Terry Krzak selling Golf Tees fundraiser tickets in St. Walburg.
Mildred Morrison Celebrates 75 years of service to the Canadian Royal Purple - Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant
Debbie Arnold and Darlene May having some fresh air at convention 2021 in Regina
The SRPA annual golf tournament - Thank you Prince Albert!
Regina #4 celebrated their 80th Anniversary on November 1, 2020
Kindersley's Paint Night
This is the year Saskatchewan will reach $100,000 donated to SBIA!
The Travel Adventures of Sally and Sisley
(Also Known as Thelma and Louise)
We were happily on our way to convention when, just west of Canmore, a warning light was noticed in the car. Sisley googled Mitsubishi to find out what it meant and was told it was a transmission problem. So, we went in to Canmore and checked the fluid level. It said it was very low so we bought some transmission fluid and used about half of it and continued on our way to Calgary. Everything was fine, the warning was off. We checked the fluid level again in the morning, it was still registering as low so we put the rest of the fluid in and were off to Regina.
About 40 minutes west of Medicine Hat the warning came on again and the car was losing speed. Sally pulled over and AMA was called. Michael got there about 90 minutes later with his tow truck. After much discussion it was decided to get the car towed to Lethbridge to the nearest Mitsubishi dealer because the warranty would be void if anyone else tried to fix what we thought was transmission problems.
In the meantime, Sisley was trying to find us a rental car but nobody had any available. After much googling and phoning she was finally able to get U-Haul in Medicine Hat to hold a cargo van for us. We were lucky, it was the only vehicle available.
After a long and very hot (no air conditioning) drive, we arrived at Lethbridge Mitsubishi and told our tale of woe. We couldn’t get a loaner car because they wouldn’t let a loaner go outside of Lethbridge. Louise asked that, when it was fixed, it be delivered to Medicine Hat U- Haul and they agreed. So, we had to get a taxi from Lethbridge to Medicine Hat so we could pick up the U-Haul van. Our “getting there” adventure ended at 11:50 PM when we finally arrived at Regina.
By the way, it turned out the problem was the battery, not the transmission, so we could have saved ourselves all that time and money. This was a very expensive trip to Convention.
BC members at convention 2021
Prince George Royal Purple, Giving away coffee/juice and cookies. Buy a ticket for $2.00 for a chance to win $1000.00!! Uncle John’s Nursery on the Hart Highway!!n
The Canadian Royal Purple Williams Lake Lodge #126 sponsored a Playbox located in Kiwanis Park to help encourage healthy family active-play activities.
Playboxes contain soccer balls, Frisbees, skipping ropes, badminton racquets, birdies, footballs and other equipment for families to enjoy in Boitanio, Beauchamp and Kinsmen parks and by mid-summer Kiwanis Park.
All Playboxes have a combination lock on them. To get the code people can visit www.williamslake.ca and click on the Playbox image, answer a few short questions and then will be given the code. You can also visit or call the front desk at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex during facility hours to obtain the lock code.
The Playboxes are an initiative of Communities that Care, Municipal and Recreation Services. If you notice missing equipment or a damaged Playbox please call 250-398-7665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Macala, Chair of the Starfish BackPack Program - Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak, (the lady with the mask) presented Williams Lake Royal Purple members Doris Neuert, Doreen Zimmerman, and Darlene Doucette with a certificate of appreciation for their donation of $1575 made at the beginning of this school year.
Lori tells us that the Starfish Pack Program has been running in Williams Lake for five years. Kids will get fed breakfast and lunch at school, but often wouldn’t eat all weekend. Starfish was started to help. Kids do better in school when they’re not hungry - they pay attention, work harder, and are happier.
They deliver backpacks to 30 kids in three inner-city schools in Williams Lake almost every Friday during the school year. Each backpack provides 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 snacks and will often feed the whole family. 100% of donations goes to purchase food. Daybreak Rotarians and friends - all volunteers - pick up, pack, and deliver the backpacks.
Donation of 72 Handbags to LSCSS from Keremeos Royal Purple
A big shout out to all the Ladies from the Similkameen Valley for their generous donations of purses and toiletries. Thanks to the Community we managed a new high of 72 purses, 21 more than last year. I would like to thank Aamir and Nikki at Keremeos Pharmasave for once again being a major sponsor for this program. This year, as well as toiletries, they gave us supplies to help keep the ladies safe from Covid-19. I would also like to thank Buy Low for supplying a buggy to put the donations in, Valley First Credit Union and the Keremeos Info Centre for allowing us to use their bussinesses as a drop off location.
The Lower Similkameen Community Services Society will be handling the distribution of the purses for Women in Need. Contact: Gizella Samu 250-499-2352 Local 108
Gizella Samu, Lisa Flex, ( President and Past President of the Keremeos Royal Purple ), Marie Farren and Ginny Bennett, Julie Ellison and Sarah Martin.
Winnipegosis Poster Contest Winners 2021! Wow and Manitoba Winners way to go Kids!
Canadian Royal Purple “Brain Injury Prevention” Poster Contest Winners 2021 Manitoba
Thank you to all the students who designed a poster for the contest, and thank you to the teachers at WES for your participation. The posters from WES showed us that the students are definitely learning about making good choices to help prevent brain injuries.
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen as the winners by the Winnipegosis Royal Purple Lodge #86. These posters were then sent on to the Manitoba Provincial Association of Royal Purple to compete at the Provincial level and we are pleased to announce that they were all chosen as the winners there as well! Each student listed below will receive two cash prizes (one from the local lodge and one from the provincial level)!
The posters have now been sent on to compete in the National competition; good luck in the next step of the competition!
We also want to thank the participants parents for allowing us to use these pictures on our site!
Looks to me like they had fun skating in Winnipegosis!
Kelly and Ida having fun at the 2021 Convention - See you next year in Airdrie
Lac La Biche Royal Purple # 309 would like to thank all the staff at the Waskaysoo Food Bank for all the help they do in the community. In the photo, President Lucille Happner And Secretary Louise Beatch are presenting on behalf of all the members a cheque for $2,000.00 to Nicole Lavallee
President Lyne Sage presenting 55 year service pins to Verna Herford, Darlene Kirwan and Vi Christman. Vi also received a gift for 55 years perfect attendance. The Lodge celebrated 55 year anniversary as well. Big night!
Brenda Wickenheiser of Bassano Royal Purple made a cheque presentation for a phone system at Bassano Library.
3 Generations presenting on behalf of Bassano Royal Purple to Centara Safe House, Brooks
Bassano Royal Purple members gathered to celebrate our members 100th Birthday and 60 years of service.
Anne Marie Dancing to the Band at the 2021 National Convention