In Canada, the federal census day is May 10 and the census is a necessary tool for getting an accurate count on the current population for every county, town, city and province in Canada. The money Alberta gets back from Ottawa in the form of transfer payments is based on these numbers. The same applies to counties, towns and cities on the per capita funding they receive from the province. Also, with Alberta’s growing population it stands to get more seats in parliament in Ottawa, the -number of extra seats depends on the final census count. So be sure to be counted in, it’s to everyone’s advantage.
Get well wishes go to Russ Kobi, who is a patient in a Calgary hospital. We hope your recovery is a speedy one, Russ.
Congratulations to Travis James and Brett Rogers on the birth of their daughter Kylie on May 6 at the Drumheller hospital. Kylie weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and is the first grandchild for Frank and Edith James.
Les and Rosemary Stulberg were in Calgary on Saturday for the funeral of Rosemary’s aunt Peggy (nee Diprose) Schrock. She was 89. Peggy was born and raised at Verdant Valley and also lived in England, Drumheller, Hanna, and Ottawa before retiring to Calgary, where she resided at the time of her passing.
The Chevelles were a huge hit on Saturday evening in Byemoor with over 300 attending and enjoying their classic music. Indications are that they will return again next year. The Endmoor Minor Hockey Association and the S.L.W. Ag. Society certainly appreciate everyone’s support.
The Byemoor 4-H Beef Club held a mock achievement on Sunday in preparation for the Stettler District Show coming up in Byemoor on May 23-24. The heifer show is on May 23 at 2:30 p.m. while the steer show is on May 24 at 9:30 a.m. with the sale at 7 p.m.
The junior high students from Byemoor returned home on Saturday from a week-long tour of Ottawa. Chaperones accompanying the 10 students were principal Corey van Zandenberg and parent Angela Yates. While there they toured Rideau Hall, the parliament buildings, several museums, and downtown Ottawa. They saw the prime minister’s residence and the U.S. Embassy as well as doing a 5 km. hike in Gatineau Park and visited a zip-line park. These were some of the highlights of this very educational and interesting trip. In June, a group of 12 exchange students from Ottawa will return the visit to Byemoor.
Congratulations to Gordon and Carol Yates on the arrival of their first great grandchild, Karter James Carstairs, born on April 22 in Red Deer to Tyrell and Sara (Gravely) Carstairs. The young fellow weighed in at 8 lbs. 9 oz.
When we were travelling on Saturday, we noticed several groups of 4-H members and other youth groups cleaning the ditches along the highways. It looks so good to see the ditches clean. Hats off to these young people for doing this and hopefully people will be considerate enough not to litter the ditches again.
There will be a work bee at the Endiang Cemetery on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. with all help welcome.
Birthday greetings go out to: May 14 – Leanne Sorensen and Jeanna Walker, May 15 – Devon Mappin, May 16 – Colin Woelk and Donna Keibel, May 17 – Nash Dettmer, May 18 – Dennis Schultz, Grant Paulsen and Wes Walker, May 19 – Shannon Knowles.
Happy anniversary to Dwayne and Shelly Schellenberg on May 18.