Big congratulations to Charlene

The Big Valley minor hockey players and parents would like to thank the whole community for their generous contributions

The Big Valley minor hockey players and parents would like to thank the whole community for their generous contributions to the recent bottle drive. They raised over $1600. Also, thank you to the Big Valley Bottle Depot (Shauna and Gil) for their help and donation as well.

Ten people came out for Big Valley Inn Crib on Sunday, Oct. 26. Teresa Greig won first place, Dorothy Annabel won second and Len Shaw took third. Trudy Spence took the booby while Mary Wilkie won the regular draw and the 50/50 this week. Congratulations to all. The Big Valley Inn Crib players would like to welcome Gloria, who is new to their crib tournaments and hope to see everyone out again next Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

The Big Valley Legion will be meeting at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 at the Legion Hall.

Twenty-five people came out for Hall Board Bingo last Thursday evening. No one won the progressive jackpot. The consolation winner was Carol Kashuba. The bonanza winner was Teresa Greig and that consolation went to Bob Sinclair and Chantelle Woods. No one won the loonie pot which is at $82.00. The next Bingo is Thursday, Oct. 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.

The Big Valley School Junior High students would like to say thanks to the Kastik family once again for the donation that allowed them to go to Alfred Lake. The trip was a great success and everyone had a lot of fun. They would also like to thank Mrs. Steen for all her hard work making the meals for the trip.

The school’s annual Halloween Parade will be on Friday, Oct. 31 at 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and see the great costumes.

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale on Saturday, Nov.15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Valley Community Hall. Come on out to check out the handmade jewelry, woodcrafts, quilts and sewing, watercolour art, stained glass and so much more.

Memories for Eternity will be taking photos this year and refreshments will be available from the Country Lunch Kitchen. For information call Andrea at (403) 876-2064.

We would like to congratulate Charlene Sereda, who has had a very successful year showing her horse. She won the Chinook Circuit Quarter Horse Youth Reining (all ages); the Wild Rose Quarter Horse Circuit Youth Reining (all ages); the National Quarter Horse Show Youth Reining (won Canadian National Title); the high point award for Alberta Quarter horse Youth Reining( all ages); the Reserve Champion Fall Classic Reining Alberta and on Oct. 4, she won the 2014 Non Pro rein/ Box Champion at the Canadian Supreme.

Charlene, who is 18 years old and lives on a ranch outside of Big Valley, also graduated with honours this past May while doing all of her riding. We are very proud of her accomplishments and the way that she has represented Big Valley.