Big Valley ladies help out with the St. Patrick's Stew Day on Friday afternoon

Big Valley treats the community to St. Patrick’s Stew Day

The Big Valley Legion came together on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 to continue one of the timeless traditions of the community – Stew Day.

The Big Valley Legion came together on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 to continue one of the timeless traditions of the community Stew Day.

Originally Stew Day was organized by the Legion’s Ladies’ Auxilliary, but when the ladies gave up their charter, some of them moved on and joined the Legion, continuing the tradition of making stew for the community.

“It gave the community a nice break from the cold of the winter,” said Arline Grover, main organizer of the event. “When we had started this years back it used to a whole-day affair and we served both dinner and supper for the community.”

Over the years, however this has become more of an afternoon meal, with the only change being that the meat is now purchased to keep the costs down for the volunteer cooks.

The stew meal on Friday was accompanied by biscuits, bread, pickles and other side dishes that were all donated or purchased, besides beverages.

“However, green ice cream tops off the meal,” Grover added. “We had five beef stews and one wild game stew, enough to feed up to 50 or more who attended.

Grover explained that they keep the charges down to $5 a person, especially because it is very well attended by the seniors in the community and area.

“The Legion’s primary role is to never forget those who have given their all for their country,” said Legion President Lorne Parkin. “We assist in the community if asked and we are active in the school for the literary and poster contests. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Battle at Vimy Ridge and we will be holding a ceremony at our cenotaph to remember the fallen in that significant fight that forged Canada into the country that we are.”


Just Posted

Heartland Youth Center holds Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Stettler youth and community members honoured during ceremony on March 19

Stettler RCMP issue warning of CRA scammers

Canada Revenue Agency will not ask for personal information by email, text or voicemail

Stoics, Schopenhauer and the crime epidemic

Hold the criminals responsible; they chose their path

Not all farm insects are pests

Producers can learn more about beneficial insects Mar. 20

Buffalo Lake residents voice opposition to proposed RV Resort

County of Stettler holds contentious Public Hearing on Paradise Shores RV Resort

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Calgary police investigate man posing as Calgary firefighter

Calgary police are looking for information on a suspect who stole a firefighter’s ID

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Bar Harbour Camp suffers $5,000 worth of damage in break-in

Stettler RCMP say a number of items were stolen from the summer camp at Buffalo Lake

Uber self-driving crash video calls safety, rules into question

Experts say footage shows that vehicle’s sensors should have spotted pedestrian, initiated braking

Bashaw RCMP arrest man wanted in several crimes

Variety of criminal charges, including vehicle theft, facing-29-year-old man caught in Alix

Valuable rings stolen out of car in Thorsby Mar. 22

Thorsby/Breton RCMP seek to recover special stolen items

Alberta’s budget sets path to balance

The Alberta Government announced the 2018 budget on March 22

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.