Baldur Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 2011, Baldur, Manitoba Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Vol. 8 No. 42 $ 1.00 SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF BALDUR, BELMONT, CYPRESS RIVER, GLENBORO, GLENORA, NINETTE, STOCKTON, TREESBANK & WAWANESA WALLIS AGENCIES REAL ESTATE WA THE www. baldur- glenborogazette. ca Freedom singers perform at Glenboro Page 2 It’s Harvest season at Rock Lake Apiaries Page 12 CMCA AUDITED Publications Mail Agreement 40012086 Take Your Pick! Move in before fall. Three prime Baldur properties. by Tracy Rimmer FREELANCE WRITER The BG Lions Football club started the season right this year, with new football equipment, blocking pads & step over dummies, a pop- up tackling dummy, and a new electronic scoreboard and transport; all due to the generosity of local and provincial grant programs. Grants have been received by the club from the First Sports Program through the Minister of Housing and Community Development, Sport Manitoba’s bingo program, RM of South Cypress’ VLT allocation and the Glenboro and Area Foundation. Special thanks to Chris Tanasichuk for helping with finding these grants and filling out the necessary forms. There hasn’t been a football program in this area since 1981, a high school team, and there has been no program for the younger kids at all. Kenn Dowd played on that high school team, and it was his love of the game, and his son Scott’s interest and involvement in the Brandon league, the WYFA, that prompted him to form the team here. With a lot of local support, it has now grown from an idea and pickup practices for local teens to a league, the Rural Manitoba Youth Football League, which includes teams from Glenboro/ Baldur, Ste Rose, Winkler, and Dauphin. This year, for the second year in a row, they’ve been invited to take part in the championships held in Winnipeg on November 5th. Not bad for a team that, four years ago, didn’t exist. Practices begin in August, and are open to boys and girls from 11 to 15 years of age. This year’s team is already set, and the first home game will be held in Glenboro on the 10 th of September at 1 pm at Glenboro School. Next year, the league will be needing players and parent coaches for a revitalized PeeWee squad. Any boys and girls who turn 11 next year are encouraged to come out and play, and it is hoped that their parents will also get involved. Donations are always welcome, and volunteers to help with coaching and other team duties would also be much appreciated, but what the team would really like to see is people coming out to watch the games and support the team. The players work hard at practices, and having a big crowd out to watch them play makes it all the more rewarding. When asked what he would like to see come of this in the long- term, Dowd answers quickly, “ A high school team. Hopefully, next year, but 2013 at the latest.” BG Lions Football Club benefits from local grants by Kristine Janz FOR THE GAZETTE On Tuesday, October 4 th you will be voting for a candidate in one of the newly redistributed electoral divisions in Manitoba. The Turtle Mountain constituency will be replaced by Spruce Woods and the boundaries have changed significantly. No longer does the area include Pilot Mound or Carberry but now encompass Souris and the area surrounding Brandon, north to Forrest. The population of the Spruce Woods electoral division is 20,365. The area formerly known as Pembina now becomes Midland, with boundaries from Cypress River to Darlingford, Carman and Lavenham. In 2008 the Manitoba Electoral Divisions Boundaries Commission, after public consultation and deliberation, changed the electoral divisions based on the population count from the 2006 Census. The Pas was the only riding not to have its boundaries changed. SO, WHO IS RUNNING IN SPRUCE WOODS? Trenton Zazalak runs his own management consultant business delivering strategic planning to businesses and organizations in the Westman area. He has an extensive background in leadership and management, including having taught management at Assiniboine Community College. He sits on a number of not- forprofit boards and community committees and is a fencing instructor. He graduated from Elkhorn Collegiate and attended Brandon University, completing his Master’s Degree from Athabasca University. Trenton, who is running for the Candidates in place for Spruce Woods constituency CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The BG Lions Football Club, due to the generosity of local and provincial grant programs, now have this impressive scoreboard which will add immensely to their home games which are played in Glenboro. Come check out their first home game on September 10th at 1: 00 p. m.