Kaylyn Whibbs

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Whibbs: Exciting opportunities bring bittersweet goodbyes

Kaylyn Whibbs’ last column for the Sylvan Lake News and Eckville Echo

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Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

The weekend home opener for the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ inaugural season is slated for June 11-13, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021
A volunteer paints a flower on a window during one of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s past projects. The Town works to revitalize the downtown through various art and culture-based projects. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture’s Facebook page.

Call out for artists to bring vibrancy to Sylvan Lake alleyway

The new “Artist Alley” will put photographs, illustrations, paintings and designs onto doors downtown

A volunteer paints a flower on a window during one of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s past projects. The Town works to revitalize the downtown through various art and culture-based projects. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture’s Facebook page.
The Canskate Program is the second program of the Eckville Figure Skating Club. Control is one of the three main tenants - which focuses on skating backwards. (File Photo)

Learn to Skate program not being offered in Eckville this year

The Eckville Skating Club is still offering its CanSkate and Star Skate programs this season

The Canskate Program is the second program of the Eckville Figure Skating Club. Control is one of the three main tenants - which focuses on skating backwards. (File Photo)
Screenshot of the post by Hockey Central Sports Lounge. Courtesy of Jasmine Carter.

‘Inappropriate’ says Edmonton woman of post by Sylvan Lake restaurant

Kristi-Lee Bolton, owner of Hockey Central, says the post on Aug. 27 was not meant to be offensive

Screenshot of the post by Hockey Central Sports Lounge. Courtesy of Jasmine Carter.
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Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir eyeing May concert

The spring concert is set to showcase a collection of non-seasonal hymns and gospels

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Eckville Minor Hockey set to return to the ice for 2020-21 season

Ice laying at the Eckville Arena is due to begin Sept. 14 for minor hockey and figure skating use

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Photo Courtesy of Hawk Tail Brewery’s Facebook page.

Rimbey’s Hawk Tail Brewery having busy summer

Co-owner Anthony Goodwin says they see patrons coming in from Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and Calgary

Photo Courtesy of Hawk Tail Brewery’s Facebook page.
Landyn Sigfusson (left) and Hunter Thudium go head-to-head in the Yetti’s COVID Cup on Aug. 22. The intra-squad mini-tournament was held at the NexSource Centre and was followed by a wrap up BBQ. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Yettis face off in COVID Cup

The inter-club tournament welcomed friendly competition to the NexSource Centre on Aug. 22

Landyn Sigfusson (left) and Hunter Thudium go head-to-head in the Yetti’s COVID Cup on Aug. 22. The intra-squad mini-tournament was held at the NexSource Centre and was followed by a wrap up BBQ. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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STARS dispatched to Sylvan Lake for toddler suffering burns

The female patient was transported to Edmonton in critical, non-life threatening condition, Aug. 21

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Participants of the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes strutted from the lighthouse to the pier and back in heels and masks to raise awareness for domestic violence on Aug. 21. The annual event is organized by the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and the HJ Cody Interact Club. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes struts through Sylvan Lake

The third annual event walked from the lighthouse to the pier and back on the afternoon of Aug. 21

Participants of the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes strutted from the lighthouse to the pier and back in heels and masks to raise awareness for domestic violence on Aug. 21. The annual event is organized by the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and the HJ Cody Interact Club. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Alberta high school sports allowed to return for in-school practices only

There will be no competition between schools at this time, says Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association

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Kristy Packwood jumped in to Sylvan Lake to help a boy in over his head during the August long weekend. Photo Submitted.

Visitor rescues boy in trouble off Sylvan Lake pier

Okotoks’ Kristy Packwood came across the situation on the first day of her family vacation, Aug. 3

Kristy Packwood jumped in to Sylvan Lake to help a boy in over his head during the August long weekend. Photo Submitted.
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At-home learning an option for Wolf Creek Public School, Wild Rose School Division students

The at-home directed learning programs look different than it did to finish the 2019/20 school year

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Wolf Creek Public Schools, Wild Rose School Division prepared for students to be back

Extensive reentry plans in place to have students back in the classroom for the 2020/21 school year

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(l-r) Natalie, Lauren, Collin, Dana and Stacey Pacholek grin behind the counter in Stacey’s Happy Place on Aug. 14. The family-run books store and coffee shop opened on Eckville’s Main Street in July. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo

Bookstore, coffee house opens on Eckville’s Main Street

Stacey’s Happy Place, run by Collin and Stacey Pacholek with their three daughters, opened on July 27

(l-r) Natalie, Lauren, Collin, Dana and Stacey Pacholek grin behind the counter in Stacey’s Happy Place on Aug. 14. The family-run books store and coffee shop opened on Eckville’s Main Street in July. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Eckville Echo
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Rimbey anticipating action-packed racing at COVID Cup

The event at Central Alberta Raceways will see three days of racing on the dirt oval, Aug. 21-23

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Alberta RCMP launch online crime reporting

Select property crimes can now be reported online through the province-wide initiative

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One half of the Duelling Divas kicks off the show on Aug. 8 on the Bukz patio. Saturday was the second night of the fundraiser in support of the Cooney girls with live music, a raffle and a cash jar. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Two-night fundraiser supports Sylvan Lake family after parent death

Billy Cooney, owner of Cooney Creek Plumbing and Heating, died July 25 after a dirt bike accident

One half of the Duelling Divas kicks off the show on Aug. 8 on the Bukz patio. Saturday was the second night of the fundraiser in support of the Cooney girls with live music, a raffle and a cash jar. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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New Urban Hen Bylaw presented to Eckville council

The bylaw received its first reading from council at the regular meeting on Aug. 10

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