Métis Veterans Memorial Monument dedicated at Back to Batoche Days

Among the Road to Peace & Unity Honour Run participants, who ran from Saskatoon to the Métis Veterans Memorial Monument at the Batoche Cultural Grounds, were currently serving regular forces members of the Canadian Armed Forces. In tribute to their participation in the run, Métis veterans presented each of the Honour Run Soldiers with a Métis sash in recognition of their support for the veterans.

Among the Road to Peace & Unity Honour Run participants, who ran from Saskatoon to the Métis Veterans Memorial Monument at the Batoche Cultural Grounds, were currently serving regular forces members of the Canadian Armed Forces. In tribute to their participation in the run, Métis veterans presented each of the Honour Run Soldiers with a Métis sash in recognition of their support for the veterans.

By Rod Andrews

Dedication of the $300,000 Métis Veterans Memorial Monument took place at the Batoche Cultural Grounds at the annual Back to Batoche Days on Saturday, July 19.

The first and only one of its kind in Canada, the monument is a massive gray granite structure dedicated to Métis veterans, including those who fought in the 1885 North West Resistance/Rebellion, as well as those who took part in Canada’s military action to this date.

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Longtime and popular auctioneer calls it a career

By Terry Jenson tjenson@ccgazette.ca Nearly 40 years after starting in the auction business, Richard Mierau banged his gavel for the final time on July 19 and proclaimed the last item on the block sold. With a farm yard full of customers – most of them friends, actually – Mierau spent the hour leading up to…

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Mesa second Station Arts summer theatre production this year

By Rod Andrews

The second summer theatre production at the Station Arts Centre, Rosthern, this year, entitled “Mesa”, starts next Friday, August 8, for a two week run until Sunday, August 24.

This is just the second time that there has been a second play in the 24 year history of the Station. Heroes, performed in August 2011, consisted mainly of talented amateur performers. While this year’s cast of Aaron Hursh and Duval Lang are unionized actors, members of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

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Former Rosthern girl, Kramchynsky, to play in international tournament

By Jim Craik

Roberta Kramchynsky. who was raised in Rosthern, has been selected to play with the Midnight Suns, Canada’s women’s development Australian rules football team which is scheduled to play in the AFL International Cup in Australia from August 10 to 20.

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Authors with local rural roots share their story in Regina

By Vivian Barwell
Popular Saskatchewan writers, Marion Mutala and Wes Funk, participated in the sidewalk reading event July 23 in downtown Regina.
Mutala has strong rural connections to the Ukrainian community of Hafford, SK and has written a trilogy of a Ukrainian child’s adventure. Each book is a fictional children’s story about a young girl who has an opportunity, through a magical babushka, to travel back in time and view her grandmother in her youth during a traditional Ukrainian Christmas Eve celebration, traditional Easter and wedding.

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