That's Life - March 28, 2018

Remember those Easter Egg hunts that had your children running through your yard excitedly searching for chocolate treasures under every rock? Well, it’s a good thing we have memories because that’s not the way it’s going to be this year. Not with the amount of snow we have on the ground and what we still have coming.

A young lady said to me the other day, “It’s going to take a week to melt this snow.” I replied, “It better take longer than that or we’re in big trouble.”

Snow or no snow, the Easter weekend is upon us. The Three Hills Community Good Friday Service will be held March 30, 10:30 am, at the Three Hills School. This year’s Free Will offering will go to the World Vision Project for clean water in Africa. This annual service is interdenominational and everyone is welcome to attend.

And while I’m on about the “Clean Water for Africa” project, I will announce that there will be a July 1 Community Church Service at 10 am at our very own Anderson Park. Now, this service will kick off an actual 6 km run, walk, bike around Three Hills with a focus on raising funds for the World Vision Project for Clean Water in Africa. I have the pleasure and privilege of working alongside Victory Church Pastor Daniel Bieri and Don Maxwell with support from World Vision. We want to get the entire community involved and that means all of our churches and schools and residents of all ages. We would like to expand this project by reaching out to our surrounding communities and involve all of them as well. We are looking at a date in May for school participation.

The distance of 6 km has been set world-wide because that is the average distance children have to walk to get to a water source, each day, in some parts of Africa. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world. Last year they reached 4.6 million new people with clean water.

You’ll hear more about the upcoming 6 km Walk for Water Project in coming weeks.

By now many of you are most likely aware that High River, Alberta has made it to the final four in the Kraft Hockeyville contest. Top prize is $250,000 for Arena upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL pre-season game. Now, you know that High River took a real beating in the flood of 2013. They really could use this honour and they sure as sugar could use the money. I wasn’t going to say “sugar” but I didn’t want to offend anybody.

Voting begins March 30th at 10 am and continues through to March 31 at 6:30 pm. Just go to www.Krafthockeyville.ca and vote as often as you can. So there you go, now you have something to do after the Good Friday Community Church Service, and all day Saturday. It’s supposed to be snowing anyway, so why not?

Say, you better pick up your tickets for the St. Mary’s Foundation Springfest Fundraiser in Trochu on Saturday, April 7. See the Kneehill Regional newsletter in this week’s issue for details.

And speaking of Saturday, April 7, don’t forget the Kneehill Historical Society Museum Dinner at the Three Hills Community Centre at 6 pm.

And while I’m on about the 39th Annual Cash Dance I will mention that it goes on Saturday, April 21 at the Three Hills Curling Rink. Entertainment is by Steve Arsenault. See inside for ticket details.

In closing, I would like to wish each and everyone a Happy Easter. However you celebrate this time of year be sure to do it safely. Have a little fun and try to set your stress and worries aside to enjoy it, if you can.

That’s Life.