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Red Deer indie band Young Howler releases new EP

Red Deer indie band Young Howler releases new EP

Young Howler performed at their release party at Incline Industries in Sylvan Lake on Fri., Sept 21.

Red Deer indie band Young Howler releases new EP
Stacey Benjamain from the Stettler Board of Trade, left, and Fran Snowden of Stettler Rotary Club sell tickets at Taste of Stettler, while Eric Snowden counts money. The 200 available tickets sold out fast for the annual Rotary Taste of Stettler event held at the Hub on Sept. 21. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Stacey Benjamain from the Stettler Board of Trade, left, and Fran Snowden of Stettler Rotary Club sell tickets at Taste of Stettler, while Eric Snowden counts money. The 200 available tickets sold out fast for the annual Rotary Taste of Stettler event held at the Hub on Sept. 21. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
Entertainer Fred Penner is gearing up for a fundraiser to be held at Bo’s Bar & Grill Sept. 28th. The event will benefit both the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He’s also performing Sept. 29th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted

Fred Penner featured during special Symphony and Museum fundraiser

Event at Bo’s Bar & Grill set to run Sept. 28th

Entertainer Fred Penner is gearing up for a fundraiser to be held at Bo’s Bar & Grill Sept. 28th. The event will benefit both the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He’s also performing Sept. 29th at the Memorial Centre.                                photo submitted
Author Andrew Kooman, who is also co-owner of the Red Deer-based Unveil Studios, is thrilled with the early response to his latest script Delft Blue.                                photo submitted

Red Deer native Andrew Kooman’s latest script already making waves

Andrew Kooman is thrilled with early response to Delft Blue

Author Andrew Kooman, who is also co-owner of the Red Deer-based Unveil Studios, is thrilled with the early response to his latest script Delft Blue.                                photo submitted
A view of the different rides lined up in the public parking lot on 50 Avenue.

PHOTOS: Midway brings thrills to Sylvan Lake

The Midway ran over the Labour Day weekend in Sylvan Lake

A view of the different rides lined up in the public parking lot on 50 Avenue.
Registration open for Sylvan’s Got Talent auditions

Registration open for Sylvan’s Got Talent auditions

Auditions will be held Oct. 2-3 with the finale on Nov. 2

Registration open for Sylvan’s Got Talent auditions
WATCH: Jazz at The Lake draws a crowd for the 16th year

WATCH: Jazz at The Lake draws a crowd for the 16th year

The annual Jazz at the Lake Festival returned to Sylvan Lake Aug. 17-19

WATCH: Jazz at The Lake draws a crowd for the 16th year
Jazz is alive and well in Sylvan Lake with upcoming festival

Jazz is alive and well in Sylvan Lake with upcoming festival

Jazz at the Lake returns to Sylvan Lake, Aug. 17-19.

Jazz is alive and well in Sylvan Lake with upcoming festival
Lacombe Express file photo

Gord Bamford Announces lineup for his 11th annual charity event

Country stars Dallas Smith and Aaron Pritchett will join Bamford on stage

Lacombe Express file photo
Former Sylvan Lake musician Matt McKay has been nominated for two CCMA awards, which will be presented in September in Hamilton, Ont. Photo Submitted

Former Sylvan Laker nominated for his prodigious guitar skills

Matt McKay has been nominated for two CCMA awards

  • Jul 31, 2018
Former Sylvan Lake musician Matt McKay has been nominated for two CCMA awards, which will be presented in September in Hamilton, Ont. Photo Submitted
Two Shelby Cobras, a 2006 and a 2008, were in pristine condition for Saturday’s show and shine, and garnered a fair bit of attention.

PHOTOS: Customs and Classics shift into gear

The annual Customs and Classic Show and Shine was held July 14

Two Shelby Cobras, a 2006 and a 2008, were in pristine condition for Saturday’s show and shine, and garnered a fair bit of attention.
A participant of the BMX competition lands a sick trick on the Twig Barry’s ramp at Shake the Lake two years ago. File Photo

UPDATED: Shake the Lake not happening this year

The sport and music festival was planned for the second week in August.

A participant of the BMX competition lands a sick trick on the Twig Barry’s ramp at Shake the Lake two years ago. File Photo
ROCK ON - Canada’s own Lee Aaron performs July 19th in the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days.                                Andreja Irving photo

Canadian legend Lee Aaron to play Westerner Days

Lee’s show will feature her latest project Diamond Baby Blues

ROCK ON - Canada’s own Lee Aaron performs July 19th in the ENMAX Centrium as part of Westerner Days.                                Andreja Irving photo
Jaws At The Lake returns to Sylvan Lake

Jaws At The Lake returns to Sylvan Lake

The movie event of the year will be held on Aug. 5

Jaws At The Lake returns to Sylvan Lake
The Wild Rode Dixie jazz band had been together roughly two months before taking first place at the Project Discovery contest. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

WATCH: Talented youth wows audience at Project Discovery

Project Discovery was held on June 23 at the Alliance Church in Sylvan Lake

The Wild Rode Dixie jazz band had been together roughly two months before taking first place at the Project Discovery contest. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Estonian dancers perform in Stettler County

Estonian dancers perform in Stettler County

The 100th Jaanipaev Celebration keeps ‘singing revolution’ alive

Estonian dancers perform in Stettler County
SWEET SOUNDS - The Amundruds are one of several groups set to perform at this year’s Gospel Music Celebration, set to run in the ENMAX Centrium July 12th, 13th and 14th.                                photo submitted

Canada’s Gospel Music Celebration arrives July 12-14

Several bands to be featured at the popular annual event

SWEET SOUNDS - The Amundruds are one of several groups set to perform at this year’s Gospel Music Celebration, set to run in the ENMAX Centrium July 12th, 13th and 14th.                                photo submitted
UNISON - Members of the local choir Ihana run through a tune during a rehearsal. Ihana is one of several choirs run through Choirs Red Deer.                                Don Beauchesne photo

Exciting singing opportunities await with Choirs Red Deer

A new opportunity for those who love to sing will soon be available in Red Deer

UNISON - Members of the local choir Ihana run through a tune during a rehearsal. Ihana is one of several choirs run through Choirs Red Deer.                                Don Beauchesne photo
PARTY ON - On the heels of a hit new single Worth a Shot, country star Aaron Pritchett is gearing up to hit the Westerner Days stage next month on July 18th.                                photo submitted

Country star Aaron Pritchett set to hit Westerner Days

Pritchett performs July 18th on the Centrium mainstage

PARTY ON - On the heels of a hit new single Worth a Shot, country star Aaron Pritchett is gearing up to hit the Westerner Days stage next month on July 18th.                                photo submitted
COUNTRY GAL - Alecia Aichelle is looking forward to releasing her new single Hooked On Us June 18th. photo submitted

Singer Alecia Aichelle set to reel in new single

Central Alberta artist excited for main stage performance at Westerner Days

COUNTRY GAL - Alecia Aichelle is looking forward to releasing her new single Hooked On Us June 18th. photo submitted