Hand Hills Grapevine

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Mar­i­lyn Vre­de­goor 403-665-2473

Hello Hand Hills… En­joy Spring as it is of­fi­cially here. There are calves on the ground at some of the lo­cal ranches and hockey is wind­ing down so those are sure signs of a change of sea­son.

An­other sure sign of Spring is the Chuck­wagon Tarp Auc­tion for the Cal­gary Stam­pede. The end re­sult of the auc­tion was bet­ter than an­tic­i­pated given the state of the econ­omy. Again this year we will see Colt Cos­grave sport­ing the can­vas of High River Au­to­plex, a spon­sor that has been with him for many years. Go Polka Dots Go!

As for hockey, the past cou­ple of weeks have been ex­tremely busy as the lo­cal boys were in­volved in League Play­offs and Provin­cials. The Hanna Pee Wee’s were in Rim­bey for their Provin­cials and al­though they didn’t make it to the fi­nals, the ex­pe­ri­ence is some­thing that they will re­mem­ber for a long time.

Jean Keay was sport­ing a Hanna Colts Jersey as she cheered on her grand­sons. The Ban­tams headed off to High Level for Provin­cials and she also had a grand­son in the Provin­cials in Rim­bey. What an ex­cit­ing time for this fam­ily.

The Hanna Novice Colts won their league by beat­ing out High Coun­try in two games. The fi­nal game was played in Delia and the arena was packed with par­ents, grand­par­ents, aunts, cousins and friends. What a fit­ting end to a great sea­son for this team. Sam Vre­de­goor and Lin­coln Nel­ner were on this team! Way to go boys. Larry and Lyla Nel­ner and Tony and I rem­i­nisced a lot dur­ing the win­ter on past hockey trav­els and what the fu­ture holds for us on the hockey trail. We look for­ward to many more years of hockey travel.

Hockey wasn’t the only sport that had Hand Hills kids trav­el­ling for Provin­cials. The Hanna Hawks Se­nior Boys Bas­ket­ball took JC Charyk to this elite spot for the first time in 34 years. They trav­elled to La Crete to com­pete and even though they did not win the ti­tle they gained a lot of ex­pe­ri­ence. Go Hawks Go! Reo Rau­gust was on this team and his mother Con­nie Gam­mie trav­elled with the team to take in the ex­cite­ment.

Re­mem­ber to mark the 3rd of April on your cal­en­dar for the Work in Progress Open House at the Club. Come on down and see what has been done with the ren­o­va­tions. One o’clock is the time to be there.

Have you signed up for the Jim Hole Gar­den­ing Ses­sion that the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity is host­ing on April 16. It is time to do so!

Don’t know about you but we are go­ing to take in the Brett Butt Com­edy Night in Delia on the 16th of April. We loved him in Cor­ner Gas so are ex­cited to see what his com­edy rou­tine has to of­fer.

Shirleylee Bercier, fi­ancé of David Shields, will be host­ing a Life Skills Work­shop for Women start­ing April 4. This will be a 7- 8 week, one hour a week course at her house and is ti­tled Seven Keys to My Em­pow­ered Life. Please phone her and reg­is­ter if you are in­ter­ested. 403 665 2296

Ear­lier this year Barb Guidolin and Ella Beck trav­elled to Mex­ico to spend some time with Barb’s daugh­ter Lind­say, son-in-law and grand­son. I heard that they had a great trip. Ella came back early and Barb stayed for an ex­tended time to en­joy more fam­ily time. Glad to hear that Ella got her wish to go some­where warm!

As you may be able to tell I am re­ally short of news…Help!

Till next week…en­joy the spring weather and Happy Easter!

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