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Tuesday, 12 December 2023 08:25

Annual fund-raiser a success

Don Tarrant of Reit-Syd Equipment draws the $100,000 winner of the Dauphin Kings annual tractor lotto, Sunday. Normand Gagner of Winnipeg was this year’s grand prize winner, while Chastity Ek won $10,000 and Tim Lendvoy and Alice Prestayko each won $5,000. Bob Mazer and Kevin Boyachuk each took home $2,500…
By Ed StozekFor the Herald During WWI and WWII the federal government sold Victory Bonds via Victory Loan campaigns to Canadian citizens, private corporations and various organizations in order to raise funds to help pay for the war. The bonds were a loan to the government and could be redeemed…
Tuesday, 28 November 2023 07:17

Supporting a friend

Above, Colton McLeod, 13, performs his rendition of Steve Earle’s Copperhead Road to open Bruce-a-Palooza, Sunday at the Watson Arts Centre. The event was a musical tribute and fund-raiser for Bruce Leperre, top, whose support of grassroots music is well known throughout the music industry. Leperre was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s…
In an era of transitioning from horses to automobiles it’s interesting to note some of the stories associated with these modes of transportation. During my formative years I had the opportunity to experience actual horse power, as well as the “horsepower” from the Chevy that my father purchased in 1952.…
Tuesday, 21 November 2023 07:44

Burning down the arena

The Hunter Brothers brought the Burning Down the Barn tour to Dauphin, Nov. 18, much to the delight of a large and enthusiastic audience at Credit Union Place. Sponsored by Dauphin’s Countryfest, the evening saw siblings J.J., Brock, Ty, Dusty and Luke Hunter fill their energetic and entertaining live show…
Tuesday, 07 November 2023 07:37

Paratroopers invade Manitoba seeking support

Victory Loans were appeals to Canadians by the federal government for funds to help finance the war effort during WWII. Nine appeals were launched between June 1941 and November 1945. War revenue was roughly evenly split between corporate and individual contributions amounting to approximately $12 billion. “Paratroopers invaded Manitoba and…
Tuesday, 31 October 2023 07:34

Entertaining the masses

Jeannette Ritchot tickled the ivories, Friday, to open the open mic night at the Old Fire Hall at the Watson Arts Centre. A capacity crowd of more than 40 people enjoyed an evening of entertainment by local musicians. The next open mic night will be held, Nov. 17, at 7…
By Ed StozekFor the Herald “In the spring of 1946 Mr. Hugh Campbell rode into my father’s farm yard on horseback. He introduced himself and said that he and his wife Maime wanted to start a year-round Sunday school in the community.” (Dean Durston) That summer the Campbells also organized…
Tuesday, 17 October 2023 07:50

Dousing appetites

The Dauphin Fire Department hosted a fund-raising barbecue, Saturday, at the fire hall to wrap up Fire Prevention Week. They also made the draw for their annual 50/50, with Cam Klepak of Sifton taking home the $5,000 grand prize. All proceeds will go to the Dauphin Fire Fighters Association for…
By Ed StozekFor the Herald A total of 72,354 men throughout Canada applied for conscientious objector status during World War II. In Manitoba, Judge Adamson vigourously challenged individual applicants with personal questions based on their pacifist beliefs and then decided if that person qualified as a conscientious objecter. The conscientious…
Tuesday, 03 October 2023 07:32

Claimhte Solais

The Manitoba Chapter of the Markland Vikings set up an authentic Viking-era camp in Vermillion Park, Sunday. Markland is the area Leif Erickson discovered when he reached what is now North America, while Claimhte Solais is borrowed from Celtic mythology and translates as Swords of Light. The historical re-enactment group…
Tuesday, 26 September 2023 07:46

Keeping in touch with the past always a treat

By Ed StozekFor the Herald The Sunday closest to Aug. 15 commemorates a special church event. On Aug. 13, the annual Mass occurred at the Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church located six miles northeast from Oakburn. Completed in 1902, the St. John Cantius Church was built from…
Tuesday, 26 September 2023 07:36

An evening get together

A kickoff to Dauphin’s Culture Days took place last week, with Meet the Makers Under the Stars, Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., outside Fusion Credit Union on Main Street North. The evening gave those interested a chance to browse through some unique items made in the Parkland,…
Tuesday, 26 September 2023 07:20

Happy! Happy! Happy!

Gerdeep Pandher brought his nationwide Joy, Hope and Positivity Tour to CN Park in Dauphin, last week, promoting that message by teaching those in attendance Bhangra, a traditional dance of Punjab which celebrates food-growing, harvesting and a relationship to the land. Pandher gained social media fame during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
Tuesday, 12 September 2023 07:53

A top instrumentalist on radio and television

By Ed StozekFor the Herald As a child growing up at Medicine Hat, Alexander Peter Chernywech received a violin from his father at the age of nine and began studying classical violin under the instruction of Frank Nowak. Cherny’s interest in playing the violin eventually led to joining the high…
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