Verdant Valley Eye Opener
Well the graduation season is over for us after attending 5 graduations for six special young people in our life. On Monday June 18 our youngest grandchild Justine Schultz, daughter of Karen Leonhardt and Gordon Schultz, graduated from Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium. Of all the graduations that we have been fortunate to attend over the years that one was the most impressive. The 250 graduating students put on a whole program of singing, band, dance and poetry all written and performed by the students themselves. Justine was selected to read a poem that she had written about graduating and the future. Even the teachers got in on the act with a spirited number. Congratulations and best wishes Justine.
On Friday we were fortunate to be invited to attend the graduation ceremonies at the Morrin High School. Vannessa Richmond, daughter of Ron’s nephew Ken and Tara Richmond, and Tyler Ferguson, son of Helen’s niece Donalee and Jerry Ferguson, graduated. There were 13 in the graduating class of 2018 and they looked beautiful and handsome as they took part in their grad ceremonies and grand march. Best wishes to all of you and to all the grads of 2018. It is an exciting time in your lives and the best is yet to come Congratulations.
Congratulations to all the recipients of Awards of Excellence in Drumheller. The nominees are all deserving of this recognition. Well done Drumheller.
I know there are a number of young people in our community who have been active in 4H Horse Club and Dance. I will try to track down these busy people to share their news.
Congratulations and best wishes to Henry Klassen who celebrated his 95th birthday with an open house on Sunday. Henry lived his early years on a farm at Munson and later lived for a time in the Verdant Valley Community.
It has been a busy month at the Verdant Valley Community Center with every weekend booked for weddings, family gatherings, and campouts. Good to see it being used and enjoyed.
Belated birthday greetings to Jodi Poland on June 21, Doug Wilson on June 24, Matthew McDougald on June 26.
Happy birthday this coming two weeks to Bert Dekeyser and Greg Polzin on June 29, Danny Main on June 30, Amanda (Hemming) Randolph on July 1, Courtney Leonhardt on July 2, Neil Duncalf on July 5, Shawni Jo James on July 6, Bob Thomas and Avril Wilson on July 8, Matthew Duncalf on July 9, Andi Lynn Calon and Rob Lehn on July 10 and Bobbylee Thomas, Barb Calon and Dani Dooley on July 11.
Best wishes on your wedding anniversary to Kevin and Christina Kuvaja on June 25, Tim and Marg Ewing on their 54th anniversary on June 29, Lionel and Robin Duncalf on July 1, Ryan and Jody Poland on July 8 and Greg and Shelly Polzin on July 10.
Have a good July 1st weekend everyone.