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Playing In The Rain

Some folks took advantage of heavy rains and flooding on Friday August 29, 2014 and went out to play. From canoes and kayaks to 'ditch swimming', southeastern Manitoba residents sure know how to make the most of a very wet situation.

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Taste of Summer Charity Summer BBQ - THANK YOU!!

Thanks to you, our local charities have recieved $10,247.37!

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The Taste Of Summer Charity BBQ was a huge success thanks to you. We raised money for:

Anna's House

ROC Eastman

Island Breeze

Habitat For Humanity

Soups On - soup kitchen

Eastman Special Olympics

Steinbach Arts Council

Pat Porter Active Living Center - Meals On Wheels

Youth For Christ 

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Thanks to our sponsors that make it all possible. 

Labrouquerie Lumber Rona, Earls' Meat Market, Landville Drywall, Sobey's, Friesen Drillers, SCU, Perimiter Concrete

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16th Annual Silver Stream Gospel Music Festival.

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John Dueck, along with his wife, organize the Silver Stream Gospel Music Festival every year. Every September long weekend people come together from all across southern Manitoba and beyond to enjoy gospel music in Giroux, Manitoba. Admission is free but a free will offering will be accepted. All the best John as you praise the Lord with the festival this weekend.

Note: Music is on rain or shine, bring a lawn chair. Handi-cap accessible washrooms, hot and cold food, drinks and snacks available at the canteen, limited camping space available.

For more information call 204-326-6205 or email

Directions: Festival is located at  38110 Quarry Oaks Road

On HWY 12 (2 miles north of Clearspring Mall) take hwy 311 east 4 miles, turn right, (Looks for our signs) 1/4 mile south on Quarry Oaks Road. Click Here for directions on Google maps from Winnipeg


The Full Schedule:

Jeff & Barbra Gunther  7:00 PM
Walk the Line  7:15 PM
 Sandersons 8:00 PM
 Closing  8:30 PM

Saturday August 30th 10:15 am - 8:15 pm


Abe Penner  10:15 AM
 Hank and Anne Neufeld  11:00 AM
    Gerry Olsen 12:45 AM 
Instruments of Grace 1:30 PM 
 Rooted in Him
2:15 PM 
Henry Zacharias 3:00 PM 
Boundless Love  3:45 PM
Virginia Ridge  4:30 PM
Gerry Olsen  5:15 PM
    Ross and Tina Cashman       6:00 PM
 Troyer Family
 6:45 PM
Isaiah 6  7:30 PM
 Closing  8:15 PM

Sunday August 31st 10:00 AM - 8:15 PM

Jayme Giesbrecht  10:00 AM
Praise and Worship  10:30 AM
 Morning Message - Dick Unrau With Special Guest Jayme Giesbrecht
 10:45 AM
 John & Friends
12:45 AM 
 Wiebe Sisters  1:30 PM
Ernie Enns  2:15 PM
Troyer Family  3:00 PM
Sandersons 3:45 PM 
Ross and Tina Cashman 4:30 PM
 The Wollmann Family 5:15 PM
 Backwoods Gospel  6:00 PM
By Choice 6:45 PM
Friesen Family 7:30 PM
 Closing 8:15 PM




"Let's Go Fly a Kite" in Ste. Anne THIS weekend!

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Rick McPherson for the Ste. Anne Lion's Club Kite Festival - THIS Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Listen in to his conversation with AM1250's Michelle Sawatzky in the AM1250 Audio Vault... and stop by the Kite festival, right next to the Ste. Anne Fire Hall on Saturday! Thanks Rick!

Duane Friesen - Lawn and Garden Tomato Survey

1,2,3,4 or 4,3,2,1......Here are the results of the Lawn and Garden Journal Tomato Survey.  Here is how host Duayne Friesen set up the ranking.  1st place votes were given 3 points, 2nd place 2 points and 3rd place 1 point.  Duayne added that Beefsteak Variety is a confusing class as many tomatoes get generically heaped into that category but there are many, types of Beefsteak tomatoes. The category Beefsteak will have received the most points (20) but individually they finished out of the top 3.
Here is how Duayne compiled the overall ranking of the Top Ten

Prairie Pride
Bush Beefsteak
Ultra Girl
Sweet Million

Thanks for your participation in the survey, and if you'd like to add your "voice" to the list, email Duayne at">