A curling gold medalist from Rumsey

It was a big success! All who attended the Kevin Martin evening in Rumsey this past Saturday had a wonderful time.

It was a big success! All who attended the Kevin Martin evening in Rumsey this past Saturday had a wonderful time. Mr. Martin and his son entertained the crowd with stories of their past experiences in curling at such events as World games, the Brier and the Olympics plus Kevin’s experiences broadcasting for NBC. They were very enjoyable to listen to. The live auction of curling and farming items went very well helping to raise the final fundraising total to a remarkable $9000. Thanks to all who came and enjoyed the great meal, good company and Mr. Martin’s contributions to the evening plus the dance to follow.

On the curling topic, I have wonderful news to report. Betty and Tim Primrose can be very proud of their oldest daughter this past week. Julie traveled to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, with her RDC college women’s curling team to compete in the College Nationals. They won six games and only lost one which gave them a spot in the gold medal game on Saturday where they competed against Humber beating them 9-5 earning them the Gold Medal. What an accomplishment!! Well done, ladies.

On the hockey front, Cody Hodge and his team, the Drumheller Bantam Raptors won silver at last weekend’s Provincials. His brothers Denver and Carson along with Reagan Burrows were kept busy all this weekend with their Provincial competition at the Midget level where they won their way into a spot in the semi-finals against Provost. Unfortunately, they lost this game which eliminated them from the competition. They worked hard and will give it another try again next year.

Helen Steen hosted St. Patrick’s Day/Birthday club at St. Mary’s lodge last Monday, March 17. Those who celebrated their birthdays in the Lodge were Margaret Swanson and Vern Cunningham. In extended care, there were also two birthdays and those were Della Davis and Iva Cooper. Congratulations to all who celebrated another year. Next month will be hosted by Donna Sengaus. St. Mary’s Lodge will be hosting their annual Volunteer Appreciation Tea on April 17. They really want to thank all the volunteers who visit the lodge throughout the year so be sure to confirm with Kelly or Crystal at 403-442-3955.

The Morrin Figure Skating club is having their big fundraiser this weekend in Rumsey. The Chevelles are coming to town so get ready to dance away the night to some great music. Contact Jill Holowath or any figure skating parent to get your tickets.

Rumsey and Rowley will be in the spotlight thanks to Bob Braaskma and his Rumsey Retro radio station plus the publicity generated by Kevin Martin coming to town. The Internet site caught the attention of a CBC producer who is doing a feature on small (and I mean, very small) villages/hamlets across Canada and what caused their decline and, controversially, what keeps them going. The host of the show is a Newfoundland comedian who has co-starred on the series Murdoch Mysteries and the premise of the show seems to be a cross between the eccentricities of small villages and the host participating in a common but less favourable/dirty job. They will be filming in the area in the first week of April but I haven’t heard yet when the show will be broadcast. One of our local’s featured on the show will be Jim and Stephanie Richmond. The producer can’t decide if the host should participate in the A.I.’ing of a cow, clipping a bull for show or if the timing is right, pulling a calf so, either way, it should be entertaining.

I know they also want to have a “Pizza Night” in Rowley at Sam’s Saloon but since it is past the last Saturday of the month, they are planning to stage the event and buy pizza for whoever can come out and make a crowd. If you want to get your face on TV, here is your chance. When I get the date I will publish it here.

My apologies to the fair-haired people out there, but this was just funny, my joke of the week:

A blonde told her doctor that she was really worried because every part of her body hurt.

The doctor looked concerned and said, “Show me where.”

The blonde touched her own arm and screamed, “Ouch!”

Then she touched her leg and screamed, “Ouch!”

She touched her nose and cried, “Ouch!”

She looked at her doctor and said, “See? It hurts everywhere!”

The doctor laughed and said, “Don’t worry; it’s not serious. You’ve just got a broken index finger.”