Ver­dant Val­ley Eye Opener

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - He­len Leon­hardt 403-823-9823

The Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety met at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Tues­day, March 28 with 17 mem­bers and one vis­i­tor, Jared Dun­calf, present. Jared gave a great power point pre­sen­ta­tion telling of his ex­pe­ri­ences last sum­mer in Haiti and Do­mini­can Repub­lic with “Live Dif­fer­ent” do­ing work build­ing homes and a school. This was a life chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the young peo­ple who took part in this ven­ture. They saw how some peo­ple in the world live very dif­fer­ently than we do in this land of plenty and op­por­tu­nity. The Ag So­ci­ety gave Jared some fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to­ward his trip as the young peo­ple on the trip had to pay all their own ex­penses. Well done Jared. A flag for the 150th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion of Canada was pur­chased. Ta­ble and chair movers have been pur­chased for the Out­back Build­ing. Plans are un­der­way for an­other Chore (Draft) Horse Com­pe­ti­tion for next sum­mer on July 29. Com­mit­tees have set up and bud­get drawn up. Last sum­mer was the first event of this na­ture and was very suc­cess­ful with at­ten­dance of 300. El­son and Pat McDougald at­tended a Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Work­shop deal­ing with food and health safety at events such as the Horse Com­pe­ti­tion. The Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety will be host­ing the Re­gion 2 Ag So­ci­ety meet­ing on Satur­day, April 29. Out­door lights will be in­stalled on the Out­back Build­ing to light the yard. The awards re­ceived at the Pro­vin­cial Agri­cul­tural So­ci­eties Con­fer­ence have been framed by Amanda Panisiak.

Ron and I and Les­lie were in Ed­mon­ton from Wed­nes­day to Sun­day last week to do the an­nual visit with daugh­ter Karen and our 10 grand­chil­dren and their spouses and some great grand­chil­dren who are all in Ed­mon­ton and Cam­rose.

Music Fes­ti­val in Drum-

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