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Upcoming 'Embrace' fundraiser supports women in West Africa

Events by Deanna Mitchener included, but with women they changing for many viewers. "The event

constantly see or think of themselves as
was a success on all fronts. I received
How do you feel about your body
image? On April 9 Krista O'Reilly having to lose weight, reduce wrinkles, much positive feedback from women who
and fight cellulite. Women and girls are
attended and loved the documentary.
April 21 - 22 Davi-Digui held a fundraising event at constantly lead to believe they're not as Equally important, we raised $2,902 to
The annual 2017 Pine Grove Middle School and good as they should be. Every day they provide micro-loans for women in West
Trade Show takes presented the documentary on body feel as if they are being judged on their Africa," said Krista. "A beautiful example
place on Friday April image called "Embrace". appearance and how far away it is from of women helping women."
21st from 1PM until The film follows body image activist an unachievable ideal goal. "A special thanks to a lot of local
9PM and Saturday Taryn Brumfitt's crusade as she explores The documentary uncovers why body women who jumped on board to bring this
April 22nd 10AM the global issue and inspires us to image has become a global epidemic event to life. Through their generosity
until 5PM at Repsol change the way we feel about ourselves and what women everywhere can do to they are helping woman in West Africa to
Place. Go to and think about our bodies. have a brighter future. get a small business going so they can
www.edsonchamber.c The culture of body loathing and A funny, touching and at times gut feed and clothe their families," said
om upcoming events shaming has reached epic proportions wrenching documentary has been life Krista.
for further details. worldwide. Men and women are

April 28
Arts Alive Edson
Festival until April
28, join us for a
visual Art display at
the Red Brick and a
photography display
at the Galloway
Museum. Enjoy work
by talented young
artists from our
community. For more
information go to
May 6
Sacred Heart A large group gathered at Pine Grove Middle School on April 9 to watch a documentary called 'Embrace' and help with
Catholic Church will the fundraiser. photo Deanna Mitchener
be holding a Lobster
Fest on Saturday, Edson Creative Arts Society working on Canada 150th mural
May 6. Call 780-723-
3661 for information. by Deanna Mitchener Railroad theme," said Wilock. group we decided to do a train. With different
"On the first of January of this structures throughout the painting every picture
May 1-7 The Edson Creative Arts Society year I was invited to Edmonton to that's on there is either in the town of Edson or
National Youth Week members had a work bee at the Edson create a painting for Canada 150 out of Edson’s 100th anniversary," said
has free drop in youth Public Library on April 2 to work on a at city hall. I did a painting for Berthelette.
activities planned for project that has been designed for them of a buffalo. My daughter "We decided to make the mosaic of 9.5 inch
those aged 11-17 Canada's 150 Birthday. was there with me and suggested squares, so that way it's 4'x8'. We are going to
such as drop in Society member Robyne Wilock says, we do something here in Edson. hang the mural up at the Galloway Museum for
bowling on May 1 "Jerry Berthelette has been working on So, at our next club meeting I July 1. It will remain there for the whole month,"
and Edson Bowl, an art project for Canada's 150 and he brought the idea forward. The said Berthelette.
Yoga and Henna has put in an incredible amount of work group thought it was great and we Club members will each paint their individual
tattoos at the Repsol towards it." started gathering thoughts about tiles and will also paint an individual painting of
Place Hospitality Jerry designed a mosaic and club what we would like to see for our a subject that's in Yellowhead County. Those
room on May 2, and members will each paint part of the Canada 150," said Berthelette. subjects will go for sale to a maximum of $100.
video gaming at the design, then they'll be put together to "Someone mentioned that Edson The artist will get 80% and the Galloway
Boys and Girls Club make one big piece. "It is based on a is renowned for the train and as a Museum will get 20 %.
on May 3. Other "The best part of that is we will be getting
programs are professional pictures taken and a bio and photo
volunteering at Long will go next to the picture. With 4,000 people
Term Care at the coming through the museum looking, they will
Edson Hospital on be not only be seeing a name, but be able to put a
May 4, free public face to it. As a club we will get some recognition
swimming from 1:15- in hopes of having some new members come and
4:45 p.m. on May 5, join our group," said Berthelette.
slo pitch at the Boys Jerry Berthelette will be doing a live painting
and Girls Clun field on July 1 at the Galloway Museum, so come on
on May 6, and a 3 on down during the Canada Day celebrations and
3 basketball watch his painting come to life.
tournament at the The painting will be on the 150th Métis series.
Boys and Girls Club It will then be raffled off by August 1. Proceeds
on May 7. Call (780) from that painting will be split 50 % to Edson
723-4403 for more Creative Art Society and 50 % to Galloway
information. Museum.
photo Deanna Mitchener The Edson Creative Arts Society meets the first
Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. The club is
A group from the Edson Creative Arts Society met on April 2 to work on
See Classified Page for open for anyone to join and they would love to
monthly meetings a very special Mosaic for Canada's 150 Birthday. It will be on display at see some teenagers join.
and activities Galloway Museum for the whole month of July.
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