Kaylyn Whibbs

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New stargazing event added to Sylvan Lake’s fall lineup

Picnic Under the Stars , in partnership with Kerry Wood Nature Centre, will be held on Sept. 18

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Whibbs: Exciting opportunities bring bittersweet goodbyes

Kaylyn Whibbs’ last column for the Sylvan Lake News and Eckville Echo

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Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

The weekend home opener for the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ inaugural season is slated for June 11-13, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021
A volunteer paints a flower on a window during one of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s past projects. The Town works to revitalize the downtown through various art and culture-based projects. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture’s Facebook page.

Call out for artists to bring vibrancy to Sylvan Lake alleyway

The new “Artist Alley” will put photographs, illustrations, paintings and designs onto doors downtown

A volunteer paints a flower on a window during one of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s past projects. The Town works to revitalize the downtown through various art and culture-based projects. Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake Recreation and Culture’s Facebook page.
The Canskate Program is the second program of the Eckville Figure Skating Club. Control is one of the three main tenants - which focuses on skating backwards. (File Photo)

Learn to Skate program not being offered in Eckville this year

The Eckville Skating Club is still offering its CanSkate and Star Skate programs this season

The Canskate Program is the second program of the Eckville Figure Skating Club. Control is one of the three main tenants - which focuses on skating backwards. (File Photo)
Screenshot of the post by Hockey Central Sports Lounge. Courtesy of Jasmine Carter.

‘Inappropriate’ says Edmonton woman of post by Sylvan Lake restaurant

Kristi-Lee Bolton, owner of Hockey Central, says the post on Aug. 27 was not meant to be offensive

Screenshot of the post by Hockey Central Sports Lounge. Courtesy of Jasmine Carter.
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Sylvan Lake Sacred Massed Choir eyeing May concert

The spring concert is set to showcase a collection of non-seasonal hymns and gospels

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Eckville Minor Hockey set to return to the ice for 2020-21 season

Ice laying at the Eckville Arena is due to begin Sept. 14 for minor hockey and figure skating use

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Photo Courtesy of Hawk Tail Brewery’s Facebook page.

Rimbey’s Hawk Tail Brewery having busy summer

Co-owner Anthony Goodwin says they see patrons coming in from Sylvan Lake, Red Deer and Calgary

Photo Courtesy of Hawk Tail Brewery’s Facebook page.
Janet Griffith, director of the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, smiles in front of the shelves on Aug. 26. She is expecting a busy fall season as kids return to the classroom. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake food bank anticipating busy back-to-school season

Director Janet Griffith says the food bank is looking for donations of school lunch items

Janet Griffith, director of the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, smiles in front of the shelves on Aug. 26. She is expecting a busy fall season as kids return to the classroom. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Tyler Rosengren, the new pastor at Sylvan Lake’s Seventh Day Adventist Church, grins outside of Timber Coffee Co. on Aug. 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake’s Seventh Day Adventist Church welcomes new pastor

Tyler Rosengren says he is excited to get to know everyone and see what the community has to offer

Tyler Rosengren, the new pastor at Sylvan Lake’s Seventh Day Adventist Church, grins outside of Timber Coffee Co. on Aug. 25. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
Landyn Sigfusson (left) and Hunter Thudium go head-to-head in the Yetti’s COVID Cup on Aug. 22. The intra-squad mini-tournament was held at the NexSource Centre and was followed by a wrap up BBQ. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Yettis face off in COVID Cup

The inter-club tournament welcomed friendly competition to the NexSource Centre on Aug. 22

Landyn Sigfusson (left) and Hunter Thudium go head-to-head in the Yetti’s COVID Cup on Aug. 22. The intra-squad mini-tournament was held at the NexSource Centre and was followed by a wrap up BBQ. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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STARS dispatched to Sylvan Lake for toddler suffering burns

The female patient was transported to Edmonton in critical, non-life threatening condition, Aug. 21

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Participants of the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes strutted from the lighthouse to the pier and back in heels and masks to raise awareness for domestic violence on Aug. 21. The annual event is organized by the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and the HJ Cody Interact Club. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes struts through Sylvan Lake

The third annual event walked from the lighthouse to the pier and back on the afternoon of Aug. 21

Participants of the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes strutted from the lighthouse to the pier and back in heels and masks to raise awareness for domestic violence on Aug. 21. The annual event is organized by the Sylvan Lake Rotary Club and the HJ Cody Interact Club. Photos by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Alberta high school sports allowed to return for in-school practices only

There will be no competition between schools at this time, says Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association

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Kristy Packwood jumped in to Sylvan Lake to help a boy in over his head during the August long weekend. Photo Submitted.

Visitor rescues boy in trouble off Sylvan Lake pier

Okotoks’ Kristy Packwood came across the situation on the first day of her family vacation, Aug. 3

Kristy Packwood jumped in to Sylvan Lake to help a boy in over his head during the August long weekend. Photo Submitted.
Artist Jaimie Cooney poses in front of the new mural she painting on Centennial Street on Aug. 12. The installment is part of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Cultural Master Plan. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs

New mural brightens downtown Sylvan Lake

Jaimie Cooney says the mural is a scrapbook of what one might think of when you think of Sylvan Lake

Artist Jaimie Cooney poses in front of the new mural she painting on Centennial Street on Aug. 12. The installment is part of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s Cultural Master Plan. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs
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At-home learning an option for Wolf Creek Public School, Wild Rose School Division students

The at-home directed learning programs look different than it did to finish the 2019/20 school year

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Sylvan Lake has proclaimed Aug. 22 Neighbour Day to celebrate neighbourly kindness. Photo Courtesy of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website.

Town of Sylvan Lake proclaims inaugural Neighbour Day

The events to celebrate neighbourly kindness are set for Aug. 22 in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake has proclaimed Aug. 22 Neighbour Day to celebrate neighbourly kindness. Photo Courtesy of the Town of Sylvan Lake’s website.
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Wolf Creek Public Schools, Wild Rose School Division prepared for students to be back

Extensive reentry plans in place to have students back in the classroom for the 2020/21 school year

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