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South 20 rewards Coach of the Year Dennis Spence

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Humboldt's Dennis Spence was presented with his winnings for being named the 2014 South 20 Volunteer Coach of the Year on Monday morning.

Spence was one of five finalists up for the award, and claimed the grand prize of a $1,000 gift certificate for South 20 after receiving the most votes from the public.

"It feels pretty awesome," said Spence, who doubles as a teacher, while coaching for the past 30 years. "I'd like to congratulate the other nominees, they're all well deserving, and the communities they're part of are fortunate to have them as well."

As a former athlete himself, Spence says that played a large role in him becoming a coach.

"When I was growing up, I was involved in sport a lot, and there was a lot of people that spent time with me, and then when you have your own family as well, you take a look at it and it is a way to pay it forward."

Spence feels that seeing a commitment from the athletes is one of the greatest things about coaching.

"I think its watching the kids commitment to practice, and getting out there, and showing up week after week, parents making a commitment to kids, and just seeing that thing unfold," he said. "I've always thought that winning is a bonus of trying, and for me over 30 years, it has been unbelievable, and great to be apart of."

The four other finalists were Trevor Otsig, Chad Hofmann, Kevin Brooks, and Leigh-Ann Biehn. Each runner-up received a $100 gift certificate from South 20.

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"The Sound of Music" celebrates its 50th anniversary today.

 

On March 2nd, 1965, the film made its debut in New York. It starred Julie Andrews as Maria von Trapp, the postulant-turned-governess-turned captain's wife, against the backdrop of the Second World War. Christopher Plummer played Captain von Trapp.

 

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Also in the world of theater right here in our own backyard on March 20th and 21st. The Humboldt Collegate Institute will present Fiddler on the Roof Jr! Staring some of our local highschool students from the H.C.I! Practice will start today and tomorrow after school! Keep listening to Bolt FM and check back with the Bolt Blog beacuse there is more to come!

For the love of Taco in a bag

 

taco in a bag refined

 

Taco in a bag seems to be an art that is edible to the teenage population when served in the servery at lunchtime. All the bag contains in dorito chips, salsa, cheese, meat of some type, and the fork cause it can be messy without, but somehow they flock like geese on the hunt for....whatever geese hunt for. Google has shown this delightful combination of a meal to be 4.6 out of 5 for taste and mobility which seems to be a pretty good deal as you get the whole package and can even  throw away the dish without worry of soap and water. Clean easy and quick for on the go with all ages in enjoyment for the creation that is taco in a bag and if you haven't tried, just chalk it up to another adventure to spruce the day. 

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Where's the Weather?

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We like to talk about the weather.  It always gives us something, whether it be wind, or snow, or rain, or an interesting mix of all together.

Many of us like to get away somewhere warmer at some point in our winter, and really, generally speaking, ANYwhere is warmer than our winter.  At least, that's what I thought as we were getting ready to head out for our holiday.

The day we flew out of Saskatoon, it was -10 at 6 am.  It looked to be a pretty decent day.  We landed in Toronto, and it was -22...WHAT?  When did Ontario decide to have colder weather than Saskatchewan?  Judging by those we saw working at the airport, it was not a popular weather change.

But the funniest story I have about the weather while we were gone was listening to the Miami news last Thursday.  We were getting ready to go into San Juan in the morning, and caught the weather forecast for Miami.  The weatherperson was talking about the "Cold front" that was coming into the area.  "It's going to go down to 30 degrees tonight, so bring in your pets, and cover any sensitive plants.  It looks to be the same tomorrow, so if you don't have to go outside, don't, it's just not worth it."  Keep in mind that this is 30 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it -1.1 degrees Celsius.  If we had minus 1 degree in February, we all walk around with our jackets open, in Miami they tell you to stay inside.

I think some of those people should have followed us home from our vacation.  While we were gone at least 6 inches of snow fell, and it was darn cold.  And of course, the highway conditions the day after we got home made driving an adventure.  I'm just not sure what any transplanted Floridians would do if faced with our winter.  I guess that's why we go south to see them.

slush roadAnd three days later, the roads home...sigh