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Botha holds homecoming

Event offered opportunity for people to re-connect with their roots

The Hamlet of Botha hosted a Homecoming weekend on May 31 and June 1. 

While May 31 had fewer activities going on, there was still an opportunity for people to catch up with friends and visit at the Botha Community Hall from 7-10 p.m.

On June 1 a variety of activities centred around the Community Hall took place.

From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., registration and a light brunch took place in the Community Hall.

Around 11:30, a hamburger lunch was offered in support of the Big Knife 4-H Club. 

Over at the Senior's Centre, a photo history of the community was on display for people to have a look at. 

At 1 p.m., the tours began!

Attendees of the homecoming could take a tour of the hamlet on a trailer towed by an old John Deere tractor.

From 2-3 p.m., tours of Botha School were offered.

Finally, from 3-4:30 p.m., tours of the Woodland Cemetery were offered.

At 5 p.m., a beef-on-a-bun supper was offered for those who pre-registered.

Following supper, entertainment carried on into the evening. 

Botha was founded in 1909 and became a village in 1911. 

After becoming unsustainable as a village due to a shrinking population, the municipality dissolved and became a hamlet within Stettler County in 2017. 





Kevin Sabo

About the Author: Kevin Sabo

I’m Kevin Sabo. I’ve been a resident of the Castor area for the last 12 years and counting, first coming out here in my previous career as an EMT.
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