Dust off your hat for Bust out Rodeo

The first train of the tourist season will be coming into Big Valley at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

Hard to believe it’s that time of year already but it sure will be nice to have visitors again. We have been having a few more drive in tourists lately. Last Friday, McAlister Motors Museum had visitors from Yakima, Washington, San Diego, California, the province of Quebec, Sylvan Lake, and Rumsey. Great to see visitors coming in from such a variety of places; even some from Stettler.

Ten members were at the Elks’ April meeting. Disbursements were made to the Big Valley Rodeo along with a pledge to the Elks walk-a-thon in Acme, which was on May 3. Brother Larry gave a rundown of all the upcoming inter-lodge golf dates. On Friday, June 2, Castor/Halkirk will host at Castor; Hanna will host on the 27 or 28 of June (as yet to be finalized) and Big Valley will host on Saturday, July 11 beginning at 2 p.m.

On Sunday, May 31, Big Valley’s annual Memorial Golf Tournament honouring brothers Elmer Kerbes and Lloyd Duncan takes place. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. with tee off at 10 a.m. There will be lunch and lots of prizes. Everyone is welcome. The Club Draw was won by Ryan Rivett who donated his share to the Elks Fund for Children. The first 200 Club winners for the new season are: Oliver and Maryanne Bull, Larry Anderson, Erik Elines, and Allan Sandberg. There are still a few books for sale. Contacts are Bill Smillie, Larry Meyer or any Elk member.

Don’t forget to stop by this weekend and take in Big Valley’s annual Bust Out Rodeo at the Agriplex. Competition begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8 and continues on Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be wild pony racing on both Friday and Saturday for youth 12 and under and a dance Saturday night following the rodeo action. Dust off your cowboy hats and boots and come join us for some great rodeo action.

Also this weekend, Big Valley’s annual Mothers’ Day Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall.

May birthday wishes go out to Sandra Schell – 2, Alana Stefanik – 4, Shelley Burnstad – 6, Joy Walker – 7, Dale Johnston – 7, Erika Stefanik – 8, Trudy Spence – 8, Hudson Stewart – 8, Wayne Garrison – 9, Marilee Colp – 10, Tennille Daychief – 10, Bentley Stewart – 10, Les Knapp – 12, Chantel Dubitz – 15, Eldon Stewart – 15, Teresa Greig – 16, Abigail Webster – 17, Rilynn Stewart – 20, Deanna Skocdopole – 25, Pat Parkin – 26, Dallas Gordon – 26, Tim Burnstad – 27, Otto Nicklom – 28, Barry Bolton – 28, and Madison Tizzard – 30.

Happy anniversary to Don and Margaret Lane – 1, Quinton and Amanda Baird – 4, Art and Ann Tizzard – 4, Wayne and Holly Skocdopole – 7, Rick and Carmen Tizzard – 9, Bob and Sue Boswell – 12, John and Marian Rinehart – 20, Wolf and Dorothy Dressler – 22 and Russell and Alice Faye Watts – 28.