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Reflections welcomes new
executive director
by Deanna Mitchener Marissa has volunteered and been a board member s UMMER
for various organizations like FCSS, Transition
Marissa Fearnside is the new executive director at House, Métis Local in Grande Cache, and Child and
Reflections. Family Services Region 13.
Reflections is a local not-for-profit preventative Fearnside said, “Reflections is a not-for-profit Fun
organization located at 5029 1st Avenue in Edson organization, therefore funding is a very important for Kids
that provides mental health support, resources, and goal I have. I hope to have all members feel
programs through their adult drop-in centre, in a safe welcome any time they are here. I want to carry
inclusive environment without stigma. forward our mission 'to assist individuals in daily
The service is available for and accessible to all living to achieve meaningful lives'.
ONLY RUNS IF year and originally from Grande Cache, Marissa Reflections offers support and assistance to
Edson and Yellowhead County residents.
Ensuring objectives are always being met,
Moving here from Camrose back in June of last
individuals who may have mental health challenges,
says, “I am very familiar with the area and it is
brain trauma, or need a safe secure place for support
THEY SEND IN wonderful to be closer to family members. Now that and understanding.
we live closer to Jasper my husband and I have taken
“Reflections is involved in our community to
up skiing once again. I am looking forward to
educate and inform the public and to reduce the
gardening, outdoor activities, hiking, canoeing, and
stigma that surrounds mental illness,” said
AN ARTICLE camping this summer.” Fearnside. Marissa Fearnside is the new executive director
Fearnside has comes with a Bachelor of
"I want to ensure the main purpose of Reflections
Commerce Degree, Majoring in management. She
is carried out: to act as an adult drop-in centre
at Reflections. Photo Deanna Mitchener
has had some very interesting jobs before coming to
Edson. She was a rural community program director providing programs to those who can benefit. Our
programs offer nutrition and activity, prevention, and
for Camrose and District Support Services, program activity with a charitable meal program offered three
coordinator for the University of Alberta Creating times per week. Lunch is offered every Monday and Readiness Program offers services to assist persons
Pathways for Entrepreneurial Families. She was Friday and a dinner every Wednesday night. Our who have a documented permanent or long-term
also an instructor at Grande Prairie Regional physical activity program offers socializing, disability in gaining lifelong employability skills,
College, Yellowhead Education Consortium education, information, promotion and awareness,” education, and confidence to move towards
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS Campus, in Grande Cache. said Marissa. “Our Employment and Career obtaining sustainable employment,” said Fearnside.
CLUB NEWS Cooling tower for skating ice needs replacing

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada by Adrienne Tait
Although substantially
SPRING BREAK: machinery.” more affordable than its Talisman Place Major States. In order to have decision must be made
the tower constructed,
Desautels told council
Maintenance budget in
Was a blast! Members and staff went to Nova Theatre to The cooling tower at that after reviewing all s t a i n l e s s s t e e l order to pay for the new delivered, and installed The issue will be
watch the movie Home, travelled to the Whitecourt pool, Talisman Place, an
bowled at Edson Bowl, enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, crafts essential for the ability to t h e o p t i o n s counterpart, due to the tower. in time to start preparing presented to council for
and much more! Thanks for spending your Spring Break administration was thinness of the zinc layer T h e t o w e r s a r e the ice surface the final decision.
with the Club! make ice at the arenas, is recommending the town on galvanized steel even constructed in the United beginning of August a
in need of replacement. approve the purchase of a small scratch can lead
KINDERCLUB: The nine year old tower a new stainless steel to rust and makes it more
The Boys and Girls Club offers Kinderclub programming is made of galvanized tower. While the initial vulnerable to corrosion. Surface rights workshop
on all non-kindergarten days. The program is offered steel and according to a purchase price of Stainless steel on the
8:00am to 3:00 (with the opportunity to join the after- report presented to the $100,000 plus GST is other hand contains
school program from 3:00pm to 6:00pm). The Club is personnel and finance nearly double the chromium all throughout
starting to take registrations for the upcoming 2015-2016 committee “leaks water $55,000 plus GST price and will not rust. at Pine Grove Hall
school year. We will be offering kinderclub trial days in continuously and it is
Other options included
June for pre-kindergarten kids. unserviceable.” The of replacing the tower keeping the current On March 23, Pine Grove County Agricultural Services
with another galvanized
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT tower has been repaired steel one, it is hoped the tower and installing Community Hall area and Department, to present and answer
The Club is excited to announce that there is a Teen Drop- several times since its stainless steel tower will galvanized steel bottom surrounding Yellowhead County questions on these issues.
in program on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This installation and has been have a longer and more basin with a fan section residents were informed on a broad These workshops are a way to
program is offered to 13-16 year olds that want to be part reclined, patched, and m a i n t e n a n c e f r e e or installing a stainless overview of issues related to the help bridge the communication gap
of the Club's programming one night a week. The new seals installed. lifespan. steel bottom with a fan Regulatory and Surface Rights between landowners and the oil
program will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for T h e n a t u r a l l y Stainless steel is section. Those options Framework in Alberta for energy industry. Goodfellow encourages
youth to get together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, occurring high mineral manufactured by adding would have cost the development. landowners who have questions or
dodgeball, air-hockey, floor hockey and of course food. If content from the aquifer at least 10.5% chromium town $42,000 and/or Participants were educated on concerns regarding Surface Rights,
you or your business wants more information or to in the town water is
become involved in this new project please call the Club believed to have led to to regular carbon steel $70,000 respectively. topics including: Landowner and or similar concerns, to contact the
at 780-723-7240 or email while the manufacturing In order to pay for the Industry obligations, negotiating Farmer's Advocate Office by calling
increased corrosion. of galvanized steel new tower it was leases, identifying challenge points 310-FARM.
BABYSITTING COURSE: Director of community involves dipping the raw proposed that the new and the solutions for them. For more information please
April 11 &12 : For all youth 11 years old and older who services Jim Desautels carbon steel into a bath digital sign for Talisman Carol Goodfellow, from the contact Yellowhead County
would like to learn the skills to be a babysitter. Please call said, “It is believed that of molten zinc which Place not be ordered and Farmer's Advocate for Land and Wildwood Office at 1-800-814-
the club to register for the course! the town water is then bonds to the steel's $20,000 be taken from Energy office, was on hand at the 3935 or 1-780-325-3782.
harmful for that type of surface. emergency funds in the workshop, hosted by Yellowhead
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and Girls Club of Edson and District!

A good place to be Jah den Hemphill is a lighthearted five year Robyn Hussey is an endearing seven year old,
old, who goes to kindergarten at Vanier
who is in grade one at Vanier Catholic School.
723-7240 Catholic School. Although he says he Robyn said, “I like school and going to the
does not like going to school or attending
Boys and Girls Club, I get to go there every the Boys and Girls Club he said, “I would day after school. I hope to be a doctor when I
rather stay home and sleep, I could stay in grow up. I have one older brother, I like the
Proud Sponsor of the bed all day. I love chocolate and we have color pink and my favorite food is eating
one dog and one cat with kittens.”
Edson Boys & Girls Club

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