Morrin Community Calendar
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!