Get ready for the Ride for STARS

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Big Valley Bulletin

Summer is already half over and August is proving to be a very busy month here in Big Valley with a host of events scheduled.

On August 6, the Ralph Klaus Memorial Golf Tournament takes place at the Big Valley Golf Course beginning with breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Big Valley Community Hall.

Golf starts at 10:00 a.m. to be followed by a BBQ at 3:00 p.m. For more information or to enter, call Larry Klaus at 1-800-232-9470.

Sunday, Aug. 7, brings the 22nd Annual Ride for STARS to the area. Scheduled events include a traditional pancake breakfast, trial rides, poker rally, silent auction, quilt/prize raffle, and a BBQ beef supper. For more information, call Ernie & Jacqui Goddard 403-368-2132 or Deanie & Tim Lynch 403-442-2399.

During the week of August 8 to 12, the Big Valley Evangelical Free Church is hosting their Summer Kids Club every morning from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Children in kindergarten to Grade 5 can join in games, crafts, songs and a whole lot of fun. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on August 8. For more information, call 403- 876-2003.

Model train buffs should come and check out the amazing displays at the annual “Free-Mo” Model Train Days, which take place at the Big Valley Agriplex on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14.

The Big Valley Ladies of the Royal Purple are hosting an “Old Time Family Picnic” on August 14 at the Big Valley Ball Diamond. Events include fun games and races, a ball game beginning at 11:00 a.m. and of course food, prizes and a whole lot of fun.

Everyone is invited to attend this family friendly event. For more information, contact Teresa Greig at 403-876-2082 or Jenni Houle at 403-876-2558.

Big Valley is planning an Indoor Garage Sale, Farmer’s Market and Sports Equipment Swap at the Arena on August 20. For more information on this event, contact Andrea at 403-876-2064.

August birthday wishes go out to Cory Stormoen – 1, Kelly Armstrong – 3, Mark Anderson – 5, Nora Saar – 5, Phyllis Garrison – 5, Shirley Vols – 6, Karen Kargaard – 6, Roy Needham – 7, Kathy Evans – 8, Michelle Roux – 8, Donna Clark – 9, Dorothy Annable – 9, Andrew Shirley – 11, Bill Smillie – 13, Marie Gridley – 14, Stephanie Siegrist – 14, Taylor Baird – 15, Luke Skocdopole – 15, Connie Watts – 15, Val Erickson – 16, Clarence Dowhaniuk – 16, Vi Milton – 18, Cerwin Annable – 20, Ainsleigh Lucki – 23, Dorothy Dressler – 25, Deagan Lucki – 27, Wayne Fraser – 28, Zachary Duncan – 28, Cheryl Van Haga – 29, Ken Scott – 30, Peggy Roselle – 31, Mel Dods – 31.

Happy anniversary to Harvey and Judy Christenson – 3, Bill and Verna Kirtley – 12, Jim and Myra Greig – 15, Brent and Cindy Mailer – 17, Danny and Jenny Houle – 19, Ryan and Brandy Erickson – 19, Allan and Valerie MacDonald – 20, Mel and Lois Miller – 23, Terry and Janet Annable – 24, and Russel and Charlotte Watts – 26.

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