HALKIRK HERALD — Local chuck wagon driver, Layne MacGillivray will be carrying the ATB Financial canvas on his wagon again this year. The 2016 Calgary Stampede GMC rangeland derby canvas auction was held last week. His canvas sold for $ 75,000. Congratulations Layne. The next auction will be held on March 22 at the Grey Eagle casino for the bulk of WPCA tour. Drivers usually carry a different canvas in each city they run in.
Jordon Malloy was the special guest at a bridal shower held at the Golden Age centre in Coronation on Saturday evening. Seated at the head table to assist the bride open her many gifts, was her matron of honor, Shelbe Freimark and bridesmaids Ashton Dziatkewich, Hillary Rachar and Taylor Eno. Mother of the bride, Heidi Malloy, and mother of the groom, Joy Usselman, also occupied a place of honor. The hall was nicely decorated, games were held and lunch was served to the large group present. Jordon and Dylan will be married on May 7.
Word has been received on the passing of Gary Lefebvre in St. Albert on March 16. Gary was the first camp director at the Circle Square ranch in Halkirk and he and his family lived there for eight years. Gary had an impressive career as a football player. In 1966, he played with the Edmonton Eskimos for 3 years, then was traded to the Montreal Alouettes, returning to Edmonton from 1972 to 1976. He was the winner of several awards and two Grey Cup championships. In 1995, he brought the ministry of Athletes International Ministries to Canada and was coordinator of Edmonton and area for Promise Keepers of Canada. He is survived by his wife Sandi and children Cheri, Brad, Julie and Jesse.
Sympathy is extended to Melinda (Airey) Parker and her family of Calgary on the passing of her husband, John, on March 11. Service will be held in Stettler on Mar. 23 with interment to follow in the Gadsby cemetery.
Kids club will once again be offered to our school students, grades 3 to 6 are welcome to use this service.
Kent and Evelyn Johnson returned home from a month-long holiday in Laughlin and Las Vegas. The kids surprised Kent at the Las Vegas airport to help him celebrate his 80th birthday.
Jan Koenraadt along with Clayton Jobs and friends returned from a sledding trip to Sicamoose, BC; they were able to find lots of snow and a good time was had by all.
Wishing all of our readers a Happy Easter. And it really feels like spring is here. Spring break starts at the school on Friday and lasts until April 4.