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Gertrude and her brother Bill Elliott around the years 1937-38. Sylvan Lake Archives / Submitted photo

Sylvan Lake looks back

Below is an excerpt of a letter from Gertrude Elliott of the…

Gertrude and her brother Bill Elliott around the years 1937-38. Sylvan Lake Archives / Submitted photo
(Sylvan Lake Archives / Submitted photos)

Sylvan Lake looks back

Main or 50th Street, now known as Centennial Street has changed it’s…

(Sylvan Lake Archives / Submitted photos)
Red Deer—Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins and Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Jason Nixon serving cake during the Canada Day celebration on July 1. Leah Bousfield / Eckville Echo

Eckville celebrates Canada’s 155 th birthday

Eckville celebrated Canada’s 155th birthday with a range of events on July…

Red Deer—Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins and Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Jason Nixon serving cake during the Canada Day celebration on July 1. Leah Bousfield / Eckville Echo
MLA Devin Dreeshen, Sylvan Lake town council and RCMP officers ready to cut and distribute the Canada Day cake on the afternoon of July 1. 
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake rejoices Canada’s 155 th birthday

Hundreds of people attended the entire day of celebration

MLA Devin Dreeshen, Sylvan Lake town council and RCMP officers ready to cut and distribute the Canada Day cake on the afternoon of July 1. 
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Lacombe’s Big Brothers Big Sisters raise over 50K for youth mentoring support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District raised over $52,800 for…

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Submitted photo

Lacombe’s Big Brothers Big Sisters raise over 50K for youth mentoring support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District raised over $52,800 for…

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On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Canada?

Canada’s 155th birthday is on Friday, July 1

On Friday, July 1, Canada will celebrate its 155th birthday. How much do you know about Canada, its history and its people? (Black Press file photo)
Baylie Kennedy/Facebook photo
Baylie Kennedy/Facebook photo
Saskatchewan’s Powwow dancers, from left Alvin Manitopyes, Leland Mitsuing, Jarrett Whitefish and Dashayne Morin performed at the Centennial Park on June 21. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake celebrates the culture and heritage of Indigenous people

Sylvan Lake celebrated National Indigenous People’s Day with a range of fun…

Saskatchewan’s Powwow dancers, from left Alvin Manitopyes, Leland Mitsuing, Jarrett Whitefish and Dashayne Morin performed at the Centennial Park on June 21. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Indigenous people

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada and June is National Indigenous History Month

Young dancers give it their all during the Similkameen Powwow of Champions. June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21 is designated as National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. (Black Press file photo)
Sylvan Lake student Tea Papple shadowing Mayor Megan Hanson during the June 13 regular meeting of council. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake student shadows mayor for a day

Tea Papple, who aspires to join politics someday experienced the gist of the profession

Sylvan Lake student Tea Papple shadowing Mayor Megan Hanson during the June 13 regular meeting of council. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Steffie Woima students run a marathon to promote fitness

Friends and family members of the students were also invited to join

Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
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Sully the Gully helps deliver over $1,200 to the Gulls Give Foundation

Red Deer’s Cilantro and Chive chefs put together a burger to best represent Sully’s liking

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Submitted photo

Sylvan Lake Gulls to attend library’s story time, promote reading among youth

The event will feature a baseball themed story and interaction and photo opportunities with the team

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Double T Percherons owner Kevin Graham offered horse and carriage rides around town on June 12. Janaia Hutzal / Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake celebrates annual tradition of 1913 Days

The event included a movie in the park, Back in Time Parade, Soap Box Derby, roller disco, antique market and horse wagon rides among others.

Double T Percherons owner Kevin Graham offered horse and carriage rides around town on June 12. Janaia Hutzal / Sylvan Lake News
Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: Are you ready for some summer sports?

The summer months are a time to enjoy outdoor sports and recreation.

Cycling is a popular summer activity and takes various forms including mountain biking and road cycling. (Black Press file photo)
The bulk of items up for donation by the Community Partners. Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association / Facebook photo

Sylvan Lake Community Partners help out with kid supplies

Event promotes reusing items, prevents them from ending up in landfills

The bulk of items up for donation by the Community Partners. Sylvan Lake & Area Community Partners Association / Facebook photo
Left to right, Joy Shackleton, Bentley School Principal, Lane Moore, student Aurora Crawford, School Resource Officer Dave Lahucik and Wes Shackleton. (Submitted)

Lacombe County students get new set of wheels

Lacombe County and Wes and Joy Shackleton, on behalf of the Masonic…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Left to right, Joy Shackleton, Bentley School Principal, Lane Moore, student Aurora Crawford, School Resource Officer Dave Lahucik and Wes Shackleton. (Submitted)
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake artist Jaimie Cooney paints a vibrant 14 feet by 21 feet mural downtown on June 8.
“Anytime you can add some colour to the community is a good thing. It gives a voice to people’s ideas,” Cooney said.
As part of a contest held by the Sylvan Lake Youth IMPACT (Individuals Making Positive Action and Change Today) Coalition, local teen Trinity Larson’s artwork was chosen as the mural design.
Obee’s 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta has donated their building as a canvas for the mural. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Sylvan Lake artist Jaimie Cooney paints a vibrant 14 feet by 21 feet mural downtown on June 8.
“Anytime you can add some colour to the community is a good thing. It gives a voice to people’s ideas,” Cooney said.
As part of a contest held by the Sylvan Lake Youth IMPACT (Individuals Making Positive Action and Change Today) Coalition, local teen Trinity Larson’s artwork was chosen as the mural design.
Obee’s 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta has donated their building as a canvas for the mural. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Arm wrestlers Curtis Cameron from Ottawa (left) and Ali Hamadiya from Red Deer competed in the June 4 Tork Tournament hosted by the Alberta Armsport Association. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News
Arm wrestlers Curtis Cameron from Ottawa (left) and Ali Hamadiya from Red Deer competed in the June 4 Tork Tournament hosted by the Alberta Armsport Association. Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News