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Impasse over church

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Frustrations and outrage soared among a local parish and a developer who find themselves at a deadlock after town council imposed a 120-day freeze on actions surrounding the removal of the former St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church – a move that hopes to preserve the historic significance for the Wheat- land and District Historical Society (WDHS) despite the building having been sold to a third party. Last year, after an unconditional offer was accepted for a de- veloper, who asked to remain anonymous, to purchase six lots on Oct. 1, 2015 with a term of the purchase contract that the church building be removed, the society was offered to pur- chase the 106-year-old building for $1; money the parish said was never paid and with a written agreement never established. The society then began scouting possible new locations and received $5,000 from a local event to cover part of the removal costs. Upon resistance from the community to move the church to Lambert Village and with information stating that the struc- ture would lose its eligibility for certain grants if moved from its original location, the society sought council’s approval to des- ignate the property a Municipal Historic Resource. Following a Statement on Significance presented to council on Jan. 13, the council initiated the first step in the process of designation by sending a letter to the registered property owner to notify them of their intent ensuring the property and building cannot be altered for 120 days – tying the hands of the developer and the parish from moving forward with their proposed plans. Further- more, without payment of the $1, the church was sold to a third party prior, confirmed the legal representation for the diocese Peter Crisfield. “It frustrates me, and I don’t understand how a society that had the opportunity to purchase the building and purchase the land beforehand chose not to… and instead they decided to circumvent the system and go directly to council,” said the de- veloper. “It’s inconceivable what’s happening at this point. I have had an opportunity to review the online council meetings and in the Nov. 18, 2015 meeting one of the council members (Denise Peterson) is quoted as saying that she and the mayor sit on the WDHS. I believe this is a severe conflict of interest as they should have removed themselves from all of the meetings and subsequent votes. During the last council meeting the WDHS and the town were the only groups that had representation. The parish was not even notified. A fairly significant vote was taken and two of the five voting members have a conflict with the WDHS and their affiliation to it.” The Western and District Historical Society had requested to be put on the agenda for Jan. 13 and the presentation was not initiated by administration. According to CAO Dwight Stanford and Deputy CAO Linda Nelson with the town, the two council members are only rep- resenting the board they sit on and without financial interests, stating that it’s not a conflict of interest therefore. Stanford also said administration had heard rumours about the sale of the church to a third party but had never seen any official paper- work.

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Children festival expecting to make comeback

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

A lack of sponsors regrettably shelved the Strathmore Children’s Festival for 2015, but organizers are expecting a re- surgence this year with some assistance from the community, an enlivened theme, and a profusion of fresh ideas to ensure a successful event. The event, which officially made its mark in Strathmore in 2012, will focus on encouraging children to play through ac- tive use of creativity, imagination, social development, communication, and think- ing skills, reflective of this year’s theme; Back to Basics. The organizers have already tenta- tively booked Reptile Parties that were present when the festival launched four years ago, and are taking on a different approach to include local resources by offering free spots in the festival in ex- change for an activity or entertainment. “The whole point of the festival this year is to show kids that they can have fun without computer, without laptops,

without video games,” said Event Orga- nizer Marci Hira. “It’s trying to go back to basics of physical play, learning, and education. I think this will really help promote what we have in town. I’m kind of just testing the waters this year to see how thing go, because if things go well this year, I have so many plans for next year.” Hira introduced herself to the com- munity with the Superhero Clean-up last year, and was asked to take over the or- ganization of the Strathmore Children’s Festival shortly after she offered to vol- unteer. While she has already received some feedback and secured some dona- tions, an expected $3,000 to $5,000 are required to secure Reptile Parties and services including face painting, a magi- cian, and balloon animals. As over 500 children attended the event in 2014, the festival is expecting to attract more than 1,000 this year. Hira is organizing such activities as a bouncy castle, piñata, art and craft stations, info booths, obstacle course, a petting zoo, and yoga, and is targeting agencies such as ParentLink,

5 for Life, the Strathmore Municipal Li- brary, KidsU, Macaroni Kid and Pranava Yoga. Donations made, whether monetary or food items, are also expected to provide funds to Fuel for Schools - a program that provides breakfasts to Strathmore schools - the Youth Club, and the Wheat- land County Food Bank Society. To guarantee a successful event and available funds for the local programs,

however, the organizers are still in need

of approximately 10 more volunteers and

donations for goodie bags for the first 100 families, and door prizes. While Hira is busy bringing her ideas

to life, she is already dreaming big for

next year, when she hopes to bring an aerial circus to Strathmore, dependent on this year’s outcome. Anyone wishing to

sponsor, donate, or volunteer can contact Hira at 587-897-2193. The event is free

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bring food donations for the food bank. The Strathmore Children Festival will take place on April 9 at the Strathmore Civic Centre from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Over $400,000 to rebuild primary clarifier

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

The Strathmore Town Council is shell- ing out nearly half a million dollars to fast-track a rebuild on the primary clari- fier at the wastewater treatment plant, after a former decision to cover the concrete tank hastened corrosion and prevented routine maintenance to the mechanism. The primary clarifier, a settling tank built with mechanical means for continu- ous removal of solids and floating mate- rials, had originally been scheduled for a full refurbishment in 2017, but was ren- dered inoperable in November of 2015. As a result of severe corrosion and lack of regular maintenance, the engineering department deemed to have been caused by the mechanism enclosure in a cover, the clarifier mechanism failed. “[Epcor] is recommending that it gets fixed right away,” said Bryce Mackan, acting director of engineering for the Town of Strathmore. “We’ve gone through the books and the process and it seems that the original plan design may not have had the covers as part of the original design. It might have been brought up during the design phase or early construction phase that it might be needed.” According to Mackan, full details re- garding the installation of the cover have so far been unavailable and efforts to gain such information from the original

staff at the time have gone unanswered. Following Councillor Pat Fule’s ques- tion on why the cover was installed in the first place, Mackan informed council that the cover was installed to prevent odours from wafting out of the tank – a problem he said hasn’t become an issue within other communities. Since the mechanism failed in Novem- ber of last year, Epcor proceeded to re- move some of the cover, drain the tank, and inspect the unit. Epcor concluded the scope would entail the removal of the cover, as a covered clarifier usual- ly contains an exhaust system to with- draw the air to a gas scrubber system so the corrosive and odorous gases can be treated. Rebuild the corroded mecha- nism, build a new walkway for access to the mechanism for routine inspection and maintenance, and lastly re-surface the corroded mechanism to prevent fur- ther corrosion and damage to the mech- anism. According to the town’s engineering department, Epcor has by-passed the process unit - a critical unit as the large concrete tank continuously removes ma- terials from the waste water – with no adverse effects on the effluent quality standards, owing to the treatment plant’s additional designed capacity. However, operational efficiency for Epcor was af- fected and additional chemical costs incurred to mitigate the lack of prima- ry treatment. Epcor therefore assured the town that shutting down the clari-

fier would have negative effects, includ- ing sludge settlement in downstream process units which require additional maintenance and increased chemical consumption to compensate for the vola- tile fatty acids (VFA) production. Councillor Bob Sobol also questioned the action of replacing the unit rather than rebuilding the unit. “We did ask Epcor about replacing the unit with a brand new drive mechanism, and with rough estimates they have one planned in 2020 just for the mechanism itself and they’re budgeting approxi- mately $560,000 for that project,” Mack- an said. “If you look back at the actual

list, the actual rebuilding of the clarifier drive mechanism, will actually work out between $120,000 to $150,000. So it’s quite a substantial difference.” The estimated cost approval involves

a completed primary inspection con- ducted in November 2015 for $50,000, the removal of the roof at over $65,000, construction of a walkway at more than $87,000, rebuild drive/mechanism at $65,500, and resurfacing mechanism at over $65,500. The estimate also included

a 10 per cent Epcor management fee and

a 20 per cent contingency. Strathmore town council voted in fa- vour of allocating up to $430,000 from

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January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 5 Fun and games Some of Strathmore’s youngest
January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 5 Fun and games Some of Strathmore’s youngest

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January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 7

120-day freeze of action on 106-year-old church

Continued from Page 1

“I am a member of the WDHS and I have openly supported their efforts to

preserve the church and at no time have

I relegated the needs of the Anglican

Church to a position less than that of the town or of WDHS,” said Councillor Peter- son in an E-mal to the Strathmore Times. “I can assert that from my perspective both the town and the WDHS have been very respectful and aware of the needs of the local Church as Rev. Beveridge made their needs very clear to both parties. I can further assure you that the WDHS has been completely open with the diocese and Rev. Beveridge. I inquired of admin- istration whether I might be in conflict and was assured I was not. I am certainly willing to have an opinion in the matter examined by legal.” The town had previously directed ad- ministration to contact the landowner and inquire about a figure appropriate for compensation. However, the devel- oper isn’t interested in compensation and said after reaching out to the society via phone and E-mail, they had previously of- fered a land swap that would require the society to purchase the land located on the east side and then trade for the west- ern parcel the church is currently situated

on. While not ideal, the action would still keep six parcels intact for developmen- tal purposes. According to the developer no correspondence was received regard- ing the proposal. Yet during the council meeting, Mike Marko the acting director of planning and development, who pre- sented council with information on the Historical Designation Process, stated otherwise. “We have tried to negotiate with the owner but have been refused,” Marko said. “They seem determined that they want the building moved from the site.” Several years ago, the congregation of the St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church agreed that the best form of ac- tion was to sell the land that the church

is located on and use the money to build

a church elsewhere in town. While Pas-

tor Bryan Beveridge said the society was originally given the option of purchasing the land and the church, the offer was never accepted. With a 120-day freeze, the parish is unable to access funds that have not yet been exchanged for the sale of the land, and therefore are unable to purchase new land and construct a new church. “We’ve tried to do something that was gracious that would give them the build- ing they felt was appropriate and help- ful,” said Pastor Beveridge, who said he was not made aware that the society was presenting at the regular council meeting. “I’ve learned in this that apparently the

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town can do whatever the town wants to do. It doesn’t matter there’s a small congregation of older folk who are just desiring their own place of worship. We offered to the historical society this building which we see value in, which they see value in. But you have to move it so we can move forward. Their re- sponse ultimately is ‘No, we’ll take your building thank you and we’ll leave it where it is.’” While the recent sale of the church to a third party wasn’t mentioned during the Jan. 13 meeting, council agreed to the 120-day freeze and to advertise the notice of intention, garner public input, and hold an open house to determine public sup- port for a future bylaw. Councillor Bob Sobol spoke out about assurance that there will be serious and in-depth efforts for council to be involved in the consultation process. Councillor Denise Peterson also said that it should be under- stood that at no time would the council advocate appropriation and always would make sure there was compensation. However, for the developer it’s an open and shut case. “The shocking part is that they’re clearly missing the fact that the land has been sold, and they’re putting in jeopardy land deals with the parish which is involved and are members of the community that have been completely forgotten in this, and a developer that wants to build in this community,” the developer said. “It aggravates me that they didn’t want to pay the price for the land and deal with it at the time, but they’re making every- body else pay the price. They were more than willing to move that church to Lambert Village if it was an option for them. The residents of this community said not in my backyard, so now you’re going to force it into mine?”

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New Years resolutions to the people of Strathmore-Brooks

DEREK FILDEBRANDT MLA Strathmore-Brooks

There’s no question, Alberta’s economy is seeing some of its toughest challenges in over a decade. Plunging global com- modity markets and NDP poli- cies that are putting further stress on our energy sector are beginning to take a serious toll on the provincial government’s bottom line. Alberta faces a record $9.1 billion consolidated deficit this year. The result is we are now borrowing at unprecedented rates. Alberta’s borrowing has become so severe that our hard- earned AAA credit rating dis- solved last month. In fact, outside of Health, Education, Post-Secondary and Human Services, debt-servicing costs will soon be the most ex- pensive line item across govern- ment. Spending was far above the national average under the pre- vious government, and has only skyrocketed to new levels since the NDP took power. Wildrose has long warned that reckless borrowing plans

combined with poor econom- ic policies would only put the health of Alberta’s economy at risk. Premier Notley brushed off these warnings as fear monger- ing, but it’s why Wildrose has consistently called for opera- tional spending restraint. With the now defunct Sustain- ability Fund almost depleted and with nearly $17 billion in debt already, we cannot contin- ue to kick this problem down the road indefinitely. Our proposals began with continuing the freeze on MLA salaries, but also an-across-the- broad wage freeze for all gov- ernment of Alberta employees. This suggestion also was con- demned as a “knee-jerk policy option” by NDP Finance Minis- ter Joe Ceci as late as Jan. 10, however days later, the minis- ter thankfully reversed himself when he announced a wage freeze this week for all non- unionized (mostly manage- ment) government employees. This is a positive first step, and we shouldn’t hold it against governments when they change course in the face of hard reali- ties.

It is still only a first step though, and mostly symbolic. The wage freeze for govern- ment managers is expected to save $28.5 million a year, a pro- verbial drop in the bucket of the $24.9 billion that the gov- ernment spends every year on employee pay and benefits. Employee pay and benefits make up half of the govern- ment’s consolidated expenses annually, and so any plan that is realistic about containing costs has to consider it seriously. Right now, many Albertans have lost their jobs, while many more fear for losing them. Many other businesses in Alberta have asked their staff to take wage cuts as high as 10 per cent to stay profitable. Similarly, Alberta’s govern- ment should show serious re- straint on salaries and wages. Let me be clear, this does not mean any front-line jobs lost. It will however take all Albertans to deal with the challenging economic situation we are fac- ing, and it means making small sacrifices now before the chal- lenges become much more se- vere.

New office open

MARTIN SHIELDS Bow River Member of Parliament

I would like to announce the official opening of my Brooks office was on Wednesday, Jan. 20. It is located at 403-2nd Avenue W, Suite 2, Brooks, Alberta T1R 0S3. You can contact the office by phone at 403-793- 6775 or by fax at 403-793-6778. You can also reach the Brooks office by e-mailing martin.shields.c1@ parl.gc.ca. My Constituency Assistant, Karen Kallen, is the contact at the Brooks office, and in order to serve you better, I would like to introduce her to you with this short biographical note. Karen was born and raised on a farm near Wey- burn Sask. She moved to Brooks in 1973. Karen Worked for the local radio station Q13 from 1989 to 1993. At the same time, she studied at the Medi- cine Hat College for Office Technology courses. In fall of 1993 Karen went to work for the newly elected MP Monte Solberg as the Constituency As- sistant in the Brooks office until fall of 2008 when he retired from politics. She then went on to work for LaVar Payne, MP for the Medicine Hat Con- stituency until Oct. 2015. Now, Karen brings her many years of expertise working for MPs in our area to my team as my

Constituency Assistant for the Bow River riding. Karen spends her free time hiking, camping, and cruising on her Honda Goldwing with her hus- band Huby. Karen and Huby have been happily married for the past 22 years, have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren. I would also like to remind you that my Ottawa office is fully operational and is staffed by two as- sistants. My Executive Assistant Holly Michalchuk and my Legislative Assistant Andrew Poncia are available to assist with any parliamentary issues or questions you may have. My Ottawa office can be reached by phone at 613-992-0761 or by fax at 613-992-0768. You can also reach Holly or An- drew by e-mail at martin.shields@parl.gc.ca. We would be happy to assist you with any feder- al Government of Canada issues or problems that you may have such as EI, CPP, and OAS issues, as well as cases relating to immigration. Please let us know and we will do our best to answer your questions or point you in the right direction. Please feel free to keep in touch by liking my Facebook page www.facebook.com/Martinin- BowRiver or on Twitter by following @Martin- BowRiver. I will continue to work hard for con- stituents in Bow River, to earn your trust as your representative in the House of Commons.

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Historical society and town council threaten church’s future

ANGELA ARINZE Rector’s Warden, St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church

With the assistance of town council, the Western District Historical Society is in danger of bringing over 100 years of Anglican pres- ence in Strathmore to an end. The newly formed histori-

cal society wants the former church building and the land on which it sits. The Angli- can parish has already ac- cepted an offer to purchase the downtown property as a means to fund construction of a new worship space. While the parish was hap- py to offer the building to the historical society for one dollar on the condition it be moved, the society has now

Strathmore Legion Branch #10 NEWS By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership • A
Strathmore Legion Branch #10 NEWS
By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership
• A short list of your Executive along with the Committees they Chair:
Bingo – Jane Calkins – Executive
Building Maintenance – Gord Coutts – Executive
Donations and Kitchen – Basil Dwyer – First Vice
Grievances – Irene Knappe – Secretary
Membership – Jenny Schumann – President & Irene Knappe
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Poppy Fund – Brian Allemang – Executive
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The first Ladies Auxiliary Sunday breakfast of 2016 will be on January 17th.
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you have done things in a spirit of love. H. Drummond persuaded town council to pre-
you have done things in a spirit of love. H. Drummond persuaded town council to pre-
you have done things in a spirit of love. H. Drummond persuaded town council to pre-

persuaded town council to pre- vent any action on the property for 120 days while it decides whether to declare the church and surrounding property a his- toric site. In 2012, the Anglican con- gregation made the decision to leave their building, already more than a century old, in need of a new roof and foundation, and infested with both flies and squirrels. It was agreed that it made more sense to put money into a building that would carry the parish into the future. With that in mind, money was raised to prepare the property for sale. To date, the parish has spent more than $60,000 to re- mediate asbestos, remove the church hall and kitchen, and

fill in the hole that was left. The property was then marketed as

a six lot package, including the

four lots on which the church and hall had sat, as well as the property next door which once served as housing for clergy. Six downtown lots make an at- tractive package for developers, and offers were received and re- viewed. An offer was accepted, one of its conditions being the removal of the church building. The Western District Histori- cal Society was informed that the congregation was accepting offers, and chose not to make one. Now that an offer has been

accepted, the society has suc- cessfully petitioned town coun- cil to prevent any action on the property. This action was taken with- out consulting the parish, or seemingly considering what the impact would be. The congre- gation was not informed that the matter would be addressed at town council, nor was it on the published agenda. No of- fer of compensation has been received, either for the land or for the potential loss of a sale whose condition has now been made impossible to fulfil. The local Anglican congre- gation is not large. It relies on the financial contributions of its members and it was counting on two equity sources to fund a new building. Both have now been put in jeopardy by town

council. The downtown proper- ty is a vital source of equity that has now been frozen. A further three acres of land the church owns at the north end of town has been devalued by being left out of the area development plan, rendering it landlocked. Attempts to address this issue with the town have been met with inaction. A church that has been active in Strathmore for more than a century is in danger of losing its future to those who would preserve its past. While preserv-

ing history is a laudable goal, it must not happen at the expense of this congregation’s future. Town council and the histori- cal society need to find a way to ensure that their actions do not harm the congregation whose building they hope to save. The Anglican Church is still here and it’s not a building. Local Anglicans care about the building. For us, it is more than a landmark; it is the place where we have worshiped, in many cases for decades or even generations. Our members have memories of baptisms, wed- dings, funerals, and many spe- cial events in the building. We made every attempt to find a new owner for the building, in- cluding offering it in our local newspaper and even online in 2012. We were thrilled when the Western District Historical So- ciety wanted to preserve it and move it to another location. We are not pleased that town coun- cil now values their interest in our property above our own. Town council will undoubt- edly be looking for citizen input before they pass a bylaw declar- ing the church property a his- toric site. They can propose the bylaw in as little as 60 days. I encourage all citizens to ask the council not to jeopardize the fu- ture of this church as they con- sider preserving its past.

ture of this church as they con- sider preserving its past. CARE-ing The Lord of All

CARE-ing

The Lord of All Luther- an Church held a fun- draiser for their CARE team on Jan. 16. One hundred members of the group will be trav- elling to St. Peters- burg, Russia in June to work on church projects. The night’s events included the Red Deer band ‘The Corry Boys’ entertain- ing the guests, while there were jelly bean jar guessing contests and a silent auction.

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Community Spotlight: Strathmore Dental Hygiene/ The Family Dental Clinic

JONATHAN MOORE

SAY Times Contributor

Debbie Tolgyessy, the owner of Strathmore Dental Hygiene, who also shares the space with the Family Dental Clinic and the owner Dr. Murai Khalifa, opened her doors to the public back in March 2010. This dental hygiene practice is where many citizens of the Town of Strathmore go for their yearly check-up; many have gone to Debbie for the past 25 years. The practice also offers fillings, implants, tooth extractions, braces, and much more. The family-orientated facility aims at creating

a non-threatening environment for kids to go to. Tolgyessy is trying to change the way that peo- ple view dentistry; the idea of someone poking around in your mouth with metal tools can be unnerving, but the atmosphere that is experi- enced when you walk into the waiting room is sure to calm you right down. You are able to kick back and relax with a cup of coffee while watching ‘The Tonight Show’

with Jimmy Fallon, and when it’s time for your cleaning, there is never a moment that is void of laughter. When asked why she opened up a dental hy- giene practice in Strathmore, Tolgyessy stated that, “This is my town, I love the people in this town. I still have people who have moved away from here coming back to me. I love the sense of commitment that surrounds this community.” Debbie graduated from the University of Cal- gary and SAIST in Regina; she is a registered Dental Hygienist, Restorative Hygienist, and is certified to administer local anaesthetic. She was also one of the first Dental Hygienists to own a free standing dental hygienist clinic, which sort of makes her a rock star in the hygiene world. The practice’s goal is to provide their patients with the highest quality dental work, and help them keep their smiles for a lifetime. If you would like to book an appointment or re- ceive more information about this establishment, you can call 403-983-2001 or e-mail sdh2010@ shaw.ca or drop by and pay them a visit at Bay 2, 410 Lakeside Boulevard.

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January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 11 Stitchin’ fun Seamstress Ilke Schwartz worked on

Stitchin’ fun

Seamstress Ilke Schwartz worked on a project during the monthly Stitchin’ Time program offered at the Strathmore Municipal Library on Jan. 16.

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Municipal Library on Jan. 16. Miriam Ostermann Photo The Strathmore Rusty Spurs is having a busy

The Strathmore Rusty Spurs is having a busy start to their 2015/2016 sea- son with bottle drives, Christmas parties, and Horse Health Check Clinics. The team gathered at the Strathmore Lakes Estates on Jan. 5.

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Rusty Spurs remain busy

COBIE KLASSEN Strathmore Rusty Spurs

The Strathmore Rusty Spurs have had a busy start to their 2015-2016 year. In October we started with our Horse Health Check Clinic. Thank you to Jamee and Linda from The Strathmore Vet Clinic for coming out to show us how to do proper checks on our horses. In November our club held a Bottle Drive in Lang- don. We want to thank the residents for their donations and the Langdon Bottle De- pot for setting everything up and helping us sort through bottles all day and making this a successful fundraiser. In December we had a

meeting followed by our Christmas Party, pizza, se- cret Santa and shopping for our Adopt-a-Family. On Jan. 3, we held our Club Fun Day and went to Extreme Air Park in Calgary. We are currently prepar- ing to for our Public Speak- ing which will be taking place on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Nightingale Hall. Ev- eryone is welcome to attend. We want to thank the Strathmore Fun Country Rid- ers for their donation to our club which will help us to put on clinics and continue with lessons in the spring. We also want to thank Al Bertram for the use of the conference room, where we hold our meetings at the Strathmore Lakes Estates.

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Strathmore Musical Arts Society rocks it into 2016

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Ever since he was young, 46-year-old Lewis Frere wanted to perform songs played on the radio. When he was 15 years old, his mother and four other sib- lings formed the Frere band, and since then he’s been involved in a number of country, rock ‘n roll, blue grass and folk bands. Performing in the Strathmore Musical Arts Society’s first event of the

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MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

Inspiration struck quickly when 5 for Life Chairperson Christine Kieme- ny attended a colossal Calgary-based fundraiser a few years ago, ultimately translating her experience into a local book sale to raise funds for programs geared towards developing children. The third annual 5 for Life Commu- nity Book Sale mirrors – on a much smaller scale – the used book sale founded and hosted in collaboration with the Calgary Herald, Crossroads Market, and the Servant’s Anonymous Society that raised $1.5 million over a decade. In Strathmore, the non-profit organization focused on early child- hood development in the town and

Wheatland County, adapted the fun- draising-style with hopes of gaining an influx in funds to implement and support similar resources. “It seemed like something that we could get all of the communities in- volved in, the rural as well as Strath- more… it’s now in its third year,” said Kiemeny. “Dealing with children zero to five, it’s the most developmental part of their lives. So, we try to get across to parents the idea of reading and bond- ing with their children and sitting down and having quiet time, because in this day and age, when you have technology and everybody is running in 50 different directions, that doesn’t happen very much. It’s a very simple thing to do, and we just want to pro-

mote that.” As the organization is expecting a greater turnout since the event’s in- ception – having already generated much interest and donations thus far – two literacy-focused programs are already registered on the non- profit’s radar. While not yet avail- able in Strathmore, Building Blocks, a program that originated in Nanton and offers in-home services for fami- lies struggling with literacy, is a pos- sible contender as a recipient of the money which would launch the pro- gram in Strathmore for the first time. Books for Babies, where new parents receive a brand-new book for their child, is also a program that received support from the organization in the past. “We’re not specifically sure what percentage goes to each, but if Books for Babies needs some more books, then we would give them some cash to help, and if the Building Blocks program comes on board then we would look at how that would work as far as supplementing other fund- ing that we get from other resourc- es,” Kiemeny added, who hopes to raise more than last year’s $1,000. “We want to provide resources, in- formation, and activities that parents can do without having to be Martha Stewart, but something simple that the parents can do, and give the par- ents confidence to know that, ’Yes I’m helping my child.’” Donation depots are set up around Strathmore and Wheatland County to collect book donations of any genre and age group, with the exception of encyclopedias, magazines, old health books, textbooks, or Readers Digests, until Jan. 28. The third annual 5 for Life Community Book Sale will take place at the Strathmore Civic Centre on Jan. 29-30. All children books and soft covers are $0.50 and hard cov- er books are $1. For more informa- tion on where to drop off items call 403.983.4815 or visit 5forlifeforever. com.

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January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 15 Annually across the country we celebrate Minor
January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 15 Annually across the country we celebrate Minor
January 22, 2016 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 15 Annually across the country we celebrate Minor

Annually across the country we celebrate Minor Hockey Week. The week is a way to recognize the sport for its positive influence and benefits to the community, while also recognizing the people who bring it all together from organizers to players.

Hussar Minor Hockey seeing results with ‘split’ teams

JUSTIN SEWARD

four communities come together as one has worked well so far, because they’re all work- ing with the same goals in mind to give the kids a positive experience. “Basically the goal is to provide a positive experience and I felt we’ve done that,” said Armstrong. He thinks the team’s development is going well and hopes it leads to more wins under their belts to contribute in making it to the playoffs. “So far it’s been good,” said Armstrong. “We have the teams’ parents and the coach- ing staff. I haven’t heard any complaints so it’s been good. We would be happy (to make playoffs). Goals would be obtained,” said Armstrong.

Times Reporter

A collaborative effort by the communities of Hussar, Bassano, Rockyford, and Standard, ensures kids continue to have the opportunity to play hockey with Hussar Minor Hockey. “We didn’t have enough players, that’s why all the associations have to work together in small towns because there’s just not enough kids,” said Clay Armstrong, Hussar Minor Hockey director. “Everybody is having trouble in the small communities housing teams. I think working with multiple associations is the way it’s go- ing to go.” Armstrong said having teams from the

Rockyford Minor Hockey see increased passion

JUSTIN SEWARD

As a result such efforts have helped the association reach their goals that were set at the beginning of the season. “Very smooth going year,” said Munchrath, “It’s a number of things. Good chemistry with the kids, good coaching, I don’t know it’s small town hock- ey.” Munchrath coaches the novice team, and the most encouraging thing for him and the association to see this year has been more play- ers going from uncertainty of

playing the game to finding a love for it. “We’ve got a lot of first-year players in the sport,” he said. “I like seeing them going from not being sure if they want to play hockey to scor- ing their first goal and really start to join the team atmo- sphere. If you don’t like the sport then there’s no point in playing it. It’s all about you loving the game.” His goal for the end of the season is to see the teams make playoffs, opening the door to endless possibilities.

Times Reporter

Establishing sport teams in a small town can often become a struggle, but the Rockyford Minor Hockey As- sociation created a success- ful year for kids all in part due to a group effort. The association’s vice pres- ident Brad Munchrath said in a small town everyone has to pull up their socks a bit more and show more heart which has resulted in stronger teams this season.

Wheatland Athletic Association getting strong coaching

JUSTIN SEWARD

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Strong praise rang out to coaches of the Wheatland Athletic Association, whose teams – midget, bantam, and peewee double-A – are all sitting in the top three spots of their division. The association’s staff is accredited with the success of raising players to perform at a high level. “They’re doing a good job at all levels,” said Presi- dent Murray Brown. “I think as it always goes, things are going to get tougher in the second half. I think everybody is gelling and I think the teams will be fine.” Brown said the success goes back to the association’s evaluation process that resulted in strong turnouts and numerous talented players at the peewee level during try-outs. While the midget level proved strong from the start with many returning veterans, the selection for the bantam level began with a clean slate, with only one former player coming back. “For one thing I believe in our process,” said Brown. “All of our coaches are players. Most of them played at a high level. They’ve had some good coaches along the way that have been through our association.” He emphasized that success is not based on wins or losses but the development of hockey players, and gave the coaches the responsibility of furthering their skillset to become better athletes. The first half saw very few adjustments being made amongst the teams, but Brown thinks there will be more of a focus on special teams going into the stretch drive of the season. Additionally, in the second half, the teams will have to prepare themselves as much as possible for the in- augural tournament-style playoff format with all teams playing two games a day. Wheatland Athletic Association will be hosting the midget playoff tournament from March 3-6 at the Strathmore Family Centre. Other events at the end of the year will include the three-on-three tournament for atom, peewee, and ban- tam-aged kids, which will take place in Strathmore on March 31, April 2 and 3.

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In part due to a new coaching re- source to help coaches instill new techniques, the Strathmore Minor Hockey Association has seen positive results in inching closer to achieving goals set at the beginning of the sea- son. Coach’s Edge is new to the associa- tion this season and is coaching sup- port which teaches coaches the five pillars of coaching practices. In turn, players are taken beyond their com- fort zone of learning to help them strive to a higher level of success. The five pillars that are taught are passing and receiving the puck at full speed, how to angle check prop- erly, angle and balance power skat- ing, play support in zones, and drive the net. “Coach’s Edge has been doing seminars every month,” said Strath- more Minor Hockey Association’s president Kevin Brelis. “We’ve had some coaches take advantage of Coach’s Edge coming out and coach a practice with them and give them

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Historic resource fair for Strathmore

MIRIAM OSTERMANN Times Associate Editor

as waived memberships for those who

can’t afford the cost. The library will be able to showcase some of their program- ming and resources for all ages. “Sometimes there are groups of peo- ple that it’s really hard for us to reach and this would be one of them, and we feel like we have so much to offer as

As employment insurance payments are tapering off for those who faced layoffs earlier last year and the Alberta economy continues to face stagnation, Strathmore will play host to a first-of- its-kind resource fair, aiming to connect residents with free services and agencies targeting all age groups from infants to seniors. The Helping Hands Winter Gifts fair will feature information on free services provided by Strathmore and Wheatland County organizations, offer volunteer opportunities, and hand out donations – winter clothing, canned goods, baby items. “Basically it’s all the non-profit and government agencies, and it’ll be the first in Strathmore’s history to have so many agencies in one spot,” said Rich- ard Rodgers, director of Outreach. “How the economy is right now, this year looks worse than last. People don’t even know what services are here. Sometimes the working class, they lose their jobs, and they’re proud and don’t want to be spotted at FCSS asking for food stamps or milk coupons. This is a chance for those lower income or peo- ple that need these services to be intro- duced to them.” With numerous agencies already signed up, Rodgers expects 20 to 30 or- ganizations to take part in the one-day event. Among the many resourceful or- ganizations is the Strathmore Municipal Library, which has acted as a hub in the community for a number of years. The library also offers free programs – Baby Goose Rhyme Time, Crafternoon, movie showings, sign language, sewing and knitting courses, and so forth, as well

a

resource to families who are going

through a tough time or who are just having a hard time making ends meet,” said Director of Library Services Rachel Dick Hughes, at the Strathmore Munici- pal Library. “Because there is so much free pro- gramming and free resources here, we are excited about the chance to let them know that we’re here and that we can

help them. It’ll just be nice to let people know that just because money is tight,

it

doesn’t mean the library is not open

to

them.”

The organizers are gathering dona- tions including canned food items, warm clothing, blankets, toys, and infant items, as well as door prizes. If the resource fair proves beneficial for the town, Rod- gers expects it will continue annually, at least until the economy recovers. “If we can help 50 to 60 per cent of those people then it’s successful. These people are educated and they’re just down on their luck because of the econ- omy and it’s out of their control. These people have been working for 20 years non-stop and they don’t know how to access these services that are available. I want everyone to know the services in Strathmore and the county.” The Helping Hands Winter Gifts fair will take place on Jan. 30 from 10:30 a.m until 3:30 p.m. at the Livestock Pavilion building at the Strathmore Agriculture Grounds. For more information contact Richard Rodgers at 403.836.8745.

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Rosebud students to host creative fundraiser

LAUREEN F. GUENTHER Times Contributor

Rosebud School of the Arts students will engage in a Ten-Minute Play Cre- ation and silent auction, Jan. 30, to raise funds for their annual theatre study trips. In February, first-year students will visit theatres on Canada’s West Coast for a week; second- and third-year students will spend two weeks visiting theatres in New York and Toronto. “What we’re really trying to do is im- merse these students in theatre and in theatre arts, and immersion in a whole different culture, a whole different city,” said Nathan Schmidt, the school’s Head of Acting. “These trips are quite times of growth. (It’s) students’ first time in big cities, (for) some of them, and get- ting to traverse the subway in New York and see Broadway shows, work with professionals in the world of theatre it’s a pretty inspiring, and can be a life- changing, experience.” The Ten-Minute Play Creation will begin for students on the morning of Jan. 30, when they’ll be placed into

groups of four, and each group will be given just one line of text and one prop. Then they’ll use that line and that prop to create the script, design, costumes, lights and sound for a ten-minute play, which they must be ready to perform by evening. “It’s pretty heavy on improv and high- energy,” Schmidt said, “Lots of impul- sive creation. So we’re hoping it’s going to be lots of fun.” The silent auction will open at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the BMO Studio Stage, featuring student photography and art, and other items. Bids can be placed in person or on the Facebook page: RSA Theatre Trip Fundraiser: Ten- Minute Play Creation. At 7:30 p.m., the 10-minute play per- formance begins in the BMO Studio Stage. The performance is open to all donors, with a suggested donation of $10. Donors who can’t attend in person will receive a link to watch the perfor- mance online. For more information about the Ten- Minute Play Creation and silent auc- tion, see the Facebook page, or e-mail Schmidt at headacting@rosebudscho-

Facebook page, or e-mail Schmidt at headacting@rosebudscho- Rosebud School of the Arts students will have one

Rosebud School of the Arts students will have one day to create 10-minute plays, which they’ll perform at a fundraiser on the evening of Jan. 30. Former student Sarah Robertson acted in a past performance fundraiser.

Photo Courtesy Kelsey Krogman

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Recognition deserved Councillor Bob Sobol presented Donalda Ladene with a Certificate of Recognition for her
Recognition deserved Councillor Bob Sobol presented Donalda Ladene with a Certificate of Recognition for her
Recognition deserved Councillor Bob Sobol presented Donalda Ladene with a Certificate of Recognition for her
Recognition deserved Councillor Bob Sobol presented Donalda Ladene with a Certificate of Recognition for her

Recognition deserved

Councillor Bob Sobol presented Donalda Ladene with a Certificate of Recognition for her contributions as a volunteer in the com- munity on Jan. 13.

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Rosebud residents optimistic for wastewater solution

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Rosebud residents can see an end in sight to hauling their wastewater out to Olds for treatment thanks to an environmentally-friendly Symbiotic En- virotek system. Symbiotic Envirotek is a microalgae wastewater treatment solution that pro- duces algal biomass that can be sold for a number of different applications including food and non-food products. Rosebud resident LaVerne Erickson has been pleased with the steps being taken to have this project built in Rose- bud and thinks the right measures have been taken to have it installed. “We took the position that we wanted it, (we) drafted it and gave it to Wheat- land County so that they understand we are working together in this com- munity as a team,” said Erickson. “We are unanimously in support of it. The only other option we had is we

pump it out into a lagoon and that’s not really environmentally sensitive at all. That’s what other communities had to do and they had to buy farmland. You can’t farm the land if it’s covered in wastewater. When water is so short, it’s a sensitive resource; we want to see something that we can recycle and turning it into something that’s produc- tive.” Three groups are doing the back- ground work on the project, including one group looking after the aesthetic look of the project, while a second group is looking to incorporate it into the Parks and Recreation plan because of the amount of water that is being discharged. The third group will be looking at the finances to buy services to treat the water but to also be an owner in the system. Erickson mentioned that the cur- rent wastewater issue has not changed anybody’s lifestyle due to Wheatland

County’s effort in purchasing a pumper truck to haul the wastewater out. “Our field is functioning to a certain degree here,” said Erickson. “When it can’t keep up, they pump the excess into the pumper truck to an- other location in the county and treat it there.” The Symbiotic Envirotek project was the most environmentally-friendly op- tion with the possibility of providing a platform for the community to go off the grid in different areas. Additionally, if all goes well with the Rosebud Project, Wheatland Coun- ty councillors will take an interest in spreading it to their other areas. “Instead of wasting the product that comes out, it goes into a lagoon, it gets recycled into something that might have monetary value,” he said. He added, the project will help the community become greener because it enhances the look of the lagoon and will help with the water supply to oth-

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Helping Hands Winter Fair on January 30, from 10:30 – 3:30 Strathmore Agriculture Grounds LP Pavilion. Guest speakers - Mayor of Strathmore Michael Ell and local MLA Derek Fildebrandt. Connect with Strathmore and Wheatland County’s helping organizations, discover volunteer opportunities. Find free items you may need such as:

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er natural products. “First it looks nicer,” said Erickson. “Starting in the spring we plant flow- ers all over town, we keep our grass green and plant trees. We’ve been aver- aging in the last five years between 50 to 100 new trees. We need the water re- sources to do that. They say ‘environ- mentally friendly’ there is a possibility in the future of recycling this water so it could be used for our greenhouse development here in Rosebud.” The challenge he sees with the proj- ect is the work and volunteer energy that will be needed to complete the wastewater treatment system. The Rosebud Centre of the Arts is the largest consumer of water in the area and will be affected by the chosen sys- tem no matter what, and will explore all avenues of possibilities. “As a non- profit charitable organi- zation, it’s highly unlikely we’ll invest back into the program,” said Adam Fur- faro, Rosebud Centre of the Arts execu- tive director. “The only way we can possibly see some sort of investment is if we invest land or if we invest in some sort of fa- cility space so that we have some sort of input in what’s going on. But other than that I don’t think we can become one of the investors.” Furfaro said that what they’re inter- ested in is they are in need of a waste- water management system in place be- cause it’s holding up the area’s future development. With the ongoing situation, the hous- es can’t be completed in the neigh- bourhood for staff, and they are unable to get new residences in for students. “We have a serious situation where staff members are travelling from Three Hills, Strathmore and Drumheller,” said Furfaro. “It’s hard to maintain staff without having space. The resolution of the problem is ultimately the most impor- tant thing. I see a great potential for the hamlet to benefit from the harvest- ing of the algae. I think that’s a great thing for residents.” He added that they are grateful for the Wheatland County’s efforts in re- solving the issue and they will work with them with whatever space they need to complete the project.

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Kings fail to gain ground in standings

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

Wheatland Kings head coach Emilio Fuoco said it was dis- appointing to see his boys put up a lackluster performance in a 6-4 home-ice loss to the High River Flyers, especially since they knew how important points are at this stage of the season “After a decent first period, I think the only thing we were really lacking was a little bit of intensity,” said Fuoco of the Jan. 17 contest. “But we seem to pick that up in the first part of the second period and the latter part of the second period we just took a step backwards. And in the third period there was not enough focus. The willingness to attack was there, but we weren’t willing to put ourselves on the line to play defense.” Fuoco said the difference was the Kings poor play in their zone. He gave the Flyers credit for making it tough. “They wanted to win those battles,” said Fuoco. “They defi-

nitely made it difficult. I have to give them credit for their ef- fort. They deserved to win. I think we just need to understand especially at this time of year we’ve got to play a 200-foot game, a smart game and want it.” Kristian Ayoungman scored two goals, while Chris Williams and Cole Busslinger rounded out the offense in the loss. The Kings fell 4-3 to the Okotoks Bisons on the road Jan.

15.

The Kings will take on Okotoks again on Jan. 23 (8 p.m.) at the Strathmore Family Centre. The home game on Jan. 24 vs. Medicine Hat has been can- celled due to the Cubs not having enough players to field a

team. The Cubs will forfeit the rest of the season. The Kings currently sit in fourth place with 25 points, two points ahead of Banff and High River.

with 25 points, two points ahead of Banff and High River. The CFR Bisons came out
with 25 points, two points ahead of Banff and High River. The CFR Bisons came out
with 25 points, two points ahead of Banff and High River. The CFR Bisons came out

The CFR Bisons came out with a split in a pair of home games as they lost to Red Deer Chiefs 2-1 on Jan. 15 before finding a groove en route to a 6-2 win over the Calgary Northstars on Jan. 17.

Doug Taylor and Justin Seward Photos

Bisons get big home win

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Crowther Memorial Junior High School CougaDespite an early setback, The CFR Bisons were able to score six unanswered goals against the Calgary Northstars, preserving a 6-2 victory on Jan. 16 and thus giving them sole possession of third place. After finding themselves down 2-0 early, the team was able to find the spark they needed and never looked back from the eight-minute mark until the final buzzer. “I thought we broke up the game into three segments and asked our boys to win one peri- od at a time,” said Bisons assistant coach Dave Attwood. “So coming back and tying the first pe- riod, we didn’t lose the period and then we were able to win the second period and then the third period.” He added that the credit went to the boys for realizing the hard work required to finish off games. “That’s really good,” said Attwood. “You do have to give them a little time to see that and learn those things for themselves. To see them learn and grow, that’s really rewarding for coach-

es because that’s what we’re here for.” Matthew Davies led the way with two goals, while Tyler Petrie, Tanner Foster, Kyle Gordon and Zach Vinnell scored in the win. Despite a valiant effort the night before in Red Deer, the Bisons fell 2-1. “When you don’t get ahead on a team like that and they just keep working hard and all they need is a chance here and there, it’s not the way you’d like the game to go,” said Attwood. “It doesn’t take much for a goal to go in and all of sudden the game’s changed and you’re behind. You just hate to get behind with a team you’re better than. In the second period the momentum tilted a little bit and they were able to capitalize on a couple of their chances.” Vinnell had the lone goal in the loss. The team will have a couple weeks off before embarking on a regular season-ending five-game road trip in Lethbridge on Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m. The Bisons will be hosting their first annual cabaret fundraiser night at the Strathmore Civic Centre on Jan. 23 starting at 7 p.m. The night’s entertainment will feature the Independent Indie artist “I Am the Mountain.” Early purchase tickets can be bought through Jason Rycroft at (403)- 466-6812 for $30 and at the door for $40.

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Polominos to host funspiel

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Strathmore Polominos Wa- ter Polo Club is hosting their first- ever fundraiser with a shorty fun- spiel and a chance for the curlers to have professionals John Morris and Ben Hebert be a member of their teams. The proceeds from the event will go towards the operational costs of the club. “It’s a family-oriented kind of spiel,” said Larissa Damen, par- ent-volunteer for the Polominos. “In the curling community, John Morris and Ben Hebert are very respected celebrities and Olym- pians. This is really cool to have them come to Strathmore and it’s an opportunity for people that

would never normally get to meet John and Ben to be able to have that opportunity. I think it’s a great idea for a fundraiser and I hope it’s successful.” Damen said the water polo club has to wait two years to host their first casino, and for that duration will be finding ways to fundraise in support of the players. Morris and Hebert will be auc- tioned off at the live auction on Jan. 29 at 7 p.m., while the curl- ing will get underway on Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. at the Strathmore Curling Club. The event is looking for eight to 16 teams with the cost being $100 per team. You can contact Damen at laris- sadamen@xplornet.com to sign-up with the deadline being on Jan. 25.

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Strathmore Minor Baseball Association’s 12th annual Winter Camp commenced on Jan. 8 at Crowther Memo- rial Junior High School with players getting taught all the basic skills of the game from past and present Strath- more Reds midget triple-A players. The session was ended with a game of wiffleball with the winning team gaining points toward winning the Wiffler Cup at the end

of the camp.

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with the winning team gaining points toward winning the Wiffler Cup at the end of the

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Warriors continue rolling

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The Wheatland Warriors swept their way through their weekend games by knocking off Red Deer 5-2 on the road on Jan. 15 and thumping the North Division-leading AB Central Selects 8-1 on Jan. 17 at the Strathmore Family Centre. Warriors captain Chase Clayton said it felt good to get redemption on the Selects after getting dominated in their barn prior to Christmas. “They’re a tough team and it felt good,” said Clayton. “Last time we played them, they beat us 6-2. That was in the back of everybody’s mind. So I guess that’s pretty good motivation just to kick their butt. That’s probably our closest game to playing 60 minutes of everybody working hard.” Despite not having their best game in Red Deer, Clayton thought the key to winning was generating lots of shots and once they got the puck out of the zone the forwards were able to capital- ize on their slow defensemen. Assistant Coach Tyler Brandon also thought the boys responded well in the game against the Selects with their hard work ethic. “The work ethic was there, every- body was willing to go, it was good to

see,” said Brandon. “We really preach hard work and the boys do it, not giv- ing the other teams a shot.” In Red Deer, Stran Backfat Redcrow led the way with two goals, while Tristan Olexson, Mo Hakim and Bran- don Kasdorf rounded out the offense in the win. Hakim scored two goals, while Kas- dorf, Ben Kruse, Jaycob Masciange- lo, Cole Berg, Carter Kam and Kevin Schrock scored against the Selects. The local bantam double-A team will be back on the ice on Jan. 29 in Hus- sar against the Cranbrook Hornets at 7:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Wheatland Chiefs split their weekend games by starting off with a 5-3 win in Lethbridge on Jan. 15 before being shutout by Okotoks 2-0 on Jan. 17 at the Strathmore Fam- ily Centre in a game where the Chiefs missed their chances. “We got lots of powerplays and couldn’t find the back of the net,” said veteran Ryan Skytt. “We had the early one called off and I just think some of the guys lost it there and couldn’t get their heads back where we need- ed them. We’ve beat them before and there’s no reason why we couldn’t beat them tonight. I think we just had some off shifts and they cost us in the long run.”

had some off shifts and they cost us in the long run.” The Wheatland Chiefs didn’t
had some off shifts and they cost us in the long run.” The Wheatland Chiefs didn’t

The Wheatland Chiefs didn’t bear down on their chances well enough and ended up with a 2-0 loss at the hands of the Okotoks Oilers at the Strathmore Family Centre on Jan. 17.

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The Wheatland War- riors avenged an ear- lier season loss to the Central AB Selects and came out with an 8-1 win at the Strath- more Family Centre on Jan. 17.

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He credited the play of Mac Clark for keeping them in the game like he has all season long, and the strong goalten- ding efforts from both him and Nelson Schiller. Skytt, Kody Hammond, Wacy San- dum, Chris Rebeyka and Ryan Bell scored in the Lethbridge win. The local midget double-A will host the CBHA Blackhawks in Hussar on Jan. 23 at 5 p.m. before heading to Okotoks for a rematch on Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The Wheatland Braves started their

weekend off with a 3-3 tie in Medicine Hat with the Hounds on Jan. 15. Kobe Gosling, Trey Gillis and Tristan Zandee scored in the game. Zandee and Adam Kirkpatrick sup- plied two goals, while Gosling and Tegan Skehar scored one each in a 6-3 home ice win over Lethbridge on Jan. 16 in Hussar. The local peewee double-A team will play the Okotoks Oilers on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and the West Central Tigers at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 with both games at the Strathmore Family Centre.

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28 • Strathmore TIMES • January 22, 2016 Storm brewing Goaltender Riley Stovka (l-r), Connor McKinnon

Goaltender Riley Stovka (l-r), Connor McKinnon and Spencer Helfrich of the Strathmore Storm midget A team battle to keep the puck away from the net during a tournament in Warman, Sask. Jan. 17-18. The Storm made it all the way to the final, where they lost 5-4 in a shootout. The team is enjoying a great season, where they are currently sitting in fifth.

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The Holy Cross Collegiate Hawks senior boys basketball team opened their home tournament with a 62-51 win over St. Joesph’s of Brooks on Jan. 15 and finished the tournament in second place.

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the tournament in second place. Justin Seward Photos The Holy Cross Collegiate Hawks senior girls basketball

The Holy Cross Collegiate Hawks senior girls basketball team fell 61-32 to St. Joesph’s in the opener of their home tournament on Jan. 15 but were able to place second.

Hawks have strong tournament

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The Holy Cross Collegiate Hawks senior boys and girls basketball teams both placed second at their home tournament last weekend, and for the coaches it was a positive sight to see because the team’s play improved tremendously from the start to the finish. “It was really good to finish with a strong game,” said boys Coach Josh Jalbert, in referring to the game against High River’s Notre Dame. “It was one of the more intense games we’ve been in this year. I was really happy with how the boys reacted to that. They were really excited but there were times where I needed to say ‘hey calm down, just relax out there.’ Overall, it was a really good experience being in that close game.” Jalbert saw a lot of upside from his group in cer- tain areas of their games where they have become a better basketball team. “Our shooting was really good and we ran the offense very well. I think the team has really im- proved with their knowledge of the game and where they need to be on the court. That’s some- thing that’s really helped out the offense. We’re taking higher percentage shots than we were at the beginning of the year. ”

Meanwhile, Michael Annicchiarico’s girls opened the tournament by losing to St. Joesph’s of Brooks, and he knew his team had their work cut out for them going up against an experienced team. “I think we had some good looks at the basket,” said Annicchiarico. “We were just not hitting some of those key shots. Particularly in the second quarter we start- ed to get pretty ice cold with our shooting and they started to make a little bit of a lead on us. We need to work on our rebounding down low, that was an area of weakness for us, Brooks has some size and strength down low and that caught our girls a bit off guard.” The team was able to make adjustments after the loss and Annicchiarico was impressed with the drive the girls had. “We started driving the basket more,” he said. “In that first game we were settling for a lot of outside shots and not hitting them. Anytime you can drive the basket and make higher percentage shots or go to the free throw line, it’s going to in- crease your offense.” He said he was satisfied with the second place finish, considering it was the first tournament for a lot of the girls at the senior level and it was a good weekend to take as a stepping stone for the rest of the season.

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The Rockyford Ringers U19B ringette team went undefeated at the 30th an- nual Esso Golden Ring tournament from Jan. 15-17 in Calgary, winning gold convincingly over Airdrie 10-4 in the final. For this group of girls it was their third year in a row winning the tourna- ment, going back to their last couple of years at the U16 level, and head coach Colin Melcher said they played hard all the way through to the end. “For the whole weekend they started playing as a team,” said Melcher. “(The) defense was strong, the goalie was strong and just an all-around team effort. I know the whole ringette as- sociation and all the parents, they’re pretty proud.” Melcher said it helped tremendously having an experienced group on his

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The Strathmore Ice Lightning U10 ringette team played a very exciting game but were edged by Cochrane 4-2 at the Strathmore Family Centre on Jan. 16.

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The Strathmore Black Ice Cats U10 had a rough go of it as they were defeated by Rockyford at the Strathmore Family Centre on Jan. 16.

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When Strathmore Running Club founder Kelly Yorston trained long hours for triathlons by herself every day a couple of years ago, she even- tually felt that she needed to network with people to run with. Despite attempts through Facebook she was unable to get it structured and that is when Diana Baird, who moved from Carp, Ont., recently, connected with Yorston a couple months ago. “That was my desire in starting it,” said Yorston. “Where Diana has had a completely different side which is great because we have two different inspira- tions. For me I’m social, I love people and love meeting new people and I hate training by myself.” Baird began in a learn-to-run group in Carp and she had such a successful time that they asked her to come back the following year. Ever since then, she’s had a focus on the health compo- nent of running. “My focus is the health benefits be- cause there’s endorphins,” said Baird. “You’ve got your emotional aspects that increase happiness along with the physical side with building my bone strength. “When I came out here I was looking for somebody to run with and I’d see all these people running around me, but I didn’t know how to connect with them

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yet.” This is where Baird connected with Yorston through Facebook. Beside the current Strathmore Run- ning Club, their plan is to take what Baird learned in Carp and create a

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“The current people we have now, they’ve been runners in the past or they’re current runners and they’re joining us,” said Yorston. “There is that whole population we really want to motivate to get off the couch and come out to do their 5K they’ve never done.” The Strathmore Running Club is for all ages and will run on Tuesday eve-

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CHAOS volleyball thrilled for second season

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The Strathmore CHAOS club volley- ball program is spiking into their sec- ond season and will try to build on last year’s success with the addition of two more teams to the group. U15 White head coach Chelsea Nielsen is seeing promising progress at practice with the basic skill develop- ment and hopes it will continue into the matches. “I feel a lot of potential with our girls,” said Nielsen. “Their heart is there so they’ll be right up there with the oth- ers I think. I’m a big attitude coach; you can coach the skills, but the attitude they have to bring. I think we have a good group of girls who are really opti- mistic and really love playing the game and are willing to try things.” Nielsen added that what will help in team success is their willingness to help each other out on the court. Once the girls play together, that’s when the unity will show and certain roles will emerge. “It’s a big mental game,” said Nielsen. “When you’re seeing those other teams, maybe they have a really great warm- up, they can be really intimidating. We don’t necessarily have the same opportunity that those bigger cen- tres do and we’ll try to do the best as we can. They’re going to have to find their place in the first few games and the biggest thing is having those timid players come out of their shell and be confident in their abilities.” From a coach’s perspective, she is go- ing to try to be calm with the girls and focus on the positive things, and give them feedback on how they can fix er- rors. U13 and U14’s coach Tiffany Cal- laghan is looking forward to the new set of girls who have played one an- other and are new teammates, expected to come together and gel as a team. “My whole team, they’re multi ath- letes,” said Callaghan. “They play lots of sports so they have a lot of drive.

Most of them have played a little bit of volleyball or have been introduced to the sport. They’re all pretty eager and excited.” Callaghan’s hope for the girls is to in- crease their love for the sport and con- tinue to play the sport whether it’s at a club level or school for future seasons. “The girls are all pretty equal in their experience, which I think is a nice base

point to start with,” said Callaghan. “Ev- erybody’s running the race from the same start point. That’ll be advanta- geous for all of us. In practice and in tournaments or games, I just want them to come with their best attitude, want- ing to be there and give their best.” If nothing else, she would like to see the girls be better than they were the day before. U15 Purple Greg Appleyard learned

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to build on last year’s Nationals appear-

ance to achieve more success this year. “Last year was a Cinderella-type sea- son,” said Appleyard. “Not that we ex- pect the same results. We expect the same work ethic and you get results. It’s fun because you go from develop- ment to having more fun with strategy. The girls understand us as coaches and vice versa. It’s a lot more fun being able to push and what we’ve always said to the girls is depending on the level of commitment they give us, we will give them.” He added that the main goal will be placing a focus on developing the girls individual skills and giving them a valu- able opportunity to play volleyball in Strathmore. He said they are fortunate at the U15 level that they have lots of girls who want to play.

The other part of the changes for the CHAOS was a boys division. Unfortu- nately, there wasn’t enough interest this year and the club formed a devel- opment team where they’ll get practice time twice a week, during which they will be able to work on basic skills and play three-on-three games.

Bisons give back The CFR Bisons concluded their last home game of the regular season
Bisons give back The CFR Bisons concluded their last home game of the regular season

Bisons give back

The CFR Bisons concluded their last home game of the regular season by signing autographs for the Strathmore Timbits on Jan. 16.

Doug Taylor and Justin SewardPhotos

Laurie Ruppe tournament returns

JUSTIN SEWARD Times Reporter

The seventh annual Laurie Morton Ruppe Memorial Tournament has been

a staple in the Strathmore ringette com-

munity and preparations are complete for what should be an exciting week- end of ringette. “Teams are booked and the sched- ule is out,” said Pamela Betke, tourna- ment director. “I think it’s a pretty big deal for Strathmore ringette. One partly because it’s a memorial tournament in honour of Laurie Ruppe who did a lot for the ringette association. We’ve heard from a number of other associa- tions that it’s their favourite tournament to go to in the year. It also allows us to market the sport a little bit more in the community too.” Ruppe made an impact on the Strath- more ringette scene as she served as a captain of a team, a coach and a presi- dent for the association. She was also known to be a positive person in the dressing room, having a smile on her face and providing encouragement when she could.

Betke said the tournament provides

a great opportunity to play other teams

and to see what other levels are out there in the province because other- wise it’s mostly the local teams who play each other. “Our biggest focus is to make this whole thing fun to help the girls devel- op a real love of the sport,” said Betke. “And for us it’s just nice to have the tournament go well enough so the teams want to come back year after year. But it’s nice to know other teams are willing to travel a fair distance just to have an opportunity to play in our tournament.” Players will get the opportunity to see where they could play at a higher level one day as the Big Country Zone

2 U16 double-A team will play a game at 3:45 p.m., while the U14 double- A team will follow at 5 p.m. on Jan. 30 after the tournament games. The tournament will run Jan. 29-31 at the Strathmore Family Centre.

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