Time once again to honour the brave men and women of our armed forces. Each year we are called upon to participate together in remembering those who have given so much so that we may enjoy the freedoms we have. Remembrance Day is an opportunity for us to reflect upon all the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf. Many among us still remember old conflicts and regularly we are reminded that there are conflicts that still exist today. Homes and families are left behind, blood is still being shed and there are those who do not return. For veterans who have gone through it, and for their families, Remembrance Day is a solemn recognition of the cost of freedom. For those of us who have not experienced the devastation of war, we have the opportunity to think about the cost that has been borne and paid by others. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, take the time to be silent and reflect on what our soldiers have done and are doing for us all.
This year Big Valley Remembrance Day services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at the Big Valley School beginning at 10:45 a.m. and at the Jubilee Hall beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11.
Don’t forget to come out and catch rising country star, Dan Diehl this Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. For more information contact Lloyd Duncan (403) 876-2779 or Bill Smillie (403) 740-2410.
The Big Valley School students’ union is pleased to be organizing Operation Christmas Child 2010 with all donations and boxes being prepared on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Eight players came out for cribbage at the Big Valley Inn on Sunday, Nov.7. 1st was Bill Kirtley, 2nd Donna D’Aoust, 3rd Lillian Kirtley with the booby going to Phil D’Aoust. Caroline Pound was the lucky draw winner.
Sunday’s cribbage at the drop-in centre attracted 10 players making up two tables. At table one, 1st was Edna Sugden, 2nd Ella Hockley, and 3rd Vandy Koshure with the booby going to Ron Milton; at table two, 1st was Jim Paul, 2nd Lynne Palmer, and 3rd Violet McCarty with the booby going to Yvonne Burnstad.