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Parkland's Choral Music Class.
Back Row: Jesse Stolz (9),
Emma Bowman (10), Thomas
Pennings (9), Gillian Blade (9),
Anika Spreen (9), Matthew
Preville (9), Reece Meropoulis-
Valdez (9), An Huai (10). Front
Row: Dakota Gould (9), Avery
Pelz (10), Savanna Richard (9),
Jenna Biehler (9)
Parkland Choral Students spread

Holiday cheer to seniors

submitted Kristin Basaraba, Choral Music Teacher the new favorites. “Providing students with
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS Students from the Choral Music program at opportunities to share their abilities with others is
always an enriching experience, both for the
CLUB NEWS Parkland Composite High School engaged in a presenter and the viewer,” said Mrs. Basaraba,
holiday performance for the participants in the
PCHS Choral Music teacher. “Many of the students
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Adult Day Support Program and a few residents in this class started off with minimal experience in
A GOOD PLACE TO BE from the Long Term Care facilities at the Edson music and singing and thanks to the skills learned
Hospital on December 8th. The performance
in this course, along with the support of their
Christmas Winter Wonderland The Boys & Girls Club of included a few holiday favorites, such as “A experienced peers, students able to develop their
Edson & District would like to thank all those who assisted Marshmallow World”, and some old classics as abilities and begin to appreciate the musical arts on
with the event. There was a great turnout with so many
people coming together to spread Christmas cheer for well, such as an Elvis-inspired “White Christmas”. a whole new level!”
families in our community. We would like to thank the The students were excited about the opportunity With majority of youth involved in the program
following individuals and organizations for their support
during this event: to give back and spread a bit of holiday cheer. “It in grades 9 and 10, a strong base has been built
Edson & District Chamber of Commerce, Town of Edson was really fun being able to provide entertainment which will only grow with the new students that
employees, Ed Barford Electric, Romalone Contracting, Tim for the seniors in our community,” shared Jenna will join in the coming years. In addition, many of
Horton's East End, McDonald's, Castle Rentals, Edson Fire
Department, Yellowhead County Fire Department, Canadian Biehler, a grade 9 student from PCHS. As well, it these students will be back at the hospital facility in
Tire, Scotiabank staff, Secure Energy, Victim Services, Horse was a wonderful opportunity for students to explore the New Year when the Parkland Performing Arts
Breaker Roofing, D.J. Lifters, Bartle & Gibson, Tyler Setzer,
Brandy Nyfork, Edson Leader, The Weekly Anchor, Edson the new hospital facility with a guided tour of the program makes its way over to present a sampling
RCMP, and Santa Claus! whole complex, of which the students were in awe of their song and dance performances from their
We are very grateful for the support that this event has
received from our community and we hope that we can of the sophistication of design shown by the new 2017 “Singin' in the Rain Jr.” musical production.
continue this tradition for years to come! Edson Hospital. The students are looking forward to future
The Choral Music program is in its first year as collaborations with the wonderful staff and
Christmas Holiday Hours an option for PCHS students and is already one of
The Club will be open for Full Day Camps during the residents at this amazing, new facility.
Christmas Break. Our hours will be as follows:
Open 8am-6pm on: December 19-22 and December 27-30
Closed: December 23 & 26 and January 2 Sky Science with a delicious twist
We will be going to the Galloway Station Museum on Tues
Dec 20, swimming at Repsol Place on Dec 28, and skating
(behind the club on Dec 29). by Jocelyn Pettitt
Join us for fun activities and outings around town!
Registration is open! Mrs. Bowman's grade six
science class has been learning
After School Program Spaces are still available in our
afterschool program. This program runs Mon- Thurs 3pm- about Sky Science, a curriculum
6pm and Fridays 2pm-6pm. Please call the club at (780)723 unit, with hands on activities.
7240 for more information. Government subsidy is available Students had learned about the
723-7240 planets and where they are
located, including information
Proud Sponsor of the about their atmospheres. As a
culminating activity, they
painted one of the planets in our
Edson Boys & Girls Club solar system and created a tree
Students also had the
ANCHOR using Oreo cookies. In order to École Pine Grove Middle School students (left to right) Jacob
different phases of the moon
The eekly opportunity to recreate the
achieve their desired results,
5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 students consumed portions of Lasko, Ella Davi-Digui, Stryker Janish, and Brooklyn Reid had a
the filling.
tasty treat while learning about Sky Science.

Morgan Nelson goes to Pine Grove Middle School, she is in grade eight Dakota Henton is in grade seven at Pine Grove Middle School,
and is 13. Morgan says "my favorite subject has to be social, I love and is 12 years old. Dakota says "I like science the best as
social all the history. I want to be a social worker or school counselor in you get to learn a lot of new things and do experiments. For
and around this area, because there are so many problems with kids hobbies I do paintings and I sell them. I really enjoy painting
our age having trouble deciding who they are. I am a photographer, I and can pretty much paint anything, and like to draw. I enjoy
have submitted some of my photos to different contests in popular playing sports and I'm looking forward to going down to BC
magazines. I have a younger sister and I think we are just going to stay
around home for Christmas and then go snowmobiling up at the cabins for Christmas this year to spend time with family. I am the
for New Years, should be a lot of fun." oldest in the family with two younger brothers."

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