2019 Year in Review

Year in Review Jan - Mar

January

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January 4

A Community Concert was held on Wednesday, December 19th in the RES Centre at 6:00 p.m. with performances by the Reston Community Choir, Mya Gray, Tylan Chalmers, Marianne Quitiong, Kyla Cristobal, CeeCee Rogers, Keely Woods, Kari Schiltroth’s Music for Young Children, RAELC Infants, RAELC Preschool group, and RAELC School Age group…The residents appreciated the little cakes that Carter and Cadee Sobry delivered around…Best wishes to Nellie Morris who has taken up residency at the Willow View lodge after spending ten years at the Alstone lodge.

January 11

 The trucks came from near and far bearing name plates from Oxbow and Carnduff, Rivers and Hamiota. About 125 vehicles gathered in an industrial parking lot near Virden last Saturday, driven there from all across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. That number grew to nearly 200 by the time the Yellow Vest Convoy reached Brandon, picking up supporters in every town along the way. The convoy was in protest over Ottawa’s policies on a variety of issues mainly related to energy and taxes. ..January 3rd, 2019 Rita Wiebe sold Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair to Brian and Elisa Grenier. No job is too big or too small for Rita, she and her staff offered homemade sandwiches and coffee for travellers and workers, catered meals, prepared meat and cheese trays. Wiebe’s Corner Store is a family tradition and has been a trusted community business for over 43 years…Four members of the Reston Figure Skating Club participated at Virden Fun Skate on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Congratulations to Halle Duncan and Maya Kraning who received bronze in the Star 2 program; Brooke Boulton received silver in the Star 2 program and Hanna Wray received silver in the Star 1 elements and bronze for Star 2/3 dance.

January 18

 Manitoba Ag Days is Canada’s Largest indoor Farm Show with a wide variety of farm related speakers January 22 – 24, 2019 in the Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB…As of January 3, 2019 Brian and Elisa Grenier are the proud new owners of Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair. Brian and Elisa moved to Sinclair and purchased a home in 2017. Brian has roots in Manitoba, growing up in Virden, MB, where he worked in a grocery store in his teenage years. Elisa was raised in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. They moved to Sinclair from Fort McMurray, where Brian worked as an oil/pipeline construction coordinator and Elisa worked as an accountant and at her family’s restaurant…The Reston Fitness Centre moved to the R.E.S Centre earlier this month. Most of the original equipment has been brought over and you will find a few new additions including a new bike, kettle bells and rack. The space is open and fresh feeling.  A great way to start off the new year.

January 25

Although there was some snow this year, there wasn’t enough for a safe ride from Sinclair to Brandon on January 19. This year, Alan Jackson drove the truck to our destination points. Starting at Irwin Automotive, he received donations from Irwin Auto, Sinclair and Area Lions and individuals. His next stop was Pipestone where donations were received from Turnbull Sales and Service, Pipestone Lions Club and Pipestone Guild…  The Reston Recorder chose to profile Tom Campbell of Sinclair for the first monthly Senior Spotlight. Tom is a very active senior at the age of 74, born May 14, 1944. “I guess I’m a senior but I have never really thought of myself as being one,” said Campbell…Tilston Beef 4-H Club held their Communication Night on Sunday, January 20. Members that placed 1st in their age category will be competing at the Zone Communications on Sunday, February 10 in Melita School.

February

February 1

Seniors Helping Hands and Reston and District Library are hosting a friendly scrabble tournament on Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30 p.m. Games began on Wednesday, January 23 with eight players enjoying a game of words…The assembly last week at Reston School was packed full of fun!! The WE Day students held a food drive, for each item you brought in you received a ticket for the draw. Congratulations to Mya Jones who won a Reston School shirt! .. Reston School has been accepting plastic bag donations that get delivered to a wonderful lady in Virden who makes mats for the homeless. So far they have donated roughly 600 plastic bags. The mat the Grade 6 students are holding took 540 bags to make! They hope to get enough to make two more mats, so please feel free to drop off bags in the office or send them with a student..Robin Combs, through Pipestone-Albert Recreation District is offering Tiny Tumblers on Monday afternoons at the RES Centre from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Shown (L-R): Robin Combs, Johnny Henderson and Cole Russell…Manitoba Ag Days took place Tuesday, January 22 to Thursday, 2019 in Brandon. Taylor Auctions of Reston was among the 500+ Exhibitors this year, promoting and answering questions for both Taylor Auctions and Pipestone Livestock Sales.

February 8

Pipestone Lions and Pipestone Guild served up a delicious Valentine’s supper on Saturday, February 2 in the Pipestone Community Hall. A nice crowd attended the supper and enjoyed the listening entertainment of Leona and the L’ Tones…Congratulations to Halle Duncan, Brooke Boulton, Jaydee Henderson, Maya Kranning and Hanna Wray of the Reston Figure Skating Club who participated at the 2019 Regional Star Skate Competition in Hartney on Saturday, January 26. The girls worked very hard and received Silver and Bronze Ribbons and may choose to attend Provincials in Winkler on March 9. They are coached by Ashley Mitchell and Laurie Bertholet….Tera Eagleson of the RM of Pipestone is a 35-year-old personal trainer with a very inspirational weight loss story that changed her life. Tera lost over 200 lbs through fitness and nutrition, and she kept it off. 

February 15

 Curling in the first draw at Tundra Oil & Gas Place, Wednesday morning, Feb 6 in the Viterra Men’s Provincial Championship, Team Marnoch vs Team Graham Freeman; (l-r) 3rd Bart Witherspoon, Lead Scott Crayston, 2nd Branden Jorgensen with Skip Kelly Marnoch sweeping the rock in. Playing the full 10 ends, Marnoch lost to Freeman 6-4 in a tight game….  Reston played host for the 2nd Annual Southwest Business and Entrepreneur Expo on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the RES Centre. Award presentations: Tanis Chalmers (Chairperson, Southwest Business and Entrepreneur Expo), Brandie Yurkiw (B. Style and Staging, Melita), Troy Angus (The Den Authentic Barnwood, Melita and Area), Tanice Taylor (Judge from Branstone Financial Strategies, Inc.), Nicole Barclay (Viva La Lemon, Souris), Alayna Hansen (Anchor Salon and Spa, Oak Lake), Wanda Grant (Come Back Café, Pipestone), Angelene Truax (Mutty Paw Acres, Souris), Curtis Brown (Food Ethos Farm, Melita and Area), Andrew Arksey (Judge from Community Futures Westman). Missing: Ruth Mealy (Judge from Ruth Mealy Consulting), Deanna O'Greysik (Southwest Safety Consulting, Virden). a Rural Entrepreneurial Success: A Panel Discussion was held with Kathleen Lagasse of Lagasse’s Studio of Fine Arts, Kristie Dales and Synergy Seeds, Brock Taylor – Pipestone Livestock Sales and Taylor Auctions and Darcy Neufeld and Bar Y Meats…Reston and District Library has wrapped up books with paper and string so patrons cannot see the title or book covers. They have included the genre of the book and have challenged readers to go on a Blind Date…with a book! February is I Love to Read Month…Approximately, 40 riders and 12 non-riders attended a snowmobile poker derby hosted by the RM of Pipestone Dance Club on Sunday, February 10 starting at the Sobry Farm south of Reston.  Prizes are as follows: 1st, Tom Dickson; 2nd, Stacey Rey; 3rd, Dallas Coulter.

February 22

 Cromer Rink celebrated Louis Riel Day with a first skate of the newly renovated rink on Monday, February 18. A nice crowd enjoyed a free skate and hotdogs from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m…Reston and Area Early Learning Centre hosted Reston’s first Valentine’s Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, February 15. The evening was a great success. The girls were treated to pampering, Disney princesses, treats, dancing, photo booth and prizes…This year, eight students from Reston School attended rehearsals and a performance of the Westman Honour Bands on February 8th and 9th at Brandon University and the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. Reston School was proud to have these students represent their school: Camryn Raimbault and Marianne Quitiong (Gr. 11), and Jessica Kristof (Gr. 10), Izzy Watt (Gr. 9), Kyla Cristobal, Ava Flannery, Julianne Ludlam and Meika Saltel-Wood (Gr. 8)…The Reston Recorder chose Jean Dickson of Pipestone, as their second Senior’s Spotlight.

 Jean is a very active senior at the age of 66, born September 9, 1952.

March

March 1

 Beginning the first Thursday of March, Reston & Area Early Learning Centre (the daycare) will run Hidden Treasures each Thursday evening from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Any sales made during those hours are theirs to keep, with no rental or overhead costs.  We have entered into a one year agreement and it will be reviewed in 2020….Six teams took part in a cash-per-win bonspiel held on Saturday, February 23 at the Reston Rec Plex. Eight Winners: Edwards, Tanya Joseph, Cathy Zaharychuk, Val Dobbyn. Closest to the Pin: Amanda Paul, Amber Blue, Carla Slimmon, Roseanne Elliott…The senior Reach For the Top team traveled to Carberry on Wednesday, February 13.  Ceilidh Brockman, Serena Campbell, Marianne Quitiong and Ian Mendoza had a great day and finished with a 1-3 record. Junior team: Lillie Reaid, Jessica Kristof, Kirsten Isaac, Izzy Watt, Brooke-lynn Rowand…The community of Sinclair hosted a Snowmobile and Car Derby on Sunday, February 24. A nice turnout of both riders and non-riders attended despite the frigid temperatures and high wind chill. Derby Winners: 1st, Aaron Stanley; 2nd, Howard Moore; 3rd, Wes Omichinski. Blind Hand: 1st, Mackenzie Poirier; 2nd, Dell Real; 3rd, Evan Elliott…Terri Vandenberghe, librarian at Reston District Library, came to read to Grades 1 - 6 at Reston School on Wednesday, February 21. She also talked to the students about everything the library has to offer and hopes they find time to come and visit…  Broomhill W.I. ladies served cake and ice cream at the monthly birthday party at the Willow View P.C.H. on Tuesday, February 14. Georgene Grierson provided the entertainment with many favourite piano tunes and activity director, Sharon Elliott had a display of wedding dresses from years gone by for everyone to enjoy. Meghan Caldwell posed with  Margaret Caldwell’s wedding dress that is now 69 years old.  

March 8

Open Ceremonies for the Female Atom Rural “C” Provincial Tournament on Friday, March 1 at the Reston Rec Plex started at 6:30 p.m. with puck drop between Reston Rockets and Oakville Wolverines. Official sponsor of the Provincial Tournament was Cargill and Kara Tilbury dropped the puck starting the games….The Grade 2 class was very excited to welcome a special visitor, CJRB's Newsroom and Marketing staff member, Betty Sawatzky, on Wednesday, February 27 for an in-class reading and presentation. After entering a colouring contest, put on by the radio station, they were thrilled to be one of five classes to win a prize. The book, Whiteout: A Winnipeg Jets Story by Holly Preston, was given to each student compliments of sponsor Friesen Printers in Altona. Everyone also received a red bag, from The Tim Horton’s Brier that will take place in Brandon for being the first school to enter the contest…Observed on the first Friday in March, World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer. This year, World Day of Prayer was held at Willow View P.C.H on March 1…Two time Olympic medallist and X Game ski cross champ Kelsey Serwa from Big White, BC. spoke via video link to the Reston School and members of the Ron & Clair Deacon Leaders Pay it Forward Program on February 28.

March 15

 

March 22

 Youth Curling started at the Reston Rec Plex on Thursdays, February 28 to March 28 for ages 5-16.  This is a well-received program with 35 youth curlers and 9 adult volunteers.  The younger curlers are taught the basics of the game and the older ones learn to skip and improve the skills they already have. The Curling Club has been running the program for 4 years now…On Monday, March 18, Grade 5 & 6 students from across Fort La Bosse came together as Reston School hosted the 10th annual Battle of the Books. The Battle is a fun competitive approach to promote literacy. Students are required to read a minimum of seven of ten books chosen to participate. The actual battle consists of five rounds of twenty factual questions taken from the titles selected. As the battle takes place every year around St. Patrick’s Day there is a sea of green as everyone gathers for a morning of fun. This year 19 teams participated from Virden Junior High, Kola, Oak Lake, Elkhorn and Reston.

 Congratulations to the Little Ladies from Virden Junior High, Abbi Gilliand, Zayda Clark and Quincy Smith who were our first place winners with a total of 84 correct answers. Second place went to the Reston team of Tylan Chalmers, Ottlie McCallum, Anonio Valeza and Noah Scheuerman, the Odd 1’s Out with a score of 79 and the Loonie Toonies Junior, Brooke Boulton, Halle Duncan, Ty Vandenberghe and Chase Flannery, also from Reston finished with 72 points…The RM of Pipestone Dance Club held their Spring Recital to a large audience at the Reston Memorial Theatre on Sunday, March 17. The Club thanked all dancers, parents, guardians and supporters for making this year a success. Special thanks to Miss Bailey Pelletier for all her hard work, Miss Bailey is leaving the club this year, they wish her all the best. The Club is pleased to announce that former RM of Pipestone dance student, Jasmine Hamel will be the new instructor in the fall…Reston and Area Early Learning Centre served up a delicious stew and biscuit supper on Sunday, February 17 in the RES Centre to help celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Raffle prize winners were: Boy’s baby quilt – Bev Gray; Virden Animal Hospital gift certificate and hat – Sharon Elliott; Recorder certificate, Makeup by Janelle gift certificate, Reston Memorial Theatre passes and Paul Mitchell hair supplies – Dolores Caldwell; St. Patrick’s basket – Ron Elliott; Hotwheel’s basket – Lizz Dootjes; Usborne basket and Recorder subscription – Sharon Elliott; Girl’s baby quilt – Dolores Caldwell; Colouring table – Sophia Myles; Beanie Baby basket – Russell Morrice; Wine and bath basket – Lizz Dootjes…Sunrise Credit Union, Reston Branch, hosted a very successful 5th Annual “Stick it to Cancer” fundraiser on Thursday, March 14, raising over $3600.00 for the Breast Cancer Foundation. The evening began with a delicious ham and perogi supper, followed by raffle tickets and a hockey game between the Westman Fusion and REMP High School Hockey…Brian and Elisa Grenier, new owners of Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair, received a RM of Pipestone Real Property Business Grant in the amount of $4,730.00.

March 29

Fort La Bosse Band at the Optimist Band Festival in Winnipeg, Feb. 21, where they received an invitation to compete nationally in the spring of 2020…Youth curling held their windup with 35 young curlers enjoying the sport. A big thank-you to our volunteer curling instructors: Ron Zarn, Dexter Jones, Stacey Duncan, Carla Cook, Janelle Grieve, Jaleesa Poirier, Brant Price, and Elana Wray…Corner Pocket Advertising agent, Janelle Desrochers paid a visit to Reston School on Thursday, March 14 to help the Grade 3 and 4 students design their own ads of designated businesses for the paper…The Reston and Pipestone United Churches would like to welcome Marianne Olfrey as the new Designated Lay Minister….The Reston Recorder chose Isabel Zarn of Cromer, as their third Senior’s Spotlight. Isabel is a very active senior at the age of 75, born in 1943…A record number of 25 teams of 4 people (a few teams had 5 or 6); participated in the Quiz. The questions were made up by Beth Anderson. Grant Anderson was score-keeper and Karen Jones read out the answers. The winning team topped the scoreboard with 88.5 points. This team consisted of Manson and Barbara Moir, Mary Moir and Grant Anderson…Tundra Oil & Gas, through the Richardson Foundation, made a $30,000 donation to the Reston Rec Plex towards the purchase of a new Zamboni on Thursday, March 21

 

 

Year in Review Jan - Mar

January

January 4

A Community Concert was held on Wednesday, December 19th in the RES Centre at 6:00 p.m. with performances by the Reston Community Choir, Mya Gray, Tylan Chalmers, Marianne Quitiong, Kyla Cristobal, CeeCee Rogers, Keely Woods, Kari Schiltroth’s Music for Young Children, RAELC Infants, RAELC Preschool group, and RAELC School Age group…The residents appreciated the little cakes that Carter and Cadee Sobry delivered around…Best wishes to Nellie Morris who has taken up residency at the Willow View lodge after spending ten years at the Alstone lodge.

January 11

 The trucks came from near and far bearing name plates from Oxbow and Carnduff, Rivers and Hamiota. About 125 vehicles gathered in an industrial parking lot near Virden last Saturday, driven there from all across Manitoba and Saskatchewan. That number grew to nearly 200 by the time the Yellow Vest Convoy reached Brandon, picking up supporters in every town along the way. The convoy was in protest over Ottawa’s policies on a variety of issues mainly related to energy and taxes. ..January 3rd, 2019 Rita Wiebe sold Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair to Brian and Elisa Grenier. No job is too big or too small for Rita, she and her staff offered homemade sandwiches and coffee for travellers and workers, catered meals, prepared meat and cheese trays. Wiebe’s Corner Store is a family tradition and has been a trusted community business for over 43 years…Four members of the Reston Figure Skating Club participated at Virden Fun Skate on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Congratulations to Halle Duncan and Maya Kraning who received bronze in the Star 2 program; Brooke Boulton received silver in the Star 2 program and Hanna Wray received silver in the Star 1 elements and bronze for Star 2/3 dance.

January 18

 Manitoba Ag Days is Canada’s Largest indoor Farm Show with a wide variety of farm related speakers January 22 – 24, 2019 in the Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB…As of January 3, 2019 Brian and Elisa Grenier are the proud new owners of Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair. Brian and Elisa moved to Sinclair and purchased a home in 2017. Brian has roots in Manitoba, growing up in Virden, MB, where he worked in a grocery store in his teenage years. Elisa was raised in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. They moved to Sinclair from Fort McMurray, where Brian worked as an oil/pipeline construction coordinator and Elisa worked as an accountant and at her family’s restaurant…The Reston Fitness Centre moved to the R.E.S Centre earlier this month. Most of the original equipment has been brought over and you will find a few new additions including a new bike, kettle bells and rack. The space is open and fresh feeling.  A great way to start off the new year.

January 25

Although there was some snow this year, there wasn’t enough for a safe ride from Sinclair to Brandon on January 19. This year, Alan Jackson drove the truck to our destination points. Starting at Irwin Automotive, he received donations from Irwin Auto, Sinclair and Area Lions and individuals. His next stop was Pipestone where donations were received from Turnbull Sales and Service, Pipestone Lions Club and Pipestone Guild…  The Reston Recorder chose to profile Tom Campbell of Sinclair for the first monthly Senior Spotlight. Tom is a very active senior at the age of 74, born May 14, 1944. “I guess I’m a senior but I have never really thought of myself as being one,” said Campbell…Tilston Beef 4-H Club held their Communication Night on Sunday, January 20. Members that placed 1st in their age category will be competing at the Zone Communications on Sunday, February 10 in Melita School.

February

February 1

Seniors Helping Hands and Reston and District Library are hosting a friendly scrabble tournament on Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30 p.m. Games began on Wednesday, January 23 with eight players enjoying a game of words…The assembly last week at Reston School was packed full of fun!! The WE Day students held a food drive, for each item you brought in you received a ticket for the draw. Congratulations to Mya Jones who won a Reston School shirt! .. Reston School has been accepting plastic bag donations that get delivered to a wonderful lady in Virden who makes mats for the homeless. So far they have donated roughly 600 plastic bags. The mat the Grade 6 students are holding took 540 bags to make! They hope to get enough to make two more mats, so please feel free to drop off bags in the office or send them with a student..Robin Combs, through Pipestone-Albert Recreation District is offering Tiny Tumblers on Monday afternoons at the RES Centre from 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Shown (L-R): Robin Combs, Johnny Henderson and Cole Russell…Manitoba Ag Days took place Tuesday, January 22 to Thursday, 2019 in Brandon. Taylor Auctions of Reston was among the 500+ Exhibitors this year, promoting and answering questions for both Taylor Auctions and Pipestone Livestock Sales.

February 8

Pipestone Lions and Pipestone Guild served up a delicious Valentine’s supper on Saturday, February 2 in the Pipestone Community Hall. A nice crowd attended the supper and enjoyed the listening entertainment of Leona and the L’ Tones…Congratulations to Halle Duncan, Brooke Boulton, Jaydee Henderson, Maya Kranning and Hanna Wray of the Reston Figure Skating Club who participated at the 2019 Regional Star Skate Competition in Hartney on Saturday, January 26. The girls worked very hard and received Silver and Bronze Ribbons and may choose to attend Provincials in Winkler on March 9. They are coached by Ashley Mitchell and Laurie Bertholet….Tera Eagleson of the RM of Pipestone is a 35-year-old personal trainer with a very inspirational weight loss story that changed her life. Tera lost over 200 lbs through fitness and nutrition, and she kept it off. 

February 15

 Curling in the first draw at Tundra Oil & Gas Place, Wednesday morning, Feb 6 in the Viterra Men’s Provincial Championship, Team Marnoch vs Team Graham Freeman; (l-r) 3rd Bart Witherspoon, Lead Scott Crayston, 2nd Branden Jorgensen with Skip Kelly Marnoch sweeping the rock in. Playing the full 10 ends, Marnoch lost to Freeman 6-4 in a tight game….  Reston played host for the 2nd Annual Southwest Business and Entrepreneur Expo on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in the RES Centre. Award presentations: Tanis Chalmers (Chairperson, Southwest Business and Entrepreneur Expo), Brandie Yurkiw (B. Style and Staging, Melita), Troy Angus (The Den Authentic Barnwood, Melita and Area), Tanice Taylor (Judge from Branstone Financial Strategies, Inc.), Nicole Barclay (Viva La Lemon, Souris), Alayna Hansen (Anchor Salon and Spa, Oak Lake), Wanda Grant (Come Back Café, Pipestone), Angelene Truax (Mutty Paw Acres, Souris), Curtis Brown (Food Ethos Farm, Melita and Area), Andrew Arksey (Judge from Community Futures Westman). Missing: Ruth Mealy (Judge from Ruth Mealy Consulting), Deanna O'Greysik (Southwest Safety Consulting, Virden). a Rural Entrepreneurial Success: A Panel Discussion was held with Kathleen Lagasse of Lagasse’s Studio of Fine Arts, Kristie Dales and Synergy Seeds, Brock Taylor – Pipestone Livestock Sales and Taylor Auctions and Darcy Neufeld and Bar Y Meats…Reston and District Library has wrapped up books with paper and string so patrons cannot see the title or book covers. They have included the genre of the book and have challenged readers to go on a Blind Date…with a book! February is I Love to Read Month…Approximately, 40 riders and 12 non-riders attended a snowmobile poker derby hosted by the RM of Pipestone Dance Club on Sunday, February 10 starting at the Sobry Farm south of Reston.  Prizes are as follows: 1st, Tom Dickson; 2nd, Stacey Rey; 3rd, Dallas Coulter.

February 22

 Cromer Rink celebrated Louis Riel Day with a first skate of the newly renovated rink on Monday, February 18. A nice crowd enjoyed a free skate and hotdogs from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m…Reston and Area Early Learning Centre hosted Reston’s first Valentine’s Daddy Daughter Dance on Friday, February 15. The evening was a great success. The girls were treated to pampering, Disney princesses, treats, dancing, photo booth and prizes…This year, eight students from Reston School attended rehearsals and a performance of the Westman Honour Bands on February 8th and 9th at Brandon University and the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium. Reston School was proud to have these students represent their school: Camryn Raimbault and Marianne Quitiong (Gr. 11), and Jessica Kristof (Gr. 10), Izzy Watt (Gr. 9), Kyla Cristobal, Ava Flannery, Julianne Ludlam and Meika Saltel-Wood (Gr. 8)…The Reston Recorder chose Jean Dickson of Pipestone, as their second Senior’s Spotlight.

 Jean is a very active senior at the age of 66, born September 9, 1952.

March

March 1

 Beginning the first Thursday of March, Reston & Area Early Learning Centre (the daycare) will run Hidden Treasures each Thursday evening from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Any sales made during those hours are theirs to keep, with no rental or overhead costs.  We have entered into a one year agreement and it will be reviewed in 2020….Six teams took part in a cash-per-win bonspiel held on Saturday, February 23 at the Reston Rec Plex. Eight Winners: Edwards, Tanya Joseph, Cathy Zaharychuk, Val Dobbyn. Closest to the Pin: Amanda Paul, Amber Blue, Carla Slimmon, Roseanne Elliott…The senior Reach For the Top team traveled to Carberry on Wednesday, February 13.  Ceilidh Brockman, Serena Campbell, Marianne Quitiong and Ian Mendoza had a great day and finished with a 1-3 record. Junior team: Lillie Reaid, Jessica Kristof, Kirsten Isaac, Izzy Watt, Brooke-lynn Rowand…The community of Sinclair hosted a Snowmobile and Car Derby on Sunday, February 24. A nice turnout of both riders and non-riders attended despite the frigid temperatures and high wind chill. Derby Winners: 1st, Aaron Stanley; 2nd, Howard Moore; 3rd, Wes Omichinski. Blind Hand: 1st, Mackenzie Poirier; 2nd, Dell Real; 3rd, Evan Elliott…Terri Vandenberghe, librarian at Reston District Library, came to read to Grades 1 - 6 at Reston School on Wednesday, February 21. She also talked to the students about everything the library has to offer and hopes they find time to come and visit…  Broomhill W.I. ladies served cake and ice cream at the monthly birthday party at the Willow View P.C.H. on Tuesday, February 14. Georgene Grierson provided the entertainment with many favourite piano tunes and activity director, Sharon Elliott had a display of wedding dresses from years gone by for everyone to enjoy. Meghan Caldwell posed with  Margaret Caldwell’s wedding dress that is now 69 years old.  

March 8

Open Ceremonies for the Female Atom Rural “C” Provincial Tournament on Friday, March 1 at the Reston Rec Plex started at 6:30 p.m. with puck drop between Reston Rockets and Oakville Wolverines. Official sponsor of the Provincial Tournament was Cargill and Kara Tilbury dropped the puck starting the games….The Grade 2 class was very excited to welcome a special visitor, CJRB's Newsroom and Marketing staff member, Betty Sawatzky, on Wednesday, February 27 for an in-class reading and presentation. After entering a colouring contest, put on by the radio station, they were thrilled to be one of five classes to win a prize. The book, Whiteout: A Winnipeg Jets Story by Holly Preston, was given to each student compliments of sponsor Friesen Printers in Altona. Everyone also received a red bag, from The Tim Horton’s Brier that will take place in Brandon for being the first school to enter the contest…Observed on the first Friday in March, World Day of Prayer is a global, ecumenical movement of Christian women joined together to observe a common day of prayer. This year, World Day of Prayer was held at Willow View P.C.H on March 1…Two time Olympic medallist and X Game ski cross champ Kelsey Serwa from Big White, BC. spoke via video link to the Reston School and members of the Ron & Clair Deacon Leaders Pay it Forward Program on February 28.

March 15

 

March 22

 Youth Curling started at the Reston Rec Plex on Thursdays, February 28 to March 28 for ages 5-16.  This is a well-received program with 35 youth curlers and 9 adult volunteers.  The younger curlers are taught the basics of the game and the older ones learn to skip and improve the skills they already have. The Curling Club has been running the program for 4 years now…On Monday, March 18, Grade 5 & 6 students from across Fort La Bosse came together as Reston School hosted the 10th annual Battle of the Books. The Battle is a fun competitive approach to promote literacy. Students are required to read a minimum of seven of ten books chosen to participate. The actual battle consists of five rounds of twenty factual questions taken from the titles selected. As the battle takes place every year around St. Patrick’s Day there is a sea of green as everyone gathers for a morning of fun. This year 19 teams participated from Virden Junior High, Kola, Oak Lake, Elkhorn and Reston.

 Congratulations to the Little Ladies from Virden Junior High, Abbi Gilliand, Zayda Clark and Quincy Smith who were our first place winners with a total of 84 correct answers. Second place went to the Reston team of Tylan Chalmers, Ottlie McCallum, Anonio Valeza and Noah Scheuerman, the Odd 1’s Out with a score of 79 and the Loonie Toonies Junior, Brooke Boulton, Halle Duncan, Ty Vandenberghe and Chase Flannery, also from Reston finished with 72 points…The RM of Pipestone Dance Club held their Spring Recital to a large audience at the Reston Memorial Theatre on Sunday, March 17. The Club thanked all dancers, parents, guardians and supporters for making this year a success. Special thanks to Miss Bailey Pelletier for all her hard work, Miss Bailey is leaving the club this year, they wish her all the best. The Club is pleased to announce that former RM of Pipestone dance student, Jasmine Hamel will be the new instructor in the fall…Reston and Area Early Learning Centre served up a delicious stew and biscuit supper on Sunday, February 17 in the RES Centre to help celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Raffle prize winners were: Boy’s baby quilt – Bev Gray; Virden Animal Hospital gift certificate and hat – Sharon Elliott; Recorder certificate, Makeup by Janelle gift certificate, Reston Memorial Theatre passes and Paul Mitchell hair supplies – Dolores Caldwell; St. Patrick’s basket – Ron Elliott; Hotwheel’s basket – Lizz Dootjes; Usborne basket and Recorder subscription – Sharon Elliott; Girl’s baby quilt – Dolores Caldwell; Colouring table – Sophia Myles; Beanie Baby basket – Russell Morrice; Wine and bath basket – Lizz Dootjes…Sunrise Credit Union, Reston Branch, hosted a very successful 5th Annual “Stick it to Cancer” fundraiser on Thursday, March 14, raising over $3600.00 for the Breast Cancer Foundation. The evening began with a delicious ham and perogi supper, followed by raffle tickets and a hockey game between the Westman Fusion and REMP High School Hockey…Brian and Elisa Grenier, new owners of Wiebe’s Corner Store in Sinclair, received a RM of Pipestone Real Property Business Grant in the amount of $4,730.00.

March 29

Fort La Bosse Band at the Optimist Band Festival in Winnipeg, Feb. 21, where they received an invitation to compete nationally in the spring of 2020…Youth curling held their windup with 35 young curlers enjoying the sport. A big thank-you to our volunteer curling instructors: Ron Zarn, Dexter Jones, Stacey Duncan, Carla Cook, Janelle Grieve, Jaleesa Poirier, Brant Price, and Elana Wray…Corner Pocket Advertising agent, Janelle Desrochers paid a visit to Reston School on Thursday, March 14 to help the Grade 3 and 4 students design their own ads of designated businesses for the paper…The Reston and Pipestone United Churches would like to welcome Marianne Olfrey as the new Designated Lay Minister….The Reston Recorder chose Isabel Zarn of Cromer, as their third Senior’s Spotlight. Isabel is a very active senior at the age of 75, born in 1943…A record number of 25 teams of 4 people (a few teams had 5 or 6); participated in the Quiz. The questions were made up by Beth Anderson. Grant Anderson was score-keeper and Karen Jones read out the answers. The winning team topped the scoreboard with 88.5 points. This team consisted of Manson and Barbara Moir, Mary Moir and Grant Anderson…Tundra Oil & Gas, through the Richardson Foundation, made a $30,000 donation to the Reston Rec Plex towards the purchase of a new Zamboni on Thursday, March 21

April

April 5

 A nice crowd attended the RM of Pipestone Ratepayers’ Meeting on Thursday, March 28 in the Reston Memorial Theatre. Reeve Archie McPherson welcomed everyone and introduced the councillors: James Watt (Ward 1), Garnet Williamson (Ward 2), Gary Nicholson (Ward 3), Randy Henuset (Ward 4), Sheila Kotylak (Ward 5), Lane Wanless (Ward 6), and Chief Administrative Officer Michelle Halls. “Elections were held in fall of 2018, with most of the previous Council returning,” explained Reeve McPherson.  “We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming Lane Wanless for Ward 6 back to the table as well.”

April 12

 “Round one of the Community Support Small Grant Program was good to us out here in Arthur - Virden. Today I had the pleasure of presenting Tara Cowan, Rec and Facility Manager for The Municipality of Pipestone and Melanie Vinck, Board Member of the Pipestone Rink with a total of $35,535.00 for three projects in their area,” said Doyle Piwniuk, MLA of Arthur-Virden. The money will be divided between$17,100.00 to Pipestone Rink for an Ice Resurfacer; $15,216.00 to Reston Fitness Centre for matting and new equipmentand $3,219.00 to RES Centre for a sound system…Construction on the new man-made lake in Reston is almost complete. “There is no official name yet,” said Tanis Chalmers, Manager of Economic Development. “The committee is meeting in May to do some brainstorming.”

 The lake was dug out, filled with a clay base and then layered with sand. While an official "Grand Opening" is not yet planned, the RM of Pipestone is projecting a late May opening of the area, weather permitting. “We are still accepting donations of $100 buckets of sand,” said Chalmers.  “And, we recently were granted $10,000 from Enbridge and a cheque presentation will be held in the near future.”

April 19

  On April 13, 2019 Casey Bertholet skated and attended the Grass Roots Bursary and Ice Show in Winnipeg.

 Casey received the Gordon Linney Bursary award for the highest placed Manitoba skater in the Junior Ladies category at Challenge. This is her 6th consecutive time receiving this award. She also received a bursary for her placing at sectionals. Bertholet is appreciative of the Skate Manitoba Grass Roots Bursary Fund Board of Trustees for supporting Manitoba skaters. Casey is the daughter of Adrian and Laurie Bertholet of Grande Clairiere…Reston Nursery School brought Vegas to Reston, Manitoba for their Annual Ladies Night fundraiser on Saturday, April 13. The event was a total success and the ladies had a great time enjoying appetizers and beverages and playing games such as Poker, Blackjack, Highest Card, Roulette and more! Chips won got to be put towards fabulous prizes donated from several local and non-local businesses…The RM of Pipestone Community Development Corporation was the recipient of a $20,000 grant through the Community Supports Small Grant Program.  This funding will be used to purchase electronic tourism kiosks to be located at the Recreation Development Area and Pipestone Rink. The Arthur Virden MLA was in Reston on Friday, April 12 to make this presentation. Shown (L-R): Tanis Chalmers (Manager of Economic Development) and Doyle Piwniuk (Arthur Virden MLA) in front of the new man made lake and Reston’s Splash Park… The municipal lake is almost complete in Reston.  Over the coming weeks the lake will be filled with water, aeration will be installed and ground finishing will take place, including the installation of sand for the beach area.

April 26

 River otters return to Pipestone Creek. “We’re pretty pleased they’re back again.” - Dean Brooker. River otters are not under threat in Canada and their numbers are considered healthy except in the far north. Possible dangers to the species are loss of habitat and toxins in the aquatic food chain. They can also be unintended victims of beaver traps…Today marks the 70th anniversary of Enbridge’s Mainline system, which traverses Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and is Canada’s largest crude oil transportation network. This sophisticated pipeline infrastructure safely carries a variety of crude oil types, including production from the Canadian oil sands, to refineries across North America… The Reston Recorder chose Elwyn McConnell as April’s Senior Spotlight.  Elwyn is an extremely active senior at the age of 92, born January 5, 1927.  Elwyn grew up in Kincardine, Ontario on a farm. “I was the 3rd eldest of 14 children,” said McConnell…  On Wednesday, April 17, Sunrise Credit Union – Reston Branch, graciously donated $1000.00 or 10 buckets of sand to the Man Made Lake in Reston….Reston Memorial Theatre presented Damn the Torpedoes, A Tribute to Tom Petty on Saturday, April 20 to nice crowd in Reston. Damn the Torpedoes is a high energy, extensive look at the work of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. 

May

May 3

Reston School had Scott Day, of Deloraine, visit our school to speak with our Pay it Forward Ron and Clair Deacon leadership students. He spoke about how he found his role in food production by happenstance. His story that started with Reach for the Top vs. Reston Collegiate in 1981 and lead to a career in Silicon Valley. The student's found his story intriguing and inspiring…On Monday, April 29, Tutthill Construction met at the Reston Golf Course where they graciously donated $500.00, designated for new patio furniture for the clubhouse…On Thursday, April 25 Reston and Area Foundation in conjunction with the Senior Helping Hands Volunteer Tea presented this year’s grants. A total of $27,000 in grants were awarded, $17,000 from interest accumulated and $10,000 from the Thomas Sill Foundation…. Seniors Helping Hands hosted their annual Volunteer Appreciation Day on Thursday, April 25 in the Reston United Church basement. Kathy Reid and Keri Vinck welcomed everyone and introduced guest speaker Karen McKinnon of Virden. Karen is a former Restonite, daughter of Gordon and Irene Smeltz. “Some of you will know her through curling, volunteering for Habitat Humanity, wife of former Virden Mayor and MP, Glen McKinnon. But today I would like to introduce her as “Volunteer of the Year” for the town of Virden 2018,” said Vinck.

May 10

Stoney Creek Greenhouse celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Wednesday, May 1 with coffee and doughnuts served to their loyal customers…This year marked the 15th Annual Music Monday celebration in Canada and also in Reston. This was the third time that it was combined with the Reston School Variety Concert. Maya Kraning and Ty Vandenberghe were the MCs for the program…Exciting renovations continue on Reston School playground with the addition of paving stones and shrubs around the gazebo to create an Outdoor Classroom. Enbridge is the major sponsor of this initiative of the Parent Council. Keep watching for pictures of the finished space…The Grade Four class participated in park cleanup last Thursday, May 2 as part of their Earth Day activities. Bonnie Guthrie organized the students with jobs and equipment and they quickly realized how much work goes into keeping the Reston Park a beautiful place for the community to enjoy. Great job Grade 4’s...The West Souris River Conservation District (WSRCD) held their annual banquet at the Pipestone Community Hall, Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The evening began with heart felt Tributes to the late Glen Campbell, WSRCD’s first manager, who passed away last year. Gregg Fotheringham reminisced of the many years he worked with Glen and the memories they shared. Stories from Dean Brooker, fellow coworkers and board members were also told with laughs and some tears. Glen had a huge impact on the conservation community and is greatly missed.

May 17

The Grade 9 Woods class made birdhouses for West Souris River Conservation District. Mr. Brooker brought the supplies and with guidance from Mr. Callander, the finished products look great! Well done everyone!..A Bear Witness Day and Mother’s Day Celebration was held on Friday, May 10 at the Communiplex at Canupawakpa Dakota Nation. An opening prayer and remarks were heard from Gerald Sandy, Band Councillor. Remarks were also heard from Candice Sanderson, Health Director and Cheryl McGilivery, Band Manager and the following is speech was read by Gina Schall, JPCFI Manager…On Saturday, May 11, Stoney Creek Greenhouse offered a Fairy Garden Workshop in Reston. Fun was had by all and some very lovely and creative Fairy Gardens were made…Many thanks for choosing Dad (Elwyn McConnell) as one of the many wonderful seniors you are highlighting. He was so pleased and we, his family are delighted. You have a way of making people feel special. Judy Henuset, Dauphin, MB…Margaret Rachel Caldwell (nee Dodds) (May 3, 1927 - April 20, 2019) passed away in the Willowview Personal Care Home in Reston at the age of 91.

May 24

Golden Estates held their Open House on Tuesday, May 21 at the RES Centre in Reston to a full house.  The project team met with the public, showing off plans, answering questions and taking applications for tenants…Chris Hamel presented a $10,000 cheque to the RM of Pipestone on behalf of Enbridge. The donation will go toward buckets of sand for the development of the new man made lake….Three generations of Taylor men, Ross, Brock and Austin were selling at the 2019 Man/Sask Auctioneers Competition on Saturday, May 4 in Grunthal, Manitoba. Both Brock and Austin competed this year, with Austin competing in the Rookie event. Between rounds, they asked previous Man/Sask winners to sell. Ross won this event in Winnipeg in 1996. Taylor Auctions is a family run business with Ross achieving his licence in 1982, then Brock in 1996 and Austin last year in 2018. Congratulations…The Reston Recorder chose Brett Robinson of Reston as May’s Senior Spotlight. Brett was born on February 21, 1961. At the age of 58, Brett is a young senior with an old soul. What many people do not realize and I feel privileged to know, is that with the help of Shirley Abbey, Brett has written his memoirs. Brett agreed to let me share some excerpts from his book, ‘Brett’s Story’.

May 31

Artists sharing their work at the annual Art Club show on Saturday, May 25 were Monica Campbell, Donna Davis, Janelle Desrochers, Sylvia Halls, Cathy House of Brandon, Sherry Kendrick, Judy Lochhead, Laurel Morris of Virden, Marianne Olfrey, Bev Reid, Joann Sauvé, and Nancy Schiltroth.  Kevin Reid of Brandon added a few of his restored Hot Wheels and displayed them on Bev Reid’s table…The Final Countdown Concert was held at Reston School on Thursday, May 23, 2019 with Mrs. Michelle Gervin directing for the last time...Sunrise Credit Union held their first Meat Draw of the season on Thursday, May 23. The Reston Figure Skating Club was the recipient of $265.00.The Trans ELA class at Reston School raised funds for a floating trampoline to be donated for use at the Man-made Lake…  The sand was delivered last week for Reston’s Man Made Lake. All we need now is summer weather and sunscreen. Swimming lessons are being offered this summer – the week of August 12 and August 19….  It was a beautiful day as Reston Merchants hosted town wide yard sales on Saturday, May 25.

 June 7

 After 26.5 years with Fort La Bosse and 33 years of teaching in total, Mrs. Michelle Gervin has decided to retire. On Thursday, May 23, “The Final Countdown” band concert was held at Reston School where staff and students surprised her with a tearful farewell. Mr. Dan Kristof, Mrs. Michelle Gervin and Mrs. Lori Greig presented Michelle with a token of appreciation at the Final Countdown band concert held on Thursday, May 23….Reston School hosted a Chili Cookout competition on Thursday, May 30 in front of Sunrise Credit Union in Reston over the lunch hour. It was a girls against the boys competition, ending in a tie. Both were delicious.The Red Hot Chili Peppers: Izzy Watt, Rylee MacKenzie, Luisa Mendoza, Alora Campbell, Cheyanne Renwick and Kelsey Vandenberghe.

The OG’s: Hunter Hiebert, Travis Wong, Billy Patmore, Eric Forsyth, and Justin Taylor…Coulter Western Trail Riders held their Achievement on Friday, May 31, at Laurie Renwick’s arena. Results were:

Showmanship, sponsored by Dalziel Oilfield Consulting: Junior/1st Year - 1st Halle Duncan, 2nd Bella Gervin; Intermediate - 1st Makayla Duthie, 2nd Elizabeth Grieg, 3rd Bailey Culbertson; Senior - 1st Sara Renwick, 2nd Makayla Murray. 

June 14

  Brock Taylor was awarded the prestigious Most Congenial Auctioneer Buckle at the 2019 LMAC Convention and Competition in Thorsby, Alberta on Saturday, June 1st.  Brock and his son Austin, along with 45 others competed. Brock was voted by his peers and judges from all over Canada. Congratulations…After 34 years of teaching, Lori Greig bids farewell to Reston School.  Lori was born in Alberta and moved to Reston as a teenager. She graduated from Reston Collegiate in 1981 and moved to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba for three years. “I really liked the Education Faculty there and we got to student teach from the very beginning of my degree,” explained Greig…A tree was recently planted at Reston School in memory of former West Souris River Conservation District Manager, Glen Campbell. All five schools in WSRCD will be planting a tree in his memory…Reston School students and Program Founders Richard and Reston Deacon were thrilled to present a $2000 cheque on June 5 to the Reston and Area Foundation and the RM in support of a new safety program at the Reston Lake. Students from the mentorship program now in its 3rd year were given the $2000 donation on behalf of the Reston James Deacon A Living Legacy Fund with a chance to choose how they wanted to give away the funds.

June 21

The 2019 Western District Annual Meeting was hosted by the Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester on June 6. Part of the program was the presentation of service pins. 5 year’s service pins were presented to James Watt (councilor, RM of Pipestone) Archie McPherson (Reeve, RM of Pipestone), Aileen Tucker ( councilor, RM  of Two Borders)…Congratulations to Ida Zarn, who won $6,107.26 at Chase the Ace on Friday, June 7.. The Recreation Development Committee made approximately $3,300 this round of Chase the Ace and it is going to the construction of the man made lake. Next round starts September 6, 2019, pending license approval, with a $2,000 starting grand prize pot. Ticket Sales: 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.; Early Bird: 7:00 p.m.; Ace Draw: 7:30 p.m…Reston School’s Food and Nutrition class held their 3rd Annual Chopped Challenge for their year-end project.  Each group was given six secret ingredients that needed to be incorporated into a  three-course meal. Judges took into consideration: presentation, colour, texture, taste and creativity. In the end Group 1 came out with the victory but it was a tight race. Both groups impressed the judges with their well thought out dishes. Judges: Hunter Hiebert, Kari Schiltroth, Janelle Desrochers and Marcia Joseph…Fun was had by all ages at the Cromer Family Barbecue fundraiser on Saturday, June 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Pipestone-Albert Recreation District was on hand with face painting, glitter tattoos, games and two bouncy houses. Special guest was the Karl Heinz – the Bubbleman at 2:00 p.m...Sharon Simms of Reston has decided to add her name to the growing number of teachers retiring this year, from Reston School. She grew up in Oak River, MB and graduated from Rivers Collegiate. After high school, Sharon attended Brandon University, graduating with a Bachelor of Education in 1987. Sharon has taught school in Rivers, Souris, Sinclair, and Mary Montgomery in Virden before starting in Reston in 2001. I taught kindergarten through grade six as well as being a resource teacher,” explained Simms.   

June 28

  Sinclair Redneck Committee hosted a “Just for Fun” Mud Bog on Saturday, June 22. It was a cold, windy afternoon but still lots of trucks made the trek through the mud…Reston Nursery School held their Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, at the R.E.S Centre for the preschoolers and Pre-Kinder. The program began with Nursery School teacher, Mrs. Erin Derlago, welcoming everyone before all 20 students enthusiastically performed songs prepared for the Grad.  Mrs. Derlago presented each student with a scrapbook of all their best work along with their diploma. Following the presentation was a slide show, gluten free cupcakes and iced tea.  Ashley Mitchell then gave her thanks to Mrs. Derlago on behalf of the students, parents and board, for all her kindness and hard work. A great turn out happened as 34 dragsters took to the street on Saturday, June 22 (postponed from the usual Friday night) for the Sinclair Soap Box Derby.3 & Unders: Brooks Irwin; Girl’s 6 & Under: Bentley Davidson; Boy’s 6 & Under: Declan Cook; Boy’s 8 & Under: Liam Davidson; Boy’s 10 and Under: Jack Marsh; Girl’s 12 & Under: Rossi Watt. There were even an unusual number of moms against daughters, dads against sons and a few adults against adults to add to the fun…The Reston Recorder chose Sheila Perreault of Reston as June’s Senior Spotlight. After working as an Education Assistant for 40 years for Fort La Bosse School Division, Sheila has decided to retire. “ I can’t believe that I am part of a ‘senior’ section but records don’t lie, so here I am.” …Reston Graduating Class of 2019: Kallie-Jo Marsh, Mackenzie Poirier, Harleigh Renwick, Alaina Lobreau, Serena Campbell, Ceilidh Brockman, Jaclynn Chorneyko and Alexander Kirkpatrick.

July

July 5

Pipestone-Albert Fire Department was called to a house fire on Friday, June 28 belonging to Madivine and Randy Cristobal, 249 – 5th Street in Reston. Extensive damage was done to the dwelling as well as damage to the north side of the house next door belonging to Lisa Martin…Tylan Chalmers donated 4, 12” pony tails of his hair, along with donations of $1,025 to Angel Hair for Kids. Thank you to everyone who donated towards this cause!...Pipestone Beef 4-H Club: This year’s club consists of: Head Leader: Aurel Vodon   Assistant Leader: Val Forsyth   Pee Wee Leader: Carrie Tapp. Pee Wees: Hudson Barkley, son of Drew and Lindsay; Dylan Tapp, son of Matthew and Carrie. Intermediates: Christian Lansing, son of Dale and Frances; Dominique Lansing, daughter of Dale and Frances; Julianne Ludlam, daughter of Glen and Marianne, Kelsey Vandenberghe, daughter of Jason and Teresa. Seniors: Kieran Eilers, son of Gaylin and Teresa; Erik Forsyth, son of Glenn and Val; Donavon Lansing, son of Dale and Frances; Tyler Vodon, son of Aurel and Rita.

July 12

Reston Fair is pleased to announce that Almost Famous, a band out of Winnipeg will Headline at the Fair Grounds starting at 8:00 p.m…Reston Fair is proud to announce that Kendra Kay has agreed to play a live concert on Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the Reston Fair Grounds…90-year-old Leo Gabrielle participated in the construction of Canada’s first U.S. export pipeline during the wet spring and summer of 1950. “I was telling them I never saw a piece of paper or garbage scattered or blowing around that yard. I’ve been to Disneyworld and Disneyland and it’s the same thing in those places. And I saw all these manifolds and pipes. There’s not even a stain of oil, nothing, on those connections. I pay attention to that sort of thing, and I advertised it this morning at coffee time – I can’t believe how Enbridge keeps it so clean.”…  The Reston Grad Class of 2020 provided a delicious supper before the first Music in the Park of the season. Young at Heart, once again, provided great easy listening entertainment for all ages on Wednesday, July 3 in the Reston Memorial Park: Eileen Hatfield, Tony Schneider, Carla Richard, Michelle Gervin. Janet Yochim was on piano and Tom Schneider on lead guitar.

July 19

Andie Williamson set up this adorable Iced Tea stand in front of her grandparent’s house in Reston Wednesday, July 10…Eight teams participated in Pipestone Fundays held on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Pool A: Liquid Courage, Scared Hitless, Hartney Swingers, and District 204. Pool B: CDN Braves, Crude Crew, The Booze Crew and Blue Balls. Winners of the A side: The Booze Crew over District 204. Winners of the B Side: Crude Crew…The design and building crew of the mini golf at Pipestone Fun Days: Aubrey Revet, Kaden Revet, Shaylee Flannery, Maycee Ray, Chase Flannery, Logan Flannery…Erickka Patmore (formerly of Pipestone) be coming to the Reston Fair July 27t and 28th as a character performer, performing as Moana (aka “the Wayfinder”).

July 26

Reston & District Museum is pleased to welcome Kyla Cristobal, Jessica Kristof, Kirsten Isaac, Kelsey Vandenberghe and Dana Ross as the summer caretakers. The Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m… Tanya Martin and Friends provided the entertainment on July 17th’s Music in the Park…  Have you been out to the orchard south of Reston, off of Lucy Avenue? The Saskatoons are finished for the season, but the Evan Cherries and Nanking Cherries were ripe for the picking this week. This orchard was planted and designed by West Souris Conservation District and the bounty is free for the taking, you just need to bring a pail. A complete list is as follows: Villosa Lilac, Chokecherry, Carmine Jewel/Evans Cherry, Red/Black Currents, Sea Buck Thorn, Buffalo Berry, Sea Buck Thorn, Pin Cherry, Mongolian Cherry, Goodland Apples, Parkland Apple, Good Mac Apple, Rasberry, Norkent Dwarf Apple, Collett Dwarf Apple, Red Sparkle Dwarf Apple, Pembina Plum, Brook Red Plum, Brook Golf Plum, Highbush Cranberry, Saskatoons, Cherry Plums, Buffalo Current, Gooseberry, Kerr Applecrab, Shafter Applecrab, Rescue Applecrab. This is truly a hidden gem…. On Tuesday, July 16, Jason Lewis from Tundra Oil & Gas paid a visit to the new artificial lake in Reston and presented a cheque for $10,000 to the RM of Pipestone Recreational Development Committee.

August

August 2

Young entrepreneurs, Macalla Chalmers and Rossi Watt sold Iced Tea in front of Reston Fine Foods on Tuesday, July 16th with the proceeds being forwarded to the Children’s Hospital…My name is Julianne Ludlam. I am 14 years old and just finished grade 8. I live on a small acreage north of Reston, Mb. The only cattle we have at our house are my 4-H calves as I bought them with my own money and continue only to use my own. I'm the daughter of Glen and Marianne Ludlam and a sister to Will Ludlam. I have raised a Black Angus steer named Hercules and a Simmental/Black Angus heifer named Roo.

August 9

The Riding Mountain constituency will now include the southern portions of the Ellice-Archie and Prairie View municipalities, along with the municipalities of Hamiota, Pipestone and Wallace-Woodworth, as well as the Town of Virden, Birdtail Sioux First Nation, Canupawakpa First Nation and the Sioux Valley First Nation. These areas were formerly part of the Arthur-Virden constituency…New to the man made lake at Reston is a beautiful wheelchair/walker access surface. This is such an asset to the already popular summer destination…Reston Early Learning Centre hosted a pancake breakfast on Saturday, July 27 in conjunction with the Reston Fair…Arts Mosaics had a Dress Up Closet set up at the Reston Fair with all sorts of fun outfits to put together…PAREC posing with “Buckles” the water safety mascot.

August 16

Schools in Fort La Bosse School Division will be open Wednesday, September 4, 2019…Golden Estates is quickly nearing its completion and will soon be ready to move in!  After more than two years of planning, the Golden Estates Board, the RM of Pipestone, project manager Jacques Rollier and consultants Dale Walls and Associates are excited to see the blueprints come to life.  Hometown Lumber, HTL, has been doing an excellent job of building, supplying materials and coordinating all of the trades working hard on this since its start last November…The first ever Ranch Rodeo was held on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 in conjunction with Reston Fair.The main goal of a ranch rodeo is to preserve the traditions of the ranching lifestyle…It was a cool and rainy day to start swimming lessons at Reston Lake provided by Pipestone – Albert Recreation Commission, but none-the-less, it was a great opportunity for the community of Reston and surrounding areas to take part in this program. Lessons are offered for the week of August 12 – 16th and August 19 – 23rd.

August 23

Reston School Teaching Staff: Lisa Puhach - K/1, Jenna Henuset – 2, Sadie Riendeau – 3, Lesia Milliken – 4, Jordan Greig - 4 & K-6 PE; Cassandra Jago - 5 & K-6 Music, Kari Schiltroth - 5 & Music, Stephen Vandenberghe – 6, Jelena Nazar – ELA, Elana Wray - Social Studies/ELA, Rochelle Stephenson – Math, Tracy Thompson – Science, Kurtis Callander - PE/Woods/Business, Jennifer Wahoski – Resource, Dan Kristof – Principal , Secretary - Amanda Mullens-Jeanes;  Custodial Staff: Brad Rozak, Lynne Lyons, Holly Gray. Librarian: Kim Mackenzie; Educational Assistants: Betty Gray, Kylee Nykoliation, Jade Tyhy…Hanna and Elana Wray and JaiLin McKelvey - 30 girls + 5 leaders = 11 days of memories.   At 12:30 am on July 31st we boarded a bus in Brandon to head for the Winnipeg airport to start our journey to Nova Scotia. We stayed in the dorms at Dalhousie University in Halifax.  During our days in the city we walked everywhere we went…The Reston Recorder chose Brian and Sharon Zarn as August’s Senior Spotlight, as they are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary…On Thursday August 15 Larry Macquire along side Riding Mountains Greg Nesbitt hosted a free community BBQ at Reston’s new lake.

August 30

Golden Estates is now accepting applications from individuals outside the RM of Pipestone. Currently there are couple and single suites available.  Please stop by the RM of Pipestone office for an application package…Reston and District Library hosted their TD Summer Reading Club Wind-up on Wednesday, August 21 with 20 kids participating and 4 adults/ Parent/Day Camp and Day Care…The Reston Memorial Theatre is pleased to announce that renovations of the new bathrooms are complete.

Contracts with Infinnity Plumbing and Heating Ltd. - Finn Druwe; Tyro Construction - Tyson Roblin; Moore's Electric - Howard and David Moore and J.P. Williamson Drywalling and Painting were assigned at the beginning of July with shows being cancelled for the summer months. 

September

September 6

Friday, August 30 was a huge success for the Ronald McDonald House Charity Barrel Race in Brandon with $20,315.75 collected by 122 riders. Congratulations to Autumn Kirkpatrick, daughter of Sean and Terrina, and her house Revy, of Sinclair who raised over $1000…Canada Post has introduced a new and very convenient system to the Reston Post Office. As of August 26, along with your postal boxes you will find parcel collection boxes.

September 13

Main Street in Reston was cordoned off for the 1st Annual Harvest Haze on Saturday, September 7 hosted by the RM of Pipestone and Pipestone Albert Recreation Commission from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m…Reston School is pleased to welcome 8 new staff members, for the 2019-2020 school year. Barb Schiltroth (EA) of Reston, Kylee Nykoliation (EA) of Virden. Stephen Vandenberghe (Grade 6) of Reston, Jelena Nazar (8 to 12 ELA, 8/7 Art and Comp, Food and Nutrition) of Melita, Jenna Henuset (Grade 2) of Reston, Jade Tyhy (EA) of Elkhorn, Jessica Sparks (EA) of Virden, CC Jago (Grade 5 Math and Science, K-4 Music) of Reston…  The Virden Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary during Legion Week, which runs from September 8th to September 14th. 

September 20

A $4,000 grant was presented to the RM of Pipestone Emergency Plan Group from Enbridge Gas for the Municipal Communication Software - CONNECT…Reston’s beautiful Golden Estates is in the final stages of construction. A viewing room is available, contact Krystle at 204-877-3327. Suites are still available…A delicious Harvest Supper, complete with chicken wings, corn on the cob, fresh veggies and pumpkin and cherry pie, was held at the Willow View PCH in Reston…Arts Mosaic is launching a MB Mural Mosaic project to celebrate the history and artistic impact that rural communities have had on forming Manitoba into this great province we call home. The communities of Virden, Reston, Oak Lake and Elkhorn have all made space available for this project…Good luck to Reston School Grade 12 students, Hunter Hiebert and Josh Walker as they started the season off this week with the Souris Sabres.

September 27

A big thank-you to everyone who supported our Scholastic Book Fair at Reston School this year on Thursday, September 19...The 2019 Broomhill Field Trials were held September 1 – 4th in Broomhill.  Currently, there are only two licenced dog-training operations in Manitoba and they are both run in Broomhill. Colvin and Mazie Davis of Alabama run their kennel south of Broomhill while Robin Gates and his son Hunter of Georgia operate just west of Broomhill on Highway #345…The Reston Recorder chose Shirley Abbey as September’s Senior Spotlight. Shirley is an extremely active senior at the age of 88, born May 12, 1931…A gravity sewer system is under construction for the community of Sinclair...Sunrise Credit Union – Reston Branch hosted a Back to School Barbecue on Wednesday, September 18 with proceeds going to the Reston School Breakfast Program. Congratulations to Camryn Raimbault who won the student draw of a $100 GIC and Dean Brooker who won a barbecue prize package.

October

October 4

The Pipestone Albert Fire Department was called out on Thursday, September 26 to a structure fire at Canupawakpa Dakota Nation. Once they arrived, they found the Community Centre completely engulfed in flames. “There was renovations being done on the building and the cause of the fire was determined accidental,” said Aaron Smith, Pipestone Albert Fire Department, Deputy…Reston School held a Terry Fox Run on a beautiful Wednesday, September 25, raising $2,579.50 for the Cancer Society’s Marathon of Hope.

October 11

 In partnership with the Health Arts Society, the Manitoba Arts Network‘s Concerts in Care program (CiC) brings professional musicians to personal care homes, assisted living facilities and retirement homes. On Thursday, September 26, Reston Health Centre and Willow View PCH were pleased to have Butch Fleury share his musical talent in conjunction with Concerts in Care…A nice crowd attended the 68th Annual Fun Fair in the Reston Rec Plex on Friday, September 27th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. There were some new games for the kids as well as old favourites like the Cake Walk and Fish Pond. Profit: $4,639.01…The Junior Varsity girls volleyball home opener was on Monday, October 7th against two tough opponents, Souris Sabres and Virden Golden Bears.Mrs. Jago, Marianne Quitiong, Ava Flannery, Kelsey Vandenberghe, Julianne Ludlam, Kyla Cristobal, Shenesa, Luisa Mendoza, Rylee MacKenzie, Kirsten Isaac, Brook-lynn Rowand, Mackenzie Walker, Tessa Granger…Seniors Helping Hands is proud to announce that Keri Vinck received her 20 years of service Award at the ASSC annual conference held in Winnipeg September 18 - 20. Congratulations...Sunrise Credit Union – Reston Branch BBQ held on September 18 raised $1,241.99 for the Reston School Breakfast Program. A group of Reston School Staff and volunteers provide the students a free breakfast every Friday morning.

October 18

Random Acts of Kindness awards will be presented to student and staff throughout this new school year. Receiving awards were: Billy Skelton, Gabe Underwood, Cayson Mullens, Apollo Zarn, Quinnlynn Walker, Presley Cook and Gilbert Brown… The Junior Boys hosted the rest of the Fort la Bosse teams on Wednesday, October 9. Students from Grades 6 - 8 make up this team. The future looks bright for volleyball at Reston School. Mr. Vandenberghe, Logan Flannery, Luke MacKenzie, Logan Taylor, Jamie Williamson, Narin Cooper, Ty Vandenberghe, Mason Cooper, Tye Hamel, Will Ludlam, Chase Flannery…The Reston Recorder chose Peter and Helen McConnell as October’s Senior Spotlight. Helen born March 4th, 1950 and Peter on November 26th, 1947 in southwest Scotland. They met at a local dance hall and got married March 10th, 1972.

October 26

The 43rd Canadian federal election took place on Monday, October 21, 2019 with voters from coast-to-coast heading to the polls to choose their representation and the country’s government for the next four years. Brandon-Souris: Larry Maguire CON - 25,509, Ashley Duguay NDP - 5,667, Terry Hayward LIB - 4,908, Bill Tiessen GRN - 2,914, Robin Lussier PPC – 664, Rebecca Hein CHP  - 272, Vanessa Hamilton, IND – 209, Robert Eastcott IND – 103…Christmas in the Country trade show will be held on Sunday, October 27 in the Reston Rec Plex from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. “This will be my last year running this event,” said organizer Krystle Menzies. “When this show started in 2011, I had a home business and now I haven’t had one since about 2016. Special thanks to Terri Williamson for helping me create this wonderful event with me that brings over 325 visitors yearly.”…It was standing room only as the Pipestone Fall Supper Committee served approximately 445 people on Sunday, October 20 in the Pipestone Community Hall. This number is up slightly from last year, but there was more than enough food to go around…The Oak Lake-Sifton Fire Department was called to a structure fire on Monday, October 21 at Oak Lake Beach across from the marina. The fire department went through the house last night before 8:00 p.m. to ensure all flames were out. They received a call after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22 that building had reignited in the roof and could not be saved. The fire is not suspicious in nature. No one was in the house.

November

November 1

On Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 a large group of volunteers met at the Golden Estates in Reston to lay down sod.  Special thanks to Ross Tycoles, Archie McPherson, Vern Forbes, Sherry Kendrick, Justin Taylor, Mason Smith, Jonathan Coulter, Nathan Halls, and Kenneth Hayward for all their hard work! There are two suites left to rent! Suite #2 rents for $1,700.00 as a single or $2,100.00 as a double and Suite #7 rent is $2,175.00 for double occupancy. Please contact Krystle at 204-877-3494 for a viewing…PAREC Flip & Twist Gymnastic Club hosted a Halloween Family Dance on Friday, October 25 at the R.E.S. Centre…The 9th annual Christmas in the Country was very successful with 50 vendors and approximately 300 people walking through the doors on Sunday, October 27 at the Reston Rec Plex. “I’m very happy to announce that the Reston Nursery School and the RM of Pipestone Dance Club will be taking over the Tradeshow! Thank you to these groups and I wish them all the best,” stated trade show organizer, Krystle Menzies. “Krystle Menzies has done an exceptional job at running this show for the past 9 years and has been responsible for donating almost $20,000 back to the community of Reston. She deserves a lot of credit for her hard work,” stated Terri Williamson, co-founder of Christmas in the Country. “It’s a wonderful addition to our community…Sunrise Credit Union – Reston Branch hosted a Wealth Management Seminar on Thursday, October 24 in the R.E.S. Centre at 7:00 p.m. with Karen Beauchamp, Lawyer for Meighen Haddad LLP who specializes in Real Estate, Wills, Estates, Incorporation and Powers of Attorney and Asad Zaidi, CIFC – Director, Business Development Wealth Specialist who spoke on Segregated Fund.

November 8

The Souris Sabres had an amazing and memorable season. Finishing 2nd in the league with a regular season record of 5 wins and 2 loses. Making it to playoffs playing for the Doug Steeves Cup. They took down the highly skilled Interlake Thunder with a score of 35-34. On November 2nd they made the long trip up to Swan River for the finals. Swan was rolling and the Sabres couldn’t match their intensity, losing 59-13. Although it wasn’t the ending they were hoping for, the Sabres were proud of what they had accomplished and how far the young team had come. From being last in the league the previous season to playing in the finals a year later. The season was definitely one to remember. Congratulations to Hunter Hiebert and Josh Walker on a very successful Grade 12 football year…Congratulations to Colby Paul, the winner of a movie night, compliments of Sunrise Credit Union – Reston Branch.

November 15

On October 18, a news release was issued by the United States Customs and Border Protection agency, announcing that the agency (CBP) would be holding a series of town hall meetings to discuss the possibility of adjusting the operational hours at the port of entry (POE) at Antler, Carbury and Maida, North Dakota…On November 6, Enbridge generously presented the Reston Memorial Theatre with $5,000 towards the recent renovations of the downstairs washrooms, lobby/confection area and the installation of a new wheelchair accessible washroom upstairs…Reston School hosted a Remembrance Day Service on Friday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m.

Participants of this year’s service: Travis Wong, Josh Walker, Ian Mendoza, Hunter Hiebert, Kristen Halls, Justin Taylor, Haleigh Vandenberghe, Jordan Bertholet, Camryn Raimbault, Faith Simpson, Marianne Quitiong, Billy Patmore, Erik Forsyth of the Grade 12 class. Special thanks was given to Pathfinders: Hanna Wray and Jai-Lin McKelvey along with Chief Ceilidh Brockman. Special Guests were Bombardier Tanis Leitchman and Warrant Officer David Chelkowsiki of Regina.

November 23

On Wednesday, November 13 Tundra Oil & Gas, through the Richardson Foundation, generously presented Wambdi Iyotaka School at Canupawakpa Dakota Nation with $10,000 towards playground equipment and the construction of a bike trail…The Reston Recorder chose Nancy Schiltroth of Reston as their last Senior Spotlight of the year. Nancy is an extremely active senior, at the age of 67. She was born to Robson (Rob) and Doris (Dodie) Pattison of Donavon, Saskatchewan.  My passions have always been my family, my friends, and my community. We live in such a blessed part of Manitoba and I am proud to have my three sons and their families, my nephews and my sister-in-law all here and working hard to make our little corner of the world a great place to call home…On Wednesday, November 13 Tundra Oil & Gas, through the Richardson Foundation, generously presented the Reston Memorial Theatre with $10,000 towards the recent renovations of the downstairs washrooms, lobby/confection area and the installation of a new wheelchair accessible washroom upstairs.

November 29

In January 2020, the Turtle Mountain Conservation District and the West Souris River Conservation District will merge and become the Souris River Watershed District. As such, both districts will continue collectively as the Souris River Watershed District. The two districts are realigning to reflect watershed boundaries and the new name change.Dale Timmerman Watershed Planner Dept of Ag and Resource Development, Henry Murkin Member at Large, Rick Schoonbaert Board Chair, Gary Nestibo Board Chair, Lloyd Atchison Chairman of SRWD, Donald Brown Vice Chair, Keith Vanbeselaere Board Chair, Doug Burnett Vice Chair, Sandra Hainsworth Administrator Deloraine Office. Dean Brooker Manager Reston Office, Jaimie Campion Administration Assistant Reston Office, Ina Cook Administrator Reston Office, Yasemine Keeler Manager Deloraine Office.

December

December 6

A Celebration of Lights memorial service was held at the Willow View PCH on Monday, December 2, led by Marianne Olfrey and the United Church Choir.

Those We Remember: George Jago (October 11, 1932 – December 7, 2018), Clara Jean Nash (March 8, 1933 – March 30, 2019), Margaret Caldwell (May 3, 1927 – April 20, 2019), Andre Mispelon (July 11, 1930 – June 14, 2019), Gwen Jones (August 4, 1934 – September 7, 2019), Melba Judd (March 1, 1932 – September 10, 2019), Shirley Paton (September 11, 1935 – September 17, 2019), Karen Jordan (September 29, 1941 – September 26, 2019), Jerry Yuhaha (January 27, 1931 – October 12, 2019), Joyce Hawkins (June 20, 1928 – November 2, 2019),  Geraldine Fowler (October 2, 1940 – November 18, 2019), Donna Richardson (August 8, 1941 – November 18, 2019)…Many children met with Santa and gave their Christmas wishes after the Free Show on Sunday, December 1 in the Reston Memorial Theatre. The Reston Merchants once again sponsored the movie, Secret Life of Pets 2.

December 13

 The Reston and Area Foundation Ltd. would like to update our communities with the results of the Endow Manitoba 24-Hour Giving Challenge they participated in this year for the first time on November 16.
Eighteen gifts were received and totalled $1,790.00.  The Winnipeg Foundation and Manitoba Government stretch matched $1 each for every $5 donated and this brought the final total to  $2,506.00 for the 24 hours…Archie McPherson, Reeve of the RM of Pipestone, welcomed everyone to the Grand Opening of Golden Estates on Friday, December 6.  “I’m so pleased to see so many people in attendance today,” said McPherson.

 Council had a vision to bring a new type of housing to the Municipality that would allow our seniors to remain in the community as they age.  For health reasons, our seniors were relocating to larger places, like Brandon, because although they didn’t need a personal care home, but they did want a few amenities, like daily meals and housekeeping. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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