The Hussar Skating Club would once again like to thank everyone for their support of the Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser! This is a huge fundraiser for our club and we appreciate every order. A big Thank You to the members who sold chocolate again this year! In total we sold $13,044.94 worth of chocolate which raised our club $4011 to help keep our dues low for upcoming seasons.
The Friends of East Wheatland Society have a Community Christmas card list up at Chinook Financial Hussar Branch. If you would like to donate and get your name on the Community card please stop in before December 22.
The Wheatland Crossing Coyote junior high girls basketball team played their first tournament this past weekend at the Holy Cross in Strathmore. HCC hosted 7 teams from Southern Alberta. Our Coyote team is comprised of both veterans and first time players. Teagan & Tori Adamcewicz play for this team. The girls played hard and battled to close finishes! Great fun was had by all including spectators! Coach Baxter sees the development of a solid team with successes throughout the season.
Congratulations to the Bassano Outlaws Peewee team for winning GOLD in the Sundre Tournament, December 9-11. Everyone had rooms in Olds so lots of swimming and mini sticks were played. Players on the team from Hussar are Dustin Holm, Jason Slemko, Cadin Hiebert, Emmitt Filkohazy, Dayne Collett, Tristen and Chase Fraser. Congratulations boys!!
The Hussar Fireworks U14 Ringette team brought home silver medals from the Cochrane tournament on the December 10/11 weekend. The girls played Friday and won their game against Red Deer. They spent Saturday morning swimming, shopping and enjoyed the Trolls movie. We lost our game Saturday night against Cochrane but came out strong on Sunday morning with a win against Airdre to put them in the B side final Sunday afternoon. They came up against Cochrane again, played hard but lost a hard fought battle 6-4 which brought home silver. What a great weekend girls!
Strathmore Midget Storm T1 played in Calgary in a tournament over December 9-11. Cort Armstrong and Bailey Filkohazy both play for this team and Clay Armstrong helps coach. They had some close games but we’re not successful. As usual, the boys enjoyed playing and gained some more experience. This coming weekend they play in Airdrie Saturday night and in Hussar Sunday at 6pm.
On Sunday, December 11, Ella Hein, her daughters and granddaughters celebrated their annual Christmas lunch together. It was held at the continuing care community room at the Drumheller Hospital to make it convenient for Ella. Special thanks to Candace Williams for catering this event and to Sonya for the delicious dessert. It was a wonderful afternoon of visiting with Grandma.
The Wheatland Crossing School will be holding 2 separate Christmas concerts this year due to the increase in students and the limited amount of space in the temporary school: Grades 4-6 students will be performing their concert on Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 pm in the gym. Grades K-3 students will be performing their concert on Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 pm. Doors to the school will be opening at 6:00 pm and students can report directly to their classrooms when they arrive.
Wheatland Christmas Food Bank has a box at Chinook Financial Hussar Branch for everyone to drop off donations. The deadline is December 17. If anyone knows of anyone that wants a Christmas hamper, please contact Lorilee Dundas at 787-2225.
Krista Sandum is hosting a Fill-The-Purse Christmas party on December 15 at 7 pm. Come over and support the Wheatland Crisis Society. She will also be collecting children’s new socks or underwear for the shelter. Call Krista at 403-321-7870 for more information of what to put in the purses.
A new healthy living / weight loss group has been formed in our community. New Beginnings will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 pm at the Hussar Hall. All are welcome to attend. The focus of our group will be healthy living not just on weight loss. Please feel free to attend.
News reporter for December is Carey Taubert, please contact her at 403.787.3500.