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Sylvan Lake cyclist pedals to raise money for kids with cancer

Steven Bedford will ride in memory of four-year-old Nicolas Henkel who lost his battle with cancer

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Sylvan Lake Seniors Association to treat elders with “good food and fellowship”

In celebration of the Seniors’ Week, the Sylvan Lake Seniors Association will…

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Town council recognized FCSS director Kelly Smith for her nine years of contribution during the May 24 regular meeting of council. From left, Tim Mearns, Kjeryn Dakin, Mayor Megan Hanson, FCSS director Kelly Smith, Teresa Rilling, Kendall Kloss and and Graham Parsons. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake FCSS director retires after nearly a decade of service

Town council recognized Kelly Smith for her work over the years

Town council recognized FCSS director Kelly Smith for her nine years of contribution during the May 24 regular meeting of council. From left, Tim Mearns, Kjeryn Dakin, Mayor Megan Hanson, FCSS director Kelly Smith, Teresa Rilling, Kendall Kloss and and Graham Parsons. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

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Bukz owner Kjeryn Dakin and Al Azhar Shriner Darwin Durnie, accompanied by Bukz staff, face-off on the ShrinerGoals challenge. Submitted photo

Sylvan Lake business donates to non-profits for each goal scored during Battle of Alberta

Rotary Club of Sylvan Lake and local Girl Guides to receive a collective donation of $450

Bukz owner Kjeryn Dakin and Al Azhar Shriner Darwin Durnie, accompanied by Bukz staff, face-off on the ShrinerGoals challenge. Submitted photo
The Food Truck Thursdays were back to offer a variety of dishes at the north end of “Festival Street,” also known as 50A Street on May 26. With the last day of operations being Sept. 4, the weekly initiative is expecting to see a greater vendor count in the upcoming weeks. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake’s Food Truck Thursdays return for the season

Downtown streets will also be lit with buskers until the beginning of September

The Food Truck Thursdays were back to offer a variety of dishes at the north end of “Festival Street,” also known as 50A Street on May 26. With the last day of operations being Sept. 4, the weekly initiative is expecting to see a greater vendor count in the upcoming weeks. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Two Red Deer high school students visited Sylvan Lake for a graduation photoshoot at the various scenic locations the town has to offer on May 23. Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School’s Tyson Simmons (left) hopes to master skills to become an electrician and Kennedy Schempp aims to pursue higher education in business administration. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

PHOTO:Red Deer graduates capture lifelong memories in Sylvan Lake

Two Red Deer high school students visited Sylvan Lake for a graduation…

Two Red Deer high school students visited Sylvan Lake for a graduation photoshoot at the various scenic locations the town has to offer on May 23. Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School’s Tyson Simmons (left) hopes to master skills to become an electrician and Kennedy Schempp aims to pursue higher education in business administration. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Sylvan Lake to install four new crosswalks this year

The Town of Sylvan Lake will be installing four new RRFB (rectangular…

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A student from HJ Cody poses for a photo with a sign during a past Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event. File Photo

Sylvan Lake heels up to combat gender-based violence

Funds raised go towards the women’s Outreach Centre

A student from HJ Cody poses for a photo with a sign during a past Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event. File Photo
The Sylvan Lake Farmers Market opened for the 2022 season on May 20. It runs every Friday between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. through to the end of September. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Farmers Market returns to support local

The Sylvan Lake Farmers Market opened for the 2022 season on May…

The Sylvan Lake Farmers Market opened for the 2022 season on May 20. It runs every Friday between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. through to the end of September. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Artist brightens school wall with Indigenous-themed paiting

Local Indigenous artist Ryan Willert shared his amazing talent and knowledge with…

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Charity pie auction welcomes baked donations to support local

Sylvan Lake’s long-standing tradition of a bake sale fundraiser that has donated…

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Grade 12 student Scarlet Jones aims the bag to score a point. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Central Alberta students unite over Special Olympics unified sport

Eckville high school hosted over 30 students from across six communities

Grade 12 student Scarlet Jones aims the bag to score a point. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
The Sylvan Lake Girl Guides leaders bid farewell to the second-year Brownies on May 3. Submitted photo

Sylvan Lake Brownies wrap up season, advance to girl guides

The Sylvan Lake Brownies wrapped up the season and celebrated two years…

The Sylvan Lake Girl Guides leaders bid farewell to the second-year Brownies on May 3. Submitted photo
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Sylvan Lake Seniors Bus Association folds due to lack of use

Association donates left-over funds to local non-profits

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Westland Dance Company students prepare during their dress rehearsal on April 21, for their “Let’s Celebrate 2022” recital which was held on April 24 in Rimbey. (Submitted)

Rimbey dancers bring home gold as they prepare for spring recital

The Raindrops dance group from Westland Dance Company in Rimbey brought home…

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Westland Dance Company students prepare during their dress rehearsal on April 21, for their “Let’s Celebrate 2022” recital which was held on April 24 in Rimbey. (Submitted)
From left, Kemptville Coun. Kristin Strackerjan, Lis Angus, Mayor Nancy Peckford, and Coun. John Barclay celebrates the release of “Not Your Child.” Submitted photo

Former Eckville resident releases debut novel “Not Your Child”

The fiction thriller narrates story of a single mother whose twelve-year-old daughter disappears

From left, Kemptville Coun. Kristin Strackerjan, Lis Angus, Mayor Nancy Peckford, and Coun. John Barclay celebrates the release of “Not Your Child.” Submitted photo
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PHOTO: Keeping Sylvan Lake clean

Town of Sylvan Lake Parks department employees Ethan Salsbury and Jay McBeth…

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Easter Sunrise Ceremony celebrated the resurrection of Christ

Memorial Presbyterian Church Rev. Steven Webb hosted an early morning Easter Sunrise…

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H.J. Cody High School Grade 12 students build cabinets for the History Interest and Learning Centre. From left Industrial Education Instructor Randall Prediger, Tyvan Rae, Parker Allred, Tristan Johnson, Principal Mike Garrow and Veterans Voices of Canada founder Al Cameron. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
H.J. Cody High School Grade 12 students build cabinets for the History Interest and Learning Centre. From left Industrial Education Instructor Randall Prediger, Tyvan Rae, Parker Allred, Tristan Johnson, Principal Mike Garrow and Veterans Voices of Canada founder Al Cameron. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News