Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt
Volunteers from the local Senior Centre will work at the Jackpot Casino in Red Deer on Aug. 15 and 16. At this time they have a full staff organized. These volunteers are not allowed to gamble over the two days they are working, but the community can drive over and offer their support.
A percentage of the profits come back to the organizations who work and these monies will be used to improve the facility and/or programs.
The Senior Centre, which officially closed in 1976 will open shortly in the old Royal Bank building again. The building is basically empty over the summer months but regular monthly suppers, meetings, bingo and floor curling will resume in Sept. Besides curling there is a pool table, shuffleboard table and many decks of cards. The Centre is available for small group rentals as well. New members, and you can be a young senior, are always welcome and invited to participate. The cost of a yearly membership is $10 per person.
Doan and Sherry Jamieson drove their daughter Lisa Jordahl and granddaughter Morgyn to the airport on Friday, July 21 where they caught a flight from Edmonton to Stockholm, Sweden, through Reykjavik, Iceland.
Morgyn, age 15, had been recruited to play on a U16 Global Select girls’ hockey team. The call came from Edmonton and though they’re not sure, think she had been scouted during a U14 Hayley Wickenheiser tournament in Calgary in 2016.
The team included three girls from Alberta, four from Saskatchewan and the rest were from the USA. Team practices were held in Stockholm. The team then travelled to Helsinki, Finland where they were entered in a tournament against U18 players. Though they lost, all their games were very close.
It was a wonderful trip, a great experience with site seeing tours of old Stockholm and Helsinki, An Amusement Park adventure, a cruise ship ride between the two counties and a chance to meet new people. They found things expensive, ate lots of reindeer meat and were happy to be home. They returned on July 30. Congratulations Morgyn.
We extend a welcome to Wyatt Kent and Makayla Enns and their wee daughter, Paisley who moved from Stettler to the Ezra Emmett place in July.
Dave and Linda Chick are in Grand Prairie to watch their grandson Landon Slemp play Tier 1 provincial ball. He was drafted to play with the Provost Pilots. Landon, Brandyn Baird and Jules Fetaz were with the Castor Raiders U 4 boys who won gold in Peewee AA last weekend in St. Albert. Congrats!
A few Halkirk residents were scattered among the 350 or so members of the Castor community on Wednesday, Aug. 1 when they bid farewell to Andy, businessman, owner and operator of a local cafe, the”Golden Palace” known to all as Andys. Many a local dinner table has featured his takeout Chinese food on the menu. His homemade hamburgers will be missed by young and old as will a meal at his signature community table. Andy has left Castor to join family in Saskatoon.
Coming up: Sat, Aug. 26 – Elks annual bull-a-rama at the rodeo grounds with the gates opening at 2 p.m. Well known rodeo announcer, Les McIntyre, will be there to call the events at this Canadian cowboys and bull riders Canada sanctioned event. There’s food and drink, dancing and fireworks with camping available on a first come basis.