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(Image: BBBS of Rimbey Facebook page)
(Image: BBBS of Rimbey Facebook page)
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
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Family Resource Network offering support on parenting during COVID-19

Family Resource Network of Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey and surrounding areas shares helpful resources

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Roseann Glennon, from the Rimbey Food Bank, accepts a cheque donation of $803 from Arlene Dean (centre) and Mikki Collis, members of the textile portion of the Rimbey Art Club. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey group donates $800 to local food bank

Many locals have found unique ways of donating to the food bank since march, including selling masks

Roseann Glennon, from the Rimbey Food Bank, accepts a cheque donation of $803 from Arlene Dean (centre) and Mikki Collis, members of the textile portion of the Rimbey Art Club. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation

Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation
The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)

Brightly lit Sylvan Lake house a local holiday tradition

Locals look forward to the holiday spectacle put together every year at Ramie and Alexis Tucker’s

The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)
Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey United Church keeping local holiday tradition alive

A small group of women worked with Tom Ford to bake and sell his holiday fruit cakes this year

Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Doug Rogers, with his horses, Monty and Foolish, led the Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club’s Cutter Parade last year. (File Photo)

Rimbey Sleigh and Wagon Club holding food and toy drive in leiu of Cutter Parade

The Sleigh and Wagon Club decided to cancel the annual Cutter Parade for 2021

Doug Rogers, with his horses, Monty and Foolish, led the Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club’s Cutter Parade last year. (File Photo)
Rimbey Victim Services in partnership with Rimbey RCMP and Ponoka County Fire Charity Checkstop 2019. Submitted/ Kristine Stebanuk, Rimbey Victim Services.

Rimbey Charity Checkstop on hold this year

Rimbey Victim Services’ annual Charity Checkstop cancelled due to COVID-19 this year.

Rimbey Victim Services in partnership with Rimbey RCMP and Ponoka County Fire Charity Checkstop 2019. Submitted/ Kristine Stebanuk, Rimbey Victim Services.
A central Alberta woman is collecting Christmas gift donations for roughly 85 residents at Valleyview Manor in Rimbey. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Rimbey woman gathering Christmas gifts for seniors at Valleyview Manor

Margaret Tanasiuk says she doesn’t want anyone to feel forgotten on Christmas morning

A central Alberta woman is collecting Christmas gift donations for roughly 85 residents at Valleyview Manor in Rimbey. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
The tree decorated in red decorations is called the Buffalo Plaid Cottage Tree. Papple says this tree has more of a "taditional, cottage-y feel." (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake resident auctioning decorated Christmas trees to help local charities

Shauntel Papple is auctioning two fully decorated trees to benefit AACS and Youth Unlimited

The tree decorated in red decorations is called the Buffalo Plaid Cottage Tree. Papple says this tree has more of a "taditional, cottage-y feel." (Photo Submitted)
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Bentley couple celebrates 60th anniversary

They still laugh, hold hands, play crib and fish says daughter

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Wanda Cline

Rimbey author Wanda Cline is thrilled to see the release of her first children’s book

‘(Writing) is what fills my cup in life’

  • Nov 19, 2020
Wanda Cline
Facebook/ Rimbey’s Market at the Park

Rimbey’s annual Christmas Market online this year

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Rimbey Christmas Market will be online this year.

Facebook/ Rimbey’s Market at the Park
A veteran salutes the cenotaph outside of the Rimbey Legion following the Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11. The service was live streamed this year to keep gathering sizes small. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey remembers during solemn Remembrance Day service

The socially distanced service was live streamed by the Rimbey Legion on Nov. 11

A veteran salutes the cenotaph outside of the Rimbey Legion following the Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11. The service was live streamed this year to keep gathering sizes small. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Elder Roy Louis and his wife Judy pose for a photo before blessing the five Indigenous Activity Kits at the library on Oct. 30. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Elder blesses new Indigenous Activity Kits at Rimbey Municipal Library

The Rimbey library has five new activity kits highlighting indigenous culture

Elder Roy Louis and his wife Judy pose for a photo before blessing the five Indigenous Activity Kits at the library on Oct. 30. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
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Remembrance Day will look a little bit different this year due to COVID-19. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Rimbey Remembrance Day service to be live streamed

This year, the service will be held at the Legion, rather than the Community Centre

  • Oct 29, 2020
Remembrance Day will look a little bit different this year due to COVID-19. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)