Community meets to plan reunion


Playing for Slave Lake – Halkirk rock band Paper Bag Skirt held a fundraiser for Slave Lake on June 12 at Halkirk Hall. L to R back - Daniel Godbersen

Halkirk Herald

A small, but inspired group attended a community meeting at the hall on June 15 to discuss a book launch and reunion to celebrate Halkirk’s 100th birthday as a village. A tentative date of July 7 and 8, 2012 was suggested. A committee of nine was selected to organize ideas, accept donations, apply for funding, look into planning of meal, entertainment etc. A large undertaking like this is only successful with the cooperation of the whole community. All volunteers are welcome.

A reminder to get your stories in for the history book. Time is running out.

The musical benefit concert held last Sunday at the Hall featuring our local teen rock band, Paper Bag Skirt, was well attended and close to $1500.00 will head toward the Slave Lake disaster relief fund. The band, Tork, originally from Castor, featuring Mitch Blauel, Eugene Gustafson and Marc Spady, offered a musical workshop in the afternoon. Great job.

The Paintearth mine participated in a rescue competition held in Edson. There were twelve teams participating. Locals were Marty Rowland, Matthew Koenraadt, and Joey Boxma as well as several others on the team.

Castor/ Halkirk Elks jointly hosted a golf tournament on Friday with 13 people enjoying the day.

Tiara Hronek, bride-elect of Doug Janke, was guest of honor at an informal bridal shower held on Thursday night at the Rec Centre in Stettler. The bride was assisted by one of her bridesmaids, Jodi Ko of Stettler. Tiara’s mom Frankie and her aunt Debby were among the guests who enjoyed the evening of games, gifts and lunch.

A bridal shower was held in Botha on Thursday evening to honor Candace Potter, bride-elect of Greg Boxma. Seated at the head table with the bride were her bridesmaids, her sister, Dani, and friends Sarah Carstairs, Whitney VanLanduyt and Rianne Vanderburg. Also attending was Greg’s mom, Angie and his grandma, Joyce Neilson, Candace’s mom, Cathie and her grandmas Carol Trenholm and Lorraine Potter plus several aunts and many friends.

Sympathy is extended to Darrel and Wendy Ashbacker and family on the sudden passing of Darrel’s brother in Sask.

Fifty – one immediate family members of Bill and May Jamieson gathered at the Hall and campground on this rainy weekend for a supper and social get together. The rain prevented their outdoor activities but it didn’t dampen their spirits.

Descendants of Milton and Pearl Strome gathered at the Bull-a-rama grounds for their annual family reunion this weekend. They had 14 camping units and 70 plus relations who enjoyed a pot-luck lunch on Saturday. Cards and board games with lots of visiting kept everyone busy while the rain came down.

Several Halkirkites enjoyed the music of the Country Legends in Castor on Friday night, the kick off to a fundraiser for STARS.

Alex and Deanna Montbriand from Qu’Appelle, SK were weekend visitors with Kent and Evelyn Johnson.

Irene Schilling had her sisters Doreen Johnston from Calgary and Ida Hallett from Sherwood Park visiting with her.

Lisa Kent and family visited with Don and Joy Walker in Big Valley on Father’s day.

Last Bingo of the season was held last Thursday. Next one scheduled for Sept. 8.

Last day of school will be Monday, June 27.

Just Posted

Popular downtown initiative bolsters Stettler Food Bank donations

Wells Furniture and Brenda’s Cozy Cafe are gearing up for the third annual Food Bank Drive May 29th, 30th and 31st

‘Stop Order’ issued to Paradise Shores

According to the County, staff will continue to communicate and work with the developer

Magnetos Car Club ready to shine at annual car show and cruise

For the 19th year in a row, featured cars will line Main Street on June 8th

Stetter P&H Elevator pancake breakfast runs May 26th

Highlights include a threshing and rope making demos and flour and bread making

Red Deer resident releases a set of inspiring new titles

Bev Burton excited to share her story via Create Your Calm Waters and Arise & Shine

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Growing wildfire prompts warning for High Level to prepare for evacuation

Town of High Level announced Monday that residents should get personal items in order

Carbon tax, desk-thumping on agenda in upcoming Alberta legislature session

Jason Kenney has appointed a panel to come up with ways to reduce spending in the budget this fall

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Authorities warn out-of-control wildfire could cut northern Alberta town’s electricity

Alberta Transportation has closed Highway 35 south of High Level due to the fire

‘Rope-a-dope’: Environmentalists say Alberta war room threat won’t distract them

Those against Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aren’t worried about promise to fight critics of energy industry

Almost $13 million to be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors, others

No reasons for the Court of Queen’s Bench order were released

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Most Read