BIG VALLEY BULLETIN -- What a busy month for the Elks. February’s meeting began with the departed brother ceremony to honour past ER, Brother John Palmer. Brother Palmer spent two years as ER and carried out these duties well. An update was given on the success of the Elks’ trip to an Edmonton Oil Kings jr. hockey game. The past ER and Oyster Feed is confirmed for Tuesday, March 22. The provincial president dropped in for an impromptu chat after visiting the Royal Purple Ladies. The club draw was won by Larry Meyer who donated his share to the Children’s Fund. Club 200 winners were Glen Craig, Don Fooks, Bob Boswell and Cody Ferguson.
Saturday night’s Yuk Yuks Comedy Show was a great success with about 250 people enjoying a tremendous evening. The three performers were top notch and the Elk Ladies, with Katrina’s help, did a super job with the food and décor. A lot of effort went into this endeavor and many newer Elk members came through with flying colors. Quinton Baird and Ryan Rivett were outstanding with the organizing and many non-Elks and hockey moms assisted in ticket sales. Thank you to one and all for your support.
At a special presentation made by Hall Board Chair and Elk member David Webster, a plaque was unveiled honoring Lloyd Duncan’s efforts in this community. Brother Lloyd was a 60-year Elk and his outstanding work within the ranks was second to none. His efforts were also well known outside the Elks. No matter what was needed, he was there with equipment, knowledge, brawn and a drive to get things done. We hope this plaque, hanging on the walls that he helped build, will remind folks of what he has given us.
March birthday wishes go out to Janet Stewart – 2, Ken Johnson – 2, Clifford Ross – 3, Ken Christensen – 4, Judy Christensen – 4, Ione Miller – 5, Don Gillespie – 7, Sue Boswell – 7, Holly Skocdopole – 8, Tianna Kirtley – 9, Crystal Bardwell – 10, Danny Houle – 11, Rick Nicklom – 11, Ty Fraser – 13, Shelagh Sisson – 15, Terry Stenberg – 17, Janet Annable – 18, Jen Brown – 18, Brad Brenchley – 18, Harvey Christensen – 19, Carmen Tizzard – 19, Loren Watts – 20, Lori Ruele – 21, Lynne Gjaltema – 22, Bill Melnyk – 22, Kevin Stewart – 22, Shirley Stormoen – 23, Lori Gordon – 25, Mel Miller – 28, Chris Janke – 30, and Jara Colp – 31.
Happy anniversary to Kelly and Robyn Armstrong – 11 and Darcy and Teresa Greig – 15.