Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

Darcy Gra­ham 403-772-3747

Hey there folks...the weather has been fan­tas­tic lately. As one of my farmer friends said... “We have sun, we have wind, we have hope”! Hope it lasts and lasts and lasts...gogo-go and get the last half of that beau­ti­ful har­vest in!

And, next up, if you don’t have a busy evening, and for a mod­est ad­mis­sion, you are all in­vited to the Mor­rin Com­mu­nity Hall from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. tonight, Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 26, to cel­e­brate the har­vest with a tur­key-an­dall-the-trim­mings fall sup­per put on by the Hall Board... come on down!

And mov­ing on, I would like to pass on some pool- cool and in­ter­est­ing news about, and con­grat­u­la­tions to...Mor­rin’s 83 year-old snooker champ, Al Bre­mer. Al won the 70 and over Zone 2 Bronze Medal at a re­cent tour­na­ment that was held in Drumheller on Septem­ber 29-31. With the vic­tory, he also got to take home a pretty nice sweater prize for his ea­gle-eye-sure-handed shots... way to go Al! You make us proud, next year go for the gold!

Also, I got a call from Diana Wolf and she would like to an­nounce that there is a Mor­rin His­tory Book meet­ing next Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Star- land County Of­fice Build­ing. The club is hop­ing for a good turnout as they an­tic­i­pate gath­er­ing and preparing in­for­ma­tion for the se­cond book in hopes to have it ready for the 2020 Home­com­ing Celebration in Mor­rin.

So, last Wed­nes­day, I at­tended the monthly meet­ing of the vil­lage of Mor­rin Coun­cil and it be­gan right at 7:00 p.m. I made a note that the group re­viewed and ap­proved a stack of ac­counts payable in just 5 min­utes and quickly moved through the agenda. And the best news of the night (in my opin­ion) was that the wa­ter/sewer line re­place­ment project go­ing on at 1st Av­enue north is pro­gress­ing steadily along and is right on sched­ule. The road con­struc­tion work­ers (bar­ring un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances or de­lays) should be ready to fill the streets back up and ap­ply a top­coat of gravel some­time this week. Grayson has been re­quired to keep a daily log of their work and they are happy to report, there have been no ma­jor con­cerns or mishaps and the work should be com­pleted by Oc­to­ber 28...all good! And that means the street should be open for trick-or-treaters out and about on Hal­lowe’en. And I will wrap up on the lat­est vil­lage coun­cil meet­ing and say there are many ways one can spin the news. As The Drumheller Mail cor­re­spon­dent for our area (for the last 5 ½ years) I choose to write and de­liver an ac­cu­rate but pos­i­tive, up­lift­ing ac­count on the var­i­ous vil­lage hap­pen­ings and ac­tiv­i­ties... there is enough bad news in the world right? So...carry on Mor­rin coun­cil­lors & ad­min., keep do­ing all the good stuff. You have a de­mand­ing, thank­less job to man­age the op­er­a­tion of our vil­lage and many ap­pre­ci­ate all you do to keep things on track.

And fi­nally, as I look at the Mor­rin School Cal­en­dar I note that the Hal­lowe’en Cos­tume Pa­rade will fall right on Hal­lowe’en this year...Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 31. Thanks Mor­rin for being a school that still en­cour­ages the great Cana­dian-cus­tom­cos­tume-candy-party fun. I wrote a piece three years ago, Novem­ber 13, 2013 that high­lighted some com­ments by the ed­i­tor/pub­lisher of The Drumheller Mail and my boss, Ossie Sheddy. What I am re­fer­ring to is the pop­u­lar “Read All About It” col­umn where, on this day, Ossie was com­ment­ing on why per­haps some good Cal­gary schools do not al­low kids to dress up in cos­tumes any­more and rather it is sim­ply or­ange and black day...how bor­ing is that! He stated, “fear­ful we sup­pose that other coun­tries don’t cel­e­brate Hal­lowe’en and new stu­dents might be frightened, of­fended, in­tim­i­dated, ashamed or what­ever.” And to para­phrase him I said... “We do this fun thing and many, at risk of being of­fended, seem to go right along with it when it comes to trickor-treat­ing at night...so much for school rule in that way”. He went on to say...“When are we go­ing to stop think­ing that peo­ple are go­ing to be of­fended by our cus­toms?” And my re­sponse to that ex­cel­lent ques­tion was... “When are we go­ing to stand up and pro­tect our Cana­dian cus­toms and be­liefs and tra­di­tions? They are unique to us...ei­ther to be em­braced or not celebrated, but not con­stantly changed or re­moved by wishy-washies! As far as our small but vi­brant school in Mor­rin goes, I am de­lighted the greet­ing is still Happy Hal­lowe’en and Merry Christ­mas and that they are a steady ex­am­ple to our kids with all our other great coun­try proud hol­i­days...hold fast my friends”! I wrote that 3 years ago and thought it was worth a re­print. So, get your Hal­lowe’en cos­tumes and pil­low­cases ready kids and have a great time cel­e­brat­ing Cana­dian-cus­tom-cos­tume­candy-party fun!

And lastly...happy 12th birthday on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 30 to our sweet, beau­ti­ful daugh­ter Charly...your Dad and I are so blessed to have your uniquely, pre­cious, won­der­ful, vi­brant, fun self in our lives all th­ese years and we are so proud of the lovely, kind, tal­ented young lady you are. Happy Hal­lowe’en ev­ery­one! Cheers!

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