Page 7 - April 25 2016
P. 7

The solar electricity hype
Edson Air Cadets “vulnerable”

to closing without volunteers

by Mikaela Kuefler with the unit, then we will have a unit
carrying on for many more years,"
The 874 Edson Tiger Moth Air Cadet says Commanding Officer Captain
Squadron is in dire need of volunteers Kelly Jensen.
to fill the positions of commissioned Since 2005, Captain Kelly Jensen has
officers. Currently, the squadron has been the only Commissioned Officer
an opening for five officers in order to working with the Edson Cadets.
continue to operate successfully. Having no replacement for the past ten
Joining the Canadian Armed forces, years, there is danger of the Squadron
volunteers will become cadet closing if Jensen falls ill or moves. The
instructors and will help take care of unit will be unable to continue to
the cadet program. function if there are no officers left,
These five officers will fill the since you need to be a Canadian
positions of the Commanding Officer, Forces Officer to run a unit. "We're
Training Officer, Supply Officer, very vulnerable," states Jensen.
Administration Officer, and He has also been performing the
Instructional Staff. With this group and roles of five officers while only
some training, the five officers can receiving pay for thirty-five days a
rotate into the command position every year. "The program takes up more time
three years. than you get paid. You end up
Volunteers will need to apply as a volunteering time," says Capt. Jensen.
civilian instructor after obtaining a If the squadron had five officers the
criminal records and child welfare unit would be able to hold a lot more
check. Pay for this role is two days a events. "We have to have a paid officer
month. When they decide that they are in charge of events and I only have
ready to invest more time into the thirty-five days to devote to
cadet program, they can start the administration and supervision," says
recruiting process in the Canadian Jensen.
Armed Forces. This process typically A parent or a member of the
takes a year before they can enter the community could apply as long as they
twelve day basic training needed to are ready to commit to the unit and
become a commissioned officer. After have the ability to work with youth.
the initial training, it takes three to The 874 Edson Tiger Moth Squadron
four years to become efficient enough parades Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. – Ava Simmons looks for the pass while the 748 Edson Tiger Moth Cadet
to enter the role of a commanding 9:15 p.m. at Holy Redeemer High Squadron plays 'Tiger Moth Ball', during fit night at Holy Redeemer High
officer. An officer will get paid 3.5 School. For more information on the School on April 13. photo Mikaela Kuefler
days per month. "If we have more Edson Air Cadets call Captain Kelly
people to become officers and work Jensen at 780-723-3775 or 780-712-
fundraising for roof repairs WHITECOURT, ALBERTA

Sealed Tenders for the Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42
Modular Program 2016 located in Edson, Alberta and Whitecourt, Alberta
will be received until 14:00 hours on Tuesday May 10th, 2016 at the offices of
The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture and Interior Design Inc., Suite
1200, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 1W8. A public opening
of the tenders is scheduled for 14:05 hours, of the same day, in the
boardroom of The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture and Interior
Design Inc.
The general scope of work included in the project is as follows:
• Selective demolition as required to accommodate new modular classrooms.
• Connection and set up of one (1) modular classroom (free standing) at
Vanier Community Catholic School (831 - 56 Street) in Edson, Alberta.
• Connection and set up of one (1) modular classroom (attached to an
existing modular classroom) at École St. Mary School (5630 Mink Creek
Road) in Whitecourt, Alberta.
• Related site work.

Plans and specifications may be obtained upon the deposit of a $100.00
cheque per set by General Contractors and Prime Mechanical and Electrical
Contractors, at the offices of The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture
and Interior Design Inc., Suite 1200, 10117 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton,
Alberta, T5J 1W8 on or after Tuesday April 19th, 2016.
President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #51 Dave Velichko selling raffle
tickets on a new 2016 Honda TRX420 Quad on April 17 at Sobeys. Standing at the Those contractors that are members of the Plan Deposit Guarantee Program
ticket table is Slayton Johnson. The draw will take place on June 18 with proceeds in Edmonton do not require a deposit cheque.
going to repair the Legion roof.
Tenders shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of ten percent
by Deanna Mitchener tickets during the Edson Trade Show (10%) of the Base Bid submitted and a "Consent of Surety". In addition, the
successful contractor will be required to provide a Performance Bond and a
or you can stop in at the Legion to Labour and Materials Payment bond, both in the amount of fifty percent
The Edson Royal Canadian Legion purchase a ticket or two. (50%) of their tender quotation.
Joe Wynne Branch #51 is selling raffle This is a great chance to win a quad
tickets for a new 2016 quad. The and show support for the Legion that The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
money from the raffle is going towards has helped so many in the community
repairs for the Legion roof. over the years. Mr. Doug MacAulay
The draw for the 2016 Honda If you or your business would like to Director of Facilities and Technology
TRX420 Quad will take place on June help with the roof fund please stop in Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42
18. Legion members will be selling at the Edson Legion. Box 1949, 4204 Kepler Street , Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1P6
   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12