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Year 3, Issue 32

April 30, 2014

Congratulations to the Livingstone School Class of 2014! Dream big, work hard and be true to yourselves. Dennis & Shannon Robin


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My Little Corner This weekend I spent a fair bit of time at the Kananaskis Pro Rodeo in Crowsnest Pass. My personal opinion of the sport is one that’s developing after attending local pro and ranch rodeos. It’s all quite foreign to me, and some of my feelings are mixed. I will say that I’ve learned a lot over the past two years, and have only scratched the surface of understanding the sport and the way of life. There are people who love rodeo and others who hate it. That’s not likely to change, as both sides have strong opinions and beliefs. What I saw this weekend was a great show of community support for an event that has drawn a multitude of visitors to the Pass for more than 30 years. This happens only with dedicated leadership, organization, volunteerism and strong financial sponsorship. In his event plug last week, our writer Brad Quarin quoted KRA president Joe Trotz as saying, “Here, you’re getting dirt in your face.” I’m not generally one for getting dirty, but I must admit it’s pretty exciting to be so close to the action. Next year I’ll know to wear old clothes and to bring along a pair of earplugs if I plan to hang out near the massive speakers again. The music was my kind of hard-driving rock, but was definitely loud enough to rattle my brain a bit. The Coleman arena was sold out for the Saturday evening show and, without knowing officially, I’d say it was on Sunday afternoon as well. Sunday’s crowd cheered the loudest and deserves a big thumbs up. There were triumphs and heartbreaks as everyone gave their all. Some days it just isn’t there. It’s impressive that our little corner of Alberta is producing top-notch rodeo riders and had contenders in all events but the bull riding. Bobby Peters, Otys Little Mustache, Cole Rutledge, Cooper Trotz, K’s Thomson, Nina Smith, Lucas Michalsky, Lyle Hewitt, Kyle

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An editorial by Shannon Robin Thomson, Dustin Flundra, Call Marr and Randy Smith are making headlines locally, nationally and internationally. Without local opportunities to get them started and to sustain them, their names wouldn’t be as well known as they are. The announcer many times mentioned rodeo being a family affair. There were husbands and wives, siblings and cowboys and cowgirls carrying on in a sport that’s been dominant in their families for generations. Up close, it was great fun to watch the kids trying their hands at mutton busting. The expressions on the kids’ faces were priceless. To the delight of the crowd, one little fellow showed he could hang onto his woolly mount longer than many of the bull riders! When he wasn’t busy distracting bulls and giving away pizza, rodeo clown Austin Stewart did his best work with the intermission fire show. It was amazing to watch three young daredevils known as the Young Gunz show off their trick-riding skills. At breakneck speed they raced around the arena while demonstrating great flexibility. It certainly got my adrenaline pumping. I’ve been on horseback only a few times and simply can’t imagine the speed that seems natural to those in the arena. All in all, I’m sure organizers are pleased with this year’s event. Love it or hate it, the rodeo gives the local economy an annual boost. I saw faces I know from as far away as Stavely and couldn’t help but notice the significant number of B.C. licence plates in the parking lot. As I watched horses, dogs and kids get packed up to leave on Sunday, I wondered what life on the road must be like as these families of the rodeo move on to the next gig. If you’re interested in a different type of western show, remember the Canadian Cowboy Challenge runs this weekend in Pincher Creek. The season has begun.

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Come for the music on Monday! Canyon School in Pincher Creek will celebrate Music Monday at an assembly on May 5 at 11:15 a.m. in the school gym. Everyone is welcome! All classes from kindergarten to Grade 6 as well as the school choir will perform – singing and recorder playing. This is the 10th anniversary of Music Monday. It was started by the Coalition for Music Education to bring together students, musicians, parents and community members across the country to celebrate the gift of music in our lives. This is a time for everyone to show their love of music in their schools and in their lives. The most important goal with Music Monday is to celebrate the power of music in Canada and demonstrate how that power is rooted in school music programs. It provides a tangible demonstration of how music programs shape young lives, and the fun that young people have in making music. Canyon School

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Mission to Mexico a Rotary success

describes the long journey By Brad Quarin as uneventful and enjoyable. Pincher Creek Rotarians Simply crossing the border Lynn Brasnett and Doug between the United States Thornton are back from their and Mexico took seven mission to Mexico, where hours, due to the paperwork they delivered a Pincher and red tape. Creek ambulance to a comThere were many tolls munity in need. around Mazatlán, and many “It’s kind of emotional, people asked the Rotarians because that ambulance is what they were doing with something that I’ve used, and all the ambulances and the it’s been a good ambulance handi-bus. for our community,” says “They would say ‘Thank Lynn. She’s the president of you for what you’re doing the local Rotary Club and for the Mexican people,’ ” a volunteer with Pincher she says. Creek Emergency Services, They went to the office of which donated the vehicle. the mayor of Escuinapa for a “There were lots of tears all Photo courtesy of Lynn Brasnett ceremony. They then drove the way around.” At left, the mayor of Escuinapa accepts keys to their new ambulance from Lynn Brasnett, presi- to Palmias to hand over the Upon becoming president, dent of the Rotary Club of Pincher Creek. Fellow Rotarians who made the trip with Lynn are keys and have a celebration Lynn sought to involve the Doug Thornton of Pincher Creek , right, and Jim Campbell of Lethbridge, standing in back. in the clinic, which Lynn club more in Los Amigos, says is “smaller than a a project to provide unused two-car garage.” vehicles to Mexico. The program is run in conjunction with the Rotary The ceremony was heavily attended with bomberos, who are volunteer clubs in Lethbridge and Mazatlán, Mexico. firefighters, as well as nurses, children and practically everyone in town. Pincher Creek’s donation, Ambulance 1099, went to the small town The mayor gave a speech, and so did Lynn, with help from a translator, of Palmias, Sinaloa, which has 6,000 people. Lynn had never heard of it and Doug, who did his in Spanish. Lynn wants to learn the language better before. herself. Doug describes Palmias as a largely agricultural village with dirt streets, Doug says he found the whole ceremony moving. large areas growing mangoes and residents doing the best they can. “The people were very, very grateful,” Lynn says. Mexican women apThe people of Palmias don’t consider themselves poor, Lynn says, because they are near the ocean and rivers, so have plenty of fish and shrimp proached them, talked in Spanish, hugged them and touched their hearts. for food. “Our idea of poor and their idea of poor are two different things.” Back at the hotel in Mazatlán, a man working at the gym was actually As she remarks, “They didn’t have an ambulance, they never had an from Palmias, and talked to Lynn about what she did. He called his mom, ambulance.” who had been at the ceremony, and she told him to thank the Rotary Club. The closest ambulance, in Escuinapa, was 45 minutes away. Doug says While in Mexico, they also went on the “dump tour,” taking sandwiches, rides without medical attendants to hospitals are a huge cause of death in oranges and water to the “children of the trash.” People are out in the rural communities. landfill sorting garbage for a handful of pesos. “The need for help down Palmias was chosen for the charity after the town applied to the Rotary there is incredible,” Lynn says. clubs in Mazatlán and Escuinapa, demonstrating they had a licensed driver As well, the Pincher Creek Rotary Club, EMS and 4-H Club donated and could insure the vehicle, Lynn says. $1,400 for children’s social programs in an impoverished area, helping Doug and Lynn then joined Rotarians from other chapters in drivschools and health programs. They gave soccer balls to Mexican children. ing Ambulance 1099 and other vehicles to Mexico themselves. It was a After flying back to Canada and returning to Pincher Creek on April 3,900-kilometre drive from Lethbridge to Mazatlán, Doug says, and he 15, Lynn is planning to do this again. Los Amigos is looking for more ambulances, school buses and handi-buses to take to Mexico. “It’s very feels Pincher Creek’s donation was the best of the lot. They departed on March 30 and arrived in Mazatlán on April 5. Lynn rewarding, for sure.”


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St. Mike’s open house tonight By Brad Quarin St. Michael’s School will be open to the public this evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., to celebrate the students’ learning and achievements. The occasion is a time for students’ parents and families to see what they do at the Pincher Creek school. “It’s an opportunity for them to shine,” says principal Don Kuchison. Indeed, the students’ work will be showcased, with a science fair, art display and foods from the student-run cafeteria, the Dragon’s Den. Science projects may include some classic experiments from the elementary students, but some projects are a bit out of the ordinary. Genius-hour projects are created by students leading their own learning, choosing a subject

and designing something around it. Such projects often engage the student and encourage creative thinking, Don says. To pick an example, he describes a project in which a student built a bike with Boulder Mechanical as “an awesome kind of project.” Eric Grier and Elisha Lowry, both in Grade 8, attached skis to the bike to improve its speed. “It’s really exciting,” Elisha says. Another group, the Lego League, put together a science and technology project using Lego. With the school marking its 110th anniversary this year, there will be displays about that at the open house. The main celebration will take place on Sept. 27, with a family picnic.

Spring fashions take centre stage By Brad Quarin The Blairmore Legion is hosting the Spring Fling Fashion Show on Sunday, offering “a day out for the ladies,” Neat ’N Nifty owner Anita Ferguson says. The annual fashion show will feature women’s clothing from the Blairmore business, lunch and door prizes. Anita says the show has been running for years, and was started by Allied Arts. The show went to the Blairmore Legion about three years ago, as they could use the proceeds. Kate Kollee, who used to participate in the fashion show with her business Kate’s Ladies Wear, will be master of ceremonies. The clothes and dresses are mainly casual or

sportswear, and there will also be accessories. There are typically 12 or 15 models, who are Neat ’N Nifty customers who’ve volunteered to wear the clothes, Anita says. Admission is $20 and includes a lunch of chicken and vegetables prepared by Bamboo Bistro. Tickets are available at Neat ’N Nifty and the Blairmore Legion. There’s also a chance to win plenty of door prizes donated by many local businesses. Neat ’N Nifty donated items like jewelry and scarves, but not all door prizes are related to fashion. While ladies won’t be able to buy clothing at the fashion show, they will receive discount cards for the store the following week.

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Akamina Parkway closed until May 31 The Akamina Parkway at Waterton Lakes National Park closed last week until May 31, so that road repairs can be completed. The section of the Crandell Loop trail above the Akamina Parkway will also be closed. To accommodate visitors, the Red Rock Parkway reopened on Monday. The Akamina Parkway sustained extensive damage during the June 2013 floods. Work on the last section of the road requires significant reconstruction, including a retaining wall. The safety of park visitors, construction workers and park staff is the highest priority of Parks Canada. Check for updates under Important Bulletins at . Scott Stevenson, Waterton Lakes National Park

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Kids look forward to a day of discovery By Brad Quarin Children with inquiring minds or who are constantly searching for new challenges are invited to Kids’ Discovery Day on Saturday. Kids’ Discovery Day sends children from Grades 1 to 6 on trips around Pincher Creek for a number of exciting activities. Lieve Parisis, administrator with Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce, says the event introduces children to the adult world, with activities based on various jobs. Everyone will see options and learn plenty of new things. This is the third year for the event. Depending on which discovery route a child is registered for, he or she could learn fingerprintPhoto coutresy of Daniel Desrosiers

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Promotion for Nigal Smith By Daniel Desrosiers Flight Sgt. Nigal Smith of the Crowsnest Pass air cadet squadron was promoted to warrant officer second class during the closing parade of training on April 7. This is his fifth year in the cadet program and he is currently undergoing Level 5 training. Cadets typically complete one training level per school year. Level 5 training is particularly demanding, requiring an increase in community volunteering to 45 hours in total. He is also expected to participate in an average of seven hours of physical activity per week and to complete several self-study modules. Another requirement is to attend and complete advanced workshops concerning dynamic instruction, classroom management, positive reinforcement, time management and ethics. Those workshops were completed April 13 and 14 at the Rocky Mountain National Army Cadet Summer Training Centre outside Cochrane. “My favourite workshop of the weekend was probably dynamic instruction,” he says. “It gave me the skills required to create more of an interest for my classes for all of the younger cadets.” He adds, “I had a great time with all of the other cadets, because a lot of them helped me with learning new skills that apply to my new rank.” Warrant Officer 2nd Class Smith currently serves as squadron warrant officer, the most senior cadet, with 859 Crowsnest Military Police Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. He regularly teaches both parade square movements (“drill”) and classroom topics. Air Cadets, a youth program for ages 12 to 18, focuses on leadership, citizenship, fitness and aeronautics. Cadets are not members of the military and have no obligation to join or serve with the Canadian Forces. New recruits are always welcome. There are no registration fees or costs to join. Cadets from 859 Crowsnest Squadron train every Monday from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Blairmore.

ing with the RCMP, plant a flowerpot with the Pincher Planters or make a mini-newspaper with Shootin’ the Breeze. Children can also visit Pincher Creek Emergency Services, the cats and dogs of the SPCA, or Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. Some of the activities will be based at Heritage Inn, which is sponsoring the day. There will be crafts and colouring there for the little ones. Everyone meets there at 10 a.m., and again at 3:30 p.m. to wrap up the day with a puppet show. There’s room for 55 children from Pincher Creek and area. Registration is done with the chamber of commerce, which can be reached at 403-627-5199, and is free.

Pass pottery on sale this weekend By Brad Quarin If you cook, collect pottery or are looking for a nice gift, you can’t go wrong with the Pass Pottery Club’s annual spring sale. It takes place at Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is a chance to get your hands on useful items such as plates, bowls, casseroles, jugs and vases, all made with clay and cooked by local members. No moulds are used, so each piece is unique. Penny Rinas, president of the club, says the pieces are definitely affordable. A mug that may cost $30 can be obtained for $15 and a casserole that may go for $80 would likely cost $50 at their sale. The money goes to the local potters, which could support their membership in the club. It’s a great group for people to learn pottery, from guest

teachers and each other. The club was founded in 1974, based in the Coleman arena, and the sales have been going for a long time. Penny, who’s always had an interest in pottery, got involved at the suggestion of Barb Toombs. She’s found it quite rewarding and has been president for three years, and still has the first pot she made there. The group holds three sales every year, during spring, August and Christmastime. They also regularly donate bowls to Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery for its annual Chili Bowl Festival. They donated over 300 bowls to the most recent festival, which brought in over $2,000 for the Allied Arts Association. However, the Pass Pottery Club is a separate entity from Allied Arts. There are currently 42 members in the club, and usually eight to 15 participate in the sale. Penny will be one.

Library gets by with help from friends By Brad Quarin If you have an old book you don’t want, and want to clear some space on the shelf, remember that your trash could be someone’s treasure. Pincher Creek’s Friends of the Library is taking donations of used books to sell at Ranchland Mall next week, to raise cash for Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library. The sale offers a lot for the community’s readers. “They’re crazy about it,” says Karen Graham, who’s co-chairing the sale with Dale Ferguson. “It all goes to a good cause.” Friends of the Library acts as a “fundraising arm” for the library, she says, allowing them to acquire furniture or special books not covered by government funding. They’ve been holding the used book sale for years. The sale often features children’s books, fiction and non-fiction, and Karen says westerns are especially in demand in Pincher Creek. A stack of westerns can sell out by noon on the first day of the sale. They don’t ask for textbooks, but sometimes

an unlikely book will find a home. Someone once told Karen, “I always wanted a physics book.” To donate a book, simply take it to Co-op next Tuesday between 2 and 8 p.m. Karen estimates three-quarters of the books in the sales come from townspeople, with others coming from the library. The community generosity is wonderful, she says. The books are also cheap, with paperbacks going for a quarter and hardcovers for $1. On the last day of the sale, you can buy and fill a book bag for $5. A particularly interesting book may go for $5, and recently silent auctions for such books have been popular. A book is often considered special given an author like Andy Russell or Grant MacEwan, Karen says. Past sales have supported renovations to the local library, and to the High River Public Library after the floods last year. The sale runs next Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 9 from 9 to 4.

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Senior citizen of the year is a ‘crafty’ volunteer week, drawing on ideas from the members. By Brad Quarin Betty has had a lifelong interest in needleIn naming Lundbreck’s senior citizen of the year, Windsor Heritage Drop-In Centre chose work, and knits plenty of scarves and placemats. one of its particularly dedicated members, Betty “I’ve always been very crafty,” she says. Ozar. In keeping with the crafty theme, she helps “I’m very, very happy,” she says. She believes run the Harvest Craft and Bake Sale at the she received it for “my contribution to the centre in October. For three or four years, she’s centre.” been arranging for local people to have tables Although she’s on the board of Windsor, for a range of goods, such as jewelry, soaps or which hosts recreational activities for seniors, aprons. “It just kind of fell in my lap,” she says. Betty didn’t know she would receive the award After October comes the annual Christmas because voting was by secret ballot. potluck, where she plans games and puts George Dowson, president of the centre centrepieces in place, along with a number of and last year’s award recipient, feels she’s very other little tasks. All Windsor members are worthy. invited to the dinner. “You wouldn’t believe how much she does,” Outside the centre, Betty is a helper with he says. She seems to be at the centre on a daily the Lundbreck Gardeners, a volunteer group basis, and puts plenty of energy into her work. working to beautify the community. “We’re She’ll open up the centre, make coffee and have really happy with how things are going,” she games for the seniors. “She’s the first one to says. After a long winter, the group has a cleanup volunteer her services if we have a tea,” he says. day planned for later in May. She has experience Besides serving as a director, Betty has a gardening, as she used to keep a large vegetable number of activities in the centre. “I’m very garden, and joined the group when asked. active in the Crafters. I have a mental aerobics Born in Toronto, Betty moved to Calgary, class,” she says. where she met her husband, Bill, from Bellevue. Photo by Brad Quarin She explains Crafters is a group for knitting, After living in Bellevue for a time, they wanted Betty Ozar is Lundbreck’s senior citizen of the year. crocheting and quilting, in which she draws on their own acreage and moved to Lundbreck in her knowledge of crafts to help others. Mental aerobics consists of puzzles 1970. Bill passed away in 2010. Betty has been involved with Windsor Heritage Drop-In Centre “almost and games every month. In Crafters, they’re working on a quilt that will be raffled off at Christsince Day 1.” She became a director in 2011, organizing meetings and dealmastime, with each lady working on a square. Craft classes take place every ing with issues, and is in her second term.

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Pincher Creek CUSTOMER

APPRECIATION DAY Photo by Tanya Douglas

Livingstone School’s co-valedictorians are Anna Blomgren, left, and Sadee Pisony. The girls and their classmates eagerly anticipate their Friday night graduation ceremony.

A Night at the Oscars is in store for Livingstone School grads By Brad Quarin It’s Oscar night for the grads of Livingstone School this year. The 18 students finishing high school in Lundbreck chose the theme A Night at the Oscars/Red Carpet for their grad ceremonies on Friday. Sadee Pisony, co-valedictorian with her good friend Anna Blomgren, says the red-carpet theme was suggested early on and everyone liked it, figuring it would make for nice decorations. Administrative assistant Tanya Douglas believes the students took to the idea for the elegance in the ceremony and black tie formality. Pincher Creek Community Hall will be decorated with red carpets, plenty of lights and a photo booth for the occasion. The grad quote is “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them,” also chosen by the students. It’s written on the invitations and the grad book. Sadee feels a mix of emotions about the milestone, excited and sad. She’s thrilled with sharing the job of valedictorian with Anna, as they both worked hard, she says. The two students earned the honour after achieving the same marks, which came as a cool surprise, Anna says. They’re working on their speech, to be delivered together. Most of the grads have known each other since kindergarten and get along. “We’re all easy-going people,” and a fun bunch, Sadee says. Anna says they’re a diverse group, with individual strengths, and she’s glad to be among them. Tanya agrees they’re a good mix of athletes, artists and musicians, and feels particularly close to this year’s grad class because her daughter is in it. The students paid for their banquet, decorations and grad gifts with an Italian night in late November. The dinner, served to the public at Cowley Community Hall and catered by Chris’ Restaurant, raised $8,500, Tanya says. The big day will start with the staff making breakfast for the grads at school at 8 a.m. The banquet at the community hall starts at 5 p.m. and the ceremony at 7. The guest speaker is Garry Hackler, a former art and hunting teacher at the school. After grad, Anna plans to go to the University of Calgary to study science, while Sadee will go to Mount Royal for psychology and speech pathology.

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Look for imaginative stuff at the It’s rookie week! By Brad Quarin their hand at competitive swimLifestyle and Outdoor Adventure Show mingYouthwhencanthetryDolphins Swim Club holds its

By Brad Quarin Last year’s revamping of the Crowsnest Pass Trade Show as the Lifestyle Show was a success and will be heightened this year. The Lifestyle and Outdoor Adventure Show takes place at Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman this Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “In past years, it used to be to showcase the businesses,” says Pam Vamplew, a member of Crowsnest Pass Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of the show with Kathy Gilmour. “We wanted to take it a step further.” More than 120 local vendors will be displaying or selling their products in one location, and this year will see “more stage entertainment” and demonstrations, Pam says. New this year is the handyman challenge on Friday at 5, with three building challenges for each contestant, for a prize. There’s also a hypnosis demo from Dr. Sarah-Dash Arbuckle of The Health Hub, who uses it for health purposes, on Friday at 6:15. There’s a yoga demo on Saturday at 11:30, followed by belly dancing at 12:30. The Lifestyle Show will also feature fashion shows at 7 on Friday and 2 on Saturday, one by Linda Germo and the other by Neat ’N Nifty. The hockey side of the arena will be dominated by the Outdoor Adventure Show, which tradition-

ally showcases snowmobiles, quads and vehicles. They’re building on that with other outdoor items and conservation. This year, it has a record number of vendors, Pam says. Meanwhile, the town will have roll-over simulator and Jaws of Life demos outside the arena, showing the crowd what it looks like when a vehicle rolls over. The impressive diversity in the event comes from “a great committee” from “all different walks of businesses,” Pam says. “They come up with some pretty imaginative stuff.” Outside the committee and chamber, this year the Lifestyle Show is also getting a big help from students of Crowsnest Consolidated High School. Teacher John Taylor has organized an army of student volunteers to man the front doors and help out with security and childcare. “We’re really grateful,” Pam says. For the first time, there will be childcare at the arena for children aged one to seven, for $5 for the first child and $2 for each accompanying child. The care is provided by Crowsnest Pass Indoor Playground. Children will also have face painting, beanbag tosses and free balloons to keep occupied. Adults who try out the beanbag toss have a chance to win a TV or laser printer. To attend the show costs $5 per person on each day, but is free for ages 12 and under.

rookie week at the Pincher Creek pool, tomorrow and Friday. “Swimming’s a great lifelong sport,” says Kim Jorgenson, the club’s president. The Dolphins are about having fun as a team and providing mentorship, and offering competition rather than swimming lessons. “We’re teaching you how to race.” Rookie week is an opportunity for new children to try the club for free, as a coach determines where they would go in the club, which is organized by ability. Any child can be a mini-Dolphin as long as he or she can swim the width of the pool alone. There’s no age minimum, and they have children as young as four in the club. This year, rookie week is being abridged to two days, so it will be packed with assessments. It lasts from 4 to 6 p.m. on both days. Starting May 24, the club meets weekly for four months, or two months for the younger children. After a month, the club expects young members will be able to take on the flutterboard race. The Dolphins Swim Club has been active for 52 years, Kim says, and she’s been with it for 13 years. Her daughter, Hannah Nazarek, has been swimming since age five and is now coaching at 18. The club currently has 70 members, and finished as the 10th best team in Alberta last season. “That’s amazing, actually,” Kim says.

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The Lifestyle and Outdoor Friday, Adventure April 12 – 3 to 9Show p.m.

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25th Annual Lifestyle Show New name, new exciting format and more! Join us to celebrate our 25th anniversary

Saturday, April 13 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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• Pancake breakfast Saturday morning • Food concession • Face painter • ATM available • Childcare available $5/2 hours • Rollover simulator demo • Jaws of Life demo • Play the beanbag toss to win a chance at a TV • Many exhibitor booth draws

STAGE EVENTS FRIDAY, MAY 2 Sig & Rose Gail 4 pm Handyman Challenge 5 pm Hypnosis Demo 6:15 pm Fashion Show 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 3 Yoga Demo 11:30 am Belly Dancing 12:30 pm Cooking Tool Demo 1 pm Accupuncture 1:30 pm Fashion Show 2 pm Crowsnest Idol Finalist Carly Perkin 3 pm

A big thank you to our show sponsors Fernie & CNP Free Press

C.N.P. Lifestyle Show this weekend to see what’s new for the season!

• Event Stage • Outdoor Adventure Show • Home-based Business Zone • New Kitchen Raffle • Pancake Breakfast • Balloons and Face Painting for the Kids • Door Prizes and Giveaways – Including two tickets for the TIM McGRAW concert at the Calgary Stampede

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Class of 2014 – L

Congratulations grads, we wish you a successful future!

All our dreams can come true if w

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Be the best you can be! Graduates of 2014 we are proud of you!

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Best wishes for future success to all 2014 graduates. Congratulations!

we have the courage to pursue them!

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By Brad Quarin The Polish Hall in Coleman was packed this month as residents of Crowsnest Pass came to hear comedian Jonny Harris’s take on the community. Jonny, who’s from Newfoundland and stars in the Canadian TV series Murdoch Mysteries, visited Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek as part of the upcoming CBC show Of All Places. After touring and meeting local people, he performed a comedy act to capture the community that will be televised in a year. He then had his picture taken with fans in the audience. “I watch Murdoch Mysteries all the time, so when I got to meet him I was thrilled to get his autograph and a big hug,” says Rose Gail. Among Jonny’s observations was that people here are rather cheerful about the town’s history of disasters. He cracked jokes about mining and the Burmis tree, and described meeting local figures such as Crowsnest Historical Society’s president, Fred Bradley. Local entrepreneur Kay Kerr met Jonny a couple of times. In his show, Jonny remarked that as the inventor of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s old gravy, Kay should be rich. Kay says he brought fries and gravy to their meeting and showed interest in her old boss, John Diefenbaker. Although Kay didn’t know what to expect when she went to the show, she enjoyed it. Joe Trotz, president of the Kananaskis Rodeo Association, also met Jonny and found him pleasant and ready to listen. They met in Pincher Creek, and Joe had Jonny practise steer wrestling. Joe thought the stand-up comedy act was the best he’d seen.

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Join us to celebrate BC Mining Week 2014 May 11 - May 17, 2014

Free mine tours. Learn about the steelmaking coal industry in the Elk Valley. May 12 – Fording River Operations May 13 – Line Creek Operations May 14 – Coal Mountain Operations May 15 – Elkview Operations May 16 – Greenhills Operations Please reserve your seat no later than May 8 by calling 250-425-2423 Buses will leave Fernie Chamber of Commerce at 9:30 a.m. Blairmore Mall at 9:30 a.m. Sparwood Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 a.m. Elkford Visitor Centre at 11 a.m. (May 12 and May 16 only) Please remember to pack a lunch as the tour is approximately 4 hours in length. When registering, please specify the tour you wish to attend. Participants must pre-register.

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The Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association Phone 403-628-3849 for information and hours A Regional Recycling and Waste Disposal Facility CNPC Landfill provides waste handling and recycling services to its members. These services include: • Municipal solid waste handling and disposal • Yard debris • Construction and demolition •

RECYCLING of electronics, tires, batteries, metal, used oil and filters, propane bottes, paint and household hazardous material

NEW in 2014 – cardboard, paper, plastics, cooking oil, cell phones

and baler twine • Minimal space is available for reusable items that can be dropped off and offered to others • Industrial waste materials such as contaminated soil, asbestos and sewage sludge

CNPC Landfill also provides support and promotion to local groups through the following: • High school scholarship program for all four local high schools. $1,000 per school per year is available. • Elementary school field trips to our site. A guided tour emphasizes the need for waste reduction and protection of our environment. • Partnerships with local non-profit charities and youth groups to provide fundraising opportunities.


This program was introduced in 2013 to encourage a cleaner community. Each community is provided with equipment and landfill staff to assist in removing unwanted household items from residential properties. The Service Plus Program will again be offered in 2014. Please check with your local public works department for more dates and locations.


The CNPC Landfill Association is pleased to offer community events and non-profit groups the use of a fully-equipped and certified mobile commercial kitchen. The unit meets all Alberta Health and Safety requirements and comes with all the necessary appliances and cleaning equipment. Food safety is a major concern when operating at outdoor events, and this kitchen is available to groups for fundraising barbecues and other food services.

To book the community kitchen call the landfill at 403-628-3849, Ext. 3 (landfill manager)

• Priority booking will be allocated to local community and non-profit groups or associations. • Other groups or residents can apply for booking, but rental charges may apply. • Booking dates will be assigned on a first-call basis. Consideration will be given to those groups with duplications from year to year. • No one group can monopolize a date from year to year. • A $250 damage deposit is required. • Orientation and operational training is required and provided prior to use.


Numerous changes have occurred in the last three years to this facility. We are no longer the small municipal landfill we were some 30 years ago. The facility has seen enormous growth and expansion along with an ever-increasing customer base. The operation of this site has expanded to meet, or exceed, governmental regulations and guidelines. Continued efforts are being made to promote reuse and recycling of household and commercial waste streams. Here are but a few of those impending programs: • Electronics recycling with an opportunity to expand to smaller household appliances. • Farm and ranch agricultural plastics such as baler twine and silage bags. • Clean wood grinding and reintroduction to mulch and bedding for animals. • Tire collection and recycling. • Used engine oil recycled and used for heating shops and buildings at the landfill.


Your landfill has just recently partnered with the Municipal District of Pincher Creek to have the road to our site paved. This joint venture has seen a cleaner and safer roadway to the facility. Our commitment to this project provides 75% of the funds over a long-term debenture.


Over the past few years, management has been working on new programs that will further reduce what we put into the landfill. Preliminary plans are in place and being evaluated. • Discussion with incinerator manufacturers that could lead to reducing what we landfill by 30% and also provide an alternative to the way we currently handle dead stock and wild animal roadkill carcasses. This could provide a long-awaited solution for our southern ranchers’ problem in disposing of beef carcasses. • Preliminary plans and architectural drawings have been commissioned for a new recycling and reuse centre at the landfill. This building would provide additional capacity to recycle paper, plastic, cardboard and household metal containers. The program would work in conjunction with our current local recyclers, increasing the volume our region could recycle. • Enhanced services within this facility would also include fluorescent bulb recycling, propane tank evacuation and disposal, freon retrieval, sorting and distribution of bicycle parts. We continue to look for innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint and give our residents a quality service for years to come.

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A predator at the feeder “Snowing today, snow then it will swoop down like feathers, and the cold in an aerial dive to seize has slacked its tethers …” prey with either feet or — Little Miss Higgins beak. Prey is killed with Perhaps this is how the hooked beak, which the chickadees feel about may be aimed at the skull the snow that fell in the or the neck. Pincher Creek area all day Like squirrels, northern today. At the bird feeder, shrikes keep larders of another type of cold food for later use. Unlike seems to be descendsquirrels, they impale ing. Quickly, silently, prey on thorns, barbed chickadees disappear into wire or other hangers for the shadows, movements future use. Shrikes often muted into stillness, kill more than they can chatter falling silent. immediately consume Snow is still falling, it is in order to stock their still daylight; day has not larders. Photo courtesy of Jody Best turned into night. Up to 50 per cent of Northern shrike Suddenly, another the northern shrike’s diet bird is perched above the is composed of small feeder — a larger grey, black and white bird, that rodents. The remainder is made up of shrews, I at first mistake for a Clark’s nutcracker. This bird songbirds, lizards, amphibians, insects and even has a curled beak. I’ve not seen it before. Then it’s fish. Prey animals may be almost the same size as off, with a chickadee in its beak, feathers falling the shrike itself. like snowflakes to the ground. Behaviour — Northern shrikes are territorial This canny predator is the northern shrike birds, and individual territories may include up (Lanius excubitor). Otherwise known as the to 90 hectares. Both summer breeding and winter great grey shrike, the northern grey shrike or the territories may be defended against invasion butcher watchman, this bird is also a songbird. by other northern shrikes. In winter, however, Description — Male and female northern shrikes will sometimes gather to roost together shrikes look similar. Shoulders and back are a soft for warmth. pearly grey colour. The breast and belly are white. Northern shrikes breed during the summer. If Females may have small grey stripes or bars. the clutch is destroyed before hatching, the pair Wings are predominantly black, with a small may be able to produce another one. During the white bar, some white-tipped feathers close to the breeding season, northern shrikes are monogabody. The tail is relatively long and black, with mous breeders, but next season they may choose white on the outside feathers. a different mate. Courtship usually lasts through The top of the head is pearly grey, with a the months of March, April and May, with the dramatic black band extending from the beak to female initially playing hard to get. During this well behind the large black eye. Cheek areas and time, the male will make food caches in obvious chin are white. The beak reminds me of a parrot places and feed the female. The male will also present various nesting sites to the female during beak, but it has quite a hook or claw at the end. courtship. Range and habitat — A migratory bird, the northern shrike occurs throughout Canada Nesting sites are chosen by the male, usually two to 16 metres above the ground in trees. Vines and much of the United States, as well as across in the trees seem to make more attractive nesting Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In North sites. Nests are usually placed on a side branch America, the northern shrike winters in the near the trunk. Pairs build the nest together, United States and southern Canada, then but the male collects most of the material. The migrates north to summer on the tundra and northern taiga (boreal) forests. The Pincher Creek cup-shaped nests are constructed of twigs and moss and lined with roots, lichen and hair, with area is in the northern part of its winter range. an outer diameter up to 28 centimetres. Pairs may Preferred habitat for the northern shrike reuse nests from previous years. includes relatively open areas with some trees In May, when the eggs are nearly ready to lay, and shrubs interspersed, like the transition area the male guards the female closely and frequently between the taiga and the tundra. Trees are used feeds her. A clutch of eggs may be produced as lookout points, and the shrikes seem to prefer within two weeks of copulation, and may include habitat that includes up to 15 of these lookout up to nine grey, blotchy-coloured eggs. Eggs are points per hectare. Areas with no lookout points, incubated for up to three weeks; young fledge and areas with no open hunting grounds, are after about two weeks, and are independent up to generally avoided. six weeks later. Food and foraging — A predatory bird, the Tidbit — A group of shrikes is called a “watch” northern shrike is an efficient hunter. Typically, or an “abattoir” of shrikes. a shrike will sit on a lookout tree to wait for prey,

Photo by Brad Quarin

Rebecca Good Enough of Alberta Culture, left, and Linda Kerr look over the list of potential heritage buildings.

Preserving historic value in Blairmore and Frank By Brad Quarin Residents spoke up at an open house to designate heritage buildings in Blairmore and Frank, looking over the historic buildings and supporting their recognition. Heritage designation guarantees that renovations or changes to buildings preserve their historic value, while making government grants to owners a possibility. A similar open house was held last year for Coleman by the Municipal Heritage Board. Susan Lowe-Wylde attended the recent event and is familiar with many of the buildings and homes up for consideration. “I walk every street and run on every street and look at old houses, because I love them,” she says. Residents voted for designation by “dotmocracy,” sticking small red dots to pages with pictures of the structures. “It’s hard to knock it down,” says Shar Lazzarotto. Among the buildings up for consideration in Blairmore were F.M. Thompson West End Store, the Cosmopolitan Hotel, the Greenhill Hotel, Gushul Studio and the Brisco Building, currently housing Stone’s Throw Cafe. Considered from Frank were the Masonic Lodge, Frank Community Hall, currently housing Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery, and others. Rebecca Good Enough, with Alberta Culture in Edmonton, came down for the open house, having previously passed through Blairmore and Frank. “It’s a very interesting place,” she said. “I think you guys have a lot of historical fabric here, absolutely.”

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Full Time Meat Cutter/Butcher Required Immediately in Pincher Creek Reliable, independent, motivated person required for licensed meat plant and deli shop. Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please fax resume to 403-627-4206 email or apply in person at 1039 Deer Avenue Pincher Creek

ADMINISTRATOR WANTED For Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek (a not-for-profit organization). Hourly position. Wage based on experience. Please forward resume to: Open until May 15, 2014

RECEPTIONIST/ BOOKKEEPER Wanted immediately for Full- or Part-time



This position is responsible for operating fuel trucks to deliver product to customers.

• Excellent telephone skills

Required Skills: • Valid Class 1 or 3 air-endorsed driver’s licence • General understanding of agriculture business and/or farming background helpful • Willingness to attend companyprovided TDG, WHMIS and safety-orientation training • Clean driving record • Two to three years’ experience • Drug and alcohol testing • Excellent customer service

and financial record keeping

Excellent pay based on experience with full medical benefits for full time.

Please drop off resume or email to or fax to 403-627-3724

• Experience in bookkeeping • Competent computer skills

Salary commensurate with experience. Training on PC Law will be provided. Forward resume and list of references to: Lydia Petrich-Syryca Office Manager Box 1620 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0 403-562-2700 Fax or While all applications are appreciated, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Summer Employment Opportunity

RECLAMATION ASSISTANT Dates: June 30 - Aug. 23 Hours: 40 hrs/week some evenings & weekends Duties: Working with Stewardship and Outreach Co-ordinator on restoration of the Castle Special Management Area, focusing on invasive plant and garbage removal, trail restoration, assisting at public outreach events and fieldwork reporting. Knowledge of the Castle, ability to use a GPS and valid Class 5 driver’s licence with vehicle is an asset. Applicants are required to be a currently enrolled student with plans to return in the fall. Please forward your resume to:

Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition

Attn: Carolyn Aspeslet P.O. Box 2621 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 Email:

The Pincher Creek Co-operative is now accepting applications for:


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TEMPORARY, PART-TIME LABOURER The Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill is seeking a labourer on a temporary, part-time basis. General clean-up duties as required. Days and hours may vary. Personal protection equipment will be provided. For more information call 403-628-3849 or email Please submit application via fax or email to: The Crowsnest/Pincher Creek Landfill Association: Box 668 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 Fax: 403-628-2258

Are you interested in living in a quiet community surrounded by year-round outdoor activities? Would you like to raise your children in a nice rural town with plenty of fresh air? Are you closing in on retirement and would like to finish your career in a fulfilling way? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then Pincher Creek Co-op is for you!!! The Building Materials Estimator will be quoting building material packages to customers at all levels. That can and will be from the start of the project until finished. Preference will be given to individuals skilled in the use of the Seljax Estimating Program, although we are willing to train the right person. Preference will be given to those individuals who are sales oriented and have proven customer service abilities. Pincher Creek Co-op offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package (including dental, extended health, pension, etc.) and excellent opportunities for advancement.

Please submit a detailed resume with salary expectations to: David Crowell, General Manager Pincher Creek Co-operative Limited 1300 Hewetson Avenue | Box 970 Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 403-627-2667 ext. 123 fax: 403-627-5589 Email: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Vehicle Lockouts & Master Keying

Commercial Printing Service

Cathy Kolesar 403-421-0216 403-627-4193

Seniors’ Discount Available


Bag Stuffers • Bookmarks • Brochures • Business Cards • Business Forms • Calendars • Cheques • Envelopes • Flyers • Gift Certificates • Invitations • Labels/Stickers • Magazines/Booklets • Personalized Cards • Placemats • Posters • Postcards • Rack Cards and more!

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Get Nailed by Deb Footcare Specialist Serving C.N.P. & P.C. Area Will travel to you! Debbie Tkachuk 403-563-0315

The Bin Bandit

Waste disposal, renovations and acreage/farm bins. For easy, convenient, waste removal!

Call Jennifer or Tom 403-627-8133 Oko Bella

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Lawn Maintenance Hedge Trimming Tree Pruning General Cleanup

Stoneworks & Eavestroughing

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Trained PRO Lash Artist Mobile service available 403-563-9947 Texts Welcome Oko Bella on FB

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Everything Under the Sun - Goods and Services Directory Categorized Listings at


Blairmore Precision

Machining & Welding Ltd. 403-562-2884

• General Contracting • Project Management • Commercial and Residential • Butler Steel Buildings • ICF SUPERform • Concrete Work

3630 - 18th Avenue – Coleman Sentinel Industrial Park

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“Our Reputation is Building!”

Call: 403-627-2242 Toll Free: 1-855-627-2242 | Fax: 403-627-5652 1130 McLeod Street, Pincher Creek, AB 403-632-5106

• Residential • Commercial • Farm • Cell Phone Boosters • Maintenance • Generators: GENERAC & KOHLER

Kimberly Hurst

Independent Consultant


Marriage, Family and Individual Counselling Fort Macleod Pincher Creek

Electrical Supplies Sales Counter

Simply Catering Allied Distributors

Catering & Rentals – Mobile Catering – AGLC Licensed

Automotive Parts & Accessories Batteries, Tools and More

Or email

Call Barry at 403-627-8233 or 403-628-2077 Catalogues available at Wildwest Automotive

Your Independent Representative

Debbie Reed 403-627-0123

Call me for all your RV needs! 1-866-329-3933 403-317-0669 711 - 2nd Ave. A North Just off Stafford Drive, Lethbridge

REALTOR® Serving Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass and Surrounding Area



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403-627-4331 1-877-627-0232 1058 Main Street Pincher Creek

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Younique Mineral Makeup

Call Direct: 403-627-1935 Cell Phone: 403-627-0290 Toll Free: 1-855-627-1935 Home is where the heart is.

by Suzanne Teran 403-339-1758

697A Main Street Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek Taxi

Dealer Network

Need a lift?


Care Bears can provide transporation to medical appointments in Pincher Creek, Lethbridge and Calgary.

Safe • Courteous • Prompt

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 403-339-CARE

Matkin Law Office Low cost wills and estate planning documents Will probates and estate administration

Sutton Group – Pincher Creek

697 Main Street Pincher Creek Phone: 403-904-5045

A division of Sutton Group Lethbridge

645 Main Street

Pincher Creek

Bus: 403-627-1771 Fax: 403-627-1737 Res: 403-627-4980

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FOR THE PATH LESS CHOSEN Open Country A/TII Excellent all season traction performance

Cedar Asphalt Shingle

Raising the Roof on Quality

Serving southern Alberta – Call Dean at 403-632-9285 – Free Estimates

New wear-resistant tread compound for excellent tread life

Aztec Cabinets & Project Management Juan Teran

Aggressive sidewall design for tough looks and performance

Concrete & General Construction

Phone 403-627-4481 Fax 403-627-4482


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Metal Flat Roofs

Renovations • Custom Cabinetry • Millwork • Furniture 403-627-2226

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment – Full details are available in the Breeze online calendar – Thursday, May 1 – Free Dolphin rookie week - 4 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Perfect Posies open house - 5:30 p.m. at 1255 Pronghorn Ave., Pincher Creek – David Francey concert - 7:30 p.m. at Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod – Parent-teacher interviews - 4 p.m. at Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek – Rodeo Club - 6 p.m. at Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – SPICE play group - 9 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Gymtastics - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – 3,2,1 Play! - 10:15 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Gymwalk indoor walking - 11 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek – Mommy & Me - 1 p.m. at Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek – Cribbage - 1:30 p.m at Huddlestun Senior Centre in Pincher Creek – Coffee & conversation for ESL learners - 5 p.m. at Mrs. P’s in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – 1st Crowsnest Pass Girl Guides - 6 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church in Pincher Creek – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 7 p.m. at Blairmore Legion Friday, May 2 – Free Dolphin rookie week - 4 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Grad breakfast - 8 a.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – Livingstone School grad banquet - 5 p.m.; exercises - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Community Hall – C.N.P. Lifestyle Show - 3 p.m. at Sports Complex in Coleman – Pass Pottery Club sale - 5 p.m. at

Sports Complex in Coleman – David Francey concert - 7:30 p.m. at Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod – SPICE play group - 9 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Kids on the Move - 11 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Gymwalk indoor walking - 11 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Lego League - 3 p.m. at Parent Link Centre in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Supper & meat draws - 5 p.m. at Blairmore Legion – Supper & meat draws - 6 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Chase the Ace - 6:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion

– Let’s Play - 9 a.m. at Pincher Creek Parent Link Centre in Ranchland Mall – SPICE play group - 9 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Exercise for Life adult fitness program - 10 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Craft time - 10:30 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Gymwalk indoor walking - 11 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – New moms group - 1 p.m. at Pincher Creek Parent Link Centre in Ranchland Mall – Air cadets - 6:30 p.m. at Blairmore Elks Hall – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion

Saturday, May 3 – C.N.P. Lifestyle Show - 10 a.m. at Sports Complex in Coleman – Pass Pottery Club sale - 9 a.m. at Sports Complex in Coleman – Kids’ Discovery Day - 9 a.m. at Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek – My Dad/Uncle/Grandpa & Me - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek town hall gym – Meat draws - 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Chase the Ace - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion

Tuesday, May 6 – Euchre - 1:30 p.m. at Huddlestun Senior Centre in Pincher Creek – SPICE play group - 9 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Let’s Play - 9 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Stay for Play/Rhyme Time - 10 a.m. at Livingstone School in Lundbreck – 3,2,1 Play! - 10:15 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Gymwalk indoor walking - 11 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Co-ed volleyball - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School gym in Blairmore – Crowsnest Community Choir - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School in Blairmore – Blairmore Lions TV bingo - 7:30 p.m. on Channel 12 – Alcoholics Anonymous - 8 p.m. at Pincher Creek Elks Hall

Sunday, May 4 – Crowsnest Community Choir Sing for Spring - 2:30 p.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Lions Walk for Dog Guides - 1:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Wing night - 4 p.m. at Bellevue Legion Monday, May 5 – Music Monday 10th anniversary assembly - 11:15 a.m. at Canyon School in Pincher Creek – Pincher Creek Golf Club AGM- 7:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse – Friends of St. Michael’s meeting - 7 p.m. in the school library, Pincher Creek

Wednesday, May 7 – Crowsnest Pass Symphony spring

concert - 7:30 p.m. at Horace Allen School in Coleman – Windy Slopes Vacation-a-Month draw at Pincher Creek hospital – McHappy Day - support Parent Link Centres in Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek – Friends of the Library used book sale - 9 a.m. at Ranchland Mall in Pincher Creek – 1st Crowsnest Beavers - 5:30 p.m.; Cubs - 7 p.m. at Compass Centre in Blairmore – SPICE play group - 9 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Indoor playground - 9:30 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Explore Together - 10 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Story time - 10 a.m. at Pincher Creek library – Exercise for Life adult fitness program - 10 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Language Fun Time - 10:30 a.m. at Parent Link Centre in Horace Allen School, Coleman – Kids on the Move - 10:45 a.m. at Pincher Creek pool building – Rhyme Time - 10:45 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Gymwalk indoor walking - 11 a.m. at MDM Complex in Bellevue – Knitters Skein - 1 p.m. at Harvest Coffeehouse in Pincher Creek – Story time - 1 p.m. at Blairmore library – Record Your Own Music - 5 p.m. at Parent Link Centre in Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue – Army cadets - 6 p.m. at W.A. Day Elementary School in Fort Macleod – Team roping - 7 p.m. at Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – Adult badminton - 7 p.m. at Isabelle Sellon School gym in Blairmore – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Blairmore Legion

List your event by calling 403-904-2227 or emailing

Listings are free for non-profit groups, service clubs, schools, youth organizations and events advertised in the Breeze.

Committed to community The places where we work are the places where we live.

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el EFI Fu r o t c Inje ce i v r e S 95 $169.

Vehicle Inspec tio (includ n tire ro es tation $44.95 )

We would like to welcome CRAIG to our parts and service team Photo courtesy of Cathy Klein

From left are Marj Cote, Marlene Livingstone, Sabrina Stushnoff, Dakoda Bruder, Gertie Kettles, Alissa Bonertz and Charlotte Ames.

Vista residents enjoy tea and spring fashions There’s nothing better for curing the winter doldrums than going shopping! Vista Village residents perused the aisles of Personal Touch Fashions on April 17, finding many spring fashions to brighten up their wardrobes. Later in the afternoon they enjoyed a spring tea and fashion show. Several residents and staff took part, showing off their newfound “wears,” to the delight of onlookers. Three young ladies from Matthew Halton School — Sabrina Stushnoff, Dakoda Bruder and Alissa Bonertz — displayed fashions, as well. We wish to thank these young ladies for taking time to join us in the festivities; it is so nice to see bright young faces at Vista. Thank you also to the kitchen for the lovely sweets provided for our tea. A good time was had by all. Cathy Klein, Vista Village

Stay tuned for our CAR CLINIC coming this month! Enter our monthly draws – this month you could win a 4-piece placemat set from the Bernie Brown Giftware Collection

403-627-4461 835 Waterton Ave. Pincher Creek

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Celebrate McHappy Day® with Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass Parent Link Centres and McDonald’s


Tickets can be purchased at your Parent Link Centre for your chance to win one of three destination packages (valued at approximately $1,000 each), a McHappy birthday party package ($100 value) or a child’s bicycle! * Some conditions will apply

Questions? Call CNP PLC at 403-563-8157 or PC PLC at 403-627-5569


WATERTON WEEKEND PACKAGE FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR A family season pass to Waterton Lakes National Park courtesy of Parks Canada • Weekend accommodation at Waterton Lakes Lodge • Four shuttle tickets to Cameron Lake thanks to Tamarack Mall • One family supper courtesy of Zum’s Eatery.

Lessons from Alberta Fly Fishing Adventures • Two night’s accommodation for four in the deluxe Sasquatch Chalet at Goat Mountain Get-A-Way Chalets • Family admission to Bellevue Underground Mine • Family pass for either Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Head-SmashedIn Buffalo Jump or Remington Carriage Museum • Gift certificates from Bamboo Bistro, Stone’s Throw Cafe, Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Cafe and Chakra’s Spa.

CASTLE MOUNTAIN WEEKEND SKI PACKAGE FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR Weekend lift passes and ski lessons courtesy of Castle Mountain Resort • Weekend accommodation thanks to Castle Rentals • $100 food voucher from Castle Mountain Resort.





Photos by

Joe Versikaitis, : Milt Duquette,

5/10K Run 5 Pin Bowling Athletics (Track & Field) Archery Badminton Ball Hockey Baseball

d Josh Pick

Matt Tessman an

Basketball 3on3 Beach Volleyball Cribbage Cross-Fit P.C. Cycling Equestrian Golf Handgun

Mini-Soccer Photography Rugby Small Bore Soccer Swimming Tennis Trapshooting

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary! Come home to where it all began... In 1970, Pincher Creek was host to the first Games. Approximately 1,200 competitors participated, ranging in age from 6 to 80 years. The main objective of the Games was “to provide an opportunity for the greatest number of people possible to participate in an enjoyable grass roots festival.� Many aspects of the Games have changed over the years but the original objective is still being met. Each year a Southern Alberta Community has the privilege and honour to host the Games.



July 2 - 5


Southern Alberta Summer Games

This year, the Town of Pincher Creek will welcome over 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials along with family and volunteers. Southern Alberta athletes of all ages, will participate in 23 sports and judged competitions. Hope to see you there!

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1. Name the singer who was attacked on stage by three thugs who attempted to kidnap him. 2. Who was “America’s Only Atomic Powered Singer”? 3. Which group had a hit with “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)”? 4. Name the group that started as the Alan Price Combo. 5. Name the song that contained this lyric: “When she wouldn’t let you inside, When she turned and said, ‘But honey, he’s not our kind.’ She says I can’t see you any more, baby, Can’t see you anymore.” Answers: 1. Nat “King” Cole, while he was playing in Birmingham, Ala., in 1956. He vowed not to play in the South again. 2. Elvis Presley, so named by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, when Presley was scheduled to play in Las Vegas in the Venus Room. 3. The Hollies, in 1972. They’d named themselves after Buddy Holly. 4. The Animals. 5. “Society’s Child,” by Janis Ian in 1965. Ian was 13 years old when she penned this song about interracial dating and the taunts and restrictions she saw in her New Jersey neighborhood. The song’s original title was “Baby, I’ve Been Thinking.” Ian also penned “At Seventeen,” which chronicled the illusion of teenage popularity.

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1. Is the book of Jonah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who were Hebrew midwives at the time of Moses’ birth? Puah/Shiprah, Merab/Joanna, Zillah/Michal, Jael/Abi? 3. Which queen refused to appear before King Ahasuerus, though requested to do so? Anna, Vashti, Gomer, Claudia? 4. From 2 Chronicles, how many talents of gold did the Queen of Sheba give Solomon? 2, 50, 100, 120? 5. After Jesus, who is the second most mentioned man in the Bible (KJV)? Paul, Moses, David, Solomon? 6. In Ruth 1, what did Naomi call herself after suffering tragedy? Cozbi, Haggith, Mara, Asa ANSWERS: 1) Old 2) Puah/Shiprah 3) Vashti 4) 120 5) David 6) Mara

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