Big Val­ley Bul­letin

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Linda Still­inger 403-876-2479 l.still­

The count­down is on! This year Big V al­ley’s an­nual Bu st Out Ro deo t akes plac e on July 28 and 29. Ro deo events be­gin at 7:00 p.m. on F ri­day, fol­lowed by a danc e and fir eworks. Come out to en­joy the pan­cake br eak­fast on S atur­day f rom 8:00 t o 11:00 a .m. and t ake in t he st eak b ar­be­cue ho sted by t he Big V al­ley Fire D epart­ment b egin­ning at 5:00 p.m. C atch all the rodeo ac­tion at 7:00 p.m. daily . For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Tom C as­sidy a t (403) 7403488.

The 14t h an ual Mé tis Hiver­nant Days comes to Big Val­ley on the week­end of Au­gust 4, 5 and 6. Or­ga­nized by the Hiver­nant Métis Cul­tural So­ci­ety, this an­nual three-day fam­ily event is a g reat op­por­tu­nity t o dis cover M étis his - tory and c ul­ture. On F ri­day at 4:00 p.m. c ome me et t he train a s it ar rives in Big V al­ley pr oudly fly ing t he M étis flags t hen en joy tra­di­tional danc­ing, mu­si­cians, sto­ry­tell- ing and snacks at Big Val­ley’s Ju­bilee Hall on Main Street.

Satur­day’s ac tiv­i­ties b egin with br eak­fast a t 8:30 a .m. fol­lowed by t he 10:00 a .m. open­ing c er­e­mony a t t he Ju­bilee Hall. En­joy horse drawn Red River Cart rides, try your hand a t sa sh we aving, b ead­ing, capote and drum mak­ing, or fid­dle le ssons, or t ake part in t he b an­nock mak ing c on­test and t he chil­dren’s games and crafts. Wrap up the day’s ac­tiv­i­ties a t t he supp er and dance be­gin­ning at 5:30 p.m. at the Ju­bilee Hall.

On Sunda yt he V oy­ager games be­gin at 8:30 a .m., the church ser­vice is at 10:00 a.m. and there will be a tal­ent con­test from 12:00 no on till 4:00 p.m. f ea­tur­ing jigg ing, singing, fid­dling and prizes. Come on out t o Big Val­ley to ex­pe­ri­ence Métis his­tory, c ul­ture, mu­sic, crafts and dance at this fun, fam­ily friendly week­end. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Mar­lene L anz a t (403) 8156720 or 1-800-267-5844, v isit the we bsite a tw ww.hiver­nant­metis­cul­ture­so­ci­ety. net or email

July birth­day wishes go out to Kar en D amen – 2, John Bal­com – 3, D ale Mailer – 9, Emma McMullin – 11, Chr is Lais­nez – 12, A bby T iz­zard – 14, Er nie Pa trussa – 14, Zeke Thurston – 15, Jim Paul Jr. - 16, Craig G or­don – 18, Shauna L ais­nez – 19, Blair Ste­wart – 20, S onny St ewart – 20, Wilf Dressler – 21, Scott Schell – 22, J ack Sko cdopole – 22, J ulie P onto – 22, D on Enns – 22, Lacey Dyck (Ste­wart) – 23, R ick Tiz­zard – 26, Jenny Houle – 26, L orne Fraser – 27, Kelli Clark – 28, Les Mul­bach – 29, K elsey Mailer – 29, Mar garet L ane – 31, Bob Spence – 31, and S er­ena Ponto – 31. Ha ppy an­niver­sary to Wayne & P hyl­lis G ar­ri­son – 1, Allen & Dina Clark – 2, An­drew & Janet Ste­wart – 2, Al­bert & Lori Reule – 7, Wal­ter & Alana Ste­fanik – 11, Ken & Rose John­son – 15, Gor­don & Priscella Brown – 15, Edgar & Gabby Siegrist – 19, D oug & Jen­nifer Brown – 19, D oug & Crys­tal Bard­well – 20, Dave & Kim Bran­don – 22 and Ron & Vi Mil­ton – 29.

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