is hired to do the mowing and also takes branches to the dump as they blow off the huge fir tree. We feel the tree must come down. We also have received some interesting artifacts from Tom and Dorothy Rollo's family, Archie Gilchrist's estate, Jean Henderson (who was Mrs. Roy Lelond) plus many other items. So when we are able to open, we hope to see many local visitors and other interested people come through the doors by phoning one of the board members whom I mentioned last week. 

"Happiness is not perfected until it is shared."

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

Canada Day is also known as Dominion Day.

Canada became a country, the Dominion of Canada in 1867. Why is Canada called a Dominion?

I read this and it's a quote: "In Psalm 72:8 it says, 'He shall have dominion also from sea to sea.' This verse is engraved in stone in the Parliament buildings. This is why Canada is called a Dominion.

Manitoba became part of Canada in 1870. Sir John A Macdonald was the first Prime Minister. A quote from one of our Prime Ministers is: "I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country."

An annual event here at Evergreen is spraying the trees around the building. Though this is done for bug control, the trees looked more vibrant when the dust was washed off.

Congratulations to the Virden High School graduates. It was exciting for us to have the grads drive down our street. I was surprised how they balanced so well standing on the flatbeds. Thank you for giving Seniors this pleasure. We would like to suggest you do it every year.

We are pleased to announce that the Virden Book Club will be meeting here every first Thursday of the month, once the distancing restrictions are lifted.

I missed mentioning a June birthday in last weeks paper. Hazel Wood moved in lately, so

Happy belated Birthday, Hazel.

Phyllis Gomph's family came from far and wide to celebrate their mother's 80th birthday.

We were spared a hailstorm, like points south-west of here, experienced, we had a little over 1 1/2 inches of rain as compared to over five inches in Brandon. Many have stories to tell of the recent thunderstorm.

Quote for the Day: "You can't buy happiness, but you can live in Canada, and that's pretty much the same thing!"

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