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Year 3, Issue 38

June 11, 2014




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My Little Corner

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An editorial by Shannon Robin

tant as his job. The apple doesn’t fall By the time I was far from the tree. I’ve 10, I was working at heard this expression more the Nipawin Journal. than a time or two in referI spent 10 years there ence to my dad and me. doing a variety of I can’t count the things, including number of times I’ve had getting in the way at someone say “You’re just times, I’m sure! like your dad.” I didn’t love it This can mean many the way he did. None things, given the day. I of us did. When he might be doing something decided to sell the awesome or being stubpaper in 1990 there born or opinionated. In was an opportunity any case, I usually take it Photo by Oren Robison to step in, but I wasn’t as a compliment. Dad’s selfie from the 1960s as he taught himself interested. As laughFamily relationships photography skills. able as it seems now, I are complex and ever believed I was destined to be a city girl. changing. Regardless of our age, for most of us, Dad went on to create a monthly publication our parents are the most influential people in our called The Nipawin Bridge – The Magazine of lives. I’ve learned particular lessons from each of Memories. He keeps connections and history alive them and appreciate the differences their unique between people who love the hometown as much personalities and perspectives bring to my life. In as he does. turn, these have been passed along to my daughter He’s pretty much a self-taught and self-motias a reflection not only of myself and my parents, vated man and I’m proud to be his kid. Through but of grandparents and generations beyond. his actions I’ve learned to be a positive contributor One of Jaiden’s recent school projects brought to my community and an active volunteer. a few things to mind about the start of Dad’s On his bucket list was the thought of writing a career and the impact his life’s work has had on book. Published last fall, O’s Own Lair shares short me and what I do. Dad’s newspaper career began with his job as stories of growing up in the ’50s. It was illustrated by a lifelong friend and fulfilled a dream for them a paperboy, earning a penny per customer per day. both. The book is full of stories I heard growing At 17, he responded to a help-wanted ad in the Prince Albert Daily Herald and became the paper’s up, and brings with it chuckles and belly laughs. It’s a great gift idea for Father’s Day and is for sale cub reporter. That was 50 years ago. By the time he was 19, he was news editor of at our office (wink wink, hint hint). Jaiden’s interview with the author is included the Peace River Record-Gazette which, at the time, with the online post of this editorial at www. was the biggest weekly newspaper in Alberta. . Mom packed up three kids and moved us to various locations across three provinces as Dad Nothing means more to my dad than his family, and for me, the most difficult thing about worked his way to their ultimate destination — moving to Alberta five years ago is missing family back to their hometown of Nipawin, Sask. events. I wish I could be there to give him a big Here they set up house one final time. Things hug on Sunday. Instead, I am sending love from changed after this move. Dad’s commitment to his afar. Happy Father’s Day to a man I adore! community shone and his town became as impor-


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By Brad Quarin Cleaning up Crowsnest Pass is important and will be easier this year. “We should be keeping it clean and be proud of it,” says Deserie Michalsky, operational services assistant with the municipality. Service Plus is a chance to clear out unwanted things like appliances from garages and basements, and will be available at three locations for the first time this year. The municipality runs the free program, with public works employees available to help with unloading. A bin will be found at the Blairmore town shop this Thursday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A bin will be available at the Hillcrest town shop next Monday to Wednesday, and at the Crowsnest Sports Complex in Coleman from June 19 to 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deserie says the municipality is hoping Service Plus will encourage people not to dump their garbage at Frank’s industrial park. Crowsnest Pass residents are already showing interest about the expanded program. While most garbage can be taken to the nearest of the three locations, toxic materials are best taken to the Coleman arena on June 21. The toxic roundup takes paints, oils, strippers or aerosol. Ewaste such as computers or TVs can also be taken in that day, to be removed by DBS Environmental, a Lethbridge-based recycling group. The toxic roundup has been running for years, and Deserie says many residents take advantage of it. The Blairmore town shop can be found at 12525 21st Ave. and the Hillcrest shop is located at 22201 Ninth Ave.

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CCHS Spirit Squad strikes again for a special grad By Erin Fairhurst A group of Crowsnest Consolidated High School students called the Spirit Squad recently went the extra mile to brighten a sick classmate’s day. Actually, they went more than just an extra mile. They went all the way to Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton to visit fellow graduate Elise Kwan, who missed this year’s grad ceremony due to health reasons. “Elise was very disappointed to miss graduation, so her Photo by Lori Prentice classmates decided Elise Kwan wipes a tear from her eye as she walks that they would bring through an arch formed by CCHS classmates who took grad to her,” says their own graduation ceremony to her at Stollery Chilguidance counselor dren’s Hospital in Edmonton. Lori Prentice. The Spirit Squad is a group of four students — Jillian Montalbetti, Kiana Miskulin, Chloe Rothlin and Alexis Bohmer — who believe in using leadership and mentorship to bring about positive change. This year they’ve taken on anti-bullying projects, peer mentorship, and community volunteerism. “We’re like little elves that help to get things done,” says Jillian with a laugh. The group wears bright blue shirts with the words Spirit Squad emblazoned on the front and Be the Change on the back. Raising support for Elise and her family has been a big initiative for the

Spirit Squad this year. In fact, Elise embodies many of the characteristics they try to promote. “Elise is incredibly positive,” says lifelong friend Jillian. “She has never let her condition hold her back.” “She’s a fireball!” adds Alexis, who has known Elise since they Photo by Erin Fairhurst were infants. “She’s From left, Jillian Montalbetti, Kiana Miskulin, Chloe Rothlin and Alexis Bohmer, also known as the Spirit very selfless. She’s one Squad, pose with ingredients for their taco-in-a-bag of the most special people that I know.” fundraiser for the Elise Kwan Trust Fund. Sixteen students, 11 girls and five boys, boarded a bus on May 30 and headed to Edmonton. “It was a long day,” says Lori, “but an absolutely awesome one.” By the time they reached Red Deer, the girls had started doing their hair and makeup. The group arrived in Edmonton around lunchtime, and the girls quickly changed into their grad dresses at the hospital. Elise and her family were incredibly touched by the makeshift graduation ceremony. “There was a lot of excitement and emotion,” Lori recalls, “but also a lot of chit chat and visiting — typical teenage stuff.” The hospital had arranged a party room for the group, and much of the visit was spent catching up, telling stories and looking at photos. The visiting grads honoured Elise by forming an arch for her to walk through, and she received her certificate from Lori at the end. Elise’s graduation coincides with another big milestone — her release from the hospital, after a nearly year-long stay. Although she will need to remain in Edmonton and close to her health care team for another year, “it’s a step in the right direction,” says close friend Chloe. “We’re so happy for her.”

Everyone is welcome to Darcy’s Nature Walk for Mental Wellness By Erin Fairhurst Clara Hughes herself expressed regret at not being able to attend Darcy’s Nature Walk for Mental Wellness. “I would be there in a heartbeat if I could,” the Olympic athlete said to a full house at the Coleman Sportsplex on May 28. “I truly believe in the healing benefits of nature and physical activity.” That’s exactly what Darcy’s Nature Walk for Mental Wellness is about. Created seven years

ago in memory of Darcy Rinaldi, the walk aims to promote awareness surrounding mental health and the value of a healthy lifestyle. Taking place Saturday at Fireman’s Park in Bellevue, the event includes a five-kilometre trail walk or a fourkilometre paved walk. There will be door prizes, hotdogs and snacks. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m., with the walk following at 10. “The big message is that everyone is welcome,”

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Celebrating the Best of the West By Brad Quarin Western Canadian culture will be celebrated this weekend as the Best of the West arrives in Pincher Creek. The event, replacing the annual Cowboy Gathering, makes its debut at the Horseshoe Pavilion on Friday at noon and runs until Sunday. In addition to showcasing cowboy culture, as the Cowboy Gathering did, Best of the West celebrates all things related to Western Canada. The weekend will feature the music, stories, arts, crafts and foods of cowboys, aboriginal people and others. Performers from all four western provinces and the United States have been booked, but there will be an element of local talent in the show. In music, Bob Davis from Cowley and Noel Burles, born in Cowley, are returning. There will also be a jam on Saturday night, following a performance by country music singer Gary Fjellgaard from Saskatchewan. For storytelling, Jim Green, born in Pincher Creek, will talk about the party line. When the town first had telephones, there was only one line for everyone, and Best of the West organizer Janet Barkwith says Jim has wonderful stories about what it was like. Former Pincher Creek veterinarian Barry Heath will have funny stories about his work, and two Piikani storytellers from Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump will share cultural tales. A concession by Napi Friendship Centre will feature their foods along with coffee, tea and soda. Barry Carney of Simply Catering will provide Friday night’s dinner, and Beaver Mines Store will supply a Mexican dinner on Saturday. The town and MD are sponsoring the pancake breakfast on Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by Cowboy Church. Most of the art on sale — including jewelry, leather products and western clothing — will be local. Janet emphasizes that Saturday will be fun for the whole family, with pony rides, face painting and cowboy challenge demos. An addition to what the Cowboy Gathering offered is wagon rides to Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, where Best of the West tickets will get you discounted admission. Tickets to Best of the West can be bought at the door, or beforehand at Pincher Creek Chamber of Commerce. A pass for the whole weekend, including two dinners and two evening shows, costs $95. A variety of other ticket options are listed at .


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Rub trees are of interest in collecting grizzly bear DNA.

What’s all the rubbin’ about? By Brad Quarin “We’re definitely into bear season now,” says Elizabeth Anderson, a member of the Crowsnest Conservation Society who is active in the BearSmart program. Locally, BearSmart is a partnership between Alberta Fish and Wildlife, which often handles problem wildlife, and the volunteer conservation society. They aim to educate the public about bear safety and manage the bears themselves, often by monitoring them with radio transmitters. As part of the education, BearSmart is holding a workshop on bear rub trees Saturday at Allison-Chinook Provincial Recreation Area, outside Coleman. This is a hands-on lesson that can teach you more about rub trees than mere photos ever can, Elizabeth says. Grizzlies are known to rub against trees to leave a scent to communicate with other bears, and researchers have been collecting the leftover hairs for DNA samples. Andrea Morehouse, whom Elizabeth calls “the go-to expert” in this field, will be at the workshop, along with biologists from the Alberta Conservation Association. Workshop participants will learn what a rub tree looks like compared to other trees, and in the process better understand the wilderness they visit and hike through. The session is intended for people who enjoy nature, including children, if they can manage the light hiking required. It runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free. The Alberta Conservation Association is interested in finding volunteers, Elizabeth says, so the workshop may kindle interest in that. Last year, the Crowsnest Conservation Society also had an information session on bear safety, including how and when to use bear spray. It was instructed by Elizabeth and Fish and Wildlife officer John Clarke. John says this year’s bear spray class is not yet scheduled. There are certain tips Elizabeth can share to stay safe in the valleys, including having bear spray and making plenty of noise. Bear spray is available at most hardware stores. Being alert to the sights and sounds in nature is vital. Campers should also ensure their food and recycling are secure in their vehicles or trailers. If you see a bear in town, report it at 403-562-3289. BearSmart can lend out garbage bins and indoor composters that are bear-safe. Contact Elizabeth at 403-563-0058 for those. Also, watch for Crockets Trading Company’s weekly BearSmart and wildlife tips in Shootin’ the Breeze.

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By Brad Quarin Golfers in Pincher Creek and Crowsnest Pass can look forward to a summer of big tournaments, as can the many beneficiaries of the charity events. In Pincher Creek, things will start up on June 20 with the senior men’s and women’s open tournament. This will be followed by the Pincher Creek and District Chamber of Commerce tournament on June 22. Chamber administrator Lieve Parisis says the tournament is open to all, regardless of whether they’re chamber members, and they’re hoping for more youth. Golf fees include a breakfast and dinner, and, along with sponsorships and raffles, will support youth programs. Mainly, the tournament will support junior achievement, which teaches young people about managing finances. To register, contact the chamber at 403-627-5199 or Sharon Roberts at 403-627-3060. July 12 and 13 will see the 4x4 Scramble. Pro shop manager Gary Linn says you can bid on golf teams of four to share in the prize money. On July 14 comes Golf Fore the Cure, a fundraiser for family support dealing with breast cancer. Linda Johnson, president of the ladies’ club, says the purpose is to have fun while supporting something that is important to many women. Golf fees, silent auction proceeds and raffle money will all go to charity. They often raise $2,000 or more, in spite of the fact that it only runs from 6 to 10 p.m. To register, contact the pro shop at 403-627-2126. The Pincher Creek Legion’s golf tournament is set for July 20. It’s just for fun, with prizes for everyone, says Dick Waywood. Sign-up sheets will be available at the golf course and the Legion. The ladies’ club will have its annual open tournament on Aug. 7, this year with a western theme, Linda says. The senior men’s and women’s club championship takes place on Aug. 29, followed by the women’s on Aug. 30 and the men’s on Aug. 30 and 31. In Crowsnest Pass, several familiar tournaments are returning. On July 5, the Bill Fukami Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on the Blairmore course. Organizer Ritch Braun says it’ll follow the format of past years, and it supports the Crowsnest Consolidated High School Academic and Athletic Society, a non-profit organization of parent volunteers. The society pays for things like busing, uniforms and sports equipment. To register, contact Ritch at 403-563-5470 or Bonnie Kress at 403-563-5651. The senior open tournament takes place on July 10. The next day will bring the Kathy Allsop Memorial Golf Tournament, which supports the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation. The foundation helps the Crowsnest Pass hospital obtain equipment — this year surgical equipment — and dinner is included. To register, contact Joan Koinberg at 403-562-5018. From July 24 to 26, the Rick Rypien Golf tournament will be held by the Ricky Ryp Foundation. Wes Rypien Jr., the older brother of the late Coleman hockey player Rick Rypien, says this year’s event will be bigger than usual, with more teams. A banquet is also included on July 26. Through sponsorships, auctions and golf fees, money is raised for the foundation’s beneficiaries, including those in need, who may have medical issues or injuries that prevent them from working. The foundation currently has eight beneficiaries, with eight pending, Wes says. To register for the tournament, visit The women’s invitational tournament takes place on July 29, followed by the men’s open on Aug. 16 and the junior open on Aug. 23.

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Start the day off right at St. Mike’s By Brad Quarin More St. Michael’s School students will be starting their day off right as they now have their own Breakfast Club. “We wanted to make sure that all the kids coming to school have breakfast, because kids learn better, and kids feel better,” says Liz Dolman, family-school liaison counsellor. The program serves breakfast at the beginning of each school day to students lacking time to have their own or who don’t have good food around the house. It is available to students of all ages. “We’re trying to provide a well-balanced breakfast selection,” Liz says, including cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt, nut-free granola bars, muffins, milk and juice. After applying to the Breakfast Club of Canada in 2011, St. Michael’s School was accepted but then put on a waiting list for two years. With funding in place, the school was able to start its club in May, and is in need of volunteers to really get rolling. “We’re going to have to get into a rhythm,” Liz says. One volunteer for each school day would have to be at the school from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Their job would be to set up, make smoothies, watch how much food each student takes, and clean up. Others need to do the shopping at Walmart, which is a national sponsor. Right now, the club is relying on student volunteers and First Nations liaison counsellor Nikea White Cow for food preparation. Students will continue to help after more volunteers are found. Besides the support from the Breakfast Club of Canada, St. Michael’s School has also received food from the Pincher Creek Food Bank. To volunteer, contact Liz at 403-627-3488.

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Keeping it natural at Waterton By Brad Quarin With the May long weekend having come and gone, The Weston Family Conservation Centre has reopened for all to enjoy. Located at Waterton Springs Campground, the centre is part of the Waterton Park Front, a huge conservation area of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. The centre is physically small, consisting of only one room, but is jampacked with displays and activities, says Kim Pearson, program manager of the Waterton Park Front. This year, there is a new display of wildlife photos, and a reading station and bookshelf will be added. The displays teach people of all ages about nature and conservation work, with one allowing visitors to compare their arm spans to the wingspans of different birds. There are pictures of a number of animals, animal footsteps painted on the floor to follow, raptor talons on exhibit and stories from ranchers. Children can create their own cattle brand in one activity. Youth also have the opportunity to pick up a backpack complete with art supplies, field guides or binoculars and go out on the trail. Different backpacks focus on different themes, such as birds or bugs. Waterton Springs Interpretive Trail, 200 metres from the centre, is a one-kilometre walk with “really stunning views and beautiful wildflowers,” Kim says. There also may be a chance of a live animal sighting. The trail has one steep hill, but after that is easy to hike, and suitable for adults and youth, she says. On weekends and holidays the guided hikes start at 10:30 a.m. The centre will be open until Thanksgiving, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week. Nature Conservancy staff are there most of the time, but guests can find their own way around the centre. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. It’s attracted plenty of interest since opening in 2006, drawing 2,500 people last year, Kim says. That’s five times as many people as its first year. The centre is named for the Westons of Toronto, a prominent business family, and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The Nature Conservancy is a non-profit organization that aims for conservation on private lands, keeping it natural. For more information, visit .



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Powwow will highlight grand opening of Unique Art Gallery By Brad Quarin collected antiques,” she says. Unique Art Gallery celebrates its grand opening Her passion has led to the creation of a new art Saturday with an exhibit featuring aboriginal art gallery at the ranch. from throughout North America. The gallery, Sheran and her husband retired to September located at September Springs Ranch near Pincher Springs Ranch in 1994. The house has an excellent Creek, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A view, but when they moved in there were no trees highlight of the day will be a powwow, led by or flowers on the land. They planted thousands, Travis Plaited Hair, at 2 p.m. she says, bringing the ranch to life. This is the first time September Springs Ranch They built a barn to house a mass of antiques has hosted a powwow. “It lends itself to the native belonging to Sheran and her family. In 2001, they art,” says owner Sheran Carter. opened the ranch to the public with Unique Art The collection includes works by renowned Antique and Memories Cafe. Visitors could enjoy artists Gerald Tailfeathers and Alex Janvier, and a meal and browse Sheran’s antique collection. other pieces by Blackfoot, Zuni, Cherokee, Navajo, September Springs Ranch has since become Hopi and Inuit artists. a tourist destination, boasting art, antiques, Aside from some old, precious Blood Tribe art, collectibles, jewelry and aboriginal artifacts, along all pieces in the gallery are for sale. with desserts and drinks in the tea room. They “The native cultures are close to my heart, provide nature walks along the gardens of the because I was raised, part of my life, in Cardston ranch’s 80 acres, and host weddings, seminars and with the Bloods,” Sheran says. “I’ve always loved other gatherings. native art and tradition.” Unique Art Gallery, a new corner of the ranch, She believes her grandfather was one of the first is a natural outgrowth of the antique store. “I have white men in southern Alberta to be invited to the so much art that I decided some of it needed to be Photo by Brad Quarin sun dance. displayed,” she says. Sheran Carter with some of the aboriginal Sheran herself was crowned as a Blackfoot As it was, much of the art was unseen, packed art on display at Unique Art Gallery. princess, Queen of the Glaciers, in 1958, when away in 60 crates. she was working in hotels in Waterton-Glacier There will likely be other exhibits in the future International Peace Park. as Sheran has considerably more art, including works by non-native artists. Sheran has long held an interest in collecting. For a time in the 1960s, Gallery admission is free, and September Springs Ranch is located two she lived on an estate in Germany which contained artifacts from as kilometres west of Pincher Creek on Highway 507. early as the 13th century. “I just fell in love with old things, so I’ve always

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Remembering D-Day Paul Kenny, past president of the Blairmore Legion, prepares to lay a wreath at the Blairmore ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Normandy invasion. A ceremony was also held in Bellevue in remembrance of Canadian service and sacrifice on D-Day.

By Erin Fairhurst sanctioned trails Summer is finally and the quality of here and it’s time to the construction.” dust off that mounMatt Hennig tain bike and hit the initiated the trails. The United youth rides about Riders of Crowsnest three years ago will once again host to encourage weekly group rides development of the for mountain bikers biking community of all levels. It’s a in Crowsnest Pass. great way to build “It’s cool to see skills, socialize and kids get out on explore the trails in a bikes,” he says, group setting. adding that he Photo by Erin Fairhurst Christine The UROC ladies kick things into gear with their first ride of the sees riders of all Misseghers has been season. From left are Jamie Marshall, Ledean Skiba, Kristy Penner, different levels at leading the women’s the group rides and Dianna McComb, Karen Thomas and Christine Misseghers. notices “big-time rides for five years now, and enjoys showing new riders the trails. “A improvement” in the youth who come regularly. lot of people are hesitant to head out by themselves, Matt leads youth rides throughout June and hopes to especially if they are unfamiliar with the trails,” she incorporate more coaching and technique building says. “This is a great way to explore.” this year. UROC hosts four weekly rides. Monday nights Christine typically sees five to 10 women for each ride and will adjust the route based on skill and are designated for youth, Tuesdays for women and Thursdays for open rides. The Sunday-morning Lower comfort level. The group rides are ideal for building skills and confidence “When the women get together Gears rides are for beginners or even experienced riders wanting to enjoy a laid-back pace. and ride, they pick up new skills, and they support each other,” she says. For specific times and routes for each ride, please visit or the UROC Facebook page. The first women’s ride of the season took place June Group ride leaders typically post information and 3, and had a turnout of six riders, including two who weekly ride updates a few days in advance, so you travelled from Lethbridge. have plenty of time to prepare. All participants must “We really enjoy riding in the Crowsnest Pass,” says Lethbridge resident Ledean Skiba. “We like the sign a waiver and have a helmet and a working bike.

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Photo by Shannon Robin

Norm Walker spends a quiet morning at the Bobby Burns fish pond.

Local air cadets pitching in to prepare the fish pond for summer are, from left, Wesley Krampe, Tyson Mahli, Chase Lincez and Lance Palao.

Seniors’ fishing tournament runs next week By Gaytha Heighes Each year, the Pincher Creek Legion hosts a fishing tournament for seniors at the pond in Bobby Burns Recreation Park. The tournament will be held next Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, with lunch compliments of the Legion Branch 43 Ladies Auxiliary. Medals will be awarded for largest fish, smallest fish, oldest competitor and more. While donations are cheerfully accepted, there is no entry fee for seniors to participate. Fred White is the person to contact if you have any questions. His number is 403-627-8942. The wheelchair-accessible park is located on

Photo by Brad Quarin

Savannah Moore tries her dad’s bike on for size while Kataya McClung checks out the passenger seat.

Macleod Street. Watch for the blue sign at the lane leading to the fish pond. The lovely park was donated by Robert Burns and his wife. The oasis of lawns, trees, water, bridges and benches is operated and maintained by the Legion. The park is open to all to enjoy, with fishing in the stocked pond limited to seniors and those not requiring a fishing licence. On many days, the park is peaceful and filled with birdsong. It was like that when Norm Walker was spotted there. He said it was a slow day for fishing but predicted the fish were waiting for tournament day to take a lure. Can we lure you out to the pond on the 18th?

A ride with vision

By Brad Quarin Motorcycle enthusiasts embarked on a ride with vision at the ninth annual Bellevue Motorcycle and Ride for Sight Awareness Day. The event included a show and shine, followed by a ride to Elkford and Jaffray, says co-ordinator Miles Hesselgrave. Thirty bikers, mainly from Crowsnest Pass, raised $637 for the Ride for Sight to be held June 21 in Ponoka. Miles has been involved in the Ride for Sight since 1980. He saw merit in the quest to cure blindness, particularly in children, and says there’s been much progress over the years.

SEPTEMBER SPRINGS RANCH Unique Art Antique Memories Tea Room


Unique Art Gallery

GRAND OPENING June 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Unique North American Native Art, Artifacts and Jewelry. Tall White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata) ~ © Stephen Harrington Photography ~

POWWOW at 2 p.m.


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A program of

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P.C. farmers market opens Friday By Brad Quarin Pincher Pioneer Country Market is back in business, starting this Friday at the Pincher Creek arena. The market is open Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., until Oct. 17. Manager Tracy Glen says planning for this year’s market is going well, with a new sponsor and new products. They have a full house for this Friday, with 17 vendors. New offerings include a fitness club, western jewelry and purses, Belgian waffles and crocheted sandals. Many of the usual vendors will be back, selling produce, sewing, flameless candles and native crafts. Next week, the baking and organic winery products will return. The market is affordable — each vendor pays $15 for a table, and non-profit groups receive their tables for half the price. Non-profit groups that have been represented in the market before include CPAWS, Lundbreck’s Windsor Heritage Drop-In Centre, and youth employment. Vendors selling food at the market follow set rules regarding sanitization and preservation. Having a non-profit sponsor is required for accreditation with the Alberta Farmers Market Association. The Cowley Lions are the sponsors for this year’s market. Tracy joined the club last fall and says, “It’s a good fit, because Lions are community-oriented, and so is the farmers market.” The Lions’ contribution is the banner for the market, which includes the club logo. They may also help resolve problems that come up. The farmers market is able to pay rental fees for the space itself. Many vendors donate products for door-prize draws, held every week at 1:30 p.m. We’ll see if the farmers market can beat last year’s record of 22 tables. Tracy had to borrow extra tables from her workplace to accommodate that.

Photo by Shannon Robin

Voted best car in the Walmart’s show and shine was this 1958 Edsel owned by Jim and Theresa Ellerton of Bellevue.

Children’s hospital benefits from show By Brad Quarin Saturday’s show and shine really shone, raising $3,200 for the Children’s Miracle Network campaign, which supports Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. This was the second year for the Walmart show and shine. Organizer and Walmart employee Gayle MacIntyre says it grew substantially from last year. Seventy-three motorcycles and cars were featured, up from 50, with a great crowd, a pancake breakfast and T-shirt sales. The winners of the show and shine were Thomas Woitte for best motorcycle with his 2009 Harley-Davidson, Pat McKinnes for best truck with his 1960 El Camino, Jim and Theresa Ellerton for best car with their 1958 Edsel, and Terry Opheim for best in show with a 1955 Ford station wagon. The event was made possible thanks to the support of Walmart and community volunteers.

100th Anniversary Event

Take a Walk on the Wild Side! 


Deadliest Mine Disaster in Canadian History

Celebrating the Spirit of the Miner – June 18 to 21

New exhibits, commemorative programs concerts and more!

Commemorative Concert – Thursday, June 19 James Keelaghan

Connie Kaldor

Tim Hus

Tickets $30 each

Saturday, June 21

EMERSON DRIVE with Aaron Pritchett and Jordan McIntosh Tickets $65 each

Phone Crowsnest Museum for tickets 403-563-5434 For more information about the 100th anniversary visit the website at

Bear Rub  Trees  Crowsnest Conserva�on BearSmart invites you an a�ernoon of learning and light hiking. Par�cipants will learn how wildlife use rub trees, how to iden�fy these trees when out in the back‐country, and how this non‐invasive method is being used to gather informa�on about bear popula�ons in southern AB. Date & Time:  Saturday, June 14 from 1:00 ‐ 4:00pm Loca�on: Meet at Allison/Chinook Prov. Rec. Area.  Details: Free, but please bring water and wear appropriate clothing and foot‐ wear for light hiking. Contact Elizabeth at 403‐563‐0058 for more info. Workshop partners include Crowsnest ConservaƟon Society, Alberta ConservaƟon AssociaƟon, and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Photo Credit: Parks Canada

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Senior Accounting Technician

Saturday, June 14 • Lundbreck Hall, Lundbreck 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Orange building, Main Street Bellevue – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Mini storage behind RCMP, Pincher Creek – starts at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, June 24 6 p.m.

Meeting Room Pincher Creek Swimming Pool Everyone is welcome!

• 202 Hamilton Ave., Lundbreck 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • 576 Kettles Street, Pincher Creek Starts at 9 a.m. • 1261 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek – starts at 9 a.m. • Arena Memorial Park Bellevue – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 563 Broadview St., Pincher Creek 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Basic garage sale listings are free! List your sale today by calling the Breeze office at 403-904-2227

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Job Description:

• Helping visitors find the information they require • Answering and returning phone calls in a timely and professional manner • Developing digital communications using Microsoft Office, website content management systems and social media tools • Assisting local organizations in promoting their events • Learning about renewable energy development in southwest Alberta and answering relevant questions from visitors • Preparing and distributing information packages • Helping to organize chamber events • Operating a point-of-sale terminal, including processing payments by debit or credit card • Selling tickets for different events and managing cash • Working evening and weekend shifts as required • Assisting the chamber administrator with any other tasks, as required

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Applications will be accepted until 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 18

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Blairmore Pharmasave is seeking a qualified individual to fill the role of Controller/Senior Accounting Technician. This position reports directly to the owners and will be responsible for all dayto-day accounting functions. The successful candidate for this role will hold a business administration diploma or have experience in a retail accounting role. Your ideal skill set will include advanced QuickBooks knowledge, strong organizational, analytical, interpersonal and internal control knowledge. While QuickBooks knowledge would be an asset, we would be willing to provide job training to an exceptional candidate. This organization values entrepreneurial individuals who have the ability to solve problems and can work with minimal supervision. Responsibilities include: day-to-day journal entries, monitoring and data entry for accounts payable and accounts receivable, payroll, bank reconciliations, credit card reconciliations, preparation of monthly financial statements and other duties as required. Start Date: Immediate Pay Range: Negotiable – dependent on qualifications and experience Application Deadline: June 13, 2014

Please submit resumes to:

Blairmore Pharmasave #322 Box 418 Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0 Email: No telephone calls please. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

RFP HAIRDRESSER The Good Samaritan Society (A Lutheran Social Service Organization) is accepting proposals for hairdressing services for Vista Village located at 1240 Ken Thornton Blvd in Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0. Vista Village is home to 95 residents. Interested applicants may submit their proposals to: The Good Samaritan Society Attn: Gerri Barber Site Manager, Vista Village 1240 Ken Thornton Blvd Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 The submission of proposals should include, but not be limited to the following information: experience with seniors, hours of operation to be provided, pricing structure, and a copy of hairdressing license. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of valid insurance, business licence, and a criminal records check. Any inquiries regarding this proposal should be directed to: Ms. Gerri Barber Site Manager, Vista Village 1240 Ken Thornton Blvd Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 Email: The closing date for this Request for Proposal will be June 20, 2014 @ 14:00:00 hours Mountain Daylight Savings Time. Faxed nor emailed bids will not be accepted nor considered. Bid(s) received via facsimile will be returned by mail to the proponent. The Society reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to accept or reject any or all proposals and quotes. The lowest or any proposal or quotation will not necessarily be accepted. Any proposals received prior to the official call of this RFP will not be considered or entertained.

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Sonny’s Lock & Key 403-339-0133

Specializing in residential and commercial lock and key service in Pincher Creek and area.


Vehicle Lockouts & Master Keying


11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pincher Creek arena lobby

Commercial Printing Service

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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House Cleaning, Lawn Care, Home Check, Dethatching & Mowing Darlene & Stephen Catonio

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CASTLE RIVER RODEO CAMPGROUND Campsites $15, with power $20 Group compound rentals 403-627-2893 Terry Campsites 403-563-7301 Carol Please reserve!

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Allied Distributors Automotive Parts & Accessories Batteries, Tools and More

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

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment – Full details are available in the Breeze online calendar – Thursday, June 12 – St. Michael’s School Sword & Shield Awards - 5:30 p.m. in Dale Wentz Memorial Gym, Pincher Creek – Service Plus large-item disposal - 9 a.m. at Blairmore municipal shop, 12525 21st Ave. – Nunsense musical - 7 p.m. at Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod – Ladies’ golf - 9:30 a.m. at the clubhouse 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 – 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 – 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, June 13 – Farmers market - 11 a.m. in Pincher Creek arena lobby – Service Plus large-item disposal - 9 a.m. at Blairmore municipal shop, 12525 21st Ave. – Legion awards ceremony - 11:15 a.m. at Canyon School in Pincher Creek – Fibre Arts market - 12 p.m. at Bloomin’ Inn near Pincher Creek – Best of the West Weekend - Pincher Creek ag grounds – Crestview Lodge singalong & marshmallow roast - 6:30 p.m. in Tranquility Park, Pincher Creek – Nunsense musical - 7 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 – 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 Saturday, June 14 – Darcy’s Nature Walk for Mental Wellness - 9:15 a.m. at Fireman’s Park in Bellevue – Best of the West Weekend - Pincher Creek ag grounds – BearSmart workshop - 1 p.m. at Alison-Chinook Provincial Recreation Area near Coleman – Fibre Arts market - 10 a.m. at Bloomin’ Inn near Pincher Creek – Unique Art Gallery grand opening - 10 a.m. at September Springs Ranch near Pincher Creek – See garage sale listings on page 12 – Service Plus large-item disposal - 9 a.m. at Blairmore municipal shop, 12525 21st Ave. – Hill Spring street market/show & shine - 9 a.m. – Nunsense musical - 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. at Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod – Games, your choice - 1:30 p.m. at Huddlestun Senior Centre in Pincher Creek – Meat draws - 3 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Chase the Ace - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion Sunday, June 15 – Father’s Day – Best of the West Weekend: free pancake breakfast & cowboy church - 9 a.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds – Wing night - 4 p.m. at Bellevue Legion Monday, June 16 – C.N.P. Polish Hall Society AGM/

potluck supper - 4:30 p.m. at the hall in Coleman – Ladies auxiliary meeting - 7:30 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Pincher Creek minor hockey registration - 6 p.m. in the pool lobby – School council meeting - 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s in Pincher Creek – Crestview Lodge picnic - 2 p.m. in Tranquility Park, Pincher Creek – Service Plus large-item disposal - 9 a.m. at Hillcrest municipal shop, 22201 Ninth Ave. – 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 – 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 – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion Tuesday, June 17 – Writers Circle - 7 p.m. at the library in Blairmore – Service Plus large-item disposal - 9 a.m. at Hillcrest municipal shop, 22201 Ninth Ave. – C.N.P. municipal council meeting - 7 p.m. in Coleman – 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 – Blairmore Lions TV bingo - 7:30

p.m. on Channel 12 – Alcoholics Anonymous - 8 p.m. at Pincher Creek Elks Hall Wednesday, June 18 – Senior fishing tournament - 10 a.m. at Bobby Burns Fish Pond in Pincher Creek – Service Plus large-item disposal - 9 a.m. at Hillcrest municipal shop, 22201 Ninth Ave. – Hearing clinic - 9 a.m. at Liscombe Chiropractic in Blairmore – Hillcrest Mine Disaster 100th Anniversary exhibit launch, meet & greet - 7 p.m. at the museum in Coleman – Moving sale - 10 a.m. at 8410 12th Avenue, Bushtown in Coleman – Hillcrest Mine Disaster student art show - 10 a.m. at Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery in Frank – 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 – 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 – Cribbage - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Blairmore Legion

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Photo by Shannon Robin

Hooray for 20 years of stewardship! About 200 volunteers turned out for the 20th Ed Gregor Memorial Stewardship Day in Crowsnest Pass last Saturday. Event founder Darryl Johnson commended volunteers for their efforts, which have seen over 1,000 seedlings planted, 50 tonnes of garbage collected and a huge variety of projects completed. Over the years, more than 3,400 participants have made this happen. Their labour and donation of equipment and supplies is valued at more than $1.5 million. Random campsites were noticeably cleaner this year, but there was an increase in domestic-type garbage like furniture and appliances. Darryl also spoke of $41 million in assistance that Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will be managing in coming years. This is dedicated to restoration of flood-affected areas, specifically for fish recovery and backcountry trail, wetland and riparian restoration. Way to go, volunteers!

Hillcrest Cemetery by John Kinnear

Pass Powderkeg courtesy of Vern Harrison

Chinook Lake by Jaiden Panchyshyn

Hillcrest Cemetery by John Kinnear

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Hillcrest Mine Disaster 100th Anniversary Live Entertainment Info Hillcrest Ball Complex, Crowsnest Pass AB Concession & Beer Gardens

Thursday June 19th, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Commemorative Concert featuring James Keelaghan, Connie Kaldor & Tim Hus An intimate concert under the Big Tent

$30/Ticket (only 500 printed)

Friday June 20th, 2014 n ch airs


5:00 PM - Midnight


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Miners’ Picnic, Ball Game, Local Talent, Turning Pointe Dance Studio & The Coal Creek Boys

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A community event - fun for families and visitors.


Saturday June 21st, 2014 Featuring

EMERSON DRIVE with Aaron Pritchett & Jordan McIntosh 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy an outdoor concert atmosphere. Proceeds towards Crowsnest Museum.

Presented by Crowsnest Museum & Mountain Radio

$65/Ticket (only 1,500 printed)

Tickets available at Crowsnest Museum, Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Bellevue Underground Mine, Mountain Radio, Sears, & Scotiabank Crowsnest Museum will be sole location taking ticket sales over the phone with credit card - cash only at all other locations.

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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. What was the title of George Benson’s first No. 1 single on the R&B charts? Hint: The name was the same as the album. 2. “A Little More Love” was on the “Totally Hot” album by which artist? 3. Elvis topped the charts in 1956 with his “Don’t Be Cruel.” Which artist released a song by the same name in 1988? 4. Which country song did Engelbert Humperdinck make a pop hit in 1967? 5. Name the song that contains this lyric: “I can’t sleep nights because I feel so restless, I don’t know what to do, I feel so helpless, And since you’ve been away, I cry both night and day.”

Answers: 1. “Give Me the Night,” 1980. 2. Olivia Newton-John in 1978. The song was used in the film “Monster House.” 3. Bobby Brown. His version also topped the charts and appeared in the “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” video game. 4. “Am I That Easy to Forget?” 5. “I Don’t Know Why But I Do,” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry in 1961. The song was resurrected in the film

“Forrest Gump” in 1994. He got the nickname from his croaking voice, best heard on “Ain’t Got No Home.”

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1. Is the book of Miriam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which book may be summarized as, “Bad times do not change the nature of God”? Judges, Job, Jeremiah, Jonah 3. From 2 Chronicles 9:11, what are psalteries for singers? Robes, Stringed instruments, Lyrics, Abodes 4. In Revelation 6, what’s the name of the fourth horseman? Death, Power, Brimstone, Terror 5. From Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time to break down and a time to ...? Plow, Climb, Rejoice, Build up 6. Which of these was Abraham’s wife? Rebekah, Martha, Sarah, Michal ANSWERS: 1) Neither 2) Job 3) Stringed instruments 4) Death 5) Build up 6) Sarah (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.

Printing Puzzles from the online edition of the Breeze Click this link to go back to the host page for this edition of the paper.

From there, choose “Download as PDF” to save a copy to your computer. Open the document and print whichever pages you like! Have fun!

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