Local skier watches World Cup races

Local skier, Jacey Gamroth, representing the Alpine racers from the Valley Ski Hill, attended a one-day program “Fast and Female” at Banff on Dec. 4. The highlight of the day’s activities was watching the ladies’ World Cup down-hill races at Lake Louise and trying on the Gold Medal won by Kerrin Lee-Gartner in 1992. Kerrin was the first Canadian female to win an Olympic event in downhill skiing. The Gamroths took a little time to ski at Nakiska enroute home. Local skiers will be happy to know that the Valley ski club opens this weekend.

Brook and Nicole Doan returned Sunday from Burkina Faso in West Africa. They were part of a group of seven who spent two and a half weeks working in an orphanage with “Bridges of Hope”, a Christian organization that has an office in Lethbridge. This was Nicole’s first trip and she was teaching nutrition classes. Brook, who was there three years ago, was working on a farm irrigation project.

Congratulations to Bailey Musgrove, Ripley Giffin and Lief Neufeld, who placed in the Legion poster contest. Winning posters will now compete at zone levels.

The Halkirk Hicks 4-H club did a terrific job of catering to the Elks Christmas party on Tuesday evening.

Ryan and Tara Schilling accompanied Byron and Linda Wilke of Byemoor to the NFR rodeo finals held in Las Vegas last week.

Rick and Lisa Kent and family attended the annual Wilke Christmas get together held in Hanes on Saturday.

Kerry Lehmann from Ottawa spent a few days visiting with Wally and Linda.

Dan and Clara Fowler are home again from an awesome holiday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Coming up: Dec. 16, ham and turkey bingo at the hall at 7:30.

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