Ver­dant Val­ley Eye Opener

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - He­len Leon­hardt 403-823-9823

We have some news to catch up on for the Ver­dant Val­ley and Dor­cas Women’s In­sti­tute. At their Septem­ber meet­ing Town Coun­sel­lor Tom Zariski spoke to the group about the trou­bled re­la­tion­ship be­tween Al­berta’s le­gal drink­ing age of 18 and grade 12 stu­dents fin­ish­ing High School ed­u­ca­tion. Mem­ber Diana Rowe has been an ad­vo­cate for women’s rights to the Al­berta Gam­ing and Liquor Com­mis­sion which has re­sulted in some changes in pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­tion that suc- cess­fully helped women and men. At the Oc­to­ber meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 10 held at the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter eight mem­bers and four vis­i­tors were present. A dis­play cabi­net was ob­tained and placed in the Ver­dant Val­ley Hall. It will be filled with Women’s In­sti­tute his­tor­i­cal items de­pict­ing 106 years of giv­ing, car­ing and learn­ing for home, com­mu­nity and coun­try. A do­na­tion of $100 was given to the Mor­gan Jayne pro­tect. Guests at the meet­ing were WI District 5 Di­rec­tor Linda Toews with some of her fam­ily from Bow­den and Linda Ma­son of Spruce View, District 5 Sec­re­tary and FWI Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer. Linda Toews pre­sented the Ver­dant Val­ley branch with a WI Canada flag. WI Canada is the new name for the or­ga­ni­za­tion that used to be called Fed­er­ated Women’s In­sti­tute of Canada. The District 5 Con­fer­ence will be held April 25 and 26, 2019. A de­ci­sion re­gard­ing hold­ing this con­fer­ence at the Ver­dant Val­ley Com­mu­nity Cen­ter will be fi­nal­ized at a District 5 meet­ing in De­cem­ber but the con­fer­ence will prob­a­bly be held at the Ver­dant Val­ley Cen­ter with the Ver­dant Val­ley and Dor­cas Women’s In­sti­tute host­ing. Roll Call was an ex­change of home can­ning or bak­ing.

The weather seems to have turned around and we are all hop­ing to get har­vest un­der­way. That doesn’t need to stop us from hav­ing a good turkey sup­per at Mun­son on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 18, Mor­rin on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 24 and Hand Hills on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28. Sounds like a great plan. I can never get too much turkey!

Happy birth­day to Michael Lowey on Oc­to­ber 16, Christina Ku­vaja on Oc­to­ber 19, Lisa James on Oc­to­ber 20, Lacey ( Wil­son) Beatty on Oc­to­ber 21, Tyson Pow­ell and Ri­ley Larsen on Oc­to­ber 22 and Glo­ria ( Wil­son) Anderson on Oc­to­ber 23.

I missed some wed­ding an­niver­saries this past week so send­ing our con­grat­u­la­tions and best wishes to Frank and Eu­nice Wil­son on Oc­to­ber 12, Barry and Carol Keirle and Dale and Bev Wil­son on Oc­to­ber 13.

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