Local Roundup — Dec. 21, 2022
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Blue Rodeo frontman to play Killarney
Killarney Turtle Mountain Arts Centre is bringing some star power to the Shamrock Centre next month.
Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy and his son Sam Polley will take the stage on Jan. 14 to kick off the fourth annual HyLife Performing Arts series.
Opening for the father-son duo will be Winnipeg-based artist Kwiat.
In a release issued by the centre, administrator Jane Ireland said she was pleased to bring talented artists to smaller communities.
“The Government of Canada has made this all possible through the Re-engaging Audiences Fund, but a lot of the credit also goes to Jim Cuddy and Sam Polley,” Ireland said.
“They agreed to tour three of our rural and northern Manitoba communities [Flin Flon, Minnedosa and Killarney] and bring the big city to some wonderful small towns.”
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by emailing the arts council at email@example.com.
Upcoming vaccine clinics
Prairie Mountain Health is hosting several COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics in the first week of January.
Brandon, Dauphin, Deloraine and Virden will host the clinics, with walk-in and booked appointments from Jan. 2-8.
According to a news release from PMH, the clinics are for those six months and older and the bivalent vaccine is also now available for most people.
The bivalent vaccine was developed to offer protection against the original strain of COVID-19 and the omicron variant. The bivalent COVID booster is available for those five years and older, but PMH recommends a waiting period of six months from the last dose or COVID infection.
Those who are at increased risk can get the bivalent three months after their last dose or COVID infection.
Before receiving the bivalent vaccine, individuals must complete their primary vaccine series — usually two doses — before receiving the bivalent vaccine, according to PMH. The bivalent vaccine can be given at the same time as other immunizations.
First-dose eligibility is for those six months and older. Second-dose eligibility is for six months and older, eight weeks after the first dose.
• Dauphin: Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 304 Whitmore Ave. East, Jan. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
• Deloraine: Winchester Community Complex, 119 Lake St., Jan. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
• Brandon: Shoppers Mall, 1570 18th St., Jan. 5 from noon to 5 p.m.
• Virden: Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 481 Queens St., Jan. 5 from 1 to to 5 p.m.
To book toll-free, call 1-844-626-8222. Online bookings at https://bit.ly/3PKaTEt.
The consent form for the COVID vaccine can be found online at https://bit.ly/3G85GmZ.
Appointments made to city committees
Several people were appointed to municipal committees at Monday’s city council meeting.
At the Brandon Police Board, Debra Aprin, Shannon Brichon, Douglas Gerrard, Marycia Kruk and Adetayo Subair had their terms extended until it is time for the next city council to choose their successors.
Brandon’s age friendly committee appointed Douglas Fraser, Susan Boyachek and Deirdre Chisholm for two-year terms starting Jan 1 and ending Dec. 31, 2024.
For the Board of Revision, Matthew May was appointed as chair with Wally Geiler, Robert Wallis and Sajjad Rao appointed as regular members for the duration of 2023.
May and Rao were also appointed to two-year terms on the Brandon municipal heritage advisory committee starting Jan. 1.
Danielle Hrabok, Donna Hogeland, Douglas Fraser and Rao were appointed to the Brandon General Museum and Archives board for two-year terms starting Jan. 1.
Debbie Huntinghawk and Darlene Paquette were added as citizen members of the Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council for two-year terms.
Susan Spring was appointed to the poverty committee for a two-year term.
Cyndall Lougheed and Matthew Berry will join the Western Manitoba Regional Library board for two-year terms.
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