Castor Elks bingo saw one lucky $400 winner

Next bingo will be held Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

There was a good turnout on Wednesday, Dec 13 at the Castor Elks bingo. Around 30 people made it out to the Castor Golden Circle for the biweekly bingo. The jackpot for the Lucky 7 bingo was getting high, and to the delight of those in attendance, over $400 was won by one of our regular bingo attendees.

The ladies who run the concession held a draw for a beautiful Christmas wreath and a set of candles with a sleigh holder, all of which were donated for the draw. Georgina Fitzpatrick won the candles and Evelyn Falkenberg won the wreath. It was also announced that concession proceeds for 2017 would be donated between the Castor Arena for renovations and the Castor Museum. The next bingo will be held on Wed. Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Everyone 18 and older are welcome.

On Sunday evening, Dec 17, the Castor Community Choir performed their Christmas Cantata at the Castor Evangelical Missionary Church. The crowd was entertained by the 20-voice choir, pianist Betty Spady and narrator Roger Spady, all under the direction of the conductor Steve Penner.

There is still time to get your tickets for the New Year’s Eve arena fundraiser with the Dueling Pianos. This exciting night out includes a fun casino, dinner, and Dueling Pianos at the Castor Community Hall. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling the Recreation Office at 403-882-3225 or stopping by the Town Office.

I hope that everyone has gotten their shopping and wrapping done. Wishing all the readers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

I will not be writing an article for the Dec 28 paper, so please send me all your Christmas and New Year’s happenings to be reported in the New Year.

Just Posted

Town water system operating at significant loss

The Town typically runs at an around 20 per cent loss on the water system

Unveil Studio’s new project, Dream, explores meaning and purpose

The episodic series, shot by Matt and Dan Kooman, consists of inspiring stories from around the world

Community support

Lighthouse Church Garage Sale a success

Volunteers hold first of its kind symposium in region on final day of Mental Health Week

The region around Castor has many options for health and wellness

Annual town-wide clean-up

The barbecue supper for the volunteers was provided by Castor FCSS

UPDATE: B.C. pilot killed in Honduras plane crash

The crash happened in the Roatan Islands area, according to officials

‘Rope-a-dope’: Environmentalists say Alberta war room threat won’t distract them

Those against Alberta Premier Jason Kenney aren’t worried about promise to fight critics of energy industry

Almost $13 million to be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors, others

No reasons for the Court of Queen’s Bench order were released

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Speed, alcohol considered factors in deadly Calgary crash: police

Two female passengers in the Corolla, aged 31 and 65, died at the scene

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

‘What’s your number?’: Advocates urge Canadians to check their blood pressure

May 17 is World Hypertension Day, marked to spread awareness on the risks of high blood pressure

National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is May 18

Alberta RCMP participates in Canada Road Safety Week during Victoria Day long weekend

Alberta issues fire ban in northern part of province due to wildfire threat

The government says the decision was made due to the growing threat of wildfires

Most Read