The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN -

We have all seen the movie Cool Run­nings which is a loosely based film on the Ja­maican Bob­sled Team and how they got to Cal­gary's Olympics in 1988. The late John Candy had a role in it, how­ever, it was only mildly en­ter­tain­ing.

Now, af­ter 28 years, a movie is com­ing out fea­tur­ing the ad­ven­tures of Ed­die the Ea­gle, the Brit who cap­tured the hearts of Cana­di­ans as the be­spec­ta­cled young man who en­tered the ski jump­ing com­pe­ti­tion with noth­ing other than a sense of ad­ven­ture. He didn't do very well, but by the end of the Olympics, ev­ery­one knew the name Ed­die the Ea­gle.

Ac­tor Taron Eger­ton plays the role of Ed­die, and famed ac­tor Hugh Jack­man plays his coach.

We think it will be a win­ner. Phone us at 403-823-2580 or fax us at 403-823-3864 email: in­for­ma­tion@drumheller­ or drop into our of­fices at 515 High­way 10 East

We have part­nered with the great peo­ple who are in charge of putting to­gether the 100th Hand Hills Stam­pede com­ing up June 3, 4, and 5.

Mar­i­lyn Vre­de­goor sent us some pho­tos of the his­tory of the Stam­pede and, as read­ers can see on page 18, one of them is of the "Miller Place", a log cabin built around the turn of the cen­tury, (1900, not 2000).

That photo brought back a few mem­o­ries for this dime­store cow­boy, as we at­tended a few calf brand-

ings there in the 1950's when it was owned by Dick


We re­mem­ber walk­ing through that house and won­der­ing how any­one could pos­si­bly live there, but one mem­ory that stands out, is the house was filled with weath­ered Cal­gary Stam­pede posters from that era.

Thanks to the four cou­ples who agreed to let us tell their ro­man­tic sto­ries for our Valen­tine's is­sues last week.

Al­ways in­ter­est­ing how love brings peo­ple to­gether and makes for in­ter­est­ing read­ing.

If any­one would like to tell us their own story for fu­ture is­sues, con­tact this writer.

Sad to hear of the pass­ing of Kay Goruik, who had one of the best smiles we have ever seen, and know­ing her from high school days, also one of the pret­ti­est. Con­do­lences to Ron and the fam­ily.

Rest easy, old friend.

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