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135 Years

Volume 136 Issue 41 Friday, December 21, 2018 90 cents plus tax

INSIDE Christmas Elves Spreading Cheer

V olunteers
mas Cheer Board were
at the

busy packing upboxes on
Monday, December 17th
to prepare for the pick up
and delivery of this year’s
Christmas hampers.
Christmas The ladies were very
busy over the last few

Memories weeks with getting every-
thing organized, collect-

With Grace ing donations and packing
boxes. The hours put in by

these lovely volunteers is a
true gift in itself.
Kudos to the Minnedo-
sa Christmas Cheer Board
for another successful year
and helping to brighten
the holidays for those less
fortunate in our commu-

(L-R): Carole Dalrymple,
Colleen Nelson and Janis
Wahoski. Missing: Chris
Fisher and Ruth Hutton.
Rotary Photo by Karen Mitchell

Could 2019 be the Year for MREC?

O n Wednesday, De-
cember 12th the
in regards to the project in
2019. The MREC commit-
tee is mandated to meet
numerous times a year as
a not-for-profit group and
project’s other co-chair is
Scott Burgess.
In January 2018, the
committee put forward
an Expression of Interest
ready as ready could be as
far as what they were look-
ing for,” explained Jon
The committee met
with Minister of Municipal
cations to be put forward.
The portal was expected
to open this past fall. How-
ever, to date it has not and
is now anticipated to open

Christmas in planning committee for
Minnedosa Regional
they always have a year-
end meeting to wrap up
to the Provincial Govern-
ment showing how far
Relations, The Honourable
Jeff Wharton, in March and
sometime in January 2019.
If funding is put through

Events Centre (MREC) the current details. along the project had come at that time, they were in- for MREC then the Federal
met to wrap up the last 12 “MREC is still moving at the local level, in hopes formed that there would be Government would match

months and discuss where forward and with the hope of obtaining some govern- money available for recre- the provinces funding in a
Lake they are currently at with
the new arena project and
of starting the complex as
soon as possible,” said Jon
ment funding. At that time,
MREC received a fairly
ational infrastructure, and
that there would be a por-
bi-lateral agreement.
Continued on
what will hopefully come Lewis, MREC co-chair. The high ranking. “We were as tal opening up for appli- Page 2

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