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Fun Family Day activities planned

by Deanna Mitchener you spend time together your bond deepens and so the famous Edson and District Caregivers Family
does your influence," says Byers. Day Extravaganza at the Royal Canadian Legion
Family Day is a statutory holiday that occurs on The Community Services team at the Town of runs from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. ($20 per
the third Monday in February. Edson is encouraging the community to come out family).
The holiday was first celebrated in Alberta in and have some fun and "Disconnect to Connect" Also happening all weekend long will be road
1990. It was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor with their families and community. hockey, located out beside the Edson Boys and
Helen Hunley on the advice of then Premier Don On February 18, Hamelin: A New Fable will be Girls Club. Duane Martin has arranged with the
Getty. "It is important for all Albertans to take time held at the Red Brick Arts centre at 1:00p.m. local Fire Fighters and RCMP to come out and
for their families and that this holiday would Tickets can be purchased at the Red Brick or the take part with families. As well, they will be
emphasize the importance of family values," said Town office. The Edson Kinettes are hosting a free bringing recruitment packages if families are
Getty. RAK swim from 12:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. and interested in learning more.
Nine years ago, the Edson and District everyone is welcome. There will also be free The hockey fun will start at 6:00 p.m. Friday
Caregivers Association started holding a Family Family Glow Bowling at the Edson Bowling Alley night February 17, and will go 24 hours a day until
Day event at the Royal Canadian Legion with from 3:00 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. or 4:40 p.m. to 6:00 around 5:00 p.m. Monday night. They will have
games, music, and prizes to be won as a fun social p.m. however; you do need to register your family lights going all night. There will be free coffee, hot
outing for families. by calling 780-723-4403. chocolate, and donuts all weekend. Then on
Now in 2017, there are many exciting events On February 19, there is a Free Winter Art Party Monday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., the Olive
taking place locally over the Family Day weekend. by the Leaman Exchange and the Town of Edson Tree will be there offering free pizza.
FCSS Manager Tanya Byers, says, "The Town of at Centennial Park from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Edson Community Services and FCSS have Willmore Park will have free sleigh rides and a
organized some fun events for the Family Day wiener roast from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Then from
weekend. Family time helps children build 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., bundle up and bring
confidence, teaches them to interact with others, your telescope to the soccer fields to enjoy star
enhances social well-being, and helps form lasting gazing along with free hot chocolate and S'mores.
connections." On February 20 (Family Day), enjoy Free Public
"Building a healthy foundation can have a strong Swimming or Skating at Repsol Place from 10:00 DUCT CLEANING
impact on childrens everyday choices because as a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Be sure to stick around for
free pizza from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Then Furnace & Water Heater
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Redistricting bylaw passes at Town Council Financing Available OAC

by Adrienne Tait instead of the proposed highway commercial. 780-728-4584
There were no submissions or objections to the
Council passed bylaw 2188 redistricting Plan rezoning at the public hearing on February 7
032 1928 Block X, Lot 3 from Direct Control and the bylaw amendment subsequent passed. Conveniently located to serve
(DC) to Commercial Retail (C-1). The first During the meeting Councillor Tammy Strang Edson, Niton Junction,
public hearing was held on December 6 at was appointed Deputy Mayor from the first Wildwood, Evansburg,
which time the owner of the building submitted regular council meeting in March until the first
a request that it be rezoned to commercial retail regular council meeting in July. Mayerthorpe, Entwistle


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