Welcome to Anavets Assiniboia Unit #283 Winnipeg
Canadas oldest Veterans Organization
Established in 1840

ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                  SHIRLEY LYONS

.The Grey Cup Party was a great success and I think everyone enjoyed the meal. A big thank you to my assis-tants Donna Hartie, Karen Ritchie, Ev Safnuk, Ken Cade andAngelChan. Profit was $550 and the bar was $600.

Christmas decorating was done on Nov 29th and I would like to thank John & Millie Blair, John & Claudette Ottenbreit, Karen Ritchie, Linda O’Brien, Roger Briand, Ev Safnuk, Donna Hartie and Ken Cade for assisting. Many hands make light work. It’s also great to welcome new volunteers! Thank you Donna for supplying the lunch, delicious left over pulled pork from the Grey Cup Party! Special thanks to Ken Cade and John Blair for getting the Christmas trees trimmed and put in the stands.

The Children’s Christmas Party was a smaller group this year but everyone had a great time. Special thanks to Don and Sandra Seal for making and donating the new Bean Bag Toss game and Pin the Tail on the Donkey. These games will be enjoyed by many youngsters for years to come. This year the children got stickers for participating in any of the games. Sandra Seal was kept busy all afternoon at the Craft table assisting the young ones with their craft of choice. New this year was the Fishing Pond, where the children fished for small toys and all seemed pleased with their catch! Jen Stamper provided the Kareoke entertainment and this is al-ways a hit with the little ones. Special thanks to Donna Hartie and her family of Elves! The costumes you made are great and really add to the festive spirit. A big thank you to Doug Deline aka (Santa) who volunteers his time, as does Mrs. Claus, Emily Williamson. Thanks goes to Ken Cade, John Ottenbreit, Donna Hartie, Rae Roberts and George & Edie Daniels for setting up the tables and chairs. The Children’s Christmas Party is a joint effort with the Unit and the 55+ and Retired Group and helping out were Donna Ayotte, Marylou Tal-mage, Roger Briand and Judy Nordstrom. They prepared all the treats for lunch and the Gift Bags which Santa and his Helpers gave to all the children. I must make mention as well that Food Fare donated the buns, hot dogs, oranges and Sobeys donated all the Sugar Cookies. It is wonderful to have such Great community sup-port. The Face Painting artists were back and I thank Hope Manness and Brynn Miles for volunteering once again. Their work is outstanding and they have promised to return next year! Thank you letters have been sent.

Dec 15th Saturday. Deer Lodge Singing. This is always a very special and fun day and this year we had a very large audience and everyone, including us, enjoyed the visit. This year Karen Ritchie and I went through all the song booklets and made sure that all pages were included. I then made copies of the music and made up a binder for future use. Subway lunch was served back here at the club. Special thanks to Wilma Woodmass, the pianist, Doug Deline, Santa and Emilie Williamson as Mrs. Claus. Beaver Bus Lines also donated the bus to transport us to and from, and the driver volunteered his time! Great support for a wonderful and meaningful event.

I trust you all had a very Merry Christmas and may 2019 bring Good Health, Good Fortune and Happiness to all.









         BANDS FRIDAY NITE 8pm to MIDNITE                                   

   Jan. 2019

          1                            Marvells (Levee Day)

          11                          McGiver

          18                          Holly  Davidson Band (New Band)

           25                         Flashbacks

    Feb. 2019

             1                          Rockets

             8                          McGiver
            15                        Marvells
            22                        Almost Angels