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Dylan Gillett has lived in Sylvan Lake for eight years, and says he is excited to make his mark in the local music scene. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake artist to perform at BRC cabaret

Dylan Gillett will take to the stage Friday evening after the bull riders have finished

Dylan Gillett has lived in Sylvan Lake for eight years, and says he is excited to make his mark in the local music scene. Photo Submitted.
The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, penned by Norm Foster, is currently on at Cow Patti Theatre Company in Lacombe. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, penned by Norm Foster, is currently on at Cow Patti Theatre Company in Lacombe. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
Tygan Komarniski works with one of the skeletons that will appear in the haunted house put on by the H.J. Cody Drama Department. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake students get spooky for annual haunted house

The drama department at the high school presents a “haunted museum” this weekend

Tygan Komarniski works with one of the skeletons that will appear in the haunted house put on by the H.J. Cody Drama Department. Photo Submitted
PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread

Discussion focuses on the past, present and future of our social interactions online

PODCAST: The Expert welcomes Jo(E) Social Media’s Joe Whitbread
Johnny Cash tribute show coming to Sylvan Lake

Johnny Cash tribute show coming to Sylvan Lake

David James and Big River’s Tribute to Johnny Cash will be at the Sylvan Lake Legion on Oct. 18

Johnny Cash tribute show coming to Sylvan Lake
An attendee of the Flannel and Feast Festival searches through a maze of hay for small treats hidden in its depth. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Second annual Flannel and Feast Festival a cold success

The festival was held in the library parking lot on Sept. 28

An attendee of the Flannel and Feast Festival searches through a maze of hay for small treats hidden in its depth. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Each month the Sylvan Lake Art Society meets in the art room at Ecole HJ Cody High School for a workshop hosted by a local artist. Workshops are free for members of the society, though sometimes a small fee is associated to help pay for materials. Photo Submitted

Society supports the arts community in Sylvan Lake

The Art Society meets each month for a workshop with local artists

Each month the Sylvan Lake Art Society meets in the art room at Ecole HJ Cody High School for a workshop hosted by a local artist. Workshops are free for members of the society, though sometimes a small fee is associated to help pay for materials. Photo Submitted
Scott Sikma on set of “Root of the Problem” in Calgary October 2018. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake mother and son collaborate on movie

Director Scott Sikma brought his mom, Joanne Sikma’s, “Root of the Problem” to life on the big screen

Scott Sikma on set of “Root of the Problem” in Calgary October 2018. Photo Submitted.
Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Jazz at the Lake swings into its 17th year

The annual music festival ran over three days this past weekend

Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Jazz at the Lake returns to Sylvan Lake next weekend

Jazz at the Lake returns to Sylvan Lake next weekend

The annual jazz festival is Aug. 16-18 at various locations around town

Jazz at the Lake returns to Sylvan Lake next weekend
Movie-goers brave cold water to watch The Meg on Sylvan Lake

Movie-goers brave cold water to watch The Meg on Sylvan Lake

The third annual Jaws at the Lake Series was held Aug. 4 at Lakeshore Park in Sylvan Lake

Movie-goers brave cold water to watch The Meg on Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake replaces Jaws for even bigger shark at Jaws at the Lake Series

Sylvan Lake replaces Jaws for even bigger shark at Jaws at the Lake Series

“The Meg” will play during this year’s event on Aug. 4 with a start time planned for 9 p.m.

Sylvan Lake replaces Jaws for even bigger shark at Jaws at the Lake Series
The Vancouver band Washboard Union will take to the stage in the NexSource Centre on Nov. 14. Tickets are $42 each and can be purchased online or in person at the NexSource Centre. Photo Submitted

Washboard Union to kickoff Sylvan Lake’s bull riding weekend

The Town of Sylvan Lake recently announced the country band would play, Nov. 14. Tickets on sale now

The Vancouver band Washboard Union will take to the stage in the NexSource Centre on Nov. 14. Tickets are $42 each and can be purchased online or in person at the NexSource Centre. Photo Submitted
Neil Diamond tribute concert comes to Sylvan Lake

Neil Diamond tribute concert comes to Sylvan Lake

Jason Scott’s Diamond Forever A Celebration of Neil Diamond is July 20 at the Legion

Neil Diamond tribute concert comes to Sylvan Lake
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Movies at the Beach ready to premiere in Sylvan Lake

Movies at the Beach will run every Thursday, July 11-Aug.29, in Centennial Park at dusk

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Talena Winters will launch her young adult novel “The Undine’s Tear” at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library on May 17. Photo Submitted

Former Sylvan Lake resident launches latest book

Talena Winters will launch her book at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library on Friday

Talena Winters will launch her young adult novel “The Undine’s Tear” at the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library on May 17. Photo Submitted
JUNO Award winner Laila Biali is set to return to Sylvan Lake as the headlining act for this year’s Jazz at the Lake, Aug. 16-18. Biali’s concert is scheduled for Aug. 14. File Photo

Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake releases line-up

Laila Biali is set to return to the stage in Sylvan Lake as the festival’s headliner

JUNO Award winner Laila Biali is set to return to Sylvan Lake as the headlining act for this year’s Jazz at the Lake, Aug. 16-18. Biali’s concert is scheduled for Aug. 14. File Photo
Amanda Kriel is one of the four student-directors leading H.J. Cody’s entries in this year’s One Act Festival. The festival is held at Lindsay Thurber in Red Deer this weekend. Photo Submitted

Sylvan Lake high school students prepare for this weekend’s One Act Festival

Following the festival, the students will perform each of the plays at H.J. Cody, Monday and Tuesday

Amanda Kriel is one of the four student-directors leading H.J. Cody’s entries in this year’s One Act Festival. The festival is held at Lindsay Thurber in Red Deer this weekend. Photo Submitted
Eric Allison, one of the founders for Jazz at the Lake, plays with Red Deer’s Jazz Explosion at last year’s Jazz at the Lake. Allison says the changes to the raffle licence process is disappointing, but the festival will continue as planned. File Photo

Raffle licence changes ‘disappointing’ for Sylvan Lake’s Jazz at the Lake

Jazz at the Lake no longer qualifies for a raffle licence due to unannounced changes

Eric Allison, one of the founders for Jazz at the Lake, plays with Red Deer’s Jazz Explosion at last year’s Jazz at the Lake. Allison says the changes to the raffle licence process is disappointing, but the festival will continue as planned. File Photo
The choir from H.J. Cody performs at the Spring Sing concert on April 3. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

WATCH: Sylvan Lake choir students perform at Spring Sing

Choir students from Sylvan Lake school gathered together from Spring Sing on April 3

The choir from H.J. Cody performs at the Spring Sing concert on April 3. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News