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Maidstone and District News: Easter egg hunt hosted March 28

Chair yoga sessions offered Tuesdays at the Seniors’ Drop In Centre

MAIDSTONE — Maidstone Health Care Auxiliary held a St. Patrick’s Day tea at the hospital atrium March 15. Live plant centrepieces were awarded as door prizes to 10 lucky recipients. Thank you to the great crowd who attended and all who support the auxiliary’s endeavours to enhance health care in our community. The next event is a Strawberry Tea and Bake Sale at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre Thursday, May 9. (from information submitted by Jill Churn)

The 75th Maidstone Skating Carnival themed “Villains” took place last weekend with performances Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Carnival queen winner was Evelyn Telenga, first runner-up was Sway Krepps and second runner-up was Gwen Fritz. All skaters put on an excellent show. With sponsorship from Intercore, a guest skater, Olivia Hardy, was brought in. She is a fantastic skater and everyone enjoyed her performance. Thank you, Olivia, for coming and to Intercore. Appreciation also goes to all who supported our club and those who attended the carnival. We hope to see you next year for more fun. (from information submitted by Vickie Bailey)

Maidstone Museum Board held the first meeting of 2024 March 18 with six members present. The new Town of Maidstone administrator, Amanda Flasch, was welcomed to the meeting. Reports from winter events were given. Spring preparations, fundraising and future events were discussed. Volunteerism is the backbone of the museum – we need help. Anyone interested in assisting with documentation of artifacts, displays, building and yard maintenance or events, please call the museum at 306-893-2890 and leave a message or talk to any board member: president Danielle Hollingshead, vice-president John Anderson, treasurer Bill McGilvery, secretary Kathy Utri, members-at-large Eileen Anderson, Georgina Bahr, Christine Carlson, Helaynea Croke and Trina Tuplin. Next meeting will be Monday, April 15 (7 p.m.) at the museum.

Chair yoga classes began Tuesday, March 19 at Pine Island Health & Wellness Centre. All subsequent classes will be at Maidstone Seniors’ Drop-In Centre (406 Main St.) on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. A yoga mat is required to prevent chair slippage – you will not be on the floor. Classes are free and no registration is required. For more information don’t hesitate to call Shannon at 306-893-2551.

This year Grace Community Church is doing something a bit different. On Thursday, March 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church, there will be an Easter egg hunt. It will be a fun time of watching kids hunt, have fun and enjoy fellowship together. Age for the hunt is Grade 6 and younger – youth are not permitted to participate or help younger siblings. The number of treats each child goes home with will depend on the number participating. Please let Melanie know if your children are coming by texting 306-716-6682 with their names and ages before March 25. Registration is a must so there are enough treats.

The deadline for Maidstone Communities in Bloom Mother’s Day fundraiser through Boser’s Greenhouse is April 1. Hanging baskets, planters and gift certificates can be ordered by calling Joanne 306-893-7966, Jackie 306-893-7827, Lisa 780-808-3522 or Megan 306-895-8557 (evening). Boser’s is well known around our area for their quality products. Communities in Bloom does a fantastic job of beautifying our town every year and need your support, so get those orders in. They will also be ordering Equinox planters again this year. The online catalogue can be seen at and the deadline for those orders is April 14. Visit them at the Spring Market (see information below).


Saturday, March 23 - Texas Hold ‘Em at Maidstone Legion Club Room – registration 1 p.m.; starts at 2 p.m.

Sunday, March 24 - Spring Market at Maidstone Legion Hall 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 28 - Maidstone Kin Club’s Easter Family Dance at Legion Hall 7 p.m.

Good Friday, March 29 - Last in the Ecumenical Lenten Series – service and lunch at Grace Community Church (212 – 4th Ave. E.) at 11 a.m.

Sunday, March 31- Happy Easter everyone!