By Jennifer Carniel
Grandview’s female hockey team, the Grandview Chicks with Sticks have regrouped and are back on the ice for 2016-2017 after a four year hiatus. Chicks with Sticks female hockey team started back in approximately 2002. The logo on the jerseys was designed by former Grandview School students. The team took a break in 2012 and just recently, Grandview’s Recreation Director, Jill Wiebe, decided it was time to get the team back in action.
“I decided to try to get the team back in action after having no team in Grandview for about the last four years,” explained Wiebe. “The Grandview Chicks with Sticks already had jerseys and goal equipment so all we needed was a few players.”
Once Wiebe got the word out around town there was a lot of interest shown. There are approximately 16 players on the team ranging from 20 to 40 years of age. The Grandview Chicks with Sticks roster consists of: Krista Clark; Kali Ewanyshyn; Robyn Gervais; Jasmine Ironstand; Kim Jackson; Marie Kowalchuk; Jodi McAmmond; Rhianna McCool; Wendy McDonald; Cayley Mouck (Goalie); Bobbi Jo Robak; Maureen Storey; Jolie Suidy; Naomi Surring and Jill Wiebe.
Within the Parkland there are four teams the Chicks With Sticks can play again in Dauphin, Roblin, Swan River and Russell. The Chicks with Sticks won their first game of the season against Dauphin and played their first home game on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 against Dauphin and lost. The team has about six games scheduled for this season and a tournament in Roblin on February 11, 2017.
“We are also always looking for more players, and hope the team will keep growing every year,” noted Jill Wiebe, Grandview Recreation Director and team member of Chicks With Sticks.
CIBC officially closed the doors on the Grandview Branch on Friday, January 13, 2017. The crew wasted no time in emptying the building’s contents.
Photo by Jennifer Carniel
The Chicks with Sticks female hockey team in Grandview is back! The Chicks with Sticks played their first home game on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 against Dauphin.
Photo by Tyreen Garlinski
Luky’s “Back To Dirt” album release
By Jennifer Carniel
Singer/songwriter, Kayla Luky is starting 2017 off with a bang with the release of her new album, “Back To Dirt”. Luky had a very busy year last year with performances, workshops and winning the Manitoba Country Music Association’s Emerging Artist of 2016 award.
After receiving positive feedback from her last albums, “The Time It Takes” (2011) and “Kayla & Ben” (2013), she decided to put out another
album and worked with award winning producer Murray Pulver. “The hardest part is the constant state of self-doubt you put yourself in - it's exhausting,” Luky explained about the challenge of releasing a new album. “And of course, financing the project. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into this album in particular.”
Pulver produced artists such as Doc Walker, Steve Bell and Bros Landreth. “Kayla Luky… what you hear is what you get,” stated Pulver. “One of the most true to herself songwriters I’ve heard. Her songs take you in and grab you. Kayla has a captivating voice that genuinely tells her stories. An outstanding talent to keep your ears to the ground for.”
“Back to Dirt” features 12 new songs: Bottom Of A Bottle; Comfort And Wrong; Back To Dirt; Swaying; Loneliness Or Me; These Plains; The Best Things In Life; Little Lies; Bed Of Daises; Pour Me A Strong One; The Bar Is Closing and Living With Your Ghost.
“I enjoyed the process of each of the songs, from writing to recording,” noted Luky. “They are all special to me, but if I had to choose one, Swaying turned out totally different
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