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Upcoming Edson commemorates battle of Vimy Ridge

Events by Mikaela Kuefler at sunset to sunrise across the country. Command. On behalf of the Veterans,

"This is a special occasion. They put a
April 15 The Edson Royal Canadian Legion big deal on it this year," said Coes. Thora McCullough laid a wreath as did
Constable DeRoche from the RCMP.
Come and meet your commemorated the Centennial of the To begin the event, the Colour Party "The service was to remember our fallen
veterans at the WW1 battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9. lead the parade around the Legion's because we lost about 3,500 Canadians in
veterans monthly Local groups attended the services block, followed by the Edson Pipes and Vimy Ridge," said Coes.
meet and greet at the including members of the Legion, the Drums, then by Legion members. The According to the Vimy Foundation, the
Edson Legion at 7 Air Cadets, and Edson firefighters. Edson Fire Department also participated battle of Vimy Ridge was fought on April
p.m. "We commemorate Vimy Ridge every in the parade 9, 1917. It marks a turning point in
year, we just don't do it as big as we did Coes delivered a speech at the
April 19 it this year," said Legion President Wally Cenotaph and Annette McGill played Canadian history where four Canadian
divisions fought together for the first time.
Join us at the Coes. The Last Post and Reveille.
Galloway Museum The order to commemorate Vimy Trevor Larose laid a wreath on behalf A total of 3,598 Canadian soldiers were
for this free event at Ridge came down from the Prime of the Canadian Armed Forces and killed during the battle that was fought in
7 p.m.! Reel Canada Minister's office to have the flags down David Velichko laid one for Legion Northern France, winning over German
is providing a forces.
screening of a very
Canadian film
“Score: A Hockey
Musical” as a part of
one of the world's
largest one-day film
festivals! Come down
to the Galloway for
free popcorn,
giveaways and
entertainment. Don't
forget to wear your
favourite hockey

April 20
Please join us for our
free lunch at St.
Catherine's Anglican
Church (617 Main
Street) 3 Thursday
of each month from
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
all are welcome!

April 21 Members of the Edson Legion, Firefighters, and Air Cadets stand at attention during the Vimy Ridge Centennial on April
Edson Farmers' 9 at the Edson Legion. photo Mikaela Kuefler
Market has its first
market of 2017 on
Friday, April 21 from 600 pieces on display at Holy Redeemer Art Show
10:30 a.m. – 2:00
p.m. at the Edson by Deanna Mitchener pieces for sure this year."
Friendship Centre. "I am really happy walking enjoyed most about teaching art, her response
Please join us for The annual Holy Redeemer High around the displays with people was, "It is really exciting to see the kids create
your chance to win a School Art Show held another very and getting to reflect on the art something and the pride that comes over them
goody basket. To successful and very talented exhibit. the students have done. I see tons when they realize they're an artist. They feel so
book a table or for Art Teacher Sandra Fedorak said, "We of progress with a lot of the kids proud to show off their creations —that has got
more information, to be the best part."
please contact Shelly have had a wonderful year with lots of who have come up from junior "One of our students will be taking Fine Arts at
MacNichol at 780- participants in the junior high options high into the high school and its Grant MacEwan Collage. I am so impressed with
728-7319 and Art 10, 20, and 30. I was trying to really exciting to see," said all the growth of the students. It has been really
count all the pieces in the show but I lost Fedorak. exciting to see the kids gather their friends, their
April 21 count. I would guess at well over 600 When asked what Sandra parents, siblings, and grandparents to show them
Family movie night their displays and what they have done. They are
featuring The Little truly proud of their work and I am very proud of
Rascals at the them," said Fedorak.
Marlboro "I am also pleasantly surprised to see a lot of
Community Hall. our alumni show up at the art show. I really feel
Come dressed in pj's that once you're an art department kid, you’re
and bring a pillow always an art department kid —and that's how
and blanket for added the program grows. It is a culture that builds up
comfort. Hot Dogs, and supports the younger students. The younger
popcorn, drinks, and kids look up to the older kids and that is how the
other light snacks program has built it self," said Fedorak.
will be provided. "The turnout has been fantastic with a steady
Registration is
required. To sign up, flow of people all night. I see community
please call 1-780- members here, not only the parents that have a
325-3782. students in the program. That is what I always
See Classified Page for Ashton Lambert grade 11, Cortney Smith grade 10, and Tanya wanted was for it to be a community event for
monthly meetings Mainzille grade 10 encourage guests attending the HRH Art Show to people to come and look forward to," said
and activities sign the guest book. photo Deanna Mitchener Fedorak.
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