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Seniors’ appreciation tea planned

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The Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of the Way is inviting all area seniors to an appreciation tea this Saturday (Feb. 14) beginning at 1 p.m. at the senior drop-in centre in Stratton.

There will be games, readings, poems, food, door prize, and lots of small prizes.

Please come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun, food, and fellowship.

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The Borderland Racing Association is pursuing the possibility of sponsoring an Emo Fair queen contestant. If you or anyone you know would like to run for fair queen, please contact them.

Drivers’ relatives will be considered first.

If you are interested, contact the association at anthony_leek@hotmail.com

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The Emo-La Vallee-Chapple Healthy Communities Coalition invites you to come out to celebrate Family Day at the Emo Arena on Monday (Feb. 16). Kids are encouraged to bring along their parents and grandparents.

Activities will include a free family skate from noon-2 p.m. and a free shinny hockey game (gloves and helmets are mandatory) from 2-4 p.m. As well, free movies and board games will be held upstairs starting at noon.

There also will be free popcorn, juice, and hot chocolate.

Free-will donations will be accepted at the door.

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Another country music jam is being planned for this Friday (Feb. 1) starting at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

Anyone who likes to sing or play country music, from beginners to professionals, are invited to take turns performing songs while others accompany them. No practice or planning will be necessary—the entire evening will be an impromptu country music experience.

Drop by any time during the evening and simply join in. Come to sing, play, or just listen. There is no cover charge, and families and children are welcome.

Anyone wishing to join in is asked to call Charlene at 483-5839 for more information.

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The Emo Inn will be holding its second-annual curling bonspiel on Feb. 20-21. The cost of entering is $140 per team, and those interested are advised to register early because space is limited.

If you are interested, call 482-1440 after 4 p.m.

The awards will be handed out at the Emo Inn on Feb. 21, with live music being provided by “Centre Line” from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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A benefit tea for the Duecks, who lost their home to a fire, will be held this Sunday (Feb. 15) from 1-3 p.m. at the Emo Legion.

A light lunch will be served for $10.

Come out and show your support for Pastor Dueck and his family.

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A special “Heritage Day Lunch” will be held on Friday, Feb. 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Knox United Church in Emo.

The lunch, which costs $8, will include ham, various hot dishes, salads, buns, and desserts. There also will be craft and bake sale tables.

Proceeds from the lunch will go towards the Rainy River District Women’s Institute museum in Emo.

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The 316 Kids’ Club is starting up again! Join them at Calvary Baptist Church here in Emo for Bible stories, games, snacks, singing, and tons of fun.

The club is open to students from SK-Grade 5. Kids can walk from Donald Young School to the church with Mr. Enns.

The theme for this session is “Journey with Jesus.”

For more information, contact Marina Gerber at 482-2691 or Pastor Conrad Dueck at 482-2474.

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The Nestor Falls recreation committee is very proud to be staging the 27th-annual Winter Carnival on Feb. 27-March 1!

Kicking off this year’s event will be an amazing concert featuring Adam T. Elvis—the #1 Elvis impersonator in Manitoba! Adam’s bang-on impersonation, accompanied by his great band (the Good Rockin’ Tonight Band), is not to be missed!

Tickets cost $20 each, which are available at Dalseg’s Fine Foods, Monique’s Log Cabin, or by calling Kiley Hanson at 484-2615.

Just 150 seats will be available for the show, and tickets only are being sold in advance.

Meanwhile, in addition to the regular lineup of events, the rec committee is adding a couple of new ones this year! They’ll be holding a “fun skate” at the Nestor Falls School rink at 4:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 27.

Come out with friends and family and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks while using the skating rink that’s so wonderfully cared for by the fire department and other community volunteers.

A ice and snow sculpture contest also is planned. Build a sculpture in your own front yard during the month of February, and they will do a judging tour on Friday, Feb. 27. Great prizes to win!

Register your sculpture by calling Selene LeBlanc at 484-2639.

Keep an eye out for posters with the full schedule of events, or check it out on the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls website at www.livethelakelife.ca

For more info on all of the winter carnival plans, contact Hanson at 484-2615 or kileyhanson@gmail.com

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