Mayor Spence 2017

City Mayor's Blog

I am very proud to be the first Mayor for the City of Warman.

From the first time I came to visit Warman over 30 years ago it has been very apparent Warman's charm comes from it's people.  The residents of Warman welcomed my family back then, and they continue to share their friendly community with all who come to live here or visit this fine City.  I am pleased to  have this kind of oppurtunity to share on a monthly basis, the good news and positive actions taking place in our community, the City of Warman.  Grab a cup of coffee and read on what is current and happening in the City of Warman.

Sep 26

~ September 2018 ~

Posted on September 26, 2018 at 4:15 PM by Josh Welz

~September 2018~


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“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community” ....Anthony J. D’Angelo.

When one neighbour helps another we strengthen our community. On Wednesday, September 26th, Great Plains College, and the City of Warman partnered in the annual ‘Day of Service’.  A huge thank you Great Plains for taking community service to that next level and organizing ways to reach and support our community in some really cool ways.

Over the last few years the college has organized this community event and rallied volunteers to get involved. Each year Great Plains Staff, students, City of Warman Mayor, Council and community volunteers come together to participate in this event.  Volunteers lend a helping hand at the Warman Special Care Home, where they read and visit with the residents and help clean out their flower gardens.  Volunteers have also branched out throughout the City of Warman to clean up our parks and green spaces.  Great Plains College hosted activities for community daycares and community volunteers also attended Diamond house where they did crafts and activities with the residents.

From the students that participated today in their first ‘Day of Service’, they noted that after this experience they would like to volunteer on a regular basis.  For the 50 preschool students who arrived at Great Plains College, you truly enriched and filled the hearts of not only the teachers today but of the student volunteers who worked with you.  This “Day of Service” brought smiles, a purpose and a great reward to each person involved.

I also want to extend a huge thank you to the Prairie Sky Chamber of Commerce for preparing and serving the volunteers a delicious lunch.

There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody else.”  For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: “Happiness is found in helping others.”  I couldn’t agree more with this statement as I have seen and experienced this first hand.

It is really heartwarming to see this kind of service coming from people who call Warman home, and extra special to see the volunteers who don’t live in our community share themselves in the same way.

It has been said by William Arthur Ward – “Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most beautiful day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day.”  Today in Warman it was truly a beautiful, triumphant, and rewarding day for me, and hopefully for everyone who was part of ‘Day of Service’, either by giving or receiving.


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A huge bouquet of thanks to everyone who took part in this fantastic day!

~Sheryl 

     Mayor Spence 2017
Aug 20

~ Summer 2018 ~

Posted on August 20, 2018 at 1:27 PM by Josh Welz

~ Summer 2018 ~


Charlie Brown

“August is like the Sunday of summer."

As we start daydreaming about the changing of fall leaves and comfy sweaters—and say goodbye to the hot temperatures - wait a minute I am not ready to have these kind of daydreams yet. This season just passes by way too quickly.

As we move into the last past of summer, I would like to recognize the work of some of the hard working and dedicating students, coaches and parents who spend their time making the summer enjoyable for our children and youth.  There are many programs, camps etc. taking place around our community that add to the summer memories.

In Warman, our Summer Fun Program has been very busy this year averaging 50 participants per day.  Our leaders keep the kids busy with trips to our parks, trips to the spray park, library visits, sport camps, a field trip to Route 11 Cultural Centre, as well as daily crafts, gym games and other activities.  The program is an opportunity for kids to spend some time with friends and out of their homes. Our leaders ensure the kids get a good mix of active, passive, creative and free play throughout the day and week.

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Thank you to our Summer Fun Program leaders this summer: Debby Wiebe, Kaylee McCallen, Gracey  Powell, Sawyer Rosenthal-Hiebert, Roxy Shoemaker, Maddy Scarrow, Kaylan Brown, McKenna Sherstibetoff, Jordyn Kuzek and Kaydence Klassen. Job well done ladies! ??

We are pleased to have the Teen Summer Program back this year.  This evening program offered the participants “Fear Factor” challenges, “Minute to Win It” games, gym games, water balloon fights and much more. Taylor Rucks took on this group and has done an amazing job of working with the youth this summer.  Great job Taylor! ??

Also, local sports teams have been practicing their skills and competing all summer long. In fact, the Twin City Angels, our Regional U16A TCA Softball team, qualified for Nationals in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  The team has been working extremely hard training and fundraising for the event.  The young ladies represent a few communities which include Warman, Martensville, Osler, Delisle, Conquest and Humboldt. The girls took all the local, provincial, and Canadian pins they collected and made ribbons they can trade with other athletes attending this event. Great local ambassadors I would say!

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The TCA competed in Winnipeg from August 15th to the 19th and the team did very well in their placings at this national competition.  For many of the participants it was a sporting highlight/ adventure of a lifetime. Congratulations to the team, their coaches, and parents for the dedication, passion and determination. We are very proud of your accomplishments. Way to go ladies!


“The tans will fade but the memories will last forever."

~ Sheryl

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Jul 27

The Guenthers

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 8:28 AM by Brittany Hadley

“Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.”
– Anonymous


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I have said it on many occasions, the fabric of our community has been made stronger by the many residents who have spent countless hours giving back to Warman. Today, I want to talk about the exceptional and humble community service of two long time Warman residents, Peter and Mary Guenther.

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Peter and Mary have spent their lives giving back to their community. With a strong foundation of faith and giving, they worked hard over the years to set an example of living a life of volunteerism in the community. As a result, they have created a legacy in this community that will last generations and they have also helped to build a strong family and a strong community.

When I think of the contributions that the Guenther’s have made to our community, I am so thankful that they chose to volunteer in the Warman over the years. They have created a community within our community that is dedicated to making Warman the best place to call home. For those residents in Warman who may not know these two humble, faithful and kind individuals, I want to take the time to share with you just some of the many contributions they have made.

I want to begin with Peter. A positive and quiet leader in the community, Peter has done so much over the years all while asking for little in return. Some of the significant contributions he has made to our community include teaching Sunday School for over 40 years, teaching bible classes at the Warman Mennonite Special Care home, and leading the Warman Drop In Seniors Centre for the past 16 years. His love of giving back to the community has impacted the lives of so many in Warman and for that we will be forever grateful.

Mary has also been by Peter’s side volunteering with various organizations and causes over the years. Some of her contributions include volunteering for over a decade at the Thrift Shop, an organization that consistently gives back to the community and spending time assisting with the bingos at the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home for the past 8 years. Mary’s dedication to Warman is woven into many areas of our community and I know for certain Warman has benefited in so many ways because of her.

Peter and Mary are shining examples of residents becoming involved and shaping the future of their community. I truly believe that the smallest acts can change the world for the better and I think that these two Warman residents have changed Warman and the lives of its residents for the better.

Before I end today I want to share one of my fondest memories of the Guenther’s throughout the years as I think it so clearly shows who these two incredible residents are. Every year the City of Warman Council is invited to attend the annual Christmas program at the Seniors Drop in Centre. From the invitation to the greeting at the door, the Guenther’s welcome makes you feel as though you are part of not only their community but their family. Each year we leave knowing that people like Mary and Peter are living in our community and are doing their best to make the best version of Warman possible.

So, from all of us on Warman City Council, City staff and the residents of Warman I want to thank Peter and Mary for their leadership, dedication and community service.

“Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.

~ Sheryl