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.
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