Big Valley Byemoor Endiang News

Endiang-Byemoor district well represented at County of Stettler Community Service Awards

The Endiang-Byemoor district was well represented at the County of Stettler Community Service Awards hosted by Linda Hall on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Congratulations to Winnie Paulsen of Endiang on being named the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society community service award winner for her tireless volunteer commitment to the community.

Also congratulations to Rhett Walker of Byemoor on being awarded the Endmoor Culture and Recreation Society youth service award. Rhett is 17 years old and has already volunteered in many capacities within the community.

A number of local residents were lucky enough to win one of the many draws throughout the evening donated by the County of Stettler Agricultural Service Board.

A huge “ hats off ” goes out to all the winners and also to all volunteers who have helped in any way large or small to make our rural communities a better place to live — your contributions are most appreciated.

The annual Boar’s Cup hockey tournament was held at the Endmoor Arena in Byemoor last weekend. Always a fun time for the players but this year the weather was not so much fun.

Crib winners at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Feb. 21 were Debbie Goeson placing first and Doreen Nixon posting the second best score.

Congratulations to Warren Jones and Traci Kruisselbrink on their recent engagement.

Eugene Nixon has been teaching and coaching curling for the Byemoor School Grade 4-8 classes. He also did an introduction to curling for the Grade 1-3 classes.

Byemoor School sent a curling team to the CARA curling bonspiel in Stettler on Feb. 14.

On Friday, Feb. 22 the entire student population of Byemoor School enjoyed a ski trip to Alliance. Shalene Grover was the bus driver who transported the students. The trip as well as the ski lessons was sponsored by the Byemoor School Educational Society with its fundraisers.

The Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society is in search of vintage photos from any of the earlier Byemoor Bull-a-Ramas as they prepare for the 25th annual Byemoor Bull-a-Rama coming up on Friday, April 19. If anyone can locate any of these treasures please pass them along to Paige Jones or the Ag. Society.

In Big Valley news — Priscilla Brown was appointed CAO for the Village of Big Valley effective Feb. 12.

Congratulations to Val Erickson on being awarded the Big Valley Ag. Society community service award at the County of Stettler Community Service Awards at Linda Hall on Feb. 22. Val was recognized for her tremendous volunteerism and contributions to the Big Valley community.

Congratulations to Mickey Meston on being named the 2019 recipient of the Stettler Dodge Community Service Award. Mickey has been an outstanding supporter and volunteer with the Linda Hall Society.

Big Valley Golf Course Society has scheduled its AGM for March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Big Valley Legion hall. Newcomers always welcome.

Big Valley Drop-In Centre crib winners on Feb. 10 were Lynne Gjaltema, first; Donna Clark, second and Dave Garstad, third.

Crib results from the Big Valley Inn crib club on Feb. 10 were Mary Wilkie, first; Gladys McLeod, second and Doug Harrold, third.

Keep in mind the 5D Diamond Painting Workshop at the Big Valley Train Station on March 16 at 9:30 a.m. Call Rose at 403-741-9800 or Cindy at 403-876-2132 for more information.

Big Valley Historical Society is presenting Rosco, an evening of comedy, music with a rib dinner and silent auction, on March 30 at the Big Valley Jubilee Hall. Tickets available from any society member, ATB or Boardwalk Bistro.

Join Big Valley’s walking club every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre.

Humour for the day — “Some people are prisoners of their phones — that’s why they are called cell phones.”

“Can you believe my neighbour was knocking on my door at 2:30 a.m.? Luckily, I was still up playing bagpipes.”

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