Get ready for equine action

Rodeo season is here again. Why not come and check out the talent as cowboys and cowgirls compete at the 2014 Big Valley Bust Out Rodeo?

Rodeo season is here again. Why not come and check out the talent as cowboys and cowgirls compete at the 2014 Big Valley Bust Out Rodeo? This year competition begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at the Big Valley Agriplex, and will continue on Saturday, May 3 at 6:00 p.m. As usual, the Agriplex will host a dance Saturday night following the rodeo action, featuring live music by Cat Country.

Then on Sunday, May 4 the Colin Cassidy Memorial Bullriding begins at 2:00 p.m. Come out and join us at one of the first rodeos of the season. This year the Bust Out Rodeo is in memory of Mr. Roy Needham.

The Big Valley Golf Club will be holding their annual meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 7:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Of note to village residents; street sweepers will be in the village on April 28 and 29. Please avoid parking on paved road surfaces on those two days as it makes for a much faster and cleaner job. Thanks!

The Hivernant Metis Cultural Society will be holding their annual “Spring Fling” on Saturday, May 3 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. This event, a fundraiser for the annual Hivernant Rendezvous, includes a supper, great entertainment and a dance. This year’s music will be provided by “Live Band”. For further information contact Marlene at 1-800-267-5844.

Attention, lady golfers. The 2014 golf season is upon us and we hope to have a lot of ladies join us this year here in Big Valley. Whether you have never golfed before or are an avid golfer, come on out and join the fun. There will be an information meeting on Wednesday, May 7 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Big Valley Golf Clubhouse. Hope to see you there. For more information please call Sandra at 403-741-6633 or Amanda at 403-741-8822.

On Saturday, May 10 the Canadian Northern Society will be conducting their annual “Spring Cleanup” at the Big Valley Station to get ready for the upcoming tourist season. Any members interested in volunteering their time, please come to the station at 9:00 a.m. The cleanup will consist of clearing branches and leaves from the yard, cleaning inside the station and some minor maintenance work. There will be a brief meeting in the station prior to the cleanup to update folks on what is going on with the station and provide an opportunity to ask any questions about what plans there are for the future.

Of special note; the annual general meeting of the Canadian Northern Society is being held on Saturday, Apr. 26 at 4:00 p.m. at the Camrose station for those wishing to attend. Snacks will be served and a historical presentation is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Rich Graydon at 403-872-4454.