Blue Church under inspection

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN -- Local residents may notice some activity up at Big Valley's "Blue Church" next week.

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN — Local residents may notice some activity up at Big Valley’s “Blue Church” next week when the conservational architects begin their study to determine how much work needs to be done on the structure. The crew will arrive on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and should take three days to accomplish their work. Hopefully the church gets a fairly good checkup, but it is quite possible that the building may need a lot of work over the next few years. The Historical Society informs us that the St. Edmund’s will be 100 years old this year. What a milestone. With that age, it probably could do with some repairs. The society is also happy to report there are three weddings booked for it this year. It is so nice when couples choose to make it their “special place.” There is a lot of sentimental attachment to that little church.

School is back in full swing after the holiday break and it’s hard to believe we are half way through the school year. The Big Valley School students and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to their bottle drive and Christmas tree pick up. Through their efforts, the students raised over $500 for their SEVEC Exchange program. Twenty-one Grade 7 to 9 students will be going to Ontario this April, with their exchange twins visiting Big Valley in June.

Students and staff would also like to give a big thanks to the Big Valley Ag. Society. The society’s continued support makes it possible for the Grade 5 to 9 students to participate in hockey academy every year.

Thirteen players came out to play crib at the Big Valley Inn Sunday, Jan. 24 despite the snow. Teresa Greig took first place, Stan Nattestad took second place and Dennis Johnson took third. Gloria Emblau took the booby and Dorothy Annable and Trudy Spence won the main draw. It was a great afternoon. Hope to see everyone next Sunday. New players welcome.

Don’t forget Big Valley Elks’ Yuk Yuks comedy entertainment fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. with supper prepared and served by the ladies of the Royal Purple at 6 p.m. Yuk Yuks hit the stage at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Quinton Baird 403-741-8517, Allen Jacobson 403-876-2775, Larry Meyer 403-876-2382 or any Elks or Royal Purple member.