Community

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
All that remains of the Independent after the 1952 fire. (Photo submitted)

The Independent remembers Stettler Alberta Avenue Fire: 70 years later

The blaze destroyed two businesses and killed one person

  • Oct 27, 2022
All that remains of the Independent after the 1952 fire. (Photo submitted)
Dale Rangen received silver for the Community Hero Award.

Dale Rangen wins silver in Community Hero category

Since his retirement six years ago, Dale Rangen has been enjoying his…

Dale Rangen received silver for the Community Hero Award.
(Photo courtesy of Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)

Ray Durand wins bronze in Community Hero category

Ray Durand has owned the Esso gas station in Rimbey since 1966…

(Photo courtesy of Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)
The Best of Rimbey & Area Awards Community Hero Award recognizes outstanding people in the community who give their time to help others. (Photo courtesy of Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)

Mel Buwalda wins Best of Rimbey Community Hero Award

Mel Buwalda has worked as a pharmacist in Rimbey since she moved…

The Best of Rimbey & Area Awards Community Hero Award recognizes outstanding people in the community who give their time to help others. (Photo courtesy of Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)
Carly Wengenast (L) and MaryAnn Josephison with Rimbey FCSS. There is still a need for more help. (Photo courtesy of Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)

Communities need volunteers

Rimbey organizations struggling to find volunteers

Carly Wengenast (L) and MaryAnn Josephison with Rimbey FCSS. There is still a need for more help. (Photo courtesy of Leah Bousfield/Rimbey Review)
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)
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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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An example of artwork from the Rimbey Art Club that will be on display at the show and open house. (Photo submitted)

Rimbey Art Club hosting open house

The Rimbey Art Club (RAC) has been active since 1966, but coming…

An example of artwork from the Rimbey Art Club that will be on display at the show and open house. (Photo submitted)
Photo by Leah Bousfield

Bentley Show N’ Shine sees huge attendance

This year’s Bentley Show N’ Shine had a huge turnout post pandemic…

Photo by Leah Bousfield
A group of guys and their families at Rode Hard Speed Shop take part in the muddy competition of mud bogging. (Photos submitted)

Mud bogging – more than just getting dirty

For Ethan Rode, mud bogging is more than just competition; it’s a…

A group of guys and their families at Rode Hard Speed Shop take part in the muddy competition of mud bogging. (Photos submitted)
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Talking to college students about drugs

By Nickolaus Hayes College students in Alberta are well on their journey…

  • Aug 11, 2022
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

(File photo)
Rimbey

Rimbey pharmacy helps Spread Kindness in the community

The last year and a half has been tough for everyone, no…

  • Sep 27, 2021
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Oval Race track at Central Alberta Raceway. (Photo Submitted)

Central Alberta Raceways in Rimbey delays opening after health restrictions expand

Central Alberta Raceways had originally planned to open for the season at the end of May

Oval Race track at Central Alberta Raceway. (Photo Submitted)
CACAC strives to create a healthy and happy future for the children of Central Alberta and the greater community.

1,100 reasons to support Central Alberta children this Christmas

Annual lottery fundraiser will fund Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre’s vital work

  • Dec 7, 2020
CACAC strives to create a healthy and happy future for the children of Central Alberta and the greater community.