Buhler, Bodnar awarded Canada 150 medals in Osler

Pat Bodnar (centre) receives a Canada 150 Medal from Osler MayorAbe Quiring (left) and Osler School Vice-Principal Glenn Key

Ben Buhler and Pat Bodnar, two long-time residents of Osler, were awarded Canada 150 medals recently. The medals were given to the community by Kelly Block, MP for Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek, and the recipients were chosen by the Town of Osler. Continue reading “Buhler, Bodnar awarded Canada 150 medals in Osler”

Riverside Meats repeats as Lord of the (Sausage) Rings winner

Riverside Meats, a family-owned and operated meat processing firm in Corman Park near Warman, was crowned Lord of the (Sausage) Rings for the second year in a row at the third annual event in Osler on Thursday, November 9.

Eldon Wiebe of Riverside Meats with the Lord of the Rings championship trophy

In addition to winning the “Best Overall” championship, Riverside Meats also walked away with the awards for “Best Appearance” and Best Texture.”
The annual competition is designed to showcase the area’s Mennonite Farmers Sausage producers. A total of eight firms competed in the blind taste test, in which about 150 guests vote for their favourites.
Ideal Meats of Neuhorst won the award for “Best Flavour”, while Smokehaus Meats of Martensville won the “VIP award” for the second year in a row. The VIP Award is based on the votes of a panel of media representatives and mayors of area communities.
Firms competing in the competition also included: Carmen Corner Meats of Waldheim, J&J Sausage of Warman, Pine View Farms of Corman Park near Osler, Smokey Joe’s Meat Shop of Rheinland and Valley Meats of Gruenthal. Continue reading “Riverside Meats repeats as Lord of the (Sausage) Rings winner”

Lord of the (Sausage) Rings returns to Osler

Who makes the best Mennonite Farmers Sausage in the area?
The question will be decided on Thursday, November 9 in Osler, when that community hosts the third annual “Lord of the (Sausage) Rings” competition.

The best Mennonite Farmers Sausage in the area will be judged at the Lord of the (Sausage) Rings competition in Osler on November 9

Eight area producers will vie for the crown, including last year’s overall champion, Riverside Meats. Other competitors include J&J Sausage, Pine View Farms, Smokey Joe’s Carmen Corner Meats, Valley Meats, Ideal Meats and Smokehaus.
The event is designed to raise funds for recreational programs and facilities in the town of Osler, according to Ben Buhler, a former Osler Mayor and one of the main organizers of the competition. Continue reading “Lord of the (Sausage) Rings returns to Osler”