Big Valley will feature the largest tool museum in Canada

It has been very exciting to watch as the Big Valley Historical Society’s new Tool Museum begins to become a reality.

Big Valley Bulletin

It has been very exciting to watch as the Big Valley Historical Society’s new Tool Museum begins to become a reality. They have been hard at work pouring the foundations and floors in preparation for their building. We all hope the weather continues to cooperate so they can assemble the building’s shell and work on their displays all winter. They hope to have everything far enough along to start opening up to the public by next summer. For those who have not had the privilege to see inside Rod Miller’s workshop, it is almost impossible to fathom the sheer number of tools that will find their home in this new building. Rod has estimated there are about 10,000 individual tools but it would seem the number far exceeds this. This museum will be the largest museum display of antique tools in Canada. There is still a lot of work ahead, but it is marvelous to see things finally happening.

The Big Valley United Church will be hosting its annual Fall Supper this coming Sunday, Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Community Hall. Come on out and join them for a scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings and of course a lot of great camaraderie.

The Big Valley 4-H Beef Club will be holding their first meeting of this new season on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Arena. For more information please call Cheryl at 403-740-2813.

Registration and warm up for the Big Valley Inn Pool League will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

The Friends of the Big Valley Library is holding a board meeting at the Library on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m.

Remember to mark your calendars for the annual flu clinic on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Big Valley Drop-in Centre.

The Big Valley Library has launched its fall programming schedule this month. The first meeting of the Sit n’ Stitch group took place this past Saturday, Oct. 11. New members are always welcome.

Anyone interested in gaining fresh landscaping ideas or sharing their horticultural expertise is invited to join the library’s Garden Club, which will meet on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. The goal of this club is to share knowledge as we endeavour to beautify our own outdoor spaces.

For a fun night out, teens and adults are invited to Game Night on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

Ladies’ Night has been changed from Wednesday evenings to Tuesdays, with the first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 and the Ladies’ Book Club will be meeting on 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Don’t forget to book your table for the annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale. This popular event is slated for Saturday, Nov. 15 at the Big Valley Community Hall. For more information or to book a table please call Andrea at 403-876-2064.