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Dashing through the snow! Rotary gives Taiwanese student Albertan education See page 3

Who are you? See page 7

Seniors recount Christmas in the Valley See page 10

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inSide STREETERS On Monday, December 12, it was announced that Canada would be withdrawing from the Kyoto Protocol, so inSide Drumheller asks: “Is pulling out of the international treaty the right move?”

Valerie Cerr “I think Canada did the right thing. We seem to be pretty safe here.”

Anne Riley “Yes, because it wasn’t working. Major polluters, like the United States and India, didn’t sign on. A new plan is needed.”

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Co-op lifts diesel pump restrictions Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

The perfect storm, which saw truckers and farmers scrambling over the last few months for diesel fuel, may be coming to an end. Diesel drivers have seen their fuel supplies in Western Canada dwindling as an explosion this fall at the Federated Co-op Plant hit at the same time a refinery in the Edmonton area closed for maintenance. At the best of times there were limitations at the pump, at the worst of times the pumps ran dry. “It has been terrible for two months said Bob Davidson of Top Waste. “I tell my staff, when you drive by UFA and you see people filling, get in there, even if you are three quarters full, top it off.” Davidson said the shortage has not affected his business too much. “But I feel bad for the guy rolling in from Ontario who only has one card and they don’t know what is going on here,” said Davidson. Drumheller Co-op general manager Gord Van Kannel said the Drumheller Coop has lifted its restrictions. “At our cardlock and at our gas bar, those daily restrictions have been lifted,”

Co-op gas bar and card locks have lifted their restriction on diesel fuel as inventories begin to build. Since October shortages of diesel fuel have posed

said Van Kannel. “They are starting to build inventories.” He said this event was a phenomenon, not only because of the difficulties at the refineries, but also because of when it happened. “In the fall, normally our inventories are depleted, and because it was such an exceptional harvest they were depleted that much worse,” said Van Kannel. “Then the refineries went

difficulties for those in the logistic and agriculture industries. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

down and then the explosion, and it all started to pile up.” He said during the shortage the Co-op had to purchase outside of their refinery to keep their stocks up. While many suppliers were not able to keep enough fuel on hand during the shortage, daily restrictions allowed Co-op to not run out. “It was not an ideal situation, but at least we could

still get them product to keep them moving,” said Van Kannel. The shortage certainly drove prices up as well. In a survey of fuel prices conducted by MJ Ervin & Associates, the cost of diesel in Calgary in August was hovering over $1.10 per litre. The November average was over $1.23 per litre. Van Kannel said as inventory increases there should be some price relief.

Turkeys, hams needed to fill hampers Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

Jeff Dallmann “We should have kept going with it. I don’t think we gave it much of a chance.”

Amber-Dawn Ruehlicke “I’m definitely against leaving it. We’re coming to a time where climate change is one of the world’s biggest issues. It’s important that we increase our responsibility.”

Theatre at 2 p.m. This is a free event, and there is no donation needed to attend. The Salvation Army is coming down the home stretch While Christmas approaches there are still openings to leading up to Christmas, but there is still a need for a few man Christmas Kettles. more items. To volunteer, or for more information any of these This week hampers are being packed and getting ready events, contact The Drumheller Salvation Army at 403to be distributed, but they are still in need 15 turkeys and 823-2215. 25 hams to fill the Christmas packages. These items can be dropped off at the Drumheller Sears, given at any of the grocery stores in Drumheller, The Salvation Army Thrift Store and The Salvation Army Family 11 am - 1:30 pm Services office at the church. $7.95 includes pop While the days are ticking away, the Salvation Army has plans to get everybody in the Christmas spirit. This Satur6L]]OLQJ)DPLO\5HVWDXUDQW day morning they are hosting a free pancake breakfast at Chinese & Thai Cuisine O’Shea’s from 8-10 a.m. This is a great family event, and %RRN\RXU Dine in - Take Out they expect Santa will take a break from his busy schedule &KULVWPDV 160 Centre Street Drumheller to update his nice list. NSM 3DUWLHV 403-823-8098 This coming Thursday, December 22, The Salvation Army is hosting a screening of the Nativity at the Napier

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Rotary gives Taiwanese student Albertan education

Amber Lin has come to Drumheller from Taiwan as part of the Rotary exchange program. While here, Amber will get a chance to experience Alberta. Amber is receiving an Albertan education from DVSS, through their international program. Amber will be heading back home in July 2012, getting a chance to experience the Drumheller summer. inSide photo by Michael James

Michael James| inSide Drumheller On December 12, inSide Drumheller sat down with Rosemary Kean, from the Drumheller Rotary Club, and Amber Lin, an exchange student from Taiwan attending DVSS. How does the Rotary exchange program work? Rosemary: Amber came from a Rotary Club in Taiwan and we’ve sent Alana Augart to Belgium for the year. We sign up for it and we only do it every two years, because there’s quite a bit of expense involved. Amber will live with differ-

ent Rotarian families while she’s here, usually for three months at a time. That way she gets to experience the culture here, but through different families. So Amber, why did you want to come to Canada for your exchange? Amber: Because in Taiwan when I was in Grade 10 my life was not good. I was upset with myself, so one day my mom asked me if I want to be an exchange student. So I said yes. It would be a chance to treat myself. So I came to Canada. Were there any other choices of where to go? Amber: Before Canada, I thought about going to Sweden, but there weren’t any Rotary Clubs doing exchanges there. Rosemary: Rotary Clubs sign up and depending on the Rotary Club and their location they put the kids wherever. They give the kids a choice somewhat, but they never know until a month or two before they leave. Compared to back home, what are things you have found surprising or have enjoyed the most? Amber: The snow! I’ve never seen snow before I came to Canada, so it’s a new experience for me. Must be pretty cold though? Amber: Haha! The weather is so cold. Rosemary: She was cold in September when it was six or seven degrees in the morning when I was taking her to school. She was frozen! That’s T-shirt weather! Rosemary: Well she’s starting to become acclimatized. So are you going to try your

hand at any of the winter sports here? Amber: I would really like to try, but I haven’t had a chance to go skiing yet. Rosemary: I’ve taken her to a couple hockey games. She’s never seen it before. What has school been like here compared to back home? Amber: The schedule here is easy and simple. In Taiwan you go to school at seven o’clock in the morning and leave at five o’clock in the afternoon. Your life is just full of studying, going to class, and taking tests. It’s not fun. School here has many options, like cooking or drama. It’s good for students to do what they like to do. In Taiwan we don’t have many options, we just take the school schedule. What are some of your favourite classes? Amber: I think it’s the cooking class. Did you get many compliments from the Seniors Dinner you helped cook last Thursday at the DVSS? Amber: Yeah, it was fun. What are some of the things you like most about Drumheller so far? Amber: I’ve been to the Tyrrell, it was great. There’s not very many houses here. In Taiwan there’s tonnes of houses stuck together, and the street is not beautiful. Here, there’s lots of plants and trees, it looks beautiful. The people here are so friendly to me and to everyone. Everyone knows each other and are so kind and friendly. Have you had a chance to go to

Calgary or Edmonton? Amber: Yup. Rosemary: She went to Zoolights last weekend. Other Rotary exchange students got together last weekend, stayed in Calgary and got to go. Amber said it was so romantic. After July you go home, would you want to come back? Amber: Yeah, for sure. But, I’m not sure I’ll have the chance or time to come back, because the school schedule in Taiwan is

Students treat St. Anthony’s teacher Suresh Naragoni (left), owner of the Drumheller Mac’s, and Kerri Kuefler (right), marketing manager from the Drumheller Dragons, present teacher Kayla Angeltvedt with the Teacher Appreciation Award. Angelvedt won a $50 certificate for O’Shea’s, a massage from Rush Sports Massage Therapy, and two tickets to see the Dragons in action. Students filled out ballots nominating their favourite teacher and explaining why their teacher was deserving of the award. The ballots were then handed in during Dragons games. Michelle Fournier, who teaches at St. Anthony’s as well, was the runner up. “It’s something that I am proud of. It’s nice to hear the kids appreciate what you do as a teacher,” said Angelvedt. inSide photo by Michael James

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80 youth sign up following launch of Duke of Edinburgh Awards Patrick Kolafa | inSide Drumheller

While it has only been a month since the Duke of Edinburgh Awards were launched in Drumheller, already more than 80 youngsters have signed up to take part in the program. The program is a journey of self-discovery and community service for the young people ages 14-25. It is a self-directed development program with components that include volunteerism, personal skill development, physical recreation and adventure. The RCMP in Drumheller has teamed up with community organizations for the Community Youth Challenge Project, and they are pleasantly surprised with the uptake. Constable Tomas Dobrich said they had modest expectations of about 20 students participating. “It surpassed our expectations,� he said. “We have participants from Delia, Carbon, DVSS and St. Anthony’s.� He said they will be introducing the program to more students in the new year, as well as expanding its core of trained mentors into the rural area. While the Duke of Edinburgh Awards program was founded in 1956 and came to Canada in 1963, awareness of the program was often in private schools or universities. The community project with the Drumheller RCMP is a pilot. Dobrich said since the Drumheller launch, interest is growing throughout the province. “Because of what we have done here in Drumheller,

Jack Schneider, Alberta, NWT and Nunavut president for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards addressed DVSS students. Since the Duke of Edinburgh Awards launched about a month ago, 80 students have signed up to participate. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

other detachments and areas such as the Edmonton Police Service have taken notice. They want to have the Duke of Edinburgh Awards with their police service", said Dobrich. "Fort McLeod is also trying to get involved.� Dobrich said they are looking for community leaders or organizational leaders who are interested in working with youth to train as mentors to help facilitate the program. While the program is self-directed, mentors are there to lend support when needed. They are planning more training in the new year. Those interested can contact Dobrich at 403-823-7590 for more information. This week the students who have registered will be receiving their work report books used to track their community service hours

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Alberta has never looked as beautiful as it does in the latest Travel Alberta television campaign. This fall, Travel Alberta launched its Remember to Breathe campaign. It highlights the sights and sounds of Alberta that take your breath away and a number of those vistas are from right here in the valley. inSide Drumheller caught up to the crews on August 5, while they were working in the valley in the Dorothy area, shooting scenes for the television campaign. On site for the ďŹ lming, Royce Chwin, managing director of global marketing and branding for Travel Alberta, says this campaign is part of a branding journey. Last year Travel Alberta launched its Alberta Goosebump Moments campaign. This is identifying things and places in the province that elicit deep feeling‌ give you goosebumps. He said the commercial series

explores the idea. While crews were in the valley they also shot at Horseshoe Canyon. The shots in and around are more focused on the summer campaign. Currently the television spots are in wide circulation. The summer themed commercials will begin airing in the near future. Currently on the Travelalbertacanada YouTube page, the videos made for the summer campaign are available to view. The area is featured prominently in a three minute Remember to Breathe video, and there is also a 90 second clip on the Badlands.

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Pet bylaw draft leaves some residents howling Michael James| inSide Drumheller

As reported in the December 7 edition of The Drumheller Mail, council had been presented with a draft of the Responsible Pet Owners bylaw. The draft, if passed, would replace the current Animal Control bylaw and would require cat owners to register and tag their cats. Other changes within the draft include greater restrictions regarding vicious dogs and larger fines for infractions of the bylaw. Reactions among residents have been mixed between those who wish the bylaw to go though, those who want it scrapped, and those who want something in between. “I’m not happy with it at all,” said Diane Synder. “I agree some of the bylaws regarding animals should be changed, but not to this extent.” Currently under the Animal Control Bylaw, dog owners already pay an annual registration fee of $35 per dog. “I don’t think it's fair that dogs owners have to do so much, but cat owners don’t,” said Allison Fotheringham, a cat owner.

“A lot of cats can’t wear a collar,” said John Shoff, who owns a dog. “They will scratch at their necks until they’re bleeding to get the collar off.” One of the goals of the draft is to reduced the number of feral cats in Drumheller. However, there has been confusion among residents as to how cat registration will achieve that goal. Suggestions have pointed to a spaying and neutering program, and although expensive, may be the only way to reduce the feral cat population. “As for licensing cats, if they think this will help get rid of the feral cats in Drumheller, think again, it’s not going to work,” said Snyder. “I understand that to get an animal fixed is expensive and there are people that genuinely can’t afford it. But maybe there’s a government or town resource that could help people out with the cost.” “People have a valid concern that the cost of spaying and neutering an animal is high,” said Fotheringham. "I think part of the cost of licensing should go to a spay/neuter program.” There is concern over the definition and penalties for vi-

cious dogs. The draft currently defines a vicious dog as any dog that is observed to have chased, injured, or bitten a person or other animal, damaged property, threatened or created the reasonable apprehension of a threat to a person or animal, or been previously determined to be a dangerous dog under the provincial Dangerous Dogs Act. “Their description of what a vicious animal is, essentially up to the bylaw officer,” said Shoff. “If the dog makes any suggestion of a bark or a bite, it could be deemed a vicious dog and it doesn’t matter what kind of dog it is. If a bylaw officer is threatened by my dog, I have to get a separate permit to have that dog and I have to get a two million dollar insurance policy on that dog.” Residents who are deemed to have a vicious dog would be required to keep the dog at least one metre away from their property line, regardless if there is a fence or not. For example, were a resident to have a fence at the edge of their property, a vicious dog would still have be tied so as to not be within the one metre restriction.

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One of the goals of the proposed bylaw is to reduce the number of feral cats in Drumheller, such as the ones pictured here. Discussions regarding the draft of the Responsible Pet Owners bylaw are fierce. Some of the changes that residents are finding to be too much, are having to register their cats with the town (with a yearly fee on top), must be tagged, and not allowed to be at large. There has also been concern regarding the definition and enforcement policies regarding vicious dogs. inSide photo by Michael James

“For one, I don’t understand the logic behind there being a one metre restriction between your dog and your property line,” said Shoff. “If you have a secure fence, and your dog can’t get out, you’re still breaking the law if the dog can go right up to the fence. If I have a dog, why can’t he run in my yard? "I’ve spoken to the police about an unrelated matter and one of the officers suggested

having a dog for personal safety. But the town is saying that we don’t want you to have a dog that is in any way aggressive.” The draft is currently just that. Council is awaiting feedback from residents to make an informed decision regarding the bylaw. Residents are encouraged to contact town councillors and make their opinions regarding the bylaw known. More information regarding the draft can be found at www.dinosaurvalley.com/council-meeting-datesminutes in the database under the agenda for the Council Committee held on November 28. Discussion regarding the draft can be found on The Drumheller Mail’s Facebook page. “There are a lot of people who are really upset now and who have already stated they will not donate anything more to the Humane Society,” said Snyder. “It’s a wonderful organization, but this is not the way to do it.” “If people don’t speak up, then that draft gets stamped and becomes a bylaw,” said Shoff. “We definitely need to not make this a bylaw, because it's way too restrictive.” “Cats, like dogs, are pets and not wild animals,” said Fotheringham. “They should be inside or in immediate contact with their owners.”

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Age: If I tell you I’d have to kill you. Employer: Owner of Total Face and Body on 6th and Pedi Pro. Occupation: I do all aesthetic services for men and women. What do you like most about your job? I chose my job purposely when I was young so I could take it into retirement, put it down and pick it up anytime. The industry has evolved; so have I, I think. Dream job? No job at all! How long have you lived in the valley? Five years. Where are you from originally? Ontario, but I travelled extensively for years. I worked in the cruise industry. What brought you to the valley? It was a fluke. I came from the cruise industry to visit my sister in Calgary and I never left. I came to the valley five years ago to promote a hotel and I got sucked up into the valley. What do you like most about living here? The topography, it’s beautiful. The drive in is like driving on the moon, it’s amazing. Anything you would change? Yes, I would turn the entire downtown into a village of its own, with festivals, outside cafes and gelato bars. Make it a place where people want to stay. I’ve been saying that since I got here. What are some of your top travel destinations? I’ve been around the world twice, but I have five on my bucket list. Nepal, India, New Zealand, Australia, and the Samoas. And I will get there. What do you like to do on vacation? I like to banter with the locals and wander places where

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Choose one thing to eat for the rest of your life: Peanut butter. I love it. I could eat it off a spoon. Favourite childhood toy? Jacks. Favourite TV shows? I’m a news junky big time. Mostly international news. Favourite books? Mutant Message Down Under, everyone should read it. What is one piece of technology you could not live without? I think I could live without it all. What are your favourite Christmas foods? Stuffing. No wait, French tourtierre. Do you make New Year's resolutions? I resolved never to make a resolution. Have you kept it so far? Absolutely, it’s easy to keep.

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DRUMHELLER AREA NIGHTLIFE November 4 - December 23, Rosebud: Rosebud Theatre presents The Gifts of the Magi. Call for tickets or information 1-800-267-7553. Friday, December 16, Morrin: 5th Annual Christmas Cantata presented by Bethany Lutheran Church of Morrin. “I Hear The Prophet Callin’” by Pepper Choplin. 7:30 pm at Morrin Hall. Free will offering. Saturday, December 17, Drumheller: 5th Annual Christmas Cantata presented by Bethany Lutheran Church of Morrin. “I Hear The Prophet Callin’” by Pepper Choplin. 7:30 pm at St. Magloire’s Anglican Church. Free will offering. Saturday, December 17, Morrin: Karaoke Night at the Morrin Hotel. 9 pm - 1 am. Fridays & Saturdays, December 9&10, 16&17, Three Hills: The Three Hills Ministerial would like to invite you to come and walk through Bethlehem. 100+ actors, animals, food, music. Free shows 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the old Home Building Centre. Sunday, December 18, Drumheller: Longest Night Service at Knox United Church. 7:30 p.m. All are welcome especially those with feelings of loss, pain and sadness. Sunday, December 18, Drumheller: 5th Annual Christmas Cantata presented by Bethany Lutheran Church of Morrin. “I Hear The Prophet Callin’” by Pepper Choplin. 7:30 pm at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Free will offering. Sunday, December 18, Drumheller: “Live from Bethlehem” Christmas play will be presented by the children and youth of Fellowship Baptist Church. The performance will be held in the church sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to attend. 10:30 am and 6:30 pm. Saturday, December 31, Drumheller: Celebrate New Year’s at the Legion. Dance to the music os ‘Starland’. Midnight buffet, transportation by request. Tickets on sale now (limited number). Call 403-823-5611. Saturday, December 31, Hussar: New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Play & Dance. Cocktails, Supper & Dance. Starts at 5:00 p.m. Please see our ad on page B3 for ticket information. Monday evenings, Nacmine: Community Bingo at Nacmine Hall. Doors open 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m.

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The Christmas meeting of our book club focused on another inSide Drumheller Book Columnist Kate Furnivall novel – The Russian Concubine. We sipped wine, devoured appetizers and savoured the friendly conversation of common interests. This book is actually second in a trilogy, which we did not realize before making this choice. It is a fine story on its own, but after I researched the other books, I found the first one to give a history of the main characters and the third one continues as a sequel just where this one leaves off. Right from the start, you fear for the life of the central character, Lydia Ivanova. The year is 1928 and the setting is China. Sixteen year old Lydia and her mother are living in exile after her mother bought her life back from the Bolsheviks following the murder of her father in Russia.

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Once again, we read about ingenious methods used to overcome adversity and hardships. The fearless and strong-willed young girl thrives and survives despite a life of poverty and danger. Her mother also has her own ingenious methods of survival. Other characters brought into the story are a rebellious young communist, a British school teacher, and various Chinese and Russian individuals. At some points, there seems to be an overabundance of people to keep track of. Personally, I found them interesting and diverse, with each one lending their own flavour to the tale. Historical fiction provides an opportunity for glimpses into periods we wouldn’t normally consider. This one is situated in a white Russian settlement within China - war-torn China at that. I am more of a Kate Furnivall fan than some and I have heard many contrary opinions regarding this particular book. Along with the rest of my book club, I enjoyed this novel. But, I am not sure if the characters grasped me enough to follow them into the sequel, The Concubine’s Secret. We were not sure why the title refers to a Russian concubine, because neither Lydia nor her mother meet the definition of a concubine. The book was actually inspired by Kate Furnivall’s mother and grandparents, whose names are used as the characters in the story.

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Lt. Rachel Sheils, left, thanks Rod Dyck of Rosedale Concrete Works for his online donation. Dyck, who frequently gives to the local Salvation Army made a donation of $1,000 in the virtual world. He logged on to www.iKettle.ca and made his donation while sitting at his desk. inSide photo by Patrick Kolafa

The iKettle phenomenon is catching as an iKettle in the community is now ranked sixth in the country for donations. Last week a generous online donation from Rod Dyck of Rosedale Concrete Works of $1,000 put the Drumheller iKettle, sponsored by Q91, up to $1,900. Introduced a couple years ago, the iKettle has become a safe and easy way to donate to the local kettle campaign. Online donations are just like regular donations. The funds go to the local Salvation Army to fund local programs. It is less work for the local office at this busy time of year as an e-receipt is automatically generated. The iKettle allows the donor to make their contribution using a credit card or through PayPal. iKettle also allows donors or hosts to send emails to help fill iKettle.

Donors can host a kettle, or they can simply give to an existing one. There is no registration fee to participate. So far the iKettle is catching on. Last year, the Drumheller Salvation Army was also ranked in the top 10 across Canada for

online donations. This year they appear to be on the same track. To make a donation to the Kettle, simply go to www.ikettle.ca or www.drumsa.org, and follow the banner link on the bottom of the page.

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It may be early for this, but I saw Christmas trees up and shining two weeks ago, and the television ads pitching Christmas, started up right after Halloween, so maybe it isn’t too early. During December, the TV schedule is jammed with Christmas specials, and movies. There’s something for everyone, of every age. One that I have never seen, nor even seen advertised, is one about the birth of Christ, the very event without which there would be no Christmas. Maybe that’s something we no longer need to celebrate, after all, this is the 21st century, we are so technically advanced that to celebrate and commemorate the birth of someone that took place so long ago, seems silly. But then the birth of Christ must have been some sort of big deal, I mean, he must have done something worth commemorating or celebrating. Think about it, he must have really changed a lot of lives, even changed history, because what other man actually has time, history, divided by the time he was born? We know history as B.C. and A.D., which stand for Before Christ and Anno Domini, the year of the Lord, or the beginning of the Christian era. The history of mankind is divided by the birth of Christ, in more ways than one. The television Christmas special that I try never to miss is “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown.” That’s right, the block headed kid in the striped shirt and short pants has been doing it every year since 1964, and every year I get choked up over it. The point of the whole movie comes when Charlie Brown is trying to direct the school Christmas play, and no one pays him any attention. They all seem to be more interested in dancing around, making wish lists, and even his dog, Snoopy goes commercial, by winning first prize in a “decorate your home” contest. Charlie Brown finally throws up his arms in disgust and yells, “Doesn’t anyone know the real meaning of Christmas?” Linus saves the day. “Sure Charlie Brown,” and he walks to centre stage. “Lights” and Linus is left in a small spotlight. “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.” “An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and lo, they were afraid.” “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid’.” “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” “Today, in the town of David, a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ, the Lord.” “This will be a sign to you; You will find a baby wrapped in clothes, and lying in a manger.” “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth, good will toward men.” Walking back to Charlie Brown, he said simply, “That’s the real meaning of Christmas Charlie Brown.” And so it is. Let’s not we forget.                               


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Cecil (left) and Ida Botkin grew up near Drumheller during the Great Depression, a time when getting socks for Christmas was greatly appreciated. The two married on December 23, 1944. This will be the couple’s 67th Christmas together. inSide photo by Michael James

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Ida: Both of our parents were really poor. Maybe we would get a pair of socks for Christmas, but nothing else. Then one year my dad came from Oregon with his sister. She brought us each a doll. A doll is something you never forget when you’ve never had one. He’s about the same.

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raise geese and chickens for Christmas dinner. We usually had a goose for Christmas. But, they couldn’t afford to buy a turkey. Other than that we had all the vegetables we needed. In 1944 we each had a weekend off for Christmas, so we got married. But, he went in the army right after that. Cecil: We got married on the 23rd. That was our Christmas present. Two weeks later I was in the army. Ida: That’s why we did it, because he had got his call already and we wanted to get married before he left. We’ve had 67 Christmases together.

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