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Meota News: Tenth annual bike parade hosted July 1.
Meota bike parade
Children throughout the area are invited to participate in Meota’s July 1 bike parade.

MEOTA — Tuesday evening was clear and calm when a group of my family was honoured to enjoy a pontoon boat ride around the southern tip of Jackfish Lake. The many homes and cabins look different from the water side, than from the road. The sun was setting as the trip ended and the different birds were fun to watch. Many interesting stairways along the hillsides show the way people get down to the water. Some shoreline is sandy but a lot of it was just rocks.

This item is submitted by Joanne Kachur. We will be having our 10th annual Meota Regional Park Canada Day Bike Parade.  We’ll start decorating at 10 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 1 with hot dog barbecue afterwards. We'll gather in the grassy area by the camp kitchen in the regional park. Some decorations will be supplied but children are welcome to bring their own too.  Face painting will be offered again this year. Bikes. wagons, strollers or walking along with us are all welcome but no motorized vehicles please (except for the lead golf car. All children in the park and surrounding area are invited. The event is sponsored by the Meota Regional Park Board.

Bridge players gathered at the Pioneer Hall Tuesday, June 7, with two tables. Individual top score went to Vern Iverson and second to Jeannine Beloin. Three tied for third place were Barb Mitchell, Rudy Wiens and Margaret Dyck. June 9, top couple was Anna Waldbillig and Margaret Dyck. Second were Anne Crozier and Cletus Scherman.

The monthly meeting of the Do Drop In was held June 10, at 10 a.m. with nine members present. The upcoming community sale was discussed and a motion was made that the club buy all supplies for the luncheon in aid of the Ukrainian Relief Fund. There were still no offers for cutting the grass so we are open to any help we can get. Rental rates will be reviewed in the future. The three members who attended the SSAI convention in Saskatoon gave reports. A motion was made to have the defibrillator returned to the hall and pay costs in connection with it. In his absence, Happy Birthday was sung for Svend Christiansen, who is a couple years past 90. There will be no meetings in July and August, the next meeting will be Sept. 9, at 10 a.m.

A celebration of life for the late Rusty Konsmo, who passed away on Nov. 14, 2021, will be held July 16 in Langley, B.C. The Konsmo family were well known in the Spiritwood area as they owned the family drugstore for many years and also had a cabin at Chitek Lake. He was 82.

Nineteen players turned out on June 10 for Canasta in the seniors’ hall. Top score went to Rita Peterson and Vivianne Lesko. In second place were Nestor Fransoo and Yvonne McPherson and third were Joyce Luckey and Lorna Pearson. Again. a nice evening of socializing and having coffee with friends.

H. Hardcastle School in Edam was the scene of an evening of paying tribute to one of their long-standing teachers, Darren Nordell, and his wife, Karrie. This was acknowledging the extra-curricular activities and time he spends with his students and how the community appreciate everything he does for them. They also thanked his wife Karrie for her support.