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Transplants and blood donations helped Erica bounce back from a devastating diagnosis

  • Jan 9, 2023

 

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Maintain a safe following distance (The 3 second rule)

No one likes to be tailgated, yet millions of people do it…

  • Jan 3, 2023

 

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Central Alberta Youth Unlimited/YFC continues to expand its vision across the region

‘It is our goal to provide hope and wholeness for all youth and young families’

 

Sylvan Lake Lions visited the local food bank and took stock of their shelves. They’re hoping a $4,927 donation from 50/50 ticket sales at the recent Professional Bull Riding event in Sylvan Lake helps. The cheque needed a team of Lions Club members including Denise Bignold, Klaas VanVeller, Laurie Norris, Fred Schmaltz and president Terry Juuti to deliver. Receiving the cheque on behalf of Sylvan Lake Food Bank are Shelley Brownlee, Dale Mannix and Arnold Poohkay.

PBR 50/50 draw a win for Sylvan Lake Lions and the food bank

Sylvan Lake Lions visited the local food bank and took stock of…

  • Dec 2, 2022
Sylvan Lake Lions visited the local food bank and took stock of their shelves. They’re hoping a $4,927 donation from 50/50 ticket sales at the recent Professional Bull Riding event in Sylvan Lake helps. The cheque needed a team of Lions Club members including Denise Bignold, Klaas VanVeller, Laurie Norris, Fred Schmaltz and president Terry Juuti to deliver. Receiving the cheque on behalf of Sylvan Lake Food Bank are Shelley Brownlee, Dale Mannix and Arnold Poohkay.
Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.

Black Press Media gives back to the Heart and Soul of the Community

Year-long program supports vital non-profits hard at work in your neighbourhood

Through its Heart and Soul of the Community initiative, Black Press Media showcases the vital work of non-profit organizations here at home and throughout Western Canada.
The Angels Anonymous Tree is set up at the Sylvan Lake Dairy Queen. (Photo submitted)

Making the most of this holiday season

Christmas can be an expensive time of year. Whether you live in…

The Angels Anonymous Tree is set up at the Sylvan Lake Dairy Queen. (Photo submitted)
Tamara Noordhof is the co-founder of the Lacombe-based Broom Tree Foundation. Photo submitted

Lacombe’s Broom Tree Foundation continues to expand its reach across the region

Foundation helps women build better, safer, and stronger lives

Tamara Noordhof is the co-founder of the Lacombe-based Broom Tree Foundation. Photo submitted
Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association is launching a Ladies Night event, happening once a month. (File photo)

Ladies Night coming to Sylvan Lake

Life can get busy and it’s important to take time for yourself…

Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association is launching a Ladies Night event, happening once a month. (File photo)
Be prepared and drive to the road conditions this winter. (File photo)

Stay safe while driving this winter

Winter driving in Alberta can be treacherous. Blowing snow can make for…

Be prepared and drive to the road conditions this winter. (File photo)
Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association is offering a free family swim on Tuesdays. (Photo by Janaia Hutzal)

Community Partners offering swim program for families

For families looking for a fun and inexpensive way to get out…

Sylvan Lake Community Partners Association is offering a free family swim on Tuesdays. (Photo by Janaia Hutzal)
The Sylvan Lake Endownment Fund handed out over $7,000 to local organizations this year. (File photo)

Sylvan Lake Endowment Fund helping area organizations

For over 20 years, the Sylvan Lake Endowment Fund (SLEF) has been…

The Sylvan Lake Endownment Fund handed out over $7,000 to local organizations this year. (File photo)
Shari Britton, with the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, stands in front of full shelves at the food bank after a shopping trip thanks to donations. However, the shelves will be empty again by the end of the week and need restocking. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Food bank struggling with increasing costs and demand

According to the Consumer Price Index, Albertans paid an average of 6.2…

Shari Britton, with the Sylvan Lake Community Food Bank, stands in front of full shelves at the food bank after a shopping trip thanks to donations. However, the shelves will be empty again by the end of the week and need restocking. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak are pictured rehearsing one of the four plays for the Theatre Trail that took place in the fall. The Sylvan Lake Theatre will be hosting a workshop and storytelling circles to encourage more people to try theatre. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)

Sylvan Lake Theatre offering opportunity to develop skills

If you’ve ever wanted to explore your artistic side, now is your…

Sylvan Lake actors Everett Dool (left) and Layne Zazalak are pictured rehearsing one of the four plays for the Theatre Trail that took place in the fall. The Sylvan Lake Theatre will be hosting a workshop and storytelling circles to encourage more people to try theatre. (Contributed photo by Megan Routhier)
Janelle Silvey, left, and volunteer Sharon Alexander have been standing watch over the Flags of Remembrance display at Centennial Park, to prevent any further vandalism and they’re asing for more volunteers to help out. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Volunteers protecting veterans flags

Veterans Voices of Canada raised its Flags of Remembrance for veterans on…

Janelle Silvey, left, and volunteer Sharon Alexander have been standing watch over the Flags of Remembrance display at Centennial Park, to prevent any further vandalism and they’re asing for more volunteers to help out. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Liz Lozo, programmer at the Eckville Municipal Library, stands with the plaque the library received when it was given the Canada Post Community Foundation grant. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville library wins grant

Dollars to go towards library’s After School Adventures program

Liz Lozo, programmer at the Eckville Municipal Library, stands with the plaque the library received when it was given the Canada Post Community Foundation grant. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The future home of the Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum and Eckville’s first hospital site. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Eckville museum moving ahead

The Eckville & District Historical Society held a community meeting on Sept.…

The future home of the Dr. Frank Coppock Memorial Museum and Eckville’s first hospital site. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
The Alliance Church seniors group went for a wagon ride with Double T Percherons near Markerville. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Local seniors group offers community and belonging

Fred Chelstad believes it’s important for seniors to have a feeling of…

The Alliance Church seniors group went for a wagon ride with Double T Percherons near Markerville. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake’s Friendsgiving event will showcase a fireworks show at the end of the night. (Photo by Ashli Barrett/Advocate Staff)

Skip the pie and come out to Friendsgiving in Sylvan Lake

If you’re looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving weekend, grab…

Sylvan Lake’s Friendsgiving event will showcase a fireworks show at the end of the night. (Photo by Ashli Barrett/Advocate Staff)
Homeowner Kevin Dakin shows the first two albums Elvis ever put out, which he found in the house he and his wife, Kjeryn, recently purchased. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)

Sylvan Lakers uncover box of historical mementos

Sylvan Lake town councillor Kjeryn Dakin and her husband, Kevin, recently purchased…

Homeowner Kevin Dakin shows the first two albums Elvis ever put out, which he found in the house he and his wife, Kjeryn, recently purchased. (Photo by Michaela Ludwig)
Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail group. (Photo by Harold Fisher)

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail earned high praise

The new Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail recently wrapped up its final show…

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail group. (Photo by Harold Fisher)