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Wildwood Ag Fair boasts

77 years of community fun

by Callie Hermanson throughout the day.
A bench show was hosted for owners to display
Wildwood and area residents headed down to their dogs' fashion senses. Other events included
enjoy the fun inside the Fairgrounds at the sheep herding, catch the greased pig event,
Wildwood and District Agriculture Society's 77th watermelon eating contest, log sawing
Annual Fair, on August 19. competition, and arm wrestling contests. Each of
Between 500 and 600 people turned out at the these events was met with great enthusiasm from
Rodeo Grounds in Wildwood, where they the participants and cheering crowds.
participated in a parade, card-box car race, and The Successful Kids and Families Society
other exciting events to keep children and adults provided one of the lunch concessions. Marsha
entertained for the day. Tetz who works with the society said they have
The day was kicked off with a pancake breakfast been cooking lunch for the Fair for the past three
at 8 am, which transitioned into the parade. The years and the money that is raised is put towards
colourful parade was one of the highlights and the organization. The Fair serves as their main
featured floats from local businesses, the fundraiser.
Yellowhead County Fire Department, and the “We have great volunteers and without them,
Wildwood Legion. this fair wouldn't be possible,” ten year Grayson Willett and Shirley Vankosky (left to
One of the afternoon events was a chili cook-off, Agriculture Society staff member, Wilma right) serve chili during the chili cook-off, at the
which fed the crowd and was a big hit. Swinkels said. She said there is always a great 77th Annual Ag. Society Fair in Wildwood.
The horse, beef, sheep, goat, poultry, and rabbit turnout for the event.
shows went smoothly and drew crowds

Five year old Viola Cacka climbs to the top
The Wildwood Agriculture Society's float was buzzing with colour, flowers, and laughter during of the rock climbing wall during the
the parade for the 77th Annual Agriculture Society Fair on August 19. festivities at the Wildwood Ag Fair.

Photos by Callie Hermanson


Trestle Creek Golf Resort The Public Advisory Committee’s

Phase 1, Lot 71 Annual Report to the Community
Edson Forest Products’ (EFP) Public Advisory Committee (PAC) provides organized and regular public
input to EFP’s Woodlands Department about planning and operations on the Edson Forest Management
Agreement (FMA) area. There are currently 11 active PAC members representing the following community
stakeholders and interests:

·Alberta Trapper’s Association ·EDFOR ·Medicine Lodge Timber Products

·Public Member (Drayton Valley) ·Public Member (Edson) ·Talisman Energy Inc.

·Town of Edson ·Trout Unlimited ·Yellowhead County

·FMA Contract Loggers ·Community Timber Permit Program

In September 2015, PAC members began meeting again after taking a summer break. Throughout the
2009 Woodlands Park Model (12x44) following nine months, PAC members were provided information (by various experts) on a number of
with storage shed (10x12) in back. different topics that they had expressed interest in. This included:
Lot size is 46x85. ·First Nations consultation ·Climate change and forestry

Deck is 12x40 - composite material ·Calculating a sustainable annual allowable cut · Local grizzly bear research projects

Fully furnished, 1-1/2 baths, one ·EFP’s Recreation Program update ·Regular West Fraser business updates

bedroom with large onsuite, 2 ·The GoA’s draft stand structure retention directive
fireplaces. In addition, PAC members were also provided the opportunity to give valuable input and feedback on a
Landscaped with treed privacy number of important Company plans, reports, and initiatives such as EFP’s 2016/2017 General Development
Plan and EFP’s 2017 Forest Management Plan.
Call Fred for more info or viewing If you might be interested in sitting on Edson Forest Products’ Public Advisory Committee, please contact
(780-940-9281 or 780-960-3124 Aaron Jones at 865-8974 or via e-mail at
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