Dances down to once a week

A special day is coming up this coming Sunday, June 15, for all fathers out there, so make sure you get out and celebrate

A special day is coming up this coming Sunday, June 15, for all fathers out there, so make sure you get out and celebrate his big day with him. Sorry, the Botha BCC Committee decided not to have a Fathers’ Day Breakfast this year. So they apologize for this, but they wish all fathers a Happy Father’s Day.

Today – however (June 11) come on out to the Botha Arena for two great courses. CPR Training and AED (defibrillator) Training is being offered there, at free of charge to anyone that is interested, so make sure you make your way over to the arena for these two great courses at 5 p.m. and will run until 9 p.m.

Then this Friday, June 13 make sure to wonder over to the Botha Hall at 7:30 p.m. for another great evening of entertainment. The “Old-Tyme Aires” Band will be there again entertaining the crowd that evening. This will be the very last dance now, until Sept. 28 starting at 1:30 p.m. So make sure you come out on Friday for a great time. The Committee is asking everyone to bring buns/sandwiches or pastry with you to share for the last night luncheon.

This dance will be based on a Hawaiian theme so if you like wear something Hawaiian, and you could bring something on theme-related to share for the luncheon. There are recipes on the Internet, so please feel free to be creative if you would like to. So if you have any questions on this dance or upcoming dances for the fall please contact Doug Haustein at 403-742-3994. The Old –Time Dance Club would like to wish everyone a great summer and hope to see you there on Friday.

Apparently, come fall, there will only be Sunday afternoon dances only, for at least a while, as the club has decided to cancel the Friday night dances at least for the time being.

At the Botha School everyone has been really busy as they wind down the rest of the activities for this school year. The last day for this school year is coming up really quickly as this day will be Wednesday, June 25.

This week the students and staff will be heading to the two Big Valley track meets. The students have been practicing all events and ready to take on the challenge. So good luck everyone, and have fun.

On Tuesday, June 24, staff and students will be heading to the Ukrainian Village which, is located straight north of Tofield. Students will be able to tour this pioneer village and relate their classroom work to “the real McCoy”. Sounds like fun.

On Wednesday, June 25, this is going to be a fun filled day for everyone to start the day out; first they will all be heading over to the Botha Hall for the yearly Spring Concert and Awards which takes place at 10:30 a.m. that morning. This sounds exciting, and to finish the day off they all will be having fun in the Stettler Swimming Pool. What a fantastic way to finish off a fantastic and fun filled school year. Everyone is welcome to this Spring Concert and Awards celebration and they hope to see you all there.

Next Tuesday, June 17, is the day the Grade 5s have been waiting for all year. This is the day they will depart and head to Circle Square Ranch for their Grade 5 Camp trip. They will be camping out for four days and nights and returning Friday, June 20. So sounds like a great trip, and they would like to thank the Stettler Elementary School for the invitation and the privilege of going along with them. Every year the Grade 5s look forwards to this special trip and have a lot of fun when they’re there.

A big thank you in advance to everyone that volunteers to go along to help with this trip. Without your help this trip would be impossible to do, so thank you everyone.

In Grade 2/3, they are asking if anyone has any corks or plastic lids (yoghurt or margarine lids) and Styrofoam to send or bring it to the school, for them to use on a science project they need to do. This would very much be appreciated.

Botha classes were delighted to perform at the seniors’ centres this past couple months to which everyone enjoyed. They sung Mr. Sun, Alphabet in my Mouth, and Banana Dance of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky.

Bingo anyone? Bingo night happens again, the evening of Tuesday, June 24, starting at 7:15 p.m. sharp. So come on out and try out your luck. Who knows you could be one of the lucky ones, taking something home with you. Bingo continues every second Tuesday at the same time throughout the summer and everyone is welcome to come out and try out your luck.

Then let’s don’t forget every Wednesday morning, the coffee is on at 10 a.m. at the Senior Centre and this too will continue throughout the summer months. So make sure you take a break away from your busy schedule and join your friends there.

So in closing I would like to wish all dads out there a great Father’s Day, and hope everyone has a fantastic day.