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Wawota athlete Lamontagne wins gold at international event

Blake Lamontagne set a new world MP3 men's trick record at the World Disabled Water Ski Championships.
Blake Lamontagne continues to add to his list of water skiing accolades.

WAWOTA - Blake Lamontagne, accompanied by his mother Melanie Brimner, travelled to Shoreline Lake, Calif., for Blake to participate in the World Disabled Water Ski Championship events.

Blake is an adaptive water skier who took part in three events in the MP3 division. Congratulations to Blake on setting a new world MP3 men's trick record. He was also part of the Canadian team that placed second in the World Championships. The Canadian Team will be taking part in the 2024 championships in Australia.

Congratulations to Kendra Selby and Shane Hirtle, who were married at the Red Barn on Sept. 16.

Kevin and Beverly Kay spent several weeks in August and September visiting with various family members. They travelled to Port Orchard, Wash., Kodiak, Alaska, and Picton and Belleville, Ont.

Ken and Monique Myers had a visit with Ken's brother Barrie and Marlene Myers for a few days. They had travelled from Medicine Hat, Alta., to Manitoba to visit with Marlene's siblings before coming to visit family in Wawota.

Barrie and Marlene took part in the last few days of harvest. After visiting with more family and friends, they motored to Regina to see Barrie's sister Bernice Duke and her family before returning home to Medicine Hat.

Gerry and Doris Jacklin's daughters Debbie, Patsy and Kim, and Marjorie (Jacklin) Crawford's son Kevin and his girlfriend Erin visited with their aunts in Wawota last week. These aunts included Gwen Hirtle, Carol Howarth, Carrol Beauchesne and Helen Weatherald.