Woods band a big hit in Emo

Dave Ogilvie

More than 200 people packed into the Emo Legion on Friday night in anticipation of another great show from the Scott Woods Band.
And those on hand definitely were not disappointed as the Canadian fiddle champ delighted the crowd with some well-known tunes.
The band paid tribute to “Fiddle Legends” such as Don Messer, Al Cherny, King Ganam, Graham Townsend, Ward Allen, and more during the two-hour show.
Of course, there also were Woods’ usual jokes and fiddling tricks.
The highlight for some in attendance was the three-fiddle version of “Nearer My God to Thee,” which some survivors of the Titanic insist was the last song played by the band as the ship went down.
Kyle Weymouth, nicknamed “Spaghetti legs” by the band, also amazed the audience with his championship step-dancing techniques.
At the end of the evening, everyone showed their appreciation by giving the talented group a standing ovation. Many also stayed around after the performance to buy a CD or two and to meet the band members.
In fact, Woods was so pleased with the response from across the district that he hopes the band can return next year with a brand new show.
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The next men’s breakfast buffet will be held this Saturday (May 19) at 8 a.m. at the Emo Legion.
The featured speaker for this month is John Fehr from Steinbach, Man., the long-time successful owner of “Trucks Unlimited” there.
Not only is Fehr a successful businessman, but also has a heart of devotion to the Lord and serves Him in whatever way he can.
He has served on the Elders Board for Southland Church for many years. Serving on various school and church boards has been a big and important part of his life.
Presently, Fehr also is serving as a councillor for the City of Steinbach.
His heartbeat is “Ministry in the marketplace,” which is why he is taking time out of his very busy schedule to come and encourage men in this area of life.
Come out—and bring a friend!
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“Country Blend,” a traditional country music and Gospel group based out of southern Manitoba, will be performing at the Emo Legion on Sunday, June 3 starting at 7 p.m.
For those who have not heard this unique group before, their high-energy concert full of rhythm and great harmony definitely will get your toes tapping.
All of their concerts are performed at an easy listening volume.
For those who have heard them before, and would like to see them again, make sure you mark June 3 on your calendar.
This event is being hosted by the Rainy River Valley Agricultural Society, with the help of Br. #99 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
Come out for an evening of fantastic music and support the fair board.
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Local youth soccer organizer Lori Shortreed held an instructional camp at the Emo sportsfield for those interested in learning more about the game.
On hand to teach the kids was head coach Mick Gale from the University of Winnipeg. He insisted that the parents also take part in the drills and exercises so they’ll have a better understanding of how to help the players.
Gale also brought along two of the “Lady Wesmen” with him. Stephanee Ophey and Sera Trunzo did an excellent job encouraging the players and demonstrating the various skills being taught.
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A number of Little League baseball games also took place at the Emo sportsfield on Saturday.
Two district Bantam teams (aged 14-15) and two squads from Kenora participated in double-header league games.
The fledgling league has just started its second season, but already is looking to expand in the near future with more players, coaches, and umpires.
Since the league is certified under Baseball Manitoba, coaches and umpires can get the proper training through that organization.
Next week’s double-headers will take place in Kenora.
The league also is planning to hold a tournament sometime in July with teams from Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.