Counting days for the next homecoming

Traveling in old ways – This became a regular sight in Big Valley for several days last week as the wagon trek chose the village as the central location for daily outings.

There will be a farewell potluck dinner for the Schultz family at the Drop- in Centre July 23 at 5 p.m. Please bring your favourite dinner dish to share.

Homecoming is just a couple of weeks away, July 31, Aug. 1 and 2. Registration is every day in the Jubilee Hall starting noon Friday. Meals will be available at the Jubilee Hall on all three days, including free breakfasts on both Saturday and Sunday. Dancing in the hall on Friday and Saturday evenings. Parade 10 a.m. Saturday, fireworks Saturday night. School reunion at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Drop-in Centre. On Sunday, there will be a “time” of reflection at 10:30 a.m.

The wagon trek spent a few days camped in Big Valley, leaving every day on a different wagon trek usually around six hours. They would leave in the morning and return around 3 p.m.

Kids Computer Club at the Big Valley Library. Fridays July 10 to- Aug.14 from noon to 3:30 p.m. and it’s kids only with no adults allowed.

The summer reading club at the library will continue until Aug12. Please pre-register at the library.

David, Debra and Blake Johnston have just returned from the Canadian national silhouette shooting competition in Whitehorse.

They each earned medals and trophies for their efforts. The event was from June 28 to July 4 with competitors from Alaska, Washington, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, NWT. The were several classes of competitions from “A” class small bore, to high power rifle. David took second place in the master class for small bore and first place in the AAA high power standard competition. Blake took first place in the AA small bore competition as well as placing third in the AA high power hunter group. Debra competed only in the A class small bore shoot and got the fourth place at the finish of the second day of the event

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