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Delighted - The grand finale of Sylvan Lake Skating Club’s Disney on Ice involved all those who participated skating a few laps at Sylvan Lake arena to the prolonged applause of family and friends who attended the Sunday afternoon performance. A huge variety of colourful and creative costumes contributed to a splendid performance of the talents of these young people. More photos on pages 6 & 7. STEVE DILLS

Contract for town tourism strategy approved on split vote; cost tripled by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

A contract was awarded for the town to proceed with a corporate tourism strategy despite a tripling of the cost and opposition from three councillors. Councillors voted 4-3 to award the contract to Western Management Consultants in association with Miller Dickson Blais Ltd. in the amount of $60,000 plus tax. The town’s budget, passed last December, included $20,000 for the project. Three responses were received from the request for proposals and evaluated by a project selection

committee comprised of Tim Schmidt (director of planning and development), Joanne Gaudet (communications officer) and Vicki Kurz (economic development officer). The successful bidder will provide a comprehensive strategy, indicated Kurz. “The development of a strategy to this detail and magnitude would typically cost between $45,000 and $75,000,” she wrote in her report. “The selection committee agreed to recommend the town move forward with a thorough strategy that will guide council in the next term.” Kurz also noted the strategy would be presented to council in

September. “This would allow ample time to prepare budgets for the implementation plan components and to source funding in the winter of 2013-14. “I like the idea that we continue on this year for some implementation next year,” said Councillor Dale Plante who noted creation of the strategy is a high priority. “If we’re going to do it, we need to do it right.” However Councillor Laverne Asselstine wasn’t sold. “We’re going to spend $60,000 just to kick off the whole process,” he said noting Kurz’s comments about implementation costs in next year’s budget. He added he’s always concerned

about what he calls ‘creep’. “Adding up numbers we’re starting to go up and up and up with regards to tourism.” “Where I see the benefit,” said Councillor Sean McIntyre, “is in the efficiency for dollars. We have an affinity for tourism but we don’t have a plan, that’s where the scaled down option worries me.” One of the bids was for $24,900, but that was for “a broader strategy” and so ranked low by the committee. Councillor Graham Parsons also supported putting a plan in place “to save money in the long run”. “I’m still not convinced we need to spend a lot of money attracting

more people to this community,” said Councillor Ken MacVicar. Noting we already attract about one million people a year, he said, “I’m not so sure we, as a council, need to be the impetus. The business community are the ones who really benefit from this. The strategy is $60,000, who knows what the implementation cost is — I don’t support it at this point.” Councillor Rick Grimson agreed with MacVicar and Asselstine. “The tourism industry has survived for 100 years, what’s the urgency.” He was concerned about where the additional money was coming from to pay for the strategy. Continued on Page 3

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Friday, Mar. 29 - Good Friday Prayer Walk through downtown area begins with gathering at 9:45 am at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. It’s followed by an inter-denominational service at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church at 11 am. Organized by Sylvan Lake Ministerial Association. Saturday, Mar. 30 - Easter Egg Hunt from 1-2 pm at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. See how many bunnies you can find hidden in the library, Bring you Easter basket, earn chocolate and make a craft. Open to all ages, drop in. Sunday, Mar. 31 - Easter Sunrise Service at the pier beginning at 6:30 am. Organized by Memorial Presbyterian Church. Wednesday, Apr. 3 - Red Deer Ramblers Hiking Association annual meeting at Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave., Red Deer beginning at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For info call Bonnie 403-347-6146. Saturday, Apr. 6 - Seniors’ bus going to Calgary for the Zoomer Show - Boomers with Zip ($28 includes bus and admission). Pick-up starts at 8:30 am. Call Lenore 403-887-5272. Saturay, Apr. 6 - Family Movie Marathon at Sylvan Lake Library. Lorax, Gods Must Be Crazy and Over the Hedge. 10 am to 3:30 pm. Free, drop in. Sunday, Apr. 7 - Sylvan Lake Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion, 4916 50 Ave., 9 am to 1 pm. Tuesday, Apr. 9 - Vimy Ridge Day is being marked by the Legion with a Veterans’ luncheon followed by a service at the Cenotaph. Wednesday, Apr. 10 - Seniors’ bus going to an evening with Valdy & Friends, in Eckville. ($28 includes bus and admission). Call Lenore 403-887-5272. Friday, Apr. 12 - Seniors’ bus going to Everdale Dinner Theatre ($45 includes bus, dinner and show - must be pre-paid by Apr. 8). Call Lenore 403-887-5272. Saturday, Apr. 13 - H. J. Cody Art & Soul art show, benefit concert and silent auction. Bidding begins at 2:30, concert at 3:30 pm. Tickets available at Cody’s main office.

Weekly events Mondays - Parents Connecting Parents from 10-11:30 am. Open discussion, sharing tips and coffee. Children welcome. At Community Partners Association. Mondays - Toastmasters Sylvan’s Slick Speakers meet at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church, 4404 47 Ave. from 7-8:15 pm. Our club is open to everyone wishing to improve their communication and leadership skills. For info call Ian Oostindie 403-887-0968. Mondays - Lapsit at Sylvan Lake Library. 3-3:30 pm. Looking for some mommy and me or daddy and me time together. Check out Monday afternoon story time. Puppet stories, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and more. Free, drop-in. Tuesdays - Healthy Moms and Healthy Babes at Community Partners Association from 10-11:30 am. Join us for the opportunity to nurture you and your baby’s health (up to 12 months). Free childcare for older siblings. Guest speakers. Wednesdays - Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank issues hampers from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Located in basement of Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4607 47th Ave., Sylvan Lake. Contact 403-887-4534 in you are in need of assistance.

Wednesdays - Free family swim from noon to 1 pm. Parents and preschool children invited to interact socially while engaging in activity at Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre. Must pre-register with Giselle prior to first swim 403-887-9989. Thursdays - Sylvan Lake seniors bus to Red Deer. Pickup 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1:30 pm. Phone Mary 403-887-4579. Thursdays - Ladies of the Patch. 10-11:30 am. Does your partner work away for extended periods of time? Join us for open discussion, sharing tips, and coffee at Community Partners Association. Children welcome. Thursdays - Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Thursdays - TOPS Sylvan Lake chapter meets at Comfort Inn, Sylvan Lake. Weigh-in 7-7:30 pm followed by meeting. All welcome. For info call Kari 403-887-7850. Fridays - Preschool Playhouse from 10-11:30 am. A fun-filled age appropriate play time focusing on 3-6 year olds at Community Partners Association. Fridays - “Sit and Be Fit classes with Stephanie” at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre, 11-11:45 am (Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22 and Apr. 5, 12, 19). For info call Jill 403-887-5428. Fridays - Fun for ‘s and 5’s at Sylvan Lake Library. 1:15-2 pm. Story time for four and five year olds incudes literature, songs, finger plays and a craft. Free, registration required.

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Interact, Sylvan’s newest service club, involves high school students by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s newest service club bodes well for the future of public service and volunteerism in our community. It’s comprised of 19 H. J. Cody High School students and two teachers. Sylvan Lake Interact Club held its Charter Night ceremonies at the Legion hall last Thursday evening. Interact Clubs are Rotary sponsored organizations for teenagers aged 14-18. Interact has lots of fun activities, but there is also a serious side. Service! Interact is all about making a difference in your school and in your country, according to the Rotary District 5360 website. The program gives young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends. Teacher Alana Routhier said she started an Interact Club in Bowden and when she moved to Cody this year she really missed it so she began work to start a club here. “These kids just blew me away, they’re so selfmotivated, they jump on any task. It’s very amazing and beautiful.” Then she turned the floor over to the students to comment on why they became involved. Among

their reasons are for the involvement in school and community, it’s a really good experience, it’s a great way to give back to the community, we can help people, it presents lots of opportunities and options to help others, I wanted to get to know kids in other grades and get out into the community, it empowers us to change our community in ways we haven’t been able to before, and it’s pretty awesome getting involved. Several students said this is the first chance they’ve had to be part of anything where they’re giving back to the community and world. A group of Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake members were on hand to welcome the students and teachers into the family of Rotarianism. Rotary Club president Cynthia Giguere told the students “you really inspire us … it’s so wonderful to see those in the coming generation giving back.” She thanked Routhier for her constant enthusiasm. And Giguere also thanked the parents — “you people instilled values that make these people willing to give, you gave them life lessons that made it possible …” Routhier indicated formation of the club is “a testament to how strong our community is” adding Rotarians “have been so supportive”.

night, a Citizens in Action funding proposal for a sustainable project, participate in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp in Canmore, the town’s Centennial Party of the Century (representing the 1920s in costume) and face painting at Canada Day celebrations in conjunction with the Rotary club. Charter members include Brooklyn Soley, Bethany Mulholland, Chais Avery, Bennett Hreherchuk, Shiori

Members of the new Interact Club from H. J. Cody High School gathered around their banner during Charter Night last Thursday. The banner was donated by the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake which is affiliated with the Interact Club. Charter members included, in the back row, Liam O’Callaghan, Breanna Tait, Jessica Beckwith, Bennett Hreherchuk, Annika Vetter, Wyatt Bossé, and teacher Alana Routhier; in the middle row, Ivanaka Tucker, Alexis Koster, Kara Canning and Shiori Takeshita; and in the front row, Amber Carson, Bobbi Cerin, Ann Duffy, Bethany Mulholland and Brooklyn Soley. Absent from the ceremony were Michael Campbell, Chais Avery, Lauren Arp, Hailey DeClercke and teacher Megan Buyks. STEVE DILLS

The invitation to the evening’s program added, “we have learned from those around us, the value of being community minded and caring human beings.” Due to poor winter weather, both District Governor Fran Leggett of Lethbridge, and guest speaker, Jennifer Feduniw, of Innisfail, the district Rotaract chair, were unable to attend. The club, which just started in September, has become active very quickly. Among projects they’ve participated in are We Day through Free the

Children, Coats for Kids, Skate-A-Thon, Coins for Kids for the Christmas Bureau, Yuletide Festival, Christmas Shoeboxes (Samaritan’s Purse), Spa gift certificate sales as a Lighthouse fundraiser, Clean Water Campaign with a Free the Children Penny Drive. They’ve also been volunteers with Rotary club members at Winterfest sleigh rides and during Rotary’s Santa Claus Parade food bank drive, collecting spare change along the parade route. Goals for the remainder of the year include vol-

Contract for town tourism... Continued from Page 1 Mayor Susan Samson argued in favour of the strategy. She said the town has spent over $20 million in the lakeshore area and even though it attracts a million visitors those people aren’t spending money in the community. “If we don’t capitalize on our investment we’ve made a horrendous mistake.” “We can’t put the brakes on and expect things to happen,” Samson said. Plante added with the plan they can get ‘buy-in’ from businesses. “But we need a plan for them to buy-in. We are here to facilitate it. We don’t have to be in the driver’s seat. We have to get the resources out there. If it’s a clear

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Businesses shouldn’t need government intrusion Whenever government gets involved in the realm of the business and volunteer community we shudder. And we believe Sylvan Lake residents should be shaking in their boots about what’s coming down the road as far as the town’s proposal to create a Corporate Tourism Strategy is concerned. A contract was awarded by councillors at Monday night’s meeting, but just narrowly with four voting in favour and three voting against. One of the sticking points for Councillor Laverne Asselstine was that this is just the beginning. An auspicious beginning at that since the project budget was tripled from $20,000 to $60,000. What that gets, he rightly noted, is a plan for more expenditures next year. Councillor Ken MacVicar made some good points too. We’re already attracting thousands and thousands — the much used estimate is one million people — annually. So do we want to attract more? We know many residents who won’t venture downtown or to the beach in the summer because of the crowds. We question, as well, Mayor Susan Samson’s comment that too many of those one million people aren’t spending money in our community and thus our businesses aren’t benefit-

ting. This despite over $20 million spent on improvements along the lakeshore. Is that something the town should be trying to correct? We believe businesses should be doing more themselves and co-operatively together, if they’re concerned about their sales. But then we read the request for proposals for the Corporate Tourism Strategy. We may be wrong, but it looks to us like the strategy is to examine tourism activities currently undertaken by the town itself — things like the Pond Hockey tournament that’s organized by town staff. The project description states: “A full review of current Town of Sylvan Lake tourism activities and promotions is required with a resulting draft Tourism Strategy that will direct the Town in its tourism activities and promotional activities. The Strategy will identify key audiences and their associated key messages and should provide the Town with a detailed description of actions and tactics to improve the audience’s awareness of tourism in Sylvan Lake and the value of the tourism activities and opportunities the community has to offer. A key component of the Strategy will include how to engage residents to understand the value that a strong tourism base

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brings to the community.” Sounds like besides determining whether or not town staff should be organizing more activities to draw tourists, the strategy is also meant to convince taxpayers that more tourism is good for Sylvan Lake. If the strategy was meant to

attract more tax paying businesses to town there might be some benefit to residents who are the majority of the people footing the tax bill — but we don’t see that. We see the town stepping into the arena where businesses and non-profit organizations should be spurring growth. Of course, businesses will be content to sit back and let someone do the work for them. Then they’ll reap the benefits with many not even offering a thank you.

Enlightening Results While results of the questions posed on the Sylvan Lake News website are by no way a scientific result, they do provide an interesting insight into what our readers are thinking. Here’s the results of the last three questions: Do you think Sylvan Lake’s mayor and councillors should be paid more to do their jobs? TOTAL RESPONSES  99 YES  14 14 % NO  85 85 % Would you be willing to pay more taxes to help fund restoring the sandy beach front, if it were discovered to be a viable option? TOTAL RESPONSES  93 YES  19 20% NO  74 79% Should there be more places to launch a boat on Sylvan Lake? TOTAL RESPONSES  37 YES  28 75% NO  9 24% CHECK OUT SYLVANLAKENEWS.COM TO CAST YOUR VOTE IN FUTURE POLLS.

Concerned about fence being erected around marina Dear Editor, Here we go again! I’m writing to you in concern of the fence they are putting up around the marina. This is suppose to be a public boat launch. The town has sold the public boat launch out from under the residents

of Sylvan Lake and now this fence is going to be blocking the view of the lake. For the health of the town we DO NOT need to block the lake any further than you have. They have slowly crushed Sylvan Lake residents’ rights. Is it not against the rules

to block public access to the boat launch? Do we not want people to come to Sylvan Lake for the beauty of the lake or a white picket fence blocking the view. I’m sure most residents or even the tourists aren’t going to be happy to loose another

bite from their view. We have motels, hotels and commercial businesses sitting empty. This is not a HEALTHY situation for a growing town. Cheryl Maki, Sylvan Lake Editor’s Note: The marina property and boat launch have

been owned by private businesses for many years. A development permit has been issued by the town for various projects on the site. Part of the approval was that the boat launch would be available for public use.

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Business plan being created to promote solution for Sylvan’s medical needs by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

Creation of a business plan which identifies a ‘made in Sylvan Lake and area’ solution to identified gaps in medical services is being planned by the Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee. “We will be focusing on the shared and expanded use of existing resources and the associated costs and staffing requirements,” stated an update issued last week by committee chair Susan Samson. The committee is pleased to accept the redirection of donations that were collected by Annie Boychuk after the untimely passing of her husband, Brent, said Samson. “These monies will be used to finance the development of a professional business plan for an Urgent Care Centre for Sylvan Lake and area.”

“Our tragic story has touched the lives of many in this community and as far as Calgary, Ontario, Europe and beyond,” said Annie Boychuk. “We are very grateful to all who donated and continue in support of the desperate need of health care services here in Sylvan Lake. I know that by redirecting the money we have collected into the Urgent Care fund, we can strengthen our voice as a community. The province needs to know that we will not give up.” The group has been busy in continuing its pursuit for improved medical services. The committee has reviewed the recently released draft for Family Care Clinics (FCC) which outlines governance procedures, funding and staffing commitments. Committee member Dr. Brad Bahler spent considerable time

reviewing the document and discussing it with other physicians an Primary Care Networks. “At this time, the proposed governance structure is concerning to our doctors and the urgent care committee,” said Samson. “Certain components of the proposed structure which the committee considers essential, are excluded from program funding. Additionally, while the government is very clear about what is not funded under the proposed structure, what is funded is much less clear. We have identified our concerns in a letter to Health Minister Fred Horne that was copied to MLA Kerry Towle.” Samson noted that the minister’s office confirmed, during a followup phone call, that they will consider the committee’s comments. “Minister Horne has always indicated that FCC will not be a ‘cookie

cutter’ solution and each FCC will be customized to meet the needs of the community,” said Samson. That’s the reason for creating the business plan. In February the committee received $12,256 from the Yuletide Festival which represented proceeds fro the first ever, very successful Christmas event. The money is held with David Thompson Health Trust for future medical equipment purposes. Sylvan Lake resident Heather Donald has been appointed to the David Thompson Health Advisory Board. “Our concerns dealing with medical gaps in Sylvan Lake and area are well represented with Heather and the committee is excited to have a stronger representation on the advisory level,” said Samson’s update. She encouraged residents to continue to

show support for urgent care by writing to MLA Kerry Towle, Health Minister Fred Horne and Premier Alison Redford with the request to fund an urgent care centre. Donations may be made online at www. or through cash boxes located in various locations in Sylvan Lake.


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Organizer sought for Terry Fox Run by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

An organizer is needed to stage the Terry Fox Run in Sylvan Lake this year. “It would be such a shame for the people of Sylvan Lake to miss out on an opportunity to

keep Terry’s legacy alive as every community no matter how big or small can make a huge impact, just as Terry learned when a small town of 10,000 people raised over $10,000,” said Rhonda Risebrough, provincial director for the Terry Fox Foundation

Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. “Keep the legacy and passion alive and become part of the annual Terry Fox Run to ensure that Terry’s dream continues in your community,” said Risebrough in a news release. “Uphold the motivation in finding a cure for cancer and continue the Terry Fox Run in Sylvan Lake!” “The Terry Fox Foundation funds

research into all kinds of cancer, believing as Terry did, that we need to conquer this disease once and for all,” she added. The foundation is looking for a motivated individual to take on the role of run organizer for the Sylvan Lake Terry Fox Run on Sept. 15. If you’re interested contact Risebrough by email at abntnu@terryfoxrun. org or phone 1-888836-9786.

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Disney on Ice … was presented by Sylvan Lake Skating Club on Sunday afternoon before an appreciative audience of family and friends at Sylvan Lake Arena. (Editor’s Note: Not all the names will be in the order of the youngsters in the picture as they were taken from the program. Some of the skaters listed may not have participated.)

He’s A Pirate, from Pirates of the Caribbean, was the music used Kristal Snow, a Group Star Skater Group Star Skaters Madison Gillespie and Leah Macby Star Skaters Allison Kondor, Victoria Matejka, Mackenzie skated a solo to Magic Mirror from Millan performed to the tune You Got A Friend In Me Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. from Toy Story. Suggett and Nicole Suggett. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS



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Disney on Ice …

Beautifully costumed were Johann Philip and Dakosta Urban, Saturday CanSkaters who performed to Life Is A Highway from Cars.

Following the Leader, from Peter Pan, was the music used by Saturday CanSkaters Mya Broks, Teagan Calen, Callum Keating, Kyla Keating, Nathan Keating, Kyra Shannon and Carter Wade.

With beautifully coloured costumes and wings, Group Star Skaters Kameron Wallace and Kiara Webb performed to Gift of a Friend from Fairy.

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Tantalizing tastes of sugar loaves recreated for Sylvan’s centennial by Laurie Chilibeck Special to Sylvan Lake News

A walk through the streets to the tune of the dance halls or on a midnight stroll with just the moon to witness the crunching of his footsteps in the snow, gave

John Bos time for reflection. This new country had been good to him and his family. Soon the dough would be rising while the big rotating oven would be heating up to golden brown his bread and buns. The delicious smells would

Sobey’s baker Linda Kohtala learned some of the secrets of making famous Sylvan Lake sugar loaves from Joyce Reynolds, daughter of John Bos who created the tantalizing sugar loaves while he operated a bakery in Sylvan Lake for 20 years. STEVE DILLS

capture the customers as they rushed in to get their orders before the shelves were empty. John came from Friesland of northern Holland in 1927 at the age of 22 years. He sailed with a special friend, Jessie, whom he knew from his homeland, and then by train from Halifax to Lacombe, Alberta. John and Jessie married and they started their family in Lacombe supported by various jobs as everyone did. John tried farming, but he decided he was a better baker than a farmer. After all, he had apprenticed as a baker since he was 13 years old. He had come to Canada with a secret in his pocket and he was willing to use it. The Bos family moved to Sylvan Lake in 1958 and opened the bakery on main street in

John Bos 1959. Thus started the famous Sugar Loaf. It was made with original ingredients and had a melt-in-your-mouth flavour to satisfy any sweet tooth. It went nicely with cheese, you could toast it, cook as french toast — a wonderful treat for kids or adults alike. By word of mouth local residents and tourists from far and wide raced to the bakery to grab enough to fill their freezers for the winter. Even if John and his staff

had baked for 24 hours, they wouldn’t have been able to keep up with the demand. Over 150 loaves were made for Saturday morning and they would always be short. People started phoning in their orders and would take 40-50 loaves at a time to stock up. Finally John had to put a limit on each order and customers had to spread their orders over two or three weekends, but usually by 2 p.m. on a Saturday afternoon, the bakery would close due to empty shelves. The unlucky ones would knock at John’s residence on Sunday hoping for any extra, but he always kept the Sunday aside for his family. John had the bakery for twenty years and retired at the age of 68 years. He left behind a wonderful legacy which

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Sobey’s Sylvan Lake will be making the sugar loaves for our 2013 centennial. Get them while you can!

Sylvan’s 100th - Horses pulling a covered wagon with banner across saying “We’ve Been Here” with milk cow owned by George Petterson behind. Don, Jean and son Dan riding in Sylvan Lake Creamery float. The occasion was the Golden Jubilee celebration for the Province of Alberta. Site - North side of Railway Avenue about 46 Street. The top of the picture features the date Sept. 1955. This is one of a series of historic photos we’ll publish during Sylvan Lake’s 100th anniversary. If you’ve got a photo you’d like us to print, please get in touch with editor Steve Dills at 403-887-2331 or email it to along with as much information as you can provide. Photo courtesy Sylvan Lake & District Archives Society

“Our passion is His presence, Our commitment is His will, Our pursuit is His way.”

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Youth Services Friday at 7:00 pm Everyone is encouraged & welcomed to join us. E-mail us at:

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Seventh-day Adventist Church 4607 - 47 Avenue

Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Saturday 10:45 a.m. Hour of Worship

Sylvan Lake Memorial Presbyterian Church Easter Sunrise Service at the Pier - March 31, 2013 at 6:30 a.m. Good Friday Prayer Walk & Worship Service - March 29, 2013 Prayer Walk 10:00 a.m. - Meet at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church-5033 47th Ave. Community Worship Service 11:00 a.m. - Meet at the Alliance Community Church - 4404 47th Ave

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Thursday, March 28 - Maunday Thursday Holy Communion Service with Rev. Rilla Sommerville - 7:00 pm March 31 - Easter Sunday - Holy Communion with Rev. Rilla Sommerville (BAS)

Worship Service 9:30 am & 11:00 am Sunday School during 9:30 am service

Watch Bill Santos/Mark Finley on the It Is Written TV Show, Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. on CTV. Pastor Warren Kay

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH Worshipping at Seventh–day Adventist Church 4607-47 Avenue

Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. 4:00 pm Services Last Sunday of each month. Pastor Fred Albert 403-391-8773 “Experience the unconditional love of God in Jesus Christ.” (John 3:16) SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:45 a.m.

Sylvan Lake Apostolic Lutheran Church 3 miles south, 2 1/2 miles west of Sylvan Lake

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Senior Pastor: Rev. Kevin Haugan Associate Pastor: Rev. Jim Rilling Youth Pastor: Rev. John Haazen


Church of the Nazarene “Experience the unconditional love of God in Jesus Christ.” (John 403-887-5687 Pastor Barry Sigurdson3:16)

STEFFIE WOIMA SCHOOL - 4720 - 45 AVE. Sunday School 9:45 am Worship Service 11:00 am

Memorial Presbyterian Church

5020 48 Street, Sylvan Lake, AB, T4S 1C6 403-887-5702

Rev. Jin Woo Kim 403-887-2416 Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery, children and youth programs

Sunday School 10:15 am Church Services 11:30 am Contact Chairman Lyle Hillman 587-797-1269 Mass Times Sat. Evening: Sylvan Lake 5:00 p.m. Sun. Morning: Sylvan Lake 11:00 a.m. Rimbey 9:00 a.m.

Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church

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(EASTER VIGIL) Saturday March 30 9:00pm @ St. Margaret’s Rimbey

A warm welcome awaits you at your town and country church

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Holy Thursday March 28th 7:30 pm Sylvan Lake 5:00 pm Rimbey Good Friday March 29th 3:00 pm Sylvan Lake 5:30pm Rimbey

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Please note only one Easter Vigil will be celebrated in Rimbey only (EASTER SUNDAY) March 31st 11:00 am Sylvan Lake 9:00 Rimbey

Email: 5033-47a Avenue

Administration Office: Sylvan Lake 403-887-2398 Rimbey 403-843-2126 After Hours: Cell: 403-963-0954

Thursday, March 28, 2013 SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


Check stops resulted in many tickets, arrests, charges Saturday, Mar. 16th 1:00 a.m. – RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 39 Street at Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake which resulted in the arrest of the 18-yearold male driver. Police detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle at which time the driver admitted to possessing the substance. A quantity of marijuana and paraphernalia were seized. The driver is charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was also issued a 24 hour suspension and his vehicle was towed from the scene. 1:09 a.m. – Another traffic stop on 41 Street at Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake resulted in a female driver being charged. The vehicle was stopped after a member on patrol noticed the driver backing out of a parking stall in front of Hazzard County. The 55-year-old driver admitted to consuming alcohol but refused to provide a breath sample and was subsequently charged with failure to do so. 1:19 a.m. – A male is facing charges of impaired driving after a vehicle was spotted by members leaving a liquor store in Bentley without tail lights activated. The 52-year-old male driver admitted to consuming alcohol and was given a breathalyzer. He was charged with impaired driving as well as not wearing a seatbelt and transporting liquor in a vehicle within easy access of the occupant. 2:04 a.m. – RCMP received a tip about a possible impaired driver leaving the Monkey Top Bar and Grill in Bentley. Members followed

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the vehicle which turned off the main road heading behind the Shell gas station. The vehicle was stopped in the alley and the 20-year-old male driver was arrested after displaying obvious signs of impairment. Breath samples were taken and the male was formally charged with impaired driving. Sunday, Mar. 17th 6:39 p.m. – A 25-year-old male is facing charges of impaired driving and breaching the alcohol conditions on his probation after a vehicle collided with a chain link fence on Highway 11 at Range Road 15. Witnesses called police to report the collision. Members arrested the male at the scene. His two year old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the incident but fortunately she was not injured. Wednesday, Mar. 20th 7:14 a.m. – RCMP have laid charges against a 32-year-old male after an incident at a house party on Herder Drive in Sylvan Lake. The accused was witnessed assaulting his wife and when her female friend intervened, she was punched in the face. A male confronted the accused at which time he was also punched about the face, chest and back of the head. The accused is charged with two counts of assault. 12:00 p.m. – An 18-yearold female stopped for speeding on Rainy Creek Road was arrested and

charged with two counts of possession of marijuana. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle upon making the traffic stop and the female turned over some marijuana. A further search of her vehicle produced more marijuana and cannabis resin. Friday, Mar. 22nd 8:33 a.m. – RCMP are investigating complaints of several vehicles being broken into along Fulmar Close in Sylvan Lake. GPS units were stolen as well as phone docks. Access was gained through unlocked doors. RCMP are reminding residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to keep their vehicle doors locked at all times when not occupied. 7:13 p.m. – RCMP are investigating vandalism at The Whole Show Studio on 50 Street in Sylvan Lake. The owner reported that a hole was shot through a window of the business by what appears to be a bb gun. March Sylvan Lake RCMP conducted three check stops in the month of March in the areas of Highway 20 and Memorial Drive and in the communities of Eckville and Bentley. As a result of these operations, 64 tickets were issued; seven arrests were made; three CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) charges were laid; one warrant was executed; and eight Criminal Code charges were laid. The stops were conducted on Mar. 1st, Mar. 15th and Mar. 22nd.

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During Sylvan Lake’s Centennial we’re attempting to quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally of donations to various groups and organizations. Year-to-date total $26,842.10 • ATB Financial has made two donations to community organizations recently, according to Branch Manager Nancy Numan. Sy lvan L a ke

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Celebration of Music Festival received $550 while Sylvan Lake Senior Mixed Curling Bonspiel was given $200. • CIBC Sylvan Lake presented $171.10 to C. P. Blakely Elementary School’s breakfast program as the result of its book sale in February. To provide information for this weekly column, please email or phone our office at 403-887-2331.

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Melissa Shook (centre) from CIBC in Sylvan Lake presented C. P. Blakely Elementary’s breakfast program with a donation of $171.10 which was accepted by Lesley Bystrom and Janet Reddecopp. The donation was a result of the bank’s February book sale. JANET MCCLELLAND


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Ryan, Kingston among featured performers at Art & Soul Submitted Special to Sylvan Lake News

The fifth annual Art & Soul art show, benefit concert and silent auction is being presented by École H. J. Cody Fine Arts Department on Apr. 13th. The H.J. Cody Fine Arts departments of music, art, and drama are putting together their biggest fundraiser for the year, after just wrapping the musical Once Upon A Mattress.

The afternoon event, features live music, over 100 pieces of student art, and a silent auction. This event helps support the fine arts department and the students at H. J. Cody through scholarships, workshop enrolment and fees, facility upgrades as well as helping students travel with the arts. Tanya Ryan is the headlining act. She was recently showcased on CMT’s new series Big in a Small Town. A singer/ songwriter, she was born

Enjoyable - Shakespeare Comes to Calamity Creek, a hilarious comedy about a conceited actor determined to bring culture to a small mining town, was presented by Central Alberta Homeschool Players at Gospel Chapel during four well attended performances Mar. 13-15. The players included students from throughout the Red Deer region. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

and raised in Saskatoon and now resides in Okotoks. It is in these Foothills that Ryan has grown as performer and songwriter, earning several titles including the Calgary Stampede’s Nashville North Star 2012, 2012 Ponoka Talent Competition winner and Country 105/Lammles’ 2011 Rising Star. “I recently saw Tanya perform at the Alberta C ountr y Music Association’s Annual Awards show and she blew me away. She was fun to watch, has a killer voice and was a really genuine performer. We are thrilled to have her coming to our event”, said drama teacher Jacqui Renwick. A returning favourite is guitarist Shawn Kingston. He has been at every Art & Soul event and seems to just keep coming back. “I Love, LOVE, coming to Art & Soul. It is a highlight of my year and a great gig to perform,” said Kingston. Renwick and Kingston met about seven years ago when they performed together in a band in the Calgary area.

Singer/songwriter Tanya Ryan is the headliner for the fifth annual Art & Soul taking plae at H. J. Cody High School Apr. 13. SUBMITTED

“Shawn has the biggest heart of anyone I know, he is so talented and I love to watch him play. “We are so lucky to have a community of people who love music, art and drama support our schools and support our kids by attending these events. “Art & Soul is a great afternoon of good music and well worth the price of admission when we see all of the good it does for kids throughout the year. This is just one way we can give back and build the fine arts programs at H. J. Cody.” said Renwick. Music teacher Kerry Heisler will also join the concert and lend her powerful voice to the cause. Art teacher Bruce Thompson has been working hard preparing his students and the work they will be showing at the art show. He is also coordinating H. J. Cody staff who have volunteered to talk to local businesses who wish to sponsor the event or donate items for the silent auction. “The community has been very generous for this event in the past. We thank them for their support and how much they give to make the event a success and we hope we can count on them again this year.” Renwick said. Tickets are on sale at H. J. Cody’s main office. The show is on Apr 13. Bidding begins at 2:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jacqui Renwick at 403-8872412. If you would like to be a sponsor or donate a silent auction item, contact Bruce Thompson at 403-887-2412.

Thursday, March 28, 2013 SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


Demand remains high for affordable housing by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News

Winners - Recipients of the Steffie STAR Students awards at École Steffie Woima Elementary School for February included (in random order) Tavien Ouellette, Joshua Fogarty, Jace Junk, Alyssa Mathieson, Anna Halsey, Parker Harrison, Drayson Russell, Jase Bernett, Sage Cooney, Gracie Den Boer, Madisyn Park, Ben Borrowman, India Takhar, Kamryn Burton, Tanner Bittorf, Thor Arnason, Stephanie Warnick, Diana Soop, Liam Everest, Nate Deibert, Michael Arthur, Cecily Healy, Christian Johnston, Marissa Young, Dylan Schirru, Isaac Bahler, Caeden Nelson, Grace Perry, Emma Pafford, Makenna Schuttenbeld, Emilie Pontius, Chris Young, Riley Bastarche, Jorie Bloomer, Lucas Dunlap, Avery Hamilton, Robbi Breen, Seth King, Grace Perry and Caeden Nelson. Missing were Olivia Ginter, Diego Cortez-Aguilar, Aislynn Petterson, Bode Dakin, and Kaitlee Wynnyk. The purpose of the awards is to personally acknowledge each student’s strengths, talents, passions and uniquenesses.

Demand for low income housing in Sylvan Lake remains high, according to board members of Sylvan Community Housing Society. Members discussed the area’s need for more affordable living spaces during the society’s annual general meeting Mar. 19. All 11 of the society’s units are currently rented, and that there is demand for more, President Frank Peck stated in his report. Since the society was formed six years ago, its units have been vacant for no longer than a month at a time. About 20 applicants are currently on a waiting list. Plans are in place for the society to build another 24 housing units at a cost of $3.8 million — two-thirds of which it hopes will be covered by provincial government funding. The purpose of the society is to offer a “hand up, not a handout” to those in need, said Peck, adding that the society aims to help people “get established, get on their feet and move on.” The society’s current inventory includes five threebedroom units, five two-bedroom units, and one onebedroom unit. The society meets at Sylvan Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church on the second Tuesday of every second month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.


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GOOD FRIDAY GARBAGE/ RECYCLING COLLECTION NOTICE Residences whose normal garbage/green box collection day is Friday, March 29 (Good Friday) will have their trash and recycling collected as scheduled.

Green boxes are available at no charge from the town ofĂ€ce, the Public Works building, or we will deliver one to you by calling 403.887.2800. Tenders received and not conforming to the foregoing will be returned to the Tenderer(s) without YARD/KITCHEN WASTE COLLECTION consideration. Tender Documents or Tender Amendments received via Facsimile transmission will not be accepted. BEGINS TUESDAY APRIL 2 Yard/Kitchen waste collection begins on Tuesday, Work includes, but is not limited to the following: April 2. The program runs weekly (including statx Common Excavation on site embankment fill and disposal 4,300 cu.m x Tree removal and disposal approx. 0.4 Ha 1 L.S. utory holidays) until October 31. Collection is on x Supply, Install 100mm (d) Topsoil, Grass Seed, and Fertilizer 6,500 sq.m your garbage day. x Ex. Drainage Channel Clean Outs Please remember: ( 5 Locations in No.) (Provisional) 1,036 l.m x Excavate, Supply, Install Gabion Matting 692 sq.m. •Leaves, kitchen waste, and grass trimmings must be x Supply, Install SC150 Erosion Control Blanket 2,450 sq.m in a container labeled “Yard Wasteâ€? or a biodegradVarious other related appurtenances and miscellaneous related works. able bag. Free “Yard Wasteâ€? decals are available at There will be a pre-tender meeting held on April 4, 2013, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The the Public Works building or the Town OfĂ€ce. meeting will be held at the East end of Cuendet Industrial Way, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. •Containers 100 litres in size or less may contain Copies of the Tender documents will be available from Tagish Engineering Ltd. G4, 5550 45th Street, Red Deer, AB. on or after March 28, 2013 upon receipt of non-refundable deposit of loose waste. $50.00 cash or cheque in the name of Tagish Engineering Ltd. •Waste in containers over 100 litres in size must be Inquiries shall be directed to the office of Tagish Engineering Ltd, Red Deer Alberta, telephone in biodegradable bags. (403) 346-7710, Attention: Len Solberg, P. Eng. – Project Manager. •Place your yard/kitchen waste for collection INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS where your garbage is normally collected by 8 The Town of Sylvan Lake is seeking proposals from a contractor(s) for the installation of a.m. on your garbage day. an irrigation system in Centennial Park. Proposals marked “Centennial Park Irrigationâ€? •Yard waste is not accepted with household garshall be received at the following address to the attention of: bage during this program Mr. John Eastwood – Town of Sylvan Lake – 4926 50th Ave. WASTE TRANSFER SITE EASTER Sylvan Lake AB T4S 1A1 /SUMMER HOURS Completed proposals must be received no later than April 12, 2013 at The Waste Transfer site will be closed on Friday, 2:00 pm MST. Late proposals will not be accepted. March 29 (Good Friday), and re-opens on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Waste INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS The Town of Sylvan Lake is seeking proposals from a contractor(s) for the weekly and Transfer site is open for summer hours starting on bi-weekly mowing of Sylvan Lake green spaces and right-of-ways. Proposals marked Tuesday, April 2. Summer hours are Monday to “Contracted Services – Mowing of Green Spaces and Right-Of-Waysâ€? shall be received Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. exclusive of statat the following address to the attention of: utory holidays. The facility is closed on Monday, Mr. John Eastwood – Town of Sylvan Lake – 4926 50th Ave. April 1 (Easter Monday). until 2:00:00 pm (local time), April 11, 2013.

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Completed proposals must be received no later than April 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm MST. Late proposals will not be accepted. For a detailed description of the RFP, please visit the Town of Sylvan Lake website.

DEVELOPMENT PERMITS TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before March 25, 2013 the Development OfĂ€cer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Ryan & Tanis Stasiuk for basement development on Lot 6, Block 3, Plan 082-8362 (4394 Ryders Ridge Boulevard) LAKEWAY LANDING Brian Hyatt for a detached garage on Lot 54, Block 9, Plan 0621919 (17 Lucky Place) HEWLETT PARK Chris Devaeu (Alberta Garage Guy) for a detached garage on Lot 74, Block 3, Plan 012-2450 (28 Hagerman Road) Sam Parmar for three fascia signs, one freestanding sign & one blade sign (Touchless Carwash) on Lot 4, Block 13, Plan 082-3644 (110, 49 Hinshaw Drive) BEACON HILL Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, deck & basement development on Lot 25, Block 12, Plan 112-4897 (144 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a one storey commercial building (indoor merchandise sales, personal services, ofĂ€ces & convenience store) on Lot 68, Block 11, Plan 122-4464 (4 Beacon Hill Drive) LIGHTHOUSE POINTE Earl Brown for a detached garage on Unit 27, Plan 052-6291 (9 Baywood Link) STREETS Karyn Duffy for a change in use – ofĂ€ce (Breeze Bookkeeping) on Lot 1, Block 3, Plan 832-1078 (102, 5020 50A Street) 608940 Alberta Ltd. for a single family dwelling with deck & detached garage on Lot 16A, Block W, Plan 112-3918 (4633 45 Street) Mark Jackson for a demolition (cabin) on Lot 15, Block C, Plan 892-0958 (5036 32 Street) Jeff Moulton for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – Lawn Maintenance on Lot 25, Block 4, Plan 762-1445 (76 Northstar Drive) INDUSTRIAL PARK Richard Carson for a change in use – Contractor Operation Minor on Block 3A, Plan 062-0690 (3, 24 Cuendet Industrial Way) AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT on March 14, 2013 the Development OfĂ€cer for the Town of Sylvan Lake denied the following application: Carlo Simonot for a Changeable Copy ‘Automatic’ sign to be located on Part NE 21-38-1 W5M. AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT you may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, as provided for in Part 17, of the Municipal Government Act. Written statements relevant to the development and reasons for the appeal may be submitted to the Town of Sylvan Lake, Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, 4926 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 within 14 days following this publication. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretations of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information please contact the Development OfĂ€cer at 887-2141. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 28th day of March,

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TOWN OF SYLVAN LAKE NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED BYLAW NO. 1613/2013 Being a Bylaw to provide for the control, regulation and licensing of businesses within the Town. WHEREAS pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter M-26 as amended (the Municipal Government Act) a Council may pass bylaws for the municipal purposes: (a) respecting the safety, health and welfare of people and the protection of people and property; and (b) respecting businesses, business activities and persons engaged in business; and may in such bylaw: (a) regulate or prohibit; (b) deal with any development, activity, industry, business or thing in different ways, divide each of them into classes and deal with each class in different ways; and (c) provide for a system of licenses, permits or approvals; NOW THEREFORE Council of the Town of Sylvan Lake, Alberta, duly assembled, hereby enacts as follows: A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town OfÀce at 4926 - 50th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. All persons in favor or opposed to the Bylaw will have the opportunity to be heard. If you are unable to attend personally, written submissions must be submitted to the Municipal OfÀce no later than 4:00 pm on the day of the hearing. If you submit comments on this bylaw, either orally or in writing, the information you provide may be recorded in the minutes of the Public Hearing, or otherwise made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. A copy of the proposed Bylaw can be seen during regular ofÀce hours from 8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Town OfÀce located at 4926 - 50th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta. The style of the hearing will be informal and persons wishing to speak will be requested to state their name and address for the record upon being recognized by the Chairperson. Date of Àrst publication of this notice: March 21st, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of the second publication of this notice: March 28th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News.

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES 2013 POSITION TITLE: RECREATION, PARKS & CULTURE - SEASONAL LABOURERS – (15) May 6 – September 3, 2013 (Tentative) Rate of Pay - $14.54/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: •Assisting with maintenance of ball diamonds, soccer pitches, the skateboard park and other sport related facilities. • Assisting with parks cleanup, garbage control and park maintenance. •Assisting in maintaining pathways and bridges that are associated within parks. •Landscape and grounds maintenance duties. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Because of the responsibilities of this position, students should have physical strength and ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting, up to 50 pounds (22.73 kg), as well as working with landscaping material, refuse, etc. •Required to submit an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check), current Standard First Aid/CPR is required and a valid driver’s license and provide a driver’s abstract upon hiring. Please submit cover letter and resume specifying the position you are applying for before April 19, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Recreation, Parks and Culture Manager Fax: (403) 887-3660 E-mail: POSITION TITLE: TOURISM INFORMATION CLERK May 13 – Sept 4, 2013 (Tentative) Rate of Pay - $14.54/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: •Provide top-quality customer service to large numbers of travelers as well as providing information on local and regional attractions. The successful candidate will act as an ambassador for the community and project an image of hospitality at all times. •Must be able to work most weekends throughout the summer. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Excellent organizational abilities, accurate and precise keyboarding skills, consistent ability to work independently and as a team, and most importantly excep-


tional communication and customer service skills. Please submit cover letter and resume specifying the position you are applying for before April 19, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Human Resources Fax: (403) 887-3660, E-mail: POSITION TITLE: BEACH AMBASSADORS (3) May 6 – September 3, 2013 (Tentative) Rate of Pay - $15.00/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing personality. •Knowledge of town facilities, local attractions and current events. •Knowledge of regional tourism attractions •Current First Aid and CPR training. •Physical ability to be on foot patrol for a complete shift. •Ability to work effectively in a team environment. •Ability to work independently or with limited supervision. •Excellent communication skills both written and oral. •Excellent public relations skills. Please submit cover letter and resume specifying the position you are applying for by April 19, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Special Events Coordinator Fax: (403) 887-3660 E-mail: POSITION TITLE: YOUTH CENTRE DROP IN LEADER – 1 Required SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: •Provide active leadership in the delivery of age appropriate drop in activities for children and youth ages 7-18. •Oversee safety of all participants in the youth centre. •Work week consists of weekday afternoons June August, approximately 20 hrs per week. •The position is located at the Youth Centre (2nd Àoor of the Family & Community Centre). TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Team-oriented, energetic individuals. •Excellent communication and public relations skills. •Able to provide mature and enthusiastic leadership.

•Maintain strong relationship with co-workers, volunteers and public. Please submit cover letter and resume specifying the position you are applying for before May 12, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Director of Community and Social Development Fax: (403) 887-3660 POSITION TITLE: Day Camp Leader – 2 required June 17 – Aug 23, 2013 Rate of Pay - $14.54/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION •Assist in the planning, organization, implementation and supervision of the Summer Day Camp program provided to youth from ages 6 to 12 by the Community and Social Development Department. By following the existing policies set out by the Department you will ensure a safe and healthy environment for all participants. •Provide excellent customer service and ensure that interactions, both with camp participants and their parents/guardians, are conducted in a courteous and professional manner. •Planning and organizing the day camp program to provide a broad range of sport, art and culture opportunities for youth •Communicate effectively with the parents •Ensure a safe, clean, enjoyable environment is provided for camp participants and staff. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: •Must be 18 years of age or older •Strong verbal communication •Strong leadership skills •Pro¿ciency in the Microsoft Of¿ce Suite •Ability to plan for, maintain, and supervise the work of volunteers and Leaders in Training. •Must possess current certi¿cation in CPR/Stand First Aid, or ensure this is in place before commencement of employment Please submit cover letter and resume specifying the position you are applying for before May 10, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Director of Community and Social Development Fax: (403) 887-3660

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Path cleared for final phase in Ryders Ridge by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

The final phase of Ryders Ridge subdivision is proceeding after planning documents were amended and bylaws unanimously passed at Monday night’s council meeting. The Land Use Bylaw and South Area Structure Plan were changed to allow subdivision of the property to move forward. A subdivision application has already been submitted to the town. This phase will include 693 residential units with approximately 20 per cent of those multi-family units and 80 per cent single family homes, said Tim Schmidt, the town’s director of planning and development. The will be a variety of housing from single family to duplex, townhouses and row houses. A section of the area was designated for a social care facility. Schmidt explained the town’s rules require that property be available for sale for a year before anything different would be allowed there. A park area was pulled from the documents after Councillor Laverne Asselstine raised concern about what would be developed there. He questioned whether ‘public facility’ was the proper classification for protecting the trees and suggested ‘environmental open space’ might be a tighter designation. “I suggest that piece of property should be preserved in the condition it’s in now,” said Asselstine. Councillor Sean McIntyre stated that “with intensification of people who are going to want to use it we need to be creative how we preserve it and ensure we still have an asset to residents on both sides. If there’s no parking, no maintenance it could be an unsightly area for trouble in the future. I do want to

preserve the land but I don’t want to create a space for people doing something we don’t want them doing.” As a result of the removal, that section will be back before council at a future date with more information from staff and it will have to go through the process of a public hearing allowing resi-

dents to comment on what might happen to the forested area. Randy Sieben, general manager of Lamont Land, the subdivision developer, said “we have no predetermined notion of what that park space will look like, we were asked to dedicate it (to the town).” He added that it

joins a similarly zoned park area in The Vista in Ryders Ridge subdivision being developed by Melcor immediately to the south, to create a large park area. He added there are “no immediate plans to remove any trees to that property”. Concerns from Regal Court residents that an R2 (medium


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density residential) district was adjacent to their R1 (low density residential) district were negated by Mayor Susan Samson who said their area is “nicely buffered” by a public facility district. “Anybody living on Regal Court would not be able to see anybody in the R2 area.”


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Responded to seven calls Following are calls - alarm, no fire, 33rd Fire responded to by Sylvan Street. Response Lake’s volunteer fireThursday, March 21 Special to fighters, during the Sylvan Lake News - 11:39 p.m. - motor week ending March 25, vehicle collision, as supplied by Deputy Memorial Trail. Fire Chief Steve Scanland. Saturday, March 23 - 4:03 p.m. Monday, March 18 - 9:12 a.m. medical assistance, Fern Crescent. medical assistance, Lakeshore Drive. Saturday, March 23 - 7:06 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 - 10:25 a.m. public hazard, electrical, Baywood alarm, no fire, Jarvis Bay. Saturday, March 23 - 9:03 p.m. Link. Wednesday, March 20 - 8:19 a.m. medical assistance, Hallgren Drive.

Leaders - Our Lady of the Rosary School presented its monthly student leadership awards Feb. 25. Receiving the awards were (in random order): Adam De Gannes, Tamsyn Lozinski, Nadja Bergstrom, Marinna James, Pax Magnuson, Brooklyn Ness, Alexander Shadbolt, Avery Shadbolt, Liam Schumacher, Kaylie Woods-Stone, Dane Killoran, Coryn Tardif, Denise In, Drake Straus, Ava Unrau, Amika Drevenak, Kenyon Simms, Nevin West, Kingston Pritchard, Carly McLean, Carter MacSween, Dakota MacLeod, Annalisa Trieber, Joash Abraham, Isabella Pritchard, Brooklyn Garrett, Caide Hilker Readman, Cody Querengesser, Aidan Smith, Jake Stephansson, Asher Michael, Marek Hutchinson and Dane Ross. STUART FULLARTON

Carnaval - Dylan Downey and Dennise In took part in a snow painting activity at École Our Lady of the Rosary School on Mar. 15. The activity was one of several that took place during the school’s winter Carnaval, which was held as a celebration of French culture. Students enjoyed playing hockey, snow sculpting and playing the traditional wooden spoons. They also sampled la tire — a French Canadian maple syrup treat. STUART FULLARTON

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Pro v i n c i a l silver - Sylvan Lake Atom AA Laker team headed to Leduc for the Atom AA provincials Mar. 15-17. Congratulations on bringing home the silver medals! In the back row are Tyson Tisdale, Denver Smith, Logan Somerville, Zach Jurak, Myles Hilman, Riley Cann and head coach Todd Jurak; in the middle row are assistant coach Tim Harris, assistant coach Terry Somerville, Callin Harris, Ashlain Dufresne, Ben Christian, Easton Moore, Jayden Henderson, Easton Springinatic and Jordan Karcha; and in the front row are Matteo Montalto and Seth King. GINGER CHRISTIAN

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Nauticals short season completed; swimmers progressing towards goals by Coach Sharon Burns Special to Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Nauticals have completed their short course season. This was our busiest season ever! All of our swimmers had a great season. In Copper young swimmers learn basic skills from doing floats to sculling to kick. Paige Laitila and Merrick Smith started out not taking their feet off the bottom and can now swim short distances on their own. Alexa LaBelle is a lead-

er who helps others in this group with their skills. Kelsey Jones, Kate Hamilton, Ryann Clark and Solomon Fullerton are gaining confidence in all skills. Isabelle Fraser, Kamryn Girard and Liam Ewanchuk are swimming stronger every day and graduating from Copper are Celeste Gareau, Silas Price and Pierce Smith. In Bronze, swimmers must be able to swim a length of the pool and we work on basic strokes and endurance. Wylee Gareau and Zachary Brayden-Morris have

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- In back are, Wylee Gareau, Chase Laitila, Myles Bidinger-Badger; and in front are, Theodore Rutherford, Zachary Brayden-Morris, Carson Monroe, Julia Turner, Eve Smith.

Copper level swimmers - In back are, Liam Ewanchuk, Kamryn Girard, Alexa LaBelle and Paige Laitila; and in front are Solomon Fullerton, Merrick Smith and Isabelle Fraser. CINDY GIRARD PHOTOS

Bronze graduates - Brielle Siminot, Sophie Ewanchuk and Connor Langford.


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Brown are improving all their strokes and Owen Prior can really race. Paris Oullette, Crystal Monroe, Sarah McClelland, Taylor Lunde, Brayden Lukash, Megan Luchak, Gracie Langford, Sam Jones, Nicholas Moore and Eban England are getting stronger in their basic skills and gaining confidence. Graduating from Silver are Justin St. Germain, Allyne Siminot, Mackenzie Siemens, Chloe Snyder, Claire Weberg, Taylor Pangcracs, Jayna Keast, Keira Carde, Kyla Bancroft-Engen, Parker Bouvette, Shelby-Lynn Battenfelder and Molly Cocks. Continued on Page 17

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Swimmers progressing...

Silver level swimmers - In the back are, Sarah DeGannes, Hailey Nixon, Taylor Lunde, Sydney Nixon, Gracie Langford and Sarah McClelland; and in front are, Trinity Brown, Capri Fraser, Brayden Lukash, Blake Carson and Megan Luchak. Continued from Page 16 Gold is a level in which swimmers start to train more seriously. Eden Price just achieved a ‘B’ time and a meet qualifying time and attended her first provincial trials. Jordon Smith, Justice Fancie, Kora-Lynn Juneau and Kristin Sandberg are all working hard and close to their goals. Cole Matthews really enjoys swimming and competing. Tyler BraydenMorris and Leightan Yablonski are mastering the drills used to improve their strokes. Not as easy as it may sound! Sydney Bouvette, Asha Weaver, Elianna Mulholland and Avery Burger graduated from Gold earlier in the season. Asha, Elianna and Avery all achieved their meet qualifying times shortly after moving on to Platinum. Platinum has had a really exciting season. Elizabeth Moore is the first Sylvan Lake Nautical training under Coach Trevor Burns to achieve an Age Group National qualifying time, allowing her to compete in Montreal this summer. Chase Murdoch is the first Sylvan Lake Nautical under Coach Trevor to achieve a Western National time and attended the Western National meet in

Saskatoon earlier this year. Amber Carson just achieved her Western National time recently at provincials. Michael Carson just earned his first ‘A’ qualifying time at provincial trials and Emily Girard and Zoe DeJonge earned their first ‘B’ times and meet qualifying times. Ann

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- In the back are Kyla Bancroft-Engen, Taylor Pangcracs and Molly Cocks; and in front are, Crystal Munroe, Allyne Siminot, Shelby-Lynn Battenfelder. Duffy has been training hard to achieve her goals and is a leader among the group. Lexi Sparrow is also training hard to reach her goals. Kacey Joseph has been improving her training intensity this year. Tatum Lavallee and Taylor Nixon trained in a strong and consistent way. Sven VanWijk is

working at refining his strokes. Mellissa Bancroft-Engen and Alicia Daniels are recent additions to our team. They are training hard to be ready for competition. Coaches Sharon and Trevor would like to thank assistant coaches Brooke Kentz and Kim Matthews for their

Gold level swimmers - In the back are Jordan Smith, Justice Fancie, Kora-Lynn Juneau and Tyler Brayden-Morris; and in front are, Eden Price, Leightan Yablonski and Cole Matthews. commitment and help and assistant coaches Pam Moore and Tracy Carson for filling in when needed, all of our

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Sylvan skiers placed well at Canadian Junior Nationals by Kim Cressey Special to Sylvan Lake News

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- Competition was fierce, while collisions and spills were part of the game when sometimes sheer-footed broomball players took part in provincial championships at Sylvan Lake’s multiplex on the weekend. Friday night’s match-up between the Sylvan Lake Seamen (black) and Sylvan Lake Boatmen (white) was one of the games in the men’s intermediate category. The Boatmen won 5-0 and posted a 2-2 record while the Seamen were 0-3. The Boatmen went on to win silver following a defeat in the gold medal game by Edmonton Chaos. Edmonton Impact claimed the Men’s Elite championship and Edmonton claimed the women’s championship. Twelve teams competed in four pools with others coming from Calgary and Lethbridge. Sylvan Lake Lakers, competing in the exhibition pool, finished with a 1-1 record. STEVE DILLS



Three Central Alberta athletes were among 179 who competed in the Canadian Junior Nationals for freestyle skiing at Apex Mountain beginning Mar. 13. Training began for all four disciplines, Slopestyle, Single Moguls, Big Air and Dual Moguls. Dustin Cressey, a Grade 11 student at H. J. Cody, and his sister Bryana Cressey, a Grade 9 student at H. J. Cody, both train and ski with Winsport Academy out of Canada Olympic Park. Megan Cressey, a Grade 7 student at Fox Run School, competed as

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However, Dustin and Megan struggled to get a clean run in. Saturday was the Big Air event, where skiers pick their choice of jumps and used only one trick to compete. Megan Cressey landed a big front flip to win the F4 category and third overall in the female division. Bryana Cressey landed a back flip to place third in the F3 division. Dustin Cressey landed a BIO 1080 and took second place in the M2 category. Alberta athletes dominated the podium in all four disciplines, it was exciting to watch the best of the under 19 year olds compete. Apex Freestyle Club hosted an excellent event!

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Nauticals showed well by Pam Moore Special to Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake Nauticals Swim Club started their long course swim season at the Olympian Swim Club’s Double Double Meet Mar. 9-10. The long course season consists of the swimmers competing in a 50m pool. At this meet the top 10 swimmers that competed in 100m events swam double that (200m) in the finals, making for a pretty tiring meet. Competing were Zoe DeJonge (9), Eden Price (9), Avery Burgar (10), Emily Girard (10), KoraLynn Juneau (10), Elizabeth Moore (11), Eliana Mulholand (11), Ann Duffy (14), Chase Murdoch (16). It was a great meet for all the swimmers. Zoe DeJonge competed in six races and earned a spot in the ‘Best of the Rest’ final in the 100m butterfly in which she had to swim a 200m butterfly race, placing third in her heat. Zoe also got seven personal best times and a meet qualifying time in the 400m freestyle. Eden Price also was on top of her game, swimming in four races and getting a personal best time in each of them. Avery Burgar competed in six races Saturday and earned six personal best times — she had a really good day. Emily Girard also competed in six races Saturday and had personal best time swims in each of them for a very successful weekend. Kora-Lynn Juneau swam in five races Saturday and then returned to join the team Sunday to swim the 400m freestyle race. She earned six personal bests as well. Elizabeth Moore swam in seven races and in her three 100m races she made finals. She placed first in the 200m breaststroke, second in the 200m butterfly and third in the 200m freestyle. Elizabeth also set ten club records and ten personal best times, during an amazing meet. Eliana Mulholand had a successful weekend, competing in five races and making it into ‘the Best of the Rest’ finals in two races. In the 200m breaststroke final she

came in first in her heat. Eliana also got a meet qualifying time during her 400m freestyle. Ann Duffy swam in six races and made in into the 200m backstroke final on Sunday. Shortly after that race Ann had to hit the water again for the 400m freestyle in which

she took off almost 11 seconds and achieved a meet qualifying time. Ann made five personal best swims. Chase Murdoch was our only male swimmer and he swam nine times over the weekend, three of those races in the finals. Chase placed sec-

ond in 200m freestyle final and third in 200m butterfly final. He also got eight personal best times, broke three club records and made two club records. Way to go team, keep up the good work in the rest of the long course season.



Sylvan Lake Nauticals, in the back row, included, Elizabeth Moore, Zoe DeJonge, Ann Duffy, Emily Girard; and in the front row included, Eliana Mulholland, Kora-Lynn Juneau, Eden Price, Avery Burgar, Missing was Chase Murdoch. CINDY GIRARD


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LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults; 1-888-598-4415 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


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If you do not receive a knock on your door please call

NEW Red Deer Based busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for EXPERIENCED WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS. Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Valid Class 1 licence is necessary & oilfield tickets is an asset. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screen test. Please forward all resumes to: NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets


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403.887.4717 and request the yummy cookies that help fund a world-wide movement for girls and women.



EXPERIENCED PIPELINE LABORERS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS,. Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Fax or email: 403-749-3367




Items Buy/Sell





FAX: 403-887-2081

CENTRAL PEACE NATURAL Gas Co-op Ltd. requires full-time Gas Utility Operator. Experience, safety tickets an asset. Clean valid driver’s licence required. Forward resume: Fax 780-864-2044. Mail: Box 119, Spirit River, T0H 3G0.

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NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.


Immediate Positions Available Experienced Day Supervisors Night Supervisors

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F/T Safety Officer

TANKMASTER RENTALS requires CLASS 1 BED TRUCK Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. or fax 403-340-8818


Seasonal employment for pumpjack mechanic Applicants require a clean Class 5 drivers license. First Aid. H2S WHIMIS, TDG tickets, Experience not necessary. Send resume w/drivers abstract to the above address.

w/construction exp. to help implement & maintain safety programs. Fax resume to: 403-343-1248 or email

Restaurant/ Hotel





HEWLETT PARK MCDONALDS (50 Hewlett Park Landing Sylvan Lake) is seeking 10 Food Service Supervisors , available 24/7 for all shifts, starting at $13.12/hour. One year industry experience required. Apply in person or at

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! CLASSIFIEDS 1-877-223-3311

Must be able to provide truck Please send resume to 403-340-0886 or email: pnieman@

Rental & Real Estate


HELP WANTED: AG Mechanic/Service Manager required on farm/feedlot operation in south central Alberta. Mechanic licence an asset but not required. Competitive wages and benefits. Housing available. Please fax resume to 403-546-2445. Email: careers or phone 403-312-3577






AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for Welders with leadership and management skills. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax). MORGAN CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENTAL LTD. - Looking for experienced Heavy Equipment Operators & Heavy Equipment Mechanics for work in oilfield & heavy civil construction projects. Competitive wages, full benefits & opportunity for year round work. Email resume: Fax 780-960-8930 or apply in person: 702 Acheson Road, Acheson, Alberta. PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE

Truckers/ Drivers


DRIVERS WANTED. Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No rail experience needed! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation & benefits package. Skills needed Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid licence with air brake endorsement. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver. Do not fill in city or state. SEMI RETIRED? Want to see the country? We are looking for 1 ton O/O to transport RVs throughout North American. 1-866-736-6483; www. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for free seminar; 1-800-608-1117 ext. 2020. DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq. ft. prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbuck’s. For floorplan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966. GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can earn $100,000.+ per year. All cash-retire in just 3 years. Protected territories. Full details. Call now. 1-866-668-6629. Website: Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Misc. Help


MEAT MANAGER, Jasper Super A. Jasper Super A is looking for an experienced Retail Meat Manager. As Meat Manager you will be responsible for all aspects of the managing the department, including cutting meat. You must have working knowledge of gross margins, expense controls and human resources management. The successful candidate must have Grade 12 (or equivalent) and be able to provide a “clear� security clearance. If you have the skills and abilities please forward your resume to our Head Office, The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) in confidence to: Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email:

$100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Competitive, energetic, honesty a must;

RESIDENT PARK CARETAKER, Lea Park Campground, Marwayne, Alberta. Duties include fee collection & maintenance May to October. Fax or email resume to receive information package. Living quarters provided. 780-847-4144;


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Misc. Help


Looking for reliable F/T & P/T staff. Exc. customer SEEKING A CAREER in service skills, Retail exp. the Community Newspaper business? Post your preferred. Drop off resume resume for FREE right at Dollar Store downtown where the publishers Sylvan Lake or fax are looking. Visit: www. 403-887-8859

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 DAY A WK. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Misc. Help

Employment Training


MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION rated #2 for work-at-home. Train with the top-rated accredited school in Canada. Financing and student loans available. Contact CanScribe today at 1-800-466-1535; Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 NEW Automotive ..........................1029 FACILITY Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 WE ARE A NEW CAR WARRANTY Cabinet Makers...................1054 APPROVED MAINTENANCE FACILITY Child Care/Caregivers .........1060 Imports • Domestic • Trucks • SUV • Diesel Repairs Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 1A Industrial Drive Construction .......................1085 Directly behind our old location Consulting...........................1090 Contractors ......................... 1100 Computer Services ..............1110 Drafting & Design................ 1120 Eavestroughing ................... 1130 Educational ......................... 1140 Electrical ............................. 1150 Entertainment ..................... 1160 Escorts................................ 1165 Farm Equipment ................. 1168 Financial ............................. 1170 Fireplaces ........................... 1175 Domestic, Import & Diesel Repair Flooring............................... 1180 Food/Catering ..................... 1190 Furnace Cleaning ............... 1193 Glass Shops ....................... 1196 Mobile Glass Shops............ 1197 Handyman Services ...........1200 Health Care......................... 1210 Income Tax .........................1220 Insurance ............................ 1130 Landscaping .......................1240 Land Mapping .....................1250 THE CLEANER Legal Services ....................1260 Will clean your house from Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 top to bottom. No job is too Mechanical .........................1285 big. Bi-weekly spots avail. Misc. Services ....................1290 Reasonable rates. Sylvan Moving & Storage ...............1300 Lake area only. Oilfield .................................1305 Cynthia 403-887-4020 Painters/Decorators ............ 1310 Personal Services ............... 1315 Pet Services ....................... 1318 Photography .......................1320 Plumbing & Heating ............1330 Printing................................1335 Rental - Equipment .............1340 Rental - Misc .......................1350 Repair Service ....................1360 asonable Roofing ...............................1370 Re Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Wall Finishing Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 DRYWALL AND PAINTING Welding ............................... 1410 •Taping •Ceiling & Wall Textures •Spray Painting Window Cleaning ................1420 Yard Care ............................1430 •Painting New & Old Constructions


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Glass Shops


Misc. Services




Len Campbell Owner/Operator 8 Cuendet Industrial Way, Sylvan Lake

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Our Door to Yours! Mobile Glass Service

403-887-6661 Landscaping

Chain Link Fences Wood Fences Decks Interior Framing Finish Work

ART LAKE 403-304-0727 (cell) 403-887-3760


DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No � � � � �one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features and Custom Landscaping & Design unlimited long distance (Top Soil, Sand & Gravel) available. Call Factory Property Clean Ups & today! 1-877-336-2274; Junk Removal HOME PHONE CALL SHELLEY RECONNECT. Toll free 1-866-287-1348. Cell phone accessories catalogue. Legal Everyone welcome. Services To shop online at www. CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? IRONMAN Scrap Metal Alberta collection to Recovery is picking up $25,000. Calgary scrap again! Farm machin403-228-1300 ery, vehicles and industrial. or 1-800-347-2540; www. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 NEED TO ADVERTISE? IS YOUR CRIMINAL record limiting your future? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million Want it gone? readers weekly. Only Have it removed today! $269. + GST (based on 25 Canada’s #1 record words or less). Call this removal providers since newspaper NOW for 1989. 1-8-NOW-PARDON details or call (1-866-972-7366); www. 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

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EASY! The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Classified want ad. Phone 1-877-2233311

Well Drilling


Personal Services


TRUE PSYCHICS! For Answers call now 24/7 Toll Free 1-877-342-3036; Mobile: # 4486;

Well Drilling


Personal Services


DATING SERVICE. Long-term/short-term relationships. Free to try! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet local single ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

Rental Equipment


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75 QUARTERS LAND, Oyen, Alberta - Ritchie Bros Unreserved Auction. 1HQ, 30 Parcels Farmland, 6 Parcels Grazing Lease, $21,000 Surface Lease Revenue. Jerry Hodge 780-706-6652; COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION. 3rd Annual Edmonton Motor Show Classic Car Auction. April 19 - 21. Edmonton Expo Centre. Over 75,000 spectators. Consign today. 1-888-296-0528 ext. 102; LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

Well Drilling


RURAL WATER TREATMENT (Province Wide) Tell them Danny Hooper sent you




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FOOD EQUIPMENT AUCTION. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., Montgomery Auction Sales Centre, Blackfalds. Selling 5000 sq. ft. of restaurant, bakery & deli equipment; www. 1-800-371-6963 GUN & SPORTSMAN AUCTION. March 30, 10 a.m. Firearms, ammo, parts accessories, and more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction 780-842-5666. Details: JUICE JUNKEES, Rimbey, Alberta. Friday, April 5, 11 a.m. Selling commercial property & building, enclosed trailer, W/I freezer, refrigeration, ice & I/cream machines, juice & smoothy bar equipment, sinks, SS tables, tables & chairs, security equipment. See www. 1-800-371-6963 MEIER - 2 DAY CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK AUCTION. Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 11 a.m. Both days. 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. 150 Classics. Consign today, Call 780-440-1860.

Building Supplies


METAL ROOFING & SIDING. Best prices! 36� Hi-Tensile TUFF-Rib 29ga. Galvalume $.67 sq. ft. Colours $.82 sq. ft. 40 Year Warranty. ALTA-WIDE Builders Supplies 1-888-263-8254. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.




Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

Household Furnishings


AMISH FURNITURE. Handcrafted. Lifetime guarantee! Choose your wood, design, style, dimensions, stain and finish. Heirloom quality. Online catalogue: www. Visit our gallery store at 2840 Calgary Trail in Edmonton. 780-701-0284


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RVs • Trailers • Boats • Cars • Motorbikes • Quads/ATVs • Snowmobiles • Furniture/ Household Goods

403.843.7705 403 843 7705 Located corner of Hwy 771 and Parkland Beach Road, west side of Gull Lake

22 SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Thursday, March 28, 2013 Misc. for Sale


NEVER SHOCK CHLORINATE AGAIN! Newly Patented! “Kontinuous Shok” Chlorinator. Eliminates: Shock Chlorination; iron bacteria; smell; bacterial breeding in water wells. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. Visit our 29 inventions; SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD; 400OT. 1-800-566-6899 ext. 400OT

Grain, Feed Hay

HEATED CANOLA buying Green, Heated or Springthrashed Canola. Buying: oats, barley, wheat & peas for feed. Buying damaged or offgrade grain. “On Farm Pickup” Westcan Feed & Grain, 1-877-250-5252 Start your career! See Help Wanted

For Rent #3000 - #3200 Agricultural #2000 - #2290 Farm Equipment ..............2010 Haying Equipment ............2020 Tractors ............................2030 Combines & Headers ......2040 Fertilizer Equipment..........2050 Misc. Farm Machinery ......2060 Equipment Wanted ..........2070 Farm Custom Work ..........2080 Farm Auctions ..................2090 Livestock ..........................2100 Livestock - Exotic..............2110 Sheep ..............................2120 Poultry ..............................2130 Horses ..............................2140 Horse Boarding ................2150 Riding Supplies ................2160 Horse/Stock Trailers ........2170 Pasture Wanted ................2180 Grain, Feed, Hay ..............2190 Seed Grain ......................2200 Seeding & Tillage ............2210



SIMMERON SIMMENTALS, Fullblood Full Fleckvieh Bulls, yearlings and 2 year olds, polled and horned, A.I. blood lines, very quiet, muscled. 780-913-7963

FOR SALE Quality yearling Shorthorn bulls Red & Roan Quiet halter broke.

Majestic Shorthorns Jennifer Orom 403-704-6121 VERMILLIONAIRES 27TH CHAROLAIS Bull Sale. April 6, 2013, 1 p.m. Nilsson Bros. Livestock Vermilion. 80 - 2 year olds 15 Yearlings, white & red factor horned & polled. All bulls tie broke, semen tested. Don Good 780-853-2220; Brian Chrisp 780-853-3315



ORDER NOW For Pick Up on April 18-20. 19 weeks old Isa Brown laying hens. Linden, AB 403-546-3130

Grain, Feed Hay


DEALERS WANTED: Hannas Seeds need agents to sell alfalfas, clovers and grasses plus hay, pasture, turf, native and reclamation mixtures. Contact Esther 1-800-661-1529 or

Acreages/Farms ..............3010 Houses/Duplexes ............3020 Condos/Townhouses........3030 Manufactured Homes ......3040 Four Plexes/Six Plexes ....3050 Suites ..............................3060 Cottages/Seasonal ..........3070 Roommates Wanted ........3080 Rooms for Rent................3090 Motels/Hotels ..................3100 Offices ..............................3110 Stores/Commercial ..........3120 Industrial ..........................3130 Warehouse Space............3140 Garage Space..................3150 Storage Space ................3160 Land ................................3170 Pasture ............................3180 Mobile Lot ........................3190 Misc. for Rent ..................3200

Wanted to Rent #3250 - #3390 Acreages/Farms ..............3255 Houses/Duplexes ............3260 Suites ..............................3270 Rooms..............................3280 Manufactured Homes ......3290 Housesitting Wanted ........3300 Garage Space..................3310 Storage Space ................3320 Stores/Commercial ..........3330 Office Space ....................3340 Industrial ..........................3350 Warehouse Space............3360 Resorts & Cottages..........3370 Pasture/Land....................3380 Mobile Lot ........................3390

Houses/ Duplexes


BENTLEY 2 Bdrm. 1 bath house w/carport and 4 appls., avail April 1, $1100 + gas and electricity. ...RENTED!!..... Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


Farms/ Land



BACHELOR SUITES FOR RENT ranging $550-$650 $300 d.d. All rooms above Hazzard County Bar & Grill. Call 403-887-5235 ask for Char BRAND NEW legal upper adult suite in Sylvan Lake. Avail. Apr. 1, 3 bdrms., 2 baths, 6 appls., deck, walk-in closet, laundry/storage rm., sep. meters, no pets, n/s, $1300. rent/dd. 1 yr. lease. 403-887-7047

Real Estate #4000 - #4190

Realtors & Services..........4010 Houses for Sale................4020 Houses Wanted ................4030 Condos/Townhouses ........4040 Acreages ..........................4050 Acreages Wanted ............4060 Farms/Land ......................4070 Farms/Land Wanted ........4080 Manufactured/ Mobile Homes ..................4090 Income Property ..............4100 Commercial Property ......4110 Industrial Property ............4120 Cottages/Resort Property ..4130 Businesses for Sale..........4140 Buildings for Sale ............4150 Lots for Sale ....................4160 Out of Town Property ......4170 Investment Opportunities ..4180 Mortgages Bought/Sold....4190

Houses For Sale


1300 SQ.FT. 1/2 DUPLEX IN RED DEER. Gated community, The Fountains, near RDG.C.C. Great location. For more info phone 403-506-9491 INVEST IN Red Deer. Purchase titled land for as little as $13,000. Cash and RRSP eligible. Make Red Deer real estate part of your portfolio today; Krisiti 403-670-9166 ext. 5.

For Rent


THREE QUARTERS LAND & HOUSE FOR SALE BY TENDER. SE-11-55-13-4; NE-14-55-13-4; NW-13-55-13-4 (includes bungalow). Submit tenders by April 15/13: Box 401, Two Hills, AB, T0B 4K0. Phone 780-657-2627 / 780-603-1505.


ELINOR LAKE RESORT. 2.5 hours NE Edmonton. Spring Sale, fully serviced lake lots reduced by 15% May 17-31, 2013. Suitable for cabin/house, RV or investment. 1-877-623-3990;


THINKING OF SELLING? We need your 1990 or newer manufactured or modular home (to be moved). For free evaluation contact Terry at 1-855-347-0417 or terry VOLUME PURCHASE on our new Alaskan Series! 1520 sq. ft. $129,900 until March 30. Includes Arctic insulation package and stainless steel appliances. Toll free 1-855-463-0084;


FOR SALE: 4,000 sq. ft. commercial building on two lots. Located in southern Alberta. High traffic, light industrial park. Phone 403-331-8662 or 406-533-9955. Asking $489,999

OKANAGAN REAL ESTATE ALL PROPERTIES, “Best Buys”, fastest & easiest way to check it all at no cost to you. Check out our website: YEAR ROUND RETREAT. Traditional log home overlooking Shuswap Lake, BC. Three panoramic balconies. Family home/ retire on main level, granny suite attached. $429,900.; 1-250-832-9170

Mortgages Bought/Sold


BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage



Gorgeous 3 bdrm house. Bdrm & TV rm in finished bsmnt. FURNISHED - MOVE RIGHT IN! 6 appliances. No Pets N/S



Luxurious 2 bdrm 2 bath suite. 7 Appliances. In-Suite Laundry Balcony with gas line for Bar-B-Que. U/G Parking & Storage Locker N/P N/S Avail April 1


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by Stuart Fullarton Increasing female participation in hockey is the aim of Hockey Alberta’s Try Hockey event, slated to be held in Sylvan Lake for the first time on Apr. 13. The event, which will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sylvan Lake Arena, is open to girls of any age from Sylvan Lake and surrounding communities, and will serve as an introduction to the game for those with no prior experience. “Female participation is probably underrepresented in comparison to the boys, and girls hockey is growing significantly,” said Don Goyan, who is part of a committee in Sylvan Lake set up specifically for the task of increasing the number of females in the sport. Upon being formed earlier this year, the committee began researching options for ways to grow the girls hockey program in Sylvan Lake. After learning of success in other communities with similar events, the committee approached Hockey Alberta representatives to discuss the possibility of hosting a one-day hockey event aimed specifically at girls. During the two-hour event, representatives from Hockey Alberta and Red Deer College Queens hockey team will teach girls hockey basics, before guiding them through a short game in which they will be able to test their newly obtained skills. According to Goyan, Hockey Alberta puts on its Try Hockey events at “virtually no cost” to the communities that participate in them. There is no registration fee,

and all equipment will be supplied at the arena. “They want to make it fun, and they want to make it enjoyable for the girls to get out there and just get a little taste of what it’s all about,” said Goyan. “There’s a lot of girls out there who are interested, but it’s a big cost outlay to get involved in hockey initially. This is an opportunity for them to get out, put some skates on and find out a little bit of what it’s all about. Hopefully they’ll realize how much fun it is and want to come back and start playing organized hockey.” Organizers are hoping to see girls attending not just from Sylvan Lake, but also from communities in the surrounding area. “That’s something we’re stressing,” said Goyan. “For those communities outside of Sylvan Lake that don’t have girls hockey, we’re more than happy to have them come out, and we want them to feel welcome.” The committee is considering several other initiatives to get girls involved in minor hockey, including the possible introduction of a ball hockey league for girls. Goyan said the league would likely begin in April and run through the spring. At press time, online registration for the Try Hockey event had not yet opened, but Goyan advised that more information would soon be available on Hockey Alberta’s website at Further information about the event and girls hockey in Sylvan Lake may be obtained by emailing lakersfemalehockey@


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cessfully defeated Red Deer KFC/Tacobell in the final series of playoffs, Mar. 21 to win the title of North Central Minor Hockey League Atom Tier 1 Champions. What a successful season! We are all so proud of your achievements this year! Thank you for allowing us all to take part in your success. In the back row are coach Todd Jurak, Riley Cann, Denver Smith, Logan Somerville, Jordan Karcha, Ashlain Dufresne, Assistant Coach Terry Somerville; and in the front row are Ben Christian, Callin Harris, Tyson Tisdale, Seth King, Zach Jurak, Matteo Montalto, Easton Moore, Myles Hilman, Easton Springinatic and Jayden Henderson. GINGER CHRISTIAN

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35 Parkland Drive, Rimbey

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5823-52 Street #204 MLS# 0009076

$89,000 13 Rosewood Rise

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local coffee shop in great location!

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Acreage in Red Deer

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Spring into Action If you are looking to sell your home this spring, this is the best time to list it on the market with an experienced realtor!

Lorne Therriault $519,000

New Listing

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MLS# 0008460

$829,900 30 Rustic Crescent in Norglenwold

Glen Goodall Gl

Carl Stepp

403-318-0604 4

$1,125,000 1405 Juniper in Sunbreaker Cove MLS# 0008895

MLS# 0008261

Turning Dreams into Addresses

$279,000 $159,900

30 Acres Near Sylvan

56 Lakeway Boulevard






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MLS# 0008298

Alf Moore



LAKEFRONT-Pigeon Lake 46035131-47A Ryders Ridge Ave. Blvd




MLS# 321999

Awesome home with too many upgrades!!

$444,900 36 Lakeway Blvd.

5009-47 St.

29 Wildrose Dr.

$279,000 $ $2 279,000 , 0 $442,000

5124-50 Ave.

MLS# 0008820


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Sylvan Lake News, March 28, 2013  

March 28, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News