Buccaneers keep community spirit alive as football season progresses

As the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ football season progresses, so too does the team’s involvement in the community.

As the Central Alberta Buccaneers’ football season progresses, so too does the team’s involvement in the community.

The men’s Alberta Football League (AFL) team, whose roster includes several Sylvan Lake players, is currently selling raffle tickets at home games for a chance to win a number of prizes — one of which is an all-expenses-paid date night with linebacker and team chair Todd Lewis.

Proceeds are being raised for Whisker Rescue Society in support of stray and surrendered cats.

The initiative is just one of many the Buccaneers have been involved in lately; others have included blood and food drives, and a football clinic for kids.

Giving back, according to cornerback Tylor Johnson, is simply part of being a Buccaneer.

“We impact the community with even just one day’s work,” he said. “It’s a pretty special opportunity to be a part of.”

The Buccaneers are just over halfway through their 2015 AFL season, and are currently sitting in third with three wins and one loss.

The team’s roster includes players from all over the Central Alberta region. Home games played at MEGlobal Athletic Park in Lacombe.


Just Posted

Hard fought win for HJ Cody senior boys Lakers

Lakers took on Camrose Jan. 10 at home and waked away with a 76-65 win

Hope restored: Sylvan Lake resident receives kidney donation from younger sister

Sylvan Lake’s Lexie Libby undergo an operation for a new kidney, donated by her sister Emma.

Anglers reminded to register ice huts on Sylvan Lake

Lacombe County is reminding anglers to register their huts with the “Take it Off” program

WATCH: Pro-pipeline convoy travels through Sylvan Lake

Over 600 vehicles drove the route from Red Deer and back on Jan. 12

Sylvan Lake library hosting fifth annual XOX Valentines Party

The ladies only event will be held at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library on Feb. 1

UK lawmakers reject Brexit deal in 432-202 vote

House of Commons votes against the deal struck between Britain’s government and the EU

WATCH: World-renowned illusionist, magician, escapist performs in Stettler

Matt Johnson performs two sold-out shows at Stettler Performing Arts Centre

Olivia and Liam top list for Alberta baby names in 2018

Premier Rachel Notley announced the top baby names in Alberta in 2018; Loki didn’t make the cut

Edmonton Police charged 236 people with auto theft in 2018

Police states many of the thefts are crimes of opportunity

Official torchbearers for 2019 Canada Winter Games announced

Canada Games officials open time capsule from Grande Prairie Games in 1995

Sylvan Lake Municipal Library encourages residents to Read for 15

Read for 15 is an annual event held in connection to Family Literacy Day.

Alberta Health Services, United Nurses of Alberta reach agreement to settle union grievance of nursing staffing shortage

Settlement includes the designation of 11.7 full-time-equivalent Registered Nurse relief positions

Woman’s complaint leads to sexual assault charge against Calgary priest

Malcolm Joe D’Souza, who is 62, has been charged with one count of sexual assault

Most Read