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!