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Summer Reading Program begins in Big Valley

Inspired by Canada 150, the rest of the summer will be jam packed with Canadian-themed activities.

Linda Stillinger

Big Valley Bulletin

The Big Valley Municipal Library kicked off their 2017 Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, Aug. 8 with a Robert Munsch Day, which included games and activities inspired by this Canadian author’s creative stories. This year the Big Valley program will run every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the month of August beginning at 2:30 p.m. Library staff will engage children in games, crafts, activities and awesome stories all celebrating Canada to fill the rest of the summer with fun and reading. Everyone is welcome. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, stop by the Big Valley Library, or phone 403-876-2642 or check us out on

The Big Valley United Church will be holding their first service after their regular summer break next Sunday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

The next meeting of the Big Valley Historical Society will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Big Valley Train Station. The society meets every third Tuesday of the month for their regular meetings and welcome anyone interested in the history and preservation of Big Valley and area to join them.

Mark your calendars and make plans to attend the 14th annual Alberta Free-Mo model train extravaganza. Coming to the Big Valley Agriplex on the weekend of Aug. 19 and 20, this event, organized by the Calgary Free-Mo Club was, in 2007, the largest of its type in North America and has been a remarkable event ever since. Each year model train enthusiasts create and operate more than 350 feet of bench work, with meticulously detailed scenery alternating between prairie scenes, mountain vistas and cityscapes, and covering almost the entire surface of the Big Valley arena. Join us in Big Valley to check out this extraordinary family friendly event.

Big Valley Legionnaires have been invited to join the B Squadron – 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment (Calgary Tanks) for a remembrance celebration of the 75th anniversary of Dieppe “Operation Jubilee” to be held on Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Stettler Royal Canadian Legion. The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a parade to Sharpe’s Memorial Park and include opening ceremonies and a wreath laying service and a Dieppe “Operation Jubilee” exhibit dedication.

The McKenzie Crossing Campground will be closed from Aug. 17 to 21. There will be no camping or access to the river during these days. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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