Well, writing this marks the end of one our busiest weeks here!!
A full issue with salutes to the Rockglen Grads, EMS people and the mining industry!
We had to burn the night oil, but we got done!
I as always, want to thank Sherritt Coal for their contributions to our community and the livelihood of our family!
I had another busy week, with Grad in Nokomis, Mother’s Day, Confirmation, Dentist, Ball, and on and on!!
I enjoyed attending the graduation of my cousin Mark’s son Chase. They only had 4 grads and still had the prophecies and last will and testament so it was fun to experience that again. I had fun spending time with my cousins. You are never too old to enjoy your cousins!
Also this week, as you will see, was the sectional track meet, what we used to call “units”. Our kids were up against Rockglen, Bengough and Assiniboia. That is a bit different as when we were in school as then there were still schools in Wood Mountain and Willow Bunch and Assiniboia wasn’t in our unit.
I was never much of a track star, that was left to my sister Penny.
But, I did participate as in the “old days” we had to! Even if I wasn’t forced to compete, I probably still would have tried to find something to compete in as even then, I was all about participation.
I truly admire the athletic people and love to watch people run and jump!! But not everyone can be a star! I also admire everyone who gives it there all, even though a medal isn’t likely! The field would really be empty if only the stars competed.
I really think that track is important and it is sad to see the low participation. I think that track is the only activity where the whole school can compete together as a group. Even the ones that come usually come in last, like me, might contribute a bit to the end of the day results.
My mom still talks about her track meets and competing against other schools.
Delaney went to track and didn’t come home with any ribbons, but I was proud that she participated and gave it her best.
I must say though, that I wasn’t quite as impressed with some that walked around hurdles and jogged through the long jump pit, not even trying.
Track is very different now too, as the first meet is held in Moose Jaw at a beautiful facility. So, if you participate, you also get to enjoy the bus trip with the rest of the team and maybe even a stop at a greasy spoon after.
I hope to keep Delaney in track so that I have the excuse to go and get all of the great shots that you will enjoy in this week’s issue.
Unfortunately, I don’t have room to run photos of everyone or the time to catch them all that day, but I hope you enjoy the ones I got.
Besides the ones that appear in this week’s issue, you can also find a few more online at trianglenews.sk..ca.
As we finish up here, I am looking forward to the long weekend! My plan was to go to the Nickelback Concert with friends and then spend the rest of the weekend at my sister, Della’s cabin.
With seeding in full swing, a ticket opened up and I got to be the fill-in at the concert. I was very excited to go, as I have never witnessed a Nickelback concert. I am sure it will do nothing for my vocabulary but my boys think that Nickelback puts on one of the best concerts.
Wish me luck!!