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Slide the City

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Lake life

- With temperatures soaring into the mid-twenties over the weekend, the lake proved a popular draw with town visitors and residents looking to make the most of the pleasant weather. JASMINE O’HALLORAN-HAN




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Suspect sought - Sylvan Lake RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly stole a bottle of vodka from a liquor store on 50 Street in Sylvan Lake earlier this year. Police are seeking a Caucasian male suspect in connection with the Feb. 11 incident. Those with information are asked to contact lead investigator Cst. Landon Durston at 403-858-7200, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. SYLVAN LAKE RCMP

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY: McDONALDS SYLVAN LAKE 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 Monday at 4 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 (TollFree 1-888-999-2081) or email to Be certain to include dates, times and contact information..

Special Events Thursday, June 11 - The Red Deer Player’s Society is excited to present Reginald Rose’s award-winning courtroom classic ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at the Scott Block Theatre from June 11 to June 20. Tickets are on sale at the Black Knight Ticket Centre. This is a non-profit theatre group always on the lookout for new members, and would welcome people from Sylvan Lake. Saturday, June 13 - Sylvan Lake Legion is serving smokies and pop (as well as other beverages) during 1913 Days events from 12-4 p.m. Drop by for some food and a chance to relax. Wednesday, June 17 - Parkland Airshed Management Zone’s Annual General Meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Chateau Inn, Sunset Room, 5027 Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. This is your chance to get an update on the state of our air quality in Central Alberta to find out what is being done to monitor and manage it. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome to attend. For more info, contact Kevin Warren at 403-8627046, or visit Sunday, June 21 - Fathers Day Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sylvan Lake Legion (4916 50th Avenue). Proceeds to support Sylvan Lake Community Partners. Sunday, June 21 - Sylvan Lake’s Kait Sloboda performs with special guest, Travis Friesen, actor/musician from Rosebud, in her student project fundraising concert at Gospel Chapel, 4290 50 St. Join us at 7 pm for an evening of music and dessert, only $10/person, child care

provided. Wednesday, June 24 - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to River Cree Casino Edmonton, leaves 8:30 a.m. Phone Joan at 403-887-7614. Friday, June 26 - Sylvan Lake Seniors Association taking bus to Trochu Arboretum and Gardens. Simply enjoy relaxing, walking about and appreciating the beautiful gardens. Lunch at Sweet Grass Cafe, noon-1 p.m. Cost: $10 for bus plus own money for lunch. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. Deadline to register: June 19. Call Maryan at 403-887-5428.

Support Programs Sylvan Lake AA meetings take place 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 403-8874297. Sylvan Lake Al-Anon (for families and friends of alcoholics) 8 pm Sundays, Presbyterian Church (north door). Contact Kathy 403-887-4470 or Robyn 403-8872961. Mondays - Griefshare at Alliance Community Church, 7-9 p.m. Help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family members or friends. 4404 47 Ave. Sylvan Lake. Call 403-8878811 for info. Narcotics Anonymous meetings Thursday nights 7:30 pm Sylvan Lake Bethany Care, 4700 47th Ave.

Weekly Events Mondays - Toastmasters Sylvan’s Slick Speakers meeting at Sylvan Lake Alliance Church, 4404 47 Ave. from 7-8:15 pm. Club is open to everyone wishing to improve communication and leadership skills. For information, call Ian Oostindie 403-887-0968. At the Seniors Centre: Mondays-Wii bowling; Tuesdays-Men’s Yoga, Exercise Class, Drop In Scrabble/Games; Tuesday nightdrop in crib; Wednesdays-lunches, Bible Study; Thursdays-Bingo; Fridays-Yoga. Thursdays - Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus to Red Deer. Pick-up starts at 9:15 am. Returning to Sylvan 1 p.m. from Parkland Mall. Call 403-864-2230 for more info. Thursdays - Community Bingo at Sylvan Lake Seniors’ Centre. Precall at 6:30, bingo starts at 7 pm. Canteen opens 5:30 pm. Fridays - Meat draw at the Sylvan Lake Legion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Steak BBQ held in conjunction through summer.

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Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary breakfast at the Legion. 4916 50 Ave. 9 am to 1 pm. Everyone welcome. First Wednesday every month. 55+ Club Pot Luck and Jam at Sylvan Lake Legion, 12 noon. $2 admission. First Wednesday every month - The first Wednesday of every month is devoted to teen art projects at the Library! Everything from baked clay art to graffiti! 4-5 p.m. See you there!

Volunteers Wanted Book Cull? - please donate boxed, already-read, top condition books to the Sylvan Lake Library reception during business hours any day. Friends of the Library are preparing for annual book sale on “1913 Days” - Jun 13. Business hours: Volunteers for 2-hour shifts needed. For more information, call Sam at 403-864-9094. Volunteers are required for Friends of the Library committee. Do you enjoy the library? Would you like to make a difference? We are looking for enthusiastic friends to support the library in many different ways. Please join us and have fun, meet like-minded people, volunteer and feel good about supporting a service that benefits everyone in the community! Call Debbie at 403-887-0968. Are you organized and dedicated and want to be part of a great team? Veterans Voices of Canada is now searching for volunteers to fill a variety of volunteer positions within our organization. Be a part of our upcoming annual events and tributes such as our Veteran Appreciation Day and Flags of Remembrance. Also needed are interview transcribers and committee members. Help us in our mission of keeping history alive by volunteering with us. Thanks in advance. Contact us at info@

Town announces water restrictions The Town of Sylvan Lake on Tuesday morning announced the implementation of outdoor water usage restrictions effective immediately. “Hand watering of plants and/or new sod before noon or after 7 p.m. is the only exception. Sprinklers are not permitted at any time,” read a Town media release.

Given the recent dry weather, having the restrictions in place will ensure adequate access to water for town residents and businesses. It will also ensure the availability of water in the event of an emergency. Up-to-date information on the restrictions is available on the Town of Sylvan Lake Facebook page.


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Groups & Activities C.H.I.P.S. - Children’s Indoor playspace is a non-structured playtime for children 0-5 years old. Riding, climbing and bouncing toys provided and parents and caregivers can socialize. Mondays 9-11 am; Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30-11:30 am; Thursdays 12:30-2:30 pm. at the community centre. Contact Kari for info, 403392-0323. Sylvan Lake Quilters Guild meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at the Seniors Centre at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. For information, please contact Joyce Thrush at 403-8873287.

Redcore, oilfield construction specialists based in Sylvan Lake, have secured naming rights to an ice surface in the new Multiplex facility with their recent donation of $250,000. “Local businesses have really stepped up with respects to supporting our Multiplex Redevelopment Project. Redcore has always believed in being an active partner and supporting our community; this latest commitment

only further demonstrates this.” –Amy Komarniski, Co-Chair, Sylvan Lake Multiplex Fundraising Committee.   “We are proud to support our community and the redevelopment of the Multiplex facility that will create a lasting legacy for not only the youth of Sylvan Lake, but all of Central Alberta.” –Jonathan Paulgaard, President, Redcore Ltd.”

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Fire Chief Brausen receives 20-year exemplary service honour JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

A member of the Sylvan Lake Fire Department since 1994, Fire Chief Cliff Brausen was awarded a 20-year exemplary service medal during the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association Conference and Trade Show in Red Deer last month.

Brausen, who’s served as fire chief since 2005, described the milestone recognition as a “great honour.” “Twenty years is a long time,” he said. “It’s great to have served all my 20 years here in Sylvan Lake.” Throughout his career, Brausen has responded to between 2,000 and 3,000 emergencies. But being rec-

ognized for exemplary service means more than simply responding to emergencies, he feels — it means going over and above to help the community. “(It means) being committed to your department and community, and showing that extra initiative that it takes to get the job done,” he said. “We do fire preven-

tion talks and we go to the schools and do presentations — we get involved in the community.” Brausen said going over and beyond also means taking extra initiative to help train new members on proper firefighting skills. “You have to put that extra time in, especially when you have a lot of newer members,” Brausen said.

“You have to take them under your wing and show them the ropes and the proper way of doing things and what we mean as a department to the community.” Brausen said being able to help people in the community and surrounding area is one of the most motivating parts of his job. But he also greatly enjoys working with

the department’s 32 members, and said he appreciates having the opportunity to alongside such a good group of people. “We have an outstanding membership here,” Brausen said. “They are a lot of fun to work with and they get the job done. I’ve made some great friends with the firefighters and their families. It’s great camaraderie.”

Sylvan Lake Fire Department Chief Cliff Brausen with the 20-year exemplary service he was presented with in Red Deer last month.




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Canada needs to rethink approach to early childhood development NICOLE LETOURNEAU AND JUSTIN JOSCHKO TROY MEDIA

UNICEF recently released a report card ranking child well-being in the 29 richest countries on earth. Canada came 17th, placing us in the bottom half of the pack on factors such as child poverty, emotional well-being and life satisfaction. Clearly, we can do better. It’s time to have a frank conversation about how our country approaches early childhood: what we get right and what we need to change. For example, our education system does a good job of promoting cognitive development and helping children develop the skills they need to excel academically. International rankings have placed Canada near the top of the heap when it comes to educational achievement, and even the very same UNICEF report card mentioned earlier cites us as above average in this category. But school is only part of the picture. Learning starts long before children enter a classroom, and the foundational brain architecture laid down during those crucial first few years determines the stability of an entire lifetime. Studies show that the support and stimulation children receive in infancy has a profound effect on their intellectual and social development, influencing everything from educational achievement, to mental health, to risk of heart disease. It is here, in this critical juncture, that we most need to improve. And the best way to do that is to borrow from those who seem to be succeeding. For instance, Norway, Sweden, and Germany — countries which ranked far higher than Canada on UNICEF’s report card — have significantly more generous parental leave poli-

cies than Canada. In these countries, parents on leave receive between 85 per cent and 90 per cent of their annual salaries, compared to Canada’s 50 per cent. And parents with the means to do so can take between 150 and 170 weeks — upwards of three years and three months — off to raise a young child, with the guarantee that their job will be there for them when they return. Meanwhile, the Netherlands, which ranked first place in UNICEF’s report card, provides a host of benefits to new parents, including subsidized childcare, special outreach programs for at-risk families, and comprehensive postnatal support from maternity nurses specially trained to assist new mothers in the transition to parenthood. These individuals, called kraamverzorgster, often put in as much as six to eight hours a day for a single family, doing everything from offering breastfeeding instruction to diagnosing and dealing with tongue ties. They’ll even do light housework. These policies seem luxurious to us, maybe even decadent, but they are actually a wellresearched and pragmatic response to the costliness of poor early childhood experience, which takes a heavy toll, not just on the affected individual or family, but on society as a whole. While often beneficial, adopting individual programs and policies to support early childhood development can only make so big an impact. Where countries like Sweden and the Netherlands really get it right — and where we really need to focus our attention — is in reframing early childhood development as an issue worthy of our attention. When it comes to early childhood in Canada, a national vision is sadly lacking. In 2004, the federal government proposed a comprehensive action plan for a Canada-wide early childhood

system called A Canada Fit for Children, which focused on supporting families, building communities, and promoting education. However, this plan was scrapped in 2006 in favour of a taxable universal payment of $100 per child under six years old. This policy has a certain innate appeal — who doesn’t love getting a cheque in the mail? But while a little extra money can make a difference for a lot of families, such payments are at best a Band-Aid strategy, quick fixes that do nothing to address the deeper limitations of our early childhood strategy and ignore the systemic inequalities between wealthy and poor families. This is not to say that Canada hasn’t made significant strides. Our parental leave policy, though less generous than some countries, still provides new families with financial support during that vital first year when a parent’s presence matters most. And more recent initiatives, like the new parental tax benefits, can make a big difference when budgets are tight. But cutting cheques has its limitations. The money allocated from ‘baby bonuses’ can be used on unregulated childcare services, some of which provide dubious supports for families. If pooled into a common resource, the same amount of money can go much farther, providing effective and evidence-based postnatal support. Nicole Letourneau is an expert advisor with and a professor in the Faculties of Nursing and Medicine. She also holds the Norlien/Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Parent-Infant Mental Health at the University of Calgary. Justin Joschko is a freelance writer currently residing in Ottawa. Their co-authored book, Scientific Parenting, has been released with Dundurn Press © 2015 Distributed by Troy Media



Council to look at pedicab regulation later this year STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake Town Councillors on Monday continued their discussion on the proposed regulation of quadracycles and pedicabs in town, with the matter now set to return before them later this year. Councillors accepted as information a report from administration outlining the implications of imposing such regulations and their interactions with a number of alreadyexisting bylaws. Given the complexity of the situation, bringing forward a new bylaw and making the necessary amendments to existing bylaws in time for the operating season in 2015 would be unlikely, staff noted. But some councillors felt discussion on the matter has now been ongoing long enough, and expressed disappointment that a bylaw hadn’t yet

been drafted. “This will now be the third motion we’ve brought forward to show support for this, and I’m worried another year will go by,” said Coun. Megan Chernoff. “We made this last summer with the intentions to come forward and be ready to go, and we made another motion earlier this year, and now we’re extending

that. I’m not sure what the hold up is.” Coun. Dale Plante shared Chernoff ’s frustration. “At this point, we still have nothing, and I find that extremely frustrating,” he said. Coun. Matt Prete suggested looking into interim measures, acknowledging that some businesses could be affected

by the current absence of such regulations. “The delay affects current business that’s happening, so that’s an issue,” he said. “I’m just not comfortable necessarily leaving it for this season.” Councillors eventually conceded the matter would likely have to be looked at in time for next year’s operating season at the earliest, and approved

a motion to have a bylaw and necessary amendments brought before them in September. Coun. Jas Payne noted that safety concerns previously noted by RCMP and Municipal Enforcement with regards to the opera-

tion of pedicabs would need to be strongly considered in future discussions around the issue. “You can’t ignore the folks that we hold responsible to keep us safe,” he said. “Public safety is our issue.”

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New-look HJ Cody grad taking place exclusively in Sylvan Lake STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

In just over two weeks’ time, members of École HJ Cody School’s graduating class will mark the end of their schooling years with what’s set to be a true community-wide celebration. HJ Cody graduation ceremonies in the recent years have been split between Red Deer and Sylvan Lake, with organizers in the past having been unable to find a venue in Sylvan Lake big enough to accommodate dinner for everyone in attendance. This year, with a slightly different look that will see the dinner replaced by a prom, celebrations will be

held exclusively in Sylvan Lake. “We really realized that we wanted to make it a Sylvan celebration,” said grad co-ordinator and school counsellor Jas Payne. “It didn’t make sense that the graduation for Sylvan happened in Red Deer, and that’s kind of where the whole thing came out of. Parents were really motivated to have the celebration in Sylvan Lake.” Graduation celebrations this year will take place over two days instead of one, resulting in less pressure on participants to travel from event to event, said Payne, whose decision to add the prom was inspired by the town’s Dance of the Century in 2013.

“The Dance of the Century gave me the idea that we could do something cool in the Multiplex,” he said, adding the event will allow graduates to get the very most out of their prom wear. “In the past, the only complaint was that girls would sit down and not have the opportunity to experience walking in their dresses,” he said. “They’d dress up and sit for hours during the dinner and banquet.” The prom will take place on Friday, June 26, while the next day will see students lining up for a photo on the Pier in the morning before marching two-bytwo to the Multiplex for their convocation ceremony

in the afternoon. With the exception of the prom, which is a ticketed event, community members — and businesses — are being invited to participate in celebrations over the course of the two days, and can do so without even attending any of the scheduled events,” said Payne.

“This is a great opportunity to bring all of the celebration back to benefit the community, and lots of great businesses are looking to get busier,” he said. “There are going to be 3,000 people in the Multiplex, and between the end of convocation and other events going on, there’s time for

families to get together for family dinners.” One restaurant in Sylvan Lake has already created a promotional discount for graduates and their families, and Payne hopes to see others follow suit. The outdoor portion of celebrations, he said, will take place “rain or shine.”

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CANADA DAY 2015 in Sylvan Lake

Child’s Play! 10AM-4PM Let your little ones bounce for joy FREE. South end of the pier, the Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake will be hosting a children’s play area with large bouncy toys. As well as Rotary Club booths doing Canada Day face painting, fake tattoos and celebratory flags to hand out.

Raise the Flag I:30 PM “ Special Flag Ceremony” at Lion’s Park celebrating the 50 Year Anniversary of the Canadian Flag. Wear your red and white!

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- Tim Hortons staff and volunteers worked to collect donations to support the Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation Camp Day last Wednesday. Through coffee sales and donations, over $6,700 was raised to help send children to camp. JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN

March of Canadians 2PM (Immediately following the Flag Raising) Join the parade. Directly following the Flag Ceremony residents of all ages, led by the Royal Canadian Legion colour party and the Innisfail Pipe and Drum Band, will march to the pier at Sylvan Lake Provincial Park.

Canada’s Birthday Cake Celebration 2:30 PM Mayor Sean McIntyre and M.L.A. Don MacIntyre, assisted by R.C.M.P. Officers in red serge, will lead in the singing of ‘Happy Birthday, Canada” and the distribution of a giant Canada Day birthday cake.

The Johnny Thorson Banjo Express 2:40PM & 3:40 PM What’s a party without music? Jazz at the Lake fans will recognize this Dixieland band. They will be playing down by the pier. Bring a lawn chair and join the party.

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Drop by the MaKami College tent by Lakeshore Drive and Centennial St. Book a time for a massage provided by 2nd year students Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy program. Over thirty students providing the service, we welcome all to enjoy a relaxing massage. And yes it’s FREE!

The Great Duck Race 4PM Take a chance on a rubber duck! Bukwildz on Lakeshore Drive is the location for this event. Your $10 ticket to join the fun could make you the winner of three cash prizes up to $1000. All proceeds go the Rotary Club and will be used to provide scholarships for local kids.

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After dark it’s time to head for the lakeshore. Boaters take to the water forming a little illuminated flotilla of sail boats, kayaks, and speed boats. Whether you are on land or water you are going to see spectacular fireworks against the beautiful backdrop of Sylvan Lake.

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RBC announces $30,000 in funding toward Golf Course Creek restoration STUART FULLARTON SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Wetland restoration efforts at Golf Course Creek were given a boost last Wednesday thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Blue Water Project. Once restored, a natural wetland at Golf Course Creek will have the potential to filter water from Golf Course Creek before it flows into Marina Bay. As a result, functioning wetland habitat will be restored in the area, fostering an environment for various species of animals, insects and vegetation. The grant arrived as part of RBC’s 10-year $50 million commitment to enhancing water-based projects, explained Ron Sauve, RBC regional vice president for Alberta Central.

“Water is one of our most precious resources, so we’re really focused on replenishing the water supply and giving everyone access to nice, clean water,” he said. “We’re proud to support the work of the community, the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Marina Bay H o m e o w n e r s Association, and their dedication to ensuring that Sylvan Lake contin-

ues to be a clean lake for generations to come.” The Blue Water Project, which began in 2007, has so far committed $44 million dollars to applicable initiatives. Sauve first learned of the Golf Course Creek project when he was approached by several members of the Marina Bay Homeowners Association late last year. After a number of

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discussions and the creation of a proposal, the project was approved for funding. “They submitted their request, and then from that we were able to announce the $30,000 grant last week,” said Sauve. “It’s an excellent program that they’ve worked on.” With $6 million in funding and two years remaining in the original commitment, Blue

Water Project applications are still being sought, and Sauve said there’s no reason further funding couldn’t arrive in the Sylvan Lake area. “Last week globally we announced $3.2 mil-

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Road Closure 33 Street at Railway Tracks Tuesday, June 23 at 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Upcoming Meetings

C.N. Rail will be closing 33 Street at the railway crossing to complete crossing upgrades on Tuesday, June 23 from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.

UPCOMING MEETINGS Committee of the Whole July 2, 2015 Municipal Government Building 6:00 pm

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Notice is given that The Town of Sylvan Lake has filed an application under the provisions of the Water Act for an approval to construct, operate and maintain a Wetland Biofilter Restoration Project in Golf Course Creek within NE 27-39-2-W5M. Please quote file number: 00311810 Any person who is directly affected by the application may submit a statement of concern to

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Please contact Jeremy Mathers at C.N. Rail with your questions or concerns at 403.350.1830.

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Further information regarding this project can be obtained from: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 – 48 Avenue Sylvan Lake, AB. T4S 1G6 Attention Dave Brand Phone: 403-887-1185 Fax: 403-887-3660 or Applied Aquatic Research Ltd. 1929 – 10th Avenue S. W. Calgary Alberta, T3C oK3 Attention Kate Sinclair Phone: 403-294-0488 Fax: 403-266-7520

Take Notice Come serve your community by sitting on a Committee or Board We are seeking public members for the following: FAMILY & COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES (FCSS) BOARD (1 member) The Family & Community Support Services Board annually participates in the FCSS budget process and distributes grant funding. Meets third Thursday of each month at the Community Centre

SUBDIVISION & DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD (1 member) A quasi-judicial board concerned with deciding appeals on developments and subdivisions in accordance with the regulations in the Municipal Government Act. Meets as required at the Municipal Government Building

MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION & SUBDIVISION (2 members) APPROVING AUTHORITY Responsible for providing direction to Council in the development of the Town. This is accomplished by giving direction in land use plans and by reviewing and critiquing developments submitted to the Town. Meets the first and third Monday of each month at the Municipal Government Building


Failure to file statements of concerns may affect the right to file a notice of appeal with the Environmental Appeals Board.

Mailed: May 29, 2015 Due Thursday, July 31, 2015 Pleased be advised that the 2015 Property Assessment & Tax Notices were mailed May 29, 2015. The Assessment Roll for 2015 has been prepared. For further information and how to access the 2015 Property Assessment Map, see the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website home page at www. If you have concerns with your property assessment, contact the Assessment and Taxation Services Department at the Town Office by email at or by phone at 403-887-1185 ext: 230. Only the assessed value of your property may be appealed and not your tax dollar amount. For further information on the Assessment, Taxation and Appeal Process “A Guide to Property Assessment and Taxation in Alberta” is available on Alberta Municipal Affairs website at taxation.cfn or contact the Assessment and Taxation Services department at the Town of Sylvan Lake. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta this 29 day of May, 2015.

Additional information regarding the mandates of the Boards & Committees and application forms can be found on our website at or by contacting Mary Rose at the Town Office 403.887.2141. Please forward a letter of interest with relevant information and completed application form by Monday, June 18, 2015 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48 Avenue Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Mary Rose Or via e-mail to:

Statements filed regarding this application are public records which are accessible by the public. Statements should explain why the filer is directly affected and provide the full printed name, phone number and/or email address, postal address and legal land location of the filer.

Take Notice The Town of Sylvan Lake has announced water restrictions, effective immediately, with regards to OUTDOOR water usage. HAND watering of plants and/or new sod before noon, or after 7:00 pm is still permitted. Sprinklers are not permitted at any time. The water restrictions ensure the community has adequate supply to support regular indoor household/ business water requirements, as well as support the community in case of an emergency. Water conservation tips include: • • • •

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Use a rain barrel to collect rain water to water your plants and shrubs (check out our new rain barrel rebate program) Wash only full loads of laundry or dishes Keep a bottle of drinking water in the fridge Install low water use fixtures wherever possible. The Town has a toilet rebate program where you can earn a utility credit! Check your toilets for leaks Mulch your lawn Take shorter showers

Questions or concerns, may directed to Public Works at 403 887 2800, or through the Town’s online concerns & feedback form, found under “Contact Us”.



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Open House NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – OPEN HOUSE LAND USE BYLAW REVIEW The Town of Sylvan Lake, in association with Parkland Community Planning Services, would like to invite you to give us your opinion regarding the current review of the Land Use Bylaw for the town. The Land Use Bylaw is the key tool used to regulate and control the use and development of all land and buildings in town. It is at the heart of the development permit approval process and all land use rezoning applications. It defines a number of land use districts and assigns these districts to areas of land in the town’s boundaries. The districting, or zoning, of land is done to regulate development in accordance with the vision for the town’s development.   What: Town of Sylvan Lake Land Use Bylaw Review Open House When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Where: 1913 Days Street Festival – Lakeshore Drive   Study information, as well as a link to an online survey for the review, will be available on the Town website starting on June 13, 2015. Alternatively you can contact Meghan Jenkins at  or 403-343-3394 for more information.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN The Town of Sylvan Lake would like to invite you to join us for a conversation about the future of transportation in Sylvan Lake. The Transportation Master Plan study team will be at the 1913 Days Street Festival and we want to hear from you: What:

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Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

TAKE NOTICE THAT on June 1, 2015, the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following applications: Hafso Developments for a 4 plex, relocation of detached garage and parcel coverage relaxation on Lots 13, 14 & Part 15, Block K, Plan 7833AT (4629 48 Street). Hafso Developments for a 4 plex on Part Lot 15, Lots 16 & 17, Block K, Plan 7833AT (4633 48 Street).

BEACON HILL Laebon Developments Ltd. for a single family dwelling, veranda, deck, attached garage and basement development on Lot 76, Block 8, Plan 142-2753 (9 Bardwell Way). Stephen Neilly for a deck on Lot 76, Block 11, Plan 122-4336 (159 Bowman Circle).


• CRESTVIEW Abbey Master Builder for a duplex, attached garage, veranda and deck on Lots 45 & 46, Block 4, Plan 142-4556 (61 & 63 Cameron Close). Falcon Homes Ltd. for a 4 unit rowhouse on Lot 20, Block 6, Plan 142-4556 (39, 41, 43 & 45 Crestview Boulevard). Krest Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, veranda and deck on Lot 39, Block 6, Plan 142-4556 (1 Concord Rise). Abbey Master Builder for a single family dwelling, veranda, deck and attached garage on Lot 34, Block 3, Plan 132-3103 (61 Cole Way).

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MARINA BAY George Kennedy for an addition to existing single family dwelling on Lot 28, Block 1, Plan 942-0590 (354 Marina Bay Place).

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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 403-864-5557. Dated at Sylvan Lake, Alberta, this 11th day of June, 2015. Development Officer, Town of Sylvan Lake

Receives all planning & development incoming calls, customer service at front counter and cash receipting of departmental fees. Liaise between customer and staff on public inquires relative to the Land Use Bylaw. Available to the public for all inquiries relating to Planning & Development and help assist customers with the appropriate forms for building permits & development permits. Maintain and track all building permits that are paid (fees collected include development and building permit fees, development deposit, and Safety Codes monies (Provincial remittance). Provide back –up to the assistant Development Officer on permitted use development/building permits (houses, decks, garages & basement developments), preparation of MPC Agendas and minute taking. Provide back-up assistance to the cemeteries function and secondary backup to licensing. General day to day duties including filing, faxing, photocopying, typing letters, binding documents, mail outs, call outs, supply orders, and travel arrangements as required by dept. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

HEWLETT PARK Falcon Homes Ltd. for a single family dwelling, veranda and deck on Lot 12, Block 4, Plan 142-4692 (123 Hinshaw Drive). Jose Muyot for a deck extension on Lot 21, Block 8, Plan 992-0238 (16 Herder Drive).

STREETS Chantel Cooper for a home occupation ‘A’ (cleaning services-office only) on Lot 14, Block 8, Plan 772-0887 (4523 47A Avenue). Rebecca King for 2 fascia signs on Block 2, Plan 092-8113 (102, 5034 46 Street). 1312684 Alberta Ltd. for 2 fascia signs on Block 8, Plan 132-4279 (108, 5015 50 Street).

Reporting to the Development Manager, this position is responsible for assisting the Development Officer and the Assistant Development Officer in all functions of the Development Department.

• AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT on or before June 5, 2015 the Development Officer for the Town of Sylvan Lake approved the following application(s):

RYDER’S RIDGE Michael Polkey for a detached garage on Lot 73, Block 10, Plan 132-3636 (90 Reynolds Road). Jennifer Pohl for a home occupation ‘B’ (photography) on Lot 11, Block 3, Plan 972-4161 (37 Westwood Crescent).

Where: 1913 Days Street Festival – Lakeshore Drive The Transportation Master Plan is being created to give the Town an overarching document that provides planning and implementation recommendations while setting context and guidelines for development of transportation networks within the Town. Study information, as well as a link to an online survey for the study, will be available on the Town website starting on June 13, 2015. Alternatively you can contact David Brand at dbrand@ or 403-887-2141 for more information.


Grade 12 (Mandatory) complimented with a certificate from approved business/college is an asset Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel General knowledge of accounting processes. Minimum 3 years, preferably in a Municipal setting, is required. Possess exceptional multitasking skills and the ability to successfully manage multiple duties. Ability to work independently and be part of a team Exceptional internal & external customer service skills

This is a terrific opportunity 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, this is an ideal situation. We offer competitive rates and an excellent benefits package, including a wellness component. If this position intrigues you, please submit your resume in confidence specifying which position you are applying for, before June 21, 2015 to: Town of Sylvan Lake 5012 48th Avenue, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 1G6 Attention: Human Resources Fax: (403) 887-3660, E-mail: For further details, please review this posting on our website:

Take Notice Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre The Aquatic Centre will be offering swimming lessons in the lake during July and August. A revised swim lesson schedule will be coming out shortly. Please contact us at 403 887 2141 for more details.



10 REASONS YOU SHOULD GO TO CHURCH As my wife and I reflect on our first summer here in Sylvan Lake (the summer capital of Alberta), we continue to marvel on how wonderful it is. Yes, we are yet another family who have made the trek from Ontario. The people here are friendly, hospitable and “the skies are not cloudy all day.” In other words, we love it. That being said, I don’t want anyone to miss out on another great element of this fair town; the wonderful churches! That is why I have come up with the top ten reasons to go to church. 1. Where else can you catch up on all your sleep from a hard week of play? 2. It keeps the ladies out of the mall for at least another hour and a half; and all the men said… 3. Ok, I’m an equal opportunity offender. The football pre-game show is only a tease.

4. You get some use out of that suit from your High School Prom. 5. To see if you missed your calling as a ‘pop star.’ Hey, Sylvan Lake might just have some talent! 6. Summer TV is always lousy on Sunday. 7. Because the Sunday brunch doesn’t get into full swing until noon. 8. You need a reason to got through the drive through at Timmy’s. 9. You might actually learn something. [ok, I had to turn this thing around eventually] 10. It’s where you can find hope, healing and friendship and a place you can worship the Living God together. I just might see you there. I’m Todd Pratt, lead pastor at Gospel Chapel.

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Alliance Community Church 4404 - 47th Avenue

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Pastor Larry Brotherton 403-505-4438 Church phone: 403-877-9634

For one day only this summer, Centennial Street will be transformed into a giant slip-and-slide. On July 25, Slide the City will arrive in Sylvan Lake with its 1,000-foot slip-and-slide in tow. The event will see participants slide down the large slide on inflatable objects, through a process proclaimed by organizers of “turning hills into water-sliding thrills.” The event began in 2014 and has grown significantly to include scheduled stops in cities all across North America this summer. The Town of Sylvan Lake noted last Thursday that Sylvan Lake was selected as a host due to the town’s considerably large summer tourist population — around 761,000 throughout July and August. Registration for the Sylvan Lake event is required, and was scheduled to open earlier this week. Passes are available for purchase at Since its inception, Slide the City has grown to have a global presence, with events now taking place in countries as far away as Japan and Australia.

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403-887-5687 Pastor Barry Sigurdson at Steffie Woima School – 4720 45th Ave.

Upon request we will make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Sunday School 9:45 am Worship Service 11:00 am

Have questions about funerals and cremation? We invite you to come in and discuss your questions with us at no cost or obligation.

Our Location corner 49th St. & 50th Ave. Sunday Service at 10:30 am

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




Toll Free: 1-886-787-2151 5019-47A Avenue, Sylvan Lake Ed Stevenson MANAGER Laurie Flinn-Wade FUNERAL DIRECTOR/CELEBRANT John Flinn FUNERAL ATTENDANT

Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church

Mass Times Saturday Evening: Sylvan Lake 5:00 p.m. Sunday Morning: Sylvan Lake 11:00 a.m. (Last Sunday of each month 9:00 a.m.) Rimbey 9:00 a.m. Weekday mass Wednesdays and Fridays 9:00am

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Spencer surpasses fundraising goal emphatically for her fifth Ride to Conquer Cancer JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Coreen Spencer will participate in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer bike ride again this August, and has already exceeded fundraising requirements for the event. Spencer has worked hard to raise over $13,000 — money that will be donated to the cause. This donation greatly surpasses the required amount of $2,500 that every rider must donate in order to participate. This will be her fifth time riding in the event, and her devotion to riding each year is fueled by the fact that she knows her efforts are making a difference for cancer patients, survivors and their families. “The ride has become my passion,” Spencer said. “Every year I say it will be my last year, but then I am inspired by someone, or I am thanked by someone for what I’m doing, and it makes me realize I am not done and I can’t quit.” She said the ride alone raises at least $8 million a year, and if it weren’t for fundraising events, Alberta’s cancer care centres wouldn’t be so advanced. Spencer said there will be 1,800 to 2,200 riders who will bike for 200 kilometres in the two-day event. She said the route usually starts out from a point in Calgary and heads west towards the foothills around smaller municipalities like Bragg Creek, Millarville, Priddis, Black Diamond and Okotoks. Spencer said a shelter is set up for the riders to sleep in over night. The next day the riders will backtrack the route they took the previous day to arrive back at their original starting point.

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“There are many long and grueling hills and relentless winds,” Spencer said. “But the support and camaraderie from other riders and people cheering for us along the route bolsters the spirit and gives us an extra boost to keep going when it gets really tough.”

She said by involving herself in the ride over and over again, she has learned how tough she is and how


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Veterans Voices of Canada (VVOC) is turning to the community for help in honouring Canada’s veterans. The non-profit organization, headed by founding executive director Allan Cameron, is dedicated to documenting Canadian veterans’ stories and accounts of war. It also organizes, and is involved with, related events in the community. The more people available to help with such events, the better, according to Cameron. “We want to have a list of volunteers to draw from,” he said. “We’re looking for people just to make it easier.” The VVOC-organized Flags of Remembrance tribute to Canada’s war dead last year — in which 116 Canadian flags were placed alongside Highway 11 just east of Sylvan Lake — garnered plenty of positive attention from all across the country. It’s just one of several events this year for which volunteers are being sought. “It was emotional to see those flags go up,” said Cameron. “When I put that first flag up, all the horns started honking and waves started happening, and that made me realize that people get this. “They know why it’s up there and they know why these flags are going up.” The 128 flags for this year’s edition of the nowannual tribute will be displayed on both sides of the highway between Oct. 16 and Nov. 14. Volunteers are also needed for other events, such as Veterans Appreciation Day on Aug. 30, and to take up roles on committees and in fundraising initiatives. Those interested in doing so are asked to contact Cameron at 403-887-7114 or at “I need people with the drive and the passion of volunteering,” said Cameron. “In the end, we’re giving honour, remembrance and tribute to our veterans.” Further information is available online at, and through the Veterans Voices of Canada and Flags of Remembrance Facebook pages.


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Street Festival 1913 Days “Fun in the Sun” Parade!

Sylvan Lake Community Centre Friday, June 12th, 1:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday, June 13th , 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sylvan Lake Fire Hall Saturday, June 13th, 7:00 - 11:00 am

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SLCPA office - 4936-50th Avenue Saturday, June 13th, 8:00 am -3:00 pm Pie and Cake Auction Saturday, June 13th, 12:00 pm (Parking lot across from the office)

Friends of the Library - Book Sale Sylvan Lake Library Saturday, June 13th, 10:00 am – 4:00pm

Drive in Movie Kids Zone – Unlimited play for $10 per child 2:00-6:00pm - Inflatable/Bounce Houses 2:00-5:00pm - Kids Circus Activities

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Join the Sylvan Lake News in recognizing and celebrating the local graduating Class of 2015. Is your child graduating, are you a local business with employees who are graduating? Ad sizes are:

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May 23 6:17 a.m. – RCMP are investigating the theft of a vehicle in Bentley. A Ford F250 was stolen while parked in front of a residence on 52nd Avenue. Some tools were stolen along with the vehicle. The truck was later recovered

by Red Deer RCMP. 1:33 p.m. – A two-vehicle collision involving a car and a tractor resulted in injuries. Police were called to Highway 11 near Benalto after reports that a car with four occupants collided with a tractor which proceeded through a stop sign onto the highway. The occupants of the car sustained minor lacerations. An 89-year-old male driving the tractor sustained minor injuries and was transported to hospital. He is charged with failing to proceed safely after stopping at an intersection and operating a motor vehicle without holding an operator’s license. 3:11 p.m. – A noise

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complaint resulted in the arrest of a male. RCMP arrived at a residence on 46th Street in Sylvan Lake after a complaint of loud music was reported to police. A subsequent check on the male showed an outstanding warrant. As a result, a 28-year-old Sylvan Lake male was arrested at the scene and transported to cells. 3:22 p.m. – A report of property damage was received by RCMP dispatch at a residence on 38th Street in Sylvan Lake. The owner of the property notified police that the front window and door jamb were damaged on his summer cottage. An investigation is continuing. 5:49 p.m. – RCMP responded to a complaint of a potential impaired driving situation on Jarvis Bay Drive. A complainant advised that a group of people were drinking on Petro Beach and appeared as though they were going to enter into a vehicle and drive. The parked vehicle was located by police with the occupants inside. continued on page 15

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continued from page 14 Two males, aged 23 and 30, of Edmonton and a 29-year-old female, also of Edmonton, are facing alcohol-related charges and two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose after two weapons, a machete and a club, were seized. 11:12 p.m. – A 42-yearold Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to a domestic dispute on 33rd Street in Sylvan Lake. Police attended an establishment after receiving a call from a 35-year-old female that her common law spouse had attended her workplace and began throwing full beer cans at her causing minor injuries. Alcohol was a factor and the male was located by RCMP a short time later. He is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle; failure to provide a breath sample; and assault with a weapon. May 24 2:32 a.m. – Impaired driving charges have been laid against a 22-year-old Sylvan Lake male. RCMP on patrol at Range Road 10 and Highway 11 in Red Deer County intercepted a suspect vehicle after a witness observed a vehicle

spin out of control and proceed westbound in an eastbound lane. The vehicle was stopped after traveling through a stop sign without slowing. The driver is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08. 4:29 a.m. – Two males are facing charges in relation to a fight in Sylvan Lake. RCMP members observed a disturbance on Lakeshore Drive near 49th Street. One male was assaulted sustaining injuries to the face. A second male, when questioned, attempted to continue the assault on the first male and then fled from police. As a result, a 34-year-old male from Carvel is charged with fighting in public and a 44-year-old Quebec male is charged with fighting in public and resisting/obstructing a peace officer. 3:10 p.m. – A 911 call was received of an intoxicated male walking along 60th Street in Sylvan Lake. A witness advised police that the male was stumbling along the street near Westwood Crescent and was concerned for his safety. A 55-year-old Sylvan Lake male was arrested for public intoxi-

cation and lodged in cells until sober. May 25 6:41 a.m. – An all-terrain vehicle and a trailer were stolen from a storage facility on Range Road 22 in Lacombe County. RCMP were called to investigate at Sunhaven RV and Boat Storage after the owners reported that the fencing was cut and the vehicles removed from the compound. 5:49 p.m. – A report of an erratic driver on Highway 11 near Highway 20 has resulted in multiple charges against a Stettler resident. Witnesses reported a vehicle swerving all over the road and cutting off other vehicles. The suspect vehicle was determined to be stolen and was stopped by police near Benalto. A 38-yearold female was subsequently charged with impaired driving; failing to submit to an evaluation; two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5000; illegal possession of government documents; and transporting liquor in a vehicle within easy access of an occupant. May 26 5:04 a.m. – A vehicle






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theft is being investigated by RCMP. The owner of a GMC Sierra truck reported that his vehicle was stolen while it was parked outside his garage at a residence on 45th Street Crescent in Sylvan Lake. He advised that his wallet was also stolen. May 27 5:33 a.m. – RCMP are investigating the theft of a vehicle from a Sylvan Lake residential address. A Nissan Titan was stolen from outside a residence on Rozier Close. The owner advised that he parked the vehicle in the driveway overnight but had possession of the keys. 8:36 a.m. – An investigation is underway into a break and enter at the Town of Sylvan Lake Public Works yard. The main garage door and the main door to the building were accessed with a shed lock also pried off. Nothing appeared to be stolen.

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Sylvan Lake martial artist qualifies for Team Canada JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Sylvan Lake black belt martial artist Brandon Tweed proved his strengths in karate and kickboxing by winning two medals in the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) Canadian National Championships in Ottawa last month. Tweed, 17, competed in the point and continuous sparring competitions, taking home the silver medal for point sparring and the gold medal for continuous sparring. This is the fifth national championship Tweed has competed in, and winning the medals made him qualify for Team Canada.

“Winning an international championship is my ultimate goal.” Brandon Tweed As part of Team Canada, he will compete in the next WKC competition in Orlando, Florida, next November. This will be the third time Tweed competes in a world championship. In 2013 he competed in Italy and won fifth place. He also competed in Spain when he was in Grade 9 and won silver. Tweed said he has been involved in karate and kickboxing since he was a young child. He continues to train in Red Deer four nights a week at Arashi Do. “Winning an international championship is my ultimate goal,” Tweed said. “It would be really awesome to be a world champion. My instructor is a world champion and he has trained other world champions, and it would be cool to be in the ranks with those guys.” Sylvan Lake martial artist Brandon Tweed proudly displays the medals he earned in Ottawa last month. JASMINE O’HALLORAN–HAN


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The Nauticals traveled to Kamloops and competed in the June Classic on June 5, 6 and 7. While temperatures soared, six swimmers still managed to get the job done at the indoor Canada Games Pool in Kamloops. The meet started on Friday with preliminaries in the morning and finals in the evening. Abbigail Bahler, 8, competed in the 50 back and 50 free, and managed to do a good job in those events. Isaac Bahler, 11, competed in the 50 free and finished a strong 13th in the finals while competing in the 11-and-12-yearold category. In his 50 back final, he finished sixth, and had a personal best time. Noah Andrews, 14, made finals in the 50 free, finishing 13th, and also competed in the 200 IM and 400 free. Elizabeth Moore, 14, continued her successful season finishing first in the 50 back and 100 breaststroke, and fifth in the 50 free. She also broke club records in the 50 back and 100 breast. She also earned her 15-year-old National time and 16-year-old-andover Western time in the 50 back. She was competing in the 13-and-14-year-old category. Tyler Gauthier, 16, swam in the 200 IM and 200 fly and hit personal best times in both events, placing 12th and sixth, respectively. He

also swam in the 50 back, placing 19th. Matthew Gauthier, 16, placed sixth in the 100 breast and dropped his time, and swam in the 200 IM and placed 10th. Both boys were competing in the 15-year-old-and-over category. The boys, consisting of Isaac, Tyler, Noah and Matthew, were up against swimmers in the 15-yearold-and-over category in the 4 x 50 freestyle relay and finished ninth out of 10 relay teams. Some of the other swimmers on the other relay teams were 17, 18 and 19 years old. The boys also set a club record with a time of 1:59.19. The swimmers were back on Saturday morning, and continued where they left off with Abbigail swimming in the 100 free, taking off five seconds, and also competing in the 50 fly. Isaac was entered in two events in the morning, and managed to take off time in the 100 free and 50 fly. He made finals in both events and broke the club record in the 50 fly placing seventh. Noah swam in the 100 free and 50 fly and made finals in both events, placing 12th and 16th, respectively. Elizabeth finished the 100 free in the finals in sixth place, and finished the 50 fly in second, breaking the club record in the process and earning her 15-year-old National time. Tyler swam in the 400 IM, 200 back and 50 fly. Matthew swam in the

400 IM, and broke the club record. He also competed in the 100 free and 50 fly, and made finals in the 50 fly. The boys again were entered into another relay, this time the 4 x 50 medley, in which they swam an incredible race. Isaac started off with the backstroke, followed by Matthew on the breaststroke, then Tyler on the butterfly and Noah finished off the last leg with the freestyle. The boys set a club record with a time of 2:13.65. They finished the 15-yearold-and-over category in eighth place out of 10 teams. For the boys relay team competing with the only 11-year-old boy, Isaac, in the entire relays on the weekend, that is an amazing feat in itself. Sunday morning was hot as the temperature started its climb to its high of 35 degrees, however, the swimmers would enjoy a successful last day in the pool. Abbigail finished off the weekend with a 100 back swim and took off more than seven seconds, and followed up with a 50 breaststroke. Isaac followed up with an 11-year-old ‘A’ time in the 100 fly, and placed fifth in the finals. He also swam in the 100 back and finished in the finals in 14th. Noah swam in the 200 free and made finals, where he placed 11th, and swam in the 100 fly in preliminaries. Elizabeth capped off the weekend winning both the

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100 back and 50 breaststroke, and improved on her club record times in the process on both events. She earned her 14-year-old National time and 15-yearold-and-under Western time in the 100 back. Tyler swam in the finals in 100 back and in the 100 fly, and had an exciting race in the 100 fly. He was entered 16th in the finals in Lane 8, and won the ‘B’ finals, thus finishing ninth overall. Matthew made finals in the 100 fly and finished seventh, and also made the 50 breast final. He earned his 16-year-old National time in the 50 breaststroke. For some of the Nauticals,

this was their last meet of the year, while others will move on to the Alberta North Regionals in Grande Prairie, and the Alberta Age Group and Senior Championships in Edmonton in early July.

Swimmers who have qualified for Age Group and Seniors Championships are Isaac Bahler, 11, Zoe Dejonge, 11, Elizabeth Moore, 14, Tyler Gauthier, 16, and Matthew Gauthier, 16.

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WELCH Henry James June 28, 1934 - May 21, 2015 Henry passed away in Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the age of 80. His firm belief in God supported him over the last couple months and ultimately gave him peace. Henry was born in Duchess, Alberta to Janet and Richard Welch on June 28, 1934. He grew up in Bowness in a family of six children. After attending Canadian Union College, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and later in life, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by completing a Master of Arts degree from Union College in Curriculum and Instruction. Over the years, Henry shared his love of learning with students all across Canada. His years of teaching in Adventist education took him to Winnipeg, Paris, College Heights, Quill Lake, Niagara Falls, Oshawa and Conway, New Hampshire, at which point he retired. In addition to teaching, Henry tried his hand at real estate as well as he spent numerous years working as a plant analyst for the oil and gas industry in Central Alberta. Henry was married to May Janzen in 1956 and they were blessed with a large family of five children. It brought him great joy to have all his children accept the Lord as their Saviour and be part of God’s family. He held onto the hope of reuniting with his wife, children and former students at the tree of life one day. He is survived by his wife, May, of 58 years, his children Dawn (Ted) of Kelowna, Derrick (Rosemarie) of Lacombe, Nathan (Shannon) of Eckville, Wanda (Roland) of Evergreen and Wendy (Edsen) of Grants Pass, OR; eleven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters Deborah (Don) of Calgary and Margaret of Calgary. Henry was predeceased by his brothers Bob of Edmonton, Martin of Richmond, and George of Richmond. A Memorial Service was held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Sylvan Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church. To express condolences to Henry’s family, please visit Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~


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The Summer Villages AdministraƟon Oĸce is seeking tender for the snow plowing of Half Moon Bay, Norglenwold, Jarvis Bay, Birchcliī, and Sunbreaker Cove. Tender in a sealed envelope marked “Summer Villages Snow Plow” Will be received at the oĸce of: The Summer Villages AdministraƟon Oĸce Bay 8, 14 Thevenaz Industrial Trail Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 2J5 AƩenƟon: Bob More UnƟl Tuesday June 30th, 2015 at 2:00 PM (Tender Closing) Work Includes, but is not limited to the following: • Front mounted V plow. • Snow plow wing. • Ice blades for winter plowing • Suitable equipped motor grader • Roadways should be through intersecƟons and driveways with the material spread back evenly to eliminate ridges and provide a smooth surface. • ResidenƟal intersecƟons, land entrances and exits may be sanded only as required. • As roads condiƟons become slippery, abrasives and melƟng agents may be applied to hazardous locaƟons such as intersecƟons, hills, and curves. • Contractor’s equipment must possess a raƟng minimum of 200 (112 K.W.) horsepower, must meet all safety regulaƟons under the Workers CompensaƟon and OccupaƟonal Health and Safety Acts. • Must be equipped with adequate head lights, tail lights, 4-way Ňashers, back up alarm, revolving amber lights on top of canopy, slow moving symbol Ňags on the outward edges of the cab and moldboard. Tender submissions will only be accepted from the bidders at the oĸce before or on the day of expiry. Faxed or e-mail tenders will not be accepted and will be returned to the bidder. Any quesƟons contact the oĸce: Bob More Public Works Coordinator Summer Village AdministraƟon Oĸce

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Plenty of history behind Sylvan Lake golf courses JEAN BRIDGE SYLVAN LAKE AND DISTRICT ARCHIVES SOCIETY

The following article and accompanying pictures were submitted by the Sylvan Lake and District Archives Society as part of a series celebrating the society’s 20 years of existence this year. The Archives Society is open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. at its new location in the lower level of the town’s Municipal Government Building. The Sylvan Lake Golf and Country ciated by the golfers and popular with Meadowlands Golf Course, built Club course was designed by the the local community, as well. in the 1990s, was the fulfillment of The Parkwood Golf Course was Tom Hagerman’s dream. Tom’s grandWalker Brothers, who sold it to W.A. Biss in 1934. The Ellis Stone family originally designed by Fred Freshette, parents, the Adelaide Fauchers, took bought the nine-hole course with sand who sold it to George Ditto in 1967. out a homestead in the spring of 2000 greens and native grass fairways in George ran it until 1982, when he sold across the road on the north side of 1957. They added the second nine it to the Carruthers family. They the Lakewood Golf Resort. Tom and holes and upgraded the course with changed the name to Lakewood Golf his wife Dixie were always great supgrass greens and seeded fairways, and Resort, built an attractive clubhouse porters at Sylvan Lake’s events, and installed an underground sprinkling and have made many improvements this beautiful wooded course is a lastsystem before they sold it in 1975. to the course over the past three ing legacy in his memory. The O’Connors, the present owners, decades. Darcy Carruthers presSylvan Lake G have given another major overhaul to ently maintains and manages thiss olf and Countr y Club the course and built the attractive attractive course. clubhouse (pictured), which has been At Top O’ The Hill Golf Course, much appreuch appre when Axel Hallstrand (John w Lindman’s father) chose this same L quarter section as a homestead q iin November 1900, he was not pleased with the rocky soil, so p he traded it for a mare and a h colt. The mare ran away and Lakewood Golf Resort the colt died, but he decided se ur that he had a better deal anyway Golf Co Top O’ The Hill as the next quarter he bought was much better. And when Korny Hansen drew his plans for a Par 3 course, he had no any idea what a beautiful course his son Brian’s family would develop there. Meadowlands The view of the lake hasn’t hurt a Golf Course bit, either! PHOTOS COURTESY OF SYLVAN LAKE AND DISTRICT ARCHIVES SOCIETY








Aquatic Centre closes again News that the Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre would re-open last week was short-lived after the facility was closed again on June 2 due to public safety concerns. The Town of Sylvan Lake issued a statement on June 2 noting that the facility would be closed immediately after a third-party contractor expressed “roof structural integrity concerns.” Those concerns, the Town said, were “independent of those previously addressed by temporary shoring installed at the

facility” at a cost of $140,000. The facility was initially closed on May 1 after corrosion was found on parts of its structural steel. For progress updates, town residents are encouraged to visit the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Facebook page or website at

Sylvan Lake Quilters Guild presents


Friday, June 12th, 2015 1:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 13th, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Sylvan Lake Community Centre 4725 43 St., Sylvan Lake, AB

Currently have housing available for seniors 65 and over

Just a few things included in your $5 admission • Tea & Refreshments • Feature Quilter - Chloe Lester • Door Prizes • Vendors on Display (Site)

Check our website or contact Carol at 403-887-2555 Ext. 4

Raffle tickets on sale for locally designed Quilt For more info contact Joyce Thrush 403-887-3287


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MARKET UPDATE Stable Market in Sylvan Lake

Outstanding Agents Oustanding Results®

May sales in Sylvan Lake were down from May of last year, but up nicely from April. Active listings are 25% higher than they were a year ago, but on par with 2013. The balance between Supply and Demand moved closer to balance in May even though the number of active listings is up. The Sylvan Lake market typically sees an increase in the number of active listings at this time of year as the cottage and lake front listings come back on.   In most of the central Alberta communities we serve, the market is slower compared to last year. However, comparisons between the 2014 and 2015 markets can be a little misleading. The 2014 market was the busiest since 2007. In fact, the active listing and sales counts this year are quite normal when compared with 2012 and 2013. We don’t want to minimize the impact that lower oil prices have had on the economy, but so far we aren’t seeing it in a large way in the housing market.   Since dropping to about $45/barrel, oil prices have recovered to the $60 range. The consensus among the experts seems to be more of the same for the rest of the year with a slight improvement in 2016. The one thing that isn’t clear is how that will impact our economy and the housing market. It certainly won’t be as bad as it would be with $45 oil, but it would be foolish to assume that it will be as good as it was last year. We are looking forward to a stable market for the rest of the year.

CAROLINE BOIVIN 403.896.8500

GLEN GOODALL 403.318.0604

SANDI HALLGREN 403.887.2217

ALF MOORE 403.350.6193

Call us for detailed market information for Sylvan Lake, Red Deer, Blackfalds, Lacombe or Ponoka.

à MARKET STATISTICS FOR MAY 2015 Ä Total number of MLS listings in the Sylvan Lake Area* in May:

Number of Sales in the Sylvan Lake Area* in May:



Sylvan Lake Area is defined as the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Summer Villages.

Most Expensive Home Sold in May:

$450,000 - $500,000


Year-to-date Sales:


DOWN 33%

Sales to Listing Ratio:

$300,000 - $350,000 Least Active Price Range:



Sylvan Lake Area is defined as the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Summer Villages.

$887,500 Most Active Price Range:



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CARL STEPP 403.358.9300





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Sylvan Lake News, June 11, 2015  

June 11, 2015 edition of the Sylvan Lake News

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June 11, 2015 edition of the Sylvan Lake News