Curling season comes to an end

The Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction was held on Thursday evening in Calgary.

HALKIRK HERALD — The Calgary Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction was held on Thursday evening in Calgary. The canvas of local driver, Layne MacGillivray was purchased by the Graham Group Ltd./LaFarge Canada for $77, 500.00. The Calgary Stampede runs from July 7 to 16.

This weekend sees the closing curling bonspiel with six family and four adult teams entered. The fun spiel will see each team playing three to six games. All the players will be treated to a pizza supper.

Our Halkirk junior high students that attend Gus Wetter enjoyed a ski trip to the mountains. They skied at Nakiska on Thursday and Lake Louise on Friday. Local parents on the trip were Sandra Johnson, Cynthia Perry, Laura Gamroth and Melody Neufeld.

We extend a special birthday greeting to Anna Taylor of the Heart Haven Lodge in Stettler on the occasion of her 98th birthday on March 23. Anna enjoyed a visit with many of her family and friends.

Congratulations to Dylan and Jordon ( Malloy ) Usselman from Coronation on the safe arrival of their first child, a 6 lb. 9 oz. baby boy, Ryker. This is the second grandbaby for Derek and Heidi Malloy.

Ryan Dahmer, skip of the Red Deer College men’s team, is curling in the national championships (Canadian Colleges Athletic Conference) in Camrose this weekend. Both the men’s and women’s teams from the College qualified for nationals after earning medals at ACAC. As of Friday, their team had six wins and one loss and will make the playoffs.

Twenty crib players from the 55-plus group met at the Senior Centre on Thursday. Lunch was served by the Halkirk Seniors.

We congratulate Brad and Erica Engel (Bengel Custom Homes) of Leduc on winning an award of excellence in home building. Brad is the third generation of builders following in the footsteps of his dad, Don, and granddad, Louie.

George and Margaret Rowland of Lethbridge, who spend their winters in Arizona, were in our area this week to visit with family and attend the services for Margaret’s sister, Joan, on Wednesday.

Greg and Laura Kent were visiting with Dale and Melody Kent and other family members at the weekend. Greg is now working in the Peace River country.

Coming up: March 30 hall board regular bingo at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 Start of Easter break; May 14 Mother’s Day pancake breakfast sponsored by the Elks.