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The Scene
A rts - Entertainment - Events - and what’s going on

The Scene

Upcoming Mary Bergeron

Events students spread

December 16 Christmas Cheer
There will be a free
drop-in movie and to seniors
pizza night for ages
11-17 at the Galloway by Cassie Kushniruk
Station Museum from
6 to 9:30pm. Movie Students from Mary Bergeron Elementary
will be PG/G rated School spread Christmas cheer to the seniors at
and announced when Parkland Lodge with singing and gifts on
youth arrive. Please December 12.
bring a canned good The grade 4 and 5 choir students began by
or monetary donation singing a couple traditional Christmas carols led photo Cassie Kushniruk
for the Edson Food by music teacher Holly Prince, which the seniors
Bank. certainly enjoyed. “What's great is that there's still Music teacher Holly Prince's grade 4 and 5 students spread Christmas cheer
to seniors at Parkland Lodge through singing Christmas carols. photo Cassie
mention of Christ in the songs,” said Jon Kushniruk
December 17 Vanderveen, one of the seniors at Parkland Lodge.
The 8 Annual Feel “That's what it's all about,” his wife, Grace
the Spirit Community Vanderveen, chimed in. The grade 4s and 5s were
Christmas Dinner will then joined by Amy Corser's kindergarten class to
be held at the Edson sing a song which they encouraged the seniors to
and District Rec participate in, and it was an enjoyable time for all.
Complex in the After singing, the students handed out handmade
Weyerhaeuser Room gifts and cards to the seniors, which were made by
upstairs, which is themselves, as well as other classes from the
wheelchair accessible, school.
from 12-7pm and all Each card included a handwritten note from the
festivities and kids, wishing them a merry Christmas and a
activities are free. The wonderful year. “It was a combined effort,” said
turkey dinner will go Prince. “We just wanted to celebrate the season
from 12-7pm along with the seniors and show them what the kids
with family fun and were working on.”
holiday crafts. At 1- The seniors were delighted by the kindness of photo Cassie Kushniruk
5pm there will be the students and were left encouraged and joyful Jon and Grace Vanderveen were very grateful for a gift given to them by
sleigh rides on the with their crafted gifts and the memories of the student Amara Janish when Mary Bergeron Elementary School visited
golf course which will students' beautiful songs. seniors at Parkland Lodge with carols and gifts on December 12.
be wheelchair
accessible, and there
will be a visit from National Free Skate Day held a Repsol Place
Santa at 4:30-6:30pm.
There is also free
transportation by Miranda L'Hirondelle
available from 12-
7pm just call 780- On December 10 Edson and communities all
723-1122 to book over Canada were holding National Free Skate
your ride. Non- Day for the celebration of Canada 150.
perishable food The Town of Edson's FCSS Manager, Tanya
donations and cash Byers took an opportunity for a Canada 150
donations are being micro grant and applied for it on behalf of the
accepted for the Community Engagement Action Team (CEAT).
Edson Food Bank. She did this to enhance the National Free Skate
Day that Community Services planned on
December 22 putting on.
Come join the Blue Using the grant CEAT and the Town of Edson
Jay at their Annual Community Services collaborated and were
Holiday Coffee and able to come up with free treats and a free open
Dessert at 3pm-6pm skate at Repsol Place. “It was a busy day and
while supplies last. we're happy with how well attended it was,”
said Ali Broda the Recreation and Culture
December 24 Programmer at the Town of Edson.
There will be a special Skaters could enjoy hot cocoa, cupcakes,
Christmas Eve cookies, and smores served up by Wendy
Evening Service at the Tobias, and Town Councillors Janet Wilkinson
Edson Baptist Church and Trevor Bevan. While people were skating,
(4717 9th Ave), at Santa took the opportunity to get on the ice and
6:30-7:30pm. They spread his Christmas cheer by talking and
will be celebrating the taking photos with kids.
Birth of our Savior There was a raffle for a couple of gift baskets
with singing of available to participants that answered a
Carols, Scripture question the CEAT was collecting for a survey.
Readings, Special “When I checked there were 96 people who had
come through to enjoy the skating,” said Broda.
Music and Nativity Since it was to celebrate the Canada 150 the
featuring live animals.
skaters on the ice were given skate towels and
Canada 150 t-shirts. They also had paper Katelynn Kendall,Jesse Radcliffe, Lauren Rose, Quinn Rose and, Alex
See Classified Page for Canada 150 flags, tattoos, pins, and stickers Rose all came out for National Free Skate Day at Repsol Place on
monthly meetings available at the treat table.
and activities December 10. photo Miranda L'Hirondelle
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