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Mayfair and District News: Bring potluck to share in Rabbit Lake’s turkey supper

Yoga returns to Mayfair Hall.
Before COVID restrictions, yoga was a popular Monday evening activity at Mayfair Hall and it returns Jan. 9. Louise Sylvester leads sessions that can be tailored to all ability levels.

MAYFAIR — Very sad to report two deaths of former Mayfair residents in the past two weeks. Ninety-four-year-old Doreen Kulpa of North Battleford passed away Dec. 26. Her husband Frank left this world almost two decades ago. She leaves to mourn seven children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sixty-three-year-old beloved wife to Michael Thompson also passed away Jan. 3. Debra left behind her three children and grandkids. She and Michael farmed in the Alticane area before locating to Battleford in 2004. Both women, Doreen and Deb, were always great conversationalists and donned cheerful smiles. Condolences to the Kulpa and Thompson families.

A wonderful man from Alticane/ Hafford area, Paul Bilanski, passed a couple of days ago. He leaves to mourn his wife Ruth and two sons. His daughter, my Whitkow neighbour, Esther Huard, left this world November 2021. Ruth and Paul’s children attended Mayfair Central School many decades ago. Sincere sympathy to Ruth and families.

Roasted turkey supper anyone? Rabbit Lake’s Seniors’ Center is hosting a potluck supper to go along with their turkey Wednesday Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. This is to take place in the seniors’ hall across the street from the big community hall.

The cowboy memorial for Doug Haryung is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. in the Rabbit Lake Hall. He was a well-known citizen and he and first wife Judy raised four children.

Yoga in Mayfair Hall anyone? Starting Jan. 9 from 7 to 8 pm. there are eight sessions for $100 or drop-in classes for $15. All ages are welcome and there has to be a minimum of five people. Before COVID hit yoga classes by qualified instructor Louise Sylvester (nee Toews originally from our area) were a big thing in Mayfair. So, she’s back. Louise can tailor-make a certain pose or exercise even for a person with physical disabilities. For newcomers, you will not be disappointed.

Coffee is starting up again in our small, well-stocked library next Tuesday, Jan, 17 from noon until 2 p.m. Come get a few books, magazines, DVDs and other materials to chase the winter blahs away. January is always a joyous time to share our Christmas events with others, to hear about family members and other news. Many travelled through horrific snow storms to visit their loved ones for a few days. This is what you call “making memories” in our lives.