Kids take part in the wild pony race as part of the 21st annual Halkirk Bullarama. Castor Advance file photo

Kids take part in the wild pony race as part of the 21st annual Halkirk Bullarama. Castor Advance file photo

Halkirk hosting annual Bull-a-rama

Aug. 25 at the Halkirk Rodeo Grounds

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg

Our neighbouring community of Halkirk is hosting its annual Bull-a-rama on Aug. 25 at the Halkirk Rodeo Grounds. Gates open at 2 p.m., the Beer Gardens open at 2:30 p.m. and opening ceremonies are set for 3:30 p.m. Mutton busting and wild pony race for the younger set will follow. At 5 p.m. the saddle bronc, bareback and bull riding begins.

A dance with music by Dally Up and the dance starts at 9 p.m and there will be fireworks at dusk. Sounds like the Halkirk Elk’s have an action-packed day planned for all to enjoy.

The summer heat wave and drought has taken its toll on crops and pastures. Crops turned colour overnight bringing on an early harvest. Pastures have dried up and farmers are scrambling to put up enough feed for their stock.

The smoke from the B.C. forest fires blocks the sun most days, making for an unusual and challenging summer.

Congratulations to Randy Schofer and Kory Bremer who were married on Aug. 11 in the beautiful yard of the groom’s parents, Carolin and John Schofer, on their Byemoor farm.

The wedding reception and dance were held at the Rumsey Community Centre. The newlyweds will be residing on the Schofer farm north of Byemoor.

We wish Randy and Kory all the best as they start their married life together.

Congratulations to Rylee Jones who was the top junior pledge earner at the Rumsey Trail Ride for STARS for the fourth year in a row. Way to go, Rylee — STARS is such a worthy cause.

Kristina and Jasmine Jones travelled to Manitoba for the wedding of Kristina’s brother Alex Peters and Jenny Hofer. Alex and Jenny were married near Garson, Man. on August 11. Congratulations and best wishes to the newlyweds for a long and happy marriage.

Big Valley Agricultural Society has a major fundraiser in the works. It is presenting its “Trip of the Month” draw, which will send several lucky winners to different destinations each month for a year plus there are draws for $100 cash each month as well.

Destinations include Honolulu vacation; Toronto for a Blue Jays game; Los Cabos, Mexico; Fishing trip to Whitefish, Montana; Anaheim, California trip; Las Vegas; Ainsworth Hot Springs in B.C.; Fernie Ski Trip; Nashville; golf get-aways and tickets to a Flames or Oilers game.

Tickets are available from any Big Valley Agricultural Society director or call Kari at 403-916-5103 for more information.

Floor curling at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre commences on Sept. 6. The centre is open Monday to Friday for coffee and cards are held at 7 p.m. each Monday and Friday.

Humour for the day — “Sometimes my brain is like the Bermuda Triangle. Information goes in and then it’s never found again.”