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Honoured - A large crowd of Sylvan Lake’s Grade 12 students attended the 18th annual Bibles for Grads luncheon last Thursday at the community centre. The event is organized by local churches as an opportunity to present each of the students with a Bible personally monogramed with their name. They enjoy a turkey dinner, entertainment and win door prizes donated by local businesses. Student receiving Bibles were from École H. J. Cody High School, École Secondaire Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Sylvan Lake Career High School as well as home schooled students. More photos and story on page 23.
Price just around corner from bombings at Boston Marathon by Murray Crawford Black Press
A Sylvan Lake runner was near the Boston Marathon finish line when explosions killed three people and injured more than 140 on Monday. Julian Price had finished the race an hour earlier but was lingering near the finish waiting for a friend to cross the line. Price, a pastor at Gospel Chapel, spoke from his hotel room with his wife where they are safe and sound. “Definitely rattled with today’s devastation,” said Price. Price finished the race in under three hours, crossing the finish line about an hour before the first explosion, at about 4:09 into the race. He
lingered with his wife that point we didn’t in the runners’ area know where they were around the corner, a going. We didn’t know block and a half away, it was at the finish line after his race, waiting until someone showed for a friend to finish. us a picture on their “At first you hear it, iPhone.” it sounded like someThe couple’s friend thing just collapsed crossed the line just a and it was just a roar, a few minutes before the big roar,” said Price. explosion had gone off. “There was nothing for “In one sense you a second and then want to get out of there there was a second and in the other we explosion. I’ve never were waiting for them.” heard a bomb go off. At one point they Julian Price “A couple of minwere going to head utes after the explosion you started towards the finish line. But to get to hearing all the sirens and police and the finish line from where they were, ambulances rushing to the scene. At it would have been a walk of several
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blocks. So they decided not to go and waited. Fortunately they received a text message from their friend, his wife and another friend saying he had crossed the finish line and had started walking away. “They literally missed it by a few minutes.” There was a panic after the bombs went off as people tried to comprehend what had happened. “As people started becoming more aware the whole area was evacuated as much as possible,” said Price. “Then you’d see a few people in tears, crying and hugging and you knew something horrific had happened. “We decided we have to get out of here. We have everyone we are here
with, let’s get out of here.” This was Price’s first Boston marathon. “Once we realized what happened, I had immediate concern for those people directly involved,” said Price. “Then for us it was, ‘is something else going to happen, who knows? We just need to get out of here.’” They made it back to their hotel and were returning to Central Alberta Tuesday, as long as flights out of Boston are still running. “It is just really heartbreaking to have such an incredible event, a wonderful experience and have something like this happen it is really devastating,” said Price.
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Special Events Thursday, Apr. 18 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival committee meeting beginning at 7 pm at the Legion. All those interested in helping are invited to attend. Thursday, Apr. 18 - Sylvan Lake Library board meeting at the library, 7 pm. Open to the public. Saturday, Apr. 20 - Healthy Community Initiative brunch at 10 am at the community centre. No cost. All welcome. Call 887-1137 for info. Sunday, Apr. 21 - Sylvan Celebration of Music Festival awards concert beginning at 2 pm at Red Deer Memorial Centre. Everyone welcome. Monday, Apr. 22 - Alberta School Board Association’s candidate information session at 7 pm, Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer. Those interested in running for school board positions this fall are encouraged to attend. Info at www.asba.ab.ca/trustee_election13. asp. Tuesday, Apr. 23 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Association annual information fair at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre from 11-3. Over 20 exhibitors will be providing information and answering questions regarding services and products for seniors. Door prizes. Everyone welcome. Info call Jill 403-887-5428. Tuesday, Apr. 23 - Benalto train station is being returned to Benalto. Watch the building being returned from its previous location in the Burnt Lake district. Tuesday, Apr. 23 - Recycled bookend contest at Sylvan Lake Library from 4-6 pm. Ages 13-18 welcome. Come and make your own recycled bookend. Some materials will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own. Free, drop-in. Wednesday, Apr. 24 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus to Argyle Casino, Edmonton. Leave 8:30 am. Phone Joan 403-887-7614. Wednesday, Apr. 24 - Lighthouse committee meeting beginning at 7 pm at the Legion. All those interested in working to create a new lighthouse in Sylvan Lake are invited to attend. Friday, Apr. 26 - Volunteer Impact Gala organized to honour Sylvan Lake’s volunteers. Saturday, Apr. 27 - Central Alberta Singles dance 8:30 pm at Penhold Hall. Music by Wise Choice. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. Elaine 403-341-7653 or Bob 403-3047440. Tuesday, Apr. 30 - Sylvan Lake & District Archives Society annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at the archives in the east end of the library. Guest speaker is historian Michael Dawe on Sylvan Lake’s Centennial. Everyone invited to attend. Friday, May 3 - Leaders of Tomorrow awards ceremony at the community centre. Saturday, May 4 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre is hosting a community garage sale from 9-4 at 4908 50 Ave. To book a table call Jill at 403-887-5428 or 403-318-9381. Set up Friday, May 3 from 4-7 pm. Food concession on site. Saturday, May 11 - Sylvan Lake Lions annual bike sale at the Lions Hall on 50A Avenue. Saturday, May 11 - Veterans Voices of Canada hosts
a Veterans’ appreciation day and silent auction fundraising event at Sylvan Lake’s community centre from 11 am to 4 pm. Saturday, May 11 - Big Moo’s ice cream eating competition, an annual fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. Competition starts at 12 pm with different age groups every hour. Entry fee varies by age group. Register in person or call 403-887-5533. Facepainting and bouncy castle. Saturday, May 11 - V-E Day Celebration pig roast and dance at the Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake begins at 6 pm. Music by Flat Out Country. Tickets available at branch must be purchased by May 4. Admission at the door for dance only after 8 pm.
Weekly events Mondays - Parents Connecting Parents from 10-11:30 am. Open discussion, sharing tips and coffee. Children welcome. At Community Partners Association. 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. Pick-up 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1:30 pm. Phone Mary 403-887-4579. 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 - “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 403887-5428.
- The Benalto Station ‘away team’ did a fantastic job of dismantling the building’s foundation on a wet and snowy Saturday (Apr. 13). They began at 9 a.m. and by 3 p.m. all the dust had settled and the station was ready for its trip home to Benalto on Apr. 23. It’s expected about 12 noon and will be escorted into town by the 4-H Shadow Riders Club. The group included, standing, Ray Reynolds, John Moorhouse, Jeff Ledwos, Rob Lewis, Mike Corraini (Mike the Plumber), Merle Stewart, Lawrence Murphy, Phil Pages; and seated Rob Pollock, Marlene Pollock, Ray Lawrence, Joey Olson. Thanks to all who contributed: Lynne Lawrence, Gloria Murphy and Eleanor Snook for baked goods; Marlene Pollock for her tenacious work in feeding the crew; Tim Horton’s Sylvan Lake for their generosity in providing coffee and doughnuts; and Quiznos Sylvan Lake for their assistance.
Monthly events Third Tuesday every month. Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake Br. 212, general membership meeting beginning at 7:30 pm. 06/30/13
Support Programs Sylvan Lake Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics) 8 pm Sundays, Presbyterian Church (north door), Kathy 403-887-4470 or Robyn 403887-2961. 06/30/13 Sylvan Lake AA meetings. Tuesdays 7:30 pm Lions Hall; Sundays 8 pm Presbyterian Church (north door). For more information call male 403-8874470, 403-588-5491 or female 403-887-4297. 06/30/13 Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursday nights at 7:30 pm at Sylvan Lake Bethany Care, 4700 47th Ave. 06/30/13 Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Overweight? Underweight? Obsessed with weight or dieting? You are not alone. No dues, no fees, no weigh-ins. Everyone is welcome. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 step recovery program. For info call Joan at 403-396-9371. 06/30/13
Groups & Activities C.H.I.P.S. - Children’s Indoor playspace is a nonstructured playtime for children 0-5 years old. Riding, climbing and bouncing toys provided and parents and caregivers can socialize. Mondays 9-11:30 am; Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 am; Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm. at the community centre. Contact Wendy-Jo for info 403-887-5975.
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Youth leadership conference explored issues, ways to engage peers for positive action by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
Learning and then exploring ways to engage their fellow students was the goal of Act Out Loud, a twoday youth leadership conference hosted by Sylvan Lake Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) on the weekend. It was attended by 52 people ranging in age from 13-16 from Sylvan Lake, Penhold and Delburne. Krista Carlson, the town’s youth services program coordinator, suggested weather played a factor in the number not being higher. The theme for the conference was injury prevention in teens. The students participated in a number of workshops and training so that they can take what they learned back to their schools and encourage peers to be more attentive to the issues.
Hunter McDonald, a 14 year old from École Fox Run School described the conference as “one of the funnest weekends I have had — getting to sleep over, talk with friends and meet new people.” Part of the conference was planning for an event they could host at their own school to bring awareness to the issues discussed. “We were thinking about a powerpoint. My twin brother and one of his friends made up a song. We thought we’d do it in the gym at school as a concert.” Their theme was focused on safe practices when driving vehicles and not drinking and driving. “We learned a lot of cool things,” McDonald said. One of those was that tests have shown there are 3,000 things a driver has to pay attention to while driving. “It’s hard to comprehend 3,000 things at one time.”
A group of 52 young people participated in Act Out Loud, a two-day youth leadership conference hosted by Sylvan Lake Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) on the weekend. MATASHA LANCIAULT
Lily Walroth, 16, an École H. J. Cody High School student, is on the youth advisory committee which planned the event. “It’s so much fun getting to meet new people. They all look like they’re having so much fun, it’s
amazing,” she said. Saturday the participants were divided into smaller groups and rotated through four modules on traffic safety. These included distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding and restraints
Parents working to enhance French immersion by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News
Promoting French culture is this year’s goal for Sylvan Lake French immersion parents, who met last Wednesday for the annual general meeting of the Sylvan Lake chapter of Canadian Parents for French (CPF). About 10 parents discussed ways in which students and the community can learn more about French culture. “It’s really important to have activities to help the children see what the culture is actually about,” said Cherie Cardinal, president of CPF’s Sylvan Lake chapter. “It gives the language itself some purpose for them. Rather than just learning the language in class, they actually see where the language has come from.” Cardinal said several
French-related activities would likely be held in coming months and would be open to all students, not just those enrolled in French immersion programs. “We work alongside the schools and other parents to help promote (French culture), because the schools themselves don’t get a lot of additional funding for cultural activities for French,” she said. “We try and bring activities that would reflect that culture, so we’ll bring in performers who are French speaking so that the children see the French language and hear it in social, interacting ways.”
Cardinal said that such activities allow children to hear the French language being used in a conversational context outside the classroom. The group is also planning on working with schools to bring a book fair with French resources to Sylvan Lake. As well as promoting French culture and French immersion,
CPF offers support to parents who don’t speak French, and allows them access to a number of resources. This, according to Cardinal, enables parents to help their children do better in school. CPF’s Sylvan Lake chapter meets five times a year at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. The group’s next meeting is set for May 27 at 6:30 p.m.
and ATV and offroad vehicles. Then during the “Take Action” session each group planned a community or school project. Jordanna Meadows, 15, from H. J. Cody, said her group chose something to interest a certain audience. “We thought it would be cool to do a mock collision so we planned it out. I think that would get high school students engaged.” She added during an interview Sunday morning, that the conference was going “pretty good”.
“We learned a lot yesterday about traffic safety. I’m meeting a lot of cool people, some people from Sylvan I didn’t even know lived here.” The conference was “uplifting”, Meadows said, describing it as “a good place to come. I’m really happy it turned out well.” She’s also one of the YAC members who have been planning the event since October. On Sunday the group focused on issues such as suicide prevention, bullying and mental health. They discussed things they can
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Passion of many experienced in day-to-day life of journalist We’ve said many times that being a journalist is the most rewarding and inspiring job in the world. Particularly when you’re working in a small town. This week was no different as we were able to marvel at the talents of people in our community, join in celebrations and write about future leaders. Variety is the spice of a journalist’s life with the types of events, interviews, fact checking and investigating changing day-to-day. It’s also a hectic life. Hours stretch on as you sit through meetings — particularly when there are tens of items on the agenda — or the times of events conflict, especially as the community grows and we strive to do the more with the same resources. This week was a perfect example of the diversity that compels our passion for the job. Bibles for Grads is a celebration we look forward to every year for the festive atmosphere, the dedication of volunteers and our business community, and the enthusiasm of Grade 12 students who attend. In its 18th year, we remember a speaker several years ago remarking that this is a truly unique event, an event that hasn’t been undertaken in very many other communities. We wonder why. With seven schools in
town and three on the periphery, we’re always trekking to one or the other to see what students are doing, how they’re learning, the special events they’re celebrating and the teachers, support staff and parents who make a difference every day. It’s amazing, when you step back and think, that there are over 2,500 students in Sylvan’s schools. This week our news coverage includes stories about three teachers who are semifinalists in the provincial Excellence in Teaching awards. Each tells a remarkable story about their passions. Still with the schools, we attended the Art & Soul benefit concert at École H. J. Cody High School on Saturday afternoon. The talented work of visual art students (and of course their teacher Bruce Thompson) were beautifully displayed and appreciated. It’s too bad we can’t do more to encourage these budding young people to pursue this passion. Then there were the musical talents of teachers Jacqui Renwick and Kerry Heisler along with guest performers Rick Simon, Shawn Kingston and Tanya Ryan who enchanted with their musical talents. This is the fifth year for this major fundraising event for the school’s fine arts program and for the
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first time they welcomed to the stage several students. There were a few chairs still available in the audience, indicating this is one of the events yet to be discovered and appreciated by a wider group of people. Again contributing to the success of this event was our business community. We’re so fortunate to have so many people supporting the future of Sylvan Lake. Sunday morning we visited the two-day Sylvan Lake Youth Leadership Conference. Fifty-two young people gathered to learn about and discuss solutions to prevent injury in teens. Speaking to a few of them, it was enlightening the impact of the weekend and the plans they formulated to take back to their schools for action. Then Monday night we had another chance to learn about the region’s water and wastewater situation as we sat through discussions among town councillors on these and other topics (more in next week’s paper). At Poplar Ridge School we heard more about the humanitarian organization, A Better World, when students presented co-founder Eric Rajah with a cheque for
$1,100 which was raised through a garage sale for irrigation pumps in Africa. Also taking place this week is adjudication at the Sylvan Celebration of Music Festival. Their awards concert takes place at Red Deer Memorial Centre on Sunday afternoon. One more showcase for our young people. Then, of course, we had several interviews through the week as we worked feverishly to conclude the editorial part of the 30th edition
of Discover Sylvan Lake which will be available next month. Through all of this we see our community full of volunteers helping in so many facets of life. We see businesses ready and willing to support. We see the passions of people contributed for the benefit of others. And we see a vibrant, engaging community which is just waiting to be explored by more of our residents.
Remembers Sylvan as small town with not too many rules — in the ’90s Dear Editor, I’ve enjoyed reading the stories from the past and seeing the old archive photos in the paper. As I walk my dog around town, I’m constantly barraged with memories from the past, a past where Sylvan Lake was a little town. Perhaps a past that is filled with memories of my own coming of age, as a single young woman living in Sylvan Lake. A woman, who became a first time home owner, a wife and then a mother. Now I’m middle aged and while my kids are in school, I walk the dog and memories flood back. I thought I would share some more recent nostalgia from a not so distant past. I moved to Sylvan Lake in 1990. I believe the population was around 4,500. I remember when Red Onion on Lakeshore was the go-to place to grab a great pizza! Of course, Obee’s too, since they have been around forever.
Do you remember the bakery on Main Street? A wonderful place to go on a Saturday morning to grab some fresh bread and a tasty treat. I remember when Cobb’s was the only grocery store in town. There was a small mini-mart across the street as well, but Cobb’s was the place to go to do your main shopping. In doing so, a person would run into many friends and neighbours. In 1990, there was no Fox Run, or Lakeway Landing, not even Hewlett Park! I remember going to the meat shop (now Frontline Worship Centre) to select a nice steak (don’t forget to get a pig’s ear for the dog). My first house was a little cabin on 50th Avenue (locally referred to as Railroad Avenue) across from Dairy Queen. It is now home to Sylvan Lake Travel Agency and Everything H20. In the summer, when backdoors
and windows were open, I could hear people placing their order at the drive through at Dairy Queen. In fact, my boyfriend (now husband), would quickly run over there during a commercial, grab us a tasty treat and be back in time for the show to start. This was before you could pause live TV. We remember the Sylvan Hotel on the corner of Lakeshore and Centennial. We called it “the yellow bar”. Many fun times with friends occurred at the yellow bar. I remember when the library was at the town office. In fact, I remember when the new library was being built as we would take our nightly walk with our baby and survey the progress. Do you remember having to go into Red Deer to watch a movie? Or go swimming or to Walmart? We loved going to True Value Hardware on a Saturday to get things
we needed for the never ending project of home repairs. They always knew what we wanted or where to find it. The “red” playground as we affectionately called it (Centennial Park). This was even before it was newly built, the old wooden style. We remember the Farmers’ Market down on the grass by the red playground. It was great to grab some mini donuts or a treat and take the kids over to the red playground to play. Do you remember the old trampolines that used to be where the old Smuggler’s is? That was a fun time. And yes, the beach had lots and lots of sand. Back in those days, when the kids were little, the beach became a moms/tots playground around 10 a.m. until about 1 p.m. in May and June before the summer crowd would appear. Continued on Page 5
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Thanks to RCMP, neighbour for catching hit and run driver Dear Editor, I wanted to take a moment to thank my neighbour and the local RCMP for finding an individual who ran into my legally parked vehicle and fled the scene.
In the early hours of Sunday (Apr. 14th) an individual was driving a vehicle westbound on a local street in Sylvan when it veered across a lane of traffic and struck my truck, causing a few thousand dol-
lars worth of damage in the process. The driver immediately left the scene. Thankfully, my neighbour contacted the RCMP and they immediately made patrols and located the
vehicle involved. All too often the actions of others are not properly recog-
nized. In the case of law enforcement officers, many people are quick
to complain but will very rarely acknowledge an excellent job done.
Thank you once again. Levi Simcoe, Sylvan Lake
Memories... Continued from Page 4 Invariably, there would be the call for an ice cream treat. And Big Moo was always there to serve. Do you remember Mini-Moo? It was where the Lakers Pub/Grill is now. It was there for a short time. These are just some of the memories that I have from what life was like for a young woman/mom in the ’90s/’00s in Sylvan Lake. Maybe it is walking my dog that brings it forth, maybe it is nostalgia, maybe it’s just being a witness to so much change in such a short period of time, or maybe it’s just being a middle-aged woman with too much time on my hands to think. I remember Sylvan Lake as a little town, with not too many rules, a place to have fun and be carefree. Even though Sylvan Lake has grown, the quality of life here has not diminished. It’s just different. Although, I
sometimes miss running into friends at the only grocery store in town. Everyone is scattered about, going to different places. But, as we all know, change is necessary to progress. It’s wonderful to be able to swim at our pool without having to go into Red Deer … or to see a movie at our local theatre, or take the
family bowling. I will, however, never forget the sleepy little town that I moved to in 1990. The town that my children will call their hometown. Perhaps I need to walk my dog on a different path instead of memory lane. Barbra Scott, Sylvan Lake
- Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Loiselle with family at their 50th Anniversary celebration in August, 1921. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org along with as much information as you can provide.
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Ambulance response investigated after death by Paul Cowley Black Press
Alberta Health Services is probing ambulance response in Sylvan Lake after a resident claimed it took nearly 30 minutes for help to arrive for a man who collapsed and stopped breathing on
a residential street. Ryder’s Ridge resident Garry Virag said a man had been shovelling snow on Rafferty Court in the afternoon of Mar. 19, then he was spotted lying unconscious on the sidewalk. A resident administered CPR and 911 was
called. Virag said that after 20 minutes, ambulance sirens were heard but the ambulance drove by the Ryder’s Ridge neighbourhood where bystanders were working to revive the man. The man’s condition improved briefly and then he went into car-
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diac arrest a second time. It was a further 10 minutes before the first of two ambulances found the scene after being given instructions over a cellphone and waved down by residents. “I realize that GPS doesn’t show Rafferty Court. It’s not on GPS yet. But there are things called maps, or listen to the … instructions that are given to you,” said Virag, who is still steamed at the response time.
“It should never have happened.” The victim, who appeared to be in his 50s, later died. Virag said he doesn’t know if a faster response would have made a difference — but it bothers him that it might have. “The guy deserved a chance and he didn’t get it. “It was very upsetting.” Alberta Health Services says it is looking into the incident.
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“Our sympathy goes out to the family of the patient involved. AHS is reviewing this incident to determine details of the call and the EMS response,” said an emailed response from communications adviser Heather Kipling. “Out of respect for the family and as the review is ongoing, AHS will not comment further at this time.” Virag said he wrote a letter to the town to try to ensure that something is done to prevent similar incidents in the future. Sylvan Lake Mayor Susan Samson has assured him the town is following up on the incident. Better signage to the year-old neighbourhood was already planned and will be in place soon. Virag, 65, who was once an RCMP officer and is a former volunteer firefighter and Bowden town councillor, is also encouraged that health officials are reviewing what happened. “We got a ball rolling here and that’s what has to happen. If they don’t get any feedback about what’s wrong, or what’s going on, nothing ever changes.” Samson said the town will send a letter express-
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ing its concern to Alberta Health Services and Health Minister Fred Horne. Samson said slow ambulance response times are worrying, especially in Sylvan Lake, which lacks an urgent care centre and relies on Red Deer’s hospital for emergency care. “It just really compounds the problem,” she said. The town wants to get to the bottom of why the ambulances apparently took so long and whether it was because they had to be called in from outside the community. Innisfail-Sylvan Lake Wildrose MLA Kerry Towle said her party has heard a number of concerns from Albertans that the province’s central ambulance dispatch system isn’t working and ambulances are struggling to find addresses. Part of the problem with the system is that ambulances with local knowledge are often “flexed” into Red Deer and other crews less familiar with an area get called in to cover for them. Towle wants to know if that scenario happened in this case. She also plans to speak with Virag.
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The Shadow Riders 4-H club senior drill team has been hard at work preparing to perform during the Mane Event at the Westerner on Apr. 26th and 27th. Make sure to make your way out to see their drill. The Shadow Riders are hosting their annual pre-regional horse show on May 5th at Benalto and are very excited preparing for another great showing season. Club members would like to thank all of the people who made generous donations to the bottle drive they had on Apr. 6th to raise money to help return the Benalto train station to Benalto.
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POSITION TITLE: Equipment Operator 1
Rate of Pay: $14.54/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: â€˘ Assisting with maintenance of ball diamonds, soccer pitches, the skateboard park and other sport related facilities. â€˘ Assisting with parks cleanup, garbage control and park maintenance. â€˘ Assisting in maintaining pathways and bridges that are associated within parks. â€˘ Landscape and grounds maintenance duties. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: â€˘ 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. â€˘ Required to submit an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check), current Standard First Aid/CPR is required and a valid driverâ€™s license and provide a driverâ€™s abstract upon hiring.
SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: â€˘ Providing the safe and efficient operation of public equipment, primarily, but not limited to: Garbage Truck, Street sweeper, Loader, Tandem dump truck â€˘ Operation of shop equipment â€˘ Maintain roadway transportation network specifically snow clearing and removal, pothole repair, line painting, etc. â€˘ Maintain local pedestrian walkway/pathway system such as snow removal, crack repairs, etc. â€˘ Cemetery maintenance â€˘ Assistance in maintenance and repair of water and wastewater systems as required.
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May 13 â€“ Sept 4, 2013 (Tentative) Rate of Pay: $14.54/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: â€˘ 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. â€˘ Must be able to work most weekends throughout the summer. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: â€˘ Excellent organizational abilities, accurate and precise keyboarding skills, consistent ability to work independently and as a team, and most importantly exceptional 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, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: â€˘ Enthusiastic, friendly and outgoing personality. â€˘ Knowledge of town facilities, local attractions and current events. â€˘ Knowledge of regional tourism attractions â€˘ Current First Aid and CPR training. â€˘ Physical ability to be on foot patrol for a complete shift. â€˘ Ability to work effectively in a team environment. â€˘ Ability to work independently or with limited supervision. â€˘ Excellent communication skills both written and oral. â€˘ Excellent public relations skills.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: â€˘ Grade 12 or equivalent â€˘ Class 3 license with â€œQâ€? endorsement â€˘ Experience within a municipal environment would be an asset â€˘ Strong customer relation skills â€˘ A proven safe work record â€˘ The ability to work with a minimum of supervision â€˘ The ability to work in a team atmosphere â€˘ Able to work in a physically demanding environment â€˘ Able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. â€˘ Proven positive participation in Team/department interaction This position involves regular shifts of household solid waste collection and may include on-call and shift work. Flexibility to change shifts or respond to emergency situations is also required. A driverâ€™s abstract and criminal records check are required from the successful applicant. This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a professional, team focused environment. We offer competitive rates and an excellent benefits program including health and dental coverage and a wellness account. Please indicate the position you are applying for and submit cover letter, before 4:00 p.m. on April 26, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake, 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Danny Scott Fax: 403-887-3660 Email: email@example.com
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POSITION TITLE: YOUTH CENTRE DROP IN LEADER â€“ 1 Required SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: â€˘ Provide active leadership in the delivery of age appropriate drop in activities for children and youth ages 7-18. â€˘ Oversee safety of all participants in the youth centre. â€˘ Work week consists of weekday afternoons June - August, approximately 20 hrs per week. â€˘ The position is located at the Youth Centre (2nd floor of the Family & Community Centre). TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: â€˘ Team-oriented, energetic individuals. â€˘ Excellent communication and public relations skills. â€˘ Able to provide mature and enthusiastic leadership. â€˘ 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 Email:email@example.com
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June 17 â€“ Aug 23, 2013 Rate of Pay: $14.54/hour SUMMARY OF FUNCTION â€˘ 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. â€˘ Provide excellent customer service and ensure that interactions, both with camp participants and their parents/guardians, are conducted in a courteous and professional manner. â€˘ Planning and organizing the day camp program to provide a broad range of sport, art and culture opportunities for youth â€˘ Communicate effectively with the parents â€˘ Ensure a safe, clean, enjoyable environment is provided for camp participants and staff. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: â€˘ Must be 18 years of age or older â€˘ Strong verbal communication â€˘ Strong leadership skills â€˘ Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite â€˘ Ability to plan for, maintain, and supervise the work of volunteers and Leaders in Training. â€˘ Must possess current certification 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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Goodyear, Mayberry semi-finalists for teaching excellence awards by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
Two Poplar Ridge School teachers are among the semi-finalists for Excellence in Teaching awards. Jeff Goodyear, a Grade 5 teacher, said “it feels good, it’s nice to be nominated”. He’s been teaching since 1988, spending his first two years in Newfoundland before moving to Alberta. After six or seven years of teaching at the high school level he switched to middle school. A teacher at Poplar Ridge for the past 17 years, he said he enjoys the Grade 5 and 6 students because “they’re old enough to be independent to a certain degree but young enough to still be kids”. This is the second time he’s been nominated for the Excellence in Teaching award. He noted that the fact someone took the time to do the nomination means alot. “I am so glad he is
being acknowledged in this way,” said Principal Barb Hanson. “His motto is ‘if it’s not done well, it’s not done.’ He has brought to our school the Habits of Mind, as well as our school values, which he lives by every minute of the day. His combination of humour, music and activity make it an unforgettably ‘good year’ for every one of his students.” Beatrice Mayberry, a Grade 2 teacher, believes in making her classes fun so she’s inspiring students. “I’ve always said, if they want to come to school I could teach them anything.” As an example, she pointed to the last snow day where many classes only had two or three students while she had 15 of her students attend. “It’s just because it’s fun.” “We have an authentic, real-life Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus at our school,” said Hanson. Every day her students have an adventure, whether it’s creating a tour through fai-
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teaching I went back to school.” Because she started her career with just two years of postsecondary education, she went back and earned a Bachelor of Education in 1993 and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 2000. She’s been at Poplar Ridge School for the past 19 years. Her family farmed west of Penhold for a number of years and now they live just east of Sylvan
Lake. “It’s lovely to be so close to school. I spend a lot of time here, probably because teaching one of the lower levels requires lots of prep work — but I love it.” This is the first time she’s been nominated for the Excellence in Teaching award. “It’s kind of humbling, it doesn’t feel right almost. If you do something you love, that, in itself, is pretty well a reward.”
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An interesting side story, is that one of the students she taught at G. W. Smith then became her supervisor when she did her practicum as part of the Bachelor of Education degree. Next year that same person - Jody Dennis — is going to be her principal. “I’ve been in education a long time,” she laughed. Mayberry wanted to thank the people who nominated her — and all the kids over the
years. Over 100 educators were recognized as semi-finalists this week at regional celebrations in Edmonton and Calgary. From that group 20 will be chosen to receive an Excellence in Teaching Award which will be presented May 25. Both semifinalists and award recipients will have access to special funds for professional development.
Lukenbill ran 26.2 miles to mark Fox anniversary by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News
A number of Canadians took part in m a r at h o n - d i s t a n c e runs across the country last Friday, to commemorate the 33-year anniversary of the beginning of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Each Canadian province had at least one volunteer running the marathon; Alberta’s was Sylvan Lake resident Karry Lukenbill, who was joined by members of her family for sections of her run. The nationwide event was created last year by Montreal resident Eddy Nolan, who felt Canadians should commemorate the day Terry Fox began his cross-Canada run in
support of cancer research. “I think cancer has touched everybody, so when I saw that Eddy was recruiting people, I said I’ll volunteer,” said Lukenbill, whose sisterin-law died of cancer. “Eddy worked really hard to get someone from every province to run the marathon, and we have eight returning people from last year, so we had to recruit a few new people.” Lukenbill and her daughter Erika began the 26.2 mile run at the Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment early last Friday morning. They then ran through Sylvan Lake before heading south on Highway 20 and toward Red Deer on Highway 11. In Red Deer, Lukenbill was joined by her two great nephews,
Carson (6) and Wyatt (4) Mcrobbie, before she concluded her run on the south side of the city. Lukenbill admitted to not being a marathon-distance runner, and was stepping away from her preferred half marathon. She felt that carrying out the run, however, would be a fitting tribute to the man who for 143 days ran an average distance of 26 miles. “It’s not about speed, it’s just to get that distance in and wave the flag,” she said, adding that Fox’s legacy and influence today remain stronger than ever. “Terry Fox, of course, was amazing,” she said. “With his foundation, 84 cents on the dollar goes to cancer research right off the top. This is the day
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ours. Lukenbill said she intends to take part in the run again next year, and would welcome other runners to join her.
Karry and Erika Lukenbill began the 26.2-mile Terry Fox tribute run at Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment just before 8 a.m. last Friday. STUART FULLARTON
Sylvan seniors’ program receives federal money by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
The Senior Community Connection Project, operated by Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Association, is one of four projects in the Red Deer riding to receive money from the federal government. MP Earl Dreeshen announced that seniors in Central Alberta will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program. Sylan Lake Seniors’ Association received $25,000 through the program, the maximum available. The four organizations received a total of $78,300 for their projects. “Our government recognizes the diversity of skills, knowledge and experience that seniors contribute to our society and the economy,” said Dreeshen. “Through initiatives such as the New Horizons for Seniors Program, we are helping to ensure that seniors maintain a high quality of life and continue as active, participating members of their communities.”
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Moo’s moving towards bigger quarters by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
The Big Moo and More Moo are expanding in Sylvan Lake’s lakeshore core. At their meeting Apr. 8, Sylvan Lake councillors unanimously approved a development permit for a 2,907 square foot (270 square metre) singlestorey addition to the More Moo “for additional retail and storage space”. The addition will be on the south side of the existing building and set back from 44th Street. The permit also includes reconstruction of the building’s roof and front parapet wall. This will result in an approximate increase in the front façade of seven feet bringing the overall height to 5.8
metres or 19 feet. “Additional retail traffic is anticipated by the additional building entrance,” stated a report to council from the town’s planning and development department. Councillor Laverne Asselstine questioned, “is this the way council wants to go with allowing development down there?” He was referring to the fact the developer isn’t required to provide any parking. “Parking has always been an issue, in the past we always required parking,” Asselstine said. “What happens to the staff that works in the business. They use the parking lot across the street.” He pointed out that there are two hour parking limits on 50th Street. “Do we expand that to include
Lakeshore Drive. I don’t know. It seems to be an issue when you take two-thirds of the property and put a building on it.” Tim Schmidt, the town’s director of planning and development, told him that under the town’s regulations and Pattern Book there’s no parking required for the commercial or retail use on the main floor. A developer could cover 100 per cent of the lot without providing any parking spaces. Asselstine continued, “at some time in the future, do we put in parking meters (in the town parking lot)?” “Maybe, why not,” answered Councillor Ken MacVicar. “When the spots are taken up by employees, how do we promote turnover of spots?” asked Asselstine.
“There’s a parking problem in every community in this country over a certain size,” said MacVicar. “But there’s a different time to have that discussion. This application came to MPC (Municipal Planning Commission) and it met the requirements. I’m not sure why we’re having this discussion at this time.” “I don’t see it happening soon,” said Mayor Susan Samson of metered parking. “Redevelopment of Lakeshore is still in its infancy.” MacVicar again questioned spending time on the parking issue. “On sunny days we have parking problems,” he said estimating that was only about 30 days out of 365. The development permit application estimated the cost of the
Medicine River Pony Club visited Heide Veterinary by Connie Kentz Special to Sylvan Lake News
Medicine River Pony Club was thrilled to have an opportunity to learn from Dr. Brian Heide at a recent vet visit at his clinic south at the corner of Highway 11 and Range Road 13. Club members members are currently taking part in the theory portion of their club year, so the visit to the
clinic allowed them some real hands on experiences with a horse. They were able to explore the inside of a horse’s mouth and learn about Equine dentistry, as well as a look at a pregnant mare’s ultrasound among other topics. The MRPC currently has 28 members. They meet every Wednesday from February through August at Benalto Agricultural grounds.
Benalto Agricultural Society supports our club and we couldn’t do it without them! Members will begin the riding portion of their year in May following their theory exam and a helmet fitting, courtesy of Sarah from Victory Tack in Red Deer. The members are really looking forward to saddling up. Dressage, stadium jumping, cross-country jumping, and Prince
$43,671.38 and growing by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
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. We know how giving our community is and we want to emphasize that with this column. Please feel free to add to our list. Year-to-date total $43,671.38 • Telus presented $2,350 to Sylvan Lake Community Partners’ Association which will be used to upgrade the
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Philip Mounted games are the disciplines that they will focus on. Each summer the club puts on a week long riding camp which includes stable management and riding lessons in the above disciplines. The MRPC looks forward to another exciting year of riding and making lasting friendships with fellow club members and their four legged friends!
project at $100,000 with work to be done prior to the summer season. Approval of a development permit for an addition to the back of Big Moo (at the corner of 46th Street and Lakeshore Drive) was granted at the Feb. 25 council meeting. The purpose of this
1,512 square foot (140.5 square metre) addition over two storeys is to provide additional private storage space. Part of the approval requires the development to have “appropriate regard for the Pattern Book” specifically as it applies to façade treatments and
colour schemes. The development permit application estimated the cost of the project at $100,000. Asselstine voted against approval of this permit while the rest of council was in favour.
Lodge receives funding for capital upgrades by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
It’s the first time in more than 20 years of attending Alberta Senior Citizens’ Housing Association conferences, that Councillor Ken MacVicar can remember a provincial government minister showing up with money instead of just promises. Speaking at a council committee of the whole meeting Monday night, he said Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths actually had money for them when he attended the conference last week. MacVicar added it’s ironic given the number cuts being announced in other areas of provincial responsibility. Sylvan Lake Lodge Foundation is to receive
$177,000 based on the formula of $3,000 for each of its 59 units. Dale Aasen, executive director of the foundation, said they have a 10 year plan for facility upgrading but the board hasn’t yet had a chance to discuss how to spend this money. They do have a boiler that has to be done and they started a program last year to replace a few windows a year, starting with the section which was upgraded in 1990. “There are other things we’d like to do as well.” Each housing management body across the province has been allocated $3,000 for every unit it owns or manages. Maintenance and improvements of up to 172 seniors’ lodges, cottages and unique homes will benefit as many as 10,000 seniors across the province,
through a $30.9 million investment from the government’s Budget 2013, said a news release issued Tuesday. The one-time capital renewal investment can be used for building repairs, mechanical and plumbing upgrades, fire and safety upgrades and kitchen, dining room and resident room expansions and renovations, once project proposals have been approved. “These lodges are essential accommodations for seniors who wish to stay close to their families and neighbours as they age, especially those who live in rural Alberta,” said Griffiths. “We are spending our dollars smarter by upgrading these older properties to ensure our seniors have safe, comfortable and affordable places to call home now and in the future.”
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Teens firing BB guns in residential area located by police Saturday, April 6th 12:43 a.m. – RCMP attended a residence on 38th Street in Sylvan Lake after a complaint of a noisy party and reckless driving along the street around the home. When members arrived, they found several youths consuming alcohol with possible drug use. The party was shut down and the property owner contacted and fined under municipal bylaws. Tuesday, April 9th 10:00 p.m. – A theft of several bottles of alcohol from All Aboard Liquor Store in Sylvan Park was reported to police. The complainant reported that four people, three females and one male, entered the store, took several bottles off the shelves, and left the store without paying. They were witnessed leaving the scene in a newer style light coloured Dodge Caravan. The investigation is continuing. Wednesday, April 10th 6:50 p.m. – Police attended a domestic dispute on Wildrose Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 30-yearold male called RCMP to report
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that his common-law spouse was intoxicated, argumentative and was becoming increasingly aggressive. As a result, a 34-year-old female was arrested for breach of peace and was lodged in cells until sober. Thursday, April 11th 10:14 p.m. – A resident contacted RCMP after four males were reportedly shooting BB guns around his house. Members located the males, all in their late teens, and spoke with them about the complaint. The young men were advised that they cannot fire BB guns in a residential area and if they persist they may face charges. All agreed and apologized to the resident over the incident. 10:45 p.m. – RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 50th Street at Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake after a vehicle was spotted without func-
AFTER THE CHOCOLATE IS GONE By Rev. Rilla Sommerville St. Mary’s & St. Timothy’s Anglican Church he lakeshore, a light mist rising off the water. A campÀre crackling, the aroma of breakfast Àsh frying. The shadow of a boat emerging from the mist and wearily gliding in to shore. It could be a summer morning on Sylvan Lake. Only it’s not. It’s the Sea of Galilee, AD33 or thereabouts. And the tired Àshermen on board are Peter and his friends, who’ve Àshed all night without success. Seven disillusioned men who are wondering, “After the resurrection, what next? Is it back to the humdrum of our old profession after the highoctane adventure of three years with Jesus? Do we even have what it takes to keep our businesses aÁoat anymore? Is there a game plan?” It feels a bit like our own post-Easter doldrums. After the chocolate bunnies and easter eggs are gone, after the lilies and daffodils have withered, after the sugar high has let us down, we Ànd ourselves…much the same as we were before Easter. Somewhere inside our heart a little voice is struggling to be heard. “After Easter, what then? What of all those triumphant
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Community invited to brunch to honour HCI Cup winner Submitted Special to Sylvan Lake News
The Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) Cup will be presented to an individual or group working toward the realization of the community vision, during a brunch Saturday, to which the community is invited. It’s taking place beginning at 10 a.m. in the community centre. Areas of focus within the community vision include: natural beauty, living together, people connecting, healthy living and balance. Since the HCI Cup was first awarded in 2000, recipients have included Sheryll Bowey, Sylvan Lake Extended Care, Community Youth Services, Sylvan Lake Seniors Association
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“Every day I learn something new from the students I teach and from my colleagues and from the parents I work with. “We just have an amazing school community at Our Lady of the Rosary School and it’s just been an awesome experience.” Cunningham began teaching in 1998, and in 1999, she received her first teaching accolade — the Edwin Parr Teacher Award. Since then, she’s taught students in Kindergarten through Grade 9 at schools in Eckville, Lacombe and Rimbey. She’s now in her third year of teaching at Our Lady of the Rosary, where, on top of her teaching duties, she also serves as school counsellor. Being nominated for the Excellence in Teaching Award came as a surprise, she admitted. “In so many ways, I’m surrounded by so many wonderful teachers at Our Lady of the Rosary, that I’m not sure I’m the best candidate,” she said. “It certainly wasn’t something that I expected, but it’s just such a great honour. It’s a very pleasant surprise.” Cunningham is one of about about 130 teachers who were named as semi-finalists for the award. Its 20 winners will be announced in May, at a dinner with Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson. “It’s an honour to publicly recognize educators who impact students in such a meaningful way,” said Johnson, in an Apr. 8 news release. “Everything they do is focused on student success. “These semi-finalists embody the vision and direction that thousands of Albertans shared with us through Inspiring Education, and they deserve our recognition for that.”
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Growing up in a sauna — memories of the Steam Baths by Brenda Allan (nee Anderson) Special to Sylvan Lake News
When I was nine years old, our family moved to the Sylvan Lake, in Central Alberta, from northern B.C. I was still young enough not to be too troubled by the prospect. My two sisters, my brother and I were going to live near a lake and a beach and our grandmother. So, I didn’t actually grow up in a sauna, but we did live above the family business. The large, white stuccoed building was named “Central Steam Baths”. It was built by my paternal grandfather, Charles Anderson, in 1947 in an area where many other Finns had settled. My dad, Richard, took over the business from my Uncle Clarence in 1963. When our family moved into the upstairs living area my parents decided it needed renovating. Walls came out, an extra bedroom went in for my brother, and the modern new furniture and appliances helped my mother adjust to the change. I remembered visiting when it had been a warren of cozy rooms, with storage under the eaves in cubby spaces where we would read comic books, and the living room had a black bear rug on the floor and antlers on the wall. There were cast iron radiators in each room that heated the house, and there was no feeling cozier than when they would clank to life. In the winter, wool mittens lined up steaming on the top and boots pushed in under the bottom. Now it was an open, bright space with large windows and a white wrought-iron railing above the stairway. The stairs led from our living room down to a door that opened into the business part of the Steam Baths. The business consisted of six private units on the main floor that customers could
rent. Each unit had a brass number on a white wooden slat door and a dressing room, a shower room and a steam room. The concrete floors were painted a shiny grey and had brightly coloured braided rag rugs scattered about. White benches lined the walls for customers to wait for their turn. A counter wrapped around the corner with a cupboard for towels and face cloths at one end and a big, rectangular pop cooler filled with glass bottles of Coca-Cola, Orange Crush and 7-Up against the wall. We kids were happy to see a shelf holding chocolate bars, Cheezies and chips for sale and were fascinated by the big cash register. The Steam Baths came with a resident cat, Big John, a large, white and very fluffy cat whose habit was to leap up on the red counter-top and then spring to the top of the high towel cabinet to preside over the room. In the back of the building was the furnace room, which was filled by a huge gasheated (originally coalheated) boiler to produce the hot water and steam, fascinating with its gauges and noisiness and the way it would roar when the burners fired up. There was a back stairway that led down through this room and connected to a laundry room but I only cut through when I absolutely had to. Dad was the quintessential Finn. His brothers seemed much more jovial, but Dad was taciturn and responsible. He was also thrifty. He worked hard building up the
Central Steam Baths - circa 1960. business. When I look at photos now of before and after we moved, he must have lost 40 pounds within the first year. First, there were the stairs which he was up and down many times per day. After each customer finished his bath, Dad and Mom would wipe down each unit from top to bottom with clean towels to prepare for the next person. The rooms would still be warm and my parents would be sweating almost as much as the bathers. I can still remember the crisp, kind of piney scent of the sanitizer they used. The place was kept spotless. There were always towels to wash, dry and fold, floors to be mopped and venetian blinds to dust. We all took our turns doing jobs. The business and family life blended together. In the evening at suppertime, one of us kids would stay down-
stairs sitting on a high stool behind the counter working on homework or reading, while Dad had his meal. Then he could relax a bit and not worry about listening for the bell on the door if a customer came in. When it was my turn, for some reason I was terrified of having to talk face-to-face with someone walking in to pay for a bath. Many of the patrons were farmers, golfers or businessmen coming in for a relaxing steam at the end of the day. The one large family-sized unit with double dressing rooms was popular on weekends. But I was shy and when I saw a car turning in to the parking lot I would grab my books and sprint for the door to the stairs to call Dad down. I realize now that it can’t have been easy to support a family with such a niche business, but Dad, in his frugality managed it well. I
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Awesome Art & Soul benefit concert and silent auction Featured singer songwriter Tanya Ryan wowed the audience with several selections during the Art & Soul concert. The event is the biggest benefit of the year for the school’s fine arts program. MC Brett Gardiner noted that besides the music performances and art displays there were some “awesome, awesome” things up for grabs in the silent auction — “awesome stuff from tremendous supporters”.
Rick Simon, Shawn Kingston, Tanya Ryan, Jacqui Renwick and Kerry Heisler individually and together performed for an audience of about 100 people during the 5th annual Art & Soul event at École H. J. Cody High School Sunday afternoon. For the first time at this event, they welcomed several students to join them. Cody Rumbolt and Devyn Kjorlien entertained during the first set of the program while Madison Fudger joined Renwick for a song in the second half and Shaye Lyons played a song with Heisler.
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There’s no evidence of dog fighting taking place in the Sylvan Lake area, according to RCMP. A recent post on an Internet classified advertising site contained a picture of a badly mutilated dog and caused widespread reaction in the area during the past month. Sylvan Lake RCMP were able to identify the person who posted the photo and determined it was taken from an unknown internet site. “The ad was posted by a concerned citizen who had heard that dogs were being stolen in the Sylvan Lake area for dog fighting rings,” said RCMP Cst. Gord Marshall in a news release. The concerned citizen posted the photo “with the intent of demonstrating how cruel this type of abuse is. The post then made it to Facebook and was very quickly shared in many other social media platforms.” Marshall stated that while the RCMP received numerous phone calls from concerned citizens with inquiries only, there have “not been reports of specific or actual incidents”. Police worked with Animal Control and the SPCA in their investigation and “have not been able to confirm any
evidence that dogs are going missing for the purpose of dog fighting”. The RCMP will investigate any new information or tips received, Marshall stated. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward. Jim deBoon, at Klassic Kennels, the town’s animal control contractor, posted the following on his Facebook page on Mar. 26. “So, for those hearing the statements about lots of injured dogs around Sylvan to Rocky, we here and the other animal service that does Rocky and Red Deer County have had NO such injured dogs come in to us. So all I can say is that while we know dog fighting rings exist, and they could be operating anywhere, we have no recent information of one in our area. That being said, NEVER give a dog away for free, especially online. Never leave your dog unattended where it could stray or be picked up. And report any suspicious behaviour to the proper authorities. Hope this helps.” A story in the Rocky Mountain House Mountaineer last week, states the same thing. RCMP S/Sgt. Bill Laidlaw indicated “there is no evidence such a ring is operating, although he confirmed police have also heard the rumours,” stated the story in the Apr. 9 edition.
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Just one more season for curling rink; fundraising underway for new six-sheet facility by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
It’s official. Sylvan Lake’s curling rink, which has served the community for 63 years, will be closed at the end of the next season and demolished. That’s the portion of the building which houses the actual ice surface. The front end of the building which includes the viewing area, lockers, washrooms and offices on the main floor and kitchen, washrooms and lounge area on the second floor will be preserved for the present. The executive of Sylvan Lake Curling Club announced that as of March 31, 2014, the facility that’s probably the oldest recreation complex in town, will be closed as it’s reached the end of its life. “The building is terminal,” said President Greg Smith. “The life of the building is done,” added Lorie Johanson. “It’s either replace it or curling in this town is done.” Replace it is the plan. They’ve been working with the town to move forward. Town council has approved $1.5 million towards a refurbished curling facility, establishing a partnership between the curling club and the town. “This was a wonderful kick start to our fundraising,” said Smith. “However, we are looking to the future; yes this is a challenge but one which the Sylvan Lake Curling Club building committee has taken on with their eyes wide open. This is not a new venture for the curling club. They did it in 1928 and again in 1950.” Their goal is to raise an additional $2.2 million by the end of November. That would allow them to completely replace the current structure. Their main priority is to get the rink portion replaced next summer then, depending on their fundraising efforts, they can address the front portion in a phased approach. “The most important part is we get the ice covered and six sheets then we can go from there,” said Walsh. He added that “with the much appreciated guidance provided by Ron Lebsack”, the town’s
director of leisure and protective services, they have just entered the ‘Tender for Design’ stage. “We are pretty close to enough money to put a new shed on the back with six sheets,” Walsh said. A request for proposal for architecture services for the curling rink is already posted on the club’s website. The closing date is Apr. 30 then the building committee can make a decision and will have something more concrete to show club members and the public. Their hope would be to begin construction at the end of the next winter season and be ready a few months later for the 201415 winter season. Committee members have already been busy applying for grants and spnsorships. They have a sponsorship package available and are distributing it to local businesses and industries. Those who haven’t been approached yet but who would like information may contact John Walsh at 403-887-8816 or curling club manager Joel Powlesland at 403-8877760. Committee members stressed this is not just a curling facility. It’s used year-round. Johanson said it’s lounge area has been used for receptions, birthday parties and small weddings. “It fills a gap,” she said, indicating it’s a small facility in the middle of other facilities with the town’s community centre catering to larger
groups while several other buildings accommodate smaller meetings and events. Already for this summer, the club has booked t-ball, golf and volleyball events. A quilt show takes place there during 1913 Days and the hockey camp rents part of the facility during July and August. The Red Deer Royals have also used it for practice. Due to Sylvan’s central location and hospitality, the club has recently been approached to host curling training courses and provide pre-season training facilities for overseas teams. “We are actively researching these options.” Club members, in determining the need for six sheets to replace their current five sheets, said curling is growing worldwide. It’s getting more and more exposure on TV. The club will be hosting the Alberta Scotties women’s championship in January for the second time in four years. The event will take place in the multiplex but the curling rink will also be used to host visitors. “Of all the towns in Alberta that have curling, we got it for the second time in four years,” said Smith. They hosted the provincial juvenile championships last month. Walsh added that in the last five years school programs have exploded. The past season saw 654 students from elementary
and secondary schools curling as part of their physical education courses. Curling transcends all ages. Johanson said it goes from age seven all the way through junior, to high school and college. “You can go to whatever level you chose to.” Her children are the third generation of curlers playing from the local club. “It’s a reasonably priced sport,” added Joyce Thrush. During the last season there were almost 1,000 weekly users of the curling club. Senior curlers averaged 80, the majority of whom curled three times a week — a great workout, said Walsh. Some 20 non-curling ‘senior’ seniors regularly stop for coffee and are most welcome. In order for snowbirds to play, the senior season is divided into two ten week draws. This allows them to curl up to Christmas then head south for the rest of the winter. Daytime and evening leagues operate every day during the winter season to meet all users’ level of play and interest. The club’s aim is to continue its established programs while developing wheel chair curling and upgrading the accessibility of the viewing area and club facilities by installing an elevator. “Please become part of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s heritage,” encouraged the building committee. You
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“We do ask for the community’s support; curling has had its roots firmly set in Sylvan Lake since 1928. We are now planning for the next 100 years,” wrote Smith.
- A group of girls crowded around Bentley Generals player Chris Neiszner who was working with Hockey Alberta last Friday evening on the Try Hockey program. About 20 girls attended the event at Sylvan Lake’s arena. It was intended to serve as an introduction to hockey for those with no prior experience and increase female participation in the game. The evening began with on-ice instruction and a game and finished with pizza. Assisting Neiszner were Red Deer Queens players Camille Trautman, Ashley Graf and Leah Boucher. The girls who attended were from throughout Central Alberta. STEVE DILLS
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Barnzee Sportswear Midget AA Lakers battled to league championship Submitted Special to Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake Barnzee Sportswear Midget AA Lakers had a very successful season finishing first in regular season play for the North Division of the South Central Alberta Hockey League. Their 22-10-2 season was an impressive accomplishment for the team in this competitive league.
After a bye in the first round of playoffs, the Lakers took the second round over Wheatland Chiefs with a successful outcome of best of three games, 6-5, 2-3, and 5-3. They then took on Red Deer Elks for a clean sweep — a 7-3 score in game 1 and a double overtime win of 4-3 earning the Lakers the North Division title. Moving on to face Badlands Long Horns for
the SCAHL Championship, the Lakers battled hard, taking the series in four games; 5-1 win, 4-5 loss, 5-3 win, and a 4-1 triumph for the championship banner. The extra effort given by all the players during the run for the ring was a very impressive display, making it an exciting and memorable series for the players, coaches, parents, fans and everyone involved.
Ledwos selected for all-star team to compete in Senior Bowl by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News
A star receiver with the H. J. Cody Lakers has been chosen for the North AllStar Team which will play in the Senior Bowl on the May long weekend in Calgary. Tyler Ledwos was one of 40 players selected to the team following a camp at Clarke Stadium in Edmonton on the weekend. Only two other players from Central Alberta were selected — quarterback Scott Pearson from Hunting Hills in Red Deer and receiver Joel Bishop from Wetaskiwin. Both Ledwos and Pearson are teammates on the Prairie Fire Football team which is currently playing in the Calgary
and Area Midget Football League. The Senior Bowl is the Alberta high school all-star game. The program is for graduating Grade 12 players. The 24th annual Senior Bowl is scheduled for May 20 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. Ledwos was named the Lakers’ most valuable player for the second year in a row, at the team’s banquet last month. At that time, Coach Jeremy Braitenback said, “he’s the most talented player in the 16 years I’ve coached, probably the best player we’ve ever had. The one thing I really want to see is you go forward in football.” Ledwos was also one of eight Lakers who made the Central Alberta High School Football League all star team.
We are all very proud and impressed by how the players came together to form a championship team. Thanks to the awesome coaching staff for all your dedication in leading this team to victory and to our manager for going above and beyond to make this a great year. Thanks to our sponsors, parents, and fans for everything you do to support the team. Most importantly, thanks to the great group of boys whose commitment, drive, and determination produced a championship team that we are all proud of. Best of luck to the third year players in your future endeavours and we look forward to seeing the returning players next year. Head Coach Lloyd Cox had the following to say about the season. I would like to start off by thanking the SLMHA for the opportunity to coach the Midget AA Lakers. The season started with tryouts of players from Sylvan and surrounding communities to make up the roster of 19. The team
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was picked and made with four import players and 14 non which left one spot open as there where players still in tryouts with various other teams. We ended up filling the last position with Travis Mayan. Travis was the scoring leader for the SCMHA, also voted the leagues MOP and a leader in the dressing room. The team was made up of players that had good offensive abilities (Tyler
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On March 7, 2013 the Government of Alberta made a decision on your behalf that will severely
your access to quality health care if it is not reversed. The decision was to reduce its payment of generic medications from 35% to 18% of their brand-name equivalents. This lowers income for all Alberta pharmacies, now making it diﬃcult to provide services beyond checking prescriptions. The revenue subsidized a dispensing fee (that has increased by merely $0.52 in 22 years), to pay pharmacists to also: – Answer questions about over-the-counter medications or conditions – Provide free phone consultations – Contact insurance companies to troubleshoot billing issues – Deliver prescriptions – Create and check blister packaging – Provide income tax receipts or duplicate receipts – Access information about prescriptions ﬁlled at other pharmacies – Contact other health-care providers – Oﬀer walk-in immunizations – Destroy unused or expired medications – We are hoping for renegotiations with the government so we can continue to oﬀer the services we have always provided to the community. The cuts impose the additional risk of future drug shortages for Albertans as drug companies ﬁrst oﬀer limited supplies to much more proﬁtable markets. If you feel that these changes have the potential to aﬀect your personal health or the economic health of your community please voice your concerns by contacting one or all of the following: Premier Allison Redford | 780-427-2251 | firstname.lastname@example.org Health Minister Fred Horne | 780-427-3665 | email@example.com MLA Kerry Towle | 403-227-1500 | firstname.lastname@example.org They are aware of how the changes will aﬀect pharmacies in general but are not necessarily aware of how you will be aﬀected. Sincerely Your Local Pharmacists:
James Bott Bev Brattston Steven Busse Robert Ferguson
Don Fischer Cindy Gise-Keenan Val Langevin Michael Mikheil
Arnold Salud Jane Schaefer Giovanni Ursella Linda Zouboules
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In Memoriam BAGBY Phyllis Ellen (nee Yarian) July 31, 1920 ~ Apr. 12, 2013 Phyllis Ellen Bagby passed away peacefully at the Bethany Sylvan Lake, AB surrounded by her loving family.
Phyllis was born in Fort Wayne Indiana to Almeta and Lester Yarian. She is a graduate of Lafayette, Indiana Home Hospital/Purdue University Nursing School. Phyllis married Robert (Bob) Bagby, her loving husband of 70 years in Arizona during WWII. She and Bob moved their family to Calgary, Alberta in 1954 and then Phyllis spent many happy and busy retirement years with Bob in their Sylvan Lake Home. Phyllis had an amazing capacity for love and devoted her life unselfishly and unconditionally to each and every one of her large family along with her many friends, her church and her community. She was a member of the Catholic Woman’s League for more than 50 years and also took great pleasure in her years as a Glenbow Museum Docent. Phyllis was a skilled seamstress and artisan, loved to swim, play golf and play bridge. Following Bob’s retirement travel especially to sunny Florida brought her great pleasure. Even at 92 the mention of any family member or of the word “trip” brought a sparkle to her eyes. Phyllis will be forever in the hearts of her devoted husband Robert Bagby; her children Terri (Mike) Madill, Mike (Robyn) Bagby, Tim (Barb) Bagby, Trish Bagby, Tom (Gina) Bagby; grandchildren Karin (Jason) Ebertz, Debby (Scott) Rumpel, Jan (Susie) Madill, Myles (Heather) Bagby, Tara (Jonah) Cimolini, Sara and Josh Bagby, Michael and Christopher Crouse, Aimee Wilkins and Eric (Michelle) Tutton; her great grandchildren Paytn and Cade Ebertz, Stefen (Amanda), Joel and Megan Rumpel, Elysia Dziwenka, Mason, Elizabeth and Aime Bagby, Ethan and Tyler Cimolini, Whitni Fields, Toni Shelton, Katie McDade and Courtney Tutton; great great granddaughter Rory Ebertz and nieces Susan O’Conner and Sally Bork. Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved son Jon Christopher Bagby; parents Almeta and Lester Yarian; sister and brother- in- law Mary Alice and John Spencer and Bob’s parents Margaret and Joel Bagby. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Bethany Sylvan Lake and the Bentley Care Centre for their wonderfully loving care.
Memorial Service For
ROSIE H. NELSON (wife of the late Ronald E. Nelson of Bentley) on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the rural Rainy Creek Hall. No flowers please. If desired, memorial tributes can be made in her name to HEARTLAND MANOR, Box 85, Site 5, R.R. 4, Lacombe, AB T4L 2N4 or to WESTVIEW APARTMENTS, c/o Bentley Senior Citizen’s Housing Society, Box 870, Bentley, AB T0C 0J0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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