November 20, 2022 Super Booster

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Christmas Edition

16 pages – November 22, 2022

Black Friday and Midnight Madness in Camrose…


GRINCH doesn’t stand a chance!

News Stories…

Grateful Grannies Christmas Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

It pays to Stamp Around Camrose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Kinettes toy drive assists children . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Midnight Madness fun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13


Don’t be like the Grinch! It’s Black Friday week, which means great shopping opportunities. It’s Midnight Madness – who can resist this? Read this edition of The Super Booster to see why the Grinch does not stand a chance this week in this community.

Photo by Ron Pilger

Not willing to give up the absolute best of Christmas to someone without the right intentions are the Quilting from the Heart team: family members Roger, grandson George, Kathleen with her oldest son Eddie, and Ardelle. Rocky plays the lost soul, Mr. Grinch.

t seems the Grinch may be back! And, it shouldn’t be a surprise – it’s all because we are sneaking up on this most special time of year. With a wicked temper, his sour attitude, his depressed judgment and, of course, a heart that is two sizes too small, the grouch from Whoville, with or without his ally Max, could well be stalking Camrose businesses this week. Just in time for him to attempt to steal the very best of Christmas, including those wonderful, local, gift ideas (example being – purchasing a handmade quilt that was previously crafted with love by Quilting from the Heart staff), memories (such as those made from the joy of carolers strolling downtown singing famous songs), happiness (perhaps from a great outfit purchase made at Fringe Benefits), smiles (think of those dozens of people rushing down to Hauser Home Hardware, each certain to land the bargain of the decade on a new appliance) and family fun (a Christmas parade anyone?). Just imagine!

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Grateful Grannies Christmas Market By Lori Larsen

On Saturday, November 26 head on down to the Bailey Theatre for the annual Camrose and Area Grateful Grannies Christmas Market to be held from noon until 3 p.m. The Market will once again be held in the beautiful Bailey, after two years of the Market being held at the Saturday Farmer’s Market. “This year we feel we can once again safely embrace coming together in our traditional market at the Bailey Theatre,” said Camrose and Area Grateful Grannies member Janet Galenza thanking organizers of the Saturday Farmer’s Market for their gracious welcome during the past two years. The Market promises a plethora of wonderfully handcrafted items and baked goods for attendees to chose from including: Scandinavian gnomes, quilting, knitting, jewelry and the traditional AIDS Angels along with scrumptious home baked goods. The Grateful Grannies Market organizers are also hoping to have a vintage table of items sent up so attendees can purchase

some unique and interesting items that claim a little history. Proceeds from the Christmas Market will be used to support the international Grateful Grannies initiative, a grandmother to grandmother campaign that raises money to finance community based organizations which identify where funding is most needed and offers support to these areas of need. Grateful Grannies is comprised of a dedicated group of grandmothers and grand “others” who along with other groups across Canada raise money to help support the African grandmothers. Purchasing any items at the Market will provide much needed education programs and help to fulfill the needs of those far removed in miles but close to the hearts of those giving. If you would like to donate handcrafted items or would like more information about the Grateful Grannies group contact Janet at 780-679-2676.

Angels making angels

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster On November 17, some of the Camrose and Area Grateful Grannies members gathered at Quilting From the Heart in a makeshift assembly line of angel making. A group of volunteers meet prior to the Grateful Grannies Christmas Market to put together beautifully handcrafted, each with unique personalities, AIDS Angels to be sold at the market. Pictured left to right back row are Ruth Ford, Vera Lindsay, Linda VanSoest and Joanne Myrehaug. Front row sitting are, left to right, Patrice Johnson and Ellen Parker.

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It pays to stamp around Camrose By Murray Green

The Camrose Stamp Around event is back this holiday season. You could win cash prizes each week as well as the grand prize. When you are shopping at participating businesses pick up an entry form and start recording your purchases. You can also use the QR code on your smart phone using the Camrose Now! app. Every week a draw for $100 will be made and a winner announced. A grand prize featuring $1,500 will be made and announced on December 23. Shop local and enter often for your chance to win. This is a Camrose-wide event, not just businesses downtown. See participating stores for more details.

Tofield receives recreation award By Murray Green

Several Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) awards were presented recently. ARPA’s awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals, groups, agencies and communities whose contributions to recreation and parks have directly increased the quality of life of Albertans. Award recipients are selected annually by a volunteer Awards and Scholarships Committee. The A.V. Pettigrew Award is presented in honour of Albert (Bert) Victor Pettigrew, a founding and charter member of the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association. Bert retired in October 1972 from the Edmonton Parks and Recreation Department after 26 years of devoted service to Edmonton citizens. In honour of his years of service to the people of Alberta and his profession, ARPA inaugurated the A.V. Pettigrew Award in 1972. The Tofield Agriculture Society, the Town of Tofield and Village of Ryley have collaborated each year for the past 15 years to host the annual Total Ry-Tof Ball Tournament. The three groups demonstrate collaboration and partnership between regional municipalities as well as an agricultural society, to host an event that brings the region together in terms of participants, spectators and volunteers.

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Gymnasts perform well at Camrose meet

Brooklynn Church of Mulhurst Bay performed well in the Xcel platinum level category on November 13.

Danika Hillyer of Camrose showed off her golden level routine on the balance beams.

Morley Ahlquist of Lacombe soared in the platinum level floor exercises event at the new facility in Camrose.

Adelyn Sereda was flat out competing in the silver level and was judged by former Precision gymnast now judge Teagan Rombough.

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Abigayle Ryshcka of the Camrose club was flying high in the gold level category on November 13.

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support they get in Camrose, Shelley kept doing blankets for Blankets for Canada. “But I started looking for other things to do for blind people and I found this group called Krafters Korner, a crafting division of the National Federation of the Blind ( w w w. kra f te rs out of the US. “They are in every state and they have all kinds of divisions and Krafters Korner is one of the divisions,” explained Shelley. “It is blind people teaching blind people how to do crafts through free telephone conference calling.” It seemed Shelley found another outlet for her passion for crafting, but also her incredible desire to give back to those less fortunate.

A giving spirit By Lori Larsen

Giving is the one thing in this world that is not restricted by borders, will always be welcome and has the potential to not only make ripples but cause tidal waves of compassion. Whether that be giving of time, support, funds or gifts (purchased or handmade), giving hearts just never get old. In recognition of Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 29, everyone is encouraged to give where, when and how they can to help make this a more cared for world. Join other extraordinary people like Camrosian Shelley Schuett who has been giving through her love for knitting and crafting for years. “My gramma (mom’s mom) taught me to knit when I was 10,” said Shelley. “And I knit everything from blankets and sweaters to stuffed toys and slippers. “I put my knitting aside for a bit after my husband passed away and I decided I wanted to do some kind of volunteering, but transportation is always an issue (blind since birth, Shelley only has a very small percentage of sight). So I researched something I could do from home.” After browsing on the internet for organizations (not-for-profit) where she could use her incredible skills for knitting to help a good cause, Shelley discovered Blankets for Canada, a not-for-profit organization devoted to creating blankets for Canadians who need warmth, dependent entirely upon donations. “There is a chapter in Edmonton and I got very involved in that Chapter,” said Shelley. “I used to go up to their “joining bees”. The goal was to knit eight inch squares that were then knitted into blankets and given to the homeless shelters and facilities in Edmonton. Because I lived in Camrose the organization also delivered blankets to the Camrose Women’s Shelter once or twice a year.” Excited to be able to do what she loved but also give back, Shelley continued her volunteering work with Blankets For Canada and when she moved to Milton, Ontario with her partner Roger, she started a Chapter out there. After moving back to Camrose, she admits that living in a larger centre was just not their cup of tea, they missed the small town atmosphere and wonderful

work with is Operation Christmas Child. With a cause for her craft, Shelley was off to the races crafting a variety of beautiful and thoughtful little gifts for packing into Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Items include: little knitted washcloths folded into butterflies, small sewn games, beaded jewelry, bookmarks and tiny knitted stuffies, a tote full of which she recently donated to this year’s Camrose Operation Christmas Child campaign. Shelley has also taken on the task of tracking all the hours and items donated by this group in an effort to demonstrate that, despite being blind, a person can make a huge difference. Recently, she also took over for the previous person who was seeking out the charities the group wants to donate to because she didn’t want to see the initiative stop. “I love to do work for charities. It is my thing.” Besides Operation Christmas Child, the group has donated to Operation Gratitude (crafting patriotic items to be sent overseas to soldiers) and Mittens for Detroit. Shelley explained that while deciding on donating to Mittens for Detroit, a spokesperson for the initiative spoke to the Krafters Korner group relating the impact their donations would have on the recipients. “She told us that in Detroit, they get requests for 50,000 pairs of mittens a year and only

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

Shelley Shuett is most happy when she is knitting, beading or doing some other craft to make beautiful and thoughtful gifts to be given away where they are needed. Top photo. Shelley has recently taken up knitting the cutest little Teddy bears that will be donated to help brighten a child’s life. Photo to right. Shelley handcrafted slews of items including little washcloths, bookmarks, bead jewelry, games and other items that were packed up and donated to Operation Christmas Child, Shoebox Project.

“I got involved with that and started doing a bunch of crafts, such as pony beading, scrap booking, hand sewing–all different kinds of crafts.” Not one to shy away from learning a new craft, she continues to take courses but is also now teaching knitting and pony beading. “Two years ago, we started a class called Caring for Sharing,” said Shelley. “Once a month we find a charity, learn what that charity is about (and ultimately donate to the charity).” The first Charity the group worked with and continues to

handle 30,000. That is how big the need is Detroit.” The spokesperson also related one story in particular that brought Shelley to tears. “At one school they had taken enough mitts for all of the kids and were handing them out. She (the spokesperson for Mittens for Detroit) said she had a little boy come up and ask if the mittens were just for the children. When asked why he was asking, the little boy said he would like a pair for his gramma–blue ones.” Shelley related that when the young boy was told to first pick out a pair of mitts for himself he in-

sisted on just getting a pair for his gramma. “The volunteer helped him find a pair of blue mittens that would fit his gramma, and was later told by the librarian at that school that the young boy’s parents had been killed in a car accident the year before, and his grandmother was now looking after him and his three brothers. “We just think it is a pair of mittens, but for someone else it is the world. Just knowing that somebody out there cares is all they need to go on–to make a difference in their life.” The list goes on of the many tenderly crafted items that Shelley does to be donated to so many needy causes. She makes cards that she donates to an organization that distributes them to hospitals and senior care centres. “We leave them blank inside so the staff can write encouraging messages in them. And this is all through Krafters Korner, that I have got involved with these other charities.” Besides making all these items, Shelly also pays out of pocket, not only for the supplies but any associated shipping costs. She did point out that while Krafters Korner does work for charities across the globe they don’t specify that has to be the chosen charity. “If you find a need in your community then you can give to them. If I found out somewhere here in Camrose (and area) needed mittens or hats, I would knit them hats or mittens. “If I see a cause and it is something I can craft I am on it,” giggled Shelley. For people who may not have the skills or time to do the actual crafting there are numerous other ways to give back too. “Marion and Dale Toogood (also amazing givers in our community) do a lot of charity stuff but she doesn’t knit or crochet. So she goes around to all the thrift markets and garage sales and buys yarn and brings it to me. That is her way of helping out,” remarked Shelley. “I love that because I go through so much yarn. I will never turn away yarn or craft supplies.” Shelley admits she is a bit of a fanatic when it comes to crafting and will go on crazes. Such as her most recent project of knitting adorable stuffed teddy bears. Each with their own character, each bearing a tiny little heart, which I am convinced is Shelley’s way of giving a piece of her heart to every recipient of her goodwill. Upon a suggestion, Shelley agreed to have the teddy bears donated during the Camrose Kodiaks Teddy Bear Toss game scheduled for December 3. Anyone interested in tossing a delightful handcrafted teddy bear are welcome to come and toss away and be a link in a chain of kindness initiated by Shelley, an amazing person whose lack of eyesight has never stopped her from seeing the need in others.

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Ben still has a lot to learn – about life and about his community. Right now, he has other priorities. His parents and grandparents watch out for Ben and teach Ben, too. (He just doesn’t realize he’s still learning from them.) They tell him about job opportunities, community events, local business sales and other cool things they’ve seen in The Booster. Or, for that matter, on Camrose NOW! At around age 20, Ben will develop a keen interest in his community, in local businesses and The Booster, too. Stats have backed this up – for about 60 years!

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Brooklyn is a small business owner. Brooklyn wants to grow her business and increase her profit. Brooklyn believes in advertising. She is a long-time user of The Booster. She uses Booster ads to tell people about new products, to introduce new staff and to remind people about special occasions, such as important business milestones. Even though Brooklyn also relies on social media, over 21,000 weekly Booster readers are too valuable to her sales and success to be overlooked. And that’s a ton more views than she gets from her Facebook “friends”.

Be like Brooklyn.

Brooklyn believes in her business and knows how important it is to count on The Booster.

Brooklyn shops local for her advertising.

This is Betty.

Betty likes to shop in Camrose. Not on Amazon or from websites where goods are shipped from countries overseas.

Be like Betty.

Betty knows that Amazon doesn’t donate to her church or her kids’ school. She knows that these website companies do not support the Rotary, Kinsmen or the facilities we enjoy here in Camrose and surrounding area. She knows that local businesspeople give generously and are called on to support numerous local initiatives.

Betty reads The Booster.

She watches for announcements, news, specials and ways to shop and support local. So do Betty’s friends. Betty makes a difference.

These are Grandpa Benjamin and Grandma Beatrice. Friends and family know them as Ben and Bea.

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They’re both Booster readers. They got hooked on The Booster by watching their own parents read it weekly,

and they started reading it back in 1952. That’s 70 years ago! Booster readers are very loyal. In fact, professional auditors relay the very exciting stat that on any given week, over 83 percent of the papers we deliver inside and well beyond the City of Camrose are browsed by faithful readers. Ben and Bea farmed in the area for 40 years, forty minutes east of Camrose. Every Wednesday, over all those years, The Booster arrived in their mailbox. They used its content as they started and later expanded their mixed farming operation. As they raised a family, their needs changed and they always found buys and bargains in The Booster year round. Their children grew up and moved on and Ben and Bea’s needs for products changed. They sold the farm using a Booster advertiser and now they live in Camrose. They bought their retirement home through a Booster advertiser. They buy groceries weekly using flyers delivered with The Booster. The Booster has been part of their family for decades!

Be like Ben and Bea. …and most everyone else!

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Kinettes toy drive assists children

MLA Jackie Lovely invites members of the Camrose constituency to participate in the Government of Alberta's Budget Consultation for 2023.

By Murray Green

More than ever the Camrose Kinette Club needs new unwrapped toys and cash donations to make its annual Countdown To Christmas Toy Drive a success. The event is slated for November 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camrose Registries, 5613-48 Avenue. “We packed up very few items last year to carry us over. We are really counting on the community this year to build our surplus. We don’t know how many families will be accessing our services yet, but we all know everything has increased in cost this year–toys and gifts are not immune to this. We could definitely see our numbers increasing this year,” said club president Amanda Dyer. “We do accept cash donations or even gift cards which are used to purchase gifts for children where donations have run short.” The club has made the event all about convenience. Patrons can simply pull up and do a drive by drop off. “No one even needs to get out of the car, let us do the running for you.” The toy drive is the precursor to Silent Santa campaign where gifts are provided to those most in need in Camrose and area. The club is also collecting non-perishable food for the food bank during the annual toy drive. “We work very closely with Neighbor Aid through Silent Santa, so we find it fitting to assist them during the holiday season.” The group is looking for gifts for all ages, however, the most needed group is those 12 and up. “These can be difficult years to buy gifts for this age group.” Gift ideas include hair dryers, pocket books, gift cards for fast food restaurants, bowling gift certificates, swimming passes and movie gift certificates. Once the toy drive has wrapped up, the gifts will be sorted according to age and sex. “Neighbor Aid does our entire intake. We then get a list with the child’s age and sex and we pack according to that. The hampers are packed and passed off to the Merry Christmas Fund who then distributes the toys with the food hampers.” We are so fortunate to work with Neighbor Aid and the Merry Christmas Fund with this project, we’re grateful for all the work they do to make Christmas merry and bright for everyone. “The Kinette Club would also like to thank the Lions Club for delivering the

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toy hampers to the fire hall. Their help every year is so appreciated; they are definitely a cog in the wheel.” To donate this year you can drop off your gifts at Superstore, Duggan Mall and Shuman Insurance. Cash donations can also be dropped off at Shuman Insurance. If you have, questions about Silent Santa call 780-678-4496. Deadline for donations is December 17, but the club will be collecting past the due date. To have your name added to the Silent Santa list visit www.neighboraid. ca and read the instructions on how to apply. You can also call Neighbor Aid at 780-679-3221. Toy and food hampers will be delivered December 17th by community volunteers. Tax receipts are not issued.

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Murray Green, Camrose Booster In the past, members of the community donated gifts to the Camrose Kinettes Silent Santa program to pass on to less fortunate children. Volunteers from left are Meranda Bruneau, Chris Shuman, Tricia Herridge, Cassy Batchelor and representing the Camrose Kodiaks is former player Ethan Heidepriem. Silent Santa is still in need of gifts for teenagers.

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Camrose Fire Department Chief Peter Krich relinquishes his duties to Chief For the Day Andrew Claridge.

Andrew was presented with a “bag” full of swag, including a trophy, water bottle, toys, chocolate treats and more.

Andrew gets a feel for what it is like to drive one of the big fire trucks.

Jack Stuart Grade 3 student Andrew Claridge was the lucky winner of the Camrose Fire Department Fire Chief for the Day contest held throughout Camrose for any elementary school students. The contest was part of the Fire Prevention Week –Plan Your Escape awareness and eduction program offered by Camrose Fire Department during Fire Prevention Week, October 9 to 15. CFD Fire and Life Safety Educator Captain Jeff Knopf visited all the elementary schools in Camrose during Fire Prevention Week, providing education to the students on the importance of planning and practicing a family fire escape plan. Knopf suggested students take home the fire escape template and help the family set out a fire escape plan. Students were then encouraged to enter their family escape plans into the contest to win the exciting honour of being Chief For the Day. “We made a draw of all the entries and Andrew was the winner.” During the CFD regular practice held on November 15 Andrew, along with his mother and six-year-old sister were picked up in a big shiny red limousine (also referred to as a fire truck), and escorted back to the hall where Andrew relieved CFD Chief Peter Krich of his duties for the two hour practice, in a “formal” patching over ceremony. Andrew was then presented with a bag full of swag and given a tour of CFD Fire Hall, then it was down to business. “Chief For the Day Claridge took over Chief Kirch’s job of ensuring the firefighters were all getting the most of the evening’s training,” smiled Knopf. Andrew spent the next two hours observing, learning and high-fiving CFD’s volunteer firefighters as they went through three different emergency mockups and training, including: fire extinguisher training, repelling down a building and practicing moving hose through a “smoky” building. All-and-all Andrew did a fine job at his temporary duties and by his own, somewhat shy, admittance was excited to be a part of the hometown heroes team, even if for just a day.

Andrew helps the firefighters keep the static ropes taut during a rappelling training session.

CFD Fire and Life Safety educator Captain Jeff Knopf explains the use of the “Jaws of Life” in emergencies.

Andrew holds up a fully activated hose to check out just how heavy they can get.

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If you are mailing packages to family this holiday season, Canada Post is asking shoppers to do so early to avoid the rush. If you are just sending a card or parcel locally, then you can wait until December 20. But if you are sending a regular parcel within the Camrose region, it should be sent by December 16. If your regular parcel needs to get across Canada, then it is best to send it by December 9, unless you are going with Priority Post.

Shipments to the United States should be sent by December 12. International operations are still significantly affected by shortage of air cargo capacity. These are suggested dates if you want the parcels to be delivered before Christmas. If your parcel is going to Africa, Caribbean, South America, Middle East, or Asia by small packet, November 28; Australia, December 5; China, India or eastern Europe, December 5; Switzerland or United Kingdom, December 5;

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