Team effort as community hosts novice tourney

The novice hockey tournament was held in Big Valley this past weekend and was a great success.

The novice hockey tournament was held in Big Valley this past weekend and was a great success. Our home team made it to the A final and lost to Okotoks, but the young players skated their little hearts out and we are very proud of them for making it that far.

In the B final, Stettler Black defeated Leduc. In the C final was taken by Stettler White, which topped Airdrie. Wetaskiwin beat Spruce Grove in the D final.

Our prize table was a huge success and it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all our sponsors.

We would like to thank the following for their support in helping to make this such a great weekend for us: the Stettler Independent, Big Valley Royal Purple, Big Valley Elks, Hanna Chrysler, Evergreen Equipment, Granny’s Fudge, Guns and Games Source for Sports, Ronald and Marguerite Brown, Darcey and Teresa Greig, Co-op Fuel, Ponto’s Patch Services, Skocdopole Ranches, Elines Enterprises, Big Valley Antiques and Collectables and Diana McCuaig.

Lastly, we would like to thank our wonderful coaches Doug Brown and Diane Skocdopole, our manager Jenn Brown, who ran around like the energizer bunny all weekend, and our great parents for working shifts all over the arena all weekend and helping out wherever they could. We are very proud of our team.

The teachers at the Big Valley School have challenged the junior high students to a game of endurance, speed and agility in a “good ol’ hockey game.” The fundraiser has an entrance fee of $2, with proceeds going to the Ronald MacDonald House. The students plan to “destroy” the teachers on Friday, Feb. 22, starting at noon at the Big Valley Arena, so plan to be there. We all look forward to hearing you cheer our students on to victory! Hope to see you there.

Sixteen people attended the hall board bingo last Thursday evening. Once again, the progressive jackpot was not won. Next week, it will be at $194 and building. The consolation winner was Myra Greig.

This week, the bonanza winner was Les Knapp, with the consolation going to Joe Schell. The loonie pot went to Ron Milton. Thanks to everyone for coming out to support our hall board. The next bingo will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. See you there.

Crib at the Drop-In Centre attracted nine players on Sunday. First went to Edna Sugden, second to Les Knapp, and third to Ron Milton. This week, the booby went to Donna Clark.

Also at the Drop-In, eight people were out for Military Whist last Friday evening. In first place were Dorothy, Geneva, Connie and Les, and in second were Edna, Earl, Ed and Donna.

Ten players came out for crib at the Big Valley Inn this past Sunday. Trudy Spence placed first; Joanne Murphy placed second; and Eileen Authenac placed third.

The booby went to Caroline Pound. Dorothy Annable won the regular draw and Cheryl Ross won the 50/50.