Woman empowering woman

By Dianne Kowalchuk


Rivers Women’s Institute (WI) members welcomed Sue Klassen as guest speaker at the group’s February meeting. Through Sue’s photos, the ladies were transported to Uganda, and through her enthusiastic commentary, the ladies learned about the valuable work done by the co-operative movement in developing countries.

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Foot-tapping show coming to Polonia

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On March 6, Shirley and Roger Schroeder will host the next Home Routes concert at their Polonia home. The concert will feature John Grimm and Beverly Smith, from Dahlonega, North Georgia.

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Pickerel came from Gimli

By Jessie Bell

Rivers and Area Lions Club helds its annual pickerel fy supper on Sunday, Feb. 15 in Rivers Legion Hall. The meal consisted of coleslaw, beans, baked and french fried potatoes, dessert and beverages, all served smorgasbord style. Recently-elected president Don Montague and past-president Jim Boles deep fried fish in the Lions-owned trailer which was parked near the kitchen entrance. The indoor kitchen range and a counter-top gas unit were in use in cooking 200 pounds of fish.

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Rivers Legion Ladies Auxillary - Feb 21

By Lisa Smith 

The regular monthly meeting of Rivers Legion Ladies Auxiliary was held Feb. 2  in the upper hall of Rivers Legion; 17 members attended.

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Adaptive swim program hopes to Make Waves in Brandon

By Madelyn Flood

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Let me introduce you to an amazing student initiative dedicated to providing affordable and accessible one-on-one swimming instruction to children with disabilities. Making Waves Winnipeg, founded by Cameron Krisko in 2011, has shown phenomenal success. In only four years the program has grown from 10 kids and 10 instructors to 170 kids, over 70 volunteers and two pool locations in Winnipeg!

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