Weekend events signal CNR’s Big Valley birthday

Fall has officially arrived, and with it the beginning of Big Valley’s busy social season.

Fall has officially arrived, and with it the beginning of Big Valley’s busy social season. Keep an eye open for future announcements and mark your calendars for a host of fun community events.

The Big Valley Inn Crib players will begin their new season Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Big Valley Inn. Everyone is welcome. Come on out and join the fun.

The Big Valley Legion will hold its general meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Legion Hall.

Also on Monday, the Big Valley Drop-In Centre hosts its first pancake supper after the summer break. Supper starts at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Hall board Bingo kicks off its new season on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Big Valley Community Hall. Come on out and join the fun.

Don’t forget to come help us celebrate the 100th birthday of Big Valley’s historic CNR station on Saturday. Join us for a day of non-stop entertainment, including train and wagon rides, station and community tours, games, contests, prizes, great music, dancers, magic shows, and so much more.

End the day with a delicious steak barbecue and enjoy the fantastic fireworks display.

Big Valley’s annual “Christmas Craft Show and Sale” is now accepting bookings for this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Big Valley Community Hall. If interested, please contact Andrea at 403-876-2064.

The Big Valley Historical Society is very proud to announce that the Big Valley Grain Elevator has just been designated a “provincial historic site.”

A special thank-you goes out to all the volunteers and members of the Big Valley Beautification Society, the Big Valley Library, the historical society and the all the village staff members who worked so hard throughout the summer maintaining the coal carts, flower beds, gardens and parks throughout our village.

Big Valley looked wonderful all season, thanks to your dedication.

Happy birthday wishes for October go out to Brenda Campbell – 1, Michelle Cassidy – 4, Barb Skocdopole – 4, Dennis Kyncl – 5, Loshauna Annable – 7, Alice Faye Watts – 10, Don Walker – 11, Doug Duncan – 12, Hope Skocdopole – 12, Brenda Woods – 14, Elaine Haberstock – 19, Tom Mitchell – 20, Cassandra Visser – 24, Carla Visser – 24, Leonard Mogck – 26, Dale Colp – 27, Michelle Jensen – 29, Nathan Houle – 29, Gladys Nicklom – 30, and Corinne Feusi – 31.

Happy anniversary to Dennis and Rita Kyncl – 7, Gerard and Tracey Forde – 8, Jack & Barb Skocdopole – 22, and Curt and Connie Watts – 25.

Once again, we must apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact me with any corrections, additions or updates to our birthday/anniversary lists at l.stillinger@gmail.com.