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Interagency Meeting Minutes

Langham Recreation Posted on Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:24 PM


                                                   Reports for January 23, 2019       

Hosted by Knox United Church



Attendance:  Doreen Nickel Laura Prefontaine, Jean Long, Ed Bueckert, Emily Summach, Janeen Penner, Carol Epp, Andrea Carroll



Langham Culture, Parks and Recreation – Andrea Carroll


Town of Langham Report:


1.       Welcome to a new year of Interagency meetings! My Interagency goal for this year is to engage more businesses and organizations around Town. That being said, if you have anything you would like to see at Interagency meetings, please let me know – I would be happy to receive your feedback.


  1. Events


Winter Festival - Family Day, February 17, 2020

The Russian Folk Centre, in combination with other Saskatoon Russian Groups have teamed together and asked Langham to provide venues for a winter festival called -  Maslenitsa. They have chosen Langham as they have members from the community.


Maslenitsa celebrates the end of a long winter and encourages residents to get active. Some of the proposed activities include the creation of a large snow-art sculpture, and indoor tea party and bliny tasting (crepes).


They are looking for local volunteers, any sort of food donations (they would like to feed the community, but cannot afford to feed the whole town, therefore donations would help alleviate costs), coffee earns, and a clothing rack.


Please consider donating your time to help make this event possible. If anyone is interested in helping out, please let Andrea know. This event would have great economic impacts such as bringing groups of people to experience our town, as well as those who will visit local businesses as they are ‘out and about’



Langham Days – June 19-21st, 2020 (Father’s Day Weekend)

CORRECTION: Langham Days has been moved to June 26th-28th. 

-          This year I would like to get the residents more engaged with Langham Days. I believe the key to doing this would be to get the publics input and support in the planning of Langham Days.


-          Last year, the Town attempted to create a Langham Days Planning Committee, I would like to form one this year and plan to meet in March. If you/your business/organization would like to be a part of Langham Days, please email Andrea at ecdev@langham.ca.


-          On the topic of Langham Days, the Town is looking for an organization, non-profit, or other group that would like to run the Pancake Breakfast and would be responsible for:

§  Event clean-up

§  Cooking/Serving

§  Organize Volunteers

§  Purchasing the materials

§  Cash flow

The group would receive all profits/proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast, and would not have to pay a fee to use the hall/kitchen the day of the breakfast. Help from the Town for things like set-up can also be requested.


If you or your organization would like to organize the Pancake Breakfast, please contact Andrea at ecdev@langham.ca


                Juno Package Juno Awards, Saskatoon, Sunday March 15


                Juno Week in Saskatoon is March 9-15 and is expected to have a $12 million economic spin-off, a portion of which I would like to see Langham capture. 


                The town is currently looking into a ‘Juno Package’ that could include items such as room discounts, brochures, coupons, ‘things to do,’ etc.


                Please consider submitting a brochure or coupon for the package. Contact Andrea for more information!

Langham Mennonite Fellowship – Emily Summach


Langham Mennonite Fellowship members, most notably Sela Balzer, organized the Community Christmas Pageant on December 22nd. Thanks to all the cast, performers and volunteers. The event raised just under $2,000 for the Langham Care Home.


Quilting of Comforters for MCC has started up again at LMF on Thursdays from 10-4 pm. All are welcome to come and help out.


God's Good Story Kid's Club continues on Monday afternoons from 3:15 at the church. New kids are welcome to attend and register at any time.


The annual Waffle Supper will be held at the church on Friday, May 8th, 2020.


Refugee Sponsorship- Ed Bueckert

·         Ed Provided an update on the Refugee Family.


Museum & Plus 60– Doreen Nickel, Shirley Watt



·         Annual Meeting Jan 23    planning a meal & entertainment with meeting

·         Set our dates for fundraisers:  Valentine Bake Sale on a Friday  Feb 14 ,  Depression Dinner on March 28 a Saturday, Spring Cleaning April on April 23 a Thursday, Opening of Museum on May 23 Sat, Langham Days on Sat  June 20, Canada Day on Wed  July 1,  and Harvest Sale on Sept 16 Wed. 

·         Looking into building n Outdoor Oven

·         We had 346+ visitors and 3658+ people pass over the threshold in 2019. 

·         See what the new year brings.



Plus 60


·         Annual Meeting Jan 23 – we’re trying something new with a meal and entertainment.

·         Planning for 2020 having Theme meals 4 times a year for Potluck,  KFC night, Senior BBQ, Salad Night. 

·         Coffee times as regular time 9:30am  -  10:30am M-W-F

·         Working on our Tri Community Supper when Borden & Radisson groups will join us for supper & entertainment

·         2019   was great.  Tour to Briercrest for Musical was enjoyed


Langham Branch Library- Jean Long

·         Our regular programs have started up again. These include Storytime, Craft Day, Lego Club, and book club.

·         The Book club format has changed. We have been using Wheatland’s book club choices for several years. As a result, the majority of books on their list have been read. The new format uses books by a particular author for the month. We request books by that author through SILS. So far it has been very successful with several of our members reading more than one book a month.

·         Planning for Spring and Summer Programming has started.

·         Some interesting facts about our library:

o   We have 838 patrols who have library cards in Langham. This total does not include those who live in Corman Park, or people who still retain library cards from other areas.

o   We have had 54 new patrons since July.

o   In 2019, the number of books out and renewals was up 39% and our in households were up to 77%


Langham Elementary School – Laura Prefontaine

We are enjoying the warmer weather and look forward to school spirit days (PJ day, hat day, twin day and wacky hair day) and our perogy hot meal that is coming up. 

Big thank you to the Town for letting us use the rink for our skating adventures in Jan. and Feb. Each class enjoys one hour of skating each week till the 14th. 

As you have heard at past meetings, Prairie Spirit School Division is looking at submitting an application to the Ministry for a Kindergarten to Grade 12 facility in Langham. The School Community Councils of W.W. Brown and Langham Elementary Schools have created a sub-committee to improve the possibility of this application approval to the Ministry.


We are surveying Langham and area residents regarding needs of the Langham community that could be addressed and/or incorporated into a multi-purpose facility. We are looking for input on other uses as well as further suggestions you may have. We ask that you complete the survey by Jan.29th. Your opinion can make a difference for this application. We ask that ALL family members respond to the survey. 


Please use the link below to enter your response:



Or go to our website at https://blogs.spiritsd.ca/les/ and look for the survey link. 


If your group or organization would like to write a letter of support regarding this undertaking, please contact Michael Neufeld at (306) 283-4434 for more details.


The Kids First Program starts on February 12th, 10am at the Langham Affinity Community Hall. This program is designed for kids 0-5 and uses play based learning to support literacy.


KNOX United Church – Carol Epp


Since we last met we had many Christmas activities

Dec 6th- Crafting with Langham Care Home Residents. They had so much fun making decorations to pretty up their doors. It means a lot to them and it is enjoyable for us visiting and crafting with them.

Dec 8th- We had our own KNOX Christmas Party

Dec 8th-The Ministerial Group organized a Community Carol Singing evening. It was well attended and the hope is to have it again next year. Thanks to St. Mark’s for the use of their church.

Dec 22nd-KNOX United looked after the Langham Care Home Sunday Service.

Dec 24th-The Church was packed for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. Rev. Kathleen organized the children in costumes for a pageant. Everyone enjoyed the children and the Carol singing.

Santa came and entertained everyone and gave the children treat bags!


January weather has slowed things down a bit however we had:

1 catering & 1 Confirmation so far and we didn’t have to cancel because of the weather.


Valentines for Veterans

The Sunday School has started making Valentines for Veterans.

They will be going to the Veterans Village at Sherbrooke Community Center.


Please mark your calendars & post in your church bulletins

Everyone Welcome and bring your friends and neighbors 

Feb 25-Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Sausages 5-7 pm


March 17-St. Patrick’s Day Stew Supper from 5-7 pm


TELEMIRACLE-For the 8th year running we will once again be supporting this Saskatchewan Fundraiser!


Maybe you have heard and maybe not but our Minister Rev. Kathleen James Cavan is

leaving KNOX United Church. Her last day is February 2nd/2020. She has answered a call to accept a full-time teaching position as the Director of the designated Lay Ministry program for the United Church of Canada at St. Andrews College in Saskatoon. We have been so blessed to have her as our Minister for 4 years. She has been very involved in the Ministerial Group who worked together on many community events! The Remembrance Day Service, Way of the Cross Walk, a Bereavement Group, Langham Days Ecumenical Service and Community Christmas Carol Singing at the Catholic Church to name a few. 

She has been very involved in the community.


We are very sad to see her leave us but wish her our very best in her new job.


The Board and Worship Committee are looking at options for us.


Knox United Church is willing and able to participate in any community initiatives please let us know how we can help.


Need a place to host an Interagency Meeting we are available

Please pass the minutes you get from Andrea on to your group, business, church or organization. That’s how we let everyone know what is happening.

 Langham Care Home – Conrad Jantzen

My regrets on being unable to attend the meeting this Thursday.

We are forever grateful for the many volunteers who come to our Home: leading church services, providing music, making crafts and decorations, visiting, and more – these kind acts of service add great value to the residents of our Home.

One such example is The Not-so-Silent Night Christmas pageant, which was a wonderful evening that incorporated diverse community talent. The Langham Theatrical Company generously sponsored the event, and passed on all proceeds as a donation to Langham Care Home. The pageant was well attended and beautifully performed.

Our Christmas celebrations included special meals of turkey with all the fixings, entertainment groups, a trip to Bethlehem (picture show), a variety of festive events many of which included local groups.

A letter was recently sent to all members of Langham Care Home, highlighting the financial status of the Home (on budget) , and some of our accomplishments over the year (investing heavily into building maintenance and upgrades, hiring ten new staff, years of service milestones, and we had one staff member retire after 20 years of service).

At 7pm on January 28, we will host a Memorial Service in honour of the four residents who passed away in 2019. Anyone can attend. We will display pictures of the deceased and share stories. Families are welcome to prepare stories, eulogies, or other items of remembrance.

Langham Evangelical Bible Church

Family Hour and Worship Service Times:

January – May 31st      Family Hour (Sunday School) – 9:45 am     Worship Service 10:45 a.m.

June 1st – Sept. 6th        NO Family Hour classes                              Worship Service 10:00 a.m.


Ministry to Seniors:

Langham Care Home Ministry – 9:30 a.m., Every 2nd Sunday of the Month

Dalmeny -- Spruce Manor Care Home Ministry – 9:30 a.m., Every 4th Sunday of the Month

Bethany Manor Tea for LEBC residents and guests – March, June, September and December


Special Events:

AWANA Grand Prix – January 26th, 1:30 p.m. at LEBC

Camp Kadesh Presentation – February 2nd, 10:45 a.m.

LEBC Annual General Meeting – February 10, 7:00 p.m.

Ranger Lake Bible Camp Presentation, February 23rd, 10:45 a.m.

AWANA & Pioneer Clubs Awards & Snacks Night, March 25th, 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday & Communion Service – April 10th, 10:00 a.m.

Resurrection Sunday Service – April 12th, 10:45 a.m.

Ladies Salad Supper – April 20th  Speaker:  Cindy MacFarlane--Prairie Hope Women’s Centre

Mother’s Day Service – May 10th, 10:45 a.m.

LEBC Seniors Appreciation Luncheon, Day & Time TBA

Church Service & Family Picnic – place TBA – 10 a.m.

Father’s Day & Graduate Recognition Service, June 21st, 10:00 a.m.

Family Hour Sunday School Kick-off Breakfast, September 13th, 9:30 a.m.

Men’s Teen Challenge Presentation and Church Thanksgiving – October 18th, 10:45 a.m.

Remembrance Day Service, Affinity Credit Union Hall, Wednesday, November 11th, 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24th, 7:00 p.m.


AWANA & Pioneer Children’s Clubs:

Ages 3-4 Cubbies, Gr. K-2, Sparks, Gr. 3-6  Pioneers

Children’s Clubs run from October through March (20 Club nights) each year  

Clubs meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.


Other Special Events will be announced closer to the event date.


At the present time we are not sponsoring Junior or Senior Youth Groups.



NEXT MEETING: March 25, 2020

Location: Langham Mennonite Fellowship

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