Plum Coulee History - Past and Present

The Plum Coulee Centennial History Book is available for sale at the Plum Coulee Civic Office.
 
Rosemary Siemens
Rosemary Siemens is an exceptionally talented Vancouver-based IMPROVISATIONAL VIOLINIST who loves collaborating with musicians of all styles. There is no place where she won't play her acoustic or electric violin.
 
Rosemary's rare talent and training have led to performances from New York's Carnegie Hall to the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, and even before Donald Trump at his famous Mar-a-Lago residence.
 
From the streets of Vancouver to concert halls, Rosemary is constantly pushing the envelope and encouraging us to redefine our perceptions about the violin, where and how it can fit in multiple musical genres. Her commanding solo gigs, her dynamic collaboration with DJs, and her concerts with duo partner Roy Tan of Roy & Rosemary all evoke tremendous responses from her fans.
 
When on the stage it's obvious Rosemary adores her fans and gives 110%. Her innate musicality infuses her violin and bow with compelling results - her playing is a combination of rich, soulful waves of sound with incredible emotive range. She expresses the most tender to the most fiery and spirited emotions imaginable.
 
And when you think there is nothing more to discover about Rosemary, she both surprises and endears her fans with her down to earth stage manner and banter. And ohhhh that all-too-distinctive laugh – it clearly marks how quickly she opens up to her fans.
 
Never forgetting her roots, the love of family and close friendships from the small town of Plum Coulee Manitoba, Rosemary is always quick to credit her incredibly supportive parents. She began playing the violin at the age of three and her parents would drive several hours a week to be sure Rosemary would receive the best training possible.
 
So, from playing in Church to Carnegie Hall to the Sistine Chapel, Rosemary's adventures across the globe keep creating moments that connect us throughout time and space. Her violin, crafted in 1714, holds many stories and many melodies.
 
Just watch for the girl carrying the sparkled violin case – it is always at Rosemary’s side.
 
So, we invite you to embrace Rosemary and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Youtube.
 
A big thank you from Rosemary for helping her make her dreams come true!
 
Ross Derksen
Ross was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 26, 2006, along with four other area athletes.  Derksen, a member of the 2002 David Hamblin rink that won provincial, national and world junior curling titles, joins Karen Doell of Winkler, Morden’s Jim Mutcheson and Kaleida’s Juanita Clayton on the list of those who will be honoured for their dedication to sport.  Derksen, who was also named the all-star third at the world competition, grew up in Plum Coulee and graduated from Garden Valley Collegiate. He is now a resident of Winkler and a phys-ed teacher at Garden Valley Collegiate.

In 2006 the team was inducted into the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame.Along with David Hamblin, Derksen was part of the mixed curling team that took home silver medals at the Nationals in Whitehorse in 2005.Derksen will be representing Manitoba in Nunavut this fall at the Mixed National Curling Championship as a result of winning the provincial title in March, together with the rest of the Shawn Grassie team.
 
Riley Unger 
The son of Randy and Heather Unger, has been garnering trophy after trophy with his golfing prowess.  He is a two time Manitoba Junior Men's Golf Team Member.  In 2006 his Manitoba Juvenile Team won the Western Canadian Juvenile Championships in Edmonton.  In 2004 he represented Canada at the international Optimist Championships in West Palm Beach Florida.

For many years 
The Plum Coulee Kinsmen supported and managed the minor league sports programs in Plum Coulee. From 1977 to 2010, the Plum Coulee Sport Committee assumed these duties to ensure that children and adults had the venues and opportunities to participate in physical activities that promote friendship and sportsmanship, until responsibility was passed the town.

The Plum Coulee Peewee's
 
The Plum Coulee Peewee 
 
The Plum Coulee Peewee's of 1994 went through the regular season and league playoffs undefeated. They lost 1 game during Regional Playoffs and went on to win Provincials undefeated with a record of 5-5, scoring 84 runs and allowing only 21. The season ended with a record of 24 wins and only 1 loss. Back row (L-R): Jason Porte, Jon Heppner, Leroy Suderman, Ross Derksen, Warren Giesbrecht, Joey Stoesz, Henry Heppner (coach).Front row (L-R): Steve Martens, Darrel Schapansky, Bill Fehr, Trevor Heinrichs, David Neufeld.

Judy (Loewen) Derksen
 
 Judy (Loewen) Derksen
 
Judy (Loewen) Derksen displays the gold and bronze medals she won at the World Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria in 1993.