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A barrel racer charges into a racing run at the Rimbey Rodeo in 2019. The Town of Rimbey hopes restrictions will loosen enough to host the annual outdoor rodeo this summer. (File Photo)

Rimbey mayor hopeful for the return of events this summer

Mayor Rick Pankiw says the return of events will help battle COVID fatigue

  • Mar 26, 2021
A barrel racer charges into a racing run at the Rimbey Rodeo in 2019. The Town of Rimbey hopes restrictions will loosen enough to host the annual outdoor rodeo this summer. (File Photo)
Pictured here are some members of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour) from Rimbey Christian Reformed Church. These girls recently took part in the Coldest Night Walk fundraising event for the Rimbey Food Bank. From left are Macie Bennik, Tenley Buwalda, Leiah Dolman, Carlie de Bruyn (holding Grace), and GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Ivette de Bruyn and Head GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Dirma Roseboom. Missing from the photo is Counsellor Mrs. Judy Fairfield (taking the picture). To date, funds raised are $3,525 for 2021 Coldest night walk, the third walk done.
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Members of GEMS support Rimbey Coldest Night Walk fundraising event

Rimbey Christian Reformed Church group is always eager to lend a helping hand

Pictured here are some members of GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Saviour) from Rimbey Christian Reformed Church. These girls recently took part in the Coldest Night Walk fundraising event for the Rimbey Food Bank. From left are Macie Bennik, Tenley Buwalda, Leiah Dolman, Carlie de Bruyn (holding Grace), and GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Ivette de Bruyn and Head GEMS Counsellor Mrs. Dirma Roseboom. Missing from the photo is Counsellor Mrs. Judy Fairfield (taking the picture). To date, funds raised are $3,525 for 2021 Coldest night walk, the third walk done.
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A SAGA member (left) poses as Jessi Hanks (right) with Castle Restaurant puts up a safe space sticker to display on the restaurant’s front door. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

SAGA Wetaskiwin works with local businesses to display they are a safe space

The safe space stickers show that its a safe and inclusive space.

A SAGA member (left) poses as Jessi Hanks (right) with Castle Restaurant puts up a safe space sticker to display on the restaurant’s front door. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Eric Rajah, co-founder of A Better World. (Photo Submitted)

Two Lacombe residents receive award from Governor General for charity work

Eric Rajah and Brian Leavitt co-founded A Better World, a charity which started in Lacombe in 1990

Eric Rajah, co-founder of A Better World. (Photo Submitted)
4-H Alberta Logo

Rimbey 4-H Club holds virtual public speaking event

Club members submitted their speeches and performances in video format for judging this year.

4-H Alberta Logo
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.
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‘Walking Through Rimbey’ highlights local non-profit agencies

Project is the brainchild of Rimbey United Church’s Pastor Marco Ste-Marie

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.
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Gull Lake Deer Creek Gas Co-op and Gas Alberta Inc. generously donated $2500 to Rimbey Victim Services. The money was raised through personal donations from staff and members of the Board of Directors at GLDC Gas Co-op as well as a matching contribution from Gas Alberta. Rimbey Victim Services was selected by GLDC Gas Co-op to directly support victim expenses. Photo from L-R: From GLDC Don Hoskin & Sabrina Trafiak, Rimbey VSU Chair Garreth Jones, Rimbey VSU RCMP Liaison Caleb Davisson

PHOTO: Gull Lake Deer Creek Gas Co-op and Gas Alberta Inc. donates $2,500 to Rimbey Victim Services

Rimbey Victim Services was selected by GLDC Gas Co-op to directly support victim expenses

  • Feb 24, 2021
Gull Lake Deer Creek Gas Co-op and Gas Alberta Inc. generously donated $2500 to Rimbey Victim Services. The money was raised through personal donations from staff and members of the Board of Directors at GLDC Gas Co-op as well as a matching contribution from Gas Alberta. Rimbey Victim Services was selected by GLDC Gas Co-op to directly support victim expenses. Photo from L-R: From GLDC Don Hoskin & Sabrina Trafiak, Rimbey VSU Chair Garreth Jones, Rimbey VSU RCMP Liaison Caleb Davisson
Minister Rick Wilson poses with Katie at the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, both wearing her Pink Shirt Day design. Facebook/ Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin.

Wetaskiwin Boys and Girls club Pink Shirt day design focuses on kindness

Katie with the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin created this year’s Pink Shirt Day design.

Minister Rick Wilson poses with Katie at the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin, both wearing her Pink Shirt Day design. Facebook/ Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin.
Volunteers cook a fresh batch of pancakes for Rimbey United Church’s Pancake Supper fundraiser. Money raised from the fundraiser benefits Rimbey FCSS and the United Church. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

PHOTOS: Pancakes for a Cause

Volunteers cooked a fresh batch of pancakes for Rimbey United Church’s Pancake Supper fundraiser

Volunteers cook a fresh batch of pancakes for Rimbey United Church’s Pancake Supper fundraiser. Money raised from the fundraiser benefits Rimbey FCSS and the United Church. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
Roscoe received a drive-by parade from family, friends and the Wetaskiwin Fire Service. Submitted/ Karen Grant.

Wetaskiwin resident celebrates his 100th birthday

Roscoe Grant marked a milestone historical event with a major milestone birthday.

Roscoe received a drive-by parade from family, friends and the Wetaskiwin Fire Service. Submitted/ Karen Grant.
County of Wetaskiwin Peace Officers Dan Rabel (left), Nick Sahl (centre) and Associated Ambulance Paramedic Shawn Moffitt (right) at the 2019 Free our Finest event. They are all part of the Wetaskiwin Free our Finest team participating in the Polar Plunge this year. Submitted/ Nick Sahl.

Wetaskiwin area first responders team up to Polar Plunge; fundraising for Special Olympics Alberta

This is the 10th Anniversary of the Polar Plunge and will be done virtually by the teams.

County of Wetaskiwin Peace Officers Dan Rabel (left), Nick Sahl (centre) and Associated Ambulance Paramedic Shawn Moffitt (right) at the 2019 Free our Finest event. They are all part of the Wetaskiwin Free our Finest team participating in the Polar Plunge this year. Submitted/ Nick Sahl.
Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Curling rink on Pigeon Lake has massive popularity and support

One of the rink creators, Corey Kozack, says rink is already booked into March 2021.

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Cindy Pelletier poses for a photo before giving birth to the child she was carrying for a same-sex couple from France. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake woman says surrogacy helps complete families

Cindy Pelletier says being a surrogate is what she was meant to do

Cindy Pelletier poses for a photo before giving birth to the child she was carrying for a same-sex couple from France. (Photo Submitted)
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)

Balzac Billy predicts more winter

The Groundhog’s Day tradition continued at the Blue Grass Nursery with a live video

  • Feb 2, 2021
Balzac Billy has been predicting Alberta's spring weather on Groundhog Day for many years. (Contributed by Balzac Business Community Association)
South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

South Pigeon Lake fire walk across Pigeon Lake in fundraiser for Chief battling rare cancer

Firefighters from SPL and community members took to the lake for “Walk for Wayne”.

South Pigeon Lake firefighter Cade Johnston organized the “Walk for Wayne”. Johnston poses at the end of the walk with the fire hat he carried during the walk, signed by all who joined the SPL firefighters that day to be given to Wayne, and the donation boot. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.

Sylvan Lake author pens first children’s book about COVID-19

“The Coronavirus Isn’t Scary” by Kristy Walker teaches children to take care of themselves

The first pages of the book, by Kristy Walker.
(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