ALIDA - Friends and families gathered at the Alida Rink on Dec. 31 where they enjoyed good food, potluck appetizers, drinks, skating, games and visiting with everyone to ring in the new year. A good time was had by all. Watch for more gatherings among friends at the rink during coming days and weeks.
The Breakfast Challenge is now officially on. The Alida hall and rink auxiliary held their first breakfast of the new year on Jan. 8 with Kitchen Group 4 in charge. They served up 45 breakfasts. Another challenge was Jan. 15. See you on Jan. 22 when Group 2 will be at the helm.
The Alida Wrecks will be hosting their annual hockey tournament on Jan. 20 and 21 at the rink. The participating teams are Alida, Bellegarde, Storthoaks, Oxbow, Lampman and Reston. Come enjoy a game or two.
The Alida Curling Club is planning their annual Oilmen/Farmer Bonspiel for the Feb. 3 and 4 weekend. To register your team, call Margaret at 306-485 -7245 by Jan. 30. There is a 16-team limit.
Remember Act One Production has their drama tickets on sale now – they may be picked up or reserved with Linda at the post office at 306-577-3155. The drama weekend is March 9 and 10 with cocktail evenings. March 11 is dinner theater and the Sunday matinee is March 12.
Congratulations to Jim Boettcher and Marcelle Peterson, who were married Dec. 16 in Redvers.
The Alida community extends sincere sympathies to the following families who have lost loved ones in December 2022: Frankard/Sanborn families on the death of Don Frankard of Winnipeg on Dec. 12 at the age of 77; Andy and Irene Girard on the death of their brother Maurice Girard of Douglas, Man., on Dec. 20 at the age of 67; Greg Swallow and family on the death of his father Glenn Swallow of Alameda on Dec. 23 at the age of 72; and Ken and Diane Potapinski and family on the death of her mother Marion Barber of Macgregor, Man., on Dec. 31.
Spending Christmas 2022 with their families were: Don and Linda Akins with daughter Melissa of Cranbrook, B.C., and granddaughter Karly of Regina on Dec. 14 in Regina; Leonard and Lil Patton with daughter Wendy and Rob Lutzer of Calgary, and granddaughters Kayley and Reece of Vancouver, also joining the family were Trevor and Sheri Patton, Cordelia and Keagan; Faye Walker – with daughter Deidra and Jeff Nickel and girls in Saskatoon; Gray and Edel Cowan with Jeff Cowan and Raylene Markoski of Regina, Dianne Markoski of Alameda, Lacie Nilsen and friend Jesse of Regina, also including Tim, Shelly and Ainsley; and Tim, Shelly and Ainsley Cowan, and Gray and Edel Cowan, with Kelsey Rydberg and Steven Wilson of Estevan, who brought Chinese food on Dec. 26.
Faye Walker received the best news ever, as her lost blind dog Pepper had been found alive after three weeks. Much appreciation to Layne for spotting, picking up and looking after him until she returned home on Dec. 29.