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Bjorkdale News: Art camps a success

The Bjorkdale skating rink is hosting a ladies’ night out, more than 20 have signed up for Spring ball and soccer registration, and the Tisdale RCMP attended the Village of Bjorkdale council meeting.
Bjorkdale News Kaylyn Bintner and Avery Bintner
Kaylyn Bintner, left, and Avery Bintner participate at an art camp held at the Bjorkdale Public Library

BJORKDALE — The Bjorkdale skating rink is hosting a ladies’ night out at the Valley Inn Bar on Friday May 6.

The ladies will be creating their own Ukrainian-style Easter eggs (Pysanky) to take home. All proceeds will go towards the Bjorkdale skating rink and there is limited space for this event. At the time of writing this, over 20 ladies had already signed up. This will also be an after school activity and a date will be confirmed shortly.

Art camps put on by the Bjorkdale public library went extremely well with all the classes full and was a great week for the kids and the adults who participated. Thank you to Beth Bentz who consistently comes to Bjorkdale and does so much with all the little ones in our community. I should also mention Stan Bentz who has been spotted many times at these art or cooking classes helping.

Spring ball and soccer registration went out in Bjorkdale and over 20 kids have signed up. This will start as soon as the snow decides to finally disappear from the ground.

The Village of Bjorkdale held their monthly council meeting on Wednesday, April 20. Sgt. Minty with the Tisdale detachment attended as a delegation. She meets with councils annually and discusses priorities and current safety concerns that the Village sees as important. Sgt. Minty gave council areas of focus this year for enhancing policing efforts with drugs and violence, harm reduction strategies and dating violence/consent education. Building trust and police visibility was mentioned by Sgt. Minty as well as being important and building on community engagement.

In the first quarter report, the Tisdale detachment responded to 270 calls in the service area, with only two calls coming from the Village of Bjorkdale.

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