L.A.A.T PART THE SECOND
I liked Midale. It was a friendly place and, way back then, a teacher had a special place in the community. There was even a Hardware store, a Royal Canadian Legion Branch and a Hotel, where live music was played occasionally. Unfortunately, through time and fire, they no longer exist. The school, Midale Central, was for Kindergarten - Grade XII. We had a football field, baseball diamonds, and a well looked after oval track and sites for discuss, shot putt, long and high jump. Alas, they too, no more. There were all the usual sports, drama, photography club and Year Book.
I joined the Legion, Lions and the Souris Valley Antiques Association and was a Board member of SMILE services, Estevan. I also became the Commanding Oficer of the Weyburn Army Cadets and a Board Member of the SSEA (Sask. Society for Education through Art).
2017 Celebrated the 15th. anniversary of Spring Thaw, an annual fund raiser for the Estevan Legion. Single Malt whiskys are offered and I auction off the heels
For those interested some archived photos are to be found on 'PLACES I HAVE BEEN' albums.
DRIVING MAINPRIZE RESIDENYS TO SOURIS VALLEY VILLAGE
I used to drive the Paratransit bus and that meant I could bring residents to our annual Threshing Bee
WEYBURN CADETS ON EXERCISE
The Cadet Corps, of which I was the CO, would spend two weekends on exercise near Halbrite. Tents and Military rations were the order of the day.
LT-GOVENORS MILITARY PIN
I had the honour to receive the Service pin for duties stretching over 25 years in the Canadian Instructors Cadre (CIC)
MY WIFE AND I POSE WITH A FRIEND AND THE Rt. Hon. ROBERT KITCHEN MP.
Capt. Robbie Rookes and the pipers of the P.P.C.L.I. cadets
I HAVEN'T RIDDEN IN A BREN GUN CARRIER SINCE SALISBURY PLAINS IN 1955.
DEDICATION OF THE 'SOLDIER'S TREE' IN ESTEVAN.