Change of blood in local Elks leadership

Big Valley extends sincere congratulations to our 2010, Grade 12 graduates: Bronson Annable, Courtney Bauman, Jeremy Boulding, Cole Brandon, Justin Grall, Creighton Hunter, Taylor Jarmin, Anthony Johnston, Robert Johnston, and Madison Tizzard. We applaud your achievements and wish you all success in your future endeavours.

Climax of the campaign : At the grande finale of the Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign against cancer at the Big Valley School was a pie throw at a favorite staff member. The school’s 93 students raised a total of $1420

Climax of the campaign : At the grande finale of the Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign against cancer at the Big Valley School was a pie throw at a favorite staff member. The school’s 93 students raised a total of $1420

Big Valley extends sincere congratulations to our 2010, Grade 12 graduates: Bronson Annable, Courtney Bauman, Jeremy Boulding, Cole Brandon, Justin Grall, Creighton Hunter, Taylor Jarmin, Anthony Johnston, Robert Johnston, and Madison Tizzard. We applaud your achievements and wish you all success in your future endeavours.

Outstanding results for Big Valley in the junior high boys badminton. Ryland Stefanik won gold in Grade 7 boys’ singles, Tim Skocdopole and Kelsey Halley won the gold in Grade 8 mixed doubles, Ty Mappin won gold in Grade 8 boys’ singles and in the Grade 8 boys’ doubles, the gold was won by Logan Hermus and Jordan Bauman. Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to them as they move on to CWAJHAA next weekend in Sylvan Lake.

In Elks happenings, April saw the Elks combining with the Royal Purple Ladies in a dual installation of new officers for the coming year. Conducting the installations were the respective district deputies and the Hanna patrol team, lead by Vern Thurow. Outgoing leaders Brother Lloyd Duncan and Lady Teresa Greig thanked their lodges for this past year’s work and support. Both leaders were very active this past year and ensured that the lodges were well represented in these fine organizations. Incoming leaders are Brother Ernie Goddard for the Elks and Lady Brenda Campbell for the Royal Purple. They are to be commended for stepping up to the plate once again, as both have served well in the past.

The Club Draw was won by Brother Al Berresford, who donated his half of the winnings to the Royal Purple Children’s Fund.

The First Club 200 ticket draw was held, and a thank you must go out to all those who lend their support by purchasing these tickets. Anyone interested in tickets, please contact Elks members. Winners of the first draw were: Bill Morse (Trochu), Dylan Houston, Arlyne Hingst and Cole Lang.

It’s time to celebrate mothers. Come on out to the Big Valley Jubilee Community Hall as the hall board hosts their Mother’s Day breakfast on Sunday, May 9 from 9 to 11 a.m.