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Saskatchewan’s Powwow dancers, from left Alvin Manitopyes, Leland Mitsuing, Jarrett Whitefish and Dashayne Morin performed at the Centennial Park on June 21. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake celebrates the culture and heritage of Indigenous people

Sylvan Lake celebrated National Indigenous People’s Day with a range of fun…

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Sylvan Lake student Tea Papple shadowing Mayor Megan Hanson during the June 13 regular meeting of council. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake student shadows mayor for a day

Tea Papple, who aspires to join politics someday experienced the gist of the profession

Sylvan Lake student Tea Papple shadowing Mayor Megan Hanson during the June 13 regular meeting of council. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Steffie Woima students run a marathon to promote fitness

Friends and family members of the students were also invited to join

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Sully the Gully helps deliver over $1,200 to the Gulls Give Foundation

Red Deer’s Cilantro and Chive chefs put together a burger to best represent Sully’s liking

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Sylvan Lake Gulls to attend library’s story time, promote reading among youth

The event will feature a baseball themed story and interaction and photo opportunities with the team

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Double T Percherons owner Kevin Graham offered horse and carriage rides around town on June 12. Janaia Hutzal / Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake celebrates annual tradition of 1913 Days

The event included a movie in the park, Back in Time Parade, Soap Box Derby, roller disco, antique market and horse wagon rides among others.

Double T Percherons owner Kevin Graham offered horse and carriage rides around town on June 12. Janaia Hutzal / Sylvan Lake News
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
The bulk of items up for donation by the Community Partners. Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association / Facebook photo

Sylvan Lake Community Partners help out with kid supplies

Event promotes reusing items, prevents them from ending up in landfills

The bulk of items up for donation by the Community Partners. Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association / Facebook photo
Left to right, Joy Shackleton, Bentley School Principal, Lane Moore, student Aurora Crawford, School Resource Officer Dave Lahucik and Wes Shackleton. (Submitted)

Lacombe County students get new set of wheels

Lacombe County and Wes and Joy Shackleton, on behalf of the Masonic…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Left to right, Joy Shackleton, Bentley School Principal, Lane Moore, student Aurora Crawford, School Resource Officer Dave Lahucik and Wes Shackleton. (Submitted)
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Sylvan Lake artist Jaimie Cooney paints a vibrant 14 feet by 21 feet mural downtown on June 8.
“Anytime you can add some colour to the community is a good thing. It gives a voice to people’s ideas,” Cooney said.
As part of a contest held by the Sylvan Lake Youth IMPACT (Individuals Making Positive Action and Change Today) Coalition, local teen Trinity Larson’s artwork was chosen as the mural design.
Obee’s 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta has donated their building as a canvas for the mural. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake artist Jaimie Cooney paints a vibrant 14 feet by 21 feet mural downtown on June 8.
“Anytime you can add some colour to the community is a good thing. It gives a voice to people’s ideas,” Cooney said.
As part of a contest held by the Sylvan Lake Youth IMPACT (Individuals Making Positive Action and Change Today) Coalition, local teen Trinity Larson’s artwork was chosen as the mural design.
Obee’s 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta has donated their building as a canvas for the mural. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Arm wrestlers Curtis Cameron from Ottawa (left) and Ali Hamadiya from Red Deer competed in the June 4 Tork Tournament hosted by the Alberta Armsport Association. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Arm wrestlers Curtis Cameron from Ottawa (left) and Ali Hamadiya from Red Deer competed in the June 4 Tork Tournament hosted by the Alberta Armsport Association. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Pre Kindergarten teacher Lila Tighe-Phillips transferring a butterfly to Seth Murray.
Pre Kindergarten teacher Lila Tighe-Phillips transferring a butterfly to Seth Murray. Corinne McLean / Submitted photo

Lady of The Rosary students learn the importance of nature

Students observed the different life stages of butterfly larvae before releasing them into the tress

Pre Kindergarten teacher Lila Tighe-Phillips transferring a butterfly to Seth Murray.
Pre Kindergarten teacher Lila Tighe-Phillips transferring a butterfly to Seth Murray. Corinne McLean / Submitted photo
H.J. Cody High School teacher Kolt Bell poses with the Red Deer Outreach Centre mascot after completion of the awareness walk. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake fundraisers walk against gender-based violence

Nearly 700 individuals walked a mile raising over $7,000 in support of the Outreach Center

H.J. Cody High School teacher Kolt Bell poses with the Red Deer Outreach Centre mascot after completion of the awareness walk. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Rimbey high school’s 1960 class graduates and reunion treasurer Pat Muddle and executive member Murray Ormberg (right) are part of the association who keep the annual tradition alive. Submitted photo

Rimbey to celebrate homecoming of three classes from 50 years ago

Over 100 graduates from the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 are expected to attend

Rimbey high school’s 1960 class graduates and reunion treasurer Pat Muddle and executive member Murray Ormberg (right) are part of the association who keep the annual tradition alive. Submitted photo
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Sylvan Lake Seniors Association to treat elders with “good food and fellowship”

In celebration of the Seniors’ Week, the Sylvan Lake Seniors Association will…

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Sylvan Lake cyclist pedals to raise money for kids with cancer

Steven Bedford will ride in memory of four-year-old Nicolas Henkel who lost his battle with cancer

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Town council recognized FCSS director Kelly Smith for her nine years of contribution during the May 24 regular meeting of council. From left, Tim Mearns, Kjeryn Dakin, Mayor Megan Hanson, FCSS director Kelly Smith, Teresa Rilling, Kendall Kloss and and Graham Parsons. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake FCSS director retires after nearly a decade of service

Town council recognized Kelly Smith for her work over the years

Town council recognized FCSS director Kelly Smith for her nine years of contribution during the May 24 regular meeting of council. From left, Tim Mearns, Kjeryn Dakin, Mayor Megan Hanson, FCSS director Kelly Smith, Teresa Rilling, Kendall Kloss and and Graham Parsons. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

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