5th Festival of Trees Gala announced

Esterhazy Community Daycare has announced their 5th Annual Festival of Trees Gala. But, note the date, this year it’s being held in MID NOVEMBER. The date is November 18th, and the place is the Boreen Center. Tickets may be purchased in advance from several locations in town, please see the poster below for full details. AND, as a special treat, further down the page is a gallery of images taken from the 2015 event. It’s always a great evening, so plan to be there!



Click any image below to open the picture viewer…

Library announces Story Time on Wednesdays

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the special Halloween story time, the Jean Pask Library has released details of an ongoing story time for ages 1 through 4. These events will take place on Wednesday mornings at 10, and although no registration is required, a parent/caregiver must accompany the child. See poster below. The dates will be added to our Community Calendars.

What’s in the Miner-Journal next week?

North Valley Credit Union, and EsterhazyOnline, are supporters of the Miner-Journal newspaper. Therefore, each week we will publish the headlines for the upcoming edition of the paper. We encourage our readers to be MJ readers too. Here are the headlines from NEXT WEEK’S Miner-Journal newspaper.

  • Mosaic Mine Rescue team wins two trophies at National competition
  • Mosaic Company holds open house for K3-K1 conveyor
  • Saskatchewan Protective Services Medals presented to Esterhazy Fire
  • Rocanville Disc Golf holds CDI Doubles Classic
  • 4-H hosts free kid’s quilting craft table
  • Esterhazy Community Museum celebrates “Culture Days” Canada 150
  • Harvest winding down in area

Pick up a copy next week at the grocery stores, pharmacies, all gas stations in Esterhazy. Or, at Stockholm Foods, Tantallon Co-op, Langenburg Pharmasave, and Churchbride Co-op. You can also buy one at the Miner-Journal office.

Angels of Hope Animal Rescue paint night fundraiser announced

Announcement:- “Join us on Friday October 20 in Round Lake at Billys Pub and Grill 7 pm to 9 pm learning how to make a new board look like barnboard using our Homestead Milk and Fusion Mineral Paint ! After that you will stencil a saying or quote of your choice. We have several to choose from. The 24 to 36 inch X 8 inch board price is $69! Or make a 12 X 24 Quote Board for $89. Come out and show your support for the Angels of Hope Animal Rescue fundraising event!

Bring a friend and go home with a beautiful handmade masterpiece! All paints and supplies are included. Hardware is also available for turning your board into a coat rack, jewelry or kids art holder! With entry you will be given a chance to win a door prize. Pre registration is required. Call Gwen 306-539-0986 We accept visa, mastercard and etransfer to sales@whispywillowtack.com. Or if paying by cash contact Sherry for a ticket 306-745-8158.”

Youth and adult curling clinics announced

Attention curlers… Want to improve your game? Here’s your chance!

Curling clinics have been arranged for both adults and juniors at the end of October. According to Mark Weiss, “We are having SaskCurl come out for a 2 day clinic the end of October.  Two days for kids and one night for adults. Youth is the same as adult in terms of a cost $10 per person attending.  Names can be emailed or called into me as per the poster.”

Junior curling clinic runs on both Oct 28 and Oct 29, and will feature instruction on:-

  • Basic Sliding Techniques (Line of delivery, balance, PVC devices)
  • Mental focus
  • Sweeping (What sweeping does, technique)
  • And more

The adult clinic is being held on Oct 28 only. See the posters below for details.


Esterhazy Community Museum Celebrates “Culture Days” Canada 150

Submitted by Dianne Kirby (President Esterhazy Community Museum)

The day may have been cool and damp, but many hardy representatives of Filipino culture, Polish ancestry, German roots, Finnish background, Hungarian ethnicity and Czech culture came out for a morning of celebration. The Historical park area was alive with the host cultures sharing ethnic food, costumes, music, language, artifacts, history, stories, maps, flags, and dolls. It was a morning of festivity.

As we wind down the Friday Farmer’s Market, alongside Canada 150, the blending of recent ethnic cultures with traditional pioneer ways breathes life and excitement into the community of Esterhazy to create a truly diverse Multicultural awakening.

See the pictures (and captions) in the gallery below. Click any image to open the viewer.