January 26, 2015

While I sit and write this article, I hear how the Eastern Coast of the US is anticipating a big snow storm.  When you read this, I’m sure you will have all the information on it.  Hopefully the people are ready for it and everyone keeps as safe and warm as possible.

The outside rinks in our area are getting a lot of use and it’s great to see that the members of our communities are taking the time to make this long time winter activity going.  Thanks to everyone who make these rinks happen.  Your communities appreciate your time and efforts.

I realize that many people in our area are not computer savvy and so I wanted to make sure that the information that is on the internet about Mini Fest is also printed in our section of the Springwater News.   I think that sometimes people forget that there are many people who choose to have their news and current events in print instead of on a computer screen.

43RD  ANNUAL MINESING MINI-FEST – FEBRUARY 13th & 14thButtons can be purchased at The Village Variety, Four Cedars, Cicco’s Ristorante, Minesing Library and Minesing Central School.  Cost is $3.

Friday Night: 

6:30-8:30 pm – Family Skate – Admission is your Mini Fest Button.

7:00 Progressive Euchre – Bring a deck of cards and a friend to the Community Centre.  $2 plus a Mini-Fest button.

7:00 Adult Mixed Bowling – Enter a team for $60 and a Mini-Fest button!  Contact minifestbowling@minesing.ca to enter.

Saturday:

9:00-11:00 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast – Pancakes, Sausage, Juice & Coffee.  Adults $6.00, Children (up to 10) $4.00

9:30 – Citizen and Youth of the Year – Presentation at Community Centre

10:30 – Bookmark and Colouring Contest Winners Announced

12:30 – Parade, Floats should be at the Community Centre by 12:00pm. Parade route will start at the Community Centre proceeding East to Plowright Road to Adams Ave to Huron St back to the Community Centre.  To enter the parade e-mail minifest@minesing.ca

1:00-4:00 Beer Garden and Chili Cook Off – Following the parade there will be a Beer Garden, Food Vendors and Chili-Cook Off.  To enter your best chili check out the details on our Facebook page.

1:30-2:30 Bumbling Bert – Magic Show at Community Centre – Admission is your Mini-Fest Button.

8:00 – Saturday Night Adult Dance – Come out to the Community Centre Saturday night to enjoy the musical stylings of Scott & Colin!  Doors/bar open at 8:00pm and Band starts at 9:00pm.  Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEETING – FEBRUARY 17th – 7:00PM – The February meeting of the Minesing Community Association is February 17th at 7:00PM at the Minesing Community Centre.  Come out and find out what is going on and is being planned in the Community.  We are always looking for community input and anyone is welcome to attend and provide input with no commitment necessarily required.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you are looking to volunteer to help with community events please register in our volunteer database on the Minesing website at www.minesing.ca.  Registering does not commit you to anything but will only allow us to contact you when volunteers are required.  Sign up today!!

Until Next time, stay warm and drive safe!