Rumsey region back on the record

Hello, everyone, I have decided to try my hand at sending out the neighbourhood news for Rumsey and surrounding community.

Hello, everyone, I have decided to try my hand at sending out the neighbourhood news for Rumsey and surrounding community.

There’s always something happening around the area that is worth its time in print, so hopefully I will get it out to you in a fairly accurate and timely fashion.

If you don’t see my column some weeks, it will only be because I had nothing worth saying (here, anyway).

If you have something you would like to pass on to me about your events, please let me know! My name is Patty, and my home phone number is 403-368-3820.

If my kids or husband answer, tell them to hang up the phone, then call back to leave a message on the answering machine. They don’t relay messages very well.

My email is This will be the most reliable way to get the info correct.

I would like to publish information on what you and your family are doing. Sports such as curling, hockey basketball are in full swing right now and details of those events would be great to hear about. The 4-H clubs are actively working on their projects. Please let me know about the second weigh day and fundraisers that are coming up quickly.

The biggest news right now is that the men’s bonspiel will be well underway by the time you read this column, so come out to the curling rink and watch some great curling.

There’s always supper on every night and don’t forget Thursday night is the world-renowned Oyster night. Come and get a plateful that night.

Saturday will be the final games in each event, with supper and awards to follow. It’s open to all the community, so come and grab a plate and enjoy the Country Cookers’ delicious offerings.

The next big event on the Ag Society’s plate is the Snowmobiling Poker Rally on Feb. 2. Contact Dallas Kywcun at 403-321-1137 for more information.

The rally will be a lot of fun, as you get to ride through the scenic countryside, and enjoy a hot meal and cold beverage at the end. I’m sure it will not be as cold as the last time, so tune up your machines and plan to attend.

The curling team of Carol Wilkins, Elaine Weisse, Maryann Jensen and Norah Watts travelled up to Stettler this past weekend to curl in the Farmerettes bonspiel. They enjoyed some great games and came home empty-handed. Oh well, next time.

Jill Holowath also travelled with her team of Dawn Herd, Michelle McNaughton and Trina MacFarlane to Drumheller for the women’s bonspiel, so a few games, a few beverages and lots of fun later they called it done, and onto the next event …

As you can see, curling is going strong for all ages, so let me know what you’re doing.

That’s all the news I have for this week.

As I said before, let me know if you know of something newsworthy. This is a very caring community and people are interested in what is happening, how things turn out, events your family may be involved with, and so on.

Hope you enjoy my ramblings.


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