Minnedosa Beachcomber

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A Visitor’s Guide to Minnedosa, MB A Minnedosa Tribune Publication

Vol. 15 2011

Mayor: His Worship Ray Orr Councillors: Len Luker, Rick Saler, Frank Taylor, Diane Hartley, Pat Skatch, Harvey Wedgewood

We welcome you to Minnedosa and hope that you will enjoy your visit to our beautiful valley. The valley, the surrounding hills, the Little Saskatchewan River and Lake Minnedosa combine to make this area an oasis on the Canadian prairies with a proud, rich heritage. Enjoy our community and the friendly folks that have made Minnedosa a choice community to visit or reside. “Committed to Pursue an Excellent Community; the Foundation of Health”
P Box 426 Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0 .O. Phone: (204) 867-2727 Fax: (204) 867-2686 minnedosa@mymts.net www.discoverminnedosa.com

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e hope your visit to Minnedosa is enjoyable and that during your time in our community you will not require our emergency services. However, if you do need emergency assistance, our community is prepared with a high level of quality services. Minnedosa is served by a dedicated team of well-trained emergency responders, whether its firefighters, paramedics or police. The Minnedosa Fire Department, located at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue N.W., includes two fire trucks, a pick-up truck with small pumper unit and a top-of-theline rescue unit, all equipped with the latest rescue tools and equipment. If you happen to become ill while visiting Minnedosa, our community offers a medical clinic, located at 129 2nd Avenue S.W. (west of the clock tower) with five physicians on staff. Walk-ins are available each morning beginning at 10 a.m. Afternoon visits are by appointment. In the event of a medical emergency, our area is served by a dedicated EMS team of paramedics’ with fully equipped ambulances. The Minnedosa District Health Centre is located on 1st Avenue, S.W., the south hill, features a 24-hour, seven day a week Emergency Room. Our twenty-year-old health care facility features 27 acute care rooms and offers public health, lab and x-ray services. Located just north of the hospital is the local detachment office of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which serve our community as part of the Spruce Plains Area RCMP. Whether you require the assistance of our fire department, Emergency Medical Services or Police, dial 911 for help.

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Open 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week Parking available at front & back entrances to store

The Minnedosa Beachcomber is the Offi ial Visitors Guide to c Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada. Since 1996, The Beachcomber has been published annually by The Minnedosa Tribune Ltd. The publication is distributed free of charge throughout the year to several locations in Minnedosa and throughout Manitoba and Canada. Editor: Darryl Holyk Graphic Design: Heather Hopkins All contents are copyright 2011.

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Rodeo

n recent years, Minnedosa has seen the return of a local rodeo. After many years absence, the Minnedosa Rodeo was resurrected in 2004 by a group of community residents who felt there was a rodeo gap which needed filling. Boy were they right! Th e rodeo has continued to grow in popularity and in 2009, the Minnedosa Rodeo was named Rodeo of the Year by the Heartland Rodeo Association. Th Minnedosa Rodeo is held during the August e long weekend and features a number of familiar rodeo events such as bareback, bull riding, calf roping, saddle bronc, barrel racing, team roping, and goat tying! For the children there is the always popular Muttin’ Bustin’ and other children’s activities and attractions including

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live music and a Rodeo Dance. Th local rodeo e committee has also hosted a number of Manitoba High School Rodeo events during its Heartland Rodeo weekend. Many of the rodeo competitors making an appearance at the Minnedosa Rodeo are from the local area, including a few hometown rodeo stars. Polish up your boots, put on a pair of jeans, grab your hat and head on down to the Minnedosa Rodeo for an unforgettable down home country experience.

Fun Fest

ince 1963, Minnedosa has hosted an unforgettable summer celebration! Over the years there have been a number of name changes for this festival but no matter what you call the current Fun Fest, there is something special for the whole family. Th festivities kick off with Kiddies Day targeted toward e the children. There are numerous games and activities planned as well as a Kiddies Parade. During the parade, many children like to dress up in costumes and decorate their bicycles or wagons to show offto the parade spectators. Th big Fun Fest Parade is held Saturday morning and e features floats, marching bands, animals, vintage cars and tractors, and pretty much everything else a parade should have. Other popular Fun Fest attractions include pancake

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breakfasts, lunches, suppers, raffl social gatherings, dances, bingo, es, a soap box derby. A downtown Farmer’s Market and Music Jam were introduced last year and proved to be a success which will continue in 2011. Fun Fest wraps up on Sunday with Heritage Day, a celebration of the past, which is hosted at the local Museum and Heritage Village. If you happen to be in the area during the second weekend in July, be sure to take in some Fun Fest activities. It’s a summer celebration with something for the whole family to enjoy.

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Mother Nature’s Gas Station

Frontier Trading Company
Phone: 867-5551 h 867 5551 151 9th Ave S.W

A year long garage sale or a non-profit recycle depot... whatever way you look at it, we are it!
A rotating stock of gently used misc. items, furniture and clothing at

YARD SALE PRICES!!!
Large selection of Antique items.

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OPEN 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. MONDAY THRU SATURDAY
Free pick-up with any donation Inquires call Charlene Burton, Store Manager 867-5551

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Featuring unique gift ideas! Baby Gifts Wedding & Anniversary Giftware Make sure to come back often!

Enjoy a relaxing experience in the beautiful 1901 Queen Anne Revival Home 5 guest rooms, full hot breakfast
149-2nd Ave, S.W. Minnedosa, Manitoba 204-867-2830 www.tilsonplace.com info@tilsonplace.com

We also have... Fireworks Sunglasses Party Supplies Seasonal Items Toys
112 Main St. 867-1911

Plumbing and Heating Gas Fitting

Gord Kelly
Phone: 867-2084 Cell: 867-0346

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Personal Tax Returns Farm Returns Business Returns Cash Back

OPEN all year round

Phone: 867-5124

70 Main St. S. Minnedosa, MB

Farm Fresh Food Four Days a Week
Find the new Littlepath Market At North Main Street and 6th Ave. (Next to Dari-Isle) Wednesday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. June - October
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Same great Market new Atmosphere! Find the new Minnedosa Farmers Market At North Main Street and 6th Ave (Next to Dari-Isle) Every Friday 4p.m. - 6 p.m. Opening Day June 24, 2011 Running Until September 23, 2011

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• Fresh Fruits and Veggies Certified Organic and Fresh Milled Whole Grain and Flours • Naturally Raised Meats: Pastured Poultry, Turkey and Pork From the Farm • Fresh Daily Baked Bread From THE LOVING OVEN ORGANIC KITCHEN A Variety of Healthy Breads, Cakes and Cookies •
Contact: Wes Huyghe at littlepath@hotmail.com www.littlepath.ca Find the Farm on Facebook

Come for the food stay for the fun Something for everyone!

Fresh Produce, Prarie Fruits and Herbs Homemade Baked Goods and Preserves Plants, Flowers, Arts and Crafts

New Vendors are Encouraged and Welcome
Contact the Market Direct at Minnedosafarmersmarket@gmail.com Proud members of the Farmers Market Association of Manitoba

Heritage Village

tep back in time at the Heritage Village. If you are interested in seeing how people lived and how things were done back in the “good old days” be sure to take a tour of the Minnedosa Museum and Heritage Village. Open during the months of July and August, as well as other times of the year by appointment, the Heritage Village features ten beautifully restored buildings, each full of artifacts from days gone by. During your tour of the village you will visit a blacksmith shop, one-room school house, country church, trapper’s cabin, period home, log barn and more. The most unique building on the village grounds is the two-storey octagon display building, which was moved onsite from the Minnedosa Fairgrounds and restored back to its former glory. It is one of only three such buildings still standing in the province and is the only one which features its original

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upper cupola. Other village attractions include a working windmill, wooden waterwheel and trout pond. On July 10th the Heritage Village will come alive with a pioneer church service, tours of the buildings, BBQ, music and dancing during the museum’s annual Heritage Day celebration. Saturday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. be sure to visit the Heritage Village Farmer’s Market. Th weekly ese markets begin July 2nd and will wrap up on August 22nd. To get to the Museum and Heritage Village turn east offMain Street at 3rd Avenue N.E. and travel four blocks. A welcome sign and stone gate will welcome you.

Winter Fun

innedosa is a fabulous tourist destination during the hot summer months, but there is also a lot of activity and special attractions for all ages during the chilly winter months. Skiing is a huge attraction and Minnedosa is fortunate to be home to a local downhill skiing venue, Ski Valley. Located 7 km northwest of the Town of Minnedosa, Ski Valley offers nine runs for various levels of expertise, from beginners to advanced. Snowmobiling is also a huge part of winter recreation in the area. Minnedosa is home to the Valley Snow Hawks Snowmobile Club, which promotes snowmobile fun, safety and tourism. Throughout the winter season, the club hosts a number of snowmobile related events and gives back to the community by way of financial contributions. Minnedosa is connected to a groomed trail route in the area and there is a designated snowmobile route within Town limits for snowmobile enthusiasts to use to get in and out of the community and fi ll up with gas without great disturbance to

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residents. For the past few winters, Healthy Active Minnedosa has established an outdoor skating oval in the community. Th attraction is available for use by residents at no charge and has is become another popular winter attraction for Minnedosa. Th frozen surface of Minnedosa Lake is the perfect foundation e of ice fishing huts and each winter, a small community of “shacks” develops on the lake. Minnedosa, like most Canadian communities is no stranger to hockey or curling activity. Th roughout the winter, the local Arena and Curling Club are both hopping with activity as our local hockey players and curlers compete in various games, tournaments and bonspiels. If you happen to be visiting Minnedosa during the winter months, do not despair. Our community is a year-round destination.

Schimmel’s Olde Style Bakery
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Uncle Tom’s
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RaechellCare ‘s Hair & Nail
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Across from the High School

Welcome to Minnedosa!
Fresh Baking Daily Breads Buns Donuts Pastries Hot & Cold Drinks 867-2261

Best Burgers & Ice Cream Around
Summer Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Daily North end of Main St.

Specializing in a full family menu. Burgers Hot Dogs Fries Sandwiches Appetizers Homemade Soups

Restaurant

Mens’, Womens’ & Kids’ Cuts Colours & Highlights Perms Waxing Pedicures & Manicures LCN Nails

Summer Hours
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials

Dari Isle Drive-In 867-3601

We’ll let Your Taste Buds do the Talking!! More than just Burgers!! Located on Highway #16 Dine In or Take Out 867-2109

$10.00 off all Colours, Perms and New Set of Nails

Call for Appointment

4NF
Saturday June 11th, 2011
$20.00 registration fee includes event T-shirt / Register @ www.mbnf.ca Charlie Menard 867-7226 Tracy Gregorash 867-3219

Minnedosa Beach Pavilion 5 Km & 10 Km Runs Start @ 10:00 am

Minnedosa Ethanol Plant
Husky Oil Marketing Company

Minnedosa Auto Wreckers

Towing

Automobile Parts & Service

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Pat & Diane Ritchie Phone: 204-867-3877

Introducing the Minnedosa Regional Events Centre

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n February 2009, a planning and development committee was established for an exciting new project for Minnedosa – a brand new arena. Known as the Minnedosa Regional Events Centre, the new arena will be located on the current fairgrounds in the northwest corner of town. In addition to a new two-rink arena, the grounds will include a number of baseball diamonds, rugby and soccer pitches. The planning committee is also hoping to attract a hotellier to build a brand new hotel on the Events Centre grounds. Fundraising for this exciting project is underway. A rough timeline has been set out and if all goes as planned, construction on Minnedosa’s new arena could begin in the spring of 2013 with the facility being ready for use in 2014.

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Flowers and Giftware for all Occasions
Jewelry All Natural Products Home Decor Purses Morden’s Chocolate Wedding Flowers Fresh Flower Arrangements And so much more!!!
110 Main St. S, Minnedosa, MB, R0J 1E0 Phone & Fax: 1-204-867-1915 Toll Free 1-800-895-2320 flowersonmain@mts.net www.minnedosaflowersonmain.com

Let us help you find the perfect gift

Minnedosa MLA
Leanne Rowat Constituency Office - 867-2297

We invite you to visit our diverse shops and services, enjoy our countless recreation opportunities, dine in our many restaurants and rest in our comfortable accommodations.

Agricultural; Automotive; Manufacturing
ATPR Farm Blaauuwyhel Family.............................727-4641 AllAboutLeather........................................868-5808 Basswood Autobody & Glass .................... 874-2270 Bethany Motors Repair & Towing ............ 865-2349 Four Seasons Repair .................................. 867-2737 Haven Trading Canada Inc......................... 826-2120 Husky Oil ...................................................867-8100 Integra Tire Auto Centre ............................867-3145 J.P.B. Repair ...............................................867-2489 M & M Autobody....................................... 867-2083 Minion Industries .......................................867-2308 Minnagro ....................................................867-6010 MinnedosaAgriculturalSociety..................867-7503 Minnedosa Auto Wreckers .........................867-3877 Minnedosa Service Centre ....................... 867-2882 Park Line Automotive Inc. ......................... 867-2694 Prairie Geomatics .......................................867-5725 Redfern Farm Services ............................... 867-2679 Riverdale Fabrication Service .................... 867-5237 Straight and Easy GPS Steering Marty McNabb........................................867-0043 Wilson’s Wheels Auto Sales ......................867-2699 Windmill Farms..........................................867-2919

Retail
A & B Dalrymple’s Country Farm Greenhouse .................... 867-3317 Blazer’s .....................................................867-5254 Burgess Quality Foods .............................. 867-2821 Darwin Mathews TV Sales & Service ...... 867-3164 Dungeon Shirts.......................................... 867-2830 FashionHouse...........................................867-3674 Flowers on Main ....................................... 867-1915 Frontier Trading ........................................867-5551 Heritage Co-op ..........................................867-2295 Home Hardware ........................................867-2802 LittlepathFarm.........................................868-5224 Minnedosa Dollar Store ............................ 867-1911 Minnedosa Pharmacy ................................867-2071 Schimmel’s Olde Style Bakery ................. 867-2661 The Bargain! Shop .................................... 867-2522 The Blue Garden ....................................... 867-3365 Valley Cache 168 ...................................... 867-1988

Lodging & Restaurants
Chipperfield Coffee Company .................. 867-5751 Cookins Catering ......................................867-4559 Cornerstone Grill ......................................867-2505 Dari Isle Drive In ...................................... 867-3601 Fairmount Bed & Breakfast ...................... 874-2165 Gateway Motel ..........................................867-2729 Heather’s Catering ....................................867-3162 Laws Way Bed & Breakfast ...................... 867-2126 Maushies ..................................................867-5258 Minnedosa Main Street Cafe .................... 867-2706 Tilson Place ...............................................867-2830 Uncle Tom’s Restaurant ............................867-2109 Valley Motor Lodge .................................. 867-5858

Accounting; Financial; Insurance; Investment
Amy Financial Planning ............................ 867-0421 BDO Dunwoody LLP ................................ 867-2957 Investors Group Financial Services Inc. .... 867-5750 John’s Tax Service & Accounting ..............867-5550 Meyers Norris Penny LLP ......................... 867-2048 Minnedosa Credit Union ............................ 867-6350 Minnedosa Insurance .................................867-3946 Pennybags Investments Inc........................ 868-5072 RBC Royal Bank..............................1-800-769-2511 Sharon’s Town & Country Insurance ......... 867-3607

Professional; Legal; Medical
Alexander Jackson Law Office ..................867-3981 Burgess Law Offi ....................................867-2935 ce Elissa Crompton, Registered Massage Therapist.................727-0472 Dr. Greg Perkins Optometrist .................... 867-2455 Minnedosa Chiropractic & Wellness Centre ......................................867-5290 Minnedosa Vet Clinic .................................867-3917 Sims & Company ....................................... 867-2717

Support Those Who Support Your Community

The goal of the Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice of the business community and enhance trade and commerce in the Minnedosa area.

Recreation & Entertainment
Dancingfish Yoga.......................................867-2830 Deb Pritchard Golf Services ......................867-3151 Minnedosa B owl ........................................867-2827 Minnedosa Community Conference Centre 867-2272 Minnedosa Golf & Country Club ..............867-3151 Minnedosa Fitness Centre ..........................867-5172 Minnedosa 50+ Activity Centre .................867-1956 Minnedosa Rec Commission .....................867-2272 Rockin’ the Fields ......................................867-3848 Ski Valley ...................................................867-3509 Superstar Media Services ...........................867-2034 Up & Away Balloons .................................867-3599

Services
880 CKLQ/ 94.7 Star FM ........................ 726-8888 Apex Facility Services ............................... 868-5370 CAFAC International Adoption Agency ... 867-5556 Connie’s Style on Mayne ......................... 867-3696 Crocus Upholstering ................................ 867-5014 Curves of Minnedosa ............................... 867-5985 DestinationsP lus...................................... 867-5777 enJoy Salon & Spa ................................... 867-2533 Hamel Computers .................................... 867-3347 KIMbroidery ............................................ 867-2378 Kim’s House/Business Cleaning Service .....867-3272 Lakeside Septic Service & Water Hauling867-2416 Leona’s Studio of Image .......................... 867-2287 Minnedosa Community Childcare Co-op 867-3313 Minnedosa Funeral Service...................... 867-3868 Minnedosa Regional Library ................... 867-2585 Minnedosa Taxi ........................................ 867-5629 Minnedosa Tribune .................................. 867-3816 Modern Looks Unisex Hair Design ......... 867-5694 Photoz By Dez ......................................... 867-3610 Prairie Rooster Ventures........................... 867-3149 Puddle Jumpers Daycare .......................... 867-3100 Service to Seniors .................................... 867-5190 ValleyR oyal Travel.................................. 867-2711 VM Transport ........................................... 867-5436 Westman Communications Group .....1-800-665-3337 Yellowhead Regional Employment.......... 867-2833 Xerox - Kelty Marketing .......................... 726-0242

Real Estate
HomeLife Home Professional Realty Rick Taylor............................................. 867-7551 Re/Max Prairie Mountain Gwen Usick, Realtor ............................. 867-4657 Royal LePage Martin-Liberty Realty Marie Robinson ..................................... 867-3274 Sutton/Harrison Realty Peter M. Harrison .................................. 867-5444 Sutton/Harrison Realty Louise McInnes, Realtor ....................... 867-4346

Builders & Tradesman
Birch Construction Ltd. .......... 867-7506, 867-0400 Burton Enterprises Ltd. ............................ 867-3950 Clint Moffat & Sons Ltd. ......................... 867-3356 Crossroads C onstruction .......................... 868-5638 GlenndosaG lass....................................... 867-3643 Gord Kelly Plumbing & Heating ............. 867-2084 Jim Henry Construction ........................... 868-5367 Parish Backhoe Services .......................... 874-2134 Prairie Concrete ....................................... 867-3853 Saler’s Backhoe & Trucking .................... 867-3454 T.H.E.M. Terry’s Home Enrichment Maintenance ................. 705-8436 Wahoski’s Plumbing & Heating............... 867-3121 Westhope Builders ................................... 868-5012

Government; Utilities; Education
Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives ...... 868-5152 Leanne Rowat MLA................................. 867-2297 Liquor Control Commission .................... 867-2838 Manitoba H ydro ....................................... 867-2288 Minnedosa Adult Learning Centre ........... 867-2519 Minnedosa & Area CDC .......................... 867-3885 Minnedosa Collegiate Institute ................ 867-2794 R.M. of Minto .......................................... 867-3865 R.M. of Odanah........................................ 867-3282 Tanner’s Crossing School ........................ 867-2591 Town of Minnedosa ................................. 867-2727

Box 857, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0 Phone: 867-2951 E-Mail: chamber@minnedosachamber.ca Visit us on the Web: www.discoverminnedosa.ca

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sister community partnership between Minnedosa and Ishii, Japan began in the mid 1990s. The purpose behind the twinning project was to promote friendship and to facilitate the mutual understanding of our respective cultures. The partnership has been recognized in our community with the establishment of a Japanese garden which is located behind the Minnedosa Regional Library. The garden serves as a place for all Minnedosans and visitors to enjoy as well as serving as a memorial for Yuko Miyaura, one of the young Ishii delegates, who visited Minnedosa before her untimely passing. Establishing an authentic Japanese garden in Canada took a great deal of research and planning due to drastic climate differences between the two countries. Several non-plant

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features can be found in the Minnedosa Japanese Garden to make it appear more authentic. These include a basin made of rock which is known as Chozubacki, a Shishi Odoshi, which is made of bamboo and a rain chain called Kusari doi. A static (non changing) Zen Garden has also been incorporated with the Minnedosa Japanese Garden. The Zen Garden is surrounded by a bamboo fence. When in Minnedosa, be sure to drop by the library and visit the Japanese Garden and take in the solitude and relaxing atmosphere it offers visitors. You’ll come away feeling refreshed and energized.

Fishing
5 km to Ski Valley Cabin Area

he lakes and rivers in and around Minnedosa are abundant with many types of fish and challenges for all skill levels of anglers. Some common species found in the area include Northern Pike (Jack), Walleye (Pickerel), Perch and Rock Bass. A great spot to introduce young anglers to the sport of fishing is at the trout pond located at the Heritage Village. This pond operates on a catch and release basis early in the season. Later in the season, anglers are welcome to keep what they catch. More information on these regulations is posted near the pond. Another great spot for trout fishing is at Anton’s Lake, which is located north of the rest stop at the intersection of highways 10 and 16 north west of Minnedosa. This

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lake is stocked with Minnedosa Regional Minnedosa Campground Library brown and rainbow trout. The limit& Archives Minnedosa Minnedosa Beach and all are welcome, Community they is two fish each as long as Conference Centre Minnedosa Golf & Curling hold a current Manitoba fishing license. Although no motor Minnedosa Arena Complex boats are Heritage on Anton’s Lake, electric motors are. Minnedosa allowedVillage Ski Valley Some Bison Park good fishing spots are just above the spillway Tanner’s Crossing Park along the shores of Minnedosa Lake Town below the dam and Office Minnedosa CPR Station and all along the shores of the Little Saskatchewan River Rockin’ the Fields RMs of Minto and Odanah Office Festival meanders through the community. During the winter which Site months, many locals enjoy ice fishing on Minnedosa Lake.

Rockin’ the Fields

ugust Long weekend has rocked in Minnedosa since 1996 when a classic rock music festival was born. Today, that festival is known as Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa and has grown from a three-day to four-day music extravaganza. Rockin’ the Fields features a number of big name musical entertainers but is also much more than just music. A number of unique venders can be found onsite and special attractions such as a beach volleyball tournament add to the weekend’s excitement. Onsite camping is available. Campers always get in the spirit of the festival and many choose to decorate their campsites in some very creative and unique ways. A stroll through the camping grounds is always a worthwhile activity as you just never know what creativity you may find. The

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festival is currently driven by a dedicated and hard working crew of fans who work hand in hand with locals to benefit the entire community. A number of local service clubs help out with the festival in exchange for a percentage of the festival’s proceeds. Since this partnership began, over $126,000 has been donated back to the community. Plan to spend your August long weekend with us and help us Rock the Fields of Minnedosa! The festival site is located on the top of the hill, north of the Minnedosa campground along Provincial Road #262. The site sits along the eastern shores of the north end of Minnedosa Lake.

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innedosa is an active community year round, especially when it comes to physical and recreational activities. There are walking, jogging, and running trails to explore and enjoy. If you brought your bicycle with you, feel free to cycle around the community. In the warm summer months you can enjoy a variety of sports such as golf, baseball, soccer, rugby, football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton, and more. Minnedosa Lake is the perfect spot for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, tubing, and other water related sports and activities. Many enjoy canoeing along the Little Saskatchewan River which passes right through our valley town. During the chilly winter months, the recreational activities

continue with such activities as hockey, curling, skiing, skating, snowshoeing, tobogganing and snowmobiling. Some other recreational attractions Minnedosa has to offer include a bowling alley, fitness and exercise centres and programs, walking clubs, indoor swimming pool, golf, a karate club, weekly bingos, billiards, shuffleboard, darts, card games, Video Lottery Terminals, playgrounds, and more. No matter what time of the year you visit Minnedosa, or what type of recreational activities you enjoy, you are sure to find something to meet your needs. Get active, play safe, and have fun!

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he Minnedosa Golf and Country Club is one of our community’s greatest attractions. Throughout the golfing season, the local course attracts golfers from near and far, whether it’s for a relaxing day of golf with friends or competing in one of the many tournaments hosted by the club. Minnedosa’s 18-hole links style golf course is one of the most picturesque courses with beautiful landscaping, and well manicured greens throughout. Located in a pristine valley setting, the Minnedosa Golf Course features elevation changes of over 120 feet. From some of the higher points of the course, golfers can see why many choose to visit this beautiful community, nestled in the Little Saskatchewan valley. A game at the Minnedosa Golf Course offers relaxation and enjoyment while at the same time challenging your game skill. In addition to the game, the Minnedosa Golf and Country Club offers a fully equipped Pro Shop. Our CPGA,

Deb Pritchard, and her knowledgeable staff, are available to help meet all your golfing needs. The Pro Shop carries a full line of golf-related goods as well as top quality apparel for men and ladies. Private lessons, special golf packages, and cart rentals are also available. Members of the Minnedosa Golf and Country Club benefit from a number of special services such as weekly power cart and/or golf club cleanings. The recently renovated kitchen at the club offers a full range of menu items from drinks and light snacks, to main dishes from breakfast, dinner, or supper. Whether a beginner or a pro, a visit to the Minnedosa Golf and Country Club will be an unforgettable, enjoyable experience.

What is that siren all about?
240 Main Street, North Minnedosa, MB hen visiting Minnedosa you will most likely hear a wailing siren at certain times during the day. Do not be alarmed, the siren sounds three times a day at 8 a.m., 12 noon, and 6 p.m. The siren is also used in certain emergency situations. If you hear the siren wail at numerous intervals, it is alerting local fire department volunteers of a fire or emergency call in which their assistance is required. The Town of Minnedosa has also chosen to use the siren to alert local residents of a larger emergency situation, such as a chemical spill or explosion which could put residents to risk of danger or require the evacuation of residents. In the event of such an emergency, the siren would wail continuously alerting residents to head indoors, close windows and doors and wait for further instructions. The current siren dates to 1963 when the federal government installed sirens in many communities. These sirens were installed after the Cuban Missile Crisis and escalating Cold War to be used in case of a missile attack. The siren is located on Armitage Avenue near the town yards and local high school. Regulations required the siren to be tested regularly so the town father’s decided it should be used to signal the three meal times of the day as well as to summon the fi re department. The siren continues to be used in that fashion and has become somewhat of a Minnedosa tradition.

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Walk the Trails

f you enjoy walking and nature, Minnedosa has a number of trails available to check out. Entrances to the various trails can be found throughout the community such as near the CP engine and caboose in Tanner’s Park, just east of the Main Street Bridge. You can also enter the trails at the Heritage Village, or at the spillway south of Minnedosa Lake. There is also a newly developed walking trail near the schools, which are located west of Main Street on Armitage Avenue. As you wander along the many pathways available in the community, you will notice a number of special attractions. In addition to the natural attractions and scenic views, some of the trails include various informational or historic plaques, benches for resting and miniature fitness centres where you can stretch, do some chin ups, tummy curls or more! There is also the Rotary Suspension Bridge, located southeast of the

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Heritage Village and great viewing of the Bison Park from some of the trails. Along the dam, west of the spillway is the Flag Walk which features the flags of the country as well as some from other countries, which represent the homelands of our areas pioneers. For a walk through rustic nature, check out the Oxbow Nature Trail. This trail is located south of Minnedosa Lake, between the spillway and Heritage Village. As you make your way through the winding path, you will behold much of the natural beauty this area offers. From native grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees to a variety of bird species, you are sure to spot something different each time you wander along the trail.

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popular attraction in our valley is the Minnedosa Spillway. Located at the southeast corner of Minnedosa Lake, the current spillway is the second such structure to stand at this location. The original collapsed on May 4th, 1948, causing a major flooding disaster for downtown Minnedosa. A book on this event, Hold Back the Dam, was produced by the Minnedosa District Heritage Foundation to mark the 50th anniversary of the collapse in 1998. This book is still available for purchase at a number of local businesses. History of the spillway and Minnedosa Lake dates back to 1907 when a group of local men created the Minnedosa Power Company. The plan was to construct a dam, spillway, hydro-electric generating station and lake, which would serve as a reservoir to run the power turbines and supply electric power to the booming Town of Minnedosa. Water first flowed over the logs of the Minnedosa spillway on April 10th, 1912, marking

the birth of the man made Minnedosa Lake. For the three years following the spillway collapse in 1948, the lake remained dry with only the Little Saskatchewan River meandering through its once pristine waters. A combined effort of the Town and surrounding Rural Municipalities convinced government departments that the lake and spillway must be rebuilt to serve as a major water conservation area for the entire district. Work on the current spillway began in 1950 and was completed two years later. Maintenance and repairs to the spillway and earthen dam that holds the waters of Minnedosa Lake back from the town have been ongoing with the most recent major stabilization project undertaken in 2009 and 2010.

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Bison Park

ocated along Highway #262 between downtown Minnedosa and Minnedosa Lake, you will find a herd of bison housed in a large, fenced compound known as the Bison Park. Decades ago, bison herds, numbering in the millions roamed the plains and crossed the Little Saskatchewan River Valley as part of their natural migration route. In March 2006, the bison returned to Minnedosa, thanks to a tourism project developed by the Minnedosa Lake Rehabilitation Committee. For the past 15 years, our local herd of bison have been a popular attraction for both local residents and visitors to our community. The bison park is designed to provide a spacious grazing ground for the herd as well as visibility for spectators from all sides. The bison remain onsite at the local compound

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yearround, so it does not matter what time of year you visit Minnedosa, you can always visit the bison! If you are fortunate enough to be in the area during April or May, there is a great chance you will see newborn calves roaming close to their mothers. Bison bulls live for an average of 20 years and weigh in at an average of 900 kg or 2,000 lbs. The female bison (cows) have an average lifespan of 17 years and usually weigh in the neighbourhood of 545 kg or 1,200 lbs. Bison calves are born between April and May and weigh an average of 27 kg or 60 lbs.

Fish Ladder

panning in excess of 600 feet, Minnedosa’s fish ladder is the longest in Manitoba. The purpose of the fish ladder is to allow various species of fish to travel from the bottom of the Little Saskatchewan River, up into Minnedosa Lake and then further up the chain of lakes. Target fish species that will utilize the run include mature walleye, northern pike and white sucker. Minnedosa’s fish ladder emulates a natural type of channel system. It consists of a series of pools and rock riffles. Each pool is approximately nine inches apart in elevation which gives the fish a chance to rest before continuing their climb up the fast moving water as it moves down the riffles. In total, there are 22 pool and

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riffle structures along the fish ladder, before the fish travel through a 55 foot culvert and make one last burst through the exit of the structure into Minnedosa Lake. Although man made, the fish ladder has a natural appearance, as if it was meant to be in its current location. Excellent viewing areas can be found along the entire length of the fish ladder which is located just south of Minnedosa Lake, next to the spillway. The best time to view the action of the fish ladder is in early spring during peak spawning season.

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Agricultural; Automotive; Manufacturing
ATPR Farm Blaauuwyhel Family.............................727-4641 AllAboutLeather........................................868-5808 Basswood Autobody & Glass .................... 874-2270 Bethany Motors Repair & Towing ............ 865-2349 Four Seasons Repair .................................. 867-2737 Haven Trading Canada Inc......................... 826-2120 Husky Oil ...................................................867-8100 Integra Tire Auto Centre ............................867-3145 J.P.B. Repair ...............................................867-2489 M & M Autobody....................................... 867-2083 Minion Industries .......................................867-2308 Minnagro ....................................................867-6010 MinnedosaAgriculturalSociety..................867-7503 Minnedosa Auto Wreckers .........................867-3877 Minnedosa Service Centre ....................... 867-2882 Park Line Automotive Inc. ......................... 867-2694 Prairie Geomatics .......................................867-5725 Redfern Farm Services ............................... 867-2679 Riverdale Fabrication Service .................... 867-5237 Straight and Easy GPS Steering Marty McNabb........................................867-0043 Wilson’s Wheels Auto Sales ......................867-2699 Windmill Farms..........................................867-2919

We invite you to visit our diverse shops and services, enjoy our countless recreation opportunities, dine in our many restaurants and rest in our comfortable accommodations.

Retail

A & B Dalrymple’s Country Farm Greenhouse .................... 867-3317 Blazer’s .....................................................867-5254 Burgess Quality Foods .............................. 867-2821 Darwin Mathews TV Sales & Service ...... 867-3164 Dungeon Shirts.......................................... 867-2830 FashionHouse...........................................867-3674 Flowers on Main ....................................... 867-1915 Frontier Trading ........................................867-5551 Heritage Co-op ..........................................867-2295 Home Hardware ........................................867-2802 LittlepathFarm.........................................868-5224 Minnedosa Dollar Store ............................ 867-1911 Minnedosa Pharmacy ................................867-2071 Schimmel’s Olde Style Bakery ................. 867-2661 The Bargain! Shop .................................... 867-2522 The Blue Garden ....................................... 867-3365 Valley Cache 168 ...................................... 867-1988

Lodging & Restaurants
Chipperfield Coffee Company .................. 867-5751 Cookins Catering ......................................867-4559 Cornerstone Grill ......................................867-2505 Dari Isle Drive In ...................................... 867-3601 Fairmount Bed & Breakfast ...................... 874-2165 Gateway Motel ..........................................867-2729 Heather’s Catering ....................................867-3162 Laws Way Bed & Breakfast ...................... 867-2126 Maushies ..................................................867-5258 Minnedosa Main Street Cafe .................... 867-2706 Tilson Place ...............................................867-2830 Uncle Tom’s Restaurant ............................867-2109 Valley Motor Lodge .................................. 867-5858

Accounting; Financial; Insurance; Investment

Amy Financial Planning ............................ 867-0421 BDO Dunwoody LLP ................................ 867-2957 Investors Group Financial Services Inc. .... 867-5750 John’s Tax Service & Accounting ..............867-5550 Meyers Norris Penny LLP ......................... 867-2048 Minnedosa Credit Union ............................ 867-6350 eave the Minnedosa Insurance .................................867-3946 Pennybags hustle and bustle of Investments Inc........................ 868-5072 RBC Royal Bank..............................1-800-769-2511 city shopping behind and enjoy a relaxing shopping The Sharon’s Town & Country Insurance ......... 867-3607 adventure in downtown Minnedosa. Our business district is Chamber hosts centrally located in theProfessional; and is made up of a town-wide garage sale during heart of Minnedosa Legal; Medical numerous restaurants, stores Jackson Law Office ..................867-3981 long weekend, Ag Appreciation fundraising Alexander and unique shops each with its May own special line of treasures for Offi ....................................867-2935 in summer, and Santa Day with free photos with Santa Burgess Law shoppers. ce BBQ Minnedosa has a strong Chamber of Commerce with over in December. Elissa Crompton, 135 members. The Chamber membership list, found .................727-0472 matter what it is you are in search of, you are sure to find Registered Massage Therapist elsewhere No in this publication, reads like a who’s who of the Minnedosa867-2455 of our Minnedosa businesses. Take some time to stroll Dr. Greg Perkins Optometrist .................... it in one business district. ThroughoutChiropractic & local Chamber is along Main Street and drop in to browse, shop, and support Minnedosa the year, the active with weekly lunch meetings and initiatives to promote our many friendly business places. The friendly, qualified staff Wellness Centre ......................................867-5290 and encourage residents to shop local. These include a Shopper will assist you with any questions or inquiries. Take advantage Minnedosa Vet Clinic .................................867-3917 Sims & Company ....................................... of the Reward Card, coupon sheets and during the weeks leading up867-2717 many benefits and opportunities that await as you shop to Christmas, a shop local gift guide to advertise some of the downtown Minnedosa. many gift ideas available here in our own business community.

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The goal of the Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice of the business community and enhance trade and commerce in the Minnedosa area.

Recreation & Entertainment

Dancingfish Yoga.......................................867-2830 Deb Pritchard Golf Services ......................867-3151 Minnedosa B owl ........................................867-2827 Minnedosa Community Conference Centre 867-2272 Minnedosa Golf & Country Club ..............867-3151 Minnedosa Fitness Centre ..........................867-5172 Minnedosa 50+ Activity Centre .................867-1956 Minnedosa Rec Commission .....................867-2272 Rockin’ the Fields ......................................867-3848 Ski Valley ...................................................867-3509 Superstar Media Services ...........................867-2034 Up & Away Balloons .................................867-3599

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Real Estate
HomeLife Home Professional Realty Rick Taylor............................................. 867-7551 Re/Max Prairie Mountain Gwen Usick, Realtor ............................. 867-4657 Royal LePage Martin-Liberty Realty Marie Robinson ..................................... 867-3274 Sutton/Harrison Realty Peter M. Harrison .................................. 867-5444 Sutton/Harrison Realty Louise McInnes, Realtor ....................... 867-4346

Builders & Tradesman

Birch Construction Ltd. .......... 867-7506, 867-0400 Burton Enterprises Ltd. ............................ 867-3950 Government; Utilities; Education Clint Moffat & Sons Ltd. ......................... 867-3356 Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives ...... 868-5152 Crossroads C onstruction .......................... 868-5638 Leanne Rowat MLA................................. 867-2297 GlenndosaG lass....................................... 867-3643 Liquor Control Commission .................... 867-2838 Gord Kelly Plumbing & Heating ............. 867-2084 Manitoba H ydro ....................................... 867-2288 Jim Henry Construction ........................... 868-5367 ocated on Minnedosa Adult Learning Centre ........... 867-2519 Parish Backhoe Services .......................... 874-2134 the eastern edge of the Town Minnedosa & Area CDC .......................... 867-3885 Prairie Concrete ....................................... 867-3853 of Minnedosa,& Trucking .................... 867-3454 Tower you can access the Lions Lookout Minnedosa Collegiate Institute ................ 867-2794 Saler’s Backhoe Located by ascending the gravel road towards the Minnedosa Minto .......................................... 867-3865 R.M. of T.H.E.M. Terry’s Home in that same area are the Cemetery. The tower provides a spectacular view of Odanah........................................ 867-3282 R.M. of Enrichment Maintenance ................. 705-8436 trout pond, heritage walking trails and the Minnedosa Lake, & Heating campground areas Tanner’s Wahoski’s Plumbing beach and ............... 867-3121 as well as Crossing School ........................ 867-2591 Oxbow Nature Trail that leads from the Heritage Village the Bison Park and other attractions. Town of Minnedosa ................................. 867-2727 Westhope Builders ................................... 868-5012 Located at the top of the Lookout Tower is a plaque and to the spillway and fish ladder area. Take your time and take a short walk through the area. a sighting post that details the location and the historical There are importance of Odanah Pass. 857, Minnedosa, Manitoba R0Jover 20 historical plaques to be viewed along the Box 1E0 Also, quite a nice view is provided of the Heritage various trails detailing the history of our town and area. Phone: 867-2951 During the autumn months, the views from this lofty Village and Museum grounds located below the tower just E-Mail: chamber@minnedosachamber.ca beyond the Bison Compound and the Rotary Suspension position are nothing short of spectacular.

880 CKLQ/ 94.7 Star FM ........................ 726-8888 Apex Facility Services ............................... 868-5370 CAFAC International Adoption Agency ... 867-5556 Connie’s Style on Mayne ......................... 867-3696 Crocus Upholstering ................................ 867-5014 Curves of Minnedosa ............................... 867-5985 DestinationsP lus...................................... 867-5777 enJoy Salon & Spa ................................... 867-2533 Hamel Computers .................................... 867-3347 KIMbroidery ............................................ 867-2378 Kim’s House/Business Cleaning Service .....867-3272 Lakeside Septic Service & Water Hauling867-2416 Leona’s Studio of Image .......................... 867-2287 Minnedosa Community Childcare Co-op 867-3313 Minnedosa Funeral Service...................... 867-3868 Minnedosa Regional Library ................... 867-2585 Minnedosa Taxi ........................................ 867-5629 Minnedosa Tribune .................................. 867-3816 Modern Looks Unisex Hair Design ......... 867-5694 Photoz By Dez ......................................... 867-3610 Prairie Rooster Ventures........................... 867-3149 Puddle Jumpers Daycare .......................... 867-3100 Service to Seniors .................................... 867-5190 ValleyR oyal Travel.................................. 867-2711 VM Transport ........................................... 867-5436 Westman Communications Group .....1-800-665-3337 Yellowhead Regional Employment.......... 867-2833 Xerox - Kelty Marketing .......................... 726-0242

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Historic Sighting Posts

ne of the best places to learn the story of Minnedosa is the sighting posts located on the east side of the spillway along the Beach Road. (Hwy #262). Here you will find plaques depicting nine specific points of interest located in the immediate area. Beginning with “Old Crossing” on the Carlton Trail located in the vicinity of the farm located at the north end of Lake Minnedosa and the North West Fur Trading Post which was located at a spot which is now covered by the lake to the once feared “Norquay Rapids”, since tamed with the construction of the dam and spillway. The sighting posts also point the way to “Tanner’s Crossing” and the building of the railroad in 1883. Since the 1850s Minnedosa has been a very busy community. The Carlton Trail split into three separate trails

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east of Minnedosa and there were three distinct river crossings within a few miles of the town. These crossings were: “Old Crossing”, mentioned above, and “Tanner’s Crossing”, located just down the road about half a mile and “Hare’s Crossing”, which was located about five miles westward where the valley turns south towards Rapid City. All three crossings operated at the same time with “Old Crossing” eventually being replaced by the other two. All traffic ceased along the Carlton Trail and the crossings with the coming of the Manitoba and Northwestern Railway in 1883, the year Minnedosa was incorporated as a town.

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s you make your way along the downtown business district you will notice a number of small parks located on various street corners. These are known as Founder’s Parks. Each one features a plaque honouring the person it is dedicated to. Take time to stop and read these plaques and learn about the importance of these citizens and the contributions they made to our community. At the north end of town, you will find Founder’s Parks located at three of the four corners of Main Street and 2nd Ave. There is also a Founder’s Park located at the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue. You can’t miss this one as it features a historic piece of machinery which directs visitors toward the Heritage Village. South of the Main Street bridge, you can find

Founder’s Parks at the corners of Main Street and 2nd Ave, directly across from the Minnedosa Civic Centre, with its landmark clock tower. Further south on Main Street, there is a Founder’s Park dedicated to former Minnedosa and Manitoba Premier, Walter Weir. This one is located at the corner of Main and 3rd Ave. The Founder’s Parks were part of a downtown beautification project undertaken by the Minnedosa Chamber of Commerce Business Improvement committee.

48th Annual

Minnedosa Fun Fest And Heritage Days
July 8th to 10th
10 a.m. to noon ....Fun Fest Junior Open Tournament tee off times 11 a.m. .. Kiddies’ Bike Decorating 1 p.m. .............. Kiddies’ Parade on Main Street 2 p.m. ........................Legion Bingo 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ... Farmers Market 6 p.m. .......Rotary Supper & Draw at Arena 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ............ Free Glow Bowling for teens 13-18 at Minnedosa Bowl 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. .......Time, Talent & Treasure Auction at Minnedosa Arena Things to check out in Minnedosa
Minnedosa Beach Minnedosa’s 18 Hole Golf Course Shops of Minnedosa Bison Park Minnedosa Bowl Minnedosa Regional Library & Ishii Gardens Minnedosa Fair Heritage Village Walking Paths

Friday, July 8th, 2011

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“I think I’ll roam down to Minnedosa Credit Union and use their 24 hour A.T.M. with Interac, Cirrus, Mastercard and Circuit access to get some cash. Then I’ll find some deer and antelope and go play!!”

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Dawn to Dusk ............... Green Fee Specials at Golf Course 7:30 to 10 a.m. .......Lion’s Pancake Breakfast at Arena 11 a.m. .................Fun Fest Parade 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. .United Church Luncheon 12 p.m. .................Lunch at Legion 12 p.m. ..............BBQ in Covenant ......................... Church parking lot 12 p.m. ........... Farmers’ Market on Armitage Street 12 p.m. .........Open mic music jam at Tanner’s Park 1 p.m. and 4 p.m........Westman Dawgs vs. Elmwood Giants at Fairgrounds 2 p.m. ........................Legion Bingo

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Heritage Day at the Heritage Village
featuring a pioneer church service, music, dancing, food and an old fashioned Farmer’s Market

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

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Farmers Markets

f you are looking for some homemade baking, homegrown produce, preserves, crafts and more, be sure to visit a local farmer’s market. Every Friday afternoon from June 24th to September 23rd, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., local vendors will gather to showcase and sell their goods. This year, the Minnedosa and District Farmer’s Market is moving to a new location next to the Dari-Isle Drive In at the corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue N.E. be sure to visit the market for a wide variety of delicious, fresh and unique treats. During Fun Fest, an additional market is held downtown following the Saturday morning parade on July 9th. This market is held in the area behind the cenotaph and Sherman tank just south of the Main Street bridge.

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Last summer, the Heritage Village and Minnedosa Tourism partnered to host a series of old fashioned outdoor markets at the Heritage Village located at the east end of 2nd Avenue N.E. Due to the success of last year’s pilot project, the markets will return in 2011. These markets will be held every Saturday from July 2nd to August 22nd from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit one of the many farmer’s markets being hosted in Minnedosa this summer.

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or one weekend in February, the frozen surface of Minnedosa Lake becomes home to an annual pond hockey tournament. This event was organized not only as a great opportunity for playing some outdoor hockey, but also as a community fundraiser. Since it’s inception in 2007, Skate the Lake has donated over $16,800 back to the community. Funding recipients have included the local Community Daycare and the Minnedosa Regional Events Centre project. This project will include the development of a new arena, fitness centre and outdoor sports fields at the current fairgrounds along the north hills of town. Skate the Lake is operated with a number of special rules to ensure safe and fair game play for all. Customized nets are used in place of goalies. Multiple thirty minute games are played on

the various rinks cleared on Lake Minnedosa. The five-player teams are encouraged to be creative and come up with their own team name and jerseys. The teams have certainly taken that challenge with a number of unique team names such as the Bad Mother Puckers, and Burgess Quality Dudes (in honour of our local grocery store Burgess Quality Foods). If you happen to be in Minnedosa during that one special weekend in February, be sure to head out to the lake for some entertaining pond hockey. It’s for a good cause!

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