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Strathmore council calls for fire study

SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor

Town of Strathmore council debated on Nov. 18, wheth- er a new study was needed to meet required 10-minute callouts for fire protection and if building code enforce- ments should be adapted to meet provincial safety codes for new growth nodes in Strathmore. Administration was asked to research other towns dealing with the housing/fire safety requirements and 10-minute response times for local fire crews. They looked at eight communities, Cochrane, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, Canmore, High River, Camrose, Beaumont and Chestermere, all who had fulltime and volunteer fire personnel and whether they met the response times of 10 minutes. Information indicated four communities were not able to meet the 10-minute callout all the time, two met the requirement some of the time and two met the requirement all of the time. Deputy CAO Linda Nelson said the the safety codes officer contacted Alberta Municipal Affairs to discover whether there were variances within the province, and he stated he got no responses that communities weren’t adhering to the building codes; however, they (Munici- pal Affairs) do not track those statistics. “They said they would not expect any community to admit they were not compliant,” summarized Nelson. “They get a lot of questions regarding this and the fire departments’ ability to meet 10-minute response in their areas. Their response was that this is a law and it is not an option for a community to circumvent.” She said many communities were enforcing the re- quirements through their building codes. Building code rules established in the late ‘70’s and early ‘80s, when commercial and residential develop- ments were built on larger lots and with less density, were changed when the move to smaller lot sizes and the use of lighter weight construction materials and pe- troleum-based goods within the buildings increased fire risks. Strathmore Safety Code/Development Officer Harry Salm said buildings are insurable in towns with struc- tures in legal distance to fire hydrants and within 13 km of a fire hall. If that isn’t possible, internal fire sprinkler systems can be installed. The average cost per dwelling for the sprinkler system is about three to four dollars a square foot. If there are water supply concerns and if the town supply cannot support the sprinkler system, bigger input lines would be needed or a water holding tank and pump are needed in the house. This would in- crease the building cost by about $5,000-$6,000 per unit. There are some cheaper building enhancements such as drywall application used inside and out instead of OSB board, window and vent placement measures and alter- nate exterior applications such as aluminum or stucco which could be fire deterrents.

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Off to the races! CFR Bisons forward Matthew Davies skates away from a SSAC Athletics

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CFR Bisons forward Matthew Davies skates away from a SSAC Athletics defender during AMHL action at the Strathmore Family Centre on Nov. 22. Despite playing a great game, the Bisons fell 2-1, earning a split in their weekend home games. See Page 31 for more coverage.

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Rosebud loses a gem in Mexico accident

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

At 26 years old Anna Hudson had a promising future. She had just bought a house, accumulated two dogs and cat, was trailblazing her path as an engineer for KMC Mining in Fort McMurray, had moved in with her boyfriend, was two weeks away from her birthday, and was travelling to Mexico to at- tend her best friend’s wedding – a trip that was supposed to be a joyous occasion. However, hours after arriving at the resort in Cancun, Hud- son’s family, who farm in Rosebud, received a phone call late Wednesday night that stated Anna went down to the beach with the bride and the fiance, and was caught in a rip tide that dragged her into the ocean. Despite numerous efforts to save her life, Hudson’s body was brought in by the tide the next morning one kilometer from where she went missing. Nearly a week later, her boyfriend, who was with her in Mexico, returned to Canada with Anna’s ashes, bringing her home to grief-stricken family and friends that are now re- membering an outgoing, family-oriented, animal-loving, en- ergetic, confident individual. “When you grow up in the country and the door opens – it hardly every rings – someone just comes in, and that’s what Anna was like,” said Sherri Skibsted, who has known the family for 24 years and whose farm is located next to Hudson’s farm. “She was a real light. She was a lot like her dad and her

dad and her were very close. I say she was her daddy’s girl, she just did everything with him. Of course she was a mom- my’s girl too, but they were so like-minded. The more days go on, I just can’t believe it.” Skibsted described Anna as a bubbly girl with a cute gig- gle, who was social, loved to visit her family, came home for the holidays, and was the glue that held everyone together. She would volunteer with her father Art Hudson, who was a chief to the fire department, and had attended the University of Alberta to become an engineer. “She lived up in Fort MacMurray, but made the trip as much as she could to come home to be with her mom and dad,” Skibsted said of Anna, who also has an older brother and a younger sister. “If we were watching a program, she’d just come join us, if we were visiting at the kitchen table, she’d come in and join in, and she was a part of the family.” Skibsted heard about the tragic events through social me- dia and has spent much of her time since with the Hud- son family. She said, according to the Hudsons, the area had been red flagged, but Skibsted questioned the visibility and patrol out on the beach. “It’s such a shame,” said Skibsted. “She was smart, beauti- ful, her life was just beginning. I don’t know how they’re going to carry on without her.” Anna Hudson’s funeral will be held on Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Rosebud Church. Reception will follow at the Rosebud Hall.

Council approves new 10-minute response study

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The option of opening another fire hall closer to new areas means a size- able financial, equipment and manpow- er investment that would require a tax burden on developers and homeown- ers. However, the town has currently agreed to hire two additional firefight- ing staff in the near future. Councillor Denise Pederson request- ed an additional fire services study, over and above the previously submit- ted Behr report and Strathmore fire de- partment report. She requested a study focus on the implementation and in- terpretation of the 10-minute response rule, with a price not exceeding $50,000 taken from the financial stabilization fund, with information delivered within 90 days. She said this study could also enforce the safety officer’s position in dealing with developers and the pub- lic reinforcing his mandate to relay and enforce governed building codes. “We need something better than we currently have,” said Pederson. “It could be used as a stepping stone to ensure fire safety a decade ahead.” “This is going to ensure we get the most accurate information and pro- tect lives and safety of people, but we want to be sure it doesn’t cripple the economy of this town,” said Councillor

Pat Fule. “We have no choice but to fol- low these laws. If these response times can’t be met, we have no choice but to adhere to what the Alberta government has passed down to us. I feel bothered by the fact that we are in controversy on this when it has been passed down

to us. I am bothered by the fact that Mr.

Salm has had to deal with controversy on this.” Councillor Rocky Blokland and Councillor Bob Sobol disagreed that a new study was necessary.

“I will not be supporting this motion.

It is an endeavour to postpone the in-

evitable, which is the fact that we can’t respond,” said Sobol. “It is very clear based on three years of statistics from the fire department that with or with- out two additional firemen they will not be able to make a 10-minute response time. Put yourself in the position of

a firefighter sleeping in his bed at 4

a.m., understanding this (10-minute re- sponse) is not going to happen. “Living in this community for the last 12 years, I am very satisfied with the service our firefighters provide and

feel just as safe as I did 12 years ago.

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building industry. I think they are a group that is prepared to change and adapt to whatever needs to be done. To cover this with another study at the

cost $50,000, which is going to give us the same information that we have, is only a waste of money.” Council passed the motion for a new study with Blokland and Sobol against. Councillor Brad Walls was absent with regrets from the Nov. 18 meeting.

Shoebox packing party Weston Snider (l), a Rosebud resident, and Rosebud School of the Arts

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Weston Snider (l), a Rosebud resident, and Rosebud School of the Arts students Cassie Garbutt and Stephanie Lanting gathered with other community members in Rosebud Church on Nov. 15, to fill shoeboxes with do- nated hygiene items, toys, tools, and school supplies. They packed 90 boxes, which Sa- maritan’s Purse will distribute through its International Operation Christmas Child pro- gram, to children and teenagers in need.

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Town addresses aquatic centre air quality problems

SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor

Condensation is- sues are building up to be a prob- lem for the aquatic centre, causing damage to insula- tion and creating water pools on the upstairs mechani- cal room. “All pools have similar problems,” said Tracy Simp- son, reporting to council on the is- sue. She stated that Associated Engi- neering had in- vestigated the problems and determined the building pressur- ization was mov-

ing from the de- sirable negative pressure to a posi- tive pressure mi- gration. This led to ef- florescence frost- ing on exterior walls and humid- ity and chemical odors in the adja- cent offices of the Ag society office and Chuck Mer- cer room. They found the outdoor air dampers were sticking and the pressure sensor was incorrectly installed and lo- cated. The sensor has since been moved and ad- justed; however, more needs to be done. Simpson re-

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the pressurization problems and re- pair damage. This would include a new exhaust fan for the ventilation system, motorized dampers and re- pair of damaged insulation and vapour barrier, along with a AHU room heater and fan coil, as well as installing a new building control system to accom- modate the new equipment to cor- rect the problems.

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suggested coun- cil consider al- lowing Associ- ated Engineering to complete the work without the process going to tender, as they have already re- searched much of the work needed for the project. The estimated

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Town of Strathmore Shorts

SHARON MCLEAY Times Contributor

Colin Huxted brought the fruits of his labour to Strath- more town council on Nov. 18, in the form of compost gained through a household organics recycling project. “They gave us the opportu- nity and we proved we could do it,” said Huxted. “This is a class one operation and there are a lot of requirements for it.” Council previously gave Huxted the go-ahead to re- purpose the abandoned sew- age lagoon for composting needs. He and his staff went through some intensive train- ing, which he said left him excited about the concept of sustainable environments. He said 40 percent of household garbage comes from organ- ic material and he wants to make that useful and keep it out of landfills. He also utiliz- es wood chips from recycled lumber products. Huxted has invested about $200,000 in the project so far and was asking council to award a 10-year contract, so that he could further develop the process for Strathmore resident contributions. “I don’t want to wait for the Alberta government to tell us what to do. I want to be ahead of them and show them what we can do,” said Huxted. Huxted said the rich soil supplement that he was pro- ducing could be on sale in spring 2016. Council award- ed Huxted the 10-year con- tract with an agreement that he would work with the town administration for the project and at the end of the 10 years discuss options for renewal. Huxted said one idea for the future may be establishing a young tree lot that would be fed by the composted mate- rial and grow trees for town beautification. STALEMATE ON CO-OP

PARKING LOT The Town of Strathmore council turned down a $1576.50 a month lease of- fer by Co-op for use of the 42,150 sq ft parking space adjacent to the old Co-op grocery building in down- town Strathmore. “We have had a few discus- sions with the about the pur-

chase or leasing of it and this was their offer,” said Strath- more CAO Dwight Stanford. Councilor Steve Grajczyk countered by suggesting a $1

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agreement to remove the snow from the lot. The offer was directed to administra- tion to take back to Co-op. NEW APARTMENT FOR STRATHMORE DOWN- TOWN The re-designation of 303 Waddy Lane from single de- tached residential to a me- dium density modest resi-

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in other communities and are

very effective,” said Sobol. The committee mandate would monitor, evaluate and advise on traffic related is- sues in the community. Sobol stated he would like to see the committee com- prised of people with some expertise and background in the field and suggested peace officers be considered for the committee. Council gave the motion first through third and final reading.

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SHS gearing up for another Christmas supper

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Overwhelmed by last year’s unexpect- ed turnout, nearly 50 Strathmore High School students are putting on their chef’s hats and dusting off their aprons once again, in an effort to continue a former Strathmore Lions Leo Club initia- tive and give over a hundred residents a true Christmas experience with the an- nual Community Christmas Dinner. Over 170 individuals showed up to the 2014 supper that was previously organized through the Leo’s Club – a youth division of the Strathmore Lions. Expecting only 120 people to attend, the food became scarce quickly. This year, with a low member-turnout among the Leos, the high school’s Spar- tan Council – which also came into exis- tence last year – will carry on the tradi- tion, the school’s largest initiative. “Usually the dinner is supposed to be for people less fortunate and who maybe don’t have the greatest Christmas experience,” said Amy Lambert, Spartan Council Grade 12 vice-president. “This year we are making sure that it’s for people whose families aren’t com- ing, or maybe they don’t have a family. Those people, where Christmas is a hard time. It’s more for people who need it rather than people who would just like to come.” Continuing with their turkey and ham menu, items that are usually donated by local grocery stories, the group of 46 is planning on introducing an updated and fresh spin through fun salads and vegetables. Every year, families also pro- vide the group with the gender and age of their children for Santa to hand out presents during the event. Relying heav-

ily on donations from the community, the Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are aware that the recent downturn in the economy may affect next week’s supper. “That’s another thing that’s going to maybe be a little bit more difficult this year, is that maybe some companies don’t want to donate as much because they’re maybe not doing as well as they were last year,” said Tyler Jamieson, the Spartan Council Grade 12 community representative. “But I think you could be worse off. Even a small donation really means a lot to some of the people com- ing. It’s a good deed for the community and it warms your little heart to know that you are doing something for people that you know wouldn’t get to have it.” Invitations will be dropped off at schools, churches, Lambert Centre, the lodges, and the Wheatland Crisis Soci- ety. “I know Tyler and I’ve been in the Leo Club since we came to the school in Grade 10 and I went on a trip last year through the Lions so the Leo Club has given me lots of opportunities,” said Amy Lambert, Grade 12 vice president. “I think if it didn’t happen this year, it would be very different it would be hard. I think this is one of the most fun fundraisers we do in school. If you have 125 people and everyone of them is so happy, it’s a pretty cool experience.” Because of the current economic situ- ation, the council is expecting to serve more families this year and is still cap- ping their guest list at 120. The Community Christmas Dinner will take place on Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Strathmore High School. The group urg- es those who know anyone who could benefit from this event to contact Dar- lene Reynolds at 403-934-3135.

Farmers, ranchers and their workers want to return home safely after working hard all day.

We want to help. That’s why we’re proposing changes to laws that keep farm and ranch workers safe and ensure they’re treated fairly.

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Page 10 • Strathmore TIMES • November 27, 2015 Singing to benefit Brooke Paiha sang “Stars”

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Brooke Paiha sang “Stars” by Grace Pot- ter during the Me to We benefit concert at Strathmore High School on Nov. 12. Proceeds from the si- lent auction and ticket sales went to paying for three student’s fees in Ghana.

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HCC students gain valuable work experience

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Four Holy Cross Collegiate students got to experience ‘Take Our Kids to Work’ day on Nov. 4. It’s a day where kids have the opportunity to go to work with their parents to under- stand the importance of stay- ing in school, and what it’s like to experience hands on training to be successful in the workplaces they were in- terested in. Victoria Pedersen took ‘Take Our Kids to Work’ day to a whole new level as she flew to Ottawa for Remem- brance Day to spend the day with her grandfather George Haway, who just celebrated his 20th anniversary of being

a pilot and will be retiring in

February.

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ther for the third time from

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“I was always interested in

his job, more than my par-

ent’s job,” said Pedersen. “I

flicked a few switches but

other than that, I couldn’t re- ally touch anything. It may be

something I would like to do later in life.” Pedersen always loved to travel and enjoys seeing new places, but learning how to be a pilot intrigued her be- cause of her grandfather, and she learned more than she has ever before about what they do on a daily basis. “As a pilot, there is three pages, and it’s a checklist that you have to follow in or- der to get the plane started,” said Pedersen. “There are other security purposes and requirements you need while flying to keep everyone safe.” She added that pre-flight is the longest process before take-off, and noticed when people are coming from a different country that they can’t have any access to any passengers or crew from the previous flight because of the fear of smuggling things into the country. Colby Tanton spent the day at Prolux Lighting, where his dad works, and learned about electrical fixture quoting and stock, and at the same time learned about lighting design periodically throughout the day. “I just decided to go with him because it looked excit- ing,” said Tanton. “I learned how to work with the soft-

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wares they use to price the electrical quotes and talk to people to get a better deal.” What made the day more enjoyable for Tanton is he always looked up to his dad; that made it fun, knowing he worked his whole life in the industry, and also getting to see his architectur- al designs of one of the rooms he was building. Chase Stefanich had the opportunity to experience screen developing for em- ployer websites at ATB Financial. “There’s a lot you need to know and no room for error,” said Stefanich. “I learned a lot about the coding and how to make it better.” He added that he’d have to keep up- dated as to what’s new in the industry if he were to pursue this career path. Reid Jensen went to work construc- tion for the day with his dad, renovating a house, which included a whole bath- room, an area he noticed that you have to have patience with to do properly. “It’s a good thing to know because you’re going to have to use it later in life,” said Jensen. “It actually helps you improve in stuff you do in daily life like carpentry. We did a master bedroom and two bath- rooms.” The most important things about ren- ovating his dad taught are the different techniques for grouting tiles. “You have to be aware of where stuff is going to be placed, where the pipes are going to go and if a leak happens, using the proper techniques so you don’t flood it.” His favourite parts of the experience were installing the shower and encoun- tering a burst pipe.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Government needs to show recognition to farming operations

To the Editor Alberta farmers do not question the value of promoting safe work environments, nor the education and means to prevent devastat- ing tragedies. After all, farms are typically family run businesses. However, this far reaching omni- bus legislation demonstrates the NDP government’s lack of recog- nition of the special family nature of small to medium farming opera-

tions. Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the pro- posed Bill 6 will affect all farm and ranch operations within the province. According to the WCB employer fact sheet, operators will be subject to mandatory legislation that requires coverage for all per- sons engaging in farm work activi- ties, including paid, unpaid, volun- teer, family members, and children. This will include casual, shared

work, and subcontractors who en- gage in commercial activities at the operation. This coverage would be additional to any private insurance held by the operator. Frankly, this unrealistic proposal fails to recognize rural values, and the social nature of farm work. Farms offer a unique environment as families work where they live, and at time the lines between work and play can be blurred.

and at time the lines between work and play can be blurred. The Passion Play hon-

The Passion Play hon- oured the founding mem- bers of its Capital Costs Committee at a banquet on Nov. 7. From left, Hen- ry Klassen, Elson McDou- gald, Helen Leonhardt, Harry Christiansen, Joan Herman, Pat McDougald and Alice Andersen (not pictured, Carol Munch- rath).

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Wheatland County volunteers honoured at Passion Play event

LAUREEN F. GUENTHER Times Contributor

Every year, the Canadian Badlands Passion Play hosts a Founders Banquet, honouring a different group of the volunteers who transformed the play from a dream into a goal, into the reality of the first performances in 1994. This year’s banquet, on Nov. 7, honoured mem- bers of the Capital Costs Committee, who orga- nized fundraisers to cover the play’s large start-up costs in the early 1990s. Alice Andersen and Carol Munchrath of Rosebud, and Harry Christiansen, formerly of Dalum, were among those honoured. Joan Herman started the committee after she came home from a Passion Play Society meet- ing, she said, and told her husband, “They’re on a merry-go-round,” because they didn’t have enough money. He challenged her to either stop attending the meetings or do something about it, so she de- cided to do something. She invited friends to help her raise the money the Passion Play needed, and she and her team became the Capital Costs Com- mittee. Alice Andersen said she wanted to see the Pas- sion Play plans go ahead, so when Joan Herman asked for help, she didn’t say no. Andersen and her husband ended up volunteering for almost 20 years. It was amazing to see what God was doing through the Passion Play, she said, with everybody working together. When Carol Munchrath orga- nized the Passion Play’s first celebrity golf tourna- ments in Rosebud, Andersen made Danish wreath cakes for the silent auctions. For the tournament suppers, the committee also sold balloons, which guests tied to the backs of their chairs and later popped to discover the prizes they’d won inside. The committee also fundraised through a strat- egy called Coffee with a Cause, said committee

members Pat McDougald and Helen Leonhardt. One person would invite five others over for cof- fee. Each guest paid $5, then hosted a party for five more guests. The committee raised tens of thou- sands of dollars that way, Leonhardt said. Lance Neudorf, Passion Play Executive Director, reported that 60,000 people saw the Passion Play between 2011 and 2015. The play has an “incred- ible impact” on people’s lives, he said. One of the banquet cooks, for example, said his life had hit “rock-bottom.” Since he got connected with Passion Play volun- teers, his life has been transformed. Neudorf also told of a woman who wrote to him after seeing the show, saying she’d struggled with alcoholism for years, and didn’t believe in God. But, since seeing the Passion Play, she said she knows who Jesus is and that he loves her. Neudorf also reported that, in the past few years, many site improvements have been made, includ- ing installation of a sound system and building a 300-seat amphitheatre. In the next few years, he said, they want to replace the audience benches and build some shaded sections. They’re also pre- paring a new script based on the Gospel of Luke. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play won two more ALTO awards from Alberta Tourism this fall, for Collaborative Tourism and Marketing Excel- lence. Until Dec. 31, the Passion Play is hosting its 777 Campaign, offering donors seven ways to give, with the goal of raising $70,000 in seven weeks. From July 8 to 24, 2016, the Passion Play will present nine performances of the new script. Go to canadianpassionplay.com or call 1-403-823-2001 to purchase tickets or learn more about the 777 Campaign. Tickets for 2016 can be purchased at a 25 per cent discount until Dec. 31.

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Golden Hills dust control issue resolved

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Golden Hills School Division has come to a dust control agreement with the contractors of the new East Wheat- land school site and the adjacent land owners, Alberta and Ed Neufeld, whose health issues of her migraines and their grandson’s asthma were affected by the dust caused by the transportation of fill near their property. The Neufelds approached Wheatland County Council on Nov. 3, expressing their concerns about the dust and pro- viding councilors with the information about what was happening their prop- erty. However, prior to that meeting there was the notion that Golden Hills School Division and the contractor had an agreement in place to reduce the dust. “Our involvement happened as a re- sult of that we had thought that the contractor and Neufelds had worked out the difficulties,” said Bevan Dav- erne, Golden Hills School Division Su- perintendent. “I think the contractors believed they had as well. It came to light that there was some additional information and not everything that

needed to be done had been done. By the time this went to County Council, I think we already had a solution.” The agreement that was settled on between Delnor Construction, Golden Hills and the Neufelds was for a water truck to travel along the road where the buggies haul dirt to lessen the dust in the area as, well as working through normal work day hours. “On the track that goes to the Neufeld’s residence, one of the contrac- tors is going to make sure that road stays watered down so it’s not kicking up dust,” said Daverne. Additionally, Delnor will make sure that snowdrifts are cleared away be- tween the berm and the propane tank so the Neufelds have full access to it. As for the Neufelds, they were re- lieved to hear that the dust will be kept down. “There’s nothing more we expect from Golden Hills,” said Ed Neufeld. “They’ve taken the time and effort to resolve it to some degree. You can never be totally satisfied with anything until it’s not there anymore. What we want to see is the ending of moving the dirt. There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight right at the moment.”

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November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 13 J e a n e t t

J e a n e t t e

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Jette Brown, Rosebud Theatre Head of Wardrobe, retiring

LAUREEN F. GUENTHER Times Contributor

Jeanette “Jette” Brown, Head of Wardrobe for Rose- bud Theatre, will retire at the end of December. Brown was an elementary school teacher and principal in Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, Eng- land, before immigrating to Canada in 1996. In her home- town, she also volunteered in community theatre, made theatre costumes, helped organize the Friends of the Royal Shakespeare Compa- ny, and made costumes for herself and friends involved in historical re-enactments. “When I arrived here (in Canada), I wanted to work in theatre, which is crazy,” she said with a laugh, “because I left Stratford-on-Avon, sur- rounded by the best theatre company in the world, and I came to an area of the prai- ries which had really no the- atre except Rosebud.” In Alberta, Brown creat- ed Shakespeare workshops for schools, then worked as stage manager and assistant director at the Passion Play. That led to stage managing a Rosebud Theatre (RT) show, teaching Shakespeare at Rosebud School of the Arts (RSA), and working in the RT wardrobe department, eventually becoming Head of Wardrobe six years ago. In her multi-faceted role, Brown first examines a cos- tume designer’s design idea and selects possible cos- tumes from those in stock. Based on the costumes that can be used, and which need to be created, the designer completes the design, and Brown calculates the cost of fabric, accessories and time, determining whether it’ll fit the budget. “Sometimes we might have 17 actors, she said, “but we might have 30 characters, so I have to do a costing for every character.”

Brown creates the neces- sary patterns, and she and one or two assistants sew and adapt costumes. For big shows, she said, “It takes 600-700 hours at least per show.” Brown also teaches cos- tume construction to RSA technical theatre students, and teaches basic skills like replacing buttons and repair- ing hems to students who work in wardrobe to fulfill required production hours. She also sorts donations, keeps the costume trailer organized, coordinates cos- tume rentals, and records the designs and fabrics used in each show. She won’t miss the long hours or lack of space, Brown said, but, “I’ll miss the people. I’ll miss the stu- dents.” Working closely with students on costumes for their student productions – “It’s the best part,” she said. “And I like to see the cos- tumes on the actors,” she said. “People like (resident actor) Dave Snider, for ex- ample, as soon as he gets the costume on, he becomes the It’s very reward- ing to see the actors respond to their costume. It helps them be creative.” Brown looks forward to some rest, but she said she won’t sit around watch- ing television. She plans to work with her husband on their rental properties and to spend a longer-than-usu- al holiday in England next summer. And she expects to come back and create one or two costumes for each Rose- bud Theatre show. Amy McIvor, who studied costume design at Red Deer College and has worked in RT’s wardrobe depart- ment for several years, will become Head of Wardrobe when Brown retires. “She al- ready knows everybody and everything” about the job, Brown said.

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SHS presents Mama Ararira

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Strathmore High School student Rachel Mutesi lived through the hor- rific events of the Rwandan Genocide, where her father was shot fatally and which left her mother’s leg wounded. She found her way to Canada a decade ago, and her story of how she reunited with her mother in 2011 is now being told with the help of the Strathmore High School Dance Class. Mutesi will play the role of daugh- ter when she, along with her Strath- more High School Dance Class, tells the mother and daughter story through the musical production of Mama Ara- rira, which is about losing each other in Rwanda and finding each other in Canada. “I get to tell people my story, what I’ve gone through, and what my mom had gone through,” said Mutesi. “It’s easy to tell people and then you feel

better afterwards because people know your story. It might change their lives too.” Through music and dance, the story of the traumatizing events are lifted and told different way, she added. “I do love singing and dancing,” she said. “It’s important to me to tell people through songs and dancing than telling them through someone else.” In comparison to Rwanda, the past four years have provided mother and daughter with no fear for their lives, which the duo hopes Canadians realize and value each day. “It’s great having my mom here with me,” she said. “I don’t have to worry about anything. There’s education here, I don’t have to worry about what roads I’m going on here and where I’m going.” Mutesi’s friend, Alueter Demshkwe, plays the role of the mother, who loses her daughter in the beginning and goes through trying times in refugee camps

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“It’s more emotional and psychologi- cal than physical,” said Demshkwe. “You go through the stages of help- lessness because you’re looking and you can’t find her and it’s just frustrat- ing. When you find a hint of her, you get shot in the leg and you can’t really do anything. The pro- cess of trying to find her goes slowly and when you do find

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When dance class teacher Deanne Bertsch first heard Mutesi’s story, she was left in disbelief when Mutesi told her she’d thought her mother had been dead all these years. When she heard the full story there was no doubt in her mind that the class would take on the

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Strathmore High School Dance class stu- dents Alueter Demshkwe (l-r) and Rachel Mutesi play lead roles in the upcoming performance of Mama Ararira beginning on Dec. 14.

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MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Six months ago, Jonah Zankl re- turned to his hometown to engage the community and encourage sus- tainability by showing off the Univer- sity of Calgary’s solar-powered car, the

Schulich Delta, at five different Strath-

more schools. Expanding the project’s

horizons, the 20-year-old was among

six other students who recently trav-

elled to New York City to be a part of

a launch promotion for a new National

Geographic series.

The six-day trip allowed the team,

which back in Calgary consists of over

50 students, to drive their invention

all over Manhattan while also taking

the opportunity to stop at major land-

marks, such as Central Park, Times

Square, and the American Museum of

Natural History. Serving as a rolling billboard, the vehicle often stopped traffic, turned heads, and received much positive feedback during their time from Oct. 26 to 31. “Our goal is not necessarily to build something market-ready, nor do we have the resources to do that, but I think as a team our goals are educa- tional awareness, getting engineering out into the schools, and really show- ing what’s possible with some of these technologies,” Business Manager and

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Project Co-Chair Zankl said,

a third-year U of C student

who is doing a combined degree in Applied Math and Economics. “When I was going to school at SHS, I was part of SAY and a bunch of groups to get involved in the com- munity and getting people involved in something big- ger than school. So when I saw this project, I thought it was a really interesting way to take education out to the schools in Alberta. I think the opportunity to be involved in something large scale that has some mean-

ingful impact is really excit- ing.” The Schulich Delta is the fourth attempt by the Uni- versity of Calgary Solar Car Team and took a year to de- sign and a year to build, with

a hefty pricetag of $250,000 in materials attached. With no emissions and no

gas tank, the vehicle can trav-

el 50 km an hour for as long

as there is sunlight. Without direct sunlight, Zankl said the car can travel 50 km an hour for six to eight hours.

It was also able to keep up

with highway traffic at 110 km an hour. “The likelihood of having solar cars out on the road

isn’t high, but maybe we will

start to see solar being inte- grated as part of a vehicle rather than as its main op- erational aspect,” he said. “It’s an exciting prospect for the future and I think it just gathers a lot of trac- tion and excitement that wouldn’t necessarily come from having solar panels on your house. When you see them on a car, it’s something completely different from what people expect.” The team has been work- ing on the car since 2004 in response to the North Amer- ican solar car challenge. Yet the project hasn’t been with- out its challenges. Problem still arise in balancing the amount of solar energy that can be captured, storing the energy in standard batteries which add weight and re-

duce overall efficiency, and creating a lighter and more aerodynamic design. The university students,

from all different studies, have already begun working on the next vehicle. As for the Schulich Delta, it will be participating in outreaches

around the province in the next year, with a race in July for the American Solar Chal- lenge that spans from Penn- sylvania to South Dakota.

Chal- lenge that spans from Penn- sylvania to South Dakota. The University of Calgary Solar Car

The University

of Calgary Solar

Car Team took their solar-energy powered vehicle, the Schulich Del-

ta, to New York

recently to be a part of a launch promotion for

a new National Geographic se- ries.

Photo Courtesy of Jonah Zankl

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November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 17 Strathmore and District Agricultural Society presents
November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 17 Strathmore and District Agricultural Society presents
November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 17
Strathmore and District Agricultural Society presents
Strathmore Lions Club
CELEBRATION OF
LIGHTS
presents Strathmore Lions Club CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS Glowing Nightly November 28 to January 9, 2016 6
Glowing Nightly November 28 to January 9, 2016 6 pm to 9 pm Strathmore Agricultural
Glowing Nightly
November 28 to January 9, 2016
6 pm to 9 pm
Strathmore Agricultural
Society Grounds

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Strathmore & District Agricultural Society President’s Message

Welcome to the 2015 Strathmore “Celebration of Lights” Christmas Park

music and lots of goodies. Fireworks will also take place this evening at approximately 8 pm. Again this year, admission and parking is Free, however we do encourage people to make a donation as you come or leave the Christmas Park, since we depend on donations to keep admission free for all and to help fund new events and the park each year. And, please join me in thanking all the volunteers who come out in all kinds of weather to put up, operate, and take down the Christmas park. Every year our volunteers contribute thousands of hours throughout the year, helping to make it possible for every person and every family to come out and enjoy our park. Most of all we love welcoming visitors, and hope to see your face amoung them at the 2015 Light Up the Night and other fun events we have planned.

Dear Friends, On behalf of the Strathmore and District Agricultural Society, I wish to invite you to the 8th Annual Celebration of Lights Christmas display. Since its inception this Festive display has grown tremendously with the support of the citizens of Strathmore, members of our extended Community, and visitors from further away. The event is designed to help spread Holiday cheer to families and guests of all ages. The Celebration of Lights would not be a success without the hard work of our dedicated volunteer Committee Members and helpers, Society Directors, and the very generous support of our corporate partners. Please thank these folks when you have an opportunity. Help us light up the sky on opening night, Saturday, November

Welcome visitors….all the colour and light you look forward to every winter has returned. Santa’s castle and the open fires you love will be back too. Gather up your family and friends and meet us at the Celebration of Lights Park from opening night on Saturday, November 28 to the first weekend of the new year. As always, we will be open every evening from 6 to 9 pm in December and the first week of January, including our evening with Santa on Christmas Eve and the 3nd Annual New Years family evening on December 31. This year’s Family New Years party will be held at the Livestock building in the Agricultural grounds starting at 5 pm. to 9 pm. We hope you will join us for this fun-filled evening with

28th, 2015 – Strathmore and District Agricultural Society Park (on the Ball Diamonds). Join us in a Celebration of the Christmas Season. Free admission. Plenty of free parking is available.

 

Strathmore & District Agriculture Society -Strathmore Celebration of Lights The Strathmore Celebration of Lights Committee is a non-profit group that operates under the umbrella of the Strathmore & District Agriculture Society with support from the Strathmore Lions Club, local businesses, the Town of Strathmore, and a team of community volunteers. The purpose of the celebration is to bring the community together, foster volunteering, and provide families of Strathmore and area with low-cost holiday fun. The Celebration of Lights began 6 years ago and is a free walkthrough Christmas light display that is open from Nov 28 until mid-January. In the ball diamonds on the Agricultural Grounds volunteers create a winter wonderland of lights. Visitors can stroll through the Christmas Park, grab a free chocolate and cookies and warm up in the chalet or at the giant bonfire pits. Free special events that take place in Christmas Park include: Light–up and fireworks November 28, photos with Santa – Christmas Eve, and a family New Year’s Eve party complete with fireworks.

Herb McLane General Manager Strathmore & District Agricultural Society

Manager Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Strathmore Lions President’s Message The largest service
Manager Strathmore & District Agricultural Society Strathmore Lions President’s Message The largest service

Strathmore Lions President’s Message

The largest service organization in the world; From Canada to China and everywhere in between. International Presidents can be from a major city in South East Asia, small town in the midwest U.S.A. and many other world communities including Calgary. “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.” Mission Statement – Lions Clubs International - www.lionsclubs.org “We Serve” – that’s the whole Lions motto. A simple concept started many years ago; Help where it’s needed. Long before it became a catchphrase, Lions were ‘paying it forward’. No politics, non sectarian - just Lion’s members, unpaid volunteers - being active in everything from highway cleanups to building projects to youth parks to supporting global initiatives for sight and eye disease and it doesn’t stop there. People from a community working in their community to support their community and having fun while they’re doing it! There’s no secrets about Lions – they’re here to help. Your community is what the Strathmore Lion’s are all about and it works both ways. With your support the Lion’s support you.

Be involved – talk to the Lion’s – be a Lion! Strathmore Lions Club

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Ho Ho Ho……

Mr. and Mrs. Claus will

be taking in the Christmas lights on Opening Night of the Park, Saturday, November 28th. Bring the Kids and have your family photo taken from 6 pm to 8:30 pm in Santa’s Castle right after the Santa Claus Parade being held downtown. Santa and his elves will also be at the Christmas Park on December 24 (Christmas Eve) from 5 to 8 pm. Come on down and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and have your photo taken with Santa and all the Elves.

Supporting our Community

Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies on Saturday, November 28 opening night, sponsored by Scotiabank and Rockys Bakery. Raffles will be in the Re/Max Tent. All proceeds raised go to the Christmas Park future events and displays.

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November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 19 Strathmore Lions Club - Your support at

Strathmore Lions Club - Your support at work Recent Projects in a 75 year history

Lions spray park $150,000 • Lions spray park play ground $35,000 • Skateboard park $40,000 Lions regional out door skating rink $75,000 • Lions International youth exchange for local youth $8,000 per year Handibus society $40,000 • Strathmore Women’s shelter $25,000 + yearly donations • Alberta 55+ games $20,000 Strathmore public swimming pool $50,000 • Annual donation to Strathmore food bank and Christmas hamper Annual scholarships to Holy Cross and Strathmore High Schools • Annual donations to Strathmore Public Library Westmount School playground Equipment $10,000 • Brentwood School playground equipment $11,000

Many donations to individual health issues and other service organizations Total back to the community over $500,000!

The Strathmore Lions Club thanks you all for your contributions to our community and hopes for your help with our proposed future project - the new Lions WID park estimated at $200,000.00 to start.

- the new Lions WID park estimated at $200,000.00 to start. Things to know HOURS: Celebration
- the new Lions WID park estimated at $200,000.00 to start. Things to know HOURS: Celebration

Things to know

HOURS:

Celebration of Lights is open from 6 pm to 9 pm, every evening including Christmas eve and New Year’s Eve from opening night on Saturday, Nov. 28 to Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016.

HANDICAP ACCESS:

The parking lot adjacent to the playground is very open which means there is plenty of space for Handicap parking – If you are a group coming by bus or van we ask that you contact us to make arrangements to go into the park via Candy Cane Alley. Please contact Dennis at 403-934-7249.

PETS:

Dogs on leashes are always welcome at the Celebration of Lights Park. However, please be advised that pets are now allowed in any of the tents when food is being served. We also recommend that pets be left at home if you plan on attending fireworks on Light Up the Night or on New Year’s eve.

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Thank you very much to our special media sponsors, we’re able to spread the word about the glow!

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Celebration of Lights Christmas Park The Celebration of Lights is a staple of our community.
Celebration of Lights
Christmas Park
The Celebration of Lights is a staple of
our community.
It is one of the few winter events that is held in
Strathmore every year.
This wonderful event attracts all ages with
approximately 35,000 people attending annually.
Council and I are very enthusiastic about this
annual event and it is our hope that future
Councils continue this extraordinary winter
event for years to come.
Let’s all welcome Mr. and Mrs. Claus
for Christmas!
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Wonderful Year I Have Had and The Incredible People In My Life All The Best to
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Santa Claus Parade

I know that it seems too early to be thinking about it, but Christmas is coming! As co-ordinator of the upcoming 2015 Santa Claus parade for the Town of Strathmore I would like to invite you to participate in this great community event! The parade is the kickoff to the Celebration of Lights annual light up the night celebration. It is our hope to provide the community a fantastic family event but we can’t do it without you! So mark November 28th on your calendar!

The parade will start at 5:30 pm where the floats will be decorated and lit up and highlighted by Jolly old Saint Nick and his lovely bride. If you are wondering how you can participate or maybe you need some help putting a float together either way just give me a call and I will help in any way possible. I can be reached at the Aztec Real Estate Inc. office and my number is

403-934-5533.

Sincerely Robert Desjardins 2015 Santa Claus Parade Co-Ordinator

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Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the food bank.

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Our Volunteers

Friends and Visitors fo the Celebration of Lights Christmas Park frequently comment that it must take an awful lot of work to set up all the lights and displays and

many other things that the see.

They are quite right.

But, most amazingly, most of

this work and building of the new displays are done by volunteers who come out to help us each year – often in the cold and the dark – to get the Christmas Park ready, to operate it and to take it down once it closes for the season. It all starts and is managed by a volunteers board of directors, who in turn make arrangements to bring in volunteers to help in many different ways from preparing for opening night to running the park for the season. Each year these volunteers put in 100’s of hours and more. We always welcome anyone interested in volunteering in building new displays, new ideas, set up

and take down each year.

groups that would like to come out and raise funds. To volunteer as an individual or group or to enquire about fund-raising opportunities please email rose@strathmoretimes.com Cell: 403-934-8191

We also welcome non-profit

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WHOLE LOT OF GLOWING REASONS TO SUPPORT THE CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS CHRISTMAS PARK

PARTNERSHIP Working together is how great community events come to life!

COMMUNITY The Strathmore Celebration of Lights Christmas Park is a celebration that brings our community together

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VALUE We all work very hard to provide you with the best exposure to make the most of your sponsorship investment.

FOR 8 YEARS SPONSORS HAVE BEEN THE HEART OF OUR SUCCESS! YOUR SUPPORT MAKES IT ALL HAPPEN AND ALLOWS US TO CREATE NEW DISPLAYS AND EVENTS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES.

On Average we have over 25,000 visitors to our park from all over Alberta to have a memorable holiday experience.

Celebration of Lights Christmas Park provides wonderful memories for families while creating a great outdoor recreation opportunity for everyone. Without our sponsors and volunteers we could not accomplish these goals!

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We would like to express our thanks to these organizations and businesses who generously donated products, gift certificates, sponsorship donations and services in kind to the Celebration of Lights Christmas Park. Thanks to everyone who has helped to take the park into its 8th Year.

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Strathmore Lions Club 14 t h Annual Christmas Party December 12, 2015 – Strathmore Civic

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Strathmore RCMP seize another grow operation

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

16 years I’ve seen smaller and I’ve seen bigger operations. Certainly the one near Langdon was much larger scale and this was a town one. For Strathmore, this was significant.” Authorities managed to seize 110 plants from the property that, while no information about the condition of the struc- ture is available, is said to most likely have suffered moisture damage. A 27-year-old male, the property’s representative, has been charged with the production of Marijuana, possession of Marijuana for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Sub- stances Act and the Criminal Code. To White’s knowledge these two operations were the only two seizures this year, and she credited the confiscation to the coorporation among members. The youths, who are in their late teens, are not being charged, nor are the other adults present at the property during the seizure. The accused is scheduled to appear in court in Strathmore on Dec. 15.

For the second time this month, Strathmore RCMP, together with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit “Green Team” and the RCMP Police Dog Service, obtained a search warrant and seized an active Marijuana grow operation – this time located in Strathmore. Earlier in November, on Nov. 2, RCMP seized 1,140 plants at a rural property near Langdon worth just over $1.4 mil- lion. Then on Nov. 17 at 5:10 p.m., the Strathmore Crime Re- duction Unit, the Strathmore General Investigation Section (GIS), and the Strathmore RCMP busted a three-stage mari- juana grow operation on a property that contained multiple adults and four local youths. “We found plants in three different stages, so very small plants, medium sized plants and then plants ready to bud,” said Strathmore RCMP Cst. Shannon White, who was also involved in the seizure of the operation near Langdon. “Over

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Dancers breathe life into Tales of the Brothers Grimm

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Three Strathmore talents are tak- ing to the stage this weekend in the Alberta Dance Theatre for Young Peo- ple’s production of Tales of the Broth- ers Grimm. While the dance company never fails to impress, having previ- ously featured Charlie and the Choco- late Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and James and the Giant Peach, the pro- duction is squeezing in a long list of beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales all in time for celebrating 35 years of dance creation in Calgary. Neve Raycroft, Saige Aleman, and Lane Habing, all from Strathmore, will join 47 aspiring dancers in bringing stories such as Snow White, Cinderella, The Frog Prince, and Rapunzel to the

audience. “What makes the Alberta Dance The- atre different from other groups, is that the dancers themselves are involved in the creative process … and we see so much growth with their dancing abil- ity, their personalities, and maturity,” said Heather Mitchell, general man- ager for Alberta Dance Theatre (ADT). “It’s not just choreographers cho- reographing numbers for them. The dancers in each number do get the opportunity to express themselves somewhere within the dance piece. It’s like anything, football or hockey; it’s a team, they’re a unit.” In her sixth year with the theatre, Neve Raycroft is now the oldest danc- er among her group at age 13. As the theatre takes on dancers aged seven to 17, the dedicated full-time Strathmore

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The Strathmore Community Football Association handed their team awards at the Strathmore Civic Centre on Nov. 20.

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Badgers end year with player awards

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Strathmore Community Football Association wrapped up their season with the players’ banquet on Friday night, providing a chance for the teams to gather and celebrate their accomplishments. The Strathmore Badgers peewee team had a lot of players they could turn to all season long with their 42-man roster, which consisted of many new players. Adam Spiedel, who earned Rookie of the Year, was one of those individuals new to the league. “It felt good,” said the first-year linebacker and safety. “If I ever play professional football, that’s the award I want to win just because it’s your rising star. In two or three years you’re going to be one of the best in the league. That’s what I figured out it meant. It’s good to have this award.” The most important thing he learned throughout the season was working hard to keep up with the pace of the game. Peewee head coach Clinton Bean said Spiedel would ask a lot of questions and wasn’t afraid to put himself in any position. By the end of the season, he added, he wasn’t really worried about it because he was doing his job all the time. “When we moved him around, if someone got

hurt, he was the first guy we grabbed him to put in that situation in that spot,” said Bean. Second-year bantam Makel Holloway took home the Defensive Lineman of the Year award and was honoured to be recognized by his team. He said he improved greatly in his position this season. “I feel like I improved a lot,” said Holloway. “Some of the players made me a whole lot better than I was and turned out to be one of the best on the team.” Holloway’s defensive coordinator coach David Kemps found that Holloway’s game had strong lead- ership qualities. “He was a cornerstone and leader at that position,” said Kemps. “He had good poise during tough parts of the game. He stepped up and made big plays when we needed it. His skill improved every game, every practice.” Kemps added that Holloway had the effect of mak- ing players better around him through his play. Senior Badgers quarterback Riley Bahan took home team MVP and credits the experience with his teammates for the award. “I’m honoured,” said Bahan. “I’ll remember it as a good year, a great experience with all my teammates. I felt good knowing you can be a leader and show support for them.”

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After winning the first two rounds, Scott Schiffner took on 30 riders and climbed his way to the Top 5, ending the bull-riding sea- son at the Pro Bull Rodeo Finals in Saskatoon last weekend on a high note. Placing in the Top 5 is an impres- sive feat for the Strathmore local, who suffered from lingering effects of a concussion from the week be- fore, which he said prevented him from performing to his full poten- tial “It went alright,” said Schiffner. “I was little off my game for sure from Edmonton, still trying recover a little bit from my concussion. I would’ve liked another week of rest to get ready. I stayed on my first two bulls in the first two rounds and I ended up getting bucked off the bull of the year in the short round. I sure would’ve liked to stay on my last one and ended the season on a real good note.” He added that he did pass con- cussion protocols before the event, and knowing he can overcome an injury and compete at a high level at his age was encouraging. “The thing is you got to put your hand on the rope knowing you’re healthy,” he said. “If you don’t, you might as well not show up because there’s all of the other guys there that can beat you on any given day. It’s a mental game for sure and one of things to deal with.” Overall, Schiffner expected more out of himself this season, but now is going to take a few months off and come back refreshed in the spring.

take a few months off and come back refreshed in the spring. The Strathmore Spartans senior

The Strathmore Spartans senior girls volleyball team (above) played hard as hosts of zones, as they kept most of their games close on Nov. 20 and 21.

The Strathmore Spartans senior boys volleyball team (right) won the Division 3 Zones by beating Co- chrane in the third set of the finals last weekend and have earned a berth at provincials in Grande Prairie this coming weekend.

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this coming weekend. Justin Seward and Gwen Moncayo Photos Spartans earn provincial berth JUSTIN SEWARD Times
this coming weekend. Justin Seward and Gwen Moncayo Photos Spartans earn provincial berth JUSTIN SEWARD Times

Spartans earn provincial berth

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Strathmore Spartans senior boys volleyball team went into zones ranked fourth, but came out of the tourna- ment as gold medalists. The Spartans knocked off the number one-ranked Co- chrane squad in an epic three set match to book them- selves into provincials Nov. 26-28. “Cochrane is a very talented team,” said Spartans head coach Cole Hintz. “They had a very big, strong, physical left side. It was a good opportunity for us to see that level we had to shoot for and try to surpass at the end of tourna- ment if we wanted to come out on top.” Despite losing the first set 25-21, Hintz said the guys were able to stay focused and understand if they continued to work hard, eventually some balls would go their way. “I wasn’t really nervous after that first set,” said Hintz. “I was excited for the guys and just the opportunity that they had to go out and continue and get better.” He added the most dynamic aspect of the team’s overall game was their ability to have their setters establish the

middle where they could generate their offence. Senior girls head coach Randy Moncks thought his play- ers played hard as zone hosts and kept their matches close, but unfortunately the yearlong inconsistency crept into their games, which led to being left out of the playoff rounds. “Consistency has plagued us all year long,” said Moncks. “We can do one or two and then we’ll give away two, three, four points. You got to be on your game to continue to put pressure on those good teams all the time and not let up like we do. “Overall, we played some of our better volleyball and looked good. We were moving well and transitioning. Peo- ple were all of sudden doing things we’d worked on in practice and not panicking … and not all time, we had to do that all the time but we just had too many unforced errors.” Moncks did emphasize that the girls were having fun and that they’re close to getting over the hump to win matches, but most of them need more playing experience, which they can get by going to camps and getting more time with the ball.

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Braves and Warriors continue to find offence

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The local peewee double-A team started off the weekend with a tight 3-2 win over the Central AB Selects on Nov. 21 - but considering a slow start, the team was able to pick up their game and found a way to score goals at key times. Braves head coach Carl Knudesen has preached to his team that he wants a consistent full 60-minute ef- fort the last few weeks and the effort showed in the two road wins, which included a 7-3 hammering of Red Deer. “It was a slow start,” said Knudsen. “We kind of just buckled down and were able to squeak out the win. The second and third were definitely bet- ter periods.

“Basically, I was preaching hard work and out-competing the other guys, out-battling them for pucks all over the ice. That’s when we’re hav- ing most of our success.” He added it would be nice to in- crease leads over teams, but he cares more about the points the team is picking up right now. Tegan Skehar, Adam Kirkpatrick and Trey Gillies scored one each in the win. On Nov. 22, the Braves went out to an early 2-0 lead and were able to hang on for a 7-3 win over Red Deer. “In the third period we got a few goals that gave us a sizeable lead and took care of things in our own end,” said Knudsen. Tristan Zandee led the way with three goals, while Gillis, Joel Ro- mano, Tate Yule and Zach Nicholls

scored in one tally each in the win. The Braves next game will be Dec. 5 versus Medicine Hat in Hussar at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile the Wheatland Warriors won 7-2 over the Foothills Bisons on Saturday and settled for a 3-3 tie in Cranbrook on Sunday. Brandon Kasdorf, Kevin Schrock, Keith Yellowfly, Carter Kam, Kyle Bray, Max Schafer and Ben Kruse scored in the win. Schrock, Ethan McKibbin and Mo Hakim notched one each in the tie. The Warriors will host the Olds Grizzlys at the Strathmore Family Centre on Nov. 28 at 4:45 p.m. and on Nov. 29 will be in Okotoks at 6 p.m. After a two-week bye, the Wheat- land Chiefs double-A midget team will be back in action on Nov. 28 when they travel to Okotoks.

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Meets the first and third Thursdays at the Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm. Strathmore Musical Arts Society Love music and musicians and have a special soft spot for the Blues? Be a part of this group. Call 403-934-4196 or 403-680-7721 to get on our phone or email list, and notifications about meetings and upcoming events. Strathmore Parent & Tot Playgroup Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30

presents its 2nd Annual Celebrate the Season on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at 1:30 and 7pm. Featuring performances by our

Primary, Junior and Senior Choirs as well a

com or call toll free 1.877.388.5742. HAPPY GANG 55+ Society

mix

of instruments played by our choristers.

85

Lakeside Blvd. Phone; 403 934 2676.

morecountrygardensclub.webs.com or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017. Strathmore & District Agricultural Society

 

OOur Fall & Winter Activities are as

follows; Mornings-Mon/ Wed/ Fri Pool

Minecraft Mania Registration opens - December 7 @10:00am. Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) The next Mania runs January 8 – March 11. This program will run the 2nd & 4th Friday of the month. Minecraft Mania is limited to 10 participants. Children must be 8 years old to participate. For more information and to register go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/ minecraft.

Classic Movie Mondays - December 14 (1:00pm-3:00pm). Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) Spend an afternoon with the stars of the silver screen! Join us as we show classic movies from all genres. This month the library will be featuring the 1942 festive flick, Holiday Inn! Coffee and tea will be provided. This program is free to attend and no registration is required. www.strathmorelibrary.ca/ classicmovies.

9 am , Yoga,10 am, Tues/Thurs Walking

10

am. Afternoons- Mon, Line Dancing

www.Strathmorestampede.com, sags@ telus.net. Office 403.934.5811, Fax 403.901.0299, Facebook: Strathmore Stampede Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo Strathmore & District Chamber of Commerce Meets the second Thursday of the month @ 7:00 p.m. All members wel-

come. www.strathmoredistrictcham- ber.com for meeting location. For more information call 403-901-3175. Strathmore District Health Services Auxiliary Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month @ 1:30 pm (excluding July & August). Lower level Confer- ence Room at the Strathmore Hos- pital. New members welcome. For more info please call 403-934-4436 Strathmore Elks Lodge #491 Meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper at 7 pm. New Members welcome. Call Greg 403-888-6155. Strathmore Full Gospel Church We’re a Pentecostal bible-based fam- ily church that has something for all ages. Call 934-2225 or visit www. strathmorefullgospel.com Strathmore Fun Runners Car Club Meets the first Wednesday of the month. New members welcome! Please call Todd at 403-934-0558 or Shawn at 403-901-9303 for info. Strathmore FASD Parent Support Group At the Strathmore United Church. For more info call Pam @652-4776. Strathmore Homeschool Families Any Strathmore and area familes that are homeschooling are invited to join our Yahoo Group. www.groups.ya- hoo.com/group/strathmorehsfams Strathmore Hand in Hand Parent Link FREE programming to kids 0-6 and their caregivers! Check the Town of Strathmore website Communi- ty Events section for programs and times. Located at 421-2nd St, across from Paragon Pharmacy. 690-1237. Strathmore Library •Get Your Game On @ Strathmore Library (1-4pm) Held the every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 7-9pm.

Lego in the Library @ Strathmore

1:30, Tues, Rummikube & Whist 1:30, Wed. Bridge 1:00, Mah Jong 1:30, Thurs. Canasta 1:30, Fri, Crib 1:30. Hall Rentals Call Marjorie 403-983-3951. The Healing Rooms at Harvest Healing Centre Church is open every Monday from 7-9 PM for prayer and healing. The Healing Room at Harvest Healing Centre Church, 102 Canal Road Strathmore. For info call 403-901-0893 or 401-800-3171. Join us for Spirit filled prayer and healing every Monday Night. Hope Bridges Society for Creative & Continued Learning Advocating for, and bringing together adult citizens of all abilities for mean- ingful relationships, friendships, & op- portunities through the Arts. Board Meetings are monthly TBD. Public invited. Please contact Wanda at 403- 983-3640, or 403-901-5081 (Cell) for further information, events or to be added to friends/contact.There are many other workshops including knitting, crocheting, photography tips and zentangle. Visit our website:

am. in the Strathmore United Church

Basement. Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53 Meets the first Monday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038. Website: www.strathmore53.com Strathmore Regional Victim Services Society (SRVSS) SRVSS is looking for men and women interested in becoming front line victim advocates to provide support, informa- tion and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy. If you are interested in vol- unteering please contact the Program Coordinator at the Strathmore RCMP Detachment at (403) 934-6552. Web- site: www.strathmoreregionalvictim- services.com Strathmore Writer’s Group Meets once a month at the library, For adult writers who would like to share writing for feedback and support, and spark creativity through writing ex- ercises, prompts, and group writing projects. Contact Katie at katkenig@ gmail.com, see our website at http://

lonesomecow.ca/category/strath-

Stitchin’ Time - December 19 (1:00pm- 3:00pm). Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) Want to learn how to hem those new pants or replace a zipper in your favourite jacket? Join our resident seamstress Ilke as she teaches you the ins and outs of your sewing machine. This program is free to attend and participant must bring their own sewing machine. Go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/stitchintime for class themes and to register.

Strathmore Community Choir and Orchestra and Hope Community Covenant Church presents; AGNUS DEI: Lamb of God Born to Us, A concert of worship for Christmas. By David Hamilton and Michael W. Smith. December 17-19, 7:30 pm. December 20, 3:00 pm. Hope Community Church. Free Admission. Donations to the Food Bank gratefully accepted.

www.hopebridges.ca. Job Search Support Resume Development, Cover letter development. Call to register 403- 934-4305. At the McBride Career Group office. Meals on Wheels Available in Strathmore. For informa- tion or to obtain this service call 403-

324-0655.

more-writers-group/ or find us on

Facebook under Strathmore Writer’s

Group. St. Michaels & All Angels Anglican Currently at interim location: 245 Brent Blvd. (North Door) 403-934-3017. Sun- day Morning Worship 10:00am. Storytime at Strathmore Municipal Library Story Time with Miss Hope Wednes- days 10:30am-11:30am. Sunday School for All Ages Lord of All Lutheran Church offers Christian Education opportunities for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday Mornings. For more information please call Margo Sevick 403-901- 2044 or call the Church Office at

Sewing/Quilting Workshops The 2nd and 4th Thursday of ev- ery month at 7pm. We meet at the Strathmore Ag Grounds, Red Quon- set. New Members welcome. Con- tact Laurie at 901-0088 or Wendy

901-3756.

Attend valuable, low-cost learning sessions for small business owners in Strathmore. Phone: 403-934-8888 for info & to register. Crown Jewels of Canada Society Ladies, looking for fun? Friendship? Join the Crown Jewels of Canada So- ciety, Strathmore Chapter – Dames of Whine and Roses. Meeting 1st Thursday of the month at Lambert Village at 10:00am. Call Jean at 403- 934-6761 for further info. Free Tree for all New Born Babies Register to commemorate your birth so a tree can be planted with the Chi- nook Credit Union Birth Forest in Strathmore. Registration Forms are available at the Town office, Chinook Credit Union and Health Unit. (A Communities in Bloom Project) Go Green Upcycling Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon at Hope Bridges Studio 104 3rd Ave Strath- more, and every third Wednesday from 7-9pm; at Parent Link in Strath- more, Hopebridges.ca

Royal Canadian Legion For information regarding hall rentals, darts and crib, Please call 403.934.5119 Senior Drop-in Curling There is Senior’s Curling Mon, Wed and Fri starting at 1.00pm to 3.00pm. No experience required. All Seniors welcome. Seventh-day Adventist Church Meeting in the Lord of All Lutheran Church at 112 Lakeside Blvd,Strath- more. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM. Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403-

403-934-2374.

BRIDGING THE GAP

Wheatland County Food Bank

A Meet & Greet for Parents & Mentors

Society Food applications accepted at (403) 324-4335 Monday through Thursday 12pm to 4pm or through the website at: www.wheatlandfoodbank.com. Wheatland Rural Crime Watch Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each

Month. Featuring guest speakers. For more information call 403-934-4055. Youth Club of Strathmore

come and meet some Parents, the Mentors, do an activity and have a light lunch on Monday, Nov 30 – Christmas Cards/ Tags, Monday, Dec 7 – Cookie & Soup Jar

Activity; from 11:00 – 1:00 pm located at

the

Lord of all Lutheran Church register by

calling 403-361-7216

Library (10:30am – 12:00pm) Held the

Community Lunch Club – social get

3rd Saturday of the month.

together for 55+ to have a themed lunch served; together with a presenter on Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Scrapbooking, Tuesday, Dec 1 – Cookie Decorating, Tuesday, Dec 15 – Cookie & Soup Gift Jars from 11:00 – 1:00 pm located at the Lord of all Lutheran

Church - register by calling Marg at 403-934-

983-0081.

Crafternoon @Strathmore Library

Provides youth (6-17yrs) with affordable, barrier free programs that build positive relationships, develop self-esteem and

Sing Your High Note Each Tuesday at 1:15 to 2:30 pm Janu- ary 13, - June 30, 2015. Located at the Physio Wing at the Hospital - Brent Blvd Strathmore.

(4-5pm) Weekly on Mondays begin- ning Sept. 15.

Baby Goose Rhyme Time runs week-

promote personal skills. Includes a home- work program offered Monday to Friday from 3pm-6pm. Call the Youth Club for further info 403-934-4918 or www. youthclubofstrathmore.ca.

ly on Mondays from 10:30am-11:30am. At the Strathmore Library. Designed for parents/caregivers and child ages

 

4174.

0-12mos.

Have you updated your event? Please contact us directly to update your event in this community calendar. Phone 403-934-5589, or email your changes to alissa@strathmoretimes.com.

 

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November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 31 The CFR Bisons split a pair of
November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 31 The CFR Bisons split a pair of
November 27, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 31 The CFR Bisons split a pair of

The CFR Bisons split

a pair of home games

this past weekend at the Strathmore Fam-

ily Centre, including

a 2-1 setback to the

SSAC Athletics on Nov. 22. However, the Bisons did earn a 8-2 victory the night before against the St. Albert Raiders.

Doug Taylor Photos

Bisons show strong play back at home

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The CFR Bisons faced off against their northern counter- parts, the SSAC Athletics, for the second time in as many week- ends, working their tails off in hopes of getting redemption on their last game; but thanks to strong goaltending by SSAC’s Philip Couture who saved 32 of 33 shots, the Bisons lost 2-1 on Nov. 22. First-year forward Liam Izyk was the only Bison player to score on Couture; he said the boys came in with a different focus after losing to them the week before. “We came out here and had a good focus of what we wanted to bring to them to prove,” said Izyk. “I think we have to bear down on our chances more and make sure we’re in strong po- sitions and when we get those chances we can just put them in the net. We had enough to come out on top today, but we just missed the net too many times and didn’t capitalize.” Izyk and his line-mates tried

to build up momentum copying what the first line was doing on the shift prior, which paid off. “Our first line had a strong shift and they were banging away and we just came out there and finished the job,” he said. Head coach Sandy Henry thought the most dominant part about the team’s game was the offensive zone time, but he credits SSAC’s goalie for a strong effort, and their team’s strong defensive play. “I think their defensive zone scheme is to really collapse in the middle and we had a little trouble penetrating for that great opportunity,” said Henry. “We maybe were guilty of not getting enough pucks to the net and try to drive in there. I think this team last weekend handled us a little bit. This weekend I thought we handled them with- out the results.” Henry thought the chances were limited because their op- ponents were plugging the middle up well and were forced to come off the rush more and shooting at more of an angle.

“(Their goalie) was seeing pretty good,” he said. “We did get a few big-time chances and we hit him with them or missed the net.” Having won 8-2 the previous night at home against St. Albert, Henry thought the level of op- portunity was way bigger com- pared to the ones SSAC were giving them. “We had the same amount of control yesterday but we got some free looks at the goalie and today you don’t get a free look,” said Henry. “There’s al- ways someone there, there’s a little tug, you’re trying to shoot through guys. It was just a dif- ferent level of game we had to play today.” Gary Haden led the way with four goals while Jackson Salt had two. Cooper Krauss and Zach Cox rounded out the of- fence in the win versus the Raiders. The Bisons will continue the home stand this weekend, be- ginning Friday night when they host the Calgary Buffaloes at 8 p.m. before playing the Calgary Flames on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.

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Pass the Salt GIVING THANKS Over the years I have lived in a few locations:
Pass the Salt
GIVING THANKS
Over the years I have lived
in a few locations: Calgary,
Three Hills, Trochu, Vancou-
geese and swans and ducks
ver, Burnaby, Kincaid and
now Strathmore. Each loca-
tion has its challenges. Each
and gulls! It really is a thrill
for a mostly ‘city gal’ to see
the numbers of birds right in
town.
I give thanks for the foresight
location has its virtues.
One thing I have come to
appreciate in Strathmore is
Grey’s Park. I drive past it
almost every day and in good
weather find myself cycling
down the road or walking
along the path. It always
gives me great pleasure to
pass the park.
In the Spring the birds head-
ing north stop for a rest. Some
stay, build nests, lay eggs
and raise their chicks. Now
we are well into summer. The
slough is full of bird families
that don’t seem stressed by
the increase in activity around
them as more Strathmore
residents enjoy the area.
This autumn has been espe-
cially exciting! The flocks of
birds gathering as they head
south seem bigger - more
numerous - larger flocks of
of those folks who donated
the land and made it a park. I
give thanks!
Ephesians 5:19-20 tells us that
we should go through life with
a song of praise on our lips,
giving thanks to God at all
times in every circumstance.
This is not always easy, but as
I pass the park it certainly is,
for in the beauty of creation,
the beauty of this park and
its inhabitants, we see God’s
majesty.
Giving thanks when it is easy
helps us to give thanks in
every circumstance. Giving
thanks makes you a joyful
person to be around. And
don’t we all give thanks for
being around joy filled folks.
Giving thanks - a habit to
cultivate.
Rev. Pamela Scott
Strathmore United Church
BOW RIVER ALLIANCE CHURCH
105 Main St. Carseland
403-934-9337
office@bowriveralliance.com
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
www.bowriveralliance.com
RCCG PECULIAR PEOPLE ASSEMBLY
(1 PET. 2:9)
115A – 3rd Avenue, Strathmore
STRATHMORE SEVENTH-DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
Meeting in the Lutheran Church
112 Lakeside Blvd. 403-983-0081
Pastor: Ghena Girleanu
Services held every Saturday
Sabbath School: 10 AM
Worship Service: 11 AM
www.strathmoreadventist.ca
403-667-7832
Pastor: Dunmoye Lawal
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Thursday Bible Study: 7 pm
www.rccgstrathmore.com
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC
Holy Cross Collegiate School Gym
709B - 2nd Street, Strathmore
403-934-2641
Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki
Masses: Saturday 5 pm • Sunday 10 am
STRATHMORE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH
50 Maplewood Drive • 403-934-2225
Senior Pastor: Rev. Les Fischer
Youth Pastor: Kyle Lomenda
New Office Hours:
ST. MICHAEL & ALL
ANGELS ANGLICAN
“Becoming fully alive in Jesus Christ”
INTERIM WORSHIP LOCATION:
9 am - 4 pm • Tues - Wed - Thur
Worship Service: 10:30 am
Children’s Church & Nursery in Service
Extending Grace - igniting hope
www.strathmorefullgospel.com
245 Brent Blvd., Strathmore
(NORTH door) 587-727-0649
Pastor & Priest: Bryan Beveridge
Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am
LORD OF ALL (NALC) LUTHERAN
112 Lakeside Blvd. • 403-934-2374
Pastor: Dawn Nelson
Worship Schedule
Thursday Evening 7:00 pm
Sunday Family 10:30 am
Christian Education
For All - Ages 3-103
Sunday at 9:30 am
Join us in Praising our Lord, Jesus Christ!
HOPE COMMUNITY
COVENANT CHURCH
245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore • 403-934-2424
Worship Service Sundays 10 am
Lead Pastor: Glenn Peterson
www.hope-community.ca
HARVEST HEALING CENTRE CHURCH
102 Canal Gardens
403-901-0893 / 403-880-3171
Pastor: Elizabeth Karp
Worship Sundays 10:30 am
Healing Room Monday 7-9 pm
Now available at The Seed (our book nook)
Living Books and Products
phone: 403-619-9279
Come Join us for a spirit-filled time
of worship
STRATHMORE ALLIANCE
325 1 Ave • 403-934-3543
Corner of 1 Ave & Wheatland Trail
Transitional Pastor: Jim Hathaway
9:30 am Sunday School for All Ages
11:00 am Worship Service
www.strathmorealliance.com
STRATHMORE UNITED
Wheatland Trail & 3rd Avenue
403-934-3025
Rev. Pamela Scott
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Babysitting Provided
Wheel Chair Accessible
Loop system for the hearing impaired

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TIMES • November 27, 2015 www.StrathmoreTimes.com The Strathmore Fig- ure Skating Club has seen an increase

The Strathmore Fig- ure Skating Club has seen an increase in the number of skaters this year and has made great strides in terms of improvement so far this season.

Justin Seward Photo

Strathmore Figure Skating breaking ice to success

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

It’s only been two months into the season, but the Strathmore Figure Skating Club has already experienced some pleasant surprises. With impressive growth among par- ticipating skaters, coaches also noticed a change in their ability to learn tech- niques from experienced skaters. “We’ve grown the club to roughly 90 members now,” said coach Rhett My- ers. “The quality of skating is much better. The kids are improving on a daily basis and when the older kids start improving faster, the younger ones follow.” Myers said the older skaters have not only become role models, but mentors

as well and give the younger skaters a look at great technique which gives them the encouragement needed to try something new, like spinning. He hopes the hard work they put in will pay off by the end of the year, and that they will be meeting the club’s goals that were set right from the start. “We have a Fire on Ice show that we do every year and for each individu- al skater to achieve their own goals and show what improvements they’ve done,” said Myers. “We’ve had some success. Rylee Wilson is competing this weekend to try and qualify for Alberta Winter Games in her region and we hope she has good success there.” He hopes that with the older girls competing at a higher level of figure skating and doing well, that the com-

munity will catch on and result in an influx of audience members. In her sixth year with the club, Jayden Wilson, who competed in the Calgary Regional Open last weekend with her interpretive ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry,’ was looking forward to the challenge of dancing to that genre of music. “I’ve never done one to this type of music before,” she said. “It’s kind of fun, something different.” She gave praise to the younger skat- ers for working really hard and has seen improvements every time she’s on the ice with them. “Just their skills in general,” said Wil- son. “They’re getting way faster and stronger. They can jump a lot better now.” Wilson is currently a senior bronze

level and is working towards a gold level, which she will go after in De- cember. The CanSkate program is getting stronger and moving along rather quickly as the kids are developing on their blades and moving on up to the higher levels. “It’s working very well,” said Myers. “Obviously we got the little ones mov- ing along and older ones are gaining more skills in the CanSkate area. Some of them are going to move up into our junior program and move up to our se- nior program here.” CanSkate is open to ages four all the way up to adults, and you can register throughout winter. More information can be found at www.strathmoreskateclub.ca

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