Intense competition for Big Valley council seats

Before we’ve even had the chance to get used to the fall routines, September is almost a memory and October is here. Local clubs and organizations are gearing up after the summer hiatus with a calendar filled with community events.

For your information, a public forum will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 6 . This “Meet the Candidates” event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Big Valley Drop in Centre.

Eight people have declared for the three council positions here in Big Valley. Candidates include Crystal Bardwell, Keith E. Campbell, Rick Kargaard, Lois Miller and Art Tizzard, with Wayne Garrison, Gail Marie Knudson and Walter Stefanik seeking re-election.

So often, voters say they don’t know who to vote for, so why not take this opportunity to get to know where these candidates stand on the issues? Come out and ask some important questions. Take an active interest in electing the best candidates for public office. We all need to get involved in the political process because it directly affects our lives and what happens in our community.

The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church introduces Planet K-5, an after school kids’ club for children in kindergarten to Grade 5. Held every Tuesday at the Big Valley School gym from 3:30 till 5 p.m, Planet K-5 is a place to play fun games and do awesome activities. For more information contact Pastor Kyle at 403-876-2641.

Also from the E-Free church, the youth group begins on Friday, Oct. 1 and meets on the first three Fridays every month. Contact Pastor Kyle for more information.

The Big Valley Drop-in Centre begins holding their popular pancake suppers on Monday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. This Monday’s menu includes pancakes, eggs and sausages.

To all crib players, Big Valley Inn Crib will be starting on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 1:00 p.m. in the bar. Everyone is welcome.

New to the drop-in centre, another crib club will be playing on Sundays, starting Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. Again, everyone is welcome.

Hall Board Bingo begins its new season on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Jubilee Hall. Come out and play every Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

October birthday wishes go out to Brenda Campbell – 1, Michelle Cassidy – 4, Barb Skocdopole – 4, Dennis Kyncl – 5, Loshaunna Annable – 7, Edel Giesell – 7, Hugh Campbell – 9, Alice Faye Watts – 10, Don Walker – 11, Hope Skocdopole – 12, Doug Duncan – 12, Brenda Woods – 14, Carl Schilling – 18, Elaine Haberstock – 19, Tom Mitchell – 20, Rose Gauthier – 21, Buzz Hockley – 24, Cassandra Visser – 24, Carla Visser – 24, Leonard Mogck – 26, John Rinehart – 26, Vi McCarty – 26, Dale Colp – 27, Michelle Jensen – 29, Nathan Houle – 29, Gladys Nicklom – 30, Corinne Feusi – 31

Also happy anniversary to Dale & Deanna Skocdopole – 5, Dennis & Rita Kyncl – 7, Gerard & Tracey Forde – 8, Bill & Peggy Melnyk – 10, Jack & Barb Skocdopole – 22, Curt & Connie Watts – 25.

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