Samuel MacDonald

Beacon Hill Track and Field Day

Beacon Hill Track and Field Day

Students at Beacon Hill Elementary School spent Friday afternoon outside at the Track and Field Day.

Beacon Hill Track and Field Day

Participaction all over again

Scott McDermott discusses Participaction and new initiatives to encourage fitness.

READY, AIM, FIRE - Bucaneers player Justin St. James takes aim at the net of Blackfalds and earning his second goal of the first period. St. James earned three points for the Bucaneers in the first period, and helped to put the team ahead 4-0 at the end of the first frame. PHOTO BY MEGAN ROTH/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Buccaneers conquer regular season and first playoff game

The regular season and playoffs have seen sucess on the part of the Sylvan Lake Bantom Buccaneers.

READY, AIM, FIRE - Bucaneers player Justin St. James takes aim at the net of Blackfalds and earning his second goal of the first period. St. James earned three points for the Bucaneers in the first period, and helped to put the team ahead 4-0 at the end of the first frame. PHOTO BY MEGAN ROTH/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCEMENT - Teresa Rilling speaks to guests at Meadowlands Golf Club about the future of emergecny health care in Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD

Consultation keeps public apprised for future of medical services in Sylvan Lake

Guests had numerous questions about the new medical facility coming to Sylvan Lake.

HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCEMENT - Teresa Rilling speaks to guests at Meadowlands Golf Club about the future of emergecny health care in Sylvan Lake and the surrounding area.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD
BUSY CADET - Sea cadet AJ Sandulac accepts the Bruce Field Memorial Award, one that celebrates his extensive community activity.                                PHOTO SUBMITTED

Two local cadets earn big recognition for accomplishments

Alex Goulet and AJ Sandulac receive awards for their numerous accomplishments.

BUSY CADET - Sea cadet AJ Sandulac accepts the Bruce Field Memorial Award, one that celebrates his extensive community activity.                                PHOTO SUBMITTED
WALK FOR A CAUSE - This year’s Scleroderma Walk in Sylvan Lake attracted a much larger crowd than last year’s event. A total of 118 people embarked on the walk, starting Centennial Park, in an effort to raise awareness of the autoimmune disease.PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE

Participation in second Scleroderma Walk in Sylvan Lake grows

This year’s walk saw a higher turnout and a tremendous amount of donations and support.

WALK FOR A CAUSE - This year’s Scleroderma Walk in Sylvan Lake attracted a much larger crowd than last year’s event. A total of 118 people embarked on the walk, starting Centennial Park, in an effort to raise awareness of the autoimmune disease.PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE
Sylvan Lake has big plans for Canada’s 150th

Sylvan Lake has big plans for Canada’s 150th

This year’s Canada Day celebration will be bigger and better than previous years

Sylvan Lake has big plans for Canada’s 150th
Sylvan Lake Sailing Club embarks on weekend race

Sylvan Lake Sailing Club embarks on weekend race

Club gauges community interest by inviting newcomers onto the water

Sylvan Lake Sailing Club embarks on weekend race

Sylvan Lake Lodge celebrates 50th anniversary

The lodge was a festive place at the end of last week.

Brutal Storm ravages Sylvan Lake and Central Alberta

Brutal Storm ravages Sylvan Lake and Central Alberta

Vicious winds felled trees, and powerlines and caused propery damage all around town.

Brutal Storm ravages Sylvan Lake and Central Alberta
BLACK BELTS - Sensei Janna Wowk and Renshi Ken Sumner, posing together after Wowk’s acquisition of a black belt.                                Photo submitted by
Janna Wowk

Local martial artist Janna Wowk achieves momentous rite of passage

Wowk joins the ranks of Arashi Do’s black belt practitioners.

BLACK BELTS - Sensei Janna Wowk and Renshi Ken Sumner, posing together after Wowk’s acquisition of a black belt.                                Photo submitted by
Janna Wowk
FRIDAY MARKET - Among those who braved Friday’s erratic weather to ply their business and visit the Farmers Market were Ladislav Mihaly and Lakoda Thomas.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS                                PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Scott Slimmon, Ramie Tucker and Kyle Burgess kept busy prepping pancake and other breakfast delicacies on Saturday, as part of the many local activities happening during 1913 Days.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD

Fun times during 1913 Days

Sylvan Lake was a busy community, despite the wet weather, this past weekend.

FRIDAY MARKET - Among those who braved Friday’s erratic weather to ply their business and visit the Farmers Market were Ladislav Mihaly and Lakoda Thomas.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS                                PANCAKE BREAKFAST - Scott Slimmon, Ramie Tucker and Kyle Burgess kept busy prepping pancake and other breakfast delicacies on Saturday, as part of the many local activities happening during 1913 Days.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD

Council approves temporary wastewater line

Temporary effluent disposal method, parking program among the matters discussed at Jun 8 meeting.

BOOK SALE - Emelie McDonald, left, and Adelita Struder were among the residents who paid a visit to the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library for its second book sale of the year.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Rain didn’t impede 1913 Days festivities

Sylvan Lake had great fun at 1913 Days activties, despite the weather.

BOOK SALE - Emelie McDonald, left, and Adelita Struder were among the residents who paid a visit to the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library for its second book sale of the year.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
Red Deer County to offer funding for Canada 150 events

Red Deer County to offer funding for Canada 150 events

County to offer support for local events in light of Canada’s 150th.

Red Deer County to offer funding for Canada 150 events
WATER LINE - A segment of the line drawing water from Sylvan Lake, to aid the movement of treated effluent from the Town’s wastewater lagoons to Sylvan Creek, eventually flowing into Cygnet Lake, visible on Hwy. 20.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/Sylvan Lake News

Town diverts water from Sylvan Lake to help move effluent

Temporary above ground infrastructure has been set up to move wastewater effluent to Sylvan Creek and Cygnet Lake

WATER LINE - A segment of the line drawing water from Sylvan Lake, to aid the movement of treated effluent from the Town’s wastewater lagoons to Sylvan Creek, eventually flowing into Cygnet Lake, visible on Hwy. 20.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/Sylvan Lake News
BUCS AND VANDALS - The Central Alberta Buccaneers scored a win by a wide marging, facing the Lloydminster Vandals with a 58-14 win, hosting a home game.                                PHOTO SUBMITTED BY TODD LEWIS

Vandals vanquished by Buccaneers in home game

The Central Alberta Bucs continue a good season with another victory.

BUCS AND VANDALS - The Central Alberta Buccaneers scored a win by a wide marging, facing the Lloydminster Vandals with a 58-14 win, hosting a home game.                                PHOTO SUBMITTED BY TODD LEWIS
Bucs bounce back, beating Blackfalds on Sunday

Bucs bounce back, beating Blackfalds on Sunday

Coach is proud of players getting back on track as the season winds down.

Bucs bounce back, beating Blackfalds on Sunday
H.J. Cody student volunteer grateful to be able to help in Uganda

H.J. Cody student volunteer grateful to be able to help in Uganda

Bootsma learned a great deal about Ugandan culture and customs while helping those in need.

H.J. Cody student volunteer grateful to be able to help in Uganda
BATTER UP - Carson Gemmell of the Sylvan Lake Mosquito White team was poised to take first, after taking a crack at a quick pitch, during a Saturday game against Spruce Grove.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Minor ball tournament brings many teams to Sylvan Lake

Teams from across Alberta came to compete at weekend tournament.

BATTER UP - Carson Gemmell of the Sylvan Lake Mosquito White team was poised to take first, after taking a crack at a quick pitch, during a Saturday game against Spruce Grove.                                PHOTO BY SAM MACDONALD/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS