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Halkirk parents busy with provincials and lots of travel

Halkirk families are involved with sports that keep all parents and grandparents busy.

Dorothy Anderson and Rose Koenraadt

Halkirk Herald

This year the Village STEP student is Meghan Coulthard. She is the granddaughter of Chris Chick and she will spend much of the summer with her. Meghan, who started on July 4, will be mowing grass and assisting with the usual summer maintenance.

Ross and Dawn Elsasser have had a busy summer. Ross is a licensed pyrotechnic and so far has done the fireworks for the rodeo in Killam, Canada 150th celebrations fireworks display in Stettler and this weekend will be at the 100 year celebrations in Heisler. His helpers could include Jordan, Meghan and Chris, Daniel, Mathew, Jerome and/or Stan.

One hundred and fifty-five campers were in Stettler this week for the basketball camp “Camp Teckla.” Leighann Reimer and Julie Siemens are the new faces behind the 21st camp.

Halkirk families are involved with sports that keep all parents and grandparents busy as the kids compete in provincials.

Abby and Bailey Musgrove (Grant and Judy) play U16 girls soccer out of Stettler and playoffs were July 7 to 9 in Camrose.

Castor Crush U16 girls ball include Ryleigh Bunbury (Travis and Genelle, Ross and Sheryl), Devon Johnson (JD & Sandra, Kent and Evelyn), Morgyn Jordahl (Lisa, Doan and Sherry), Kiera Gamroth (Alan and Laura) lost in the bronze medal round last weekend in Leduc; Castor U12 girls ball has Toryn Johnson (JD and Sandra), Parker Slemp (Tanya and Troy, Dave and Linda), Saige Stewart (Rene and Chris, Clark and Mel) playing in Stettler this weekend; U19 players are Tiana Gamroth (Alan and Laura), Sydney Jordahl (Lisa), and Geri Slemp (Tanya and Troy) are competing in Sherwood Park.

Castors U10 boys include Braden Rowland (Warren and Leslie, Sonny and Margret), Callum Stewart (Rene and Chris) and Boston Slemp (Tanya and Troy) are in Delburne this weekend while Landon Slemp and Theron Bunbury are in Blackfalds.

Our sympathy goes out to Shirley Vanak and family on the passing of Mike in the Stettler hospital on July 3 after a short battle with cancer. Services were held at the Christ King Catholic Church on Saturday.

Congratulations to Blade Bateman who graduated from the Lacombe high school on July 1st. Grandma, Doris Cordel, accompanied Corrine and Randy Tebbe and Dawson Bateman to the celebrations.

The Koenraadts had company this week when Jan’s cousin, John Muller from Grand Bend, Ontario stopped by for a visit.

Dick and Ann Creasey arrived home following a holiday which included a tour of Amsterdam where they boarded a ship for a cruise down the Rhine river as far as Basel, Switzerland. They then went to Finland for a holiday visit with their former exchange student, Hanna Saari, and her family. Highlight of the trip was the delicious authentic food and, of course, the beer.