Operation Christmas Child season is here. In Big Valley, donations can be dropped off at Jensen Contract Flooring Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. with Leslie Enns. You can donate a gift filled shoebox, shoebox items or we would be happy to fill a box for you if you prefer to donate money. All donations must be in by Friday, Nov. 6. Learn more about OperationChristmas Child at SamaritansPurse.ca or contact Lacey Dyck at 403-741-8300.
Don’t forget to book your table for the annual Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale. This popular event is slated forSaturday, Nov. 21 at the Big Valley Community Hall. For more information or to book a table please call Andrea at 403-876-2064.
The Big Valley Drop-in Centre will be hosting a flu clinic this Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Their next community pancake supper will be on Monday, Nov. 2 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Twenty-three people attended Hall Board Bingo last Thursday, Oct.8. The progressive jackpot is still building; the consolation winner was Chucky Pander. The bonanza went to Ron Milton while the consolation went to Dianne Haughton. The loonie pot winner was Chucky Pander. The next Bingo will be on Thursday, Oct. 22. Warm up starts at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there.
The weekly crib tournaments at the Big Valley Inn began again this past Sunday, Oct. 18. Nine players came out to the first of this season tournament. Caroline Pound took first place, Margaret Levesque took second and Bill Kirtley took third. Len Shawtook home the booby prize and Margaret Levesque won the draw. Eva Mawer from B.C. won the 50/50 pot this week. Thanks to all the participants and see you all next Sunday at 1 p.m.
Alberta Health Services will be holding a “Time to Move” workshop here in Big Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to12 noon at the Big Valley Train Station. This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about being active and improving fitness. Learn the difference between active living and exercise and what the benefits of physical activity are. Find out why time may be getting in the way of your physical activity goals and come up with ideas to increase and maintain physical activity. Please bring your Alberta Health Care Card. For information call Cindy Mailer 876-2132.