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Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine and her partner Jason Frechette and their friend Harry Hall are sailing around the world on a 41-ft. Cheoy Lee sailboat. Photo submitted

Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine continues her global sailing adventure

Crew enjoying every moment and ‘appreciating all that this beautiful life has to offer’

Former Lacombe resident Makenna Shine and her partner Jason Frechette and their friend Harry Hall are sailing around the world on a 41-ft. Cheoy Lee sailboat. Photo submitted
Pictured here is Santa Claus making an appearance during the parade at a past ‘Light Up Lacombe’ festival here in town. This year’s four-day event kicks off Nov. 24. Express file photo

Light Up Lacombe Festival promises plenty of seasonal family fun

‘It’s this great big ball of fun that everyone gets to experience right here in Lacombe’

Pictured here is Santa Claus making an appearance during the parade at a past ‘Light Up Lacombe’ festival here in town. This year’s four-day event kicks off Nov. 24. Express file photo
Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team.
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A busy season for the Lacombe District Special Olympics

Organizers with the Lacombe & District Special Olympics are pleased with a…

Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team.
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Pictured here is Annika Kassles who was behind starting the annual ‘Lift Someone into the Light’ tree decorating at St. Andrew’s United Church. This year’s event runs Nov. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. Photo submitted

‘Lift Someone into the Light’ set to run at St. Andrew’s United Church

If you are looking for a unique way to honour someone in…

Pictured here is Annika Kassles who was behind starting the annual ‘Lift Someone into the Light’ tree decorating at St. Andrew’s United Church. This year’s event runs Nov. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m. Photo submitted
Weston Gillette will soon be jetting off to Arizona for the Head Professional Championship of Canada which runs Dec. 5-8. Photo submitted

Local pro golfer Weston Gillette heads to Arizona tournament next month

Local pro golfer Weston Gillette will soon be soaking up the Arizona…

Weston Gillette will soon be jetting off to Arizona for the Head Professional Championship of Canada which runs Dec. 5-8. Photo submitted
Pictured here are Kate Huseby, Gunnar Muncaster and Shelby Muncaster from the Chamberlain’s Children, rehearsing a scene from the upcoming performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Photo submitted

Lacombe’s Chamberlain’s Children set to stage The Merry Wives of Windsor

Local youth theatre group puts fresh twists on Shakespearean classics

Pictured here are Kate Huseby, Gunnar Muncaster and Shelby Muncaster from the Chamberlain’s Children, rehearsing a scene from the upcoming performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor. 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
Local author Marc Froese, who teaches political at Burman University, and is also the founding director of the school’s International Studies Program. Photo submitted

Burman University professor co-writes book focused on the rise of populism

Local Burman University professor Marc Froese is one-half of the literary team…

Local author Marc Froese, who teaches political at Burman University, and is also the founding director of the school’s International Studies Program. Photo submitted
Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo

Lacombe boxer William O’Keefe’s sights are set on Olympic competitions

‘Whatever you do, do it with 110 percent. Never settle - always be courageous.’

Lacombe-based boxer William O’Keefe spends hours each week in rigorous training sessions. Edward Kim photo
Lacombe resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tournament kicks off Oct. 21.
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Lacombe area resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series

The puck drops on Oct. 21 for the tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lacombe resident Dustin Butterfield is heading to the Canadian vs. USA Blind Ice Hockey Series in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The tournament kicks off Oct. 21.
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Back from left are student Jamesabella Finley, Dagmar Knutson (Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance’s executive director) and Steve Schultz, a teacher from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School). Front from left are students Baylee Fauque and Sara Thornhill. The students, under the guidance of Mr. Schultz, are members of the school’s EcoVision Club. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Lacombe high school lands in ‘Top 10 World’s Best Schools for Environmental Action’

ESLCHS was the only school in North America to make the prestigious list

Back from left are student Jamesabella Finley, Dagmar Knutson (Ten Peaks Innovative Alliance’s executive director) and Steve Schultz, a teacher from École Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School). Front from left are students Baylee Fauque and Sara Thornhill. The students, under the guidance of Mr. Schultz, are members of the school’s EcoVision Club. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
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Former Lacombe resident hits the high seas on landmark adventure

‘I can surely say you are always one bold decision away from a completely different life’

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Pictured here is a scene from a past show from Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company. This year’s new season gets underway next month with Hurry Hard penned by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Express file photo

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company gears up for a new season

Excitement is building for the folks with Cow Patti Theatre Company who…

Pictured here is a scene from a past show from Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre Company. This year’s new season gets underway next month with Hurry Hard penned by Canadian playwright Kristen Da Silva. Express file photo
Nine combines harvested the 27th crop for the Central Alberta Foodgrains Project on Oct. 1. A total of 2,495 bushels of canola were harvested from 58 acres in two hours and another 1,335 bushels of canola were donated by a local farmer for a total of $82,604. Photo submitted

Nine combines harvested the 27th crop for the Central Alberta Foodgrains Project

Nine combines harvested the 27th crop for the Central Alberta Foodgrains Project…

Nine combines harvested the 27th crop for the Central Alberta Foodgrains Project on Oct. 1. A total of 2,495 bushels of canola were harvested from 58 acres in two hours and another 1,335 bushels of canola were donated by a local farmer for a total of $82,604. Photo submitted
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Lacombe Palliative Care Society to feature special speaker Oct. 5

Master Storyteller Rick Bergh will be discussing grief during sessions at the LMC

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Marking a special time of raising awareness and offering support, the Walk for Wellness & Suicide Prevention was held last month at Cranna Lake. Photo submitted

Walk for Wellness Suicide & Prevention is about support, hope and connection

This year’s event took place Sept. 11 at Cranna Lake

Marking a special time of raising awareness and offering support, the Walk for Wellness & Suicide Prevention was held last month at Cranna Lake. Photo submitted
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Wolf Creek PCN expands programming geared to health improvement

With the start of the fall season comes the launch of a…

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The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony held Sept. 24 in Lacombe

In a tribute to the sacrifices made by many, the Veterans Voices…

The Veterans Voices of Canada Flags of Remembrance ceremony was held Sept. 24 at the Pentagon Farm Centre in Lacombe. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team in 2019. photo submittdd

Registrations open for Lacombe & District Special Olympics’ new season

Local affiliate covers Lacombe, Rimbey, Ponoka and Blackfalds regions

Pictured here are members of the Lacombe and District Special Olympics swim team in 2019. photo submittdd
Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is having an impact in Lacombe

‘Each program has been tailored for all the different needs that individuals with dementia have.’

Pictured here is a group connected to the Lacombe-based Dementia Friendly Community Initiative during a visit to the Ellis Bird Farm. photo submitted