HALKIRK HERALD — Tony and Clara Nibourg arrived home last week from a three-week tour down under, where they attended the wedding of Tony’s nephew, David Baltimore and his bride, Meghann in her hometown of Canberra, Australia. Following the outdoor ceremony they were able to watch the kangaroos hop all over as the sun set, then it was into the city for the dinner and dance. But prior to the wedding they started their holiday in Sydney, a beautiful, large and busy city, then on to Cairns where they went snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef and toured a Brangus (Brahma and Angus cross) cattle ranch, explored caves and drove through the tableland where a big percentage of Australia’s food is grown. A flight to the West Coast and the City of Perth, which has an amazing riverfront area, a boat tour of the main port on the Indian Ocean and then a ride on the Indian-Pacific train through the southern part of the country gave them a four-day, three-night journey, where they viewed and toured winery country, the real outback, mountains and rain forests. A 34-hour, door-to-door fantastic holiday.
Red Deer College (RDC) Kings skip Ryan Dahmer and his curling team captured bronze with a win over Humber College of Toronto at the College Curling Championships in Camrose last week. Congratulations to Ryan who was named all-star skip. Ryan is a fourth year business student at RDC and the son of Rocky and Louanne Dahmer.
Noel and Shirley McBride are pleased to announce the arrival of their fifth grandchild, a girl, Edith Barbara Thea McBride, born on Tuesday, March 25 in Philadelphia. Her parents are Michael and Melissa.
Sympathy goes out to Doug and Virginia Duke and family on the passing of Virginia’s nephew, Earl Howe of Brooks on Wednesday, March 29. Services will be held at the United Church in Brooks on April 7. Earl was involved with the Provincial Elks and visited at the Halkirk Lodge several times when he was the Alberta President. He is the son of the late Stan and Doris ( Marshall) Howe.
Coming up: April 13 – regular Bingo at the Hall at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 to 17 – Easter break; April 22 – Earth Day also known as time to clean up your yard; April 23 – National Volunteer Week.