Pickleball has started up at the lake

Meota News

Halloween has come and gone for another year and we all have candy left over. Have not heard any stories of misdemeanors so hope all was an evening of fun for the children. It seems that if we don’t have snow before Halloween we get it that night. It was not very nice weather but they dressed warmly.

There seems to be a couple or three walking programs on at the Community Center, which will all get sorted out in time. Everyone should be able to find one that suits them. It is already getting dangerous to be outside walking with some ice around. Active Walking Health Program is at the Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with stretch and tone exercises at 10 o’clock.

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Canasta was played Nov. 1 in the Do Drop In with four tables in play and a lot of socializing going on. Top score went to Cora Christiansen and Yvonne Macpherson, second to Paulette Neale and Lorna Pearson and third were Terry Neale and Marion Ottas. Snacks and coffee were enjoyed also.

A presentation by Cpl. Mel Zurevinsky on Rural Crime Watch, covering Crime Prevention and Victim Services will be heard Nov. 7 in the Cochin Community Hall at 7 p.m. All welcome.  

‘Tis the season for fall suppers and there have been many recently. The big one in Meota Nov. 3 was well attended as it took in all four local parishes of the Catholic Church, with folks from Vawn, Edam, Jackfish Lake and Meota. The Girls Club did a fantastic job of clearing away used cutlery and plates. If I get more details before next week I will add it then. They are very popular events.

Little Listeners’ story time takes place at the Meota library from 10:15 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday morning for 45 minutes of stories and playing together.

Pickleball has started up at the big hall Mondays and Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. with a drop in fee of $2. Racquets are provided, starting Oct. 2. For more info call Betty at 306-441-8217.

The Hall Management Board is looking for someone to head the monthly hall dinners that are so popular and help keep our hall operating with funds.

The big craft show and sale held in the Medstead hall on Nov. 2 was well attended and proved to be of interest to lots of people, some spending, but many just looking. Lots of visiting went on and lunch was catered by the Filipino folks from Spiritwood. 

Remembrance Day services will begin at 10:45 a.m. in the Meota Community Complex Nov. 11. This will be followed by lunch and coffee.

Entertainment at the United/Anglican Church in Edam Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. will be Saskia and Darrel. Music is Celtic, bluegrass, folk, country and gospel flavors. Watch for posters.

An interesting story comes from a local fellow who spent $260 for “vivid seats” to attend the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic outdoor hockey game between the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames on Oct. 26 in Regina’s Mosaic Stadium (a football field). There were 33,000 people there and all had to pass through security, the same as at an airport –  empty your pockets, pass through the metal detectors etc. It was snowy and cold, but they were dressed in layers, and watched the game on an enormous TV screen. The ice was cleared between periods with many men with snow scoops, like in the old days. The puck was dropped by the first famous Indigenous player, Fred Sasakamoose, a Saskatchewan player back in the 1960s, along with an Indigenous lady player, Brigette Lacquette. Because of ice glare, the game was delayed for a couple hours. The Snowbirds flew over in the dark and surprised anyone not watching the announcement on the screen- no idea where all the noise was coming from, rather scary!

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