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SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF GRANDVIEW & GILBERT
Vol 116, No. 21
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
By Jennifer Carniel
This year the Gilbert Plains-Grandview Ag Society Fair and Rodeo has four contestants running for the honour of Rodeo Queen.
The first contestant is Courtney Dube from outside of Roblin. She is 16 years old and attends high school at Goose Lake High in Roblin. Courtney has a real love of the outdoors and her hobbies range from horseback riding, quading, fishing and hunting. For her Grade 12 year, she plans to volunteer at the Roblin Health Centre.
“I decided to run for Rodeo Queen because the past contestants were like role models to me and I wanted to be just like them,” noted Courtney. “I feel like now is my chance to be a role model to the little girls and encourage them to ride and participate in the fair and rodeo. I have been around horses since I was only a couple months old and when I was one year old my dad took me in lead line. I have been around horses ever since. I have been going to Gilbert Plains- Grandview Fair/ Rodeo since 2005 and have always had a fun time.”
Courtney has competed in Roblin’s Lil’ Britches Rodeo and has won in the senior division, ran exhibition barrels and carried the flag in the Gilbert Plains-Grandview rodeo for five years in a row.
“My favorite parts about rodeos are that everyone there is in a happy mood,” stated Courtney. “It’s a good environment where everyone's excited to show what they can do. My favorite thing to watch would be barrel racing and bull riding.”
The second contestant is Tatyana Jaddock from Dauphin. She is 18 years old and attends the DRCSS. Tatyana has many hobbies which includes sports, hiking, and camping and enjoys doing things that keep her active and in focus. Tatyana volunteers at a veterinarian clinic and an animal shelter in her spare time. “This helps me get involved with animals, which I love and so I can gain experience for my focus on my future studies to be a veterinarian,” explained Tatyana.
“I decided to run for Rodeo Queen because I have always been fascinated by the past years watching Rodeo Queen contestants compete,” noted Tatyana. “I also love the rodeo world and all the positive excitement and comfort it brings. This helped me want to get more involved in what the Rodeo Queen is all about and the great ways it helps us get involved within our communities.”
Tatyana was not brought up in a competitive rodeo family, and did not get introduced to it until she was older. Prior to being involved in rodeos, Tatyana would go and watch them every chance she got and she would run up to the fence to get as close as she could to watch barrels being run, calves being roped and even bull
It is BBQ season again, the Gilbert Plains Elementary Grade 3 class held a BBQ fundraiser on Friday, May 20, 2016 with the proceeds to go towards families who suffered loss during the Fort McMurray forest fire.
Photo by Gracey Gulak
Yates receives honorary diploma from ACC
Jason Yates to receive honorary diploma from ACC DAUPHIN, Man. (May 25, 2016) - Assiniboine Community College will be presenting businessman Jason Yates with an honorary diploma at this year's Parkland Campus graduation ceremony.
"Jason is widely recognized in the region for his contributions to industry and his community," said ACC President Mark Frison. "He exemplifies many of the same character traits we hope our graduating students choose to guide their futures with, namely the desire to be passionate, work hard, and contribute to their communities in meaningful ways."
Yates has worked in operational roles with McMunn & Yates since 1998 and has served as CEO since 2004. He currently leads a team of over 600 staff members.
The company was formed in 1971 when Terry Yates and Stan and Gordon McMunn opened their first store in Dauphin, Man. Since then it has expanded to include stores across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario. The
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