Presentation to pay tribute to local effort at Dieppe Beach

The Big Valley Legion will be the location for a very special presentation honouring the 14th Calgary Armoured Tank Regiment

The Big Valley Legion will be the location for a very special presentation honouring the 14th Calgary Armoured Tank Regiment who landed on Dieppe Beach in August of 1942. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landing and this regiment was made up of many rural youth from Alberta with many being from the Stettler/Big Valley area.

The 3 Cavalry Group (retired servicemen) will be presenting an artifact from the Second World War on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Big Valley Legion Hall. An RCMP Colour Party will carry the colours and a piper will be in attendance. All Big Valley Legionnaires are encouraged to attend.

The Ladies of the Big Valley Royal Purple are thrilled to be hosting a special New Year’s Eve Party this year including a hypnotist, supper and a dance. For more information contact Jenni 403-876-2558 or Sharon at 403-876-2779.

The Big Valley Evangelical Free Church will be presenting their Annual “Live Nativity” this Sunday, Dec. 16. Come out to watch that “age old story” come to life with Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, wise men and animals right at the church. Stay for treats and fellowship after the presentation. Everyone is welcome to join in this celebration.

Big Valley School students have been hard at work, rehearsing for this year’s Christmas concert scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Jubilee Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Students and staff invite everyone to join them for an evening of great entertainment, yummy treats and holiday fun with family and friends. Besides the program, the student union will be selling raffle tickets for special gift baskets each class has created! As usual, donations for the food bank will be collected at the door.

One final reminder to come out to see Santa Claus this Saturday, Dec. 15! Big Valley’s Annual Children’s Christmas Party begins with lunch at noon at the Jubilee Hall. ROSCO the Clown will be entertaining the children right after lunch then Santa and his helpers will be passing out gifts for children 10 and under. Everyone is welcomed to join in the fun.

The Big Valley Municipal Library and the Friends of the Big Valley Library would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patrons, new and old, for their continued support of our little library. Thank you to the Big Valley Legion for generously allowing us the use of their hall whenever we needed it for meetings, children’s programs and our special events during this past year. Thanks to local business proprietors for continuing to sell our cookbooks for us and to all the individuals and businesses for their generous donations. A very special thank you to our volunteers, staff and our board trustees for all they do to keep our library going. We have many exciting changes coming up after Christmas and look forward to fantastic new events in 2013.