The audience watched, sometimes with awed silence and other times with loud cheers, as the Acronaires performed all manners of stunts and tricks. Some of the tricks the group performed for the Bibles for Grads banquet the Acronaires had never done in front of an audience. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Grade 12 students receive bible from community

The 23rd annual Bibles for Grads was held on April 11 at the community centre

Personalized bibles were handed out to Sylvan Lake graduates today at the 23rd annual Bibles for Grads luncheon.

The Bibles for Grads worked to have a personalized bible ready for each graduate in Sylvan Lake, which held inside a Love Letter from the Father, a card written specifically for the grad holding it and a coupon.

Volunteers and the committee worked tirelessly to provide a special thought for each Grade 12 student.

The students received their bible as they entered the community centre for the luncheon. Each graduate also received a door prize.

Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre told the grads they always has someone in their corner and a community behind them.

“There are countless people here thinking about you and praying for you,” McIntyre said to the students present.

Sylvan Lake’s Member of Parliament, Blaine Calkins, was also present and paraphrased words from Karl Subban, who spoke at he Red Deer College Athletics Scholarship breakfast earlier i the day.

He told the students to be successful in life, according to Mr. Subban, a person needs two pillars in their life, dreams and perseverance.

Calkins added to Subban’s statement saying each of the students present has a third pillar, they have faith.

“In times of strife we look to God,” Calkins said, using the tragedy in Humboldt as an example. “Keep your faith during the good times in life, and keep it when your life goes sideways for a time.”

During the turkey lunch, which was provided and cooked by volunteers, the performance by Burman University’s Acronaires awed the audience full of volunteers, graduates and community members.

The group out of Lacombe has been performing at the annual Bibles for Grads luncheon for a number of years.

Outstanding acrobatics and aerial performances left the crowd cheering for the university students.

A few members of the Acronaires had a few words of advise for the soon-to-be graduates: you will mess up, be true to yourself, find good people to surround yourself and find something your love and are passionate about are just a few words of advise.

“Sometimes you mess up, sometimes life is a mess, but just keep working at it, keep trying,” was the advise of Acronaire Shaun.

One Acronaire told the graduates they will find happiness in life by being a service to their community.

The luncheon finished after reminding the Grade 12s they have an entire community behind them, cheering and praying for them.

 

The Burman University Acronaires kept the audience of Grade 12 students, volunteers and community members entertained during the Bibles for Grads luncheon, April 11. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

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