Big Valley busts out for rodeo weekend

Talented cowboys and cowgirls from across Western Canada will kick off their rodeo season this Friday and Saturday

Jack-of-all-trades Tom Cassidy was a busy man at last year’s Big Valley rodeo. This year’s edition of the annual Bust Out Rodeo runs Friday through Sunday.

Jack-of-all-trades Tom Cassidy was a busy man at last year’s Big Valley rodeo. This year’s edition of the annual Bust Out Rodeo runs Friday through Sunday.

Talented cowboys and cowgirls from across Western Canada will kick off their rodeo season this Friday and Saturday at the annual Big Valley Bust Out Rodeo.

Competition begins Friday at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Agriplex, and will continue on Saturday at 6 p.m.

As usual, there will be a dance Saturday night at the Agriplex after the rodeo action.

Then on Sunday, the Colin Cassidy Memorial bull-riding begins at 2 p.m.

If you’re looking for entertainment, come and join us at one of the first rodeos of the season.

The Hivernant Metis Cultural Society will once again hold their “spring fling” here in Big Valley on Saturday, April 27, at the Jubilee Hall. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., the annual fundraising event includes a supper, great entertainment and a dance.

The music this year will be provided by “Live Band.”

For further information, contact Marlene at 1-800-267-5844.

The Big Valley Beautification and Cultural Society will meet at the Railway Station on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend. Members are asked to bring along a friend.

There were eight players out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday. First place went to Shelley Burnstad. Shelley also had all perfect games … yahoo, Shelley.

Second place went to Joanne Murphy and third to Margaret Levesque. Trudy Spence took the booby this week, while Caroline Pound won the regular draw and Joanne Murphy won the 50/50.

The next crib tourney is on Sunday. All are invited to attend.

There are only three more tournaments to go for the season, with the final on Sunday, April 28.

The Big Valley Inn Crib players look forward to seeing everyone out again next Sunday.

April birthday wishes go out to Rowan Laisnez – 1, Brayden Daychief – 1, Debra Johnston – 2, Barb Laisnez – 3, Amanda Baird – 5, Alearra Daychief – 10, Russel Watts – 11, Mackenzie Schell – 12, Edna Sudgen – 13, Rodney Fraser – 14, Marjorie Olive Sr. – 16, Chad Sorensen – 17, Cindy Mailer – 19, Ron Kilpatrick – 20, and Larry Erickson – 27.

Happy anniversary to Andy and Karen Dayman – 1, Bennett and Carolyn Anderson – 13, Don and Joy Walker – 19, Scott and Sandra Schell – 24, Otto and Gladys Nicklom – 27, Les and Ann Muhlbach – 29, and Russ and Kathy Evans – 30.

A very special “thank you” goes out to Allan and Florence Johnston for their hard work updating Big Valley’s birthday/anniversary list.