Big Valley’s newly elected council held their organizational meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and their first specially scheduled council meeting on Saturday, Oct. 30. Both meetings went quite smoothly and a good start on pressing business was made. It has been decided that regular council meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month.
The ladies of the Royal Purple treated the Elks to a fine meal prepared by Bill Smillie at their October meeting. Both District Deputies paid a visit. District Deputy Dale Kent, from Halkirk, brought greetings from the Grand Lodge with a few words on membership and resolution changes, most notably that the Elks joining age has been changed to 16 years of age. New swings and a complete assessment of playground equipment at the “Purple Park” have been scheduled for the spring. Of note, this playground is designed for younger children with adult supervision as larger equipment for older children is available in other areas of Big Valley. The Turkey Bingos will be held in Rumsey on Dec. 1 and in Big Valley on Dec. 8. The December meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 14. Club 200 winners were Lawrence Black, Carmen Lang, Sharon Bremer, and Teresa Grieg.
The Big Valley Feeders Association will be holding their annual general meeting and supper meeting on Monday, Nov. 8 at the community hall. Supper begins at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 7 p.m. For more information phone 403-876-2064.
The Big Valley Beautification and Cultural Society has scheduled their annual general meeting for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at the railway station.
The annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale is only three weeks away. Make a point to drop in at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to find many handcrafted items, the library pie sale, home-based businesses, raffles and more. Lunch will be available at the Country Kitchen and “Memories for Eternity” will be taking Christmas photos. Tables are still available. For more information call Andrea at 403-876-2064.
The Big Valley Oil Kings will have their home opener on Saturday, Nov. 6 with game time at 8:30 p.m. With Provost coming to town as last year’s league champs, the Oil Kings will be ready. They have been practicing since mid September and are looking good. Come on out and cheer the home team on.
Remembrance Day services will be held at the Jubilee Hall beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.
November Birthday wishes go out to Ken Levesque – 7, Irene Duncan – 7, Helen Irwin – 9, Margaret Levesque – 11, Chad Miller – 13, Jim Greig – 15, Florence Johnston – 16, Myra Greig – 19, Jim Turner – 21, Chanal Annable – 23, Caroline Pound – 23, Nicholas Dubitz – 25, Lorne Parkin – 27, and Allan Johnston – 30.
Happy anniversary to Charlie and Adeline Laisnez – 6, Craig and Lori Gordon – 7, Doug and Raj Duncan – 18 and Carl and Linda Schilling – 24.