WAWOTA - Kevin Kay and Meredith Swanson travelled to Saskatoon last week where they met Andrii Mishtal. He has arrived from the Ukraine and will make Wawota his new home. His wife and son and daughter will join him later this month. Doesn't it make you proud to live in Wawota, a small town with so many people who step up and make things happen? Wawota's motto, Progress through Perseverance.
Each year the Royal Canadian Legion sponsors student participation in coloured posters and black and white posters in several different age groups, along with poems and essays. Winners locally have their work sent to district level, and then zone and finally provincial competitions. Congratulations to all of the winners in our area.
John Trinidad is in the Philippines where he will visit with family and friends before returning home.
Sympathy to the family of Lois Kneeshaw (Weatherald), who passed away on April 25. She was 94 years old. She was a school teacher and her late husband Gerry was the administrator in Wawota before moving to Nipawin.
She leaves her family of Paul, David, Peter and Diana and their families. Remembering her are siblings Phil Weatherald, Durwin Weatherald and Kay Dorrance. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fernley Cemetery.
Congratulations to Dale Wilson who, as of April 1, has spent 10 years as grader operator for the RM of Walpole.
The community was saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Wade Sauter on May 1 at the age of 77 years. His funeral service was held at the Maryfield rink on May 7. He leaves his wife Sharon and their family Eric, Jeff, Jill and Clinton, as well as their families.
Nineteen family members and friends (Ford/Friesen, Finlay) travelled to Toronto last week to take part in Meagan's Hug. After a brief walk, they circle the hospital in a big hug. This is in support of pediatric brain cancer. Funds from the gala in Wawota were donated.