That's Life - February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. Don’t be shy about spreading more than a little love around. How you do it is up to you.

Congratulations to Sandra Meding, of Three Hills. Sandra won The Capital’s “Famous Love Songs” Valentine’s Day Contest and in doing that she wins $200 in gift certificates from her choice of participating businesses. Thanks to all who entered. And special thanks to our many sponsors who make these contests possible.

Once we’ve all had a chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day we can get down to the business of “Family Day”.

Family Day is celebrated in Alberta on the third Monday in February. In other words, Monday, February 18 is a holiday. Schools are closed, many businesses are closed and the idea is to spend quality time with your family.

In Three Hills everyone is welcome to enjoy free swimming and public skating.

The Free Family Day Swim is open to everyone on Monday, February 18 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm. There is free skating at the Three Hills Centennial Arena from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

In Linden they have planned a Family Fun Day that begins with free skating at 10 a.m. where there will be hot chocolate, marshmallows and hot dogs.

Popcorn and a movie is on at the Linden Care and Share. The cost is $2 at the door and water and popcorn are included in the price.

There is a corporate chili cook off at 4 pm at the Linden Cultural Centre. Admission to sample the entries is $5 per adult and $2 for children. A bun and drink is included in the price.

The Town of Trochu is celebrating their Family Fun on Sunday, February 17 with free skating at the Trochu Arena from 3 pm to 4 pm. The Trochu Baptist Church is holding a free supper and game night at the Baptist Fellowship Centre. People can bring games to share.

I would like to offer a huge “congratulations and thank you” to the Town of Three Hills Public Works staff. I’m not sure if most of you are aware, but the crew dealt with four water main breaks in a period of 72 hours. Water just doesn’t magically flow out of your taps folks.

While we’re all warm and toasty in our homes these guys are outside, in minus 30 degree weather, working with mud, water and ice. They really are some of the unsung heroes in our community.

Don’t worry folks, spring is on its way, somewhere, some day, I think. And in closing I would like to leave you with the fact that it hasn’t been this cold, for this long, in over 20 years. Now, doesn’t that make you feel all warm inside?

That’s Life.