The Drumheller Mail - - YEAR IN REVIEW 2016 -

Af­ter a lit tle time a way it w as sure nic e t o c ome home t oa warm da y on Monda y. I t is als o nice to see the snow cov­er­ing the ground and it a lit­tle lighter in the morn­ings on the way to work.

The Mun­son 300 R af­fle Dra w win­ners f or t he la st f ew S atur­days wer e: J an­uary 28 - H eather Lehmann, F ebru­ary 4 - D ar­lene Cousens and F ebru­ary 11 - Shir - ley Amund­son. Cong rat­u­la­tions ev­ery­one and thanks for sup­port­ing the Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Mor­rin High S chool Gir ls Curling t eam. They won a t Z ones and ar e now on t heir w ay t o Pr ovin­cials on March 3 and 4 in Leth­bridge. Go Mus­tangs Go.

Mor­rin EC S r egis­tra­tion f or Septem­ber 2017 w ill b e t ak­ing place from now un­til March 8. If you have an ECS aged child (age 5 prior to De­cem­ber 31, 2017) and you in tend t o enr oll a t Mor rin School please con­tact the school to reg­is­ter. There will be an open house on March 8. For more de­tails c all t he s chool a t 403-7723838.

On F ebru­ary 10, t he M unson and Ar ea Comm unity A sso­ci­a­tion ho sted a “Dr ive-In” Mov ie Night for kids of all ages. At­ten­dees were en­cour­aged to make and bring t heir ow n c ard­board b ox car, br ing a blanke t and w atch the movie Trollz. The e vent was a g reat suc cess and t he plan is to ha ve anot her Dr ive-In Mov ie night on March 10 so please mark your cal­en­dar and c ome join the fun.

On March 7, t he Mun­son and Area Comm unity A sso­ci­a­tion An­nual G en­eral Me et­ing st arts at 7:00. Ev­ery­one is wel­come and we ar e alw ays lo ok­ing f or ne w board mem­bers.

While on our trav­els we vis­ited some of t he p oorer c oun­tries of Cen­tral Amer ica, it sur e make s you re­al­ize how f or­tu­nate we ar e and how har d they have to work just to sur­vive. Be­ing a good 4Her and ha ving sp ent man y hours clean­ing dit ches dur ing high­way cleanup I have to ad­mit the trash along the road­ways nearly drives me crazy. I t is he art break­ing to see in such b eau­ti­ful c oun­tries that t hey don’t han­dle t heir g arbage b et­ter. I r eal­ize t hey ha ve big­ger prob­lems but it shows how each of us c an make a diff er­ence to make our own coun­try bet­ter.

Have a go od we ek and b e thank­ful. Moun­tjoy st epped dow n t o have t he r ole of C AO fille d by K evin S on­nen­berg. C AO Son­nen­berg w as pr evi­ously em­ployed in t he Oil and G as In­dus­try. C AO Son­nen­berg told The Mail, “With the change in t he econ­omy t he w ay it is , I w as look­ing for a change.”

Rock­y­ford is als o home t o the t hree da y Ro ck­y­ford Rodeo which is a part of the FCA rodeo cir cuit. Ro ck­y­ford’s Mayor D arcy J. Bur ke said 2017 will the 60th an­niver­sary of t he Ro ck­y­ford Ro deo. A s part of t he c el­e­bra­tion t here will be spe­cial events planned in the com­mu­nity.

Mayor Bur ke said, “The r odeo t akes a bunch of vol­un­teers from the com­mu­nity, it’s a g reat com­mu­nity pr omoter. It showc ases our r ural r oots and our c om­mu­nity. I am r eally proud that it’s 60 years for the Rock­y­ford Rodeo.”

2017 w ill b e Ro ck­y­ford’s third ann ual Bull-a-rama a s part of t heir Canada Day Cel­e­bra­tion. Mayor Burke felt the 2016 Bull-a-rama w as a suc - cess when t he amoun t of a tten­dees dou­bled from the year be­fore.

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