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Maidstone and District News: U13 Lakers earn provincial gold at home

Team advances to Western finals in Estevan Aug. 19 to 20.
U13 Lakers by Jolyne Harrison
Maidstone’s U13 Aa Tier 1 Lakers won gold at provincial tournament in Maidstone July 24. Members of the team are: back row - coach Garry Pauls, Logan Gervais, Tanner Rhinehart, Noah Perkins, Kaiden Benkendorf, Ean Alsager, Mason Makin, coach Brett Harrison; front row - Kaden Hutchison, Ward McGilvery, Hunter Weber, Drew Sabraw, Cruz Harrison, Turner Pauls (bat boy) and coach Richard Perkins.

MAIDSTONE — 2022 has been Maidstone’s summer of softball champions, the latest being U13 Lakers who pulled off a huge 9-3 victory over Humboldt Dodgers to win the gold medal on their home diamond at Silver Lake. The U13 AA Tier 1 provincials were hosted by Maidstone July 22 to 24. From the first pitch thrown by veteran fan, Doreen Smart, on Friday to the trophy win under threatening storm clouds Sunday, it was a weekend of entertaining ball games. The Lakers have now won a spot at the Western finals in Estevan Aug. 19 to 21. Congratulations to the boys and their coaches.

It was a beautiful day for an outdoor ceremony July 23 when Treana (Weisner) and Brayden Reis tied the knot. All the personal touches to their wedding were amazing, with most of them handmade by Treana. We wish you happiness always.

About 40 people braved the storm to attend Bresaylor Heritage Museum’s annual potluck July 24. After hydroplaning to Bresaylor, Doug (Utri) and I were happy to hear the decision to move the event to Paynton Seniors’ Centre. Following a delicious potluck supper, we were treated to a thoroughly entertaining hour of storytelling by guest speaker, Floyd Favel, who is also curator of Chief Poundmaker Museum.

Intrigued by tales passed down through generations, I bought his book, The Story of Broken Knife Lookout, about a great warrior and a hill on Poundmaker.

Several draws were made, including the quilt raffle won by the Dutton cabin. I was lucky to be the final winner of the day: an incredible Fairbank folding chair that fits into a 14.5-inch by 6.5-inch bag (donated by Gold Eagle Casino). Claire Paton and Joyce Weston from Maidstone also attended. Look for a full report on the event in Bresaylor’s news and when you get the chance, make an appointment to visit both the Bresaylor and Poundmaker museums.  

Please note the change to the open service at Faith Church on Maidstone Museum grounds on Sunday, Aug. 14. It will now be at 3 p.m. with a potluck supper afterwards. Everyone is welcome to participate in this fellowship. (Water, iced tea, coffee, plates, cutlery and napkins provided.)

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway through the school break. The first day back is Thursday, Sept. 1. Time to buy those school supplies. It looks like August will be more sunshine interspersed by unpredictable storms, so I hope everyone enjoys the warm weather with family and friends whenever you get the chance.

Correction: Last week I said five groups did end-of-year programs at the museum. It was actually seven. My apologies.

If you have any Maidstone area news, please let me know. Email, text 306-893-7378 or phone 306-893-2799. My deadline is Mon. so please send it early!



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