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Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.

Sylvan Lake Gulls announce head coach for inaugural season

Jason Chatwood will lead the Gulls through their first WCBL season in 2021

Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.
Logan Graf,16, looks to make a putt last season. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake golfer swinging through 2020 season

Logan Graf, 16, says his season is off to a great start with a few bigger tournaments on the horizon

Logan Graf,16, looks to make a putt last season. Photo Submitted.
Kyle Primeau is thrown off his bucking bull during the 2019 BRC Finals at the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake. File Photo

BRC Finals in Sylvan Lake moved to next November

The Bull Riders Canada Finals has been postponed, and will return to Sylvan Lake in 2021

Kyle Primeau is thrown off his bucking bull during the 2019 BRC Finals at the NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake. File Photo
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Sylvan Lake woman ranked nationally in off-road enduro racing

Courtney Schmale has finished third in the Canadian Motorcycle Association’s Women’s Expert class

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Brady Durkin, 12, clinched his first win of 2020 in Carstairs on June 21-22. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake peewee golfer clinches first win of the season

Brady Durkin, 12, captured the MJT Alberta Season Opener by 13 strokes on June 21-22

Brady Durkin, 12, clinched his first win of 2020 in Carstairs on June 21-22. Photo Submitted.
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Yoga studio doors remain closed in Sylvan Lake

Allowed to re-open in Phase 2 Balance Studios and Shift Yoga have decided to keep their doors shut

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Staff at Snap Fitness in Sylvan Lake show their excitement to reopen to the public on June 15. Photo Submitted

New orientation, tour required for all patrons as Sylvan Lake Snap Fitness reopens

Snap Fitness reopened to the public on June 15 after being closed for almost three months

Staff at Snap Fitness in Sylvan Lake show their excitement to reopen to the public on June 15. Photo Submitted
Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp goes ahead with 2020 sessions

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp goes ahead with 2020 sessions

The first session of the SLHC begins July 5, with the opening of the NexSource Centre

Sylvan Lake Hockey Camp goes ahead with 2020 sessions
An artist rendering of the Gulls Stadium planned for Pogadl Park. Photo Courtesy of the Sylvan Lake Gulls Facebook

Sylvan Lake baseball stadium on track for 2021 season

The Sylvan Lake Gulls announced plans for the stadium and the team continue to move ahead as planned

An artist rendering of the Gulls Stadium planned for Pogadl Park. Photo Courtesy of the Sylvan Lake Gulls Facebook
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PODCAST: The Expert tackles the return of sports

Cam Moon, Joe Whitbread, Byron Hackett and Todd Vaughan discuss how sports can come back

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
John Flinn coaches members of the Sylvan Lake Peewee Bears at halftime. Photo Submitted.

Sylvan Lake Bears’ coach recipient of Football Alberta award

John Flinn, defensive coordinator, was honoured with the Atom/Peewee Coach of the Year Award

John Flinn coaches members of the Sylvan Lake Peewee Bears at halftime. Photo Submitted.
Nick Bentley of Calgary competes in the saddle bronc at the 51st annual Bentley Rodeo. File Photo

Bentley Fair and Rodeo cancelled amid pandemic concerns

The annual event was supposed to be held this Aug. 6-9

Nick Bentley of Calgary competes in the saddle bronc at the 51st annual Bentley Rodeo. File Photo
Sylvan Lake AA baseball and competitive softball season cancelled due to COVID-19

Sylvan Lake AA baseball and competitive softball season cancelled due to COVID-19

Sylvan Lake Minor Baseball Association announced May 13 that the season has been cancelled

Sylvan Lake AA baseball and competitive softball season cancelled due to COVID-19
The reopening of the Sylvan Lake Skate Park has been delayed several days due to upgrades. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Skate Park reopening delayed six days

The skate park is scheduled to reopen on May 20, after upgrades are completed

The reopening of the Sylvan Lake Skate Park has been delayed several days due to upgrades. File Photo
An artist rendering of the Gulls Stadium planned for Pogadl Park. Photo Courtesy of the Sylvan Lake Gulls Facebook

COVID-19 puts Sylvan Lake baseball stadium in danger

The multi-million dollar stadium is expected to break ground in June and be ready for 2021 season

An artist rendering of the Gulls Stadium planned for Pogadl Park. Photo Courtesy of the Sylvan Lake Gulls Facebook
Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo

Benalto Fair and Stampede cancelled for the first time in more than a century

The Benalto Agricultural Society says they will hold the 103rd event next summer

Jake Burwash competes in the Novice Saddle Bronc event at a past Benalto Fair and Stampede. File Photo
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Sylvan Lake Figure Skating Club reaches 45 year anniversary

Looking forward to the future the club wants to keep figure skating alive and kids active

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Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft

Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft

Talon Brigley, 15, was selected in the second round of the WHL Bantam Draft on April 22

Sylvan Lake product selected by Red Deer Rebels in WHL draft
Sylvan Lake soccer season cancelled due to COVID-19

Sylvan Lake soccer season cancelled due to COVID-19

The Sylvan Lake Blizzard Soccer Club recently announced the 2020 outdoor season has been cancelled

Sylvan Lake soccer season cancelled due to COVID-19
Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe Composite funnelling all-star talent to UofA football team

Cam Wetzell (OL) joins Richard Jans (WR) and Jon Ericson (QB) in Edmonton

Richard Jans is now playing for the University of Alberta Golden Bears after playing for LCHS two seasons ago. (Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express)