Major events on 4-H calendar as spring shows enter the ring

The Big Valley Inn had 11 people out for crib on Sunday.

St. Edmund’s Anglican Church

St. Edmund’s Anglican Church

The Big Valley Inn had 11 people out for crib on Sunday. First place went to Trudy Spence, second place to Teresa Craig and third place to Stan Nattestad. Dorothy Annabel took the booby this week, while Caroline Pound won the draw.

The 50/50 was won by Sean Pround of Rumsey — a whopping sum of $25, which he promptly donated back to the crib kitty. Thank you, Sean!

Don’t forget everyone that next Sunday is the grand finale. See you all there ready for some fun.

The Big Valley School students and staff would like to thank the Big Valley Elks, Royal Purple and the Legion for their generous donations to our swim program.

The continuing contributions to this program from these generous local organizations allow our students to take part in this valuable life skill.

There were 16 players out for crib at the Drop-In Centre on Sunday. Everyone had a great time. First place went to Jan Boice, second to Terry Stewart and third to Ron Milton. This week the booby went to Bob Boswell. It has been a great season of crib at the Drop-In Centre.

Hope to see all the players out for the last tournament this coming Sunday.

April has been a very busy month for the Big Valley 4-H Beef Club as the members work hard to get their steers and heifers ready for the show and sale. The club will hold a “mock” achievement day on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Big Valley Arena. Why not come on out and take a peek at their 4-H projects?

Achievement day in Stettler is fast approaching. The female show is scheduled for Monday, May 20, beginning at 2:30 p.m., and the steer show is Tuesday, May 21, at 9 a.m., with the sale at 7 o’clock that evening. We hope to see everyone there.

On Saturday, May 4, the Big Valley Royal Purple Lodge No. 77 is hosting the annual Elks/Royal Purple “Walk for Children” at the Big Valley Arena.

All proceeds from this event go to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, a national charity providing funding for children in need and programs related to the early diagnosis and treatment of hearing and speech disorders.

Registration runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with the walk beginning at 1 p.m. The registration fee covers lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the day. The day will conclude with a supper at 4 p.m. and prizes awarded for categories, including the oldest and youngest walker, and the walker with the most pledges.

For more information on the event, please call Teresa at 403-741-4143.