Barb Pettie

Five Scottish teams competed against rinks from Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Rimbey and sponsors ATCO and UFA at a Strathcona Cup event in Sylvan Lake, Jan. 21. The tradition of Canadians and Scots in friendly competition for the cup dates back to 1903. (Photos by Barb Pettie/Sylvan Lake News)

PHOTOS: Scots visit Sylvan Lake

Five Scottish teams competed against rinks from Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Rimbey and…

Five Scottish teams competed against rinks from Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Rimbey and sponsors ATCO and UFA at a Strathcona Cup event in Sylvan Lake, Jan. 21. The tradition of Canadians and Scots in friendly competition for the cup dates back to 1903. (Photos by Barb Pettie/Sylvan Lake News)
The Strathcona Cup as shown on the tour website.

Scottish invasion of curlers coming to Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake will play host to five teams from Scotland, Jan. 21,…

The Strathcona Cup as shown on the tour website.
Canadian Tire Sylvan Lake owner Randy Patton (left) accepts a $6,000 cheque from Peter Hamers, president of Sylvan Lake Seniors Association for Canadian Tire Jumpstart Red Deer/Sylvan Lake Chapter. The seniors held two Christmas dinners this month and since costs were sponsored by Sylvan Lake Rotary, attendees were asked to make a donation to Jumpstart. Each dinner was attended by 150 people. The donation will go to helping local kids and their families cover costs associated with participating in sports. Patton said the local store will match the donation dollar for dollar. Hamers noted this is the Seniors Association’s ninth year donating to Jumpstart charities and including this year, the matched totals add up to $36,567.20.

Seniors help kids with Jumpstart donation

Canadian Tire Sylvan Lake owner Randy Patton (left) accepts a $6,000 cheque…

Canadian Tire Sylvan Lake owner Randy Patton (left) accepts a $6,000 cheque from Peter Hamers, president of Sylvan Lake Seniors Association for Canadian Tire Jumpstart Red Deer/Sylvan Lake Chapter. The seniors held two Christmas dinners this month and since costs were sponsored by Sylvan Lake Rotary, attendees were asked to make a donation to Jumpstart. Each dinner was attended by 150 people. The donation will go to helping local kids and their families cover costs associated with participating in sports. Patton said the local store will match the donation dollar for dollar. Hamers noted this is the Seniors Association’s ninth year donating to Jumpstart charities and including this year, the matched totals add up to $36,567.20.
Volunteers from local service clubs, community groups, town council representatives, Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee, and Tim Hortons staff are all smiles as Tim Hortons owner John Paul Doucette presents a cheque for $21,468.93 to Susan Samson and Klaus VanVeller. This year’s Smile Cookie campaign raised the most to date.

Anonymous donation boosts Urgent Care recruitment abilities

An additional $100,000 windfall was added to this year’s Smile Cookie campaign…

Volunteers from local service clubs, community groups, town council representatives, Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee, and Tim Hortons staff are all smiles as Tim Hortons owner John Paul Doucette presents a cheque for $21,468.93 to Susan Samson and Klaus VanVeller. This year’s Smile Cookie campaign raised the most to date.

The habit of who you are

Picture somebody going up to their friend and saying, “Hey do you…

Sylvan Lake's Santa Claus Parade made its way along Lakeshore Drive, Nov. 26. (Janaia Hutzal photos)

Sylvan Lake’s Santa Claus parade thrills crowd

The Town of Sylvan Lake pulled out all the stops for this…

Sylvan Lake's Santa Claus Parade made its way along Lakeshore Drive, Nov. 26. (Janaia Hutzal photos)
Sylvan Lake Cyclist Steven Bedford will be riding throughout the month of August to raise funds for childhood cancer. Photo submitted.

Sylvan Lake cyclist Steven Bedford surpasses fundraising goal for kids with cancer

Steven Bedford has already surpassed his goal for the Great Cycle Challenge…

Sylvan Lake Cyclist Steven Bedford will be riding throughout the month of August to raise funds for childhood cancer. Photo submitted.