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A Summer Worth Celebrating: 2018 Recap

What a summer it has been.

It's hard to believe it all started back in May. That was when we began pulling around a beautiful Cherokee Wolf Pup Trailer from Steinbach Trailers and RV, our big contest to give to one lucky winner. We brought it out to so many amazing local events, including the Relay for Life at the Mennonite Heritage Village, the Steinbach and Area Animal Rescue Fundraiser in front of the Clearspring Mall, and the Niverville Olde Tyme Country Fair.

We got to visit with so many people, and lots of you – over 1600 in fact – came and entered. But at the end of the day, June 14th rolled around and only one winner could be announced.

Thankfully, that was barely the start of the fun, as we had tonnes of other prizes to give away throughout the summer. And giving them away always put smiles on our faces.

More than the contests though, the experiences this summer were amazing. From the awesome and busy times at Summer in the City to gorgeous rodeos in Richer, Morris, and of course the Hanover Ag.

Not only that, we also got the chance to participate in some truly thrilling activities.


But at the end of the day, the best part was all the people we got to meet. So thank you, to everyone from organizers to observers, patrons to participants, because getting to share this season with you truly made it awesome.

So thank you all, for making this a summer to celebrate.

We’ll see you when the snow melts.

Fall on the Farm Wraps Up the Summer

It wasn't just Labour Day Monday out here in the Southeast, it was also Fall on the Farm: the Mennonite Heritage Village's final annual event of the season. And what a day it was.

Despite earlier forecasts for rain, the sun was out and shining, and everybody was enjoying themselves and all that the museum had to offer. In addition to every location and building being open for business, there was also a variety of demonstrations including threshing and steam-powered activities.

Entertainment was running all throughout the day, with performances from Steinbach's Old Time Country Band, Mr. Ken, The Wiebe Sisters, and 5 Acres Band.

For kids, there were petting zoos, pony and barrel train rides, and scavenger hunts.

It was an incredibly fun event for everybody, and for a lot of us: the perfect way to wrap up the summer.

Braiding and Ball Games at Dawson Trails (+Video)

The Labour Day weekend was a special one all across Manitoba, but especially in Ste. Anne: where the Dawson Trail Days Celebrations were running all weekend long.

There were tons of activities for all ages, including bouncy castles, different arcade-style games, and a giant indoor vendors market; where you could buy all sorts of things from books to toys to leggings and candles.

There was also a baseball tournament going on throughout the weekend, where everyone from casual players to Olympic athletes were competing for glory. 

Interestingly enough, there was also a hair-braiding station set up to raise money for the Children's Hospital: M & R's Braid Bar. It was for charity, so who could resist?

 

Steinbach Sings at A.D. Penner Movie in the Park

On Friday night, tonnes of people gathered at A.D. Penner Park to watch the animated movie Sing up on a big inflatable screen.

Couples, families and more brought out their blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the movie under the stars. People started arriving at 7:00 to get the best spots, and the Steinbach Credit Union was there giving out water and popcorn and holding a raffle draw. Before the film started, two lucky winners got gift baskets filled with all kinds of goodies, including delicious movie snacks like chips and chocolate. 

Speaking of delicious snacks, Dexter's Mini Donuts also had their truck set up right beside the hill, selling slushies and mini doughnuts to everyone who couldn't resist the smell (so almost everyone).

The movie started just after 8:30, when the sun was out of view enough to make the screen as clear as possible.

It ended up being a really fun evening for everyone who came out, as Cassandra Kornelson and the City of Steinbach put on a very fun way for families to begin wrapping up the summer season.

And despite negative forecasts earlier in the day, the rain held off until the movie was over. 

Back to Fall: Final Weekend of Summer Events and Prizes

We’ve officially reached it. It’s the very last week of Celebrate Summer for 2018, and what a summer it has been. But before the kids go back to school and speeding zones take effect, we’ll be heading to a few more events right here in the Southeast that are sure to give everyone a great taste of summer to take into the fall with them.

We’ve also got our final Celebrate Summer Prize to give away, and if you didn’t get a chance this past weekend, you still have time to enter to win a one-night stay for your family at Canad Inns Grand Forks, and a gift card to Earls Meat Market! Find us in our Celebrate Summer Jeep Wrangler (before it goes back to the lovely people at Steinbach Dodge) and enter to win.

Friday, August 31 – Movie in the Park: Sing

The City of Steinbach knows how to wrap the summer up with flair, with an outdoor movie that the whole family can enjoy at A.D. Penner Park! This Friday we’ll have our Wrangler set up from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. for prize draws, with the movie starting as soon as the sun sets after 8:00.

Sunday, September 2 - Ste. Anne Dawson Trail Days

This is going to be a fun weekend for Ste. Anne, with tons of events for all ages including a family fun zone! We'll be there with the Wrangler from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Sunday.

Monday, September 3 – Fall on the Farm

It’s oddly fitting to wrap up “Celebrate Summer” with an event that celebrates fall. The Mennonite Heritage Village has a full day planned with children’s activities, musical performances, and farming demonstrations. Our time there and your LAST chance to enter our contest will be from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Special Thanks to everyone who's made Celebrate Summer such a great time thus far, including our sponsors:

  • OK Tire
  • The Rental House
  • Steinbach Credit Union
  • Friesen Drillers
  • Kleefeld Construction
  • Steinbach Dodge
  • Fabutan
  • Steinbach Dry Cleaners
  • Oakridge Greenhouse and Garden Centre
  • Ben R Auto Sales
  • Little Caesars
  • Niverville Credit Union
  • Fitness Zone
  • Earl's Meat Market
  • Heavenly Pines Wood
  • Blackstack Plumbing and Heating

 

Quad Obstacle Course at Marchand Logging Day (Video)

Dryden headed out to Marchand for their Logging Day Celebration, and found himself in the awkward situation of attempting to quad through their obstacle course. Trevor Stelmack provides commentary, and boy was it a doozy.

Kids, do not try this at home.

For more on Marchand Logging Day, click here.

Marchand's Logging Day is the Wildest in the Southeast

Wow, what a time.

Marchand hosted their annual Logging Day Celebration this past Saturday, and it was a very busy, very fun time for all.

There were three major headliner events: the obstacle course, mud bogging, and a social.

Made up of dips, pits and more that riders had to avoid with their quads, ATVs and side by sides, the course was actually dug up where a baseball diamond normally is! While it took a week to dig everything up and assemble the course, it shouldn't take longer than a week to get it ready for baseball again.

(We actually got a chance to check out the obstacle course ourselves, which you can check out here.) 

Afterwards was the annual mud bogging competition, where drivers would take their vehicles through a giant pit filled with water and mud! If the competitors didn't get drenched, those with front-row seats definitely did.

A canteen was serving food all throughout the day, and a face painting station and bouncy castle were there to entertain the kids. 

The day wrapped up in the evening with a social, putting a lovely bow on what was an awesome celebration for the community of Marchand. 

Summer Reading Wraps Up with Magic

Tuesday, August 21st was the day the Summer Reading Program officially wrapped up in Steinbach. The party started at the Jake Epp Library at 10:30 A.M. as head librarian Carolyn Graham and Summer Reading Coordinator Madison Redekopp reflected on the season, and introduced magician Ryan Price. Price brought along animal friends and book-related magic tricks to show the kids.

Awards were then given to winners who had completed the minimum amount of hours for the program, including gift cards, money towards books, and a grand prize of a Nintendo Switch. An additional prize of a $50 Visa Card was given to the child who read the most over the summer.

Immediately after the ceremony, there was a free hot dog BBQ lunch for all participants and their families out in the park. Hot dogs, chips, and Apple Juice was available for all, and everybody celebrated the end of the Summer Reading Program with sunshine, fun, and friends.

Western Baseball Championships Take Over La Broquerie

La Broquerie hosted the annual Western Canada Baseball Championship this weekend, bringing in teams from right here in the Southeast to all the way in B.C. The fields were well taken care of, and so were the players and spectators!

Teams showed up to bat first thing Friday morning and were in it almost non-stop until Sunday evening. Three age categories were competing in the AA Championship: 13U, 15U, and 18U. Wherever you went in the park this weekend, you were going to see some good ball.

The weekend wrapped up with the Carillon Sultans beating the TriCity Thunder in the 15U Championship to win gold. The Portage Pirates came out with silver after falling to the Prince George Knights, and 13U was dominated by the Sask Five Giants and Olds Spitfires, both from out of province.

The weather was kept at bay throughout the weekend, allowing the games to go on without delay. With no major injuries and no need for any tie-breakers, the weekend went as smoothly and efficiently as possible. And it was a great time for everybody, both from the community and far beyond!

 

Hanover Ag Continues to be a Bull-ast

The annual Hanover Ag Fair was held in Grunthal this weekend, and it's hard to describe just how awesome it all was. People from Grunthal, the Southeast and beyond made the trip to enjoy all that the fair had to offer, and many didn't leave all weekend!

Things kicked off on Thursday night with Bull-A-Rama: a professional bull riding competition that saw riders go head to head (and horns to horns, metaphorically speaking), with very exhilarating results. The stands were already packed, and the weekend had barely started!

All weekend long there were Gymkhana events, and loads more to entertain all ages; including an outdoor movie night on Friday, and performances by Jason Kirkness and Aaron Goodvin. 

Saturday started off with the Parade through the town, with appearances by different local companies, politicians including Dennis Smook and Ted Falk...and the Celebrate Summer Steinbach Dodge Jeep Wrangler!

A strong man competition was also held on Saturday, which saw men and women competing in events such as a truck pull and weightlifting. It was truly a sight to see!

 Sunday finished things off with Fireworks, but not before the Demolition Derby took the grounds. 

The four day weekend was absolutely packed with fun events for all, and it was very hard to be disappointed. 

Celebrate Summer

A Summer Worth Celebrating: 2018 Recap

What a summer it has been. It's hard to believe it all started back in May. That was when we began pulling around a beautiful Cherokee Wolf Pup Trailer from Steinbach Trailers and RV, our big contest…

Fall on the Farm Wraps Up the Summer

It wasn't just Labour Day Monday out here in the Southeast, it was also Fall on the Farm: the Mennonite Heritage Village's final annual event of the season. And what a day it was. Despite earlier…

Braiding and Ball Games at Dawson Trails (+Video)

The Labour Day weekend was a special one all across Manitoba, but especially in Ste. Anne: where the Dawson Trail Days Celebrations were running all weekend long. There were tons of activities for…

Steinbach Sings at A.D. Penner Movie in the Park

On Friday night, tonnes of people gathered at A.D. Penner Park to watch the animated movie Sing up on a big inflatable screen. Couples, families and more brought out their blankets and lawn chairs to…

Back to Fall: Final Weekend of Summer Events and Prizes

We’ve officially reached it. It’s the very last week of Celebrate Summer for 2018, and what a summer it has been. But before the kids go back to school and speeding zones take effect, we’ll be…

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