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Gull Lake: The Place Beyond the Hill

By: Lindy Fraster On a bright October day in 1931, my husband and I and our young son saw Gull Lake for the first time. It was one of the most memorable days in our lives. Gull Lake was to become The Place Beyond the Hill for us – that better place which exists in…

Social and Community Organizations

4-H clubs

The East Selkirk Busy Fingers 4-H Sewing Club was founded in 1950. Some of the founding members were: June Zegil, Carole Smith, Cecilia Klisko, Katherine Chanas, Sharon Corby, Frances and Olive Andrayko, Agnes Kwiatkowski, and Cathy Bosko, to name a f The 1953-54 executive€ were: Leader: Mrs. Evelyn Wesley; President: Bernice Kianski; Vice-President: Mary Luzny;…

Canadian Order of Foresters

  Margaret Waytuik and Gladys Chorney hosted two 4- H girls from Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Anton and Adeline Chorney were hosts to Mrs. Bresley, 4-H leader from Nebraska, and Mr. and Mrs. Yurkiw and family hosted a 4-H boy from Nebraska. In 1962. Russel Kossack attended a short course in Brandon and Gladys Chorney went…

East Selkirk & District Senior Citizen Club

The East Selkirk and District Seniors Club was organized on March 15, 1982 and was sponsored by the East Selkirk Recreation Association as part of their Community Centre Program. The first meeting was chaired by Mr. Les Mazur, with guest speakers, Mr. Cal. Zacharias and Mr. Gerry Ham representing the Federal and Provincial Gov’ts. The…

Knights of Columbus, Narol

On the urging of Father John Sajewicz, Pastor of Corpus Christi R.C. Church, three resident members of the Knights of Columbus undertook the task of organizing a new Council in the Narol District, Brothers Joe Czubaty, Walter Natuik and Omer Ouellette can- vassed the district for candidates (30 were required). On November 12, 19’74,26 members…

Local Musicians and Bands

OUR FIRST BANDMASTER One of the earlier Bandmasters of any repute, was Claude R. Macfie who lived on the east side of the Red River. He started forming his Band in the late 1870’s and early 1880’s and by 1883 was playing to large crowds on both sides of the Red River. His group was…

Narol Golden Age Club

Members of Donald Ladies Auxiliary talked about having some type of activity for Seniors of the community of Narol. It was decided to take positive action after some discussion. Mr. Gerry Hamm was invited to speak to the group and show slides regarding activities and other benefits offered by New Horizons. The initial meeting took…

St Clements Brownies & Guides

The 1st. St. Clements Brownies and Guides both received their Certificate of Registration on November 25, 1974. Both of these groups were sponsored by the East Selkirk Recreation Association from their onset. The Brownies have continuously operated since their onset with Bernice Perrin as Brown Owl from November l974 to May 1982 when she moved…

Ukrainian Benevolent Society in East Selkirk

The Ukrainian Benevolent Society of East Selkirk was incorporated by April 1, 1928 and continued as an active organization till the end of 1949, and beyond that time less actively. The first President was Andrew Uhryn while the Treasurer was Anastazia Romaniuk. The Secretary was Dmetro Ckalski and the Auditors appointed were: Dmetro Ckalski and…

Ukrainian Catholic Youth club of East Selkirk

The Ukrainian Youth Club of East Selkirk was organized in 1936 with an initial enrollment of some l3 members. The membership fee for joining was struck atn10 cents per month, per member. By 1937, this enrollment had increased to about 27 young people. The organization was very active and the membership were involved with Teas,…

Ukrainian Home & Reading Society

By: John Kuzminski (In Memory of Iwana Franka) It was on May 14, 1920 that a group of twelve men in East Selkirk desired to form an association in the village and to name it the Ukrainian Home and Reading Society of East Selkirk in memory of Iwana Franka. (a famous Ukrainian Poet). The names…

Ukrainian National Home of Poplar Park

It was on January 9, 1918 that the Reverend Ivan Kussy called a general meeting within the Poplar Park district to discuss the building of a Community Hall. The meeting was held at the home of KIym Weremy and Rev. Ivan Kussy chaired, while Mike Marko acted as the Secretary. to a lengthy speech the…

Sports Organizations

East Selkirk Recreational Association

Historical documents and photos of the inauguration of the East Selkirk Recreational Association, including many significant achievements by the group and local projects they have been a part of.

Grand Beach Community Curling Club

On Jan. 14, 1957, posters were made and distributed throughout Grand Marais and surrounding districts. This poster announced an important meeting to be held Jan. 20, 195’7 , in the Social Hall in grand Marais. The object of this meeting was the forming of a curling rink in Grand Marais. A large number of people…

R.T.U. (Rough Tough and Ugly)

Members of the Rough, Tough, and Ugly group were: Jack Cybulski, Mike and George pawluk, Geo. Homenick, Bill Semenchuk, Metro Dalebozik, Mark Chernetski, Mike Peake, Bill Pihulak, Bill Tesch, Walter Lazaruk, Pete Huculak, Douglas Nelson, Jake Davis, Matthew Babiski, Fred Babiski, Bill Babiski, peter Kuhn, Sam Darichuk, John Darichuk, Peter and Mike Kreviazuk, John and…

Selkirk Wildlife Association

The Selkirk Wildlife Association was first organized in 1942-,13. Some members of the first executive were, Ben Funk; President, Dr. Wittiker, Dr. Robinson, Doug Pruden, Frank Newman, Arry Verhuel, and Casey Van Hartevelt, who assisted in respective positions. They received guidance from the parent body “The Manitoba Wildlife Federation”, and supported functions in return. The…