December 2 - Buzz Notes

posted Dec 15, 2016, 9:55 AM by Candy Weeks


After a one-year absence due to inclement weather, the NMC Christmas Banquet is on again for 2016. The event will place Thursday December 8 at the CE Building of the United Church. According to school coordinator Caitlin Cranmer, “Dinner will be served between 4:30pm-6:30pm. Prices are adults $15, students aged 6-12 are $12 and Children 5 and under are free.  All proceeds are going to the NMC Student Council with the event (being) fully staff, student and parent run/supported.” This is one of the biggest fund raisers that the NMC has during the school year so come out and have some great food and support activities at the high school. SWAT (Stingers Working at Tomorrow) will also be holding a Christmas Bake Sale at the banquet so pick up some delicious baked goods for the holiday season as well! For more information or take-out orders, you can call the school at 204-242-2640.

In hockey action, the Pembina Tigers lost another last week, although they played much, much better against the undefeated Morden Thunder last Friday evening in Pilot Mound.  According to manager Kent Lewarne, “The Tigers got on the scoreboard first at 7:56 of the first period (Rookie Kyle Sloane with a sweet deflection on a Brennan Smith point shot with Chase Kostal also getting an assist), and only seconds later it looked like they notched their second goal as Dobson went in alone on the stretch pass! OFF SIDE! Dobson was not deterred though and the next shift buried a Fijala feed (Dobson from Fijala & Potter) to go up by two! Morden found their stride in the second period and put one on the board to end the second, 2-1 Tigers. The Tigers were taking a rare lead into the third! This was rather unchartered territory for the win hungry Tigers. Thunder captain Jordan Blatz evened the score early in the third and a dandy short-handed marker just over a minute later put the Thunder in the lead for the first time of the night. When they added one more to take the 4-2 lead it looked like the Tigers may lay down, but not so! Tanner Nedohin sniped a beauty (from Potter) to bring the Tigers within one. The Tigers pressured hard in the final minutes, took their time out to rest the big dogs, and eventually got starting goaltender Nathanial DeGraeves out of the net for the extra attacker but the Thunder stood their ground and when the buzzer sounded, took away the 4-3 win at Black Jack Stewart Arena. As this was the third and final league game against the Thunder this season, it will fall to someone else to end the Thunders roll!” 

The Tigers have some time off now as the scheduling has them with almost a two week break.  They will, however, make up the game against NPC Nighthawks on December 5th in Cartwright. Game time for that one is 7:30 at the Clipperdome.

The 7/8 girls’ volleyball team wrapped up their season going undefeated in their last tournament. According to Coach Melissa Pearce, “The girls were once again the only non-coed team at the tournament, and proved that they were a strong match for anyone they faced. The girls beat Baldur and both Swan Lake teams this week. This team clearly showed that there is a future in the Nellie McClung volleyball program, as they were consistently the strongest team at all tournaments they played in this season. The addition of the Grade 6 girls who came over to practice will only help to strengthen the 7/8 team for next year. The girls were all excellent team players who worked hard the entire year to get better. It has been very exciting to see their progress! Although the tournaments are over for the year Mr. Nakonechny hopes to have an open weekly Tuesday after school volleyball session with all interested volleyball players in grades 7-12 to continue to work on improving their skills.”

Buzz notes: SWAT is very busy as December is now upon us. After a successful winter clothing drive, SWAT is now collecting non-perishable food items and gifts for the local Christmas Cheer Board. The NMC Student Council will reward the winning class with $75 that will go to the charity of their choice and Kelly Caldwell has promised to make Christmas cupcakes for the winning class. NMC (and SWAT) has also been as one of five schools in Manitoba that has been chosen to host WE Charity’s “Social Innovations Tour” (we were chosen last year but it was also cancelled due to weather and school closures). The all-school presentation and workshop with members of SWAT will take place on February 9, 2017…..Thank you to all the parents/students who attended Parent-Teacher Conferences last week at the high school…..On Monday December 5th, all staff will attend inservices in either Somerset or Swan Lake. There will be no classes for students.