Midale (cpd) — All of the students at Midale Central School will be participating in an Olympic Day on Friday, March 7, weather permitting. This is for all students from kindergarten to Grade 12. The day will be spent mostly outside with a few indoor activities to break up the day. Please ensure that your child has warm clothing for this day.
There will be hot dogs and juice boxes there for dinner. The cost will be $3 for a hot dog and a juice box or $5 for two hot dogs and juice box. You do not have to pre-order this, just make sure you send money to school with your child if they are going to have it.
The Midale Mustangs opened their second round series on Feb. 23 at home vs Wawota with a 4-3 loss in OT. They lost 4-0 in game two in Wawota on Feb. 24.
The Mustangs played game three at home on Feb. 27 and won 5-2. They travelled to Wawota for game five on Saturday, and then play back here tonight, Mar. 5, at 8 p.m. Game six if necessary will be in Wawota on Friday, Mar. 7, and seven if necessary will be in Midale at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 9. Come out and cheer them on.
If you or someone you know has a child turning five years old in 2014, please contact the school to register them for kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Midale Lions Club members are planning a Talent Night in mid-May. All talented people of all ages can participate and are asked to contact Mr. Hauglum or Mr. Fortner at the school if you are interested. On June 14 the Lions will have a one-year celebration in the Manley Park. There will be free hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks. They will hold a multi-table garage sale in the park as well. Watch for more information in the coming weeks.
Bev Sobush-Melby’s painting will be displayed in Weyburn Credit Union’s Gallery for March and April. The gallery is open during regular banking hours. Her paintings are dealing with the past, mainly about community pastures. Please go take a look at her work if you are in Weyburn.
High school band/choir will be held after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:20-4 p.m.
Free public skating will be held on Saturday, Mar. 8, from 3:45-5:45 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 9 from 2-4 p.m. 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 phone for 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.
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 Mar. 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 are 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.
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., supper is 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.
New this year, there will be a 50/50 draw with a guaranteed payout.
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 done just in that alone. This fundraiser raises approximately $90,000-$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. This is a great way to get in some advertising and get your name or business name out there to the public.
The Midale Oilmen’s 26th annual Curling Bonspiel will be held from March 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 the supper at 6 p.m., Dutch auction after supper and dance to start around 9 p.m. Saturday will have 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.