Hey kids, come down and register in the Big Valley Municipal Library Summer Reading Program which runs every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 o’clock to noon. Come join Abby and Danielle for some unique crafts, fun games, treats, prizes and of course some great books. Don’t forget the “Kids Only” computer clubs, Friday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 9 o’clock till noon. Everyone is welcome. Children under six must be accompanied by an adult.
The 10th0th annual Hivernant Metis Days comes to Big Valley on August 2, 3 and 4. This annual three-day family event is a great opportunity to encounter Metis history and culture.
On Friday, Aug. 2, meet the train as it comes into the Big Valley Station flying the Metis flags at 4 p.m. Saturday morning begins with a breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall, followed by the opening ceremony at 9 a.m.
Activities include a parade, voyageur games, children’s games and crafts, bannock making, beading projects, great music and so much more. Check out the trappers’ camp and display and enjoy the many interesting exhibits of traditional Aboriginal crafts.
On Sunday, Aug. 4, the morning begins at the Jubilee Hall with a church service at 10 a.m., followed by a talent contest featuring jigging, singing and fiddling, which runs from noon to 4 p.m.
The weekend winds up with a supper and dance, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Marlene Lanz at 403-815-6720 or 1-800-267-5844.
Aug. 11 brings the 24th annual Ride for STARS to this area. Scheduled events include a traditional pancake breakfast, trail rides, poker rally, silent auction, quilt/prize raffle, a STARS booth and a BBQ beef supper.
All proceeds from that event go to STARS. For more information or for contacts go, check out the website: https://foundation.stars.ca/rumseyride.
July birthday wishes go out to Karen Daymen – 2, Abby Tizzard – 14, Ernie Petrussa – 14, Jim Paul Jr. – 16, Craig Gordon – 18, Allan Rowland – 19, Blair Stewart – 20, Sonny Stewart – 20, Wilf Dressler – 21, Jack Skocdopole – 22, Scott Schell – 22, Lacey Dyck – 23, Rick Tizzard – 26, Jenny Houle – 26, Lorne Fraser – 27, Les Muhlbach – 29, Kelsey Mailer – 29, Ella Hockley – 31, Margaret Lane – 31, and Bob Spence – 31.
Happy anniversary to Wayne and Phyllis Garrison – 1, Albert and Lori Reule – 7, Jim and Marie Brenchley – 10, Edgar and Gabby Siegrist – 19, Doug and Crystal Bardwell – 20, Paul and Ariane Jensen – 28, and Ron and Vi Milton – 29.