On the 17th, Mark and Eve-Lynn Swan celebrated their 24th anniversary. While Jeff Baker and his brothers manned the woodworking shop up the 4th, his family gathered in Sandford, paying great attention to his growing twin boys.
Mike Risebrough and Tanis Pottage celebrated birthdays last week, but Tanis has something extra to celebrate, because on that day Bruce proposed and she accepted!
Mary Banks Jones and husband Bill were visiting a couple of weeks ago and all five sisters were able to get together, something that seldom happens. The Harwoods have had several happy times. Brenda and Brian Moore flew to Calgary visiting with sister Margaret Eng and family, but more, viewing the new home of their son George and future bride Jennell, in the town of Okatoks. Before their marriage in January 2019. Sister Ashley will wed in late 2018.
Steve Harwood also celebrated a special birthday last week and Karen and Jerry Popodynic celebrated an anniversary. May the good times continue!
Although he has been retired for a few years now, Dwight Clements officially celebrated his retirement age on Sunday, but with the festivities on Saturday. A huge crowd gathered for the 90th birthday of Mabel Oldham, at the Curling Club Sunday afternoon. I know hardly anyone who looks less her age than Mabel does, still getting up there modeling for the W.I. tea, unbent and youthful! What an example for the rest of us!
We are all happy to see Elaine Cox getting out more often even though her situation hasn’t really changed. Better health very soon! Best wishes to Gord Rolling who has spent the last two weeks in hospital and should be home by the time you read this. Elwood Kirton’s father is also in hospital.
The Juried Art show was a beautiful display of such a variety of styles and techniques it was impossible to pick favorites so I didn’t try, I just enjoyed the incredible talent all around us. I was disappointed, and I am sure others were too, that the children’s art had already been taken down, as I always like to see what Scott Central has contributed.
Next Friday evening at the Foster, there will be a special 150th concert featuring the “Made in Canada Music Celebration”. It is an evening of music by many Canadian superstars from the East Coast to the West Coast; from Great Big Sea (Newfoundland) to Bryan Adams (Vancouver). These Canadian iconic hits will be performed by a number of favourite local artists and friends of the Foster. This will be a special one and a half hour show from 7:30 to 9:00. The performers wills be: Mike Burns, guitar and drums; Marion Drexler, guitar and vocals; Bruce MacNeil, guitar and vocals; Andrew Heathcote, guitar and vocals; Don Maitland, bass and vocals; Jonathon Ison, drums, recorder, and vocals.
On Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the Tudor Consort are presenting a special fundraising concert for the Foster. All are invited; donations will be as usual. Then Sunday Oct. 1st, there will be a Jazz and Blues concert at 1:30 p.m. to end the season.
Also, at the museum there will be a harvest celebration at the Fifth Line Church at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Bill Fritz conducting, Diane Morris at piano, and Melinda Delorme as a soloist. A volunteer tribute follows.
Church was held at Zephyr Sunday morning, with Rick McKinley officiating and Melinda Delorme at piano. We were pleased to have our new minister with us; she officially begins her ministry with us next Sunday, when we will be back to regular services. Sandford's service will be at 9:30 a.m. and Zephyr's service will be at 11 a.m. Please come and make her welcome to the communities. Her name is Rev. Eiko Hosaka. We inquired the correct pronunciation and were told it is like seiko, without the “s”.