March 23, 2015

My apologies to all of the Minesing Moment’s readers for my lack of writing anything for the last several editions.  Life has been extremely busy and I haven’t had a whole lot of information to share with you.

With that being said, I did round up some details about the Mini-Fest for those that weren’t able to make it out.  The ever popular pancake breakfast was another success this year, apparently it was the best turn out ever!  The Citizen of the Year was awarded to Carol McNabb and the Youth of the Year was awarded to Morgan Sturgess.  Congratulations to both of you for this well-deserved recognition for your community involvement.  The family skate was well attended even though the weather was very cold.  The Euchre and Bowling Tournaments had a lot of action this year and both were enjoyed by all.  Our parade had seven floats and it was great to see that the effort was put forth to keep that alive.  Maybe next year we can rally and have more floats entered to keep the Mini-Fest spirit alive.  Perhaps our neighbouring communities would like to join in on the winter festivities.  After the parade the chili cook off took place and Emily Irwin captured the prize for first place.  The Magician who entertained the kids (both young and old) was awesome.  To end the 2015 Mini-Fest, the adult dance with the music by Minesing’s own “Scott and Colin” was a lot of fun and the guys did a great job as usual.  To all of the sponsors, volunteers and the Recreation Committee, a big thank you goes out to each of you.  Without your support it wouldn’t have been such a great weekend.

Onto some housekeeping items…as spring is working its way into our yards and neighbourhoods it’s a great time to mention some annual things that are good reminders for all of us.  The kids are going to be out and about on their bikes and enjoying the weather a little more so please remember to keep your speed down in the village.  A big note that I have notices that people seem to roll through the stop streets around town.  Please remember that the red octagon signs actually say “STOP”,  not “roll through” or “ignore”.  We are a good community and need to keep everyone safe.

People who have dogs, please remember to stoop and scoop your dog’s waste.  The ball diamonds and the field surrounding them are a great place to run and play with your dog but please remember that this is also the school play yard and children play out there.  I will remind those who have dogs who bark at every little noise and sound when they are outside, to be considerate of your neighbours.  The barking doesn’t end at your property line, it travels far and wide.

It seems that the lots have almost filled up with homes in our new subdivision and I would like to welcome those new neighbours to our community.  I’m sure you will enjoy living in this area as much as the rest of us, you can’t beat raising a family in the country, there’s no place like it.  You can keep up to date on upcoming events in our community by checking out

Until next time, let’s hope for a slow spring and for the snow melting which means no flooding!  Fingers crossed!