Dalum Dis­patch

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen 403-823-2036

The or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee for the Dalum cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion which is planned for Au­gust of 2018 will meet in the parish ed­u­ca­tion wing at the church on Wed­nes­day, April 13, at 7:30 pm. The pur­pose of this meet­ing is to be­gin the bud­get process as well as al­lo­cat­ing some re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for the ac­tiv­i­ties which will be part of the event. There will be a need for more vol­un­teers in the fu­ture and any­one wish­ing to join the com­mit­tee now is cer­tainly wel­come.

The Easter school break of­fers an op­por­tu­nity for fam­i­lies to take a short va­ca­tion as was the case for the Jim and Julie Eske­land fam­ily who spent a pleas­ant week on Vancouver Is­land where they vis­ited Tofino and Victoria. The Ja­son and April Ras­mussen fam­ily had a south­ern Cal­i­for­nia ad­ven­ture where they vis­ited Dis­ney­land as well hav­ing fun ex­plor­ing some desert parks. Although not linked to the Easter school va­ca­tion, we hear that Gun­nar Mortensen is home again af­ter a two week va­ca­tion to Den­mark. His daugh­ter, Con­nie, joined him on the trip and acted as his chauf­feur while they vis­ited peo­ple and places dear to Gun­nar; and, re­turn­ing home af­ter their an­nual south­ern win­ter va­ca­tion are for­mer Dalum folks, Arthur and Gail Chris­tensen.

It is also the end of another hockey sea­son for many teams and two lo­cal ath­letes, Ali­son Oster­gard and Karen McMil­lan, were on the ice last week­end. Ali­son was with the “Babes on Blades” team from Rock­y­ford at a tour­na­ment in Banff where 38 men’s and ladies’ teams played plenty of hockey and had a fun filled time with ac­tiv­i­ties such as a “photo-op” scav­enger hunt to oc­cupy time away from the rink. While Ali­son was skat­ing to a sil­ver medal in her di­vi­sion, Mike had a chance to do some ski­ing at Mount Norquay. Karen and the Drumheller Drum­sticks were at Air­drie where they placed third in the “A” di­vi­sion of that tour­na­ment.

Birth­day greet­ings to Myr­tle Hol­men who cel­e­brated her 94th over the week­end with vis­i­tors join­ing her on both Sun­day and Mon­day. She also had some un­ex­pected and very wel­comed vis­its from old friends a bit ear­lier. Af­ter be­ing out of touch with the fam­ily for some time Peter Jo­hansen and June Reid (n. Jo­hansen), the chil­dren of Peter and Rosina Jo­hannsen, who were the pre­vi­ous own­ers of the farm where John and Myr­tle farmed for so many years, made a stop at the farm to re­new ac­quain- tances. Also pay­ing a visit to Dalum were Myr­tle’s 90 year old cousin and her daugh­ter. Like the Jo­hansens, they also live in Calgary but orig­i­nated in Theodore, Saskatchewan, which was Myr­tles’ home town. With nine decades be­hind them, the cousins had plenty of mem­o­ries to share.

Pas­tor Dan of­fi­ci­ated as two young fel­lows were con­firmed at the Beth­le­hem Lutheran Church on Sun­day. Ash­ton Nail and Grier Baker were joined by fam­ily and friends as they were wel­comed into the con­gre­ga­tion, con­grat­u­la­tions to both.

The Dalum Fire Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­a­tions met for its An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing on Mon­day evening, a re­port of that meet­ing will be in­cluded in next week’s col­umn.

You may con­tinue to call Ger­ald and Maryann Ras­mussen at 403-823-2036 with your news items or, email to ger­mar70@magtech.ca.

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