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Niton School


gets new

equipment The new Niton School playground begins to take shape as volunteers work on its construction

on November 3.
submitted various fundraising events. said committee member Tammy Ruggles. “We
The Pay It Forward Event sponsored by John can't thank everyone enough for making this
On a cold, blustery day in early November, a Mysliki was very beneficial in getting the word
group of brave volunteers braved the cold and out there and that event along with sizable project happen and for making a difference for
snow to install new equipment at Niton School. donation from Carrot Creek Cowboy Way were our children.” Please see the complete list of
Approx 20 volunteers showed up to unpack and the kick-start to this project. sponsors on the Niton School Website and Niton
build equipment in minus 10 weather with a “There were so many people in the community Fundraising Society social media page.
wind. “ Some of the equipment had been delayed who stepped forward to offer support for this The students are loving the new equipment and
four months and the last pieces only arrived on project through donations of money, equipment, even helped moving small pieces of equipment
Nov. 1 so we didn't have much choice; it was material, and time. Without all this support, this into place, getting the ground ready for the
either go with the Nov. 3 install date or wait until project would have been impossible. We had equipment, shovelling sand, and doing clean up.
spring,” said committee member, Sheila Easson. companies like Nixon Oilfield who just up and As are the children, the Niton Central
“With all the other delays this project had faced, volunteered to come out and help. Cenovus also Fundraising Society is pleased all their hard
we didn't feel it was fair to the kids to make them sent workers to help with the install, Trevita work can be seen at recess on the playground.
wait again.” sponsored a Buddy Bench and spin cup, The Society will continue to host fundraising
The Niton Fundraising Society had started the Robinson Construction donated sand, Cyclone events that have become tradition such as the
fundraising for this project approximately four Welding, Mills Motors and Jaydel Farms all Father/Daughter Valentine Dance and Family
years ago and received a CFEP Grant of $20,000 donated equipment. That's on top of all the Giant Games Day. Funds raised will go towards
continued maintenance and improvements for the
to help with the construction. Total cost of the companies and individuals who donated cash just playground and school community as a whole.
project was over $48, 000 with some of that so we could get the grant application started,”
money being donated and some raised through New members are always welcome.

Holy Redeemer Prepares Winter Wonderland

On December 15 and 16 , Holy Redeemer have received for Christmas,” says Bachinsky. prepare for the special toys and games for the
High will be transformed into a magical winter “We wanted to give a feeling of an old-fashioned very lucky girls and boys that will be attending.
wonderland courtesy of the Industrial Arts Christmas.” The event is scheduled for Friday, December
Department. To complete this special vision, there will be a 15 from 6 pm to 9 pm, and Saturday, December
“The students were looking for a way to raise number of special activities for the community to 16 from 11 am to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to
money for a 3D printer,” says IA Teacher Mike take part in. There will be horse drawn sleighs attend. There is no entry fee and all the events
Bachinsky. “So they came up with the idea to around the football field, Christmas tree sales, a will be free of charge. Donations will be
present a special winter wonderland for the holiday themed mini-drama production, hot accepted and all the proceeds will go towards the
community.” chocolate, and of course, there will be a special purchase of a 3D Printer. The fundraising goal is
At this special event, the students will be visitor on hand – Santa! $2000.
selling special wooden toys they have been To prepare for this event, the IA class has If you would like more information on this
making for the past few weeks. “These toys are basically transformed itself into Santa's article please feel free to contact the school at
the kind of thing your great-grandparents would workshop with the students acting as the Elves to 780-723-7437, visit our website at

Students in the Holy Redeemer Industrial Arts Department are busy
transforming their class into Santa's Workshop to prepare for their
special Winter Wonderland event on December 15th and 16th. The
event will see them sell many traditional toys and games as a Cassandra Semeniuk (10) and Lucas Semeniuk (8) enjoy time on
fundraiser for a new 3D printer. The event will also feature horse drawn the computers at the Edson Library recently. photo Deanna
sleigh rides, a mini-drama Christmas play Mitchener
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