Monthly Elks meeting welcomed two new members

Twelve members attended the Big Valley Elks' November meeting with Guy Giroux (Brother Meyer's cousin) visiting.

Twelve members attended the Big Valley Elks’ November meeting with Guy Giroux (Brother Meyer’s cousin) visiting. Two new members were initiated in Hanna and were welcomed to the Big Valley meeting. Final arrangements were made for the annual Pin Night and Christmas meal, which will be on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m. with a pot luck meal to follow.

The Elks’ annual Christmas bingos are on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in Rumsey and Wednesday, Dec. 9 in Big Valley. Saturday, Feb. 13 will be Elks Night at the Edmonton Oil Kings Junior game. Proceeds from the 50-50 draw will go to the Elks.

Disbursements were made to both the Big Valley and Rumsey Children’s Christmas Parties and Minor Hockey. Club 200 Winners were: Marge Kiemle, Abby Webster, Sandy Guard and Don Fuchs.

Seventeen people came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Nov. 29. Lawrence Wilkie took first, Len Shaw took second and Ernie Petrussa took third. Dorothy Annabel went home with the booby and Vi McCarty won the regular draw. Next tournament is on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.

Twenty-seven people attended Hall Board Bingo last Thursday, Nov. 26. The progressive jackpot was not won, so next week’s total will be at $363 in 59 numbers. The consolation went to Brenda Woods. Bonanza winners were Shirley Campbell and D. Haughton with the consolation split between Doug Hearld, Gail Johnson and Shirley Campbell. The loonie pot is still building. The next Bingo is on Thursday, Dec. 3. Warm up starts at 7:30 p.m. Come on out and join the fun.

Don’t forget to register your children for Big Valley’s annual Children’s Christmas Party scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13. Call or text Brenda at 403-740-6552 or Catrina at 403-741-7320

December birthday wishes go out to Catrina Dubitz – 2, Parker Van Haga – 2, Brenda Meyer – 3, Anton Stewart – 3, Raymond McCrindle – 5, Doug Stormoen – 6, Lorraine Gendre – 6, Margaret Johnson – 6, Chanse Stefanik – 8, Lois Miller – 9, Don Lane – 10, Jacob Webster – 13, Francisco Laisnez – 14, Myrna Saar – 14, Verna Kirtley – 14, Ann Mulbach – 18, Sharon Watson – 19, Elaine McCrindle – 19, Elaine Skocdopole – 21, Allan Saar – 24, Walter Stefanik – 26, Rod Couturier – 26, and Gerry Mulbach – 30.

Happy anniversary to Shamrock & Crystal Daychief – 11, Les & Yvonne Knapp – 13, Wilbur & Peggy Stewart – 21, Chris & Shauna Laisnez – 25, and Allan & Gerty Berresford – 28.