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55+ Activities

The Roland Friendship Club

New Members are Always Welcome!

Starting Monday, September 10th at 9:30 a.m.

Please don't miss this first day,
all the new information will be given out!

Floor Shuffling
Darts
Cards
Art Classes
Games
Health and Wellness News
Guest Speakers
Tours
Cooking
Crafts
Fitness Classes

For more information contact
204-343-2214

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Roland United Church

Roland United Church


August 5th
 - Services resume

August 21 to 23 - VBS 9:30 to 1130 am, Ages 5 to 12, younger children are welcome with supervision.  No Fee.  Love to see you there!

Youth Group at Roland United Church for ages 12 - 17 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

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August 21 to 23

August 21 to 23

 

Roland United Church VBS
Aug 21 to 23
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Ages 5 to 12
Younger children are welcome with supervision.
No fee.
Love to see you there!
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TENDERS FOR CARETAKER

TENDERS FOR CARETAKER

 

Roland United Church is seeking tenders for a caretaker.

Duties to start September 1st.

Tenders close August 24th, 2018.

For a job description call 204-343-2352.

Lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.

Please submit tenders to:

Attn: Tenders
Roland United Church  
PO Box 179
Roland MB
R0G 1T0
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July 2nd to August 31st

July 2nd to August 31st


Roland 4 H Museum


Open Monday to Friday
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Annually in July & August
or By Appointment.

Please call the RM Office at
204-343-2061 for a referral.
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Mowing of Road Allowances

Mowing of Road Allowances

Council appreciate the efforts of all landowners
who mow their road allowances.  

Just remember to keep the grass off the road.

The grass works into unwanted windrows during grading, 
and when worked into our country roads, it does not improve 
the quality of your drive.

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Fireman's Picnic

Fireman's Picnic


Roland Fire Department Fireman's Picnic
An Annual Event on the 
3rd Friday in June

June 21, 2019
5:00 p.m.
at the Arena Grounds

Come Down and Support Your 
Local Volunteer Fire and Rescue Team!

Supper by Donation
Fire Truck Display
Adult & Kids Auction Prizes
Fire Safety Education
Games for the Kids

All Proceeds go to upgrading our 
Volunteer Fire Department Equipment. 

 

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Golfing Madness

Golfing Madness

Monday & Friday Madness
2 people - Cart Included
$60 Golf All Day

Some restrictions apply.
(Not valid on tournament dates or
for private functions.)

Roland Golf Club
204-343-2409
www.rolandgolf.ca


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Golf Tournaments

Golf Tournaments

Roland Golf Club
204-343-2409
www.rolandgolf.ca

Ladies Open
Monday July 2nd
Shotgun start 9 am

Seniors Open
Monday July 9th
Shotgun Start 9 am

2 Ball Mixed Open
Sunday Aug 5th
Shotgun start 1 pm

4 Person Texas Scramble
Sunday Sept 16th
Shotgun start 11 am

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Lightning Safety Awareness

Lightning Safety Awareness

 

Every year in Canada, lightning can cause as many as 10 deaths and 164 injuries. You can avoid a tragedy like this by taking a few simple precautions. 

1.  Checking your forecast and having a plan to reach a safe place in the event a thunderstorm occurs.

2.  "When thunder roars, head indoors." If you can hear thunder, you're at risk of being struck by lightning.  Lightning can strike out from any direction from a thunderstorm including behind it.  Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle.

3.  Don't handle electrical equipment, telephones (wired), or plumbing during an ongoing thunderstorm.

4.  If caught outdoors avoid objects like trees, poles, wires, water and metal.

5.  Wait at least 30 minutes after hearing the last rumble of thunder before heading outside.  Direct strikes are responsible for only 5% of lightning-related deaths and injuries. Two other types of hazardous phenomena are caused by lightning. Ground current and side flash account for 60 to 80% of lightning-related injuries and deaths. A ground current is set up when lightning hits the ground, spreads out and sends a current through a victim. Side splash occurs when lightning hits a tall object, travels partly down the object and then jumps to a nearby victim. 

FMI:      https://www.ec.gc.ca/foudre-lightning

Canadian Lightning Danger Map

 

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Open for the Season!

Open for the Season!


The Roland Golf Club
Restaurant and Course

http://www.rolandgolf.ca

204-343-2409

Tuesday Night Mens League
6:15 pm

Wednesday Morning Seniors
9:00 am

Wednesday Night Ladies League
6:00 pm

Thursday Morning Ladies
9:00 am

See you on the greens!

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Chairperson Required

Chairperson Required

Volunteering in your community?

The Roland Pumpkin Fair Committee is still looking for a person interested in taking over the  CHAIRPERSON Position.  

There is loads of support and help available from the committee.

If this position is of interest to you or you are interested in helping
out on the committee, please contact us at
rolandpumpkinfair@hotmail.com.

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Council Meeting

Council Meeting


The Next Meeting is  September 11th, 2018.

Council meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:30 am; 
Council Chambers are located in the Roland Memorial Hall.
Council meetings are open to the public, and we would like to 
encourage public attendance.

If you wish to appear as a delegation, or to be heard, 
please contact the RM Office for an appointment.

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Word of the Season

Word of the Season

Tick

Pronunciation:  (tik)

Meaning:  noun:  A bloodsucking arachnid, somewhat larger than the related mites and having a barbed proboscis for attachment to the skin of warm-blooded vertebrates.

The Black Legged Ticks also known as Deer Ticks, are the vectors of disease, such as Lyme Disease.

Their preferred habitat is along the edges of, and in wooded areas, or within other vegetation that provide cover and typically high humidity.

The Pembina Valley is considered a High Risk area within our province.

Tick Season is Spring Thaw to Fall Freeze up.

FMI:    http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/tickborne/about.html

http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/cdc/tickborne/surveillance.html

https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/diseases/lyme.html

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Municipal Elections October 24th, 2018

Municipal Elections October 24th, 2018


Candidate Registration

Reeve        May 1, 2018 to September 18, 2018
Councillors June 30, 2018 to September 18, 2018

Nominations

September 12, 2018 to September 18, 2018

Campaign Period

Reeve May 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019
Councillors June 30, 2018 to March 31, 2019

Withdrawl Deadline

September 19, 2018

Election Day

October 24, 2018

Filing of Election Finance Statements

The deadline is determined by municipalities.  No later than 210 days (May 22, 2019) after the election.

For Manitoba Election FAQ:  http://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/mfas/election_faq.html

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Thank You

Thank You


The Board of the Roland Golf Club would like to extend a big Thank You to the Carman Area Foundation for their continued support. 

With their generous grant this past year we were able to recover
all of the club's golf cart seats. 

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P.A.C.E. Classes

P.A.C.E. Classes


(People with Arthritis Can Exercise)
Wednesday Afternoons from 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Next Group of Classes T.B.A.

Roland Memorial Hall

Go at your own pace.  
Wear comforable clothing, your water bottle and your running 
shoes are all you will need.

Cost is $50 for 10 sessions.

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A Little Roland History

A Little Roland History

Published by the Roland News Office, approximately 1906
By S T Tyndale

 

 

An Illistrated Souvenir of Roland by ST Tyndale
West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

Protect Yourself from West Nile Viris:  It Only Take One Bite!

In southern Manitoba, anyone can be exposed to an Infected Culex tarsalis mosquito from June to October.

WNV is NOT as uncommon as we once thought.  Once you start the conversation,
you will be shocked at the people you know who have been invected.

While some People who get WNV show no symptoms and do not become ill,
others show mild symptoms, such as headache, fever, fatigue and body aches,
(these symptoms can last months or years).

Severe illness can come with symptoms of severe headache, high fever,
mental confusion, muscel weakness, coma and paralysis.  Severe illness has occurred in all age groups, and again Symptoms and Recovery can take Months or Years!

There is NO Vaccine, No Cure, and NO Treatment for WNV.

Prevention is the First Line of Defence against WNV!

FMI:   http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/wnv/factsheets.html

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Help Starts Here

Help Starts Here

Visit

 www.mb.211.ca

Connect to Community Services

Abuse and Assault
Food & Clothing
Housing & Homelessness
Health
Mental Health
Addictions
Children & Parenting
Youth
Finance
Employment and Training
Legal Issues
55+
Indigineous Peoples
Newcomers & Refugees
People with Disablilites
LGBT2SQ+
and more.....

 If it is an Emergency

  • For police, fire, and paramedics call 911.

  • If you need to talk to someone, call the Klinic crisis line at
    (204) 786-8686 or 1-888-322-3019.

  • For Health Links - call (204) 788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257.

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The Pembina Valley Live App

The Pembina Valley Live App


The free app, Pembina Valley Live, launched February 28th, 2017 for Apple and Android devices.

Pembina Valley Live offers all the music, breaking news and information of Pembina Valley Online in a handy new format for smartphones and tablets.

Push notifications also alert users of Amber Alerts and Weather Warnings.

Along with breaking news, the app will allow organizations to alert people to cancelled classes or sports events.

Users can also program garbage day notifications for their district, which sends a message to your device the night before garbage goes out.

Pembina Valley Live is available for iOS and Android free in app stores. To download, click here.

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Don't be a Victim of Fraud

Don't be a Victim of Fraud


It is time to Recognize, Reject and Report Fraud!

How to Report Fraud

The Little Black Book of Scams

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Census Results for the RM of Roland

Census Results for the RM of Roland

1002 Population in 2006
1058 Population in 2011
1129 Population in 2016

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Roland Memory Garden

Roland Memory Garden


“ Hopeful Dreams entwined with Patience & Time”

Located on the lot south of the Post Office, 68 3rd Street in Roland.

Our Mission:

  • Town Beautification
  • Honour the people from our past
  • Inspire our current and future generations
  • Encourage community involvement and creativity
  • Provide a destination of reflection and tranquility for all who enter

The project was started in 2011 by a handful of residents and has blossomed into a reflection of community spirit and pride.  The lot was supplied by the R.M. of Roland and the project was accomplished due to ambitions of local volunteers.

The signature arch entrance was created by the world renowned sculptor, Jake Goertzen.

Our walker and wheelchair friendly garden includes a beautiful granite table with benches.  A perfect spot to enjoy the garden, meet a neighbour for a snack, a conversation, or a game of cards.  Please come and enjoy!

One of our prized features is a stand of 5 granite pillars on which families may choose to have names of individuals engraved.  If there is someone you would like to add to the pillars, please contact a committee member or the Municipal Office.  It would be our pleasure to assist you.

A dedication engraving on a Memory Pillar may be purchased for
$75.00 per person.

Some of our corporate contributors are:

Rural Municipality of Roland
Roland Friendship Club Inc.
New Horizons Grant
Morden Nurseries
Carman Granite
Windy Ridge Gardens
Carman Area Foundation
Access Credit Union
Delmar Commodities
Winkler Concrete
Bell Electric
Mona Brown Law Corp.
General Metal
Jake Goertzen Sculptures
Peter K Peters
Focal Point Comprehensive Vision Care
Scouts Canada

We are grateful to the above financial contributors, as well as the many individual contributors.  It reaffirms we have an amazing community, full of generous, hard working individuals and businesses.

Support the Memory Garden by giving a Gift Card for special occasions - available at the R.M. Office.

Donations Gratefully Accepted toward the upkeep of the gardens.  Donation should be made payable to the R.M. of Roland, with a notation, "In Support of the Memory Garden".  Your donations may be dropped off at the R.M. Office, or mailed to PO Box 119, Roland MB, R0G 1T0.  A tax deductible receipt will be issued.

A garden requires continuous care and upkeep.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer by helping to purchase flowers, planting flowers, pulling weeds, trimming shrubs, watering, etc. to keep our gardens looking beautiful.  Contact a committee member anytime if you wish to "Adopt the Garden" for a week or two during the summer months, or to help in anyway.  It is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and work toward a common goal.  Please walk through the garden, feel free to pull a weed, deadhead a flower, and enjoy the community garden.  Make it yours!

Many hands make light work.

Thank You to all of the volunteers and contributors in the last year!  

The committee is open to any visioning ideas you might have to make the gardens more interesting.  

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact a member of the committee, or the R.M. of Roland.

Please take time and enjoy the garden!

Thank You for Your Support,

Roland Memory Garden Committee

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Avoid the Fatberg!

Avoid the Fatberg!


It is a real Drain Pain!

Sewers were designed to take away Wastewater and Toiletpaper.

Our sewers are not designed to cope with the modern disposable products, and these items WILL cause blockages.  Blockages can create difficult and expensive maintenance problems for both the town and home owners.  A blocked sewer line will cause SEWER SURGE, up through your sinks, floor drains, showers and toilets.  They are messy and nasty to cleanup.

What NOT to put down the toilet, drain or garbage disposal

FOG 
(Fat, Oil, or Grease)
Paper or Shop Towels
Dryer Sheets
Wipes
Diapers
Hygene Products
Dental Floss
Non-Organic Materials

If it says disposable, bag it and put it in the garbage.  

If a product is marketed as flushable, that does not mean you should.  

Products claiming to dissolve grease may dislodge a blockage, only to cause problems farther down the line when the grease hardens again.

Biodegradable products are meant to be disposed of in the landfill site.

If it doesn't dissolve immediately in a bowl, it has no place in a sewer...

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Protect your Pet

Protect your Pet

Please License your Dogs Annually.
The fee is only $12.00
 at the Municipal office.

Proof of Vaccination required.

 

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Dog Walking 101

Dog Walking 101

  • Always walk your dog on the leash, it is for their protection, as much as yours.
  • Take a supply of doggie bags with you when you walk, or better yet, put a doggie bag dispenser on your leash, then you will never be caught unprepared.  Doggie bags are available at your local pet or dollar store, you can even choose bio-degradable or scented bags!

How to use a doggie bag

  • Place your hand inside the bag, like you are putting on a glove.
  • Make a claw-like circle with your fingers and then get as far under the "poo-pile" as possible before lifting up.
  • As you are picking up the "treasure" with one hand, pull the top edge of the bag down and round with the other hand.
  • The poo is contained, just tie a knot and dispose of the bag in your trash bin when you get home.

It works great,
no messy fingers or tools to clean
and...

Your Neighbors will love you!

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Get your 10,000 Steps in today?

Get your 10,000 Steps in today?


Interested in Hall Walking?
Do some laps indoors, free of charge.

Give the RM Office a call, 
If we don't have a booking,
You are Welcome to Walk in the even climate of the Hall!

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Thank you!

Thank you!


Thank you for your friendship and support during
our Journey of Recovery.

John, Mary Lou, Emily and Johnny

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Roland Friendship Club

Roland Friendship Club


DARTS for the 55+

Starting up again October 9th, 2018

October to May 
Tuesday's at 1:00 pm
Roland Memorial Hall

Newcomers Welcome!

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Property Taxes

Property Taxes


Municipal Property Taxes
for the Rural Municipality of Roland
are Due October 31st.

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Our Museum Matters!

Our Museum Matters!

This Old Building is always in need of TLC,
and we appreciate your support. 

Donations can be sent to:
Roland 4-H Museum
PO Box 238
Roland MB
R0G 1T0

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Fall Supper

Fall Supper

Occurring the 3rd Saturday in October every year.

2018 October 20th
2019 Ocotber 19th

Turkey, Meatballs, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Scalloped Potatoes, Turnip, Corn, Salads, Pie and Desserts

Roland Memorial Hall
45 3rd Street

Adults $15.00 Ages 6-12 $8.00 

4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For Take-outs, please call Sandy in advance or the Church after 3:30 on the day of the event.

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Now Accepting Applications

Now Accepting Applications


Roland Volunteer Fire Department
 is looking for some new recruits,
male and female.

If you are interested,
 applications are available at the R.M. Office.

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2017 Recycling Stats for the RM of Roland

2017 Recycling Stats for the RM of Roland


MMSM, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, works closely with municipalities to provide support and analysis to ensure costs are managed effectively for tax payers and the stewards that fund up to 80% of recycling costs in Manitoba. 

Thank you for your efforts in 2017.  Manitoba continues to be a leader in residential recycling and we could not have done it without you!

In 2017, the RM of Roland recycled 37,752 kgs.  
An increase of 3.6% from 2016.
Well done!  Let's keep that increase growing!

This year 166 Schools participated in the MMSM Bag Up Manitoba Challange.  Since 2008, elementary schools in our province have collected over NINE MILLION plastic bags for recycling into free fresbees, bird houses, planter boxes, bird feeders and benches for their schools.  The bags were baled and shipped to be recycled into composite decking material and other products. 

On average, Manitobans recycled 73 kgs or 160.94 lbs of material per person in 2015. 

Recycling Reminder # 8

A reusable bag only needs to be used 5 times to have a lower environmental impact than plastic. 

For Helpful Hints & Tips, visit:

www.Simplyrecycle.ca

http://stewardshipmanitoba.org

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Genealogy & Local History Resourses

Genealogy & Local History Resourses


Roland Roots

Most likely the best resource you will ever find for our area.   Worthy of praise, and Many Thanks to the individuals that work endlessly on this project.  

The Fairview, Bethel and Myrtle cemeteries, final resting places for many of the original settlers of the Roland area.   "The burial records found on this website are not limited to tombstone inscriptions, they reflect the information available from the records of each cemetery. It is acknowledged that despite every effort some burials may never be identified. A database has been included identifying wherever possible the names of the parents of the deceased and, if applicable, any spouse or children. Common ancestors are also included so relationships between those interred may be traced."

http://www.rolandroots.ca

 

Manitobia Historical Archives

Digital Resources on Localized Manitoba History, Books, Maps, Schools, Newspapers, and Photographs.  

http://www.manitobia.ca/content/en

Trails of the Pioneer 1956 Rev. George H Hambley

To Donate a resource contact info@manitoba.ca.

Living Gold 1978 Evelyn Mullin 

If you have a resource you would like to share with others on the Genealogical Treasure Hunt, please feel free to submit the information to the Municipal Office.

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Occasional Handy Persons

Occasional Handy Persons


If you are interested in providing Some Helping Hands for a Senior or the Community, Please leave your Name & Number & the Service with the Municipal Office.  If you are in need of services, please call the Office for a referral.

Odd Jobs
Hanging Christmas Lights
Moving Furniture
Yard Work
Hauling Yard Debris
Washing Outside Windows
Spring Cleaning
Snow Removal
Running an Errand

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Check This Out

Check This Out


Golden Prairie Arts Council

Your Creative Connection

Concerts
Exhibitions
Workshops
Art Classes
Dance Classes
Music Lessons

"Golden Prairie Arts Council provides educational programs desighed to foster and promote the development of arts and cultural activies.  Our heritage office building in Carman, also houses our Gallery, Art and Music Classrooms, a Gift Shop, and an Outdoor Courtyard."

Serving the Southern Rural Manitoba Arts Community

https://goldenprairieartscouncil.wordpress.com/

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Get Yours Today

Get Yours Today

Roland Pumpkin Fair

25th Anniversary Caps 

for Sale $10.00

at the Municipal Office

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Drainage Maintenance Program

Drainage Maintenance Program

Council would like your site specific DRAINAGE REQUESTS as early in the new year as possible for consideration this season.

Requests may be submitted to a Member of Council
or the RM Office.  

Drainage Request Forms are now available on our web site,
located under the headings "Municipality" and "Drainage".
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E-Mail Addresses

E-Mail Addresses

Please be advised that as of January 2015 the Municipality has the following new e-mail addresses. 

Kristi     caormofroland@gmail.com 

Lauren   acaormofroland@gmail.com

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