Monday, March 31, 2014

Barn Quilt Tour

Assiginack Township challenges YOU!

We are issuing an island wide challenge to beautify your barn in our Barn Quilt Tour.

Mosaic Star barn quilt...
courtesy of Mosaic Star by velvetqueen3 on Flickr

How To Play:

Drop by our municipal office and pick up a 4' x 4' barn quilt board for $40.  Using our easy guidelines, paint your favourite quilt block on it and hang on your barn.  Take a picture and bring it back to our office and we pay you $20.

Your address will go into a google map on our website so that people can admire your barn from the road as they drive by.

Sit back and enjoy the compliments you hear from friends, neighbours and tourists on how great your barn looks.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Little Current Blood Donor Clinic

Blood Signal - Appel aux donneurs

Wednesday April 9, 2014

at NEMI Recreation Centre
9001 A Hwy 6 South

4-7 pm

Must be 17 years old.  Bring ID.

Book your appointment to save a life.

phone: 1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283)

images courtesy of Canadian Blood Services

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Recap of Kids Craft Night

Our first ever Kids Craft Night took place over March break, and did the kids ever have fun! The arena foyer was packed with kids, parents, grandparents, and instructors last Wednesday evening.

They created wood birdhouses and PVC bird houses, crocheted bookmarks, made snowmen cookies, created crazy sock creatures, wove a bracelet out of beads and sewed bags.

Instructor Kathrine Grant teaching bead weaving.

Trish Leeson teaching crochet.

Kids and parents building wood birdhouses with Jim White.

Creating sock creatures with Amanda Gibbons.

Delmer and his class learning to make PVC birdhouses.

Learning to sew a bag with Vivian Villeneuve.

Les Fields helping with the spray painting of the birdhouses.

Yummy cookie decorating with Jennifer Hooper.

A special thank you to all our instructors who went above and beyond to make the night such a success. 

The kids topped the evening off with a giant cookie and juice to munch on from Wes and Annette Virtanen and went home with a new craft.

We can't wait till next year as we expand this program!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Way To Go Assiginack Public School!

Assiginack Public School receives MusiCounts Grant to purchase instruments

Assiginack Public School in Manitowaning has received a $10,000 MusiCounts Band Aid Grant to purchase instruments for its instrumental music program.

Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar and Director of Education Norm Blaseg, who endorsed the application for funding, commended the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for championing music education in schools through the MusiCounts Band Aid Grant program.

“A MusiCounts Band Aid Grant will ensure that the new music program at Assiginack Public School continues to evolve,” they wrote in their letter of support. “Thank you for helping young people experience the joy of music and realize their full potential.”

Ray Scott, Music Teacher at Assiginack Public School, spearheaded the launch of an instrumental music program for Grade 7 and 8 students in September 2012. Working with Ralph McIntosh, Arts Education Co-ordinator for Rainbow District School Board, they borrowed instruments from other schools in the Board to get the program started, supplemented by the addition of a few welcomed donations from the community.

“The funding provided through MusiCounts will sustain our instrumental music program in years to come,” said Ray Scott. “The grant means a lot to our small school and will make a big difference for our band students.”

Learning in, about and through music is part of a well-rounded education that reinforces academic skills and nurtures life skills. Music education encourages creative and critical thinking, and fosters an overall appreciation of the arts. Music also improves self-esteem and confidence, and promotes the development of teamwork.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Freezing Water Lines

The Municipality of Assiginack would like to advise all residents of the potential for water lines freezing.

Due to the below seasonal temperatures it is advised that a pencil width stream of water be allowed to flow, this small flow of water will aid in keeping the water line open.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March Break Arena Schedule

Here is what is happening at the arena over March Break:

March 10th     Public Skating 1-3 pm

March 12th     Public Skating 1-3 pm
                       Adult Skate    4:30-5:30 pm
                       Kids Craft Night 7 - 8:30 pm

March 14        Public Skating 6:30 - 8 pm

March 15        Public Skating 1-3 pm

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Events

Assiginack is exploding with events this March.  Take a look at what is happening here.

Sock Creatures being taught at Kids Craft Night

March 7th - World Day of Prayer at St. Paul's Anglican Church at 7 pm

March 12th - Kids Craft Night, a fun evening geared towards kids and parents/caregivers to learn a new craft and have fun.  Pre-registration mandatory.

 Bead weaving bracelet being taught at Kids Craft Night

March 17th - Irish Stew Supper at Knox Church Hall at 5 pm

As well our sliding hill, located at the Information Booth is in excellent condition and is a perfect way for kids to spend an afternoon outside having fun during March break.
Bird House being taught at Kids Craft Night

Please note that we have added a Business Directory to our website.  If we have missed anything, please contact our office.