• Keeping kids active, a salute to winter youth fitness programs

    Keeping kids active, a salute to winter youth fitness programs

    For those involved in planning or coaching activities, keeping youth and adults active is a very important endeavor.

    It can be difficult to stay off the couch and get moving at the best of times in this busy world. It is harder when the temperatures are freezing and the snow is piled high. But there are activities for all ages to keep one’s joints moving in Boissevain and area, and people need to think of it as a priority.

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  • Council and business changes big in 2018

    Council and business changes big in 2018

    Although perhaps a quieter year by some standards, there were quite a few changes in Boissevain in the past year, some at the very top.

    For the first time since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the community was led by someone other than Ed Anderson in 2018, with veteran councillor David Stead taking on the reigns. However, it was an election year, with many possibilities abounding. The community would see a new era take shape in the fall.

  • Family reunification goal of resettlement group

    Family reunification goal of resettlement group

    The Boissevain Resettlement Committee is looking to “keep it in the family” for the next while.

    The group, which has already brought two Eritrean families to Boissevain, is continuing its work with refugees. Instead of bringing someone completely new, they are trying to bring people together.

    “We’re keeping on,” said committee member Heather Goertzen, “but we’ve changed our focus a little. We brought over two full families, and they are now both officially independent. Our commitment to them is done.”

  • Band program adds to educational enrichment

    Band program adds to educational enrichment

    Despite being a relatively small program, band and music at Boissevain School are an important part of education.

    On December 11, the annual Band Christmas concert was held at the school. Music and band teacher Megan Pokrant is in her second year at Boissevain School, and has seen the impact music has on local students. She said a lot of work goes into preparation for concerts like this.

    “Weeks of preparation goes into a concert for our students,” Pokrant said, “and as their director, that looks like many months for me. Planning, score study, instrumentation, skill level and interesting music all take a very long time to sort out. I started looking at music for this year’s concert last April, hoping to find content suitable for our bands to perform.”

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