Big Valley pauses to remember

Two poignant Remembrance Day services were held in Big Valley this past week, honouring the sacrifices of our armed forces personnel.

Two poignant Remembrance Day services were held in Big Valley this past week, honouring the sacrifices of our armed forces personnel.

Big Valley School’s annual ceremony was held on Friday, with Legion members, parents and community members joining in to pay their respects to the courageous men and women who have served to protect our freedoms.

On display were the poems and artwork created by the students.

The Nov. 11 service Sunday at the Jubilee Hall saw the parading of the colours and laying of the wreaths to honour relatives and veterans.

Thank-you to the wreath sponsors for their support, Rev. Susan Bowyer for her spiritual guidance, Maurgarite Kerbes for the piano accompaniment and, of course, all the Legion and Cadet members for the wonderful job they did with the service.

A special thank-you goes out to the Olive family for sharing their very moving presentation honouring the Dieppe Raid’s 70th anniversary.

Members of the Big Valley 4-H Beef Club would like to thank the Big Valley Rodeo Committee for their generous donation to their club. The support is greatly appreciated by all the members.

Also, the students of Big Valley School are thrilled with the donation of $500 to their “Breakfast for Learning” program from the Big Valley Rodeo Committee.

The money will go a long way in the students’ efforts to feed our students. Presenting the cheque on behalf of the rodeo committee was Melitta Walgenbach, and accepting the cheque was students’ union president Kyle Lawrence.

The annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale takes place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Valley Hall. Featuring homemade crafts and baking, many home party vendors, and oodles of terrific gift ideas, this popular event is a great way to kick off the holiday season.

This year, the Friends of the Big Valley Library invite all to have a coffee on them as a thank-you for the continued support of our local library. Ask us about all the changes and exciting plans that are in store for the upcoming year.

The Big Valley E-Free Church is happy to hold its Kids’ Klub on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the clubhouse, across the street from the church. Join in for Bible stories, snacks, games and crafts beginning Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Members will walk the kids from school to the clubhouse after school. For more information, call Connie at 876-2502.

Also, this Friday, Nov. 16, the E-Free Church Youth group will have its annual “MISSION IMPOSSIBLE” around the village of Big Valley. Don’t be alarmed if you happen to see someone lurking in your back alley!

The Big Valley United Church will host a fundraising music night on Friday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m., featuring the local talent of our own “Genuine Cowgirls.” Come on out and enjoy an evening of great entertainment, and then stay for coffee and goodies after the performance.