Deloraine Times - 2018 Year in Review (January - April)



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• Tristan Dietrich competed in the Baja 1000. It was the 50th anniversary of the event.

• The Turtle Mountain RCMP hosted an RCMP Regimental Ball in Killarney on May 12. Money raised that evening was earmarked for eight municipalities including the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester (toward the new community complex).

• A few highlights from the Deloraine Health Auxiliary year included: 56 members, celebrated 40th anniversary of Delwynda Court, new TV purchased for Delwynda Court, a porta shield was purchased for Deloraine Diagnostics, many other donations made as well.

• Murray Warren’s senior curling rink (Brian Barker, Terry Warren and Reg Warren) will defend their title in Winnipeg, Other local rinks competing are Kelly McMechan’s rink (Dean Laval, Blair Goethals, and Don Chatham and Neil Bugg’s rink (Don Williams, Myles and Trent Olmstead).

• Hockey Day in Deloraine, sponsored by Boundary Co-op was a huge hit, including several minor hockey games, fun skate, and great prizes.

• Ashton Bell was thrilled to make the roster for the national Development Team and she reports having a great experience with Team Canada at the Nation’s Cup in Germany.

• Deloraine welcomes third doctor as Dr. Sandeep Thind started practice at the Deloraine Clinic. Dr. Thind is Dr. Sharma’s husband.

• Kyle Sambrook’s curling rink will be competing in the Viterra Provincial Men’s in Winkler.


• Deloraine Community Centre (Mountview) held its AGM with 23 members

•Westman Wildcats are in 3rd place in the Manitoba Female Midget Hockey League and Deloraine/Hartney Colts are 12-7

• Indoor cementing is to begin soon at the complex.

• Darcy & Sharlotte Neufeld opened Bar Y Meats outlet in Deloraine (in Sweet Creamz).

• Liza Park, Recreation Director/EDO has accepted an EDO position with the Town of Virden

• Canada has 10 medals to date at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea, including a gold medal for Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris in the inaugural Mixed Doubles curling event.


• Charly Artz received 1st for her 4-H speech “What a Catastrophe, My Cat Has Acne” and Millie Wilkinson received 2nd for her speech “My Bubba” in Junior Speeches at the Zone Communications.

• Deloraine Minor Hockey hosted the Atom Female Provincials with six teams participating and the host team Southwest Wild Border Kings earned the silver medals! The gold-medal game went into double overtime!

• The Rendezvous Restaurant was the venue for an Open Mic Night on March 2.

• Ashton Bell is second in scoring on the Minnesota Duluth NCAA division 1 women’s’ team.

• The first eight-ender in the new Waskada Curling Rink happened at the Waskada mixed bonspiel March 2-4, 2018, scored by Jim Meggison, Josie Meggison, Julie Gullett and Wes Meggison.

• The Southwest Cougar AAA Bantams won the Hockey Manitoba Male Bantam Rural AAA Provincials – local players include Nolan Wickham and Brayden Mosset of Waskada and coaches Cory More and Jeff Dort of Deloraine.

• Gordon Goldsborough (author/professor) will speak at the Turtle Mountain-Souris Plains Heritage Association AGM. He is the author of “Abandoned Homesteads”.

• The Deloraine-Hartney Pee Wee hockey team won the bronze at the Pee Wee C provincials in Shoal Lake.

• Deloraine Legion Auxiliary hosted the District #3 meeting with 21 ladies attending from Treherne, Souris, Hartney, Melita and Deloraine.

• Turtle Mountain RCMP Detachment are hosting a Regimental Ball in May and all proceeds will be provided to local charities – Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester is one of eight charities chosen and the funds will go toward the new community hall in Deloraine.

• Deloraine & District Chamber of Commerce met for a “where are we at” check. It was decided Chamber would continue to operate on some level – meetings will only be held every second or third month.

• Nathan Nasby performed in concert for Southwest Showcase.

• Cindy and Ron Janssens were recognized for their community volunteerism at the Brenda-Waskada Volunteer Appreciation Night.

• Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, author, historian, professor, biologist was on hand at the Turtle Mountain-Souris Plains Heritage Association’s AGM – he spoke about his latest book “Abandoned Manitoba, From Residential Schools to Bank Vaults to rain Elevators”. He lauded the TM-SPH as one of the most active heritage groups he knows.


• Jon Radcliffe, world-class auctioneer was on hand in Waskada (his former home) for the Sportsman dinner and auction. As well, Brian Sutter was invited as the guest speaker for the evening.

• Kathy Beernaert was the lucky winner of a “Rooted in Community” draw put on by Brett Young at Ag. Days in Brandon. The winner of this gets to choose a non-profit to donate to and she chose the Deloraine-Winchester Community Complex to be the recipient of the $2500.

• Justin Lee was named the MJHL IBAM rookie of the month. Justin plays defence for the Virden Oil Capitals. He recently committed to the University of Denver Pioneers Division 1 men’s hockey team (NCAA).

• Chris Light received a Champion of Aboriginal Employment Award at the Interprovincial Association on Native Employment (IANE) Inc. Westman Chapter . Chris and his wife Carol are the owner/operators of Turtle Mountain Resort at Lake Metigoshe.

• Former Deloraine area long-time resident John Stovin (now deceased) is being inducted into the Manitoba Fiddle Association’s Wall of Fame.

• The Community Centre discusses the possibility of going green with the conversion of old lighting to new state of the art LED lighting panels.

• Deloraine School students and staff, along with many community members participated in a Walk for the Humboldt Broncos on April 12.

• Tundra Oil & Gas donated $6,500 to the Waskada & Area Fire Department for the purchase and replacement of Safe-Contained Breathing Apparatus.

• Scott Williams has established a new business in Deloraine – Origin Plumbing & Heating.

• Diane Hart received a 10-year service award as manager at the Sunrise Credit Union, Deloraine Branch and Rikki Ouimet of Deloraine received a 5-year service award. She works at the Boissevain branch.




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