Annual gymkhana on Canada Day

The 13th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana will be held July 1 at the Endiang Riding and Roping Arena.

BYEMOOR/ENDIANG NEWS — The 13th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana will be held July 1 at the Endiang Riding and Roping Arena. Events begin at 11 a.m. and admission is free.

Events include cattle penning, poles, barrel racing, breakaway, goat tail undecorating, goat tying, musical buckets, team roping, tandem bareback and sleepy cowboy.

Entries will be taken on June 26 from 8-10 p.m. Call Twila at 403-579-2173 or Bobbi at 403-579-2432 to register. Entries will only be taken until 10 a.m. on the morning of the gymkhana, but pre-entries are preferred.

The day will conclude with a wiener roast and fireworks a great way to celebrate Canada Day.

This fall’s new kindergarten class held a trial-run on Thursday at the Byemoor School. The new class will be Colter Buchwitz, Kord Buchwitz and Alana Mappin.

Jordanna Christie, bride-elect of Jesse Bosma, was honoured with a bridal shower at the Endiang Hall on Friday evening. She was showered with many beautiful gifts. Jordanna and Jesse will be married in Niagara Falls in July.

Dan and Verla Buchwitz hosted their “Spirit of Endiang” supper at the Endiang Hall on Sunday evening. Those attending were treated to a fantastic, bountiful meal.

Following the supper, everyone moved upstairs for an entertaining program, capably emceed by Kelly Buchwitz. Several musical selections were performed by Irene Brooker, Donnie Johnson, Shirley Lumsden and Dellas Raessler (all former Endiang residents) which were thoroughly enjoyed by the crowd.

Some of Endiang’s history with its strong community spirit and active volunteerism were highlighted in the program.

Dan and Verla honoured some of those volunteers with special mention and a gift sisters Deanna Johnson, Winnie Paulsen, Doris Schilling and Lynda Wilkie, who have lived their entire lives in the community and have always been active volunteers.

They also honoured the oldest lady living in the Endiang community, Carol Stulberg, and the oldest man, Jack Grams.

Mickey Tucker was also rewarded for being one of Dan and Verla’s most faithful customers at their café.

Thanks to Dan and Verla and their helpers for the lovely evening. Those who didn’t attend really missed out. The Buchwitz’s plan to make the “Spirit of Endiang” an annual event.

Endiang’s café, “Ruthie’s Roost” operated by Dan and Verla Buchwitz will be closing its doors on June 30. Dan and Verla are taking a break for medical reasons.

Thanks to Dan and Verla for serving the community these past few years with their café.

We hope everyone had a good Father’s Day weekend, local folks were busy participating in various events and activities as well as camping and fishing trips.

Keep in mind the important county vote on June 27 to pass the borrowing by-law so the county can replace its defunct shop with a new shop. Polls are open in Byemoor from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Quote of the day “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” Willie Nelson

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