Summer activities heating up at the lake

Meota News

If you didn't read Brian Zinchuk’s column in the June 13 issue, you really should. It is most enlightening.

Duplicate bridge was played June 17 in the Do Drop In with top scores to Vern Iverson and Eric Callbeck, Jette Dasilva and Gerry Fernandes, Mary Greenwald and Joyce Antoine. June 18 found 20 players in the Pioneer Hall and top score went to Maureen Campbell and Margaret Dyck, Donna Scherman and Ron Inkster, Mary Greenwald and Joyce Antoine. June 20 again in the city with 26 players, saw top score by Jean Lawes and Fraser Glen, Vern Iverson and David Scharpe, third Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan. 

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Many garage and yard sales will be taking place over the long weekend, from June 28 - July 1.

The United / Anglican Church Bake sale is June 29, at 9 a.m. Best be early, it doesn’t last long.

A garage and bake sale will be held in the Meota Catholic Church June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Water line flushing will take place in the village June 26 to 27. Use water sparingly during this time.

Meewasinota Craft Sale in the Community Complex is set for July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Annual Bike Parade held July 1 starts at 10 a.m. so go early and decorate your bike at the park campgrounds near the kitchen building.

The Farmers Flea Market by the concession stand is being held every Saturday morning from June 15 to Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Hobby Band gathered June 18 a.m. with 12 musicians taking part. It was a grand session. Coffee and goodies during the break are always enjoyed by them and their audience.

There’s been a report of a young moose visiting in the northern part of the village, in the low rental section.

Mark your calender for July 20 for the seventh annual pasta supper sponsored by the Meota Lakeshore Lions Club in the Community Complex. Supper is at 6 p.m. and entertainment to follow.

Guide dog walks that took place recently with Spiritwood raising over $3,000 to add to the $4,300 raised in the Battlefords should help out the good cause a lot. 

Some hedges along 2nd St. E. are needing attention now with the tourist season starting. Where there are sidewalks, it is important for property owners to take care of the hedges along their property so there is a safe place for people to walk rather than the middle of the street. One resident has been working on his, and walkers appreciate this.

Spiritwood is hosting the annual SUMA Golf Tournament on July 4 and 5.

A dozen seniors from Meota’s Do Drop In hired a van from Valley Ford in the city and drove to the Barn Playhouse, north of Saskatoon, where they spent the afternoon. The first thing they did was have lunch from any one of four outlets. The weather was nice for eating outdoors. Then it was a walk through the craft building to appreciate the multitude of items on display. At 2 p.m. the play Ed’s Garagestarted, with an intermission half way through. It was a comedy and enjoyed by all. We came home via Blaine Lake and stopped south of the Petrofka Bridge for supper, at the Olive Place. What an experience that was – with all the antiques on display indoors and out – and the building itself is unique and very different, in many ways.

Karl and Irene Caslor of Meota, members of the Battlefords Beavers Good Sam Chapter, joined 338 other Good Sams and Samanthas and 175 rigs for the 26th Annual Provincial Good Sam Rally. Good Sam Members help others in need, respect nature and give back to communities. The rally was held at the North Battleford exhibition grounds from June 5 to 9. Members came from British Columbia and Manitoba, as well as Alberta and Saskatchewan. The rally began Wednewsday evening with the official opening, followed by an ice cream social.

Thursday, people enjoyed Samgo (bingo), cribbage, succulent seminar, bean bag toss, an RV maintenance seminar and, of course, coffee breaks. Thursday evening closed out with a jam session. 

On Friday, members enjoyed golf, craft and vendor tables sales, essential oil seminar, ladies social, and of course happy hour.

Saturday, the Battlefords chapter was up at 6 a.m. preparing the pancake breakfast, with help from the Lloydminster chapter. Saturday afternoon a scavenger hunt was held. Each team was given a list of locations to find, thus learning interesting facts about the Battlefords.

Saturday night a banquet was held, catered to by Second to None Catering. Everyone enjoyed the meal immensely. The rally concluded on Sunday with a church service. $500 was presented to the Battlefords Humane Society from coffee donations and church offerings.

The 2020 rally will be held in Outlook from June 10 to 14. Anyone interested in joining a Good Sam Chapter, please call 306-441-1992.

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