Grandview Exponent in Grandview, Manitoba
13 Aug 1980

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13 Aug 1980

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Grandview Exponent (Newspaper) - August 13, 1980, Grandview, Manitoba Second class mall registration no. 0403ndview exponent Grandview Manitoba wednesday August 13th, 1980 established 1901 vol. 80 no. 30 Grandview s 80tha week to remember Community co operation and Community people brought Grandview s 80th anniversary year to an outstanding successful week of events. Highlighted by dignitaries to include the governor general of Canada his excellency Hon. Edward Schreyer his wife Lily and family the lieutenant governor of Manitoba Bud Job in and mrs. Jobin and their aides Hon. Frank Johnson and mrs. Johnson Wally Mckenzie . And mrs. Mckenzie made up official dignitaries. It goes on record As being the first for a Small Community when the two top Queens representatives came and appeared in their official capacities As guests outside of the metropolitan centres of our nation. Grandview can take Pride in boasting As being the first to be honoured in this fashion. Governor general Edward Schreyer mrs. Schreyer their daughter Karmel and son Jason taken at the reception at the Church Hall. Grandview a 101-year-old resident mrs. . Mclean is presented with miniature red River cart by minute ref Ern Nimio tourism Hon. Frank Johnston registration for guests were from monday to Friday and on the first Day 100 or More had signed the guest Book. By the end of the week registration exceeded the 400 count with Many visitor names not appearing in the Book. The unfavourable weather at the first of the week resulted in cancellation of the bus Tours tuesday however by wednesday More and More former residents and families arriving a the tall tales contest and variety concert fiddlers contest and old time dance Friday free Pancake breakfast Early saturday morning it was evident the enthusiasm and interest soon climaxed to Greet a week of High Lites not experienced Here in our 80 years As a Community. Thursday was an important Day for Many former students. The High school classes of 1939-45 re Union with dinner and dance was an event not to be forgotten by those attending. A feature of the evening was the visit of their High school principal Jack Belton now retired the guest speaker at the banquet. Always a favorite As a speaker or. Belton excelled with his oratory. The Parade stole the show saturday at High noon. Hundreds of people lined main Street As a total of 86 entries individual and group went the Parade route starting in the Park area. Lead by the Grandview band and majorettes the dignitaries them the floats of commercial fancy comic antique cars and originality with the increasing popular horse and rider entries colourful bicycles and children completed the mile Long Parade. Saturday s program ended with dancing in the acc Hall. Sunday events with rain showers and continuous threatening of rain the program for the Day did not lose momentum of enthusiasm As the Day progressed. One Shower required drying off the Field where baseball continued with tournament play. Finals for the event were played off with Teulon losing to the Carman Gold eyes other Competition was horseshoes slow pitch Ball and there was the increasing gymkhana competitions. Pancakes were served again sunday morning and there was an ecumenical Church service in the acc Hall at 10 00 . In the evening from 5 to 7 the beef Barbecue served. Already we hear talk about the 85th. Additional attractions being suggested is some form of rides for kiddies. These have been pursued but not too much Progress has been made but an urgent requirement for these annual events snowballing every year is to have lots of Volunteer help. Committees that were involved with the program Are to be commended for the efficiency which carried off All attractions. It was a creditable Effort on the part of this Community that will keep Grandview in the forefront As a progressive town. Note there will be reports of the attractions and additional photos of the 80th in successive editions of the exponent. Watch for them. See inside for i Lites of the week s celebrations. Photos by Jim Chaloner

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