Sanford students receive awards
Sanford Collegiate students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 recently were given awards for their accomplishments in the 2018-19 school year.
Citizenship awards are presented to students to recognize their involvement in student-initiated activities which demonstrate their abilities to lead and who communicate well with peers and adults and serve as positive role models. This year’s winners were:
• Grade 9 — Brandon Havixbeck;
• Grade 10 — Lauren and Kate Kabernick; and
• Grade 11 — Brianna Lockhart.
Spirit awards are presented to students who demonstrate the pillars of respect and responsibility and model them to their peers and to the school community. The awards were given to:
• Grade 9 — Dylan Wismer and Teala Normand;
• Grade 10 — Jackson Wilson and Sydney Cox; and
• Grade 11 — Olivia Thompson, Amy Misonne and Zac Plaster.
General proficiency awards went to:
• Grade 9 - Evan Lawton;
• Grade 10 - Cali Yates; and
• Grade 11 - Mia Shirtliff.
Teala Normand earned the highest standing in Grade 9, while Sabrina Fisher had top marks in Grade 10, and Tristen Kaluzny had the highest marks in Grade 11.
Singing along to a classic flick
Get out your Brylcreem and poodle skirt as the classic movie, Grease is coming to Prairie Fusion Arts & Entertainment’s William Glesby Centre (11-2nd St. NE) in Portage la Prairie on Fri., Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1950’s costume as there will be prizes. Lyrics and props will be provided. There will be a popcorn bar and cash bar for those age 18 and over.
This event is suitable for all ages. Tickets are $10 in advance and are available at the Glesby Theatre box office, by phone at 204-239-4848 or at https://www.prairiefusion.ca
Money raised will supported Prairie Fusion programs.
Local MLAs appointed as ministers
Premier Brian Pallister announced his executive council appointments on Oct. 23 with two local MLAs named.
Lakeside MLA Ralph Eichler will be minister of the new economic development and training department, which will be focused on economic development combined with post-secondary education and training to create synergies and alignment between learning and the jobs that will drive the economy.
Midland MLA Blaine Pedersen will be minister of the new agriculture and resource development department, an expanded department focused on agriculture and natural resources, including watershed districts, GROW programming, forestry, mining, fish and wildlife management.