Family dance was huge success

With the support of our neighbouring communities, the parent council sponsored Family Dance held was a huge success.

With the support of our neighbouring communities, the parent council sponsored Family Dance held on Saturday evening in the hall, was a huge success. Upwards of 75 people, parents and kids, enjoyed raffles, games and contests to the music supplied by DJ Simon Muncy.  The proceeds will be used to improve the school playground.

Our sympathies go out to Leona Robertson on the passing of her granddaughter, Kelly Kean, 19, in a Victoria, BC hospital on April 12.  A celebration of her life memorial was held in Nanaimo on Sunday, April 19.

Our sympathy is extended to Brian and Alyson Williams and family on the passing of Brian’s dad, Dean Williams of Drayton Valley.

The Grade 4 to 6 students are going to work with Nick Teekman, manager of the Halkirk Prairie short line railroad museum located in the former mini arena, twice each month.  They will be building diarama yards of farms, houses etc. to add to this amazing miniature train display.  You can tell the museum is open on warm weather Sundays when the crossing lights are flashing.  The train has been running for just over a year and you can watch a clip of it by typing Halkirk prairie shortline railroad in Google.

Our local Lacrosse players, Grice, Kent and Williams played in Stettler against Red Deer on Saturday and against Lacoka (Lacombe/Ponoka) on Sunday.

Mother Teresa students, grades 6 through 9 are playing badminton in Consort this Monday and Wednesday in preparation for CARA on April 29.

Floor curling in Galahad last week were Edna Luft, Dennis Turre, Rose Koenraadt and Adolf Heier.

On Saturday, April 25, Dunkle Agencies will hold a farm auction for the estate of Kim Gosnell.  At this time, our community bids well to Heather Gosnell who is moving into Stettler.

Dennis and Doris Cordel were among the family that attended the opening of Bengel Custom Homes first show home, built in the community of Windrose in Leduc.  Bengel is owned by Brad and Erica (Wiart) Engel.  Brad is a third generation of builders, the son of Don Engel and grandson of Louie Engel from the days of Engel Const. that operated out of our town for many years.

Anne Neilson returned home from visiting with son, Mike Neilson from Burnaby and daughter, Brenda Nielson from Langley.

Reminder that there is a countywide fire ban on and with the wind as heavy as it has been, it’s well worth being careful.

Greg and Laura Kent accompanied by friends returned last week from a holiday in beautiful St. Maartens.  Laura is recovering from a slip on a metal gate that resulted in a broken bone.  Get well soon!

Dennis and Doris returned last week from a visit with Doris’ aunt Lena ( Knight ) and cousins Bill and Trudeth and their sons Cody and Jordon in Chilliwack, BC.  They enjoyed the green grass, the shrubs and trees in bloom but missed the tulips who were almost finished blooming.

Mother Theresa School will be holding an open house for the community on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m.  Our school is a small, rural, progressive school, permeated with Christian values to meet the needs of the whole child.  Mark this date on your calendar and visit the classrooms.

The Village will be recognizing and celebrating our fire department during Volunteer Firefighters appreciation week held this year from May 4 to 9.  Watch for more details and plan to attend.

The Halkirk Elks will be hosting their annual salute to “moms “ with a pancake breakfast and all the trimmings on Mothers’ Day, May 10 in the hall.  This is a great day to plan a generational family breakfast.