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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
Sylvan Lake musicians honoured at festival award show

Sylvan Lake musicians honoured at festival award show

The Sylvan Celebration of Music Festival was held March 22-24, with the award show on March 30

Sylvan Lake musicians honoured at festival award show
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Brianna Lizotte(left) performs with two drummers during the 2019 Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 15. Lizotte performed as part of a quartet during a spoken word segment of the evening. The Opening Ceremonies was a sold out event. Photo by Robin Grant/Black Press News Staff

Sylvan Lake fiddler says performing at Canada Games an amazing experience

Brianna Lizotte performed with three drummers during a segment of the Opening Ceremonies

Brianna Lizotte(left) performs with two drummers during the 2019 Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 15. Lizotte performed as part of a quartet during a spoken word segment of the evening. The Opening Ceremonies was a sold out event. Photo by Robin Grant/Black Press News Staff
Bif Naked will be performing during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Joined by K-OS, the famed singer will be hitting the Gary. W. Harris Celebration Plaza mainstage Feb. 27th. Photo by Coco Kensington Photography

Rocker Bif Naked to perform at Canada Winter Games

Acclaimed Canadian singer hits the stage Feb. 27th

Bif Naked will be performing during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. Joined by K-OS, the famed singer will be hitting the Gary. W. Harris Celebration Plaza mainstage Feb. 27th. Photo by Coco Kensington Photography
The Blands, comprised of four students from the House of Music, told the audience they chose their name becasue they are all completely bland. The band performed two songs on Sunday, and were the last group to take the stage in the first session of artists. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

WATCH: Sylvan Lake musicians perform for family and friends

Students from the House of Music performed in bands at Fireside on Feb. 3.

The Blands, comprised of four students from the House of Music, told the audience they chose their name becasue they are all completely bland. The band performed two songs on Sunday, and were the last group to take the stage in the first session of artists. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Mason Morgan (left) plays Le genie and Jace Lapp (right) as Louis la grenouille. The two took to the stage at Our Lady of the Rosary alongside their cast members on Jan. 31. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

VIDEO: Our Lady of the Rosary students perform “Louis la grenouille”

The french play was performed multiple times on Jan. 31 by six different casts.

Mason Morgan (left) plays Le genie and Jace Lapp (right) as Louis la grenouille. The two took to the stage at Our Lady of the Rosary alongside their cast members on Jan. 31. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News