Fantastic support for ‘pink’ fundraiser

What a weekend! “Layin’ Pipe in the Fight” held Saturday was incredibly successful!
Brielmann Ag, Tait Brothers Contracting, and Prinsco Canada, along with many other donations, saw $19,350 raised for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!
The conditions were perfect for installing the special pink-coloured tile, as well as having a crowd of people gather in a field for lunch, a penny table, and just good ol’ socialization.
It certainly shows what good people we have here in Rainy River District-to voluntarily put an event like this together and give back to a wonderful cause.
Just down the road from the “Layin’ Pipe in the Fight” event in Pinewood, we had Stratton celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, as well as sending off the Bonot rink, featuring Stratton natives Trevor Bonot and Jackie McCormick, that will represent Canada at the world curling championships next month in Switzerland!
If hometown support and pride represents anything at all, I think we’ve got this! It’s safe to say we wish the team the best with great curling, safe travels, and a wonderful adventure!
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On Sunday, my family ventured off to Kenora to ride on the MS Kenora! My mom, who celebrated her birthday on Monday, really wanted to participate in the boat cruise so we thought this would make a great birthday gift and we actually all could get away!
We would highly recommend the two-hour boat cruise. It is first-class service and great to see some of the amazing properties on Lake of the Woods.
We couldn’t have picked better weather!
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So now with all the fun stuff behind us, we have to get back to work! Fortunately, it looks like quite an amazing week of weather ahead of us!
I have hired a new fall helper–Jenna Jarvis is starting and we have quite a list to tackle. My goal is to have everything finished with the combine (other than soybeans) and all the straw baled by Friday.
It is hard to come into the fall and catch on to what we are doing right away, but Jenna has great farm experience so I’m sure she will have no problem at all.
We’re crossing our fingers for no equipment troubles.
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If you were planning to participate in the protocol portion of the cattle sale set for Saturday, Sept. 30, your animals would have needed to be vaccinated by this past Saturday (Sept. 9).
If you need any information on the sale, or plan on bringing cattle, please get in touch with James. It is really helpful for him to let the buyers know what type of cattle and the numbers we are expecting.
So the fall sale dates are Sept. 30, Oct. 21, and Nov. 4.
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How about our weekly “Chase the Ace” draw, with Brian Reid being the lucky winner this past Saturday. He chose envelope #1, which contained the five of hearts.
He pocketed nearly $500 but it means the progressive pot this week will be over $10,000. We all are excited that at some point, we will be giving away a pot so large!
For $2, you have a chance of winning this! So be sure to get your tickets fast as we have been selling out these past few weeks.
Because of a conflict, this week’s draw will take place on Saturday at 8 p.m. during the RRVAS fundraising supper at the Emo Arena, not on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Emo Legion as originally planned.
We now are into Week 18 so your odds just keep getting better and better!
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I wish everyone a great week. I hope you can get out and enjoy some of this amazing weather (unfortunately, we are at the time of the year that it won’t last).
The fall colours have started to appear so get in your car and take a country drive!
There are lots of neat things happening on farm at this time of the year!

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