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The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN -

Congratulations to Liam McDougald who has earned a spot on the south ros­ter for the 2017 Al­berta Se­nior Bowl, All Star Foot­ball Game. Liam has been an of­fen­sive line­man on the Drumheller Titan’s for six years and played two sea­sons of mid­get foot­ball with the Air­drie Raiders. The an­nual Se­nior Bowl High School All-Star Game will be played on Sun­day, May 22 at McMa­hon Sta­dium in Cal­gary. Liam is the only player from a smaller cen­ter to make the team. Good luck in the all-star game Liam and we will wait to hear all about it.

On Tues­day, April 25 the Ver­dant Val­ley Ag So­ci­ety met at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter with 11 mem­bers present. On Satur­day, April 29, the Re­gional meet­ing for Re­gion 2 of the Al­berta As­so­ci­a­tion of Agri­cul­tural So­ci­eties was held at the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. It was at­tended by about 30 mem­bers from 7 Ag So­ci­eties in the re­gion. Also in at­ten­dance was Tim Car­son, CEO, and Lisa Hardy, Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer of AAAS from Ed­mon­ton. They gave an up­date from AAAS re­gard­ing projects and ini­tia­tives. It is in­ter­est­ing to know there are 285 Agri­cul­tural So­ci­eties in Al­berta with 66,000 vol­un­teers who con­trib­ute 640,000 hours of vol­un­teer time an­nu­ally. The af­ter­noon was spent in round ta­ble dis­cus­sions on Com­mu­ni­cat­ing and Co-or­di­nat­ing events and activities among Ag So­ci­eties. Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety activities in the com­mu­nity have been shown to have an im­por­tant eco­nomic ben­e­fit. The lunch and cof­fee breaks were catered to by Day Len­festy from the Hand Hills.

On Satur­day, April 29 a re­tire­ment party for Ross Rawlusyk was held in the Delia Hall. At­tend­ing from this com­mu­nity were El­son and Pat McDougald, Lyle and Diana Rowe and Jim and Toni Wil­son.

Eight women, two young women babysit­ters, and two chil­dren from Grace Lutheran Church in Drumheller at­tended the Park­land Zone Women’s Re­treat at Bat­tle Lake 4H Cen­ter west of We­taski­win on the week­end. Lynn Hem­ming and He­len Leon­hardt were part of the group at­tend­ing. The theme of the re­treat was “Sweet Life Café” and 49 women and 12 chil­dren en­joyed the week­end activities in this beau­ti­ful set­ting.

Happy birth­day this next two weeks to Brad Mepham, Janelle (Leon­hardt) Hatt and Roberta (Ewing) Hunt on May 12, Tyler James and Dry­den Grieve on May 13, Kim Larsen on May 14 and CJ Ire­land on May 15. barns and scale for this ac­tiv­ity. Thank you Alisha Min­chau for com­ing and teach­ing us so much!!

Our club had done some fundrais­ing, and we de­cided to pur­chase a new Groom­ing chute, which we put to use for our mini show. The chute looks and works great!! On be­half of the club I would like to thank UFA Hanna for help­ing us get set up with the new chute.

We also held our monthly club meet­ing where we made de­ci­sions about the Show and Sale that is com­ing up on June 5 at the Delia Arena.

May 3 we have our com­mu­nity ser­vice project and we are go­ing to beau­tify our town by help­ing the Com­mu­ni­ties in Bloom Com­mit­tee to pick up garbage and clean up the vil­lage.

There will be a dis­trict meet­ing May 1 in Drumheller at the BCF, with a pizza sup­per!

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