Looking ahead to memories yet to be made

While there were plenty of exciting events and activities taking place in Sylvan Lake throughout the entire year

While there were plenty of exciting events and activities taking place in Sylvan Lake throughout the entire year, 2014 will perhaps best be known as the year the town was named Kraft Hockeyville.

Nobody a year ago at this time foresaw the collapse of the old arena’s roof; nor did anyone predict the Kraft Hockeyville community rallying and subsequent success that would ensue.

Which begs the question: What will make this year memorable? Will it be for good reasons or bad? Your guess is as good as ours, but we can assure you we’ll be there with you every step of the way, documenting as much of it as we possibly can.

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The New Year is now well underway, and with it comes lots to look forward to.

Everyone here at the office has made their own respective New Year’s resolutions (which may or may not be forgotten about by the time this paper goes to press), but as a group, we’ve begun looking ahead to our upcoming Discover Sylvan Lake publication.

The annual publication provides an all-encompassing look at everything that makes Sylvan Lake great. With a focus on all four seasons of town activities, amenities, people and facilities, it’s a comprehensive overview of things to do and see for visitors and town residents alike.

This year, we’re aiming to make it bigger and better than ever, and as always, we want you to be a part of it. Give us a shout with your story ideas, and contact Joe or Shannon to discuss your advertising needs.

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I’ll be away from the office all week next week, as I’m embarking upon my first trip to Asia.

I’m spending the week in Tokyo, Japan — a place I admittedly know very little about. If you’ve been, I’d be excited to learn of any recommended must-see sights, or places and endeavours that may not be listed in the guidebook!

I’m looking forward to experiencing some of the things I do know about Japanese culture, however, such as the food. But for the most part, the trip will be a completely new experience.

That — in my eyes, at least — is what travelling is all about!