PROGRAMS  - Programs: Winter 2017  

February 23, 2017 
Some programs are mid stride, some programs are coming to an end and some programs are just starting. Here's an update for winter programs...
Next Steps in Crochet
Review basic crochet stitches, increase/decrease stitch, and pattern and chart reading. Learn to make at least eight different pattern squares/motifs to create a sampler blanket. Supplies included.
Instructor: Cheryl Bateman
Tuesdays/Feb 28-Mar 21/6:30-8:30 pm/$65
   Sampler Blanket Stitches
Kids in the Kitchen - Friday, March 3 (2 spots open)
Roll up your sleeves for a fun day of creating scrumptious disses. We will make four courses consisting of soup, salad, entrée and dessert, along with a refreshment. Join Kaitlyn and Heather for this Kids in the Kitchen! $10, pre-registration required.
Oil on Canvas Painting
Kathleen Lagasse will be offering oil on canvas art classes. Registration fee includes all supplies. Great instruction! Beautiful paintings!
Saturday, March 11 / 2 -5 pm / Ages 14+ / $70
Kids Class
Sunday, March 12 / 10:30-Noon / $60
Sunday, March 12 / 2-5 pm / Ages 14+ / $70
The Municipality of Killarney-Turtle Mountain Recreation Department has been approved for a 2017 Community Water Safety Grant through Manitoba Coalition for Safer Waters.

The grant purpose is to certify youth in our community to maintain a swimming program, to raise the overall swimming program by recruiting and certifying new youth and to identify possible youth and successors for recruitment.

The Recreation Department will be seeking two candidates interested in completing a Water Safety Instructor and National Lifeguard Course. Course registration and some travel to complete course requirements will be covered in return for an employment commitment of offering swim lessons in our community.

Further details will follow; however, if you are interested, please contact Heather at Shamrock Centre, 204.523.8920 or

Jess Reimer & Jer Hamm, Tuesday, March 7
The Grind
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7 pm 
Individual concerts: $20 per person payable at the door
Children 12 and under: Free
Snacks and refreshments available to purchase from The Grind.

There is no denying that an artist is a reflection of their environment, and the harsh beauty of rural Manitoba is at the heart of Jess Reimer’s work. Be it snowed-in, wool-wearing imagery or dirt under your nails, ‘sweating through the yellow silk’ summer feel, the extremes and heartiness of Manitoba are in Jess’ songs. Listening to Reimer it is clear she is unwaveringly connected to the soul of traditional North American music. There are times when she sounds as if she’s on stage at the Grand Ole Opry circa 1963. Jess has been a part of Winnipeg, MB’s roots music scene for years, and with her latest album, The Nightjar and The Garden, she’s been embraced by a much wider audience.”The Nightjar and the Garden traverses the road between the personal and the profound, the sacred and the profane”. It’s “a highly literary effort” says Zachary Houle – Pop Matters.
Jer Hamm and Jess met in tjess_18he fall of 2002. Jess heard there was a young fiddler in town. Jer heard there was this girl that played bluegrass with her father. Jess left a note on his front stoop asking him come to a rehearsal that night. Jer pulled up in his butter yellow 1980 Chev Deluxe and there began a decade long bluegrass outfit which included Jess’ father, tenor vocalist and song writer, Doug Reimer and banjoist Tim Osmond.. There also began a marriage, a family and a business: a guitar building school. These days Jer and Jess live in their rambling brick house in La Riviere MB with their free range kids. They allow the intimacy of married life, the loving and the ‘unloving’, to seep into their duo performances. Accomplished live performance schticks vary from full 6 piece country band to traditional bluegrass outfit to acoustic duo. Jer Hamm plays mandolin, fiddle, and guitar in all of these ensembles. He also builds and repairs their instruments! Together they have toured Canada from Halifax to Vancouver and the US from New York to Seattle.

Jeremy Hamm was born and raised in the Lincoln County, Niagara Peninsula of Southern Ontario. His father, a mechanical engineer, and mother, a hair stylist with a superb voice, gave him classical violin lessons. Through fear and intimidation, he learned to focus on a style he deemed boring. His grandfather was a sideman for the popular bluegrass group, The Lincoln County Peach Pickers. Their best known hit, “Niagara Moon”, was heard from coast to coast weekly on CBC in the early 1950’s.
At the age of 14, Jer’s Grandpa loaned him his 1951 Martin 0-18 guitar to learn the basics of what became Jer’s true love of music: bluegrass and country. Shortly after an instrumental move to Winnipeg in the mid 90’s, Jer got into guitar building and repair and began playing with Jess. Now scads of Winnipeg musicians play Jer’s instruments. He’s a ‘musicians luthier’ and a songwriter’s sideman. He can play almost anything!

QUILT RETREAT (pdf) - April 28 & 29
Shamrock Centre Community Hall
In support of Killarney-Turtle Mountain Arts Council
Click on the link to keep up-to-date on happenings at Shamrock Centre. 
KidSport raises funds through corporate donations, foundation grants, planned giving and special activities and events. Funds that are raised help offset the cost of participant registration fees for community based sport programs. Funding is administered by Sport Manitoba's Regional Offices. 

KidSport is limited by the funds we are able to raise, therefore we want to ensure we assist those most in need. Our volunteers use the Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-off guidelines as a tool to determine which families are eligible for assistance. Exceptions may occur for unique circumstances, but in most cases applications will not be considered if your household gross income is higher than shown in the application form.

2016 KidSport Application for Financial Assistance

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