Elks excitement was in town

The Big Valley Elks held their annual Past Exalted Ruler Night accompanied by their oyster feed after their meeting on March 24


The Big Valley Elks held their annual Past Exalted Ruler Night accompanied by their oyster feed after their meeting on March 24 with over 50 Elks attending from area lodges.

Nine new brothers were initiated into Elkdom with Brother Al Berresford acting as Exalted Ruler and carrying out the ceremony. Well done, Al.

Bill again put his culinary talents to work and prepared an excellent feed of oysters, ham, eggs and toast for everyone’s enjoyment. Thanks Bill.

The meeting saw the local Elks supporting the Big Valley School swim program. Club 200 draws have come to an end for this year and new tickets are now available from Elk members. Besides the chance to be a lucky winner, the Club 200 program is great way to support the Elks and the local community.

Various lodges gave a bit of a rundown on their upcoming activities. The Delburne Elks have a steak-fry organized for April 13. A number count is needed so please let Jake know if you plan to attend.

The Trenville Elks informed us that the camp ground will open on May 1 and restroom facilities are available. This is without a doubt one of our area’s more scenic spots so check it out. The Delia Elks will be running a “Learn to Curl School” in July. Anyone interested should contact the Delia Village Office.

The club draw was scooped by Ken McFarlan. Club 200 winners were Zane Bartley, Audrey Nelson, and Ellie Briggs. Maren Hulyk was the $500 winner.

The Big Valley Legion’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 at 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

Easter Sunday services will be held at the Big Valley United Church on Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m.

Fifteen players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, March 29. Margaret Levesque took home first, Len Shaw second, and Dale Kobi third. Gail Johnson went home with the booby, Margaret Levesque won the regular draw and Patsy Lombard won the 50/50. Congratulations to all the winners. The Big Valley crib players wish everyone a great Easter weekend. The next crib tournament will be on Sunday, April 12 beginning at 1 p.m.

The Big Valley Oil Kings 2014/2016 Awards Banquet will be on Saturday, April 11 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Award presentations are at 7 p.m. and the cabaret starts at 9 p.m. Come out and spend an evening with the Kings. Everyone is welcome. For more information or tickets, call Dustin at 403-740-5483.

Don’t forget, Big Valley School kindergarten registration has started for the 2015-16 school year. You are encouraged to register your child early so an accurate count for next year’s classes can be compiled. Stop by the Big Valley School or call 403-866- 2271 for more information.

April birthday greetings go out to Rowan Laisnez – 1, Brayden Daychief – 1, Debra Johnston – 2, Barb Laisnez – 3, Amanda Baird – 5, Alearra Daychief – 10, Russell Watts – 11, Mackenzie Schell – 12, Edna Sugden – 13, Rodney Fraser – 14, Marjorie Olive Sr. – 16, Chad Sorensen – 17, Cindy Mailer – 19, Ron Kilpatrick – 20, and Larry Erickson – 27.

Happy anniversary to Andy and Karen Dayman – 1, Bennett and Carolyn Anderson, Don and Joy Walker -19, Scott and Sandra Schell – 24, Otto and Gladys Nicklom – 27 and Les and Ann Mulbach -29.