HALKIRK HERALD — This year marks Canada’s 150th birthday. What will you do to celebrate the occasion? The Elks are interested in some kind of a celebration. Let them know if you have some ideas.
It’s Groundhog Day on Thursday, Feb. 2 and he/she will have a scientific reading on the length of our winter.
Darcy and Andrea Mabbott are pleased to welcome the safe arrival of their third grandson. Theo Samson, weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz., was born on Thursday, Jan. 19 to Tessa and Stefan Kaiser in Edmonton. They also have an almost two-year-old son Silas. Ron and Melva Mabbott are the great-grand parents. Congratulations to all.
Sympathy is sent out to Louise Strandquist and family on the passing of her brother, Brian Wason from Cold Lake on Sunday, Jan. 22.
Mike and Shirley Vanak are back in the area after spending a few years in Medicine Hat. They have settled in Stettler as of the middle of January. The Vanaks lived south of Halkirk and were active members of our community.
Upcoming events: Feb. 2 – Regular Bingo games at the Hall starts at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; Feb. 4 – Last chance to pick up tickets for the Elks annual “fish fry” and comedy hour available from Value Drugs in Castor, Wells Furniture in Stettler and the Snack Shack in Halkirk; Feb. 16 – The seniors are hosting a floor curling bonspiel at the Centre. Stop in for coffee and cheer on your favorite team; Feb. 20 – FCSS is organizing Family Day activities at the Senior Centre from noon till 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come in to make a taco snack, do some floor curling or participate in the new colouring craze; Feb. 21 – A guest speaker will talk about fraudulent schemes and about elder abuse that target seniors in their homes. This informational meeting is sponsored by FCSS and will be held in the Senior Centre at 6:30 p.m.