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Plant sale draws buyers from far and wide

Mayfair News: Blue Mountain Adventure Park offers up a wide range of exciting outdoor activities.
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Denise Taylor (nee Wolhberg) from Hafford has been selling bedding plants for almost two decades. She is the woman wearing a baseball cap. Her hardy plants sold like hot cakes on May 28 near Mayfair.

MAYFAIR — There are so many events to attend, a person has to prioritize time and planning this spring and summer. Most communities have advertised up and coming functions that want to make us go in all directions. Many events are to be held outdoors and hopefully the weather is co-operative.

The plant sale at Barry and Dora Brown’s farm site brought many buyers from far and wide. The vendors were Dora, Denise Taylor, Ruth Bilanski and the local library. An excellent selection was offered and people are already anticipating this annual sale for 2023.

A site 25 miles northeast of North Battleford boasts of having a great place to camp, rent cabins, go canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Blue Mountain Adventure Park is nestled in rolling hills thickly populated with birch trees and many sloughs where there is an abundance of wildlife this time of the year.

There are many fun activities including archery, axe throwing, air rifle shooting, mountain biking, zip lining and wall climbing to name a few. The zip line is rated in the top 10 in Canada for thrills and length. The paintball facility is also popular. Rentals for the sports equipment is great for a first-time experience. Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 306-445-4941 or email:

I am fortunate to live 10 miles from this place, which was once named Whitetail Resort because of the many deer that live in the area. Stan Dudek was the person whose dream became a reality before selling and relocating to northern British Columbia approximately 16 years ago. The new owners changed the name and added many exciting recreational activities.

Ness Creek near Big River is back in full gear with many fun-packed weekends of entertainment. The Jack Pine Music Festival is slated for June 24 to 26, featuring many singers and bands including Crystal Shawanda, Hackensaw Boys, The Hello Darlins and a special tribute to John Arcand, Canada’s well-known fiddler. The nightly dances feature performer Codie Prevost among others for entertaining the crowd. More information email: 5.

There was a misspelled last name two weeks ago, because the autocorrect thought it knew better than I. Wanda Gillatt rather than Hillary was one of the assistants helping with Maymont Central School drama.

We are fortunate to have many farmers markets popping up in almost every small village and town in Saskatchewan. Most are on Saturdays, but Fridays are becoming popular. Buy fresh and local are usually the slogans used in advertising. By doing this one usually avoids the long wait lines at the store checkouts.