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Volunteers Wanted Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Lodge is looking for a volunteer to coordinate Meals on Wheels program which involves scheduling drivers. We also need more volunteer drivers. Please call 403-887-2555 and talk to Wanda or Carol.
Special Events Coats for Kids (and their families too) - Help yourself to winter clothing available at Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association office, 4936 50 Ave. Thursday, Nov. 14 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival committee meeting. All interested in volunteering are invited to attend the Legion at 7 pm. Thursday, Nov. 14 - “We’re All In This Together”, Educating Families, Healthy Relationships Workshop. Presenter Joanne Crook. For adults and youth ages 16+ at Sylvan Lake community centre, 4625 43rd Street from 7-8 pm. Supervised activities in gym for children aged 6+. No cost, fun and informal event. For info call 403-887-1137. Friday, Nov. 15 - Heart Wise - a three hour free group session from 9 am to noon offered by Alberta Health Services for residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure. At Sylvan Lake Community Health Centre, 4602 49 Ave. Call 1-877314-6997 for info or to register. Friday, Nov. 15 - ‘Tea and Tart for a Toonie’ Christmas tea and craft sale at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Lodge. Tea from 1:30-3; Christmas craft sale from 1:30-6. Christmas florals, knitted and crochet items, decorations, etc. 4620-47 Ave., Sylvan Lake. Saturday, Nov. 16 - Sylvan Lake Curling Club hosts the Granny/Grandpa spiel. Saturday, Nov. 16 - Benalto Christmas sale and cookie walk at Benalto Community Hall from 10 am to 2 pm. Tables available to vendors selling all types of items. Book tables at 403-746-5494 or 403-3409441. Hosted by Benalto Royal Purple, supporting community projects. Food counter hosted by Benalto Shadow Riders Horse Club. Saturday, Nov. 16 - Rocky Arts & Crafts Guild presents its 19th annual craft show and sale at Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission free. Saturday, Nov. 16 - Benefit dance in honour of Danielle Kerr who has been diagnosed with polysystic kidney disease and is undergoing chemo at the present time. At Sylvan Lake Legion from 8 pm to 1 am. For info call Lisa 587-876-6133. Saturday, Nov. 16 - Benefit auction for Shawna Seifert whose husband Craig was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. Dessert auction, live and silent auctions at Sylvan Lake Community Centre at 7 pm. For info contact Greg and Diane Smith 403391-2510 or Kevin and June Duncalfe 403-8873990 or email email@example.com Tuesday, Nov. 19 - The Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake Br. No. 212 general meeting and election of officers for 2014. All members are encouraged to attend. Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Universal Children’s Day at
Sylvan Lake Municipal Library. Our spotlight is on “Children Around the World”. A volunteer from Central Alberta Refugee Effort will share pictures and stories from their childhood. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages available. Please pre-register for this free event at 403-887-2130. Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Sylvan Lake Early Childhood Coalition would like to challenge you to do an activity at your organization to celebrate National Child Day Share it with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. More info at the website www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ ncd-jne/ Thursday, Nov. 21 - Seniors’ bus going to The Festival of Trees, Westerner Park. Pick up starts at noon. For details and booking call Lenore 403-8875272. Thursday, Nov. 21 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival committee meeting. All interested in volunteering are invited to attend the Legion at 7 pm. Sunday, Nov. 24 - Grey Cup party at Sylvan Lake Legion. Doors open at 3 pm. Wednesday, Nov. 27 - Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Bus to Cash Casino, Calgary. Leave 8:30 am. Phone Joan 403-887-7614. Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 - Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival and Market at the arena and multiplex. Many events both days. Watch for more details. Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30 - Dickson Store Museum is producing the play “The Poplar Grove Ladies Club”, a funny show with a lot of meaning. Spruce View Hall. Friday dinner theatre, doors open 5:30 pm. Play to follow. Saturday dessert theatre, doors open 12:30. For info or tickets call Dickson Store Museum at 403-728-3355. Friday, Nov. 29 - Santa Claus Parade in Sylvan begins at 7 pm. Register by Nov. 22. Applications available at sylvanlake.ca or the aquatic centre. Fireworks follow from the pier at about 8:15 pm. Sunday, Dec. 1 - Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir’s performance of Our King Has Come at 3 and 7 pm at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church. Includes performances by various school choirs.
Support Programs Wednesdays - Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank issues hampers from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Located in basement of Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4607 47th Ave., Sylvan Lake. Contact 403-887-4534 in you are in need of assistance. 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. 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 Bethany Sylvan Lake, 4700 47th Ave. 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.
Weekly events Thursdays - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to Red Deer. Pick-up starts at 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1:30 pm. Call 587-876-4977. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30 bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens at 5:30 pm.
Groups & Activities C.H.I.P.S. - Children’s Indoor playspace is a nonstructured playtime for children 0-5 years old. Riding, climbing and bouncing toys provided and parents and caregivers can socialize. Mondays 9-11:30 am; Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 am; Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm. at the community centre. Contact Wendy-Jo for info 403-887-5975.
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- Etta Svendson was assisted by Carol Baragar as she laid a wreath during the Remembrance service at Sylvan Lake Lodge last Thursday. Six of her brothers and her father were all in the services. Svendson is one of two people temporarily at the lodge from High River waiting to return to their facility in the southern community after it was damaged by flooding in the summer. At the same service, Ernest McPhee laid a wreath on behalf of residents of Bethany Sylvan Lake. Representing the Legion at the ceremony were Gordon and Sharon Graham. STEVE DILLS
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Sacrifices, remembrance and peace themes of Remembrance message On Remembrance Day we “recognize and express our gratitude to the men and women who have served our country in the military” … “we honour and remember those brave men and women who offered their lives in service to their country. We honour the courage they showed in their willingness to lay down their lives for their friends.” “Scripture,” the chaplain said, “has much to tell us about people today was established to honour. Probably the most often quoted verse on such occasions is John 15:13, “No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends”.” “Jesus Christ laid down His life, not for His own sake, but for the sake of all people, including us today. Christ himself was the model of this kind of sacrificial love, and we are called to follow his example.” … “These words — that the greatest love is to lay down one’s life for one’s friends — refer especially to His own sacrifice — but they also hold true for anyone who is willing to lay down their lives for their friends. That love that he fought from — a love for the human race — is a love that a good soldier shares. It is a love that inspires him to deeds of great sacrifice. It is a love that carries him through long nights and terrible warfare. And it is the Lord’s love, although he feels it as his own.” Kim said, “The good soldier does not go to war because he loves war, but because he desires peace. The goal of every good soldier is peace — true peace, heavenly peace. This is not the apparent peace that comes when one country dominates another, or the false peace in a nation where the ruler treats his people as slaves. True, heavenly peace comes from following the Lord in freedom. That is what the men and the women who have fought and died for this country have truly fought for — the freedoms that we all enjoy today, the most important of which is this: the freedom to follow God as we see fit. When we
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Spontaneous applause at the end of Monday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at Sylvan Lake’s multiplex capped the best attended service in the community’s history. As the colour party marched off, followed by Veterans, Legion and Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary members and others in uniform, the crowd of about 1,200 people showed their appreciation with prolonged clapping. Among those marching and in attendance were large contingents from 41 Signal Regiment, 2 Squadron Red Deer; Sylvan Lake RCMP officers; Sylvan Lake firefighters; and members of Sylvan Lake’s Girl Guide and Scout organizations. The service began with reading of Lt.Col. John McCrae’s famous poem, In Flanders Fields, by Rev. John Yoos. Reta Coubrough read the Reply to Flanders Fields by John Mitchell. At several times during the service, young people were called to participate. Pathfinder Darion Hamilton and Guide Alyssa McDougall read the scriptures. Kirstynn Joseph, Derek Penman and Michael Bentley, winners of the 2012 Literary and Poster competition sponsored by The Royal Canadian Legion, Sylvan Lake branch, read their entries. Chaplain Rev. Jin Woo Kim of Memorial Presbyterian Church talked of sacrifices made in the name of protecting freedoms, achieving true peace and of remembrance for those sacrifices, in his address. “Since 3,600 B.C., the world has known only 292 years of peace,” he began. “During this period there have been 14,351 wars large and small, in which 3.64 billion people have been killed … Since 650 B.C., there have also been 1,656 arms races, only 16 of which have not ended in war. The remainder ended in the economic collapse of the countries involved.”
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follow the Lord from our own free will, there are battles we must face — but this is the path that leads to true peace.” He concluded with “thanks for men and women who have given their lives for our freedom” and “thanks to God for those who stand guard over Canada today to protect and preserve our freedom”. Following Kim’s inspirational message, Cadet Sergeant Derek Penman played the Last Post. The Lament was piped by Robert and Sylvia Morrison then Penman played Rouse. Sylvan Lake Legion President Steve Dills recited The Act of Remembrance. Silver Cross Mother Patricia Myrol
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placed a wreath on behalf of all mothers who have lost children in service to Canada. Other wreaths were placed on behalf of various levels of government, Veterans and community organizations. Memorial Presbyterian Church Choir led in singing accompanied by pianist Cheri Kay. 41 Signal Regiment provided the Cenotaph Honour Guard at both the indoor service and at the Memorial Park Cenotaph for the 2 p.m. outdoor service. At that time MP Earl Dreeshen, MLA Kerry Towle and Mayor Sean McIntyre laid wreaths.
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BY DONALD MACSWEEN SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS While it is a well known fact that my dad was a Presbyterian minister, it is not well known that he was inducted into First Presbyterian Church in Prince Rupert at the 11 a.m. service, Sunday December 7th, 1941. Pearl Harbor was attacked at 12 noon Prince Rupert time that same day. He volunteered for service as a padre, but the the Army turned him down as being too young (he was 29 — the age restriction for padre at the time was 35) but he soon served as an unofficial padre to the thousands of Canadian and American troops who passed through Prince Rupert bound for the Aleutians and the South Pacific. Prince Rupert was a sub-port of embarkation of the Seattle Military District. I well remember his ARP (air raid patrol) tin helmet, and the marching troops, and the warships, and the brass bands. He had been asked to let the American Commander in Prince Rupert know if he heard of any houses becoming vacant as
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including industrial machinery. Canadian agricultural producers will finally be able to compete in the European market and their world-class products will surely be in high demand. European tariffs are being eliminated on Canadian wheat, barley, rye, oats, and canola oil. Canadian pork, beef and bison producers have secured preferential treatment with new tariff rate quotas and can expect a significant increase in exports. This Canada-EU agreement is an historic accomplishment in our Conservative government’s mandate to create jobs and opportunities for all Canadians. It is part of our trade strategy to secure bilateral trade agreements that benefit Canadian production and exports. Under the leadership of Prime
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Minister Stephen Harper, Canada now has free-trade access to over half of the entire global marketplace. Earl Dreeshen is the Conservative
Last week’s threat to end our fall weather was, after all, only a threat. It turned out nice again. The sun is shining brightly and skies are clear. The temperature has a tang which is not unpleasant and what little ice had formed on the lake, has disappeared.
he, the American Commander, wanted to move his family to Prince Rupert to join him. In late May of 1942, my dad heard of a house coming available, and went down to the American offices. He was kept cooling his heels for a long time, and when the commander came out he told my dad he had only one minute of time. The message was delivered, and the commander after some thought told him, “if my family were here in Prince Rupert today, they would be on the train out of here tonight”. My mom and I were on that train that night bound for Winnipeg — the home of my grandparents. My dad stayed in Rupert. That night was the eve of the Battle of Midway, which was the turning point of the Pacific War. The balance between the warring forces was so tight that it could just as well have gone the other way and had that happened, the outcome of the war could have been very, very different for the west coast of North America. There are many thousands of stories of those who, for one reason or another, could not serve on active duty, but who
in their own way did their part for their country. We should remember them just as we remember those who were on active service.
Remember them all on their day — Remembrance Day. We should be proud of them all. GOD BLESS THEM ALL.
Dear Editor, For anyone collecting old war stories, the story opposite is about my Uncle Alex MacSween, written by my cousin Donald MacSween Alex MacSween was about seven years older than my father, Ian MacSween, who ministered at Sylvan Lake Memorial Presbyterian Church between 1943 to 1950. My uncle eventually became Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada — the highest attainment for a Presbyterian minister in this country. My father had ulcers — his mother died while he was a teenager, and I think the stress caused by her illness and death led to the ulcers. Although my Dad tried to enlist in Winnipeg, he
was rejected. Many of his schoolmates enlisted into a Winnipeg regiment which was sent in late 1941 to defend Hong Kong after only minimal training and into a hopeless situation, thanks to our shortsighted PM Mackenzie King. Needless to say, those who didn’t die or were executed by the Japanese spent a horrible four years as prisoners of war. Visiting the war cemetery in Hong Kong (truly a beautiful location) was my homage to those men, as well as to my father and uncle. Thanks to Sylvan Lake News for publishing that article. Thanks to the Sylvan Lake Legion for a well organized Remembrance Day ceremony this morning - great turnout! Jim MacSween, Sylvan Lake
If further proof was required that this is really a beautiful fall, it was brought to us yesterday — a wild rose. The bloom was picked by little Anita Hagerman on November 6, on the farm of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Hagerman. ♦ ♦ ♦ With Tuesday’s sales of over $75,826,000, Canada’s Seventh Victory Loan cumulative total rose to $1,050,281,850. Sylvan Lake passed the 90 per cent mark today and expects to pass its minimum objective tomorrow. Canvassers are doing a grand job and unit organizer, W. A. Biss, is confident the unit will be “Over the Top” tomorrow (Thursday). ♦ ♦ ♦ The Red Cross work room now has a large supply of materials to be made
into hospital pyjamas and workers are urgently needed. A call has also been sent for gloves and sweaters; knitters are needed for this work.
19 view lots. McCutcheon Agencies of Sylvan Lake are acting as agents. ♦ ♦ ♦ Rev. John Yoos gave the Remembrance Day address at the cenotaph on Monday, November 11. His title “Remember and Carry On” and he enlarged this theme by stating that the benefits, privileges and freedoms that we enjoy in Canada today are not of the result of any effort on our past. Our heritage has been handed to us by those who have gone before, those who fought and those who died for their ideals and beliefs. We must remember those who died and in remembering them, recall that they died to preserve the freedom from tyranny that we enjoy today. We must also ensure that we do not take this freedom for granted.
Those who could not serve should be remembered as well
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The public is asked to not use the fire telephone number to call in for information as to the location of the fie. This number is to be used only to report fires to members of the fire brigade. ♦ ♦ ♦ Harry Nunnemaker of Garberville, California, has been a visitor to Sylvan Lake during the past week, making arrangements for a new subdivision on his property on the north shore of the lake. The new subdivision, to be known as “Spruce Cliff” will contain
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Safety mandates clearing away snowbanks at 11 and 20 Dear Editor, The intersection of Highways 11 and 20 just got more dangerous. Highway crews have been building snowbanks on the east side of the intersection further reducing visibility east and west. The snowbanks on the north side between the four lanes do not help either. East travelling vehicles turning north onto Highway 20 are already sitting in a depression in the road and the snowbank to the east makes west moving vehicles harder to see. Even west moving traffic has difficulty seeing vehicles in the turning lane. As I approached the intersection, travelling west, I could only see the windshield of a waiting car — no lights and no car body. Safety mandates clearing away the snowbanks and elevating the turning lane. What’s going to happen when the snowbanks get higher and the road gets icy? Ray Kowalski, Sylvan Lake
- Ten people were visiting and drinking coffee at the lunch counter in Sylvan Lake Curling Rink, January 1957. Included are Orville van Slyke ?, Henry Pickering, Pickering girl, Roger van Slyke, Cap Steer?, Mina Resiwick, ?, Ben Reiswick?, Ole Bystrom and Alex Bystrom. (photo from the Sjare family.) If you can fill in the blanks, let us know. This is one of a series of historic photos we’ll publish during Sylvan Lake’s 100th anniversary. If you’ve got a photo you’d like us to print, please get in touch with editor Steve Dills at 403-887-2331 or email it to email@example.com along with as much information as you can provide. P
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covered deck, basement development & detached garage on Lot 10, Block 2, Plan 1549AJ (5135 47A Avenue) Glenna Mokelky for a manufactured home on Lot 408, Block 7, Plan 3341ET (8, 4402 48 Avenue) Jeroen Schelkwyk for a deck on Lot 2, Block 3, Plan 062-5924 (4212 45 Avenue) Jennifer & Shawn Howse for an existing deck on Lot 12, Block 1, Plan 9322450 (24 Westwood Crescent) INDUSTRIAL PARK Len Campbell for an approval of use – ‘Indoor Merchandise Sales’ on Block 5, Plan 032-2550 (5, 4 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, 5012 48 Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 within 14 days following this publication. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretations of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information please contact the Development Ofﬁcer at 864-5557.
Development Permits TAKE NOTICE THAT on November 4, 2013, the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s): Tracy Proulx & Michele Menychuk-Walsh for a side yard relaxation on an existing dwelling on Lot 54B, Block 2, Plan 922-3244 (7 Wildrose Drive) Rod English for a demolition on Lot 20, Block D, Plan 2036HW (5048 52 Street) Highridge Homes for a front yard relaxation on a proposed rowhouse (4 units) on Lots 62-65, Block 10,. Plan 132-3636)
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. Provides opportunity for the EDO to get to know businesses and their needs, challenges and issues from a local perspective, . A means of gathering data that will support future investment and business attraction, . A forum to discuss municipal inﬂuenced issues that affect the success of your business, . A method to identify human resource or business training requirements and appropriate timing for delivery of workshops and information sessions, . An avenue for the EDO to share small and medium-sized business resources that support retention, expansion, business start-ups or aspiring entrepreneurs …and more! How much time does the business need to schedule? A series of standard questions have been developed in order to gain an overall outlook of the local economy and its drivers. The visitation usually lasts 1 to 1-1/2 hours as information gathered is recorded electronically in a BVP template during the program. How do I set up a meeting date and time? Contact the Town of Sylvan Lake Economic Development Ofﬁcer, Vicki Kurz at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.887.1185 ext. 226 at your earliest convenience to establish a meeting date and time. The goal of this program is to engage the members of the local business community and support economic diversiﬁcation!
Thank You! The Town of Sylvan Lake would like to thank the residents of Willowsprings and area for their patience during the water twinning project in September/October of this year.
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RYDERS RIDGE Otto Voight for a detached garage on Lot 23, Block 9, Plan 102-4600 (24 Radcliff Way) Deer Run Homes (1990) Ltd. for a single family dwelling with covered deck on Lot 1B, Block 9,Plan 102-4600 (14 Radcliff Way) FOX RUN Sunrooms and Awnings Ltd. for a sunroom addition on Lot 48, Block 10, Plan 022-6954 (11 Firdale Road) CRESTVIEW Somerset Homes for a single family dwelling, attached garage & deck on Lot 38, Block3, Plan 132-3103 (69 Cole Way) Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage, deck & basement development on Lot 37, Block 3, Plan 132-3103 (67 Cole Way) BEACON HILL Laebon Developments Ltd. for a detached garage on Lot 89, Block 11, Plan 122-4336 (15 Brookstone Drive) STREETS True Line Contracting Ltd. for a single family dwelling, attached garage,
What’s in it for you? The new carts will hold up to 4 regularsized bags of garbage at a time. Additionally, the carts won’t blow away on windy days. Each cart is clearly identiﬁed with a serial number & room for a home address, so lost bins are easily accounted for. Finally, for those with back alley pick up, the carts are suitable to be left out indeﬁnitely, so homeowners won’t have to haul them to & from their yards.
Community Programs Business Visitation Program (BVP) What is it? The BVP is a conﬁdential one-on-one meeting between the municipal Economic Development Ofﬁcer (EDO) and an owner or manager of a business that is licensed to conduct business in the Town of Sylvan Lake. What is the purpose? The BVP serves multiple functions:
Automated Garbage pickup is efﬁcient, reduces litter and greatly reduces the risk of injury to staff. Please visit our website for the full list of program details and Get Automated! www.sylvanlake.ca/projects Email us at email@example.com Or call 403 887 2800 *the Kitchen/Yard Waste Collection and Recycling Pick Up will continue to function “as is”.
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- Plenty of help was available in the kitchen at Benalto Elks Turkey Supper Sunday night. Among those offering a hand were Kelly Johnston, Jim Merriman, Steve Mattson, Don Olson, Joey Olson and Leslie Johnston. About 420 people were served. Help at the supper also came from Eckville-area 4-H beef clubs, including Gilby, Hazel Dell and Rangeland. Proceeds raised will support Benalto School, Sylvan Lake Christmas Bureau and Eckville Christmas Bureau. STUART FULLARTON
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IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES LAID IN HIGHWAY 11 INCIDENT NEAR ECKVILLE
- Loverne Tymchuk was one of the models at a fashion show during the open house of My Best Friend’s Closet at Gospel Chapel Saturday morning. The third annual event featured women’s clothing that was available free for people to take. Kelly Mykyte explained that My Best Friend’s Closet, in a room at Gospel Chapel, is open all year round by appointment (403-391-1148) but a clothing drive and open house are held once a year to promote the service. “People donate easily but it’s harder to get people to take free clothes,” she said. “This feeds my passion for fashion.” STEVE DILLS
Saturday, November 2nd 3:02 a.m. – RCMP were called to Mac’s convenience store on Sylvan Drive in relation to a disturbance. A male customer was reportedly bothering staff and being verbally abusive. The clerk advised that the male stole two Red Bull drinks and spilled one in the store. RCMP arrested the male and lodged him in cells. A 26-year-old Rocky Mountain House male is charged with theft under $5,000 and mischief. 6:37 p.m. – A 911 call was placed to dispatch in relation to a semi rollover on Range Road 11 near Aspelund Road in Lacombe County. A semi had rolled in the ditch and was blocking the eastbound lane of traffic approximately three miles east of Highway 20. No one was injured. 11:00 p.m. – A domestic dispute on 51st Street in Benalto resulted in charges laid against a male. The 36-year-old female victim advised that her spouse came home intoxicated resulting in a verbal altercation which became physical. The female sustained minor injuries. The male then left the residence prior to police arriving. A window in
the door of an RV was also smashed out. A 50-year-old Benalto man is facing a charge of assault and mischief under $5,000. Monday, November 4th 5:19 p.m. – RCMP attended a single vehicle rollover on Highway 592 just west of Range Road 10. A westbound truck rolled into the south ditch and landed back on its wheels. A 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with crossing double solid lines after he attempted to pass another vehicle in front of him and lost control on icy roads, causing the rollover. He and his 27-yearold male passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries. 8:31 p.m. – A 30-year-old Three Hills female is facing charges after a 911 call to RCMP of a van swerving into oncoming traffic and almost hitting the ditch at Highway 11 and Highway 766. The van had stopped and the female driver was found by police passed out in the vehicle of a witness. She was difficult to awaken but managed to provide a breath sample and was charged with impaired driving and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08.
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Food bank has provided 680 hampers this year; generosity, support is amazing
BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
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“This community has got a big heart, it’s so generous,” Pam Towers said while telling Rotary members about Sylvan Lake Food Bank. “There’s such amazing support.” Since January, the food bank has given out 680 hampers. These have gone to 397 adults and 283 families which included 548 children. The food bank is open from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Then at other times during the week, hampers are available at Sylvan Lake and Area Community Partners’ Association office on 50th Avenue. “We see a lot of families, people who have just moved to Sylvan Lake,” said Towers. With utility hookups and damage deposits they’re financially stretched and “may use the food bank for two or three months until they get caught up”. At other times they see single adults who have lost a job, need help because of health issues or are waiting for a government cheque. “What they need most is encouragement, understanding and often a big hug,” said Towers. Through financial donations, she told Rotarians, the food bank is able to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, eggs, milk and butter for the hampers. “We have wonderful volunteers. We see lots of tears and heartfelt thanks,” Towers said. Last Christmas food bank volunteers prepared 47
hampers. They do this only for adults and couples since the Christmas Bureau handles hampers for families. “We refer families to them,” said Towers of the special hampers which provide for bountiful Christmas meals. Referring again to the community’s support of the food bank, Towers said, “the school kids get so excited when they do a food drive. Every school in this town does them at Christmas and at other times of the year.”
Pam Towers accepted a $900 cheque for Sylvan Lake Food Bank from Thelma Maris, acting president of the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake last Friday. The money was collected by Rotarians walking along the Santa Claus parade route last December. STEVE DILLS
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Important we foster bilateral trade relationship with China: Dreeshen BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
- Aislan Gyori, Sara Tallon, Keara Slimmon, and Sierra Hilman were among the students who set up the dollar store at École Fox Run School for Operation Christmas Child. Missing is Blythe Playford. PATTI GETTE
Use of Canadian educational curriculum in Chinese schools sparked a sense of pride in Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen when he participated in Canada’s state visits to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia last month. The Canadian mission focused on developing partnerships in commerce, innovation and education. “To see the enthusiasm shown by our hosts regarding the use of Canadian curriculum at primary, secondary, post-secondary and graduate levels was a sense of pride for me having been an educator for 34 years,” he
said in the House of Commons Oct. 30. In addition to visits to Chinese universities, the delegation also met with Chinese and Mongolian politicians. “Our numerous roundtable discussions allowed us to expand and strengthen our economic, cultural, and knowledge-based collaboration,” said Dreeshen. He told the House of Commons that Central Alberta businesses, as well as organizations such as Access Prosperity and Alberta’s excellent post-secondary institutions can benefit from increased co-operation with China. “It is important that we foster our bilateral trade relationship so that Canadian exporters can thrive in the Chinese market.” Last year, China became Canada’s second largest export market after the U.S.
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Missouri trip opened opportunities for Sylvan manufacturer BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
A business owner is aiming to use his experiences on a recent trip to the United States to benefit his Sylvan Lake based company. Scott Getschel, owner of Fiber-Werx International — a fiberglass manufacturing company — travelled to Missouri in late October to connect with other similar businesses, and to
tour their facilities. Along with Central Alberta: Access Prosperity and a delegation of other Central Alberta companies, he undertook the trip to promote his company’s products and seek potential new partners. “It was a great experience for all,” he said. “We made some really good contacts down there, and I’ve got a lot of follow-up to do. I think we’ll probably end up doing some business down
there.” The trip was the result of collaboration between Red Deer College (RDC) and Missouri State University. RDC students, in conjunction with Missouri State students and state economic development officers, set up meetings for each of the companies represented. The students were then given the opportunity to sit in on the meetings. Getschel was looking for the
“There’s a lot of opportunity there and we have a lot of interest in that area in our product. I think that’s going to be beneficial.” SCOTT GETSCHEL, OWNER OF FIBER-WERX INTERNATIONAL
opportunity to partner with another manufacturer or distributor for his company’s Rizor truck bed tonneau cover. While he initially felt “a little
bit reluctant” about going on the trip, he admitted it was well worthwhile. “Since going on it, I’m very much glad that I did,” he said. “There’s a lot of opportunity there and we have a lot of interest in that area in our product. I think that’s going to be beneficial.” Fiber-Werx manufactures a large range of products, which includes everything from water slides to tanks capable of transporting dangerous goods. “We’re one of only four companies in Canada that can do that,” said Getschel. “We can virtually make anything out of fiberglass.”
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Donation drives underway BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
During Sylvan Lake’s Centennial we’re attempting to quantify the generosity of our community with information and a running tally of donations to various groups and organizations. We know how giving our community is and we want to emphasize that with this column. Please feel free to add to our list. Year-to-date total $356,822.39 • Two $1,000 education bursaries were provided by the Poppy Fund of the Sylvan Lake branch of The Royal Canadian Legion. Jill Beach and Hannah Purkiss were the recipients. • Every Friday is dress down day at École Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School. Staff pay $66 a year for the privilege and donate it
Community to a charity of their choice. This year they supported the building fund of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish contributing $1,428, according to the school’s newsletter. • The Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake collects spare change along the Santa Claus parade
route each year for Sylvan Lake Food Bank. Last year they raised $900 which was presented last Friday. • Sylvan Lake Food Bank was recipient of a drive conducted by École Fox Run School staff and students during Remembrance ceremonies last
Wednesday. • Operation Christmas Child is fully underway in our community with various organizations creating shoeboxes full of items to support the Samaritan’s Purse program. To provide information for this column, please email editor@sylvanlakenews. com or phone our office at 403-887-2331.
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Following are calls responded to by Sylvan Lakeâ€™s volunteer firefighters, during the week ending November 11, as supplied by Deputy Fire Chief Steve Scanland. Monday, November 4 - 5:27 p.m. - motor vehicle collision, Highway 592 and Range Road 10. Monday, November 4 - 8:22 p.m. - medical assistance, Jarvis Bay. Tuesday, November 5 - 6:50 p.m. - medical assistance, Fern Crescent. Friday, November 8 - 9:35 a.m. - medical assistance, Red Deer County. Saturday, November 9 - 6:53 a.m. - motor vehicle collision, 50th Street and Memorial Trail. Saturday, November 9 - 6:35 p.m. - motor vehicle collision, 60th Street and Highway 11.
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Youngsters who attended Sylvan Lake Playgroup at the community centre Oct. 31 were dressed in costumes to mark Halloween, an annual tradition for the tots. Playgroup is a drop-in program which operates at the community centre Mondays from 9-11, Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30, Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30 and Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30.
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About 40 air rifle and pistol shooters competed at match BY STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
Shooters from all over the province and beyond test their skills against one another at the 2013 Alberta Handgun Association (AHA) Memorial Match in Sylvan Lake. Held at the community centre over three days beginning last Friday, it offered participants from a wide age range the chance to put their air rifle and air pistol training to work. Sylvan Lake resident Arno Baron, who is an AHA provincial pistol coach, couldn’t be happier with the way things ran, and spoke highly of Sylvan Lake’s ability to host such events. “The (community centre) is excellent. Everybody liked it,” he said. “Everything was just top-
Four acoustic microphones in the targets score each shot to an accuracy of within one-tenth of a millimetre. Baron said other events will likely take place in Sylvan Lake in the near future, possibly as soon as January. As far as venues go, he’s happy to see the community centre used again. “Everything (about it) is good,” he said. “It’s a nice, warm place, easy to find, the lighting is good.” Good venues aren’t the only thing this area has to offer, he added. “The calibre of shooters here in our area is just phenomenal.” Results from the match weren’t available at press time.
notch, and the staff at the community centre, they’re great. Very helpful.” Baron said participation was down slightly from last year, but he blamed that on poor winter travel conditions. With competitors from as far away as Saskatchewan, weather is a factor that needs to be considered in evaluating the participation rate. Nonetheless, about 40 air rifle and air pistol shooters took part, firing their best shots on Saturday in an attempt to advance to Sunday’s finals. Shooters stand ten metres away from a black-dot target and aim to hit the centre. Males fire 60 shots in 75 minutes, while females fire 40 shots in 55 minutes — all at the end of a 15-minute preparation period.
Morgan Wereley took aim during the 2013 Alberta Handgun Association Memorial Match in Sylvan Lake Saturday. Shaylene Lunam used precision to line up her next shot as she competed at the community centre Saturday. STUART FULLARTON PHOTOS
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For the weekend of November 8 - 10, 2013 MELCOR 4 YEAR OLD LAKERS The team continued to work on developing their skating skills and played some skating games. +of the Week – #17 Kieran Boutin YOUNG GUNS DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 4 vs. Clive 6 Lakers 5 vs. Rimbey 10 +of the Week – Ryder Soppit WATTS PROJECTS DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 1 vs. Dairy Queen Lakers 5 +of the Week – Carter Wilkins DAIRY QUEEN DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 5 vs. Watts Projects Lakers 1 Lakers 14 vs. Bashaw 7 +of the Week – Brody Van Den Akker FORMULA POWELL LP DYNAMITE LAKERS Lakers 5 vs. Bentley 13
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Lakers held on for win over St. Paul; play Ardrossan in north final Saturday BY JACKIE LAROCQUE SPECIAL TO SYLVAN LAKE NEWS It was a long haul to St. Paul for the H. J. Cody Lakers football squad and parents for their first provincial playoff game this season. With the Lakers ranked seventh and St. Paul ranked third in the province’s Tier III division, it promised to be a game of skill and fight to see who progressed to the semi-finals. Fans and parents weren’t disappointed — cold — but not disappointed. Halfway into the first quarter, Shon Zenert and Landon Rosene moved the ball inches away from a touchdown, enabling Trent Kondor to run the pass for the first points of the game. St. Paul Lions put up a good try to score their first touchdown but Sulley Larocque with Shon Zenert tripped, flipped and slammed Lion after Lion. Not to be out done, Kyle Eckenswiller and Josh Barrie flipped a few Lions into the cold field. The Lakers headed into the second quarter with a 7-0 lead. It proved to be an exciting quarter with ups and downs. The Lions made their first touchdown early, tying the game. Skylar Selk whipped the ball to Trent Kondor who had the ball tipped off his fingers, juggled it a bit, almost lost it, but recaptured the ball for a 50 yard run. Fumbles on both sides, interceptions slipping from freezing fingers and missed kicks riddled the second quarter. A fake punt fooled the Lions enabling Sulley Larocque to grab a pass and bolt for a first down. Back and forth went possession. Bryce Marshall and Ivan Mirafuentes blocked and held the Lions’ offense.
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Gokie Kataoka, covering the receiver, prevented a catch and tackled his charge to the ground. But with all the tackles and coverage, the Lions managed to score another touchdown before half time. TJ Sloboda burst through the Lions line and blocked the ball preventing the convert. The second half brought more chilling wind and skiffs of snow. Josh Barrie ran a touchdown bringing the score to 14-13 for the Lakers. Skylar threw a 30 yard pass into the hands of Josh Barrie bringing the Lakers ever closer to the goal posts. A quick pass to Landon Rosene and the Lakers gained a lead of 21-13. Chase Elwood, Liam Hoven, Bryce Marshall, Bradyn Marchessi and TJ Sloboda formed a wall that the Lions couldn’t penetrate very often. Sulley Larocque alligator rolled more than one Lion with the ball and Dylan Keller dove and splattered a few Lions on his own. Kyle Eckenswiller continued to drop in front of the ball runner, sending him flying into the dirt. Then the ball slipped from a Lion’s paws and Bryce Marshall, casually bent down and scooped the ball for a 50 yard gain. The Lakers couldn’t gain the necessary yards and a Lion caught the punt in the end zone. Whichever way he went a Laker was there. Taking the road of safety, the Lion player took a knee, giving the Lakers two points, bringing the score to 23-13 for the Lakers going into the fourth quarter. The winter chill started to seep into the bones of players on both teams and chattering teeth of parents set the background for a nail biting final quarter. The Lions made a breakaway early dodging Lakers and getting into the Lakers’ zone. Determined not to allow any more breakaways, the defense tightened up and Bryce Marshall managed to push the quarterback away from the goal posts 15 yards. Gaining possession of the ball, the Lions also prevented the Lakers from any significant yardage. Then the Lions make another breakaway to score a touchdown bringing the score to 23-20 for the Lakers.
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aged to score. Again the conversion was blocked, bringing the score to 30-26 for the Lakers. The Lions and Lakers battled in the Lakers’ zone with the Lions determined to get over the line for one last touchdown. The Lakers were equally determined to hold the Lions at bay during the last seconds of the game. With ten seconds left, the Lakers got possession of the ball. Skylar took a knee to run the clock out and the Lakers won. The Lakers play the north final against Ardrossan Bisons, Saturday at 4 p.m. at ME Global Athletic Park in Lacombe.
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Back and forth, parents on both sides bit their nails. Skylar Selk, given time by the offense line, aimed and fired the ball to Landon Rosene who took off like a blur for a 45 yard touchdown. Aden Smaill made yet another conversion kick putting the Lakers ahead 30-20. The Lions make yet another break away, causing Ben Butcher to be helped off the field after he tried to trip up the ball runner and got run over himself. Braydn Marchesi, Chase Elwood, Liam Hoven burst through the Lions’ line enabling Sulley Larocque to sack the quarterback. But despite the defense blocking and tackling, the Lions man-
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THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013
Alberta Scotties hosted by Sylvan Curling Club approaching fast BY STEVE DILLS SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
After more than a year of planning by local organizers, the Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Sylvan Lake is fast approaching. “It’s coming faster than people think,” said Lesley Hill, one of the committee members. “We’re starting to sell tickets — event passes plus individual draw tickets.” Already two teams have been named, she added. The Renee Sonnenberg and Heather Nedohin teams are the first of nine teams to qualify. The next two teams will be named in early December then playdowns take place for the remaining places. “We’ll know all the teams by Christmas,” said Hill. Expect world class curling at Sylvan Lake’s multiplex when the teams take to the ice January 8-12. The last time Sylvan hosted the Alberta Scotties, in 2009, it was the Cheryl Bernard team which won. They went on to win silver at the Vancouver Olympics. Hill added, “to host twice in five years is pretty amazing when you think about the number of venues across the province.” She attributed that honour to the fact the local committee “really did do a good job last time”. They’re planning to live up to that reputation again. “We’re still looking for volunteers for pretty much everything — ticket sales, lounge services …” The organizing committee has been working on hosting the Scotties for the past year and a half, but has been really focused since the provincial juveniles were hosted here last March. As with all events of this magnitude, sponsors are vitally important to the success. Hill said there’s still room for a couple more sponsors to get on board. “We’ve got great boxes and will provide signage and all kinds of stuff.” More details are available on the website
albertascotties2014.com/. Former junior curler Dean Thiessen will be entertaining with a jazz trio in a lounge on the mezzanine of the multiplex after the evening draws Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be a player meet and greet and a chance to get autographs from the high profile teams competing. One of the things that’s been added to this year’s event is a silent auction to support Sylvan Lake Curling Club’s building
fund. “We’ve got some pretty neat items,” Hill said, adding they will always accept more. The current curling facility is expected to be closed at the end of this season and a new building constructed. “Our next focus will be to get a new facility,” Hill said. Those interested in contributing may phone host committee chair Noreen McCallum at 403-887-4010 or Lesley Hill at 403-887-3778 or contact them through the webpage. Tickets for the Scotties will be on sale at
the Spirit of Sylvan Yuletide Festival for people who are interested in giving them as Christmas presents. They may also be purchased through the website or at Sylvan Lake Curling Club. Early bird prices for event passes are in effect until tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 15). SportsNet West has confirmed they’ll be televising the semi-final and final games on the last day of competition. They’re bringing a crew of 25 people, said Hill. “It will be lots of fun,” Hill enthused.
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