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Meota and District News: Don't miss out on pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Unite in prayer on World Day: March 3 at the United Church.

MEOTA — The Meota/ Anglican Church presents Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper, Tuesday, Feb. 21 at the Meota Cafe, from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $8, children, 12 and under $5. All are welcome. Good food, good company, good conversations and good times.

What beautiful weather we are enjoying, for early February. Every nice day makes the season that much shorter. It’s also made for a many icy places when one is walking, so be careful.

The bridge players had two and a half tables on Tuesday, Feb, 7. Top score went to Barb Mitchell and Dave Creegan. Second were Margaret Dyck and Albert Blais. Feb. 9 found them with three tables and top score went to Catriona Winterholt and Donna Scherman. In second place were Margaret Dyck and Dave Creegan.

The annual general meeting at the Meota library is Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at the library. 

World Day of Prayer

The invitation is out for everyone — men, women, and children of all ages — to join the 2023 World Day of Prayer as we celebrate the theme “I have heard about your faith” based on Ephesians 1: 15-19. The women of Taiwan have prepared the service this year. We are encouraged to reflect on the changes and challenges faced by this country as the citizens evolve amidst struggles for independence internationally as well as the obstacles that women, in particular, face at home. Regardless of changes, women in Taiwan remain somewhat oppressed and encounter many challenges in gender equality both politically and in the labour market.

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church event that began around 100 years ago bridging social, geographic and political barriers in over 170 countries. Together we pursue justice, peace and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action.

Preparation for the day is vast. An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees and organizations in each participating country. In Canada, the World Day of Prayer is co-ordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada, one of the original founders of this prayer movement.

Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform our prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in our own country and throughout the world. All regions share in the grants, with consideration given to greatest need. Through WDP offerings, WICC has distributed around $3 million for small projects in the past 40 years. The vision is to restore hope to women and children touched by injustice.

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC) invites you, your friends and family to join a service in over 1,000 Canadian communities on or near Friday, March 3. These may take place via Zoom or in person. As well, individuals and families are welcome to watch a 55-minute WDP service video prepared by WICC that features participants from across Canada. This video will be available on as of Feb. 1.

A local World Day of Prayer service will be hosted/organized by Meota United Anglican Church. At Meota Do Drop Inn, on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact: Trudy Janssens at 1-306-374-0843 or Shirley Ward at 1-306-892-2517 or email [email protected].

Meota Grand Slam of Curling 

Week 10 Recap 

(By Derek Welford)

The week started off with a confident and focused Randy Sharp team of Aleesa Sharp, Dani Sharp and Randi Carr up against the Randy Orchison rink in the Battle of Randys, which surpassed Pat as the most popular name this year at the Meota Curling Club. The emotional boost of bringing in Roger Green to substitute curl for Team Orchison was not nearly enough, as the Sharp rink scored in five consecutive ends to win 10-3. 

Pat Mohr, looking to get back on track after a derailment last week was up against the Colin Sharp team, who came into the matchup on a three-game hot streak. Halfway through the game, Mohr made a strategic lineup change bringing in Dale Johnson out of the crowd to play second. Though skipping his regular warmup routine, Johnson's impact was immediately felt by finding his T-line weight on the first throw. Down by one point coming home, Mohr scored 5 points to win 9-5, as they extinguished the Sharp hot streak.  

Spectators were treated to an entertaining finish in the Lacousiere - Tait game Thursday night. Local fan favourite Terry Tait along with former provincial qualifying curler Darlene Hummeny and her husband Raymond, scored doubles in the sixth and seventh end to go up by two points and had the win in their sights. 2020 Langemeade citizen of the year Zane Lacousiere had the opportunity to score two to tie, but fell short and succumbed to the Tait rink, 7-6.

Kirsten Bru was up early, but couldn’t hold on for a full eight ends, as Darcy deMontarnel came back to tie 5-5. The Welford rink battled it out with the Weber rink and won 9-2 in seven ends as they move to 8-0-1. Breanne Stevenson made her debut as skip up against Gil Cadrin in relief of Kyle Doom, but fell short in an 8-2 loss. Pat Becotte did it again, as he scored one point coming home with the hammer, as he took down the Evan Schmidt rink 6-5. 

Already having a reputation for excellence in sturling curling, Susan Cadrin is no slouch at regular curling and is the week’s featured curler. Susan’s week started Tuesday night where her team was missing two key players, requiring her to elevate her game to the next level. Her exemplary performance in shot making was unrivaled and did not go unnoticed. Her week concluded with her second sturling title of the season, after dominating the sturling spiel on the weekend with her husband, Gil.