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Class of 69

August, 20 - 22 was an awesome weekend for the Class of ‘69. On Saturday the class dedicated a bench to the town of Souris. The bench with 95 names on it, is located at the south end of the Souris Hotel. The Class of ‘69 wanted to thank Souris for all the opportunities that have been given to them during their high school years.

In 1979 after the Class of ‘69 had their 10-year reunion, the committee purchased a bench. This bench, which was in dire need of repair was located last summer in the town parking lot behind Pharmasave. Thanks to a couple of classmates and the fine workmanship of Darren Janz, the bench was restored and on Saturday it was placed down by the Souris and Glenwood Pool.

The Class of ‘69 also presented a cheque for $12,500.00 to Hillcrest Museum to help with the much-needed roof repairs.

Volunteer Winners Picked

Post made by the Souris and Glenwood Agricultural Society below.

Wow! What a great turnout for the Peacock Days & Fair! Thank you to everyone who attended the events and supported our local businesses! The donations at the fairground gate were very much appreciated! This weekend event wouldn't have happened without our wonderful spectators, exhibitors, volunteers and sponsors!

We now have the winners for the Peacock Days & Fair Volunteer Prizes!

First, thank you to all volunteers for your time and effort to make the Peacock Days & Fair an excellent time for all! The Souris & Glenwood Chamber of Commerce and Souris & Glenwood Agricultural Society sincerely appreciate it!

Souris & Glenwood Agricultural Society Vice President, Joe Goodwill, drew the names for the three volunteer prizes, and the winners are Sarah Cha, Judy Suttie and Ted Sherritt!

More updates on the Peacock Days & Fair will be coming soon!

Shopping Local

The Souris and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page have recently been posting articles on local businesses. These articles are full of information, history, and stories about our Souris and area businesses! Below is one on GoodWill Tutoring, check out their Facebook page for the other articles!

GoodWill Tutoring

Information on a great local business!!

Goodwill Tutoring Services is operated and owned by Jessie Goodwill. Jessie grew up on a farm near Souris. She was born with a hearing disability that created many life challenges which she overcame with the help of hearing aids than a cochlear implant, and encouragement and help from family, friends, and school staff. The tutoring services provided by a local tutor helped Jessie improve her school grades remarkably up to the 80s and 90s in middle and high school. This extra help created opportunities in education, travel, employment, and volunteering. After receiving her teaching degree and working in various places in Manitoba and overseas, and being asked by relatives and friends to tutor them or their child, Jessie saw a need to provide extra educational services. Therefore, Goodwill Tutoring Services opened up in September 2019. It provides Grade 5-12 tutoring services, mainly mathematics, for Brandon and its surrounding rural communities, including Souris. The services are available in-person at an office in Brandon or online. Check out the website,, for the complete list of courses available to tutor. Contact Jessie to book at 204-729-7513 (text preferred) or

Minary Bakery

On Tuesday, August 24th the Minary Bakery celebrated 15 years! They handed out free cookies and magnets, plus offered 15% off purchases over $15! Here is a post that they made below!

Thank You to all of our customers, near and far, for an amazing 15 years! We couldn’t have done this without you! Here’s to many more years!!

Kendra, Amanda, Sawyer, Jared, Adam, Kayla, Stacey, Cody, Toby, Riley, Darwyn, Cindy, Daxton, Quinn and Lainey; The Minary Family.

And an extra thank you to our local photographer, Dana Stam Photography for the family photos!

Hillcrest Museum on CTV

This past week Karen Kempe and Katrina Spangler were interviewed about the Hillcrest Museum and some of its special qualities by CTV! Below are the links to the videos.

ButterFly Room

Stained Glass

Tin Roof

Historic Features

Sana Expressive Arts and Art Therapy

Here is a post below that Sana Expressive Arts and Art Therapy posted earlier this week.

In case you haven't heard, my storefront will be closing in September. (I plan to be back in the clothing business in the spring!) Things are slowly making their way to the sales rack, so come on in and check things out! They won't last long!! Thanks for all the support, it's been an amazing summer!!

August is almost over and that means Sana's exclusive coupon in the printed flyer will be done for the month and won't be back until October! Make sure to go to the corner store to grab your free copy and coupon!

Vintage Souris

This photo was posted on the Facebook page Vintage Winnipeg. This is First St in Souris!

Idea-nnas Silent Auction

Idea-nnas had this beautiful quilt up for silent auction outside of their store! On August 22nd a winner was chosen and it was Swanepole Construction with a bid of $250. Idea-nnas also price matched the bid and donated $250 to the museum as well!

Pride Sidewalk Coming to Souris


30th Annual Scarecrow Days

Post below made by Souris and Glenwood Chamber of Commerce.

This year we celebrate the 30th Annual Scarecrow Days! October 1-3.

So far the committee can confirm:

Town-wide yard sales,

Scarecrow competition - theme “30 years: Party Like It’s 1992!”

And concert featuring “The Dust Rhinos”.

(all events subject to public health orders)

Would you, your business or organization like to help us celebrate? Do you have an event you’d like to organize and add to the line-up? Contact us today at:

Peacock Painting

There’s still time to make this beautiful peacock painting yours! The new highest bid is $100! To place a bid of your own, stop by the museum or message the Hillcrest Museum on Facebook!

Local Family in need

This Souris family has lived here for 8 years. Tony Laluk plays with the Souris Curling Club and you recently would have seen his daughter Isabelle in pictures for last week's peacock pride competition! Tony was recently diagnosed with esophagus and stomach cancer and will be having treatment and surgery soon. This family could use our support during this hard time.

BabySitting Course

Sibling Special

Kindred Captures Photography is offering a $50 sibling special for the months of August and September! Book now to save that price, only a few dates are left!

Computer Clean Up

When was the last time you gave your computer or laptop some TLC? Jason from Valley Tech Consulting and Support is ready to give your computer some love, by offering a professional virus scan and clean-up! Located right here in Souris.

Job Opportunities

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That's all for this week! Come back next Sunday!


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