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Editorial - Weyburn This Week


The return of school classes in the fall also means a return to the “normal” schedules of sports teams, volunteer groups and service organizations in Weyburn and throughout the surrounding southeast region.

This inevitably also means this is a crazy time of year, as families and individuals scramble to find time to take in events or fulfill an interest by joining a group or an organization in the community.

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For many of these groups, there is a need for help, for more volunteers to step forward to lend a hand or to provide leadership as they move forward with their activities or projects.

The Weyburn Scouts is one example, as they gear up for a new season of scouting activities, providing opportunities to youth in a range of age categories to have fun and to learn valuable life skills.

Fresh off their summer that included attending the World Scouts Jamboree in West Virginia, they are ready for a new year, but are in need of adult leaders to volunteer and help them out.

If you are able to help them out, or want more information about what they do, the Scouts will have an information and registration night on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the basement at Grace United Church, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

If you have children who would like to take part, or you would like to volunteer to help them out, stop by and talk to the leaders to find out what’s involved.

Meanwhile, there are many service clubs that have ongoing projects and events where volunteers are needed, or simply need support to help their projects be successful.

An example is the Rotary Club’s golf ball drop, with tickets going at $5 each (come to the Review office, we have them here) in support of the STARS Air Ambulance and the Rotary Clubs of Weyburn and Estevan. The ball drop will be on Sept. 21.

The annual Toy Run is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 7, and they would like to have toy donations which will go to the Salvation Army’s Christmas hampers. The Artistic Swimming Club (formerly Synchro Stars) is having a drive-in movie night, and would love to have lots of people come out for it on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 21.

The Weyburn Elementary Mini-Marathon is also coming up, and they would like children to enter and some more volunteer adults to come help them out as well on Thursday, Sept. 26. (The deadline for children to enter to “run for fun” is Sept. 12.)

There are groups like the Weyburn Agricultural Society, the Weyburn Communithon committee and the Weyburn Humane Society, who need ongoing support and volunteers to help out with their various events and projects. Look around, step up and help out.