That's Life - August 29, 2018

Fundraising for the new Three Hills Golf Course Clubhouse is around the halfway mark.

The club will apply for a $275,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant. The club has until October 1, 2018 to meet the application deadline.

See their Fundraising Dinner, Auction and Dance ad on page three of this issue. Contact Nicki (Reynolds) Bernier at 403-443-1078 or Norm Campion at 403-412-9923 or go to for more information.

Last week my wife and I packed up and headed west for a holiday. The next day, we arrived in Three Hills, Alberta, coughing, sneezing and rubbing our eyes.

I’ll admit, it was the shortest holiday we have ever taken. It’s also the first time we’ve ever been to Canmore but couldn’t see the mountains through the smoke. In short, we’re home.

The Labour Day weekend is almost upon us. Some of you might not even know what I’m talking about. To many, it’s just the September long weekend. The last long weekend of summer. You know, blow the water lines, board up the cabin, pull the boat out of the water.

Well, for your information, Labour Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Originally, it gave workers a day to campaign for better working conditions or more money. Now, for most of us, it’s a time to relax but for the youngsters in our communities, it’s a day to reflect on your summer holidays and realize that the party is over, and it’s back to the books.

That’s right, school begins on Tuesday, September 4 so watch out for the many students as they make their way to their schools throughout the Towns and Villages of Kneehill County and beyond. But don’t feel too sorry for our students, after all, they have two flex Fridays in September. What a way to start the school year.

Another very special event that marks the beginning of the school year is the Three Hills Community Discovery Night and Barbeque. This annual event will be held Wednesday, September 5 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Three Hills Curling Rink.

Everyone is welcome to come and learn so much about our community. At press time, there were 42 exhibitors registered to provide you with answers, information and opportunities. And remember, you only have 90 minutes to take it all in.

You can find out where and how you can become a volunteer. You can register your children in any number of sports, dance, karate, and more.

Learn more about our amazing Seniors Outreach and Citizens On Patrol and visit the Kneehill Adult Learning exhibit to see what kind of classes they have in store for you. And don’t forget to enjoy the hot dog barbeque by donation. All funds donated go to KidSport Kneehill, so all kids can play.

Discovery Night is for everyone, of all ages, new to the community or someone who has lived here all of their life.

You’ve heard the saying, “You learn something new every day.” Well, Discovery Night confirms that.

Something else that I have learned is that the need for more donations to “Tools For School” is very real. Compared to last year, the need has doubled. That’s serious folks. We all need to dig deep to make sure all students have the tools they need to be the best student they can be.

Monetary donations to “Tools For School” can be made at the Three Hills IDA, Balkwill’s Pharmacy in Trochu, Carbon Grocery and the Village offices in Carbon, Acme and Linden. For a tax receipt, please make cheques payable to Kneehill County - Tools For School.

Families in need of assistance please call the Kneehilll Regional FCSS office at 403-443-3800 or via email at

That’s Life.