Here we are, drawing near the end of August. It has been a great summer and the temperatures have been as we hoped, hot. By now most of us have had that much needed summer vacation. I know I have spent a lot of time at our cabin at Candle Lake. Our annual family get together on the long weekend in August was a wonderful and enjoyable time spent with my children, their spouses and all the grandchildren. Bringing the entire family together from across Canada was worth the effort and expense.
Our summer break helps us to relax, well sort of, helps us to get recharged and ready for the busyness of the fall. One wish would be that the summer days were much longer and its weather would drag far into the autumn months.
Warman has been busy this summer with construction of all types. Housing, commercial and road upgrades have kept many busy. Our summer programs at the library, at the Legends Center and the parks have kept our kids occupied. Thank you to the many staff and volunteers who dedicated much of their summer time to entertain our young people. From the high numbers of participants, they must really enjoy all the activities and outings being planned.
This week, Thursday August 29th, Warman will once again host the annual Sports Celebrity Dinner. We are pretty excited this year for many reasons. The line-up of sports celebrities is outstanding and this will be the first year we will be hosting the event at the Legends Center! The Sports Celebrity Dinner began seven years ago as a fundraiser to help build and develop the Legends Center into a first-rate facility that would serve Warman and area. It was a tough road but here we are all these years later and we couldn't be more proud of this fabulous facility. Home to wonderful sporting facilities, programming and many new businesses, the Legends Center truly is a community hub here in Warman.
Now back to the Sports Celebrity event. Joe Carter is our head liner and from all accounts we are really looking forward to an enjoyable and entertaining evening. The evening will be filled with delicious food (catered by Country Style Barbecue) interesting guest speakers, great auction items, and a 'Meet and Greet' that allows you to meet the celebrities and if you would like anything signed they are willing to do that for you as well.
Come out and be thoroughly entertained and while you are at it, snoop through this fantastic new Recreational / Community facility.
September is around the corner and you know what that means; our kids are heading back to school. Warman Community Middle Years School (WCMS) will open its doors to the community and I can tell you we will be impressed with this much needed educational facility. However we need to remember the project is not 100% finished yet so please be patient. When the school is complete it will be home to grades 4 - 8 and will provide an exceptional experience for the students and community alike. This new school will host an opening Barbecue on Thursday September 5th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Please come on out and see what all the fuss is about!
Signing off for now… Enjoy the rest of your summer and hopefully I will see many of you at the Sports Celebrity Dinner.
The tan lines will fade but the memories won't. ......