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Mayfair and District News: Rabbit Lake hosts bunnock tournament Aug. 13

Local hockey player shines in Vegas tournament.
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Fourteen-year-old Sarah McNabb of Rabbit Lake is looking forward to a challenging hockey season this fall, after competing in international tournaments with Team Sask this summer.

MAYFAIR — Villages like to bring residents of surrounding areas to share events. One such event will be hosted in Rabbit Lake Saturday, Aug. 13. There is a bunnock tournament at 10 a.m. and those wishing to participate can call 306-824-2002 for more information.

An outdoor market will feature many vendors selling items. The local library is offering a storybook walk and books and crafts for sale. The old two-storey hospital that has been a museum for a number of years might be of interest to some, especially the older generation who will recognize many artifacts.

There will be meals served up from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. sponsored by the seniors’ centre and Rabbit Lake Hall committee. All in all, it sounds like a fun day.

Riley Van Nortwick and Mandi Dyck, originally from Swift Current, had a large crowd at their wedding last Saturday. The celebration was held inside the farm Quonset, which is on the farm yard site. Many people set up camp with their trailers and highway traffic driving by would have thought it was an instant campsite. The groom’s mother made gorgeous elaborate decorations dispersed all over the large building. At least the weather July 23 was not overly hot and made a perfect day.

Radisson and surrounding area are also having a big August long weekend. The annual agricultural fair draws in many folks with vendors selling crafts, slo-pitch ball tournament, gymkhana, tractor show and pull, horse show and many children’s activities. There were two dances.

Fourteen-year-old Sarah, daughter of Nicole and Curtis McNabb of Rabbit lake had a great experience this summer playing hockey with Team Saskatchewan, a group of 2008 born girls from across the province. They competed in a tournament in Blaine, Minn. in June and most recently in Las Vegas in the Rose series. At the conclusion of this tournament, Sarah was named as one of the nine top forwards for the tournament all-star team. Sask. First has Sarah ranked 34th in the province to compete in a showcase tournament. That is scheduled to be closer to home in Swift Current this September. The regular season will start shortly after, as Sarah is looking forward to having team success with the AA Bantam NorthWest Sharks based out of the Battlefords.

Seen running in a ditch with tall weeds and grass, was a mother duck and some young ducklings trailing behind her. Upon stopping to take pictures, one little guy was totally lost and was peeping for his mom. I managed to gently grab it and located the others, so the little creature could reunite with them. I observed for a few minutes and everything returned to one large happy family. Nearby are three with adults and pups that I hope didn’t make these ducklings their lunch.