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Big Valley Legion to hold Vimy Ridge parade

On April 9, the Big Valley Legion will be hosting a Vimy Ridge parade from 1 p.m. with Comrade Phil attending.

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN -- The Big Valley Legion’s St. Patrick’s Stew Day saw about 40 people come out to celebrate the occasion. Stew, biscuits, soda bread and trimmings followed by green ice cream were the order of the day. Thanks to all the cooks and volunteers who continue to make this an annual success and thanks to everyone who comes out to support the event. The winners of the solar panel raffles were Kathy Evans and Geneva Balcom.

The Legion plans to hold a Vimy Ridge parade on April 9 at 1:00 p.m. Comrade Phil will be attending to carry out the Last Post. This will not be an overly long ceremony and the public is encouraged to attend.

Over 3,500 soldiers perished in the battle that brought Canada to the forefront in WWI. Anyone with ties to the names on the WWI side of the Big Valley Cenotaph is encouraged to contact Lorne at 403-876-2097.

Thank you to all the community members who came to the Rails & Tales information session held in Big Valley on Tuesday, Mar. 14. Approximately 65 people came out to see the presentation and discuss plans for the week-long exposition scheduled for June.

As discussed at the meeting, those interested in volunteering during the event can call 587-897-6060 or e-mail A community organizational meeting is planned for Tuesday, Apr. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Community Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Big Valley United Church invites everyone to join them at their annual Ham Supper and Silent Auction scheduled for Sunday, April 9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Community Hall.

The Friends of the Big Valley Library would like to thank everyone who braved the bad roads and cold snowy weather to volunteer at the March casino weekend. Your support is greatly appreciated. The casino funds enable us to purchase books and movies for the library as well as offer programming we could otherwise never provide.

April birthday wishes go out to Rowan Laisnez 1, Brayden Daychief 1, Debra Johnston 2, Barb Laisnez 3, Amanda Baird 5, Alearra Daychief 10, Russell Watts 11, Mackenzie Schell 12, Rodney Fraser 14, Chad Sorensen 17, Cindy Mailer 19, and Ron Kilpatrick 20.

Happy Anniversary to Andy & Karen Dayman 1, Don & Joy Walker 19, Scott & Sandra Schell 24, and Les & Ann Muhlbach 29.