The Southern Prairie Railway did one of their final trips for the the season to Horizon Hall on Oct 8th.
The ride started at Ogema to the Horizon Hall where they served a PITCH FORK FONDUE meal of steak, potatoes, coleslaw and beans. There was entertainment by JD from Weyburn, who performed big band and Elvis style music.
On this trip there was a full car of folks from various places in Saskatchewan: Gravelbourg, MooseJaw, Saskatoon, Preeceville, Endeavor, Rockford, FT.Qu’appelle, Val Marie, Wood Mountain, Buffalo Pound Lake, Weyburn, Harptree, Caronport, as well as Drumheller & Calgary AB, and St. Anns, Ont.
We had a small wait while a minor repair was done on our way back but allowed more visit time with the staff. The TOUR TRAIN has been a great opportunity for people to see the land by rail after all the years gone by. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS FOR US.
Thanks to Eileen for submitting this story and sharing her photos.
On Saturday, June 13th, the Southern Prairie Railway hosted its first of four Redneck Suppers at the Community Centre in Pangman.
About 60 folk from the Seniors’ group at Langham and area arrived at the dock in Pangman around 6:00 pm. They walked across the way to the Community Centre where the Economic Development Board hosted a wonderful meal of red neck taters, roast squirrel (beef), roadkill honey BBQ (chicken), copperhead fixins’ (carrots), lawn clippen greens (kale salad), and dirt pie (Lazy Black Forest cake) for dessert.
The tables were decorated with newsprint and potato/radish centrepieces with cocktail sausages, gherkins and swampwater for appetizers.
Dave Sheldon from Assiniboia and Ed Rigetti from Glentworth played country music for accompaniment and a couple ladies from the group gave impromptu vocals.
It was a lovely evening weather wise and enjoyment wise!
Thank you to Byron and Linda for submitting this article.
We have some upcoming events in June and July that we would like to bring to everyone’s attention:
Pangman School Awards Ceremony – June 19, 2015 – 1:30 pm – All parents, grandparents and community members are welcome to attend the annual Pangman School Awards ceremony at 1:30 on Friday, June 19, in the gym. The awards will be followed with a special presentation to celebrate Judy Myren’s retirement. Please plan to attend, if possible.
Farmers Market & Community Garage Sale – Saturday, June 27, 2015. Garage sales and the market begin at 9 am. If you are planning on having a garage sale, please call Eileen at 306-442-2145. The Southern Prairie Railway tour train will be stopping in town during the Market.
Canada Day Celebration – July 1, 2015.
9:00 – 11:00 am Pancake Breakfast sale at Community Centre
11:00 am Parade on Mergen’s Street
12:00 Birthday Cake on Mergen’s Street
3:00 Beer Gardens
10:00 pm (dusk) Fireworks
For more information contact Kathy at 442-4787 or 442-4440
Lifeguarding Course – July 13, 2015 to July 18, 2015
The Lifeguarding Course (Bronze Cross/Medallion combined) will be July 13 to 17, 2015. Please contact Pam at 306-442-4253. Cost is 240.00 plus the book (If you need one). The cost of the book will be about 40.00. The course has a limited amount and is filling up fast! If you are planning to work at the Pangman Pool, we can help you with some of the cost of the course. More information can be found in Rec Board/Swimming Pool facebook group
As well, the Pangman Market is held every Saturday during the months of July, August, September and 1st week in October. Tables are free, is you wish to sell something at the market, be sure to come early to get a table. The Southern Prairie Railway tour train stops in Pangman during the market, which bring travelers from all over.
Is your community group planning a event? Contact us and we would be happy to put it on the Community Calendar.
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.
Southern Prairie Railway did their all day train ride Oct 4, 2014. We left Ogema and went the eastern route to Pangman. Enroute we had a buffet breakfast. It was a cool cloudy day, but not rainy. We left Pangman and did the western route all the way to Willows. We were served a lunch of sub sandwiches, chips and assorted drinks. There were numerous snacks throughout the afternoon–even a birthday cake for one of the passengers on the train.
Visitors that day numbered about 40 including the staff. They came from many places: Regina, Radville, Davidson, Fife Lake, Sylvan Lake, Beuna Vista, Grenfell, MossBank, Assiniboia, Bengough, Horizon, MacGregor–Manitoba, Detroit & Bavaria-Munich, Germany. This is the end of their third season and in total there have been over 10,000 passengers.
We returned to Horizon in time to see the elevator which still is in very good standing and the history with it. The evening meal was served in the Horizon hall. The meal was chicken & ribs, complete with desserts and the evening ended with a performance from “Elvis” from Assiniboia.
The round trip is about 13 hours with lots of time to visit and enjoy the country side you never see from the road. There were numerous wild animals: 2 groups of deer, lamas, fox & coyotes.
I was pleased to ride this venture as a birthday gift.
The train came to Pangman to pick them up and took them to Ogema. In Ogema we were greeted by the Ogema Museum folks who gave us a ride on the people mover over to the Museum. There they had a very lovely lunch prepared for us.
It was a bit rainy but it was a very enjoyable outing for everyone. There were sponsors who provided the ride and the train folks, Cheryl & Devon Generous, volunteered their time for that day. The train ride brings back an “era” that is long past so a time of memory for the residents.
Since June Train Robbers have been robbing the Southern Prairie Railway train on their regular Pangman Market and Heritage Train.
All monies raised from the Robberies have gone to the following Charities:
Mobility Lift- This is a special lift that will allow people with mobility issues to be easily boarded onto the train.
Juvenile Diabetes – Sadly this is becoming more common and it would appear that it is not for the reasons we have historically thought. In hopes of helping find a cure we will be donating all monies raised from this robbery to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Eye Research – The workings of the human eye is still a bit of a mystery. When it stops working can be even a bigger mystery. All monies raised from this robbery will go to eye research.
Beads of Courage- Every bead tells a story of strength, honour and hope for a child with a serious illness. Each time a child is faced with a medical treatment or encouragement is needed to get a child to eat or drink, these beads work magic. All proceeds from this robbery will go to beads of courage.
One of the train robbers sent us photos of a train robbery which was held on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Thanks for everyone who donated money to the above charities. The train robbers have been a big hit and I am sure they will continue next summer. Also, thanks to those who have volunteered to be part of the Train Robbery Gang.