The Southern Yarn, July-August 2023
Interesting how one thing leads to another, eh? I recently came across a good example of this concerning the other Australian national anthem. In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Waltzing Matilda was played by mistake for Marjorie Jackson’s gold medal presentation, instead of God Save the Queen. Anyhow, to find out how its tune came to be, see “Did you know” p.7.
Also included in this issue are several stories of how the “Lest we forget” sentiment continues to be honored: a commemorative ceremony in Cairns, Queensland, for a WWII Catalina crew, a similar event in Summerville, Nova Scotia, for the loss of 4 airmen in a training accident 80 years ago, and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers and service personnel to honor the war dead through involvement in War Graves projects.
And there’s the usual variety of other news, humour and summer-reading pleasure.
Haka Rugby is once again hosting its Elite 2-Day Camp right here in Winnipeg on Thursday July 27 and Friday July 28 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Assassins Rugby Football Club, Maple Grove Rugby Park, 190 Frobisher Rd.
The goal is to use rugby and Māori culture as a tool to develop future world leaders.
To register, go to https://hakarugbyglobal.wildapricot.org/event-5257925/Registration or connect locally with Caleb Stick at https://www.facebook.com/caleb.stick
Feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested in participating.
The March 2018 edition of The Southern Yarn is ready for your downloading and reading, ahead of the printed version.
You may want to note a couple of events coming up very soon:
Commonwealth Day celebration
Monday, March 12, 7:00 pm
Cathedral Church of Saint John
135 Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg
Saturday 17th March, 2:00 pm
High Tea Bakery
2103 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
The Southern Yarn is once again ready for you to download, and coursing its way through the arteries of Canada Post.
Click on the image at right, click this link, or head to the Yarn page for the whole collection.
Something fun and exciting is coming to Winnipeg, with a flavour that will certainly appeal to Aussies, Kiwis and others in our club and beyond.
Caleb Stick is the founder of Winnipeg Touch Rugby. Kiwi born and raised, Caleb has been living in Winnipeg for six years, and is looking to introduce others to this great sport.
“I am hoping to raise awareness about Touch Rugby, which is now officially launching in Winnipeg. It has a governing body as well as partnership with Canada Touch Rugby Inc. Five provinces are in the final stages of launching Canada on both the national and international stage.”
Touch rugby is a minimal contact sport for all skills levels, abilities, and degrees of fitness. The first session will be held from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm beginning on Sunday April 10 at River Heights School at 1350 Grosvenor Ave.
All members of the public are invited to participate, and there is no cost to play. The Winnipeg group is open to both men and women, with a minimum age of 18. Newcomers are more than welcome!
Simply show up and learn a new sport with minimal rules.
For more information, visit their Facebook page.