Harvest Supper October 2011

On Saturday, October 22, 2011 was our Harvest Supper hosted by Charity Farms and the 100 Celebration Committee. Many people came out and enjoyed a meal of Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Ham, Carrots, Salads, Fresh Buns, and delicious pies for dessert.

A big thank you to all who prepared food and those who worked in the new Community Kitchen doing preparation, serving and clean-up.

We had a few special guests at our Harvest Supper. Ken Kessler, NDP candidate for our area, and  Dustin Duncan, the Saskatchewan Party candidate for our area.

Chuck Jacques, Reeve from the RM of Norto,  spoke about the history of Charity Farms and the Community Kitchen project. Eileen Tunall spoke about the 100 Year Celebration and thanked everyone for all their help with the celebration.

Eileen Tunall and Joy White of the 100 Year Celebration Committee presented Brian & Gladys Jesse of Charity Farms with a cheque for $35,000.00 for the Community Kitchen.

The Pangman Connection

September 15, 2009 in the world of hi-tech the Pangman & Area Economic Development Board established a website for the village of Pangman.  We have had a very capable administrator taking care of the news & photos and the many different categories of interest for our town & area.  Her name is Debra Trylinski and to say the least we could not have done this without her very capable knowledge.  Her brother Lee, who owns & operates LGR Internet Solutions of Regina, set up & is hosting the website. In the past 2 years our website has had 7,800 visits of which 4,392 are new visitors.

Our village had been planning a 100 Year Celebration since April, 2010 and we had a direct link to the Pangman website with information concerning the agenda-registration & volunteer forms as well as any updates we could have on there for peoples interest.  After the celebration we have posted many photos and stories of the weekend.

The Pangmans from Texas

So now the PANGMAN CONNECTION– In May 2011 we had a visit on our website from folks in Texas querying about our town and their possible connection to the original name–Pangman.  Their names are PANGMAN and they had some relatives in the past number of years visit here.  We were quick to connect and let them know of our 100 Year Celebration plans and gave them a very wide open– COME if you can only to receive a response– we are coming.  Jim (Sr) & wife Joan, & their son Jim (Jr) arrived to be with us August 12 right at the beginning of registration and were here the entire weekend.  They came with quite a bit of history & genealogy and were linked up with the local historian group.  We thoroughly enjoyed them being here and their interest in our town & happenings was a delight for the local people to experience.  The week after our 100 Year Celebration we received another visit on our website from Don Pangman in Oakville, Ontario with much of the same questions-so after a bit of back & forth he has connected with Jim Pangman and they have shared family trees and are of the mind that they are both interlinked many generations later to PETER PANGMAN;  The man whom our town is named after.

It will be interesting to watch the unfolding history of these two  families who are many miles apart and yet will perhaps find their roots in Pangman, Saskatchewan. Canada all thanks to the wonderful WORLD WIDE WEB.

Volunteer Lunch

On Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 a lunch was held at the Community Centre for the 100 Year volunteers. There were beans, cold cuts, buns, cheese, pickles, cake, ice cream and more.

Quite a few of the volunteers came out for the lunch. Thanks you to the 100 Year Committee for putting this lunch on.

Final Day of the 100 Year Celebration

Sunday, August 14th was the last day of the 100 Year Celebration. The day began with a Community Church Service with John Sheppard as MC. John played some hymns for everyone to sing along, also Clara White sang a hymn. Pastor Gary Penner from Abundant Living gave the sermon.

Following the service was Brunch with pancakes, sausages, potatoes, beans, roast beef, muffins and more. It was a delicious brunch and everyone was encouraged to have a second helping. Many of the visitors said their goodbyes at the brunch before heading home.

One of the tents was taken down to be used at the Amulet Heritage Picnic.

Later in the afternoon was the Amulet Heritage Picnic at the Amulet site. The afternoon was spent visiting, old time games for the children and musical entertainment. The musicians for the afternoon were Viola Philips, Florence Galbraith, Norma Johnson, Joan Klemenz and Wayne Moerike. The afternoon concluded with a pot luck supper that was fit for royalty.

Esther Thompson (nee Erickson), who will be 95 this year and a past resident of the Amulet area, had the honor of cutting the birthday cake.

Approximately 190 people attend the celebration coming from BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and several parts of Saskatchewan.

100 Year Celebration Parade

On Saturday, August 13th at noon the 100 Year Celebration Parade began on Mergens Street. The Parade had many floats, and a variety of cars ranging from antique to collector and muscle cars, tractors, horses, clowns, and more.

Thanks to Eugene Kessler and John Metke for all their hard work on organizing this great parade.

Day 2 of the 100 Year Celebration

Saturday, August 13th began with a Breakfast of fruit salad, pancakes, hash browns, sausage and more. At 9 am the Farmers Market was held on main street. We had quite a few vendors out for this special Farmers Market selling fresh vegetables, baking, books, crafts, and much more.

The Parade started at noon with many floats, new and old vehicles, horses, old tractors and more.

Following the Parade was the Opening Ceremonies at the School Grounds with special guests: Lieutenant Governor Gordon Barnhart, The Honorable Dustin Duncan MLA, Ed Komarnicki MP and Tracy Mann, Executive Director of the Community Initiatives Fund.  Each of the guests spoke for a few minutes expressing their best wishes on our 100 Year Celebration, our new Water Treatment Plant, Daycare and Community Kitchen.

Our Mayor, Rod Rowland, spoke about all the things happening in Pangman and welcomed all those who have come to our 100 Year Celebration. Reeve of RM Norton #69 Chuck Jacques also congratulated Pangman, the RM of Norton, Amulet, Khedive and Parry on their 100 years of Prairie Life. Chuck Jacques presented certificates to the families who were recipients of Century Farm awards.

Then the senior citizens of Pangman were honoured with the Oldest residents (90 +) Mary Scott and Edith Bernard receiving a corsage.  Kay Kessler is the eldest resident of Pangman and Cecil Guest is the eldest man.  Marjorie Neate also received a corsage.

In the afternoon there was a tour of the new Daycare. Children’s activities with Allison Kessler were held at Bethel Mission Church. Kids of all ages were kept busy with playdough, crafts, fort building, games, basketball, fish pond, face painting, balloon animals, snacks and of course the inflatable bouncers which were sponsored by E. Bourassa & Sons and Clear Creek Organics (many thanks). I was fortunate to have some wonderful helpers who helped entertain the (approximately) 50 children! We kept the fun going 45 minutes longer than planned and had to finally shut down, still turning a few kids away. Thanks to the Bethel Church for letting us use their space. It was the perfect setting for a wonderful afternoon.

At 3:00 pm the 1996 Time Capsule was opened at the Pangman Library.

During the afternoon at the School Grounds local musicians played music and the Beer Gardens were open.  Just before supper was served there was an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the Community Kitchen. Chuck Jacques and Mayor Rod Rowland gave greetings about the Community Kitchen and then Brian and Gladys Jesse cut the ribbon officially opening the Community Kitchen.

About 600 people enjoyed a supper featuring Cliff’s famous Roast Beef, baked potato, coleslaw, fresh vegetables, and more was served.Following supper Connie Lozinski announced the winner of the Pangman Princess Contest, Christie Jesse.

In the evening Fur Eel with Justin Sheppard performed and the Beer Gardens were open until 12 midnight.

It was a full day of activities, and could not have happened without the work of many many volunteers. Thanks to all the volunteers for all their hard work.

100 Year Celebration Cabaret

The 100 Year Celebration Cabaret was held on Friday, August 12th at the Pangman School Grounds. The Band Third Degree Burnz played at the Cabaret and their was also a midnight lunch served.

There was a very good crowd out for the Cabaret.  The children were up early dancing to the music and later on the adults joined in.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the music and visiting with friends and family.

Day 1 of 100 Year Celebration

On Friday, August 12th at 1:00 pm registration began for the 100 Year Celebration at the Pangman School Gym. During the afternoon family, friends and classmates spent time visiting. The Beer Gardens opened at 3:00 pm.

During the afternoon a group of local musicians got together to play some old time music.

The official welcome was held in the tent on the School Grounds at 7 pm.  Jim Pangman (from Texas) made the draw for the Flat Screen TV, which was won by Janice Danials from Avonlea, Saskatchewan.

Connie Lozinsky introduced the four (4) Pangman Princess: Michelle Baker-Konner, Brittany Colbow, Christie Jesse and Hayley Kimball.

It was a beautiful day for the 1st day of the celebration and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Later in the evening the Cabaret was held. Check out the blog post on the Cabaret for more photos.

Pangman Celebrates 100 Years

On August 12th, 13th and 14th, 2011 Pangman, Khedive, Amulet and the Rural Municipality of Norton No. 69 Celebrated their 100th Year.

It was great to see all those who came back for the 100 Year Celebration. We had visitors from across Canada as well as from the United States. Special visitors were the Pangman’s from Texas.

The 100 Year Committee would like to thank all the volunteers that helped to make this celebration a success. Also a big thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:

  • Pangman Co-op
  • Border Line Feeders (Ceylon)
  • Grainbelt Agencies Ltd. – Pangman/Milestone
  • Pangman & Ogema Radius Credit Union
  • E. Bourassa & Sons
  • Clear Creek Organics
  • SEREDA – South East Regional Economic
  • Development Association
  • Federal Grant from the Building Communities Through
  • Art and Heritage Program
  • Provincial Grants by Community Initiatives Fund

Set up of the tents at the school yard began on Tuesday, august 9th.

Setting up Tents

Registration began on Friday afternoon at 1:00 pm at the School Gym.

Registration in Gym

During the afternoon there was a tour at the Deep South Personal Care Home. The Concession Tent was open where  you could get burgers, hot dogs, drinks etc

Concession Tent

The Beer Gardens opened at 3:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Rod Working on Bar Sign

During the afternoon a group of musicians played old time music.  Thank you to Blaine Morrison for organizing the old time music.

Old Time Music


For the children a movie night was held at the Bethel Mission Church at 8:00 pm.

At 9:30 pm the Cabaret started with Third Degree Burnz and included a Midnight Lunch.

Third Degree Burnz

Saturday morning began with a Country Breakfast which was sponsored by E. Bourassa & Sons. The Farmer’s Market was held on main street from 9 am to noon.

Farmers Market

Then the Parade began at noon. The Parade had many floats, old cars, newer cars, horses and more.

Radius Credit Union Float

The Opening Ceremonies were held at the school following the Parade. The special guests at the Opening Ceremonies were: Lieutenant Governor Gordon Barnhart, The Honorable Dustin Duncan MLA, Ed Komarnicki MP and Tracy Mann, Executive Director of the Community Initiatives Fund, as well as Mayor Rod Rowland and Reeve Chuck Jacques.  Reeve Chuck Jacques presented Century Farm awards to those families who have farmed in the area for 100 years. Also, the oldest seniors in our community were honoured.

Opening Ceremonies

After the Opening Ceremonies their was a Day Care Tour, Children’s Activities at Bethel Mission Church and the 1996 Time Capsule was opened at the Pangman Library and more old time music.  Their was a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Community Kitchen, followed by the Community Supper.

Ribbon Cutting at Community Kitchen

After supper the winner of the Pangman Princess contest, Christie Jesse, was crowned. Congratualtions to all the Princesses for all the money they raised. Also the prizes were drawn for, one night stay at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, 2 tickets to ride on the Southern Prairie Railway Train and Gift Basket from Gift Bundles by Allison.

100 Year Celebration Queen, Christie Jesse & Princesses

Fur Eel performed at 7:00 pm and the Beer Gardens were open until 12 am.

Fur Eel Perform

Sunday morning was the Community Church Service followed by the Sunday Bunch.

Community Church Service

Later in the afternoon was the Annual Heritage Picnic at Amulet site with a pot luck meal.

Amulet Heritage Picnic


To read more about the 100 Year Celebration check out our Blog posts and the 100 Year Celebration Photo Gallery.

We hope everyone had a great time at our 100 Year Celebration.