Rumsey & District Register
The Rumsey Centennial is fast approaching. It will be held on July 12 to 14 less than two weeks away. There are so many things happening. Here is a lineup of the weekend plans. Registration starts on Friday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Hall. There will be a community bonfire on the old school location Friday evening with hotdogs and buns supplied by Lorry, Craig and Lori Cawiezel’s family. Please bring your own lawn chair and hot dog stick.
On Saturday morning, the Morrin Fire department will be cooking up a delicious breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. so you sure don’t want to miss that. The registration will continue in the hall during that same time but will close in time to prepare for the parade to be held at 11:00 a.m. around Rumsey. After the parade, there will be a bouncy castle set up for the kids to enjoy from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. The concession will run from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Agriplex. Don’t forget to take part in the class reunion pictures starting in the Agriplex at 1:00 p.m. There will be all kinds of memorabilia to look at including photos of the town and area supplied by the historical society and Larry Anderson’s collection. Class photos will begin after the parade in the Agriplex for all age groups. Another fun event to participate in will be the human Foosball game starting at 3:30 p.m. in the skating rink. I am very interested in watching this event! Supper is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. During the day, feel free to wander downtown Rumsey for a walk through memory lane as there will be signs posted on each lot describing the different businesses that were once in our little village. The Drop-In will be open for viewing as it is the oldest remaining building on main street with lots of history inside.
At 7:00 p.m., there will be speeches by our new MLA, Nate Horner, and our ever faithful MP, Kevin Sorenson. The band, Precious Cargo, will start playing in the hall at 7:45 and go to 10:45. At that time we encourage everyone to head outside to watch the amazing fireworks on the south diamond. That will be a glorious show, I’m sure. After the fireworks, there will be a DJ, Aaron Krabsen, playing in the hall until closing. Saturday will be a very full day, to be sure.
On Sunday, there will another delicious breakfast supplied by the Rumsey Fire department from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a non-denominational service to follow in the hall at 11:00 a.m. with coffee and cake to follow. The concession will be open once again from noon to 3:30 p.m. for those who want to linger and visit a little longer.
I would like to thank the Centennial committee for organizing and, I know, working like crazy to put this weekend together for everyone to enjoy. Dariel McNaughton, Mary Newton, Larry Anderson, Linda Helmer, Jackie Watts, Craig and Lori Cawiezel, Karli Gogol, Ian Michie, Bill Avramenko, Rob Richmond, Sandy McNaughton and Brittany Cawiezel. The committee is still looking for volunteers to help here and there, it might just be cleaning up after an event, tending bar or setting up chairs for the church service, contact Dariel McNaughton or Mary Newton if you have a half hour here or there you could give to the organizers. It would be greatly appreciated. There will be lots of space to camp and designated areas for parking, we just ask the campers to be considerate of the large crowd we are expecting so please park your RVs side by side not in a circle which takes up so much space. You can always put two awnings together to get your gathering spot but “circling the wagons” will be discouraged.
Just remember the dates – July 12, 13 and 14. This weekend will only come around once every hundred years, you don’t want to miss it.
Rumsey Sports days will follow on July 19 - 21 and we are looking for two more teams to complete our roster for the tournament. Please contact Logan Kiemele at 403-740-3203 or Patty Steen at 403-740-4601 to sign up.
Have a great week everyone.