Hand Hills Grapevine

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - Mar­i­lyn Vre­de­goor 403-665-2473

Hello Hand Hills…She is back and she has hit us hard with lots of snow. Mother Na­ture made her re­turn! Com­ing from some­one who loves Win­ter it is a beau­ti­ful sight to see.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Scott and Heather (Moench) Camp­bell, on the birth of their third child. Daugh­ter Kylee Dawn is an­other grand­child for Mur­ray and Betty Ann Moench. This is grand­child num­ber six but there are sure to be lots of hugs to go around.

Our Deep­est Sym­pa­thy goes to the Fam­i­lies of Mary Thuroo on her pass­ing. Tommy Owens and Mary lived in the Homestead Coulee area for many years. Mary had a gar­den that was the envy of many. She had a heart of gold and was a very hard worker. Mary’s two daugh­ters had a great role model in life with Mary as their Mother. Mary has been fight­ing can­cer for many years and that too speaks to her char­ac­ter. Rest in Peace Mary, your job on earth was done up just right.

This year we are cel­e­brat­ing Canada’s 150 Birth­day and here in the Hills it is time to come up with a plan for a Cel­e­bra­tion to mark this oc- ca­sion. Put your think­ing caps on and help us come up with a plan for a Party. We All Play for Canada is what comes to this writ­ers mind. I have been talk­ing a lot about how hockey is such an im­por­tant event in all of our lives and my vote is for some­thing re­lated to this sport. We have lots of hockey tal­ent from this area with Lanny McDon­ald com­ing to mind first but there are count­less oth­ers. The Hand Hills Broncs were a main­stay in the Com­mu­nity. The East /West Game could be re­vived with an out­door game on the Lake. Pan­cakes and Maple Syrup oh my mind is racing. Let’s plan some­thing. Phone and let’s get some­thing go­ing to Cel­e­brate our Life in Canada. It will take a Com­mu­nity to get some­thing go­ing but I know that we will get her done. Let’s hear your ideas!

The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing was well at­tended and although noth­ing much changed on the Ex­ec­u­tive it shows that peo­ple are happy with how things have been go­ing. Lay­ton Rosin let his name stand for Pres­i­dent, Jac­quie Gal­ster is Vice, Laura McDon­ald is Sec­re­tary and Day Len­festy is the Trea­surer. New for this year is Dean McDon­ald, Larry McDon­ald and Lay­ton Rosin who will share the du­ties as CPRA Rep/Rodeo Rep. Ta­mara Quaschnick was a new di­rec­tor that was added for a two year term. (I do not have the list of the other po­si­tion and it is time to send this col­umn in so I will up­date you later.)

The Com­mu­nity is go­ing to be busy this year so be sure to check out our web­site for all the events.www.hand­hills. ab.ca Feb. 11 is the Valen­tines Dance and there are still tick­ets but you need to re­serve now! If you would like to vol­un­teer please phone Day at 403 854 0976 or Mar­i­lyn at 403 665 2473. March 10 is the Char­ity Sale and along with the sale you will have the chance to bid on the Best Camp­ing Spots for the 101 Stam­pede, June 2,3 and 4. Phone Lay­ton for in­for­ma­tion on how this is all go­ing to work. 403 820 2590.

There is a Work Bee on Thurs­day Night at 6:30. We will be fin­ish­ing the dec­o­rat­ing, set­ting up the Hall and gen­eral clean up for the Valen­tine’s Dance. Please come down and lend a hand.

Till next week…go make a snow­man, to­bog­gan, play in the snow and get your ex­er­cise by shov­el­ing that snow! En­joy win­ter in Al­berta! It won’t last for­ever!

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