Englishman running across Canada for sick children, stops in Mortlach
Paul Entz photo
Jamie Mc Donald , a 27 year old from Gloucester, England, has been running across Canada since early March , surviving on the kindness of strangers.
Shannon St. Denis , owner of Country Garden Cafe in Mortlach supplied meals to Jamie and also raffled a photo by Nastasha Charron to help raise money for Saskatoon Children's hospital, one of the Saskatchewan charities that McDonald is raising money for.
Nastasha and Denny Charron hosted McDonald at their home during his overnight stay in Mortlach.
A few memories of the 2013 Saskatoonberry Festival for you, courtesy of Marilyn Forbes; Click here for pics. If you have any pics you would like to see included, contact the webmaster (see contacts)
The Mortlach Community Development and Agricultural Society hosted a Welcome Wagon Potluck supper to welcome the 14 new families that have moved to the village and area in the past year.
New babies: Ember Adams[ mother Heather] and Hayden Bossence [mother Stacey Waschenfelder]
New families: Michael Adams and Randy Stewart, Michael Beaudoin, Darin and Amanda Moser [baby Wyatt], Bev and Dwayne Van Koughnett, Donna Keith and Patrick Smith, Jared and Jamie Brandon. Jeff Molde's family: Angela, Keegan,Ryland, Raiden [ Jeff and Kohen not present]
New families absent were Dana and Mark Sture, Denny, Nastasha and Evangeline Charron,Shannon St. Denis and Brian Brecht,Trevor Mattus and Rhyann and Calder Duffey,Caroline Penhale.
Eighty people turned out at the Mortlach Memorial Hall to have an abundance of food and welcome the new residents. The highlight of the evening was a Clogging demonstration put on by our newcomer Clogging teacher, Randy Stewart.
Congratulations! Once again, Mortlach won its category in the Communities in Bloom contest for 2013!
Mortlach Community Fall Fair 2013 Report
by Margaret Apperley -- From the Herbert Herald
The Mortlach school held their fall fair on Friday Sept 27th. This year the fall fair was open to the community in an effort to bring school and community closer together. The entries were displayed in the school gym and judging took place on Friday morning. I would definitely call it a success although entries from children were down in numbers but many people from the community entered their talents.
Friday evening there was a beef-on-a-bun dinner in the Mortlach Hall frollowed by an awards ceremony back at the school.
Community involvement was a great success for many local causes recently
Please take take note of our
Mortlach Organizations and Their Executives;
This info will always be available on the Village Services Page:
Mortlach Museum- President – Al Kouri
Secretary-Treasurer – Bonnie Drake
Co-Curators – Joan Searle, Pam Speir
Village of Mortlach Mayor – Dale Domeij
Councilors; Andrew Bugiera; Bob Drake; Jerry Forbes; Mike Franklyn
Administrator – Tracey Gardner
Mortlach Recreation BoardPresident – Rod War
Secretary – Colleen Campbell
Treasurer – Philip Simrose
Kinsmen Club of Parkland
President – Jordan Molde
Secretary – Tyler hall
Treasurer – Ryan Nilson
Kinette Club of Parkland
President – Dianne Molzan
Secretary – Colleen Campbell
Treasurer – Lorrie Hall
Rural Municipality of Wheatlands # 163
Reeve – Ryan Nilson
Division 1 – Andy Bossence
Division 2 – Edward Misuga
Division 3 – Kurtis Hicks
Division 4 – Dave Grajczyk
Division 5 – Roy Smith
Division 6 – Dennis Down
Mortlach Community Development and Agricultural Society (MCDAS)
President – Marg Apperley
Secretary – Carol Kohl
Treasurer – Rhonda Haukaas
The Youth Action Committee hosted Winter Carnival Day on Heritage Day. Public skating started off the morning and the Grads of 2013, manned the booth for lunch of hotdogs.
The entertaining games were Toilet seat Toss, Chicken Bowling , Snakes, various Minute to Win It games and a very competitive nail pounding race. Due to poor road conditions, Blair Bickford's hoses and sleigh didn't arrive; they were sorely missed. The Pink Team took home the trophy this year. This event is always well attended with parents and children competing in fun " !
Colleen Campbell, Representative of the Recreation Board left, Bonnie Drake, Treasurer of the Museum
The Mortlach Museum and Recreation Board held their annual fundraiser last weekend. It began with Bingo, Penny Parade and followed by an auction of various items including fancy decorated cakes and baking.The highest bid on a cake was $250.00; needless to say, it was a very successful evening raising over $6800.00. The quilt raffle was won by Wendy Searle. Thank you to all who donated of their time and money to make this event possible.
Chocolate and Turtles- only in Mortlach!
The 'chocolate fountain' was put on by the Mortlach United Church
and all funds went to saving the turtles. Jim and Jen Tedford adopted the turtle "Beatrice" on a vacation tour, one of the many put on by Nature Seekers of a working holiday.They spent 6 hours a day cleaning up the beaches , helping baby turtles get to the ocean, and tagging the female turtles that were nesting. Very interesting presentation.... and the chocolate fountain was a real hit as well!