Thirty-five ladies gathered at the hall on Tuesday evening, Aug. 24 to honor bride-elect Jennifer Engel. Seated at the head table with the bride was her mom, Kjerene Engel from Edmonton, and Colin’s mom, Linda Pekrul from Strathmore. A delicious lunch followed the gift opening.
Congratulations to Cody and Natasha Gonda of Erskine on the birth of a 7 lb 15 oz, baby boy, Ryan Liam, born on Aug. 23 in Calgary. This is the first grandchild for Joann Gonda.
There was a lot of well wishers helping Dan and Clara Fowler celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on Friday night. Their children hosted a surprise party in their honor with their bridesmaids and one of their groomsmen in attendance as well as friends and family.
Halkirk Bull-a-rama was held on Saturday with a large crowd enjoying the day. There was wild pony races, ladies’ calf scramble, jousting and a beer gardens. The grand entry saw the Ladies of the Heartland carry the flags in and O’Canada was sung by Jillian Schaffner. Other entertainment was by the Graham sisters, Paperbag skirt and by Johnny D. Afternoon music was provided by Quality Sound and the evening music was by Domino.
Sympathy goes out to Dora Morasch on the passing of her sister Susanna Belle Bedson on Aug. 15.
Mike Neilson was out visiting with his mom Anne Neilson and his brother Bert, Cindy and family.
Ralph and Norma Stock from Abbey, Sk. was around the area taking in the bull-a-rama and visiting with friends in the area.
Dick and Anne Creasey recently returned from an Alaskan cruise. They flew to Fairbanks and went to Denali and McKinley then took the cruise ship with stops and tours at Skagway, Juneau and Ketchiken. They saw a salmon run and experienced lots of foods and sights and met many tourists from the USA.