Ver­dant Val­ley Eye Opener

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - He­len Leon­hardt 403-823-9823

Amanda Hem­ming re­turned on the week­end from spend­ing six weeks in Tai­wan and Viet­nam. She and two other med­i­cal stu­dents from the U of A School of Medicine spent a month in the emer­gency ward of the hos­pi­tal in Taipei – the big­gest emer­gency ward in the world. The ward has 200 beds and usu­ally close to 500 pa­tients a day wait­ing for treat­ment. It was a great learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as she was liv­ing in the city of Taipei. They then spent two weeks va­ca­tion­ing in Viet­nam on marvel­lous beaches and great restau­rants.

This past week­end we had fam­ily here to visit and at­tend the Pas­sion Play. Ch­eryl Leon­hardt, her mother Barb Ped­er­sen and Caden Leon­hardt and friend Pres­ley of Cam­rose and Ch­eryl’s niece and nephew, Sara and Chris Ped­er­sen of Dubai were here. On Satur­day morn­ing we all went to Red Deer to see Caden’s grad­u­a­tion from Art­sTrec at Red Deer Col­lege. This is Caden’s sixth sum­mer at­tend­ing Art­sTrec. Ev­ery­one en­joyed the Pas­sion Play that evening.

We have sev­eral celebri­ties in or from our com­mu­nity. If you have no­ticed the Al­berta gov­ern­ment TV ad about cli­mate change you may have rec­og­nized Doug Wil­son sit­ting on his horse and say­ing “Never thought I would see the day”. Doug is son of Dale and Bev Wil­son and brother of Keith. He has been do­ing some act­ing bits as an ex­tra on such lo­cally tele­vised shows as Heart­land and Hell on Wheels. This is just a fun side line for Doug from his reg­u­lar busi­ness in com­put­ers. Then you may have seen Matt Howard on TV in the Boys Steer Rid­ing at the Cal­gary Stam­pede. Matt has been fol­low­ing the rodeo cir­cuit all sum­mer and it is quite an ac­com­plish­ment to get to ride at the Cal­gary Stam­pede. Good luck for the rest of the sum­mer, Matt. He is the son of Dar­rin Howard and grand­son of Don and Car­men Howard of Mun­son. I see that Jay Dekeyser, son of Bert and Penny Dekeyser was once again a vol­un­teer at the Cal­gary Stam­pede and got to meet cham­pion chuck­wagon leg­end Kelly Suther­land. Fun times for ev­ery­one.

The Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So- ci­ety is help­ing to spon­sor a Chore Horse (Draft Horse) Com­pe­ti­tion at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter this sum­mer on Satur­day, Au­gust 13 with the com­pe­ti­tion start­ing at 1:00 PM. There is free ad­mis­sion and the af­ter­noon will also fea­ture other dis­plays of the pi­o­neer days such as quilt­ing, weav­ing, an­tique auto and ma­chin­ery dis­plays, old time home mak­ing dis­plays and pic­tures of old time horse pow­ered farm­ing. Come and re­new your mem­o­ries of the past and in­tro­duce the younger gen­er­a­tion to some in­ter­est­ing events from the past. There will also be bouncy cas­tles and a play­ground for kids and con­ces­sion for snacks. A Beef on a Bun sup­per with old time mu­sic will con­clude the day start­ing at 5:00 pm. Tick­ets may be picked up at River­side Value Drug Mart in Drumheller. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Lyle at 403-820- 6779.

Happy birth­day this week to Lynn Hem­ming on July 29, Cam­ryn McDougald on Au­gust 3.

Best wishes on your wed­ding an­niver­sary to Clint and Lynn Hem­ming on July 28, Brad and Anita Mepham and Neil and Donna Dun­calf on July 30 and Larry and Cindy Poland and Ash­ley (Hem­ming) and Kyle Green on Au­gust 31.

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