Family gathering recognizes multiple Wasdal milestones

There will be a Grey Cup party at the Endiang Hall on Sunday, starting two hours before game time.

There will be a Grey Cup party at the Endiang Hall on Sunday, starting two hours before game time. Beef-on-a-bun and snacks will be provided and there will be a bar. Admission charge is $5 and everyone is invited to join in the fun.

Ben Crane will be in concert in Endiang on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the community hall. The western singer, musician and cartoonist is perhaps best-known for his illustrations on Leanin’ Tree greeting cards.

Much of Crane’s amusing artwork will be projected on a screen during the Endiang performance. The unique show is billed as being rich with western art and music, and features Crane’s daughter Jessica on the violin.

Quality family entertainment will make you laugh.

Tickets are available for $20 at the door, or in advance by calling 403-585-8379 or 403-317-4918.

The Wasdal “generation celebration” last Saturday at the Byemoor hall was well-attended by many friends and family.

Congratulations to Art Wasdal on the celebration of his 90th birthday, to his son Jim for celebrating his 60th birthday and grandson Dustin on marking his 30th birthday. As well, other members of the family marked special birthdays, including matriarch Dot, who celebrated her 85th birthday in September.

Entertainment at the open house came from Ron (Buckshot) Barge and Wade Sillito, who played traditional classic country tunes, with some fine violin-playing from Wade.

Many will recall when Barge hosted the Buckshot Show on CFCN. Many of the kindergarten classes from Byemoor travelled to Calgary to be on the TV show. Dustin was among them.

Lori Blake provided the music for the dance afterward. It could be said “a good time was had by all.”

Darcy Tucker of Toronto was home for a few days last week to spend some time with his family members. He and brother Dwight got in some hunting during his short stay.

Byemoor School filled shoeboxes on Friday for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to local generosity, 38 boxes of Christmas gifts will be contributed to Samaritan’s Purse to be distributed to less-fortunate children in Central and South America.

Congratulations to the students and teachers on this act of caring.

May Knowles has recently moved to Paragon Place, where she would be happy to have visitors. We wish May well in her new location.

The Big Valley-Byemoor atom hockey team had a busy weekend. On Friday, the club lost 7-4 to Bashaw, and on Saturday defeated Ponoka 8-4. The local team tied Hobbema 5-5 on Sunday.

Keep in mind Santa Claus Day in Byemoor on Dec. 1. The 4-H club plans to sell Christmas trees at 11 a.m. which is the same time as the craft and bake sale starts at the hall.

Santa Claus will visit in the afternoon, and pictures with Santa will be at 1 p.m. Craft tables are still available, by contacting Doreen at 403-579-2460.

Also, for those in the mood to Christmas shop, Cattlemunns Ranching Gift Shop is now open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are located on Highway 855 south of Endiang and are also open by appointment by calling 403-665-2431.

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