Big Valley Bulletin
The Big Valley Elks held their Inter-Lodge golf tournament on Saturday, July 15 with 30 golfers vying for the prizes. Elks from Halkirk, Castor, Hanna, and Stettler participated. Local golfers and Big Valley Elks members helped round out the numbers and made it a very enjoyable day. Special thanks to Buster Watts and Don Fooks for their assistance in ensuring no one went thirsty.
Most honest was the team of Dan Webster, Rita Kyncyl and Don Kent. With a score of 31, John Paul, Terry Nolty and John Demos were the best team. Proximity prizes were scooped by Sue Boswell, Rita Kyncyl, Larry Doell, and John Paul.
The afternoon was rounded out with a steak supper prepared by some great ladies and Sue’s sun shades were much appreciated. Once again Len Currie did an outstanding job organizing tournament and the Elks’ Children’s Charity benefited from his Mulligan for Kids event. Thanks to all who assisted in making this a top-notch event for our visitors and thanks to the local golfers who continue to support the cause.
Big Valley Golf course invites you to come out for a really fun night of golf on Friday, July 21. Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. with tee off at 8 p.m. Come play nine holes in daylight then nine holes after dark. If you are looking to have a good laugh you must try this for a real fun evening. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Sue or Bob Boswell at 403-876-2031.
Big Valley’s “All that Buzz” is hosting a weekly Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the common area on the Jimmy Jock Boardwalk. Stop by to check out the local goods being offered each week, including farm fresh organic produce. Come early, things sell out fast. New vendors are invited to contact Su directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Valley’s annual Bust Out Rodeo takes place on July 28 and 29. Rodeo events begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, followed by a dance and fireworks. Come out to enjoy the pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. and take in the steak barbecue hosted by the Big Valley Fire Department beginning at 5 p.m. Catch all the rodeo action at 7 p.m. daily. For more information contact Tom Cassidy at 403-740-3488.
The Hivernant Métis Cultural Society invites you to Big Valley for the 14th annual Métis Hivernant Days on August 4, 5 and 6. This annual three-day family event is a unique opportunity to discover Métis history and culture. Come experience traditional music, dancing and storytelling. Enjoy horse drawn Red River Cart rides or try your hand at traditional crafts and games. There will be a supper and dance on Saturday evening and a talent contest from 12:00 noon till 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information contact Marlene Lanz at 403-815-6720 or 1-800-267-5844, visit the website at www.hivernantmetisculturesociety.net or email email@example.com.