Great talent visiting Endiang

The Calgary Fiddlers presented a fantastic concert at the Endiang Hall on Sunday afternoon.

Byemoor/Endiang News

The Calgary Fiddlers presented a fantastic concert at the Endiang Hall on Sunday afternoon. The extremely talented fiddlers, all in their teens, captivated the audience with a variety of selections, including several Christmas numbers.

I can’t recall seeing more talent on one stage before. The multi-talented performers not only played their fiddles with great skill, they also had choreographed dance steps and did some singing as well.

Anyone who didn’t attend the concert truly missed some fabulous entertainment. Thanks to B. J. Smith for arranging the Calgary Fiddlers’ visit to, as they put it, our “quaint little hamlet.”

Congratulations to Jeanna Walker and Adam Fremont on the birth of their daughter Willa Krystal Elaine Fremont on Dec. 11 in Edmonton. Willa weighed six pounds six ounces. The young family are residing in Stettler. Congratulations also to the local grandparents Clint and Tammy Walker and great-grandma Evelyn Walker.

The Walkers also welcomed a new grandson earlier in the fall when Chelsea and Allan Pero had their second son, Brenton Justin Pero on Sept. 26. Brenton weighed 11 pounds 8 ounces and was a little brother for Bentley. Belated congratulations to the Pero and Walker families on that addition.

Ruthie’s Roost café in Endiang is holding its customer appreciation day on Dec. 20. All customers are invited to come and enjoy a complimentary turkey supper. There will be three sittings, at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Those interested in attending must make a reservation for the sitting of their choice, by calling 403-579-2522.

Judy Buchwitz’s mother, Darlene Westfall, of Rothsay, Minnesota is visiting with Miles, Judy and family.

The Endmoor floor curlers held their Christmas party on Saturday in Endiang. They enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner at noon at Ruthie’s Roost café and this was followed by an afternoon of floor curling and visiting at the hall. Some former members of the club were also able to join in on the festive celebration.

Doris Schilling travelled to Sylvan Lake on Saturday to help celebrate the first birthday of her great-granddaughter.

Dale and Dee Green hosted their annual Christmas party at their home on Saturday evening. Thanks to the Greens for their hospitality.

In local hockey action, the Peewee team won 8-6 against the Stettler A team in Big Valley on Saturday. The Peewees’ next game is on Dec. 21 in Byemoor against Daysland.

The Atoms team also played in Big Valley; they lost to Bowden 5-3. This coming weekend the Atoms play in Byemoor on Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. and in Big Valley on Dec. 21 at 1 p.m.

The Endmoor Vipers girls’ hockey team played on Sunday afternoon in Byemoor. They enjoyed a 15-3 win over Maskwacis (formerly Hobbema).

Remember these coming events:

Dec. 18 — Byemoor School Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at the Byemoor hall.

Dec. 20 — Scapa Community Christmas Concert at the Scapa hall. Potluck supper at 5:30 (meat supplied). All talent welcomed for the program. Please bring a Santa gift for your children.

Dec. 23 — St. Peter’s Lutheran Church candlelight church service at 7 p.m.

Christmas trivia

“In Britain, eating mince pies at Christmas dates back to the 1500s. It is still believed to eat a mince pie on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring 12 happy months in the year to follow.”

— “In North America, children put stockings out at Christmas time. Their Dutch counterparts, however, use shoes.”