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!