Bit of trivia for you…In the 1950’s, Hussar had their own movie theatre. A guy from Strathmore came out every Saturday night with a film for all the young kids to watch. The parents would get groceries, go to the lumber store, go to the restaurant, go to the post office or just visit with friends. The guy charged Hussar $5.00 to come out.
Get well wishes to Cort Armstrong and Brooke Fandry who both recently had their wisdom teeth removed.
Colby, Toshia, Everett and Kylie Bishop have been busy all summer attending rodeos. The boys have been busy roping and the girls have been busy barrel racing. Congratulations to Kylie who finished very well in the finals and brought home some cheques and some prizes. Good job to you all!
Kylie and Toshia Bishop went to the Double S barrel racing weekend in Strathmore. Kylie won the youth average buckle for the weekend. Congratulations Kylie!
Lisa Armstrong and Tracy Anderson are busy preparing for Kidney March 2016. It is a 100km walk over the course of three days and it will take place on September 9 -12. Kidney March is an important walk to raise awareness of Kidney Disease, 1 in 10 Canadians suffers, as well as Organ Donation. They need your support to continue this journey. To support either Lisa or Tracy go to kidneymarch.ca, support a marcher, sponsor a marcher for 2016, enter first and last name and follow their links to their personal home page where you can read what Kidney March means to them and support them if you can.
The Hussar Library Board and staff wishes to thank everyone who has supported them over the years helping make an extremely successful library. We are sad to be closing our current location. But we are looking forward to a completely new system coming in the future. Watch for further information coming soon. The library will be having a closing sale August 23 and 25 from 3-8. All furniture, bookcases, beautiful desk, etc. and of course books will be sold. All proceeds will go toward a new state of the art library smart locker system coming to Hussar.
Tyler, Lana, Hayes and Will Armstrong spent 3 days in Toronto and a day at Niagara Falls including a night on Fun Street! Hayes’ highlight of the trip was taking in two Blue Jays games. Will’s included petting a pig, chasing seagulls on the Toronto Center Island and Ripley’s Aquarium! Another highlight was checking out the CN Tower and a few more sights around the city. They had a great time. Every day was 30+ along with the humidity and the boys didn’t complain once about the heat or being tired. They were troopers!
Congratulations to Jamie, Christy, Zane, Steele and Austin Vandehaar for moving to Binbrook, Ontario. Jamie is working for John Deere Finance at the Oakville Corporate Office and Christy is at the Meridian Credit Union in Hamilton. Good luck to the kids as they will start school in their new schools right away.
The Steve Fandry’s, Glenn Mullers, Mitch Treacys, Alvin Sandums and Dahms all enjoyed the first Shuswap Olympics held last week to celebrate Megan Fandry’s birthday. Sounds like a lot of fun was had by all. I also heard they had quite an adrenaline rush on Monday as a bear walked through their camp.
Many people gathered at Kristin and Russell’s house on Friday night to help Russ celebrate his 50th birthday! Sounds like Russ woke up on Friday night to see 50 buzzards on his lawn. I guess there was a group of ninjas around the night before. Happy happy Birthday Russ. Here’s to many more!!
I guess the buzzards had a busy weekend as those 50 and a few more flew over to Amy Stokes house to wish her a happy birthday on Saturday morning! Happy Birthday Amy! Here’s to a great year.
Congratulations to Matt Sandum who won a scholarship from the Hussar Scholarship Fund. This fund was created with the remaining funds from the Hussar Band Program. Matt will be going to Lethbridge College this fall taking Engineering Design and Drafting for his second year. Good luck to Matt!
Congratulations to Karen Peake who won tickets to Globalfest. The family all enjoyed the night there and then a hotel stay.
The Hussar Historical AGM will be September 12, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. at the Seniors Centre.
Jeadene, Grace and Rhett Gregory travelled to Coronation on August 17 to attend Coronation’s Fair. Grace and Rhett stayed a few extra days with Jeadene’s parents. They met up with their cousins and did some horseback riding and raided Gramma’s raspberry patch.
On Monday, August 15 Brad and Paige Severtson and family travelled to Sylvan Lake and spent 6 hours at the waterslides. They all had an awesome time and are sad to see the waterslides closing at the end of this season. They stayed the night in Sylvan then headed to Calgary on Tuesday, where they stayed at the Sheraton Cavalier for more swimming and slides. On Wednesday morning they spent 8 hours at Calaway Park, where everyone had fun on the rides and playing games!
Corey, Michelle, Keenan, Mikayla and Mikayla’s friend Michael spent the week of August 15, with Marvin and Cheryl Fisher at the cabin at Kookanoosa.
Cam, Kim, Jolene, Jace and Kirk Fraser had a great family vacation, travelling to Victoria, B.C. to visit with Heather who is working there. They saw lots of wildlife and even went whale watching. They said it is very dry in Victoria and came home to our beautiful green countryside.
A group of Hussar residents are trying to organize a big party for Canada’s 150th birthday party, next July 1. Anyone with any ideas or would like to donate funds, or volunteer hours, please contact Sandie at 403-787-2912 or Corey at 403-787-2263. The next meeting is August 22 at 7 p.m. at the village office, upstairs. Volunteers, funding and donations are needed. Please attend.
Don, Kay and Melvina Fraser enjoyed a visit from their niece Erin and Russ Hickman and grandson from Drayton Valley. Mildred Fraser from Bassano accompanied them to the farm for a visit.
The Hussar Stitch and Chat group could always use more yarn for afghans. We have given away over a dozen already this year and are always making more.
Harvest has started in this area and many are combining peas or making silage.
Marvin and Cheryl Fisher visited their grandson Evinn Beck in Swift Current over the weekend of August 20-21.
Kay Fraser attended Open Farm Days at Old Mac Miller’s Farm, home of Rob and Tammy Miller and family at Bassano. This is an event held all over Alberta this particular weekend, letting urban and rural people visit your farm and see where their food comes from etc. Their open house was very well attended and people were able to see chickens, sheep, bees, horses, blacksmithing, have some Alberta barbecue beef and shop for local handmade gifts or fresh produce.
Rachel Dundas and the girls spent 10 days on Vancouver Island. They enjoyed visiting family, taking day trips to Tofino and spent many days on Sproat Lake. The weather was great, full sun each day and mostly over 30, one day was even 35! Rachel also took a 4-day workshop in Sand Play Therapy in Parksville.
Get well wishes to Russell Sevcik who recently spent time in the Strathmore and Calgary hospitals.
Ken and Lyne Sage and Niels and Barb Larsen just returned from their annual before harvest trip to Great Falls.
The Hale household was busy on the weekend of August 19-20. RoxAnne and kids along with Grandma Ev and nephew Spencer headed to Lloyminister for Jayna’s trick riding finals and Brody’s minibareback riding while Brad headed south to Coeur D’Alene for an Ironman race. Jayna won her age competitions both Friday and Saturday earning her the yearend Junior championship and a spot to go to Las Vegas to compete in December. Brody rode a minibareback horse on Sunday during the CCWA wagon finals, but was bucked off. On Sunday Brad competed in his race which consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run. He said it was the hardest race he has done and couldn’t wait to be finished. He did have a very respectable 14th place finish in his age category out of over 200 other men that age. Overall, Brad placed 133 out of over 4500 participants.