Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off Big Valley fall

Big Valley seniors crib starts up again Oct. 1

Linda Stillinger Big Valley Bulletin

Big Valley’s 10th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 9. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and snacks.

Tee off is at 11. The tournament will be nine holes – best ball with lunch and prizes to follow. Everyone is welcome to come out and join in the fun. For more information call Wendy at 403-741-9812, Larry at 403-430-0169, Marion at 403-876-2617 or Dorothy at 403-876-2367.

Just in time for the province’s official nomination day, the Village of Big Valley will be hosting an Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) campaign school at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11 at the Big Valley Drop-In Centre. Spearheaded by Big Valley Councilor Sandra Schell, this “Supporting Women in Local Government” event is designed to help women gain information about their potential in local government.

The evening will include an AUMA recorded audio presentation and keynote speaker, Clive mayor Anita Gillard will be on hand to answer questions after the presentation. Women in the district are invited to come explore the possibilities and gain the confidence to run for public office. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP Sandra at 403-741-6633 or

The Big Valley Drop In Centre opens its fall schedule of events this Thursday, Sept. 7 with floor curling at 1 p.m. Canasta is scheduled for Monday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday Crib will be at 1:30 p.m. beginning on Oct. 1. There will be a meeting and potluck lunch on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 12 noon and the first community. pancake supper of the season will be on Monday, Oct. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The drop in will be also host a flu clinic on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

Once again, summer has come and gone much too quickly bringing an end to the Summer Reading Program at the Big Valley Municipal Library. Thanks to the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of our summer students, we were able to provide a popular and entertaining place for the children of our community to spend every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon during August. Fun games, crafts, activities and awesome stories celebrating Canada were the focus this year.

Thank you to Taigen Whiteside and Karson Gridley for their hard work. We wish you luck in all your future endeavors. We must thank the Big Valley Municipal Library Board, the Friends of the Big Valley Library Society and all our dedicated volunteers for their marvelous support of all our activities.

We also thank the TD Bank Group, the Toronto Public Library and Library and Archives Canada for supporting literacy in Canada by offering the TD Summer Reading Club every summer to Canadian children across the nation. Contributing to the success of all library programs are the members of the Big Valley community who continue to support and value the role our library plays in this community.

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