You won’t want to miss Jake’s Gift, this Monday May 7th at Griffin Park Theatre. This beautiful award winning play is a love letter of thanks to veterans, and inspired after a trip to Normandy for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day back in 2004. The play charms the audience as it follows Jake, a Canadian WW2 veteran who returns to Juno Beach to find the grave of a brother who never came home. Tickets for the show are available at the Brooks Legion or can be purchased at the door. For further show information please visit jakesgift.com. Sponsored by the Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation as part of it’s ongoing commitment to remember the fallen soldiers from Alberta.
Did you know, in Brooks, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? All men are encouraged to visit the Man Van which rolls into Brooks, on this Friday May 11. The Man Van offers a free baseline blood test for men over 40 to test for prostate cancer. With prostate cancer, there is usually no warning signs and early detection saves lives. The Man Van will be at Pharmasave, from 1-4pm. The Elks are sponsoring this.
Brooks Friends of the Library Death by Chocolate Bake Sale is on Friday and Saturday, May 11th and 12th from 11 am to 2 pm at the Brooks Library. It’s a good opportunity to pick up some treats for Mother’s Day.
High school graduations are coming up this spring. The Rosemary School and Duchess School Graduations are on Saturday, May 12th . The Bassano and Brooks are on Saturday, May 26th and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Grad is on Saturday, June 2nd.
The Crossroads Challenge Obstacle Run /Walk is set for Saturday, May 12th. It’s a timed event followed by awards, a barbecue and toonie carnival. The race starts at 10 am from KINBROOK PROVINCIAL PARK.
The Annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament comes up Saturday, May 12th at the Brooks Golf Club.
Brooks Community Football AGM is Tuesday, May 15th at 7:30 at the Brooks Junior High School. They are always looking for new board members.
Professional comedian Trent McClellan from This Hour Has 22 Minutes will be in Brooks for one night only on Tuesday, May 15 at Griffin Park Theatre. Stand up comedy show followed by a question and answer period.Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm.
The Annual Ron MacIsaac Lobster feed is coming up on Saturday, May 28th at the Patricia Community Hall. For a forty dollar ticket, the original lobster feed in Patricia fills you up with your choice of a 2 pound lobster or an Alberta triple A beef steak dinner. Music this year, by the Retro’s.. Tickets are limited and available now, to order call Janet at 403-793-7780.
On Saturday, May 25th The City of Brooks invites you to join them for a FREE family Outdoor Movie Night at the Duke of Sutherland Park. Come down at 8pm for Games and Puzzles provided by the Drug Task Force. Popcorn has been generously donated by Landmark Cinema Brooks. The movie, Ferdinand starts at Sunset at 9:30pm. Arrive early to snag your seats! Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
All Canadians deserve the chance to learn basic swim and survival skills. The Swim to Survive Program will be held May 27th, June 3rd, 10th and 24th with your choice between two sessions each of those mornings. The cost is only$2:00. For more info call the SPEC Office at 501-5556.