Midale (cpd) — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Midale Oilmen’s 26th annual Curling Bonspiel has been rescheduled for Thursday to Saturday, Mar. 13-15. The Oilmen’s take a maximum of 16 teams and are already at eight for sure. It begins on Thursday evening; Friday is curling throughout the day but ends early as that is the night of their supper at 6 p.m., a Dutch auction after supper and dance to start around 9 p.m.
Saturday is the playoffs that wrap up in the afternoon or early evening.
Organizers ask that a minimum of one person per team is employed in the oilfield. The cost is $240 per team entry and it includes some drink and supper tickets. Extra supper tickets may be purchased in advance for $15 each. You may register a team by emailing your contact information to: midaleoilm...@gmail.com or calling Bruce Palmer, Glenn Wiens or Catrina Moldenhauer.
Former Midale resident Pat Messer passed away due to a tragic house fire in Estevan on Feb. 11. Pat is the son of Mainprize Park residents Matt and Margaret Messer. Pat also left behind his son Jaxon, step-sons Travis and Mason, brothers Matt (Kim Massett) and their children Tyler, Nicole and Becky (her daughter Melanie), William and his daughter Miranda and Chris as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. His funeral service was held on Feb. 15 in Estevan.
High school curling continues for all senior students on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. at the Midale Civic Centre.
Drama practices have begun and will take place every day but Wednesdays during lunch break at 12:15. Practices will be starting after schools at 3:20 as well on the stage. You may talk to Mrs. Wilgenbusch or Miss Adams for details about the play.
Junior badminton practices started on Feb. 10. The following week they will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.
High school band/choir will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20-4 p.m.
Free public skating will most likely be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 and Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2-4 p.m. Please note that these times are subject to change as sometimes teams need to make up games and may need this ice time. Please feel free to call or text the rink cell phonefor any questions. The rink schedule is also posted in Google Calendars under Midale Rink. If you cannot access the link, please text the rink cell phone with your email and the link will be sent to you, or email midaler...@gmail.com.
The Midale Mustangs second home playoff game against the Redvers Rockets was played on Feb. 14. Game two was played in Redvers on Feb. 9 and the Mustangs were very short of players and lost 10-0.
Curling ice is booked through Janice Vilcu, so please give her a call if you need to rent it.
The Midale Farmer’s Curling Bonspiel will be held from March 5-9. If you would like to enter a team, please call either Brad Eggum or Neil Martinson.
Midale Public Library has started up a preschool kids program on Fridays from 10:30-11 at the Midale Civic Centre. For more information give the library a call. Their hours as of Feb. 14 will be Tuesdays from 2:30-5:30 and 6-8 p.m., and on Fridays from 9:30-12 and 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Midale’s Cymri 36 Pet Rescue will be holding a garage sale in the spring. They will hold it when the town has their town-wide garage sale. Anybody looking to donate good used items can call Sandra Carlson or Larraine Bloor. These ladies will store the stuff until they hold the sale. All money raised will be used for the Pet Rescue.
At the moment, the shelter has a few cats and therefore is always open to donations of cat litter, cat food, toys, collars, etc. All donations are welcome anytime.
The Midale and Area Rec Board (M.O.R.E 2000) will be holding their 20th annual Fun-D-Raising Supper and Auctions on Saturday, April 12. Cocktails will start at 5:30 p.m., with supper at 6 p.m. and the auction will start around 6:30 p.m. There are three different auctions that take place during the evening.
There is a silent auction so people can bid on the smaller items that get donated, a live auction is used for the higher priced or hard to obtain items that are donated and then there is a Dutch auction, where you buy tickets for a chance to win a big prize or a trip voucher. The winner gets the choice of which prize they would like.
Tickets for the fundraiser are still only $15 each and will be available soon at local businesses as well as by calling Catrina to reserve tickets and or tables.
Last year was sold out before the event and a lot of tables were reserved ahead of time.
This is the biggest fundraiser the rink does every year and it is done to keep both the hockey and curling rinks open and operational. Many upgrades have been done in the past year, with the most expensive one being replacing compressors, etc., to the ice plant. There was approximately $100,000 worth of work done just in that alone. This fundraiser raises approximately $90,000 to $100,000 each year and is used to keep ice rentals as cheap as possible.
If you have anything you would like to donate to the auction, please contact Catrina Moldenhauer. Arrangements can be made to pick items up.