Rimbey oldtimers’ reunion brings back former residents

Oldtimers' reunion, held June 18 and 19, attracted more than 200 people.

The Calkins family were recognized at the Rimbey Oldtimers' reunion held June 18. In the back row are MP Blaine Calkins

 

The Rimbey Oldtimers’ Reunion was a gala affair, punctuated with lots of laughter, hugs and even a few tears as old friends, many of whom had been separated by time and distance, enjoyed a few special hours together.

The reunion was held last weekend, June 18 and 19 with over 200 people registered.

This year the class of ’66 was recognized.

“This recognition included everyone that started school in 1954 and attended Rimbey schools. They didn’t have to graduate from Rimbey or graduated at all to be part of the class of ’66,” said Ormberg.

This year the old-timers association recognized the W.E. (Bill) Calkins family, who homesteaded at Lockhart in 1900.  Local MP Blaine Calkins, who is part of the Calkins family, attended the reunion.

The registration fee was lowered this year and a cash concession was available from noon to 4 p.m.

Supper was held at 5:30 p.m. and a dance to followed.

A pancake breakfast was held at Pas Ka Poo Park from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sunday.