MAIDSTONE — On March 25, love was in the air as friends and family gathered at Paynton Gym to celebrate a milestone for a terrific couple, Emma and Albert Duhaime. Nichole and Pauline organized the tea to honour their parents’ 50th anniversary. Congratulations, Emma and Albert. We wish you many more years of fantastic memories.
We’re excited to see Jenna McFadyen of Waseca as one of four U of S Huskies nominees for Athlete of the Year. The winner will be announced March 31 at the Huskies Salute.
Maidstone Library has an Easter decorating contest on for students nine years and under. Pick up a foam bunny or egg to decorate, then bring it in by Tuesday, April 4 to be entered into the draw.
Homestead Aerial Photos will have photos from the 1950s and newer on display in Maidstone at the United Church CE Wing on April 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To locate your farm photo, just tell them your land location or show them on their maps where your farm is.
Maidstone High School Grade 9 badminton participants played March 25. In Lloydminster, Noah and Adam won silver in boys’ doubles; Avery and Zander won silver in mixed doubles. In Loon Lake, Kalib and Sadie took bronze in mixed doubles.
There have been some awesome hockey games this winter. The players, coaches and fans deserve a big round of applause for their devotion to the sport.
With a 5-3 win against Gravelbourg in Maidstone on March 25 and a 4-1 win in Gravelbourg on March 26, Maidstone U13 Jets are the U13C Provincial C champions.
Maidstone’s U15 Jets took the phrase, “never give up” to the next level in Meadow Lake on March 21. Down 6-4 at the end of the third, they finished the game in a 6-6 tie. The tying goal was scored with 9.6 seconds left on the clock. On March 23 they took the league championship with a 6-4 win on home ice.
Northwest Hawks U15 girls are also provincial champs. They took on Lumsden/Bethune March 24, winning 4-0 on the road and returned to home ice (Paradise Hill) to seal the playoff series with a 4-2 win.
Lashburn Shooters women’s rec team with members from Maidstone, Lashburn and Lloydminster competed in the Neversweats Border Cup tournament in Lloydminster last weekend, with the Shooters coming out on top against three other teams.
The arena’s ice comes out this week in preparation for the 36th Annual Maidstone Trade Fair on April 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is $3/day or $5/weekend pass. The event has a good variety of vendors as well as a food booth by Triple S Concessions. Be sure to take in the Grad Auction on Sunday at ____ p.m.
Maidstone Communities in Bloom are taking orders for Equinox self-watering planters again this year. Find the online catalogue at www.desertplanters.com. For more info and pricing, contact Gill Churn 306-893-2368, Joanne Kissick 306-893-7966, Jackie Wright 306-893-7827 or Lisa McMillan 780-808-3522. The order deadline is April 14 with delivery in late May. I have some of these desert planters – they’ll save you many hours and produce bountiful flowers.
Some brave (or crazy) guys from the Kin Club of Maidstone will be testing the frigid waters on April 15 in Macklin. Chris Zerr, Marc Telenga, Wes Bolig and Jeff Watt are participating in the Polar Dip Challenge to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. The event, which had been shut down for a few years due to COVID, is hosted by Provost Kinsmen and Macklin Kinettes. More on this next week.
Maidstone High School Drama presents “The Empty Toybox”: dessert theatre April 19 at 7 p.m. ($20) and dinner theatre April 20 at 6 p.m. ($30). Call the school 306-893-2351 to order tickets.
Waseca Community Centre is looking for vendors for their Spring Market on May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Gloria 306-830-0861 or Sandra 780-872-8008.
Doug and I are on a winning streak: first a St. Patrick’s Day plant at the Health Care Auxiliary Tea, next a prize from a Pampered Chef draw, and then the weekly draw prize for Maidstone Legion’s “chase the ace” last Thursday. Thank you all. Last night I dreamed I won $1 million. I’m getting carried away, I think.
Dates To Remember:
April 1- Milleton Hall Spring Fling Dance at 8 p.m.
April 6 - Kin Club’s Easter Family Dance at Maidstone Legion Hall 7 p.m.
April 16 and 23 - Waseca Community Centre Bingo at 1 p.m. (drinks and snacks available).