January 28, 2013

As I recently drove towards Snow Valley one evening to pick up my daughter who was skiing, I saw a large dark shadow moving amongst the trees just south of the Haight farm…near the bridge.  I slowed down to see what it was and I opened my window…only to hear “He-Row!” That’s hello in Swampy language to those that haven’t met Swampy.  The shadow disappeared deeper into the trees and I was on my way again.  I was glad to know that Swampy has been up and about, has anyone else been lucky enough to see him?

It’s only one more week before the 41st Annual Minesing Mini-fest gets under way.  Let’s hope we have a good turn out on February 8th and 9th to help our community stay active and have lots of fun!    Mini-fest buttons are on sale at the two stores, the library and the school.  Get yours today.

To those wanting to play in the bowling tournament on Friday night contact Lisa Kort at 705-721-1356.  The Family Skate with Swampy is being held on Friday night and so is the Euchre Tournament. If you would like to play cards, please call Terry at 705-728-7788.

Saturday February 9th will hold the Pancake Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Citizen & Youth of the Year, look for the nomination forms with the flyers.  The deadline is January 28th for your nominations.  Colouring & Bookmark contest, for the children is also back.  Again, you can find the sheets at one of the above mentioned locations. The submission deadline is February 1st.   Beer Gardens are open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Centre.

There is going to be an adult dance on Saturday night featuring “The Hired Help” from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., doors open at 8 p.m.  There are still tickets available.  Contact Terry at 705-728-7788.

There will also be a Silent Auction taking place throughout the weekend.  Come take a peek and make a bid.

Happy 17th Birthday to our Official -“Unofficial”- Mini-fest baby, Cameron Johnston on February 8th.  Cameron shares his B-day with a couple of his good friends, Adam Sweet (Anten Mills) and Nathan Thompson (Barrie). Cameron was born on the Friday morning of Mini-fest weekend (at that time Mini-fest was a 3 day occasion). A day after, his mother Blanche was in charge of delivering the silver platter to the citizen of the year on the Thursday night, otherwise known as “Talent Night”. Instead she missed the ceremony and was busy delivering her 3rd boy at RVH in Barrie. The platter was also delivered safely to the citizen of the year on Thursday night.

Body Conditioning and Core classes will be starting at the Minesing School Monday February 4th   at 6:30 pm, classes are $7.50.  Work out in a group setting and be motivated by others.  Call Jan for more info 733-2975.

Until next time, I’m not sure if it’s going to snow or rain or sunshine this week, so remember your gloves, sunscreen and umbrellas and have a fabulous week.

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