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Park board invites all children to July 1 bike parade

Meota News

The Meota Regional Park board is again sponsoring a Canada Day bike parade in the park this year after having to take a break last year because of COVID-19. Now that some restrictions have been lifted, up to 150 people can attend the celebration.

Decorating will start at 10:30 a.m. with the parade beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 1. Participants will gather in the grassy area by the camp kitchen in the regional park. Children can come with some of their own decorations and there will be a limited number of pre-packed decorations available. Bikes, wagons, strollers or walking along  are all welcome but no motorized vehicles please, except for the lead golf cart.

All children are invited to take part in this ninth Canada Day bike parade.

Unpredictable weather is so Saskatchewan. Windy, cloudy, rain and sunshine, all within 15 minutes. This is what happened at least three times on Saturday, but the Try-a-Kayak Event hosted by Meota Lakefront Paddle and Sail went ahead anyway. It’s wonderful to have a spacious clubhouse for those rainy moments and it doesn’t take long to wipe down wet kayak seats, so you can go out and try another type of craft. Just the right number of people came out, given the weather. It also means the club will give it another go this Saturday, June 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. We’re guaranteed to not have the same kind of weather, and it’s a great excuse to have fun on the beach with the family.

The Meota Golf Course held their third annual Swingers’ Open June 18. The couples’ night golf event, which was sponsored by Shandon Reichert of Assante Wealth Management, was an alternate shot format scramble featuring the top golfers of the Meota area. Lowest score of the night went to Jade Johnson and Kyle McNamara, who shot an even-par 36. There was a tie for second place with a score of 38 by Kelly and Becky Paige and Carol Ann and Kelly Chapman. 

Various pin prizes of the night were handed out. Long drives were by Bobbi Tarasoff and Derek Tarasoff. Shandon Reichert, Christy Johnson, Laurie Carriere, Lloyd Johnson, Jillian Frieson, Kelly Chapman and Kevin Menssa all had their short game dialed in as they all took home long-putt pin prizes. 

The weather co-operated and the Meota Golf Club was pleased with a sold out scramble. There will be a follow up scramble later in the summer. 

The robins are hatching and flying away already. The noise around from the various birds tell the story that others are hatching, flying about and chattering to their parents. The nest we were watching here ended as so many do, with the blue eggs on the ground and sucked out by magpies or crows.

Bridge was played in the city, June 15, in the Pioneer Center, with top score going to Donna Scherman and Gerry Craig. Second were Bob and Betty Brown. June 17 top score went to Fraser Glen and Jean Lawes and second to Linda Ard and Vern Iverson. This group is accepting donations to Alzheimer’s week, which is next week.

I see the maple bugs are coming out again, but so far are not a concern. They often get on the south side of this building and I hate to see them around, so get out my soap and water spray. That does them in. In Ontario they have some kind of bug they are scooping up with shovels, so I really can’t complain.

Canasta was played at the Do Drop In June 18 with top score going to Nestor Fransoo and Cora Christiansen. In second were Gail Hilderman and Evelyn Dutton and third were Gwen Lacerte and Carol Huys. There were five tables in play, so a bunch of folks were happy to be able to get together again.

I went for a walk to the lake the other evening and again the hedges are reaching out across the sidewalks, so it’s that time of the year to get those clippers out. The growth is quite lush with the rains we’ve had, but take a look at Kelly Chapman’s hedge and see how they should look. His is  trimmed to perfection. Good job! It is much safer to walk down the sidewalk than the middle of the street.

It is that time of year when there are lots of garage sales around, so take a drive and watch for the balloons and signs. Maybe see you there.