Two special events took place this past week in Greenbank. On Wednesday, evening, the Lions Club Volunteer Award Night at the Hall, where the Lions presented the following awards: “Lloyd and Marion Lee Award” to Larry Doble; “Greenbank Achievement Award” to the grades 5 and 6 class from Greenbank Public School, for their support of shirts, socks, school supplies for Guatemala, and Food Bank donations; 1st Nations of Manitoba Island students received Lions Pride Certificates and Canadian Flags also. The new award in memory of a very active Greenbanker, the “Dot Hooker Youth Volunteer Award”, went to the grades 5 and 6 class student, Maya H.-Owen; Lion of the Year Award to Jeff Taylor; and there were monetary donations from the Lions to Seagrave and Greenbank Church Bible Camps (VIBE). Betty Somerville brought greetings from the Township, and cake and refreshments concluded this time of recognition.
The second event was held Saturday the 24th, as the Greenbank community celebrated Canada's 150th early, at Ianson Park. The festivities began with the Parade from Greenbank Public School to the Park, led by Ross Fairman, driving Rodd Foster, A.K.A. the Mayor of Greenbank, and his wife Marie in Ross' 1968 red, Oldsmobile! Many children followed with their brightly decorated bikes, scooters, a golf cart, 6 mini tractors, and a dozen antique tractors. This was the “First parade ever in Greenbank,” according to Rodd Foster. Over 300 people enjoyed the picnic pot luck, from a long table laden with food! Kids games led by the 4H team, 9 or 10 youth, and a mini tractor pull demo, by some 4H boys, were followed by a great line up of local musical entertainment. With dusk, the party concluded with sparklers glowing, thus concluding a great community/family event!
The Hall Board members, M.C. Denise Bell, sound system of Dave Bell, and all who volunteered and participated in any way, you made this a fun and great event. Happy Birthday Canada!
Now families look toward the final days of the school year with a 12:30 Talent Show and Assembly on Wednesday; then Thursday, 2:50 p.m., dismissal. Have a safe, happy, summer.
From Greenbank-Seagrave Pastoral change, the Summer Sunday Services are July 11 a.m. at Greenbank and August 9:15 at Seagrave.
July 2nd, bring your thoughts to share on “Why You Love Canada”, during the 11 a.m. service with Rev. Parker.
July 9th, the U.C.W. Will present the 11 a.m. service as they celebrate 55 years of U.C.W.
July 16th, Guest Speaker: Darlene Hallet.
The July 10th to 14th, Canoe Trip, five days on the Madawaska River, is getting close. Juli has two spots left, so call 905-985-2006, or email email@example.com. The cost is $125 per person, grades 9-12.
The choir and leader Stuart Beaudoin, are on holidays till September. They have presented a year of meaningful, lovely, anthems.
At Sunday's service, Rev. Parker spoke of “Commitment” to God, to his creatures, and to all God's people, as we live for a world of peace.
Rev. Parker will be on holidays from July 3rd to 16th.
Contact Valerie Hunter (secretary) at 905-985-3586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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