Mosaic open house announced for 28 November

Mosaic has announced an open house event for Wednesday, November 28. The event comprises a “come and go” format, and runs from 2pm to 7pm at the Langenburg Community Centre. The primary purpose is to inform the general public about the decommissioning of K1 and K2, and the transition of operations to K3. Topics will include environmental considerations, engineering and design, and the proposed timeline for the project.

2019 Potashville Music Festival Announcement

The Potashville Music Festival
(March 11-15, 2019 in Langenburg)

Is accepting requests for classes NOT in the provincial syllabus.  The current syllabus can be found online at

Please Note: Those additional classes which were added last year will remain this on the list. You are not required to request them again. Please visit us on Facebook at Potashville Music Festival to view a copy of our most current additional class list.

Requests are to be submitted in writing by November 21, 2018 to:

Jill Faul; Corresponding Secretary
Potashville Music Festival
Box 853
Langenburg, SK, S0A 2A0
Phone: 306-743-7110

Credit Union Day is Thursday 18th


The 70th International Credit Union Day is being celebrated around the world on Thursday, October 18th.

The day is recognized to reflect upon the credit union movement’s history, promote its achievements, recognize the hard work and share member experiences. International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948.

The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the tremendous work that credit unions and other financial cooperatives are doing around the world and give members the opportunity to get more engaged. The day of festivities for credit unions and financial cooperatives globally include fundraisers, open houses, contests, picnics, volunteering and parades.

North Valley Credit Union branches at Esterhazy and Stockholm will offer cookies, coffee, and prizes on October 18th to visitors to celebrate the event.

First Nations Awareness event coming to Esterhazy

Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Esterhazy will be the venue for a First Nations Awareness event on Saturday, October 20th. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will include several guest speakers. Included in the topics are:-

  • What does it mean to be a treaty person?
  • How can we respond to the Truth & Reconciliation calls to action?

Those planning to attend should RSVP to Audrey Petracek. (306) 740-7352, or The event is sponsored by Our Lady of Victories Social Justice Committee.

Full details on the poster below, and the event has also been added to our calendar.

Mosaic comes through for Golden Jets

On the morning of Monday, October 1st, approximately 60 seniors gathered together at The Golden Jets Centre in Esterhazy. They were there to celebrate another example of Mosaic’s willingness to support local communities, and they were also there to learn something that could potentially save a life.

The key ingredient in this story is the acquisition of a defibrillator, which is now prominently located in the main foyer of the hall. This life-saving piece of equipment will not only be available for those attending the Golden Jets facility (should they need it – which everyone hopes they won’t!), but it may also become vitally important in the event of the building being used as a refuge center for the nearby Sumner Place Senior’s residence.

The road to obtaining the defibrillator began in January this year with the simple intention to get one! As this intention was communicated to key people, the ever-helpful Don Hood entered the picture. He pointed the way to the Mosaic grants website, but freely admitted that navigating the application process was a task best left to someone else. Then, the daughter of Ceone Martin (The manager of the Golden Jets) stepped up to the plate and completed the necessary application. The grant was approved, and a donation of $5000 was made to purchase the equipment.

After the defibrillator arrived, the decision was made to hold a workshop to explain its function to the Golden Jets members. This would also require the hiring of a paramedic to act as an instructor.  Once again Mosaic was contacted, and they not only arranged for (and covered the cost of) the paramedic, but they also supplied door prizes and a meal for those attending. As Ceone Martin says, “This is where our wishes were really answered.”

And so to the event. People started arriving at the centre around 9:30 in the morning. There was plenty of convivial conversation to be had among friends, and during this period the small team from Canadian Industrial Paramedics prepared their materials and equipment for the workshop. Just before 10:00am, Ceone introduced paramedic Rae Wallace, and then the workshop began. Not only was the quality of the material worthy of note, but so also was the rapt attention of the audience. You could have heard a pin drop when Rae Wallace was speaking. And, when instructional videos were displayed on the wall, all eyes were on those presentations.

Needless to say, the functioning and operation of the Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 Defibrillator was fully explained, but it was also clearly emphasized that a call to 911 should be the first action in an emergency situation. While expeditious use of the machine is vital, it must never be used in isolation from the assurance that trained professionals are on their way. Also part of the presentation was a brief refresher in CPR, (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), right down to the use of special mannequins during the demonstration process.

After the formal presentation, the paramedics went from table to table to more closely demonstrate the equipment and CPR techniques to the attendees. This also allowed for more questions to be asked on an individual basis.

Around 11:00am, the K3 Underground Expansion Manager, Philipp K. Gauer arrived for the taking of the official cheque presentation photograph. As a local man who has returned to Esterhazy, Philipp exudes a genuine love for the area, and is the ideal person to communicate Mosaic’s commitment to support the local communities in which they operate. His photograph with Golden Jets president Carol Helmeczi appears in the header of this article. Later, in his address to the audience, he expressed that when the request for help was received at Mosaic, it was simply a “no brainer” for them to respond positively. He said it was an “absolute pleasure” to help, and to give back to the community.

Door prizes were then awarded in the draw, and a catered meal was enjoyed thereafter by all.

Special thanks should be communicated to:-

  • Don Hood.
  • Ceone’s daughter Kathy from Winnipeg.
  • Lawrence Berthelet, the Director of K3 expansion, Mosaic.
  • Charlene Persson, Lawrence Berthelet’s Admin Assistant.
  • Rae Wallace and her team members from CIP.
  • Philipp K. Gauer, K3 Underground Expansion Manager.

Below, there’s a small gallery of images taken at the event. Click on any image to open the picture viewer. You can then navigate through the images.