Craigmyle Car­di­nal

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Bev Bergman 403-665-2492

There are sev­eral events com­ing up in our com­mu­nity. You might want to mark your cal­en­dars and plan to come out.

Tues­day, March 21 is the date of the next Craigmyle His­toric So­ci­ety meet­ing to be held at 7:00 pm in the Craigmyle Church base­ment. Busi­ness will con­sist of fi­nal­iz­ing the con­ces­sion plans for the Bergman auc­tion sale on May 6; ini­tial plan­ning for the 4-H con­ces­sion in Delia on June 5; eval­u­at­ing the re­silient floor­ing is­sue; es­tab­lish­ing a date for the an­nual meet­ing held in April or May; as well as other busi­ness items.

A brief meet­ing will be held later with the Craigmyle Church Women. Their most ur­gent busi­ness will be ad­dress­ing when (and if) a Mother’s Day will be held this year.

All in­ter­ested per­sons are in­vited to come out to one or both of these meet­ings.

Also com­ing up, more quickly than we re­al­ize, is the next pan­cake break­fast sched- uled for Sun­day, April 2 from 9:00-11:00 am in the Craigmyle Church base­ment.

Craigmyle is a small com­mu­nity, but most res­i­dents of the ham­let and sur­round­ing area are proud of their com­mu­nity. Rel­a­tively new res­i­dent, Joy Bjorn, was moved to write a poem that she shared with her face book friends to il­lus­trate to them how she felt about her new neigh­bour­hood. With Joy’s per­mis­sion, I am shar­ing this poem with all good read­ers, as it is a tes­ta­ment to the spirit of our small com­mu­nity. This fur­ther val­i­dates what I have al­ways said: “Craigmyle may be small in size, but it is big in spirit!”

Our Town Twice weekly Cof­fee Hour. Old church kitchen ta­ble. Folks ar­rive, walk or drive. Even our 92 year Ma­bel. Drop a quar­ter, pour a cup, Sit and trade “How Do’s”. Pass a cookie, spin a yarn. Craft a joke, re­hash the news. De­light­ful, help­ful peo­ple, Share wis­dom with a smile. Bring pro­duce, till gar­dens. True hos­pi­tal­ity, ev­ery style! Of course we all have trou­bles, Each deep­ened by the blow, Love these novel char­ac­ters. Great de­light to find and know. Blessed to know His guid­ance, Com­ing here last sum­mer; Craigmyle, sweet ham­let home, His­toric fam­ily or new­comer.

Thanks, Joy, for your en­dorse­ment of our small com­mu­nity.

I re­ceived some news about a for­mer Craigmyle area young man, Shane Zim­mer, in an un­usual way. The Calgary Her­ald has a magazine style sup­ple­ment en­ti­tled “Sw­erve.” One of our lo­cals found a full page trib­ute to Shane Ziem­mer and passed it along to me. Shane grew up north-west of Craigmyle and at­tended school in Delia. As I had lost track of what Shane was up to, I was so pleased to re­ceive this in­for­ma­tion.

Shane is cur­rently on staff at the Web­ber Academy in Calgary. The Web­ber Academy is a pres­ti­gious ac­cred­ited non-denominational, co-ed­u­ca­tional, univer­sity prepara­tory, pri­vate school of­fer­ing aca­demics from ju­nior kinder­garten through grade 12. The school was founded in 1996 by Dr. Neil Web­ber, a for­mer teacher and pro­fes­sor at Mount Royal Univer­sity, who also served as an Al­berta Cab­i­net Min­is­ter in both the Peter Lougheed and Don Getty Con­ser­va­tive gov­ern­ments. The school has a staff of 140+ and en­rolls close to 1000 stu­dents and rightly boasts of ex­cel­lent aca­demic stan­dards. I was im­pressed to read that part of their man­date is re­quir­ing re­spect shown to staff and stu­dents.

Shane is a staff mem­ber on the Ju­nior High sci­ence team. As well as teach­ing sci­ence, he helps co­or­di­nate the Web­ber Academy Sci­ence Olympics and coaches the Ju­nior High Ro­bot­ics Club. Shane con­tin­ues to ex­plore his love of pa­le­on­tol­ogy by spend­ing his sum­mers work­ing for the Royal Tyrell Mu­seum dig­ging for fos­sils in ar­eas of Al­berta.

Birth­day greet­ings go out to Louise Coates on March 19; Barb Mar­shall and Mary Anne Rees shar­ing March 22; and Ni­cole Stu­ber on March 23.

Have a great day!

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