Lots to see and do in Donalda

Donalda has two events in August that promise to attract visitors and locals alike.

Donalda has two events in August that promise to attract visitors and locals alike. A new exhibit can be viewed at the Donalda Gallery for the Arts in the historic bank building on Main Street, Donalda. The exhibit is a selection of photographs by the late Dan Wood. His wife Gwen, who has selected and displayed the photographs, will be available during the duration of the exhibit through August.

The Donalda School is installing a new playground on August 15 and 16. This promises to be a great addition to the school. To volunteer to help with the installation call Shauna Wilkie at 403-883-2122. Lunch will be provided both days. Thanks to everyone for fundraising efforts over the past year.

Finally, this month, the drive-in movie at the Willow Canyon site at Donalda takes place on Saturday August 23 at dusk (9 p.m.). The movie will be the 2007 comedy, “The Bucket List,” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Come early to the show and explore the trails of the Meeting Creek Coulee.

Those who come to the movie will see the big lamp in all its glory on the edge of the coulee, lit up after dark. Come any day through August and see the fascinating collection of lamps at the Museum. There are also displays relating to the Métis history and pioneer life of the area.

Happy Birthday wishes for the past week and this week. Belated wishes to last week’s birthday celebrators, including Doming Sta Cruz, Jonnie Martini, Charlotte Bowden, Jeanine Foot, Keith Dell, Kent Dixon, Monica Baumen, Ezra Auton, Ralph Sideritsch, Vanessa Hartum, Rob Berry and Sydney Lynn Nattestad. This week’s birthdays include Dezi Crumly, Haley Fuller, Kari McCarthy, Marisa Tantrum, Beaudon Rider, Dwayne Norman, Brody Norman, Darren Saboe, Don Salmon, McKenna Sideritsch Parleviet, Alayna Longeagne, Elisha Hurren, Mike Mueller, Stephanie Siegrist, Carol MacNeil, Jared Boyson, Kelsey Rider, Lillian Norman, Mark Salmon, Joseph Seale, Sheri Tenney, and Steven Dahl.

If I have missed anyone, best wishes to you, too!

DONALDA DIARY