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Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

The weekend home opener for the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ inaugural season is slated for June 11-13, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021
The Canskate Program is the second program of the Eckville Figure Skating Club. Control is one of the three main tenants - which focuses on skating backwards. (File Photo)

Learn to Skate program not being offered in Eckville this year

The Eckville Skating Club is still offering its CanSkate and Star Skate programs this season

The Canskate Program is the second program of the Eckville Figure Skating Club. Control is one of the three main tenants - which focuses on skating backwards. (File Photo)
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Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey developing ‘cohort play’ for 2020 season

SLMH hopes to see a shorten season to happen, but can’t say for sure that will happen

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Eckville Minor Hockey set to return to the ice for 2020-21 season

Ice laying at the Eckville Arena is due to begin Sept. 14 for minor hockey and figure skating use

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Carter Collins runs the football in for a touchdown while Noah Pickering, No. 54, blocks for him during his 44-yard touchdown run, Oct. 3. File Photo

Sylvan Lake Minor Football holding fall camps in lieu of fall season

The hope is a full football season will return in the spring of 2021

Carter Collins runs the football in for a touchdown while Noah Pickering, No. 54, blocks for him during his 44-yard touchdown run, Oct. 3. File Photo
Landyn Sigfusson (left) and Hunter Thudium go head-to-head in the Yetti’s COVID Cup on Aug. 22. The intra-squad mini-tournament was held at the NexSource Centre and was followed by a wrap up BBQ. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake Yettis face off in COVID Cup

The inter-club tournament welcomed friendly competition to the NexSource Centre on Aug. 22

Landyn Sigfusson (left) and Hunter Thudium go head-to-head in the Yetti’s COVID Cup on Aug. 22. The intra-squad mini-tournament was held at the NexSource Centre and was followed by a wrap up BBQ. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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Alberta high school sports allowed to return for in-school practices only

There will be no competition between schools at this time, says Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association

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CAO Wally Ferris and Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre sign the final draft of the agreement between the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Gulls baseball team, while the team owners Jen and Graham Schetzsle watch. Following the signing, everyone went out to the site, off of 60 Street and Memorial Trail, for the official groundbreaking. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News

Town of Sylvan Lake and the Gulls join forces for stadium groundbreaking

Work on the new sports park will move forward with plans to have it baseball ready next summer

CAO Wally Ferris and Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre sign the final draft of the agreement between the Town of Sylvan Lake and the Sylvan Lake Gulls baseball team, while the team owners Jen and Graham Schetzsle watch. Following the signing, everyone went out to the site, off of 60 Street and Memorial Trail, for the official groundbreaking. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
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Rimbey anticipating action-packed racing at COVID Cup

The event at Central Alberta Raceways will see three days of racing on the dirt oval, Aug. 21-23

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Sylvan Lake and Rimbey to play host to Nitro Nation events

Sylvan Lake and Rimbey to play host to Nitro Nation events

At both events, attendees will have a chance to get an up-close look at a 10,000 horsepower dragster

Sylvan Lake and Rimbey to play host to Nitro Nation events
A golfer winds up to take his shot off the tee box at the tenth hole on the second day of Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour competition at Meadowlands Golf Club on July 28. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News

Junior golf tournament tees off in Sylvan Lake

The Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour took over Meadowlands Golf Club for a tournament July 26-27

A golfer winds up to take his shot off the tee box at the tenth hole on the second day of Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour competition at Meadowlands Golf Club on July 28. Photo by Kaylyn Whibbs/Sylvan Lake News
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