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Byemoor Endiang news

News for the week of Feb. 16

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Three junior high school students from the Byemoor School – Bronc Buchwitz, Rowdy Jones and Memphis Jones – joined a group of junior high students from Big Valley on a week-long exchange to Quebec.

The group and its chaperones flew to Quebec City where they were paired with host families. It was a wonderful learning opportunity to experience another part of our country and its culture.

The group was busy taking in many sights, some of which included visiting the walled city of Old Quebec City, Wendake Village Citadelle (traditional Huron site), Galleries de la Capitale (shopping mall), the Quebec Parliament, Musee de la Civilization (museum), Quebec Winter Carnival, Hotel le Glace (a hotel constructed of ice), Cabane a Sucre (Sugar Shack – where maple sap is made into Maple Syrup) and a Pee Wee hockey tournament.

Coincidentally the visiting team was from Edmonton and one of the coaches was Brian Tucker. They also spent lots of time with the host families and returned home on Feb. 12.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Cliff Donald who passed away on Feb. 6 in Stettler at the age of 89 years.

Cliff was a long-time resident of the Endiang community before retiring to Stettler. He was one of 10 children born to Jim and Jean Donald who farmed south of Endiang in the Summerhill School district. Eventually Cliff and his brother Doug, who both remained bachelors, took over operation of the family farm which they ran for many years.

In his younger years Cliff was an avid sports enthusiast. Even in his later years he participated in the Endmoor Floor Curling Club. Cliff was skilled at made-to-scale wood projects and carvings.

Our thoughts are with Cliff’s family in their loss; his only remaining sibling, sister Jeanette (Ken) Hayes and many nieces and nephews. There will be no funeral service at Cliff’s request.

Keep in mind the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper hosted by the Church at Endiang on Tue, Feb. 21 at the Endiang Community Hall from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Be sure to come out and support this community event as all proceeds will go to the Byemoor School Library to purchase much needed resources.

The Byemoor 4-H Beef Club held its public speaking competition at the Endiang Community Hall on Sun, Feb. 12. Emcee was Addison Charbonneau.

Results were: Prepared Speeches, junior – 1. Tulsa Smith 2. Brielle Sorensen 3. Colter Buchwitz. Intermediate – 1. Alerie Sorensen 2. Colter Stirling.

Presentations, junior – 1. Cole Charbonneau. Intermediate – 1. Mackenzie Marshall 2. Rylee Charbonneau 3. Taytum Marshall.

Judges were Aileen Anderson, Dara Hallett, Lorna Schilling, Kayla Somerville, Les Stulberg and Karyn Tateson.

The skill of speaking publicly is something the members will take with them and use the rest of their lives.

Hockey action at the Byemoor arena on Saturday saw Endmoor U9 vs. Oyen and Endmoor U11 vs. Bentley as well as the AA Central Alberta Selects vs. Brooks. Its great to see the arena busy.

Congratulations to Roxy Gallagher who was on her daughter Nadine Hein’s curling team in Brooks which won second in the ‘A’ Event. Good curling, gals.

Humour for the Day —

“Two guys walked into a bar. The third guy ducked.”

“How can you tell if it’s a Dogwood tree? By its bark.”

“You’re Canadian when you walk into a bathroom and Canadian when you walk out, but what are you while you’re in the bathroom? European.”


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