Curling rink roof repair needs community support

The big weekend was a great success with 16 teams entered to play slow pitch during the Sports Days and everyone had a great time.

The big weekend was a great success with 16 teams entered to play slow pitch during the Sports Days and everyone had a great time. The A event was played off on Sunday afternoon with the Tolman Trolls challenging Relatively Good. The Tolman Trolls rounded the bases a few more times than the Steens for a solid win. It was most enjoyable to watch as both teams comprised of players who belong to one big family, the cousins enjoyed heckling each other quite a bit. There could be some serious negotiating and trading of free agents at the next Storch family reunion.

The B event was won by Broke Bat Mountain, T.J. Herds team, again, had a close game against Cam-Shaft Crushers, Scott McDonald’s team from Hanna. It came down to a one point win, which made for some great excitement for the fans.

In the C event, the Dodgers, Doug Hodges extended family, played against the Yankees, a last minute throw together team that Derek Krywcun pulled together to even out the draw sheet. The Yankees got into their groove by that game and were really making some good plays which proved a challenge to the Dodges. In the end, the Yankees were victorious.

Next on the Rumsey Ag Society’s calendar is the long awaited roof repair to the curling rink. This project will start on Monday, July 28 around 9 a.m. and continue all week. The project manager, Kent Holowath, is looking for all of the community to come forward and lend a helping hand. Anyone, young and old, male and female, strong back or not, is asked to pitch in for as much time as you have. Kent also suggested that it would be easy to organize some evening work bees due to the fact that the large majority in our community must answer to their 8 to 5 job first.

I was thinking that if the temperatures reach the 30s again, the evening might be the most pleasant time to work. The volunteers will pull off shingles, repair any damage caused by leaks, tack down a water resistant product (like TyVac) then strap on the 2X4s in preparation of the tin being put down by the contractor the following week. It is vital that all volunteer hours are recorded as each hour means dollars in the Ag Society’s pocket towards covering the cost of the repairs. It would be very helpful if you called Kent (403-368-3733) to let him know when you are planning to come into town so he can figure out what kind of work crew he has each day and evening. And, remember, if you think you don’t have a whole day to give, that’s okay, every hour will add up to a lot getting done. Like I always told my older kids when we were in the garden picking weeds, not their favorite job, if the youngest only picked three weeds, that’s three weeds you don’t have to pick.

Don’t forget about Angie Walkers and Joe VanStratens wedding dance this Saturday night in at the hall, starts at 9 and they wanted me to pass on that everyone is welcome.

I got the chance to talk to Gwen Hampton this weekend at the Sports Days and she said that she was very happy to be home. In true form, we only talked for a minute as she wanted to get up to the curling rink to do her part working a shift in the concession with Evan, her oldest son. She did say that she is now almost done driving to Calgary. She has a few final appointments then can relax with Al and her boys.

There were lots of future grad kids and their parents running the concession during the Sports Days, so it looks like another big grad class from Morrin this coming year.

I decided to conclude with some quotes this week, hope you like them:

Keep in mind, the most fun I ever had while working was when I was volunteering. – Anonymous

“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.” – Albert Schweitzer

Have a great week.



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