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Steaks For San Antonio

 

parkerfootballParker Rhys Auchstaetter (R) and his grandma, Leila Elder, pose at 121 Restaurant during the steak night

They were fundraising for football in Assiniboia Thursday night. About 170 people showed up for a great steak dinner for an excellent, local cause.

All told, between the steaks, 50/50 draw, and silent auction, about $2400 was raised to split between the players and their families who helped out.

The South Sask Selects football teams (12U, 14U and 16U groups) are gearing up for a tournament in San Antonio, TX in February, but they have to pay their own way to get there, about $2000 per player.

A few players from the Assiniboia area are spread across the three age groups, including 16U player, Parker Auchstaetter.

The 16-year old is 6'3, 230 lbs. and plays centre for the Assiniboia Rockets football team.  He was among many team members, family and friends selling steak night tickets at 121 restaurant and lounge Thursday night, all to raise money for the upcoming trip.

"We go down (to San Antonio) the 11th of February and come back the 16th", Parker told us at the steak night. As for the competition they'll face? "There's a couple Mexican teams, a couple from the 'States," said Parker.  "We'll play a couple round-robin games, then hopefully the final."

 The Assiniboia Southern Rebels will also donate proceeds from their game this Sunday to the Assiniboia South Sask Selects players.

 

 

Smoke-Free for 11 Years!

As we wrapped up "Non-Smoking Week" in Canada, we looked back 11 years ago when Moose Jaw banned smoking in all public places.  We were a leader, establishing our new, local laws before the provincial government passed its own legislation a year later.

One of the catalysts was a local teacher by the name of Lucy Dalgarno.  She give the credit to her grade 8 class from Prince Arthur School.  Lucy remembered it well when she visited with CHAB's Rob Carnie on The Heartland at Noon.  (Podcast on this page).

Lucy Dalgarno

Superhero Party

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Saturday, January 24th at Saskatchewan Polytechnic some Superhero's flew in for the day 

 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (SIAST) here in Moose Jaw was taken over by Superhero's for a fun afternoon with drinks, snacks and activies. Spiderman, Wolverine, and Ban where just a few of the Superhero's in town for the afternoon..not to mention all of their miniature side kicks that showed up! This Children's Festival was put on to promote playing alongside with your children and to put those ipads, playstations, and laptops away for an afternoon to enjoy some phyical activies and entertainment! Below we have pictures from the event!

 

Scotties Off To A Great Start

bannerThe first thing you seen on your way into the venue

The 2015 Viterra Scotties Tournament Of Hearts began in Assiniboia Wednesday afternoon.  The provincial women's curling championship is back at the Prince Of Wales Centre for the first time since 2005.

A few hundred spectators turned out for the opening ceremonies, which featured speakers from corporate sponsor Viterra, CurlSask President Marg Mayotte, and the introduction of all 12 teams competing, including Moose Jaw's Penny Barker rink, and defending champion, Saskatoon's Stefanie Lawton.

bantamKarley VandeSype, Emmy Kuntz, Victoria Grondin, and Morgan Delorme threw the ceremonial first rock

A highlight of the opening ceremonies was the ceremonial first rock, executed by the Prairie South School Division Bantam champions from Assiniboia.  Morgan Delorme delivered the rock, Karley VandeSype and Emmy Kuntz swept, and Victoria Grondin held the broom and gave perfect ice.  

If you want more information on the event, tickets, or live webcasting of the games, click here. 

entertainersThe Entertainers perform one of their many funny skits

At the luncheon on Thursday, entertainment was provided by "The Entertainers" - a tribute to an Assiniboia-area group of performers that toured the area and beyond from the mid 70s until about 10 years ago.  They were incredibly popular, so a number of locals decided to reprise some of the fun for the Scotties luncheon.  The current group of "Entertainers" are: 

Terry Lewis
Leanna Batty 
Marla Brandon
Linda Hall 
Johanne Rust
Lesley Engstrom 
Donna Hoffas 
Crystal Weal 

Here's a bit of their performance:

 

Farmer's Market, Anyone?

If you are a market gardener or if you've been thinking about marketing your produce, arts and crafts and the like...YOU will want to know about the South Central Food Security Network's effort to move forward with a new plan!  Locals who are involved with the farmer's market in Moose Jaw would like to expand, find a permanent home and make a trip to the farmer's market an event!  There's a SURVEY out right now.  For more information, listen to Rob Carnie's recent interview with Keri Fox of Green Sister Gardens.  The interview in the podcast section on this page.

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