HALKIRK HERALD — On this cold and snowy weekend, 16 men’s curling teams and six ladies’ teams descended on the Halkirk Curling Club for their annual bonspiel. The curlers were from Byemoor, Castor, Erskine, Forestburg, Stettler and Halkirk. Winning teams will be listed in next week’s paper. A banquet and dance was held in the Hall on Saturday evening, March 11. The Club will host a closing Spiel on the March 23-25 weekend. This is open to men’s, ladies’, mixed and family teams in any combination. Phone JD or Sandra at 403-884-2250 to register.
Ryan Dahmer, who curls with a Red Deer College team won the bronze medal in the Provincial curling ACAC on the Feb. 25 weekend. The team will compete in National playdowns held in Camrose from March 22 to 25. Congratulations to Ryan on being nominated to the all star team at Provincials.
Jacquie and Paul Dietrich, Wendy Ashbacher, Rose Koenraadt and Anne Neilson were entered in the floor curling bonspiel held last Monday in Castor. On Saturday Paul and Jacquie along with Bob and Sue Boswell from Big Valley entered a bonspiel in Camrose bringing home a fourth place win out of 24 entrees.
Sympathy is extended to Ella (Jerzak ) Vance on the passing of her daughter and family, Michelle, Tim, Nicole and Shawn Carson from Amisk who died in a car accident near Sedgewick on Monday, Feb. 27. Services were held in Red Deer on Saturday, March 11. The Jerzak story is on page 274 of Home Fires.
Last Saturday the Jr. high teams from our area were in Stettler for the CARA basketball playoffs. Halkirk students playing with the Gus Wetter team, out of Castor were Brody Baird, Trey MacGillivray, Cale Neufeld, and Logan Perry on the boys’ team, with Kevin Perry as coach. On the girls team were Kiara Gamroth, Megan Grice, Devon and Toryn Johnson and Bailey Musgrove with Sheldon Grice as coach. Natalie Schilling and Zack Schilling played on the Stettler teams. Both Castor teams placed first and qualified for CWAJHAA. At CWAJHAA, Gus Wetter faced Christ King for a bronze-medal game, which they ended up winning.
Coming up: March 16 – regular Bingo at the hall starts at 7:30; March 20 – First day of Spring; Mar. 23 –25 – Open closing bonspiel; March 27 to 31 – Spring break at the local schools; Mar. 30 – Hall board Bingo.