Big Valley has not looked so green for many years

Though many of us have not enjoyed this cold and soggy spring, thanks to all the moisture, the hills surrounding Big Valley are more lush and green than they have been in years. A stroll through the village brings with it the clean fresh fragrance of lilacs and apple blossoms wafting on the breezes and the welcomed sight of multi-coloured flowers finally breaking out of their long slumber. The busy hum of lawn mowers have filled the air all week long, as residents ready their yards for the coming season.

The trains have started to arrive. Thanks to the many dedicated Canadian Northern volunteers, our station and surrounding grounds are looking beautiful; a wonderful welcome for this season’s visitors.

Members of the Big Valley Beautification and Cultural Society have been planting new flowers all around the village, and the Historical Society has been busy sprucing up their grounds and displays.

The Village of Big Valley is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help plan a community Canada Day celebration this year. Anyone interested can contact the Village office.

The Big Valley Historical Society will be holding its annual general meeting with election of officers at 7 p.m. on June 15 at the McAlister Motors Museum. This will be followed by the regular monthly meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Big Valley Ag. Society’s Slo-Pitch Tournament is coming up, June 19 and 20. To enter your team, call Clint or Erin at 403-876-2548.

Don’t forget to drop by the HillHouse Come and Go Coffee Party this Thursday, June 10. This is your chance to sneak a peek at this beautiful bed and breakfast.