Big Valley Bulletin
The Big Valley Oil Kings have embarked on another season in the Battle River Hockey League. The team played their first game of the season this past Saturday in Daysland. Daysland, who eliminated the Kings in the BRHL semifinals last year, were also the league champions in 2014. Big Valley, made up of some new faces, hasn’t had much success in Daysland’s home rink. However, the team stepped up and played a great first game, coming out with a 2-1 win to start the season 1-0.
Last year’s BRHL Rookie of the Year Matt Kinnunen started the scoring for the Kings. Newcomer Brendan Lamb would score the eventual game winner in the second period. Chance Clark made 30 saves in the win for the team. The Kings now embark on six more road games before the home opener scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Big Valley Agriplex.
The Historical Society reports that their new Tool Museum is making excellent progress; they are hoping it will soon have insulation, heat and lights in it since it’s rather dark and cold at present. Members of the society have also been busy down in the workshop at McAlister Motors accessioning the tool collection. This means they have been numbering, labelling and entering the tool information (description, size, etc.) into their computer. So far, they say they have finished about 3000 tools and there are many, many more to go. This week, they were working on hammers, have moved on to axes and are looking forward to a box full of wrenches coming up in the future. Undoubtedly it will take a few more years to finish the accessioning project.
The Trickster Theatre group is coming to the Big Valley School on Friday, Nov. 21 to help the whole school put on a performance about Big Valley’s history. The performance will begin at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch.
Thirteen people were out for Big Valley Inn crib this past Sunday, Nov. 16. Vi McCarty took first place, Lawrence Wilkie took second and Margaret Levesque took third. Len Shaw took the booby this week and Gloria Emblau won the regular draw. Betty Bell went home with $38.50 from the 50/50 this week, thanks to a couple of very generous participants. The Big Valley Inn Crib group thanks everyone for their participation and hope to see a full house next week at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to play.
Twenty-one people were out for Hall Board Bingo last Thursday evening. The elusive progressive jackpot was not won, so it is still building. Consolation winners were Donna D’Aoust and Ernest Petrussa. The bonanza winner was Barb Skocdopole, who also went home with that consolation. The loonie pot is sitting at $150 and still building. The next Bingo is on Thursday, Nov. 20 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Come on out and join the fun.
The Big Valley E-Free Church would like to extend an invitation to join them at an evening concert with international recording artist David Bracken on Friday, Nov. 28 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Gather up your family and friends and come to enjoy an intimate and unforgettable evening of strong acoustic songs. Everyone is welcome.
Unbelievably it’s that time of year already. Plans for Big Valley’s annual Children’s Christmas Party have begun. This popular event is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 14 and as usual everyone is welcomed to attend. Gifts are arranged for children 10 and under, so it is important to preregister. For more information please call Brenda at 403-740-6552.