Big Valley Craft Show and Sale successful start to Christmas season

Food, cash donated to food bank after show

A tour of the 13th Annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale on Saturday, Nov. 18 proved once again to be an enjoyable start to the busy Christmas season. Participating exhibitors offered a delightful selection of unique crafts, beautiful art, handmade gifts, services and scrumptious treats. Thank you to all the artists, crafts people and vendors who participated, to the customers who visited and purchased some beautiful items and to all the volunteers who help to bring this event to our community every year.

The food drive was also a great success. Thanks to our amazingly generous community we have over 120 lbs. of food and $70 going to our local food banks. Thank you all and we’ll see you next year!

Ten players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Nov. 19. Lawrence Wilkie won first place. Mary Wilkie won second and Dale Kobe won third. Trudy Spence went home with the booby and Gloria Emblau won the regular draw. Big Valley Inn crib tournaments take place every Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. All adults are welcome.

At the Big Valley Drop In Centre’s crib tournament first went to Dave Garstad, second to Lynne Gjaltema and third to Adrice Clamp while Linda Garstad went home with the booby. Drop In crib takes place every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Floor curling is on Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Canasta takes place every Monday and Friday at 7 p.m. The Members’ Christmas Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Drop In will be holding their Pot Luck and AGM meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 12 noon.

Come out for a fun evening next Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. with the Big Valley Ag. Society at their first “Grinch Tree Workshop”. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. For more information or to reserve a spot please contact Kari at 403-916-5103 or

The Big Valley Elks’ annual fundraising supper and show is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Big Valley Community Hall. Join them for a great meal, fun entertainment with “Jaydee Hypnotist”. Doors open at 5 p.m., supper begins at 6:30 p.m. with the show to follow at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction will be running throughout the evening. For more information call Allan Jacobson 403-740-3181, Chris Rowland 403-741-2588 or Quniton Baird 403-741-8517.

Don’t forget to register your children for Big Valley’s annual Children’s Christmas Party scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 10. Everyone is welcome to attend though gifts are arranged only for children 10 and under. To register call or text Brenda at 403-740-6552 or Catrina at 403-741-7320.

Just Posted

Another successful year of Stettler Wildcats rugby

Program features a great number of rugby scholarships and provincial level involvements

Local woman recalls potentially deadly injury from mowing the lawn

Shannon McTavish underwent extensive surgery after metal piece lodged in her neck

AMBER ALERT: Alert cancelled after child located safe and unharmed

Alert cancelled after child located safe and unharmed

Children’s book marks literary first for former Stettler resident

Loree Dittrich is celebrating the release of her first book for children called No Home for a Pigeon

VIDEO: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to be re-released with new footage

‘Avatar’ holds global box office record at $2.788 billion, while ‘Endgame’ stands at $2.743 billion…

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Shovels could be in the ground on Trans Mountain by September, CEO says

Ian Anderson points to weeks likely required for NEB to reinstate 2016 regulatory record

Calgary man facing charges after B.C. police service dog aids in arrest

Heavy police presence results in PSD Jagger finding suspect

RCMP allows officers to grow beards

Members can now wear beards and goatees, as long as they’re neatly groomed

Wildfires have forced more than 9,000 people from homes in northern Alberta

People in other communities remain on evacuation alert and could be told to leave quickly

Pride divided: Edmonton leadership under pressure as LGBTQ community looks to future

Most of the conflict can be traced back to 2016 Toronto Pride when Black Lives Matter staged a protest

Federal cabinet ministers visit Edmonton, Calgary, in wake of TMX approval

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is set to visit Trans Mountain Corp.’s terminal in Edmonton

Statistics Canada reports annual pace of inflation rises in May to 2.4%

Transportation prices gained 3.1 per cent as the cost of air transportation added 8.9 per cent

Most Read