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Pictured left to right: Stacey Jira, Kyle Towenzey, Haley Ives, Shelby Wobik, Jon Waldner and Tracy Phillips.

Celebrating 65 years

One Insurance celebrated its 65th anniversary with a free lunch for community members at various Interlake branches on June 8. In Stonewall, One Insurance staff where seen serving lunch to attendees along with a Danny’s wholehog representative. The business estimated about 250 people came for lunch. Attendees could also make a donation towards the

Gayle Halliwell showcases one of her paintings during the Wave Interlake Artists’ Tour in 2017.

Tour making waves in art community

The WAVE Artist Studio Tour showcased the talent of artists from around the Interlake in their very own studios. The tour took place June 9 and 10, with the second event running Sept. 1 and 2, as has been tradition every year for nearly 18 years.

Gimli’s Tim Hortons crew celebrated Camp Day on June 6 with a draw. All proceeds from coffees sold by Tim Hortons restaurant owners on Camp Day will go towards sending underprivileged children to camps. Pictured from left: Gimli cashier Sam Lambkin stands with her supervisors Pam Sigurdsson and Shannyn Mikolash while displaying some of the different coloured bracelets you will receive for making a $2 donation to the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation at any Tim Hortons location.

Camp Day in Gimli

Tim Hortons in Gimli hosted Camp Day on June 6, featuring a draw for any $2 donation

The Lundar Fair’s Horse show saw many competitors on June 8 and 9. Pictured: nineteen-year-old Brianne Persoage won first place in her age group for Hunter Over Fence astride Anna Lucia, an arabian steed on June 8.

66th Lundar Fair a success

Celebrating 66 years, the annual Lundar Fair featured its Sixty-First Beef Show and Sale, horse shows, a colour dance party,

Pictured L-R: Volunteers Wayne Bohn and Isabelle Gal with board member, Gwen Harp in front of the Gimli Glider Museum on May 26.

Gimli Glider’s 50/50 draw

In celebration of The Gimli Glider’s 35th Anniversary on July 23, you can purchase a $2 ticket, or two for $5, before July 23 and be entered to win half the proceeds. The other half will go to the non-profit organization.

Dave Mosher from Super 7 Service hands David Leduchowski a check for $500.00 towards the Teulon Ride In Rally for Project New Hope Canada. (Kelsey Schaefer/Interlake Publishing/Postmedia Network)

Ride in Rally receives substantial donation

Teulon Ride In Rally organizer David Leduchowski met with Super 7 Service Esso manager Dave Mosher to receive a check for $500 towards this year’s event in support of Project New Hope Canada.

Wharton and Fielding announced, May 25, the province’s support for a 55-plus seniors housing unit that will be going up in Gimli within the next two years.

New Gimli seniors housing

Gimli MLA Jeff Wharton met with Scott Fielding, Minister of Families at the Gimli New Horizons 55 Plus Centre on May 25

The life of Allen Evanchyshin was saved by the worried sounds of his brother’s dog on April 29. Allen said that if it hadn’t been for his brother Leonard’s dog, Daisy Duke, Allen would have perished in a grassfire that took his home, his farm and all of his life’s possessions. A benefit social will be held at the Komarno Community Hall on June 9 to raise funds for the man who lost everything.

Saved by Daisy Duke

Sixty-five-year-old Allen Evanchyshin, who lost everything in a devastating fire on April 29, is at a loss for words

Peguis CFS Kinship Worker Dawn McCorrister, Main office Supervisor Violet Sinclair, Quality Assurance Coordinator Priscilla Desmoulin, Executive Director Clemene Hornbrook, Director of Service Lisa Valen, stand behind Elder Wanbdi Wakita of Sioux Valley after his presentation as a part of the multi-faceted production, Our History Our Peguis, at Selkirk Memorial Hall on May 18.

PeguisCFS present community history

Our History Our Peguis was a production created by David Dorian Boulanger under the direction of Peguis Child and Family Services Executive Director, Clemene Hornbrook.