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2015 SALUTE TO

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Attendees at the Stettler Awards Gala 2015 give a standing ovation to the Male Citizen of the Year Award recipient, Scott Pfeiffer.

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Scott Pfeiffer, a man of harmony Stacey Lavallie INDEPENDENT REPORTER Music has ruled Scott Pfeiffer’s life in one form or another, guiding him from a young age until now through his life’s endeavours. Life has taken him through several bands, lodged him firmly in his faith, and brought him to serve the community and the one thing all of these many twists and turns have in common is music. “We were a very musical family,” Pfeiffer said from his store on Main Street, Pfeiffer’s House of Music. His parents, Evelyn and Ken, had him and his siblings Julie, Jim, Jennifer and Susan learning to play the piano and other instruments from a young age. While only he and Jim remained hyper-involved in music, it’s remained part of his siblings lives to this day. “Jim went after music in a big way,” Pfeiffer said. He went on to study music at the University of Alberta and the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and now works as a music tutor in Cape Cod. His parents started the store more than four decades ago and Pfeiffer took over after studying business. “Since I had a background in both music and business,” the family business came to him, Pfeiffer said. Two of his sisters went on to become teachers while the third, in partnership with her husband, run a building company. Ken Pfeiffer’s involvement in the Stettler Rotary Club led his son to the service club, but it was music that drew him in at first. “It’s always the music,” he said. “I enjoy the fellowship, the chance it gives us to meet others in the business community.”

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Alex Mykyta of Q93.3 with Scott Pfeiffer, who received the Male Citizen of the Year Award. The award was presented by Penny Tash. Pfeiffer is passionate about the Rotary Club, which he said puts a focus on helping locally, but doesn’t close its eyes to the big, worldwide issues. The Rotary Club has worked for decades to help eliminate polio and is near to reaching that goal. It helps teach farming skills in countries where farming is possible but the skills are lacking, and helps in disasters by providing shelter, food and medicine. Locally, the Rotary Club has made an impact, building the splash park, sponsoring the hot tub at the pool, and sponsoring the fireside reading area at the library, to name a few. These projects are all things Pfeiffer said he’s proud of. Pfeiffer just finished his year as president of the club, and has taken a place amongst the executive board. Now, his Rotary portfolio is that of Student Programs. “We have Rotary in Politics, which sends youth to Ottawa to see politics in action,” he said. “There’s Rotary in Technology, which sends youth to Saskatoon, where they can see all the technology businesses.” Pfeiffer has been a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Stettler for more

than three decades. This facet of his life began the same way as most of the others: with music. From there, it just bloomed. “I served on church council for about eight years as

deacon and council chairman,” he said. He’s also been the pianist and organist, and member of the church choir. He’s been involved, over the years, in the Stettler Variety Showcase, often being the first to arrive and last to leave as he’d be in charge of sound and lighting, but also worked as part of its board. He helped organize Stettler Idol and the Stettler Music Festival. Many a charitable event has ended with a final thank you to sponsors, with Pfeiffer’s House of Music included in the mix, as Pfeifer often donates time and equipment for audio to events that better the community. “Community is what you make it,” he said. And a vibrant, healthy community is music to his ears.

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No time to stop in this lifetime Stacey Lavallie INDEPENDENT REPORTER When Jenny Holubetz retired, unlike for lots of others, it was just the start. The Stettler woman, who originally hails from London, England, has lived in the community for decades and has been a mother, a coach, a physiotherapist, a hard-working volunteer at the United Church, a fundraiser at the Royal Purple, and a busy bee at Superfluity during these years, including right up until present day. “I guess I just like to be active,” Holubetz said with a laugh. “I’m not good at standing still, or sitting still. Once I retired, I needed something to do.” Retirement was an excuse for Holubetz to put more on

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“We spent money on a hearing system for the school,” Holubetz said. The system allows teachers to better communicate with hard-of-hearing students as it directly sends the teacher’s voice to the student rather than having the teacher’s voice be lost in a cacophany of background noise. Holubetz will take over in February as president of Superfluity, a group of volunteers who run the thrift store in Stettler. All of the money the group makes, excepting what it spends on the necessaries like rent, utilities and insurance, go back into the community in various ways, such as free swimming for residents, the breakfast program at local schools and so on. “I’m excited,” Holubetz said of the opportunity. “It’s taking up more and more of my time.” As for being named Stettler’s female citizen of the year, it’s an honour that Holubetz feels a bit uncomfortable with. “I was surprised,” she said with a self-conscious chuckle. “A little embarrassed. There’s so many people who do so much in this town, so to be singled out is an honour… but I’m not the only one. So many people do a lot of good work in the community for no public recognition.” Holubetz said the declining involvement of the youth in volunteerism is something she is sad to see, but hopes that in time, as the active service groups’ memberships decline, younger people will see the gap and step up. “It is so rewarding,” she said. “There’s no money involved, and you give up your time and energy, but so much good happens that it is its own reward.”


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Big Valley girl blooms through community service Stacey Lavallie INDEPENDENT REPORTER A year ago, the words used to describe Big Valley’s Tennille Day Chief would include shy, quiet or reticent. Today, those words aren’t even in her vocabulary. The 15-year-old was “kinda scrolling through Facebook and came across a page all my friends were liking.” That page was for Miss Teenage Canada, and she decided to sign up. While many people believe pageants can be degrading to women, or all about looking pretty and walking in heels, the experience is quite different, and empowering, Day Chief said in an interview in the days after the awards ceremony. “Before I started doing pageants, I think myself and most other people would characterize me as shy and insecure,” Day Chief said. “I found that doing (pageants) gave me so much more confidence in myself, confidence I would just love to pass on to the many other teens my age who feel the way I used to feel.” Pageantry, in both the United States and in Canada, require a great deal of community involvement of the girls who compete, and in Day Chief ’s case, she dug right in. “We have to fundraise for many different charities,” she said, explaining that each pageant usually has a chosen charity for which the girls raise money. “We have to also pick a platform we strongly agree

with.” For Day Chief, that platform is bullying, mental health and suicide awareness — as well as the very important message to girls — “Believe in yourself.” With bullying a problem in youth, especially through social media where there is a disconnect between a person saying or doing something mean and the victim’s reaction, as well as the social stigma around suicide fading, the toll bullying takes on Canada’s youth has become much more mainstream. The tragic deaths of Amanda Todd, who killed herself after online harassment, and Rehteah Parsons, who killed herself after her rapists posted pictures of the act online led to intolerable bullying, only drive home the message Day Chief wants to say. Bullying is wrong, and there’s help out there if you need it, she noted. Being named the Youth Citizen of the Year for Stettler is humbling and a great honour, she said. “When I was first told that I was being given an award, I was completely happy and honoured that people chose me,” she said. In the future, Day Chief said she wants to become involved with some of the organizations in her community, volunteer at community events, and keep volunteering in general; and, of course, strutting her stuff in pageants and spreading the word that bullying can’t be tolerated.

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Alex Mykyta of Q93.3 with Tennille Day Chief, who received the Youth Citizen of the Year Award. The award was presented by Stacey Benjamin, executive director, Stettler Board of Trade.

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BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

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SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

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NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

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EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

Alex Mykyta of Q93.3 with Clay and Lorisa Brower of Metalex Metal Buildings Inc., which won the Employer of the Year Award, presented by Chris Raab.

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STETTLER AMBASSADOR AWARD Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

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CORPORATE CITIZEN AWARD Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

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COMMUNITY SERVICE Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

Alex Mykyta of Q93.3 with Sean Nolls of Sean’s No Frills, which won the Community Service Award.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

From left to right, Sarah Tucker, Richard Moisan, Jim Anderson, Jade Bainbridge of OK Tire and Auto Service won the Customer Service Award, presented by Tana Nixon.

PRODUCT AND INNOVATION AWARD Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

From left to right, Alex Mykyta of Q93.3, Kevin Falkenberg of Hornet Aerial Imaging Corp. and Don Parsons. Hornet Aerial Imaging Corp. was awarded the Product and Innovation Award.


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RECYCLING EXCELLENCE AWARD Moush Sara John/Independent reporter

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2015 Salute to Business Stettler has enormous talent, good will and harmony, far too much to be recognized in one, two or three years of award ceremonies. In the following pages, we take a closer look at a few of those individuals who have been bringing a fresh breeze to the life of the community with their personal talent and efforts.

Stettler’s recycling queen champions the cause Stacey Lavallie INDEPENDENT REPORTER If Stettler had a Recycling Queen, it would be life-long resident Grace Fix, a retired teacher whose name has become synonymous with green, environmentally friendly projects in the community. Humble by nature, Fix is quick to say she’s just one person, part of a committee of like-minded individuals, but in talking to those individuals it becomes apparent that Fix is the engine that helps drive the recycling and green

projects that have bloomed in Stettler since she became involved. Though many know her name because of those efforts, Fix started her adult life as a school teacher, helping teach students French. continued on page 17 Stacey Lavallie/Independent reporter

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Stettler’s recycling queen champions the cause continued from page 16 “I just love the language,” she said. She knew from an early age she wanted to teach it and left Stettler for post-secondary, studying teaching, with a focus in French. As part of her education in educating, Fix also spent time in France. But like with her teaching, recycling was some-

thing Fix was interested in youth, even before being earth-conscious was a “thing.” “I think it started on the farm where I grew up,” she explained. “My parents had gone through tough times, the dirty 30s and didn’t waste anything. That was passed on to me.” After her retirement from teaching, Fix didn’t sit still long before the itch to do something became

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unbearable. She wanted to find something new to involve herself in, and her sons — who had moved away for their own education — brought back this desire to be earth friendly and earth-saving. The eco-friendly drive of her sons’ infected Fix, and she found herself at the computer, researching. The more she learned, the more that passion grew, until she decided that was going to be her second career — finding ecologically friendly solutions for the community she loves. Where to start? Fix found herself looking at different organizations and groups in Stettler, and eventually found the Heartland Beautification Committee. It seemed the perfect fit — for wouldn’t these green projects help beautify the community? Rob Spencer, president of the Heartland Beautification Committee, said that Fix is a “driving force” behind the many green projects the commitee has taken on, and said that having Fix as a member has helped give the committee a second wind. “She’s very energetic,” he said. “That energy’s infectious.” Small projects were the way Fix decided she wanted to go, noting that people react better to small little bites rather than giant big gulps.

Some of those projects include the BYObag — bring your own bag — designed to reduce the number of plastic bags that end up in the landfill sites. Being Idle Free has encouraged people to not idle their vehicles to help keep the air free of pollutants. The recycling centre at the Stettler transfer site has helped people recycle old electronics, batteries, fluouroscent light bulbs, old paint and more. Work is underway for a TakeIt-Leave-It centre, where people can leave old furniture and people can find new-to-them goods. A cigarette-butt collection and recycling project is also under way, with discreet butt collectors being at several locations around town. The butts are collected by the volunteers and are recycled, too. One of Fix’s biggest projects of pride is the “Walk and Roll” project, which encourages people to either walk or ride a bike to their destination, rather than taking the car or truck. Handy signs around town reveal the distance from that spot to popular locations, and volunteers are on hand throughout the summer to reward walkers, runners and bikers with Walk and Roll gear. “We only have one world,” Fix said. “We should be doing what we can to help keep it.”

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“Don’t be scared of Dragons”, Stettler’s youngest entrepreneur Moush Sara John INDEPENDENT REPORTER Mya Prehn of Stettler was the youngest pitcher to Dragons’ Den as a sevenyear old entrepreneur and the creator of Lunch Apeel program, which has now put many kids back on the healthy route. Speaking of how she even thought of the idea, Prehn recalled how she wanted to be on the show. “My Dad and I loved Dragons’ Den and I wanted to be on the show,” said Prehn. “I started brainstorming ideas. My first few ideas weren’t great,

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“Don’t be scared of Dragons”, Stettler’s youngest entrepreneur continued from page 18 This frequently got her into trouble, till her mother came up with a game, which made it easier for Prehn to start eating healthy. While packing their lunches, parents and students place Abby the Apple stickers on healthy snacks, thereby earning between one and three stickers, depending on how healthy the food item is. The healthier the snack, the more stickers the student earns. Once the student comes home, the parent counts

the number of stickers their child earned by eating the healthier snacks and crosses off corresponding Abby the Apples. With 20 stickers, the child earns a special reward. Speaking of her experience at the Dragons’ Den, Prehn said, “With every idea, comes a journey. I also learned not to give up, even though my first try didn’t work.” Prehn’s successful pitch earned her $1,000 from each of the dragons, thereby earning her a total of $5,000 to her campaign. “Kira Richardson is so

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eel in a few grocery stores. “In school we study ‘The Leader in Me’, and my three favourite habits are, synergize, think win-win, and be pro-active,” added Prehn. Asked if she is ready for another start-up, Prehn said, “I think I am ready for another adventure.” But, as much as she likes entrepreneurship, Prehn loves music too. “When I grow up, I want to be in marketing, like Arlene Dickinson,” said Prehn. “I like to draw and write songs… . I’ve been working on a jingle for Lunch Apeel.”

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Volunteer par excellence encourages “positive attitude!” Moush Sara John INDEPENDENT REPORTER Katie Bainbridge is the beacon of volunteering in the Stettler community, with two volunteer board positions in addition to managing the town’s peewee football team, besides helping out with other community events. As the president of the Stettler Minor Lacrosse Association (SMLA), manager of Peewee Panthers of Stettler Minor Football (SMF), and secretary of the Stettler Minor Hockey Association (SMHA), Bainbridge is a stellar example of giving to

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Katie Bainbridge leads from the front when it comes to volunteering, giving off her time and talent selflessly to the community.

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Volunteer par excellence encourages “positive attitude!” continued from page 21

“One of the biggest challenges I have faced as a volunteer is balancing my family life and my volunteer obligations, especially during the seasons where two sports over lap,” said Bainbridge. “Thankfully, my husband and three sons understand that volunteering is very important to me and they’re willing to pick up the slack!” In addition to the SMHA board position, Bainbridge was the special events co-ordinator for the Hockey Alberta Bantam A Provincial Tournament in March, earlier this year. “I have also helped organize fundraisers for

SMLA and SMF,” added Bainbridge, “..and was most recently involved with the Stettler Football Discount Card fundraiser, although I wasn’t the lead, Patty Steen was and should get credit for that!” According to Bainbridge, reliability is essential if organizations want to run without glitches, especially if led with volunteers. “Reliability is important for organizations to run smoothly, and volunteers must treat their positions in the same manner as they would a paying job,” said Bainbridge. “Deadlines must be met and commitments must be fulfilled, and it also helps to be able to ‘go with the

flow’, and keep a positive attitude.” Speaking of important decisions that Bainbridge has had to take along with her board member colleagues, she said, “I haven’t personally been responsible for any one major decision, but, as a board member I’ve been part of groups who have made important decisions.” “I’m most proud of being one of the founding board members of Stettler Minor Lacrosse Association, with Kim Smyth being the catalyst for starting the association, I was fortunate to be part of it,” added Bainbridge. Fostering creativity among board members has

been crucial to the associations Bainbridge has been a part of. “We encourage creative thinking by allowing board members and association members, the opportunity to share ideas, opinions, experiences, and perspectives,” said Bainbridge. “Every association member has a voice.” Having walked quite an illustrious path of volunteering and community work Bainbridge’s words of advice for anyone assuming a first-time leadership role is “Be willing to listen and learn, and know that your fellow volunteers are glad to have your help and they will be more than happy to show you the ropes.”

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2015 Salute to Business

2015 Shop Stettler Participants Apple Drugs Autotrust Bond-O Communications Ltd. Boston Pizza Canadian Tire Canalta Stettler Caroline’s Homespun Seasons Central Alberta Co-op Ltd.Stettler Gas Bar Central Alberta Co-op Ltd.Stettler Liquor Store Dirty Road Pretty Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson Chartered Accountants Guns n Games Source for Sports

John’s Men’s Wear Jude’s Liquor Store Kal Tire Lawlor Jewellery Panda Flowers Party Maxx Peavey Mart Pfeiffer House of Music Pharmasave Savage Value Drug Mart Schwartz Home Building Centre Sean’s No Frills Sneakers Plus Sobeys Stettler

WEEKLY DRAW DATES

Stettler Home Hardware Stettler Independent Stettler Veterinary Clinic Suzanne’s and Jenny’s The Leggings Shop (Hadley Contracting) The Shoe Closet & Boutique Ltd. Tom’s Boots Town Trophy & Gifts Walmart Ware’s Jewelers Wells Furniture WISH Kitchen & Gift Your Design Works Inc.

GRAND PRIZE DRAW

November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, & December 11

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WHY SHOP LOCAL? Shopping locally not only helps promote the local economy, but also supports the strength and growth of our community including events and not for profit organizations. Each time you shop local you help a business stay open which in turn pays taxes to benefit important Town provided services like our local RCMP, our Volunteer Fire Department, senior services, the Stettler Public Library, road maintenance, parks and contributes to the quality of life you enjoy. Your money helps to employ neighbours to put food on their table, pay their mortgage, and put kids in activities. Shop Stettler and see how your dollars make a difference in our community!

Upcoming Events Light the Night November 27 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Stettler Festival of Lights November 24 – 28

The Night Before the Night Before December 23

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November 04, 2015  

Section X of the November 04, 2015 edition of the Stettler Independent