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.

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