Cribbage runs high in popularity in Big Valley

The Remembrance Day service held last Wednesday at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall was well attended once again. The service included the Parading of Colours, the playing of Last Post and Reveille, and the traditional wreath laying service with over 40 wreaths laid in honour of our veterans. Reverend Susan Bowyer’s address was excellent, as usual, and Big Valley School’s new principal, Mr. Marjan Lenart delivered a touching tribute to the sacrifices given freely by the brave Canadian men and women of our armed forces.

Come on out to Big Valley this Saturday, Nov. 20 to check out our 10th annual Christmas Craft Show and Sale. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jubilee Hall, this highly anticipated event never disappoints. On offer will be a fabulous array of unique arts, crafts, gifts and services showcasing the talents of our local artists and crafters.

Don’t forget Thursday night is Bingo Night beginning at 7 p.m. at the Jubilee Hall. Join in the fun, and maybe win a little cash. Hope to see you there.

The Big Valley Rodeo Association will be holding their annual general meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at the Legion Hall. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all. For further information call 403-876-2594.

All donations and boxes for Operation Christmas Child 2010 are due this Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Big Valley School.

Cribbage continues to be very popular here in Big Valley, with two groups meeting every Sunday afternoon. 12 players were out at the Big Valley Inn this past Sunday, Nov.14. 1st was Bob Green, 2nd Phil D’Aoust, 3rd Bill Kirtley with the booby going to Ernie Petrussa. Jack Groat was the lucky draw winner. At the drop-in centre, 10 players came out for the afternoon. 1st was Les Knapf, 2nd Vandy Koshure, and 3rd Donna Clark with the booby going to Keith Campbell.

The next pancake supper at the drop-in centre is on Monday, Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to join in this fun community event.

Calling all ladies: The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church presents their first Ladies’ Christmas Tea on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Big Valley Drop In Centre starting at 7 p.m. Come out for an evening of festive music, games and snacks.

The rink at the Big Valley Arena is now in full operation and in good form. We have two minor hockey teams and two fun teams in operation for the kids, four men’s rec teams, one women’s rec team as well as hockey academy and regularly scheduled public skating. And of course the Oil Kings! Join in the Family Fun Skate on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free hotdogs and hot chocolate. Sticks will be allowed on one end of the ice. Remember, helmets are mandatory for everyone.