This page is intended to report on local events such as Sports happenings, Theatre, Reunions, etc. If you wish to have your event listed here, please drop me a note. firstname.lastname@example.org
The PrairieLand Players
This was provided by The Prairland Players.
Players have started rehearsing their spring production
"You've got Hate Mail" by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore.
This adult comedy about love, lust and email features a
cast of 5 :Sandra Smith, Jaime Frydenlund, Chad Tetzlaff,
John Schan & Shauna Meek directed by Monika Knorr, stage
managed by Misty Nitsche.
The PP are performing at TheatreFest 2013 in North Battleford April 1st. Home performance dates are April 25-27. Tickets will go on sale the last week of March.
High School Football:
The Rebels once again reached the Provincials but were eliminted in the first round.
Kerrobert Tigers Hockey
While I keep hearing that the Tigers will play this season, it seems to me that the League has begun without them What a shame, one of the largest population centres and unable to supply enough players.
West Central Rage Junior Hockey Club
The Rage have picked up 5 points off 2 wins and an overtime loss. And while losses are still numerous, the scores are becoming much closer. I think that there will be steady progress this season.
Here are some Kerrobert Kougars.
I will be posting more pictures here once I get them sorted out.
Jack Funk Wake
I received an email from Lyle Wright and am posting an excerpt here:
PS: (hi to Pat Funk who is also
receiving these comments) we attended Jack Funk's roast/tribute in Saskatoon on
Sat. His widow, Pat, and helpers had a terrific day planed, complete with food,
drink and visiting. It was a chance to meet Jack's families. (I confess that I
have no memories of Jack's children during my high school days; they were much
younger than our class.) All are very talented, and colourful characters and now
live on several different continents, It must have been like "herding cats"
trying to get a plan in place that jived to everyone's tune !! Jack would have
really appreciated the efforts that his family made to all be in attendance. The
various presenters and power point slide show highlighted, not only Jack's
family life, but also his many contributions to the welfare of handicapped
citizens and our understanding of native history and culture. Truly a life lived
concentrating on the possibility of every moment and situation rather than being
overwhelmed by the real challenges of the present!! Jack has inspired us all.
I recall asking Jack for a few comments for our Class of 1964, 40th reunion in 2004. We received a power point from him!! What a labor of love when MS has stolen most of your physical abilities. Jack used a three button bib which he could click with his chin and voice recognition software to sort his photos and ad comments for our class. We really appreciated his effort and contribution! I also know that Pat was an enormous encouragement for him to continue with his writing and commenting on life's real issues.
The day was also an opportunity to visit with other past Kerrobert residences such as Sophie Foster and Ed and Marj Fruson. Marian and Rhinehard Burgardt also attended the tribute. .....Lyle
Attached are 3 photo's of the day. Pat had a photographer capturing the day and I encourage her to send some family photos to your site.
Photo of Carol and Lyle Wright with Pat also has Sophie Foster, front right and Ed and Marj Fruson on the left side.
Pat Funk, Jack's widow.
Some of the crowd that attended.
This is the email I received from Pat Funk following Lyle's email:
I think Lyle Wright said it all most effectively in his email to you. For me, it was an absolutely fabulous experience to be joyful, even amused, to be celebrating Jack's life, not in tears, gnashing teeth, in sorrow for loss. In spirit, in memory of our experiences of those 28 great years, he is so very much a part of my ongoing life!
When I'm more organized and a little more at leisure, I'll send a few of the photos our great volunteer cameraman took.
Below is the original invite from Pat Funk
I received the following message from Jack Funk's widow, Pat:
1910 – 1223Temperance St.,
Saskatoon, SK, S7N 0P2
I’ve chosen to-day to write many of Jack’s family and friends (many of whom worked with him ) because it is exactly eight ( 8 ) months until July 30, 2011. I apologize if I haven’t let you know Jack died Aug. 22, 2010. There is an important section in his will titled “The Party”. His daughter Jacki and I, as his executrix, are required to cover all the costs of what he envisaged as a Mennonite version of an Irish wake --- these costs to be covered before the balance of his estate is paid to his beneficiaries!
Jack thought this would be a great way for all of you to enjoy a reunion of sorts. He wished reminiscences of him to be styled as in the “roast” manner rather than as eulogies. Having been participant to roasts in the past he believed you would not disappoint. I told him it struck me as a great way for many to learn of his hidden, true nature.
His sons-in-law, Ken Badley and Aldo Calderara, have agreed to function as roast chef and sous-chef respectively. Should you have so much to say you might consider it wise to let me know how much time you estimate you will need to give this subject full coerage. I will so advise the two chefs.
I ask you to consider whether you think I might have forgotten to advise someone who would want to attend to ensure the fullest possible picture of this man is portrayed. Please let such persons know. I only ask that I get a heads –up as to who will attend as I’ve no experience in hosting what I imagine will be a large gathering.
I would anticipate the roast will start late morning, a light lunch with all the appropriate beverages being provided, and wind up late afternoon.
So please mark SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011 in your 2011 day-timer and on several calendars.
I greatly look forward to visiting with you then if not also sooner! I’ll provide details later.
Pat Funk ph. 652-2631 (answering machine), cell 341-0412, e-mail email@example.com"
The ’69-’70 Kerrobert Rebettes accomplished something very rare in high school team sports. An undefeated season. They compiled an astounding record of 34-0 on their way to winning the Provincial High School Girls ‘A’ Basketball Championship with a 62-31 victory over Western Christian College in Weyburn. In doing so, they averaged 71 points per game, while allowing only 17 points against per game.
On the weekend of February 6-7, 1970, at Moose Jaw Vanier Collegiate, they accomplished what no other single ‘A’ school has ever done, before or since. In three games over the two days, the Kerrobert Rebettes took their place in Saskatchewan high school athletics history. Friday night saw them dispose handily of the number one ranked 3A Moose Jaw Riverview Collegiate by a score of 76-13. That win set the stage for Saturday, February 7th, when they faced the number two ranked 4A powerhouse from Sheldon Williams Collegiate of Regina. After a slow start, they pulled away and put the Kerrobert Rebettes into the All Provincial Championship with a 34-30 victory.
In front of a packed house, they took on the eventual 4A Provincial Champions from Bedford Road Collegiate. Many basketball historians in the province claim that the game between the Rebettes and the Redmen of BRCI was one of the greatest high school girls game ever played in the province. As they say, “the game had everything”, and when the final buzzer sounded, the Kerrobert Rebettes took the number one ranking in Saskatchewan from Bedford Road with a 31-30 win.
Note: The ’70 4A Provincial Champions, Bedford Road Redmen, issued a challenge, prior to Christmas ’69, to the Kerrobert Rebettes which they accepted. The game was played on a Saturday morning at Bedford Road Collegiate with no crowd - just the referees and the two teams. The Rebettes triumphed handily 32-15.
They scored 2430 points including 153 in one single game, which they won 153-3. In winning the Delisle Invitational Tournament they achieved an unheard of basketball feat by shutting out the home team in the semi-finals by a score of 56-0. Five times that undefeated season the team scored over 100 points on the opposition; a seven times they held the opposition to single digits. Eight players scored over 100 points during the season, five scored over 200 points, three scored over 300 points and, unbelievably, one scored over 650 points, setting an all-time provincial record in the process and being recognized as a ‘face in the crowd’ in Sports Illustrated. Four girls grabbed over 100 offensive rebounds and six girls accounted for over 50 assists each, with one player setting a provincial record with 126 assists.
Mr. Budel … In 2010 it will be the 40th anniversary of the Rebettes undefeated season. Perhaps, the finest Saskatchewan high school girls basketball team of the past century. Indeed, it is unfortunate that this team has not, to date or to my knowledge, received the type of provincial, or national, recognition often awarded to unique and outstanding sporting achievements. Clearly, this team deserved better recognition. However, like many things time passes and memories have a tendency to fade. All that remains today are faded newspaper headlines and highlights and those precious pieces of memorabilia and black and white photographs.
The team members were as follows: Diana Zerr (guard), Brenda Epp (guard), Jackie Frey (guard), Cecile Norris (guard), Shirley Frey (guard), Rona Park (centre), Patsy Hogg (centre), Donna-Leigh Smith (forward), Mary-Lou Hogg (forward), Linda Rolheiser (forward), Evelyn Smith (forward), and Judy English (forward). The managers were Gail Norris and Vivian Allen. The coach was Tom Thompson.
In closing, I’m pleased to hear of your interest in the ’69-’70 Kerrobert Rebettes and your website about Kerrobert, in general. You are to be commended.
Thank you for your interest and let me know if you require further information or clarification.
Dr. H.J. (Tom) Thompson