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Mutton Busting was a huge success during the 29 annual Chestermere Country Fair. Young cowboys and cowgirls held on a tight as they could while a sheep sprinted. Photo by Emily Rogers

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A new activity to the 29th annual Chestermere Country Fair proved challenging for youth competitors and entertaining for parents and by-standers. For an hour during the Chestermere Country

Fair youth ages four to seven were real-life cowboys and cowgirls during the first annual Mutton Busting competition. “We are an Agricultural based organization and we put on our first rodeo at the Calgary Stampede and we wanted to do something with the kids, so we chose mutton busting,”

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City embarks on review to layout path forward for Chestermere’s utility company By Jeremy Broadfield The future operations of Chestermere Utilities Inc. are being reviewed with a focus on finding a new way forward for the utility company. To that end, at the Sept. 4 meeting, council voted to retain the city auditors, KPMG and legal council, McMillan LLP, to, “provide a report recommending alternative options for the restructuring, or the dissolution of CUI.” Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers said that the work that KPMG is being tasked with is very focused and intended to lay out the best way forward for the city. “They’re tasked with the specific mandate to assist both the CAO and ultimately council on what is the best path forward,” he said. All options are on the table from CUI being dissolved and rolled back into the municipality to restructuring to improve financial policy and improve efficiency in the utility company’s operations. “What option is not on the table is the status quo,” said Chalmers who said that all of council heard this message from residents during their election campaigns. For this reason, the review of CUI was incorporated into council’s strategic plan for the city. While Chalmers admits that the future of CUI is complex, they are actually ahead of the schedule they set in the strategic plan. “It’s actually earlier than what’s established in the strategic plan, but we felt because it’s such an important topic that we were at that point where we could

begin to initiate a process that would give us a clear direction,” he said. As they work to discern what the best path forward is, Chalmers said that they have been lucky to have two experienced Chief Administrative Officers (CAO), interim CAO Pat Vincent and the city’s new CAO Bernie Morton, provide input on the review. “We’re very fortunate that we’ve had…two very seasoned CAOs… to assist council and review all the documents,” he said. The city has been working closely with the CUI board to fully understand the utility company and its operations. “We’ve taken our time, we’ve been very diligent working through…to get a good understanding and understand the agreements and now it’s time to start moving,” said Chalmers. “We’re moving forward consistent with the strategic plan and we will take our

time we’ll allow the CAO the opportunity he needs to best advise and give him support through both the KPMG and legal,” he said. “It is complex, but we’ll work our way through it.” The report is scheduled to be submitted to council at a special meeting of council on Oct. 22. Whatever the future of CUI, the cost of utilities in the city won’t simply vanish. “The cost of utilities is the cost of utilities and there’s a lot of agreements,” said Chalmers, “your water and waste water those are contracts that are in place with the city of Calgary.” “Everybody wants when they turn the tap, they want to make sure they’ve got safe clear clean water. “So that’s our responsibility and we’ve got to ensure we’re providing that and of course the rest of the services,” said Chalmers. Former council candidate, Al Kersch said he’s happy

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event at the Chestermere Country Fair. “We’re going to do it again next year and it’s going to be even more popular,” Marfels said. “I think it was fabulous, the kids looked like they had a blast, there was a big crowd watching, you couldn’t ask for anything else,” said the Vice President of the Chestermere Agricultural Society Andrea Fleming. “Next year will be the 30th annual country fair, and we’re looking forward to the biggest and the best fair we have ever put on next year,” Fleming added. During the Mutton Busting competition parents would laugh, and cheer while their child rode the best they could on the racing sheep ultimately being flown into the dirt. “Over all it was awesome,” said Rodeo Chair for the Chestermere Agricultural Society Dan Richard. “Graydon at Choice Voice really put us over the top for an

awesome event. There was great sheep, and the kids were all so brave. It was amazing,” Richard said. He added, “They just sat down there like they’re rodeo stars. We saw these kids are the real deal. It’s not easy, everybody talks a big game but when you’re sitting down on a farm animal it’s different.” Richard added the Mutton Busting event will be returning next year, however there are certain things the team learnt this year that they will change to ensure the event runs more smoothly. Such as, arranging the shoots more efficiently so the sheep don’t escape. Since Mutton Busting is a part of Alberta’s western heritage it fits seamlessly into the Chestermere Country Fair, Richard said. He added, “We need to breed some future cowboys for events. I saw potential in all of them. They’re so brave to get down there.”

Mutton busting made its debut at the 29th annual Chestermere Country Fair Sept. 8. Clockwise from top: a competitor holds on as tight as he can during his run. A kid gets up like a champion after taking a tumble off of a racing sheep. One of the competitors ends up under his sheep but got up with a grin from ear to ear. Photos by Emily Rogers


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Economic update highlights Q2 successes By Jeremy Broadfield Chestermere City Council received the quarterly economic update for the second quarter of 2018 at the Sept. 4 council meeting. City of Chestermere Manager of Economic Development, Catherine Proulx said that two of the highlights of the quarter, which spans from April to June, are Lemonade Day and Taste of Chestermere. “Lemonade Day because it was our third year and it was a really big success,” said Proulx, “I think we’re starting to see it get traction now.” What is exciting about the success of Lemonade Day is that with the continued interest each year, a youth led mentorship program will be able to be introduced within the next few years. “We’re probably going to be able to launch a mentorship program with the older kids mentoring the younger kids,” she said. “So that’s kind of neat,” said Proulx. The other big event of the quarter was the inaugural Taste of Chestermere which was held during the Canada Day celebrations. “It was so well received,” said Proulx. The 10 participating businesses received a huge amount of exposure at the event with 2675 tickets sold, more than double the event planner’s goal of 1000. “The businesses that participated really got a lot of value out of it,” said Proulx. From the economic development standpoint, Proulx said that not only was Taste of Chestermere successful in supporting the local business community but it promotes the city as business frienldy and a good place to open a business. “I think its important that people see that we can do these sort of things,” she said, “its great for the community its great for the businesses.” Other highlights from the spring include work on a Business Retention and Expansion plan, continued work to attract investment in the community, and participation by Economic Development in the planning for the legalization recreational cannabis this October. As part of the Business Retention and Expansion plan, the city has applied for its first economic development grant, the CARES Grant. According to the report presented in council, the grant is for about $45,000 and if the application is successful will be used to fund the Business Retention and Expansion plan as well as the City’s marketing programming for the rest of 2018 and winter 2019. The result of the grant application is expected to be announced this month. The complete economic report can be viewed online in the Sept. 4 Agenda package on the city website, www.chestermere.ca.

Allergy safety debate coming to city council Councillor Ritesh Narayan submitted a notice of motion to bring forward a proposal to the next council that the city make it mandatory that all Chestermere eateries and public facilities have epinephrine auto-injectors on site. “My goal is to create public awareness and increase discussion about food allergies that could be fatal,” said Narayan. According to Narayan, food allergies have increased by more than 350 per cent in the last 20 years and anaphylactic reactions to food allergies can prove fatal with access to epinephrine. “Knowing what to do when someone is experiencing an allergic reaction and having epinephrine at your disposal can possibly save lives,” he said. When the motion is brought to council, if it is passed as a municipal bylaw, Chestermere would be the first community in Canada to make the placement of epinephrine auto-injectors mandatory. “In May 2013, the House of Commons unanimously passed Motion 230 to raise awareness of anaphylaxis and directed different levels of government to take action,” said Narayan. However, Narayan said that no government has yet taken any action on this to raise awareness. If passed by council the placement of epinephrine auto-injectors would be similar to the voluntary placement of defibrillators in public spaces. “I think defibrillators is to recreational arenas as EpiPens are to eateries,” said Narayan.

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Life’s Too Short’s brings the community together through happiness

By Emily Rogers The annual Life’s Too Short’s event brought the community together through happiness by going back to the basics on Sept. 9. A variety of activities and games kept families busy having fun at Camp Chestermere including a free barbeque, three legged races, sack races, water balloon tosses, and live entertainment. “We wanted to take this event to remember the

kids in our community that we have lost. That is very important we never want to forget those kids, and those memories. We do this to honour them,” said Life’s Too Short’s Co-Organizer Christine Larocque. “We also wanted to do this to get people to slow down, take a step back, and take the time out to spend some time with the community and just remember that things happen, and that we don’t necessarily know what’s expected.

“This is a time where we can enjoy each other and take the time to spend some quality time together,” Larocque said. She added, “We want to be proactive, take the time to enjoy life, step back, take the time you need with your family and your friends because you never know what could happen.” Life’s Too Short’s allows the younger children in the community to meet new friends, and have fun for an afternoon, Larocque said.

“It’s so great that these little kids know who Jaydon and Markus are. If you ask them, they know exactly who they are because the community still talks about the boys, and doing these kinds of events keeps them alive,” Larocque added. Co-Organizer of the Life’s Too Short’s event Michelle Wilson said, “We both knew the boys, they embraced life, they lived authentically, they loved the people around them, that’s what this event

is about.” She added, “It’s about getting back to the basics, it’s about understanding that we’re all connected together. We live in this community and we’re busy, but it’s important to take time and be with people and have fun.” “In today’s age we’re all texting, or running here or there, it’s important to take the time off and just have fun,” Wilson said. For Wilson the Life’s Too Short’s event is about seeing the children, seeing how happy they are, and seeing how much fun they are having outside playing together. “I know tragedy bring us closer together, but we really want to remind people that happiness can bring you together too,” Wilson added, “Fun can bring you together, it doesn’t know any boundaries.” Wilson and Larocque both felt extremely grateful for the amount of support the community has showed for Life’s Too Short’s. To have local businesses

and residents step up and offer their help including Dexterity Dance Studio, Camp Chestermere, No Frills, Pinks and Plates, personal friends, husbands, mothers who have helped since the very beginning and Doug and Jaxon Nouwen who did the music means the world to the Life’s Too Short’s Organizing Committee. “We focus on the negative things, so when things like that happen it’s amazing to see people ask what they can do to help,” Wilson said. “Every year is different and we’re trying things out, but it’s the people who just call and say what can I do. That’s the best,” Larocque said. She added a major concern for the Life’s Too Short’s organizing committee was a lack of registered volunteers. “We were concerned about volunteers, we didn’t have a lot of people sign up, but we have more than enough,” Larocque added, “It’s so great to see people come out and volunteer their time.” Wilson said, “I know these times are so busy. People always open their hearts and find the time to volunteer which is awesome.” The Life’s Too Short’s Organizing Committee is looking for the community’s feedback on the event. To get involved visit the Life’s Too Short’s Facebook page or email lifestooshortschestermere@ gmail.com. Life’s Too Short’s brought kids together for fun and games at Camp Chestermere Sept. 9. Clockwise from top: From left, Jack Way 9, Ben Suignard 8, Calli Larocque. 10, and Mckenna Larocque 8 participate in the sack race. Logan Wilson, 11, plays the water balloon toss with a friend. Tatum Segar 8, playes a game during the annual Life’s Too Short’s event. Isla Leonty, 2, tries her hand at hula hooping. Photos by Emily Rogers


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Another successful year for the Chestermere Country Fair By Emily Rogers

Changes to the longest running event in Chestermere proved successful after wrapping up another year of the Chestermere Country Fair. “We tried to focus more on the Chestermere Agricultural Society being the sponsor, so we asked people to become members before entering items,” said Coordinator of judges for the Red Ribbon Committee Jennifer Peddlesden. “We were successful in getting quite a few memberships, I think that would be good to help the volunteer base at the country fair and for the red ribbon,” Peddlesden added, “I think the agricultural society has done some great things to make those changes and just get more involved in having a country fair.” The Chestermere Country Fair brings forward Chestermere’s history of being an agriculture community since the late 1800’s which is the reason the event has been so successful in the area, Peddlesden said. “I think that the country fair brings that country back into the community and celebrates the roots that we have here as a farming community,” she said. The day’s activities included a live performance from the Chestermere Soundwaves, and indoor and outdoor market, mutton busting gymkhana, and the beloved zucchini races. “People come here, and they see their neighbours, they see people they haven’t seen in a whole year, and it’s just a great connection,” Peddlesden said. The idea behind the Chestermere Country Fair was to celebrate the agricultural nature of the area, she added.

“The fair is bringing the community back to the farming roots,” she added, “Plenty of people enjoy that aspect of looking back at the skills people used to have, they love learning and practicing them. “For the kids it’s a wonderful way for learning about how to be creative, learning about competition, and working hard to do something that is rewarded.” A variety of ribbons and trophies were given out to participates in the country fair events. “One of the special things is that all the children get a prize to reward their efforts,” Peddlesden said. She added, this year the show of vegetables and flowers were absolutely amazing. The rows of tables were crowded, and the judges were very impressed with the quality of vegetables this year. “The new judges had their eyes opened about how to judge jams, pies, what’s a good carrot over a bad carrot, that’s part of the excitement,” Peddlesden added, “You get a bit involved than next year people are coming back and entering their carrots, jam, and pie.” Not only was Peddlesden impressed by the variety of vegetables, but she was also impressed by the interest a honey display gained throughout the day. “It’s good to see because the agricultural society has hives. We’re hoping that the interest in the honey will translate into a bigger and potentially a separate honey competition,” she said. To get involved at volunteer for the Chestermere Country Fair visit the Chestermere Agricultural Society website at www.chestermereagriculturalsociety.com.

The 29th annual Chestermere Country Fair took over the recreation centre Sept. 8. Clockwise from top: The parade kicked off the day’s activities. Jack Kearns, 5, shows off his winning zucchini and the ribbon he won. The annual zucchini races during the Chestermere Country Fair was a highlight to many fair goers. Andrew Godley, 3, enjoys the sunshine while riding a toy train down a ramp. Tatum Turner, 3, playing in the dirt during the first annual mutton busting during the Chestermere Country Fair. Rylee Schleper, 3, is carefully riding a horse around the corral during the Chestermere Country Fair. This activity was a hit among the day’s activities as there was always a line up to ride the horses. Photos by Emily Rogers


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Chestermere FireFit Competitors set department record By Jeremy Broadfield

Chestermere Fire Service’s FireFit teams set new personal and department records at FireFit Nationals at Spruce Meadows Sept. 5-9. “We wound up with a personal best for the department,” said Chestermere Fire Service (CFS) Senior Firefighter Rob Barchard. Barchard and the rest of his team, know as the TJ Show, and made up of CFS B shift members, set the new department record, completing the FireFit course in 1:17:74. “That’s pretty cool,” said Barchard. In addition to the department record, Firefighter TJ Pettersson beat his personal best time by 4 seconds running the course in 1:56. While building camaraderie in the department and providing a fun if exhausting competition to participate in, Barchard said that competing in FireFit is helping make him and the other CFS members better at their jobs. Recently, the department has been running a series of victim rescue training scenarios. In one scenario firefighter have to rescue a person from a second story window. They have been conducting the training rescuing manakin victims weighing up to 250 pounds. “Drag them to the window, dead-lift them out the window and actually carry them down a ladder,” said Barchard. He said that before they started training for FireFit, he could complete the training but be winded at the end of it. “And now, after all the fire fit training…we can run these drills like four or five times over and not be even tapped,” he said. “Which is really neat,” said Barchard, “It goes to show that training for the fire fit side of things is benefitting us in our actual job.” While FireFit this year has led to a lot of great successes both on the job and on the competition field, there have been challenges as well.

Counter Clockwise From top left: Senior Firefighter Rob Barchard completes the hose hoist. Firefighter Jeremy Vitale starts his run with the stair climb. Vitale, smiles after completing his run. Vitale drags the manakin during the victim rescue stage. Barchard completes the hose advance. Photos by Jeremy Broadfield

In his individual run, Barchard was on pace for a fast time when he lost his balance and fell during the victim rescue stage of the course. He still managed to finish in 2 minutes despite the fall. “It’s disappointing to fall, but at the same time, running a 2 minute time is good,” he said. “I don’t really take it as a failure, I take it as something to learn from,” said Barchard. “Of course I was a little bummed out about it, but now I know my limits,” he said. Barchard plans to continue training and work out the weakness in his runs to come back better next year. He said that the CFS FireFit teams are hoping to compete at more events next year. “We want to broaden the horizon as far as competition goes,” he said. Instead of just competing at Spruce Meadows, Barchard said that they hope to be able to travel to some of the other FireFit events. “There’s hopefully one gonna be running in Edson next year and there’s also gonna be one running in Kamloops,” he said. Barchard said that they’ll have to see if they can find sponsors or fundraise to get to some of these events. “We would like to at least go to Edson,” he said. “If we can go to Edson it’d be awesome,” said Barchard, “we’d also love to be able to go to Kamloops.” Finding community support likely won’t be too hard if the crowd at this year’s FireFit is anything to go by. Barchard said that the crowd erupted into cheers when the CFS team was introduced before their run. “We walked out onto the course, Chestermere was said, and the place just erupted, which I thought was really, really cool,” he said. Barchard said that they are really grateful for all of the community support they receive. To watch a video of CFS members competing at FireFit go to www.theanchor.ca.


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City Councils votes to get out of land development business By Jeremy Broadfield On city administration’s recommendation, Chestermere City Council decided Sept. 4 to cancel the Webster Industrial Park project and sell the lands to a private developer. “At this point in time it’s

clear to us that a private developer would be the best move forward on that,” said City of Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers of the decision to sell. “We have to make sure that we’re protecting the financial resources of the city,” he said.

The recommendation to sell the industrial park lands came after an eight-month review of the project. The review presented to council found that, “the total cost for the City to continue development of the Industrial Park would be higher than originally estimated

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due to regulatory changes and increased development costs.” Based on the increased costs, if the city had chosen to continue with the project, it would have needed to borrow more money than originally planned for the development. Further loans for the project would have put Chestermere in excess of its borrowing capacity, leading to the recommendation to sell the lands rather than pursue development of them. “It’s clear to this council that it’s a great project but for a private developer and the city does not have the resources to act as a developer,” said Chalmers. City of Chestermere Manager of Economic Development, Catherine Proulx said that the city doesn’t have the “efficiencies built into our framework to be able to develop the land as efficiently as someone in the private sector may.” It is for this reason that Proulx believes that while a business park on the Webster lands is still a great opportunity. “But it wasn’t necessarily a great fit for the city at this time,” she said. The city will now be

amending its contract with Colliers International, who had been retained to market the industrial park to potential businesses, to market and sell the project lands in their entirety. “We’re hoping that we can sell the land quickly and get a developer whose interested and wants to move forward quickly,” said Proulx. She said that the Webster Industrial Park lands are almost 100 acres. “About 65-68 acres of that is developable,” she said. “In the world of commercial and light industrial land and real estate our parcel is not huge,” said Proulx. With the decision to sell, the city will begin work with Colliers to prepare a fair market price for the land. “We have a commitment, fiduciary responsibility to the community to ensure we get the best price possible for the land,” said Proulx. “So, we need to take into consideration…all the costs and everything that have been put into it to date and be comfortable with a price that we’re going to go to market with,” she said. When a price is determined, it will be brought before city council for approval. Despite the setback on the

development of the Webster Industrial Park, Chalmers said that the city is still focused on increasing the commercial tax base. “Our intention is to reach our goal following a different avenue,” he said. “We’re not taking the foot off the gas pedal by any means it’s just that we’re doing it in a different way,” said Proulx. She said that she and the Economic Development team will be focused on attracting new investment to Chestermere. “We are definitely focused on marketing all of our industrial lands to perspective investors,” she said, “we’re just not going to be responsible for developing the land.” “That’s part of what economic development does, we attract investment to the community,” said Proulx. Former council candidate, Al Kersch said he supports the city’s decision to sell the industrial park lands. “I thought that they went through a thoughtful deliberation, and it seems that they based their decision on some facts, and, you know, I think they’re going down the right road there,” he said.


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Local non-profit focusing on supporting youth in community do is provide youth with a safe space to come, make friends, find mentors, and a place where they can be themselves without judgment.” She added, Coffee Talks success is because Chestermere, Langdon, and Southeast Rocky View County are somewhat isolated communities and youth in the area want somewhere to go after school. Some youth want extra support because they don’t receive support at home, or they have mental health concerns including gender identity concerns, bullying, school issues, and family

Synergy’s Coffee Talk program begins Oct. 1 in Chestermere, and Oct. 2 in Langdon. Changes to the Coffee Talk program have been made to ensure youth will have the skills to thrive when they enter adulthood. A mental health nurse will be present for one-on-one mini clinics, where youth can come for professional support and have access to resources. Synergy’s ultimate goal for the Coffee Talk program is to give youth the opportunity to them themselves free of judgement. Photo submitted

By Emily Rogers Synergy’s beloved Youth Encouraging Lasting Leadership (Yell) Coffee Talk program has been revamped to teach youth in Chestermere valuable skills for entering adulthood. “Coffee Talk right now is a youth peer support group where we have one-hour sessions every week that youth can come and chat about what’s going on in their lives, issues that are important to them, and current events,” said Synergy Resource Coordinator Khadija Samoylove. “It’s a safe space for youth to come and talk to each other about what’s going on in their lives,” Samoylove said. She added, “before there was not a lot of focus on what was spoken about. We are planning to add a little more value to the program.” Coffee Talk will still run

with a similar format, Samoylove said, but there will be more structure to the program. Instead of one-hour weekly sessions, Coffee Talk will be one and a half hour sessions every week for Langdon, Chestermere, and Southeast Rocky View County youth. The first half an hour of Coffee Talk will consist of a check in, where youth can discuss the highs and the lows from the previous week. The next 45 minutes will be a topic-based group discussion. Youth will have an opportunity to choose the topic for the group discussion, and then share their experiences, thoughts and feelings on that specific issue Samoylove said. “We’re hoping that the issue they discuss will be about things going on in their lives, and also current events that may be relevant to them,” she said.

Samoylove added Synergy is focused on building resiliency and building skills to help youth transition into adulthood by hosting monthly workshops. “We want to give youth the skills they need to thrive when they are adults, provide skills and knowledge for them to thrive, and to reduce the stresses they might feel if they don’t know certain things,” she said. Along with the monthly workshops, a mental health nurse will also be hosting mini clinics for youth who are looking for extra support. “They can come and chat with her one-on-one and then receive professional resources and support,” Samoylove added, “We don’t have a lot of mental health resources and often waiting times to see someone professionally are a very-very long time. “All we really want to

conflict, Samoylove said. “Sometimes they need extra support. Our goal is to provide that support, no matter what they are experiencing or what they are going through,” Samoylove said. “The purpose of Coffee Talk is to meet and address the mental, emotional, and social needs of our youth,” Samoylove added, “We want to provide them the skills to be able to tackle the challenges they face in their lives.” Coffee Talk in Chestermere officially begins on Oct.1 and will run every Monday at the Centre of Community

Leadership, and Langdon Coffee Talk begins Oct. 2, and will run every Tuesday at the Langdon Field House Garage. The program is scheduled from 6 p.m., until 7:30 p.m., but youth are encouraged to come at 5:30 p.m., where they are able to socialize and make a healthy snack for the group to share during the Coffee Talk. Coffee Talk is open for youth over the age of 13. For additional information call Synergy at 403-2120242, or email Samoylove at khadija@yoursyerngy.ca.


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September proclaimed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers presents Childhood Cancer survivor Landyn Chemelli with a gift back after making a proclamation in Council declaring September as Childhood Awareness Month. Photo by Jeremy Broadfield

By Jeremy Broadfield Chestermere City Council recognized September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at the Sept. 4 council meeting. “It’s really about raising awareness for childhood cancer,” said Lisa Shea, Director of Philanthropy for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. In addition to Shea, Council was joined by childhood cancer survivor Landyn Chemelli and his mom Chelcee Chemelli. Chelcee agreed that raising

awareness of both childhood cancers and the work of the foundation is invaluable. “It’s not an easy thing to go through,” she said, “The more of a community you can get behind you the better you’re probably going to do through treatment for your child, and for yourself.” While cancer is one of the most known, researched and feared diseases, with so many different types of cancers out there, childhood cancer is often overlooked when it comes to research dollars.

“It’s a consistently underfunded disease in Canada,” said Shea, “Only about five per cent of research funding goes to it.” There are a number of reasons for the lack of funding. Prime among them is the fact that kid’s cancer is relatively rare and often the cause of childhood cancers is unknown. That said, Shea said that childhood cancer is the, “number one killer of kids aside from accidents.” Despite the challenges, Shea said that kids cancer research is improving but still has a ways to go. “There have only been three new cancer drugs approved for children in the last 40 years,” she said. “We’ve modified adult drugs but the drugs that we’re giving to kids are mostly adult drugs and they’re quite toxic,” said Shea, “which is where you get some of the side effects coming in.” The side effects and longterm effects of childhood cancers can be significant. “About 75 per cent of those kids will have long term effects… from the chemo or from the cancer,” said Shea. “Those can involve anything from learning disabilities to physical disabilities to Post Traumatic stress,” she said. Helping fund research and support children and their families as they battle cancer is where the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta comes in. “We’re one of the largest funding agencies of pediatric cancer in Alberta,” said Shea. The foundation also supports kids going through treatment with summer

camps and with education support programs. The summer camps include everything from regular summer camps to a brief family camp, a regular family camp, and some teen camps for kids and their families. “That’s about kids being kids,” said Shea. By providing these camps, children undergoing treatment or recovering from treatment have the opportunity to participate in activities that they otherwise wouldn’t. The other support provided by the foundation involves outreach to the kids and families. These include the education program with tutoring and a peer support program which promotes physical exercise. Chelcee said that the sup-

port she and her family received from the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta made Landyn’s treatment for cancer easier. “They were always open to talk to use about anything,” said Chelcee. “It’s kind of a close-knit family where you all get to know each other and if you have any question about anything whether its treatment wise or his morale,” she said. Landyn has been off chemotherapy for almost 5 years. “As of November he’ll be considered cured…November is his 5 years,” said Chelcee. Landyn, who said he is feeling really good, appreciated the support he received during his treatment from the foundation. “They helped me make

friends,” he said. Landyn and his family will continue to receive support from the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta until he turns 18. “They’re involved in their lives until they become adults,” said Chelcee. This includes continuing to go to Camp Kindle and getting to participate in family events such as meeting members of the Calgary Stampeders or Landyn’s favourite, the family ski day. “It was about keeping moral up,” said Chelcee. “Keeping the kids happy and giving them something to look forward to,” she said. For more information about the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta and upcoming events go to www.kidscancercare.ca.

Chestermere Councillor Cathy Burness hugs Childhood Cancer survivor Landyn Chemelli. Photo by Jeremy Broadfield


The Diaries of Adam and Eve At Rosebud Theatre

By Reanna Thiessen & Braiden Janes for The Anchor Rosebuds newest show, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, is a brilliant rendition of Mark Twain’s classic story. This comedic take on the biblical tale had the audience laughing from the first line. Twain’s interpretation of this biblical narrative shows Adam and Eve’s thoughts through their diaries when they first come to the Garden of Eden. The story progresses in an intriguing and humorous way as the titular characters discover more about the world around them. The play runs for around 80 minutes and has a cast and crew of 15 people. This story is one that can be enjoyed thoroughly whether you are familiarized with the original or not. Our characters begin causing laughs and confusion

right into the show. Just as we, the viewers, may be confused by what is going on, the actors seem to be too. Adam and Eve behave exactly how you would expect someone to if they were suddenly brought into existence knowing nearly nothing. Confused and fascinated by the world around them the pair search the realm of their garden separately to begin, knowing only the English language, and in some cases not even that much. Eve has a knack for instantly knowing what something is once having laid eyes upon it. Adam, however, tends to take a more creative way of naming things. He also is there to provide commentary on things you’ve likely never thought about, such as a Dodo bird. Why on Eden were they named that? Both Adam and Eve tend to fall into some male and female tropes that are

common these days, the stereotypes had to come from something. Wide-eyed and adventurous Eve tries to learn as much as she can about everything, nurturing and loving each and every animal she comes across. Adam has a more hands-on approach, preferring to experiment and consider consequences later. Although not keen on each other in the beginning, luckily enough for humanity’s sake they start becoming fond of one another. Curiosity gets the best of Eve, as she makes a decision with repercussions for the both of them, and the ages to come. We get to see Adam and Eve’s bond grow and flourish through this show just as many have experienced young love. To quote the director Morris Ertman, “There are times when it seems the only two people in the world are the ones in the middle of court-

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ship.” Ertman’s production exemplifies this experience in one’s life with humour, deep questions, and serious emotions at some points that one can feel throughout the audience. The actors in this performance portrayed the characters perfectly. They brought the audience into the scene while keeping the plot lively and comical. Despite there only being two actors, the show still kept a great pace, there wasn’t a dull moment in the entire show. The characters themselves were extremely well written, both being created with a somewhat stereotypical nature to them. Eve is created to be a chatty and energetic presence who is in constant need of companionship, whereas Adam is shown to be a reserved apathetic character wishing for more independence. The growth of these characters through the play is exceptional and done perfectly by these actors. It was an overall spot-on performance by two brilliant

| September actors. However, these are not the only two people that deserve recognition. This performance could not have been done without the talent of those backstage. Under the direction of Morris Ertman, and with the help of Heather Pattengale (Eve) they were able to adapt the show to the perfection we see on stage. Ertman was also the scenic director in this show, his talents really got a chance to shine as his vision was formed into a world that will make you feel as though you are right beside the characters in the Garden. He wasn’t alone in this creation, he was joined by the head scenic carpenter, Stephen Ellerbeck (a member of Rosebud School of the Arts), and head scenic artist Cheryl Daughely. This team of creators made a wonderful scene with climbable props and perfectly rendered trees. And while this show isn’t a musical, it still has wonderfully composed music placed in the perfect spots.

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• 13 • 2018 | This performance was overall spectacular and will make you laugh until your stomach hurts. While the language and humour may be a little bit challenging for younger people to understand, I would still recommend this to anyone who enjoys the theatre. This short romantic-comedy is perfect for older viewers and still has portions for the younger viewers to laugh along with. I would highly recommend bringing your parents to this show, it is a memorable one and its unpredictably will have you sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to see what could possibly happen next. The best way to understand what this show is really about is to see it yourself. The performances of The Diaries of Adam and Eve go from September 7th to October 20th, you can find available tickets at https:// www.rosebudtheatre.com/ shows.

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We are lucky enough to live in a lakeside community, and even luckier to have Township 24 Brewing as our neighbourhood brewery, serving up delicious beers so local they even have a Chestermerian accent! If you haven’t stopped in at Township 24 recently, you are missing out on the new Dominion Kolsch Lager. Kölsch is an interesting beer style, fermented at warm temperatures with an ale yeast, but then finished (or lagered) for an extended period at cool temperatures like a lager. The Kölsch style was born in 1906 in the German city of Köln, known as Cologne to the English-speaking world. With the more complex flavour profile of an ale, and the clean finish of a lager, Kölsch brings the best of both worlds to your pint glass, so hurry over to Township 24 Brewing to try it yourself. While our own lakeside lifestyle makes us luckier than most, I wondered about the other lakefront communities in Alberta, and if they were lucky enough to have their own local brewery. Purely in the spirit of research, I made a day trip up to Sylvan Lake on the weekend. Interestingly, despite having a population only 80% the size of Chestermere, Sylvan Lake boasts not one, but two local craft breweries. Who knows, perhaps this portends a new neighbour for Township 24 Brewing in our future?

My first stop in Sylvan Lake was Undercurrent Brewing, which opened its doors earlier this year in an old gas station, across from the former site of the Wild Rapids Waterslide Park that graced the shores of Sylvan Lake for decades. Undercurrent Brewing was started by a husband-andwife team looking to escape their stressful law practices for a return to the smalltown lifestyles of their childhoods. Sylvan Lake is a tourist town in the summer, so the availability of craft beer right beside the lake was a welcome addition, making for a strong opening earlier this year. With four flagship ales and a rotating selection of seasonals, Undercurrent Brewing has a brew for every palate. The California Common is the easiest-drinking option, and is a historical style born in the days of the California gold rush in the in the 1850s. The style nearly died out in the last century, but is regaining popularity as adventurous craft brewers work on reviving the old recipes. Made with a lager yeast that is fermented at ale temperatures, the California Common style is basically the opposite of a Kölsch, and tends to have a sturdier malt backbone and more assertive hop bitterness than a typical lager. The Red Rye IPA was my favourite, in no small part because I am a sucker for rye beers. Made with locally grown barley and

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rye grains, the rye adds a spiciness to the beer that is balanced with the citrus aromas from the unique yeast, and the sharp hop bitterness that one would expect in an IPA. After sampling all the wares at Undercurrent Brewing, I made my way 3km down the street to Snake Lake Brewing, which also opened its doors earlier this year. The brewery name pays homage to the original name of Sylvan Lake, which was named for the numerous garter snakes slithering along the shores. The name was changed to Sylvan Lake back in 1903 to avoid frightening away the squeamish tourists. Snake Lake Brewing is the brainchild of 3 locals, born and bred in the area, who were looking to trade their careers spent on oil rigs producing black gold for the happier labours of producing golden nectar served in a pint glass. The Varsity Hall Red Ale is named after a jazz bar that was the social center

of Sylvan Lake back in the 1950s, where workers in the burgeoning oil industry would meet to relax after long and grueling days for some smooth jazz and perhaps a few libations as well. Made from locally grown barley, the biscuity notes in the backbone are balanced with light pine aromas on the nose from the hops, without being overly bitter. This is a malt-forward brew with a slightly sweet finish from the caramelized malt that provides the reddish hue in the glass. My favourite was the Commodore Stout, named for the annual regatta celebration. Plenty of dark chocolate and espresso flavours from the dark roasted malts, with just enough hop bitterness to balance the strong malt bill. I consider stout a good winter beer, so I will going back for this one when the snow starts to fall. Broaden your lakeside imbibing by visiting our sister breweries on your next trip through Sylvan Lake!


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PAWS for Thought Steve King is the President of The Community Therapy Dogs Society email: info@ctds.ca

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Banana Seats I remember visiting my cousin in Saskatoon when I was a boy and I was always on the lookout for the coolest kid on their block. My cousin had a neighbour kid who had a banana seat bike. It was ‘rad.’ My own bike had a small seat and small handle bars, it was built for one. But my cousin’s friend had a big ol’ bike with room for several kids to sit on the long seat, a ‘sissy bar’ on the back for more kids to hang on, and huge handle bars for yet another rider. Add to this a piece of cardboard flapping in the spokes and I’m sure we were quite a sight to see and hear coming down the street. It didn’t matter how many kids tried to climb aboard, the goal was simple: good times for anyone who could find a place to hang on. It’s been said that we do not need new arguments, we need new metaphors. This metaphor, this picture of a pile of kids on a bike, laughing and going on their next adventure, has struck a chord in me. It is a picture of a welcoming movement that is focused not on the bike, but on the fun of the journey, and on the relationships we were forging together. We knew that at

some point we would make our way down to 7-11 with a hand full for nickels and dimes to buy a Slurpee, but how or when we got there was secondary to the adventures we had along the way. The metaphor of the banana seat bike is a picture I have of our community. Author Peter Block wrote, “The essential challenge is to transform the isolation and self-interest within our communities into connectedness and caring for the whole.” Metaphors change the way we see ourselves and those around us. Like that kid who shared space on his banana seat bike for others to join, I think we are learning how to live in community here in Chestermere. How do we share what we have? How do we show true hospitality? How do we create deepening community connections? How do we create a movement of neighbourliness that fosters

the Good Life for everyone in our city? These are big questions that move us from focusing just on ourselves and our own adventures, to realizing that our wellbeing is intricately and vitally connected to those around us. What made these childhood experiences on the banana seat bike so meaningful to me was the cool kid who welcomed me aboard. It took a person to see me, come over to me, and invite me in. In our city it only takes a few people to set the tone for how we live, work, and play together. Are you one of those people who welcomes others along for the ride? What does it look like, in your context, to see others, to walk over to them, and to invite them into something bigger than botH of you. In my office hangs a vintage orange and chrome ‘Tornado’ banana seat bike. It’s a daily reminder to me that Chestermere is more than a city, it is a movement of people learning to welcome, love, and live in ways that extend beyond ourselves. The Good Life is about community and the journey we take with others. So ride on, you fit here.

This week we’re going to feature what, in my opinion, could rightfully be called the “Kings” and “Queens” of the dog world: service dogs. To be clear, I’ll be talking about those dogs that are trained to help people with disabilities, as compared to those dogs trained to help our emergency or armed forces. It wasn’t that long ago that the only disability that dogs were trained for was blindness. Nowadays the scope of their help covers other areas as well such as: •Deafness or being hard of hearing •Being wheelchair bound •Children with autism •People suffering from PTSD •People suffering from epileptic seizures •People suffering from diabetes To get to the required level of training, all service dogs trained at a recognized service dog organization will experience a very scheduled lifestyle along these lines: •At 8 weeks of age, the puppy will be placed with a foster family for a period of 12-16 months. During this time, the puppy will accom-

pany the family everywhere they go to help socialize the puppy and get the puppy used to a vast array of different noises and smells. It is also during this time that puppy learns basic obedience skills, housebreaking and the meaning of boundaries. The development of the puppy is monitored throughout by the organization, which will determine if the puppy will move onto more advanced training or be dropped from the program. •At 14-18 months of age, assuming the puppy has “made the grade” during fostering, it will be returned to the organization for oneon-one training with professional trainers. Temperament and aptitude have been assessed and the training for a specific disability begins. Depending on the intelligence of the dog and the disability being trained for, the puppy will spend 6-12 months every day with the professional trainer. •At 24-30 months of age the dog will be placed with a client. Before a dog is placed, a lot of background work is carried out to match the temperament and size of the client to that of the dog.

The recognized service dog organizations are very protective of the gene pool out of which the puppies are born as they want to be able to replicate those characteristics that have worked well for them over a number of generations. So how do these dogs provide such amazing service to their clients? Through months of hard work and repetition of specific acts, the dogs get to know what is required of them and the action(s) needed if certain events happen. With disabilities such as caring for people with PTSD, epileptic seizures or diabetes, people have zoned in on the dogs’ amazing sense of smell, teaching the dogs not only to recognize a change in the client’s body chemistry (smell) directly before an attack but then what action to take to protect the client. The average working life of a service dog is approximately 8 years, after which they can retire and bask in the glory of knowing they have added immeasurable value to someone’s life. God bless them all!


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SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 The fall sports season is up and running. It looks like a busy week with tryouts, games and special events. FOOTBALL UPDATE The Lakers football team has had a competitive last few weeks. The Lakers dropped their Rocky View league opener to a strong Bert Church Chargers team last Thursday and then followed that up with a competitive loss to the strong Bishop O’Byrne Bobcats. Leading the Lakers offensively in both weeks have been seniors Dakota Konschuh and Roy Outh. In the receiving corps, Cody Currey and Jacob Dubois have been improving every week. Defensively the Lakers are being led by Blair Rota in the secondary and Kalum Konschuh and Mitch Tessemaker at linebacker. FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS This Friday, September 14th, the Lakers have their home opener at 6 pm against the George McDougall Mustangs. It is also our annual double feature Friday Night Lights game, with an outdoor movie after the game. Monetary donations will be accepted for the CHS Terry Fox run. This is the best attended game of the year so come out and be part of the action. GOLF Good luck to the olf team who will be competing this Wednesday in Strathmore for the Rocky View Divisional Championship. A special thank-you to Robert Wilson for helping Chestermere High School organize and run the Divisional and Zone Golf Championships at the Strathmore Golf Course. Thank-you to Brian Bassen and Josh Witty for letting us participate at Strathmore Golf course for both events. We truly appreciate all of your help and support in running these two events. GIRLS SOCCER Girls soccer will be competing this Thursday at Chestermere High School against Bow Valley High School, as the Lakers start their season. The game starts at 4:30 on Utley Field. VOLLEYBALL Congratulations to all the athletes who made the JV and Varsity Girls volleyball teams. The Senior Girls compete at SAIT this upcoming weekend and the JV Girls begin their season next week. Good luck ladies! Senior Boys volleyball will finish tryouts this week and will be playing at WH Croxford this weekend in the first games of the year. Good luck boys! All teams start their league seasons next week. CROSS COUNTRY The Cross Country team will be having practice this week and preparing for the zone championships. Any athletes interested in joining please contact Ms. Gegolick.


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Darts exploding in popularity

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Resurgence of darts sweeping the region By Emily Rogers Gone are the days of only playing darts on a night out at a pub, darts are back in a big way and are quickly becoming a family favorite. “I found that people look to darts as an inexpensive way to have family entertainment for an evening,” said Britcan Dart Supply owner, community dart league team captain and avid dart player of 28 years Pat McAlinden. “It’s a very inexpensive way to have a very entertaining game in your house once you set it up,” he said. “It’s growing again because of the comradery that you develop for the people you play with. You can play at home with your family, it’s a game that anyone can play, and you don’t have to be great at it to have fun,” McAlinden added, “People are recognizing that it’s fun to play.” Playing in dart Leagues was popular in the 1980’s but began to dwindle in the early 1990’s. McAlinden added, the leagues are starting to build back up again. McAlinden said the reason why the popularity of darts decreased in the 1990’s was a matter of circumstances. “For some people it was the time, the travel, or the expense. It was a sign of the times, tough times in Alberta, the jobs dried up, people left, and they didn’t come back,” he said. McAlinden added, “We were young, people had families, so they stopped coming out. Then all of a sudden, they all came back 18 years later. “We all became a large family. I have a family of 500 people who play darts and that’s before I owned the store.” However, McAlinden has not always had such a strong devotion for the sport like he does today.

Owners of Brtican Darts Supplies Pat and June McAlinden have seen a resurgence in the popularity in darts. Pat said families are recognizing that darts are an inexpensive and entertaining game to have at home, or couples are coming back to playing in community leagues after their children are grown enough for them to get out for a social night of dart playing. Photo by Emily Rogers

Growing up McAlinden played hockey and baseball and continued to play in his adult years until he no longer could due to a back

condition. “I had to give up competitive sport, that I loved, because I couldn’t take the pain of a sudden injury

anymore,” he said. McAlinden was unsure of what to do, and missed competing, so he called his younger brother who was a

psych major and asked for advice on what he should do to fill the void. His brother said he should start playing darts. “I scoffed at that idea,” he said. After considering playing darts McAlinden went out with his brother and a group of friends who taught him everything he needed to know about the game. “I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s a great game, it’s mostly for fun, it’s very competitive, it involves math, these are things I’m good at,” McAlinden said. He added, “I’m not the greatest player in Calgary, I’m not the greatest player in Alberta but I have played against the greatest players in the world and I’ve given them a good game.” Since McAlinden has been an active dart player for over two decades making the decision to own and operate Britcan Darts Supplies without any previous retail experience was an easy choice for him over two years ago. “I was laid off from the oil patch after 30 years working, I was out of work for 18 months and they were still laying people off like crazy,” McAlinden said. “I was shopping here anyway; my friends were going to retire and close the store. I thought ‘Oh no, where are we going to get our dart stuff from?’ then the lightbulb came on. Hey, I know something about darts, I can do this. “At the same time, I was starting to look at businesses I could run myself. It was a match made in heaven. “I came in and we had a meeting and we were all said and done in about 20 minutes,” he said. Although owning the Brtican Darts Supplies store was not part of a lifetime goal McAlinden had, he strongly believed that events happen

in life due to karma, and the right timing is everything. “It was just at the right time I thought I should be buying a business. I was looking for something I could run myself instead of getting an entry level job,” McAlinden said. “It’s been a struggle because I don’t have any previous retail experience. I learned everything on the fly. We made mistakes, but we learnt from those mistakes,” he added. When McAlinden first began playing darts his goal was to be the best dart player in the world. He added, “Life caught up to me, my goal now is to have fun and to have a team of people who I enjoy spending the evening with and get out and have a good social night out.” McAlinden added there are four community dart leagues in Calgary who are welcoming to beginners, experienced players, and middle of the road players. “A lot of people are scared, because they either don’t know the math, or they don’t have good scores, but everyone is going to help you. “It’s about developing our beginning players, giving them confidence to get better at the game, share in some wins and develop some friends to get to the point where they want to play on a team,” he said. McAlinden added, there are two youth groups in Calgary, ages eight to 18, who are taught by certified darts Alberta coaches. “It’s really grown, they are the future of our game, and some of them are so good, they’re all having a good time.” For additional information on community leagues, and where to drop in to play games contact Brtican Darts Supplies.


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Thursday

KSPS 5:30 p.m.

Martin’s and Chris’ Creature Power Suits are jammed in Proboscis monkey mode. When the top monkey gets injured protecting young from a crocodile, the Kratt brothers step into the role of the injured monkey and discover how different animals communicate.

Friday

Counterfeit Cat DISNXD 9:30 a.m.

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Inspector Gadget TOON 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Claw wants Talon to acquire all of the smarts from the world’s most intelligent people, but he’d rather use that brainpower to mess with Penny. Gadget faces a labyrinth of death during a live broadcast, so that Dr. Claw can prove he’s the evil-est.

Betty is taking a vacation and is leaving Max and Gark with her cat-obsessed daughter, Jeanette. Max knows this means one thing. Jeanette will bring costumes. Then, it’s Sportsbowl Sunday and Max is pumped for the badminton tournament.

Journey With Dylan Dreyer

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic

Dylan travels the globe to experience the natural wonders of the world. See the only lizards that swim in the ocean in Galapagos, the largest fish on Earth, remote islands off the coast of Mexico and the wild lands of western Europe.

Saturday

TREE 9 a.m.

Pinkie Pie has a new hobby that she absolutely loves; playing the Zenithrash. But when her friends discourage her from playing due to her lack of skill, it causes a series of events leading to Pinkie Pie possibly leaving Ponyville forever!

Sunday

Muppet Babies DISNJ 1 p.m.

When Rizzo the Rat arrives and makes a mess in the playroom,

Tuesday

KHQ 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes TOON 8 a.m.

KO’s inner monologue reveals how thoughts about how everyday life brings him closer to being a hero. Dynamite Watkins, a reporter from News 52’s Action News Team, covers a thrilling day at Gar’s. Lord Boxman explains the plaza-attacking robots.

Sports

Late Laughs

Pascal and Goliath Week 7 of the 2018-19 English Premier League sets the stage for David to take on Goliath when Brighton and Hove Albion host Tottenham Hotspur at Falmer Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22. Wrap up Saturday action of the Premier League by tuning in to NBC and Sportsnet for live coverage. Entering only its second Premier League season in club history, Brighton was dealt some difficult opening matches, drawing the top four clubs from last season in the first seven weeks. The Seagulls have fared well thus far, upsetting Manchester United in the second week with

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the only way the Muppet Babies can get him to stop is to defeat him in a dance-off. Summer is tired of being the smallest Muppet Baby and enlists Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker to help.

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a 3-2 victory at home and losing at Anfield, where they faced a strong defence from Liverpool, which has yet to concede at home, and limited their offensive threat to lose only 1-0. After strong performances against two top clubs, Brighton will be confident going into the match against Tottenham at Falmer Stadium, where seven of its nine wins came last season. Much of Brighton’s success comes through playmaking midfielder Pascal Gross, who scored seven goals and assisted on eight in his first season in England. The German international was involved in five game-winning goals last season and has picked up where he left off when

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon (repeat) he converted his gamewinning penalty against United. When Brighton and Tottenham last met in April, Gross scored the tying goal to match Harry Kane’s opener and helped secure a 1-1 draw. If Brighton is to find points against the Spurs, Gross will no doubt be involved. Unfortunately for Brighton, the mountain only gets steeper after Saturday as the team travels to Etihad Stadium next week to take on defending champion Manchester City. Find out if Gross can come up big for Brighton yet again as it hosts Tottenham on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Falmer Stadium. Tune in to NBC and Sportsnet for live coverage of the action.

Banks are starting to offer services through virtual assistants like Amazon Echo, which backfires when you ask Alexa for your account balance and she just starts laughing.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (repeat)

The story of the week has been Trump’s probaby-snatching agenda, and today it took another weird turn — because to try to humanize these child detention centres, the administration sent their most high-profile detainee, Melania Trump. This is what first ladies often do: go to a troubled area, see the children, show that we care. You can’t mess that up. Guess what?

I spoke too soon. Today, on her way to show that she cares, Melania wore a jacket that says, “I Really Don’t Care, Do U?” That’s what they settled on? What was her first choice, a jacket that says, “Womp, Womp”?

The Late Late Show With James Corden (repeat) Canada has just announced that they will become the second country in the world to legalize marijuana. So, while it’s been wonderful to be back here in London, I can officially announce next year we will be taking the show to Toronto.

Here in the United Kingdom, officials are looking at the possibility of legalizing medical marijuana. When asked about it this week, Prime Minister Theresa May said that she had never

smoked cannabis in her life. I believe her! You know why? Because she calls it cannabis.

Late Night With Seth Meyers (repeat)

Anheuser-Busch has announced it will begin selling an new organic beer called “Michelob Ultra Pure Gold.” As in, “Sorry, all we have left is Michelob Ultra Pure Gold.”

Weekend Update With Colin Jost and Michael Che

A report has found that 86 per cent of people arrested in New York for marijuana possession are black or Latino. Well duh! We’re the only ones they search. That’s like saying the only people that have STDs are the people that take tests for STDs.


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Whitecappers

Catch the Next Wave a Social Club for people 50+ years Guests & New Members Welcomed! Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 9:30 am to 12:00 noon (Located at the South end of the Recreation Centre) Phone: 403-235-2117 Email: chestermerewhitecappers@shaw.ca SPECIAL EVENTS Tuesday, Sept. 18th – POTATO BAKE - $10/person Doors open 4:30. Supper 5:30 pm Serving chili, salad, vegetables, and dessert. Entertainment: Ted Moseman Tuesday, Sept. 25th – 6:45 pm GENERAL MEETING – Members only! $5/person Doors open at 4:30 pm. Complimentary Dinner at 5:30 pm. Must sign up! ******************************************************** REGULAR WEEKLY PROGRAMS DROP-IN COFFEE HOURS: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday mornings 10:00 am. Drop by for coffee, cookie and a chat; share some laughs! MONDAYS: CHAIR YOGA – 11:30am – 12:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Drop-in. No Charge for members and $2 for non-members. CARPET BOWLING – 1:00pm. More players are welcome! BRIDGE – 1:00pm – Guests Welcome! NEW! CHAIR YOGA (starting Sept 3rd) 6:30 – 7:30 pm Everyone Welcome! No Charge for members and $2.00 non-members TUESDAYS: CRIBBAGE FUN NIGHT - First Tuesday of every month – 6:30 pm $5/person Everyone welcome! New Players and All Levels of Skill WALKING GROUP – Changed to 10:00 –11:00 am - Drop In-No Charge. Walking outdoors weather permitting. Meet at John Peake Park. LINE DANCING – Changed to 11:15 am. No charge for members and $2/non-member. No signup. Drop-in. Great workout & mind exercise. WEDNESDAYS: CHAIR YOGA – Changed to 11:30am –12:30pm. Everyone Welcome! Drop-in. No Charge for members and $2 for non-members. CARPET BOWLING – 1:00pm. More players welcome! NEW! LINE DANCING (starting Sept 19th) 6:30 – 7:30 pm Everyone Welcome! No Charge for members and $2.00 non-members THURSDAYS: QUILTING – Starts at 9:30am – Making “Comfort Quilts” donated to charities WALKING GROUP – Changed to 10:00 –11:00 am - Drop In-No Charge. Walking outdoors weather permitting. Meet at John Peake Park. ARTISANS OF CHESTERMERE – 1:00pm – 3:30pm - All levels of skill! SCRAPBOOKING – starting at 1:00 pm. Everyone welcome! Bring your own projects/materials and share any ideas over coffee! FRIDAYS: SENIORS’ CHAIR EXERCISES – 11:00am – 12:00 pm - Focus is on Strength & Balance. Drop In Class! $2 for members and $4 for non-members. TAI CHI INTRODUCTORY CLASSES – 1:00 pm – Drop in. No Charge for members and $2 for non-members. Wear comfortable clothing. FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES – Starts at 6:30pm - Come enjoy a night of games and socialize! SATURDAYS: POOL & SHUFFLEBOARD – Cancelled until October 2018. COME SEE WHAT’S NEW AT THE WHITECAPPERS!

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Recreation Centre CHECK OUT FALL PROGRAM BROCHURE ONLINE FOR MORE DETAILED INFO AND PROGRAM COSTS & REGISTER AT WWW.CHESTERMERECRCA.COM OR IN PERSON AT THE REC CENTRE OFFICE ENERGIZER NIGHT: Wed Sept 12th from 6 – 8 pm in the Main Hall at the Chestermere Rec Centre. Get plugged in to your community and check out all of the great programs, services and clubs in the Chestermere area. Over 50 tables will be available to get information and some will be taking registrations that night! If you would like a table for your organization, please email recreation@chestermerecrca.com FEATURED FALL ADULT PROGRAMS CRCA ADULT VOLLEYBALL Fee: CRCA Members $100.00 NM $125.00 (12 wks) Available until Sept 18th /19th only 10 Pass Card: CRCA Members $90.00 NM $115.00 Plus GST Drop In at the Door $12.00 – exact change only RECREATIONAL: Chestermere Lake Middle School - Gym Adults 18+: Tuesdays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Sept 18th – Dec 18th (dates may be cancelled on short notice due to school activities) COMPETITIVE: Chestermere Lake Middle School - Gym Adults 18+: Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Sept 19th – Dec 19th (dates may be cancelled on short notice due to school activities) CRCA ADULT BADMINTON Adults 18+: Wednesdays 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm @ East Lake School – Gym Sept 19th – Dec 19th (dates may be cancelled on short notice due to school activities) Fee: CRCA Members $100.00 NM $125.00 (app 12 wks) Available until Sept 19th only 10 Pass Card: CRCA Members $90.00 NM $115.00 Plus GST Drop In at the Door $12.00 – exact change only CRCA ADULT PICKLEBALL Chestermere Rec Centre - Main Hall Adults 18+: Mondays 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm & Thursdays 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (one punch per visit) Adults 18+: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:45 am – 1:45 pm (1/2 punch per visit) Sept 10th – June 27th (Some dates unavailable due to Holidays, Bookings or Events) 10 Pass Card: CRCA Members $70.00 NM $95.00 Plus GST CRCA AQUASICE CLASSES Ages: 13 + All classes can be adapted for all levels of fitness! Monday Whitecappers Class: 8:00 – 8:55 Monday: 9:00 am – 9:55 am or 7:00 pm – 7:55 pm Wednesday Aqua Balance, Flexibility & Stability: 8:00 – 8:55 am Wednesday: 9:00 – 9:55 am or 7:00 – 7:55 pm Friday Boot Camp: 10:00 - 10:55 am Session 1: Sept 10/12/14 to Nov 5/7/9 (8 wks) No Oct 5th, 8th and 31st. Fee: CRCA Members $90.00 NM $115.00 Plus GST Fee for Whitecapper Members: CRCA Members $65.00 NM $90.00 Plus GST CRCA ADULT LEARN TO SWIM Best Western Pool Sundays 6:30 – 7 pm Oct 14 – Dec 9 No Nov 11 Tuesdays 6:30 – 7 pm Oct 9 – Nov 27 Fee: CRCA Members $70.00 NM $95.00 Plus GST


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Friday Best Bet

Public Library

Lakeside Quilters’ Guild

For more information about what’s happening at the Library, check our website and sign up for our newsletter online or pick up a newsletter next time you’re in. Don’t forget to follow and like us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Rotary Club Of Chestermere

Library Hours Monday - Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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NEW Open Sundays Sundays, 12:00-4:00pm Our Fall/Winter hours start September 16, 2018. We will be open from 12:00-4:00pm. NEW Prenatal Yoga Saturday, September 14 10:00am-11:00am Join Elann Anderson for gentle postures, breath work, visualization and meditation in preparation for labour and childbirth. Please bring a mat towel, pillow and water. $10.00 drop in. Gentle Yoga Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 12:00-1:00 pm Certified yoga instructor, Elann Anderson facilitates this $5 drop-in program of gentle movement and yoga poses. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market Saturdays at 10:00am-2:00pm Check out the local Ag Society Farmers’ Market located in the parking lot in front of the Library every Saturday morning. On September 8th, the Farmers’ Market will be at the Rec Centre for the Country Fair. The Farmers’ Market runs through until the end of September.

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Meeting each month at the Chestermere Recreation Centre on the first Wednesday of each month. Sew days are on the third Wednesday of each month and a sew Saturday each month, excluding summer. Quilting experience not required, new members welcome. For more information please contact Carole at 403-519-0379. St. Gabriel the Archangel Knights of Columbus (14492) Meets on the second Thursday of each month at St. Gabriel the Archangel High School library. Meetings start at 7:00 pm. Must be a member to attend regular council meeting. Inquiries can be emailed to (Jeff) jgdesrochers@gmail.com or call Patrick @ 403-9230099.

Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesday morning from 6:45am - 8:00am at Camp Chestermere, 1041 East Lakeview Rd. Chestermere. Check out our website at www.rotarychestermere.org.

7:00pm 10:15am – 10:45pm 12:00 – 1:00pm 10:00 – 11:00pm 10:00am – 2:00pm 12:00 – 4:00pm 12:00 – 1:00pm 7:00pm – 8:00pm 2:00pm – 1:00pm

Library Board Meeting Pre-school Storytime Gentle Yoga Prenatal Yoga Farmers’ Market Now open on Sundays! Gentle Yoga Knitting and Crocheting Gentle Yoga

The Chestermere Fine Art Guild The Chestermere Fine Art Guild meets every Thursday at 1pm, at the Recreation Centre North side, upstairs in room 2. Come and explore your artistic potential. Welcoming new members beginner to advanced. Like us on Facebook and email chestermereartguild@gmail.com The Walking Connection It’s a great way to connect with other people in your community, improve your mental

10:00 am - 9:00 pm 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

health and to get some fresh air and gentle exercise. Meets every Thursday between 1:30 – 3:00 Ongoing The group meets in front of the Chestermere Public Library, at the gazebo in good

Chestermere Public Library 105B Marina Road Chestermere, Alberta T1X 1V7 403-272-9025 www.chestermerepubliclibrary.com

weather. Includes: a gentle walk, coffee & connection. There is no charge for this group and we would love for you to join us.(However, coffee is at your own expense) For more information call Yvonne Harris at 403 365-5401 or email yvonne.harris@ahs.ca The Chestermere Lions Club Meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, September to June at the Chestermere Rec Centre at 7pm. Check out our website at e-clubhouse.org/sites/Chestermere/ or \ email us for more information at chestermerelc@gmail.com Chestermere Lakeside Kruzers Car Club Lakeside Kruzers Cruise in/ Show & Shine, Touring / Cruising, 135 Chestermere Station Way, Chestermere, Alberta Safeway Parking Lot Chestermere. Hosted by Lakeside Kruzers Lakesidekruzers@gmail. com Cruise in/Show and Shine are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month,starting May thru Sept 18th, 2018. Start time 6:30 PM No entry fee, 50 /50 draw proceeds to local charity. CONTACT: Roy Spanko rtspanko@shaw.ca 403-285-8309.


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Community Calendar & Events

The farmers’ market info is as follows:

Chestermere AG Society Farmers’ Market will be open again at the library parking lot ( 105 Marina Rd) from 10 am - 2 pm every Saturday from June 2 - Sept 29. Come out and do your shopping locally. Get your fruits and veggies and so much more! For more information, email chestermereAGsociety@gmail.com or visit www.chestermereagriculturalsociety.com

Interested in the Very Early History of the Chestermere area? All talks follow CHF meetings, the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM at the Chestermere Public Library. Don’t forget to get a membership at the old fashioned price of $5 at the meeting or on the webpage http://chestermerehistoricalfoundation.org/

The Rotary Club of Chestermere is hosting it’s 5th Annual AMAZING RACE on Saturday, September 15th from 9:00am - 12:00 Noon, followed by lunch and awards at Camp Chestermere. Teams of 4 will embark on a series of mental and physical challenges throughout Chestermere all in hopes to be the first Team to cross the Finish Line and claim the $1000.00 1st Place prize money. 2nd place wins $500.00 and 3rd place wins $250.00. The Team Entry Fee is $200.00. Every year Rotary Chestermere works with local businesses to come up with new & exciting challenges to keep the race fresh and interesting! This year Rotary is also selling $5.00 Lunch Tickets for people who cannot join the race but still wish to support this event. The Awards Ceremony will also feature a Silent Auction with many great items to bid on! The proceeds of this fundraiser are divided between support for our own community and support of the Shelter Box program for communities around the world.

Chestermere to host first Small Business Week September 10, 2018 – For immediate release Chestermere, AB – From October 14-19 the Chestermere Chamber of Commerce, with support from the City of Chestermere Economic Development department, will be hosting Chestermere’s first Small Business Week. Small Business week will be comprised of networking opportunities and seminars designed specifically for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. “This is the first year that Chestermere will host a Small Business Week conference and we’re excited to support the Chamber with this initiative,” says Catherine Proulx, City of Chestermere Economic Development Manager. Conference sessions include topics on social media, business planning, cannabis in the workplace, video content marketing and many other top-of-mind subjects facing small business owners. “We used the information gathered from the Community Business Survey we conducted online in 2017 and sourced subject experts”, says Michelle Eldjarnson, Chestermere Chamber of Commerce President. “We acknowledge what businesses in the community and surrounding area want and are here to support them. Hosting Small Business Week is just one of the many events the business community can look forward to seeing from the Chamber in 2018/2019.” Eldjarnson goes on to explain that registration is open to all members of the business community, not just Chamber members, and recommends early registration to avoid disappointment. Participants can register online at www.sbwchestermere.com. An all access pass will be available for purchase in addition to individual event tickets. Registrants will have the flexibility to immerse themselves completely, or customize sessions to best suit their needs. To ensure the event is accessible by all, sessions are being offered in the morning, afternoon and evening and some sessions are being offered free of charge. For a detailed program schedule, speaker biographies and registration please visit www.sbwchestermere.com, or contact Darlene Tuck at info@chestermerechamber.com.

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Sign your Team up today! Go to: www.rotarychestermere.org or email rotarychestermere@gmail.com Registration is open until September 8th. The first 20 Teams to sign up & pay the entry fee online will claim their spot in this epic event! The CHESTERMERE CURLING ASSOCIATION is looking forward to another season of great curling and camaraderie. Online Registration is OPEN for the 2018-2019 Season. Go to www.chestermerecurling.com The season runs October to March, $235 per person plus you must have a current community membership. Evening leagues are Monday Men’s, Tuesday Ladies, Wednesday Mixed, Thursday Mixed, Friday Open and NEW this year… Sunday night Mixed Doubles. Register early as only 12 teams per night can be accepted. YOU DON’T PAY UNTIL the Registration meeting on Tues Sept 11th for Existing Teams and Wed. Sept 12th (Energizer Night) for New Teams. You may also register online as an individual who would like to join a team or spare. Plus you can sign up for our Free Adult Curling Clinic for Beginners or as a Refresher by emailing info@chestermerecurling.com this is being held on Sun. Sept. 30th from 1 till 4. Open to anyone who would like to give curling a try or improve their skills, only 24 spots available.

The Chestermere Chamber of Commerce is run by volunteers in our business community and supports all our local businesses, store front, home based and mobile. We are excited for what the future holds for all our business here in Chestermere. We advocate for businesses of Chestermere and the surrounding area. Offer networking, advocacy and learning opportunities for all our members. For more information please go to www.chestermerechamberofcommerce.com KEEP IT HERE CHESTERMERE!


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Leela Sharon Aheer UCP MLA

Hello Chestermere! First of all I would like to thank Kim Soderburg - Mcrae and the rest of the organizers of the Chestermere Country Fair Parade. What a great event! We even managed to avoid the forecast rain. I would like to thank all my friends for helping with the parade yesterday. As always, the kids and Elvis made the day! Special thanks to Vern and Connie for bringing their beautiful horses and wagons and Allison and Anita for helping with the teams. Everyone is busy these days and we are very grateful to all of you for taking the time to help out. I think you will agree that we got a great reception from everyone on the parade route which is due in no small part to your enthusiasm. We covered a lot of ground this week, and if you visit our Facebook pages, you can see some of the awesome pictures we have of the various events we attended. I hope I had a chance to see you at some of these events around Chestermere and Calgary. I am always so honoured to be invited! I would like to base some of this article on an article by Ted Rechtshaffen in the National Post this morning: “What a couple of kids at the CNE can teach the government about budget-

ing. ” Whether it is kids or our elected officials, there needs to be a greater ownership over spending (https://nationalpost. com/personal-finance/ what-a-couple-of-kids-atthe-cne-can-teach-the-government-about-budgeting/ wcm/8624270d-053b4ba0-bc62-e735167640d2) In my case, the reason I became involved in politics as an adult was because of overspending. I realize that there are large infrastructure projects that need to be started, schools, roads and hospitals, but don’t you ever wonder—where does it all go? How do we reconcile the numbers? This is from the above, cited article: “Here are the basics for the federal government: 2018 Projected Total expenditures: $338.5 billion 2018 Projected Total revenue: $323.4 billion 2018 Projected Deficit: $18.1 billion (including a $3 billion adjustment for risk). These figures are for just the one year. The federal government’s market debt — the debt on which Ottawa pays interest — topped $1 trillion in March of this year. In a year where the economy is in relatively good shape, how can we project an $18.1 billion deficit? To learn from the CNE example, how about this ‘You have $323.4 billion to spend, and that is it. Once it is done, there is no more money.” How hard is that? This isn’t 2009. There is no economic crisis. This is a year where there is absolutely no excuse for running an annual budget deficit.” We add to that, the growing Alberta debt that could be close to 96 billion in a few years, and that is with

$60/barrel oil! While we are on the subject of oil,here is another great article to read by Terry Etam from the September 10 BOE Report headlined: “Guilty until proven innocent – If we could burn the endless stream of oilsands disinformation we wouldn’t need fossil fuels.” (https:// boereport.com/2018/09/10/ guilty-until-proven-innocent-if-we-could-burnthe-endless-stream-of-oilsands-disinformation-wewouldnt-need-fossil-fuels/ Governments are making bad decisions based on bad policy. When we allow foreign funded groups to lobby against our amazing natural resources, coupled with governments who hurt their own citizens by handcuffing their prosperity not only do these governments have a spending problem, they also seem to think that the money they spend hand over fist grows on trees. The fact that our governments allow mistruths to be perpetuated will forfeit any ability to build any future energy infrastructure for our country, and yet that seems to be ok? Our present Provincial NDP Government brought eco-activists onto the Oil Sands Advisory Panel, and paid them with your money to stand in the way of building pipelines. The NDP Government decided to start passing legislation on the Climate Leadership Action Plan before it even dug into understanding our resources or our electricity market. The decisions they have made stand on their own “lack of merit”, and they are detrimental to our way of life, how we take care of our vulnerable populations, and how we pay for those much needed large scale infra-

After an eventful summer, it’s gearing up to be a busy fall here at City Hall. I am pleased to tell you that we have made progress on two key priorities from our Strategic Plan. At the September 4th Council Meeting, we made decisions regarding both Webster Industrial Park and initiating the process for alternative options regarding CUI. After a thorough review of the Webster project, Council decided to sell the lands rather than proceed with developing them. We do believe that Webster is still very viable for a private developer and are continuing to work to increase the non-residential tax base in Chestermere. Since the start of our term we have been involved in ongoing discussions with the CUI Board, working towards structure projects. Please read the cited articles as I believe they offer some insight. We need to take our messaging back and remind Canadians and the world that we are blessed. I spoke with a lovely person this weekend who immigrated here from Switzerland. She said to me that she loves her homeland, and came

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the end goal of delivering safe and sustainable services to our community. We have engaged both KPMG and McMillan LLP to assist Council in this process and look forward to their report towards the end of October. All Council members have now been appointed to the CUI Board. In other news, we were thrilled to participate in our first Chestermere Fall Fair parade as new Council. Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome. I also had the opportunity to hear some of your thoughts about land use changes for cannabis legalization and our 2019-2022 budget considerations. I hope you enjoyed our new take on engaging in the Budget process and the ‘slice the pie’ campaign. There’s still time to participate on the website until September 17. We look

forward to seeing all of the feedback. After a summer break, we will back hosting our monthly Coffee with Council on September 15 at the Rec Centre. Our new CAO, Bernie Morton will be there and I hope you give him a wonderful Chestermere welcome. We will also be serving some pie in keeping with our budget engagement theme. Hope to see you there for pie and coffee! Finally, the kids are back in school and I know this can be a busy time of year for families. Peace Officers will be increasing patrols and enforcement in our school zones, and monitoring crosswalks. We are asking that you use extra caution in school zones so we can keep everyone safe. On behalf of Council, please stay safe out there!

here in 1998, and could not express how deeply she fell in love with her new home. She reminded me, that this love is fundamentally why we fight so hard to make ourselves better as a people and as a nation, and that leadership matters, policy matters, and most of all people matter. We have every opportunity to put our best foot forward, and

the question is, if you and I believe that we can do this, be the best producers, trade fairly, be internationally renowned, then why do our governments lack the same fundamental faith in the people they represent? Why do they think they know better than you or I? As always we love to hear from you.


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