Big Valley hopes that frequent rain will result in more saskatoons

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Big Valley Bulletin

The Big Valley Municipal Library is very pleased to welcome Kelsey Mailer as our 2011 summer student. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting summer of great kids’ programming with her talented input. Our Summer Reading Club is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come down and join us for fun games, crafts and of course some great books. Also running during the summer months are our two “kids only” computer clubs. Friday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. is open to kids 13 and up, while Saturday mornings, beginning at 9:00 a.m. kids 6 to 12 are invited to join our “Mighty Mice” computer club.

The Big Valley Royal Purple held their final meeting for the season on June 28 with H.R.L. Myra Greig at the helm. Donations were made to: I-Star, Camp He Ho Haw, Purple Cross Children’s Fund, The Big Valley Whistle, Shirley Woods and Ernie Goddard for the Stars Ride in August. Service pins were also handed out. Congratulations go out to Sharon Duncan – 25 year pin and life membership pin; Myra Greig – 37 year pin; Brenda Campbell – 15 year pin; Amanda Lucki, Jenni Houle and Margaret Levesque – 5 year pins. Perfect attendance pins were received by: Sharon Duncan – 26 years, Brenda Campbell – 12 years, Jenni Houle, Amanda Lucki and Margaret Levesque – 4 years.

The Royal Purple are planning an “Old Time Family Picnic” for the 14th of August to be held at the Big Valley ball diamond. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Teresa Greig at 403-876-2082 or Jenni Houle at 403-876-2558.

The United Church has long been an active, committed part of the Big Valley area. During the late 1990s, the Big Valley congregation was seeking a unique way to financially support their ministry here. Under the direction of minister Garth Bogart, members of the church, assisted by the Big Valley community and area residents, planted 3 acres of saskatoon bushes down near the railway tracks. The purpose was two-fold: local citizens would have readily available and easily- accessible saskatoons to enjoy and in return these people would make financial donations to the local United Church. Dozens of people, including the school children, worked together to establish this saskatoon patch: donating bushes, planting, and weeding. It took several years before the saskatoons were mature enough to produce. Often years of drought or a late frost have resulted in no fruit. This year, it is hoped that with the amount of rain we have had, our community will be blessed with an abundance of big, juicy saskatoons. Keep an eye on the patch to see when they are ready and take the time to enjoy a little fresh air and the fun experience of picking. For many, this will bring back fond memories of days gone by.

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