Have you got your float ready for July 1 parade?

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I had an interesting week last week and tried to send the news in but it seemed to get lost in cyberspace.
Peter and I were in Charlottetown, PEI for a meeting of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Canada.  I had the meetings, Peter had the tour.
I think that I am holding my own with these dynamic ladies but it sure is a steep learning curve.  We will be initiating some changes to improve communication within our organization and doing some health information workshops. After the meeting we had a chance to get together with pen pals that I have had for a few years.  Kaye Larken had dinner with us at the Dunes where we enjoyed the fabulous garden afterward.  Annie McPhail joined us for breakfast the next morning and had set aside her whole day for us including the ride to the airport.  Annie lives at Argyle Shores on a farm.   Their farm goes right down to the water. She took us there to her 150 year old house where we picked up husband Ewan to continue touring.  There is a halibut farm near them and also a facility where fish are vaccinated for disease.  The third pen  pal, Aletha Mullally joined us for lunch at the Irish pub where she took me four years ago.  What a wonderful day we had.  It was the first time that Peter had met these people.
It is a small world.  On the plane from Toronto to Charlottetown, I sat beside, Ronald MacLellan a mechanic from Whitehorse.  Of course, I had to ask him if he knew Clint Carpenter, Doug Solonick Wendy Phillips and he did.  He asked me if I knew Dave Haight and Penny who moved to a little town like Galahad.  I do, they are the neighbours to the west of us.  Small world.
Have you got your float ready for July 1st parade?  That is coming up fast.  It is going to be a busy weekend in Alliance with the usual Canada Day celebrations, sports, and the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Institute.
The Friends of the Battle River Railway are excited to have the passenger car available for a trip to Heisler after the anniversary celebrations.
On June 30, the Argyle branch of Women’s Institutes will celebrate 100 years of  service in the community of Alliance.  There will be a program open to the public with cake and coffee/tea/juice served after. Come along and hear of some of the things we have accomplished.
It was market this week.  Sheila Bateman of Veteran and friend from Castor were to the market for the first time.
If you haven’t played Bunnock or Croquet, come on out July 1 and join in the fun in the arena.  There will be a market in the arena too. Vendors are excited to come and market their wares to a different crowd on Canada Day.  There will also be face painting, balloon art, car show after the parade which is after the pancake breakfast.

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