Call for volunteers for the library reno project.

The Library is going through an extensive renovation project in partnership with the Memorial Hall Board at the moment. It's going to be an exciting change for our Library and I look forward to the day of the reveal. I'm passing this message on from Emily at the library regarding the reno:

"The Eastend Library is getting a face-lift! We are looking for volunteers to help us move books and furniture in advance of new flooring being installed. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Hugh Dorward (, call or text 306-241-7288), or stop by the library to sign-up in person.”



Folk Rock Concert and Writing Workshop.

The Eastend Arts Council will be hosting Regina artists Glenn Sutter and Joyce Belcher on February 13th! Glenn is nature-inspired folk-rock musician with several CDs to his name. Joyce is a writer and poet who runs True Nature Writing.  Joyce will be facilitating a writing workshop on the afternoon of Feb. 13th from 3-5pm, and Glenn will be performing in the evening at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). The writing workshop is $30/ person (RSVP to to register), and admission to the concert will be $10 at the door. Both events will be held at the T. rex Discovery Centre.


 Groundhog day's mixed result

Wiarton Willy, the groundhog did not see his shadow on February 2nd and I guess for Ontarians it means an early Spring. I say that because I was not aware of Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam  who performs the same task. He did see his shadow which means 6 more weeks of Winter. Tough call on what it could mean for Eastend. And on a side note, are these groundhogs and their locations chosen for their memorable names? Why the hard ones, where's "Gull Lake Gary" or "Climax Claude"?


New - Eastend Arts Council Column

This issue we will premiere the first for the Arts Council. Their column will provide a quick rundown of what the goings on at the Arts Council. Past, present, and future. Anyone whose New Years resolution was to try new things might find this group has new things to offer you to do. The Arts Council is always open to new members and they do not bite. Eastend has important historical significance in Wallace Stegner as a previous resident, and preserving the Stegner House or donating your time to its operation is a worthwhile endeavour that will be appreciated many years in the future.