Rum­sey & Dis­trict Reg­is­ter

The Drumheller Mail - - News - Patty Steen 403-368-3820

The Rum­sey Cen­ten­nial is fast ap­proach­ing. It will be held on July 12 to 14 less than two weeks away. There are so many things hap­pen­ing. Here is a lineup of the week­end plans. Regis­tra­tion starts on Fri­day from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Hall. There will be a com­mu­nity bon­fire on the old school lo­ca­tion Fri­day evening with hot­dogs and buns sup­plied by Lorry, Craig and Lori Caw­iezel’s fam­ily. Please bring your own lawn chair and hot dog stick.

On Satur­day morn­ing, the Mor­rin Fire depart­ment will be cook­ing up a de­li­cious break­fast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. so you sure don’t want to miss that. The regis­tra­tion will con­tinue in the hall dur­ing that same time but will close in time to pre­pare for the pa­rade to be held at 11:00 a.m. around Rum­sey. Af­ter the pa­rade, there will be a bouncy cas­tle set up for the kids to en­joy from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. The con­ces­sion will run from noon to 3:30 p.m. in the Agriplex. Don’t for­get to take part in the class re­union pic­tures start­ing in the Agriplex at 1:00 p.m. There will be all kinds of mem­o­ra­bilia to look at in­clud­ing pho­tos of the town and area sup­plied by the his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety and Larry An­der­son’s col­lec­tion. Class pho­tos will be­gin af­ter the pa­rade in the Agriplex for all age groups. An­other fun event to par­tic­i­pate in will be the hu­man Foos­ball game start­ing at 3:30 p.m. in the skat­ing rink. I am very in­ter­ested in watch­ing this event! Sup­per is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m. Dur­ing the day, feel free to wan­der down­town Rum­sey for a walk through mem­ory lane as there will be signs posted on each lot de­scrib­ing the different businesses that were once in our lit­tle vil­lage. The Drop-In will be open for view­ing as it is the old­est re­main­ing build­ing on main street with lots of his­tory in­side.

At 7:00 p.m., there will be speeches by our new MLA, Nate Horner, and our ever faith­ful MP, Kevin Soren­son. The band, Pre­cious Cargo, will start play­ing in the hall at 7:45 and go to 10:45. At that time we en­cour­age ev­ery­one to head out­side to watch the amaz­ing fire­works on the south di­a­mond. That will be a glo­ri­ous show, I’m sure. Af­ter the fire­works, there will be a DJ, Aaron Krab­sen, play­ing in the hall un­til clos­ing. Satur­day will be a very full day, to be sure.

On Sun­day, there will an­other de­li­cious break­fast sup­plied by the Rum­sey Fire depart­ment from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a non-de­nom­i­na­tional ser­vice to fol­low in the hall at 11:00 a.m. with cof­fee and cake to fol­low. The con­ces­sion will be open once again from noon to 3:30 p.m. for those who want to linger and visit a lit­tle longer.

I would like to thank the Cen­ten­nial com­mit­tee for or­ga­niz­ing and, I know, work­ing like crazy to put this week­end to­gether for ev­ery­one to en­joy. Dariel McNaughton, Mary New­ton, Larry An­der­son, Linda Helmer, Jackie Watts, Craig and Lori Caw­iezel, Karli Go­gol, Ian Michie, Bill Avra­menko, Rob Rich­mond, Sandy McNaughton and Brittany Caw­iezel. The com­mit­tee is still look­ing for vol­un­teers to help here and there, it might just be clean­ing up af­ter an event, tend­ing bar or set­ting up chairs for the church ser­vice, con­tact Dariel McNaughton or Mary New­ton if you have a half hour here or there you could give to the or­ga­niz­ers. It would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. There will be lots of space to camp and des­ig­nated ar­eas for park­ing, we just ask the campers to be con­sid­er­ate of the large crowd we are ex­pect­ing so please park your RVs side by side not in a cir­cle which takes up so much space. You can al­ways put two awn­ings to­gether to get your gath­er­ing spot but “cir­cling the wag­ons” will be dis­cour­aged.

Just re­mem­ber the dates – July 12, 13 and 14. This week­end will only come around once ev­ery hun­dred years, you don’t want to miss it.

Rum­sey Sports days will fol­low on July 19 - 21 and we are look­ing for two more teams to com­plete our ros­ter for the tour­na­ment. Please con­tact Logan Kiemele at 403-740-3203 or Patty Steen at 403-740-4601 to sign up.

Have a great week ev­ery­one.

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