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September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month, and the organization is also celebrating 10 years of service here in Rimbey. Metro News photo

It’s ‘Turn the Town Teal’ month for Big Brothers, Big Sisters

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month!

September is Big Brothers Big Sisters month, and the organization is also celebrating 10 years of service here in Rimbey. Metro News photo
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Rimbey FCSS ‘Kitz for Kidz’ program well underway

Donations of school supplies are most welcome

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Best of Rimbey & Area Readers’ Choice Awards are back

Enter to win $300 in Rimbey Bucks - voting starts Aug. 24

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A very successful Bulls on the Speedway event was held Aug. 7. Fans enjoyed ‘all-day adrenaline action’ including dirt oval, drag races and BRC bull-riding action. Photo courtesy CAR (Central Alberta Raceways)

Bulls on the Speedway was a big community success

The event, held Aug. 7, featured plenty of ’all day adrenaline action’

A very successful Bulls on the Speedway event was held Aug. 7. Fans enjoyed ‘all-day adrenaline action’ including dirt oval, drag races and BRC bull-riding action. Photo courtesy CAR (Central Alberta Raceways)
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Forestburg’s Area 53 Raceway featuring a slate of action-packed weekends coming up

Regular bracket races plus a ‘nostalgia’ class set for Aug. 21-22

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Pictured here are kids from the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club taking a break from Soccer Day - part of the Club’s ongoing summer program. photo submitted

Get your vehicle washed and enjoy a barbecued hot dog on Aug. 14th all for a couple of terrific causes

Proceeds will support Rimbey Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rimbey

Pictured here are kids from the Rimbey Boys and Girls Club taking a break from Soccer Day - part of the Club’s ongoing summer program. photo submitted
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Getting back to a normal routine at Rimbey’s Paskapoo Park

Many visitors have dropped by the site since the lifting of restrictions

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From left, Roseann Glennon, Jamie Coston, Chris Graham and Brad Kurdish.

Rimbey Food Bank benefits from generous donation

Donation came from the recent sixth annual Rock Ride

From left, Roseann Glennon, Jamie Coston, Chris Graham and Brad Kurdish.
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Bentley Cruise In nights on Main Street are off to a roaring start this summer

“Anyone can just drop in. And it doesn’t even half to be a classic car - you can just come by with your ride’

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Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls addresses those gathered to mark the completion of emergency room renovations at the Stettler Hospital. The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which will wrap up by early next year. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent

Officials mark the completion of emergency department renovations at the Stettler Hospital

The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which is drawing to a close by early next year

Stettler Mayor Sean Nolls addresses those gathered to mark the completion of emergency room renovations at the Stettler Hospital. The renovations are part of a multi-year, $9.3 million project which will wrap up by early next year. Mark Weber/Stettler Independent
Some examples of ‘kindness’ rocks that were painted by members of the Boys and Girls Club in Rimbey. photo submitted

The ‘kindness rock snake’ continues to take shape in Rimbey

Residents are asked to contribute a ‘kindness rock’ to a project near the Blindman Youth Action Building

Some examples of ‘kindness’ rocks that were painted by members of the Boys and Girls Club in Rimbey. photo submitted
Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.

Forestburg’s Area 53 Racetrack gears up for action-packed season

Site will also host a portion of the ‘Miles of Mayhem’ event in July

Member Terry Parsons’ custom built track vehicle.
Stettler resident Scott Douglas is heading to Red Deer on Saturday, June 5th on his handcycle as a means of raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. photo submitted

Stettler’s Scott Douglas is set to handcycle to Red Deer to benefit Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

Douglas is extremely grateful to the organization for its tremendous support over the years

Stettler resident Scott Douglas is heading to Red Deer on Saturday, June 5th on his handcycle as a means of raising funds for Spinal Cord Injury Alberta. photo submitted
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Local organizations are bringing some kindness to the community via a great new project

Residents are asked to contribute a ‘kindness rock’ to a project near the Blindman Youth Action Building

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Rimbey FCSS has launched the community via the ‘Virtual Coffee Connection’

With the goal to grow this online community even more, anyone is welcome to come onboard

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Robert Raymond Cook is guarded by RCMP officers after being arrested for the murder of his father. Cook was found guilty of his father’s murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He was never charged with the murder of his stepmother and five half-siblings but was believed to be guilty. (Photo from Provincial Archives of Alberta)

Poem apparently written by convicted Stettler murderer Robert Raymond Cook surfaces in Athabasca County

Cook was executed in 1960 in connection with the slaying of his entire family in Stettler

Robert Raymond Cook is guarded by RCMP officers after being arrested for the murder of his father. Cook was found guilty of his father’s murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He was never charged with the murder of his stepmother and five half-siblings but was believed to be guilty. (Photo from Provincial Archives of Alberta)
Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted

Central Alberta resident reflects on her journey dealing with MS

May is MS Awareness Month in Canada

Pictured here is Stettler resident Philippa Brysiuk speaking at the MS golf tournament in Red Deer back in 2019. Brysiuk, who was diagnosed in 2002, is dedicated to helping raise funds for the MS Society and also to raising awareness about the disease, and all the more during May which is MS Awareness Month. photo submitted
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Paskapoo Park staff and volunteers await the word when they can again welcome visitors to explore the site

In the meantime, summer help has been hired to maintain grounds and buildings

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Pastor Marco Ste-Marie of Rimbey United Church has spearheaded a new project called ‘Walking Through Rimbey’ to shine a light on various agencies and non-profit organizations. Photo submitted

‘Walking Through Rimbey’ continues to gather steam

Pastor Marco Ste Marie launched the project, aimed at building community connections, earlier this year

Pastor Marco Ste-Marie of Rimbey United Church has spearheaded a new project called ‘Walking Through Rimbey’ to shine a light on various agencies and non-profit organizations. Photo submitted