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Heritage Day will make its return to Wawota

Book club held its latest meeting on April 25.
Town of Wawota
Recent activities in Wawota.

WAWOTA - A Heritage Day meeting was held last month at the Village Inn. The Heritage Day will be held on Aug. 20 this year. If you have some ideas or can volunteer to help, contact us.

Happy birthday to Sharon Broughton, who celebrated her 70th birthday on April 20. The family planned a surprise birthday party at the Drop In.

Kara Bunz, Emma and Olivia enjoyed an Easter holiday to Orlando. Les and Trena Van Meer and Breck also spent time in Orlando.

Sympathy to the family of Lois Gillis, who passed away April 4 at the age of 86 years. A former resident of Manor and Kenosee Lake, she was recently a resident of Deer View Lodge in Wawota. She is survived by her husband Jack and sons Grant, Ralph, Dean and Laird and their families.

Kevin and Jenniene Greenbank, and Kaden, and Anita Bell spent a week at Puerto Vallarta. Brent and Connie Pryce, Genna and Noah were also in Puerto Vallarta for two weeks at Easter.

Sympathy to the family and friends of Gary Cudmore. Gary passed away at the Arcola Hospital on April 16 at the age of 76. He was from Carlyle. A memorial funeral service will be planned for a later date.

The Wawota Library Book Club met on April 25 at the Village Inn. They discussed the most recent book, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbough. It was about a young displaced girl who found a way to communicate by using flowers and their meanings. They all enjoyed it.

Born to Brandon and Julia Harper, a son on April 16 in Brandon and weighed eight pounds, two ounces. He has been named Evan James Mark and he is a little brother for Jack.

A wedding social was held in Brandon on April 30 in honour of Justin Black and Rheanna Jensen-Guenter, who will be married on July 23.

Sympathy to Dave and Lori-Anne Baldock and boys on the passing of Dave's mother Lynette Baldock in April at the age of 86. The Baldocks had travelled to Surrey, B.C., at Easter for a last visit with her.

Happy 80th birthday to Marilyn Wilson on May 7. Marilyn is a resident of Deer View Lodge.

The Flyers Hockey Team held their NHL playoff draft on April 29 at the Wawota Town Hall. On the following night, on April 30, the Lions held their annual hockey draft. These are great fundraisers for these two groups. The Lions also raffled a deep freeze full of meat. This prize was won by Allan and Dianne Bunz.

Recent report from the Cienna Rocking Runners showed they have had nine years of fundraising and seven years of putting on a gala. A total of $85,000 has been raised for pediatric brain cancer. This year’s totals will be available soon.

Welcome to Janice Birnie, who has returned from Hawaii to spend the summer in Wawota. She did arrive in time to experience the two blizzards.



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