The Pangman & District Economic Development Board held their annual meeting on Monday, March 30th, 2015. The new executive for 2015 were elected:
Chairman – Ed Howse
Vice-Chair – Haley Hatt
Secretary – Linda Ledingham
Treasurer – Eileen Tunall
Debra provided the board with the Website stats for last year. We had 8,436 visitors to the website, with 6,131 of these being new visitors to the site. We have had visitors from Canada, United States, Germany, United Kingdom and other countries. Debra has agreed to continue to maintain the website for the board. She asks that if anyone has a community event they are planning, to let her know and she will post it on the community calendar. Also, if you have photos or a story about a community event that has been held in town, please send it to her and she will post the story on the website.
Southern Prairie Railway will be stopping in Pangman during the Farmers Market on Saturday morning, starting on June 27th.
We are always looking for new members, so if you are interested feel free to come to one of our meeting. You can call Eileen at 306-442-2145 for more information about the Board.
We would like to congratulate Dan Cordick, who was the 1st prize winner at the Ogema Fair for his apricot jam. Dan is one of our Farmers Market vendors. Stop by at his table Saturday mornings when you are at the market to see his variety of homemade jams.
The Pangman & District Economic Development Board has recently purchased a BBQ for the Farmers Market burger lunches. This was made possible by the Community Centre Coffee Crew. Community Coffee is served Monday & Tuesday mornings at the Community Centre.
Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help clean up the Pangman Cemetery.
The Pangman & District Economic Development Board Annual meeting was held on March, 31, 2014.
Our new Board Executive is:
Executive: Chair: Ed Howse
Vice Chair: Byron Ledingham
Secretary: Hayley Hatt
Treasurer: Eileen Tunall
A report was presented on our website, www.pangman.ca . Visitors to the Website for 2013 were 6300 , many of them new visitors. Currently we have 13 Sponsors for our website.
Thanks to Debra for the on-going volunteer work she does maintaining the website. If you would like an event or article posted on the website, contact Debra via the Contact Us form.
Currently we have 16 members. If you are interested in joining the EDB a yearly membership is $10.00. Meetings are the last Monday of each month at the Community Center.
Our first Farmers Market for the season will be on June 28, 2014. We hope to have a kick-off with a meet & greet time with the groups from town, a community yard/garage sale and a BBQ lunch and if possible a visit from Saskatchewan Tourism. We look forward to a good up-coming summer with the Farmers Market and the Tour train visits on Saturday mornings.
This article was submitted by Eileen Tunall, Treasurer of the EDB.
The Pangman Market starts on Saturday, June 29th at 9 am to noon, with a Burger Lunch hosted by the Pangman Economic Development Board. As well, we hope to have a Community Garage Sales during the day.
The tour train (Southern Prairie Railway) will be visiting us at the market each week. We also hope to have some musical entertainment at the Train Platform this year.
We have changed the name from Pangman Farmers Market to Pangman Market so as to encourage more Vendors to come out with their wares, whether it be crafts, baking, garden produce, books, tea, jewelry, woodworking and more. If you would like to sell your products at our Market, please email us via the contact form or call Eileen at 306-442-2145 – tables are “free of charge”.
We had originally had our Show and Shine scheduled for August 2012, but we were rained out, so it was rescheduled for September 29, 2012 during our final Farmers Market. It was a beautiful day, just perfect for the Farmers Market and Show and Shine. A big thank you to Bryon Ledingham for organizing the Show and Shine.
We had a variety of trucks and cars for our Show and Shine.
Our last Farmers Market for the 2012 season was held on Saturday, September 29, 2012. We had a wonderful day weather wise. There were about 15 tables for the vendors, who have come each week, with garden produce, baking, crafts, jewelry and garage sale items.
Our Train Platform is a wonderful welcome for the Tour Train as well as our local folks who came to “meet and greet” the Tour Train each week.
This week we had the Spinning Wheels join us from the Weyburn area with some nice old time music, which was a very nice touch for our party.
We had about 10 cars and trucks join us for the Show and Shine display. A big thank you to Bryon Ledingham for organizing this.
We featured a Burger lunch as a final fund raiser for the Platform Dock and the response was very good. We served about 100 burgers. Thanks to all who helped with this.
We had about 130 people come out for our final Farmers Market, including the train folks, our vendors, car display and local residents.
The Pangman and District Economic Development Board would like to thank everyone who have been involved with making this years Farmers Market a big success. We would also like to thank John Strutt of Strutt Corvettes for donating 2 Limited Edition Cars to raffle with all proceeds going towards the Platform fund. The draw was done on Saturday and the winners were: Jaycee Rowland and Navey Tondevold.
The 50/50 draws over the summer have been beneficial to the Pangman and District Economic Development Board and the many winners were; Doreen Rainey, Kay Gurskey, Patti Klippenstein, Albert Hansen (2), Jack Rainey, Val Heustis, Dan Cordick, Eileen Tunall and more.
Our weekly Farmers Market continues to be well attended each week. There is a variety of baking, crafts, Garden produce and yard sale items for sale. Thanks to our Vendors for helping to make this years Farmers Market a success and giving the tourists from the Tour Train a unique shopping experience.
This week the Tour Train brought about 45 -50 visitors to our Farmers Market. As well Albert Hanson came out again to make ropes for us. It was also very nice to see a local wedding party have photos taken on the platform and train.
There was a “train robbery” for the train folk to experience as they left Pangman platform with horses, cowboys and guns!!!
Please note that Saturday, September 29th will be our last Farmers Market for this season. The Pangman & District Economic Development Board is hosting a Burger lunch for our final Farmers Market. Be sure to stop by the Farmers Market and enjoy a Burger, Pop and chips for $6.00, shop for fresh vegetables, Christmas gifts and meet visitors from the Tour Train.
We hope to see you there on Saturday, September 29th.