Community of Vavenby: weekly news update

Vavenby students enjoy Family Day and the ski race

  • Mar. 1, 2019 8:30 a.m.

Vavenby had a Family Day event on Feb. 18. Kevin Sheffield organized another skating party at the outdoor rink. It went from 12 – 3 p.m.

Fifteen children and their parents showed up on this cloudy, cold day. A lot of children were playing hockey at one end of the rink. The younger ones were taking turns using the new ice slider. Everyone was enjoying the barbecued hot dogs, chips, hot chocolate, and Tim Bits.

Sheffield said that if this weather stays cold he plans on holding a skating party each Sunday. Just check the Vavenby Facebook page on your computer.

With all of this fresh snow the Vavenby Elementary students had again been able to practice their cross-country skiing skills for the big race in Blue River. This annual event is sponsored by Mike Wiegele.

There were approximately 150 children of the Kindergarten-Grade 7 age range present. Schools from Barriere and Blue River attended. It was a wonderful day weather wise for the race.

The children competed by grade and by sex. Because of the large numbers present they raced in heats. Results were based on times. The distances to race varied for each grade. Kindergarten student Esme Cameron, who came second for the girls, said, “We had a long court to go through.”

Other Vavenby winners were Moira Chrystall who was 2nd for the Grade 4 girls, Landon Cameron who came 3rd for the Grade 2 boys, Nikolai Simpson who was 3rd for the Kindergarten boys, and Kelsey Rexin who came 2nd for the Grade 2 girls. The town should be proud of all of its winners.

When the racing was done everyone went into Wiegele’s lodge where a lunch of spaghetti, salad, cookies, orange juice, and water was laid out. Vavenby teacher Adam Forsyth was very proud of his students. He said that they were awesome representatives of the school and community.

The day after the race the children excitedly talked about their experiences in Blue River while eating another hot lunch. They had delicious warm chicken and cheese wraps that parent Allison Weber had made, yellow, orange, and red pepper, cucumber slices, apple slices, and kiwi. They all enjoy their Friday lunches.

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