Verdant Valley Eye Opener
Doris Wade and family held a family reunion at the farm of daughter Jean Goetz at Rimbey. About 30 family members were able to attend. This is an annual event. Great for family to get together like that.
Well “Bucket List” dreams sometimes do come true. On the long weekend of July 30 to August 3 Ron and I went on the Rocky Mountaineer train trip from Banff to Vancouver. The trip included three night’s accommodation in Banff, Kamloops and Vancouver so the train trip was all during the day and you did not miss any of the scenic travel. We left our car at the airport in Calgary and Clint and Lynn drove us to Banff where we stayed overnight. We boarded the dome car of the train early Sunday morning and travelled through beautiful mountain scenery to Kamloops. Though we have travelled that way many times by highway you get a very different view from the train and you don’t have to watch for traffic. On board you receive world class service and wonderful meals in the dining car. Your luggage is transported by truck to your next hotel destination. The highlight of the trip may have been the second day from Kamloops to Vancouver along the Thompson and Fraser River canyons. It was breathtaking scenery. We stayed an extra day in Vancouver to get a flight home on Wednesday evening and were able to visit with friends Bruce and Phyllis Burgess.
This weekend Ron and I volunteered at the Blue Rodeo concert at the Badlands Passion Play site. A sold out crowd enjoyed the concert. Lynn Hemming volunteered at the Tough Mudder event where 3000 participants were challenged by one of the toughest Tough Mudder venues available.
Don’t forget that this coming Saturday, August 13 is the Chore (Draft) Horse competition at the Verdant Valley Community Center with competition starting at 1:00 pm. There will be displays of old time machinery and vehicles, house hold antiques and quilting and weaving demonstrations. There are activities for children, a concession and a Beef on a Bun supper with old time music at 5:00 pm. The afternoon event is free and a charge will be made for the supper. Tickets for the supper may be purchased at the Riverside Value Drug Mart in Drumheller. It is hoped that this event will renew and encourage interest in the past history of our rural community.
Happy birthday this week to Tim Ewing on August 12 and Cash Landry on August 13.