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(Last updated:  May 19, 2017)

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HEPBURN?
NOTICES:
  • *NEW (M19): Town Council Meeting Schedule: Please note the change in scheduled summer meetings – June 14 (not 21), July 5 (not 19), and August 23 (not 16).    Adjusted deadlines for delegation forms are as follows:  June 9 for June, June 30 for July, August 18 for August.  Click here for form: Council Delegation Request Form.
  • *NEW (M19): Water Decommissioning:  If you need info on abandoned wells, click info here: Water Security Agency site.
  • *NEW (M19): First Aid Training Course:  There will be a course offered in Hepburn sometime between August 20-27.  If you are interested in getting trained, contact info@hepburn.ca to get on the notification list.  More details will be coming soon.   I have 15 people on my list already!
  • May 19 – REMINDER:  Start gathering and organizing your garage sale stuff!  Watch for “Garage Sale Tips” on facebook.
  • May 19 – Ball Clinic Registration Deadline: 2 Saturdays – June 3 and June 10.  10.00am-12.00pm for ages 5-8; and 1.00pm-3.00pm for ages 9-12.  Participants will need to bring their own ball glove, outdoor running shoes/cleats, and water bottle. Application deadline: May 19, 2017.  Limited spots available. Registrations can be handed into town office or emailed to info@hepburn.caBall Clinic Registration Form.   Concession will be open 9.30am-3.30pm for participants, parents, & spectators.
  • May 19 – Minor Soccer Fundraiser Pickup Day: Prairie Meats Pickup, Friday May 19th at the Arena, (NOT the Hepburn MB Church parking lot) from 5.00-7.00pm. Make room in your freezers! Follow the updates at: Hepburn Page at Valley Soccer and watch home games at Bethany Field and Hepburn School Fields.  120+ athletes are registered from U4 & up, and 15+ coaches, managers, & refs are signed up for this season.  Contact: Laurel Sexsmith 306-229-7672.
  • May 20 – Museum of Wheat Schedule:  Opening Day is Saturday, May 20, 10am-3pm, with coffee and donuts.   They are open every Saturday from 10am-3pm from May 20th to September 2nd this season.  For tours and more info, contact a Board Member.  Click to view the Google Calendar.
  • May 22 – REMINDER:  Garage Sale Registration:  Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 27.  Register for $2 to get your site on the map and balloons.  Deadline Monday, May 22.  Print Registration Form and drop off at Town Office.  The Centre will be serving Soup, Buns & Pie by donation, with a Garage Sale, at their building, from 9-2.    Museum of Wheat is open 10-3 for crafts, baking, & tours.  Redberry Bible Camp is having a fundraiser concession at 310-3rd Street West.
  • May 22, 25, 29, 30 – SLO-PITCH SCHEDULE:   Get your Spitz and lawn chair, and watch co-ed adult slo-pitch on Monday and Thursday evenings.  The league runs May 1- June 22.  Games begin at 6.30 pm, @ Hepburn Ball Diamonds north of the school yard.  Click here to view detailed schedule of Home and Away Teams:  Hepburn Ball League Schedule.  Teams may need sub or regular players.  Contact:  Brent Block at bblock@sasktel.net
  • May 23 – Assessment Notice:  Notice is hereby given that the assessment roll of the Town of Hepburn for the year 2017 has been prepared and is open to inspection at the Town Office from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday between the following dates: March 21, 2017 to May 23, 2017.  Assessment notices have been sent as required pursuant to Section 214 of The Municipalities Act. Any person who wishes to appeal his or her assessment is required to file his or her notice of appeal, accompanied with a $150.00 fee for each assessment being appealed, which will be returned if the appeal results in a change to the assessment, to:  The Assessor, Town of Hepburn, Box 217, Hepburn, SK S0K 1Z0.  
  • May 25 – Playschool AGM & Registration: Hepburn Cooperative Playschool is having their AGM at the Hepburn Playschool, the portable building north of Hepburn School, on Thursday, May 25, 6.30-7.30pm.   3 year old and 4 year old classes receiving registrations.  Meet the teacher, board, and find out more about the program.   Board positions are open for volunteers.  Contact: Joy Nokinsky at 306-947-7721.
  • May 25 – Thursday Adult BADMINTON:   SPOTS still available on 3 courts for singles or doubles play.  Thursday May 25, June 1, Hepburn School Gym, 7.00-8.30pm.  Doors open at 6.45pm.  $2/person.  Bring racquet and clean indoor runners.   I have 3-4 extra racquets available each slot.  Invite your friends and neighbours. To help set up the nets and poles, please arrive at 6.30pm.  Email info@hepburn.ca to save a spot.
  • May 27 – Garage Sale:  9am-3pm.  Support the individual sales and fundraisers happening all over town.  Watch for Yellow Balloons!  Special Events so far:  (1) The Centre will be serving Soup, Buns & Pie by donation, with a Garage Sale, at their building, from 9-2.   (2) Museum of Wheat is open 10-3 for crafts, baking, & tours.  (3) Redberry Bible Camp is having a fundraiser concession at 310-3rd Street West.  (4) Baerwald’s Cold Drinks too across from the little kids park.   And more!!  *You doing anything special?  Register your sale and we can highlight the details of your sale!
  • May 27 – Youth Movie Night:  Pirates of the Caribbean is playing this time.   At the Workshop, 7.30pm, Saturday May 27.   Sponsors are on supervision, no admission, paid concession available.   Youth Volunteers make this event happen!  Thanks to those who do advertising, setup, concession, & cleanup!
  • May 29 – Nomination Form:  Please consider nominating a worthy community member for this annual Volunteer Award.  It is presented at Fair Days Weekend, scheduled this year for June 16-18, 2017.  Print, complete, and submit the Volunteer of the Year Award Form by May 29.
  • May 29 – Minor Hockey AGM & Registration: Hepburn Minor Hockey is having their AGM on Monday, May 29, 6.30-7.30pm, at Hepburn School.   If your child would like to play hockey for the Fall 2017-18 Hockey Season, please attend this event.  We are hosting this early  to find places for all our Hepburn Players to play (here in Hepburn or other towns).  Evening includes AGM, Registration and individual Team Meetings.  Send one adult from each family – so we can gather opinions on key issues moving forward, to allow us to get Coaches ready, and to facilitate places for all our Hepburn kids to play.  There will be snacks provided and childcare in the Gym.  Board positions are open for volunteers. Contact: Joy Nokinsky at 306-947-7721.
  • May 29-30 – Town Wide Cleanup Days:  Watch for more info on large bins available at the arena parking lot for these 2 days.  There will be a flyer about accepted and non-accepted materials coming soon!  Need something sooner?  You can rent your own large bin with Loraas Disposal at http://www.loraas.ca/service-quote/
  • May 31 – Animal Registrations:  The Town is receiving animal registrations for no charge until May 31: Animal Control Bylaw & Animal License Registration Form.  You can complete the form and email it into the office at info@bethany.sk.ca – thanks to all who have already registered!
  • June – Sunshine Yoga: Running for three weeks in June starting on the 6th, same times and days at the Zoar Church in Waldheim.  3 Class Options: Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm.  Tuesdays 10-11am.  Thursdays 10-11am.  Register with Jenn at jvfroess2@gmail.com or 306-947-2524.
  • June 1 – Summer Employment:  Applications due by June 1st.  We received a government grant to hire one student this summer, from July 4-August 31.  Resumes will be received at the Town Office.  Click here to see the full Job Advertisement. – thanks to all who have already applied!
  • June 1 – Fair Days Sponsors:  Local businesses, of any size, are welcome to participate in the sponsorship of the Parks and Rec weekend called Fair Days, June 16-18.  Click here to view the Fair Days Sponsorship Letter.  All businesses will be acknowledged and advertised throughout the weekend.  Thanks to those already responding – we appreciate your support!  Contact the Office.  Please make cheques payable to Hepburn Parks and Rec.
  • June 3 and 10 – Ball Clinics:   2 Saturdays.  10.00am-12.00pm for ages 5-8; and 1.00pm-3.00pm for ages 9-12.  Participants will need to bring their own ball glove, outdoor running shoes/cleats, and water bottle.  Concession will be open 9.30am-3.30pm for participants, parents, & spectators.
  • June 5, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22 – SLO-PITCH SCHEDULE:   Get your Spitz and lawn chairs, and watch co-ed adult slo-pitch on Monday and Thursday evenings.  The league begins May 1 and runs until June 22.  Games begin at 6.30 pm, @ Hepburn Ball Diamonds north of the school yard.  Click here to view detailed schedule of Home and Away Teams:  Hepburn Ball League Schedule.  Teams may need sub or regular players.  Contact:  Brent Block at bblock@sasktel.net
  • June 6 – Sunshine Yoga: Classes Begin Today! Running for three weeks in June starting on the 6th, same times and days at the Zoar Church in Waldheim.  3 Class Options: Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm.  Tuesdays 10-11am.  Thursdays 10-11am.  Register with Jenn at jvfroess2@gmail.com or 306-947-2524.
  • June 9-18 – Garden Days: The national celebration of the vital role that gardens and gardening play in our communities and our lives.  A 10-day event from June 9 to 18 with National Garden Day on Friday, June 16.  Find out more info at http://gardendays.ca or  Follow Garden Days on Facebook.
  • June 14 – Community Fireside Nights:  Watch for upcoming schedule for summer Wednesday evenings from June 14-August 16 (approximately).  More details to come.  Fireside Hosts are welcome.  Contact Kelsie-Lynn H or Lisa B to sign up for a date.  These nights are cancelled in rainy/inclement weather. Follow the Hepburn Parks and Rec Facebook page for updates.
  • June 16 – Council Delegation Form:  If you want to present a delegation to Town Council, please submit this form on or before the second Friday of the month.  New Council Delegation Request Form.   Due:  June 16 before 5pm.  Next Month’s Meeting:  June 21.  
  • July 3 – Town Office Closed for Canada Day.
  • Surveyor’s Certificates:  Contact www.slsa.sk.ca or 306-352-8999.
  • Sask Valley Hospital Foundation 50/50 Raffle Tickets:  For sale at the Town Office when Lisa is in, on MWF!  $20 for 1 ticket, $40 for 2 tickets, or $100 for 10 tickets.  All Proceeds going towards building a new hospital in Rosthern.  Draw Date:  December 1st, 2017.
  • NEW: Fair Days SATURDAY Supper:  Athletes in Action Saskatchewan will be hosting the Saturday fundraiser supper, June 17, 5.30-7.00pm, location to be announced.  This is a “By Donation” event.  Funds will go towards AIA SK soccer camps, and other summer sport camp projects.  More information to come.   View the Athletes in Action Saskatchewan website here.  Serving volunteers are welcome.  To sign up for a shift, contact Lisa at info@hepburn.ca.  
  • NEW: Fair Days FRIDAY Supper:  Shepherd’s Villa will be hosting the Friday fundraiser supper, June 16, 5.30-7.00pm, on Main Street.  This is a “By Donation” event.  Funds will go towards their new elevator and lower level building development.  Shepherd’s Villa Inc. is a community based organization which provides a family style home environment for adults that have an intellectual disability, where dignity is honoured and potential is explored.  More details coming.  Serving volunteers are welcome.  To sign up for a shift, contact Lisa at info@hepburn.ca.  
  • Waste Site:  Scheduled Hours are:  1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 9-5, and every Thursday 12-8.  See link provided for accepted and non-accepted materials.   Please do not use rural land for dumping.    http://rmoflaird.ca/residents/recycling-waste/waste/mennon-waste-site/
  • Planning a Building or Development Project?  Check the Town Office Page.  All permits require the use of the Building and Development Permit Form, plus the “Specifications” Form of the project type (Deck, Garage, etc).  Questions?  Contact the Office.
  • QUESTIONS about what’s happening in & around town? Contact the Town Office.  Council meetings happen on a monthly basis (the 3rd Wednesday/month), so information on regular maintenance and plans happen on this cycle.  We will keep updates going into the Howler from Town Council and Town Staff (the first Friday/month).  If you want to know something we haven’t told you yet, email or call with your questions.  Thanks for communicating with us. We’ve been asked about access road maintenance, ball schedules, volunteer positions, fundraisers, history books, surveyor’s certificates, 50/50 tickets, water cards, Loraas service, curb stops, lot development, horses, hens, Mennon waste site, clean-up days, garage sales, summer employment, potholes, building permits, and MORE!  
  • Didn’t find what you were looking for?  For more info, go to the Town Office Page.