The Halkirk seniors held their first meeting and pot-luck dinner for the season on Sept. 18, with 10 members present. Pot-luck dinners will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., and everyone is welcome to join them. Bingo began on Sept. 18 and will be held every second Tuesday afternoon.
It’s expected that the floor curling will commence when the harvest work has finished.
Mayor Dale Kent and councillors Dennis Cordel and Sherry Jamieson, along with CAO Doris Cordel, took in the AUMA convention in Edmonton last week.
A pat on the back to our grades 1 through 9 students who took part in the Terry Fox Run at Gus Wetter on Friday. The schools, plus several adults, also enjoyed a fundraiser lunch in support of Lexi, a Castor student with cancer.
A Thanksgiving box has been set up at the school for donations to the Castor food bank, which is always grateful for the support from our students and the school community.
Volleyball season has started. Our girls’ and boys’ teams played at Gus Wetter on Wednesday. Adult volleyball starts on Oct. 15, following the school council meeting. All adults are invited to participate.
We welcome David and Cori Fawcett to our community. They have set up a mobile home just west of town and both are employed locally.
Jean Anderson and her daughter, Wanda Turner, recently flew to Vancouver, where they boarded a celebrity cruise ship and sailed to Alaska. It was their first cruise and they enjoyed the sights, the entertainment, the food and visiting with fellow travellers.
Helen and Cal Waterston, accompanied by Gerry and Gordon Waterston, all of Camrose, spent Sunday with Dale and Melody Kent.
Rick and Lisa Kent and family spent the weekend in Saskatchewan, visiting with Lisa’s sister Lana and Ben Chitwood and family.
John and Judy de Mos have returned from their trip to Manitoba, where they stayed near the Red River; went to Oak Hammock Marsh, the headquarters for Ducks Unlimited; visited Lower Fort Gary and the Forks. En route, they stopped at Canada’s oldest monastery, St. Peter’s College at Muenster, Sask., and on the way back walked across the longest pedestrian bridge, which is part of the Trans-Canada trail at Outlook, Sask.
COMING UP: Oct. 4 — Hall board Ham and Turkey Bingo at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 6 to 8 — Happy Thanksgiving, everyone; Oct. 23 – Awards night at the school at 7 p.m.: Nov. 4 — Community turkey supper at the Hall from 4 to 7 p.m.