Metis history focus of weekend gathering

.

Big Valley Bulletin

Congratulations to the Metis Hivernant Cultural Society on the wonderful success of the group’s annual Rendezvous, which took place in Big Valley on the first weekend of August.

Visitors were given the opportunity to learn about Metis history and culture while exploring the hunter’s camp and all the marvelous displays.

During the three-day event, participants joined in the voyageur games and craft and jigging lessons. Friday evening’s storytelling circle was a big hit, while Saturday’s highlights included a great evening meal, a local history lesson, great music and talented dancers.

A reminder that the Big Valley Evangelical Free Church is hosting its Summer Kids Club each day this week from 9 a.m. to noon. Children from kindergarten to Grade 5 can join in games, crafts, songs and a whole lot of fun. For more information, call 403- 876-2003.

Big Valley Night Golf will be held this Sunday. Registration is at the clubhouse at 9 p.m., with tee-off at dark. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-876-2558.

The eighth annual Free-Mo model train extravaganza takes place at the Big Valley Agriplex this Saturday and Sunday. This remarkable assortment of model train modules, with scenery ranging from prairie to mountain to cityscapes, almost covers the entire arena. Bring the whole family to check out these amazing displays.

Unfortunately, we are sorry to report that the Royal Purple’s “Old Time Family Picnic,” originally scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled.

Big Valley’s Indoor Garage Sale, Farmer’s Market and Sports Equipment Swap is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at the arena.

For more information on this event, contact Andrea at 403-876-2064.