Hopefully everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed their festive feast. The weather turned out fantastic to for those of us traveling it was appreciated.
Now seeing things are going back to normal, so has the school agenda. It’s time for everyone to get back to their nightly reading and agendas getting signed.
At the village office, the council agreed that reviews of the village bylaws are required and time is set aside in the near future to begin the process with the unsightly premises and truck route bylaws. Council also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Minister of Municipal Affairs for the Federal Gas Tax Grant. Following a detailed review of the Government Viability Review Questionnaire, council will request the Minister of Municipal Affairs to conduct the viability review for the Village of Botha.
Seeing the church closed its doors a year ago last June 2012, some people have come together and donated to a great cause. They have had positive reactions to the idea of keeping the church as part of Botha community and opening the doors to sharing with the public a small, but very important part of our past. It sounds like the church will be becoming a museum.
This was a fantastic idea as some of Botha history was held here. On September 26,1909, 105 years ago, the church was dedicated. Also in 1923, primary classes were held in it, so it would be a great building to keep.
A big thank you goes out to anyone and everyone who donated to this cause.
We are also looking for some new Bingo callers as come summer, we really need your help please. Brenda is willing to train anyone to call and would really appreciate if you could. Her phone number is 403-742-6241 if you would like to phone her and talk things over. This would very much be appreciated.
Quilting takes place for the first time again for another year, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the seniors’ centre. Please join the ladies there then.
Don’t forget the village council meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. Everyone is welcome to attend.
On Friday, Oct. 10, a Celebration of Life was held at the hall for Betty Hadwin, who passed away suddenly on Oct. 5 at the age of 72. Our sympathy and prayers go out to her husband, Frank Hadwin, their three daughters and their families, several other relatives and several close friends. She was a very kind and loving person and also a very active member of both Botha and Gadsby areas. She will be truly missed.
The next seniors’ meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 3 starting at 12 noon. They are hoping all seniors can attend these very important meetings.