Oil Kings take to ice next weekend

Isn't it great we made it through Halloween this year without any snow, but you know it won't stay away too long.

Isn’t it great we made it through Halloween this year without any snow, but you know it won’t stay away too long, you can feel it in the air.

Senior “AA” Hockey is back. Come on out and catch the 2015/2016 Big Valley Oil Kings home opener vs. Whitecourt Wild on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Big Valley Agriplex.

Why not begin the Christmas season at the Big Valley Christmas Craft Show and Sale. This popular annual event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Valley Community Hall. Come and check out the handmade jewelry, homemade woodcrafts, sewing, the famous Big Valley Royal Purple fruitcakes, our “Big Valley Artists”, School poinsettias and wreaths, hockey calendars, bake tables and so much more. For more information call Andrea at 403-876-2064.

Also on Saturday, Nov. 21, Santa will be at the Buffalo Tradin’ Post on the Boardwalk between 12 noon and 3:30 p.m.

The Big Valley United Church invites you to join them at their Sunday morning worship services which will be held on November 8 and 25 at 11 a.m.

The Big Valley E-Free Church welcomes everyone to fellowship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Don’t forget their “Kids Klub” for ages 5-12 is every Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. at the clubhouse across the street from the church.

The Big Valley Drop-in Centre will be holding their regular November pot luck and meeting on the 17th beginning at 12 noon. Their December meeting, on Tuesday the 15th will include an election of executives.

The drop-in’s Sunday, Nov. 1 crib tournament attracted two new players. Lynne Palmer won first with a perfect score, Earl Ortman was second, Doug Harrold third and Ron Milton took the booby.

Their next community Pancake Supper will be on Monday, Nov. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Thirteen players turned out for some interesting crib games at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Nov. 1. Gail Johnson went home with first place and the regular draw, Ernie Petrussia went home with second place and the 50/50. Lillian Kirtley and Betty Bell shared third place and Gloria Emblau took home the booby. See you all next Sunday at 1 p.m. Make sure you all have lots of quarters for the skunk pot.