Curling Season Underway in Byemoor

Curlers welcome for Square Draw and Ladies Curling

Curling is underway at the Byemoor Curling Club with the first square draw. All interested in square draw curling are welcome to join in. It is open to all ages and families. Square draws go each Monday from 7-9 p.m.

Ladies curling night begins on Dec. 1 and will be held every Friday from 7-9 p.m. All women interested in curling are encouraged to come out and have some fun.

The bonspiels hosted by the Byemoor Curling Club have been announced. The Ladies Bonspiel is Jan. 4-6, 2018; Men’s Bonspiel is Feb. 29 – March 3 and the Mixed Bonspiel wraps up the curling season on March 12-17.

For more information on any of the curling events in Byemoor contact Eugene Nixon at 403-579-2460, Justin Jones at 403-741-6784 or John and Carolin Schofer at 403-579-2488.

Folks have been enjoying crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre this month. November winners to date include: Nov. 2 — 1. Mickey Tucker, 2. Gladys Macleod. Nov. 16 — 1. Gladys Macleod, 2. Doug Harrold. Nov. 23 — 1. Deanna Johnson, 2. Doreen Nixon.

Crib is held every Thursday afternoon at the Drop-In Centre. It is not necessary to be neither a member nor a senior to play.

We are sad to report former Endmoor residents Wayne and Patsy Gallagher who now live near Tulliby Lake in northern Alberta recently lost their home and all their belongings in a house fire.

Byemoor students enjoyed the performance by magician Steve Harmer at the Erskine School last Wednesday. They traveled by bus driven by Brandy Mappin.

Don’t forget that Santa Claus Day in Byemoor is coming up this Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. It will be a good chance to purchase a Christmas tree, baking and Christmas gifts and have your children or grandchildren enjoy a visit with the jolly fellow, Santa, himself.

Birthday wishes are sent to Jack Grams, celebrating his 87th birthday on Dec. 5. We hope you have a wonderful day, Jack.

A number of local folks enjoyed Grey Cup parties on Sunday. The result was a 27-24 win for the Toronto Argonauts over the Calgary Stampeders, making some happy Argonaut fans.

With less than a month until Christmas we thought we would end our column with some interesting Christmas facts.

Christmas trivia

“Christmas carols began as an English custom called ‘wassailing’. Individuals toasted neighbours to a long and healthy life by going door to door, singing and offering a drink from the wassail bowl.”

“The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was originally written for Thanksgiving and not Christmas. People loved it so much that the lyrics were changed to fit Christmas.”

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