Alberta Opera entertains Halkirk students

There were almost 200 people in attendance for the Halkirk Elks annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.

There were almost 200 people in attendance for the Halkirk Elks annual Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. Each lady at the breakfast was presented with a carnation. It’s a great family get-together.

The Chick Relay for Life team was thrilled with the response to their bake table, the proceeds from which will go to the Alberta Cancer Society.

Last Wednesday, the Mother Teresa students and staff had a fun time visiting with the residents at the Paintearth Lodge in Castor. Mrs. Gallon’s choir and Mrs. Turre’s class entertained with the gift of music. There were also games and visiting.

Thanks so much to the residents who made our youngsters welcome.

Four members of the Alberta Opera group came to the Halkirk school last Friday morning to present a one-hour presentation of “Sleeping Beauty.” It was the group’s 218th performance this school year. The members were off to Forestburg that afternoon. Most of the Halkirk students participated and reported that it was a fantastic experience.

We welcome Doris Tobler to our community. Doris comes from Calgary. She said she enjoys Halkirk very much.

We send birthday greetings to Dwight Kent, who celebrated his 65th birthday on Saturday with a full house of family members.

A pat on the back to Max Schaffner and Tanya Gilchrist, who coached the under-15 girls’ club volleyball team this year and won the third division at the provincials in Calgary. The team had started the season at the bottom and continued to improve. Katelyn Dahmer was a member of that team.

Irene Schilling was in Calgary last week, spending time with family. While there, she was able to attend a Cirque du Soleil show titled Amaluna.

Melody Kent and siblings Carol, Catharine and Corinne met in Stettler on Saturday to celebrate Mother’s Day and Mel’s birthday.

Curling in Botha for the last bonspiel of the season involved Anne Neilson, Irene Schilling, Olga Cox, Elizabeth Rahr, Adolf Heier, Edna Luft and Paul and Jacquie Dietrich.

Winter appears to be gone and has been replaced by summer weather. But we need some spring rain to wash the ground. A full fire ban is in effect for the County of Paintearth and much of the province.

COMING EVENTS: Thursday — regular bingo at the hall at 7:30; May 25 — deadline for registration for Camp Teckla, which will be July 1 to 5 this year. There will be a hazardous waste roundup on May 25 at the fire hall from 9 to 10 a.m.

— Halkirk Herald