Communities in Bloom

The CIB group has been busy and wish to keep everyone updated on their progress. The annual clean-up was a great success. There was an enthusiastic turn out and the town is looking great. Special thanks to the Fire Department and the Gleichen Kids club who were very helpful for the day. The native grass was planted at the buffalo, so soon he will be standing on prairiewool as in the olden days. Pot planting is coming up. If you wish to help out talk to Fran Millar or Doris Lindeman to sign up. Spring is such a nice time of the year. Everyone’s yards look so nice. Keep up the good work, Gleichen.

Canada Day Celebrations!

Come celebrate Canada Day at the Gleichen Arena this year. Festivities kick off at 10am with the official greetings and raising of the flag. Activities to follow include the annual RCMP slowpitch tournament, a baseball tournament, horseshoe competitions, kids games and amusements, face painting. Live entertainment from local artists follow a bbq dinner, leading up to our annual fireworks show. Bring a lawn chair so you’re comfortable and help us all celebrate our 143rd national birthday!

New Things Could Be Happening!

This is just a little off the record information to tell you that over the next few weeks, your Community Association Board may have some good news items to share with everyone.

This would probably come under the heading of PROGRESS. Absolutely no guarantees but things do appear to be favorable right now.

Gleichen Fall Fair and Parade

The Gleichen Fall Fair and Parade was held on Sat. Aug. 22nd and came off as a roaring success.

The Parade was fantastic with the Mounties in their Red Serge leading. Then came the Piper and the Drummer. From there the entries were strung out for quite a way, with dignitaries in the convertibles, a number of floats from the surrounding area, horse and riders, kids with their wheels and the entries for the bed tournament, there was a few older vehicles from the show & shine and finally quite a number of Fire Dept equipment from the surrounding communities.

The Show & Shine had a full field of entries. Maybe even more than they thought they would get. Sure was a lot of gleaming paint and chrome. The entries varied from quite old, fully restored, to somewhat newer but completely restored in cars, trucks and farm tractors.

The Fair itself had good crowds and were quite busy throughout the day.

All in all it was a very successful event and people are already asking what we are going to do for next year. BIGGER AND BETTER!

Count-Down to the Fair

With just over two weeks left until the fair everyone should be busy getting their photos organized, their baking in the deep-freeze and all their other projects finished up. The hail probably didn’t do the gardens any good but we can still hope for good items in that department.

Final Curling of the season

The Gleichen and District Curling club wrapped up their season with the men’s Oyster bonspiel. 18 rinks participated in the event with the Shane Fladhammer rink from Bassano winning first in the first. Over $3500 in prize money was given out to the event winners. The $1000.00 draw was won by the Hansen Rink from Strathmore. Thank-you to our event sponsors and to all the curlers who did such great curling on our Birer like ice (14 seconds Hog to Hog). See you all again next year.