BIG VALLEY BULLETIN — A final reminder from the Elks on their Yuk Yuks Comedy Entertainment fundraiser slated for Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. The Royal Purple Ladies will be serving roast beef and chicken Cordon Bleu with trimmings and desserts at 6 p.m. They hope to offer a midnight snack as well. The three performers lined up for the evening hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. Contact Quinton Baird 403-741-8517, Allen Jacobson 403-876-2775, Larry Meyer 403-876-2382 or Lorne Parkin 403-876-2097.
The Friends of the Big Valley library will be hosting “Chair Yoga”, presented by HJC Care Services on Tuesday, March 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Big Valley Train Station. This beginner course will run every Tuesday for 6 weeks.
Chair Yoga teaches us to lengthen and soften the breath, calm the mind and strengthen the body. With enough practice, patience and effort, you will enjoy an improved sense of physical, mental, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Chair Yoga is beneficial at any age so come and enjoy some relaxing physical activity. Contact Cindy Mailer at 876-2132 for further information or register at the Big Valley Library 876-2642.
With Big Valley’s tourist season just around the corner, we take this opportunity to recognize the Big Valley Historical Society’s continuing contribution to our village.
They own and maintain two provincial heritage sites—St. Edmunds Anglican church (the blue church) and the Alberta Wheat Pool elevator. Their main museum, the McAlister Motors building located on Railway Avenue features cars, trucks and household antiques. They own the two green baggage cars located by the railroad station, housing more antiques and also all the antique farm equipment located in the McAlister compound and across the street. Their new Tool Museum is slated for grand opening celebrations this year. In addition to all these displays and museums, they have an archival collection of over 5000 digitalized photos, five history books, and many documents and family files and folders.
During the months when Alberta Prairie Steam Tours is running the tourist trains, the Historical Society’s list of volunteers enable them to open up all their facilities for viewing as well as supplying drivers and narrators for the tour wagon taking visitors to and from the Community Hall and conducting tours of the village. We thank the Historical Society and all their volunteers for their dedication to our village’s heritage.