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Message from the Mayor On behalf of the City of Lacombe, I am pleased to present the 2017 Light Up the Night Guide. This publication highlights the many fun, exciting family-friendly events and local shopping opportunities taking place over the course of this year’s Light Up the Night Festival, taking place from November 22-26. Light Up the Night has grown to a fiveday extravaganza, and it captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of an old-fashioned prairie Christmas festival. It is a great way for our community to connect and kick off the holiday season together! Be sure to take in popular events like the Tim Horton’s Santa Claus Parade on November 23, and afterwards you can stop by the popular “Selfie with Santa” station to have your photo taken with Old St. Nick in the Lacombe Memorial Centre. The festive tree lighting ceremony, ice sculptures, and fireworks display are all back to help celebrate the season. Local businesses will have amazing shopping deals on offer as part of Moonlight Madness. And I hope everyone will check out Homegrown Theatre’s allnew production of the timeless tale, It’s a Wonderful Life. I am pleased to welcome back Stantec Inc. as the festival’s presenting sponsor for the next three years. I also want to thank all our valued sponsors for helping to make this festival a reality. Without their generosity and community spirit, we couldn’t LACOMBE EXPRESS

possibly light up the night! Finally, I would like to thank our volunteers for their tireless efforts in helping to organize and host what I know will be a very successful celebration. Again, on behalf of Council and staff of the City of Lacombe, I wish you and your loved ones all the wonder and joy of the holiday season, and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Mayor Grant Creasey

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Index Message from the Mayor.................. 1 Story Time with Mrs. Claus............... 4 Selfie with Santa............................... 5

It’s a Wonderful Life....................... 24

Cookies & Carols.............................. 6

Perfect Lights.................................. 25

Christmas Swim................................ 8

Twinkle Light Tours........................ 27

Holly Jolly Geocache..................... 11

Lights & Display Contest................ 28

Fireworks........................................ 12

Christmas Brunch........................... 31

Christmas Skate.............................. 13

Acronaires Christmas Performance.....32

Event Listing..............................14-15

Free Christmas Movie..................... 33

Lacombe Memorial Centre Lights Display..................... 16

Festival of Wreaths......................... 33

Flat Iron Jazz.................................. 17

Santa Claus Parade ...................34-35

Map of Events................................. 18

Family Drop-in Night..................... 36

Moonlight Madness...................20-21

Hanging with the Claus.................. 39

Letter to Santa................................ 22

Sponsors......................................... 40

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Stop in to cozy Michener House and listen to Christmas stories read by Mrs. Claus. Get a taste of an old fashioned Christmas with free cookies and cider. Purchase Christmas cards and handmade decorations. All proceeds go to support the museums in Lacombe.

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Selfie with Santa

Always a favourite! Grab your friends and family and grab a shot with Santa Claus himself. We provide the holly, jolly setting and you bring your cell phone, camera or tablet – whatever you choose – and your best smiles! The Selfie with

Santa station is available twice this year. Your first opportunity will be immediately following the tree lighting ceremony, and the second at the Christmas Brunch. So get your holiday gear on and snap your Santa pictures with us!

Entertaining Ideas You will find everything you need for great Entertaining at Central Alberta Co-op!

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Let Central Alberta Co-op help you with your holiday party planning. With a great selection of party trays for you to choose from, they take the work out of a great time! Looking for something for that hard to buy for person? Office having a gift exchange? Central Alberta Co-op’s deli departments can help you out. Custom made gift baskets or cheese gift boxes are a perfect idea.

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Cookies & Carols St. Andrew’s United Church invites everyone to come down to decorate cookies, sing some traditional Christmas carols and decorate the Blessing Tree with your wishes/ hopes for the upcoming year. Refreshments will be provided and freewill offerings will be accepted.

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Holly Jolly Geocache Geocaching is a treasure hunting game where you use GPS coordinates to hide and seek treasures with other participants in the activity. Whether you are an experienced geocacher or a relative newbie on the scene, the Holly Jolly Geocache is not to be missed! We have cleverly hidden holiday surprises across the city, and it’s your job to track them down! The fun is in finding the items and filling out the logbook as confirmation. Feel free to snap a picture and share your successes with other treasure hunters at www.lacombetourism.com. Don’t feel the need to rush out to find all the items right away. You can hunt for our caches anytime; but part of the fun is trying to find them first!

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Fireworks In keeping with recent tradition, the fireworks display will not be held until a few days before Christmas. This allows families to celebrate with family and friends The lake should be fully frozen by then so people can skate and toboggan. We will have the fire pits on hand to keep everyone toasty, and the Tim Hortons will be onsite with their community truck

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Dec. 2 providing hot 2, 20 chocolate and 8:30p 17 m coffee for all. If you haven’t seen fireworks set off against a wintery backdrop, it is really a wonderful, marvellous sight! So dress warm, and come join us for some holiday magic!

Enter your name in for the Door Prize at Reflections Day Spa! For purchases made that day you can enter your name into a draw for a Body Wrap and Facial. Draw will be at closing time during Light Up the Night! When you purchase four giftcards of the same value you will receive a fifth giftcard of the same value FREE! For example, if you came in and purchase 4 giftcards each valued @ $50 - you will receive a bonus fifth giftcard valued @ 50!

Preorders are accepted for the giftcard special Giftcards available in $50 increments $50 • $100 • $150 • $200 • $250

Enter to Win a Body Wrap and Facial

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Christmas Skate Celebrate the holiday season together on the ice! Grab your skates and a warm sweater and head down to the Can Pak Ice Complex #2 for a jolly ol’ time. Carve up the ice while getting down to your favourite Christmas tunes!

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Farmers’ market Homemade Arts & Crafts, Baking and much more! Honey, Woodwork, Eggs, Jams & Meats

Every Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17th to Dec. 15th Also Moonlight Madness Thursday, November 23rd 5:00pm - 10:00pm

403-782-4772 at Lacombe Memorial Centre LACOMBE EXPRESS

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Event Listing Wednesday

Thursday

Nov. 22, 2017

Flatiron Singin’ Swingin’ 7:30 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

Kick off the Light Up the Night Festival with some great music guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit! Featuring vocalists Randi Boulton, Tony Hoffmann, Joan Ree and Sean Edwards. Tickets are $10 each or $25 for the family.

Thursday Nov. 23, 2017

Christmas Farmers’ Market 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

Warm up at the Lacombe Memorial Centre and peruse the many vendors who will have their very best products for sale. A wide variety of local food and seasonal crafts is available; a perfect time to stock up for the holidays, or shop for unique gifts!

Old Fashioned Christmas 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Michener House Museum

Stop in to cozy Michener House and listen to Christmas stories read by Mrs. Claus. Get a taste of old fashioned Christmas with free cookies and cider. Learn about Old Fashioned Christmas Recipes and their origins.

Canada 150 Exhibits 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Flatiron Museum

See a variety of exhibits created by the Historical Society in celebration of Canada 150 and take in the festive atmosphere while perusing the Museum gift shop for unique Christmas Gifts.

Nov. 23, 2017

Mingle & Jingle Tradeshow 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

Always a festival favorite! A collection of home-based businesses have come together in one convenient location so that you may peruse their many offerings.

Fire Dancers 5:30pm

Check out a performance or two while you await Santa’s arrival. Dancers use a range of fiery props and even do some fire breathing.

Book Sale 6p.m. – 9 p.m.

Check out the great selection of previously loved books, movies, music and magazines. Something for everyone!

Tim Hortons Santa Claus Parade 6 p.m.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Come check out Lacombe’s seventh annual parade. Be sure to get there early as the streets will be busy. Please dress warm in case St. Nick gets delayed.

Letters to Santa

Make sure to bring along your letters to Santa as Canada Post will once again be collecting them along the parade route!

Cookies & Carols 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s United Church

St. Andrew’s United Church invites everyone to come down to decorate cookies, sing some traditional Christmas carols and decorate the Blessing Tree with your wishes/hopes for the upcoming year. Refreshments will be provided and freewill offerings will be accepted.

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Thursday Nov. 23, 2017

Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:45 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

What do 60,000 lights look like when you flip the switch? Come down to the Lacombe Memorial Centre and be dazzled! Also, check out the beautiful ice sculptures that recognize our fine tree lighting sponsors.

Selfie with Santa 7 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

Back by popular demand! After the parade join Santa on the upper floor of the Lacombe Memorial Centre for a notso-traditional photo. Bring your camera and your smiles; we’ll supply some photo booth props for extra holiday fun.

Ice Sculptures Lacombe Memorial Centre

Check out our super festive display in Lest We Forget Park. An awesome holiday picture spot!

Moonlight Madness Lacombe Centre Mall and Downtown Lacombe

We encourage you to visit our unique collection of community merchants throughout the evening. Participating businesses have exclusive draw prize forms that can be found in this year’s Light Up the Night Guide.

FRIday Nov. 24, 2017

Christmas Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

Warm up at the Lacombe Memorial Centre and check out the many vendors who will have their very best products for sale. A wide variety of local food and seasonal crafts will be available; a perfect time to stock up for the holidays. LACOMBE EXPRESS


Event Listing FRIday Nov. 24, 2017

Black Friday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

A selection of local merchants have come together to offer a special sale of at least 30% off regular prices. Shop local and save!

Story Time with Mrs. Claus 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Michener House

Find a spot by the Christmas tree and listen to Christmas stories read by Mrs. Claus.

It’s A Wonderful Life 7 p.m.

Lacombe Upper Elementary This beloved holiday classic comes to live as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble cast provided by very our own Homegrown Theatre, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve.

Christmas Skate 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Can Pak Ice Complex #2

Take the family for a little jaunt around the rink while listening to a sweet selection of Christmas tunes.

SATURday Nov. 25, 2017

Lacombe Christmas Faire 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre

The 20th annual Christmas Faire features an abundance of tables with homemade crafts, gifts, art and homebased business items. Find those oneof-a-kind gifts and get your Christmas shopping done early! LACOMBE EXPRESS

SATURday

SUNday

Nov. 25, 2017

Nov. 26, 2017

Free Movie: The Polar Express 3D 10 a.m. Lacombe City Cinemas

Christmas Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Best Western Lacombe

Old Fashioned Christmas Crafts: Cards & Decorations 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Michener House Museum

Selfie with Santa 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Best Western Lacombe

Enjoy this matinee showing on the house! This is an opportunity to enjoy the Polar Express in the original 3D format. Rush seating is in place, and the concession will be open to handle your holiday snack cravings.

Make your own Christmas Cards and Decorations for free at the Flatiron Museum on Saturday during Light Up the Night. A craft making workstation awaits you with all the supplies you need and inspiration to make a handmade card or decoration. Participants will be shown different oldfashioned craft ideas and how to make a variety of wool /fibre decorations.

Free Christmas Swim 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Kinsmen Aquatic Centre

A second chance to get your picture with the big guy! After fueling up on festive treats join Santa for a not-sotraditional photo. Bring your camera and your biggest smiles.

Hay Rides 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Michener Park

After brunch, Santa’s carriage will stick around to provide short rides for those interested in enjoying the festive outdoor scenery.

Acronaires Christmas Performance 7:15pm

Ignore the plummeting temperatures and have a Beach Day on us!

It’s A Wonderful Life 7 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Enjoy a great holiday spread for a budget price. Space is limited and advance tickets are available at the hotel front desk or at Cilantro & Chive. You can also purchase tickets the day of the event (while quantities last); $5 per person.

Lacombe Upper Elementary This beloved holiday classic comes to live as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble cast provided by very our own Homegrown Theatre, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve.

Burman University Gymnasium You are invited to join the Burman University Acronaires for their Christmas performance. Admission is free and all are welcome. Help yourself to cookies and hot chocolate. Find a place to sit and enjoy the show. Happy Holidays from the Burman University Acronaires!

FRIday Dec. 22, 2017

Fireworks 8:30 p.m. Cranna Lake

This is not a typo! Cranna Lake will be set aglow with a spectacular fireworks display set against a wintery backdrop. The lake should be frozen by then, so we should be able to allow some skating and tobogganing – weather permitting, of course.

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Lacombe Memorial Centre

Lights Display

Every year, the Lacombe Memorial Centre Lights Display seems to grow in size and popularity. It has quickly become a holiday destination that’s not to be missed! This year will not be any different. With over 60,000 lights and our new ‘feature’ tree, our display will help the holiday to shine bright. Of course, the amount of work that goes into mounting this lights display

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is significant. We’d like to send a big shout-out to our dedicated sponsors and community partners for helping make this display possible each year. We also invite you to check out the tree lighting ceremony immediately following the parade; it is a sight to behold and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

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Wishing all our past, present & future customers a Happy Holiday Season!

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Presents Singing, Swinging Christmas Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Time: 7:30 p.m. *Tickets are available at the door. $10.00 each or $25.00 for the family Vocalists include: Randi Boulton, Tony Hoffmann, Joan Ree and Sean Edwards

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Book Sale THURSDAY, November 23

6-9pm in the Servus room in the lmc Previously Enjoyed books * Movies * Magazines

$1 per item or fill a bag for $5! Something for everyone! All proceeds benefit the Mary C Moore Public Library

Entertaining, gift giving or just for you! Looking for a hostess gift, a little something for your boss? Pick up a gift basket or a special wine or spirit. We have a great selection of quality products and customer service specialists that can assist you with your holiday list. HOURS: Sunday - 10am-8pm Monday - Saturday - 10am-10pm English Estates Centre, Lacombe

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Moonlight Madness happens

Thursday, November 23.

All prize draws to be completed by Nov. 26th. We encourage you to visit our unique collection of community merchants throughout the Festival. CUT OUT these coupons with exclusive draw prize forms and drop off your entry. Local merchants have offered

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Prize: LUNCH (Soup, biscuit & coffee) Value $10

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The Main Gallery & Framing Studio

Healthfitters

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Prize: $100 Gift Card

Prize: Facial & Wrap

Amazing in-store specials on tanning and laser packages

4922 50 Avenue

Name:___________________

Lacombe Centre Mall (beside Dollarama) Prize: $50 Gift Card

Name:___________________

Name:___________________

Phone:___________________

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Email: __________________________

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Time Worm Charm

And Everything Nice Antiques

Head Hunters

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5105 50 Avenue

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Prize: Large Tin Star 10% OFF store wide

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5029 50 Avenue

Prize: Basket Value: $85

Prize: Men’s Hair Cut & Hot Shave Value $55

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The Primrose

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Prize: $20 Gift Card

Prize: $20 Gift Card

Prize: $20 Gift Card

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Chateau Wine & Spirits

Lacombe Health Hut

Lacombe Centre Mall

Tangerine Curls

109 5001 52 Street

Lacombe Centre Mall

Prize: Gift basket Value $200

Prize: $25 Gift Card

Name:___________________

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Phone:___________________

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Email: __________________________

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Hairapy

Copper Lane Hair Studio

Wick n Wire

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Lacombe Centre Mall Prize: Gift Basket Value $130

Prize: $100 Gift Card

4908 50 Avenue Prize: $50 Gift Card towards any service and 15% OFF everything in store (excludes gift cards)

Name:___________________

#2 5034 49 St.

Prize: $50 Gift Card

Name:___________________

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Phone:___________________

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The Crafty Lady 5009 50 St.

Prize: Large Grab n Go Project Bag Value: $25

Finder Keepers

Consignment + Gifts 5109 51 St. Prize: Gift Basket Value: $50

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Dear Santa, Here is my wish list:

Love,

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Colour me

The Lacombe Express is once again extremely grateful for the opportunity to partner with the City of Lacombe to bring you this wonderful festival guide. We hope that you will find this guide informative, festive and fun! We would like to extend a huge thank you to the participating businesses. Without their advertising support we would not be able to publish this guide for you. LACOMBE EXPRESS

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NOVEMBER

24 & 25 Lacombe Upper Elementary

7:00 p.m. Tickets $15 Tickets available at:

Mary C. Moore Library

This holiday season spend a little time in Bedford Falls by being a part of the studio audience at WBFR’s 1946 Christmas Eve radio broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life (based on the Frank Capra movie). The story of George Bailey, a young dreamer who will mortgage his last dream for the smaller hopes and needs of his neighbors & friends, and Clarence, a 292 year old angel who can’t swim, who will help him discover that “no man is a failure who has friends”.

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Perfect Lights is an affordable, creative, and professional outdoor Christmas light service. They serve Central Alberta from Edmonton to Calgary and everywhere in-between. They are committed to providing flawless Christmas light installations year after year and guarantee they will make your home or business magical for the holiday season! Please contact Jordan at (403) 348-1177 or Jordan@perfectlights.ca for a free no obligation estimate.

See our deep discounts in store! We will be open Thursday Nov. 23 until 10pm

The Crafty Lady has the best selection of yarn in Central Alberta but that’s not all we carry. Come check us out and save $$$ on your Christmas gifts this year!

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Colour me Ask about our Framing Specials! The Main Gift cards for Framing and Gallery & Art Classes make wonderful gifts! FraMinG STudio

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All Art is 15% off for Moonlight Madness!

Come in to see our Jewelry, Christmas gift pottery, stocking selection from stuffers plus $ $ unique gifts

10~ 35!

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Hot chocolate & Cookies handed out Bring a donation for our Food Bank bin LACOMBE EXPRESS


Twinkle Light Tours

Starting Thursday, November 23 through December 22 (Wednesday through Fridays) from 5-8 pm, the Lacombe Flying Club will be offering evening flights to view Christmas lights from above! A $50 donation to the food bank will get you a free flight from one of our Lacombe Flying Club members. Flight time roughly 20-30 minutes. Call Jon Fromm (403-896-7175) to book your flight!

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Lights & Display Contest Does the thought of an amazing, super festive and totally cool household Christmas lights display set your heart aflutter? If so, the Lacombe Express and Perfect Lights want you to channel your inner Griswold and show us what you’ve got!

Residential Prize There are Grand Prize: also three random $500 in Lacombe bucks, draws for redeemable at Passport $100 grocery to Christmas participating cards businesses, and (wait for it...) an official Christmas Vacation Griswold 00 Blackhawks Jersey

Commercial Prize Grand Prize: Half-page colour advertisement, courtesy of the Lacombe Express valued at $650

Getting involved is easy. Simply visit www.lacombetourism.com to enter online; then encourage your friends and family to vote for your entry beginning November 23.

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!

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Lacombe, Ponoka, Eckville,

Blackfalds, Bentley & Rimbey

Lacombe, Ponoka, Eckville, Blackfalds, Bentley & Rimbey James Terrace Ridge School Blackfalds, Bentley & Rimbey École S. McCormick School(Lacombe) (Lacombe)

 Terrace Ridge School (Lacombe) 

École Ridge James S. McCormick School (Lacombe)  Ponoka Elementary School  Terrace School (Lacombe)  Bentley School Ponoka Elementary School  École James S. McCormick School (Lacombe)

PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:  Certified Classroom Teacher and Experienced Support Staff  A Focus on Excellence in Developing the Whole Child   Certified Classroom Teacher and Experienced Support StaffINCLUDE: PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Developing Skills Intellectually, Artistically, Emotionally, Physically and Socially  A Focus on Excellence in Developing the Whole Child  Learning through Inquiry, Exploration and Purposeful Play  Certified Classroom Teacher and Experienced Support Staff

PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

 Rimbey Elementary School School Bentley School  Ponoka Elementary

 Eckville School School  Elementary Rimbey Elementary

 Bentley School

 Iron Ridge Elementary School (Blackfalds)

Eckville Elementary School  Rimbey Elementary School

Iron Elementary (Blackfalds) *program timesRidge and offering will varySchool at each school  Eckville Elementary School

 Iron Ridge Elementary School (Blackfalds) *program times and offering will vary at each school  Skills Intellectually, Artistically, Emotionally, Physically and Socially Oral Opportunities and the PeerWhole Interactions  Developing ARich Focus onLanguage Excellence in Developing Child More  Access to Support Services: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Services  Learning through Inquiry, Exploration and Purposeful Play *program times and offering willInfo vary at each school  Developing Skills Intellectually, Artistically, Emotionally, Physically and Socially Family Orientated Programming and and Partnership with Community Programming  Oral Language Opportunities Peer Interactions  Rich Learning through Inquiry, Exploration and Purposeful Play More Info  toLanguage Support Services: Occupational Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Services  Access Rich Oral Opportunities and PeerTherapy, Interactions TWO and FOUR HALF DAY PROGRAMS for 3 Community & 4 YEAR OLDS AVAILABLE:  Family Orientated Programming and Partnership with Programming More Info  Access to Support Services: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Services

Online!

Monday/Wednesday morning or afternoons

Online! Online!

Tuesday/Thursday morning or afternoons

Family Orientated Programming and Partnership with Community Programming

Monday/Wednesday morning or 2 afternoons Tuesday/Thursday morning or afternoons half days = 6 Hours per Week

days = 6 Hours per Week TWO and FOUR HALF DAY2 half PROGRAMS for 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS AVAILABLE:  and Monday/Wednesday morning afternoons Tuesday/Thursday morning or afternoons TWO FOUR HALF DAYorPROGRAMS for 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS AVAILABLE:

www.wolfcreek.ab.ca/brightfutures

2 half days = 6 Hours per Week

email: brightfutures@wolfcreek.ab.ca

Ph: 403.783.3473

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Christmas Brunch

Sun Nov. 2 day 6, 10:30 2017 a – 1:30 m Best W pm es Lacom tern be

Eat to your heart’s content at our popular Christmas Brunch, courtesy of the Best Western Lacombe Inn & Suites, Cilantro & chive, and Lionel’s No Frills. After all of the excitement of the week, it’s a great way to wind down with your family and friends. A real bargain at just $5 per person; space is limited, as only 300 tickets are available. Get your tickets today! After filling up on pancakes and holiday treats, we invite you to take a festive hay ride through Michener Park. We might even pull out the runners for the sled, weather permitting. Admission to the brunch is not necessary; you can certainly drop by for the just for the sleigh ride.

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Wonderful Antiques, Vintage, Collectables & Consignment

Moonlight Madness Sale! 10% off ALL chocolates & soaps

RegulaR HouRs: Tues. – Fri. 10am – 5:30pm Sat. Noon – 6pm Sun. & Mon. Closed ChriSTMAS hourS: oPEN: Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve) 10am – 4pm CLoSED: Dec. 25th – 27th oPEN: Dec. 28th – 30th Noon – 5:30pm CLoSED: Dec. 31st – Jan. 2nd oPEN: Jan. 3rd – 6th, 2018 Noon – 5:30pm

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Acronaires Christmas Performance

Sun Nov. 2 day 6, 2 7:15 p 017 Burm m Unive an Gymn rsity asium

You are invited to join the Burman University Acronaires for their Christmas performance. Admission is free and all are welcome. Help yourself to cookies and hot chocolate. Find a place to sit and @ E L I T E O CtheTO B E Happy R enjoy show. Holidays from B R I DA L the Burman University Acronaires!

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Free Christmas Movie Satu Novem rday ber 2017 25, 10am The Polar Express 3D Lacombe City Cinemas Enjoy this matinee showing on the house! This is an opportunity to enjoy the Polar Express in the original 3D format. Rush seating is in place, and the concession will be open to handle your holiday snack cravings.

Hairapy

Lacombe Centre Mall

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Kids Colouring Contest Come in to get your Colouring page! Prize is a Gift basket full of Hairapy goodies. Age groups 0-5 & 6-11 with a prize for each age group!

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Santa Claus

Handy Tips

Parade

Plan the best parade experience

From what to pack to where to park, a little planning will go a long way come Parade Day.

Don’t forget your letters for Santa!

Canada Post is excited to be collecting your letters to Santa along the parade route. To help you get started, we have provided a special festive letterhead on Page 22. 34 Light Up The Night Festival Guide 2017

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Brrrr ... It’s cold!

You just never know what the weather will be like on Parade Day. So dress in lots of layers. Fill a backpack with gloves, scarves, and hats. Santa takes his time and you can get cold waiting outside – so come prepared.

Best place to see the parade?

There isn’t a bad spot along the parade route, just busy ones. Be sure to arrive early as spots can fill up fast.

Parking along the parade route

While there may be no parking right along the parade route, there are public parking lots nearby. Check out the festival map for a complete list of available public parking.

Nearest food locations

The Santa Claus Parade runs right past a number of super awesome restaurants! Be sure to check them out; they are a great way to warm before and/or after the parade.

Pre-parade entertainment

We want to keep you interested! This year there will be some impromptu fire dancing demonstrations along 50th Avenue prior to the parade.

Is he here yet?

Santa works on North Pole time. Waiting for the parade to start can be tough on the little ones. Come prepared with colouring books and toys. Feel free to visit the shops and stores downtown for a quick warm up! Check out the great Moonlight Madness Promotion on Pages 20 & 21.

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Family Drop-in Night We would like to run a Family Drop-in Night at the YU-Turn Youth Centre on Thursday November 23rd, in conjunction with Moonlight Madness. We will provide snacks & hot chocolate from 6-9pm.

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gift baskets •Grass fed beef & lamb, pasture raised pork and healthy snacks and free range chicken •Local & imported specialty foods •Group sessions offered for CHNC and guest speakers (coming soon!) •Vegan, gluten free, nut free and dairy free options •Private one on one consults offered by a toxin free personal care and household cleaners Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant • LACOMBE EXPRESS

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Hanging with the Claus

I can’t wait to come to Lacombe again this year.

From what I’ve heard, I’ll get to fly down your brand new Main Street! It’s always nice to take a a bit of a break from the hustle and bustle of the workshop, don’t you know. Yesterday, Rudolph temporarily halted operations as he got his antlers tangled up in the tinsel dispensing machine. He had a full head of shiny hair before we got things cleared up. Blitzen was joking that he looked like Katy Perry. Oh, the fun we have here at the Pole! Anyway, enough about me. I can tell you the nice meter is literally off the charts for Lacombe this year! I have a feeling that all of you have been doing a great job looking out for your neighbours, listening to your teachers, and limiting your screen time… well maybe not the screen time – I understand that Netflix has some great programs. Mrs. Claus and I just finished

Lacombe Community Market presents

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watching the new Gilmore Girls series. Here’s what I want you to do. Grab your pencils and write to me; ask me anything you like! Of course, I know you want to tell me all about your wish list, but it’s always great to hear your questions too. I’ll begin by telling you something about me! Did you know that my moustache can filter out the nuts from any cookies I eat? I don’t like nuts. Also, milk is like coffee for me – the more I drink, the longer I can stay awake! So send me your questions and stories, and of course your wish lists! And don’t forget to leave some milk and cookies for me on Christmas Eve ( … and maybe leave the nuts on the side, especially the crunchy candied nuts).

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See you all at the parade!

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9am - 2pm

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Participant Business List 2017 ✦ A Nail Above the Rest ✦ Absolute Custom Design ✦ And Everything Nice Antiques ✦ Balanced Health + Wellness ✦ Belle’s Boutique ✦ Booster Juice ✦ Boston Pizza ✦ Central Alberta Co-op Food Store ✦ Central Alberta Co-op Gas Bar ✦ Central Alberta Co-op Liquor Store ✦ Chateau Wine & Spirits ✦ Cilantro & Chive ✦ Copper Lane Hair Studio ✦ Downtown Wine & Liquor ✦ Dye Hard Hair Salon ✦ Eastside Eatery ✦ Elite Bridal & Fashion Boutique ✦ Fishers Pharmasave ✦ Force Nutrition ✦ Gary Moe Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM ✦ General Appliances and Fine Furnishings

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✦ Jo’s Car Wash ✦ Korsh Spinal Health & Wellness ✦ LA Auto Accessoryland ✦ LA Carpet and Tile ✦ LA Liquor ✦ Lacombe Audio & Video Unlimited ✦ Lacombe City Cinemas ✦ Lacombe Community Market ✦ Lacombe Florist & Gifts ✦ Lacombe Heakth Hut ✦ Lacombe IDA Pharmacy ✦ Lacombe Vision Centre ✦ Lacombe Yoga ✦ Leto’s Steakhouse & Bar ✦ Lionel’s No Frills ✦ M & M Food Market ✦ Nowco Home Hardware ✦ OK Tire & Auto ✦ Peavey Mart ✦ Rangeland Meat Shop ✦ Red Apple ✦ Red Hot Threads ✦ Reds Sports ✦ Reflections Day Spa ✦ Rexall ✦ Second Glance Books

✦ Shoppers Drug Mart ✦ Snap Fitness ✦ Soapy’s Car wash ✦ Sobeys Lacombe ✦ Speedy Auto Glass ✦ Spexworld Discount Eyewear ✦ Susila Tanning Salon & Boutique ✦ Sweet Capone’s ✦ Tangerine Curls Hair Salon ✦ The Crafty Lady ✦ The Grooming Shop ✦ The Main Gallery & Framing Studio ✦ The Primrose Boutique ✦ Vintagebelle’s Antiques and Collectables

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✦ Altered Images Hair Salon and Day Spa

✦ Bentley Beauty Salon ✦ Bentley Cycle Inc. ✦ Earthy Accents ✦ Past Connections Emporium ✦ Queen Bea Clothing ✦ Simply Country ✦ The Kite Guys

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