Choo choo! The train pulls into station in Big Valley on Saturday

Station will host Canada Day events

The Big Valley Fire Department would like to thank everyone who came out to support their pancake breakfast.

The Big Valley Fire Department would like to thank everyone who came out to support their pancake breakfast. They served over 200 people and raised over a thousand dollars to go to our fire department. This community’s continued support is truly appreciated.

The Big Valley Beautification and Cultural Society will be holding a meeting with elections at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June. 26 at the station.

The Big Valley Legion will meet on Wednesday, July 2 to discuss plans for their fl oat for the Centennial Celebration. Casino updates are also on the agenda.

July 1, Canada Day is rapidly approaching and here in Big Valley celebrations always include visitors arriving on the Alberta Prairie Steam Train. This year the scheduled events thus far include the following; The Rocky Mountain Rail Society Speeder will begin offering visitors rides at 11:30 a.m. in the Big Valley rail yard. There will also be a face painting area set up for the children.

At 12:30 p.m. RCMP officers and Royal Canadian Legion Flag Party will assemble on the station platform to greet the Alberta Prairie Steam Train. They will remain on the Station platform until all the passengers have detrained to allow passengers photo opportunities.

At 2 p.m., the Legion Flag Party, RCMP officers and special guests will begin the formal Canada Day ceremonies at the station, including a formal welcome to Big Valley and its 100th anniversary. Fred Bradley, Chairman of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation will be the keynote speaker. There will be additional photo opportunities beside the Alberta Prairie steam locomotive #41.

At approximately 2:35 p.m., a student from Big Valley School will blow the ten minute whistle, signaling passengers to re-board the train. RCMP officers and Royal Canadian Legion Flag Party will reassemble on the station platform for the train’s return to Stettler at 2:45 p.m. We welcome everyone to come and join us as Big Valley celebrates Canada Day.

July 5, 2014 marks the fourth year where family, friends and volunteers come together for laughs, memories and mulligans. The Fourth Annual Kastik Cup will be held, once again, at the Big Valley Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m. This challenging, quaint course is run by dedicated volunteers who enjoy the sport. This year the Kastik family has decided that the proceeds from this event will go to the Big Valley School to cover the costs of sending students on the yearly Outdoor Education Program and to the Big Valley Fire Department, in support of the great service they provide to this community and surrounding area. Everyone is welcome to come out and join the fun. Please call Scott at (403) 741-7806 or Sandra at (403) 741-6633 to register.

The 25th Annual Ride for Stars is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 10 at the TL Bar Ranch west of Rumsey. This year’s event includes a pancake breakfast, trail rides (registered riders), lots of entertainment, a BBQ beef supper and more. For more even information and contacts go to



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