The district received a heavy snowfall on the weekend which will make excellent conditions for the upcoming snowmobile Poker Rally. The rally is on Sunday, March 11 and starts from the Endmoor Arena in Byemoor at 10 a.m. Last hand out is at 2 p.m. and last hand in by 6 p.m. Chilli and a bun available at the arena for $5. The event is sponsored by the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society.
All the Byemoor School students enjoyed a ski trip to the Valley Ski Hill at Alliance on Feb. 21.
On Feb. 24 the junior high students of the Byemoor School headed to the mountains for some skiing. They skied Mount Norquay and Nakiska and toured Banff. They were accompanied by chaperones Mrs. Keith, Mr. Martel and Twila Buchwitz.
The Big Valley / Byemoor Mites’ joint hockey team hosted a hockey tournament at the Byemoor arena on Feb. 24. They were joined by teams from Delia and Hanna.
Top crib players at the Endmoor Drop-In Centre on Feb. 22 were: First – Jim Bates and Second – Eleanor Schultz.
The Boar’s Cup hockey tournament was another success, raising $1,365 for the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society. Winning the A side of the tournament was the Skanky Swine team while the B was won by the Pork Back Mountain team. Many thanks go out to all the workers who helped out with the Boar’s Cup.
Darcy Tucker of Toronto had a quick visit with his family at Endiang. He was among the 12 players of Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni that were involved a fundraiser in Castor on Feb. 18. They played hockey against a Castor team as well as 15 minutes with the kid’s team that Callie Tucker is on. Callie and Darcy got to do the opening face-off in that game.
Congratulations to a former Endiang couple Jack and Vi Grams now living in Stettler on their 60th wedding anniversary. They marked their special occasion with a celebration at the Atrium of the Stettler Health Care Centre on March 4. Happy Anniversary Jack and Vi and best wishes for many more.
The Byemoor Dance Recital hosted by Jaclyn Gallagher’s dance class will be on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Byemoor Community Centre. Admission is $2 for adults and children are free.
Keep in mind the next meeting of the Sullivan Lake West Agricultural Society will be on Mar. 14 at the Byemoor arena at 7:30 p.m.
Byemoor Curling Club is hosting its mixed curling bonspiel March 14-17. Call Eugene Nixon at 403-579-2460 to enter.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Martha Stulberg who passed away in Edmonton on Feb. 21. She was 86. Martha and her late husband Lawrence farmed at Endiang for a time in the early 1960s. Their farm was across the road from the Sorensen farm.
Brad and Shellbea Paulsen and their entire family enjoyed a fantastic family vacation to Cancun, Mexico in the middle of February for a welcome escape from some of the Canadian winter.
Dale and Dee Green are home from an enjoyable five-week break from winter in the southern U.S. They took their motor home and toured Arizona, Nevada and California. They met up with friends Gordie and Roxy Gallagher and Doug and Lori Roberts there.
Les and Rosemary Stulberg got a 10-day break from winter with a Caribbean cruise and a visit to the port city of Galveston, Texas. This is the reason there was no Endiang – Byemoor news column last week. We enjoyed seeing the sights at the port stops of Cozumel, Mexico, the Grand Caymen Islands and Jamaica and the historic city of Galveston. The weather was gorgeous, as was the Royal Caribbean luxury cruise ship, The Liberty of the Seas.
Jim and Leanne Sorensen returned home on March 1 from a 10-day trip to the U.S. They helped Leanne’s mom Cherrone Ziemmer and Bob Thompson move from Denver, Colorado to Apache Junction, Arizona.