Thank goodness spring is finally here and with it the beginning of warm-weather activities.
On Friday, May 17, the Big Valley Library will host its first outdoor children’s activity of the season. Boys and girls five years and older are invited to come out to the library park from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to help us plant some pumpkins for Halloween. There will be hotdogs and drinks and a plant to take home.
Parents are asked to note that permission slips must be signed for the gardening activity. Children under five are welcome if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at 403-876-2642.
On Thursday, May 23, Mrs. Sorensen’s Grade 3-4 class, assisted by the 1-2 class, will have a bottle drive to help raise money for year-end field-trip costs. If you would like to support the students, drop bottles off at the school or the bottle depot anytime during the week of the 23rd.
Students will also collect bottles door to door around Big Valley on Thursday morning. Bottles can be left on your front step, or you could wait for a smiling face to knock on you door.
The students thank you for your kind donations and generosity.
The golf season is about to begin and Big Valley women’s golf wants you on board. Young, seasoned, new, or experienced, we are all about having fun and enjoying a night out.
Come out for an organizational meeting tonight at 7 o’clock at the clubhouse. For more information, call Amanda at 403-876-2692 or Sandra at 403-876-2810.
The April meetings of the Royal Purple and Elks were combined with the dual installation of new leaders in both lodges. Outgoing as the honoured Royal Lady was Myra Greig, with Jennie Houle taking the reins for the ladies.
The Elks’ outgoing Exalted Ruler was John Palmer. Dustin Houston now assumes the position. Both the outgoing leaders were justifiably honoured by all present for their strong efforts on behalf of their lodges.
The Hanna Patrol Team, led by Archie Williamson, assisted in the installation. Bro. Lloyd Duncan and D.D. Lady Teresa Greig led the ceremony. Congratulations to the new chairpersons and thanks for stepping up to the plate.
Disbursements were made to two youths following their dreams in sports; one playing hockey in Europe and the other heading out to represent Canada in the Pan American Games in Columbia.
A donation was also made to the Friends of the Kerbes Pond to defray power costs for the aeration system. Dates have been set for the Elks annual golf tournaments.
On Sunday, May 26, the Elmer Kerbes Memorial tournament takes place, while the Inter-lodge tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 6. These are always fun days and well worth attending.
The club draw was won by David Webster and the first 200 club draws for the new season saw Joy Kobi, Camrin Lang, Mark Anderson and Vern Thuro as the big winners.
— Big Valley Bulletin