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The Strathmore Times unveiled their own version of the net cam at the Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games charity hockey game featuring the Calgary
Flames/NHL Alumni versus the Cairnhill Raiders on March 15 at the Strathmore Family Centre. The new net cam, which brings readers closer to the
action than ever before, is one of a handful used by weekly newspapers in all of Canada. For more unique photos and more coverage of the charity
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“We find ourselves in the field
a lot and therefore if we’re not
in, the office is closed. The office is not shutting down, it’s
not going to shut down completely, it just means if someone
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still open. We have offices in
Calgary, Hanna, Drumheller, so
hopefully we can meet demand
through those offices,” said Cox.
“On an ongoing basis, for the
time being, we are actively trying to see what can be done
about filling the position in
Strathmore.”
With staff shortages in other
districts, the Strathmore officers are extra busy, helping
out where they can in places
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It was a packed Family Centre
on March 15 as the NHL and
Flames Alumni came to town
to take on the Cairnhill Raiders in fundraiser hockey match
in support of the 2015 Alberta
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held later this summer.

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NHL alumni shine in fundraising game
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

From country star George
Canyon singing the national anthem, to stick throwing pranks on a penalty
shot, fans were entertained
throughout the NHL/Calgary
Flames alumni game versus
the Cairn Hill Oldtimers on
March 15 at the Strathmore
Family Centre.
The players thoroughly
enjoyed themselves: whether
they were catching up with
old teammates or putting on
a show for the crowd.
“It went very smoothly,
Colleen did a great job or-

ganizing, and we were just
able to show up to play and
have fun,” said Neal Coulter,
NHL alumni and co-organizer of the event. “I think both
teams had a lot of fun and
you get into that dressing
room, it’s just a great time,
lots of laughs.”
There were some players
that had not changed from
their playing days that really
did make the atmosphere of
the game.
“Archie Henderson has
100 different humorous lines
and he kept everybody really
light and loose,” he said.
Coulter’s favourite part
of the event was just being

able to socialize with longtime friends and to be able
to share the good times with
fellow alumni.
“That’s one of the things I
look forward to most as part
of the alumni is getting together for function like this
and guys come from all over
the place and you meet new
guys and this could be our
last alumni function this year
for skates,” said Coulter.
Former Calgary Flames assistant coach Rich Preston
thoroughly enjoyed his experience at the game.
“It always fun to get back
on the ice for players like us
and it doesn’t matter how

old you are, I’m in my 60’s
and I still enjoy getting on
the ice,” said Preston.
“There’s some guys here
I played with professionally and others I’ve played
against and it’s always good
to get together for a good
cause.”
Preston thought the best
memory of the day was skating with the Timbits and
how much fun it was to relive when they were that age
and playing hockey.
The proceeds from the
game went towards covering costs for the Strathmore
2015 Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games.

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PUBLIC HEARING, MARCH 18, 2015,
7:00 PM: BYLAW# 15-03
Schedule “A” the Land Use District Map in the Land Use Bylaw No.1411 is amended by changing the land use designation of a portion of Lot 1
Block 3 Plan 0711894 from AG – Agriculture General District to R1N – Single
Detached Residential (Narrow Lot) District, R2 – Low Density Residential
District and P1 – Public Service District as shown in Schedule “A”
(Edgefield, Phase 2).

PASTURE FOR RENT

The next regular
Council Meeting
will be
April 1 & 15, 2015

The Town of Strathmore has 709 acres of
pasture land for rent in the S.E. part of Town.
The term of the lease will be for one (1) year
with a clause that part of the land may be
used by the Town at any time during the year.
If interested in viewing the property or
obtaining more information, please contact
Dwight Stanford, CAO at 403-934-3133. Sealed
Tenders will be accepted at the Town Office
until March 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM.
A formal written agreement will be required.

TOWN OF STRATHMORE
NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT PERMITS

A copy of the proposed Bylaw may be inspected by the public during
regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday at the Town
Office (680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB), or can be found on the
Town website (www.strathmore.ca). Please contact the Town Office if
you would like an opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed
amendments prior to the Public Hearing.
The Public Hearing will be held at the Council Chambers, Strathmore
Municipal Building, 680 Westchester Road, Strathmore Alberta on
Wednesday, March 18, 2015, commencing at 7:00 pm with procedures in
accordance with the Town of Strathmore Council Procedural Bylaw #07-11
and amendments thereto.
Any person or group of persons, or person acting on his or their behalf,
who claims to be affected by any or all of the proposed bylaws may present
suggestions or concerns by making a submission to the public hearing.
Written submissions to the Public Hearing or the name of any person
wishing to make an oral presentation at the Public Hearing must be
received by the Planning and Development Department prior to 12:00 noon
on Thursday, March 12, 2015 as outlined in Bylaw #07-11 and amendments
thereto. If your written submission is not received by this time, please
provide fifteen (15) copies for distribution at the Public Hearing. Each
person wishing to address Council at the Public Hearing shall complete
their verbal presentation within five minutes.
Please note that written submissions will become public documents
once submitted to the Town, unless otherwise requested.

SCHEDULE “A”: SUBJECT AREA IS SHOWN IN RED

TOWN OF

STRATHMORE

The following application(s) for development have been approved by
the Town of Strathmore, subject to the right of appeal to the Subdivision
and Development Appeal Board:
Application:
Civic Address:
Legal Description:
Development:

15HB-016
16 Hillcrest Cape
Lot 7, Block 12, Plan 051 4278
Home Occupation:
Personal Service: Self Service Meditation Space

Application:
Civic Address:
Legal Description:
Development:

15D-036
305 Strathford Boulevard
Lot 11, Block 4, Plan 991 2898
Side yard setback variance of 0.42 meters
for Accessory Building (Shed)

The file(s) as noted above can be viewed at the Town Office during
regular business hours. The permit(s) will be issued following the lapse
of the appeal period.
Any person wishing to appeal this decision(s) must submit their
appeal no later than 4:30 pm on April 7, 2015. Appeals must be in
writing, accompanied by the $100.00 fee and submitted to the Secretary,
Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Town of Strathmore, 680
Westchester Road, Strathmore AB T1P 1J1.
Date of Publication: March 20, 2015

IMPORTANT NOTICE
GOOD FOOD BOX DATE CHANGE
Good Fox boxes that are order on or before March 24th, 2015 will need to be
picked up on Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 AS WE ARE CLOSED FOR Good Friday
on Friday, April 3rd, 2015.

UTILITY BILLS
March 15, 2015 Utility Bills for Route A have been mailed out
for the following areas:
Wildflower, Stathmore Lakes, Westmount, Downtown, Thorncliff,
Parkwood, Green Meadow, Grande Point, Aspen Creek and the
Ranch and due dates for this bill is April 10, 2015.

FCSS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED
The Strathmore FCSS is looking for Volunteers for the Frozen Meals On
Wheels Program to help get this New initiative off the ground.
If you are interested in serving your community as a volunteer, please submit
a Volunteer Application (available at the FCSS Office, Town Office or on the
Town’s website under Town Living, Volunteering) to Dahrlyne Knaus, FCSS
Programmer, in person or via email: dknaus@strathmore.ca.

2015 CENSUS ENUMERATORS REQUIRED
The Town of Strathmore is currently recruiting enumerators to assist in
conducting the 2015 Municipal Census between April 15, 2015 and June 1,
2015. Enumerators must be at least 18 years of age, have good interviewing
skills, basic iPad/computer skills, basic map reading skills, be available to
work 20-30 hours per week (mainly evenings and weekends), walk in various
weather conditions carrying a tablet and be able to attend a mandatory
training session on April 13, 2015.
For further information on this position, please contact the Town of Strathmore
at 403-934-3133. All interested applicants are requested to submit a resume
quoting “2015 Census Enumerator” by Friday, March 27, 2015 to:
opportunities@strathmore.ca
Thank you for your interest in the Town of Strathmore. Only those candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted.

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YOUR WEEKLY

Art vandalized at Lambert Centre
SHANNON LECLAIR
Times Reporter

The bench called ‘Belong’ that has
been on display in the Lambert Centre
will be finding a new home after vandals defaced the piece of art. At the end
of January Dahrlyne Knaus, who works
as an FCSS programmer in the building,
saw a father whose two young boys
picking at the bench. They had already
peeled off one doily and were working
on removing another. She mentioned to
the father that it was a piece of art and
asked if they could stop what they were
doing.
“The father sat there on his phone
texting and didn’t even look up,” said
Knaus.
Angry at what she was seeing, she
stepped back into the FCSS office to
cool down. A few minutes later she
went back into the hallway and noticed
one of the two boys had taken the brochure rack and thrown it down on the
floor.
“I went and picked it up and said ‘excuse me, this is public property,’ and
the father gave me a dirty look and continued texting,” said Knaus.
“I really was very upset, it’s one thing
to do damage to the walls or the corkboards, but this was a piece of art. Not
that it’s okay for anything, but somebody put a lot of love, and sweat equity
into this, I was very upset.”

Both Knaus and staff at the Strathmore Municipal Library have kind of
kept an eye on the bench since it first
was presented to the building.
“We’re really disappointed because
we were so excited to have a beautiful
piece of public art in this building. The
lobby is pretty drab and it’s just really
nice to feature local artists and organizations in that space so we are very
disappointed but we hope it can find a
good home where it will be well cared
for,” said Rachel Dick Hughes, director
of library services. “We do continue to
feature art in the library and we will
continue that … I think some people
just need better education on the value
of art and how to respect property that
other people have worked for.”
Approximately two weeks after the
initial incident, Wanda Reinholdt, Hope
Bridges Society Coordinator, was in the
Lambert Centre and noticed the damage
to the bench was worse.
“I almost fainted because there were
more pieces that were hanging, more
doilies that were hanging, and then
there was a couple that had been totally
ripped off and paint had been taken
with it,” said Reinholdt.
Because of the damage the bench will
now be removed from its location, and
could end up somewhere where the
public won’t be able to enjoy it as they
could at the Lambert Centre.
Reinholdt said it really is up to Jason

Regional communications competition
SHANNON LECLAIR
Times Reporter

Learning to communicate effectively
is a vital part of day-to-day life, whether
it’s so you can give directions to someone, or come across well in an interview. 4-H leaders know this, which is
why each year the members are required to take part in public speaking.
“There are a lot of skills that the
members will learn through 4-H, communication is one of them, it could be
through presentations, a speech or even
emceeing. It is a requirement of 4-H because they see the value in that,” said
Anita Kraus, a registered leader in 4-H,
and parent volunteer with the communications committee.
Public speaking is one of the top
fears worldwide, and learning how to
overcome it, and deal with the anxiety
related to it is an important skill.
“By learning when they’re young
and building that confidence through
the 4-H program, when they grow into
adults they either aren’t afraid of it anymore or they really know how to deal
with it and people don’t realize they
might have some nerves underneath the
surface,” said Kraus.
On March 21 the Calgary Regional
4-H Communications Competition is being held at the Strathmore Civic Centre.
“The Regional competitions are the
fourth level of competition for these 4-H
members. This is also the last level of
competition for the junior and intermediate members, but the top two senior
members will continue on to the Provincial 4-H competitions,” said Kraus.
Six senior members will also get to
display their communication skills by
being the MCs in each competition.
There will be three public speaking
competitions and in the afternoon there
will also be three presentation competitions. The members are encouraged to
choose topics that they already have an
interest in. During the public speaking
section the members have to present
their prepared speech within a set time
frame.

Then each speaker will give a speech
on an impromptu topic with only a
minute to prepare their new one to two
minute speech.
The presentation competition also
consists of members presenting within
a certain time frame. They’re then asked
a question on their topic by one of the
judges, which they must answer immediately.
“By them speaking about something
that they’re interested in or they have a
passion about, it’s very easy for them to
talk about it, so it’s not so intimidating,”
said Kraus.
It also makes it easier for them to
make the time frame because they
have the confidence in their topic. The
speech competition begins at 9:30 a.m.
at the Strathmore Civic Centre. The presentations will begin at 2 p.m.

HEALTH ADVICE

Hale, who donated it to the community,
to decide where it may end up.
“We need the public’s help to take
care of items, and the town and the
county recognize that as well and
they’re on board,” said Reinholdt. She
is also involved with the Strathmore Regional Arts Collective, which recently
brought forward a proposal to the town
and county about creating a policy for
art displays.
“We just have to raise awareness and
develop the advocates everywhere for
our art … so that if they see somebody
doing something to a piece of art we’re
all working together to keep it (whole).”

Strathmore RCMP are currently
investigating a theft from a
business. Sometime during the
night of March 15th unknown
suspect(s) gained access to the
property located on Slater road.
Suspect(s) cut a hole in UFA’s
fence obtaining a fuel tank.
If you have any information
that could help assist with this
investigation please contact
the Strathmore RCMP.

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Representing Canada on the international stage
SHANNON LECLAIR
Times Reporter
Local trick rider Avery Aleman,
11, is getting the opportunity
some riders only dream about.
On April 3, in Sydney, Australia,
Aleman will be representing Canada at the Sydney Royal Easter
Show.
Aleman is a member of the Canadian Trick Riding Association
and recently won the title of Elite

Trick Rider for 2014. She, and her
fellow Canadian Champions Cora
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Canada.
“Very few people get to go and
have this opportunity. I’m very inspired to go and do it with some
amazing people like Jerri Duce
(and) Paige Callaway. I am very
thankful that we get to use horses that are down there too,” said
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Her love for horses has always
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the Strathmore Stampede that
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“When I was four I saw Niki
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Stampede and that really inspired
me to kind of push forward,” said
Aleman. “I had always rode but
I wanted to try trick riding, so
my mom brought me out to Jerri
Duce’s place. I trick rode for the

first time there and I loved
‘They have a wonderful
it. It was one of my favourite act … they are amazingly
sports and I never stopped talented little girls, and were
talking about it.”
right from day one. They just
She signed up with Jerri seemed to know what they
Duce, who
wanted
to
had
been
be and were
teaching out
very good at
of Carseland
it,” said Duce.
The Assoat the time,
ciation was
and
began
created when
to learn the
the leaders of
ropes.
the trick rid“The biging industrygest
thing
Duce,
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Photo Courtesy of Christa Aleman
to perform,
Flundra, Amshe’s an all-around cowgirl, ber Wright, Kelsey Yule and
so she barrel races, pole Rae-Lynn Armstrong- saw the
bends, goat ties, ropes and need to work together with
everything else,” said her a single mission of opening
mom Christa Aleman.
doors and creating oppor“She loves the thrill of trick tunities for all levels of trick
riding … the opportunity to riders. Thanks to the creation
perform and of course this is of the association the girls
just an opportunity that’s phe- are given new opportuninomenal, to be able to travel ties to perform. By attending
across the world and compete three of the four competition
at a competition with girls events the riders are able to
that have the same love that qualify for nationals. From
they have is pretty cool.”
there the Canadian ChampiDuce began coaching Av- ons will have the opportunity
ery when she was four, and to represent Canada the folalso took on Croteu at the lowing year on the internaage of four. Both girls now tional stage.
ride as professional partners,
“It’s thrilling to watch them
attending different events to- go on and be able to do in the
gether in Canada and the U.S international thing at such a
throughout the year.
young age,” said Duce.

Water reimbursement program
helps county residents
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

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Wheatland County is implementing Water Efficiency Rebate Program to help county
residents conserve water.
The county is offering rebates to those residents who
consider buying low-flow
fixtures such as toilets and
showerheads. The use of lowflow technology can help reduce water usage, thereby
lowering the residents’ environmental footprint.
“I think in today’s environment the conservation of water and the management of
waste water and its impact
on the environment as well
as our good supply of quality water is always something
we got to recognize the importance of,” said Jim Laslo,
General Manager of Agriculture for Wheatland County.
“We’re in the Palliser Triangle

and our goal in Wheatland
County is to recognize that
water conservation is important. We want to be proactive
and give benefits to those
folks who feel they can reduce consumption of water,
which in essence reduces the
disposal of waste water.”
The rebate given back will
be $60 per high efficiency
fixture and a maximum of
$180 per Wheatland County
household.
How the process will work
is:
• Take a photo of the old fixture in place (for each new
fixture)
• Purchase and install a new
certified fixture.
• Take a photo of the new
fixture.
• Submit your completed applications with photos, receipt to Wheatland County.
• A rebate will be added to
your next utility bill.

Wetlands help moderate the effects of floods,
droughts, climate change and erosion.
Learn more about wetland conservation
and restoration at ducks.ca
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The Strathmore Children’s Choir Finale held a workshop that was instructed by Dave Mikuliak of Lethbridge on March 12 at the Strathmore United
Church. They worked on the song “A New Day,” which is capella based.

Justin Seward Photo

Children’s choir
makes music

SHANNON LECLAIR
Times Reporter

This year, instead of all three choir groups attending the
Drumheller and District Music Festival, the Strathmore Children’s Choir opted to bring a clinician in for their choral
students.
“Our oldest choir ‘Finale’ will still be attending the Drumheller festival. Last year our adjudicator was able to come to
Strathmore to work with us as the weather had been so bad,
and it was such a positive experience for the choir members to sing for their families -when we drive to Drumheller
it’s more difficult for families to come and watch- that we
thought we would try this for a change this year,” said Children’s Choir Director Loralee Laycock.
Dave Mikuliak came out to work with the Strathmore
Choir on March 12. He has been directing choirs of all age
levels for over 25 years, working in several school systems
and communities throughout southern Alberta.
“I knew Dave years ago as a musical director of a play
that I was in,” said Laycock. “He is highly energetic, positive,
and in his words, ‘believes in process over product.’ I felt

that was a great fit for our choir as my
goal is always to teach the importance
of having music in our lives.”
Mikuliak also places an emphasis on
student understanding and recognition
of vocal practice, musicality, and expressivity to further the processes of
positive rehearsal techniques.
During the clinic Mikuliak listened to
the kids perform their prepared pieces
and then taught them different ways
they could improve on them. He also
spent time teaching the kids different
singing and choral techniques.
“I feel it is always important for my
choirs to hear feedback from other musicians. By having an opportunity to
work with a clinician who doesn’t see
them each week, they will be able to
learn new ways to work together as a
choir,” said Laycock.
One of the things Mikuliak taught the
kids was that if the process of learning
to create music is the most important
thing, then the product would naturally
follow.
Laycock said the evening was both
a positive and educational experience
for all three choirs. Mikuliak worked
with each group on their level and gave
them ideas how to improve. The choirs
were happy to perform in front of their
parents, and Laycock said she was very
happy with the evening and how it
turned out.

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Keeping Canada’s most heinous
criminals behind bars
KEVIN SORENSON, M.P., CROWFOOT
Parliamentary Report

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced
our Conservative Government’s intent to introduce legislation to keep Canadian families and
their communities safe by ensuring that the most
heinous criminals like Clifford Olson, will be sentenced to life behind bars without the possibility
of parole. This legislation will follow through on
our Government’s 2013 Speech from the Throne
commitment to ensure that a life sentence means
a sentence for life.
We are building on our ongoing commitment
to keep Canada’s streets and communities safe by
holding violent repeat offenders accountable and
ensuring that the rights of victims are considered
above the rights of criminals. The pending legislation will hold the most heinous perpetrators
of violence accountable and protect Canadians
from further violence by these individuals.
As your Member of Parliament, I have always
heard from you that you want assurances that
those who break the law are punished for their
actions. Year after year, I receive letters, e-mails
and phone calls asking for penalties to match the
severity of crimes committed. That is why this
week our Government will introduce legislation
to ensure that criminals who commit horrific
crimes face serious criminal penalties, and that
a life sentence in Canada means exactly that: a
life sentence.
We are ensuring that the Canadian justice system no longer allows the worst criminals to pose
a risk to Canadians, our families, or our communities. We are targeting individuals who commit
the most heinous crimes such as: those who plot
kidnapping or sexual assault that results in murder; those with such contempt for law and order
that they kill the police and correctional officers

who are charged with protecting our streets;
those who despise our values and way of life that
carry out deadly acts of terrorism; and those who
commit crimes of a particularly brutal nature.
In addition to the mandatory sentences discussed above, courts will have the discretion
to impose life sentences without parole in any
other first degree murder case or in circumstances where an offender previously convicted of
murder, or of an international killing under the
Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act,
commits another murder.
To address legitimate constitutional concerns,
this legislation will permit a criminal serving life
without parole to apply to the Minister of Public Safety for exceptional release after serving no
less than 35 years. Decisions on petitions of this
kind will rest with the federal Cabinet and will
ensure that the families of victims are able to
provide input on any such decisions.
The proposed legislation on life sentences
without parole would align Canada’s criminal
justice approach with likeminded countries such
as the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the United
States, and Australia. These proposed measures
build on the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of the Government’s intent to introduce
legislation that would end the practice of making
early release available for repeat violent offenders.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this or previous columns you may write me
at 4945-50th Street, Camrose, Alberta, T4V 1P9,
call 780-608-4600, toll-free 1-800-665-4358, fax
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me on Twitter @KevinASorenson.

Harper Government announces
enhanced lifetime support
FROM THE OFFICE OF
KEVIN SORENSON

Kevin Sorenson, Member of Parliament for
Crowfoot and Minister of State (Finance) is alerting local Canadian Veterans that the Hon. Erin
O’Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, has unveiled a proposed new financial benefit aimed at
providing financial stability to Veterans who are
moderately to severely disabled and their families.
“This Retirement Income Security Benefit
would ensure that an eligible Veteran’s total annual income is at least 70 per cent of what he
or she received in financial benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada before age 65,” said Sorenson. “Monthly payments would be calculated on
a case-by-case basis, taking into account how
much the Veteran was receiving before age 65
and other sources of income he or she may have
beyond age 65.”

Currently, the Earnings Loss Benefit – upon
which many moderately to severely disabled Veterans rely – is not available after the age of 65,
resulting in a drop in the Veteran’s annual income. The new Retirement Income Security Benefit would provide these Veterans with continued
assistance in the form of a monthly income support payment beginning at age 65.
“The proposed Retirement Income Security
Benefit would work in concert with existing
services and benefits to establish a continuum
of support that spans a disabled Veteran’s entire life,” explained Sorenson. “It is designed for
those whose ability to save for retirement was
directly impacted by their service to our country.
Income support would also be extended to families through continued payment of a monthly
benefit to the Veteran’s survivor. This announcement responds directly to concerns raised by the
Veterans Ombudsman and the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.”

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Welcoming next members
SHERRY MALMBERG
Arrowwood River Wranglers

The Arrowwood River Wranglers welcomed 25
horse members ranging in age from 7-18 from
Wheatland District, including one member from
Stavely and one from Irricana to their second annual horse workshop.
They started the day by getting to know each
other and breaking into six teams. The members
painted horse brushes which turned out amazing!
Then the workday started we had the teams go
around the room to different ID stations were you
had to identify thing like parts of the horse, markings, colors, parts of the hoof, grooming supplies
and feed.

They had a mini multi judging clinic and practice, followed by make your own pizzas for lunch.
After lunch we had a horse bowl competition
with the team being asked questions from the 4-H
manual, we used a buzzer system which makes it
like a game show and a lot of fun.
The winners of the horse bowl where the team
of Emma Russian from the Stavely Club, Kate Darr
from Irricana and Payton Yule from the Standard
Club, Lyndsey Pearson and Matthew Wilbern both
from the Arrowwood Club.
We finished the day with a sundae bar. It was
a great, educationalday for the member and we
want to thank the Calgary Region for leading us
their buzzers and Wheatland Distict for funding
this event.

 

 

 

 

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Dog-day afternoon
PAT FULE
Fule for Thought
Our family dog is named Brodie. He’s now
15-years-old and we’ve started calling him Grandpa. He doesn’t move as fast as he used, and sometimes his back leg will slide out on him.
We thought it was because our new house has
hardwood floors, but we’ve been told by the vet
that his legs aren’t getting strong nervous signals,
so they give out. I bet he’s thrilled to have a lot of
hardwood, so that he can basically feel like he’s
learning to ice skate! We also have a set of fairly
steep stairs to the basement, and there are times
he’ll sit at the bottom, look up, then look sadly
bark at us. We’ve decided being 90 in dog years,
has earned him to right to get some “elevator carries” up and down the stairs. When he does go up
on his own, he has to use both back legs hitting
at the same time to make it. It’s like he’s making
an assault on Everest, because he has to stop part
way, rest, and then carry on!
Actually, the only time has really has any energy,
is right after he takes a poop. For a few minutes,
he’s like a pup again … he sprints in, races around
for a few minutes, and looks quite happy (or is
that relief?). Right after he’s done, I will never understand why he feels the need to circle back, and
smell the poop. He’s got to know it’s there, does
he really have to double check … what else would
be there!?
He had a recent vet check up to see if his bladder crystals have returned. Luckily, he had a really
good visit, and the vet was thrilled at how good he
looks and acts for a 90-year-old dog.
She kind of tricked me, or at least it felt like it
to me! She moved down to his hindquarters, and
asked me to come down there and hold his hips.
Now, she had been testing all his joints for pain,
and signs of arthritis, so I thought it’d be more of
the same. Oh no, then she uttered the words: “I’m

going to express his anal glands now.”
Express his anal glands, what the heck does that
mean? I found out immediately. There’s no real
way to prepare yourself for a smell like that, and of
course to be thorough, Doc had to show me! The
smell that greeted me, as I was almost face to butt
with him, was horrendous! It was like a mixture of
dog crap, rotten potatoes, with a just hint of death
thrown in, for good measure! Now, I was a janitor
for six summers in high school and university, so
I’ve had to clean my share of all kinds of messes.
None of that prepared me for the sheer horror
of this! I felt like the smell was all around me, in
me, on my clothes … I could almost taste it and I
wanted to gag. That’s when she said, “the old dogs
are the worst, but Brodie is nothing compared to
an old black lab I did last week. I thought I was
going to be sick!”
I couldn’t believe it, I had just smelled the worst
thing ever, and she had shown me what she “expressed!” Smelling it, then being able to see it, was
almost too much! I had to move to the front end!
It was then that Brodie’s and my eyes met. I
must’ve looked awful, because he had a strange
look on his face … well it looked like a strange
gesture he made! Then it hit me, his look was
more like, “I trusted you. You saw me shake all the
way into this room, and you still let her do that?!?”
I felt guilty right away, and promised him a treat,
forgetting that he’s also stone deaf! We left, and he
stared me down all the way to DQ. Only a cheeseburger could make it up to him, and so we dined
in the truck. I passed on sharing it with him this
time – I had lost my appetite! It’s just as well – I
still need to drop some blubber.
(“Fule for Thought” is a slice of life humourous
column that appears in the Strathmore Times, written by long-time resident, town councillor, high
school teacher, coach, husband and father of two –
Pat Fule. If you would like to get in touch with Pat,
you can send him an e-mail at Pat.fule@shaw.ca)

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Extra caution on the roads
SHANNON LECLAIR
Times Reporter

With the unusually warm
March weather drivers are being asked to take extra caution
on the roads. Some people have
brought their motorcycles out,
excited for the warm weather,
and not factoring in the gravel
still on the streets or other conditions that make it dangerous
to ride at this time of year.
Besides watching out for motorcyclists, there are also more
kids out also taking advantage
of the opportunity to be outside.
“Everybody has to be aware,
especially people driving cars,
have to be aware there’s a lot
more factors out on the road
now with kids crossing the road
more often and kids playing

in playground areas, kids playing in their front yard, kids riding their bikes, they’re playing
sports, they’re chasing after basketballs,” said Strathmore RCMP
Staff Sgt. Kevin Reilly.
“Motorcycles (are) more difficult to see, they’re in your blind
spots. There’s a number of different things that way just in
general that drivers have to be
more aware of.
“Not that you shouldn’t be
paying attention before but
there’s a number of different
things that are now more prevalent on our roads for the next
six months. Be aware and slow
down.”
Another issue Reilly has seen
in the mornings is people driving with their windows covered
in frost.

”That’s an offense, you can’t
have frost on your windows, and
I’m not talking a little bit here or
there where your scraper didn’t
cover it, I’m talking they didn’t
put a scraper to it,” said Reilly.
If your windows are dirty and
then you can’t see because of
the sun shining on them, that’s
also a ticketable offense.
Reilly said there are certain
things police have to focus on
and at this time of year that is
one of those things
“You have to make sure your
car is safe and you have everything working,” said Reilly.
With the nice weather it’s a
great time to get out and check
to make sure everything on
your vehicle is working, including your lights, and your fluids
are topped up.

What’s Happening
Adult Drop In Volleyball
Every Wednesday night (Sept - April)
from 7-9 at Crowther Memorial Junior High. Contact person is Lavern
Lein leinmarl@telus.net or call (403)
934-7527.
AL-ANON: Are you concerned or
affected by someone’s drinking?
Strathmore New Hope Al-anon Family Group can help. Meetings every
Thursday at 8:00pm @ Lord of All
Lutheran Church. 112 Lakeside Boulevard. (Entrance at back) For more
information call our 24 hour help line
at 403-266-5850.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Strathmore – open meetings MONDAY 8:00 P.M. at Hope Community
Church, call 403-901-9666 or 403901-4570. Strathmore Full Gospel
Church -TUESDAYS at 8:00P.M.,
call 403-901-6816. THURSDAYS
8:00P.M. at Full Gospel Church, call
403-361-9396. SUNDAY 2:00 P.M. at
Strathmore United Church, call 403934-9570. If drinking is a problem,
please come to a meeting or call any
of the numbers just to talk.
Alcoholics Anonymous Langdon
Meeting 8:00pm Friday nights. 23
Center Street North Langdon. Contact Karen 403-612-2622.
Cheadle Lions Club
Drop off your pennies or change off
at the Civic Centre. “All proceeds
raised goes toward local projects.”
Chestermere and area Children (& Families) with Type 1
Diabetes
Our Goal is to create a group of mature, responsible members where we
open our own homes as Safe Places
for Diabetic Children to go to if ever
in Diabetic Distress. Join the Facebook group for more information.
Come Fly With Us
903 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sqn.
meet Wednesdays at 6:30pm at the
blue building and Quonset on the Ag
grounds. Boys & Girls between 12 &
19 years welcome. Call Joanna Howard at 403-983-5796 for more information.
Community Futures Wild Rose In
partnership with ‘The Business
Link’
Attend valuable, low-cost learning
sessions for small business owners in
Strathmore. Phone: 403-934-8888
for info & to register.
Crown Jewels of Canada Society
Ladies, looking for fun? Friendship?
Join the Crown Jewels of Canada Society, Strathmore Chapter – Dames
of Whine and Roses. Meeting 1st
Thursday of the month at Lambert
Village at 10:00am. Call Jean at 403934-6761 for further info.
Free Tree for all New Born Babies
Register to commemorate your birth
so a tree can be planted with the Chinook Credit Union Birth Forest in
Strathmore. Registration Forms are
available at the Town office, Chinook
Credit Union and Health Unit. (A
Communities in Bloom Project)

Go Green Upcycling
Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon at Hope
Bridges Studio 104 3rd Ave Strathmore, and every third Wednesday
from 7-9pm; at Parent Link in Strathmore, Hopebridges.ca
HIV Edmonton
Providing support, education and advocacy for those infected with, affected by or at risk of HIV and AIDS for
25 years. Go to www.hivedmonton.
com or call toll free 1.877.388.5742.
HAPPY GANG 55+ Society
85 Lakeside Blvd. Phone 403 934 2676.
Fall & Winter Activities: Mornings:
Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Men’s Pool 9:00am,
Yoga 10:00amTues/Thurs. Walking
10:00am. Afternoons 1:30pm Mon.
Line Dancing; Tues. Rummikube,
Whist. Wed. Bridge, Mah Jong; Thurs.
Canasta, Darts; Fri. Crib; Hall Rentals
Christine (403) 901-1574.
The Healing Rooms at Harvest
Healing Centre Church is open
every Monday from 7-9 PM for prayer
and healing. The Healing Room at
Harvest Healing Centre Church, 102
Canal Road Strathmore. For info call
403-901-0893 or 401-800-3171. Join
us for Spirit filled prayer and healing
every Monday Night.
Hope Bridges Society for
Creative & Continued Learning
Advocating for, and bringing together
adult citizens of all abilities for meaningful relationships, friendships, & opportunities through the Arts. Board
Meetings are monthly TBD. Public
invited. Please contact Wanda at 403983-3640, or 403-901-5081 (Cell)
for further information, events or to
be added to friends/contact.There
are many other workshops including
knitting, crocheting, photography
tips and zentangle. Visit our website:
www.hopebridges.com.
Job Search Support
Resume Development, Cover letter
development. Call to register 403934-4305. Wednesday’s 1:30pm3:30pm, Thursday’s 10am – 12pm. At
the McBride Career Group office.
Meals on Wheels
Available in Strathmore. For information or to obtain this service call 403324-0655.
Sewing/Quilting Workshops
The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 7pm. We meet at the
Strathmore Ag Grounds, Red Quonset. New Members welcome. Contact Laurie at 901-0088 or Wendy
901-3756.
Royal Canadian Legion
For information regarding hall rentals,
darts and crib, Please call 403.934.5119
Senior Drop-in Curling
There is Senior’s Curling Mon, Wed
and Fri starting at 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
No experience required. All Seniors
welcome.
Seventh-day Adventist Church
Meeting in the Lord of All Lutheran
Church at 112 Lakeside Blvd,Strathmore. Saturday morning @ 10:00 AM.
Pastor Ghena Girleanu, phone 403983-0081.

The evolution of rodeo queens
The Strathmore Municipal Library hosted an author presentation and
signing on Saturday, March 7. Jennifer Hamblin is on tour introducing
readers to her newest book “Calgary’s Stampede Queens.” Hamblin’s
personal interest in the subject is what led her to producing a wonderful book chalk full of historical photos and the history on how the evolution of rodeo queens have changed over the years.

a free weekly
community calendar

Sing Your High Note
Each Tuesday at 1:15 to 2:30 pm January 13, - June 30, 2015. Located at the
Physio Wing at the Hospital - Brent
Blvd Strathmore.
Strathmore Baptist Church Meeting
Sundays @ 11am and Thursdays @
7pm, Call Pastor David Blankenship
for info 403-390-4431.
Strathmore Country Gardens Club
Meetings at least once per month. For
more information visit www.strathmorecountrygardensclub.webs.com
or phone Linda Pekrul 403-901-0017.
Strathmore & District
Agricultural Society
www.Strathmorestampede.com, sags@
telus.net. Office 403.934.5811, Fax
403.901.0299, Facebook: Strathmore
Stampede Twitter: Strathmore Rodeo
Strathmore & District
Chamber of Commerce
Meets the second Thursday of the
month @ 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. www.strathmoredistrictchamber.com for meeting location. For more
information call 403-901-3175.
Strathmore District Health
Services Auxiliary
Meetings are held the fourth Monday
of the month @ 1:30 pm (excluding
July & August). Lower level Conference Room at the Strathmore Hospital. New members welcome. For
more info please call 403-934-4436
Strathmore Elks Lodge #491
Meets 3rd Tuesday at the Strathmore
Curling Club 6:30 pm. Steak Supper
at 7 pm. New Members welcome.
Call Greg 403-888-6155.
Strathmore Full Gospel Church
We’re a Pentecostal bible-based family church that has something for all
ages. Call 934-2225 or visit www.
strathmorefullgospel.com
Strathmore Fun Runners Car Club
Meets the first Wednesday of the
month. New members welcome!
Please call Todd at 403-934-0558 or
Shawn at 403-901-9303 for info.
Strathmore FASD Parent Support
Group
At the Strathmore United Church.
For more info call Pam @652-4776.
Strathmore Homeschool Families
Any Strathmore and area familes that
are homeschooling are invited to join
our Yahoo Group. www.groups.yahoo.com/group/strathmorehsfams
Strathmore Hand in Hand
Parent Link
FREE programming to kids 0-6 and
their caregivers! Check the Town
of Strathmore website Community Events section for programs and
times. Located at 421-2nd St, across
from Paragon Pharmacy. 690-1237.
Strathmore Library
•Get Your Game On @ Strathmore
Library (1-4pm) Held the every 2nd
and 4th Friday of the month, 7-9pm.
• Lego in the Library @ Strathmore
Library (10:30am – 12:00pm) Held the
3rd Saturday of the month.
• Crafternoon @Strathmore Library
(4-5pm) Weekly on Mondays beginning Sept. 15.

• Baby Goose Rhyme Time runs weekly on Mondays from 10:30am-11:30am.
At the Strathmore Library. Designed
parents/caregivers and their child ages
0-12mos.
Strathmore Lions Club
Meets the first and third Thursdays at
the Strathmore Civic Centre at 6:45 pm.
Strathmore Musical Arts Society
Love music and musicians and have a
special soft spot for the Blues? Be a
part of this group. Call 403-934-4196
or 403-680-7721 to get on our phone
or email list, and notifications about
meetings and upcoming events.
Strathmore Parent & Tot Playgroup
Meets every Tuesday at 9:30 - 11:30
am. in the Strathmore United Church
Basement.
Strathmore Masonic Lodge #53
Meets the first Monday of each Month
at 7:30 p.m. Call Glen at 403-901-6038.
Website: www.strathmore53.com
Strathmore Regional Victim
Services Society (SRVSS)
SRVSS is looking for men and women
interested in becoming front line victim
advocates to provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime
or tragedy. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Program
Coordinator at the Strathmore RCMP
Detachment at (403) 934-6552. Website: www.strathmoreregionalvictimservices.com
Strathmore Writer’s Group
Meets once a month at the library.
Adult writers share their writing, get
and give feedback, and participate in
writing exercises. Contact Samantha
at spadkins10@hotmail.com.
St. Michaels & All Angels Anglican
Currently at interim location: 245 Brent
Blvd. (North Door) 403-934-3017. Sunday Morning Worship 10:00am.
Storytime at Strathmore
Municipal Library
Tuesday 10:30am-11:30am and Fridays 2pm-3pm. Join the library for
FREE weekly storytimes!
Sunday School for All Ages
Lord of All Lutheran Church offers
Christian Education opportunities
for ages 3 years to adult, on Sunday
Mornings. For more information
please call Margo Sevick 403-9012044 or call the Church Office at
403-934-2374.
Wheatland County Food Bank
Society
Food applications accepted at (403)
324-4335 Monday through Thursday
12pm to 4pm or through the website
at: www.wheatlandfoodbank.com.
Wheatland Rural Crime Watch
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each
Month. Featuring guest speakers. For
more information call 403-934-4055.
Youth Club of Strathmore
Provides youth (6-17yrs) with affordable,
barrier free programs that build positive
relationships, develop self-esteem and
promote personal skills. Includes a homework program offered Monday to Friday
from 3pm-6pm. Call the Youth Club
for further info 403-934-4918 or www.
youthclubofstrathmore.ca.

Wendi Tashlikowich Photo

special events
Food for Fines – March 1-31 –
Strathmore Library- For every 1
non-perishable food item you
donate, the library will waive
$2.00 in overdue fines!
The joint Annual General
Meetings of the Rosebud
Memorial Hall Association and
the Rosebud Fire Association will
be held on Thursday, March 19,
2015, at 7:00 P.M. in the Rosebud
Community Centre.
Year-End Finally for Indus
Figure Skating is on Sunday
March 22. Please join us!
Spring Band Concert presented
by Crowther Memorial Junior
High School, Tuesday, March
24. Takes place at Strathmore
High School Theatre. Junior High
performs at 6:00pm and High
School is at 8:00. There will be a
silent auction and bake sale.
Free Indoor Walking in the
Civic Centre Tuesdays from
10:00 - 11:00 provided through
HEAL our Future (Healthy Eating
Active Living in Strathmore,
AB).
BRIDGING THE GAP
Community Lunch Club – social
get together for 55+ to have a
themed lunch served; together
with a presenter on Tuesday,
March 17 – DIY Skin Lotion, from
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 pm located at
the Lord of all Lutheran Church.
To register call Marg at 403-9017811.
A Meet & Greet for Parents
& Mentors – come and meet
some Parents, the Mentors, do
an activity and have a light
lunch on Monday, March 23 –
Activity: Zentangle from 11:00 –
1:00 pm located at the Lord of
all Lutheran Church. Register by
calling Rhonda at 403-901-7684.

Have you updated your event? Please contact us directly to update your event in this community calendar. Phone 403-934-5589, or email your changes to alissa@strathmoretimes.com.

March 20, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 11

Strathmore Legion Branch #10

NEWS

By Irene Knappe, Secretary / PR / Membership
• 24th General Meeting at 7:30 – please attend – this is YOUR Legion, come see what’s
being done!
We have a Ways and Means and Entertainment Committee at our Legion who does their best
to provide the Legion’s members with entertainment and fun things to do. For Valentine’s Day,
we had a karaoke night which was attended by a handful of members. Then, we advertised
for a St. Patrick’s Day party last Saturday night, for which we had live entertainment. A total of
fourteen members attended. We constantly hear criticism about how the Legion never does
anything for its members. BUT! WE NEED YOU TO SHOW UP FOR THESE EVENTS WHEN WE
DO!!! What would YOU do, if only fourteen out of almost 500 members attend? If ANYONE
has ANY ideas about what they would like the Legion to do, please call the above number and
leave your suggestions. IF NOBODY SHOWS, THERE WILL BE NO LEGION FOR YOU TO COME
TO!!
LAST POST 2015 – LEGION MEMBERS

How am I resilient?
Siksika Nation held a ‘Family Community Creating Resiliency’ conference on March 6 at the Deerfoot Sportsplex in Siksika. On
hand to talk about how they experienced resiliency in their lives were Riley Good Eagle (l-r), Carly Weasel Child, Alicia Maguire
and UFA Bisons forward Trygve Many Guns.

On March 8th, 2015, we lost yet another decorated Veteran. You may or may not have known
him, but to his family he was extra-special. In December of this year, he would have been
100 years old. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion for some 66 years: #264 and
#284.
Please help the Royal Canadian Legion and his family pay respect to Veteran Edward Carl Sten
of the Regina Rifle Regiment. MAY HE REST IN PEACE.

Justin Seward Photo

REMEMBERING OUR ROOTS ~

June Stewart

JOHN GODSMAN
Times Contributor

to say, they harvested the best wheat crop
they ever had that year!
Dairying had its ups and downs, especially when the power went off, and you
had 35 cows to milk, or you got 100 per
cent hailed out in September. In those
hard times, you found you had good
neighbours who would help with the milking and brought oats by the
truckload.
In 2007, Robert passed
away at the age of 82. June
spent 15 years working in
accounting for her daughter
Linda Murray.
Their community activities
included teaching Sunday
School; Robert played softball for the Lyalta Team, and
for seven years June was the
secretary for the Lyalta Community Club. June loves quilting - and has made quilts for
all of her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, as well
as ‘Quiet Books’. She attends the Hope
Community Church in Strathmore.
Recent changes in Lyalta include the
new Muirfield Housing Development and
the paving of the Lyalta Road.
Since moving to Strathmore in 2005,
June has seen the following changes –
growth in the number of schools including
new ones, housing developments, reduction in postal services, all the new stores
along the highway, closure of many stores
downtown and the advance of computer
technology.

June Stewart’s ancestors originated in England, and came to
Canada in 1907. Joseph ‘Harold’ Payne was born in 1897 in Ontario, and came west with his family to Calgary in 1907, then
moved to Cheadle in 1909.
Edith ‘May’ Grimshaw was born in 1905 on the family farm,
which was located in the vicinity of Eagle Lake
Hill, where her parents homesteaded. Her father
Harold was a ditch rider on the CPR irrigation
system, which meant they moved home quite frequently.
June was born in Lyalta in 1931, the youngest
of three. She attended Turner School, south of Lyalta through Grade 8, followed by Kathryn High
School through Grade 11. From 1945 to 1962, her
parents owned and ran the Lyalta Store, which
was also a Post Office.
Robert Stewart was born at Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary, which was the closest hospital to
the family farm at Dalemead. He was the eighth
of nine children. Robert attended Cheadle Butte
School, then Turner School. Following his father’s
illness in 1945, Robert took over Dad’s general
trucking business and managed the farm.
Robert was a frequent visitor to the Lyalta Store, as it was his
job to pick up the mail, and it was only natural for him to meet
June there. They were married in 1949, and have two daughters,
seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Before they
started dairy farming in spring 1959, Robert had spent the previous 10 years working in the oil patch, and was a repairman for
Lyalta Mutual Telephone Company.
Robert purchased 10 dairy cows, thereby starting their dairy
farming which lasted for the next 29 years, followed by nine years
farming with beef cows. He was a school bus driver for Wheatland
County (Lyalta run) for 14 years. In 1967, they bought the family farm from Robert’s mother. June and Robert worked together
on the farm, and there was nothing she wouldn’t try. Did you
ever hear of a small town girl operating a tractor while pulling a
binder? June was that girl, and 29 years later she was still doing
the baling. It took a lot of patience, but perseverance won out in
the end. One day June was seeding wheat with the tiller, until the
John Deere started to slow down, and looking back, she found
to her amazement that the tire had fallen off the tiller. Needless

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM – LEST WE FORGET!!!

Strathmore HANDI-BUS Association
February/March 2015 Newsletter

Well another winter has come, and hopefully gone with spring on its way!
The Strathmore Handibus has had yet another very successful year in
2014, completing approximately 6,000 trips for our seniors and physically
handicapped clients. We are thankful to all our clients for their tremendous
support as they consistently communicate to us their appreciation of
the service. We continue to be grateful for the support from the Town of
Strathmore and Wheatland County. It is through this community support,
municipal support and financial supporters that we continue to develop
our service, purchase new vehicles and train our staff to the highest of
standards.
With the many shopping trips planned ahead, we would just like to remind
our clients; if it can’t fit on your lap on the way home, leave it in the store
for your next trip. This is for everyone’s safety.
The Strathmore Handibus Board would like to thank the following donors:
Charles Kiemele, James & Laurie Peterson, Nancy Bertschy,
D. Lynn Kilmatychi, Daryl & Evelyn Winkler, Mary Anne Peterson,
Phyllis Primrose, Barb Feradi, Leo & Betty Gautier, Ruth Miller, Henry Hong,
G.Bernice Thomson, Margaret Umscheid, Jean Umscheid, Mary Risseeuw,
Margaret Gomez, Wendy Godkin, Jul L. Godkin, Norma Hilton, Barb Feradi,
Micheal & Monica Monner, Carol Giroux & Larkin Schelske, Ian Thomson,
Mildred & Gordon Potter, & Paul Dykes.
We would also like to thank those who sent donations in memory of the late
Bette Papp and Irene Cote. Your generosity was overwhelming.
Thank you to Brett Wilson and family for your continuing support of $2,000,
and to our local Walmart for another donation of $500. It takes all of your
donations, be it big or little, to keep the handi-bus running as smooth as it
does. Thank you!

Please join us on April 11th, 2015 at the Civic Centre
for the

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SHANNON LECLAIR
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Despite saying he may take a year off
after the 2014 ride, Armand Pinel once
again finds himself drawn to return to
the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
His father, who is one of his inspirations, lost his battle to the disease in
2014 after a 14-year-long fight.
“What keeps making me go back is
just the fact that I’ve known a lot of people in my life, personally, close to me, or
even just through people I know, that
are affected by this,” said Pinel.
“I just think that they need funds to
kind of keep working and make progress. I have read up on some progress
that has been made in certain areas and
to me it just makes it feel worth it to
continue giving my support.”
This is the fifth year for Pinel doing
the ride, and this time he’s trying something new to raise funds for the Enbridge Ride, which benefits the Alberta
Cancer Foundation.
Pinel is a registered massage therapist
with the Wellness Within Centre and on
March 29, for 12 hours straight, he will
be offering 30 minute massages for a
minimum $45 donation.
“All of that would go to the Alberta
Cancer Foundation, so as soon as I was

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done with that person I would put the
donation through right then and there
online. Then they would have a donation tax receipt e-mailed to them by the
Alberta Cancer Foundation,” said Pinel.
“I was just trying to think of a way
to get some donations, in but also have
people get something out of it at the
same time.”
Because it is only one day, Pinel is offering an incentive for those who want
to donate but maybe can’t make it in on
the 29.
“Even if you want to support what I’m
doing and you can’t make it that day,
as long as you do a donation on that
day I will basically just give what will
be an equivalent of a half hour massage
voucher to use at a later date,” said Pinel.
You can donate online that day at
www.conquercancer.ca/goto/armand.
Afterwards, contact Pinel so he can
make sure your name is put down for
the voucher.
His hope is to raise $1,000 from the
massages. They will be done at the Wellness Within Centre (118 2nd Ave) and
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Spring is almost here and that means
Hope Bridges Society is ready to accept
participants for their spring programs.
The weekly Sing Your High Notes will
be continuing at the hospital on Tuesday afternoons, and Up-Cycling will also
continue on Thursday mornings at the
Hope Bridges Studio.
There are a few new things coming
this spring. At the Strathmore Parent
Link Centre, the third Wednesday evening of every month there will be UpCycling from 7-9 p.m. Up-cycling is taking recycled materials and turning them
into art.
The Painted Quilt Bees just wrapped
up round two and this spring and summer it will be moving to become weekend bees on Saturdays from 10-5 p.m.
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“March 31 is the introduction to
Zentangle (in Strathmore) and then
April 14 is the intermediate. You have to
take the introduction to take the intermediate,” said Hope Bridges Coordinator Wanda Reinholdt.
An introduction to Zentangle is also
coming to Rockyford & District Municipal Library, thanks to a partnership

between the library, Hope Bridges and
community connections, on April 28.
“We’re developing relationships and
opportunities in the county, and working with county leaders in each of the
communities to find the best artistic opportunity for each community. This is
going to take time because each community has unique needs and desires,”
said Reinholdt.
Zentangle is easy for everyone to
learn. It’s repetitive art, and people
who practice it tend to relax and relieve
stress.
Another new program coming thanks
to Hope Bridges is the Photography Tips
which will run May 30 in Strathmore
from 1-4 p.m. and June 6 from 1-4 p.m.
in a to be determined county locations.
In addition to the regular registration
info, the facilitator Kenzie Kettenbach, a
Rockyford resident, would also like to
know what types of cameras people will
be bringing so that she can prepare.
“We’re also accepting donations from
artists for our annual art auction which
is happening April 25,” said Reinholdt.
The Art Auction will be held at the
Strathmore Golf Club, and tickets are
$20
All of the programs are accessible to
all adults of all abilities and skill levels.
To pre-register for one of the programs,
or purchase tickets for the auction, call
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Fabulous fans follow Bisons
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter
For four UFA Bison fans, the memories cherished at arenas where their
beloved team has played will never be
forgotten.
From the one and only Mac’s midget
tournament win or the epic five-overtime league final almost 10 years ago
– a game many around the community
still talk about – are unforgettable moments.
But most of all a strong friendship
has been created and they all can enjoy
some great Bison hockey together.
“The fans and the good support they
get in Strathmore, but hockey is the
main thing, it’s been really good hockey,” Lucy Hanson, who has been coming to games for 18 seasons.
Her most favourite moment of coming to the games so far has been the
boys winning the Mac’s title.
“My favourite thing was when we
won the Mac’s tournament, but to come
to the rink and just to get out and meet
the people, parents and just the camaraderie,” said Hanson. “We go to all their
games at the Mac’s, I don’t think we’ve
missed a game. We go to all the different arenas and during the season if we
can, go to some of the other games in
Calgary.”
She believes that the program is one
of the best in the midget leagues and
her favourite player is former Bison and
current Calgary Flame Mason Raymond.
For John Cooper, watching Bison
games for 20 years has just been a real
enjoyment for him to come to the rink
and cherish the atmosphere.
“It’s a great night out, you can’t beat

Long-time UFA Bisons
fans Lucy Hanson (l-r),
Randy Cooper, John
Cooper and Hogie
have supported the
team since they’ve arrived in Strathmore 20
seasons ago. The four
of them have created
a great hockey friendship at the games and
have enjoyed every
minute of the action.

Justin Seward Photo

it. I’d rather watch this than the NHL
because these kids are really trying, it’s
not a business with them, it’s a game,”
said Cooper.
He doesn’t have a favourite player
but has really just enjoyed watching the
team year-after-year.
“I can’t tell you who my favourite
player is … they’re all my favourite
players. They’re all good kids trying to
do something,” said Cooper.
The fan support the team receives,
for him, has been the best in the league.
“I think it’s great. You look at Calgary, they don’t get near as much fans
as we do,” said Cooper. “I think I’ll support them as long as I live.”
John’s son, Randy, has joined his dad
through all the seasons and has enjoyed
every minute of every game.
“I like the Bisons, it’s a good brand of
hockey, it’s right next to junior hockey
and nothing else compares to it as far
as I’m concerned,” said Randy Cooper.
“I like coming to watch the kids play,
whether they win or lose, we’re always
there to watch them and support them.”
He recalls from the first time they

stepped on the ice until now how productive the team has been.
“It seems like it was yesterday when
they first came to Strathmore but it has
been a good run,” said Randy. “It seems
like we’ve been getting better quality
players all the time.”
Another fan, who is well known
around the rink as Hogie, has noticed
the year-by-year change with hockey
and has noticed how the Bisons have
benefitted from it.
“The way things have changed over
the years, with better skaters, shooters
and bigger kids has been great,” said
Hogie.
He has been a big supporter of the
town and caught on to the hockey
scene fairly quickly here.
“I love Strathmore, that’s why I moved
here and support the teams,” said Hogie. “You see the same people, a lot of
friends made here and it’s a great feeling.”
His favourite moment was the fiveovertime game back in the 2004-2005
season and his favourite players were
Mason Raymond and Dan Bertram.

MARCH 20, 2015

SPORTS
The Rockyford Ringers U16B ringette team won gold for the
third year in a row at provincials in Fort Saskatchewan from
March 13-15.

Photo Courtesy of Tracy Clyne

Rockyford U16B
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U12B provincials provided exciting ringette
JUSTIN SEWARD

Times Reporter

It was a great weekend of ringette as Strathmore played host
to the U12B Provincial Championship March 13-15 at the Strathmore Family Centre.
The 12 teams, including the
hometown Strathmore Ice Storm,
showed heart and determination
in many close games that were
played throughout the tournament.
“It was a fun-filled weekend,
starting off Friday morning at 9
a.m. with a coaches meeting and
then the U12 teams hitting the ice
for some competitive games of
ringette,” said Jacqueline Kenney,
Strathmore U12B ringette coach.
“The day was finished off with
the opening ceremonies, fun skills
competition and a banquet con-

sisting of 370 participants, parents
and volunteers.”
The festivities surrounding the
event were successful as well.
“The banquet was a great way to
bring all the competitors together
for an evening of fun and bonding,” said Kenney. “The rest of the
weekend was filled with fast-paced
ringette games ending on Sunday
with the gold medal game.”
She could not have been more
proud of how her team competed.
“A big congratulations to our
U12B Strathmore Ice Storm, who
played their hearts out and gave
the fans the best performance.
As their head coach, I knew this
weekend was going to be super
tough and hard-fought battles, and
I couldn’t be prouder of my 13
girls and the heart and determination they showed on the ice,” said
Kenney. “Also a big shout out to

my team staff that I was fortunate
enough to have on the bench, Leanne Sauve, Casey Grant, Guy Bailie and Dorianne Perras, you all
made the weekend something the
girls will never forget.”
Kenney ccommended the support staff that made this tournament run accordingly.
“This provincials would not
have been made possible without
the help of the volunteers from
around Strathmore and area. A
big thank you goes especially to
Charla Flett, Tami LeMoine, Anna
Wylie, Chad Gillies, Sonny Warrack, Kim Bailie and myself who
all helped organize this event and
made it wonderful,” said Kenney.
“Thank you as well to all the
U12B parents, U10 ambassadors,
U14B Ice Rebels and board members who went above and beyond.”

JUSTIN SEWARD

Times Reporter

The Rockyford Ringers U16B ringette team defended their provincial title for the third straight
season in Fort Saskatchewan on March 15.
“I think we should be very proud of the accomplishment. We’ve got nine kids on the team
and who comes out to play is who is on the
team,” said team manager Fiona Elder. “It went
very well, they won all of their games through
the round robin, quarter and semi finals so it
was good.”
The efforts were consistent throughout the
tournament in all the games.
“In their first game, they were down by one
with nine seconds left in the game, they tied it
up, it went into overtime and they won it in the
five minute sudden death overtime,” said Elder.
What has made this run special is that it has
been the same group of girls that have been together on this streak.
“Typically it’s every second year because of
the age group, but this the same group that
had to move up last year and combine two age
groups to make a team. Eight of the girls have
played together for the last three years,” said Elder. “Last year we had two that joined up and
those two moved up to another team this year.”

PLAYOFF GAMES
Game 1: Friday, March 20 7:45 pm at Edmonton
Game 2: Sunday, March 22 2:30 pm vs CAC Gregg Distributors At Strathmore Family Centre
Game 3: Wednesday, March 25 7:45 pm at Edmonton
Game 4: Friday, March 27 8:00 pm vs CAC Gregg Distributors At Strathmore Family Centre - If ncessary
Game 5: Sunday, March 29 2:15 pm at Edmonton - If necessary

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Chiefs and Braves confident going to provincials
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

Wheatland Braves head coach Keith Klemmensen knows
his squad can not take a shift off if they want to be crowned
provincial champions come Sunday.
“We’ve played two of the teams before and have had good
results against those teams. I would say we’re going into this
competition thinking that we’re probably neither the best or
the worst,” said Klemmensen.
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He has tried a few different approaches to get
the boys game ready.
“I’m trying an approach where we got some bigger, stronger guys, so they’re going to get leaned
on. The last three or four ice times have been intensive taking the puck to the net hard, a little less
finesse and more speed and power,” said Klemmensen.
The make up of the Braves will be a smaller
compared to other peewee teams that will be in
the tournament.
“I think realistically, for a peewee team, we
probably have a smaller team. We’re on the bottom end of things size wise,” said Klemmensen.
For lack of size, the team will have to make up
for that with speed and skill.
“If we want to play in straight lines and drive
the puck to the net and play a power, speed game
more so than a finesse fancy entry game, I think
we’ll have a good chance,” said Klemmensen.
“We’ve had the best goaltender in the league
this year and hope to get the same goaltending
we’ve had all year, that’d be a good head start.”
The Braves (Zone 6) began play on March
19(4:30 p.m.) against Zone 5 in Olds.
Meanwhile, the Wheatland Chiefs will have
some familiarity with three of the four opponents
in their pool and will know what to expect from
them.
“I think we’re going in on a good note, you

Bisons ‘sweep’ their way to the league final
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

The UFA Bisons are off to the
league final for the first time in
10 years to face the CAC Gregg
Distributors, after grinding out a
4-3 win over the Calgary Buffaloes on March 14 in Calgary to
sweep the series 3-0.
The Buffaloes threw everything they had, but the Bisons
was able play solid defense and
got some key saves from Kurtis
Chapman to preserve the victory.
Assistant coach Sandy Henry
could not have been more proud
of this special group and what
they have been able to accomplish so far this postseason.
“I’m kind of speechless, it’s
just such a tremendous team. We
never see anyone give up, we
never see anyone thinking we’re
done,” said Henry. “I made the
comment to some of the guys
when they scored the third goal
and got ahead of us 3-2, I said
‘geez guys, they sure left a lot of
time on the clock for us to win
this thing.’ ”
The Buffaloes seemed to lose
their momentum after they had
taken the lead and let the Bisons
take control of the game from
that point on.
“We started the process where

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know we lost that last game but we’ve been playing good hockey and deserve to be there,” said
head coach Devin Olson.
Olson is not too concerned with how they stack
up against the competition.
“Our first game is against Taber which we handled pretty easily this year and then Red Deer
Elks is the next team we play and they’ll be pretty
good,” said Olson.
“The top team out of Calgary, we’ve played
once and we beat them 1-0. We’ve played Peace
River and that’s our other game, like just in the
past northern teams aren’t as good as our (south
teams).”
He is not wanting to change the match ups too
much and go with the strategy that has been implemented all year.
“We’ve been playing well, the guys are finally
clicking on how we want everything set up and
done. We’ll get to play a minimum of four games
so the more we can work on perfecting a lot of
that helps finishing,” said Olson.
Olson added that the keys to success will be
shooting the puck frequently and playing keeping
the shifts short.
The Chiefs opened up against Taber (9:15 a.m.)
on March 20 in Red Deer while the second game
will be the same day against the Red Deer Elks
(4:30 p.m.). For more schedule information, log
onto www.hockeyalberta.ca and click on the provincials tab.

we started hemming them in
and all our lines are working
hard and we’re getting puck
possession time in their zone,”
said Henry. “Pretty soon they
were icing the puck and (we)
worked at them until we got that
chance.”
Austin
Cameron’s game tying goal could
not have come
at a more crucial
time in the game
as the team rallied around that
and turned their
game up a notch.
“A young guy
in that situation
and there is that much pressure
and that many eyes on you, to
have that composure to walk in
and set the puck up in a spot
like that and he found himself,”
he said.
Henry had to give credit to his
goaltender for coming up with
big saves when he was called
upon.
“I thought Kurtis Chapman
was very good, I thought the
Buffs got a fortunate break
on a goal call that in my mind
wasn’t in, but we sat the guys
down … you know what, it’s 2-2
and we’re going into the third
and what kind of a team are

we,” said Henry. “We’re always a
good team in the third, we will
win this game if we put the effort in.”
Cameron, Barrett Sheen, Will
Conley and Austin Wong scored
in the series clinching victory.
The Herd lost and tied CAC
earlier
in
the year, but
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game plan.
“I like our
team against
them, they’ve
got more size.
I don’t think
they skate as
well as we do
and certainly don’t think they
move the puck as well as we
do,” said Henry.
“Their goaltending looks solid.
I think we’re just going to come
at them and our game plan will
be the same, we’re going to roll
our lines as much as we can.”
He added that both teams will
be coming out physical and will
be a battle in the corners and
along the wall.
Game 1 is set for March 20
in Edmonton at the Bill Hunter
Arena (7:45 p.m.), while Game
2 is March 22 in Strathmore (2
p.m.). Game 3 will be March 25
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Representatives on hand to receive
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Strathmore Fire Fighters Assoc. - $2,000
Strathmore Rural Fire Fighters Assoc. - $2,000
W.A.D.E.M.S.A. - $2,000
Strathmore Handi Bus - $1,800
Wheatland Food Bank - $1,800
Strathmore Meals on Wheels - $500
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President – Linda Gallagher and
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S.T.A.R.S was also a recipient for $1,974.59
Total donations were $24,149.18

JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

The Holy Cross Collegiate Hawks senior boys basketball team learned how
to play high-end basketball at zones in
Okotoks on March 13-14.
Coach Tony Irving was impressed
with what his boys were able to accomplish as an eighth seeded team.
“We went to zones being seeded
eighth, which meant we had to play the
first place team, which is St. Josephs
out of Brooks. They were a tough team
to play against because they’re incredibly fast and really quick with their
hands, and also they’re ranked fifth in
the province,” said Irving.
“We held our own with them, we
were within eight points with about 20
minutes left to go in the game and just
too many steals in the offensive end
caused us a lot of difficulty in the end
of the game.”
The boys were relegated to the consolation game because of a loss to
Drumheller, but ended off with a dominating victory.
“We beat Three Hills in the consolation game by 20,” he said.
Irving felt this was a real positive
note to end the season on.
“I think so in terms of the fact that we
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Left: The Holy Cross Collegiate junior varsity girls basketball
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Above: The Holy Cross Collegiate Hawks senior boys basketball
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didn’t do well within our league, we did
well in tournaments. But in light of the
fact we hadn’t done well in our league
and having a lot of the same teams in
our league that were in the zone final,
we didn’t do too badly,” said Irving.
There were immense improvements
in the whole season and it showed on
the court.
“Probably the two biggest things
were team defense and learning what
to do offensively outside running an offense,” said Irving.
He added that the Grade 10s and 11s
would have to step into more of a leadership role to fill the void of the graduating Grade 12s.
As for the junior varsity girls, they
battled hard and placed fifth at zones
in Canmore.
“Zones went really well, we lost our

first game, the girls just couldn’t get energized, but then they played really well
the rest of the tournament. We ended
up winning the consolation side, so we
took fifth overall,” said coach Deanna
Sample.
“Definitely the highlight of the season was the silver medal in the St. Joesph’s tournament in Brooks.
Throughout the season, the offense
gained more points per game and the
fitness level helped get them through
games.
“We went from averaging 20-25 per
game to closer to 40-50 points a game.
Overall, our passing and strength and
conditioning got better,” said Sample.
She also thought the level of play
came a long way as the year went along,
as well as the team’s ability to adapt to
the plays on the fly.

SHS fall short at zones
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

The zone-hosting Strathmore
High School Spartans girls basketball team played their hearts
out, but fell short losing to Bert
Church in the zone banner contest and the second provincial
berth game to Chestermere.
The team was plagued by
injuries to key players and the
short bench showed at times
throughout the tournament.
“The girls never gave up and
we always believed that we had
chance and I think we did,” said
girls head coach Dion Galandy.
He believed that the game
plans were executed and the
girls left it all out on the court.
“I don’t know if we could
have done anything differently,
we just played as hard as we
could and the result just was not
there,” said Galandy. “The effort was there but unfortunately
sometimes in sports it doesn’t
end up being the way you want
it to be.”
The short bench became an
issue when the girls were trying
to over-play the situation.
“When you have a short
bench, you tend to want to do
more than you think you should
and so I think if anything the
girls tried too hard,” said Galandy.

The Strathmore High
School Spartans girls
basketball team beat
Olds 53-45 in their opening game as zone hosts
on March 11. The Lady
Spartans would later
lose to Bert Church in
the Zone Championship
game on March 13 and
to Chestermere in the
second provincial berth
game on March 14.

Justin Seward Photo

The compete level was there,
but the girls faced a tough task
of maintaining that type of play.
He was satisfied with the season other than the fact that there
was no provincial trip involved.
“We didn’t meet our goals
which was to medal at provincials, but what we ended up
with in terms of able bodies at
the end of the year, I think we’ll
look back at this and say this
was a great year,” said Galandy.
Boys head coach Kyle Larson
thought they were right there in
their two games they played at
zones in Okotoks and felt that
they made their opponents battle for points.
“We played HTA in out first
game, who is the number three
ranked team in the province.
The boys competed really hard,
we were down four at the half
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in the second half,” said Larson.
“In the second game we
played George McDougall and
we competed well for the first
half, our youth and inexperience played a factor as well.”
Larson admits there is a bright
future ahead for the boys program.
“For the boys, there is a lot to
look forward to. We lose four
Grade 12s this year but we have
a lot of strength coming in with
our 10s and 11s. Next year
should be a good year as well
but they’ll have to prove that,”
said Larson.
Despite being young, there
will be a core group of players
returning next year.
“We were very young having
a lot of Grade 10s on the team
and out of 13 boys, nine will be
returning. We’re going to have
a nice starting point for next
year,” said Larson.

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Shiny Silver
The Strathmore Storm atom A team went 2-2-1 in provincials from March
12-15 in Edson. The boys would lose to the St. Paul Canadiens in the final
5-4.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Langen

The Gleichen Figure Skating and CanSkate club held their year-end carnival
on March 14. All the skaters did a faboulous job performing to the songs
of Frozen.

Justin Seward Photos

Skaters keep Gleichen club open
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

The Gleichen Figure Skating and Canskate programs saw a decrease in participation this season
with many skaters going to Strathmore to skate
in a bigger club.
“I think that’s something we got to work on,
this year has probably been the first we’ve had
dwindling numbers, “ said Brown.
The skaters who are still participating in Gleichen are the ones that have kept the club running
this season.
“We have quite a few young Starskaters coming up, so we’d like to keep the club going,” said
Denise Brown, the club’s treasurer.

She admits the fundraiser efforts throughout
the year at their events have helped the club’s
operation immensely.
“We did casino, cash calendars (and) just little
bits like raffle prizes at our competitions and fundraising through the club,” said Brown.
One event that has helped financially is the annual carnival; the skaters put on quite the performance in the production of Frozen on March 14.
“It’s probably a month of practicing once a
week, the kids practice for a couple of hours,”
said Brown. “They each have a solo they’re usually assigned when you’re doing the StarSkate
programs. We usually incorporate the carnival so
they’re not learning too many new moves in their
solos.”

The first annual Carseland
Stick Spiel was an enjoyable
event for all the players involved
in the very entertaining games
that were played on March 14.
“We started the league to
get interest back in curling, try
something new, and try to get
people back out to check the
sport out,” said Cory Alce, Carseland Curling Club president.
“Anybody can do it – juniors and
seniors,”
The sport involves some
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teams, only six rocks per team,
per end. There is no free guard
zone rule, so the first three rocks
of every end, you can’t take out,
doesn’t matter where they sit.”
The interest has grown over
the course of the season, which
has been a positive step for the
sport.
“People really enjoy it,” said
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Sunday Service: 10:30 am
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50 Maplewood Drive • 403-934-2225
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Sunday Family 10:30 am
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Men’s bonspiel another great success
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

The annual Strathmore
Curling Club Men’s Bonspiel
saw many intense, exciting
draws, including a junior
team making it to one of the
finals.
“It was great, there were
a lot of really good games,
a lot of local teams in it this
year which was good to see,”
said Brent Ashlee, tournament organizer.
He was impressed with
the compete level of the junior team and their success
against the more experienced men curlers.
“We had one kids team in
here, they’re all around between 14 and 16 years of
age,” said Ashlee. “They’ve

came in just to have some
fun and they made one of
the finals and didn’t expect
win, but did really well.”
Team Adams, the junior
team, based in Calgary and
has Strathmore product John
Damen as lead, had a very
successful tournament in the
eyes of his coach.
“They’ve been opening
their arms to us and the
nice thing is a whole bunch
of people are watching him
and they’re cheering him
on,” said coach Murray Adams of Damen. “I could not
be prouder of him,”
Other highlights included
the dinner and auction night
where players were sold off
to teams.
The success of the bonspiel will go a long way for

Local players having
impact on Raiders
JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

Five
Strathmore
players have helped propel the
Okotoks-based Rocky Mountain Raiders to the provincial
championship series in the
AMBHL.
Locals Lucas Muenchrath,
Joel Krahenbil, Cole Clayton,
Tyler Strath and Kelton Travis have all made an impact
for the triple-A bantam team.
Raiders head coach Mickey
Kluner has seen something
very unique about each of
these players.
Forward Lucas Muenchrath
made the team on his second
year of tryouts. “He has been
a regular contributor, brings
good size and strength to the
table. He’s a great kid, definitely has a bright future and
some big hockey left in him
for this upcoming series,”
said Kluner. “From a standpoint, he’s not one of our top
three or four guys but he’s
been consistently involved
in terms of production, reliability. He’s definitely got
the skill set to be a top six
scorer.”
He admits maturity has
made a big difference in
Muenchrath’s game.
“The maturity of being a
second year, he grew a little
more, a good sized kid, his

foot speed improved coming
into this year where the first
year it was lacking with the
physical strength and readiness for that,” said Kluner.
He compared forward Joel
Krahenbil to Joe Thornton in
the way he plays.
“We jokingly were calling
him ‘Jumbo’ this year because he has a lot of similarities to Joe Thornton, size,
strength, winning his battles and great vision,” said
Kluner. “He’s equally one of
the top skilled guys on our
team, a soft spoken kid that
is heard by his play.”
Kluner added that with
Krahenbil’s consistent play, it
had allowed him to be used
in more situations as he can
score, play defense and can
use his size.
Cole Clayton has seen a lot
of minutes this season on the
back end because of his consistent play.
“His vision of the ice is really good. He’s slick with the
puck, got a great shot, not
terribly physical but on the
same token he holds his own
in all battles and has a great
attitude,” said Kluner. “He
definitely looks to rush the
puck and join the rush, not a
stay-at-home guy.”
Tyler Strath is one of the
bigger guys on the backend
and one of the leaders as he

Strathmore’s Team Shaw battled it out end for end in ‘B’ Final during the
Strathmore Curling Club’s Men Bonspiel on March 15.

Justin Seward Photo

the stability of the club.
“The kitchen has done
well and the club’s going to
do well, which we need because times are tough,” said
Ashlee. “It will be good for
next year for the club in trying to keep it healthy and
survive.”
The week not only in-

cluded the games, but a lot
of sponsors who came on
board to make the bonspiel
happen.
“I would like to thank all
our local sponsors for all
those generous donations,”
said Ashlee. “They’re the
ones that make the bonspiel
happen.”

The Wheatland Chiefs were able to squeeze
by the Red Deer Indy Graphics 4-3 in Game
1 of the best-of-five league final series on
March 13 at the Strathmore Family Centre.
They would fall 2-1 in double overtime in
Game 2 at home on March 15.

Justin Seward Photo

Red Deer
evens series
with Chiefs

Five
Strathmore products,
Tyler
Strath
(l-r),
Lucas
Muenchrath,
Cole Clayton,
Joel Krahenbil
and Kelton Travis, are all having impact seasons with the
Rocky Mountain Raiders.

JUSTIN SEWARD
Times Reporter

Photo Courtesy
of Kevin
Muenchrath

is the lone returnee on the
blueline.
“He made (our team) as a
first-year and that was a year
at learning the ropes of expectation levels and he had
his struggles but at the same
time has lots of valuable insight on what it takes to be
a top d-man in this league,”
said Kluner.
Defenceman Kelton Travis
did not play an elite level of
hockey a season ago and is
probably one of the better
stories to come out of the
team this season.
“He was one of the more
feel good stories of the year,
you know having all the other players playing bantam
triple-A or double-A,” said
Kluner. “Kelton did not play
either … he played bantam
1 and the coin he made from
that into this level and being
a regularly relied on player
… he’s that guy that made
that massive jump.”

He was able to make the
jump because of some assets
he already possesses.
“There are so many variables there with size, physicality and skating. His skating from last year to this year
has improved a lot,” said
Kluner. “Through tryouts he
was just a physical force that
with any coach, it makes you
look twice.”
The Raiders have advanced
to the league final and are
currently battling Fort Saskatchewan in the best-of-five
championship series.
After splitting the first two
games of the series, the Raiders will travel to Fort Saskatchewan for the next two
games this coming weekend.
Game 5, if necessary, will be
in Okotoks on March 24.
The winner of the series
will go on to the Western
Canadian Bantam Triple-A
Championship in Winnipeg
from April 2-5.

The Wheatland Chiefs may have
met their match in the midget double-A league final.
The local midget double-A team
could not take a stranglehold on
the series in Game 2 as Red Deer
won 2-1 in double overtime to tie
the series at one game apiece on
March 15 at the Strathmore Family
Centre.
“We didn’t start like we wanted
to, we needed to get those early
goals and it didn’t happen,” said assistant coach Shadoe Stoodley.
“We were gripping our sticks too
tight and not playing the way we
should’ve been the whole game
but our third period and overtime I
thought was pretty good.”
Red Deer did a outstanding job
getting in the shooting lanes, which
led to the lack of production.
“It’s frustrating when you get
there and get it up top trying to get
shots through and they’re knocking them down, said Stoodley.
“Their goaltender played pretty
good tonight, we didn’t challenge
him enough like we should’ve like
we did the first game.”
Kyle Rosolowski scored the lone
goal in the overtime loss.
Game 1, on March 13, saw the
Chiefs get out to a quick 3-0 lead
and were able hold on, despite a
late Red Deer surge, for a 4-3 victory.
“We came out flying and chased
their goalie, which is good and
exactly how we want to start. In
the second we came out thinking the game was over and scored
two goals in the first minute,” said
Stoodley.
“From there we beared down
and started playing the rest of the
game and played very well.”
Grady Strath, Jayden Smith, Kaleb Robinson and Chris Rebeyka
scored in the opening game win.
Games 3 and 4 will resume on
March 27 and 28 in Red Deer with
both games starting at 7:45 p.m.

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WOLFE, (Lowe),

Marlisa Caroline

Marlisa Caroline Wolfe (Lowe) died
suddenly on Thursday March 5,
2015 leaving her blessed children
Dustin, Taylene, and Joey as well as the love of
her life, Tray Graham Ogloff, in her everlasting love.
Marlisa was born in Calgary, Alberta on December
14, 1964 to Marjorie and the late Richard Lowe.
She was a sister to Randy, Garnett, Derek, Murray, David, Shawna and the late Wesley. She was
a loving mother, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, partner and friend. From dancing and singing with the
Calgary Safety Round Up to styling hair and turning
heads with her incredible beauty, Marlisa lived a
life filled with love and laughter. She was a proud,
supportive and encouraging Mother who will be
dearly missed and in our hearts forever. A Funeral
Mass and Celebration of Marlisa’s life was held on
Tuesday March 17, 2015 at Hope Community Covenant Church (245 Brent Blvd., Strathmore, Alberta)
at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly
requests that donations be made to “https:www.
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Obituaries
BENGIVINGO, Susan

October 16, 1953 – March 15, 2015
Susan died peacefully at Strathmore Hospital after
a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her
husband, Rick; sons Ian and Tyler (Angela); granddaughters Rachel and Kaitlin; her mother Jean
Scholes; brothers Steve (Caroline) and Geoff (Carolyn) as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Susan was predeceased by her father, Alan Scholes.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, March
19, 2015 at Hope Community Covenant Church at
1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
directly to S.T.A.R.S. Air Ambulance (Box 570, 1441
Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, T2E 8M7) or the Canadian Cancer Society (#200, 325 Manning Rd. N.E.,
Calgary, T2E 2P5). To send condolences, please
visit Susan’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.

March 20, 2015 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 21

Obituaries

VOLUNTEERS

SMITH , Colin

The Strathmore Youth Justice Committee
is seeking new volunteers!

Sept. 13, 1959 March 14, 2015
“REST IN PEACE”
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the tragic death of Colin Smith, former
owner of Colin’s Automotive. There will be a celebration of his life at Hope Community Covenant
Church on Saturday March 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
– 5:00pm. Donna James, (wife), Daughters Megan
(Mike) and Amy (AJ) Smith and step-daughter Tamara James (Richard), grandson Raymond James.
Colin Roland Smith is the son of Isaac Smith and
Loraine Smith, Grandson of Ralph and Rebecca
Smith (Late), Helen and Gordon Haines (late) brother to Cathie (Bruce) Turner (Bracebridge), Larry (Angie) Smith, Robert (Dawn) Smith (Port Perry), Danny
(Jackie) Smith (Castleton). Uncle to many nieces,
nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.
Friends, too many to list. He will be greatly missed.
Colin was born in Bishops’ Cove Newfoundland. As
you all know, Colin was a simple man in that things
were pretty much black and white. In the 1980s
and 1990s, Colin volunteered many thousands of
hours to the R.C.M.P. as an auxiliary member. He
was very quick witted, and had a tremendous
amount of common sense. Although he was a very
talented mechanic, he was more talented at putting
details together on a criminal case, and in my opinion would have been better suited on our team as
a policeman. He was often three steps ahead of the
criminal we were trying to catch. Colin, of course
was the owner and operator of Colins Automotive in
Strathmore, the place where police cars that should
have been condemned, were always put back into
good working order to serve another day !!! A place
where the local policeman were always welcomed
and often got to bond with the local farmers.
If there is a Heaven, he will be in it, in the most
elaborate mechanics shop there is, with all the latest inventions and every tool know to man.
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Norma
Katterhagen
In Memoriam

July 16,1939 - March 21,2005

THANK YOUS

Thank You!

MY SINCERE thanks to everyone who helped
make my “65th” a fun, enjoyable experience.
To Jan for arranging the Saturday March 7th
afternoon light lunch, to Brenda, Greg, Jen and
Trevor for looking after the decorations, and
Don Good for making sure that I would be at
the Legion. Also, to everyone who attended and
who made donations to the Veterans Food Bank
and Veterans Activity, it was very much appreciated. It was a real shock when I walked in. To my
family, you out did yourselves this time - you got
me good! With heartfelt thanks to everyone.

Brian Allemang

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Words cannot express the love we felt during Tony’s illness and passing. The caring of his family, friends and community was far beyond our expectations. Our gratitude goes
out to Dr. Emile Muller, the wonderful staff at the Strathmore Hospital and to the Van Bussel family at Wheatland
Funeral Home.
Our thanks to Father Wojciech, Deacon Roger and the
Sacred Heart Choir who made Tony’s celebration of
life so special, along with the ladies of the CWL who
served such a lovely lunch. Thank you to all those that
sent flowers, food, Mass cards and condolences and
for the many contributions to the “Sacred Heart Parish
Building Fund”.
Each and every gesture was fully appreciated. We are left
with precious memories of Tony who lived well and was
loved by all.

The Sweere Family

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For a youth to be eligible for Extra Judicial Sanctions,
they must have committed an eligible offence, accept
responsibility for their actions, and agree to participate
in the program. If they meet these criteria and there
is a Youth Justice Committee in the community
where they reside, the case is automatically referred
to that committee. Some Committees also take on
additional roles such as mentoring youth just released
from serving time in custody, as well as educating the
community about youth crime.
Our Committee asks for a one (1) year commitment
at minimum. We meet on the first Tuesday of every
month or more often depending on our case load.
If you are interested in applying to become a member
or would like additional information please send us an
email to strathmoreyouthjustice@gmail.com.

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TAKE NOTE that applications have been received by
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Applications to remove parcels consist of:

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irrigators of the Western Irrigation District
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Strathmore, Alberta on the 8th day of
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T1P 1K3 within 30 days after the date of the publication of this notice.

(a) present annual reports of:
(i) the chair on behalf of the Board,
Jim Webber, P. Eng.
(ii) the manager,
General Manager
(iii) the auditor
of theDistrict
district, and
Western Irrigation
(iv) the maintenance of irrigation works
of the district, and
(b) conduct any other business.

DATED at the Town of Strathmore, this 3rd day
of March, 2015.
Erwin Braun, (Eng) Manager
Western Irrigation District
PLEASE BRING YOUR ANNUAL
REPORT WITH YOU TO THE MEETING.

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Reports to kithcn manager
Skills: Plan, organize, direct, control and
evaluate the operations of a restaurant, bar,
cafeteria or other food or beverage service
Determine type of services to be offered and
implement operational procedures. Recruit staff
and oversee staff training
Set staff work schedules and monitor staff
performance
Control inventory, monitor revenues and
modify procedures and prices. Resolve
customer complaints and ensure health and
safety regulations are followed Negotiate
arrangements with suppliers for food and other
supplies. Negotiate arrangements with clients
for catering or use of facilities for banquets or
receptions.
How to Apply
with resume: to
510 Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6
By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00
or by email
roadhouserestaurant.strathmore@gmail.com

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HELP WANTED

CARETAKING
STAFF
Golden Hills School Division #75 requires
Caretaker for Crowther Memorial Jr. High.
Experience is not necessary but would be
considered an asset. Training will be provided.
For more information please visit
GHSD7 website.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a
resume by mail, email or fax. Positions close
On March 27th, 2015 at noon.
We thank all applicants who apply,
but only those short-listed will be contacted.
Please forward resume to:
Maria Gingras
Caretaking Supervisor
Golden Hills School Div. #75
435A Hwy #1
Strathmore, AB T1P 1J4
Phone: 403-324-3842
Fax: 403-934-5125
Email: maria.gingras@ghsd75.ca

HELP WANTED

is hiring:

Cooks

4 Full Time, Permanent
$13.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week
Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Skills: Prepare and cook full course meals and
individual dishes including for customers with food
allergies or intolerances, while ensuring quality of
food and determine size of food proportions are
met. Work with minimal supervision and train staff
in preparation, cooking and handling of food. Clean
and inspect kitchens and food service areas, Work
with specialized cooking equipment (deep fryer,
etc). Good oral communication, ability to work
with others, job task planning and organizing, and
significant use of memory required. Speak English,
Read English, Write English
How to Apply- with resume to: 510 Highway #1
Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6
By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00 :
By Fax :(403) 934-9502

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Strathmore Station
Restaurant & Pub
is hiring:

Strathmore Station
Restaurant & Pub

Strathmore Station
Restaurant & Pub

is hiring:

Banquet &
Catering
Service Manager
1 Permanent, Full Time
$15.75 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week
Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Requirements: Completion of high school,
safe food handling certificate.
Skills and Duties: Basic Duties include:
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate
daily catering and banquet operations
and implement operational procedures,
Control inventory, Ensure health and
safety regulations are followed, Negotiate
arrangements with suppliers for food and
other supplies. Develop, implement and
analyze budgets. Ability to supervise 20 or
less staff in a fast-paced environment, under
pressure, while paying attention to detail.
Standing and walking for extended periods
required. Cooking experience required.
How to Apply
In Person between 11:00 and 17:00 :
380 Ridge Road, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1B5
By E-mail: strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

is hiring:

Bar Manager
380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5
1 Full time, Permanent
$15.75 Hourly, for 40.00 Hours per week

Experience: 2 to 3 years
Credentials/Education: Must have (or get within
30 days of hire): AGLC Smart Serve Programs
(PROtect, PROserve, REELfacts), First Aid
Certificate, CPR Certificate, Workplace Hazardous
Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certificate
Business Equipment and Computer Applications:
Squirrel POS system, General office equipment,
Record keeping, Cashiering, Microsoft Office
Duties/Abilities: Must plan, organize, direct,
control, and evaluate daily operations, while
ensuring that all health, safety, and liquor
legislation and regulations are followed.
Responsible for the hiring, training, scheduling,
and supervision of 20+ staff. Respond to customer
complaints and negotiate with clients for catering
or use of facilities,
Must possess great oral communication, excellent
problem solving skills, and organized job task
planning abilities. Must be customer service
oriented and be able to work under pressure in
a fast-paced environment while paying attention
to detail. Standing and/or walking for extended
periods. Speak, Read, Write English.
How to Apply: In Person between 9:00 and 17:00, or
By E-mail to strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

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3 Full time, Permanent
$12.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week

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Skills:
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appliances and equipment, Receive, unpack
and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers,
cupboards and other storage areas, Remove
kitchen garbage and trash, Handle and
store cleaning products, Sweep and mop
floors. Operate dishwashers to wash dishes,
glassware and flatware, Sanitize and wash
dishes and other items by hand, Clean and
sanitize items such as dishwasher mats, carts
and waste disposal units. Lifting Up to 9 kg (20
lbs). Speak English, Read English,
Write English.

Now accepting applications
for people who want to help us
provide the best shopping
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Starting wage: $11 - $12
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CITY WIDE TOWING LOOKING
FOR CLASS 5 TOW TRUCK
DRIVERS in Strathmore
and area. Paid training and
$750 signing bonus. Serious inquiries call Tonya (403)
287-4426 or email tonya@
citywidetowing.com.

Strathmore Travelodge requires FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPERS. $14.00/hr. Duties
include but not limited to:
dusting, vacuuming, mopping,
strip and make beds, clean
washrooms, clean windows
and mirrors, stock cart. Please
email resumes to: info@travelodgestrathmore.com or in
person at the front desk, 350
Ridge Rd, Strathmore or via
fax (403) 901-0016.

Double Double Strathmore
Ltd o/ Tim Hortons

FOOD COUNTER
ATTENDANTS
Nights/ Early Mornings/
Weekends
Full Time/Shift Work
$11.00/hour
Email resume to
doubledoublestrathmore@
gmail.com or
Fax resume to
403-934-6658

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR POSITION AVAILABLE at The
Toddle Inn Daycare. Child
Care Worker or Supervisor.
Criminal record check and
first aid are required. Drop
off resume at 309 2nd Ave.
or email to toddlein@telus.
net. Benefits after three
months.

Strathmore Station
Restaurant & Pub
is hiring:

Cooks

380 Ridge Rd., Strathmore, AB T1P 1B5
3 Full time, Permanent
$13.50 Hourly, for 44.00 Hours per week
Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Specific Skills: Prepare and cook full course
meals and individual dishes, Ensure quality of
food and determine size of food proportions,
Work with minimal supervision, Prepare
dishes for customers with food allergies
or intolerances, Inspect kitchens and food
service areas, Train staff in preparation,
cooking and handling of food, Work with
specialized
(deep fryer,
Section cooking equipment
Insertion
Date
etc.),CAREERS
Clean kitchen and work areas.
Working
March 20, 27,
with others, Problem solving,
Decision
April
3, 10, 2015
making, Critical thinking, Significant use of
memory, Finding information, Continuous
learning. Speak English, Read English,
Write English.
How to Apply: In Person between 9:00 and 17:00,
or By E-mail to strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

How to Apply: In Person between 9:00 and 17:00,
or By E-mail to strathmorestationjobs@gmail.com

Western Irrigation District

Accounts Payable Clerk

HELP WANTED
HIGHWAY
MAINTENANCE
Class 1 or 3 Operators. Fulltime and Part-time positions
available. Openings in several Alberta areas. Fax resume
to Carillion Canada 780449-0574 or email: mcroft@
carillionalberta.ca. Positions
to start April, 2015. Please
state what position and location you are interested in.

Kitchen
Helpers

HELP WANTED

The Western Irrigation District is currently seeking a
self-motivated team player for a full time Accounts
Payable Clerk. Applicants must have experience
working with Accounts Payable in a PC environment
and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Preference will be given to those with Sage 300 ERP
experience who possess excellent communication skills,
work well under pressure and enjoy working with the
public both in person and via telephone. The successful
applicant will be required to learn and use customized
software packages.
The Western Irrigation District offers a comprehensive
benefits package including the Local Authorities Pension
Plan.
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate
is found.
Please drop off, email or mail your resume.
Jason Wallsmith, CMA
Administration Manager
Western Irrigation District
Box 2372
105, 900 Pine Road
Strathmore, Alberta
T1P 1K3
Email: jwallsmith@wid.net
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for
an interview will be contacted.

We currently have an opportunity at our
Wheatland Richardson Pioneer Ag Business
Centre located in Strathmore, AB.

NH3 Truck Drivers
(Seasonal)
This position is responsible for deliveries
of NH3 fertilizer, chemical and seed to
local customers. Other responsibilities
include truck inspection and maintenance;
unloading and loading of crop input
products; and yard maintenance. The ideal
candidate will possess a valid 3A or 1A
air endorsed driver’s license, have strong
organization and interpersonal skills, and
be able to work flexible hours including
evenings/weekends. Driver’s abstract is
required. Previous experience an asset.
Interested candidates should forward
their résumé and cover letter before
April 15th, 2015 either online to
www.richardson.ca or to: Richardson
Pioneer, Box 2086, Strathmore, AB
T1P 1K1, Fax: (403) 934-4475

Richardson values diversity in the workplace. Women,
aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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&
Registered Massage
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WHOLESALE SALES
RESENTATIVE
A producer of hardy plants for the
landscape, construction and garden
centre market, is seeking a Wholesale Sales Rep. Applicant should have
previous sales experience and strong
computer skills, horticulture knowledge
would be an asset. Job includes assisting the sales team with servicing existing
customers, developing new accounts.
Applicant should have a strong commitment to customer service, be self
motivated and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Job may
include some travel. Salary and benefits
to be negotiated. We are located 5kms
east of Strathmore.

Food Services Supervisor
- Kitchen
$13.61 Hourly, for 44 hour/week
Experience: of 1 to 2 years required

Fast-paced environment. Work under pressure.
Standing for extended periods.
Skills: Supervise and coordinate activities of
staff who prepare and portion food. Ensure
food service and quality control. Must have
knowledge of the establishment’s culinary
genres. Supervise and check assembly of trays.
Supervise and check delivery of food trolleys.
Train staff in job duties, sanitation and safety
procedures. Reading text, numerary, writing,
communication, working with others, problem
solving, decision making, critical thinking, job
task planning and organizing. Significant use of
memory.
How to Apply
By Mail or In Person between 9:00 and 17:00
510 Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1M6

Position available immediately. If you are
interested in applying for this position or
would like more information email your
resume to:
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Lloydminster,
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1K675   12 o’clock noon on Friday,
March 27, 2015 at the
(780) 875-7671.
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TENDERS must be made in writing accompanied by certified cheque following address:
Strathmore,  
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   T1P  
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for 5% of the the tender
price as a deposit,
payable
to ROBERTSON
ROBERTSON MOSKAL
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SARSONS
Phone:    403-­‐934-­‐5121  
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The terms of sale shall be cash with the balance payable no later than
30 days after acceptance by the estate.

LLOYDMINSTER SK/AB
S9V 1K6

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The following property located in Leduc County, Alberta is offered for sale by tender, subject to the
restrictions on the existing title, namely:

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WANTED. Hannas Seeds
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S 1/2 of SE 22-49-1 W5 (containing approximately 80 acres)
NW 23-49-1 W5 (containing approximately 160 acres)

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Further information can be provided by contacting Walter A. Moskal
at 3801A-51 Ave (P.O. Box 1680), Lloydminster, Alberta S9V 1K6 (780)
875-7671.
TENDERS must be made in writing accompanied by certified cheque for
5% of the the tender price as a deposit, payable to ROBERTSON MOSKAL
SARSONS - “IN TRUST” and identified as “Tender re: Estate of Walter
Kremko - File 5446.13324 WAM” the “highest” or any tender not neccessarily accepted, but in the event of acceptance the successful tender will be
notified and unsuccessful tender deposits returned.
The terms of sale shall be cash with the balance payable no later than 30
days after acceptance by the estate.

Tenders will be received by the
undersigned until 12 o’clock noon
on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the
following address:
ROBERTSON MOSKAL SARSONS
Barristers & Solicitors
3801A - 51 Avenue
P.O. Box 1680
LLOYDMINSTER SK/AB S9V 1K6

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TENDERS

515 ACRES OF CLASS 2 & 3 LAND
FOR SALE NEAR DRUMHELLER
Mark and Ardis Kettenbach offer a package of high
quality grazing/farming land (#2 & 3) located in Kneehill County for sale by tender. All lands are connected.
This package is cross fenced into 30 acre +/- paddocks
and seeded to multi-grass species to support effective
rotational grazing. 125 pairs have been grazed on this
block for six months with grass left over for haying.
Pumped dugout water is supplied via 3500 m of underground pipe to four (4) locations (additional 4 locations
piped and ready to develop). The package of lands is
as follows:
• SE 5-29-20 W4 – 160 acres +/- 140 ac.cult., and 20 ac.
Native pasture, coulee and a large dug out with stock
watering pump/pipeline site, 2M is the dominant land
class.
• SW 4-29-20 W4 – 160 acres +/- 98 ac.cult and 62 ac.
of native pasture and coulee. 3MT is the dominant land
class. A five (5) acre subdivision is pending on this
parcel.
• Block 1 (Plan 9212068) SW 9 + NW 4-29-20 W4 – 200
acres with +/- 92 ac. cult. And 108 ac. of native pasture,
coulee and a dugout. 3MT is the dominant land class.
This unique Stockman’s dream property has been a
labour of love for 25+ years with continuous improvements. Total annual oil lease revenue is $10,095. Previously, 330 acres was cropped annually and is well
rested.
1. Tenders on individual quarters will not be considered.
To be sold as package.
2. Offers subject to financing will not be considered.
3. The successful tender will be responsible for all taxes on the lands for 2015.
4. Possession of lands to occur May 8, 2015 upon completion of sale.
5. Grain bins, other misc. non-cattle equipment and
wind mill not included in the sale.
6. Buyers should rely on their own inspection, research
and due diligence.
7. Tenders including a payment equal to 5 times the annual rental will be looked on favourably.
8. Tenders to include a breakdown of value for: lands,
cattle handling equipment & solar water pumping system and value of annual surface lease prepayment.
9. Successful purchaser shall be responsible for any
GST payable.
10. If the successful purchaser does not complete the
purchase as per the terms of the sale agreement, then
the desposit is forfeited.
The highest or any tender, not necessarily accepted.

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629 WESTMOUNT DRIVE
Recently reno’d 2 bdrm,
1.5 bath bi-level inc
W/D & parking NO PETS.
$1,250 plus utilities Close
to parks school DT 403983-3628.
701 WESTMOUNT DRIVE
1 bedroom partially
reno’d townhouse w/ patio. Parking inc NO PETS
$950 plus utilities Close
to parks school DT 403983-3628.

For further information on this well managed property,
serious calls only – please to Mark Kettenbach at (403)
533-2494 evenings.

Dog grooming.
Strathmore.
20 years experience.
Reasonable Rates &
Calm Environment.

Sharon 403-934-3824

RENTALS
CHINOOK III. 1 bdrm or 2
bdrm. Heat & water included. No pets. Please call for
availability. Call Keli 403324-2944.
SPACIOUS 1ST FLOOR 2
BDRM APARTMENT in Crystal Ridge Cove, N/S, N/P,
Adult building, 4 appliances.
$900/mth + $900 S.D. +
utilities. Call 403-934-4769.

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CARSELAND

3 bedroom 1200sq.ft. bungalow with
garage. Renovated main floor.
All bedrooms are large and living room
with big fireplace is exceptional.

$267,400

Sealed written bids must be accompanied by 10% desposit in the form of a certified cheque or bank draft and
must be received by no later than noon April 10, 2015.
Tender agreements may be acquired from and returned to:
Lynn Woods Law office,
Box 2335, #101-318 3rd Avenue,
Strathmore, AB. T1P 1K3
Phone (403)934-6333 Fax (403)934-6355
lynnlaw@nucleus.com

Professional All Breed

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Associate
Broker

403-901-5388 cell
www.strathmorerealty.ca
104 3rd Avenue, Strathmore
“The Old Home Hardware Building”

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THE DISABILITY Tax Credit.
$1,500 yearly tax credit.
$15,000 lump sum refund
(on average). Covers: hip/
knee replacements, back
conditions & restrictions
in walking and dressing.
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EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW 3842+/- sq. ft. on 33.98
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Email: asad.mahmood@cibc.com
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LAMBERT VILLAGE
$139,900

COMMERCIAL
BUILDING IN
ROCKYFORD $69,900

• Prime corner lot
• 3000+ sq.ft. of retail/
office space
• 2 piece bath
• Receiving door

· Small town living
· 1546 sq.ft. bungalow
· 3+2 bdrms,
3 ½ baths
· Fully finished

Talk to your local CIBC Mobile Mortgage Advisor

ESTATE WALKOUT
BUNGALOW
$489,900

•1571 sq.ft. walkout
with RV Pad
• 2+3 bdrms, plus den,
3 baths
• Fully finished
• Backs onto greenspace,
fronts onto park

SOLD

CALL SHAUNA

BEAUTIFULLY UPGRADED
IN ROCKYFORD $275,000
· Immaculate, upgraded
home
· Awesome floorplan!
· 4+1 bedrooms,
2 ½ baths
· 75’x110’ lot backing
onto open prairie

SOLD

CALL SHAUNA

4.07 Acres of Raw
Land - $158,000
• Build your dream home!
• Located 15 minutes
S.E. of Strathmore
• South of Eagle Lake
• 2 parcels available

CALL SHAUNA

SMALL TOWN CHARM $199,900

· Immaculate and renovated 1078 sq.ft. bungalow
· 2 + 1 bdrms, 2 full baths
· Single detached garage
· Large corner lot

SOLD

CALL SHAUNA

4 ACRES IN CALGARY
CITY LIMITS - $1,240,000
1998 sq.ft. fully finished
home
· 3+2 bdrms, 3 full
baths
· 2 heated shops
· Home has been
extensively renovated

· Mrs. Clean lives here!
· 3 bdrms, 1 full bath
· Partly finished basement
· Lots of room for a
dream garage!

CALL SHAUNA

PEACE AND QUIET
IN THE COUNTRY $199,900

Refreshed 1440 sqft home
· Situated on 1.66 acres
West of Hussar
· 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
· Beautiful prairie views

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UPGRADED CONDO
$199,900
· Immaculate, upgraded
condo
· New carpet and newer
hardwood
· 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths
· Backs onto school yard

· Great family home on quiet
street
· 3+1 bedrooms, 2 full baths
· Double detached garage
· Fully finished with large
family room

strathmore

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· 1 bdrm condo
· Beautiful view of the
environmental preserve
· Freshly painted and
new lino
· Lifetime lease on grg avail.

· Over $200,000 worth of
renovations!
· 2+2 bdrms, 3 full baths
· Suite with private
entrance
· Gourmet kitchen, luxurious master suite & more!

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ON THE LAKE
$457,500

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ECLUSIVE LAKE FRONT
COMMUNITY
GORGEOUS 1534 SQ FT
HILLSIDE BUNGALOW
TWO FIREPLACES, 3 BATHS
WALKOUT TO LAKE AND
PATHWAY.

CALL LORNA

ROOM FOR THE
WHOLE FAMILY
$364,900

OVER 1600 SQ. FT DEV ON
THREE LEVELS
WALK OUT TO DOUBLE GARAGE,
3 BATHS, 3 BDRMS, DEN
FAMILY ROOM OFF KITCHEN
CLOSE TO POOLS, ARENA
& SCHOOLS.

CALL LORNA

NEAR
STRATHMORE
80 ACRES

CALL LORNA

BARN AND CHICKEN
COOP
GOOD WELL

Your covered sunroof,
greenspace at rear,
immaculate modular
skylight too.

$799,900

$124,900

LAMBERT
VILLAGE
$147,900

SOLD

CALL LORNA

Brand new vinyl
flooring
Large 1 bedroom
Third floor corner
Tons of views

46.56
ACRES
Many options on this
parcel of land, 25 minutes east of Calgary.

10-12 ACRE
PARCELS

NEW ROAD INTO
SUBDIVISION.

157 ACRES
BY LYALTA
$1,225,000

Over 1450 sq ft
Bilevel
Triple Car Garage
Half mile off
Pavement.

CALL LORNA

WEST OF
STRATHMORE

BEING REZONED
INDUSTRIAL GEN.

IMAGINE
SUMMER!

$599,000

C/S

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SOLD
SOLD

NEARLY
HALF ACRE!
$118,700
WEST OF STRATHMORE
10 GAL PER MIN. WELL
GORGEOUS VIEWS
NO BUILDING
COMMITMENT.

CALL LORNA

CUSTOM 2011
TWO STOREY
$499,000

IN ELITE WILDFLOWER
RANCH OVER 3000 SQ.
FT DEV., BONUS ROOM,
FULLY DEV LOWER, NEXT
TO PLAY PARK

CALL LORNA

SOLD

OWNER SAYS
SELL!!
$119,900

WELL KEPT 2002 16
WIDE, NEW CARPET,
LARGE DECK, 3 BDRMS,
2 BATHS, GATED,
COMMUNITY OF RANCH EST

CALL LORNA

ON TOP OF THE
WORLD
$197,900

SOLD

NEVER BEFORE OFFERED.
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THIRD FLOOR CORNER
2 BDRMS, UTILITY ROOM
LAUNDRY AND GARAGE.

CALL LORNA

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SPECIAL
$225,000
MLS - C3643274
Over 52 acres with
loads of potential,
private home and older
out buildings!

Associate
Broker
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403-874-7660
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Strathmore
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$16,500 EACH

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403
934-5533
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403
325-3860

JUST ON THE MARKET
$289,900 FULLY DEVELOPED 2
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2.5 BATHS ALL APPLIANCES
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403
934-1097

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403
875-4166

Ryan
Kautz
403
875-1170

WHY RENT? OWN THIS
$129,500! ESCAPE THE CITY
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ON LARGE TREED LOT!

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Kenworthy
403
803-4605

Tracy
Larsen
403
901-9143

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Phibbs
403
874-7660

Very well maintained
with modern reno’s this
home has 3 bedrooms 2
baths, $119,900!

CALL SHEILA

$169,900

What a Charming Home in
Rockyford! This home is full of
character and charm with the
original hardwood, doors etc!
3 bdr, new 4 pc bath, updated
kitchen, large dining area and
living room, sun room and porch.
Huge back yard. New hot water
tank, furnace etc.

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OWNER SAYS SELL!
$189,900!
1680 SQ FT BAY WITH
OFFICE, AND
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COMMUNITY
OF CARBON
$299,900
5 Bedroom Home
3 Full Baths
Backing to Creek!

$345,000

SOLD

Great family home!! 1418sqft 2
storey home in great condition! 3
bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, living room,
family room, dining room or office.
Huge back yard! Double attached
heated garage

CALL SHEILA

SOLD

MLS C3651293

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3 bedrooms
Single garage
Open concept kitchen/living room
Maple cabinets, island
with eating bar
$189,900

Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097

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TAKE LIFE EASIER!!
$317,900

SOLD

SUNRISES, VIEW OF COUNTRY.
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM DUPLEX
OVER 1300 SQ. FT.
FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE

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ACREAGE!
$225,000
Acreage Over 52 Acres out
buildings and mobile home
loads of potential needs TLC!
MLS C3643274

CALL LORNA

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Garrioch
403
333-8411

Adult Gated
Community!

RENOVATED AND READY

Two flat lots with gas and power
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Side by side
Paved street and alley
Backs on to country
Call Ron Kaechele 403-934-1097

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403
874-6486

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MLS C3654685

2 Bed, 2 Bath
1436 sq ft Bunglow

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403
361-0390

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Beautiful Walkout
$509,900

SOLD

1033 Hillcrest MR

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403
850-4593

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MLS C3630983

3 Bed, 2.5 Bath,
Dbl Garage
Fenced

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2 Storey In The
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Backing Pond In
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3+1 Bed, 3 Bath
Landscaped

MLS C3653689

$299,900

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Cute Starter Home
In Gleichen
$99,900

BEAUTIFUL FULLY DEVELOPED
BI-LEVEL SITUATED IN QUIET
CUL-DE-SAC! $359,900

SOLD

with bonus room over garage
and walkout professionally
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CALL LORNA

SOLD

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$349,900
· Great family home on quiet st.
· 3+1 bedrooms, 2 full baths
· Double detached garage
· Fully finished with large
family room

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$199,900
· Immaculate, upgraded condo
· New carpet & newer
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· 3 bedrooms, 1 ½ baths
· Backs onto school yard

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· 3 bedroom, 2 full baths
· Lots of Upgrades
· Large lot backing into field

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$147,900

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appliances and flooring, over
looking the park!

This 1215 plus sq ft home has 5 bdr, 3
baths, Large open dining and living area,
huge kitchen with stainless steel appliances,
Beautiful hardwood throughout most of the
main floor, new deck, and a fully developed
lower level that is perfect for your family!

$179,000

BEAUTIFUL UPGRADED
BUNGALOW
$444,900

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3 bdrms, 1 full bath
Partly finished basement
Lots of room for a dream
garage!

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Be smart about wedding beauty preparation
All eyes are on the bride and groom on their
wedding day. Feeling beautiful and dapper can
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look back on their wedding photographs and
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Certain beauty basics and makeup and hair
strategies can help any bride look spectacular on
her wedding day. The following are some dos
and don’ts of wedding day beauty preparations.
DO employ the services of a professional
hairstylist and makeup artist. Professionals have
the experience and tools of the trade to help you
to look your best. From contouring to make your
face seem slimmer to enlarging the appearance
of small eyes, some tricks of the trade are best
left to the pros.
DON’T forget to schedule a trial run. Make
this appointment several months before the
wedding day so you have ample time to work
with your stylists and experiment with colors
and hair arrangements to fit your personality and
the style of your gown. Take plenty of pictures
and notes so you will remember what needs to
be on hand for the wedding day.
DO allot enough time for the wedding day
beauty appointment. If you will be going to a
salon, block out two or more slots instead of
one. This way the stylist does not overbook and
will not feel rushed. Many brides opt to have
stylists come to their homes. There may be an
extra charge for this service, but it may be well
worth the cost.
DON’T make any drastic changes to your
appearance right before the wedding. This
includes changing your hair color or texture,
extreme tanning, using colored contact lenses, or
chopping off all of your hair. It’s better to wait
until after the wedding to change your style.
DO bring a veil, headpiece, hair extensions,
and any other accessories to your hair consult.
This enables the stylist to practice working with
these items.
DON’T tweeze or wax brows too close to the
start of the ceremony. Redness and swelling are
common side effects of tweezing and waxing,
and they can be difficult to mask with makeup.
Instead, take care of hair removal a day or two
prior to the wedding.
DO exfoliate your skin prior to the wedding.
This doesn’t necessarily mean you should
endure a harsh fruit acid peel or another
procedure. You can exfoliate with a gentle
washing of your skin with a nubby washcloth
to remove any dryness and errant flakes.
Moisturize well to ensure a smooth palette for
makeup application.
DON’T wash or condition hair the day of
the wedding. Intricate styles tend to stay better
when hair has a little grip. “Dirty” hair is easier
to work with than shiny, freshly washed locks.
If you must wash, remember to thoroughly dry
your hair before going to your appointment.
DO wear a little extra makeup than you are
accustomed to wearing because it will show up
better in photos. However, do not wear so much
that you look clownish. A makeup artist can help
you achieve the right balance.
DON’T have bridesmaids wear makeup that
is bolder than yours, especially red lips. No one
should upstage the bride.
DO experiment with any products you
haven’t used before to test for allergic reactions

and see how well they wear.
DON’T wear too much under-eye concealer or one that is too light of a
shade. This can draw more attention to problem areas than remedy them.
DO bring a pain relief medication in case a tight hairstyle or headpiece
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DON’T forget that men need a little help as well. Exfoliation and
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of cream before shaving to avoid irritation. A dusting of finishing powder
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Creative ways to make
a memorable wedding entrance
Once wedding vows and rings have been
exchanged, many couples join their friends and
family to celebrate with a wedding reception.
Many brides and grooms eagerly await the
moment when they can make their grand
entrance to the reception, and over the years it
has become customary for couples to make a bit
of a splash when making their first appearance
as husband and wife. Some enter with a special
song. Others prefer something a bit more
theatrical. Explore these ideas for memorable
wedding reception entrances.
· Catch guests by surprise. Wedding guests
will probably expect the wedding party to
enter through a certain door and the bride and
groom to follow afterward. Unpredictable
entrances also include unexpected song choices
or dramatic lighting to immediately draw
everyone’s attention.
· Stick to one or two songs. Some couples
think it might be fun to have each member of
the wedding party enter with a different song.
Not only will this take a lot of coordination
on the part of the deejay, but it can make the
entrance choppy as well. Introductions may
go more smoothly if couples have the entire
wedding party enter to a particular song that
revs up the crowd and gets them excited for the
grand entrance. The entrance typically segues
into a couple’s first dance.
· Go with people’s strengths. A couple may

want to showcase special skills as they enter
the reception hall. There’s no limit to what
couples can do, from acrobatic techniques to tap
dancing to juggling. If it’s entertaining, it very
well may prove memorable.
· Make sure everyone is on board. Couples
should recognize that some members of the
wedding party may be uncomfortable acting
like clowns in front of a crowd. Do not force
anyone to participate in crazy antics if they
do not want to. Find things each member of a
wedding party feels comfortable doing. Couples
may want their bridal party members to enter in
a more traditional way before the newlyweds do
something more dramatic and humorous.
· Include the entrance in your planning.
If you want to follow a certain theme, such
as “Star Wars” or “Mission Impossible,”
coordinate in advance with a deejay or band
members. Talk about what, if any, props you
plan to use and the type of music that will be
playing.
· Low-key entrances are acceptable, too.
Couples who aren’t into much fanfare should
not feel pressured to make an entrance with a
dance routine or to have any stunning visual
effects.
Wedding entrances are what a couple makes
of them, and they can run the gamut from
traditional introductions to theatrical skits and
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and display for each other. However, “moone” is a reference to how fleeting this period of time is
and how it is likely to change as quickly as the moon changes. One rosier theory as to the origin
of the word “honeymoon” suggests the word dates back to the fifth century, when calendars were
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Popular and modern first dance songs
A couple’s first dance as man and wife is a cherished wedding tradition.
While the first dance can help set a positive tone for the reception, it also
can negatively impact the festivities if a poor song is chosen.
Couples may feel pressure to choose the perfect song. Yes, this is a song
that the couple has selected to represent their love for each other, but it
also should be one that will speak to the masses and can be thoroughly
enjoyed by all.
Couples want to avoid a song that does not seem to fit with the
festivities.
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primarily for his soft rock and acoustic guitar work blended
with catchy lyrics. Also an accomplished
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but may be especially prized by couples
who want to their reception to be a laid
back affair full of fun and whimsy.
· “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz:
Another acoustic ditty, this song has a
country influence and talks about not
giving up and staying in a relationship for
the long haul.
· “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice:
Speaking of country influences, couples
who want a little twang in their first dances
can choose Brice’s breakthrough hit.
Romantic lyrics about spinning his partner
around in circles despite not liking to dance
illustrates what one partner will do for the
other when in love.
Couples can make that first moment on the dance floor a
special experience by choosing modern classics for their first
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shine in that first dance.
· “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri:
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1. Start saving early. Honeymoons are expensive, so to
afford the vacation of your dreams it’s wise to begin saving
for the honeymoon as early as possible. It may be well worth
it to compromise and make sacrifices in other areas to ensure
you have enough funds for your dream honeymoon getaway.
Do not expect cash gifts at your wedding to pay for your trip.
If you do, you may be sorely disappointed when the time
comes to take off.
2. Read online reviews. Online reviews can paint an
accurate picture of a potential honeymoon destination.
Look at vacationer-supplied photographs to see how the
accommodations match up to the resort’s own marketing
materials. You don’t want too many surprises, such as service
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3. Plan at least one exciting outing. While on your
honeymoon, be sure to go on at least one adventure. Try an
activity you have never done before, such as snorkeling,
traveling a zip line or swimming with stingrays.
4. Pack early. After a long wedding day and reception spent
dancing into the wee hours of the morning, you probably
do not want to spend time packing. Pack your suitcases and
travel essentials in advance of your wedding day so you have
more time to sleep in before you depart for the airport. Also,
remember not to over-pack. You want to have room for the
souvenirs you purchase along the way.
5. Enjoy your surroundings. Put down the smartphone or
tablet enough to truly enjoy your surroundings. A honeymoon
is an opportunity to relax, and that may not be possible if
you’re tied to your devices. Friends at home can wait for your
status updates and wedding pictures.
6. Splurge on something expensive. Whether it’s an ultrafancy dinner or an exotic souvenir, indulge.
7. Leave your itinerary open. After scores of wedding
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Cake-cutting etiquette and guidelines
The presentation of the wedding cake marks
popular tradition of smashing cake in each other’s faces, but whether or
the culmination of the day’s festivities and
not couples follow this tradition is up to them.
a final symbol of a happy
Some couples like to serve their parents a
couple’s new partnership. Many
piece of cake. Traditionally the bride should
people eagerly await the cake
serve the groom’s parents and the groom the
as much as they may anticipate
bride’s parents.
catching a glimpse of the bride
If there is a groom’s cake, guests may prefer
in her beautiful gown. While
a slice of both cakes. Guests may also want to
the cake in all its finery can
take home a slice of the groom’s cake. Tradition
be a beautiful sight to behold,
states that a piece of the groom’s cake should
a cake can only last so long
be presented to an unmarried woman attending
before its fate as a delicious
the wedding. The woman is not expected to eat
dessert is sealed.
the cake, but rather to put it under her pillow.
As is the case with many
Superstition held that this tradition would help
wedding traditions, there is
an unmarried woman find a husband. Make
some established etiquette with
arrangements for proper packaging of the
regard to cutting and serving
groom’s cake, so guests can take home a slice if
wedding cake. If you plan on
they so desire.
putting your cake on display, be
The waitstaff typically handles the slicing of
sure it is made with a frosting
the cake. The uppermost tier is reserved for the
and filling that can endure room
couple to save, and the remainder of the cake
temperature. Certain creams
will be served.
may sour if not refrigerated,
Recognize that not all guests like cake, but
and you do not want anyone
it’s better to err on the side of caution and have
becoming ill. If you have your
a cake that will feed all of the guests. You
heart set on perishable fillings,
also may want to offer a dessert bar for guests
keep the cake refrigerated and then have the big
who prefer another type of sweet treat. However, this is a luxury, not a
reveal right before it is cut.
necessity.
The cake cutting usually comes near the end
The cake-cutting ritual at weddings has withstood the test of time, and
of the wedding reception. Schedule the cutting
many couples still prefer to present the cake with fanfare and excitement.
so that older guests or young children can leave
without feeling as if they would be offending
anyone. The emcee of the evening typically
announces the cake cutting, and the band may
play a quirky tune or revisit the wedding song
while the first slice is being cut.
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A bride should hold the cake knife with
her right hand, while the groom places his
right hand over hers before they proceed to
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The average wedding tends to be one of the most costly ventures in a
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with prospective vendors is one way to do just that.
Too often couples overlook haggling for better prices because they may be
intimidated by the process or simply want to plan the most memorable day
regardless of cost.
Many vendors build some wiggle room into their prices, and the key for
cost-conscious couples is to find the right strategy to unlock that lower price.
· Explore your options. Weddings are big business for vendors, and the
competition is stiff. Visit a variety of vendors and compare their services and
prices prior to making any decisions. This will give you an accurate range
of costs and information for future negotiations. Vendors may be willing
to match competitors’ prices, so knowing what the photographer down the
street charges can provide you with some negotiating leverage.
· Dress modestly for meetings. It’s tempting to want to dress to impress,
but very often wedding vendors judge potential clients by their appearances.
If you walk in with a designer handbag and driving the latest model luxury
vehicle, a vendor may get the impression you have extra money to spend.
While you do not have to play the pauper, dress modestly so your appearance
doesn’t hurt you at the negotiating table.
· Never take the first offer. A good business person will tell you there
always is room for negotiation. Avoid the loaded question of “What can you
spend on this?” by the vendor. Instead, let them bring up a price first, and

realize that this first quote can almost always be negotiated down. Inform
the vendor that you would really like to work with them but he or she needs
to lower the price. See if they can offer a different package or provide a
discount.
· Negotiate the big-ticket items first. Discounts on big-ticket items, such
as the reception venue, will save you the most money. For example, you will
save more by getting 20 percent off at the catering hall than if you save 20
percent on your wedding gown. Once you free up extra money, you may find
you don’t have to negotiate as hard with smaller vendors.
· Walk away if need be. Always have a Plan B in place. This way if you
tell a vendor that their price is too expensive and you have to pass, you really
have a fall-back option. Some vendors will sweeten the deal, but others will
actually let you walk out the door. And remember, you’re more likely to get
a better price by being amenable and well-mannered than making threats or
arguing.
· Some deals aren’t actual discounts. A vendor may be able to work with
you by offering additional services in lieu of actually taking money off of
the price tag. Extra photo prints, a dessert bar and an extra hour of time in
the limousine may seem like great deals, but that’s only the case if you truly
need these bonuses. Even if it’s a great deal, you’re still spending more than
you had hoped.
Wedding prices can be overwhelming. However, negotiating for lower
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