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Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana on Canada Day

Endiang’s annual gymkhana draws local cowboys and cowgirls for a fun day of riding.

Les and Rosemary Stulberg Byemoor/Endiang News

Mark your calendars for the 14th annual Wade Buchwitz Memorial Gymkhana coming up on July 1 in Endiang. The action begins at 11 a.m. at the Endiang Riding and Roping Club’s outdoor arena.

Entries will be taken on June 27 from 8-10 p.m. Please call Twila at 587-799-0732 or text her at 403-323-0397; or Bobbi at 403-579-2432 or 403-741-8345. Pre-entries are preferred.

Events include Cattle Penning, Polebending, Barrel Racing, Breakaway, Goat Tail Undecorating, Goat Tying, Musical Buckets, Egg Race, Team Roping, Tandem Bareback and Keyhole Race.

The day concludes with a wiener roast and fireworks — a great way to celebrate Canada Day.

Byemoor School Spring Concert enjoyed a good turnout on Friday, June 16. The students presented several numbers of song, dance and poetry for the enjoyment of the audience.

Kindergarten graduation saw Colter Buchwitz, Kord Buchwitz and Alanna Mappin advance to Grade 1. Their classes are now done for the year.

A final goodbye was bid to the Grade 9 class of Gage Hutton, Hunter Maginn and Rhett Walker as they head off to high school in Stettler.

Everyone got to meet Mrs. Mandi Rietmann’s new baby Juliet at the concert. In the program the students offered Mrs. Rietmann some “sage advice” on child rearing.

An emotional farewell was given to Mr. Corey van Zandenberg who is moving on to teach at Wm. E. Hay in Stettler, after being principal in Byemoor for 15 years. The students shared some of their special memories of Mr. V.

The Grade 9 class of Gage Hutton, Hunter Maginn and Rhett Walker enjoyed a fantastic year-end trip to Toronto. They were accompanied by their mothers Rhonda Hutton, Rhonda Maginn and Jaryl Walker. While in Toronto they took in a Blue Jays game, visited the CN Tower, Casa Loma castle, toured the city on a double-decker bus and also visited Niagara Falls. Their trip sounds like an unforgettable experience.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Elsie Harvey who passed away June 12 in Stettler at the age of 93 years. Elsie was a long-time resident of the Scapa community where she operated the Scapa post office for many years. Her late husband Fred was the grain elevator agent there.

Our thoughts are with Elsie’s children — Shirley (Garry) Keibel, Allan (Anne Marie) Harvey and Geraldine Radke and their families.

Congratulations to Dan and Verla Buchwitz’s granddaughter Danielle, and Eric Harvey who were recently married in England where they are furthering their education. The newlyweds will be working in the Northwest Territories this summer.

Get well wishes are sent to Terry Gallant who is recuperating from foot surgery. We hope you are running races soon, Terry.

Dale Tucker, Kirk Sorensen, Ryan Schilling and a group of their friends recently enjoyed a fishing excursion in northern Saskatchewan. They were flown into a remote area from La Ronge.

Dwight, Heather, Callie and Kai Tucker, along with Christopher Tucker of Acadia Valley, enjoyed a fishing trip to the Lac La Biche area. Reports are Callie caught a 25 pound pike.

Keep in mind the “Spirit of Endiang” evening of entertainment coming up on June 24 at the Endiang Hall. Supper is at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. Call Dan or Verla Buchwitz at 403-854-0521 for further information.

We hope all the Dads everywhere had a great day on Father’s Day.

Quote for the day: “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” — Abraham Lincoln

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