Students from Byemoor School and Big Valley School are pictured with their exchange twins from a school in Cornwall

Exchange students complete their stay

Various family gatherings were held on the weekend to celebrate Father’s Day. We hope all the Dads had an awesome weekend.

Various family gatherings were held on the weekend to celebrate Father’s Day. We hope all the Dads had an awesome weekend.

The new kindergarten class of Kalel Grams, Rowdy Jones and Kai Tucker had a test-run last week. If the boys liked it, we are sure they will be back in the fall.

The Cornwall-Byemoor exchange students continued to have a busy time with activities. They travelled by chartered bus to Banff on Sunday and to Drumheller on Monday where they toured the Royal Tyrell Museum and other sights in the badlands. On Tuesday the students journeyed to Edmonton to visit West Edmonton Mall and sights of the capital city. They were driven by B. J. Smith.

Wednesday saw the group tour Big Valley, Circle Square Ranch and the local Hutterite Colony, driven by Anita Mappin. They also had a farewell barbecue at the Byemoor hall that evening to mark the completion of the exchange. Some students from the Big Valley School were also involved in the exchange.

The Grade 9 farewell was also included in the Wednesday evening event. Billy-Joe Hawkins, the only Grade 9 student, was bid farewell. Good luck in high school, Billy-Joe.

The Cornwall students headed home early Thursday morning with B. J. Smith driving them to the Calgary International Airport. They were accompanied by the local host students to say their goodbyes. It was a busy but successful exchange between Ontario and Alberta schools.

The Byemoor Grade 5-6 class spent Wednesday to Friday at camp at Circle Square Ranch north of Halkirk. They were joined by other Grade 5-6 classes from across the Clearview school division.

The full moon that occurred on Friday the 13th was a bit of a rarity. The next time a full moon falls on a Friday the 13th will not be until August 13, 2049. Full moons that occur in June are called Honey Moons.

Friday, June 13 was also Farmers’ Day —while it is not celebrated to the extent it once was — it is still a day to honour the contributions of farmers. Farmers’ Day may have been celebrated unofficially prior to 1945 but it became an official day to recognize farmers in Alberta by government resolution in 1945. Years ago, Farmers’ Day was marked by community or school picnics, ball games, rodeos, sports events and dances. In some towns businesses closed for the day and school was let out so everyone could participate. Hopefully, the farm families who put the food on our tables will continue to be appreciated and acknowledged.

Friends and family of Jordan Wasdal attended a stagette party in her honour at Sylvan Lake on the weekend. Jordan and Kyle Smith will be getting married in Byemoor on July 5.

Remember entries for the 11th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana on July 1 in Endiang are being accepted on June 26 from 8-10 p.m. Call Bobbi at 403-579-2432 or Twila at 403-579-2173 to enter.

We send get well wishes to Lynda Wilkie who is a patient in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. We hope you are well and home soon, Lynda.

Irene Brooker and Mickey Tucker were in Hardisty on Sunday. They met Patsy Gallagher and Velma Gore at Ernie and Brenda Ziegler’s place. Velma had spent two weeks with Patsy at her home at Tulliby Lake in northern Alberta. Velma accompanied Irene and Mickey back to Endiang to continue her visit here.

Canadian Trivia — Daylight saving time was first introduced in Canada in 1918 to help boost war production.



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