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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 8, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Free press april Tropic an a phone 7838850 1058 Portage easter specials 2 weeks Only 2 months training 10 missions on ii s4g9 Field trips wasted time parents refuse to Send their kids camping by Gloria Taylor two parents of students attending Darwin school in vital say three Day Field trips Are a waste of valuable time for some Stu Vince Schontag of 10 Willow and Marilyn of 47 Golden Wil refused to allow their children to attend outdoor Winter Camps the last two the camping outings were held Over a three Day whose daughter Jenny attends Grade 7 at the said his daughter required the time to spend on academic rather than the school Camp which was Offe red Schentag said he is opposed to the amount of time being spent on Field but is most concerned about the weaker Dar win school As Well As other schools Are arranging More and More in the whole system in too much time is being spent on these education suffered Schentag said rather than go his daughter stayed in school under a program provided by the school to do some assigned but he Felt the process was Ussatis saying the Quality of education suf fers under alternate in a letter to the principal of the Marie Louise Schentag said the prime reason for elementary school is to instruct children in Basic while there is value in outdoor Schentag said ample Opportunity exists for outdoor activity and recreation through Church and Community i remain opposed to programs that Rob those students with poor or marginal academic skills of professional teaching i am opposed to having my tax Dollar spent on salaries for professional teaching staff who place a higher value on development of social and recreational ability than on development of academic letter to Premier copies of the letter were also sent to pre Mier Gary education minister Len Derkach and Barbara chairman of the vital school Goedegebuure said she kept her son Peter Home from a similar Camp last year when he was in Grade part of the three she was spent by Peter in the while Parl of the time was spent with family members on see principal Page 4 being fingerprinted Young Courtney is a willing recruit to the Street proofing program held at the vital Centre last week children Are fingerprinted and the Chart passed on to parents in the event the child is Courtney was most intrigued by the Black look of her fingertips during the her John watches while Volun Teer Heather of the neighbourhood watch pro does the Ball Diamond proposed for Whittier Park by Gloria Taylor a Parks department representative will soon be pitching vital councillors on the merits of building a full size Amateur baseball facility in Boniface Whittier the civic standing committee of Parks and culture pc requested monday that a formal presentation be made to vital Community committee on the to be funded through the Manitoba baseball the councillors want the recommendations of the local councillors and to have their comments Back by their Parks and culture May 14 said Dorothy the clerk of the standing a spokesman and Date for the presentation have yet to be the plan Calls for a full size baseball Diamond and related amenities to be built on a parcel of land in Whittier site of Many of the festival do voyageurs when the area would House a baseball Diamond with 323foot foul lines and a 400foot Outfield Chain link fencing dugouts a batters Cage a press Box an electronic scoreboard bleachers a clubhouse washrooms and a Utility an adjacent 300vehicle parking lot would be accessed from Rue the project would be built in three phases and funded through the Manitoba baseball said Edward uie associations Vic president of he said if the plan is approved without work could begin this Glass said the association chose the Boniface site of the six the vital District has the most urgent need for a Community level baseball Diamond in the Junior and senior see funding Page 4 Edward Glass with plans

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