Moving house

Well it's a little late, but here are some pictures from the Old Colony church move to Gnadenthal. I was lucky enough to capture a few images as the church moved past Heartland Fresh Pak on it's way to a new foundation just off Hwy 201.

I saw the last time I drove past it's new home that construction is progressing at a good pace on the new foyer and I'm sure there will be many happy people celebrating a new church home very soon.

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Plautdietch Spoos

Do you have a desire to act?

Do you know some low-german?

Tryouts are tonight for the next low-german play in the Community Centre at Reinland. Come out and see if there is a part for you to play in the next amazing production. I don't have any details about what the play is or when rehersals will be, but you can find out more tonight at the community centre.

Reinland Community Breakfast

Well, fall is almost over, and it's time to get together and eat good food with good people. In just a week and a half, there is another famous Reinland breakfast. You know the menu from last time, the very best in breakfast fare will be served including omelets, eggs, ham, toast and of course lots of steaming hot coffee. I will be there bright and early to help with the biscuits and to drink my share of coffee. Poke your head in the kitchen and say hi to all the great people who make this possible.

eggs We will make sure that there is enough food for everyone. The proceeds go to support the Community Centre at Reinland. Remember the date and get there early for the freshest biscuits.

  • What: Reinland Community Breakfast
  • Where: Community Centre at Reinland
  • When: November 20th 7:30am - 10:30am

I'll make sure I save you a bit of coffee.



Can you write a novel?

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? It is National Novel Writing Month, which means in the month of November a bunch of people all over the world sit down at their typewriters and computers and try to write 50,000 words. It's not a finished novel, but a first draft. Why do they do this? Probably the same reason that people try to climb mountains, or ride a bike across the country.

I bring this up because several people I know are trying to write again this November. Linda, my wife has succeeded in writing at least 50,000 words in each of the last five years. Her mother has attempted this as well with some good success. In fact I found out just a few days ago that one of my co-workers is also a closet writer and will be joining over one-hundred thousand other people this year.

I tried this two years ago, and I failed quite badly while winning at the same time. How did I achieve this? I managed to write 10,000 words which is more than I ever wrote before. I did this in a month where I took off a week for a hunting trip, and I was spending my weekends driving back and forth from Winnipeg to Winkler while dating Linda. Now 10,000 words is nowhere near the goal of 50,000 but is probably 6,000 more words than I ever wrote before in my life.

So, if you are interested in writing, go to and join up. There are forums where you can connect with other participants, and there will be some local write-ins too. We'll post announcements here and on as well.