LOUISE BELLAIR/Botha Booster
First of all, finally the Victoria Day Long Weekend is here, with the opening of all summer activities. Camping season is finally into full force, then the smell of campfires are going to finally be nice to have again, with the smell of marshmallows and hot dogs.
Elva Regan had her daughter Dennes down for a visit recently. Then at Easter, Theresa and Darcy made a visit. Then just recently, Elva’s daughter Rita was down to visit her mom for a week and helped her mom with her housework. Way to go, Rita.
A belated happy birthday wish goes out to Debbie VanLandyta for Monday, May 9. Hopefully, Debbie, you had a great day.
Mother’s Day this year (May 8) was a great and eventful time at the Botha United Church. Jim and Michelle Wrencher had their daughter McKenna Claire baptised. What an exciting time for all involved.
Church services are held every Sunday morning at 9a.m. So come on out and worship with them.
Come on out and join the Old-Time Dance Club Sunday May 29 at 1:30p.m.The Reflectors (Randy Jones) band will be the entertaining the group that afternoon. Please bring a salad or dessert to share with you, and come out for a great afternoon of entertainment.
The jackpot did not go the last evening of Tuesday May 10, so come on out at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday May 24 and see if you will be the next big winner. Early bird Bingo is held at the Botha Seniors’ Centre, and everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a great time. Bingos are held every second Tuesday of the month.
Don’t forget about Wednesday mornings at 10a.m. Come on out and have a fresh cup of coffee with your friends. These are held at the seniors’ centre.
Quilting time again is Monday May 30 at 9:30 a.m. So bring out your quilting items and come on out and have a great time with your neighbors. This is held at the seniors’ centre, and everyone is invited out.
Before we know it, it will be August again and time for the centennial. The centennial weekend is being held August 12-14, with lots of exciting things to take in. Registration for this weekend will be Friday evening between 5-7 p.m. There will be a dance Friday evening, a parade Saturday, live entertainment and a beef dinner on Saturday, and a breakfast on Sunday, and several more activities to mention for the weekend, too many to mention. Another exciting event is that one can see the replica of the Underwood Flying Machine that Bob Erickson and crew are building. The Underwood Flying Machine was the first plane made in Canada. So this will be a very exciting project to see. So come on out for this exciting entertaining weekend. Please contact Sherri Larter at 403-742-8214 or Josie Hunter at 403-742-2170 for more information or to make donations. Free camping is available for the whole weekend with a water station and a pumping location located at the Botha Hall.
Multi-family garage sale is at the Botha Hall on May 27 and 28, starting at 9 a.m. both days. Lots of stuff for sale, so please come on out and take a look, who knows you could find something you have been looking for at a very reasonable price.
Come on out on Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24 for a great 4-H Beef Show and Sale. This will be held in Byemoor this year. So please come out and support our local children from the community for this event.
On Wednesday, May 25, come on out at 7 p.m. and take in the Callie Turigan Dance Recital. This will be held at the Botha Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and watch our dancers. Sounds like a great evening.
Sympathy goes out from the Botha community to Margaret Lewis and family on the recent passing of Brian. Brian passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 10.
Also does anyone have any older pictures of Botha a hundred years ago or older that the centennial committee can make a copy of. They would like to get pictures so they can use them for the centennial weekend. So if anyone out there could help them out, it would truly be appreciated. Thank you. Please contact Sherri Larter at 403-742-8214, if you can help out with this project.