The Beef Is Back!!
What a way to open the season. The Barn was packed. The Good Sams from Lethbridge were here for their annual opening season rally. Michael Sieger and his family from the Royal Executive Inn brought a whole bunch of friends to help open the season with us. Gord, Norma, Brian & Anne from Casterland were here with Noel & Lawrence. We had great revues for the season's first Dinner Show. Everyone loved the new songs and our new singer Erica Smith from Hill Spring.
Lloyd unveiled his new serving carts. They looked incredible and everyone loved the new look in our serving area.
The season has just started and there is a whole lot happening here this year at the Barn. Thank you to everyone who attended on the the weekend. Hope to see you all again this year.
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On February 9th we welcomed the great students, from West Meadow School in Claresholm and the Owen Sound School in Ontario, to our first student sleepover program of 2009. They were hungry and ready to be taught some history on Barn Dancing and some new dance steps. So we fed them some great Alberta roast beef with all the fixings. Then they were informed on the history of our barn and the history of barn dancing on the prairies. After the history lesson it was time to head upstairs. Our dance instructor Ron Reimann put them through the paces and had them looking pretty good by the time the dance was done. We then had a snack before rolling out the beds and tucking everyone in for the night. In the morning it was time for our Cowboy Pancake Breakfast and goodbyes as the students packed their bus and headed off into the distance.
Over 60 students attended and all of us here at the Barn were very impressed with the great attitudes and friendliness of these great students.
We would like to thank all the teachers and adults who made the trip with them for all of there help. Special thanks to Jo Anna Sutter and Kevin Bechlamp.
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Barn Dance Cruise 09
235 Barn Dance folks headed south to San Diego on January 7 to take part in the first Barn Dance Mexican Riveria Cruise on the Carnival Cruise Ship the Spirit. Eight days of food, sun, fun, food, dancing, suntanning, food, games, night shows and did I mention FOOD?
What a great group of folks we travelled with. We had so much fun on the ship and the the three ports that we stopped at were abosolutley amazing.
All of this was put together by a great gal, Debbie Wakelam from Travel Only Tours. Thanks so much Debbie. Also special thank you's to the Executive Royal Inn and 1060 Classic Country Radio with Jimmy Hughes.
The Barn Dance All Stars played 3 times while on the ship with special guests, Kayla Patrick, Anne Shields, Candy Kunkel and the Rocky Mountain Fiddlers. It was a little different playing and dancing when the ship moved side to side, but we all sucked it up and made the sacrifice.
For everyone who came on the cruise, thank you for participating, we hope you all had a great time.
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What a great week here at the Barn. We started on Wenesday with our Haunted Barn Tours. We sure scared a lot of folks. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Mid Rivers Fire Dept.
We then had our Halloween Dinner & Dance on Saturday November 1st. A lot of great costumes. We handed out prizes for the best coustumes and had a great dance.
We are now getting ready for our Christmas Season and have quite a few Dinner Shows planned as well as our Cowboy Christmas Balls on December 6th, 13th and 20th. We look forward to seeing you here. Check our calendar for dates and times.
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