Big Valley excited for Christmas concerts

After a very successful summer session, the Big Valley Library began the fall with an inexplicable plague rendering our computer system “out of order”.

On again- off again internet service inconvenienced all our patrons, both young and old, and resulted in an unfortunate decline in our regular library traffic. We are very happy to announce that the computer system has been successfully re-configured, re-wired and re-arranged this past week and now all the computer sites and the wireless service are available to the public once again. We would like to apologize to all of our regular computer users for the inconvenience and welcome you all back to the library.

The Big Valley CCS novice hockey team hosted an eight-team tournament on the weekend of Nov. 27-28 with teams coming from Stony Plain, Stettler, Bowden, Beaumont, Airdire, Blackfalds and Camrose. The local team had little trouble defeating Stettler and Bowden to advance to the A final against Blackfalds. It was expected that this would be a very close match and did not fail to disappoint. However, it was Big Valley who came out on the short side of the scoreboard losing 8-5. It was a good tournament that ran smoothly throughout, thanks to a great group of parents. The Big Valley team is to be congratulated on their great team play with some great passing and excellent positional play which is a credit to their coaches. Well done, everyone.

The Friends of the Big Valley Library Society would like to thank all those people who supported us by buying raffle tickets or by buying and/or donating pies for the annual Christmas Craft Show and Sale. Your support of our local library is always greatly appreciated.

Big Valley School students have been hard at work, rehearsing for this year’s Christmas concert to be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Jubilee Hall. Besides the program, each class has prepared different themed gift baskets for a raffle that evening. Join us for an evening of great entertainment, good eats and socializing with family and friends. As usual, donations for the food bank will be collected at the door. Everyone is welcomed to attend.

One more reminder about the Big Valley Children’s Christmas Party being held on Saturday, Dec. 18. Always a very popular celebration of the Christmas season, the event includes lunch, entertainment and, of course, a visit from Santa himself. Everyone is welcome to attend. Santa and his helpers will be passing out gifts for children 10 and under, so remember to pre-register with Brenda at 403-876-2420.