Byemoor School makes healthy choices for students, teachers

A Remembrance Day service planned for the Byemoor School had to be cancelled when the guest speaker from the Legion was unable

A Remembrance Day service planned for the Byemoor School had to be cancelled when the guest speaker from the Legion was unable to attend. The students and staff got creative and staged their own Remembrance Day service on Friday, instead.

Hunter Maginn did a presentation of his grandfather’s war artifacts, while Ally Walker and Jesse Jack recited the poem, “Spires of Oxford.” The grades 4 to 6 class recited “In Flanders Field” in unison.

Principal Corey van Zandbergen and the students in grades 4 to 8 did a power-point presentation.

In conjunction with Clearview School Division’s health and wellness initiatives for the 2012-13 school year, Byemoor School implemented a school nutrition program.

A healthy nutritional break was cited as benefiting learning and general wellbeing. Free snacks are offered to all students from playschool to Grade 8 after the first nutritional break of the day.

During that time, a wide variety of healthy choices are offered. Students are exposed to new food choices that they might not be familiar with.

Direct Energy Resources has recently joined other sponsors of the program and donated $1,939.20 to the nutrition program at Byemoor School. Thanks go out to Rob Maginn and his company for the donation.

A “Wasdal Generation Celebration” has been planned for Nov. 17 at the Byemoor hall to celebrate Art’s 90th birthday, Jim’s 60th birthday and Dustin’s 30th birthday. Other family birthdays marked this year will also be celebrated, Dot — 85, Leslie — 50, Lyle — 50, Tim — 30 and Brett — 18. The fun begins at 7 p.m., with a dance at 9 p.m. No gifts, please.

The Byemoor 4-H Beef Club will sell Christmas trees at Santa Claus Day in Byemoor on Dec. 1, starting at 11 a.m. The members will also offer pictures with Santa at 1 p.m. It’s hard to believe Christmas is less than six weeks away.

Speaking of Christmas, the Byemoor School is participating in Operation Christmas Child this year and the community is welcome to join in. The students will be filling boxes at 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the gym. Anyone can contribute items such as school supplies, toys and hygiene items or fill a box of their own and drop off at the school on or before Friday.

Boxes require $7 to cover shipping costs. For more information, contact the school at 403-579-3959.

Crib winners last Tuesday at the Endmoor Drop-in Centre were Doug Johnson, first, and Mary Wilkie, second. The next crib meet will be on Nov. 20 when the local 4-H members are joining in for a few games of crib and will be supplying lunch for the evening.

The local floor curling teams were off to a bonspiel in Castor on Monday. Local teams participating included Irene Brooker, Ernie Angel, Carol Stulberg and Joe Knowles; Ben Kobi, Vi Grams, Ken Schultz and Joan Morrison; Eleanor Schultz, Jack Grams, Della Jones and Shirley Bates.

Seems our crystal-ball is broken, so the news column is light this week. If anyone has news items of interest to the community, give us a call at 403-579-2403 or an email to

Little-known fact — Around the age of 60, most people have lost roughly half of their taste buds.