Trochu’s Canada 150 Celebration Weekend a smashing success

Trochu 150 Rodeo

Trochu’s Canada 150 Celebration Weekend started Friday, June 30 with a free swim at the Trochu Swimming Pool and a Movie in the Park at 10:00 p.m.

Saturday started off with the Trochu Elks #168 Breakfast that catered to 640 people.

The parade began at 11:00 a.m. The theme this year was Canada 150 or Trochu Elks #168 90 years of service.

There was a Quilt & Art Display at the old Lutheran Church.

The Seniors Drop in Centre served hot dogs and beans for lunch and the coloring contest display was also at the centre. Winners of the coloring contest were: Grade 1 - Lex Grosfield; Grade 2 - Cody Fetterly; Grade 3 - Alli Leischner; Adult - Ellen Jewell.

Several vendors made up the outdoor country fair that was held on Arena Avenue.

Throughout the day, kids could enjoy free swimming at the pool, bouncy castles and a kids carnival at the agricultural society grounds.

A roast beef supper fed 260 people on Saturday Night at the community centre and after you could stay and enjoy a game of Bingo, courtesy of the Elks.

A Free Dance was held at the community centre with music by Kicking Stone.

Sunday morning saw the Baptist Youth Group serve 175 people for breakfast and the Interdenominational Church Service was well attended for the 150th anniversary service.

Winners of the Mini Rough Stock Rodeo were:

Barrel racers: Pw - Kaley Densmore; Jr. - Teagan Brink JR and fast time and Sr. - Hannah Leischner.

Bulls: Pw - Nolan Pensmore with a 58; Jr - Spur Cottingham with a 62.

Bareback: Pw - Holden Atkinson with a 60; Sr. Nick Mikkelsov with a 62.

Gymkahna: July 2 - Winners: Pw - Harper; Jr - Hannah Leischner; Sr - Joe Lee.

Winners of the Trochu Elks $1,000 draw was Jack and Ruth Gorr, of Three Hills; $300 draw - Ron Lumley, of Trochu and $200 draw - Bill Martin, of Three Hills.

Slow pitch tournament winners were:

A winners - Kapapach (Norah Kletke’s team) from Red Deer and Edmonton); B winners - OBI (Red Deer); C winners - Jagerbombers (Red Deer); D final Raxx & Saxx (Three Hills) and E final (Slider Insiders).