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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.

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