Annual ranch rodeo date set

Donalda Diary

Whew!!! What a week in the Village of Donalda.

We were busy with so many events for such a small community, starting with the drive-in movie, the attendance was great and the concession kept everyone filled with popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, beef on a bun, and refreshments. It was good to see the attendance arrive early and hike the hills before show time. It turned out to be a great family event.

A big thank you to all volunteers who came out to help clean up the village. Many loads of tree trimmings and bags of garbage were taken out. Lunch was enjoyed at the Gazebo. It was fun to work and socialize together.

The Boss Hill Poker Rally was also well attended with about 70 riders out. Weather conditions were favorable, sunny and windy, a good day to ride.

TEAM P.A.T. sends “thank yous” to everyone for auction donations and supporting all who came out in support for the cause. Dinner was delicious and the auction was lively.

On May 21, at the Donalda arena, there will be a beginners horsemanship clinic, the clinician will be Cheryl Fortheringham . This clinic is open to anyone. For more information contact Becky at 403-883-2436.

On May 28, Donalda and District Museum Society will be hosting the fifth annual pancake breakfast and garage sale, doors opening at 8 a.m. at the Donalda Community Hall. Come on out and do some picking, you may find a treasure.

Attention all golfers, dig out those clubs and come out to Pheasantback and participate in the Willy Bronze Golf Tournament on June 2. Registration at 11 a.m. with a shot gun start at 12 noon. This is a fundraiser for the “life size” bronze of Willy, the world famous steer wrestling horse. This should be an exciting afternoon and evening, with steak dinner, prizes and a silent auction. For further information contact Greg Risler or Aaron Miller at 403-742-GOLF or Everyone welcome.

Saturday, June 4 is the third annual ranch rodeo at the Donalda indoor arena, starting at 1 p.m. Events are for the kids and adults.

Kids’ events being: for four years and under-duck undecorating; five to- eight 5 to 8 year olds- sheep scramble; nine years and older- grease pig race. No experience necessary.

Rodeo events will be team penning, trailer loading, branding, yearling doctoring and a mystery horsemanship event. How about a new boot-relay? All ladies welcome.

The Donalda Light Riders drill team will perform as will the Genuine Cowgirls from Big Valley. There will be an awesome pie auction with donation made to the Food Bank. Roast beef dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. Now this sounds like a fun filled family day. So pack up the family and come on out. For more information contact Julie at 403-883-2264.

Mark your calendars for June 11 to come out to Donalda and learn about our “Native History”. The Donalda & District Museum Society is hosting a “heritage event” with dinner and silent auction, starting at 6 p.m. in the Donalda Community Hall. Guest speakers will be Dr. Heinz Pyszczyk and Blair First Rider. The topic will be Donalda historical native sites. I think this is going to be a very informative evening of native history.

Have a great week.

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