Carey Taubert 403-787-3500
The Collective Cooking program sponsored by Wheatland F CS Sin Hussar was popular on Saturday, May 5,at the Sundowners Centre with 9 people in attendance. They en joyed cr eating all their healthy foods and each went home with ten dinners for the freezer. Some cooked for one person, some two and even some for three. Anyone interested in this program can contact Wheat land F CS S, at 403-934-5335 for more info.
Jayna Hale travelled to Athabasca for her third trick riding competition this year on the weekend of May 7. She performed 5 tricks on her horse Hank and pony Wrangler. Jayna did well to place first in the junior group. Her travelling partner Shelby Burns from Bassano placed first in the open category and her other travelling partner Mackenzie Hofmann from Tilley placed fourth in the intermediate category. All the girls in the competition pulled together to collect and donate items for Fort McMurray residents. The girls look forward to their next competition Thursday July 7, sneak a peak night, at the Calgary Stampede.
Lane Adamcewicz & Reese Tau bert participated in the first ever Agriculture Career Pathways Tour which was offered across the Golden Hills School Division on Ma y 5&6. On Thurs, the students visited Decisive Farming in Ir-ricana, then U FA Corporate in downtown Calgary, visited the Sunterra Market and then arrived at Olds College in t he afternoon. The y stayed overnight in the town houses at the college and Friday was a series of session sat the college giving the students a sampling of what is offered.
Seven women f rom Hussar Stitch& Chat and two men went to the Sunshine Lodge in Drum hell er on Tuesday, May 10. They took lunch along and visited with the residents and thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment by Marc el. It was nice to see Ella Hein, who has just move d to Hillview in Drumheller.
The Mosquito baseball team, with local members of Bro dy H ., Rhett G ., Jack O ., Carson S. and Ethan T ., played two games this week despite the cool evening temperatures. They won their first game in Siksika and lost a close one to Strathmore.
The Rookie baseball team with local Grade 2 students of Grady S. and Everett T. played their first game against Ir rica na and learned lots about the game of baseball even though they weren’ t victorious on the score sheet. Good effort boys!
The Hussar Mid gets baseball team played their first home game on Wednesday, May 11 beating Strathmore 12-4. Their next home game will be Tuesday, May 24 at the Hussar b all diamonds . Come out & che er on your lo cal team! Continued well wishes from the community go out to Ken Williams who is currently a patient at the Peter Lougheed Hospital. Here’ s wishing that you are home soon to enjoy those home cooked meals by Fran that you will appreciate even more!
Brooke Fandry attended the RYLA leadership conference in Can more the weekend of May 12-15. This conference was sponsored by the Rotary Club. There were 88 students from schools across southern Alberta that attended. The weekend consisted of inspirational speakers that spoke on how the students can be the change they want to see in the world. They broke into groups that were to design concepts on how to implement change on such things as poverty, homelessness, anti-bullying, racism and other social issues. It was a great weekend for all that attended to meet new friends and be able to see how youth can impact social issues.
A beautiful bridal shower was held Sunday May 15 at the Hussar Hall f or Charlotte Stalgitis, bride elect of Garrett Stokes. Wendy Kaiser was the MC for the afternoon and Amy Poul send ida history of the bride and welcome to the community tribute. Rae-Ann Knudsen provided a game and little Paisley Kaiser( flowergirl) performed her favourite song. Yvonne Thew made the towel cake and thank-you to Judy Sproule for organizing the shower committee. Charlotte & Garrett will be married Auustg 6. The Hussar community wishes them the very best!
The Hussar Play school AGM meeting and registration night is this Thursday at 7pm at the Hussar Playschool (basement room of school ). For more info, contact Rachel Dundas.
In school news… we are pleased to announce that we collected a total of 32 pounds of pop tabs this year to help Ronald McDonald House in Calgary. Thank you to all who sent in p op tabs over the course of this program. We are still collecting Campbell Soup labels for another month so please remember to drop these off at the school. Our K -6 students start swimming lessons this week so that must mean summer is getting clos- er. Just a reminder of the upcoming Hussar School’ s Volunteer Tea on Friday, May 27 at 2:30 pm. If you have helped out with anything at all this year for the school, please be sure to attend. We appreciate your support and would like to say thanks. Also please don’ t forget to mark the pick up of your AVB plant orders on May 24 (afternoon) and May 25-27.
The Friends of East Wheatland Society( FEW) is fundraising for enhancements to the new Wheat land Crossing School and they are hosting a Golf Tournament on June 7 at the Spear grass Golf Course with the hopes of raising $30,000. The cost which includes 18 holes of golf, complimentary gift package, numerous Hole in One prizes, and a Prime Rib Dinner with silent auction. The committee is looking for golfers and for sponsorship. Please call Greg Lendvay at (403) 324-4127 for further info.
Friends of East Wheat land is also running the Simple Simon Pie Fund raiser to help buy every student a school tshirt for the school opening in September. It only runs until May 26 so please stop by the school for an order form or phone Lisa Armstrong, a committee member on the FEW group. Every order helps. Let’s build some school pride for Wheatland Crossing!
Please mark your calendars the Hussar 4H Show and S ale is on Sunday, May 29. The Show start sat 10 am with the sale to follow at 3 pm. There will be 37 calves for sale this year including the fund raiser calf. There will also be 6 heifers and 4 c ow calf pairs to be shown. Beef on a buns upper at 4:30 pm. Everyone welcome. Come support your local 4- H kids!
The Hussar Music Group will be holding t heir year-end music recital Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 pm at the Hussar Community Hall. Everyone welcome.
The“FINAL FAREWELL TO HUSSAR SCHOOL” will be held Saturday, June 18 at Noon to 2 with the program at 1:00 pm. A hot dog lunch will be supplied.
Hussar School will permanently close its door son June 30,2016. Hussar, Gleich en, Standard and Rocky ford Schools will then amalgamate into the new school, Wheatland Crossing, which is located at the intersection of Highway 561 and 840. You probably spent many years of your life in Hussar school, either as a student or a staff member. Come and have one last tour and resurrect those memories. Meetup with old classmates–maybe even have a class photo taken!!
The Committee would be interested in any old photos or school memorabilia that we could use to display during the event. If you have photos you can share, please scan& email them to Donna Collett at donna .col[email protected] They would like these items by May 20. Since this is Hussar Summer Daze weekend, there will be many activities including as low pitch tournament, a parade that start sat 11 am and a pan cake breakfast. The parade theme is“Salute to all Hussar School Students/ Staff – Past & Present”. It would be great if previous classes would put an entry into the parade and please indicate your g rad year. These floats could then be used for grad pictures.
This could be one of the biggest class re unions you will ever see! Please forward the invite to this event to any past graduate or teacher that you know! For further information, call Donna Col let tor Wendy Kaiser.
For the month of May please forward your news to Carey Taubert or Linda Moczulski.