Meota Regional Park hosts Canada Day celebrations

Meota News

A successful 10th annual golf tournament was held June 20 at the Meota Golf Club, hosted by the Meota Curling Club. The day started out drizzly but when it was time for the shotgun start at 3 p.m. the sun was out and the day was fine. There were 130 golfers who took part and gathered for supper. The social evening was a ton of fun, as the silent auction items were bid on, over and over. It was a great success and the curling club would like to express their appreciation to all who made donations of items and to those who bid on the many items. Another fun time to add to their book of memories.

All I could come up with as to news of the Paynton Ferry was the ferry is ready to go and work is being done on both sides of the Saskatchewan River to repair or rebuild the roads leading to the ferry. It is really hoped that it may be functional again by summer’s end.

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Canada Day celebrations at the regional park will be held July 1. There will be a Children’s Bike Parade, entertainment for the children, beer gardens, fireworks and also an open area for vendors. So there should be something for everyone, all day.

The farmers’ market planned to open June 20 was cancelled due to weather, but more people likely welcomed the rain, anyway. There’s always next week. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. One can use a trip to the market as an excuse to attend the pancake breakfast at the concession, make the trip a two-folder.

The new bath house at the regional park is expected to be open in a week or two, and will be a welcome addition to facilities offered by the park. A drive out that way showed the camping spots are filling fast so a busy summer is in the works. The fences at the two ball diamonds need to be replaced so funding is being organized for that, with the village and hall board working together on the project. The next fundraiser will be a family bingo, being held at the community hall July 24, starting at 7 p.m. Prizes will be cases of hamburgers. This is sponsored by the hall committee, so bring the whole family out to help build this great community of ours. Another project planned is improvements to the swimming pool that will be done later this fall.

Another new condo building has gone up in the last month or so called Territorial Estates, in the northeast corner of the city, in Fairview Heights. There are 22 units in the highrise. They held an open house June 18 and are ready to show visitors around the facility.

June 21 was the longest day of daylight, now the daylight hours lessen as each day goes by.

Duplicate bridge was played at the Do Drop In June 16, with couples scoring highest being Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan. Second were Vern Iverson and Beatrice Novlan and third were Robert Iverson and Joyce Antoine. Thirteen couples enjoyed a great evening playing and snacking and socializing.

The Belbutte Community Hall is celebrating their 75th anniversary with a day-long event of entertainment and socializing July 25. It starts off with breakfast at 9 a.m. Supper will be catered to at 6 p.m., so registering and sending the $20 ahead of time is necessary for ordering suppers. Children under 10 are free. There will be a petting zoo, ball, bocce ball, ringer and card games, train and wagon rides, an evening of music, visiting and beer gardens. There are lots of unserviced spaces for campers in the old school grounds and bring lawn chairs in case it’s nice enough to sit outside. So come early and stay late, it should be a memorable day.

The latest advice for tick removal that I’ve seen is to use a wet, cotton swab and turn the tick in circles, about five or six times, and it will let go and come away clean. Ticks are becoming more prevalent and I’ve been avoiding walking across grass patches, not having had any experience with them. How would you ever find them on your pet?

There is action in Meota these days with work started on the five condo units behind the community hall. Dirt is being moved around and piled here and there and holes being dug. Stakes were set out in May, so it’s nice to see things happening.

There was a wonderful turn out to the community luncheon June 19, with the hall board extremely pleased with the support shown by the area folks. Mark your calendar for the July 17 luncheon and we’ll see you there.

The Sons of Norway held their annual golf and Norwegian whist tournament in Meota, June 17 with a nice turnout of folks. Four from Saskatoon joined the locals. The top scoring golf team consisted of Cora Christiansen, Ralph and Alice Soiseth, Albert Huys and Kent Morton. Norwegian whist top scores went to Bev McCrimmon, Vern Iverson, Arlene Walker and Lois Campbell. The day ended with a potluck supper and social hour at the Do Drop In.

Canasta was enjoyed with three tables in play on the evening of June 19 at the Do Drop In. Top scores were by Charles Walker and Vern Iverson, then Muriel Tebay and Shirley Tebay and third were Bev McCrimmon and Gwen Lacerte. A tasty lunch and social time was enjoyed after the games.

The Battlefords Sailing Club will be holding Wednesday on the Water evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. until Aug. 21 at their Meota Club House. Guests are welcome to visit the club house on Wednesdays. They are holding open House June 29 from 2 to 5 p.m., so drop in and visit, sign up for membership or lessons and inquire about rentals. For more information call Kathy at 306-446-3860.

The concession at the beach is looking for warmer weather to increase their trade, but is doing OK so far. They have had the ice cream bike out on the streets, with ice cream novelties. This will be more appealing with warmer weather and more traffic, especially in the campground area.

June 12, when the Edam seniors were visiting at the Do Drop In, they enjoyed a presentation and demonstration by certified yoga teacher, Judy Fransoo. Judy teaches an assisted yoga class which is designed for people who have had injuries, surgeries and aches and pains of all kinds. This class is gentle as it is done using chairs and it is a great way to build up strength, flexibility and better mobility. The next session for this class will start in September in Meota. Watch for posters with details about starting date, place, time and fees.

Contract bridge played June 22 resulted in top score by Mary Greenwald with Maureen Campbell second. Another pleasant evening spent at the Do Drop In.

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