September 19, 2023 Camrose Booster

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A COMMUNITY EVENT FOR ALL September 21 to 24

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Bring family and friends to a free community coffee, barbecue and a Dallas Arcand hoop dance performance

Try your hand at beading in a workshop, hear from a published author, peruse an Indigenous Artisan Market and celebrate this year’s alumni award recipients .

Whatever piques your interest, the campus is hard at work preparing for your visit – including choir director John Wiebe (right) as he helps David Salmon, ’ 20 BMus, (left) practice for a concert this Sunday featuring Elizabeth Clarke, ’ 13 BMus, on piano and The Tuphonics

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2022 Vol. LXXI, No. 43 City Edition – 32 Pages Country Edition – 40 Pages September 19, 2023
News Features Habitat for Humanity ready to start two new homes 2 Reflections by Bonnie Hutchinson 4 Mayor's Arts Awards winners to be celebrated at wrap-up event 14 City reports on quarterly investment update 18 Lodge authority reports some vacancies 22 Brick Warehouse   Canada Safeway   Canadian Tire   Hauser Home Hardware   M & M Food Market   Shoppers Drug Mart   UFA   Walmart   Wild Rose Co-op   To Camrose Homes To Rural Homes Tuesday With Booster ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔* ✔ *partial coverage Inside Who Can I Count On? 6 Out and About 11 to 14 City of Camrose 14 and 15 On the Road 20 to 22 Obituaries 24 and 25 Classifieds 27 to 30 Central Agencies Realty Inc 31 and 32
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Habitat for Humanity ready to start two new homes here

Habitat for Humanity Camrose broke ground on two new homes on September 11.

This duplex will be the 45th and 46th Habitat homes in the City of Camrose. Two family’s dream of homeownership will become a reality due to support of Habitat for Humanity Camrose’s community partners, government partnership and dedicated volunteers.

Habitat Camrose will construct homes for two families who will pay an affordable mortgage to build financial stability and security through the homeownership program.

“Access to a safe and decent place to live is foundational for providing a family with an opportunity to build a better life and a stronger community,” said Jason Diduck, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Camrose at the ground breaking. “And collaboration is key to making that a reality for even more families in our community who are in need of a safe and affordable place to live. I am so

grateful for all of our supporters and partners who are breaking ground with us today and who will be building alongside us over the next months.”

Through the National Housing Strategy’s National Housing CoInvestment Fund, the Government of Canada has invested $100,000 into these homes, bringing Habitat for Humanity one-step closer to creating 1,117 new affordable homes across Canada.

“This announcement builds on the successful partnership between the federal government and Habitat for Humanity in communities across the country,” said Sean Fraser, Canadian Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities. “These two families are one step closer to their dream of homeownership, and will soon have a place where they can grow, thrive and build a more prosperous future for themselves. This is the National Housing Strategy in action.”

In March 2023, the Government of Canada

and Habitat for Humanity Canada announced an additional $25 million investment to build 500 new affordable homes across Canada over the next three years. This brings the total federal investment in Habitat for Humanity to $80.8 million through the Government of Canada’s National Housing Co-Investment Fund.

Habitat for Humanity

Camrose is a non-profit charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. The partnership between Habitat for Humanity and our families allows them to build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.

Habitat for Humanity Camrose also operates a home retail store–the ReStore–selling new, donated and used appliances, furniture, kitchens, building materials and home supplies.

For more information, visit

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My heart sank. There was no way around it. I was going to have to phone two phone companies. I also needed to phone a bank and a credit card company to notify them I’d be travelling and would be using their debit and credit cards from unusual locations.

I’d been putting off the calls because I imagined a long wait before someone answered. I was leaving in the morning, though, so couldn’t delay any longer.

“Well, there goes the next couple of hours,” I thought.

The last time I’d had to phone one of the phone companies, I was on hold for nearly an hour for a call that took less than five minutes. No, they didn’t apologize. Nor did they bother to say, “We are experiencing unusually high call volumes” (which I don’t believe–it’s always this volume of calls), or “Thank you for your patience” (which I am not feeling).

I phoned the other phone company first, and as expected, heard an automated voice give me a menu of buttons to push for different types of calls. I pushed a button and waited for the usual message, “We are experiencing higher than normal blah blah blah” and prepared to switch to speaker phone so I could do other things during the long wait.

I was startled. An actual person answered the call on the first ring! It took me a moment to collect my thoughts. I wasn’t expecting a person so soon. Not only that, the person was helpful and efficient and arranged my request in less than five minutes.

“Wow!” I thought. “That’s impressive.”

I next phoned the bank, listened to the automated voice message and pushed the appropriate number. Again, before I had time to switch to speaker phone, a person answered. My request was sorted in less than five minutes.

Two out of two!

I was prepared to be patient while waiting for someone to respond to my call to the credit card company. But after I pushed the number for the kind of call, a person answered. Again, my request was handled quickly.

Three out of three! Maybe a culture change is going on. Maybe large companies decided to hire enough people to handle their volume of calls. Wouldn’t that be a treat?

One call to go, to the other phone company.

The last time I’d had to phone this company, I’d phoned at precisely the moment they opened thinking I would surely be the first person to call. Nope. An automated voice told me, “We are currently helping other customers and will answer your call as quickly as possible.” I’d waited on hold about 15 minutes but had to leave so ended the call. Later in the day I’d called again and waited almost an hour before a person answered. Sigh.

Despite remembering that incident, my speedy and responsive first three calls made me optimistic as I made the fourth call. I listened to the automated voice and pushed the appropriate button. Another automated voice said, “Our estimated wait time is 35 to 55 minutes.” Ah. No culture change at this company.

Another number was listed. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I called it, listened to the automated voice, pushed the appropriate button and–a person answered!

Wow! I felt like I’d won the wait time lottery. ***

The problem has never been the staff people who eventually answer your call. They are usually courteous and competent, even with customers who are cranky after a long wait. Staff people have no control over the factors that create long wait times for callers. Long waits are the result of decisions about staffing and technology made by senior people who don’t have to deal directly with frustrated callers.

Maybe there has been a culture change. Maybe big impersonal corporations actually listen to complaints and attempt to provide reasonable service to their customers.

Let’s hold that thought! ***

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OLMP LEADERSHIP Murray Green, Camrose Booster Rotary Club of Camrose president Tina Myles, right, presented $500 to the OLMP Leadership Program in school to, from left, Maya Matthiessen, Evann Burke and Jayda Blackman to assist with the costs of attending a Canadian conference in St. John, New Brunswick, from October 11 to 14. Murray Green, Camrose Booster Habitat for Humanity Canada president Julia Deans, from left, Camrose president Lee Foreman, local executive director Jason Diduck, original Camrose board member Ina Nielsen, City of Camrose Mayor PJ Stasko and MLA Jackie Lovely break ground on September 11, to launch the construction of two more Camrose homes. Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Players of the Phoenix Academy for Theatre Arts were using the good weather to do some theatre exercises outside, including the Mafia Game, on Saturday, September 9.
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• Ann Reiten, former Wildrose District Scouts President and Publicity Chair, was awarded a Governor General’s medal and certificate for service to scouting as an Administrator, Organizer and Initiatiator Bob Smith, Wildrose District Scouts Honours and Awards Chair, made the presentation on behalf of Governor General Romeo LeBlanc

• The 1998-99 Executive of the Camrose Toastmasters Club is President Darren Sittler; Vice President of Education Gary Brown; VP of Membership and Secretary Maria Dycha; VP of Public Relations Buffy Da Silva; Treasurer Dave Ragosin and Sergeant at Arms Susan Piller

• Gordon Hay, Bonny (Hay) Power and Buffy Da Silva sponsored the planter in front of the Camrose United Church, in memory of Edith Hay

• Habitat for Humanity Camrose Region was awarded a grant of $7,500 US / nearly $12,000 CAD under the Cargill Cares / Habitat for Humanity program. An excited Camrose Region Board Chair, Ina Neilsen, said that this grant, plus expected proceeds from its Third Annual Harvest Supper, Chaired by Lorne Smeland, means that the group will be able to go ahead with a build in 1999.

• Robert A. Prestage of Camrose was appointed General Manager of Western Breeders Ltd. and Marketing Manager of Western Breeders Service Ltd. Mr. Prestage has been Program Director of the Canadian Beef Sires Progeny Test Program since January 1971. Before that, he was Marketing Manager for Byers Feed Mill and Beef Specialist with the Ontario Department of Agriculture

• The 1973-74 executive of the Camrose Kinsmen Club has been installed. Executive members are: Gerry Streberg, President; Gerry Galenza, Past President; Lawrence Dufresne, Treasurer; Cliff Felt, Assistant Treasurer; Murray Bohn, Secretary; Glenn Grue, Assistant Secretary; Ken Johnson, Bill McGee, Bill McIndoe and Duff Layton, Directors; Dale Milne, Bulletin Editor; and Lionel Hinch, Assistant Bulletin Editor

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Vikings split first two games

A new season of sports is under way at the University of Alberta, Augustana for the 2023-24 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference season.


The lady Vikings opened the season with an impressive 3-0 victory over the Ambrose Lions on September 9.

Sydnee Dallyn led the charge on offence with a goal and two assists. Kadie Johnston, who scored first and Vanessa Tollefson garnered the other tallies. All three goals were snared in the second half.

In net, Sofia Ovcharenko stopped both shots she faced, while Augustana recorded 10 shots on goal.

The Vikings then ran into a powerful SAIT Trojans team and lost 9-0. Goalkeeper Ovcharenko stopped 19 of the barrage of 28 shots. It was 2-0 at the half, but SAIT wore down the Vikings later in the game with Isabel Vega scoring four straight goals.

Vikings travel to Lethbridge on September 23. The next home game is on September 30 when the Medicine Hat Rattlers visit the city for a noon start. The next day October 1, Red Deer is here for a noon game as well.


Augustana runner Chloe Funnell led the Vikings in the women’s event in Edmonton on September 9. She placed 13th in the college division with teammates Lara Birkill 17th, Sidney Cusack 21st and Effie Lockhart 22nd.

On the men’s side, Joe Mwatha led the Vikings by placing 19th, while Ewan Schellenberg came in 21st, James Saly followed at 22nd and Andres Castaneda was 24th.

The Vikings crosscountry running team are training for the third Grand Prix event at Lethbridge on September 30, the fourth event is at Augustana (Stony Creek Centre) on October 14.


The Vikings play Portage in a pre-season hockey game on September 29. Augustana hosts the Red Deer Kings on October 14 at 6 p.m. in the home opener.


The Vikings host SAIT in a preseason game on September 29 and Lethbridge on October 7. The home opener is on October 14 against Lethbridge.

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Buffaloes open season with road games

The Camrose Buffaloes bantam team play in the 12A side Mills Division in the Capital District Minor Football Association.

The Buffaloes stampeded the Fort McMurray Ravens 41-0 in the season opener.

Camrose take on Fort McMurray again on September 23, Millwoods Grizzlies on September 30 and Edmonton Wolverines on October 7.

The Buffaloes finally have a home game on October 14 against the Spruce Grove Cougars in Kin Park. Camrose is back in St. Albert on October 21.

The peewee squad plays in the peewee nineside division in the Capital District. Camrose crushed the Edmonton Chargers 54-18 in a high scoring contest.

They face Fort Saskatchewan on September 23, Beaumont on October 1 and St. Albert on October 7 before playing at home on October 14 against the Sherwood Park Northstars on Harry Andreassen Field in Kin Park.

The peewee squad also travels to Spruce Grove on Saturday, October 21.

Camrose have two teams at the Golden Bears Division atom level, Navy and Red. They play in the six/side division in the Capital District.

Team Navy defeated the Edmonton Chargers 3-1 in their opening contest on September 10.

They travel to Beaumont to play the Leduc Cats on September 24.

Team Red faced the highly skilled Millwoods Grizzlies and lost 7-0.

Camrose travels to Beaumont to play the Millwoods Grizzlies on September 24.

Email for general inquiries to camrosebuffaloes or for more information on how to register for the season.

AUGUSTANA EX TENDS OUR GR ATITUDE to those who created new awards:

Collee n Wilson Carolyn (W il son) Hoek st ra and Catherin e Wilson J Craig Wilson Award in Leadership Dave Drabiuk Coach Drabiuk Vikings Basketball Award

Esta te of Ethel Christ ine .Ethel Christ ine MacKenzie Award in Music

MacKenzie (endowed )


THANK YOU to the following individual s, busine ss es , and organi zations that have commit ted to the Communit y Awards Program for the upcoming 2023/24 ac ademic year

CONGRATULATIONS to this year ’s anni ve rs ar y donors (bolded) !

Gary Smith 9

Jame s Kariuk i & Fr iend s 3

Jame s & Kali ss a Vy 2

Jim & Nora Holmberg Family .11

John & Lesley Stoddart Family .18

Kinsme n Club of Camros e

Jame s and Valerie Mayer .James and Valerie Mayer Family Award (endow ed )

Norm and Be tt y Mayer . . . . Central Agencies Mayer Family Award (endow ed )

Scot t and Lori Wa tamaniuk .Watamaniuk Family Award

Scot Lorenson Scot Lorenson Scholars hip


• Jevne/ En g Awar d in Social Sciences an d Humanities

• Jo e & Barb Stolee Family Awar d

• John & Juri Spok keli Memorial Scholars hip

• John & Va lbor g Olson Memorial Awar d

• Jonathan Mohr Se rv ic e Awar d

• K. Glen Johnson Awar d

• KE G Patrige Memorial Awar d

• Keit h Paton Memorial Scholars hip

- $1, 999 Years of Supportt

As hley Bo li var & Lind say Urko w in honour of Ry an Hender so n 3 Agriculture Financial Se rv ic es Co rporatio n. . . . . . .

Arno ld & Su san Malone .26

AT B Financia .4 8 Augu st ana Facult y Englis h Profes so rs .19

Augu st ana Facult y Philosoph y & Religion Profes so rs 9

Border Paving Ltd.

Camros e an d Di strict Fish & Game Asso ciatio n .23

Camros e Boos te r .52

Camros e Dental Health Ce ntre .4 4

Camros e Re gi st ry .21

Camros e Spor t Developmen t Societ y 7

Camros e Ve te rinary Hospital .17

Canadian Horizontal Drillin g 3 Ce ntennial F ood Se rv ic e 6 Cher yl Van Dusen & Family in honour of Marina Palumbo . . .

5 Co llee n Wilson , Cather in e Wilson & Caro lyn (W il son) Hoek stra (new suppor te r) 1

Darr yl & Dy ann Schult z/ Batt le Rive r Co mmunit y Foundation 3 Dave Drabiu k 1 De e Jay Plumbing & Heatin g Ltd. .12

Dian e Dennis & th e Co le Family 9

Dr George & Mr s. Elaine Ny e .11

Dr Mark Cloare c .49

Electro Te l .21

Garnet t Radchenko MacK ay LLP Char tere d Profes sional A cco un tant s .4 8

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• Bill & Be rdie Fowler Entrance Awar d

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• Canadian Summer School in Germany 35th Anni ve rs ar y Awar d

• Central Agencies Mayer Family Awar d (newly endowed)

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• Cind y Ann Hayw ood Memorial Awar d in Musi c

• Ci ty of Camros e Te rr y Fox Marathon of Hope Awar d

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Bruins host Westlock in preseason exhibition game

The Camrose Bruins are busy preparing for a new North Central Hockey League season.

They host Westlock in an exhibition game on September 24 to prepare for the upcoming season. The puck drops at 7:45 p.m. in the Encana Arena.

Each team will play within their division four games and the teams from the other division once for a 16 game season. It won’t be a

balanced schedule.

All teams will be eligible for playoffs with teams from each division playing off to determine north and south division champions, who will then meet for the Vanberg Cup.

The regular season will commence on September 30th and continue until the first week of February. The Vanberg Cup playoffs will start on the February 9th weekend. The first round will be a best of five, while the semifinal and Van-

berg Cup final series will be best of seven.

The Bruins will be co-coached by Tylor Keller and John Fletcher. Assistant coaches will be Ken Bradley and Tanner Korchinski. Home games will be at the Max McLean Arena beginning at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The home opener is on Saturday, September 30 against Wetaskiwin.

Other home games are on Saturday, October 21 versus Morinville; Saturday, November 4 against Red Deer; Saturday, November 11 versus Lacombe; Saturday, November 18 against Wetaskiwin; Friday, December 8 versus Bonnyville; Saturday, January 6 against Lacombe and Saturday, February 3 against Red Deer.

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See the “Greek god of guitar” this Friday!

Dubbed as the “Greek god of Guitar” Pavlo Simtikidis will get you swinging your hips before you know it.

Pavlo is an internationally renowned guitarist and he’s coming to Camrose on Friday, Sept. 22 to the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre. He is coming to us with four major PBS specials and 17 albums under his belt. We call his music Mediterranean, but Pavlo takes it another step: “I call it feel good music.”

“Every night is a different experience,” he added.

Pavlo invites music lovers to come to the show, promising a memorable night. “I’m always seeking to make every night a unique, spirited experience that will never happen again.”

Interestingly, Pavlo got his start performing in Edmonton so he’s excited to come back to Alberta. Camrose will be the second performance on his 17-night, 17 venue tour.

“You don’t hear my stuff on the radio, you have to experience it in concert or you might be able to catch a PBS special,” he explained.

Here’s the thing about Pavlo, he and his band have been working together for 23 years. They’re true professionals who understand the nuances of each person’s playing style. It adds an

element of surprise and welcoming that Pavlo thrives in.

“By the time we leave, we all feel like we’re a big family and that’s the kind of feeling I have. It’s a very engaging show,” says Pavlo.

“Nothing is rehearsed. Nothing. I just fly by the seat of my pants and I don’t even know what we’re going to play from song to song,” he added.

Pavlo notes it’s not that he’s unprepared, it’s that he goes with the spirit of the music. Plus, with dozens of songs to pick from, his shows become about the mood of the evening.

“We’re professional musicians, but we understand that, ‘Hey, let’s have a great time doing this,’” he said.

After performing over 3,500 live shows, Pavlo says the best way to keep things fresh is to allow an organic process on stage.

“I want to keep it fresh so we go wherever the music takes us.”

With so many performances in the books, Pavlo says some of the best experiences have come when something unexpected occurs. He recalls performing at a live festival in front of thousands of people when the power went out during his show. Attendees weren’t too pleased.

So, what do you think Pavlo

did? He and his band grabbed their instruments and walked through the audience playing music that would be remembered for years to come.

“The crowd went nuts and it became one of the most talked about performances for a long time,” he said. “People talked about it for years, saying it was the best show they had ever seen.”

Pavlo Simtikidis is a world renowned Greek musician performing at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on Friday, Sept. 22.

When asked if there was a specific audience for his shows, Pavlo explained that he brings music for everyone.

“I love it when the whole family can enjoy a performance together and have a good time,” he said.

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Camrose and Distric t Music Festival Annual General Meeting

Hear how our refre shed, revamped festival went Ever yone welcome!

Tuesday, Oc tob er 10, 7 p.m. Roger Epp Room, Augustana Campus

Questions? Need directions? Call or text Michelle 780.678.5815.

Centra Cam Main Building, 5502-4 6 Street, Camrose


Acts of Charity at the Bailey

The Bailey Theatre has a great lineup of shows planned for this season. Here are some of the highlights.

Acts of Charity will have a super hero edition this fall. Infinite Imagination Travelling Theatre will have shows on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m.

The evening features two one-act superhero plays, Heroes and Clerks and The Adventures of Captain NEAT-O Man. Two plays covering drama, comedy, and the complexity of relationships. A portion of the proceeds will be passed on to The Open Doors.

Bailey Buckaroos Classic Country Music Extravaganza. Special guests are

featured each month with performances at the Bailey Theatre. Enjoy the Buckaroos on September 24, starting at 2 p.m.

Join us at the Bailey to see and hear the sights and sounds of the old west. Bailey’s Buckaroos is a classic country music extravaganza, which is fun for the whole family.

The Commonwealth Comedy Tour brings three professional touring comedians, one Canadian and two Australians, to the Bailey stage on September 29 at 8 p.m.

Chris Franklin is one of Australia’s premier comedy stars. Lars Callieou has appeared at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montréal and has a comedy special currently airing on The Comedy Network. Ned Townsend is what happens when you photocopy Orlando Bloom and the printer runs out of ink.

Jarrid Lee performs a solo acoustic set on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to go along with his latest album It’s Time. The song “It’s Time” was also picked up by Willie Littlechild who is the commissioner for Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

as a symbol of hope that tells our story and the true history of Canada.

He will share his cultural songs and stories on September 30 at 7 p.m.

Gunning and Cormier are two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters and have finally done what everybody has wanted–what they’ve wanted–for years. Dave Gunning and J. P. Cormier not only released their first album together, called Two, they’re taking it on the road. They are great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners. They stop in Camrose on October 1 for a 2 p.m. show.

The six-piece festival dance band Night Howl from Edmonton, will be bringing their Latin and swing music to the Bailey stage on October 14 at 8 p.m.

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Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar and Sunset Blvd called Music of the Night: The Concert Tour

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Music of the Night held at Lougheed

Camrose will be celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 75th birthday and his acclaim as the most successful musical theatre composer of all time at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, September 24 beginning at 2 p.m.

“I was a singer with the Canadian Tenors for a longtime so I’m visiting

a lot of the theatres that I sang in back when I was a performer. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music is very good and an excellent selling point for audiences across Canada. It has been a massive success over the past couple of years,” said music director Frederik Robert of Edmonton.

Sound the Alarm Music Theatre presents his music including selections from Phantom of the

“My job to is prepare the music, the singers and band to put together a show. Once the show has started, I just keep it rolling. The songs are quite different and you need various voices. We have assembled four singers who are capable of singing in various genres. It needs a very tight cast and is phenomenal. We found some amazing singers,” said Frederik.

With a fully professional cast, many of whom have performed throughout Canada, London and Australia, it will be a concert to remember.

“Producer Alan Corbishley and I created the show together. We wanted a show that everyone will love.”

He oversees the international cast of the show that is usually sold out across the world.

One of Frederik’s vocal students in the show, Amy Gartner of Sherwood Park, received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alberta. “She is a very qualified singer, fabulous vocalist. Sometimes she is a folk singer and other times a folk music belter,” he added.

Belting is when a rocker embellishes their voice to make a rougher sound.

It can be hard on the vocal chords.

“Alberta is my home province. Audiences are intelligent and know what good shows sound like. I’m looking forward to touring Alberta because this provinces loves entertainment,” Frederik said.

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Thursday, September 21 • 2023

Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre 5pm Cocktails | 6pm Awards

International visit

Mayor’s Arts Awards winners to be celebrated at wrap-up event

The Mayor’s Arts Awards committee is completing the final details in preparation for the September 21 Camrose Arts Council Mayor’s Arts Awards wind up event.

The MAA Committee, consisting of Steven Hansen, Charlene Brown, Tanya Pattullo, Angela Vanouck and members at large Arlo Grundberg, Joel Morello and Dave McDougall, brought a range of expertise, experience and perspectives to the table.

After the task of sifting through an incredible cache of nominated talent for the Creator’s Award and narrowing down prospects for the Arts Champion Award, the committee has selected Dr. Ardelle Ries as the winner of the MAA Creator Award for her outstanding work with SingAble and the Churchmice Players for the recipient of the MAA Arts Champion Award.

The Mayor’s Arts Awards is an annual program developed by the City of Camrose Arts Council in

an effort to recognize and celebrate artistic achievement and contributions to arts in the City of Camrose.

The Creator Award recognizes the achievements of an individual or group demonstrating, creating, practicing and/or performing art and was determined through nominations. The winner of the Creator Award will receive a $2,500 cash prize and Certificate of Recognition.

The Arts Champion Award recognizes an individual, group or business that has made extraordinary contributions to the arts through one or more of the following: the creation and fostering of artistic endeavors and outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism, advocacy, support and/or development.

The winner of the Arts Champion Award will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

On Thursday, September 21, join others in celebrating the nominees and winners of the Mayor’s Arts Awards, as well as all those in the community that contribute to arts and culture, during the wrap up event to be held at the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing


A cocktail reception will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a welcome speech by Mayor PJ Stasko at 6 p.m., then acknowledgment of the nominees and unveiling of the beautifully handcrafted awards to be presented to this year’s winners. For more information on the Mayor’s Arts Awards, visit the City of Camrose website at www.camrose. ca/en/recreation-andleisure/camrose-artscouncil-mayor-s-artsawards.aspx.

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Arts Murray Green, Camrose Booster Churchmice Players, winners of the MAA 2023 Arts Champion Award, have been entertaining audiences in Camrose for 40-plus years performing a variety of live theatre including this performance of Mamma Mia! done in 2019. Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Through a partnership forged between the U of A Augustana Faculty and the Camrose Association for Community Living, SingAble was founded in the autumn of 2018 by director and professor of music Dr. Ardelle Ries and Central Alberta community builder Dan Jensen. Dr. Ardelle Ries is the 2023 winner of the MAA Creator Award. Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster University of Alberta Augustana Campus dean Demetres Tryphonopoulos, left, was presented with a gift of a scarf from Datu Jordan Nirankari-Bowen of the Royal Maharlika during a visit to the campus. The scarf symbolizes embracing the recipient into the love of the giver. Datu Jordan Nirankari-Bowen was in Camrose speaking on behalf of We Care For Humanity on Saturday.

City reports on quarterly investment update

During the City of Camrose September 11 Committee of the Whole Council meeting, Council accepted for information City of Camrose Treasury Operations of Financial Services manager Chantel Grant’s report on the quarterly investment update.

According to the report the City’s Non-Operating Portfolio had an ending carrying value, as of June 30, of $70,867,652 with an accrued investment income of $253,127.

The City’s Operating Portfolio totalled $746,223 as of September 5 and GIC’s are as follows: $11,500,000 maturing on September 21, 2023 and $11,000,000 maturing on November 4, 2024.

Grant said that all the portfolios comply with the Municipal Government Act (MGA) as well as the City Investment Policy.

Council inquires

Councillor Kevin Hycha asked, with regards to the GIC’s, “If something drastically happened within our budget or we needed some cash quickly what is the penalty for taking out GIC’s or would we try to find a different source.”

Grant indicated that she is unsure of the penalties of taking out a GIC but was aware that the City has a revolving loan in the amount of $5 million on hand in the event of an emergent situation.

City of Camrose Financial Services general manager Travis Bouck added that the GIC’s are in fact non-cashable.

“However we do have one that will be coming up in September which is $11 million plus we invest a lot of our short term money, historically, in 90

day notice account with ATB which has also been carrying some very high rates, compared to other opportunities which are very short,” said Bouck. “So with that $11 million and then the $5 million that we have on a revolving loan we have about $16 million that is accessible within 30 days that would allow us to react fairly quickly.

“If you get above that number then you might be looking at something you would have a longer term on, or you might be looking at a debt obligation.”

Bouck said that if an incident should arise the City could always unfold some of the City’s long term securities which would be at some cost depending on the instrument and where the interest rates were at that time.

The report notes that by investing the funds in a prudent manner, providing optimal returns and ensuring the safety of the capital, the City is ensuring that inflationary risks related to future asset replacement are minimized to the fullest extent possible.

Bouck noted after the meeting that the City’s assets are estimated to have a replacement value in excess of $2 billion in relation to the approximate $100 million contained within the Investment Portfolios.

For complete details on the City of Camrose quarterly Investment Report visit the City website at click on Your Government/ Agendas and Minutes/Agendas/2023/Committee of the Whole Council/2023-09-11 Committee of the Whole Council-Agenda.

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Th e Assessment Revi ew Boards hear assessment complaints from proper ty ow ners wh o have concerns abou t their proper ty assessment or abou t ot he r ma tter s on assessment or ta x notice Board Member s are required to complete prov incial ce rt if ic atio n training progra m ever y th ree ye ars. Th e Boards meet as required

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Th e Camros e Airpor t Commission ai d an d assist in th e deve lopmen t an d operatio n of th e Camros e Municipa l Airpor t. Th e Commission meet s bi-monthly on th e third

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Th e Camros e Gree n Ac tion Commit tee’s purpos e is to help Camros e become a mo re enviro nmentall y sust ainabl e communit y by advising Counci l an d pa rt icipatin g in re levant Ci ty an d communit y initiati ve s. Th e Commit tee meet s th e third Tu esday of ever y mont h at 12:0 0 noon or unless ot he rw ise determined Camros e Public Librar y Board – 2 Member s (C ommencin g 2024)

Th e Camros e Public Librar y Board oversees th e operatio n of th e librar y, an d is re sponsibl e for prov idin g an excellen t librar y se rv ic e to th e Ci ty of Camros e an d surroundin g area Th e Camros e Public Librar y Board meet s th e third We dnesday of ever y mont h at 5: 00 p.m. , excludin g July an d Augu st unless ot he rw ise determined Communit y Transi t Ad viso ry Commit te e – 1 Member (C ommencin g 2024)

Th e Communit y Tr ansi t Ad vi so ry Commit tee is an adviso ry Board to Counci l that acts as a Steering Commit tee for transi t assessment s an d needs. Th e Communit y Tr ansi t Ad vi so ry Commit tee cont inue s to be invo lved in th e Ci ty ’s Ta xi Subsid y Program an d ot he r re la ted transi t activities Th e Commit tee will assist in monitoring th e pe rformanc e of th e Ci ty ’s communit y bu s. Th e Commit tee meet s bi-monthly on th e third Thursd ay at 2:30 p.m. with th e exceptio n of either July or Augu st or unless determined Heri ta ge Ad viso ry Commit te e – 4 Member s (3 Current) an d (1 Commencing 2024)

Th e Heri ta ge Ad vi so ry Commit tee prov ides inpu t an d guidance to th e Ci ty of Camros e Ad ministration an d Counci l on ma tter s re lating to historic resources, an d municipal heri ta ge policies an d programs Th e Commit tee enco urages an d ad vo ca tes for th e preser va tion an d sa fe guarding of historical structu re s an d site s. It also educates an d engages communit y stakeholders rega rd in g th e valu e of rememberin g an d celebratin g histor y, historic structu re s, places an d events , an d heri ta ge in general. Th e Commit tee meet s on th e third Thursd ay of every mont h at 9:00 a.m. unless ot he rw ise determined

Municipal Planning Ad viso ry Commit te e – 1 Member (C ommencin g 2024)

Th e Municipa l Pl anning Ad vi so ry Commit tee ac ts as th e primar y adviso ry bo dy to Counci l on ma tter s re la ted to land us e planning ; e.g. land us e by law, of f site levy policy an d grow th stud y. Th e Commit tee meet s as required

Subdivisio n an d Deve lopmen t Appeal Board – 1 Member (C ommencin g 2024)

Th e Subdivisio n an d Deve lopmen t Ap peal Board hear s an d ma ke s decision s on subdivisio n an d deve lopmen t appeal s in accordance with th e Municipa l Gove rnment Ac t an d th e Ci ty ’s Subdivisio n an d Deve lopmen t Ap peal Board Bylaw. Board Member s are required to complete a prov incial ce rt if ic atio n training progra m ever y th ree ye ars. Th e Board meet s as required

Make a Difference!

For info rmatio n on th e Counci l Commit tee you may be applying for, eligibilit y, applicatio n an d appointment process, visi t th e Ci ty ’s webs ite “Commi ttee s an d Boards – Ci ty of Camrose” or emai l Carl a Johnson, Legislative Executive Assistan t at cjohnson @cam ro se.c a or call 78 0- 678-3027

Submit your applicatio n by :

Emai l to cjohnson@cam rose .c a; or fa x to 78 0- 672-2469; by mail to the At tent ion:

Legislat ive Services City of Camrose, 5204-50 Avenue Camrose, AB T4V 0S8 Drop if of f at City Hall at the receptio n desk on the first floor or place it into the outdoo r mail slot in the front of the building

Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster

On September 15, Camrose and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) reached out during the Welcome Camrose Welcoming Week with a lineup of generous support from community organizations, businesses and individuals at the Sidewalk Party held outside the Camrose and District FCSS offices. Everything from t-shirts to cupcakes and cookies and swag and baked goods to potatoes were free for the picking to anyone stopping by. Camrose and District FCSS executive director Lyndel Kasa, left, accepted a monetary donation from Raye Anne Penner who was happy to give back to FCSS after the organization provided much needed support in her own time of need.

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Thank You!

The ACACA (Alberta Community Art Clubs Association) Central Zone show was hosted by the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre in Camrose on Mothers’ Day weekend (May 13 and 14), with Tanya and Angela spearheading it. It was a beautiful, juried show which included many talented artists from Camrose and surrounding communities, with Jayda Calon as one of the Jurors.

Later, in August the ACACA Alberta Wide Art Show was again hosted by the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre during the month of August, and we would like to thank all of you who participated from the community and came to the opening reception. Once again, ACACA would also like to thank Tanya and her enthusiastic helpers from the Recreation and Culture Team and Angela, who once again, when boxes of artwork arrived on the scene, rolled up their sleeves and dug right in to help with the unpacking and storing of boxes. On August 1, the art pieces were juried, and then on August 2, they were hung in their appropriate places with the direction of Jayda Calon, Curator for this show. The opening reception was well attended by community members and artists from around Camrose with a collection of their artwork, along with friends and delegates. Thank you to Tanya Pattullo, who took control of the opening speeches by Cindy Clark, President ACACA and all introductions. A big thank you to the City of Camrose delegate Mayor PJ Stasko for helping to open the show.

Once again, from the start to the last day of the Show, we were overwhelmed by the wonderful experience of having the Alberta Wide show at the Chuck MacLean Arts Centre in Camrose

Hopefully, we can do it all over again next year

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Kodiaks ready for regular season

Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) were in two close games against the Sherwood Park Crusaders on September 9 and 10 to end preseason action.

In Camrose, the Crusaders scored the lone tally in the first period and added a second in the middle frame before Myles Gauld scored for the Kodiaks. After Sherwood Park added two more goals, Owen Lansing replied for the home team.

The Crusaders scored two more in the third before Alexander Bryson closed the gap to 6-3.

Goalie Liam Bechthold stopped 22 of 28 shots he faced. Camrose fired 20 shots at the Sherwood Park cage.

In the 6-4 contest in Sherwood Park on September 10, Camrose got on the scoresheet first on a Bowen Grycan marker.

Sherwood Park evened the score in the middle frame outscoring Camrose 3-2. Blake Green, on a power play, and Luka Taylor scored for the Kodiaks.

In the third period, Camrose briefly pulled ahead with a Garrett Thom power play tally. However, a goal 38 seconds later tied the game once again. The Crusaders added another goal to receive the win and added an empty net tally to end the close contest.

Goalie Charlie Zolin started the game for the Kodiaks and made all five saves he needed to. Brett O’Halloran came in relief to make 13 saves on 18 shots. Camrose recorded 22 shots on goal.

Kodiaks are at home on September 19 when the Brooks Bandits are in the city for a 7 p.m. contest.

Bonnyville Pontiacs take on the Kodiaks in Camrose on September 22 at 7 p.m.

After a game in Calgary on September 23, Camrose is back to the southern city for a September 28 contest against Grande Prairie at 2 p.m. and take on Fort McMurray on September 29 in the AJHL Showcase games at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary.

Bear facts

Gauld led the team with a goal and five points in the preseason games. Lucas Lemieux and Grycan collected four points.

Zolin posted a 1.50 goals against average in two games.




The proposed installation is a 30-metre lattice tri-pole telecommunications towe r.

Location: 4705 65th Street , Camrose, Alber ta Obje ctive: To improve wirele ss coverage to the community and within residential areas near Highway 13, within the city of Camrose, and to meet rising demands for wireless services

Details: An equipment shelter will also be installed at the base of the proposed tower and the entire site will be surrounded by a securi ty fence with a locked gated access poin t.

The public is invited to provide written comments by end of day on October 19, 2023, to the contact information shown below. Please include a return address.

Tower Installation Project

Re ference: W6661A 68 St. & Hwy 12

Rogers Communications Inc.

c/o Evolve Su rface Strategies Inc.

#105 – 58 Gateway Drive NE

Airdrie, Alber ta T4B 0J6

T: 1-403-912-2600

F: 1-403-912-2620

E: comments@e volvesur

Land Use Authorit y contact: City of Camrose 5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB, T4V 0S8

T: 780-67 2-4426

F: 780-672-6316




L’installation proposée est une tour de télé communications tripolaire en treillis de 30 mètre s.

Lieu : 4705 65è rue, Camrose, Alber ta Obje ctif : Améliorer la couver ture cellulaire dans votre ré gion près de l’autoroute 13 et dans les zones résidentielles de la ville de Camrose, et pour rép ondre à la demande croissante de services sans fil.

Détails: Un abri pour équipements sera également installé à la base de la tour proposée et l’ensemble du site sera entouré d’une clôture de sécurité avec un point d’accès verrouillé. Le public est invité à formuler des commentaires écrits d’ici la fin de la journée à la 19 Octobre 2023. Veuillez inclure une adresse de retour.

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Downtown Block Party Extravaganza

On September 9, Downtown Camrose was abuzz with hundreds of people of all ages coming out to enjoy a beautiful late summer day at a giant block party hosted by Welcome

Some of the members of the Academy of Gymnastics did a routine for the crowds at the Block Party.

Operators of Blue Butterfly Lemonade stand pictured left to right 12-year-old Emmett Chartrand, 10-yearold Tristan Rondeau, 14-year-old Rylea Rafuse and 13-year-old Oliver Rondeau were selling their wares to thirsty block party attendees.

There is nothing like some sticky, gooey, sugary candy floss to make a block party extra special and left to right nine-year-old Kali Chase, 10-year-old Ocean Skare and seven-year-old Kris Corey were getting their fill.

There were suds everywhere and six-year-old Tatiannah Hewco didn’t seem to mind at all. The fun game provided a little refreshing break from the warm sun.

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The automotive section of Holmes goes on a yearly Bandit run


formerly from Camrose, owns a special edition 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am hardtop coupe.

“I factory ordered this car from Chisholm Motors in Virden, Manitoba. I came into some money as a result of a motorcycle accident just over here (near Jubilee Park) that cost me my arm. The insurance was finally settled in 1976, and I said the money would go towards buying a car,” explained Dave.

“My uncle and cousin had a Pontiac Buick dealership in Virden, so when I got the money, I started looking for a car. I was living in Calgary at the time, so I began looking there. I called my cousin and told him that I wanted a Corvette. I always wanted a Corvette, ever since I was a kid. He said I can get you a Corvette if you want, but Pontiac is coming out with this special edition Trans Am that you should probably consider,” recalled Dave.

“He talked me into it and I ordered it over the phone. I never saw any pictures of it or anything. I ordered the car in the fall of 1976, but never picked it up until the May long weekend in 1977. They had a labour strike in the GM factory and that held everything up. They had a problem with the roof hatches. That is how you can tell the difference between the ‘77s and the ‘78s, the hatch bars were made wider to avoid leaking,” explained Dave.

“I went through the options with my cousin. I didn’t order air conditioning because in Canada you

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only use it one week a year, especially with the retractable roof. I just about got everything else on it. The car is loaded except for the air conditioning. I also ordered a red velour interior and that is rare, you don’t see very many of those. I’ve only physically seen two others,” he continued.

“I go on a Bandit run every year in the States. There is a guy in Colorado that has the exact twin of this car. It is a bit rare. I used to drive it year round for the first 12 to 14 years. Then I had a little bit of a slippage on


The 1977 Firebird received a facelift that featured four rectangular headlamps. The shaker scoop was also revised for this year, with the early 1977-built T/ As coming with off-centre, lower-profile shaker scoops. The Formula hood was changed for the last time for the second generation with a much lower profile. The snowflake wheel became an option for all Firebirds and was standard with the Y82 appearance package, although it could be replaced with Rally II wheels as a credit option.

The 1977 Trans-Am special edition became famous after being featured in Smokey and the Bandit, but the Trans Am in the movie was a 1976 with the 77 four headlight nose. The 1980 turbo model was used for Smokey and the Bandit II

ice and ran into the garage door. After that, I said I’m not driving it in the winter any more,” said Dave.

“In 2004, I had it restored to what it looks like now. It was getting in bad shape, so I had it restored west of New Sarepta by an old auto body guy who worked at a dealership in Edmonton. He told me it could be done in six weeks for $12,000 and he was bang on within $50. He told me to wait until the paint cured before putting decals on it,” shared Dave.

“I picked up this car three days before the movie Smokey and the Bandit was released. I didn’t know anything about the movie. Now people slow down to take a look at the car. In 2007, the 30th anniversary of the movie, a couple from Lincoln, Nebraska and a couple from Texas decided to go on a major cruise around the US with Trans Ams. It was started on a lark, but about 120 cars showed up. They went from Texarkana to Atlanta, the same as the movie,” he added.

This group of Smokey

and the Bandit car fans get together every year, but every five years they make the run from Texarkana to Atlanta just like the Bandit and Snowman did together in the movie.

“Texarkana is smaller than Camrose, so they welcome us with open arms.

In the 40th anniversary run there were more than 400 cars. Our line of cars stretched for about 15 miles, something to see. All the truckers were into it as well, so are quite popular during the run. I’ve been on 12 bandit runs now,” stated Dave.


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BANDIT CAR Murray Green, Camrose Booster Dave Holmes started entering Bandit runs from Texarkana to Atlanta in 2009, and has done one every year except for and (not allowed to cross the border).
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Labour force survey results

Last week’s release of Statistics Canada’s August 2023 Labour Force Survey shows that Alberta is leading the country in employment growth.

According to the update, 17,700 additional Albertans found employment, with an increase of 99,100 employed Albertans since August of last year. The unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent while the number of full-time jobs grew to 2.1 million–fueling job growth across numerous sectors.

Alberta’s job numbers continue to tell a truly dynamic economic story. With more families and Albertans able to count on regular pay cheques, building a future and finding great jobs here in Alberta gives our province yet another advantage.

Our government’s commitment to attract investment and create jobs is working. Thanks to the efforts of our United Conservative government, businesses are able to keep growing and major companies like Coca-Cola, Teknol and Flair Airlines are choosing to invest here.

This is great news for families and businesses in Camrose, who can count on our government to continue creating an investment friendly environment that encourages new employment growth and ensures Albertans can count on good jobs for years to come.

“Our efforts to make life more affordable are working. Alberta’s inflation rate has generally been below the national average–while average weekly earnings are seven per cent higher than the national average. Long term, the employment trends are favourable too. In the last 12 months, Alberta’s employment has grown by 4.1 per cent, above the national average of 2.5 per cent,” Jobs, Economy and Trade Minister Matt Jones said, following the update.

During the recent celebration of Alberta Day, we came together to recognize our province’s remarkable story and history. It seems fitting that we follow these celebrations with such encouraging economic updates, demonstrating Alberta’s resiliency and determination in keeping our province strong and free.

Alberta’s leading job numbers also show our province’s ability to bounce back from the disastrous leadership of the NDP. We have cleaned up the mess the NDP left behind and are keeping Alberta on a promising path toward sustained job growth and prosperity.

Our United Conservative government will ensure Alberta’s economy continues to thrive by delivering jobs, investment and stability for Alberta families and businesses.

As always, contact my office if you require my assistance. The number is 780-672-0000.

Contact my office if you require my assistance. A reminder that I am a commissioner of oaths and a notary public and provide the service free for constituents.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact my office. We are always here for you!

You can contact Jackie Lovely, Camrose MLA, at Constituency Office, 104, 4870-51 Street, Camrose, AB T4V 1S1. Tel: 780-672-0000, or at Legislature Office, 6th Floor, 9820-107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1E7.

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Lodge authority reports some vacancies

County supports the Camrose and Area Lodge Authority.

Carla Beck, CEO and Melodie Stol, stakeholder relations advisor, of The Bethany Group, updated council on the lodge authority and its annual (2022) report.

“Early 2022 saw us continuing to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, so we were elated when the latter part of the year had restrictions lifted and we were able to, cautiously, begin to resume normal activities and practices. I share my appreciation to our staff for their dedication in working through the ongoing changes that we encountered and we are pleased to have been able to recruit and hire additional staff to fill the vacant positions that we experienced.

“The Lodge program allows residents to participate in the life of the lodge as much as they choose while enabling them to continue to participate in the external community as they like. The Bethany Group is proud to provide the administrative function for the lodge authority,” said Carla.

The 2023 request of $266,250 for capital maintenance funding was made to the province. No funding was awarded to the projects in budget 2023-24.

The lodge authority is committed to providing an affordable housing option for seniors so they can live in their community of choice. Receiving regular resident feedback and seeking out areas of improvement are an important part of meeting the needs of the residents and communities.

“Our increase in costs are related for food, labour and huge carbon taxes. We do have a good contract for our utilities so we are good compared to some organizations”, said Carla.

‘We do have vacancies in lodges, similar to lodges across the province. We have 14 vacancies in Bashaw and Rosealta, so we are working on marketing strategies. We are also

meeting with government officials on a lodge review that has been promised for a number of years,” she added.

Reeve Cindy Trautman asked about the review.

“It is important to get that done. Our programs are really important to rural communities and low income seniors. It is important to keep people close to home. The review will help us to know what things are working and what we can improve on,” Carla said.

Part of the problem of having vacancies is the fact that the government is trying to keep people in their homes longer.

“They are more interested in keeping seniors in their home for as long as they can so it seems they are supporting that program,” said councillor Doug Lyseng.

“They need to realize that part of that is living in a lodge because they no longer have to take care of their homes, cook their own meals and still have independence,” added Carla.

“I work with lodge marketing, and the target

is high 80s or low 90s, or about 63 years of age that have medical issues. The lodge can be a great support system because you get services like housekeeping and medical support,” added Melodie. “We have evolved to giving support, but we have to ensure they are funded appropriately. We have controlled rates, so we need sustainable funding.”

Councillor Tina Sroka asked about younger demographics of the residents. “We are tied to the fact it is a senior lodge. They have to be 65. Sometimes if one of the spouses is 65, we can get around that if we have vacancies in a rural area. We are focusing on what lodge life looks like. My mom is 84 and still lives on the farm. But, you can have social isolation with that. That is great to still live at home, but you have to make choices and have support in place. Living in lodges is a way to get that social support,” added Carla.

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Community supports student success

The community has stepped up to the plate in a big way to help support the success of all students.

What’s new at Augustana

The academic year at Augustana is off to a great start with the return of our students in mid-August and all the buzz and excitement around campus. I am especially pleased to note the growth in the number of international students who continue to choose Augustana and Camrose as the place where they wish to study and live.

Our programming (be it academic, extracurricular, athletic, or community) is now also in full swing, including University of Albertawide events like U of A Days this weekend.  I hope to see as many of you as possible at this community celebration, which runs from Thursday to Sunday this week and includes a number of wonderful opportunities, including the Indigenous Artisan Market on Saturday. And, of course, the community is always welcome to attend the many other events that are held on our campus throughout the academic year.

As many of our community members know, the past few years have presented a variety of challenges that we as a campus have had to overcome, including substantial cuts to our campus budget and the COVID-19 related disruptions and changes in the offering of our programs. One of the points of pride for me and my team has been how we have been able to sustain our campus despite these challenges. And even more so, I am pleased with the steps we have taken toward further improvements.

This past year at Augustana, we have hired four new professors, conducted research in relevant fields like AI and farmer mental health, restarted travel abroad courses, hosted over 200 community events, celebrated 50 years of community awards and our Vikings have won a national gold medal in women’s curling.

Our collaboration and connections within the U of A are expanding and I myself have witnessed that university leadership continues to value, support and champion Augustana. Our most recent cause for celebration has come from the return and expansion of the Rehabilitation Medicine master’s programs. Starting in Fall 2024, master’s programs in speech language pathology, occupational therapy and physical therapy will be offered at our campus here in Camrose. It is my distinct hope that this will be the first of several such programs to find a home at Augustana.

In this, my last year as dean and executive officer of Augustana, I think of how quickly time passes and also how stimulating, but also rewarding, my time at Augustana has been. Of particular note is how you, our community, have done so much to encourage and support us. By doing all you do for Augustana, you help ensure a bright future for our campus. As we look towards this future, and as we welcome a new dean next year, I invite you to join us in celebrating the things we continue to do well and also to imagine the ways in which we can serve our community more efficiently and effectively.

Personally, I would like to thank you for being a part of my tenure at Augustana and, more importantly, for ensuring that Augustana continues to grow and prosper as we work to respond to evolving needs within our society and community.

Camrose & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and Camrose Family Resource Centre (CFRC) once again partnered with Staples, working with Staples Camrose general manager Richard Hotte and Staples Camrose Services manager Henning Dierks, this year in the Tools For Schools campaign.

From August 7 to September 10, customers shopping in-store could choose to add a donation to their purchase, which was allocated to Camrose & District (FCSS) and Camrose Family Resource Centre who in turn distributed vouchers to students in need within Camrose and surrounding areas.

“The demand this year has been overwhelming,” noted Camrose & District FCSS executive director Lyndel Kasa. “We were able to provide 239 vouchers and 12 vouchers for graphing calculators worth $125 each for a total of almost $15,000.”

Kasa stated that last year Staples collected just over $7,000 worth of donations providing for the distribution of 152 pre-filled


At the end of the program this year the total amount raised from community donations was $9,600.

Recognizing the need was greater this year local business, K&K Prairie Recycling Services came forward with a generous donation of $5,000.

“This allowed us to help more families and students purchase the needed supplies,” said Kasa with immense appreciation. “Had we not received this donation we would have had to stop giving out the vouchers.”

The donation was added to the funds already donated, bringing the total to nearly $15,000, an incredible show of compassion from community members.

“Operating a large scale business within our community, we feel it is very important to give back to our community,” said K & K Prairie Recycling Services general manager Tony Thomsen. “Money will never buy you love, health or happiness. It is definitely people helping people that count.”

Having a positive and supportive start to the school year can have great impact on student success, knowing that they will have

the tools they need plays a huge role in their overall sense of being.

The staff at Camrose Association For Community Living (CAFCL) also collected and donated funds to assist in meeting these needs in the community.

In an effort to allow students and parents to select their own supplies this year the program supplied vouchers, as opposed to pre-packed backpacks.

“However we were also so grateful to receive 20 pre-filled backpacks from Damien Kurek’s office and three large bins of supplies from BMO Camrose,” said Kasa.

Camrose & District FCSS reaches individuals and families in the City of Camrose, Camrose County, and the villages of Hay Lakes, Bittern Lake, Edberg, Bawlf and Rosalind, providing preventative social programs and services that help people improve quality of life and enhance capacity to deal with crisis situations should they arise.

For more information on Camrose and District Family and Community Support Services and the programs and services provided visit the website at

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Dem. Tryphonopoulos, Dean and CEO, University of Alberta Augustana Campus Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Camrose & District Family and Community Support Services executive director Lyndel Kasa, left, accepts the $5,000 donation from K & K Prairie Recycling Services general manager Tony Thomsen to be used towards the School Supply Drive program.

Culture days, Country Fair

Mylah Umali Ortega

Mylah Umali Ortega passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the age of 51, after a courageous five-year battle with breast cancer.

Mylah was born on April 5, 1972, in the Philippines, to Danilo and Sotera Umali of Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.

She graduated at Centro Escolar University with a degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine, and at the University of Batangas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

On January 25, 2008, she married Michael Ortega of Alangilan, Batangas City, with whom she had two beautiful daughters, Mia and Moira.

Mylah arrived in Canada on February 4, 2015, under the Caregiver Program Pathway. In 2018, Mylah received her permanent residency and started working as a crew in various establishments, such as Tim Hortons, Eats at Camrose Casino, and Humpty’s. She also worked at Seasons Retirement and later on at The Bethany Group and Catholic Social Services as a health care worker. Mylah was reunited with her family on December 27, 2017.

She was a devoted wife and a loving mother, an avid supporter of her children’s achievements in sports and musical inclinations, and was very thoughtful and considerate to her friends and relatives.

Mylah is survived by her loving husband Michael; and daughters Mikaela Mia and Madeleine Moira; mother Sotera; brothers Donald (Cherry), Richard (Mildred), Danterr Myron (Joan); sister Brenda (Arturo); sister-in-law Emelie (Romel); mother-in-law Angustia; and numerous friends and relatives.

She was predeceased by her father Danilo Umali in 2005.

The City of Camrose and Camrose and District Centennial Museum hosted a good old Country Fair celebrating Grandparents’ Day at the Museum grounds on September 10 as part of the month-long Culture Days celebrations. The event included some local live entertainment, fun family games and crafts and was part of the larger province-wide celebration of arts, culture, heritage, diversity and community spirit.

above: Michael Sampson, with one-and-a-half-year-old grandson Ryder, enjoyed the last few days together playing games at the Country Fair before Michael (Grandpa and Grandma) headed home to Australia.

A funeral service was held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church (3605-50 Street, Camrose, AB) on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Mylah’s Children Education Fund under the care of Michael Ortega.

Sonja Laube

Sonja Laube of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the age of 71 years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Reuben; daughters Kathy (Larry) and Laurie (Tony); and granddaughters Breanne (Spencer), Kylie (Clay) and Julia (Mitchell). She was predeceased by her mother Aloisia; and her stepdad David.

A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Chapel, Camrose, Alberta.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

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Lori Larsen, Camrose Booster Photo Above: Camrose performer Hal Strudwick performed a variety of songs at the Country Fair. Photo to left: Fourteen-month-old Clayton was so excited about blowing bubbles during the Country Fair.
Memorial Poems Available for publication in The Camrose Booster Ask for our 24-page booklet of poetry. Words of comfort to remember someone special.

Peter Dean Olesen

January 23, 1959 ~ September 13, 2023

Peter Dean Olesen of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the age of 64 years.

Left to cherish his memory are his siblings Mona Fossen of Sherwood Park, Finn (Lorrie) Olesen of Camrose, Ole (Gail) Olesen of Camrose, Irene (Pete) Hohlbein of Edmonton, Else Smart of Edmonton, and Anne (Wes) Pchelnyk of Goodridge; brother-inlaw Oliver Arnouse of Tappen, BC; life partner Ingrid Nordstrom of Camrose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Peter was predeceased by his parents John and Bente; sister Lise Arnouse; brother-in-law Alan Fossen; nephew Darwin Pchelnyk; and niece Robin Arnouse.

A private family service will be held.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Peter’s memory may be made to CAFCL or Centra Cam.

To send condolences, please visit

Phone 780-672-2121

“Dedicated service since 1906”

On behalf of the family of Rob Miller

…we would like to thank each and every one of you for the cards, flowers, sympathies, condolences, food and donations that were made in Robbie’s memory.

A special thank you to Colin Yuha and the team at Burgar Funeral Home; and to Pastor Bev Swanson for the beautiful and touching service.

All of your kindness shows how much Robbie was loved by so many. Also, thank you to all who were able to attend his service and those who weren’t (you were there in spirit).

In lieu of thank you cards, we have made a donation to STARS.

Gone but not forgotten.

– Shaaron, Karen, Darren and family

Evelyn Lucille Adam

January 31, 2023 ~ September 8, 2023

Evelyn Lucille Adam of Morinville, Alberta, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the age of seven months.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22, 2023, from CityLights Church, 4920-48 Street, Camrose. In the spirit of Evelyn’s life, the family requests that anyone in attendance dress in joyful colors.

To send condolences, please visit

Phone 780-672-2121

“Dedicated service since 1906”

Alice Rose Belanger

Alice Rose Belanger of Sherwood Park, Alberta, passed away on September 9, 2023, at the age of 72 years.

Don Famulak

Don Famulak of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on September 12, 2023, at the age of 73 years.

He is survived by his wife Elaine Lentz; son Chris (Shannon); and grandsons Mason and Jack. He is also survived by numerous family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Weber’s Mount Pleasant Funeral Chapel, Camrose, AB.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

She is survived by her daughter Angela (Keith) and grandchildren Adriana, Madeline and Samuel; daughter Lorraine (Glen) and grandchildren Briar and Caleb; daughter Evelyn (John) and grandchildren Gabrielle, Austin and Desiree;  as well as numerous family and friends.

Alice was predeceased by her husband Norman.

At her request, no funeral service will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 19, 2023 – Page 25 Over 115 years of dedicated service Phone 780.672.2121 4817-51 Avenue, Camrose Recorded Obituary Line: 780-679-2400 Daysland: 780-374-3535 • Burial and Cremation Services • Pre-arranged Funeral Plans • Monument Sales and Service Directors: Bart Orr, Colin Yuha, Dreena Westerneng Funeral Staff: Troy Shackel, Dalas Kosinski Of ce Staff: Donell Nycholat, Debbie Breker, Hannah Knopf Funeral Attendants: Bill Schafer, Alvin Koehli, Barrie Fenby, Robert Lyslo, Wanita Toews, Kerry Grettum, Loya Steinwandt, Barry Burkard, Mark Yuha, Raymond Cyre, Koreen Cyre ExperienceExpertiseand 4918-51 Street, Camrose Phone 780-672-8851 Estate Planning • Wills • Enduring Power of Attorney • Personal Directives Estate Administration • Legal services associated with probate of the will For more information on The Camrose Booster Obituary Page, contact your funeral director or the Camrose Booster Batt le River Communit y Foundation Box 1122 Ca mrose, AB T4V 4E7 Phone 78 0- 679- 04 49 Who are the BRCF board members? Ou r ni ne Di rectors are appointed for three-year terms by a Comm it tee of Nomi nators wh ich consists of si x publ icly appointed or elected leaders. Di rectors are communit ymi nded individuals who reside in the area served by the Foundation Governance policies rega rd ing Board appointments are st rict ly followed Q. A. Honour your depa rted fr iend or relative …w it h a memorial gift that will do good in their na me forever. Sharleen Chevraux Secretar y 78 0-385-0974
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Helpful Tips for Writing Classified Ads Which Get Results!

Be Thorough

Sure you want your ad to stand out from the rest, but don’t skimp on the sort of information that sells. The item’s condition, size, age, brand name, and colour are some of the basics readers want to know. Without them, your ad may be overlooked.

Steer Clear of Abbreviations

Okay, so you want to include all the important basics. Don’t use strange abbreviations because our ads are designed to spell all the important details. Besides, you are not paying by the line, but by the word, so there is really no need to abbreviate.

Be Honest

Exaggerating your item’s finer points may bring in a lot of responses, but a buyer who’s misled won’t appreciate it and will take his business somewhere else.

State Your Price

The cost of an item is one of the most important concerns of want ad readers. Ads showing prices are ones which get results. Giving a price also serves to “weed out” those buyers not in your price range.

Be Accessible

Including a telephone number or address puts you in touch with potential buyers. Be sure to state the hours you can be reached: a caller who can’t get through the first time often won’t call again.

Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or problems you may have regarding advertising. Our professionally trained sales staff know the ropes, and would be happy to pass their know-how on to you. That’s why we’re here to help you get the results you deserve.

Call 780-672-3142

4925-48 Street, Camrose


DECORATION DAY – will be held at Zion Lutheran Church (Ryley South) on Sunday, September 24. Service at 10 a.m. Potluck lunch to follow. Coffee and juice provided. “Everyone welcome.”


LOST THAT LOVING FEELING? Find it with a personal ad in The Camrose Booster classifieds. Ph. 780-672-3142.

TO GIVE AWAY FRIENDLY FARM KITTENS to give away. 3 months old. Call/text 780-226-5415.


WILL ACCEPT OLD VEHICLES, machinery, scrap iron, etc. Car batteries (will pay for). Call 780-686-5211.

TOP PRICES PAID FOR NATIVE TANNED HIDES –Call Lodge Hides, Edmonton. Land line 780-461-9677 or cell 780-660-2640.


2ND BEST PAINTER IN TOWN – 30 years’ experience for all your painting needs. Call Rick the Painter, 780-672-0391.


SELF-INKING STAMPS –Every shape, size, and colour. We deliver, right to your office. Camrose Booster Ltd., 4925-48 St., Camrose. Call us at 780-672-3142.


Don’t put off those projects any longer! Give me a call and we can plan together.

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– Ph. 780-672-7649.

JUNK TO THE DUMP –Light hauling. Tom Mino – 780678-1847.



NOW UPLOADED TO The Camrose Booster Website DAILY!


SPACE – located in high traffic, southerly area of Main Street, Camrose. Generous 1,664 sq. ft. of prime space at 4868-50 Street. Nicely decorated, air conditioned. $2110/mo., triple net. Clean, dry storage space in basement also available. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-6723142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business.

2-BEDROOM APARTMENT – In excellent condition!

Perfect for seniors. The suite has stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer and dryer, blinds and one parking stall. Heat, water, garbage pick up, Telus TV and internet included. Building has an elevator and social room. No smoking building. Call 780-233-0224 for more info or to set up a viewing.

ROOMS FOR RENT in the Scotney and Jacqueline character homes. Both are 2.5 blocks from university in Camrose. Clean, quiet and bright. Rent is $495 - $600 monthly plus DD and includes WiFi, utilities, recycle pick-up, yard care and snow removal. Partially furnished w/ shared laundry. (Some rooms are fully furnished for international students.) This is an affordable, quality accommodation that fills quickly. (Some rooms still available.) No partiers, smokers or pets allowed. Reduced rate over the summer for students. Please call Dave P., 780678-6163.


– 1000 sq. ft. above business on Main Street, Camrose. One bedroom plus den, one bathroom, laundry. Space would make a great home or an office space. NO PETS. NO SMOKING OF ANY KIND. Available October 1. $850/mo. rent plus utilities. $1000 DD. Call or text Christine 780-781-2411.


SEARS FRIDGE – $350 obo; Galanz fridge, brand new still in box $795 obo; 36” Toshiba TV (includes remote) $395 obo; Climette Air Conditioner, hardly used (with remote, 17”x24”x22” $425 obo. 780-679-0494.


LOCAL HANDYMAN! –Need a helping hand? Call or text me with details for a free quote. Over 20 years’ construction experience. Licensed & Insured. Door & Window Installation / Soffit & Fascia / Siding / Exterior House Painting / Baseboard Install / Basic Plumbing / Light Fixture Installation / Deck & Fence Repair / Cabinets & Countertops / and much

more… “I solve problems for homeowners and landlords.”

Phone 780-686-4045. Email:


Local and long distance moving Storage

Insured and bonded

Where your business is appreciated

780- 672-5242, Camrose


Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thurs. Evening and Sat.: By Appointment

Closed: Sun., Mon. and Holidays

Please call 780- 672-4793

STORAGE SPACE – in Downtown Camrose. Secure, clean, dry, heated storage space on main floor in office building. Easy access. 124 sq. ft. $200/mo. Available immediately. Call Blain or Don at 780-672-3142, the fairest, most reasonable people in the business.


Generous 794 sq. ft. suite, suitable for three or more staff. Includes two private offices. Ground floor, easily accessible. Modern building in downtown Camrose. Bright, quiet, air conditioned. $1177/mo., plus share of operating expenses. Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, two of the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business.


– Unique floor plan includes 2 balconies and in-suite laundry. Close to downtown, college area. $1,000/mo. $1,000 DD. Includes heat, water. No smoking. No pets. Call Beckie at 587-557-9142.


Selection of very nice street level offices in newer airconditioned building in Downtown Camrose

* Single offices from $234.17 per month

* Quiet, considerate neighbours

* Easy access

* Lots of parking for customers

* Energized parking for tenants

* Immediate occupancy

* Come and have a look! Call Blain Fowler or Don Hutchinson, 780-672-3142 days, the fairest, most reasonable fellows in the business!

2 BEDROOM SUITE – very spacious and bright. Convenient downtown location, just one block from Co-op grocery store and Mirror Lake walking path, walking distance to University. Private balcony! Clean, quiet, non-smoking building. No pets. In keeping with our existing tenant profile, we are inviting inquiries from mature, responsible adults. Snow shovelling and yard care provided free of charge. $1000/mo. rent, one-year lease. Phone 780-679-7090.


SPACE – 4917-50 Street. Second floor with reception area, lunch room and two private offices. Elevator. $950/mo. includes utilities. 780-679-5085.


BASEMENT SUITE – Now available. $900/mo. $900 DD One bedroom, newly renovated. Looking for quiet student. No smoking, no pets. Private access. Call 780-679-0474 or 780888-1204 to arrange a viewing. Reference required.

1990 JOHN DEERE 9500 COMBINE – Excellent shape, many updates. 2,734 hrs. separator, 3,630 hrs. engine. 1996 CASE INTERNATIONAL 21’ SWATHER – with pickup reels, pull type. Reasonable offers. 1-780-385-8297.

MOTOMCO GRAIN TESTER – Model 919. $600. 780672-6538.

SWATHER NO LONGER ‘CUTTING THE MUSTARD?’ Call The Camrose Booster Classifieds, 780-672-3142.


LATE 1970s SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME –in Camrose South Side Park. 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2-car driveway. Nice neighbours. Good investment property to rent out or flip. Asking $20,000 obo. Call Jim 780-678-7458.


DADS – LOOKING FOR A CAR WITHOUT A BACK SEAT? Count on our classifieds. We match up buyers and sellers. Phone the Camrose Booster, 780-672-3142.

BOATS, RVS and TRAILERS SELLING YOUR SEAWORTHY BOAT? Make a splash with an ad in the Booster classifieds! 780-672-3142.

LOVE CAMPING, BUT TIRED OF SHOVELLING SNOW OFF THE AWNING IN MAY? Say goodbye to your Gulfstream! Move it fast with a Camrose Booster classified. 780-672-3142.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 19, 2023 – Page 27
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Student Accessibility and Success Advisor

SS Augustana Student Services

Competition No.: S105651823

Posting Date: Sep 12, 2023

Closing Date: Sep 25, 2023

Position Type: Full Time - Operating Funded

Salary Range: $56,040 to $76,820 per year

Grade: 09

Hours: 35

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 2 years and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

Location: Work takes place at Augustana Campus, located in Camrose, Alberta.

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for the delivery of accessibility related services, accommodations, and information for University students with disabilities, staff and members of the community, while providing a strong voice to the issues of accessibility (both physical and program accessibility).


• University degree and expertise in accessibility-related career and adult education issues.

• Understanding of the impact and interplay of a wide range of conditions and disabilities relative to reasonable accommodations, human rights legislation, employment equity, program and physical accessibility, adaptive technologies, and other accessibility-related issues. Particular knowledge of impact of disabilities on individuals in their roles as students. If interested, please apply:

Bookkeeper Daysland, AB

We are looking for a Bookkeeper/Accounting Clerk to join our growing team. Key Accounting Solutions Professional Corp. o ers a friendly environment to continue developing your career; we provide challenging and rewarding oppor tunities while working in a collaborative, suppor tive fast paced environment

Job description

• Meet quar terly and Annual bookkeeping deadlines

• Maintain accurate and up -to- date nancial records

• Reconcile bank statements and nancial accounts

• Process accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions

• Assist in the preparation of nancial repor ts and statements

• Perform data entr y and recordkeeping tasks

• Assist with month- end and year- end closing procedures

• Collaborate with the accounting team to resolve discrepancies

• Maintain con dentialit y of nancial information

• Provide suppor t for audits and nancial reviews

• Prepare tax returns and government remittances

• Other related duties as assigned

A successful candidate will have:

• Minimum of 2 years of bookkeeping or accounting experience

Familiarit y with accounting soft ware such as DT practice, QuickBooks & QBO, Caseware/Caseview, TaxPrep/ Tax Cycle (preferred)

* All applications are welcome; however, we will only contact candidates who are selected for inter views.

Bene ts: Dental and Vision Care, Wellness program

Work Location: In person Email resumé to:




* Full time permanent position, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

* Full bene fits after three months

* You will be trained and positioned to professionally represent all products and services provided by the Camrose Booster, including: our popular print publications, The Camrose Booster, The Countr y Booster, and the Super Booster, plus the Camrose Now! app, Website Design, Flyer Printing and Delivery, Commercial Printing, and Promotional (Logo) Products


Post-secondar y education in any or all of marketing, sales, multimedia, would be an asset but not a necessit y, we are happy to train. An ambitious, outgoing individual must have great communication skills and be confident and willing to work with some of the best and most progressive businesses in Camrose. Potential candidates must have a valid Driver ’s License and a reliable vehicle to accomplish ou tside sales function s.


* Guaranteed base as you learn

* Base plus commission once you are established and exceeding your base plan

* A car allowance will be provided


Please forward your resumé, with an appropriate cover letter (including your earning expectations) to mc foul@cable or deliver your pack age in person to :

4925-48 Street , Camrose, Alber ta T4V 1L7

Job Description: The successful candidate will be dedicated, committed, be able to work under minimal super vision, be a team player and take pride in their work . Candidate must be punctual.

Job Type: Full -time

Salar y: $30 to $40 per hour

Bene ts: Extended health care

Schedule: Day shif t, Monday to Friday

4213-37 Street , Camrose, AB T4V 4S2 587-386-AUTO (2886)


John Chalmers, of Camrose, on September 7, at 76 years of age.

Evelyn Lucille Adam, of Morinville, on September 8, at seven months of age.

Alice Belanger, of Sherwood Park, on September 9, at 72 years of age.

Sharon Cathleen Dodd, of Bezanson, on September 9, at 82 years of age.

Doris Dennis, of Meeting Creek, on September 11, at 95 years of age.

Mylah Umali Ortega,

of Camrose, on September 12, at 51 years of age. Don Famulak, of Camrose, on September 12, at 73 years of age.

Pamela Margaret Couturier, of Forestburg, on September 13, at 59 years of age.

Peter Dean Olesen, of Camrose, on September 13, at 64 years of age.

Francis “Fran” Elizabeth Meston, of Camrose, formerly of Cayley, on September 13, at 86 years of age.

Sonja Laube, of Camrose, on September 15, at 71 years of age.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 19, 2023 – Page 28

Bringing it home at the convention

If you’ve been reading national news recently, you may have heard that the Conservative Party of Canada recently held their biannual convention in Quebec City.

Battle River—Crowfoot had a strong delegation of 10 local Conservative Party members attend the convention to strategize, discuss, debate and vote on policy and constitution amendments that will make their way into the future of the Conservative Party of Canada.

One of the weekend highlights was a speech from the party’s leader, Pierre Poilievre and an introduction by his wife, Ana. With the cheers and chants of ‘Bring it Home’ coming from the crowd, two things were obvious: the Conservative Party has never been so united and Canada is ready for a Conservative government.

Pierre discussed many of the challenges that Canada is facing and the things I hear daily from constituents, from inflation hitting 40-year highs, ethical challenges and concerns about the erosion of freedoms to the revolving door of the justice system. The feedback we have received since has been overwhelmingly positive and folks are encouraged that someone is ready to lead the nation, that is ready to address the challenges regular Canadians face and propose commonsense solutions.

Over the past eight years, a lot in Canada has changed. A record number of Canadians are struggling to make ends meet, with over 1.5 million people visiting food banks and a fifth of people skipping meals. The national debt is at an all-time high. And people are losing trust in our institutions. But we don’t have to lose hope… Life was not like this before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and it doesn’t have to be after he’s gone.

Going into policy and constitution amendments, the party agreed on many things to make our country a better, more affordable place to live, work and raise a family. It is this grassroots political involvement that lies at the core of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Conservatives will bring solutions that work for all Canadians, like axing the carbon tax, a punitive tax you pay on things like fuel that increases the cost of everything. For example, when you tax the farmer who grows the food and the trucker who ships the food, you tax the food. And while the Liberal/NDP coalition want to increase the carbon tax to 61 cents per litre, we have committed to scrapping it all together while providing real solutions to the environmental challenges we face.

A few of the other common-sense proposals include a dollar-for-dollar law—when Ottawa wants to spend, they have to find savings and cut waste, which will help bring down inflation; proposing reforms to our broken justice system, with a plan to keep violent repeat offenders behind bars while providing help to those who find themselves trapped in addiction; a plan to make work pay again by cutting income taxes and reducing the clawbacks in benefits that happen when someone works hard; to respect and not cancel our history; and bring respect back to Canada on the world stage.

I’m proud to be part of Pierre Poilievre’s common-sense Conservative team that will restore hope to our country and put Canadians back in control of their lives. We will bring home the Canada we know and love. A place where everyone who works hard can bring home a good living and a great life, in the freest country on earth.

It’s common sense, something that I know so many of you are asking for.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this column, you are encouraged to write Damien at 4945-50 Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9, call 780-608-4600, text 403-575-5625, or email You can also stay up to date with Damien by following him on social media @dckurek. If you are in need of assistance regarding a federal government program, or need assistance and don’t know where to turn, feel free to reach out to MP Kurek’s office.

Augustana Food Services

Food Services Attendant/Cook

Competition No.: S105648483D1

Posting Date - Oct 03, 2022

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

Position Type - Full Time - Operating Funded

Salary Range - $35,113 to $46,297 per year

Grade - 02

Hours - 40

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This is an 8 month recurring term position for August 16 to April 30 annually, with an inactive period occurring between May through mid-August of each year. Please note that the annual salary will be pro-rated to reflect this.

Hours of work may include some evenings and weekends. This posting will be used to fill 2 vacancies in the Dining Hall and Café, Augustana Campus. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Location: This position is located in Augustana Campus, Camrose, AB.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Minimum of a High School Diploma; Apprentice or Journeyman Cook preferred Food Safety Training as determined by the department

• 12 – 18 months experience in Food Industry

• Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work in a team environment

If interested, please apply:

Student Advisor

AUG Student Academic Services

Competition No.: S105651820

Posting Date: Sep 12, 2023

Closing Date: Sep 25, 2023

Position Type: Full Time - Operating Funded

Salary Range: $51,821.52 to $70,382.74 per yea

Grade: 08

Hours: 35 per week

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Location: Work primarily takes place at Augustana Campus in Camrose, Alberta.


• Minimum of an undergraduate degree in social sciences, education, human services or related discipline

• Minimum 2 years of related work experience, preferably as an Academic/Student Advisor or Career Advisor; Advising experience at the University of Alberta would be an asset

• Superior customer service orientation, interpersonal skills, tact, initiative and a positive attitude

• Excellent communication (verbal and written), inter-cultural, organization and problem solving skills

• Ability to manage and prioritize large volumes of work in the face of strict deadlines

Interested applicants may apply:

Trojans face Sabres at home

The École Camrose Composite High School Trojans football team play a game in Coaldale (Lethbridge) on September 23, then the Wetaskiwin Sabres are in Camrose on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. The season wraps up

with a game in Ponoka on October 12.


The senior teams will be hosting Maskwacis on September 19. Then they will be in the OLMP tournament on September 29 and 30.

The junior version of the

Earle Berry Tournament will be held on September 22 and 23.


The cross-country runners will be holding a meet on September 21 in Camrose. The New Norway Spartan Tough Run is on September 28.

The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 19, 2023 – Page 29


One on One Employment Services (OOES)


Computer Lab, Printer, Fax and Labour Market Information Self-Serve plus onsite Resource Support Worker to assist you with applying online completing an application and accessing community resources.


Make an appointment with Employment Specialis to determine how we can best assist you

Employment Readiness/Job Placement may provide you with up to 20 weeks of supports Workforce Development may provide you with at least 24 weeks of support which may include paid work experience


Estate of JOAN PATRICIA LEE , late of Camrose, Alber ta, who died on July 26, 2023.

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SEASONS FOOD Submitted Seasons Retirement Communities came together to make a positive impact in the communities in which they operate. From July 3 to 14, Seasons Camrose hosted their annual One Can Make a Difference company-wide challenge to collect the most canned and non-perishable food items for their local food bank. Landon Miller, general manager at Seasons Retirement Communities in Camrose, presented food and funds to Camrose Neighbor Aid Center director Jo-Anne Tweed.


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Fashion fundraiser for Refugee Centre

Years of prom fashion hit the runway on Friday, September 8 at the Norsemen Inn during a Fashion Show Fundraiser held for the Camrose Refugee Centre.

Models, featuring local youth and newcomers to Camrose, modeled eras of graduation dresses dating back to the 1920s.

The evening began with newcomers, Yeamlak Assefa and Miia Mazurov, sharing their stories on the difficulties in their home countries and their families’ journey to Camrose. They expressed gratitude to Camrose for the warm welcome and all the support they have received.

Attendees were delighted by the wide variety of beautiful gowns, some bringing back fond memories of times gone by.

The evening also included a silent auction with a load of generously donated items.

All totaled the evening raised over $10,000 for the Camrose Refugee Centre and the funds will be used towards assisting newcomers with necessities such as airfare, clothing, groceries, local transportation, household items, and more.

Volunteers also support these families as they find work, child care, school, and

friendships while rebuilding their lives in Camrose.

“Thank you to all those who helped make the evening such a great success,” said event organizer Dixie Schielke.

For more information on or if you wish to learn more about offering support to the Camrose Refugee Centre, contact Yvonne Myerhaug at camrose

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Central Agencies Realty Home of the Week Beautifully updated home

Curb appeal galore, this beautiful four-level split home is sure to impress the minute you drive up. Located within steps of a greenspace and close to a school, this is the perfect family home. The secluded front porch will make an ideal spot to enjoy your morning beverage.

Step inside to appreciate the many upgrades of the home, including a soft trending colour palette, vinyl and laminate flooring, and wide white trim throughout.

A few steps up from the spacious front entry is a bright living room adjacent to the formal dining area.

The flow continues to the gorgeous kitchen with updated white cabinets complemented by darker grey counter tops and backsplash. Adjacent to the kitchen is a breakfast nook flooded by natural light from the large windows and patio door leading out to the covered patio and stunning back yard–your own private oasis.

A wonderful family room with a wall featuring a gorgeous brick fireplace flanked by wood planks–a truly decorative piece–is flooded by natural

light from the floor-to-ceiling windows and patio doors.

A side entry door keeps the home neat and tidy and leads into a spacious laundry room and two-piece bathroom.

At the end of your day, retire to the upper level to the primary bedroom with walk-in closet, two other bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom, also nicely updated.

The lower level of this four-level split has a large family room with space to have family games or split to house a home gym. An office space, a four-piece bathroom and plenty of storage space complete the lower level.

The 24’ x 24’ detached garage is a welcome asset in the winter months, and there is even room for extra parking on the paved pad.

You are sure to be impressed with this gorgeous property located at 431166 Street, priced at $399,900. Join Matthew Mayer at an open house on Thursday, September 21 from 4 until 6 p.m.; or Saturday, September 23 from noon until 2 p.m. Or, for a private viewing, contact Matthew at:

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The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 19, 2023 – Page 31
Photo Credit: Al Lechelt Newcomer to Camrose Eden Assefa models a grad dress from the ’90s during the Fashion Show Fundraiser for the Camrose Refugee Centre held on September 8.
CENTRAL AGENCIES REALTY Inc. The Central Agencies Realty Team is eager to go to work for you! We’ve been matching buyers with sellers, with integrity, since 1963. Graham Wideman, 780-679-8384; Matt Banack, 780-608-9733; Matthew Mayer, 780-781-7088; Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed, 587-322-5511; Sascha Dressler, 780-781-8242; Wally Wrubleski, 780-781-7323; Sarah Kjos, 587-322-7131. #100, 4870-51 Street, Camrose ~ 780-672-4495 CAMROSE HOMES Our office will be CLOSED on September 30 and October 2 in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation WOW! WALKOUT BUNGALOW, AWESOME PARKSIDE LOCATION, HUGE IN-FLOOR HTD. RV GARAGE … New model w/room for toys, hobbies! Senior friendly! Beautiful bright open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, superb master, en suite, MF laundry, infloor heating, awesome walkout bsmt., a/c and lots more! Asking $839,900 A2044898 We offer Multiple Listing Service The CAMROSE BOOSTER, September 19, 2023 – Page 32 OPEN HOUSE Saturday, September 23 12:00-2:00 pm 3918-49 Street “New Showhome! Ready to View!” BEAUTIFUL NEW ZERO STEP DUPLEX! … New Adult Living Community! Model 1244. Beautiful bright open floor plan. 9’ ceilings, in-floor heat, easy access to garage. Exc. kitchen, spacious great room, en suite. MF laundry. Covered patio and more! No condo fees. Still time to choose your colours. You’ll love it! Asking $421,620 A2033610 WOW! GORGEOUS TOP FLOOR COPPERSTONE CONDO overlooking Mirror Lake! Premier property, amazing lake views! Quality built 3-bdrm., recently upgraded. Bright open plan, 13’ and 9’ ceilings, lots of windows, gourmet kitchen, huge breakfast bar, gorgeous LR, superb primary w/en suite. A/C. Htd. parking, tandem stalls. Awesome deck and more! Asking $649,000 A2035818 COMMERCIAL HWY 56 FRONTAGE 6.05 acres in Millang Industrial Park. 3 phase power, gas available now. Edmonton city water is to be available in 2023. Zoned Farmland at present. Last remaining lot! Asking $749,000 A2012048 PRIME MAIN STREET PROPERTY IN CAMROSE – ZONED C1 Excellent opportunity in the heart of Camrose City Centre! 3,262 sq. ft. commercial building with 2 entrances, reception areas, offices, client meeting rooms, 3 bathrooms, flex areas and warehousing. Easy customer access and rear parking. Call now! Asking $220,000 A2030401 EXCELLENT BUSINESS/INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY – ZONED M1 5000 sq. ft. mixed use light industrial building. 3 large bays w/14’x14’ overhead doors and floor sumps. Excellent for warehousing! The lot is 80’x166’ w/easy customer access and parking. An excellent opportunity! Asking $389,900 A2037202 WONDERFUL GRAND TRUNK CONDO Ground floor end unit. 2 bed + 2 bath, open concept, dual balcony, gas FP. Heated underground parking and storage. Immediate possession available. Asking $299,900 A2034774 Beautiful Bungalows by Battle River Homes Check out our Beautiful Lakeside Adult Community. Private and Quiet! BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE, VALLEYVIEW! • Spacious open plan • Senior friendly design In-floor heating • No steps Asking $312,162 A2078745 BEAUTIFUL WALKOUT VILLA! • Finished up and down • 27’x20.5’ garage • In-floor heat, a/c All landscaped – turf and fencing Asking $575,162 A2080295 MULTI FAMILY 4-PLEX WALKING DISTANCE TO SCHOOLS, REC AREAS three 3-bdrm. units, one 2-bdrm unit. each w/4-pce. bath; 3 units w/2-pce. en suite. Large rental spaces, each w/balcony. Tenants pay rent plus power. Asking $450,000 A2052132 AFFORDABLE 3-BDRM. with attached garage! Imagine coming home to a newer unit w/beautiful kitchen c/w island, MF laundry, primary bdrm. and en suite. Welcome home to the Villas at the Cascades! Asking $244,900 A2062406 KINGMAN … Newly dev. lots. Choose from seven! Located on the edge of town. Starting at $27,500 A1156323, 6338, 6341, 6343, 6349 OUT OF TOWN OUT OF TOWN GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY in New Norway! High quality 4-plex. Beautiful modern units, open concept living. Currently rented out for $900/mo. plus utilities. Strong rental market. Asking $569,000 A2011746 NEW NORWAY LOT … 65’ wide lot at the edge of town in Spartan Estates! Asking $50,000 A1122563 DAYSLAND, WOW! … Incredible 1432 sq. ft. bungalow. Fully fin. 9’ ceilings, triple pane windows, ICF foundation, infloor heat in bsmt./garage. 26’x30’ garage, partial vinyl fencing, covered deck, so much more! Asking $374,500 A2063790 MOVE IN READY … extensively upgraded bungalow in Bittern Lake! Newer ICF bsmt. on huge corner lot. Only 10 min. from Camrose. Updates include: htd. addition to connect house w/garage, 28’x15’ deck, windows, doors, flooring, paint, kitchen, bathrooms. Fully fenced back yard. Asking $282,500 A2050793 GREAT FLEXIBLITY IN MAYERTHORPE OVER 23 ACRES ALONG HWY 43 Asking $230,000 CA0168666 MOVE-IN READY IN CREEKVIEW! … Open floorplan, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, stone counters, htd. bathroom floors. This 3-level split has it all! Beautiful primary w/lge. 4-pce. en suite. Fin. lower level. This house is truly move in ready! Asking $429,000 A2069962 SOLD IMMACULATE WALKOUT BUNGALOW TOWNHOUSE … Bright open floorplan, hardwood floors, superb LR, balcony w/view, lovely kitchen w/island, walkthrough pantry, MF laundry. Awesome fin. bsmt. w/huge family room, lge. bdrm. Attached garage, inviting covered patio overlooking exc. fenced yard w/beautiful landscaping plus much more! A glorious lifestyle offered by this well-cared-for HOME. Asking $363,900 A2069229 SOLD UPGRADED BUNGALOW w/heated double garage on large lot in Hay Lakes! Only 20 min. from Leduc, Sherwood Park and Camrose. This bright home offers an upgraded 4-pce. bath, MF laundry, floors, bathroom paint, shingles. This home would make a great starter or retirement home. Asking $129,000 A2073080 ACREAGES ACREAGES ESCAPE THE CITY LIFE … with your own private paradise in Beaver Creek Estates! 3.02 acres fully fenced with rolling hills, trails and backing a creek. Updates include vinyl windows, vinyl/laminate flooring, fully reno’d kitchen, 4-pce bath. 10 minutes to Tofield, 25 to Camrose and greater Edmonton area makes this a very commutable property! Asking $324,850 A2059368 10.4 ACRES, JUST EAST OF CAMROSE … on Tillicum Beach Road – no gravel! 1389 sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 3 baths, MF laundry, a/c, + more. 25’x28’ htd. garage, 24’x38’ shop. newer shingles, Highway frontage possibilities. Asking $599,900 A2047115 GREAT VALUE! Affordable modular w/ many upgrades, incl. a beautiful add-on to the LR w/lge. south facing window, and a huge add-on entrance area, laundry room. Still in need of some TLC. Bawlf is only a short 20 min. drive from Camrose and home to a great K-12 school. Asking $39,000 A2069344 NEW LISTING!SOLD EXCELLENT BI-LEVEL in super desirable neighbourhood. Quiet cul-de-sac near schools, playgrounds, rec. facilities, trails and the valley. Bright 4-bdrm., 2 bath substantially upgraded home w/hardwood floors, central a/c, large deck, new hot tub, oversized double garage. Wonderful bsmt. dev. w/a lge. family room. A must see! Asking $332,900 A2076525 NEW TOWNHOUSE IN VALLEYVIEW By Battle River Homes! Senior friendly design, no steps. Beautiful open floor plan. In-floor heating and 9’ ceilings. Exceptional kitchen, quartz countertops. Spacious living and dinette area, MF laundry room. 22.5’x11.5’ garage w/epoxy flooring. You’ll love it! Asking $312,162 A2078745 PERFECTLY PRIVATE SETTING Masterfully landscaped, incredibly bright layout and a ton of upgrades to this 4-level split! This home has so much to offer and impresses as soon as you pull up with its stucco siding, immaculate yard and painted concrete porch. At the end of the day, it’s time to relax – take in the west facing front covered concrete porch or the east facing covered tile patio. Not to be outdone, this home is steps away from a large green space. This home is a cut above, and really shines with so much natural light, have a look – you’ll love it. Asking $399,900 A2079244 NESTLED ON A QUIET TREE-LINED STREET sits this absolutely immaculate family home. This early ’60s bungalow brings a traditional MF layout w/large front LR, dedicated DR and eat-in kitchen, plus 3 bdrm., 4-pce. bath. Bsmt. mostly finished. Large yard w/garden space, stone patio, 16’x24’ garage plus cement pad. You’ll love it! Asking $289,900 A2078845 UPDATED 4-BDRM. BUNGALOW w/24’x24’ garage in convenient central location. Features a bright LR, spacious kitchen/ dining, finished bsmt. w/wood-burning FP. Updates include shingles, some flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, some interior paint and windows. Asking $289,000 A2067756 COZY HOME IN EDBERG 1.5 storey style w/2 bdrm., 3-pce. and 4-pce. en suites, MF laundry. Single attached garage plus a wraparound deck! Asking $139,900 A2077075 NEW LISTING! THE PERFECT RETREAT AT SUNSET HEIGHTS! Featuring a 3-season, 2-bdrm. cabin on a double lot w/recent addition and new well in 2021. The cabin is set up w/a composting toilet, propane hot water tank, elec. baseboard heat, wood stove. The perfect getaway w/an option for full time living – it doesn’t get any better! Asking $149,900 A2077081 AVAILABLE WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION Over 1200 sq. ft., 4-bdrm. bungalow, fully finished – walking distance to school and rec areas with a private green space less than a few hundred feet away at the end of the cul de sac. Inside you’ll find hardwood floors, bright bow window, fully updated kitchen w/vinyl tile floors, updated cabinetry and tile splash. Fully finished bsmt. w/wood stove (as is). This home has so much room that you could really see yourself spending many years here raising a family – you have to see it for yourself! Asking $315,000 A2052189 SOLD NEW NORWAY … Affordable 2-bdrm. bungalow w/double car garage on 2 BEAUTIFUL, well treed, and private lots. Openconcept kitchen/dining & living room area, partially finished bsmt. Great opportunity for the handyman to build equity! Asking $84,900 A2066916 SOLD 1322 SQ. FT. 3-BDRM. BUNGALOW … on 1.07 acres 3.5 miles from Camrose’s Ring Road. Open concept 2001 built home w/ great kitchen, large LR, beautiful primary w/LARGE WI closet. Finished lower level w/massive family room. Covered SE side deck. New shingles, forced air heat, cozy in-floor htg. 30’x26’ garage! Quiet acreage, you’ll love the proximity to Camrose, without the traffic or neighbours. Asking $539,000 A2073478 SPACIOUS ONE OWNER BUNGALOW in Century Meadows. Bright main floor: huge LR w/bay window, spacious kitchendining area w/access to large deck; spacious primary w/WI closet and 3 pce. en suite; MF laundry. Finished bsmt. The home has seen many upgrades, including: newer furnace (2018) and HWT, basement fully finished and A/C. Asking $389,000 A2067728 SOLD 12-ACRE HORSE ACREAGE TWO MILES WEST OF DAYSLAND 25 minutes to Camrose. Cozy 3-bdrm. bungalow. Ideally set up for horses or an equestrian business with outside pens and shelters, 3 heated auto waterers, regulation-size barrel racing arena and 50’x80’ quonset. Great water supply. New septic system and shingles in 2004. Excellent value and opportunity. Asking $339,000 A2064010 SOLD BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER HOME IN DESIRED UNIVERSITY AREA! You’ll absolutely love this wonderful home and the lifestyle in this special historical district! Features a charming 2,106 sq. ft. 2-storey with hardwood floors, columns/arches, custom built cabinetry and shelving. Amazing living room, spacious and bright kitchen/ dinette, awesome den, en suite and so much more! An excellent opportunity right beside the university! You will love it! Now only $379,500 A2029970 NEW PRICE! Available August, 2023 Model 1244 asking $426,900 A2045624 SOLD New Townhouse, Single Garage Zero Step Entry Home Non-Basement Model 1153 asking $347,900 A2078776 4001-50 Street, Camrose Phone 780.672.5851 AWESOME COMMUNITY & LIFESTYLE NEW COMMUNITY ADULT LIVING Available October, 2023 Model 1153 asking $353,900 A2045633 Available October, 2023 Model 1229 asking $389,900 A2045631 Available October, 2023 Model 1244 asking $423,900 A2045627 • 1488 sq. ft. walk-out • 4-car man cave • 47’x17.5’ RV garage • Double lot Asking $839,900 A2044898 Master planned community Designed for active adults No condo fees • Community lifestyle NEW SHOW HOME Come See! New Duplex, Double Garage Zero Step Entry • Non-Basement Available September, 2023 Model 1244 asking $421,620 A2033610 ZERO STEPS! Full basement model Double garage • Zero step entry Model 1244 Asking $453,900 A2077560 FULL BASEMENT! AVAILABLE SOON! Saturday, September 23 12:00-2:00 pm 3918-49 Street WELCOME TO PARK RIDGE! Beautiful bungalow w/close proximity to Jack Stuart School, green spaces, trail system. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Comes fully finished w/5 bdrm., 3 baths. Fully fenced yard, firepit area, mature tree cover, RV option, double attached garage. Asking $449,900 A2059289 NEW PRICE! Graham Wideman 780-679-8384 Matthew Mayer 780-781-7088 Sascha Dressler 780-781-8242 Matt Banack 780-608-9733 Al-Karim (Al) Mohamed Wally Wrubleski 780-781-7323 Sarah Kjos 587-322-7131 Give our professional realtors a call for a complimentary market evaluation of your property! Don’t miss the featured Home of the Week on page 31! FIX ME UP! Over 1200 sq. ft. w/5 bdrms. & 2 bathrooms, new shingles. Close to downtown, fully fenced w/single garage and carport. Newer furnace/h.w. tank. Bring an offer! Asking $149,900 A2061858 SOLD BEAUTIFUL CHARACTER HOME w/ heated 28x24 garage & small shop on 3 full lots in Bawlf. Main floor features two living rooms w/fireplace in each! Great size kitchen/dining area, main floor laundry. Beautiful mature yard on almost 1/2 acre. Only 20 min. from Camrose! Asking $135,000 A2074786 NEW PRICE! SOLD MODEL 1153 ZERO STEP … Senior friendly. Beautiful bright open floor plan, 9’ ceilings. Huge great room, great kitchen, en suite, MF laundry. Covered patio, 25’x13.5’ garage all fin. You’ll love it! Asking $329,900 A1257768