Big Valley Bulletin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.