On April 21, 2021 we will be having a short meeting to approve our updated bylaws. We really need to have at least 10 people that are not on Executive in this meeting so we can approve them. Our meeting will probably be by zoom and will be about 15-30 minutes. If you would like to be part of this, please email us so we can send you the link. 🙂
March 13 we had our first steak supper since the pandemic started. It was AMAZING! We had a great menu and so much help! We sold over 100 steaks and we think the pre ordering is the new way to go. It really reduced wait time for customers. We are very thankful to the Viking Grads that came to help us (we give money towards their grad fundraising for each grad)- Kaitlyn, Victoria, Bryce and Tianna. We also had Linda and Evan Hunt and Logan volunteer their time, which made a big difference. Massive kudos to Kaitlyn, she is awesome at working with Gene organizing the steaks on the grill.
One of the memories that came up on my phone was for the Pancake Supper Fundraiser we did in 2016 for a young community member who was in hospital. Our President Christine Suchy pulled together the supper and silent auction within a week and we had a great turnout. The community members rallied and raised around $3000 for the family for gas and food while they travelled back and forth to Edmonton hospital. It was so heart warming to be a part of that.
It is also cool to see how the kitchen looked before we did renovations.
We are so excited to be offering our first steak night in a year!! We are going to be working with Covid guidelines and will be doing things a bit different. Firstly, you will have to order ahead of time, order form will be attached. Secondly, we will have 2 sittings 4:30-6:00 and 6:30-8:00. Tables will be set up for a max of 6 people per table. Those 6 people have to be from same household. Third, we will be doing table service. This means we will bring your loaded plate to you as well as doing drink orders to your table. We will also be offering take out service if you prefer to eat at home. We are hoping to have a few grads from Viking to help us out as well. Feel free to email, text or call your order in to email@example.com or 780-235-1329
I know I said we were turning the plant off…. but Mother Nature had some different ideas for us. Since it has been so cold, our ice is still perfect! So we are open for ice rental in accordance to Alberta Health updated guidelines. So far we are able to rent to hockey groups of 10 plus coach, kids 18 and under.
If you know of any teams that are looking for ice, please pass our info on.
It seems like just yesterday we worked so hard on putting the ice in and boom, it’s time to take it out. We were holding out for news that the COVID protocols would be lifted and we could utilize our ice, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. So we have made the difficult decision to take the ice out now. It is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but with no income coming in we just can’t justify the cost of keeping the plant going.
We are looking forward to the fall when we can put the ice back in and enjoy all the hockey!!
Holden Agricultural Society – Scholarship Criteria 2020
Scholarship 1 – A $500 scholarship is available to a current grade 12 student at an area school who has participated in either Minor Hockey or 4H club for a minimum of 4 years (with at least 2 of those in Holden Minor Hockey or released by such if no team was available for their particular level or Holden 4-H Beef or Beaver County 4-H multi-club), to pursue post-secondary education for a minimum period of 1 year. An application by letter to the Board of the Holden Agricultural Society must be received no later than June 1st of any given year. The current board of directors will make a preliminary selection and the final decision will be made by a minimum of 5 directors as selected by the board. The award will be presented at the School awards night held in approximately September or October of that year.
Scholarship 2 – A $500 scholarship is available to a current grade 12 student at an area school who has participated in a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer work within the communities of Holden and/or Ryley with relevant work being signed off by an approved board member of an organization or staff member of a municipality, to pursue post-secondary education for a minimum period of 1 year. An application by letter to the Board of the Holden Agricultural Society must be received no later than June 1st of any given year. The current board of directors will make a preliminary selection and the final decision will be made by a minimum of 5 directors as selected by the board. The award will be presented at the School awards night held in approximately September or October of that year.