Byemoor School students participated in Winter Walk Day on Feb. 7

Byemoor event encourages people to be active outdoors in winter

By Les and Rosemary Stulberg Byemoor/Endiang News

Polish up your dancing shoes, the Scapa Family Dance is coming up on Feb. 24 at the Scapa Community Hall. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music supplied by the live band, Barb Wire. Cost of admission is $15 for adults or $35 for a family. A free lunch will be provided. Call Thelma Bossert at 403-854-2393 for further information.

At the Endmoor Drop-In Centre crib meet on Feb. 8 the top score was posted by Jean Mappin with Brad Stiles capturing second place for the second week in a row.

There will be no crib at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Feb. 15 due to other commitments but crib will resume again on Feb. 22.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Donnie Walker who passed away in Stettler on Feb. 10. He was 72. Donnie was raised at Endiang, in the family of 13 children of Harry and Bessie Walker. He married Joy Wilkie of Big Valley and they had two daughters, Lisa and Lana. Donnie’s strong determination conquered a disability and challenges in his life. Our thoughts are with his wife Joy, their daughters and their families and the extended Walker families in their time of loss.

Sympathy is also extended to the family of Pat (Taylor) Lehmann who passed away at the age of 74 years. Pat was the daughter of the late Bessie (Kobi) Boss.

Robert and Sheila Buchwitz are enjoying their annual winter stay in Mazatlan, Mexico with friends Reg and Sharon Nitschke of Stettler. This year they have enjoyed visits by several local folks who joined them in the Mexico sun for some fun and relaxation. Visiting were June and Jim Maxwell, Kathy and Jim Groundwater, Kim and Murray Wasdal and their family.

Byemoor School students participated in Winter Walk Day on Feb. 7. Each year more than 100,000 Albertans take part in Winter Walk Day organized by SHAPE Alberta to encourage people to be active outdoors in winter. This is the fifth time the Byemoor School has participated.

Happy 40th Birthday to Brian Tucker on Feb. 8. Brian celebrated his special milestone birthday in Las Vegas.

Byemoor School sent the curling team of Ryder Buchwitz, Ryan Yates, Laurel Hutton, Jayden Jolicoeur and fifth Will Brown to the CARA curling bonspiel in Stettler on Feb. 9. Eugene Nixon went as their coach. The team did well, advancing to the semi-finals, but lost in the bronze medal playoffs.

Cash Buchwitz played with his Stettler A Storm pee wee hockey team in Banff on Saturday and also in Innisfail on Friday, making for a busy weekend. They had a win and a loss. Cade Wilkie, formerly from Endmoor, also plays on this team. Bobbi, Cash and Sage Buchwitz along with Bobbi’s mother Maureen Olsen enjoyed the mountain weekend, staying in Canmore. It was Sage’s first time to see the mountains.

Many folks are enjoying the Olympic coverage on TV of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and cheering on the Canadian athletes. They are making us proud and bringing the country together in a positive way. Go Canada!

Thought for the day — “Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.”

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