Big Val­ley Bul­letin

The Drumheller Mail - - CLASSIFIEDS - Linda Still­inger 403-876-2479 l.still­

There will be an in­for­ma­tional meet­ing for Rails and Tails at the Big Val­ley Ju­bilee Hall on Tues­day, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker Alan Wil­lis will be pre­sent­ing de­tails on the ex­po­si­tion planned to cel­e­brate Canada’s 150th an­niver­sary. All non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, busi­nesses and com­mu­nity mem­bers are en­cour­aged to at­tend. Big Val­ley can ex­pect thou­sands of vis­i­tors to our com­mu­nity be­tween June 29 and July 3 for this event, so bring your ques­tions and ideas.

The Big Val­ley Elks Fe­bru­ary meet­ing saw them host­ing the Pro­vin­cial Elk’s Presi- dent Lyal Ozouf who gave a com­pre­hen­sive brief­ing in the Good of the Or­der seg­ment. The Elks mag­a­zine will be go­ing dig­i­tal as a sig­nif­i­cant cost sav­ings, though those with­out com­puter ac­cess will still re­ceive a mag­a­zine. Brother Lyal also pro­vided an ex­cel­lent up­date on Elks char­i­ties.

Ozouf praised both the lo­cal turnout and the Elk ac­tiv­i­ties for the area. He also com­mented that the up­com­ing Oys­ter Feed and Past ER Night sounded like an event he wouldn’t want to miss, so he’ll be back. Re­mem­ber to mark March 28 on your cal­en­dars.

“Elks in Mo­tion” is Brother Lyal’s motto and he be­lieves the Big Val­ley Elks epit­o­mize this and should keep it up. Mem­bers from Cas­tor and Stet­tler also at­tended.

The “Death of a Mem­ber” ser­vice was car­ried out in hon­our of long­time mem­ber Brother Ge­orge Mickie. Brother Larry Meyer gave the eu­logy high­light­ing Brother Ge­orge’s in­volve­ment with the De­gree Team and his par­tic­i­pa­tion in Elk­dom. Con­do­lences to his fam­ily.

The District meet­ing will be held on Satur­day, April 8 in Cas­tor. Dis­burse­ments were made to STARS and the 4-H Rid­ers Club in mem­ory of Shirley Woods. The club draw was won by vis­i­tor Pat Anett from Cas­tor who do­nated his share to the Chil­dren’s Fund. Club 200 win­ners were Don Fooks, Larissa Jack­son, David Web­ster and John Christie.

March birth­day wishes go out to Janet Ste­wart – 2, Ken John­son – 2, Clif­ford Ross – 3, Kyle Dyck – 3, Ken Chris­tensen – 4, Judy Chris­tensen – 4, Don Gille­spie – 7, Sue Boswell – 7, Holly Skoc­dopole – 8, San­dra Wit­ten­berg – 8, Tianna Kirt­ley – 9, Crys­tal Bard­well – 10, Danny Houle – 11, Rick Nick­lom – 11, Ty Fraser – 13, She­lagh Sisson – 15, Janet Annable – 18, Jen Brown – 18, Brad Brench­ley – 18, Har­vey Chris­tensen – 19, Car­men Tiz­zard – 19, , Lori Ruele – 21, Lynne Gjal­tema – 22, , Kevin Ste­wart – 22, , Lori Gor­don – 25, Mel Miller – 28, Roy Torp -28, Chris Janke – 30, and Jara Colp – 31.

Happy An­niver­sary to Kelly and Robyn Arm­strong – 11 and Darcy and Teresa Greig – 15.

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