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The Weekly

The Weekly ANCHOR
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Badminton Practice at Parkland
Composite High School on April 11. Senior
coach Dwayne Shepherd says, "Students
are getting ready for their upcoming
games and tournaments. I am the senior
high badminton coach here at the school
and I'm also with the Learning
Connection." photo Deanna Mitchener

Edson Club Basketball Program

open to all students

by Mikaela Kuefler has students from schools Edmonton, and Peace says club team president
in Niton, Pine Grove, River. and organizer, Peter Saik.
Beginning its second Parkland Composite High "Approximately forty Unfortunately, no other
year, Holy Redeemer School, Hinton, and kids tried out this year, so s c h o o l s w a n t t o
High School has once HRH. the amount of teams has p a r t i c i p a t e i n t h e
again started up the Edson This year U15 Rebels doubled. We had enough interprovincial program,
Club Basketball Program. a n d U 1 7 R a i d e r s players for three teams but which is short of funds,
T h i s p r o g r a m i s programs will play in five there aren't enough coaches, and gym time.
available to any students tournaments with teams coaches. In the future, it Saik commented that,
w h o w a n t t o p l a y from Lethbridge, Olds, would also be nice to have "It's nice to see the
basketball, and currently Calgary, Red Deer, boys and girls teams," progression the basketball
program has taken over
the last four or five years.
Edson Cycling building HRH has doubled the
amount of teams and the
i n t e r e s t l e v e l h a s
momentum at Willmore Park significantly increased". Brant Rolling and Melissa Donkin of
The U15 Rebels and
Justin Crozier goes up for a layup while Shawn Rodgers defends during the U17 Raiders attend their
Edson Club Baskbetball U17 Raiders practice on April 10 at Holy Redeemer first tournament of the the Edson Sno-Seekers club
High School. photo Mikaela Kuefler by Deanna Mitchener season in the Swoosh present Tom Halldorsson (member)
THE WEEKLY ANCHOR meeting and took registrations for memberships. Mike Stoner-Walker president Invitational Tournament a generator donated by
On April 11, the Edson Cycling Association held their annual general
at Olds College, on April
Freedom Powersports.
Custom T-Shirts! of the cycling association gave a slide presentation about how the group came to 15 and 16.
be, the work that has been done this past year, and a vision for the future.
$19.95 including T-Shirt & Transfer A d i D n yone Say... Mike said, "We have been running weekly rides at Willmore Park since fall of
discounts available 2014. There has been a consistent turnout throughout the season. The weekly
All Full COLOUR! RIDE? evening rides have provided an excellent opportunity for cyclists of a wide range
of ages and abilities to meet up and ride together. We have had several people
within our group trained in mountain bike coaching, and the plan is to run
Or Bring your own pictures & Ideas! multiple courses for both adults and youth."
No additional cost "We have completed a one km trail called Raspberry Stinger for 2015. From We would like to thank the following people
mid July to November almost 700 volunteer hours were spent working on the
trail. We had two one day work-bees, trail building nights once a week, and and businesses for supporting our Edson
BORN many other hours spent building by a small group of dedicated volunteers,” said 911 Ladies Hockey Team during the
GOLF Ridge Roller. The overflow trail will be 955 meters. This trail will start at the tournament held April 2 & 3, 2016.
“Our aim for 2016 is to complete two trails, one by the overflow campsite, and
WORK DON’T TELL ANYONE overflow campground and will finish on the west side of Spruce trail. This trail L. Harrison
will give overflow campground users immediate access to the trail system. This
will also enable users to loop back to the park from River trail without repeating Advantage Towing Mid-West Glass
G a r d eners the same section,” said Mike. Arnie Jr. Trucking
“Ridge Roller will consist of 1002 meters and will start at the Pine trail Bannister Moose Creek Hotel
CEREAL lookout bench and will finish below connecting to Willow trail. The Ridge trail Boston Pizza Mountain Ghost
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will be flowy and fun, and will also feature great views of the Mcleod River,"
KILLER!! said Stoner-Walker. Country Farm & Feed Next Barber Shop
"The building of a mountain bike park creates a new and exciting
opportunity for maintaining and increasing a healthy, active and fun lifestyle in Store Nova Theatre
Spread the Best Dirt the Edson area. The bike park elements will be progressive in nature and provide Edson Bowling Panago
5040 3rd Ave., Edson, AB 723-5787 opportunity for all ages and skill levels. The goal is to maximize park usage and Edson Glass RJ’s Lot Sweeping
ESCAPED sustain it for future generations,” said Mike. Edson Golf Club Ron’s Outdoor
MOM New program opportunities such as bike camps and skills clinics could be Fineline Stationery Secure Energy
offered. As with mountain biking in general these types of parks have become Freedom Powersports Shoppers Drug Mart
increasingly prevalent in rural Alberta. Galloway Lounge Slavik-McCartney
Within close proximity to Edson, the Hinton bike park's popularity and Fox
Creek's recent bike park build are indicative of the growth of the sport. Hairlines Appraisal
“Creating a local bike park is a critical aspect for creating a tourism corridor Happy Camper RV Sobeys
for people who mountain bike and their families. Rather than driving through Himark Switzer’s Drugs
Edson to get to Hinton, there would be a reason for bike park users to stop and Horizon Music The Antique Place
spend some of their tourism dollars in our town," said Mike. Husky Energy Thymes Two
The projected cost of the Edson Willmore Bike Park is $350,000. The Town of Edson
mountain bike skills park is the Edson Cycling Association's primary focal point In Your Drawers
for sponsorship funding and in-kind donations. “We are pleased and grateful for Independent Grocer Ultimate Fitness
the very positive response and support from local businesses,” said Mike. Integra Tire Wilson Skate Sharpening
If you would like to help sponsor this project please go to their Facebook Jensen’s Wok Box
page and leave a message. Group rides are starting, Co-Ed mountain bike group Kevin Sanwell Yellowhead Florist
rides starting Tuesday's at 7 p.m. Women's mountain bike rides Thursday's at 7 KSM Construction Yvonne Bayley
p.m. Town rides Wednesday's at 7 p.m. meeting at the Boys and Girls Club. Trail
building on Mondays at 7 p.m. and they will have free skills clinics on May 4
and June 25 at Willmore, so plan your ride and get active. We would like to thank all those that volunteered and our
Fabulous Arena Staff and Mr. Wilson
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