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Betel Home Foundation – Celebrating 100 years of caring, 1915 - 2015 The bed you buy may be your own some day

Photo: Richard Thorsteinson Author: Doreen Sigurdson, Winnipeg, MB

Betel Home Foundation is celebrating 100 years of caring with our 100th anniversary gala dinner on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Lakeview Resort in Gimli.
We invite all of the Betel community to join us for a wonderful dinner, including music by the Teegan Walker Trio, guest speakers, and amazing prizes to be won.
Betel has been an integral part of our community for this past century and most of us have experienced the difference that Betel has made in the lives of our elderly family members.


Profile of the 92nd Fjallkona at Íslendingadagurinn Linda Fay Sigurdson Collette

 Photo: Stefan Jonasson  

Linda Fay Sigurdson Collette was born in Eriksdale on April 7, 1945 and raised in the Icelandic settlement of Lundar, Manitoba. She attended Lundar School and graduated from Grade 12 in 1963. Linda was involved with both school and community activities and during high school travelled by bus each Saturday for piano lessons with Snjolaug Sigurdson. She was near completion of her Grade 12 standing when she was unable to continue. From the University of Manitoba, she received her Bachelor of Arts in 1966 and her Bachelor of Education in 1968. After returning to Winnipeg, Linda completed the courses for a Master’s degree in Icelandic, her first language. She received scholarships from the Icelandic Department, Graduate Studies, and the Jón Sigurdsson Chapter IODE.   
In 1966, Linda married Neil F. Collette of the RCMP, whose work transfers were to Beausejour, Regina, Ottawa, and Winnipeg. Their children are David (Nicole) and Deidre (Arman), both university graduates and accomplished in all their endeavours. Linda’s grandchildren are Mackenzie, Greer, Feanor, Lorien, and Arien.
Before her second session with cancer, Linda first taught at the Beausejour Collegiate and then taught and was vice principal of the junior high. She also taught piano. Following her illness, she began work with the Canada Revenue Agency in Ottawa, later transferring to the CRA in Winnipeg. After 25 years, Linda medically retired.


Mother and daughter duo bring Eclipse to the Gas Station Arts Centre


A mother and daughter team will come together on September 18-19, 2015, to celebrate the world premiere of Eclipse, a new full-length contemporary dance work presented by Mouvement Winnipeg Dance Projects. Gaile Petursson-Hiley and daughter Kathleen Hiley are both dance artists in the community with a wealth of creative talent. Their unique partnership in dance is one to be reckoned with. For over ten years, this dynamic duo has collaborated on numerous dance projects, not only as creator and dancer, but in all aspects of the production itself.
Eclipse will premier on Friday September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. in the Gas Station Arts Centre, at the corner of River and Osborne, in Winnipeg. Tickets are $20 and available for online purchase through kathleenhiley.org (by PayPal) or at the door (cash only). To reserve tickets, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Eclipse is funded with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Manitoba Arts Council, and The Winnipeg Arts Council.


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