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Zama City Energy Project

Developing new opportunities for Mackenzie County

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PEACE REGION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE

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Please note: In the previous issue of Move Up (MU22), we reference the population of La Crete as "approximately 2,400" on page 50. According to Mackenzie County, the population of La Crete is 3,643. We would like to acknowledge this discrepancy.

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Powerplant from another Lionstooth Energy project // Photography submitted

THE ZAMA CITY ENERGY PROJECT:

DEVELOPING NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR MACKENZIE COUNTY

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he Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) has partnered with Mackenzie County and Lionstooth Energy for a sustainability study to develop a new, reliable and cost-effective energy plan for the region. The initiative aims to stimulate the economy by repurposing existing natural gas wells in the county to create a source of power that local industry can use. “Businesses in the north have a greater challenge,” said Lisa Wardley, Mackenzie County Councillor for Ward 10.

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“Utilities are their number one overhead cost outside of wages, and there’s no way to get away from that expense, which is primarily distribution costs. So if there were some way we could start producing power locally, it would assist in reducing the overhead cost of industry and business, and hopefully we could attract additional industry and business to the area.” Lionstooth Energy, an Alberta company that develops and implements creative localized power production solutions, is in the middle of a six-month

sustainability study to explore the options for the Zama City Energy Project. “We really like this style of project,” said Geoff Lester, president, CEO and founder of Lionstooth Energy. “We’re convinced generating and using power locally allows for more sustainable and innovative solutions. At this scale, we have the opportunity to be very creative and do something that’s not just a corporate win, but a win that provides jobs, cost-effective solutions and reliability at the local level.”

Ordinarily, natural gas is gathered from wells, processed and then transported by largediameter pipelines to end users. Traditional power plants receive the gas, convert it into electricity and then transport the electricity to the consumer using high-voltage transmission lines. Each of these steps costs money, which drives up the price of the utility. “Our proposed solution is to use technology that will avoid the processing and pipeline transportation stages, and, by using the


What is REDI?

Geoff Lester, CEO Lionstooth Energy // Photography submitted

power locally, we can avoid the transmission costs. This means we can provide power to the end user at a substantially lower cost,” said Lester. While the company has only existed as a corporate entity since 2016, Lester and his team at Lionstooth have been developing solutions like this for 10 years. Many of their past projects have focused on gas-fired generation, but they have also worked on projects that generated power from captured waste heat and gas that would have been flared. The Zama City Energy Project sustainability study will offer tangible steps to move forward. “We want the study to show a series of well-defined solutions. We didn’t want to say, ‘The next step is another study,’” said Lester. “We want to say, ‘The next step is to move on with Project XYZ and it will save the county this much money.’” In addition to producing local power, ideas in the study include the use of by-products like CO2 and heat in a greenhouse and a tree nursery, which would be developed in cooperation with Alberta Forestry to benefit the local mill. They are also looking into rooftop solar options, geothermal opportunities, lithium production from brine and even smaller-scale combined heat and power options

Aerial of Zama City // Photography by Curtis Timinsky

that can be used to power an arena and heat the community buildings. “The proposed industry opportunities in the study are addon benefits. Because we can provide this reliable, cost-effective source of electricity, we can use that as an incentive to convince other industrial users to locate within the county next door to this power generation source,” said Lester. “If this goes through, this will benefit the communities of Rainbow Lake, Chateh, Meander and Zama, as well as the greater region through support industries like the service sector,” said Wardley. While Wardley and Lester are both optimistic, the results of the study and the outcome for the region are far from certain. What happens next will depend on a great many factors, some of which are yet to be determined. “What this requires to be a successful solution is a strong partnership between private industry, the local county, communities in the county and very likely the provincial government as well,” said Lester. “Everybody needs to work together to successfully pull the project off.”

The Regional Economic Development Initiative Association for Northwest Alberta (REDI) formed in 2002. It exists to promote and enhance economic growth amongst its member communities and promotes the region as a whole, rather than as individual communities. REDI is geographically located in the far northwest portion of Alberta and is located within Mackenzie County and the Métis settlement of Paddle Prairie. The region is home to a number of progressive and established resource industries such as agriculture, forestry and oil and gas. This vibrancy has enabled sustained economic diversification. Husky Energy, Paramount Resources Ltd., Agricore, and Tolko Industries have all made major investments in the REDI region. Like the northern lights that dance overhead, the REDI region is vibrant and alive. The region is filled with unique commercial, residential and industrial investment opportunities. This, together with a high regard for family and lifestyle, make the region an amazing place to work and live. The REDI region has a population of more than 20,000 residents. The main source of revenue for REDI is from annual membership fees and government partner funding. REDI is registered as a society under The Societies Act of Alberta. ADVERT ISE ME N T

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Left and Bottom Right: Terry Batt poses with taxidermy and pelts // That Girl Pearl Photography | Top Right: Rendezvous Event in Teepee Creek // Micheline Thiberge Photography

PRESERVING THE BALANCE WITH NATURE

Alberta Trappers Association ~ Local 1080 High Level

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ver since the fur traders first set up business in northern Alberta in 1788, trapping has been an important activity in the Peace Region. While it no longer plays the vital economic role it once did, people like Terry Batt and the other members of the Alberta Trappers Association from the Local 1080 High Level chapter are keeping the tradition alive. “Our membership includes trappers and people who are interested in trapping and what we do,” said Batt, secretary of the High Level Trappers chapter. “We welcome anybody who is willing to learn our way of life and the importance of

our role in keeping balance in nature.” To someone who has spent their entire life in urban areas, the idea of trapping as a way to help maintain balance in nature might seem foreign. However, trappers play a vital role in disease and population control and in addressing the threat of wildlife that no longer fear humans. They have even partnered with biologists as citizen scientists to research the wolverine population in the boreal forests, a project that was initiated by Trappers. “We provide animal damage control from beavers flooding farmland

or roads and assist in caribou recovery strategies by controlling the overpopulation of wolves. Registered residential trappers really make a difference in these areas,” said Batt. Many private cabins and trap lines can be found in the same areas the general public use for other recreational activities, so it is important to understand the trapping industry in Alberta is highly regulated. Trappers must be registered, undergo training and adhere to a code. They are required to use the most humane tools available to manage furbearing animals. Events like the recent Rendezvous

and Outdoorsmen Show, which was hosted by the Grande Prairie Local 1070 chapter in Teepee Creek this year, helps develop respect and appreciation for the trapping way of life. “We love animals and want them to be around for the future,” said Batt. “Even though trapping has occurred here since the 1700s, we still have a healthy managed population. We ask that the public respect our trails, sets and cabins. Trapping will always be around, and with the public becoming more educated about what we do, I believe a balance will be found.”

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Jason Grant, President of the Rainbow Lake Golf & Country Club // Adam in the Wild Photography

A COMMUNITY AT PLAY ON THE FAIRWAY

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or the people of Rainbow Lake, golf isn’t just a game—it’s a community support initiative. Since 1988, individuals and companies have come together to ensure the Rainbow Lake Golf & Country Club (RLGCC) is a vital and active part of the Town of Rainbow Lake’s recreational scene. “Everybody does their part to help out. We’re fortunate to have people here who have the funds, time and energy to put into things like this,” said Jason Grant, President of the RLGCC. Grant, who calls PEI home but has commuted to Rainbow Lake for 18 years, is in his third year

with the club and loves being involved in initiatives that benefit his adoptive community. The non-profit course provides a place for locals to exercise and enjoy themselves. It is also the host venue for the annual Rainbow Lake Oilmen’s Association (RLOA) Golf Tournament, a fundraiser that provides revenue for the RLOA and other community organizations that need a boost such as the daycare, the children’s centre, minor hockey league and more. “We get a lot of players who come from out of town, so it’s a boost to the community and to the golf course itself. It’s a small

town here. We all work together and play together,” said Grant. The course boasts nine holes through gorgeous but challenging treed terrain, and it’s all maintained by six paid staff. Thanks to the steady membership numbers the leadership of Grant and eight other board members, the course is undergoing some much-needed upgrades. They will be updating the golf cart fleet this summer, and golfers can expect to see a re-designed green. “We were able to make significant changes to the golf course. It’s come a long way in a few years, and I’m proud to be a part of that,” said Grant.

The club gives back to the community whenever possible, donating to community organizations and offering free golf programs to the schools. All of it is only possible because of the tremendous support the club receives from community members, businesses and organizations. “I’m happy with the town over the last three years,” said Grant. “We have a lot of new members and the membership base is good. We want to thank the community for helping us out and keeping the community alive.”

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New Industial Pellet plant to bring jobs, investment to High LEvel Tolko and Pinnacle Renewable Energy have teamed up to bring an industrial pellet plant to Tolko’s High Level Lumber division. “The state-of-the-art pellet plant will reduce our carbon footprint and bring economic, employment and other spinoff benefits to the community,” said Tolko in a July 4 press release.

The new Baytex Energy Centre nears completion // Photography submitted

As of mid-July, The Peace Regional Recreation Centre has reached the final 10% of construction as was discussed at the July 22 Town of Peace River Council Meeting.

bleacher installation, concession kitchen installation and lighting installation. In addition, PRRC staff is being trained in a variety of equipment, operations and mechanical duties.

Construction on The Northern Pellet Limited Partnership was scheduled to begin this past July and is to be completed in late-2020.

June and July saw significant project work completed in the facility including flooring, painting, landscaping, score clock installation,

“When commissioned, the Northern Pellet Limited Partnership will secure and increase full-time permanent employment opportunities in the area, and allow us to use our bark, shavings and sawdust to produce pellets for growing markets,” said Tolko President and CEO Brad Thorlakson.

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This project accounts for a $53 million investment for the pellet plant and will bring approximately 25 direct full-time jobs to the community when complete. The facility will also use pollution control equipment that meets the requirements of Alberta Environment and Parks.

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Peace Regional Recreation Centre Nears Completion

The first field house allocation meeting has taken place, where 22 organizations met to ask questions of

administration and to iron out fieldhouse scheduling. Not all inquiries were accommodated due to the volume of requests. A second meeting will take place to explore scheduling options and solutions to scheduling conflicts. Demolition of the existing facility began in late-June and is scheduled to occur over a six-week period in early August. The PRRC is scheduled to open for Minor Hockey School on August 19. A grand opening date is set for October 19.

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n Friday, June 21, Heilan Beer House in Fairview kicked off its highly anticipated grand opening with an open house. The opening festivities continued throughout the weekend with a pig roast and patio party on Saturday and a brunch party on Sunday. Heilan Beer House has already begun hosting a variety of community events including “Pours and Projects”—a monthly

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Heilan cattle & merch // Photography by Jenna Armstrong

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FAIRVIEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR NOMS OPEN The Fairview & District Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Business of the Year awards. All businesses within the Town of Fairview and MD of Fairview No. 136 are eligible for nomination. The categories are Business Professional of the Year (Adult), Business Professional of the Year (Youth), Agricultural Business of the Year and Oil and Gas Service Industry of the Year. Nominations can be sent to the Chamber. Go to fairviewchamber.com for more information. Deadline for submission is August 30, 2019.

Community Stakeholders unveil the Treaty 8 plaque at Riverfront Park on June 21 // Photography by Sharon Krushel

Monument unveiled on National Indigenous Peoples Day

O PVSR TRAIL SPONSORED BY CANFOR On July 24, the Peace Valley Snow Riders (PVSR) announced Canfor’s five-year commitment to sponsor one of the club’s sled trails for $17,500. As a result, PVSR’s fourth trail has been renamed the Canfor Hines Creek Trail. This isn’t the first time Canfor has shown their support. Dating back to 2012, Canfor has granted PVSR private road access, and in 2017 they donated $10,000 toward trail development. A member of the Alberta Snowmobile Association, PVSR will celebrate its 10th anniversary this October. Annual Trail Passes can be purchased at albertasnowmobile.ca or from local snowmobile dealers.

n National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, The Town of Peace River, The Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre and The Aboriginal Interagency Committee met to permanently install flags and a plaque to commemorate the initial signing of Treaty 8, which was signed 120 years prior with a second adhesion signed on July 1, 1899. The monument at the edge of Riverfront Park now boasts five flags—the Canadian flag, Alberta Flag, Town of Peace

River flag, Métis Nation flag and the Treaty 8 First Nation flag—and a plaque that reads, “’As long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow.’ Commemorating the signing of the second adhesion of Treaty 8 at the Peace River Landing July 1, 1899.” Treaty 8 encompasses an area approximately 840,000 km2 and was, at the time, the largest land settlement undertaken by the Canadian Government and First Nations.

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(L to R) Local Shoppers Drug Mart’s Front Store Manager Serena Maure, Northern Sunrise County FCSS Coordinator Jacki Freamo, Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter (PRRWS) Board Chair Carol Van Slyke, PRRWS Executive Director Caroline Sorge, Shoppers Drug Mart’s Kristel Foisy and Shoppers Drug Mart Owner Monique Lavoie // Photography by Steve Freamo

PEACE REGIONAL WOMEN'S SHELTER ANNOUNCES EXPANSION PLAN

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n May 25, The Peace River Regional Women’s Shelter (PRRWS) announced a plan to build a 5,600 square-foot addition to their existing facility. The announcement was made at the Awesome ‘80s Colour Me Fun Run event, which donated its proceeds to the Shelter. The Alberta government has earmarked 75% of the total cost, and now the Shelter is turning to local governments, grants and the community to raise the remaining portion. The new addition will be used for “second-stage housing.” Currently, PRRWS is classified as “emergency housing.” “As an emergency shelter, we can currently only serve women in crisis for 21 days and then we have to move them out. The reality is most women cannot heal and find alternative arrangements

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in this limited time,” said PRRWS Board Chair Carol Van Slyke. “To live independently, the women must secure financial support and housing. Often, this in not possible in 21 days. Confronted by a lack of choices, many women return home to the unchanged abusive situation.” The planned addition will allow the Shelter to offer five second-stage kitchenette suites and an upgraded kitchen, additional bathrooms and laundry facilities for the general populace. “This addition will provide secure, safe housing where women may stay from three to 24 months, giving them time to heal and re-build their lives. The goal is to transition women into their own homes while accessing the services from support networks and community connections,” said Van Slyke.

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Although the facility is in Peace River, it serves women and their families who live within a 100 km radius. In fact, 90% of the women and children they receive come from outside the Town of Peace River. As emergency housing, PRRWS is widely utilized, and the demand for more space is nothing new. “In a year we serve as many as 200 women and 120 children. Although we have increased our number of beds from 15 to 24, we’ve had the unfortunate experience of being unable to meet all the need. In a year we have had as many as 40 women and 85 children who we’ve had to find other accommodations due to lack of space at the shelter. We never turn anyone away; we just may not be able to house everyone on site,” said Van Slyke.

The Shelter has pledged over $250,000 of their own savings toward this project, and there are additional funds earmarked by the Federal government, the Town of Peace River, Northern Sunrise County, the County of Northern Lights and others. The Fun Run raised just over $6,700, and Shoppers Drug Mark Life Foundation topped it up to $10,000. It all adds up to an important start, but the Shelter will need to raise considerably more money if its current plan is to be fully realized. “Donors are contributing to the women in our community who need to rebuild a life for themselves and their children,” said Van Slyke. PRRWS is a non-profit organization. For more information, call 1-877-624-3466 or email admin@prrws.com.


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Firefighting on the Front Lines Tallcree Wildland Limited Partnership BY TALENA WINTERS

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ot many people have what it takes to be on the front lines of a raging forest fire, let alone make a career of it. For the people of the Woodland Cree nations of Tallcree and Little Red River, firefighting is not just a career, it’s a time-honoured tradition dating back over a century. When the Alberta government began a firetack program in 1995, it was only natural the two Woodland Cree nations would become involved— Little Red River in 1995 and Tallcree in 1999. “This is our 20th anniversary as an organization, but we have traditionally and historically supplied firefighters,” said Keith Badger, 56, Business Manager for Tallcree Wildland Limited Partnership (LP) (previously the Tallcree Wildland Firefighters). “My grandfather was a firefighter. Protecting the forest is important to the Tallcree people. We still have trees around us. We still gather herbs and hunt in the forest and practice our traditional rights—we are the Woodland Cree.” The Tallcree Wildland Firefighters do just what it sounds like they do—fight wildfires in the forest, not in structures. They fight fires across the province as well as ones close to home including this year’s largest NW Alberta fire, the Chuckegg Creek wildfire, which, at the time this article was written, was nearly 350 km2 in size and had already caused the destruction and/or damage of dozens of homes in Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement and the temporary evacuations of High Level, La Crete and other communities and homes in its vicinity.

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Depending on the fire hazard level, levels of readiness range from initial attack—being geared up and prepared to leave for a fire in less than 10 minutes for an entire shift—to 30- or 60-minutes getaways. Initial attack calls—being the first on the scene of a fire—can occur up to several times a day, or crews could be put on sustained attack on a large fire. After a fire is under control, fire guard brush piles need to be broken up to reduce the fire hazard from smoldering and to find hot spots. The final stage is cleaning up the mess, a process known as reclamation. “Our guys have been involved in almost every fire started in northwestern Alberta this year. Initial attack, sustained attack, man-up, they do everything. Some of my crews have done three tours on the Chuckegg Creek fire since May 17, but now they’re working on other fires. There are always new fires starting, and there aren’t enough firefighters to cover everything. Right now, my equipment is on reclamation at the Steen River fire, which is under control,” said Badger. In the spring of 1998, Badger (a Tallcree band member) was working for Tallcree First Nation as a forest technician when he received a call from Gord Norrie from the Alberta Forest Service (now Alberta Forestry). Norrie asked him if the Tallcree Nation would like to get involved with the Alberta Firetack Program, which was in its fourth year. “It used to be way different than it is now. As long as you were sixteen, you could go out firefighting. You’d

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get trained on the job by experienced firefighters. In the mid-80s, the Alberta government began a short firefighting course, which was better. The firetack program was 18 days. So, I asked Gord for some information, found a training provider, posted in Tallcree and some people applied,” said Badger. By this time, the brother nation of Little Red River had been with the firetack program for several years. The first recruits from the Tallcree Nation began their firefighter and OHS training in spring of 1998, then went to work with the Little Red River Wildland Firefighters Inc. crews to gain experience. By June of 1999, the Tallcree Wildland Firefighters had purchased some equipment and hit the ground running with their first contract. They changed their name in 2014 when the company restructured.


A Tallcree Wildland Limited Partnership Firefighting Crew // Photography submitted

“We’ve been successful ever since. We’re a stand-alone business; we pay our own payroll and bills and buy our own equipment. We’re self-sufficient— we don’t need help from the Nation,” said Badger. The six Tallcree Wildland LP crews each consist of eight people. Roles include a leader, sub-leader, a certified tree-faller (who can’t be the leader) and a tree bucker and two drivers. Everyone must have their safety certificates, and many of them have other skills like heavy equipment operation. There are around 60 firefighters on the payroll, three of which are women. The company now holds three firetack contracts and a fireline equipment contract for their equipment to be used by the Alberta government on other fires when needed. “During the on-season between midApril and mid-September, there are

base crews on duty at all times as well as secondary crews that get called in as needed. Base crew shifts are usually 10 on, four off, but they can work up to 24 consecutive days if needed. So far this year, none of them have had to exceed 19 consecutive days,” said Badger. Just how many people does it take to fight an out-of-control wildfire like Chuckegg Creek? According to the daily email Badger receives from Alberta Forestry, on July 15 there were 1,348 firefighters plus support staff, 46 helicopters and 123 pieces of heavy equipment on the Chuckegg fire that day. Many of these firefighters are from other parts of Canada or the world. Wildland firefighting crews like Tallcree and Little Red River are vital contributors to the effort. The Tallcree Wildland LP is vital to their nation in other ways, too. In addition to providing employment opportunities for their people, they

give donations to the schools, the youth, and in an area where heating fuel has to be trucked in—they also pay the heating bills for the elders in the Nation over the age of 65 all winter long. “Our fire crews are important for our Nation because we’re in a suppressed area for employment. I have guys with 17 or 18 years of experience, and I have first-year guys. We do training every year. We have people who come and go, and sometimes they leave to do other work. We’re a fairly open company because we’re always short firefighters, but just about everyone’s local from within a reasonable distance from here,” said Badger. The next time you think about the nearby fires, think about the brave men and women who have been battling those elemental forces to preserve our homes and forests for decades. The north would not be nearly the same without their efforts.

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Centennial Time Capsule Ê Deadline to submit ideas is August 31, 2019

As part of the Town of Peace River's Centennial Celebrations, we are putting together a time capsule to celebrate our 100th year that will be sealed at the end of the year. It will be opened in 50 years during the Town's sesquicentennial year in 1969. The time capsule will document and celebrate the town in 2019.

What will go inside the time capsule? To get things started, the committee has already added a North Peace Navigators jersey, signed by this year's team, a program from the Navigator's first game in 2019 and a copy of the Peace River Record Gazette's first issue for 2019 (pictured to the right).

Centennial Time Capsule

We are looking for more items to place in the capsule and are asking the community to submit ideas.

Guidelines for time capsule submissions:

Deadline to submit ideas is August 31, 2019.

Items must be related to the community of Peace River and the year 2019. For example, a non-profit As part of the Town of Peace River’s Centennial Celebrations, we are putting together a time capsule to group hosting an eventourthis year could submit anof event celebrate 100th year, to be sealed at the end this year. poster. It will be opened in 50 years during the Town’s

No large or bulky items. Items should weigh less than 2 lbs and smaller than 12"x12"x6" as space is limited. What will go inside the

our sesquicentennial year in 2069. The time capsule will document and celebrate the town in 2019.

capsule? Items must be freely given and will become the property of the Town of Peace River upon acceptance.

Items can be objects, photographs documents Peace Navigators jersey signedor by this year’s team, a program from

Gazette’s first issue for 2019, to the right. items will be included The Centennial Record Committee has the finalpictured say on which

To get things started the committee has already added, a North

the Navigators first game in 2019, and a copy of the Peace River We are looking for more items to place in the capsule and are asking the community to submit ideas.

We are currently accepting submissions. The deadline to submit your ideas is August 31, 2019.

Guidelines for time capsule Please note, the time capsule project is focused on submission celebrating our present, not the past 99 years. Historical • • • • • •

items are not focus time capsule. Items must be related to the community of Peace River andthe the year 2019.of Forthis example, a non-profit groupWe hosting an event this year could submit an items event poster. for that represent Peace River in 2019. No large or bulky items, less than 2 lbs, and smaller than 12”x12”x6” as space is limited. Items must be freely given and become the property of the Town of Peace River upon acceptance. Items can be objects, photographs, or documents. The Centennial Committee has the final say on which items will be included. We are currently accepting submissions. The deadline to submit your idea is August 31, 2019.

How to submit

Please note, the time capsule project is focused on celebrating our present, not the past 99 years. Historical Go to peaceriver.ca/time-capsule items are not the focus of this time capsule, we are looking for items that represent Peace River in the present or use this QR code: 2019.

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big celebration is on the horizon. You can see it just peeking around the river bend. It’s the 10th Annual Paddle the Peace on August 17, and it’s going to be a blast! Members of the Paddle the Peace’s Action Committee can hardly contain their excitement about the event. This will be committee member Amber Houle’s ninth time assisting with the event. “Over the past nine years the event has grown significantly. Our Action Committee has taken on new partnerships,” said Houle, Northern Sunrise County’s Supervisor of Community Services. “We’ve seen an increase in returning participants, and we continue to see families, young and old, participating. Two years ago, we added a paddle

board component which has attracted new participants as well as local businesses to the event.” This year there will be an extended lunch break for participants, which will feature local musicians as well as vendors. The music and vendors will also be open to the public. In addition, registrants will be entered to win a new Pelican kayak, paddle and roof rack. “I am looking forward to celebrating our 10th anniversary on the river with our wonderful participants and the Action Committee,” said Houle. This year marks committee member Trinidy Schmidt’s fifth time assisting with the event. “My first foray into Paddle the Peace was in 2015, and it was an eye opener for sure. I have never seen so

many smiling faces that early in the morning and even at the end of the day after paddling for quite a few hours. Smiling faces all around,” said Schmidt, County of Northern Lights Community Services Coordinator. “It’s great to see so many avid paddlers return, and seeing new faces is just as rewarding. I am so excited for the 10th Annual and the amazing prize we are giving away.” For Tanya Bell, Director of Community Services for the Town of Peace River, the event is a chance to highlight the Peace River as a recreation asset to the community. “Paddle the Peace has been an example of true municipal collaboration, and the Town of Peace River is so proud to be a partner,” said Bell. “This fun event has brought our

staff together to highlight the incredible natural resource available to our residents and visitors. The event enables many to safely access the river, something they may not have done on their own. We are helping to build community through physical activity and engagement in our natural environment.” Whether this your first or tenth Paddle the Peace, it’s bound to be a good time had with fellow paddlers and river enthusiasts. Be sure to register before August 14. To register go to paddlethepeace2019. eventbrite.ca or call 780-836-3348.

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ver 60 boats from all over the world took to local rivers July 12 to 21 for the 2019 World Jet Boat Championship Races. The races were held in Whitecourt, Grande Prairie, Taylor, BC and Peace River, which hosted the races on July 14 and 15.

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The Racing Jet Boat Federation (U.I.M.) is comprised of teams from Canada, USA, Mexico and New Zealand with one of the countries hosting the championships every four years. The winners in the unlimited class this year were Bat Outta Hell (Ross

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Schlotthauer/USA) in first place, Little Smokey (Rick Hollingworth/ Canada) in second place and Miss Ede (Darren Weaver/Canada) taking third place.


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n June 22 and 23, locals and visitors flocked to the Peace River Ag Grounds for the 16th Annual Peace River Pow Wow and 24th Annual Aboriginal Gathering. The annual celebration of Aboriginal song, dance and ceremony offered cash prizes for dance competitions in

a variety of styles, drum competitions, jigging and fiddling competitions and a hand games tournament. The Pow Wow also featured a stew and bannock feast on Saturday, craft and food vendors and an Eagle Feather Ceremony honouring recent graduates.

The festivities were originally slated for June 1 and 2 but were postponed due to the wildfires in Northern Alberta. The 2020 Peace River Pow Wow is scheduled for June 6 and 7.

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Learning Never Stops

The Continuous Journey of Improvement

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evin Wharmby is a Lead Planner and Scheduler of Maintenance at Cameco Corporation’s Port Hope Conversion Facility. Wharmby is a great believer in lifelong learning. “I have always believed learning never stops. Since graduating from Law & Security Administration, and then working through apprenticeship training as a General Machinist, I have continued to participate in continuous learning programs,” said Wharmby.

"I have always believed learning is a lifelong journey. The more well-rounded your knowledge, the more opportunities are open for you." Kevin Wharmby

NLC Maintenance Management Professional Certificate Program Graduate

Wharmby’s most recent accomplishment was graduating from Northern Lakes College’s Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) certificate program. He first heard about the MMP program in 2014, when he attended a MainTrain conference hosted by PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada). Wharmby had the opportunity to speak with NLC staff about the outline of the MMP program offered by the College and he was immediately intrigued.

In September 2015, Wharmby moved to another company plant, and his manager strongly encouraged him to enroll in the MMP program. “I found the Human Resource module very interesting because it is something I am not regularly exposed to in my job, so it was great to gain some insights on that aspect. The modules also reinforced some of my prior lessons and taught me new strategies. All the instructors were very knowledgeable about their subject matter, which made the courses very engaging,” said Wharmby. Through the MMP program, Wharmby gained the knowledge and skills to drive improvements in uptime, production capacity, equipment reliability, safety, environmental compliance, economic life of assets, return on investment and develop effective communication between departments. In April 2018, Wharmby successfully completed the MMP program.

“What appealed to me most about this NLC program was I really felt it was a foundational skillset for a Maintenance Supervisor,” said Wharmby. The MMP program is designed for operations and maintenance managers in asset intensive industries who would like to learn about maintenance best practices or those aspiring to enter into operations and maintenance management roles. The online delivery method allows students to participate in scheduled

online courses while providing the flexibility to maintain their family and work life while continuing their education.

“The skills I acquired through the program will assist me with improving our work management processes and helping our reliability program grow,” said Wharmby. “I have always believed learning is a lifelong journey. I have been fortunate to work for companies along the way that have supported me in upgrading my skillset. I believe the more wellrounded your knowledge, the more opportunities are open for you.”

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Friendly, Welcoming, Health And Wellness-Focused Community Fairview is home to several Health and Wellness-focused businesses available to serve you. PHARMACIES Guardian Drugs 100400 110st 780-835-4078 Rexall 10216 110st 780-835-2355 Pharmasave 11015 102ave 780-835-3485

AESTHETICS/ SALONS The Barber Co. 11031 102ave 780-834-8050

Clear Body Image Salon & Wellness Spa 10111 110st 780-835-9258 Revitalized 10206 110st 780-835-2127 Second Avenue Salon 10916 102ave 780-835-2248 Hair Chic N’ Boutique 10406 110st 780-835-5880 Pure Bliss Day Spa 11341 110 ave 780-834-7358

HEALTH FOOD & WELLNESS STORES Heartland Health 10910 102ave 780-835-5790

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

The Soho Studio 10920 104ave 780-835-2792 Natural Healing 780-835-1267 J. Lynne Bask Massage Therapy 10416 110st 780-835-5385

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

Fairview Chiropractic Care Centre 10416 110st 780-835-5385

PET HEALTH

Swartzy Performance Horses Equine Centre 780-814-1729 Fairview Veterinary Clinic Ltd. 10216 101ave 780-835-2750 Shorty’s Pet Supplies 10308 110st 587-343-0295

WELLNESS CENTRE/ FITNESS Elements the Compass of Health 10600 101 ave 1-877-226-7843 Brave Culture 9700 113st 780-834-6453 Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre 11219 95ave 780-835-2812 GPRC Fairview Fitness Centre 11219 95 ave 780-835-6689 Gypsy Healing & Creations 780-834-8232 Heart and Soul Connection 780-835-8843 The Phoenix Studio 10206 110st 780-223-6027

OPTOMETRY FYiDoctors 10309 110st 780-835-3555

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Fairview Dental 10305 110st 780-835-2194

FAIRVIEW HEALTH COMPLEX ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES Speech Language Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy Public Health Inspection Immunization Home Care Xray and Ultrasound Endoscope Services Diagnostic Imaging Laboratory Services Oral Health School Health Programs Mental Health Services Assertive Outreach Nutrition Counselling Social Work Prenatal Classes Day Respite Program Palliative Care Emergency Services Inpatient Respite Care ER and Acute Care Continuing Care Public Health 10612 110st 780-835-6100

FAIRVIEW MEDICAL CLINIC 10624 110st 780-835-4255

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Time for a Healing Change 103, 10616 109st 1-780-800-4409

recognizes the Peace Country’s desire for a vibrant, active, life-focused community, which is why we encourage health and wellness businesses. Connect with Fairview’s Economic Development Committee to join your business with our growing Health Hub. Town of Fairview www.heartofthepeace.com www.fairview.ca 24

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Amber armstrong, MAPC | Manager, communications and stakeholder relations | Mercer International inc.

International Reach. Local Committment. Fresh Perspectives from Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd.

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s a result of internationalization, we all live and work in a borderless economy connected by technology that crosses time zones, languages, cultures and currencies. However, it also impacts us locally. At Mercer, we are prepared to remain competitive despite these escalating challenges. Everything from the cost of our local food, housing and transportation to the impact of our rules, rights and regulations are connected to what happens globally. Although this can cause angst and make many feel powerless due to the enormity of challenges facing us today, let’s take a fresh perspective and look at how Mercer uses our international understanding of business to stay focused and make a difference. Mercer International Inc. is a multinational corporation with subsidiaries in Germany, Canada and Australia. On this level, we operate in global pulp, lumber and bio-extractive markets. Mercer Peace River Pulp Ltd., on the other hand, is a local production mill. So, while we conduct business at a global level, we remain focused on what we value—the pursuit of excellence related to sustainably harvested fibre; our respect for the environment; the rights of our teams, citizens and communities; and a continual focus on safety. LET’S TALK ABOUT FORESTRY When we talk about Mercer values in pursuit of excellence in forestry, we are always striving for a fresh perspective and asking ourselves, “How can we

make a difference in what we do?” We are constantly effecting change locally as we continue to pursue that question when it comes to how we manage our forests, and the outcomes are sometimes felt globally. As stewards of our natural resources, we understand the boreal forest has an impact on the environment, which includes things like atmospheric conditions, species, soil condition, water quality, landscape diversity, Indigenous communities and the economic well-being of our nation. It is commonly acknowledged these are challenges and opportunities associated with sustainable development that need to be considered by the international community. We consider this on the international, national and local levels. At Mercer Peace River, we utilize international best practices and standards, which we break down into values, objectives, indicators, and targets (VOITs). We incorporate our VOITs into technological platforms to monitor progress toward our sustainable forest management goals, which look at population characteristics, socio-economic demands and the various value systems associated with our forest resources. So, while historically the term “forestry” was primarily concerned with timber production, today forestry VOITs involve management of the multiple values found within things such as recreational opportunities, hunting, trapping and fishing. There are community interests and concerns to be aware of as well as resource

harvesting and extraction requirements that help preserve or manage wildlife habitats. We understand constant reassessment and research into how we do business is essential. We consider our own interests and the interests of our communities and people. We look globally to a rapidly changing landscape influenced by politics, science, research and economic influences. We align and collaborate with organizations and associations that focus on business, environmental and technological developments to ensure we are not just maintaining our current businesses but also investing in them for future societal and marketdriven changes. Our organizational VOITs are more interdisciplinary, inter-industrial and international in nature than ever before, so we collaborate to understand and respond proactively and appropriately with our collective resources. At Mercer, we value the pursuit of excellence related to our people, our production and our processes. While we continue to be one of the most advanced global pulp and timber organizations, we will always stay local and grounded. It’s where great things happen. At Mercer, it’s not just what we say that matters, it’s what we do.

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lassy water parts for your paddle as you dip it in and take your stroke. The calm breeze is just enough to cool you down and keep the bugs away while you take in a beautiful morning in the Peace. The best way to celebrate summer and make the most of our beautiful lakes and waterways is on a stand up paddle board (SUP) from The Board Rentals. Kristine Lusby loves pristine natural experiences and has a love of adventure, which is why her and husband, Trevor, started The Board Rentals—the Peace Region’s mobile, stand up paddle board rental company. Recreation is an important part of life

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and many search to find exciting new activities. On a trip to New Orleans Lusby got her first taste for stand up paddle boarding, and the rest is history. “My friend organized a SUP rental for us. We went out and paddled around in the bayou. It was so incredible. I thought, this would be great in the Peace Region. This would totally work,” said Lusby. Upon returning home to Alberta, Kristine and Trevor got to work planning, researching and crafting the enterprise that would become The Board Rentals.

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A key part of the equation is the boards themselves. Unlike rigid, fibreglass surf boards, the inflatable SUP boards offered by The Board Rentals are versatile and have many benefits. “These boards roll up and can be stored in a carrying bag with the pump and other accessories,” Lusby explained to Move Up Magazine at Wilderness Park, just northeast of Grimshaw. “They are so durable. You don’t have to be scared about chips and dings.” In addition to their durability, these 10-and-a-half-foot-long boards are very beginner friendly for paddling. They are ideal for learning as they have


a bit of extra width, a soft shell and three fins for stability. Kristine want to make sure everyone feels comfortable on a SUP.  “If you can stand on one foot for 30 seconds, you can paddle board. The Board Rentals will get you up and running on your paddling adventure,” said Lusby. As part of the experience, Lusby meets clients at the SUP location and time of their choice, inflates the boards and gives a basic instruction and safety tutorial. “It’s a great way to get new people involved. We want it to grow it in the Peace,” said Lusby. With so much recreation potential on the water, amazing spots are everywhere to play on stand up paddle boards. “Wilderness Park is such a great, beginner friendly spot. It’s close to both Peace River and Grimshaw and the trees provide shelter from the wind,” said Lusby. Lusby enjoys many different locations, all of which The Board Rentals delivers to. “Lac Cardinal, Figure Eight Lake, Peace River, the Boat Launch, they all have their own beauty. You can go for even a little while and really feel a connection with nature,” said Lusby. That connection with nature is only one of the benefits of getting out on a SUP. It’s a full body workout. Paddling and balancing the board allow for all the muscle groups to get in on the action. The stillness of the water and beautiful surroundings have an almost meditative feel to it. For some, to be able to get away from it all out on the water is the best self care available.  Stand up paddle boards are a versatile piece of recreation equipment. From lakes to rivers, they can become a way

to fish, relax or even exercise further by taking your yoga or Pilates practice to the next level. The Red Paddle Co. boards rented by The Board Rentals are rated to 220 lbs., so there are opportunities for family time or even an outing with your dog. With a quick search on YouTube, you can learn how to train your pooch to come along for the ride. In the spirit of building community, The Board Rentals has partnered with other local businesses in Peace River. Simply for Life members get

20% off a first time rental. Rent on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday and get 20% off pints and swag at Peace River Brewing—a perfect spot for a post paddle craft beer and fun activities. Life is too short to wait on shore! The Board Rentals is ready for your daily, weekend or week-long rentals. With their convenient rentals, there’s nothing holding you back from getting on board with this fun summer activity.  THEBOARDRENTALS.COM

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LEADING GREAT SERVICE BY EXAMPLE Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre | Peace River

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The Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre in Peace River doesn’t just post their four key values of integrity, respect, fairness and honesty on a wall, they incorporate them into everything they do—and it shows. The hotel, previously the Traveller’s Motor Hotel, was purchased by the Sawridge Group of Companies in 2006, an organization founded in 1964 by Chief Walter Twinn of the Sawridge First Nation near Slave Lake. These four values have defined the Sawridge Group since its inception. Sawridge Peace River General Manager Robin Galloway, 43, lives these ideals every day, often working side-by-side with staff in any given department to see how the hotel can improve—or simply to lend a hand. “These four principals are the pillars of all we do,” said Galloway. “I serve our team, and our team serves our guests. If I’m not doing my job properly, they can’t do theirs. I jump in at any given time.” Galloway has worked nearly every

position possible during her 15-year history with the hotel. She started as Bar Manager (and server) in Sharks Billiards and Sports Lounge in 2004 when then-owner Terry Hartz sold the lounge to the hotel. Since then, she has worked her way through Human Resources, Beverage Manager, Room Division Manager, and in 2015, General Manager. After selling his bar, Hartz became the hotel’s General Manager, and Galloway credits him as the mentor who shaped her hands-on management style. “Terry talked a lot about company culture. It is a profound part of my role as a leader to provide the team with an environment where they can be their best selves and deliver the ultimate service experience to our guests. I hire for attitude and I teach the rest because it can all be taught,” said Galloway. Talk to her staff, and you can see how that attitude-first imperative has paid off. Noel Castro, for example, is a 43-year-old Filipino man who joined the hotel in February 2008 through

the Temporary Foreign Worker program after completing a very competitive training program in his home country. Castro left his wife and two young children at home to take a risk on an opportunity in a new, frigid country, but his positive attitude made his gamble pay off. “It was very tough to be so far away from my family. I didn’t know anyone here. When I arrived, it was -40 degrees and I was shaking because I couldn’t stand the cold. It was a big decision to leave behind everything I had in the Philippines, but I had it in my mind this was for a better future for my family,” said Castro. Galloway was responsible for hiring Castro while working in Human Resources, along with many other foreign employees from countries like the Dominican Republic, India and Mexico. At one point in 2014, the hotel had 29 nationalities represented among 96 employees. Many of the employees hired through the Temporary Foreign Workers program have become permanent residents,

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"Being a good leader is about one life influencing another. Putting your heart into your work is key."

with some going on to manage departments in other hotels or the hotels themselves. “Many cultures view the customer service and hospitality industries as professional careers, and the workers are trained as such. It brought a whole new level of professionalism to our market when it was needed. It also brought a broader perspective when making decisions. Being able to ask people from a multitude of different nationalities or socio-economic backgrounds their opinions contributed to us becoming a stronger force to be reckoned with,” said Galloway. After Castro arrived, he worked as a food and beverage server in the hotel restaurant, Alexander’s. He quickly

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worked his way up to Night Supervisor, then Restaurant Manager. By the time he gained his permanent resident status and was able to bring his family to join him in Canada in 2012, he added “Games Room Manager” to his title. Castro now oversees both departments. Galloway’s engaged leadership style has rubbed off on team leaders like Castro. “Being a good leader is about one life influencing another. Putting your heart into your work is the key,” said Castro. “In a workplace with so many different nationalities, I have to adapt myself, considering my coworkers as my own family. I must be supportive and establish a good rapport with them to meet the common goal and become successful.”


In addition to his day job, Castro operates a cleaning business as a contractor with Skyblue Janitorial and Carpet Cleaning Services Inc. He spends his evenings cleaning local businesses with his wife. He brings the same passion and dedication to his own company, a trait he attributes to his upbringing and his faith. “One thing that inspires me every day is the Bible verse Colossians 3:23, ‘Whatever you do, work at it as for the Lord, not for human masters.’ When disappointment, uncertainty and dissatisfaction come my way, I fuel my imagination with creative, inspiring thoughts. Then I can look at tasks differently and take the steps to thrive. Life is all about choices. Always do your best to make the right ones

and learn from the wrong ones,” said Castro. Sawridge Peace River has benefitted from the perspectives of its founder, its employees, and its past and current leaders in ways that are benefitting the hospitality industry in the region as a whole. For Galloway, being the kind of mentor that Terry Hartz was for her is one of the ways she defines success. “People want to be involved and be a part of something bigger. They want to contribute and be respected and have opportunities to learn and develop. I do my best to try to create that kind of an environment here,” said Galloway. “I don’t know another way.”

"People want to contribute and be respected and have opportunities to learn and develop. I try to create that kind of environment here."

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When you talk to Glen and Greg Zavisha, the father-son team who are the current leaders of Zavisha Sawmills in Hines Creek, there are two words that keep coming up over and over again—innovation and versatility. Those qualities have characterized the business ever since Glen’s father, Henry, started running the sawmill in 1943 using a steam engine (because diesel wasn’t available due to the war effort) and have carried it through three generations of adapting to changing conditions and markets. “We maintain versatility with our equipment and our drilling. We’re constantly on the cutting edge of technology, and that helps us dial in on niche markets,” said Greg, 36, who is the mill’s general manager as well as co-owner. “It’s not convenient or economical for the larger mills to make a wide variety of products. If there is a mill working with small fibre, they’ll mainly be a stud mill, and they’ll become very, very efficient. We give up a lot of efficiency for the added value of offering a wide

variety of products. So, we get orders that are not the norm,” said Glen, 77, who holds the title of president but now leaves the daily management to his son. That flexibility has been nurtured by a number of factors through the years. When Henry started the mill, it operated like every other sawmill—out in the bush, moving around to where the wood was. In 1966, the company carved out a new business model by relocating to a permanent location in Hines Creek. They were the first mill to be issued a tree haul permit on Alberta highways. Glen was 23 years old at the time and had been helping his dad in the mill for six years. “If you have an early spring breakup and your mill is located in the bush, that ends your sawing for the year. Once we moved, we just had to make sure our trees arrived during the winter and we could saw into the summer. We were no longer controlled by weather so much, so it helped stabilize

production,” said Glen. In 1987, 14 years after Henry passed away, Glen did his first shipment to Germany. Once he began shipping overseas, he took a trip to Europe and toured mills in Germany, Sweden, Finland and Norway to learn what the foreign markets expected in their lumber and what was already available there. “They grade on the Swedish grading system over there, which we had to learn. We had to find a place where the quality of our fibre and the expected sizes would fit, and we had to work in metric to go into foreign markets,” said Glen. They eventually expanded into other foreign markets such as Ireland, UK, Germany, France, Belgium, Algeria, Australia, Japan, Taiwan and some Middle Eastern points like the United Arab Emirates. “Our main market became the Japanese market. We had several delegations come over here. They

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Zavisha Sawmills President Glen Zavisha (R) with son and Zavisha Sawmills General Manager Greg Zavisha (L)

"We're on the cutting edge of technology and that helps us dial in on niche markets."

worked very well with us to tell us what they wanted and the grades they expected. We had to adapt our mill system so that we were very flexible, because we had to be able to cut imperial and metric with very few changes,” said Glen. Today, the business is thriving thanks to their continued ability to adapt and grow. Because of changing market and industry demands abroad and at home, they now only ship within Canada and the US. However, they still offer a variety of products—from commodity items like 2x4s, 2x6s and 2x10s to specialty items and decking products like 4x4s, 4x6s and 6x6s. Despite the company’s capacity to cut in metric, their current products are mostly cut in imperial measurements to cater to the North American market.

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“Most mills produce commodities, and that’s basically all they do. They don’t make decking products. We do scaffold planking, too, and it goes down to Ontario,” said Glen. The company is about to become almost completely optimized by adding another piece of automated equipment to their arsenal—a curve saw edger for recovering more wood from a round log. This removes an element of human error and redefines the roles of the staff. “It changes the profile of your job. We’ve replaced labour positions with technical trades. So, rather than having somebody man-handling pieces, we have somebody maintaining equipment. We are training current employees in anticipation of the change,” said Greg.


A day in the life at Zavisha Sawmills

The employee base at the mill is remarkably stable, most having worked there for many years. Their longeststanding employee, Henry Hoffman, has been with the company since he graduated from high school almost 30 years ago. Some of the employees were once temporary foreign workers but have become permanent residents or citizens. One of them has been there for 10 years. “We try to use as much local help as possible. We do in-house training and bring people on where they’ll stay for several years. The door is always open, especially to highly skilled, dedicated people,” said Glen.

supplied a large chunk of the materials for the new clubhouse at the golf course for free. They also donate to dad’s groups, sports groups, schools and those competing in equine events. “We’re very much involved,” said Glen. “We consider the mill to be not just a ‘Zavisha Sawmills’ mill—it belongs to the community. We have no intention of selling off or closing down. We plan to continue to be part of the community for a long time.” With their reputation for high-quality products delivered on time and their flexible business model, their legacy of innovation and versatility is sure to continue for generations to come.

"We try to use as much local help as possible. The door is always open, especially to highly-skilled dedicated people."

As the biggest employer in Hines Creek, the business gives back to the community whenever it can. Three years ago, they

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If you want to gain a new appreciation for something, share it with someone. That’s what Michelle Campbell, 51, of Grimshaw, discovered when she began hosting international Workaway-ers five years ago. In 2014, when Campbell took over the family vending business, Campbell Land Vending, she discovered a passion for playing tour guide. Students now come from around the globe to help her stock machines as a small part of their cultural immersion into the Peace Region. “I was already taking foreign farm interns, and then I found out about the Workaway program for people who want to come and have an international experience, improve their English and learn our culture, so I opened it up to include them,” said Campbell. “It’s become a beautiful sharing experience. When I have foreigners here, I’m looking for the beauty to share with them. I see the Peace Region with fresh eyes all the time.” Campbell Land Vending was originally started by Campbell’s son, Brett, who worked in emergency medical services at the time. The vending machines in the hospitals he visited were frequently empty or out of order. His schedule allowed him enough time to work a side job, so he asked for permission to put in his own vending machine.

“If you’re stuck in the hospital for nine hours because someone you love has just been admitted or is waiting to see a doctor, those machines are really important. Brett saw a need. We now do all the hospitals in the Peace Region as well as several high schools,” said Campbell.

chickens. She makes sure visitors get to take part in local events like the Peace River Pow Wow and PeaceFest. They sometimes even meet local celebrities like the Honey Cowboy, a.k.a. Brendan Dickson, whose music has struck a chord with several of the visitors.

Brett has now returned to farming with Campbell’s husband, Brian, and Campbell, who was ready for a change of pace from working at the high school, runs the vending business— with help from her foreign students.

Currently, she has a Japanese visitor named Daichi Takatori. Takatori visited two years ago and was so taken by the Peace Region, he has returned for a second stint.

Thanks to the Workaway program, Campbell now takes on around 15 students every year, most of whom stay for fewer than three weeks. This year alone, the countries represented have included France, Singapore, Belgium, Germany, Namibia, Australia and Japan. “We probably do more driving than working because the Peace Country is so big, so we practice English a lot. We also relationship-build, share culture, share stories and make plans. At home, I take an interest in what they want to learn and help them learn it. I try to do a project a week,” said Campbell. Providing those non-work-related experiences is important to Campbell. She’s taught students to paint, garden, cook, bake bread and make homemade pasta from eggs laid by her own

“I came in winter last time, and everything was covered by snow,” said Takatori, 24, of Yamaguchi, Japan. “Now it’s very green and beautiful. I like the peaceful landscape in Alberta and seeing the wild animals that come right near town. In Japan, there are a lot of mountains, so the landscape is totally different.” On this visit, Takatori wanted to learn to grow his own food, so the Campbells created a new garden space and are raising baby chicks and baby pigs, which he has been helping with. He’s also been listening to English songs since he was here last, so they offered to send him to guitar camp in Manning. “I’ve never played a musical instrument, and Michelle and Brian gave me this very exciting experience,” said Takatori.

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Daichi Takatori (L) and Campbell Land Vending Owner Michelle Campbell (R)

For visitors like Takatori, the experiences of engaging with a new culture can be intimidating, but they usually have an adventurous spirit and throw themselves into the culture with a lot of enthusiasm. “When I first came to Canada, I didn’t speak English well, so I was very nervous when I met the local people,” said Takatori. “With Campbell Land Vending, there are foreign students coming from all over the world. It is fun talking to these guys, hearing their experiences, and doing the same job and supporting each other.” Campbell has been thrilled with how people have responded to her guests, often asking her visitors questions. She feels locals have been great ambassadors for what the Peace Region stands for.

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“Out in the community, they’re meeting new people and learning about the things that make our community unique,” said Campbell. “They’re visiting the local businesses like DMI [now Mercer] and meeting people. Just going to the grocery store is an experience. With our program, the students don’t come in as tourists, they are integrating into the community. Daichi has so many friends here.” Campbell loves to share everything from moose to hoar frost to local attractions to Peace Country honey with her students. Many of the students are just as generous with sharing their own culture in return, both while they are here and in their own home country. “Daichi is an excellent cook and has prepared some wonderful Japanese food. I’ve been to a wedding in

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England, a beach in Barcelona and historical monuments in France, guided by past guests. I’m not a tourist when I go to those countries, I’m extended family,” said Campbell. One of the things Campbell is doing to improve her guests’ experience is being more intentional with how she teaches English since many of them must pass an English test for school. She’s enrolled in an online class and is consciously expanding her own vocabulary so she can give them the support they need. “They get so excited by what they see here. I don’t watch the Northern Lights, I watch the students’ faces when they see the Northern Lights. Every day is an adventure—and we vend on the side. You get a lot done when you’re having fun,” said Campbell.


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“Well laid out and large sites. Staff at check-in are very helpful and pleasant. Quiet and peaceful.” “Very clean showers and laundry and the campground as a whole is very clean. Marcel and Louise are the best hosts you could ask for.” These kinds of comments are the norm, not the exception, in reviews about the Rendez-Vous RV Park and East Side Storage located beside Cecil Thompson Park in Northern Sunrise County. This is a testament to the owners’ high standards and vast personal experience in RV parks of every kind. Marcel Ruel, 59, and his wife Louise, 58, built the park in 2010 as a “retirement project.” After a long career with Ruel Concrete, the company Marcel founded, he was ready to pass the torch on to his business partners

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and take life a little easier. Inspired by their own RV adventures, Marcel and Louise decided to create an RV park that had all the best aspects of the parks they have enjoyed over the years. “People often say that we must be learning a lot about our industry because we live it for six months of the year, and it’s true. We wanted to find something where we could get away for half the year and have fewer staff. We didn’t want to quit working cold turkey,” said Marcel. “I grew up in the hospitality industry. I used to do my homework by the switchboard of my parents’ motel and work the plugs when someone made a call. So, we started a hospitality and self-storage business.” The business now has 110 serviced sites (one in a heated shop), 106 RV storage sites and over 100 self-storage units. In addition, the park has a convenience store, public laundry facility, public washrooms, public dump station, propane, free Wi-Fi, a common space and a large tent for group events like

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weddings and memorial services. An economical overnight option is to rent one of their on-site holiday trailers or their furnished cottage. As part of the storage business, they also have a U-Haul franchise, which includes moving supplies (and muscle). Their park is also part of the Good Sam RV Park & Resort Network, an indication to Good Sam Club members that the park meets topnotch standards for a quality camping experience. “A lot of RV parks have holding tanks for the sewer. I’ve been stuck next to one, and it smelled pretty [bad]. We’re hooked up to municipal services, so we have direct sewer, electricity and municipal water. You get potable water and no sewage holding tanks,” said Marcel. As their reviews suggest, cleanliness is an important value of the Ruels. In fact, they not only keep their RV park squeaky-clean, as part of their contract with Northern Sunrise County, they


also maintain Cecil Thompson Park next door and are working with the municipality on developing ideas for making better use of the park. “We try to promote the exercise equipment they put there. This year they have a volleyball court, so we could do a beach volleyball tournament. We get a lot of families because of the park. It’s important to keep it clean,” said Louise. “When you run a business, you want to do it to the best of your ability. We spend the winter in an RV park near Las Vegas and meet a lot of people from all over the United States and Canada. We get a lot of different perspectives from both part-time and full-time travellers. It helps us to understand what people are looking for when they go to these places,” said Marcel. One of the things they’ve noticed is people are looking to learn more about the local community and culture when they travel. Because of this, they are

hoping to partner with community organizations to elevate their guest experience.

even have a storage unit set aside for charity.

“People who come here want to know what makes our community tick. They want to go on a reserve and mingle, attend a pow wow or visit the dairy operation in St. Isidore. We want to connect with the Aboriginal, Ukrainian and French communities to facilitate those experiences,” said Marcel. “We’ve had people from India who raise cows, and they wanted to see how the cows are raised here,” added Louise. A few of the things the Ruels have done to give back to the community include providing storage space for the RCMP, who administer the local Canadian Tire Jumpstart program (which provides sports equipment for kids who need it) and providing public-use amenities like the coinoperated showers, laundry and dump station. They donate all the recycled bottles and cans from the park to various local groups raising funds. They

“People who are in transition can leave their goods in our storage unit and choose the charity they want to donate to. When the unit is full, we send a video of the contents to Bid13. com, an online auction company that specializes in storage. The money raised goes to the charity chosen by the person who donated the most from that lot. We provide a channel for people to donate the goods they don’t need any more,” said Marcel. Next summer, Rendez-Vous RV Park will celebrate its 10-year anniversary, and the Ruels are thrilled with what they have accomplished in that time. Just like the Ruels have created a valueadded experience based on their travels, they hope their guests take something away from their stay too. “We hope all visitors who come into the area leave with a new perspective on who we are here in the north and what we have to offer,” said Marcel.

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Peace Gourmet Honey | Hines Creek & Fairview WORDS BY TALENA WINTERS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHARON KRUSHEL

Talk to Jean Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, 65, of Hines Creek for a few minutes, and you will see why he took the nickname of Jean des Abeilles (Jean of the Bees)—the insects are not only his profession; they are his passion. Jean is the beekeeper at Fairview College, caring for around 140 hives, but he is also the owner of Peace Gourmet Honey, selling specialty honeys with flavours derived by harvesting while the bees are collecting from specific wildflowers. “Bees are very interesting insects. People are scared of the bees, but the best thing you can do is learn from them. When you fear, it means you need to learn something,” said Jean. That philosophy of learning from the bees permeates everything Jean does like the sweet scent clinging to his clothes after a day working in the hives. Having worked with bees for over half his life, it makes sense he has harvested a great deal of wisdom from his hives along with the liquid gold they produce.

“Bees are like a microcosm of human society,” said Jean. “In the bee world, everyone is specialized with their own job, like employees. They work for the community, not themselves. If you see a bee by herself, she is lost and will die. She cannot live without the community of bees. We humans are the same. We need to be in a group, have a sense of community and belonging, and we have to share and give the benefit of our work to others.” Jean first became interested in beekeeping in his home country of Belgium. After moving to the Peace Region from Québec in 1997, he began working for local apiaries and took a beekeeper technician course at Fairview College in 1998. His first package of bees for his new business arrived from New Zealand on April 23, 1998, and he hasn’t looked back since. “I learned a huge amount of theoretical knowledge in the course, but when I got my bees, I couldn’t do anything with it. So, the bees have been my school. By watching them, I’ve built a connection with the bees. I’ve learned how to read the hive and

understand how they build a nest,” said Jean. Jean got the idea to produce specialty honeys from his background in Europe, where people like to purchase specific varieties of honey. In each blooming period, Jean harvests a different flavour of honey, selling these gourmet varieties at local businesses and farmers markets. “In the spring, the bees harvest nectar from berry flowers like saskatoons, cherries, raspberries, cranberries and the wild rose. It’s a very nice, fruity product. For my Wildberry Honey, I harvest before the alfalfa blooms, which has a stronger flavour. It’s a lot of work, so I have to sell it for more, but it’s my bestseller. Most people don’t realize we have this richness of berries in the Peace Region that makes something so unique,” said Jean. When Jean started out, he would go to farmers markets and craft fairs himself. As the business grew, he partnered with other small businesses to do the selling and now focuses his own time on the administrative side of things. And, of course, spending time with his bees.

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“The only difference between bees and cattle is the size of the horns,” said Jean. “As a group, they act a lot like cattle. I work most of the time without a veil, just a smoker and a cap on my head so they don’t get tangled in my hair. If you work gently and avoid sharp movements, you’ve got Tai Chi with the bees. That’s why I’ve got the yin-yang in my logo. It’s about balance.” Jean helps new beekeepers learn, much like mentors like Paul Benoit helped him. In 2015, he and several other people founded the Grande Prairie Beekeepers Club, which meets monthly and provides practical, hands-on classes and support for its 39 members. “In the spring we have a beginners class for beekeepers, basically a Beekeeping 101. We have club hives where people can learn directly from the bees. We even have one member

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of the club who has taught us how to make mead,” said Jean. In addition, Jean is working on increasing awareness about the importance of controlling weeds in ways that won’t harm the bees, which harvest from roadside wildflowers after the alfalfa and canola are harvested. Jean is also developing a bee box for small-scale beekeepers based on a commercial model that will be easier to manhandle. He is also a volunteer firefighter in Hines Creek and volunteers with the IGNITE Youth program in Fairview once a week. One way he likes to connect and help people is to barter with other vendors at the markets he attends. “When you trade a product without money, you respect and appreciate what the other person is doing more and build a sense of community.

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I’ve exchanged vegetables, smokies, cosmetics and soap for honey—it does not end. I got wood from a private sawmill for building bee boxes. Like the bees, each of us has a special skill. When you barter, you get to learn what other people do,” said Jean. Jean continues to expand the products he offers to make use of more of the hive. He now carries five varieties of specialty honey, bee pollen, beeswax for candle making, and has plans to offer propolis and cosmetics in the future. Whatever Jean does, he plans to keep doing what he loves most—working directly with the bees. “I still feel very young, but quality of life matters too,” said Jean. “You want to keep things, so you enjoy them. I want to keep sharing with others and helping them feel a connection with the bees.”


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Museums + Heritage BATTLERIVER RIVERPIONEER PIONEER MUSEUMManning, BATTLE MUSEUM AB | Open May 15 September 15 from 10am Open May 15 - September 15 from 10am to 6pmto 6pm East on Hwy 691 Manning, AB | 1km East on Hwy 691 Agricultural equipment and taxidermy displays. Restored Agricultural equipment and taxidermy displays. Restored buildings buildings with artifacts include Anglican Church, with artifacts Shop include& Anglican Blacksmith more! church, blacksmith shop & more! Admission by donation | 780-836-2374 780-836-2374 LACCARDINAL CARDINAL REG IONAL LAC REGIONAL PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM

Grimshaw, AB | 6km from viaTues. Hwy& 2Wed.) or Hwy 685 Open May - September from Grimshaw 11-5pm (Closed Open May - September from 11-5pm Grimshaw, AB | 6km from Grimshaw via Hwy 2 or Hwy 685 20 acres of land houses several original buildings with 20 acres of land houses several original buildings with authentic authentic artifacts. Visit the train station gift shop! artifacts. Visitbythe train station gift shop! Admission donation. Admission by donation | 780-332-2197 780-332-2197

NAMPA ANDDISTRICT DISTRICT MUSEUM NAMPA AND MUSEUM Nampa, AB | On Hwy 2 Open daily from 10am to 5pm June to mid-September: Summer hours: 5pmto 2pm September to May:Open OpenDaily Mon.from to Fri.10am fromto 10am designed in the shape of a railway station, featuring an Nampa, AB | On Hwy 2 oil & gasininteractive school room,antaxidermy Designed the shape ofdisplay, a railwayold station, featuring oil & gas collection, fossil collection and more! interactive display, old school room, taxidermy collection, fossil 780-322-2777 | facebook.com/nampamuseum collection, gift shop and more! 780-322-2777 | fb.com/nampamuseum

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1km north fairview Hwyfrom 732 9am & east at the Cummings Open May toofSept. | Tues. on to Sat. to 5pm (closed 12pm to 1:30pm) Lake Campsite sign | OPen May to Sept. | Tues. to Sat. - 1:30pm 1km north of Fairview on Hwy 732 and east at the Cummings Lake to 5pm Campsite Fairviewsign Pioneer Museum contains a variety of old buildings Fairview Pioneer Museum contains a variety of schools, old buildings including the Macdonald and scotswood theincluding the MacDonald School, Hull Johnelevator Sweeney cabin Fairview malkinson building, the House, Ugg grain officeand and more! Agencies building. Museum also RCMP history, WWI and Admission is free.TheDonations arefeatures accepted. WWII artifacts, early hospital equipment and more. fairview.ca Admission is free. Donations are accepted. | Fairview.ca

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Hines Creek, AB | At Intersection of Hwy #64 & Hwy #685 Open May - September | Mon. to Fri. from 10am-6pm Open May - September from 10am-6pm (1-6pm on Sunday) Hines Creek, AB | At Intersection of Hwy #64 & Hwy #685 Guided tours available. Taxidermy display. vintage vehicles Guided tours available. Taxidermy Vintage vehicles and and machines and a variety of display. restored heritage buildings. machines and a variety of restored heritage buildings. 780-835-7827 | endofsteelmuseum.weebly.com 780-835-7827 | endofsteelmuseum.weebly.com

MACKENZIECROSSROADS CROSSROADS MUSEUM MACKENZIE MUSEUM AND AND VISITORS VISITORS CENTRECENTRE

High Level,ABAB| |10803 1080396 96St.St.| Open May to September High Level, Open Mon-Fri from 9am-8pm and Sat & Sun from 10am-8pm Open Sun.-Wed. from 10am-6pm and Thurs.-Sat. from 9am-8pm Museum, gift shop and picnic area. Primary exhibit: Museum, gift shop and picnic area. Primary exhibit: “Northern “Northern Trading Post.” Travelling Art Exhibit: “Home is Trading the Post.”artLocal travelling rotate24.throughout the year where is,”and running Julydisplays 27 to aug. 780-926-4811 | highlevel.ca 780-926-4811

Heritage Day in Peace River Heritage Day in Manning July 30, 2016 HERITAGE DAY IN MANNING August 1, 2016 4, 2019 Peace River NARAugust Station Battle River Pioneer Museum Battle River Pioneer Museum In celebration of the NAR and the S.S. Join us for an antique tractor parade, Join Anniversary. us for an antique pancake breakfast, demonD.A. Thomas 100th BBQ,tractor parade, pancake breakfast and more! Music, Vintage strations Cars andand funmore! activities. manning.ca PeaceRiver.ca manning.ca


Day Celebrations PEACERIVER RIVERMUSEUM, MUSEUM, ARCHIVES OLD MANNING MANNINGHOSPITAL HOSPITAL MUSEUM PEACE ARCHIVES AND AND OLD MUSEUM Manning, AB| |Main MainStreet Street Manning, AB MACKENZIE CENTRE MACKENZIE CENTRE PeaceRiver, River,ABAB| 10302 | 103029999St.St. Peace Mon--Sun Sat from from10-5pm 10-5pm (Open Sundays in July & Aug) Open Mon Permanent exhibit covers thetrade fur trade area, aboriginal Permanent exhibit covers the fur area, Aboriginal history and history and the heritage of the town of peace river. the heritage of the Town of Peace River. 780-624-4261 780-624-4261 || peacerivermuseum.blogspot.ca peacerivermuseum.blogspot.ca

NAR STATION NAR STATION Peace River, River,AB AB||9309 9309100 100St. St. Peace Stop by for a tour of the Northern Stop by for a tour of the Northern AlbertaAlberta RailwayRailway Station--Peace River’s Provincial Historical Also of the Station--Peace River’s Provincial Historical Site. AlsoSite. the home the home the Peace RiverCentre. Tourist Information Centre & Peace RiverofTourist Information Chamber of commerce. 780-624-4166 780-624-4166

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Hwy betweenRycroft Rycroft Fairview Hwy 22 between andand Fairview Open May 15 - Labour day Open May 15 - Labour day Four original authentically restored and furnished Four original authentically restored and furnished buildings with buildings with historic interpreters. Guided and selfhistoric Guided and self- guided tours available. guided interpreters. tours available. 780-835-7150 historicdunvegan.org 780-835-7150 || historicdunvegan.org

Heritage Day in Hines Creek

HERITAGE DAY IN HINES CREEK August 1, 2016

August End5,of2019 Steel Museum End of Steel Museum Join us for music, food, wagon Join rides, us for music, food,parade wagon and rides,great a tractor parade, a tractor demonstrations, live music, tours and more! demonstrations. endofsteelmuseum.weebly.com endofsteelmuseum.weebly.com

Built 1937,much muchofofthethe hospital, including the operating Built inin1937, hospital, including the operating room, room, been restored. has beenhas restored. 780-836-3606 780-836-3606

MUSEE DE ST. ISIDORE | ST. ISIDORE MUSEUM MUSEE ST. St. Isidore, ABDE | Open Mon.ISIDORE to Thurs. from 9am to 4:30pm (ST. ISIDORE Explore the heritage of MUSEUM) the Francophone community that left St. Isidore, AB |inOPen by request Quebec to settle the Mighty Peace 780-624-8481 780-624-8481

RCMP CENTENNIAL MUSEUM RCMP Fairview, CENTENNIAL AB | 10813 103 Ave.MUSEUM

Fairview, 10813 103|Ave. Open MayAB to |September Tues to Sat. from 1:30pm to 5pm Open MayintoDowntown September by appointment Located Fairview, and originally an RCMP Located in Downtown Fairview, andCentennial originally anMuseum RCMP Residence, Residence, the Fairview RCMP depicts a typical home from the 1920s era. depicts a typical home from the Fairview RCMP Centennial Museum 780-835-2392 the 1920s era. No admission fee. Donations accepted | 780-835-2392

DIXONVILLE MUSEUM DIXONVILLE MUSEUM

Located in an authentic early 20th century trading post Located in an authentic early 20th century trading post within the within the hamlet of dixonville. hamlet of Dixonville. 780-971-3750 or 780-971-3965 780-971-3750 or 780-971-3965

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Grimshaw Town Office. All judging will be completed by the 15th of each month and a winner will be announced to the public. All Grimshaw Volunteer of the entries must be within the Town Month of Grimshaw. No property may The Town of Grimshaw win the contest more than once a Community Services Department year. All entries are judged solely would like to ask all interested on the exterior appearance of residents and/or organizations to the property and front yard as recognize a worthy recipient for viewed from the street. Winners Grimshaw’s Volunteer of the Month will receive a gift basket and a Program. Pick up a nomination picture of their front yard will be form at the Town Office. displayed in the local newspaper. Ê780-332-4005 or fcss@grimshaw.ca ÊTracy at 780-332-4005 ext. 3

Steve Bolkowy Annual Sports Award

Deadline September 6, 2019. Recognize an individual for their outstanding volunteer efforts and positive contributions given to sports and recreation in the community of Grimshaw and the surrounding area. Nomination forms available at the Town Office. ÊTracy: 780-332-4005 ext. 3

Town of Peace River Volunteer Awards

From June 1 to October 1, 2019 the Town of Peace River will be accepting nominations for their Volunteer Awards. The award categories are Life Long Achievement Award, Volunteer of the Year Award and the Emerging Leader Award. Êwww.peaceriver.ca/volunteer

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex Summer Operating Hours

June 1 to September 1, 2019 Monday to Friday: 6am to 9pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm

The Grimshaw VIC is now location in the Mile Zero Regional Multiplex. Open June 1 to Sept. 1.

Town of Grimshaw Yard of the Month awards will be presented in June, July and August. Monthly entries must be received by the 10th of the month by filling out a form at the

Northern Sunrise County Calendar Contest

MONDAYS IN AUGUST

Condy Meadows Golf Course, Hotchkiss Golf for $1 per hole.

Fairview Public Library Program runs from Oct. to May.

Kaiser TUESDAYS IN AUGUST AT 2PM

Manning Star Seniors Centre

Rockin’ Development

TUESDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 10, 17, 24 & OCTOBER 1, 8, 15 FROM 10:30AM TO 11:30AM

Woodland Cree Head Start Program Six-week program exploring the five developmental domains with science, sensory, building and more!

Annual Maintenance Shutdown SEPTEMBER 2 TO 24

Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre Pool reopens September 25

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex Extended Operating Hours Monday to Thursday open until 10pm. Fridays open until 9pm. Saturday & Sunday open until 8pm

JULY 24 TO AUGUST 21

Yard of the Month Contest

Dollar Golf at Condy Meadows

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 3, 2019

100 Years: What Peace River Means to Me Peace River Municipal Library Art show & sale

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex October 14, 2019 to April 23, 2020 Sponsored by the Town of Grimshaw. Ê 780-332-4005.

EVERY SECOND MONDAY AT 7:30PM.

Northern Sunrise County is looking for high quality photos to be showcased in the 2020 Community Calendar. If you are a resident of Northern Sunrise County or the Village of Nampa, Youth Volunteer Challenge submit your photos to ahoule@ Participate in The Town of Peace River’s Youth Volunteer Challenge northernsunrise.net. Max 4 photos for a chance to win a grand prize! per person. Submission deadline: September 19. Voting begins on the Volunteer five hours between the months of July 1 - August 31, 2019. NSC Facebook page on September 20. Êwww.peaceriver.ca/volunteer

Grimshaw Visitor Information Centre New Location!

MONDAYS & THURSDAYS FROM 10:30AM TO 11:30AM

Adult Book Club

Summer Playground Passport

Explore local playgrounds across the region and answer questions for a chance to win a grand prize through the Northwest Peace Early Childhood Coalition’s Summer Playground Passport. Contest runs from July 1 - August 31, 2019. Êwww.peaceriver.ca/ecd

Free Walking Program for Seniors

Peace Regional Pool Shutdown SEPTEMBER 2 TO OCTOBER 5

Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum

Open 10:30am to 5pm until September 5. Closed Tues & Wed.

Aqua-Fit

Baby’s Day Out

TUESDAYS FROM SEPT. 10 TO NOV. 26 FROM 10:30AM TO 11:30AM

Peace Parent Link, Peace River A free, fun and interactive 12-week Grimshaw Outdoor Swimming Pool program for parents/caregivers and babies in their first year. We Program runs from May 20 to will be learning all about baby’s August 14. $4 drop-in fee. development together through Ê780-332-4010 discussion, circle time and play.

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Growing through Play

TUESDAYS FROM SEPT. 10 TO OCT. 15 FROM 10AM TO 11:30AM

Rycroft Community Hall This six-session program promotes the five developmental domains of early childhood development while offering Parent Link’s core services in the community.

expectant mothers and their supports knowledge, confidence and the opportunity to meet other parents to be. Six-session program.

MS Society of Canada, North Peace Advisory Council

FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:30PM

New Horizon Drop-In Centre, Grimshaw ÊValerie at 780-219-5366

Tiny Tunes

WEDNESDAYS STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 11 FROM 10:30AM TO 11:15AM

Play Learn Grow

TUESDAYS (STARTING OCT. 22) FROM 10AM TO 11:30AM

Spirit River (Location TBA) Child/Caregiver interactive programming that promotes the five developmental domains of early childhood development while offering Parent Link’s core services in the community.

Play and Sing at the Towers

TUESDAYS FROM OCTOBER 22 TO NOVEMBER 26 FROM 10:15AM TO 11:15AM

WEDNESDAYS FROM SEPT. 11 TO NOV. 27 FROM 10AM TO 11:30AM

Manning Community Resource Centre Child/Caregiver interactive programming that promotes the five developmental domains of early childhood development while offering Parent Link’s core services in the community.

St. Augustine Mission Tours

Time for Tots

Rhyme Time on Momma’s Lap

WEDNESDAYS ( JULY & AUG) FROM 10AM TO 2PM

WEDNESDAYS AT 11AM

Fairview Public Library Join together at the Fairview Public Library for songs, stories and crafts. Ages 3-5. Please preregister. 10 spots available. Sept. to June. Ê780-835-2613

Fairview Public Library For ages 6 months to 2 years. Program runs from Sept. to June.

Supervised Exercise Program

Shaftesbury Trail has all kinds of history! Take a guided tour and learn about the epic travels of Sir Alexander Mackenzie. Last tour of the season is August 21.

Riverdrive Mall, Peace River For individuals looking to stay active this summer. Gain confidence as you are supported for 8 weeks. Free! Morning and Afternoon programs available. Call 1-877-349-5711 to register. Must be 18 years or older.

Mackenzie Cairn Tours

WEDNESDAYS ( JULY & AUG) FROM 1PM TO 3PM

Triple P Seminars

WEDNESDAYS (SEPT 18, 25 & OCT 2) FROM 1:30PM TO 3PM

Peace Parent Link, Peace River Want to find out more about this internationally recognized program and go home with tips that actually work? These seminars are for you! Geared for all parents/caregivers with toddlers, preschoolers or elementary aged children. Childcare may be available upon request. Please call 780-624-0770 to register.

WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST AT 2PM Peace Parent Link, Peace River Bump to Baby is a group providing Manning Star Seniors Centre

Triple P Discussion Groups WEDNESDAYS (NOV 6 TO 27) FROM 1PM TO 3PM

Manning Community Resource Centre In this internationally recognized program, you will get an overview of the positive principles on commonly encountered problems such as disobedience, fighting and aggression and managed situations such as shopping with children and bedtime. Geared for all parents/caregivers with toddlers, preschoolers and elementary aged children. Childcare may be available upon request. Please call 780-624-0770 to register.

Play Learn Grow

THURSDAYS FROM SEPT. 12 TO NOV. 28 FROM 10AM TO 11:30AM

Stone Brook, Grimshaw Child/Caregiver interactive programming that promotes the five developmental domains of early childhood development while offering Parent Link’s core services in the community.

WEDNESDAYS (OCT 2, 9 & 16) FROM 1:30PM TO 3PM

Manning Community Resource Centre Want to find out more about this internationally recognized program and go home with tips that actually work? These seminars are for you! Geared for all parents/caregivers with toddlers, preschoolers or elementary aged children. Childcare may be available upon request. Please call 780-624-0770 to register. WEDNESDAYS (OCT 9 TO NOV 27) FROM 6PM TO 8PM

Pool

Practitioner to make a usable, personalized parenting plan that will work for you. Geared for parents/caregivers with toddlers, preschool or elementary aged children. Childcare may be available upon request. Please call 780-624-0770 to register. Eight sessions (three one-on-one).

Triple P Seminars

Triple P Group

Bump to Baby

EVERY OTHER TUESDAY FROM SEPT. 10 TO NOV. 19 FROM 6:30PM TO 8:30PM

Peace River (Location TBA) It’s our jobs to be bigger, stronger, wiser and kind, encouraging children to go out and explore and welcoming them back in so they feel safe and secure. The Circle of Security program helps caregivers understand more about going out and coming back in on the circle and how to be “good enough” parents. Childcare may be available upon request.

Exploring Through Play

Last tour of the season is on August 21.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS

WEDNESDAYS (SEPT. 11, 18, 25 & OCT 2) FROM 1:30PM TO 3:15PM

Peace Parent Link Singing, dancing and musical instruments for ages 0-6.

Heritage Towers, Peace River An intergenerational program with engaging activities for ages 0-6.

TUESDAYS FROM 11AM TO 12PM

Circle of Security

Peace Parent Link, Peace River Learn all the strategies that this internationally recognized program has to offer and work with an accredited Triple P

Rockin’ Development

THURSDAYS FROM SEPT. 12 TO OCT. 31 FROM 10:30AM TO 11:30AM

Peace Parent Link Eight-week program exploring the five developmental domains with science, sensory, building and more!

Baby and Me

THURSDAYS (SEPT 12, 19 & 26) FROM 2PM TO 3:30PM

Fairview Public Library A program for new moms & dads to gather & share info/support in a group setting. Guest speakers & fun activities dealing with safety, nutrition & child development for babies aged 0-12 mo. Expecting moms welcome.


UPCOMING EVENTS CONTINUED... AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER

Gathering to Play

THURSDAYS IN OCTOBER FROM 2PM TO 3PM

Duncan’s Head Start Room In partnership with the Grimshaw Municipal Library

Story Time

FRIDAYS STARTING SEPTEMBER 13 FROM 10:30AM TO 11:30AM

Peace River Municipal Library Bringing stories to life with sensory, crafts and activities related to the story. All ages welcome.

Music & More

FRIDAYS (STARTING SEPT. 13) FROM 10AM TO 11:30AM

Toonie Track Time SATURDAYS ( YEAR ROUND)

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex Access the Northern Air Walking Track at the Multiplex for only $2! For more information call 780323-4005.

Will Swim for Pizza SATURDAYS

Fairview Regional Aquatic Centre Get 10% off at Grandma’s Pizza

FRIDAYS (STARTING SEPT. 13) FROM 1PM TO 4PM

Fairview Parent Link (E.E. Oliver School) Let your children play in an early childhood development room while you interact with parent link staff and other caregivers. The room is set up with parent tips, ideas and support resources.

Lego Club

FRIDAYS FROM OCT. 4 TO NOV. 29 FROM 3PM TO 5:30PM

Peace Parent Link, Peace River Nine sessions. Children are natural engineers. Let’s have a club to be able to express and build with Lego. Let’s consume some science and have fun together to get the children’s imaginations going. Lego Club is an awesome way to meet new friends and have fun. Ages 6-8. Please call to register: 780-624-0770.

AUGUST

Lego and Duplo Club

Tabletop Gamers AUGUST 1 FROM 6PM TO 8PM

SUNDAYS FROM 10AM TO 8PM

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex From October 13, 2019 to April 12, 2020. Indoor shoes are required. Sponsored by the Town of Grimshaw. Ê780-332-4005

Peace River Drop-In Play Room and Lending Library

Free Public Swim AUGUST 3 FROM 3PM TO 5:30PM

Fairview Aquatic Centre Sponsored by Watchorn Builders

Pancake Breakfast & Antique Tractor Parade AUGUST 4

Fairview Public Library Starts Sept. 9.

Free Walking Program

of homemade treats and looseleaf teas including Peace River Centennial Tea. Limited spaces available. $10 per person. Ê780-624-4261

Battle River Museum, Manning Pancake breakfast from 9am to 11am. Threshing followed by tractor parade at 11am. Food booth for lunch service. United/ Anglican Church service on grounds at 10am, Donations accepted to support the museum.

EVERY SECOND SATURDAY

Fairview Parent Link (E.E. Oliver School) Introducing music to children as part of their play while interacting with their caregivers and promoting the five developmental domains of early childhood development and Parent Link’s five core services.

Fairview Drop In

to learn more and determine which program is the best fit for you. One on one programs typically include four one-hour sessions and are available out of our Peace River, Fairview and Manning offices.

Annual Fresh Air Market

Peace River Municipal Library All ages welcome! Pizza and snacks provided by Domino’s Pizza and Mint Health + Drugs.

AUGUST 4 FROM 11AM TO 5PM

Peace River Farmers Market

End of Steel Museum, Hines Creek Entry by donation. Pancake breakfast followed by demonstrations, live music, tours of the museum buildings, wagon rides, church service, vendor market, tractor parade, bingo, kid’s games, roast beef supper (5pm), concession and more!

AUGUST 2 FROM 10AM TO 2PM

Peace River Fair Grounds New vendors always welcome! ÊPeaceRiverFarmersMarket.com

63rd Annual North Peace Stampede AUGUST 2 TO 4

Historic Dunvegan Provincial Park

Heritage Day Demonstrations AUGUST 5 FROM 8:30AM TO 6PM

Lac Cardinal Rodeo Grounds

MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS: 9AM - 5PM Rodeo festivities, chuckwagons, SATURDAYS: 10AM TO 2PM midway and a whole lot of fun! EXTENDED HOURS (OCT - MAR) ~ ÊNorthPeaceStampede.com OPEN UNTIL 7PM ON WEDNESDAYS

Peace Parent Link Interactive play centres with new activities each month. Geared toward ages 0-6. Ê780-624-0770

Triple P One on One DAY TIME AND SELECT EVENINGS

By appointment. Peace Parent Link provides year-round researchbased parenting support for caregivers of children aged 2 to 16 for typically developing children as well as for those with developmental delays. Call 780624-0770 to set up an intake with an accredited Triple P Practitioner

Country Market AUGUST 3 FROM 10AM TO 1PM

End of Steel Museum, Hines Creek

Peace River Farmers Market AUGUST 3 FROM 10AM TO 2PM

Al Adair Rec Centre New vendors always welcome! ÊPeaceRiverFarmersMarket.com

Edwardian Tea AUGUST 3 FROM 2PM TO 4PM

Historic NAR Station, Peace River The Edwardian Teas have returned for another season with a Centennial twist! Enjoy a selection

Seniors Coffee Morning AUGUST 6 AT 10AM

Farmers Restaurant Join us for conversation and coffee! Ê780-322-3954

Walk for Alzheimer’s AUGUST 7 AT 1PM

Walk and raise awareness (and funds!) for Alzheimer’s. Pledge forms are available at Del Air


Lodge, Town of Manning Office and FCSS. After the walk, enjoy refreshments and an art activity.

Fairview Community Tailgate Sale and Flea Market

Fairview Farmers Market

Downtown Walking Tours

AUGUST 7 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Always Find a Reason to Smile Picnic in the Park

AUGUST 16 FROM 7PM TO 10PM

Historic NAR Station, Peace River Relax and listen to live music this evening on Peace River’s newest patio. Cool drinks will be available for purchase. Event is rain or shine. $10/person.

AUGUST 10 FROM 1:30PM - 3:30PM

AUGUST 10 STARTING AT 2PM

A perfect way to spend a Sunday, exploring the stories, people and businesses of Peace River past. Tour starting points may vary. For more info call or watch our Facebook page!

AUGUST 7

Hemstock Park, Fairview Free supper for those in our community who need care and compassion

Movie Night at the Library AUGUST 9 AT 6PM

Peace River Municipal Library Movie: Detective Pikachu (PG)

Late Night Swimming AUGUST 9 FROM 9PM TO 10PM

Music by the Tracks

The Mechanical Botanicals

Grimshaw Outdoor Swimming Pool AUGUST 10 FROM 8AM TO 11PM Ê780-332-4010 Heilan Beer House, Fairview Live music by Tumbler Ridge based Pioneer Day duo The Mechanical Botanicals. AUGUST 10 ÊHeilanBeerHouse.ca Lac Cardinal Pioneer Museum Pancake breakfast from 8:30am Pop Up Playtime to 10am. Beef on a bun, parade, AUGUST 12 FROM 10:30AM TO 1PM buggy rides, threshing machine, Dunvegan Park blacksmithing, farmers market Enjoy fun, developmentally and demonstrations throughout appropriate activities for parents the day. and caregivers and children ages 0-6. A light lunch will be provided, Ukrainian Cultural Experience and there is no cost to attend. PreAUGUST 10 FROM 10AM TO 1PM registration is required. For more Nampa & District Museum information or to register, please Hands-on embroidery workshop, call 780-624-0770. presentation on UkrainianCanadian history and culture Summer Day Camp and a Ukrainian meal at Farmers AUGUST 13 FROM 1PM TO 4PM Restaurant. $50 per person with Northbase Ranch, Peace River meal or $30 for the presentation Join us for an afternoon of horse and workshop only. activities! Your kids will enjoy horseback riding, grooming, horsey games and a horse scavenger hunt! Kids will also get to feed horses and learn about the different breeds. Informational and a whole lot of fun. We will be visiting and learning about the ranch’s other farm animals. Ages 4+. The registration fee Music in the Park ($49) must be paid in full upon AUGUST 10 FROM 1:30PM - 3:30PM registering. Hemstock Park, Fairview Music by Foogies and Rusty Rails Cotton candy & live draws. BYO lawn chairs. Weather permitting.

Summer Day Camp AUGUST 14 FROM 10AM TO 4PM

Northbase Ranch, Peace River Your kids will be around horses all day learning how to ride, groom, saddle, feed and take care of a horse. They will see just how much work goes into caring for a horse! The riding part of this camp will be taught one on one and there will be extra instructors to help each student (snacks and lunch provided). Ages 6+. Cost is $89 per camper, and must be paid in full to register.

Pop Up Playtime

Late Night Swimming AUGUST 16 FROM 9PM TO 10PM

Grimshaw Outdoor Swimming Pool Ê780-332-4010

Come Alive GospelFest AUGUST 16 TO 18

Northern Timbers RV Park & Campground, Grimshaw Admission by donation. ÊComeAliveAlberta.com

Northern Redneck Riders Finals AUGUST 16-18

Waterhole Rodeo Grounds, Fairview

AUGUST 14 FROM 10:30AM TO 1PM

Worsley, Location TBA Enjoy fun, developmentally appropriate activities for parents and caregivers and children ages 0-6. A light lunch will be provided, and there is no cost to attend. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, please call 780-624-0770. 10th Annual Paddle the Peace

Always Find a Reason to Smile Picnic in the Park AUGUST 14

Hemstock Park, Fairview Free supper for those in our community who need care and compassion

Fairview Farmers Market AUGUST 14 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market.ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Tabletop Gamers AUGUST 15 FROM 6PM TO 8PM

Peace River Municipal Library All ages welcome! Pizza and snacks provided by Domino’s Pizza and Mint Health + Drugs.

AUGUST 17 FROM 8AM TO 5PM

Shaftesbury Ferry Launch Site to Lower West Peace Boat Launch. 28 km ~ approximately 4.5 hours. Stop for a complimentary lunch on the shores of the Peace River halfway through your adventure at the Strong Creek Campground. Canoe, paddle and kayak rentals are available: Peace River Cabin and Outdoors: 1-877-835-1277 or Northbase Ranch: 1-780-618-6427. Êfb.com/paddlethepeace

Country Market AUGUST 17 FROM 10AM TO 1PM

End of Steel Museum, Hines Creek

Peace River Farmers Market AUGUST 17 FROM 10AM TO 2PM

Al Adair Rec Centre New vendors always welcome! ÊPeaceRiverFarmersMarket.com


UPCOMING EVENTS CONTINUED... AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER

37th Annual Fall Fair

Summer Day Camp

AUGUST 17 AT 1PM

AUGUST 20 FROM 1PM TO 4PM

Harmon Valley Ag Grounds Featuring magic, comedy and ventriloquism with “The Joe Show”, wagon rides, axe throwing, car show, pony rides, live auction (6pm), bench show, bingo, mini golf, bouncy house, archery and so much more! Presented by the Harmon Valley Ag Society and Northern Sunrise County.

Waste Not Clothes Swap AUGUST 17 AT 2PM

Peace River Municipal Library Free clothing exchange. Bring what you can share. Take what you can use.

Northbase Ranch, Peace River Join us for an afternoon of horse activities! Your kids will enjoy horseback riding, grooming, horsey games and a horse scavenger hunt! Kids will also get to feed horses and learn about the different breeds. Informational and a whole lot of fun. We will be visiting and learning about the ranch’s other farm animals. Ages 4+. The registration fee ($49) must be paid in full upon registering.

Edwardian Tea AUGUST 17 FROM 2PM TO 4PM

Historic NAR Station, Peace River The Edwardian Teas have returned for another season with a Centennial twist! Enjoy a selection of homemade treats and looseleaf teas including Peace River Summer Day Camp Centennial Tea. Limited spaces AUGUST 21 FROM 10AM TO 4PM available. $10 per person. Northbase Ranch, Peace River Ê780-624-4261 Your kids will be around horses all day learning how to ride, groom, Free Closing Swim saddle, feed and take care of a AUGUST 17 FROM 2PM TO 5PM Grimshaw Outdoor Swimming Pool horse. They will see just how much work goes into caring for a horse! Everyone is invited. The riding part of this camp will Ê780-332-4010 be taught one on one and there will be extra instructors to help each student (snacks and lunch provided). Ages 6+. Cost is $89 per camper and must be paid in full to register.

Glenmary Saints Basketball Camp AUGUST 19-23 FROM 9AM TO 4PM

Glenmary School, Peace River Looking for summer fun? Check out this fun Basketball Camp for grades 7 to 12. Whether you’re just entering grade 7 or you’re a grade 12 basketball veteran, this camp is for you! $120. Be sure to register early to ensure you get the correct t-shirt size. Email cherise.himer@ hfrcd.ab.ca for more information.

Aspen: A Common Tree with an Uncommon Belowground Symbiosis AUGUST 22 FROM 7PM TO 8PM

Peace River Museum with Dr. Justine Karst from the University of Alberta. All audiences interested in science welcome. Refreshments and snacks provided. Free! Hosted by NAIT Centre for Boreal Research and the Peace River Museum.

AUGUST 21 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

End of Steel Museum, Hines Creek

Downtown Walking Tours AUGUST 24 STARTING AT 2PM

A perfect way to spend a Sunday, exploring the stories, people and businesses of Peace River past. Tour starting points may vary. For more info call or watch our Facebook page!

AUGUST 23

Bus leaves St. Isidore Cultural Centre at 9am Let’s end the summer with a splash at EC Bar Ranch! Corn Maze, Slip ‘n’ Slide, Horse Drawn Wagon, and more! For ages 8-13. Bus will return at 6pm. $10 per person. Lunch provided. Space is limited. Weather permitting. Contact 780624-8071 or email mlavoie@ northernsunrise.net

High Level RCMP Musical Ride AUGUST 23 AT 7PM (PRESHOW)

Mosquito Creek Rodeo Grounds Hosted by the High Level Ag Society. Tickets (advance only) are $10 and are available at Red Rabbit, The Brick, A1 Glass and HL Motor Products. $5 onsite parking.

Corn Maze & Country Clutter Décor OPEN MID-AUGUST

83300-83398 Range Road 260 in the MD of Peace No. 135 fb.com/cornmazeandcountryclutterdecor

Men’s Ryder Cup Golf Tournament AUGUST 24 TO 25

Fairview Golf Course

Tri-River Triathelon AUGUST 25 FROM 8AM TO 12PM

Peace River Pool Registration closes on August 20. No race-day registration.

RCMP Musical Ride AUGUST 27 FROM 4PM TO 9PM

Peace River Ag Grounds Hosted by the Nampa FCSS. A Canadian tradition since 1876. A troop of 32 Mounties on black horses present a 30-minute choreographed cavalry drill set to music. Gates open at 4pm. Show at 6pm. $10 per senior/youth. $15 per adult. 6 & under free.

Smoke on the Water: Boreal Wetland Recovery Post-Wildlife AUGUST 27 FROM 5PM TO 6PM

AUGUST 21

Fairview Farmers Market

AUGUST 24 FROM 10AM TO 1PM

EC Bar Ranch Adventures (St. Isidore FCSS Outing)

Always Find a Reason to Smile Picnic in the Park Hemstock Park, Fairview Free supper for those in our community who need care and compassion

Country Market

9th Annual Summer’s End Festival AUGUST 24

Main Street Fairview Pancake brunch, Peace Classic Wheels Car Show, Markets, Food Booths, Street Dance, Beer Gardens, Entertainment by Thick as Thieves and more! Ê780-835-5461

Northern Lakes College Free public event for all audiences interested. Featuring Dr. Matt Monson from the University of Waterloo. Refreshments and snacks provided. Hosted by the NAIT Centre for Boreal Research.


Always Find a Reason to Smile Picnic in the Park AUGUST 28

Hemstock Park, Fairview Free supper for those in our community who need care and compassion

Art Exhibition Opening Reception: Native Plants AUGUST 28 AT 6PM

Peace River Municipal Library More information to come.

Fairview Farmers Market AUGUST 28 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Tabletop Gamers AUGUST 29 FROM 6PM TO 8PM

Peace River Municipal Library All ages welcome! Pizza and snacks provided by Domino’s Pizza and Mint Health + Drugs.

FCSS Services Fair SEPTEMBER 5 FROM 6PM TO 8PM

E.E. Oliver School

Kennedy Elementary Gymnasium Also featuring the Super Kids Discovery Zone (ages 0-6). The SEPTEMBER 6-8 Northwest Peace Early Childhood Baytex Energy Centre Coalition presents The Grimshaw Try out camp for the 2019/2020 NWJHL Season. Registration is 6pm Super Kids Event! Come for a to 7pm on Friday, Sept. 6. $100 for night of superhero fun! Connect new players. $50 for veteran navs. with agencies and find out what programs are available for your ÊNavsHockey.com 0-6 year olds. There will be games, superhero cape crafting, face Andy Little Memorial Golf painting, food and more! Tournament SEPTEMBER 7

Fairview Golf Club

Ladies League Windup Golf Tournament

Parade of Programs

SEPTEMBER 14

SEPTEMBER 7 FROM 1PM - 2:30PM

Country Market

Manning Library No Guilt Book Club End of Steel Museum, Hines Creek SEPTEMBER 10 AT 7PM

AUGUST 31 FROM 10AM TO 1PM

Fairview Golf Club

Fairview Farmers Market SEPTEMBER 4 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Manning Library Recap the books you’ve read over the summer—or the books you tried to read—there is no guilt if you didn’t finish the book or didn’t like it! Follow us on Facebook!

Fairview Farmers Market SEPTEMBER 11 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

SEPTEMBER 20

Manning Farmers Market at Legion Hall Have your giant pumpkins ready for weigh in by 11:30am as well as your odd & unusual produce for the showcase. Who will be this year’s Pumpkin King or Queen?

Family Fun Nights Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw Sponsored by Grimshaw FCSS

SEPTEMBER 8

Heilan Brew House Grounds Join us for a day filled with food, music, evening dance, family movie and more! Three divisions: beef, pork and a dish of your choice, which must contain chicken. To register a team, please contact the Fairview Chamber of Commerce at events@fairviewchamber.com. Registration is $150 per team. ÊFairviewChamber.com

Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off and Showcase

SEPTEMBER 20 FROM 6PM TO 8PM

Fairview Cook Off

Lac Cardinal Pioneer Museum Adults $10, Children (7 to 10) $5, Ages 6 and under are free.

SEPTEMBER 2

Fairview Golf Club

Chateau Nova, Peace River Don’t miss your chance to sign up with your favourite clubs, sports and programs.

AUGUST 31 FROM 9AM TO 11AM

Ministerial Golf Tournament

SEPTEMBER 11 FROM 5:30PM TO 7:30PM

2019 Navigators Main Camp

Pancake Breakfast

SEPTEMBER

Fall Parade of Programs

Terry Fox Run SEPTEMBER 15 FROM 9AM TO 1PM

Grimshaw Fire Hall Ê780-332-4005 ext. 4

Clear hills County 2nd Annual Biggest Vegetable Contest LATE SEPTEMBER (DATE TBA)

Weighing stations will be set up at various locations across the county over a one week period. Categories: beets, carrots, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, turnips and most unique. Age categories: Adults 13 + up & kids 12 and under with $50 prize money in each vegetable category. Êclearhillscounty.ab.ca

Junior Zone Final Golf Tournament SEPTEMBER 16

Fairview Golf Club

Fairview Farmers Market SEPTEMBER 18 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Men’s League Windup Golf Tournament SEPTEMBER 21

Fairview Golf Club

Fairview Farmers Market SEPTEMBER 25 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Archives Week SEPTEMBER 27 TO OCTOBER 3

Peace River Municipal Library Learn about our regional archives and what an archivist does. We’ll post everyday on Facebook and Twitter

Doors Open SEPTEMBER 28 FROM 11AM TO 3PM

Peace River Municipal Library Free! Celebrate Culture Days by exploring Peace River’s built and cultural heritage. List of participating sites will be posted on our website and Facebook in September.

Year End NET Golf Championships SEPTEMBER 28

Fairview Golf Club


UPCOMING EVENTS CONTINUED... AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER

OCTOBER

Fairview Farmers Market OCTOBER 2 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market.ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Free Public Swim OCTOBER 5 FROM 3PM TO 5:30PM

Fairview Aquatic Centre

Field House ~ Youth Time OCTOBER 11 FROM 1PM TO 4PM

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Home-Based Business Trade Show Deadwood Fall Supper and OCTOBER 17 Silent Auction

Êfairviewchamber.com

OCTOBER 26 FROM 5PM TO 7PM

Êfariviewchamber.com

Continuous buffet. More details to come. Follow us on Facebook (Deadwood Community League) for more information.

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Family Fun Nights

Bronze Medallion

Public Skating

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex, Grimshaw Sponsored by Grimshaw FCSS

Shinny Hockey

OCTOBER 11 FROM 2:30PM TO 4:30PM

October 14 from 1pm to 2:30pm Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Field House ~ Youth Time

October 14 from 1pm to 4pm Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Night of Stars Gala OCTOBER 18

OCTOBER 18 FROM 6PM TO 8PM

Fall Fibre Art Show, sale + Tea OCTOBER 19 & 20 ~ 11AM - 4PM

Historic NAR Stn., Peace River Free! Vendors selling art and products made from fibre.

Public Skating OCTOBER 28 FROM 1PM TO 2:30PM

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Field House ~ Youth Time Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

OCTOBER 14 FROM 2:30PM TO 4:30PM

Shinny Hockey

Standard First Aid/CPR Level C

OCTOBER 14-20

Peace Regional Pool $120

OCTOBER 28 FROM 1PM TO 4PM

Shinny Hockey

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex OCTOBER 5 & 6 FROM 8AM TO 4PM $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0 Peace Regional Pool, Peace River Small Business Week $155

OCTOBER 26-28 FROM 9AM TO 4PM

OCTOBER 28 FROM 2:30PM TO 4:30PM

Christmas Gift Show OCTOBER 20

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Belle Petroleum Centre Shopping, fashion show & more!

Free Swim

Peace Regional Pool Sponsored by the AUPE

Centennial Lunch and Learn

Peace Regional Pool Sponsored by Baytex Energy

National Family Week

Peace River Museum By donation. Test your knowledge of Peace River’s history at the Museum! Lunch will be provided. Call ahead to book your spot.

Free Swim

Town of Fairview

OCTOBER 7 FROM 6:30PM - 8:30PM

OCTOBER 23 FROM 11:45AM TO 1:15PM

OCTOBER 7-13 Events TBA Ê780-332-4005

Author Visit at the Manning Municipal Library OCTOBER 8

Manning Municipal Library Karen Gummo will visit the library and tell us about folk tales and legends. Watch the Manning Municipal Library on Facebook for more information.

Fairview Farmers Market OCTOBER 9 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Public Skating OCTOBER 11 FROM 1PM TO 2:30PM

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex $2 Ê780-332-4005 ext. 0

Introduction to Board Governance: Understanding your Roles and Responsibilities

Fairview Farmers Market

OCTOBER 16 FROM 8AM TO 4:30PM OCTOBER 23 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Chateau Nova, Peace River Hosted by the Town of Peace River and facilitated by Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women’s Board Development Program (BDP). $40/person, lunch and snacks included.

Fairview Farmers Market OCTOBER 16 FROM 5PM TO 8PM

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

Fairview Legion Hall The Peace Region’s only 100% Make it, Bake it, Grow it Farmers Market. ÊFairviewAgSociety.com

OCTOBER 28 FROM 6:30PM 8:30PM

Safe Indoor Halloween Party OCTOBER 31

Mile Zero Regional Multiplex Call Misty for more info: 780-3324005 ext. 4

55+ Seniors Health and Wellness Fair PLEASE NOTE: OCTOBER 24 FROM 1PM TO 4PM

Chateau Nova, Peace River Learn about services and programs available for seniors. Visit various booths and ask questions concerning your health. Enter to win many draw prizes. Free admission. Light snacks will be provided.

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In this issue: 5 Fresh Perspectives: Businesses with Worldly Insight, Firefighting on the Front Lines, Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Peace...

Move Up Magazine ~ Issue 23  

In this issue: 5 Fresh Perspectives: Businesses with Worldly Insight, Firefighting on the Front Lines, Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Peace...

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