We extend sympathy to Cliff Donald on the passing of his sister Mary (nee Donald) Langston on July 9 in Calgary at the age of 91 years. Mary was raised south of Endiang in the Summerhill school district, the second of ten children born to Jim and Jean Donald. Cliff Donald along with Don and Ivy Mohn attended her funeral in Calgary on July 18. Our thoughts are with all her family members in the loss of this fine lady.
Jim and Maureen Wasdal returned home Sunday from the Alberta Senior Summer Games in Fairview, Alberta where Jim competed in the Mixed Slo-Pitch with a Stettler team.
There was a good turnout for Ken and Eleanor Schultz’s annual campout weekend. There were 18 camping units, including one authentic tepee plus several other people who joined in that didn’t camp. Saturday night concluded with a fantastic set of fireworks. Sunday morning started off with a pancake breakfast followed by the Great Endiang Balloon Race that saw 100 balloons launched. The balloons were heading northeast as they left Endiang and went out of sight. The Frisbee golf tournament was enjoyed by a number of participants; with the winners being: First – Rosemary Stulberg and Devin Limpert, Second – Jacky Chop and Kyle Mohl, Third – Michele Toews and Brandon Sedgewick, and at the other end of the scale were the Most Honest Golfers – Wolfe Schneider and his granddaughter Willow. An enjoyable time was had by all thanks to the marvellous hospitality of the Schultz family.
Congratulations to former Endiang residents Nat and Alvina Buchwitz, now residents of the Hanna Lodge, who celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on July 22. Best wishes to this fine couple for many more such celebrations.
Congratulations to Val Schultz who celebrated her 50th birthday with a family gathering on Wednesday evening at Ken and Eleanor Schultz’s farm. Enjoy being the Big Five – O Val.
A number of ladies attended the bridal shower honouring Ashley Hayden on Saturday afternoon in Byemoor where she received a beautiful assortment of gifts. Besides the local ladies Ashley was joined by her mother Jill Hayden of Hanna, grandmother Ethel Hayden, aunt Marilyn Hayden and sisters-in law Lindsey Hayden and Tavia Hayden all of Calgary and a surprise male (?) visitor. Ashley and Mike Oman will be married on Sept. 17.
Shenine Blackman and Scott Roach will be married on July 30 and their parents invite everyone to their open wedding dance at the Byemoor hall at 9 p.m.
The 4-H Beef Club members and their families enjoyed their year-end get together at Big Knife Provincial Park on Wednesday.