Just in time for snowfall, Halkirk students brush up on their snowmobiling lessons

Outdoor expert Lori Zacaruk and her assistant from Zac’s Tracs in Black Diamond were at the Halkirk school this week

Outdoor expert Lori Zacaruk and her assistant from Zac’s Tracs in Black Diamond were at the Halkirk school this week as part of a “ride- smart” program put on by the Alberta Snowmobile Association and the Canadian Avalanche Centre.

They brought a quad and a snowmobile, along with avalanche gear — including beacons, probes, backpacks, shovels, etc., for the students to experiment with.

There were videos, slides and pictures. All demos were held in the gym and all students attended.

The presentation was organized by teacher Tracy Turre and her husband, Monte, who is president of the Tail Creek snowmobile club. An avalanche safety course will be offered in Erskine on Nov. 4 for interested snowmobilers. To register, go to zacstracs.com.

Congratulations to Stacey Chick and Darcy Erion, who were married on Saturday, Oct. 20. Stacey is the granddaughter of Lowell and Janette Berry. Most of the Berry family were home to attend the celebrations held at Westwood.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Lyle Mabbott, who passed away on Sept. 23 in Lloydminster. His wife Diane is the daughter of Edna Dryden and he is a brother to Ron and Melva (Doan) Mabbott and an uncle to Darcy and Andrea Mabbott, as well as many other family members.

Get-well wishes to Aspen Johnson, who had the misfortune to break her arm at play.

Mother Teresa volleyball teams had a busy week. On Wednesday, the junior high hosted Theresetta; on Thursday, the grades 4 to 6 team was at Theresetta for a fun exhibition game, developing skills; and on Saturday, the junior high students participated in a tournament at Gus Wetter School in Castor.

Congratulations to Grade 6 student Abby Musgrove, who placed 15th in CWAJHAA cross-country meet in Sylvan Lake last week.

Halkirk and area was covered in a thick blanket of snow early Saturday morning.

COMING UP: Nov. 4 — Halkirk community turkey supper with all the trimmings at the hall from 4 until 7 p.m. Nov. 4 — Daylight savings time ends, so it’s time to pick up new batteries for you smoke detector.