Delia Senior News
On Monday morning the people of Delia woke up to the worst winter storm they had seen for many years. Days later snow banks are still in yards, ice is thick on streets and sidewalks and people are beginning to assess the damage to broken trees and branches.
But the storm brought out the best in people, as witnessed by the many who stepped up to help where it was needed.
First of all a big shout out goes to the workers at Atco, who worked endless hours in the most brutal conditions to get the power back on to heat our homes. Another big shout out to the snow plow drivers, farmers with tractors, people with four wheel drives, members of the RCMP, who all went far beyond the call of duty to ensure the safety of stranded motorists.
And – a tremendous shout out to the citizens of Delia who stepped up to help: When Bev Hall looked out her window and saw the line up of stranded vehicles on the highway she knew help was needed - so she opened the Delia Community Hall as a temporary emergency Centre - Fire Chief Jeff Andersen brought a generator to provide light and a little heat, Aaron Friedley opened the roads so cars could drive into the Village for shelter, the school sent mats to lie on, Chris Lake and Kim Thompson rounded up blankets and bedding, food was donated by several people including the Delia store, Kar from Lukes was busy making sandwiches, some of the women providing coffee and hot soup were Bev, Linda, Jordan, Terry and so many others. I don’t want to miss anybody as this was a joint effort with many people involved, getting stranded motorists to the shelter, seeing that they were rested, warm, and fed. Many others offered shelter in their homes. Thanks to the Delia Fire Deptartment, the Board of the Community Centre, the Village, and countless volunteers, over one hundred stranded travellers were sheltered from the storm and were able to carry on when the storm was over and the roads reopened. Way to go, Delia!
Jazzercise is at the school gym from 7 to 8 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Girl Force - Until December 31, 2017, all girls aged 16-21 get unlimited classes for free. After Dec. 31 pricing will be the same as normal.
October is Library Card Sign Up month at the Delia Library.
Author Faye Reineberg Holt will be visiting the library on Thursday, October 12, at 12:45 p.m. As part of the Trail Blazers program, the young Adult Book Society, Faye will be meeting with Delia students in sessions from 12:45 –3 p.m.
Tales and Tunes Preschool Story Time on Wednesday, October 11 and 25, Babies and Tots at 10 a.m. in the library, Preschool 3-6 years begins at 10:30. Children must be accompanied by an adult as they will be interacting during the program.
The Library welcomes Amanda Hardy to the staff at the library as she has accepted the Library Programming Coordinator and Assistant position. New hours will be coming out next week.
Lunch Hour fun - 12:10 to 12:40. The Lunch Hour Lego Club runs every Monday, Coffee Filter apple Art – October 11.
Heritage Supper tickets are going fast, only 200 available. You can pick yours up at the Mountain View Credit Union or the Delia store. Don’t be disappointed! The Heritage Festival Supper will follow the Delia Fall Fair on Saturday, October 14, at the Delia Community Hall starting at 5 p.m.. There will be a small program and live music. An affordable meal for the whole family. See you there!