Is winter ever going to be over this year? The previous weekend, the weather was cold, and this past weekend was snow and wind again which brings blowing snow again to the roads.
When spring finally does arrive, there is going to be a lot of water lying around and lots of mud out there to deal with. Unless the sun comes out like it did one year and started flooding the roads again in places, then it dries up quite quickly and does not have time to sink into the ground decently to give our farmers the moisture they need for their fields.
It has been a long winter this year, with it starting in October and still going to this day, so isn’t six months enough of it? It will be nice to see green and to see the puss willows start coming out. With Easter coming soon, it would be nice to have this snow gone and things kind of dried up so the Easter bunny can get around without too much trouble. So come on weather … smarten up.
Talking about green, hopefully everyone had a lot of fun on St. Patrick’s Day that just passed this past weekend. Anyone find their pot of gold?
With Easter soon upon us, I would like to congratulate all the people that won hams at the Ham Bingo, this passed Tuesday evening. Everyone had a lot of fun, and also congratulations to all the winners. Bingos happen every second Tuesday evening and the next one will be held on the 2nd of April, starting at 7:15 p.m. Everyone is welcome out to these so come on out and try out your luck, who knows you could be the next big winner. These are held at the Botha Senior Centre.
Zumba classes are held every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Botha Hall, and then every Thursday evenings at 7 o’clock also is Booty Bounce and Cardiovascular Hip Hop Classes, so come on out and have some fun with a great group of people. It’s great exercise and everyone enjoys themselves at both of these. If you would like information on one or both of them please call Callie Turigan at 403-742-8308.
What an exciting Sunday afternoon coming up this Sunday March 24. The dates have changed from the last Sunday of this month, to this Sunday as the last Sunday is Easter Sunday, so the date has changed. So please come out to the Botha Hall this Sunday at 1:30 p.m. to hear the “Country Gem” Band entertaining the crowd.
Also, if you would like to wear some Easter colours feel free do so, just come on out and have some fun. There will be a pooled lunch so please bring buns/sandwiches or dessert with you to share. All ages are welcome to come out and enjoy themselves at these dances. For more information on the dances, please call Doug or Bernadette Haustein at 403-742-3994 or fax 403-742-1115.
Quilting time at the Botha Senior Centre happens again on March 25, this coming Monday. So bring your quilting items with you, and come out and spend the day with your friends and neighbours.
Easter Monday (April 1), come out to the Botha Senior Centre at 11:30 a.m. for the Botha monthly meeting. Apparently, the community has told me (THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE) that there is actually going to be the monthly meeting that day. So please come out at 11:30 a.m. and attend the meeting. There will be a pot luck first, so please bring one of your favourite dishes to share, and the meeting will follow right after. Hopefully, all seniors will be able to attend this day.
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Easter. So come on out at 9 a.m. to the Botha United Church to hear Reverend Susan Bowyer’s sermon on this important holiday season. Church services will be held at 9 a.m. from now until the end of June.
The church members would love to see everyone join them in worship. Then next Sunday, March 31, is Easter Sunday, so let’s put the true meaning back in Easter.
Coffee is always on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. and they would love to see everyone come out and join them. This is held at the Botha Senior Centre.
Then every Wednesday at the same place starting at 1 p.m. they would love to see everyone come out for a friendly game of carpet bowling. It’s a great way to visit and also a lot of fun to play.
Then Thursday afternoon come on back to the Botha Senior Centre at 1p.m for a friendly game of floor curling. These are both a lot of fun and great exercise.
At the Botha School, they are all getting ready for the Easter activities. and also very excited about the trip coming up this coming Monday to the Alliance Ski Hill to go skiing. This is probably the last ski trip they will be going on till next winter, so hopefully everyone has a fun time and the weather is great for them.
— BOTHA BOOSTER