There were still a few players out for duplicate bridge on Dec. 20 in the city. High score went to Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan, second to Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman and third were Cletus Scherman and David Sharpe.
Loss of two more pioneers in the Belbutte area are John French on Dec. 17, six days after his 80th birthday, and Ivan Berg on Dec. 24 at 91 years. From Shell Lake, the loss of one of their long-time teachers (32 years) was Frank Zawada, on Dec. 19. He married a Spiritwood girl, Jean Atkinson, and they retired from Shell Lake to Saskatoon in 2013.
My Christmas holiday was enlightened by my second daughter Beth and Norm Wynne coming for a few days from Taber, Alta. We spent one afternoon in Lloydminster with granddaughters Shari and Lori Pearson, their fellows and families, one nice afternoon visiting my niece in Edam, Elaine and Gary Poole. They were home for two weeks from Yuma, Ariz., over Christmas.
Canasta was played Dec. 28 at the Do Drop In with top score going to Dave Ottas and Bev McCrimmon and second were Linda Ard and Marion Ottas. Not a big crowd but lots of laughs and food.
The Lions Christmas Lighting competition, judged Dec. 20, was won by Maurice and Florence Bru, second were Maurice and Sylvia Duhaime and third were Doug and Betty Puff. Congratulations to each and everyone who did put up lights to make the village sparkle and shine. Also to the workers who put up the pretty streetlights. It is appreciated by everyone driving around and we know it is a lot of work.
My cousin from England has spent a month in Moscow where her husband received medical treatment for MS. She has an app on her cell phone that translates Russian to English – crucial in restaurants and travelling on buses etc. While he was in isolation for 10 days she was free to play tourist and she did.
The time for the Wednesday morning ‘Coffee and Baking’ is 8:30-11 a.m. Drop in and join your neighbor for a relaxing time.
Next shuffleboard tournament will be Jan. 12. Call Linda Ard to get your name on the slate of players. These are proving to be quite pleasant days with lots of laughs, good potluck food and some surprisingly good plays, considering no one ever practices. So if you’ve thought of trying this, give her a call.
The next meeting of the Do Drop In is Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck lunch – which is always great!
The Meota Curling Club is promising to have some action there this winter. The first bonspiel is an Open Sturling Spiel on Jan. 5. Get your name in by Jan. 3. Let’s get some reports after these spiels, as people are interested in how it’s all going.
Another cancer victim has passed in Victoria, B.C., with the loss of Valerie Wouters on Dec. 27. Val was only 68 years old, too young. She grew up at Edam so was well known there.
The snowfall Saturday night would have been about 5-6 inches, enough that it had to be moved about. I was pleased to see someone with a bobcat move my snow away after I had it off the sidewalk and away from the car. The village is fortunate in having these retired fellows offering their services like this. I expect we’ll get more snow but we’ll tend to it when we do.