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- Erika Stenlund cleared the bar on this attempt at high jump during École Fox Run School’s track and field day Monday. She finished second to Megan Cressey who cleared 130 centimetres in the Grade 7 girls competition. Results and more pictures will be in next week’s Sylvan Lake News. STEVE DILLS



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Steffie Read-A-Thon raised $5,822.90 by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News The Community Calendar is an open bulletin board for non-profit community groups running free events open to the general public. Submissions must be received by Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. and should be kept as concise as possible. We will edit for content and length. We strive to publish all submissions we receive, however, due to the number of items or space availability, we are not able to guarantee publication. If you need to be sure your message runs, we suggest you place your message in the Classified section. Deliver submissions to our office at Suite 103, 5020 50A St., Sylvan Lake, fax to 1-403-887-2081 (Toll-Free 1-888-9992081) or email to Be certain to include dates, times and contact information.

Special Events Friday, May 30-Sunday, June 2 - Eckville Rodeo at the arena. 6:30 p.m. both days. Municipal breakfast, parade and other events on Saturday. Watch for more details. Saturday, June 1 - Teddy Bear Tea Party at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library from 1-2 pm. Free, registration required. Saturday, June 1 - Multicultural Festival at Danish Canadian National Museum & Gardens, south of Dickson. Enjoy the variety of cultures and experiences we have in Central Alberta. Saturday, June 1 - Muscles in Motion at Jarvis Bay Provincial Park. Includes an 8 km trail run, team firefighter fitness challenge and NEW this year is a Kids 1 km run & challenge all in support of Canadians affected with Muscular Dystrophy. To register, volunteer or donate go to http://muscle. Check out the schedule of events at Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 - Spring showcase Country Drive. Discover year-round rural attractions, events, history, markets and local cuisine. Sunday, June 2 - Decoration Day at Lakeview Cemetery, organized by Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion. Sunday, June 2 to Saturday, June 8 - Seniors Week at Sylvan Lake Seniors Centre. Watch for detailed ad or call 403-887-5428. Tuesday, June 4 - Fundraising barbecue to support the Seniors’ Bus, in Sobey’s parking lot from 10 am to 3 pm. Celebrating Seniors Week! Friday, June 7 - 6th annual Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association Lakers golf tournament at Sylvan Lake Golf & Country Club. For info call Jim at 403-887-6060. Friday, June 7 - Farmers’ Day BBQ at Markerville’s from 11 am to 2 pm at Fensala Hall. Centennial event - Saturday, June 8 -Sylvan Lake Centennial Jubilee ceremony and barbecue at the multiplex beginning at 2:30 pm. Featuring local talent plus music students from H. J. Cody High School. Followed by barbecue and social featuring live music by Wooden Nickel. Advance tickets only, available at the aquatic centre or town office. Saturday, June 8 - Garage sale from 9-3 at the back of Sylvan Lake Community Partners building (4936 50 Ave.). Funds support the Compassion Fund. Donations accepted June 8, no clothing. Saturday, June 8 - Summer Village of Half Moon Bay annual information meeting begins at 10 am at the summer villages administration office, Bay 8, 14 Thevenaz Industrial Trail. Saturday, June 8 - 18th annual Kuriakos bike, walk, run. 100 km bike, 15 km run or 13 km walk, take your pick. More details at Sunday, June 9 - Open house at Camp Kuriakos. Range Road 2-4 north of Township Road 390 (the old Highway 11A) Centennial event - Wednesday, June 12 - Official re-dedication of Centennial Park at 1 pm organized

by Town of Sylvan Lake and Centennial committee. Bring the family for cake and juice. Saturday, June 15 - Summer Village of Birchcliff annual information meeting begins at 10 am at Rainy Creek Hall. Saturday, June 15 - Icelandic Picnic at Markerville’s community leisure grounds starting at 12 pm followed by program in Fensala Hall at 3 pm and potluck dinner at 5 pm.

Centennial Activities Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16 - 1913 Days organized by the Town of Sylvan Lake. Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 - Quilt show hosted by Sylvan Lake Quilters at the curling rink. Friday from 1-8 pm, Saturday from 10-5. Door prizes, refreshments and lots of quilts. Friday, June 14 - Farmers’ Market in Railway Park Promenade from 4-7 pm. Friday, June 14 - Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce meet and greet at the multiplex from 4-11 pm. Free admission. Featuring artifacts, entertainers, crafts for kids, history walk of display boards, chili cookoff and beer garden. Chili cookoff runs from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. To register contact Joe Furman 403-8872331 or Terrance Cody 403-887-7300. Friday, June 14 - Drive-in movie showing The Goonies at 10:30 pm at Canadian Tire parking lot. Saturday, June 15 - Pancake breakfast by firefighters at the fire hall from 7-11 am. Saturday, June 15 - Kids Toy and Equipment Sale at Community Partners’ 50th Avenue office 8 to 3. Saturday, June 15 - Blockbuster book sale at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library from 11 am to 4 pm. Book bargains galore, treasures from library collections and generous donations. Saturday, June 15 - Sylvan Lake Community Partners’ annual garage sale and barbecue from 11 am to 4 pm. at Lakeland Plaza The organization is looking for donations. Call Alanna 403-887-9989. Saturday, June 15 - Parade of the Century at 1 pm. Sylvan Lake Seniors Association will have a float in the Centennial Parade. Saturday, June 15 - Open house at new town hall from 3-5 pm. Saturday, June 15 - Sylvan Lake & District Archives historical display featuring parades of the past (east end of library) from 2-4 pm. Saturday, June 15 - Kid Zone at arena from 3-5 pm featuring children’s performers, bouncers, games and cotton candy. Saturday, June 15 - Dance of the Century from 3 pm to 1 am. Advance tickets only for dinner. Sunday, June 16 - 4th annual Sylvan Lake Father’s Day Walk Run starts with 9 am check in, run starts at 10 am from Centennial Park. Walk, run, ride, stroll or blade 2 km, 5 km, or 10 km. To register check Sunday, June 16 - 100 Minutes of Music in Lions Park at 1 pm, RCMP dog show from 1-4 pm at Lions Park, petting zoo at the corner of 50th and Lakeshore Drive in the fenced park from 1-4 pm.

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 $114,932.82 • A fundraiser for Jumpstart at Canadian Tire on Saturday raised $753. • The annual C. P. Blakely School family golf tournament Saturday raised over $1,000 for the school’s physical education program and an orphanage in Uganda they support through T.O.U.C.H. Ministeries. • Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society donated $200 to Sylvan Lake & District Victim Services Association during the Sylvan Lake RCMP Regimental Ball Saturday evening. • École Steffie Woima Elementary School students recently participated in the MS Society Read-AThon. They raised $5,822.90 this year. Since 2004, they’ve raised $57,445.60. To provide information for this weekly column, please email or phone our office at 403-887-2331.

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. 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.

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Amazing creativity on display boards portraying history of various groups by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

When planning began for Sylvan Lake’s Centennial, committee members talked about how to get organizations involved. That’s when they came up with the idea to have each group create history display boards. “This is one way of getting lots involved,” said committee chairperson Brenda Dale. “These boards have created more energy in the community, they’re labours of love.” “They really understood what we wanted, that’s what I’m so impressed with,” added Laurie Chilibeck, who with Judy Scanland is in charge of the project. So far over 60 groups have created the history boards which are circulating through the community at 12 different locations. Boards are moved every week. They’re located in all the banks, the Legion, library, archives, seniors centre and seniors lodge. Our goal was 60 boards, said Chilibeck, who’s impressed with the response. They purchased 100 display boards. Scanland said that was the number of people first contacted about the project. They’re still accepting more boards and anticipate an increase as Centennial celebration events begin. The personality of the creator is evident on every board, said Scanland. There’s terrific response from the people who made the boards and people who get to read them. Dale added, at the lodge, people are waiting for the new boards to come in each week. “There’s such an anticipation of what the next board is going to be,” added Chilibeck. “The community has been fabulous in appreciating them” said Scanland. “I’ve seen little kids go up and touch the boards. We have been really, really pleased. Everybody gets to benefit from them — they bring back memories.” Chilibeck agreed, “the response from the people who made the boards and the people who get to read them is fabulous.” Four volunteers, Jennifer McLean, Sheena Dixon, Sherry Meloche and Scanland, look after rotating the boards each week. They’ll be all together at several Centennial events. The first is June 8 at the Centennial Jubilee Ceremony. The boards will be available for viewing in the old arena after the ceremony at the multiplex. “This is really a time for the groups to shine,” said Chilibeck. They’d like the organizations who contributed boards to have members at the arena to promote themselves and what they do to help Sylvan Lake. “We’re welcoming groups to come to the events. If you have old jackets, uniforms, sports

A display board about Varsity Hall includes pictures of Tommy Banks (autographed with a message to the town on its 100th anniversary) and P.J. Perry along with history of the dance hall and the Paul Perry Orchestra. It’s one of about 60 rotating through various locations in the community this year. STEVE DILLS

team shirts, pins or hats, wear them. If you want to pass out something, that’s great. Bring your photo albums,” she said. Then June 14 the boards will be displayed during the chamber of commerce ‘Meet and Greet’ event and will remain on display June 15 during the Dance of the Century in the multiplex.

After that the boards will be moved back to the community locations. Later in the fall, the boards will be returned to the groups who created them or given to Sylvan Lake & District Archives for cataloguing and safekeeping. Chilibeck is now working on a feature about Century Families. “We want to fea-

ture families who were here in the first 25 years and still have relatives here,” she said. Contact her at 403-887-2403 ( to learn more. The June 8 event is going to be quite interesting, added Dale. The Centennial Jubilee Ceremony will include 10 vignettes (stories) — one for each decade — about Sylvan Lake’s history. Graham Parsons is making his acting debut in the first decade and producer John Treleaven will act in the 10th decade. In between will be a number of other local ‘characters’, said Dale. As well the H. J. Cody band will perform. And included in the ticket price is a Bob Ronnie catered meal. But she said, tickets ($5 per person or $2 for seniors over 60 and children 3-12; toddlers under 3 and those 100 years and older are free) must be purchased so they can tell the caterer how many people are attending. The deadline for ticket purchase, at the town office or aquatic centre, is tomorrow (Friday). The event ends with the band Wooden Nickel performing. “Come and watch your community grow up over the decades,” encouraged Dale. “We’re turning the multiplex into a theatre to do it. And you can’t beat the price.” She promised “surprises for young and old. Plan to spend the whole afternoon and be prepared for some good laughter.” On another event, Dale said, tickets are going quickly for the Dance of the Century which will feature a different decade each hour from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. on June 15. Various groups are sponsoring a decade and planning interesting ways to highlight their chosen years.

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”We work in Calgary, but we live in Sylvan Lake.” Like most people in Alberta, I have always looked forward to spring. My birthday is in May, summer is usually on its way, and I loved spending time at my favourite place in the world, Sylvan Lake. My family spent 5 years or so renting a cabin behind the Antler Lodge on Main Street, and in 1957 they bought a lot on 50th and started to build a cabin close to what was then the ice house. We had a small trailer on the site, carried water over from the neighbour’s well and used an outhouse in the back. I also think we bathed in the lake as I seem to recall my mother having a bar of soap in her beach bag. In 1961, my parents, Nick and Ethel Eroshinsky, bought Guy and Vi Stanfield’s lot where the Subway is now located. The lot was different then: a few large trees, a small hamburger stand, a little bungalow in behind with a bay window overlooking the street, a single garage and a small shed bordering the Revelstoke Lumber Yard at the back. With this purchase began the best 10 summers of my life! The lakeshore strip (all two blocks of it) was different then. Starting at the Varsity Hall (now Raccoon Lodge) and moving west, was the gas station (now Big Moo), the Sandcastle (now Chef Francisco’s Pub & Grill), the Red Onion (now Bravo Gastro Pub), the Centre (still standing!), Nix Drive Inn (now Subway), Smith’s Ice Cream stand (now Chief ’s Pub & Eatery) a small storefront (now Pete’s at the Beach) and another garage lined Lakeshore Drive. The lot on the west side of the street seemed to belong to the hotel, but the Tourist Information booth, parking lot and grassy park were also on that property and surrounded by a hedge. At the west end was Sylvan Lake Hotel, which also housed the bar and a restaurant. From peashooters pointed through the hedge at tourist’s feet to giggling at the wobbly teenagers, there were lots of ways to pass the time. The strip was an interesting place as only the hotel served beer. The legal age was 21 and the closest I came to getting in there was to sit on the steps with my friends and a bottle of pop while my folks had a quick beverage. Varsity Hall was a different story — so many interesting things took place in there! Dances that catered to the 16-25 age group featured many popular acts (remember Bobby Curtola, the Shades of Blond and the 49th Parallel?). They had a terrific house band that played Friday and

Saturday nights. On long weekends, there was usually a Sunday afternoon dance contest for the kids, a Sunday evening concert for families featuring all sorts of amateur talent and a Midnight Frolic from 12:05-2:00 am. The beach was different then. The sea wall was not there, just some flat turf under huge trees leading down to the large and sandy shore. There was lots of sand, a push merry-goround and a giant slide between the wooden federal piers. There were always great swings on the beach, and I recall the town putting up really big ones to everyone’s delight. The boathouse rented out surf boards and canoes. There was a gazebo at the base of the piers, which provided a space for entertainment and protection from the rain. Further along the shore were the trampolines (once Smugglers), some cabins (now Chateau Suites) and a further stretch of beach which became the marina. The town and the businesses also sponsored a regatta every year with swimming, boating, and water skiing competitions and main street had a carnival and small midway. We would come to Sylvan a week or two before the May long weekend to open the stand, clean it out, get the gas turned on, the freezers running and stock up on supplies. We would often open that weekend before just to make sure we were ready to go for the summer. Those weekends were sort of magical as well because each weekend we drove up from Calgary the trees and grass turned greener and greener. The May long weekend was always the kick off! Imagine the excitement of the year’s first dances, getting in touch with friends and just strolling up and down the street and the beach. Those weekends really rocked, but during the summer weekdays we lived quite pleasantly — jumping from the pier, swimming out to the rafts moored at the drop off, riding our bikes, roller skating at the curling club, eating fries, reading books from the library or sitting in the cool shade of the lovely trees. There were many interesting stores downtown: Cobb’s Grocery Store, Sylvan Lake Jewelers, Lane’s Clothing, Ritz’s Drugs, Old Dutch Bakery, the movie theater, a billiards hall, the grain elevators. Busy businesses for what was then a busy little downtown. And I will never forget wonderful neighbours on the strip and working at our hamburger stand. I very much grew up on those few blocks of fun. But as always, people and times change. A provincial government desperate for votes lowered the drinking age to 18 giving rise to many of Sylvan’s current bars and restaurants. Our lakefront, always a place to meet people, drifted from being a family place to being a party

Nix Drive Inn, circa 1964, with Nikki Eroshinsky in the ponytail, Nick Eroshinsky in window, and unidentified relatives. SUBMITTED

place. At the time, I was pretty happy about that, but looking back maybe not so much. Sylvan became a very cosmopolitan little place in a very short time. We had a small riot on Lakeshore Drive one night after the dance and bar had let out and my Mom and I watched the fire department hose down the miscreants from the comfort of our living room. It was all quite a scandal! By the time my parents closed and sold the stand, my life had moved on as well. I didn’t spend a lot of time here until the ‘80s when I starting to bring my boys up to my mother’s cabin. What lovely days they were — the seawall had been long built and there were steps and sand and swings and a shore right at the end of our street. After supper we would often take the kids for ice cream, starting and stopping at a playground with interesting equipment and tall swings, large restrooms

and two or three camp kitchens. The old growth forest was a great place for the kids to play and the huge trees provided all with shade and protection. A walk along the shale path and an unblocked view of the lake was always a sunset treat. There are many things that we did growing up that would now seem quite ill advised if not downright illegal. Riding bikes with no hands and no helmets, hiding beer in the bushes on the beach, dancing with strangers, selling fries from our stand window and rocking at block parties among them. I try to stay active in town events and I try to be positive about the future and the many incomprehensible changes in town as I still intend to be here for a long time to come. But on this 100th birthday of the Town of Sylvan Lake, it is a great treat to think about and perhaps long for those wonderful days past.


- Travelling for five days across Canada, a cat was rescued from the back of a moving van at Chateau Suites, May 15, according to animal control officer Jim deBoon. The van had travelled from Brampton, Ontario. deBoon reported the cat was weak but appeared in good condition after going without food or water in the back of the trailer. He’s contact authorities in the Brampton-Mississauga area to see if they have reports of a missing cat. deBoon reported Tuesday they haven’t heard anything more and the cat needs a home. Check his Facebook page at Klassic Kennels for more info. SUBMITTED

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69 years ago ... From the issue of May 17, 1944

Sylvan Lake unit has topped its quota of $52,000 by 27% in the Sixth Victory Loan — when final figures were compiled it was found that a total of $65,900 was reached. This amount exceeds the fine record set by Sylvan Lake unit in the Fifth Loan —

$62,800. W. A. Biss, unit organizer, is highly satisfied with results of the Loan drive in every aspect, reporting that canvassers did an exceptionally fine job, covering their respective territories efficiently and quickly. The work of all members of the Unit committee cannot be praised too highly. ♦ ♦ ♦ The first meeting of the Ladies’ golf club was held on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Joe Martin, retiring president. Officers were elected for the 1944 season as follows: President Mrs. W. C. Keith; Vice-Pres. - Mrs. W. F. Calhoun; Sec.-Treas. - Mrs. C. Ralph. Draw Committee - Mrs. W. A. Biss, Mrs. J. Holsworth, Mrs. C. L. Dunford. The ladies will play each Tuesday

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50 years ago ...

From the issue of May 23, 1963

It was announced this week by Sylvan Lake Regatta Board officials that the famed R.C.A.F. Golden Hawks will appear at Sylvan Lake on Friday, July 26th. In addition to the Golden Hawks, The Red Knight will be taking part in the air show. ♦ ♦ ♦ A banquet in honour of the graduating Grade 9 class was held in the school auditorium May 15. ♦ ♦ ♦ The Golden Jubilee Anniversary Committee is seeking the names and addresses of former residents of Sylvan Lake and district. ♦ ♦ ♦

At the regular meeting of the Social Credit Ladies Auxiliary bake sales were discussed and it was decided to hold two during the summer, one on July 6 and one on July 20 in Cobb’s Store. Mrs. Dellaire led the Education period, telling of the Govt. plans for the next five years also points on the 27 years of prosperity in Alberta. ♦ ♦ ♦ The regular monthly meeting of the IODE was held at the home of Mrs. J. Martin with 15 members present. Mrs. Rathwell reported five entries were made in the essay contest on Sylvan Lake and she, along with Mrs. C. L. Dunford and Mrs. B. Kitchenmaster will act as judges. The library report showed a circulation of 201 books.

Inspired youth inspire others Dear Editor, Another successful year of HEROES has come to a close. HEROES® is a simple but effective twelve-session character education experience that helps our Grade 7 and 8 students see what’s already inside them - GREATNESS!! HEROES doesn’t focus on changing behaviour or teaching certain skills because evidence has shown that positive behavior follows a positive self concept, therefore the HEROES program celebrates every student’s existing strengths — there individual unique gifts and abilities not their weaknesses or problems.

This strength-based focus, welcomes a safe and inviting conversation that empowers and releases our youth to make positive change in themselves and in others regardless of their circumstance or environment. The program couldn’t have happened without the following help: Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and Sylvan Lake Endowment fund which gave $2,700, Tim Hortons which gave 20 cases of water for the purpose of classroom illustration and reward, and Sylvan Lake Community Partners, Gospel Chapel, the staff of École Fox Run School and École Mother Teresa School who gave endless support and

encouragement throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about the HEROES program please go to or contact Julian Price at HEROES facilitators, Julian & Kyla Price

Benalto Train Station’s journey Dear Editor, Services Patrol Officers the station’s Exactly one month ago today the journey would have been much more Benalto Train Station made a historic perilous for Wade’s Housemoving crew, return the Fortis Line Lift Team, and for all journey to its home of origin. It now who were caught in the long line of rests metres away from its new and traffic behind the station. To all of you final location. drivers who were slowly following this There are so very many people and 28 foot high, 75 ton building and organizations to thank for helping our allowed it to safely arrive we extend our tiny great thanks for your patience and community begin the process of understanding. bringing the station back to its roots. Benalto will be celebrating its Without the interest and support of Centennial June 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2014 all the electronic and print media in and we invite one and all to come and our share our thanks to you for your supsurrounding area we could not have shared this exciting, historic move with port of this special place in the hearts the world … and we mean world. Calls of Central Alberta. Dave More, Co-Chair, have come in from far and wide in supBenalto port of this project. Centennial Without the tremendous outpourCommittee ing of donations large and small, and offers of help from volunteers this would have been impossiCORRECTION Celebrating the 100th birthday of Sylvan Lake ble to achieve. Donations NOTICE are gratefully welcomed by The telephone number for Friday June 14 | 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm the Benalto Booster Club, Dr. Faye Inglis - Registered Saturday June 15 | - 10:00am - 5:00 pm on Page 117 Box 135, Benalto, AB Psychologist, (Counselling) of the 2013 TOM OHO. At the Sylvan Lake Curling Club Sylvan Lake & Summer Without the assistance Village Directory should be 4802 48th Street, Sylvan Lake, AB and NOT as and guidance of Sylvan 403-837-2786 listed. Our apologies for any Admission $5.00 Lake RCMP and Red Deer inconvenience this may have (under 10 yrs free, must be accompanied by an adult) County Protective caused.

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FCSS MANAGER This key position will be responsible for the initiation, planning and implementing a wide range of preventative social programs and services, including Volunteer Development, Home Support, Family and Community Centre, Parent Place, Healthy Families, Community Resource Centre, Youth Services and the FCSS Community Grant Program. Responsibilities: . Overall responsibility to provide direction and mentor staff, compile and monitor budgets, oversee and monitor programs for success criteria, and provide feedback on department performance to Director. . To positively encourage and support partnerships with community groups, regional organizations and provincial agencies to assess, enhance and develop social initiatives, programs and services including the Municipal FCSS Program, housing and transportation. . Mentor, build and develop an enthusiastic team to have a continued strong focus on teamwork and customer service. . Monitor and evaluate current FCSS Programs and identify needs on an ongoing basis in cooperation with the Director, FCSS Board, and outside Service Providers. . Ensure that any gaps in service are addressed and duplication in service delivery is prevented. . Keep abreast of the interests, requirements and resources of the community and new industry practices and techniques related to the provision of programs and services of the population. . Development and implementation of short and long-term strategic plans for the provision of prevention and primary intervention program services. . Access funding opportunities from governments and other organizations to support community and municipal social programs. . Prepare annual business plan, manage department program budgets, ensure effective budget control and prepare all pertinent Âżnancial summaries. . Active promotion and encouragement of employee involvement in Health, Wellness & Safety programs. QualiÂżcations: . Post secondary degree in Social Sciences or related Âżeld. A related diploma plus signiÂżcant relevant experience may also be considered. . At least 7 years of related experience with progressively increasing management responsibility. . High level of communication skills, diplomacy and political sensitivity in dealing with the public, boards and agencies. . Strong ability to speak to large gatherings comfortably as well as facilitate and coordinate these presentations effectively. . Advanced skills in facilitation, strategic planning and implementation as well as project and program management. . Strong initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction. . Proven positive track record in enhancing the community and social development of an organization or municipality.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR This essential Family and Community Support Services position facilitates the development and delivery of effective social service programs in response to community needs. Throughout the provision of technical advice, support and assistance, this position supports both internal and community based programs. Responsibilities: . Work in a proactive and positive fashion with community agencies to develop, enhance, and promote preventative community social programs and services. . Assist in co-ordination of agency services to reduce duplication of services and support the most effective use of resources. . Initiate and/or assist other groups or agencies to identify and respond to speci¿c social concerns as required. . Provide expertise and support to local groups, organization and agencies delivering social programs, particularly in the areas of planning, program evaluation and Board development. . Provide information, assistance and resources referrals to community groups and to the general public. . Be aware of social trends and assist in developing measures to identify and monitor social needs and program effectiveness within the community. . Research, prepare and submit application for grant funding in support of assigned programs operations and complete compliance reporting of acquired grant funds. . Demonstrate active involvement in municipal Health, Wellness & Safety programs. Quali¿cations: . Post secondary degree or diploma in Social Sciences and or equivalent combination of education and experience. . 2-3 years experience in a related ¿eld . Knowledge of community development principles and practices. . Experience and expertise in researching and writing of grant applications; and reporting to funding bodies. . Experience in the development and delivery of new programs and services. . Experience in working with non-pro¿t boards and volunteers. . High level of written and verbal communication skills, proven diplomacy and discretion in dealing with the public, community groups, organizations and program participants . Knowledge of FCSS regulations and other related agency mandates, or the ability to acquire such knowledge within the probationary period. . Strong initiative and the ability to work with minimal direction. . Ability to work effectively in a team environment. . Ability to work with challenging issues in a sensitive and effective manner. . Class 5 driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle during business hours. . Able to provide a criminal record and vulnerable sector check for review and acceptance. These are terri¿c opportunities to work in a professional, team focused environment. You have a strong desire to be major contributor to the success of a vibrant and growing organization. If you are up to the challenge of taking ownership and wanting to make a difference, these are is ideal situations. We offer competitive rates and an excellent bene¿ts package, including a wellness component. If either of these positions intrigues you, please submit your resume in con¿dence specifying which position you are applying for, to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Human Resources Fax: (403) 887-3660 E-mail: These positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. For more information on this position please view on our website at

SUMMARY OF FUNCTION: . This position will be 7 hours/day from approximately from June 17, 2013 – September 3, 2013. . Reports to the Finance Manager . This position is the ¿rst interaction with the public and must demonstrate ability to deal politely and effectively with the public and co-workers . Respond to all inquiries related to area(s) of responsibility in a timely and professional manner. . Serve as holiday, sick leave, leave of absence or workload relief as assigned . Accurately process payments to the Town, balance cash batches and prepare bank deposits, and complete ¿ling . Has a high level of organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work . Ensure con¿dentiality of sensitive information TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: . Tremendous ability to deal with all customers with an upbeat attitude so that all interactions are viewed as a positive experience. . Grade 12 diploma or equivalent . Excellent computer/calculator keyboarding accuracy and speed . Good working knowledge of Microsoft Of¿ce Applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) . Experience with Diamond/Great Plains software would be an asset . Excellent communications skills, both written and oral . Ability to work with minimal supervision . 1 year experience in accounting environment would be preferred This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a professional, team focused organization. We offer competitive rates and an excellent work environment. Please quote the competition number and submit cover letter and resumes before 4:00 p.m. on June 4, 2013, 2013 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 - 50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1A1 Attention: Human Resources Fax: (403) 887-3660 E-mail:

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS/OPERATORS Tourism season is fast approaching!

Is the information about your business current on the Town’s Website Business Directory? Have a look at the online directory. Is your business there? Is your company logo advertised? Is the telephone number correct? Do you have a website address with a contact email address? Does the description match your business? Are you listed in all the applicable categories? The directory is FREE ADVERTISING to those with a valid business license in Sylvan Lake. To update your information please email or contact the Licensing Inspector 403-887-1185 ext 282

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June 3, 2013 • Town Office • 6:00 pm



Sealed Tenders clearly marked “WASTE WATER MAIN UPGRADES – CP1311�

Being a Bylaw to amend the Land Use Bylaw No. 1555/2010. WHEREAS it is deemed necessary and expedient to amend Bylaw No. 1555/2010 in the manner hereinafter appearing: NOW THEREFORE, the Council of the Town of Sylvan Lake, in the Province of Alberta, duly assembled and under the powers conferred upon it by the Municipal Government Act, RSA 2000, Chapter M-26, and amendments there to, enacts as follows: THAT Schedule “A�, being the Land Use District Map of the Land Use Bylaw, be amended as shown on the sketch that is attached to and forms part of this bylaw, by redesignating the property highlighted: FROM: Urban Reserve District (UR) TO: Public Facility District (PF)

will be received by: The Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 – 50th Ave Sylvan lake, AB, T4S 1A1 Until 2:00 P.M. local time on June 13, 2013 and will be opened in public immediately thereafter at The Town of Sylvan Lake Town Hall. Tenders received and not conforming to the foregoing will be returned to the Tenderer(s) without consideration. Tender Documents or Tender Amendments received via Facsimile transmission will not be accepted. Work includes, but is not limited to the following: . Schedule A – Approximately 1400 m of 670 mm and 900 mm sanitary sewer replacement, and 2 case bores, crossing a rail line and Highway 20. Connection to the existing sanitary lift station. . Schedule B – Approximately 1400 m2 of asphalt removal, 35 m of concrete removal, and 120 m of fence removal. . Schedule C – Reconstruction of approximately 1400 m2 of roadway and 2800 m2 of landscaping. . Various other related appurtenances and miscellaneous related. A pre-tender meeting will be held on-site June 5th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at 50th Avenue and 40th Street.

A Public Hearing regarding the proposed Bylaw will be held on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town OfÂżce at 4926-50 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, Alberta.

Copies of the Tender documents will be available from AL-Terra Engineering, #202, 4708 – 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB. on or after May 23rd, 2013 upon receipt of non-refundable fee of $50.00 made payable to AL-Terra Engineering Ltd.

All persons in favour 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 OfÂżce no later than 4:00 p.m. on the day of the hearing.

Inquiries shall be directed to the ofÂżce of AL-Terra Engineering Ltd in Red Deer, Alberta, telephone 403-340-3022, Attention: Bill Thomas, P.Eng.

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.

The Town of Sylvan Lake Public Works Department is accepting sealed tenders for the provision of pavement patching (paving). The closing date for this tender opportunity is Tuesday June 4th, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.

A copy of the proposed Bylaw and any related documents can be seen during regular ofÂżce hours from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Town OfÂżce. 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 Âżrst publication of this notice: May 23rd, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News. Date of second publication of this notice: May 30th, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News.

2013 ROADWAY PATCHING (PAVING) There are at least 35 separate patching locations consisting of approximately: . 4200 m2 of 75mm . 700 m2 of 150mm Tender packages are available at the Public Works building, located at 1 Industrial Drive, until the tender closing. Information is available by contacting Mr. John Watson, Public Works Manager at 403.887. 2800.



will be received by: The Town of Sylvan Lake 4926 – 50th Ave Sylvan lake, AB, T4S 1A1

Bylaw No. 1617/2013

Schedule A

Date: May 14, 2013

until 2:00 P.M. local time on June 13, 2013 and will be opened in public immediately thereafter at The Town of Sylvan Lake Town Hall. Tenders received and not conforming to the foregoing will be returned to the Tenderer(s) without consideration. Tender Documents or Tender Amendments received via Facsimile transmission will not be accepted.


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Work includes, but is not limited to the following: . Schedule A – Approximately 415 m of 250 mm water main installation, 40 m of directional drilling, and abandoning the existing water main. . Schedule B – Approximately 1400 m2 of asphalt removal. . Schedule C – Reconstruction of approximately 1400 m2 of roadway reconstruction. . Various other related appurtenances and miscellaneous related. A pre-tender meeting will be held on-site June 5th, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at Lakeshore Drive and Marina Bay.


Copies of the Tender documents will be available from AL-Terra Engineering, #202, 4708 – 50th Avenue, Red Deer, AB. on or after May 23rd, 2013 upon receipt of non-refundable fee of $50.00 made payable to AL-Terra Engineering Ltd.



































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Inquiries shall be directed to the ofÂżce of AL-Terra Engineering Ltd in Red Deer, Alberta, telephone (403) 340-3022, Attention: Bill Thomas, P.Eng.






TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before May 27, 2013 the Development OfÂżcer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): RYDERS RIDGE Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 141, Block 7, Plan 132-____ (63 Reynolds Road) Falcon Homes Ltd. for basement development on Lot 36, Block 7, Plan 122-2463 (29 RichÂżeld Crescent) John Christie for basement development on Lot 21, Block 4, Plan 082-8362 (4410 Ryders Ridge Boulevard) Somerset Homes for a single family dwelling, attached garage, deck & basement development on Lot 70, Block 3, Plan 074-0088 (8 Ramsay Link) BEACON HILL Lloyd & Jody Muth for a single family dwelling, deck, basement development & detached garage on Lot 63, Block 11, Plan 102-3554 (81 Bowman Circle) Laebon Developments Ltd. for a 4 storey (73 Unit) apartment building (Conditionally Approved) on Lot 1, Block 1, Plan 132-____ (11 Broadway Rise) LAKEWAY LANDING Jack & Kathy Kuhn for a shed on Lot 8, Block 11, Plan 062-1914 (24 Laurel Road) FOX RUN Gordon McAllister for an existing deck on Lot 36, Block 6, Plan 032-5262 (148 Old Boomer Road) Gough Palmer for a detached garage on Lot 37, Bock 3, Plan 992-5345 (25 Fern Glade Crescent) Sunrooms and Awnings Ltd. for a sunroom addition on Lot 11, Block 2, Plan 982-3367 (22 Fern Crescent) WILLOW SPRINGS Richard Moore for a detached garage on Lot 17, Block 2, Plan 052-4468 (74 Wilkinson Circle) Greg Shannon for a Home Occupation Type ‘A’ – General Contractor on Lot 15, Block 3, Plan 022-6044 (96 Wildrose Drive) LIGHTHOUSE POINTE Commonwealth Homes for a manufactured home on Block 34, Block 052-6291 (16 Baywood Link) POINTS WEST RESORT Gwen Montgomery for a deck extension on Block 91, Plan 892-2950 (91 Points West Resort) INDUSTRIAL PARK Print Wizards Inc. for a change in use (ofÂżce) on Lot 5, Block 4, Plan 002-4518 (103, 20 Cuendet Industrial Way) 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.

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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 OfÂżcer at 887-2141. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 30th day of May, 2013. Development OfÂżcer, Town of Sylvan Lake

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sented with their certificates last Friday. They included, in the back row, Mrs. Belcher, Oscar Katzmarzyk, Izabella Prete, Ethan Murphy, Matthew Fraser, Logan O’Grady, Sarah Dayman, Kalli Matthew and Mr. Coribiere; in the middle row, Emily Querengesser, Chloe Snyder, Jensen Nielsen, Seth Rosentreter, Riya Parmar, Sofia Nielsen and Trinity Heaton; and in the front row, Dante Clements, Jory Wilson, Peyton Chu, Justin St. Germain, Bruce Hamilton and Carl DeGuzman. The awards are presented to students who exemplify Christ-like qualities through leadership and citizenship, said Principal Dorice Swensrude. SUBMITTED

THE WILL AND THE WELL ......CAN I GET A WITNESS By Steve Rowe The Gideons Int. in Canada


aving been a career police ofÀcer and spent considerable time in court. A key to a successful prosecution was always through truthful witnesses who testiÀed what they saw. One of the key truth’s to The Bible versus other religions is that there are documented testimonies of witness’s who saw what Jesus did and said. Other religions cannot base their belief system on that truth. Jesus died and rose from the dead and witnesses testiÀed of the resurrection. John 4:34......Jesus speaking, to do the WILL of Him who sent Me(Jesus),and to Ànish His work, Ànish WELL.

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In many many church’s every Sunday you never hear people testify of Jesus’s saving grace and people coming to Christ. Why does this happen? People are not witnessing. Church’s too often have become holy huddles. Gather together to get more teaching (information), or hear and then buy the latest Christian Book to get more head knowledge. Jesus sent us to do the WILL of the Father and Ànish WELL. As believers our mandate is to depopulate hell and populate heaven. This can only happen by sharing the love of Christ. CAN I GET A WITNESS and more importantly will I BE A WITNESS. 4308 - 50 Avenue 403-887-1401

Churches of Sylvan Lake Sunday Services & Sunday School FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH Ministerial Association @ 10:00 am Alliance Community Church Anglican Church 4404 - 47th Avenue


June 2 - Holy Communion with Rev. Rilla Sommerville (BCP)

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

Our Location corner 49th St. & 50th Ave.

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Sunday Service at 10:30 am Youth Services Friday at 7:00 pm Everyone is encouraged & welcomed to join us.

Pastors Peter & Cathryn Nash

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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 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

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

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

3 miles south, 2 1/2 miles west of Sylvan Lake

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 School, Youth Group & Nursery 10:30 a.m. 2nd Sunday After Pentecost

A warm welcome awaits you at your town and country church

Sunday School 10:15 am Church Services 11:30 am Contact Chairman Lyle Hillman 587-797-1269

Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church Father Gabriel Udeh

Mass Times Parish Priest: Saturday Evening: Email: Sylvan Lake 5:00 p.m. Sunday Morning: 5033-47a Avenue Sylvan Lake 11:00 a.m. (Last Sunday of each Administration Office: month 9:00 a.m.) Sylvan Lake 403-887-2398 Rimbey 9:00 a.m. Rimbey 403-843-2126 Weekday mass Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am After Hours: Cell: 403-963-0954

Thursday, May 30, 2013 SYLVAN LAKE NEWS


Lacombe County wants to discuss options for RR21 launch by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

Options for access to Sylvan Lake at Range Road 21 will be the topic of a meeting between Lacombe County officials and representatives from several area municipalities. Following a closed door session at their meeting May 9, Lacombe County councillors authorized Reeve Ken Wigmore and County Commissioner Terry Hager to meet with representatives from Half Moon Bay, the Town of Sylvan Lake and Red Deer County to

discuss the access point. They’ll now try to arrange the meeting. At their meeting two days earlier, Red Deer County councillors decided to see if the province’s transportation minister will support the county in closing the unofficial boat launch beside Half Moon Bay. Residents in the summer village called on the county to proceed with erecting a barricade during a public hearing in March. Ted Hiscock, Mayor of the Summer Village of Half Moon Bay, described appalling conditions found at the site after it’s been used by

boaters. “The bylaw is not related to the closure of Range Road 21 and access to the lake,” he said. “It’s restricting the access for large vessels, party boats, and groups of people that generally go to the lake to have a good time and leave their garbage behind.” However Sylvan Lake Mayor Susan Samson and Wigmore were concerned the closure would affect other areas of the lake which already has limited points where boaters can access the water. Wigmore suggested a better option would be upgrading the site with parking and washrooms. “We would ask that you consider other actions to address the misuse and abuse issues rather than the outright closure of the road to vehicular traffic,” he said during

Youth employment centre now open by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

The summer youth employment office operated by Sylvan Lake Youth Services opened for the season last Tuesday on the main floor of the community centre. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday until Aug. 23. “We believe that youth are a valuable asset to the Sylvan Lake business community and we want to ensure that any employment opportunity is made available to them,” said youth services coordinator Krista Carlson.

The youth employment office will have a job board that youth can browse for available positions. As well they can access assistance in resumé writing, job searching and interviewing skills. Full-time, parttime and casual jobs will be available and can include anything from reception or customer service to lawn maintenance or janitorial duties. This is a free service for employers and youth with a mandate to connect youth with available opportunities, however it is up to employers to thoroughly screen candidates, said

Carlson. In order to assist youth in their path to success, office staff have organized job creation projects where youth who have little to no job experience can participate in events and activities that will give them the opportunity to gain skills and earn some income over the summer, she added.

Sylvan Lake Seniors Association

VOLUNTEER POSITION VACANCY The Association is seeking interested individuals to apply for the position of Board Secretary for a two year term. The Board Secretary is part of a team of Board Members. Community minded and strong leadership qualities are required. Interested persons are requested to forward their resume to:

Sylvan Lake Seniors Association 4908 – 50 Avenue Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1C9





To schedule an appointment: 1-877-525-3338(FEET) Appointments available Fridays 9:00AM - 4:00PM LOCATED AT SYLVAN FAMILY HEALTH CENTRE



“THE PEER PROJECT” Original play by the Seniors Drama Troupe Tickets - $5.00 in advance Limited seating

YOUR FEET DESERVE A FOOT DOCTOR Achilles Tendon Pain Ankle Sprains Arch Pain Arthritis Athlete’s Foot Athletic Injuries Bunions Children’s Feet In-Toeing Flat Feet

the public hearing. Lacombe County has spent about $1 million on doing just that at Sunbreaker Cove where it holds a licence of occupation from the provincial government to operate a boat launch. “Administration believes that the minister’s response to the bylaw is an important piece of information that council should have prior to further review and decision on the bylaw,” said Legislative Services Manger Nancy Lougheed in her report to council. A response is expected to take several weeks. The bylaw originally received first reading in January and was subject of a public hearing in March.

Sever’s Disease Painless Wart Removal Corns & Callouses Diabetic Foot Care Forefoot Pain Fungal Toenails Flatfoot Forefoot Pain Hammertoes Heel Pain

High Arched Feet Ingrown Toenails Neuromas Prescription Functional Orthotics Running Shoe Analysis Tendonitis Warts Yearly Checkups Many more....

Sylvan Lake Seniors Association offers Resources and trained volunteers to assist with applications for:

Alberta Seniors Benefit Special Needs Assistance for Seniors Dental/Optical Programs Education Property Tax Rebate

June 3 - Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PANCAKE BRUNCH


June 4 - Tuesday 1:00 pm SINGLES CRIB TOURNAMENT $6.00 per person 7:00 pm CRIB

9:00am - Noon & 1:00pm - 4:00pm ALBERTA SENIORS BENEFIT PROGRAM 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm QUESTION & ANSWER with CORINA COLE Senior Program Advisor

June 6 - Thursday 6:30 pm COMMUNITY BINGO

11:30 am - 1:00 BARBEQUE

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June 7 - Friday 1:00 pm PAIRS BRIDGE TOURNAMENT $6.00 per person Pre–register pairs by June 3rd

June 8 - Saturday 10:00 am MILITARY WHIST TOURNAMENT $12.00 per person Book in Teams of four Pre - register by June 3rd

This is a Walk–in Service The Seniors Centre 4908–50 Ave. will be open every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the services above. Town of Sylvan Lake 403-887-5428 & Summer Villages

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Trying to determine longest serving businesses Lake’s third longest serving business on his signage. Checking our sources quickly, we found the Imperial Bank (forerunner to CIBC) opened a branch here on December 16, 1918 and built its first office here in 1919. Cobb’s officially started in 1928 when Mr. Cobb of Delia bought the business of the Co-operative Store. We found reference to a new building built for the Co-operative Store in August 1919. So we suspect

by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

What are the longest serving continuing businesses in Sylvan Lake is the question posed by Graham Parsons. He’s planning to put the Olympia ice resurfacer in the 1913 Days parade and wants to recognize “Sylvan

it’s the oldest or second oldest continuing business. Sylvan Lake News published its first issue on October 31, 1935. Are there any other businesses which have been operating longer than The News. We’d appreciate hearing from readers. Either contact Editor Steve Dills at 403-887-2331 (email or Graham Parsons at 403-887-2575 (email -








Seniors Week June 2-8 3 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pancake Brunch


1:00 pm


Singles Crib Tournament

11:30 am - 1:00 pm


7:00 pm

1:00 pm

Crib Tourney

1:00 pm

General Meeting


1:00 pm

Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

6:30 pm

Bingo Precall


7:00 pm

12:00 noon

Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

1:00 pm

Bingo Precall

Soup & a Bun

Drop in Crib (Cards)


by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

14 1:00 pm

7:00 pm

12:00 noon

Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

1:00 pm

Bingo Precall

Soup & a Bun (Cards)

6:30 pm 7:00 pm

1:00 pm


Centennial Parade

Drop In Mixed Bridge (Cards)

Seniors Association Float



1:00 pm

Drop In Mixed Bridge (Cards)

Bingo 26 9 am-noon / 1-4pm 27

25 7:00 pm

6:30 pm

Fire bans lifted after downpour

1:00 pm

19 9 am-noon / 1-4pm 20


Drop in Crib (Cards)


Pairs Bridge Tournament


24 9:30 am

12:00 noon

Soup & a Bun

Drop in Crib (Cards)

7:00 pm


6:30 pm


12 9 am-noon / 1-4pm 13


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7:00 pm


9 am-noon / 1-4pm Alberta Seniors Benefit Program

7:00 pm

10 9:30 am


Bingo Precall

Drop-in Crib


-a-thon - École Steffie Woima Elementary School participated in the MS Read-A-Thon. Students read at home and raised money for the MS Society. This year, we raised $5,822.90. Since 2004, we have raised $57,445.60. This year the top fundraiser was Jakob Weimer and top reader was Cecily Healy.



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Drop In Mixed Bridge (Cards)


The Sylvan Lake area got drenched with rain late last week and as a result fire bans have been lifted. Lacombe County cancelled its fire ban at 8 a.m. last Friday however County Commissioner Terry Hager urged people to exercise caution when burning. Fire permits are required for all open fires other than outdoor camp fires which are used for cooking or warming purposes and burning barrels. Sylvan Lake Fire Chief Cliff Brausen lifted the fire ban in town shortly after that on Friday morning. Red Deer County reacted about noon last Friday to lift its fire ban. Fire permits are still required for all open fires within the county, stated David Laurin, District Fire Chief. Campfires are allowed without a permit but must be contained within an acceptable fire pit. Burning is also allowed again in the summer villages around the lake and at Jarvis Bay Campground.

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Carpentry skills competition wasn’t stressful at all for Magas by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

A Sylvan Lake student placed in the top three at a provincial carpentry skills competition in Edmonton recently. Chad Magas, 18, a Grade 12 École H. J. Cody High School student, took first place at regionals in Red Deer to earn a spot at the provincial competition. Then he placed third at provincials held May 15 and 16. At regionals, he said, they had to build a miniature garden shed. Materials were supplied, but then the stu-

dents have to measure and cut in a timed competition. “There’s very little room for error,” said Magas. “It’s usually very tight on time, about half the kids don’t finish.” This was his second time in regional competition. Then at Edmonton they built a potter’s bench. The competition, he explained, tests a variety of skills — precision, accuracy and time management. “You have to interpret plans. They give you very limited dimensions.” Magas said he didn’t find the competition stressful at all. “I quite enjoy it.” He’s worked with his father, Cory Magas, in carpentry “just about as long as I can remember.” His father’s construction company, Cory Magas Construction,

Purse joined Sylvan detachment early this month by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

RCMP Cpl. Mike Purse started work at the Sylvan Lake detachment during the first week of May. A 13 year member of the force, he’s previously served in Grande Prairie, Wetaskiwin and Hobbema. While in the last two locations he was with the general investigation unit dealing with serious crimes for most of the past six years. Originally from the Kootenay area of British Columbia, Purse received a college diploma in forestry engineering and worked in the forestry industry before pursuing and policing career. “My father was a Mountie so we moved a lot,” said Purse. He said his father’s career “probably planted the seed for me to apply”. He lives in Red Deer with his wife who’s a police officer posted there. In his spare time he enjoys boating, water skiing and golf.

Purse replaces Cpl. Malcolm Callihoo who transferred to Lethbridge.

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focuses more on renovations. “It was all good,” he said of the event. “It’s fun just to get out, to be building, competing against other people. Everyone is friendly and nice. It was a great experience.” “When the guy next to me needed a

string line, I gave it to him, he would lend me a saw if I needed it. We were giving advice to each other.” Magas plans to go to Red Deer College for engineering after he finishes high school this year. in Sylvan Lake F R ESH NE W CONC EP T !

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Three charged in thefts from Canadian Tire, Walmart and parked vehicles Saturday, May 18th 2:30 a.m. – A 55-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to an assault that occurred at the Beach Front Resort on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 44-year-old female advised that she was punched in the head several times by the male after she refused to have sexual relations with him. The male also threatened to kill her dogs. Charges of assault and uttering threats to kill animals have been laid. 3:25 a.m. – A 42-year-old woman called police after she was surprised by a male in the back yard of her residence on 50th Street in Eckville. An intoxicated male, unknown to the woman, appeared in her back yard with kegs of beer and sat at her fire pit. The complainant became fright-

ened after the male became aggressive with her and she contacted police to have him removed. When she called the RCMP, the male left the area. 7:31 p.m. – RCMP were called to a multiple motor vehicle collision on Highway 11 near Range Road 11. The hood on a van flew up causing the driver of the van to slam on the brakes which resulted in a chain reaction collision, with two cars colliding into each other and into the van. One vehicle ended up in the ditch. One male received minor injuries as a result of the collision. Tuesday, May 21st 12:13 a.m. – RCMP were called to a domestic violence incident on Parkland Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 19-year-old female called dispatch advising she was punched in the

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face several times and thrown into a television. Her cell phone was also smashed. A 23-year-old male is facing a charge of assault and mischief under $5,000. Alcohol was a factor. 7:29 p.m. – Three males from Red Deer are facing charges in connection with theft from vehicles in Sylvan Lake. A female victim returned to her vehicle in Canadian Tire parking lot to find her purse and various other items stolen. Her spouse also located a pair of keys in the vehicle which belonged to another vehicle in the parking lot. He activated the

attached key fob to identify a suspect vehicle which was later seized by police. In the suspect vehicle were various items stolen from other vehicles and from Canadian Tire and Walmart stores in Sylvan Lake. Charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 are three males, aged 18, 19 and 25. The 25-year-old male is also facing a charge of unauthorized possession of a firearm. Wednesday, May 22nd 11:07 a.m. – A 37-year-old female is facing several charges in relation to a domestic dispute on Hammond Close in Sylvan Lake. Her 39-year-old spouse called RCMP advising that he was assaulted and that he and their children were threatened. The female is facing charges of assault, uttering threats against a person

and uttering threats to property. Friday, May 24th 1:01 a.m. – A 911 call to RCMP resulted in several charges laid against a 45-year-old male. Police received a tip that an intoxicated male called a taxi company to bring him gas as his vehicle was nearly empty. The vehicle was located near Fas Gas on Herder Drive but the driver attempted to evade police and continued onto Hagerman Road where he exited the vehicle. His attempt to flee on foot was blocked by a large fence and he was arrested at the scene. He is facing charges of driving while disqualified, operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police and failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance. The male was on outstanding warrants for impaired driving.

Four club records broken by Nauticals at Lethbridge meet Coach Sharon Burns Special to Sylvan Lake News

place ribbons and two second place ribbons; she also broke four club records. Ann Duffy, representing the 13 and 14 year old age group maintained a strong competitive presence, bringing home a sixth place in the 100m backstroke and getting many personal bests in her events. Chase Murdoch, in 16 and over also had a strong showing coming in second in all his races following closely behind a 26 year old student from University of Lethbridge. Great job to all of our swimmers. Good luck at the next swim meet May 25 and 26 in Edmonton.

Six Sylvan Lake Nauticals swimmers went to Lethbridge May 4 and 5th after a break from competition. In the 10 and under age group Zoe DeJonge brought home a fifth place in 50m butterfly, third place in 100m butterfly taking a total of 47 seconds off of her best times.  Emily Girard (10) took a total of 21 seconds off of her best times and brought home a fourth place ribbon in the 100m butterfly. In the 11 and 12 year old SUMMER VILLAGE OF BIRCHCLIFF age group Eliana Mulholland dropped 53 PUBLIC HEARING seconds off her personal Land Use Bylaw No. 170/13 best times.  Elizabeth Moore (12) The Summer Village of Birchcliff Council has given first reading brought home five first to Bylaw No. 170/13 to adopt the revised Land Use Bylaw

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to guide the use and development of property within the Summer Village. Prior to Council considering second reading, a public hearing is required by the Municipal Government Act. The purpose of this public hearing is for Birchcliff Council to hear presentations on the proposed Land Use Bylaw. 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, all speakers will be asked to keep their presentations to a maximum of 5 minutes. PUBLIC HEARING Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: Summer Villages Administration Office located at Unit 8, 14 Thevenaz Industrial Trail, Town of Sylvan Lake (behind the Comfort Inn & Suites on Highway 20) Copies of the proposed Land Use Bylaw may be viewed between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Summer Villages Administration office located at Unit 8, 14 Thevenaz Industrial Trail in the Town of Sylvan Lake. The proposed Land Use Bylaw is also available on the Summer Village’s website at, click on the Birchcliff tab. If you wish to send in comments, please forward them to: Jolene Tejkl, Parkland Community Planning Services Unit B, 4730 Ross Street, Red Deer AB T4N 1X2 Email: Fax: 403.346.1570 For more information on the proposed Land Use Bylaw please call Jolene Tejkl at 403.343.3394.

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530 players on 50 teams playing soccer in Sylvan Lake by Stuart Fullarton Sylvan Lake News

The outdoor soccer season is underway, and registrations for Sylvan Lake Blizzard Soccer Club are up once again. About 530 players are registered with the club, and make up about 50 teams playing both competitively and in the club’s house league. “Our numbers are actually stronger than last year again, and they

continue to go up year after year,” said club president Dave Brand. Of the club’s teams, seven play competitively in Central Alberta Soccer Association (CASA) leagues, and travel to various towns in Central Alberta for games. For the first time in several years, the club has been able to field a boys team in the under-18 division. An under-10 team is also playing competitively. “That’s really good exposure for

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them, because they’re the ones that are going to be playing as they become teenagers.” Brand said numbers generally taper as players get older, as they take jobs and other commitments. Having an under-18 team in town, he feels, is indicative of the sport’s growing popularity. “As they get older, they decide whether they like it or not, and they get more serious about it,” he said. “Once they get to that 10 or 12 age, they start deciding whether or not they want to play on a travel team.” Player development programs are offered by the club, run by technical coaches from CASA and Alberta Soccer Association. The club’s outdoor soccer season began the first week of May, and will run until the end of June. Competitive teams may play a longer season, if they make it to provincials. Registration closed earlier this month, and had been open since March. Brand said early registration is encouraged each season, although he feels many people are reluctant to think about outdoor sports while there’s still snow on the ground. The club seeks sponsors every season, and often receives strong support from businesses in

the community. “Sponsorship is a huge thing for us. We’ve got several businesses throughout town that consistently year after year come back,” said Brand. “(Sponsorship) helps offset some of the costs, and it helps us to try and keep our fees as low as possible.” In return for supporting the club, sponsors may have a team named after them, and have their logos displayed on jerseys. Sylvan Lake Blizzard Soccer Club is run entirely by volunteers, whom Brand described as being “the lifeblood” of the organization. “They’re just excellent. From our photos to our year-end tournament to our setting up schedules to making sure that the kids get their jerseys — all that stuff is done by volunteers. “It’s a lot of commitment, but it really pays off.” Brand said the number of volunteer has grown steadily in the past several years. Team schedules for both house league and travel teams are available online at Contacts for volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available on the club’s website.

Over $1,000 raised through Blakely family golf tourney by Regan Lynn Special to Sylvan Lake News

Members of the C. P. Blakely School community (students, parents, relatives, friends, and some staff members) participated in a family fundraiser at Top o’ The Hill golf course Saturday. Benefiting from the participation of 78 golfers, were the school’s physical education department and an orphanage in Uganda (via T.O.U.C.H. Ministries), which the school has supported for the last few years. Despite the soggy, rainy, and

chilly conditions, many golfers did not let the weather dampen their enthusiasm as they enjoyed the outing with their families and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Some novice golfers were on a course for the first time and their enthusiasm was wonderful. Unlike past years, there was no hole in one this year. Scorekeeping was optional, but each person had a chance to win various prizes while they were on the course. Many door prizes were given away as well, thanks to the unbelievable generosity of local businesses. Also, all food (burgers, buns, hot

chocolate) was wonderfully prepared by Leslie Bystrom and Janet Reddekopp. The entire cost of the registration fee, less a wonderful rate on the green fees from Top O’ The Hill, went to the fundraiser. Amazingly, over $1,000 was raised. All students at C. P. Blakely will benefit from this fundraiser. A successful event like this is only possible if members of the local business community are extremely generous and supportive. Thanks to all who participated, contributed, and supported C. P. Blakely School in this event!

HORSES - Work Team: 6 & 7 Year Old “Blonde” Belgian Geldings, full brothers, 2000 lb. plus weights, broke to hitch. HORSE AND LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: Good Set of Black Studded HD Leather Work Harness c/w lines and bridles; Other Harness Sets - collars to 25”, Bridles, Spreaders, Bits, Bells; 3 Stock Saddles, saddle bags. Misc. Tack, Electric Fencer etc; Slide in 8 ft. Stock Rack. 2 wheel training carts; Rubber Tired Farm Wagon c/w Pole; Horse Sleigh; Shop Built T/A Hay wagon c/w Pole (needs finishing); Antique 1886 Emerson single Bottom Breaking Plow (complete)’ Bale feeders, fence posts. 10-10 ft. Coral Panels; 10 ft. Panel Gate, Older Robin pto 16” Hammermill, 9’ x 15’ Twister Half Shell Galvanized Livestock Shelter; Westeel. 2 Ring & 6th ft. wide Hopper Bottom Feed Bin, 2 barrels of oats; Misc. 4” x 6” and 10” Pipe (various lengths); 20 Sheets of 36” x 33 ft. Galvanized Roofing. TOOLS - Shop and Misc. Equipment: 30 Ton Hydraulic Truck Winch; Set of 38000 Truck Rear Ends; Lincoln Ranger 250 amp Gas Welder (305 hours); Oxy-Propane Cutting Outfit; Honda 2” and 3” Water Pumps; Eagle Upright 3 cyl. Shop Compressor (like new); Delta 16” Drillpress; Shop Press c/w 20 ton air/hydraulic jack; Milwaukee Magnetic Drill (like new); Numerous Air & Power Tools, cutoff saw; Battery Tester, Tools, Jacks, Chains, Boomers, Misc Supplies; JD Chain Saw; Electric Chain Saw Sharpener, Propane Heater 3/4 to 1 - 4 to 1 Reduction Wrench; Upright Wood Cutting Band Saw; Large A-Frame Hoist; 2 Chain Hoists; 3-500 gal Fuel Tanks and Stands; Numerous Slip tanks; Shop Built Wood Splitter c/w 18 hp engine. Buzz Saw on Frame; 30 ft. Train Rail; Win-Power 15 kw PTO Generator.

Dressed for the weather were the Herbst family, Wade, Karen and Wyatt, at C. P. Blakely School’s family golf tournament Saturday. They persevered through the rainy weather.

The Johnson family, Zane, Rhett, Cliff, Brock and Kelly, were ready for fun during C. P. Blakely School’s family golf tournament Saturday. Over $1,000 was raised. REGAN LYNN PHOTOS

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C. P. Blakely School vice principal Jeff Renfrew was all ready for the links in his kilt despite the wet weather during the school’s annual family golf tournament Saturday at Top O’ The Hill.

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Fifth - 16U Sylvan Lake Volleyball Club team attended Canadian West Open Nationals in Calgary, May 18th to 20th. They completed the first two days of round robin play with an undefeated 6-0 record. Unfortunately they were defeated in their quarter-final match leaving them fifth in Division 3 Tier 1. The team includes, in the back, Statistician Cindy Overmars, Coach Janelle Isaac, Alecia Daniels, Heather Watson, Muriel Hogarth, Maddie McDonald, Whitney Lehman and Coach Wayne Halliday; and in front, Morgan Nemish, Brookelynn Louma, Emily Strang, Maddy Gomes, Madi Bennett. SHERRY ERICHSON

Eight Cody athletes advanced to zones by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

Eight athletes from École H. J. Cody High School earned berths in zone competition following an areas track and field competition in Red Deer last Wednesday. They competed yesterday (after press time) at Stettler in the zone competition. Two of the eight placed in two events at areas. Carson Walker was second in hurdles and second in high jump while Aden Smaill was second in hurdles and second in triple jump. Other athletes who excelled at areas were Josh Bawtinheimer who placed first in triple jump, Madison MacDonald was second in the 400 metre race, Austin Ilcisin was second in discus, Tyler Ledwos was second in high jump, Tyson Maton was second in discus and Brent MacLean was second in the 800 metre race.

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FLAHR Randy Lorne 1958 - 2013 Randy Lorne Flahr “Rigdog” passed away suddenly as a result of a heart attack on May 22, 2013 in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. Randy was born in Kindersley, Saskatchewan but lived overseas for the majority of his childhood due to his father’s career with BJ Services. At age 22 Randy finally settled in Sylvan Lake. He went on to follow in his father’s footsteps with a career in the Oilfield. His work took him all over the world and most recently to Albania. Randy, his loving wife Michelle and youngest daughter Ashley spent 2007-2011 living in Mexico with his job. He fell in love with the Mexican people and culture and dreamed of building a home there and moving back one day. Randy was a sun worshiper and loved all sports, especially hockey and golf. If he wasn’t at work or at home, you would definitely find him at Meadowlands Golf Course. Not a day will go by that he will not be thought of and missed. He is survived by his loving wife Michelle of 24 years, six children: Melanie, Kristina, Jessy le Vann (Brian le Vann), Randy, Sandra, Ashley; his mother Beverly Wolfe; sisters: Sherry, Shelly (Kevin Hinds); Brother Rick (Glenda), eight grandchildren, numerous cousins and extended family. He is predeceased by his father Ben Flahr. A Funeral Service was held at the Chapel of the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home, on Wednesday May 29th, at 11:30 AM. Interment will follow at the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the Sylvan Lake Legion. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the trust account that has been set up at the CIBC to aid Michelle in the upcoming months.

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Caregivers/Aides................710 Clerical ..............................720 Computer Personnel ..........730 Dental ................................740 Estheticians........................750 Hair Stylists ........................760 Janitorial ............................770 Legal ..................................780 Medical ..............................790 Oilfield ................................800 Professionals......................810 Restaurant/Hotel ................820 Sales & Distributors ..........830 Teachers/Tutors..................840 Trades ................................850 Truckers/Drivers ................860 Business Opportunities......870 Miscellaneous ....................880 Volunteers Wanted ............890 Positions Wanted ..............895 Employment Training ........900 Career Planning ................920

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Call 1-888-48-MÉTIS (1-888-486-3847) online at:



AN ALBERTA OILFIELD construction company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction 780-723-5051

We are proud to sponsor: • Lions Football

• Red Cross • Lions Eye Research Institute

L ions Club 5119-50a Avenue


FULL-TIME REGISTERED Dental Assistant Level II required for busy family dental practice in Rocky Mountain House. We are looking for an ambitious, friendly and team-oriented individual. Competitive salary, benefit package, uniform allowance and four-day work week. If you are this person, please fax resume to 403-845-7610. Attention: Ruth.


JUNE 17 WRAP UP Sylvan Lake & District

New Members WELCOME!

Employment #700 - #920

By Invitation

Hall Rentals: 403-887-3776

If you are interested in joining our club,please contact Kay Bystrom 403-746-6006 or Betty Finner 403-887-5865.

JOB HUNTING? Read the Classifieds. 1-877-223-3311.

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. LOOKING FOR

Oilfield Maintenance Labourer /Swamper Must have safety tickets. No experience necessary. Will train. Fax resume to 403-746-5131 or email

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Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Team. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. • • • • •



EXPERIENCED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required for oilfield construction company. Knowledge of oilfield lease, road building. Competitive salary, benefits. Safety tickets, drivers abstract required. Fax resume 780-778-2444.

If you have…. Minimum 5 Years with Class 1 Low Bed Experience hauling Cats, Excavators, EXPERIENCED OILFIED GRADER OPERATORS and Side Booms REQ’D. Clean Abstract Winch Tractor Experience Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Off Road Oilfield Call 403-502-1091 Experience

If you Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: Or fax to 780-865-5829 Please Quote Job # 1036 on Resume “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions” Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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



Safe Grad 2013 June 5, 2013 | 6 - 8 pm – Final Registration Night –

For location & more information call Denise @ 403-396-9277 or Sonya @ 403-887-5988 Clerical


 PART TIME  FRONT OFFICE CLERK/OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT If you want a large role in a small business this is the opportunity for you. We are a small family run operation with 7 employees in beautiful Sylvan Lake ( and right across the street from Tim Horton’s). There is a permanent part time position 3 days a week (Wednesday - Friday) from 9 am till 5 pm. The ideal candidate would be very organized, friendly outgoing person. They would possess exemplary customer service skills, proficient computer knowledge; as well as experience in SAP would be beneficial. Duties would include inventory control, data entry; take telephone orders, and other general office duties. Must have good problem solving skills and be able to work independently. Attention to detail, multitasking and a dedication to follow through until completion are required. Required Qualification: Minimum High School Diploma and farm background would be an asset. If you are proven Team Player with experience and initiative, please forward your resume along with your salary expectation and availability date to (Attention: John Clayton). Only successful candidates will be contacted.





ADVERTISING TRAFFIC COORDINATOR, Edmonton, Alberta. Community newspapers are thriving in a media environment where words EXPERIENCED like “community” and Oilfield Construction “hyper-local” are proving to Lead Hands be the keys to advertising success. The Alberta Weekly Newspapers Experienced is committed Oilfield Construction Association to providing advertisers Labourers with unsurpassed service and up-to-date information Industrial Painters on each of the community newspapers served. Alstar Oilfield is looking for a We are seeking an highly motivated individuals Advertising Traffic to join our Team in both Coordinator, a support role Hinton and Fox Creek. to the Advertising Director. Alstar has been serving the The successful applicant oil and gas construction will be responsible for industry since 1969. managing existing clients including market research, If you have a Desire to be helping clients determine Part of a Growing Company needs and providing Please email your resume proposals reflecting the to: suggested course of Please Quote action, while ensuring Job # 1035 on Resume accuracy of client bookings. Attention to detail, For detailed job description organizational skills, problem Please email solving, teamwork and personable disposition are Or visit our Career Section necessary for the at: successful candidate. Please submit your “Committed to enriching the resume, references and lives of our workforce, while salary expectations by providing quality energy email: or construction solutions” fax 780-430-5380. No phone calls please. LOCAL SERVICE CO. This position is available REQ’S EXP. VACUUM immediately. Please visit TRUCK OPERATOR our website for more info Must have Class 3 licence at w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 Restaurant/ 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.


Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Sales & Distributors Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd

is looking for journeyman picker operator.Top wages/ benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128 No phone calls.


Currently accepting resumes for the following: Assistant Manager Senior Safety Supervisors Health & Safety Manager Shop Labourers All applicants must have current safety tickets for position applied for. Email resume and Safety Tickets to: No phone calls please. WATER TRUCK DRIVER needed for Red Deer/ Rocky area. Potable water hauling experience, Class 3 licence and oilfield safety tickets are required. Send driver’s abstract and references to: or fax 403-309-9632

Training for life First Aid Training teaches how to respond confidently when injuries occur.


HEWLETT PARK MCDONALDS (50 Hewlett Park Landing Sylvan Lake) is seeking 20 Food Counter Attendants available 24/7 for all shifts, starting $11.00/hour. Apply in person or at


PROFESSIONAL SALES CONSULTANTS. Central Alberta’s leading Ford dealer requires two professional sales associates. We maintain a large inventory of New & Used vehicles & friendly country atmosphere with big city sales volume. We are closed Sundays and all Statutory Holidays. We offer a competitive pay plan with an aggressive bonus structure, salary guarantee and moving allowance. Attention: Dean Brackenbury, GSM. Email: dbrackenbury




FT/PT day positions Gluten Free Bread Manufacturing Facility (5 mi. W. of Sylvan Lake) Food processing, food safety, sanitation, and/or baking experience are assets. Training available to the right candidates. Visit us online: Email Resume:


Looking for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911



FULL-TIME AUTOMOTIVE Parts Counterperson required at NAPA, Vermilion, Alberta. Duties: Counter sales/inv control, order, receiving, merchandising. Requirements: 4 years auto/heavy duty parts supply/sales, managerial experience an asset. Computer literate and valid driver’s licence. Send resume: INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOl. No Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Sign up online! 1-866-399-3853. PYRAMID CORPORATION IS NOW HIRING! Instrument Technicians & Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY



with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015

Business Opportunities


GREAT LOCATION for Convenience Store by busy laundry mat, near hospital & many apartments in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on same site as new 71 suite apartment building. (2) 500 sq. ft. space for lease. Contact Ernie, 780-335-6767 or email

Misc. Help


Misc. Help

$100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Must be competitive & energetic. Honesty is a must! Please visit us at:

ACADEMIC Express Adult Education and Training

Spring Start

GED classes days/evening

Fall Start

Community Support Worker

Misc. Help


CATTLE RECEIVING, Shipping and Processing. Immediate full-time positions available. Cattle experience an asset but willing to train the right person. Positions offered are permanent, full-time opportunities. Wages are negotiable and will commensurate according to qualifications and experience. Lakeside offers an excellent benefit package. Fax resume to: Duke Joy - JBS Lakeside Feeders 403-362-8231. No telephone inquiries.

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930

CASUAL POSITIONS The Sylvan Lake Foundation is currently hiring for Casual Positions for the Sylvan Lake Senior’s Lodge. Applicants must be available for all shifts. A Criminal Record Check is mandatory. Please bring or fax application to: SYLVAN LAKE LODGE Attention: Dale Aasen 100 - 4620 - 47 Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta T4S 1N2 FAX - 403-887-6039 Noise Solutions Delburne, AB accepting Resumes for Welders, Assemblers, Parts & Field Crew. Email to lgoddard@ Fax 403-749-2259 Attn. Lorna SEEKING A CAREER in the Community Newspaper business? Post your resume for FREE right where the publishers are looking. Visit: /resumes_add.php.


BOOKKEEPER/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT This is a fulltime/part-time position 5 days a week. Mature/Experienced person must be organized and proficient with Quick Books as well as Payroll. If you also have great communication skills and attitude you could be the ideal person with a great job. Send resume please to or drop off at Best Western Front Desk.

MIDWEST PROPANE is currently seeking


To operate in central Alberta. Class 3 Drivers license and all relevant Oilfield Safety Certificates required.

Please apply with resume to:

Midwest Propane Rimbey, AB. Call: 403 843-8430, Fax: 403 843-8460 or by email to:

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver the SYLVAN LAKE NEWS & CENTRAL AB LIFE 1 day a week. Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, delivery, customer service, and after-sales support. The Company is currently looking to fill the following positions at our Red Deer locations.

Business Services #1000 - #1430

Accounting .......................... 1010 Acupuncture........................1020 Advocate/Mediation ............1025 Antique Dealers & Stores ...1027 Automotive ..........................1029 Bands & DJ s ......................1030 Beauty/Cosmetic ................1040 Bookkeeping .......................1050 Cabinet Makers...................1054 Child Care/Caregivers .........1060 Carpentry............................1062 Car Rentals .........................1064 Cat Work .............................1065 Cleaning .............................1070 Clerical................................1080 Construction .......................1085 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 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 Legal Services ....................1260 Limousine Services ............1270 Massage Therapy ...............1280 Mechanical .........................1285 Misc. Services ....................1290 Moving & Storage ...............1300 Oilfield .................................1305 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 Roofing ...............................1370 Snow Removal....................1380 Travel ..................................1385 Upholstery ..........................1390 Well Drilling ........................1400 Welding ............................... 1410 Window Cleaning ................1420 Yard Care ............................1430

CONTRACT SALES ADMINISTRATOR P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP APPLIANCE DELIVERY DRIVER Trail offers excellent training and a competitive compensation and benefit package. Start your career with a well known and respected company, become a member of the successful Trail team by applying in person to: Chris Sturdy in person at 2823 Bremner Avenue Delivery Driver applicants apply to Colin Parsons at #6 4622 61 St. Riverside Industrial District. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.

Employment Training


OVER 90% EMPLOYMENT rate for CanScribe graduates! Medical Transcriptionists are in demand and CanSrcribe graduates get jobs. Payments under $100 per month, 1-800-466-1535;;





Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

403-887-3260 #103 Railside Plaza, 4505 – 50 Avenue Sylvan Lake, Alberta



#6, 20A Sylvaire Close Hours: M-F 8-5

Domestic, Import & Diesel Repair


Imports • Domestic • Trucks • SUV • Diesel Repairs

403-887-0440 1A Industrial Drive Directly behind our old location



Additions & Renovations Fences & Decks Basement Development Phone: 403-588-8163


SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Thursday, May 30, 2013

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & debt free in half the time! Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation; or toll free 1-877-556-3500. BBB rated A+.

Glass Shops




Â?Â?Â?Â?Â? 5CustomStar Landscaping & Design (Top Soil, Sand & Gravel)

Property Clean Ups & Junk Removal


403-340-8666 Legal Services




Misc. Services


Misc. Services


403-318-1760 Start your career! See Help Wanted

Misc. Services

DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No one refused! Low monthly rate! Calling features & unlimited long distance available. Call Phone Factory today! 1-877-336-2274;


IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 NEED TO ADVERTISE? Province wide classifieds. Reach over 1 million readers weekly. Only $269. + GST (based on 25 words or less). Call this newspaper NOW for details or call 1-800-282-6903 ext. 228.

Personal Services

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

TELL it all! Tell it well! Make your ads sell for you by giving full description of goods or services offered. Include prices and terms. Phone 1-877-223-3311 for a friendly ad taker.



CRIMINAL RECORD? Think: Canadian pardon. U.S. travel waiver. (24 hour record check). Divorce? Simple. Fast. Inexpensive. Debt recovery? Alberta collection to $25,000. Calgary 403-228-1300 or 1-800-347-2540; www.

Our Door to Yours! Mobile Glass Service

Misc. 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+).

Misc. Services


Legacy Premium Food Storage Emergency – Natural Disasters – Preparedness - Camping • • • • • •


25 Year Shelf Life 100% GMO Free All Natural Ingredients Lowest Cost Per Calorie Gluten Free Line-up Free Shipping

1-888-832-1733 Well Drilling


Well Drilling


Well Drilling


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



  ")')2/.  View our 29 patented and patent pending inventions online at

Personal Services


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

Rental Equipment


• General Equipment Rental • STIHL Products Dealer



3 UNRESERVED AUCTIONS. June 1, Edmonton Restaurant (one year old), 8412 - 109 St. June 4, Weiss Window & Door Manufacturer, 14318 - 118 Ave., Edmonton. June 8, Raymond Heaman Estate, Wetaskiwin Electrical Supply & Contractor, 5414 - 50 St. Foothills Equipment Liquidation, 780-922-6090. Information:

#30 Industrial Drive 403-887-0012


Buy & Sell #1500 - #1990 Aircraft ..............................1510 Antiques & Art ..................1520 Auctions ............................1530 Bicycles ............................1540 Building Supplies ..............1550 Business Machines ..........1560 Cameras & Accessories ..1570 Children’s Items ................1580 Clothing ............................1590 Computers ........................1600 Concert & Event Tickets ..1610 Equipment - Misc. ............1620 Equipment - Heavy ..........1630 Tools ................................1640 Farmers’ Market & Food Basket......................1650 Firewood ..........................1660 Lumber ............................1670 Garden Supplies ..............1680 Lawn Tractors ..................1690 Health, Dietary, Beauty ....1700 Household Appliances......1710 Household Furnishings ....1720 TV’s, Stereos, VCR’s ........1730 Hot Tubs & Accessories ..1740 Jewellery ..........................1750 Kid’s Deals........................1755 Misc. For Sale ..................1760 Musical Instruments..........1770 Music Lessons..................1780 Piano & Organs ................1790 Office Supplies ................1800 Pets & Supplies ................1810 Pet Services ....................1820 Cats ..................................1830 Dogs ................................1840 Sports Cards ....................1850 Sporting Goods ................1860 Collectors’ Items ..............1870 Swap, Barter & Trade ......1880 Travel Packages ..............1900 Wedding Supplies ............1910 Recycled Products............1920 Wanted to Buy ..................1930 Items to Give Away ..........1940


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 BUILDING - Blowout Clearance Sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6, 860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422; STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100, sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206; www.



COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE: $1.49/each for a box of 270 ($402.30). Also full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or

Misc. for Sale


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.

Sporting Goods

Grain, Feed Hay

Agricultural #2000 - #2290

GORGEOUS SPRUCE TREES. 4 - 6 ft., $45, machine planted, fertilized, mulched. Minimum order 20. Delivery charge: $75 - $100. Quality guaranteed. Crystal Springs 403-820-0961

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




BULLS FOR SALE RED & BLACK ANGUS HEREFORD Yearlings & 2 Year Olds Semen Tested


FREE Briarwood pool table by Brunswick 100� x 55�, free delivery in Sylvan. Ken 403-728-2339

MATEJKA FARMS Mark†403-783-6389 Ponoka, AB SIMMERON SIMMENTALS Last Call for fullblood full Fleckvieh bulls, yearlings and 2 year olds, horned, very quiet, muscled, no problem calving. 780-913-7963.

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


Sale in Lacombe Call Brian 250-342-5128



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

Garden Supplies


Garden Supplies

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

CLASSIFIED Want Ads do more things for more people than any other form of advertising. Phone 1-877223-3311

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


Lovely Upgraded open concept 2 storey with full unfinished bsmnt. 3 bdrm & den & bonus room. Laminate on main floor. 6 appliances. Detached garage. Will be completed for July 1. $1975 plus utilities. Hearthstone 403-887-8552 or 403-318-4225



Hwy 11


Mon-Fri: 10-7 Sat: 10-4 Closed Sundays



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



MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - handguns, rifles, shotguns, miscellaneous. Call to consign 780-440-1860

For Rent #3000 - #3200

Houses/ Duplexes



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.

Hwy 20





Hwy 781


Enjoy our cozy greenhouses. 5 minutes south of Sylvan Lake. 3.6 km south of the lights at the intersection of Hwy 11 & 20 on Range Road 13 Hwy 596 (Burnt Lake Trail)

Newer home. NICELY FURNISHED. A perfect choice for company exec’s. EXECUTIVE 3 bdrm up & 2 down. TV. room & pool table. GARAGE. No Pets, No Smoking Avail. NOW! $2500 plus utilities. Hearthstone 403-887-8552 or 403-318-4225

SYLVAN LAKE BUSINESS DIRECTORY Farmers, Inventors & Companies I have just installed a new CNC Milling Machine and am able to make parts from scratch using cad-cam software to design your parts or inventions. Able to mill aluminum, plastics and steels etc.

• Wood Fences • Chainlink Fences • Vinyl Fencing

Give me a trial!

Mastercard Accepted GST# 860526953




Sylvan Lake

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

• Post Cap Installation • Posts Only • Repairs

PO Box 9114 Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1S6

SECURE INDOOR & OUTDOOR STORAGE Perfect for: • Affordable Rates

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

Thursday, May 30, 2013 SYLVAN LAKE NEWS Condos/ Townhouses


ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 appls, shows like new. $1000 + utils. Avail. June 1, 403-341-9974

Manufactured Homes


3 BDRM. furnished, Main ST. Condor, 15 mins E. of Rocky. Fenced yard. $800 + DD & utils. 6 appls. Refs required. 403-877-4601



BACHELOR SUITES FOR RENT ranging $550-$650 $300 d.d. All rooms above Hazzard County Bar & Grill. Call 403-887-5235 ask for Char


Upgraded 2 bdrm, 2 bath BRIGHT corner suite - Lake views, 7 appls. Underground parking & Storage. Avail June 1. No Pets, No Smoking. Hearthstone 403-887-8552 or 403-318-4225

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


LUXURIOUS 1 1/2 DUPLEX in gated community in Red Deer. 2 bdrm. + den, 3 bath. Phone 403-506-9491 NEW, classy 1286 sq. ft. bungalow, situated in a quiet cul de sac in PONOKA. Open plan with plenty of natural light, vaulted ceilings, 2 bedrooms plus den and 2 full bathrooms. Upgrades include oak cabinets, maple hardwood, gas fireplace, main floor laundry, mud room and 3 car garage. The roomy basement is ready for your design. Please email or call (780) 699 6866 for more info. Only $379,000.

Houses For Sale



Manufactured Homes

Mortgages Bought/Sold

GRANDVIEW MODULAR HOMES NOW OPEN IN RED DEER! Showcasing high-end homes from Grandeur Housing and Palm Harbor Homes. Inquire about opening specials; 1-855-347-0417. 7925B - 50 Ave., Red Deer

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

4130 Financial #4400 - #4430

Investments ......................4410 Money Wanted ................4420 Money to Loan ................4430

GOLF, SKI, HIKE, WATER SPORTS, etc. WHITEFISH, MT. Townhouse in Mountain Park subdivision. Over 3700 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features include 22’ vaulted ceiling in Great Room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors, Dacor stainless steel appliances, in-floor radiant heat, walk-out lower level & more. Slate spa shower & large walk-in closets with built-in cabinetry. House is fully wired for surround sound, security smart home. $599,900 For more information call 403-396-5516.

RAYMOND SHORES GULL LAKE, 2012 Park model home, on professionally landscaped lot. Fully furnished. Too many extras to list. 403-350-5524 for details.

Lots For Sale



Fifth Wheels

1997 TRAVELLAIRE Prestige 265, clean, well kept, back kitchen w/sunshine ceiling, electric front jacks, back tow hitch $8000. 887-6295

Boats & Marine

Cottages/Resort Property

Money To Loan


DO YOU NEED to borrow money - Now? If you own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money - It’s that simple. 1-877-486-2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Transportation #5000-5300

Automotive Services ........5010 Antique & Classic Autos ....5020 Cars ..................................5030 SUV’s................................5040 Trucks ..............................5050 Heavy Trucks....................5060 Vans/Buses ......................5070 Motorcycles ......................5080 Campers ..........................5090 Motorhomes......................5100 5th Wheels........................5110 Holiday Trailers ................5120 Tent Trailers ......................5130 Utility Trailers ....................5140 ATV’s ................................5150 Boats & Marine ................5160 Snowmobiles ....................5170 Tires, Parts & Accessories ......................5180 Auto Wreckers ..................5190 Vehicles Wanted ..............5200 Car/Truck Rental ..............5210 Recreational Vehicle Rental ..............................5220 Trailer Rental ....................5230 Misc. Automotive ..............5240 RV’s ..................................5300


WANTED TO RENT, boat slip at Sylvan Lake Marina. 1-403-975-5755 Calgary

Tires, Parts Acces.


WRECKING TRUCKS all makes, all models. Dodge, GMC, Ford, Imports. Lots of 4X4 stuff, diesel, gas. Trucks up to 3 tons. We ship anywhere. Call 306-821-0260, Bill (Lloydminster) reply text, email, call; blackdog2010doc We ship same day bus, dhl, transport.

Public Notice #6000

Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050

DO YOU WANT YOUR AD TO BE READ BY 100,000 Potential Buyers???


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Participation up significantly for triathlon, duathlon and kid’s splash ‘n’ dash by Steve Dills Sylvan Lake News

“Everybody had a blast,” said race director Cathy Forner of the “fabulous” Best Body Fitness Sprint which took place Sunday. This year’s race featured 150 adult participants in sprint triathlon and duathlon events and 60 youngsters in the Kid’s Splash ‘n’ Dash, an increase of about 15 per cent over the previous year. “We saw the trend when registration opened, we were up significantly,” said Forner. Last year they also held the Alberta Summer Games Zone 4 qualifier in conjunction with this race. This was the first year the kid’s event was completely filled (that happened about 2-3 weeks before race day) and she had a waiting list of four or five hopeful competitors. The races are becoming quite popular, she said, with quite a few competitors from both the Edmonton and Calgary areas. “We’re drawing quite a crowd from all over.” The triathlon includes a 750 metre swim in the pool, 25.4 km bike ride and 5.2 km run. The duathlon includes a 5.2 km run followed by a 25.4 km bike and 5.2 km run. The Kid’s Splash ‘n’ Dash includes a 25 metre swim in the pool, 600 metre bike ride and 300 metre run. Of course an event this size doesn’t happen without a large contingent of volunteers. Forner estimated 80-90 people helped during the race. “We had really strong leadership from the Sylvan Lake Triathlon Club,” she said, noting most members chose to volunteer rather than participate in the race. The event is also a fundraiser for the

club, with half the proceeds invested back into the next race and the remainder going to support the club. Forner explained they run an ‘A’ type race which is appreciated by many of the competitors. It’s consider an introduction to tri racing by many athletes who participated for the first time. “Our volunteers used sidewalk chalk to put messages of encouragement on the route. “Feedback I’m hearing was that it was a “fabulous first race for many, it was really well organized.” Great support from the community also helped the club host a top notch event. “Our sponsors are spectacular,” said Forner. “We get so much support, we couldn’t do it without them. Each year the club has featured a theme. This year it was Sylvan Lake’s 100th birthday. All of the stuff given to competitors, the ribbons, swim caps, t-shirts, contained the Centennial logo. As well there were two birthday cakes with the logo emblazoned on them. They were cut and served by Mayor Susan Samson (who competed in the race) and Ashton Hillaby. “It was just a fabulous race day,” Forner concluded. The top male triathlete from Sylvan Lake was John Christie who placed seventh overall. Travis Clark of Norglenwold was 17th overall; and Bart Dyrland of Sylvan Lake placed 40th. The top female triathlete from the area was Megan-Joy Rockey at 16th overall; followed by Janis Smith at 19th; Sandi Ducharme at 27th; Megan Souchuk, 31st; Lacey Robley at 43rd; Lori Donovan at 44th; Kimberly Romyn at 46th; Susan Samson at 47th and Lorna Gibson at 48th.


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There was plenty of mouthwatering interest as youngsters waited for a piece of birthday cake marking Sylvan Lake’s 100th birthday at the conclusion of the BBF Sprint Sunday afternoon. Mayor Susan Samson, a competitor in the race, and volunteer Ashton Hillaby cut the cake.



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Kid’s Splash ‘n’ Dash, held in conjunction with the sprint triathlon and duathlon Sunday morning. Brynn Von Kuster was led Kolby Orriss but their positions had flipped when they finished the final portion of the event, a run, and went through the finish gate.

Marty Robinson clapped encouragement while his daughter Noella headed out on the bike portion of the Kids’ Splash ‘n’ Dash after climbing out of the swimming pool after the initial portion of the three stage race. STEVE DILLS PHOTOS

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Sylvan Lake News, May 30, 2013  
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May 30, 2013 edition of the Sylvan Lake News