Elks district meeting to be held on April 8

There will be an informational meeting for Rails and Tails at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall on Tuesday Mar. 14 at 7 p.m.

BIG VALLEY BULLETIN — There will be an informational meeting for Rails and Tails at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall on Tuesday Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Alan Willis will be presenting details on the exposition planned to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. All non-profit organizations, businesses and community members are encouraged to attend. Big Valley can expect thousands of visitors to our community between June 29 and July 3 for this event, so bring your questions and ideas.

The Big Valley Elks February meeting saw them hosting the provincial Elk’s President Lyal Ozouf who gave a comprehensive briefing in the Good of the Order segment. The Elks magazine will be going digital as a significant cost savings, though those without computer access will still receive a magazine. Brother Lyal also provided an excellent update on Elks charities. Ozouf praised both the local turnout and the Elk activities for the area. He also commented that the upcoming Oyster Feed and Past ER Night sounded like an event he wouldn’t want to miss, so he’ll be back. Remember to mark March 28 on your calendars.

“Elks in Motion” is Brother Lyal’s motto and he believes the Big Valley Elks epitomize this and should keep it up. Members from Castor and Stettler also attended.

The “Death of a Member” service was carried out in honour of longtime member Brother George Mickie. Brother Larry Meyer gave the eulogy highlighting Brother George’s involvement with the Degree Team and his participation in Elkdom. Condolences to his family.

The district meeting will be held on Saturday, April 8 in Castor. Disbursements were made to Stars and the 4-H Riders Club in memory of Shirley Woods. The club draw was won by visitor Pat Anett from Castor who donated his share to the Children’s Fund. Club 200 winners were Don Fooks, Larissa Jackson, David Webster and John Christie.

Ten players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, March 5. Stan Nattestad took first place, Caroline Pound took second and Vi McCarty took third. Trudy Spence went home with the booby and Vi McCarty won the regular draw. The next crib afternoon is on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m.

At the Drop-In Centre, eight people came out to play crib on Sunday, March 5. First went to Bob Boswell, second to Donna Clark, third to Lynne Gjaltema and Adrice Clamp went home with booby.