This year’s Ladies Night Out was held on Thursday, May 28 at the Pangman School, with Anna Marie Willey as the main speaker.
Anna Marie Willey presented “The Willow Tree” at the Pangman Ladies’ Night Out . She has presented this story several times and welcomes the opportunity to share it further. This story is based on Anna Marie’s unpacking her father’s kitbags from the Second World War. They had remained unpacked since his return from service nearly seven decades later. Inside the canvas time capsules, there were hundreds of images, diaries and much memorabilia to reflect upon and understand.
Together with her brother, Paul and niece, Marie-Claire, they have written seven songs and combined the original music with images about John Winichuk’s time with the RCAF 427 Squadron based in Leeming, England. The story covers an important era, from the time he received his enlistment letter as a young man in Melville, Saskatchewan in 1941 until the time of his return in 1946. He passed away in 1987.
“The Willow Tree” is a tribute to all who served and those who contributed in many ways at home during these difficult years. She notes her father’s story is only one of the thousands of those who sacrificed and served to provide us with the freedom we experience today.
There was a good turn out at this year’s event with ladies from Ceylon, Ogema, Khedive, Trossachs, Regina & Pangman. It was a fun evening with many door prizes and gifts. The proceeds from the evening was gifted to the Deep South Personal Care Home Ladies Auxiliary for which they are so grateful–their work is to benefit the residents whenever they can to make their home more enjoyable.
Thank you for Anna Marie Willey and Eileen Tunall for providing us with information for this article.
The Ladies Auxiliary would like to remind everyone about their upcoming Soup, Chili and Bake Sale being held on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 11 am to 1:30 pm at the Community Centre, Main Street, Pangman, SK. Come out for some delicious soup, chili and homemade baking.
They would also like to let everyone know that they are currently looking for new members. At the present time the Ladies Auxiliary members are:
Debbie Sheppard – President
Jackie Wolstenholme – Secretary
Susan Peters – Treasurer
Judy Schwindt – New Member
Lisa Guy, Administrator,Deep South Personal Care Home
They would also like to thank Connie Lozinski and Debbie Kessler who always help out with baking.
If you are interested in joining the Ladies Auxiliary they meet the 1st Monday of every month, 9 am at the Care Home.
Congratulations to Susan Peters – winner of the Easter Gift Basket and Kathy Bryson-McCullough – winner of the Bunny Cake. Also, thank you to all who came out for the soup and chili lunch and helped make food etc.
Be sure to get your tickets for this beautiful Easter Basket from the Ladies Auxiliary. There are many lovely items in this basket, including: Bath Towel, Hand Towel, Toffee Apple Cookies, Rose Scented Candle and more.
Currently the basket is on display at the Hometown Cafe. You can purchase tickets for this raffle at the Hometown Cafe – 1 for $2.00; 3 for $5.00 and 7 for $10.00.
The Ladies Auxiliary would also like to thank the community for their continued support.
The Ladies Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for all the great support you have given.
We have been very busy this year raising money for various projects for the Home and their residents:
Purchased birthday gifts and Christmas gifts that are presented to each resident.
Raffled off baskets during the year
Mother’s Day Tea and Strawberry Social
Soup, Chili and Bake Sales
Worked at luncheons, teas and auctions
Raised money for new laundry cart, sheet sets, flowers and made flower beds.
Sitting room and lounge room furniture
New sidewalk, wheelchair ramp
Kitchenware and recently a new gas convection stove.
Thank you again and please continue to support us.
We are currently looking for new recruits. The Auxiliary is a group of members who perform work for the Pangman Deep south Personal Care Home without compensation. Our next meeting is January 7, 2013, 9 am at the Care Home.
The Ladies Auxiliary would like to remind everyone that they accept donations of Canadian Tire Money. If you would like to donate your Canadian Tire Money you can leave it at the Hometown Cafe or give it to any Ladies Auxiliary Member.
The Canadian Tire Money received is used to purchase items for the Deep South Personal Care Home.
The Ladies Auxiliary hosted a Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 11, 2012 from 2 to 4 pm at the Deep South Care Home.
About 70 people came out for a piece of delicious angel food cake with strawberries and ice cream. As well, many participated in the Cake Walk and won some homemade baking. The Ladies Auxiliary also had a raffle for a beautiful Spring Basket.
They would like to thank all those from the community for their continued support.
On Thursday, April 19, 2012 was our annual Ladies Night Out held at the Pangman School Gym. This annual event is organized by the Ladies Night Out committee: Sharon Svedahl, Val Heustis and Jacki Wolstenholme.
About 80 women came out on this cool evening to have a delicious meal of Turkey, Ham, Salads, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, Dressing and Gravy with Make Your Own Sunday’s for dessert.
The guest speaker this year was Judy Schwindt who spoke about her visit to Qatar, where her brother and sister-in-law work. She spoke about the history of Qatar, the politics, people, land, and education. As well she presented a slide show of her many photos from her visit. After the talk, a couple of women tried on the Sheila (head scarf) and Niqab (face veil) that the women wear and also the Ghutra that the men wear on their heads. There was also a display of some of the items that Judy had brought back from Qatar.
During the evening, many door prizes, which were generously donated by local businesses and members of our community, were given away. The evening closed with the raffle draw. A good time was had by all.
This year all the proceeds from the Ladies Night Out were donated to the Ladies Auxiliary. The committee would like to thank all those who bought tickets, donated prizes, made salads and helped out at the event.