News of medals and camping trips

Simon Muncy left Monday, June 30, to play basketball in the United Kingdom.

Simon Muncy left Monday, June 30, to play basketball in the United Kingdom. Last summer he had attended the NBC camp at Olds college, who every year selects a boys and girls team from Canada and the United States and they get to go to places like the United Kingdom, Italy or Germany. Simon plays on an Alberta team with 12 other players, accompanied by two coaches. They will play almost every day as well as tour the country. He will return July 11. What a wonderful opportunity. Congrats Simon.

Last weekend Dave and Linda Chick, Doan and Sherry Jamieson as well as Allen and Laura Gamroth were in Leduc watching the Castor girls softball team play in provincials. Tiana Gamroth, Geri Slemp and Sydney Jordal were among the girls who came home with the bronze medal.

This weekend Devon Johnson, Kiara Gamroth and Morgan Jordal were members of the Castor U12 team playing provincial ball in Calgary. JD Johnson, Ashley Duncan, Mel Shipton and Lisa Jordal are the coaches. The team has two girls from Coronation, one from Consort, two from Erskine, two from Halkirk and the rest from Castor. They defeated Sedgewick in the finals to bring home gold. Congratulations to all the girls.

Several ladies gathered at the home of Louanne Dahmer on Wednesday evening to honor Becky Breunig, bride elect of Lee Fowler. Assisting the bride with gift opening were Becky`s mom, Cathy from Red Deer and Lee`s mom, Clara. The lovely warm evening allowed the group to sit out on the deck.

Michelle Barkley, bride – elect of Tanner Duncan was honored at a 1950s theme bridal shower at the Red Willow hall on Saturday afternoon. Tanner is the son of Murray and Linda, and the grandson of Dora Morasch and Jim Duncan.

Belated birthday greetings to Mary Stewart, who celebrated her 75th milestone birthday at the end of June; Keith and Jody from Stettler and Ross and Pat from Red Deer gathered in Stettler to honor her on this special day.

Kjerene Engel was the guest of honor at a surprise 60th birthday party at the Hotel Mac Donald in Edmonton on Sunday. Several family members were part of the celebrations. Happy birthday Kjerene!

One hundred and seventy – five young basketball players took part in the 18th annual Camp Teckla held last week in Stettler. Jillian Schaffner was one of two who were recognised for having attended 12 camps.

Woops – Steven and Kelsey Strandquist are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy, Dominic William.

Les and Cathy Kneeland attended the wedding celebrations of nephew Gerard Michielsen, son of Gary and Bev, to Jessica Shepherd on June 21 at the guest ranch in Kananaskis. The Kneelands continued on to tour Lake Louise, Banff and via the back roads to Nordegg. They got some great photos of a black bear, mama grizzly and her cubs, mountain sheep, a Pine Martin, a Columbia ground squirrel, and a Clarks nutcracker.

Rocky, Louanne and Katelyn Dahmer visited with Ralph and Norma Stock who live near Gaull Lake, Sk. last week. They also camped at Elkwater in the Cypus Hills and drove across the border into Havre, Mt.

Coming up: August 23 – Elks annual Bull-a-rama. Mark it on your calendar.

HALKIRK HERALD