Summer holiday began at the close of last Wednesday’s school day.
Halkirk students went swimming at Castor in the morning, had pizza for lunch and then watched a movie in the afternoon.
It was a day to bid farewell to classmates and to two teachers who will not return next fall. Eric Neilson will be accepting a full-time position in Consort and Lisa Gallon will be teaching in Forestburg. Our best wishes go with them.
The grades 7 to 9 students enjoyed a camping field trip. They spent their first day at Cap Ayre Lake, north of Consort and their second day at Bodo, north of Altario, where they toured an archaeological site and camped out in tee-pees.
Congratulations to Steven Strandquist and Kelsey Derr, who were married June 25. The newlyweds will make their home in Stettler.
Gary Doan, son of the late Joe and Mrytle (DesJardine) Doan, from Whiterock, B.C., made a whirlwind trip through our area on Monday. He had lunch with Wray Emmett, spent the afternoon with his aunt and uncle, Bill and May Jamieson, called on Billy Matier and spent the night with Doan and Sherry Jamieson, where he visited with Phil Doan, Maxine Baird, Sheryl and Ross Bunbury and Melanie Bunbury.
On Tuesday, he called on Bernie and Bernice Doan, Dean and Don Coulthard, and then went on to Forestburg for a visit with Doug and Gwen Matier. On Friday, Jean and Don Farmer, Eunice (Doan) and Campbell Lindsay’s daughter from the Island, visited with May and Bill Jamieson and with Doan and Sherry Jamieson, and then went on to Castor to visit Norm and Marion Steinwand. Jean and Marion are sisters.
JD and Sandra Johnson and girls left on Wednesday for an extended weekend visit with siblings Kim and Daryl Mackie and with Kandace and Scott Morrison and their families in Vancouver.
Dale and Melody Kent spent last weekend with Greg and Laura Kent, who have just moved into their new home in Lloydminster.
COMING UP: Aug. 24 — Halkirk Elks annual bull-a-rama. Mark the date on your calendar.