Halkirk athlete inducted into Hall of Fame

Local team entered in Elks curling tournament

Congratulations to Leighann Doan Reimer who was one of twelve Albertans inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer on Monday, Feb. 26. Leighann, who played a variety of sports as a youngster growing up at the Circle Square ranch, excelled in basketball. Beginning in Halkirk and Stettler schools, she was selected to play for the U of C Dinos, where she won several awards, played on the Canadian National team and was a professional basketball player in France.

Leighann will again be the head coach and instructor at the 22nd annual Camp Teckla basketball camp to be held at the Stettler schools from July 2 to 5.

She is married to Chad Reimer, they have three children, Dayley, Jackson and Elli and make their home in Three Hills.

The Halkirk Curling Club is thrilled to have a full house of curlers for the Men’s and Ladies bonspiels this year. The draws begin on Monday, Mar. 5. That still gives you time to slip down, watch some curling and enjoy a really great burger.

Dan Fowler, Justin Fowler, Terry Vockeroth and an unknown, as yet, fourth player are entered in the Elks National championship curling in Red Deer from Mar. 7 to 10. Give Dan a call to wish him well or better yet, head over and cheer on the team.

Dennis and Katie Turre accompanied Vicky and Dallas Lang and youngsters, Cameron, Shelby and Austin on an extended weeks holiday to points in the south-east U.S. Renting a car, they toured through the North and South Carolinas and Virginia. Site -seeing in many places, they saw housing along the swamp land, housing nestled among the sand dunes created from the Nor’easters and much more. But, the most interesting was a living, working museum at Jamestown, Virginia. Jamestown/Yorktown is the only English settlement that has survived the wars and diseases and is still in existence and operational today. The staff are in costume, baking bread, chopping wood, feeding chickens etc. Three ships carrying men only, landed there on May 13, 1607 from England to settle the land. It wasn’t long before the ships returned and brought back suitable women, and so the settlement prospered and grew. They were able to tour the re-created ships and behind the scenes as it was winter and a slow tourist season. A wonderful holiday.

Terry and Peggy Vockeroth just returned from an eight day visit to Fairbanks, Alaska. While there, they had lots of fun and got lots of exercise – skiing, skating,watching a hockey tournament, swimming, ice sledding and attending the Fairbanks symphony orchestra while keeping up with their grandchildren, Annika and Lyra as well as the parents Scott and Emily.

Rocky and Louanne Dahmer returned on Thursday from a week in Cancun, beautiful weather at a lovely resort to celebrate Louanne’s 50th birthday. But the family, including Louanne’s mom, Hazel, had other ideas and on Saturday evening she was very surprised to find herself the guest of honour at a birthday party in the hall, Turns out that mom Hazel turns 70 and daughter Katelyn turned 20 on Feb. 25th, so while Louanne was planning their party, they were planning hers! The family also celebrated Sunday at Ryan and Lindseys in Red Deer. Ralph and Norma Stock from near Gull Lake, Sk. were able to attend. Happy birthday Louanne!

Western singer, song writer,cartoonist and leanin’ tree artist, Ben Crane. will be at the Circle Square ranch on March 23 at a fundraiser dinner “send a kid to camp”. All proceeds go to the camper scholarship fund. Tickets by donation. RSVP deadline to the office is March 13.

Coming up: Sunday Mar. 11 – Spring forward – DST – This is the time of year to change batteries in your smoke detector: Thursday, Mar. 15 – Hall board bingo at 7:00; Saturday, Mar, 17th – St. Patrick’s day ; Tuesday, Mar. 20 – first day of Spring.

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