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Gord Bamford Concert, Sept. 19, 2020. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Gord Bamford serenades Sylvan Lake at sold out concert

Gord Bamford played for a sold out crowd at a drive-in concert Sept. 19 in Sylvan Lake

Lacombe’s country music singer Gord Bamford performing in front of an audience at Red Deer’s Westerner Park in a drive-in concert on Canada Day. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Sylvan Lake to host first event since February, featuring Gord Bamford

Gord Bamford will preform at a drive-in concert, the first in the Town’s Drive-in Concert Series

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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

Boyd (right) took photos with best friend this year. Supplied.

The photography trend that continues to climb: Best friend photo shoots

Rimbey photographer reflects on the growing demand for these lifestyle set shoots.

Boyd (right) took photos with best friend this year. Supplied.
Sylvan Lake man’s documentary getting limited run in Alberta theatres

Sylvan Lake man’s documentary getting limited run in Alberta theatres

Scott McDermott’s documentary will be in 14 theatres, including Sylvan Lake and Wetaskiwin

Sylvan Lake man’s documentary getting limited run in Alberta theatres
Sylvan Lake Author Shelley Brzak poses for a photo at the Varsity Hall art display at the Sylvan Lake pier. Brzak is working on a feature film set to film next summer in Sylvan Lake. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Feature film by Sylvan Lake author, director delayed by pandemic

A feature film inspired by Shelley Brzak’s second novel was set to begin filming this summer in town

Sylvan Lake Author Shelley Brzak poses for a photo at the Varsity Hall art display at the Sylvan Lake pier. Brzak is working on a feature film set to film next summer in Sylvan Lake. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Lacombe Author Barbara A. Glasier recently released her first book – “A Critical Human Error: When Paternity Is Not a Choice”. (Photo submitted)

BOOK REVIEW: Lacombe author pens first novel “A Critical Human Error”

Barbara A. Glasier’s book touches on family, childhood innocence and redemption

Lacombe Author Barbara A. Glasier recently released her first book – “A Critical Human Error: When Paternity Is Not a Choice”. (Photo submitted)
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: COVID-19 and the US Election

The Expert welcomes Burman University Political Scientist Marc Froese

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert                                Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta Part 2

More insight into the Black Lives Matter movement of central Alberta

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert                                Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
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Recording residency available at Benalto studio

Hurry Hard Records has opened applications for a new musician residency program out of Benalto

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Photo Courtesy of Kelly Delaney Pyke’s Youtube Channel

Sylvan Lake writer pens song for health care workers

“We owe them a thank you,” said Sylvan Lake’s Kelly Delaney Pyke, a career health care aide

Photo Courtesy of Kelly Delaney Pyke’s Youtube Channel
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta

Community organizers come on the show to discuss central Albertan anti-racist movement

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden talk on Feb. 25, during the South Carolina Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. (Josh Morgan / The Greenville News)

PODCAST: Super Tuesday with Burman University Politicial Scientist Marc Froese

The Expert welcomes frequent collaborator to discuss US Democratic Primary

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Joe Biden talk on Feb. 25, during the South Carolina Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina. (Josh Morgan / The Greenville News)
Robert Edwards and his Wife, Elizabeth Edwards, at an Alberta Primitive Skills Society meet at Camp Teepee Pole, Sundre, Alta. in 2017. Photo used with permission

Ponoka wilderness survivalist takes on ‘Alone: The Beast’

Show premieres Feb. 13, episode featuring Edwards airs Feb. 20

Robert Edwards and his Wife, Elizabeth Edwards, at an Alberta Primitive Skills Society meet at Camp Teepee Pole, Sundre, Alta. in 2017. Photo used with permission
Cast members from Abracadavers shoot a scene for the award-winning series. Part of the project, which will reach an even bigger audience in the New Year, was shot in the Stettler area.                                Photo submitted

Award-winning film, partly shot in the Stettler region, continues to reach a broader audience

Abracadavers follows the story of Chris whose mom died in a freak hair salon chair accident

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Cast members from Abracadavers shoot a scene for the award-winning series. Part of the project, which will reach an even bigger audience in the New Year, was shot in the Stettler area.                                Photo submitted
(l-r) Kaitlyn Worr, Amanda Leeder, Leah Whalen, Andriana Lewis, and Annika Lewis pose for a photo with a nutcracker. The five will be apart of the Nutcracker Ballet at Red Deer College Dec. 13-15. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lakers to perform in upcoming “The Nutcracker” ballet

The five dancers will grace the stage during the three day production at Red Deer College Dec. 13-15

(l-r) Kaitlyn Worr, Amanda Leeder, Leah Whalen, Andriana Lewis, and Annika Lewis pose for a photo with a nutcracker. The five will be apart of the Nutcracker Ballet at Red Deer College Dec. 13-15. Photo Submitted.
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Archaeologist Myles Chykerda

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Archaeologist Myles Chykerda

Chykerda discusses Greece, Alberta and the field of archaeology as a whole

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Archaeologist Myles Chykerda
Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

WATCH: Washboard Union opens bull riding weekend in Sylvan Lake

Country artists Jason Benoit and Washboard Union played to a full audience Nov. 14

Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Dylan Gillett has lived in Sylvan Lake for eight years, and says he is excited to make his mark in the local music scene. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake artist to perform at BRC cabaret

Dylan Gillett will take to the stage Friday evening after the bull riders have finished

Dylan Gillett has lived in Sylvan Lake for eight years, and says he is excited to make his mark in the local music scene. Photo Submitted.
The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, penned by Norm Foster, is currently on at Cow Patti Theatre Company in Lacombe. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, penned by Norm Foster, is currently on at Cow Patti Theatre Company in Lacombe. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)