What a weekend, trying to watch Telemiracle and curling, at the same time. Telemiracle 45 ended up successful again, raising more than $5.5 million. What great people we have in this province and from far corners of Canada. The telecast showed several cases of where the money goes to help folks who need it for medical travel and accommodations or for equipment for those handicapped. This help is a God send to needy people.
The cedar waxwings are travelling through, cleaning off the berries on the trees. They started up north earlier and are now in the Battlefords.
The Lions in Meota have lost another member in the person of Rita Schenker. The community offers their condolences to her family. A recent report of the work that the Lions do in this area makes one realize that it takes many folks to do it all. They are looking for new members to help keep the organization with enough workers to share the workload and also benefit from the camaraderie that comes with membership. So now may be the time for newcomers to become part of our proud little village. There will not be any Easter bunnies available from the Lions this year because of the pandemic.
I see a report that the Lighthouse in the city will be closing April 1. What happens then?
The Edam Community Recreation Centre offered take-out menu specials Feb. 18 and 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. These were well received and appreciated by the folks who took advantage of the offer. They are planning another such event in March.
Saturday, Feb. 20 saw ideal conditions for the Fourth Annual Vawn Community Hall Snowmobile Rally. The temperature was -3 C, without any wind, and fresh snow fell Friday night. These ideal conditions and the school break saw a record 210 riders register. Due to COVID-19, all registrations were done online, with a maximum of 10 people per party departing the Vawn Hall every 10 minutes. All protocols were also followed in the hall and, unfortunately, no food or drink could be served this year.
The route was roughly 80 kilometres and had riders going through the Jackfish Hills to Martinson’s Beach, before they headed to Cavalier and ventured toward the North Saskatchewan River valley. A huge thank you goes out to Marcel and Annette Duhaime who made this year’s trail.
Riders came from as far away as Beaumont, Alta., Kerrobert and many from Lloydminster and the Battlefords. There were more than 100 door prizes given away. The 50/50 jackpot, sponsored by the Vawn Hotel, went for $1,470 and was won by Gerald Duhaime of Kerrobert.
The Vawn Community Hall Board would like to thank all 210 riders, 46 sponsors, two RCMP officers who rode the trail and 16 volunteers who made this event such a success. Organizers were able to raise more than $5,500 that will go to bathroom upgrades at the Vawn Hall. See you all Feb. 19, 2022 for our fifth annual event. (submitted by Brandon Doom)