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T he Weekly ANCHOR

Edson Legion poster and literacy contest winners ORDER OF

There were six local winners from the 2014 Royal Canadian FEATURE:
Legion Poster and Literacy contest. The age groups are Primary,
You can pick up a copy of the Weekly Anchorpy of the Weekly Anchor
Grade 1-3, Junior Grade 4-6, Intermediate 7-9 and Senior grade Century 21 You can pick up a co
10-12. Four winners from YKCS were presented with Legion at the following loca at the following locations:tions:
backpacks and cheques for $20 and $30 each for first and second Exit
in the Jr. Essay portion as well as the Jr. Color Poster portion. FEATURE
1 VP/service officer Bobbi Foulds and president Gerald Forbes Royal Entwistle: Entwistle:
of the Joe Wynne Branch #51 presented local winners of the Royal ROYAL Lighthouse Restaurant Lighthouse Restaurant
Entwistle store
Entwistle store
Canadian Legion Poster and Literacy contest at YKCS Monday,
January 26, 2015 in the Jr categories of Essay and Color Poster. Evansburg: Evansburg:
Congratulations to 1 place Jr. Essay Taylor Braun, 2 place Jr. EDSON: Evansburg Post Office EDSON: Evansburg Post Office
Essay Megan Rand, 1 place Color Poster Joshua Laurin, 2 place FEATURE Edson Post Super A Foods Edson Post Super A Foods
Color poster, Kaitlynn Binner. Office Box Niton Junction: Office Box Niton Junction:
Two additional winners were selected from A.H. Dakin for the Husky Niton Motel Husky Niton Motel
Primary Color Poster and will be presented at a separate time and EXIT Independent Grocer Petro Canada Store Independent Grocer Petro Canada Store
venue. Shoppers Wildwood: Shoppers Wildwood:
Congratulations to 1 place Primary Color poster Grant Barrett 1st VP/service officer Bobbi Foulds and president Gerald Forbes present local winners of the Tags North Wildwood Post Office Tags North Wildwood Post Office
and 2 place Primary Color poster Kasen Detert. poster and literacy contest. From left are students Taylor Braun, Megan Rand, Kaitlynn Binner Wildwood Confectionery Wildwood Confectionery
and Joshua Laurin.
Parkland Lodge participates

in Winter Olympics FEATURE

by Deanna Mitchener plate discus throw, darts, great too. They started CENTURY 21
bean bag toss, and applauding and taking
Starting the year off snowball toss. We made pictures,” said Block.
active, seniors from up some events that were “With the depths of
P a r k l a n d L o d g e senior friendly, fun, and winter and the short days
competed with other different." of January it was a great
lodges in a Senior Winter “I was a little worried at way to start off 2015,”
Olympics. The event took first, as we didn't seem to said Block.
place throughout many get much interest, but this “It was our first year
lodges during the week of past week has been one of trying it and it went over
January 19. the best turn outs we have really well. Next year we
Sam Block, activity had for events at the will plan more and have
coordinator and assistant lodge,” said Block. other sports to compete in.
manager at Parkland “When I sent the C i n d y H a r d y, o u r
Lodge, said, "We got a coordinator from Hinton manager suggested we do
challenge from another our list of events we had a a Summer Olympics as
Evergreen Foundation winter ambush event on we had such great THINK SMART,
Photo: Sue-Ann Common Lodge in Hinton to join there. We had some of participation, so will may
and compete in some residents in Hinton for try that too,” said Block.
Sobeys raised $2,439 for the Edson Food Bank through their 'Time for Winter Olympics. With lunch and shopping to Men's overall winners
Sharing' gift tag program over Christmas, thanks to the generosity of just two weeks notice, it wear gold and olive leaf were First Place: Rubin
customers. Receiving the cheque on January 29 from Keith Lindford of ended up with all the wreaths on our heads. We Adam, Second Place: THINK EXIT!
Sobeys is Connie Dunlop-McKay from the food bank. lodges from Jasper, went into Hinton's Lodge Tom Smith and Third
Grande Cache, Hinton, with some toga sheets place: Leroy Colter.
Evansburg, and Edson all wrapped around us and Wo m e n ' s o v e r a l l
competing in lots of ambushed everyone with winners were First Place:
different events. Some of the surprise. It was a lot of Hilda Dykema, Second
our events were igloo fun and great team spirit Place: Eleanor Dunfors
making with paper from our residents. and Third Place: Thalia
mache, we had a paper Hinton thought it was Camarta.

Families kept busy at

Family Literacy Day event

by Deanna Mitchener hunts, games and even and parents,” said Sarah
some dancing. McPhee, special projects
On January 24 Edson Library staff made coordinator with the
Family Literacy, a sandwiches to order and Edson and District
program of the Edson and children decorated sugar Community Learning
District Community cookies for dessert. Society.
Learning Society, and the GYPSD supplied healthy “Volunteers from the
Edson and District Public ingredients for children to Edson and District
Library partnered to make a bag of trail mix. Community Learning
present Family Literacy Door prizes were given Society and the Edson
Day. away and every child left Public Library's boards
The annual event was with a free book. and committees, Brighter
held at the Edson and “The National Theme Futures, GYPSD, Edson
District Public Library. of Family Literacy Day is Early Childhood Matters
The purpose of the event to have 15 minutes of fun. Coalition along with a
was to promote all the ABC Life Literacy m u c h a p p r e c i a t e d
ways literacy can be Canada encourages d o n a t i o n f r o m
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