New Student Registrations

School offices will re-open on Wednesday, August 22. View school 

contact information.

Two large Canadian flags, signed by hundreds of people from the community of Ste. Anne and the surrounding area were presented to the Larocque and Bram families last night as they prepare for their upcoming trip to the Olympics.

Both families leave on Saturday to go watch their daughters Jocelyne and Bailey compete for gold in women's hockey. Jocelyne’s father Andy Larocque says the community has been so good to the girls over the years as they pursued their dreams.

"Actually I was just talking to Jocelyne on the phone today and made it known to her that they were doing this again and for her and for Bailey, it’s bringing a little piece of Ste Anne out to the Olympics games and I know it’s really special for both the girls, they’re very excited."  

Bailey’s parents Bill and Bonnie Bram say they're overwhelmed with the amount of support people from Ste Anne and the surrounding area have shown.  

"We’re thrilled and I can’t believe the support of Ste Anne and the surrounding area, they’ve been awesome. We’re excited and we can’t wait to go see Bailey and pass it on to her. The whole town is backing us up so it’s unbelievable."

Larocque notes he's looking forward to the final gold medal game and hopes the girls will get there. He adds it's surreal to see not only one but the two athletes from Ste. Anne playing at the highest level. 

"If I would have thought 20 years ago that this day would ever come, I’d probably say not but the community was very good to the girls and through their smart work and passion for the game of hockey, both on the Larocque side and the Bram side, you almost want to call them hockey powers. Making sure the girls got everything they needed to pursue their dreams and here we are today and we’re off to the Olympics to watch them both participate."

Jocelyne and Bailey's first game in Pyeongchang is on Sunday at 9 pm local time.

Read More: Two Families From Ste. Anne Are Headed to Pyeongchang

2018 02 flagsSarah Normandeau presenting the two signed flags to the Larocque and Bram families

 

More Local News

Dangers of the 52 Highway

RCMP indicate that in the past four years there have been 21 reported accidents between Highway 59 and Steinbach on Highway 52. Reeve for the RM of Hanover Stan Toews says too many collisions occur…
2018 05 myjc

Youth Job Centres Winding Down

With the start of school now less than three weeks away, the Manitoba Youth Job Centre program has wrapped for 2018. The Centre in Steinbach closed its doors on Friday, August 17. Greyson Knelsen is…
2018 08 david banman

Telephone Survey On Sunday Shopping Underway In Steinbach

A telephone survey is underway in Steinbach to gauge interest in Sunday shopping. It was commissioned by local resident David Banman. He has engaged a research firm based in Winnipeg and Vancouver to…

Mayor Says Steinbach Has Good Water Supply

Steinbach's Mayor says there is no reason for concern with the city's water supply. Earlier this year, there were rumours circulating around New Bothwell that wells were running dry there, around the…

Airplane Sustains Minor Damage After Belly-Landing

A malfunctioning plane sustained only minor damage after it performed an emergency belly-landing on Thursday, August 16, at Harv's Air. Operations Manager Adam Penner says the problem was a simple…

Hard Work On Ball Diamonds Helps Bring In Westerns

15 teams from all over western Canada are in the area this weekend for the 13, 15 and 18U Western AA Baseball Championships in La Broquerie. Spokesperson Louis Cote says there a lot of factors that…

Business Leaders Talk Economic Development With Minster Blaine Pederson

The Manitoba Minster of Growth, Enterprise, and Trade spoke to a room full of local business leaders at an Economic Development Breakfast on Thursday. Blaine Pederson spoke about the measures they…

Candidate for Reeve Wants to Take RM of Ste. Anne in New Direction

A candidate for reeve in the RM of Ste. Anne wants to take municipality in a new direction. Shirley Hiebert, a resident of Ward 2 near Cherry Hill Estates, suggests that though the RM’s council is…

Special Air Quality Advisory In Effect-Update

Environment Canada has updated a special air quality statement. It says says smoke from forest fires in British Columbia will be with us Friday and Saturday, at times causing reduced visibility and…

Couple From The Southeast Helping Rescued Haitian Slave Girls

A couple from the Landmark area have set up a foster home in Haiti for rescued slave girls. Gary Unger and his wife Mavis moved to Haiti in 2016 in an effort to adopt their daughter Mitchella from a…

Inching Closer To Intersection Work At 12 And Loewen

Improvements to the intersection of Highway 12 and Loewen Boulevard are one small step from becoming reality. Steinbach City Council gave first reading to a by-law that would allow them to widen…

Hadashville Man Caught For Insurance Fraud

Manitoba Public Insurance is using the case of a Hadashville resident to urge the importance of reporting all suspected fraudsters. Earlier this year, the unidentified man was ordered to repay…

Steinbachonline.com is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login