Verdant Valley Eye Opener
The Verdant Valley Ag Society met on Tuesday, January 26 at the Community Center with eight members present. Plans for the 2016 year were discussed. The McDougald family is nominated for the BMO Calgary Stampede Farm Family Award from Starland County. The Ag Society is spon- soring a seminar with Jim Hole, Alberta’s top horticultural authority, as guest speaker. This will be held on Saturday, April 16 and agricultural groups, garden clubs and garden enthusiasts will be invited to attend. More details will be posted in the near future. Committees were set up to arrange this event. Annual donations were made to the Salvation Army and the Drumheller and District Musical Festival. Ken Leonhardt reported on Rural Crime Watch and the Provincial AGM and Symposium that will be held in Hanna February 5-6. The Drumheller RCW is co-sponsoring the event. Next meeting of the Ag Society will be held on Tuesday, February 23.
What an exciting weekend for three of our young skaters on the last weekend in January when they took part in the Red Deer Fun Skate Competitions with over 320 skaters. Tori James and Camryn and ElliAnna McDougald were in competition in the event and came away with lots of honours. Tori and Camryn with Kaitlyn Wood won gold on the team competition. Tori won gold in Dance, and three bronze awards in Elements, Free Style and Interpretive. Camryn won two more gold awards in Elements and Interpre- tive, silver in Free Skate and bronze in Dance. Elli-Anna won silver in the Team event, gold in Free Skate and two silver awards in Elements and Dance. Way to go girls. We are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to a successful future for you in skating.
Spencer James is recovering from some broken bones and will soon be returning to hockey. On March 1819 his hockey team will be hosting the Bantam Provincials. We look forward to hearing more about this later.
Happy birthday this week to Tanner Poland on February 11, Keith Wilson on February 12, Michael Duncalf on February 16.