Mary Armstrong celebrated her 94th birthday on April 2, at the Beverley Centre Fireside Room, in Calgary. 19 family members joined her for dinner, birthday cake and visiting.
Alberta Stewart, celebrated her 96th birthday on April 2, with family and friends. Her niece even flew in from Vancouver Island to celebrate with her.
Congratulations to Clifford Sanden who will celebrate his 99th birthday on April 9. Incredible to imagine all of the things Clifford has seen within his lifetime!
Ten women from Hussar and area attended the Ladies Day Out in Strathmore on Friday, April 8 and most of them came home with a door prize. They enjoyed their day away and came home having had a few laughs and had learned something new.
Robert and Arlene have just returned home from a trip to Australia, leaving on Feb. 18 and returning on Mar. 23. They went to Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Magnetic Island, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Hunter Valley and Sydney. They toured many historic sights, did the Great Ocean Road tour, went on a 3 day 2 night Uluru Safari, took the Kuranda scenic rail and sky rail, went on a Great Barrier Reef catamaran tour, took in a few wine tours, had a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House and much, much more.
Quinn Sproule has arrived home from Poland where he was playing hockey during this past season. He left in mid August and the Sanook team just finished their playoffs. There were 12 teams in the league and his team finished fourth overall. Most of the team travel was by bus, so he was able to see a lot of the Polish countryside. Quinn shared a house located a few miles out of town with various teammates over the season – as they were traded etc. - some did not speak English, and were from other countries also, like Finland, Hungary. Poland was enjoying a mild winter similar to us. The team’s schedule did not allow him to come home for Christmas so he and another Canadian roommate travelled to Budapest for a few days and reported that it was amazing, especially with the holiday celebrations. After spending a few days at home he will be returning to a job with the City of Lethbridge for the summer.
Mary Ann Santerre put on a show as a community fundraiser for the Hussar Fine Arts on April 2. Here is what she had to say about the evening:
I had a blast and I really got a good idea what it’s like to pull off a fabulous show! With 11 costume changes and 17 songs including 3 with choreography I don’t know how I’m going to not want to do that again.... Thank you to all my family and friends for showing up and supporting this event! I felt the love!
Congratulations to Trevor Sandum who was honoured to be selected amongst the top in his class at the University of Lethbridge to present his research topic to Medical Professionals at the Alberta Athletic Therapists Association Annual Research Day at Mount Royal University on Sunday, April 10. The presentation involved the top students at U of A, U of C, U of L, and MRU. After everyone had presented their topics the top three were announced and Trevor was awarded first place, and presented with a $500 prize.
The Hussar Curling Club held their annual Mixed Bonspiel the week of April 3-9. Winners of the A Event were: first – Stu Shaw, Strathmore, second Kevin Robertson, Strathmore, third, Larry Moon, Strathmore, fourth Chris Bartsch, Milo. The B event went to: first, Darren Firkus, Standard, second, Barry Kaiser, Hussar, third, Neil Duncalf, Rumsey, and fourth, Wes Kirkpatrick, Hussar. C Event winners were: first, Clay Williams, second, Shannon Gordon, third, Tyler Armstrong and fourth, Ross Peake, all teams from Hussar. The curling club hosted a wonderful supper and gave away many great door prizes on Saturday, April 9.
Travis and Tara Sundum’s three girls have been very busy attending dance competitions around the country. They competed in the Drumheller Music Festival and Katelyn and Jacquelin won Most Outstanding Scholarships for the group of Tap, and Marlie’s group of Jazz had the highest award in her age category. In the Stettler Sparkle Dance Competition they all won golds and high golds. Katelyn and Jacquelin won the Most Outstanding Award for Hip Hop in the 12 and under category and Marlie’s group in the 8 and under category, won the Most Outstanding in Jazz. This past weekend they competed in Drumheller in the Catch a Rising Star competition doing very well again and winning many awards. They are all part of the Tricia Hatch Dance Group.
Calvin, Alexander and Melissa Treacy travelled to London, England over Easter and met his daughter Samantha there. They toured around for 5 days before leaving for Feldkirch, Austria where they spent another five days. Samantha is on an exchange, living with a family and taking her Grade 11 and learning to speak German. Terry and Merrel Clark accompanied them on the trip for part of the time.
Great start to the spring rodeos for the Bishop Family at the Junior High Rodeo in Cardston, April 9 and 10. Everett had a successful day in the team roping placing 4th! He placed 10th in the chute dogging. A personal best for Kylie and Willy in the barrel racing!
On Wednesday, April 13 Hussar School will have the Duffle Bag Theatre back again to perform `Snow White` with students from the audience participating. Performance begins at 2:30 pm for all interested.
On Thursday, April 14 the students will have another opportunity as Clay For Kids is coming for the day to help students create and explore with clay and glass.
Hussar Safe Transport will be having a bottle drive during the week prior to April 23. If you have bottles you would like to donate or questions please contact Rhonda Treacy. Bottles may be dropped off at Kristen and Russell Fandry`s prior to 10 am Saturday, April 23.
Youth Archery is back. Once again, the Hussar Fish and Game Club will be offering youth archery for those aged 8-18 at the Gun Club on Monday after school from 4:00-5:15 pm. We will start on Monday, April 25 and continue to June 20. To register or if you have any additional questions, please contact Russ/Linda Thompson at 403-787-2257 prior to April 21 so we have an idea of numbers. Registration forms are also available at Hussar School.
Hussar Dance Club would like to invite everyone to their yearend recital on April 28 at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome and donations will be accepted at the door.
On Monday, May 2, FCSS is providing Grief Counsellors from Alberta Health, at the Sundowners Centre from 1:30 – 4 PM. This is open to anyone who would like to attend.
Annual cemetery clean up is June 6 at 5 pm. Please mark this on your calendar.
There will be a regional water meeting at the Hussar School on April 20 at 7 pm. It is really important for everyone to attend.
The Kevin & Carey Taubert family flew to Orlando, Florida from March 23 to April 5. They enjoyed the 4 Disney World parks, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Centre, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. The grande finale on the last day was driving to Tampa Bay for a tour of the “Big Cat Rescue” facility (at the request of Katie to see the lions and tigers) and then to Tropicana Field for the Blue Jays game.