The Hussar Trip Kids are having a bottle and battery drive on October 13 and 14. Donations of cans, bottles and old vehicle batteries are appreciated by the kids and their families. Contact Barb Slemko for further information at 403-787-2707.
Everyone is invited to participate in the annual Hussar Fish and Game Turkey Shoot, which will be held at the Hussar Campground Gun Club on October 15 at 12:00 p.m. There will be fun and games for all skill levels with shooting games for turkeys and chickens. Contact Barry Traxel 403-612-1705 for more info.
The organizational meeting for the Hussar 4-H multi club (includes calf and horse) will be held October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hussar Community Hall. You can contact Janet Yule 403-734-2398 for further information.
The annual Turkey Supper will be held Wednesday, October 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hussar Hall. The Trip Kids hosting this event invite all to attend. The Playschool will be having a 50/50 draw as well. Barb Slemko 403-787-2707 can provide more details for this event.
On Sunday, October 29 the annual Hussar trade and craft fair will be held at the Hall, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call Corey Sandum 403-787-2410 for information and everyone is invited to attend.
The ladies Silver and Gold Gala will be held Saturday, November 4 at the Hussar Community Hall. Tickets are on sale now. Contact Kristin Fandry 403-7872133, or 403-901-3112, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets.
The Hussar Skating Club would like to remind ev- eryone to purchase memberships for their children, individuals or families and this allows the member to skate for the entire year. Contact hussar.skating.club@ gmail.com for details.
The Hussar Skating Club are selling Purdy’s Chocolates again this year. This fundraiser goes to help operate the arena and the arena is home to many different events throughout the entire year. Contact local skating club members if you are interested in purchasing chocolates.
Hats off to Pam Collett and Colleen Armstrong and all the dedicated volunteers who, despite difficult circumstances managed to make 650 apple pies in this annual community event. With the extended power outage and terrible road conditions these amazing folks got the job done! Thank you to all who contributed in any way to the success of this fundraiser.
On September 30, Dustin Clark along with help from April Harrison, surprised his dad Neil with a party to celebrate his 65th birthday. Family and friends gathered at the hall for the surprise and a good time was had by all.
Another special party was held on October 1 for Linda Epp celebrating her 80th birthday at the Sundowner’s Centre. Many friends, neighbours and family joined Linda to recognize this great day.
October came in like a lion with snow, wind and many power outages throughout the area. Travellers were stranded along roads and ditches and many were offered shelter by area residents. Travis Sandum went out with his tractor when he got a call from someone stuck on the Dorothy hill. He spent the rest of the day helping travellers most of the way to Highway 36 and leading a train of cars back to East Coulee.
Congratulations to Nicky Nash (Dundas) on receiving SAIT’s 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She was honoured at a banquet the evening of October 5. The award recognizes a SAIT graduate who has proven leadership skills, exhibits exceptional achievements in their field of endeavour, and demonstrates outstanding contributions to the community. Nicky works as an executive director for Kids Up Front.
Thanks to all who came out to the Wheatland Crossing school open house on September 26. The program, cake, tours made it official! It was a great addition to see the new sign on the exterior of the school to identify the school to all who pass it. It was nice to see some familiar faces that day in our new halls. Remember to check the Wheatland Crossing website for the latest school news and activities.
On September 29 the grade 5 and 6 classes from Wheatland Crossing spent an educational day at the Telus Spark Science Centre in Calgary. Over 70 students were able to participate in this field trip. Our Junior high also travelled to Drumheller to take part in Ignite Your Spark. This allowed the students to be exposed to some unique activities such as kayaking to ignite a passion for discovery. Talk to any local junior high student to find out more.
Watch for community calendars which will be distributed this month. The Duck Lake Oyster supper is planned for October 27 at the Duck Lake Hall- more details later in the month.
Hussar flu clinic is scheduled for Monday, October 30 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Sundowner’s Centre. Please bring your Alberta Health card and remember to wear short sleeves.