That's Life - May 24, 2023

My wife keeps reminding me that it’s “only May. The “only” is due to the heat, the wildfires and, again, the heat.

We all got more than our share of wildfire smoke during our Victoria Day May long weekend. My eyes sting, my throat is raspy and I smell like I sat through an all-night poker game, with chain smokers. Let’s hope and pray that the rains come down and our firefighters get some help in getting things under control.

In this time of graduations, I see that Trochu Valley School Graduation take solace this coming Saturday, May 27, 2023. We wish all of the grads best wishes in their future endeavours. Remember, The Capital will publish the Kneehill Graduation Guide later in June.

Coming right up is Cruise Weekend in Three Hills. It all starts June 2 with the Meet and Greet and Cruise. Saturday, June 3, kicks off with the Annual Hearty Cruise Breakfast. What a way to start your day! Head for the Knox United Church on the corner of Main Street and 5th Ave from 8 am until noon. Load Up on pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice, coffee and tea. 11 and up is $15; 10 and under is $5. Takeout is available.

There will be vendors, food booths and, later in the day and Sunday, bracket races (drags) at the Three Hills Airport. Let’s hope for ideal weather conditions.

And just a friendly reminder that Cruise Weekend is a ‘No Pets Zone” so please keep your pets at home.

Please be advised that the rules of the road do apply and there will be added enforcement in Three Hills and out on our highways over Cruise Weekend. “Play by the rules and everybody wins.

The Annual Linden Sports Day also runs on Saturday, June 3, 2023. This year’s theme is Volunteer’s Rock. Breakfast goes from 7 am to 9 am. Parade judging goes from 9:30 am - 10 am at the Co-op Gas Cardlock parking lot. The Grand Parade goes at 10 am. Parade Marshall Darrell Janz will host the official ribbon cutting at 11 am at the ball diamond. The concession operates from 11 am - 4 pm. Lawnmower races go at 1 pm - east of the running tracks. Dinner is served from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Enjoy face painting, bouncy houses and balloon animals.

The area events just keep coming so remember to make them on your calendar, wear a hat, wear sunscreen, take lots of pictures and send some of your best shots to because we love promoting your community.

In closing, I would like to remind all of our readers that Albertans go to the polls next Monday, May 29 to vote in the Provincial Election. Last week you received “Your Guide to Voting” in The Capital.

Advance polls are open now through Saturday, May 27. During advance polls, you can vote at any advance polling station in Alberta. On Monday, May 29 you must vote at the polling place identified for you. Please refer to “Your Guide to Voting” or go to

That’s Life.