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Edson celebrates Family Day at Willmore Park

by Lara Felsing BBQ. The Edson Animal Rescue Society
volunteers were on hand serving up hot dogs
The Town of Edson had plenty of fun and hamburgers courtesy of Newalta, with
activities for all ages to take place on Family Ironline providing the BBQ. And the Town of
Day weekend, 2018. Edson made sure there was plenty of Tim
Saturday, February 17, Secure Energy kicked Horton's hot chocolate and S'mores on hand as
off the weekend by sponsoring a free public well as two cosy fires to keep participants
swim at Repsol Place. Sunday was a free warm.
community skate sponsored by Bannister GM, Youngsters enjoyed painting on the snow
with Repsol Place providing an additional free (courtesy of FCSS), and well as making bird
community skate the following day. feeder crafts. Snow shoes were available for
From 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, the Town of free use, and young and old took to the
Edson Community Services hosted a free sledding hill for hours of fun.
family event at Willmore Park. Every half hour Setzer Sleigh rides brought a team of two
participants were shuttled on Brylend Bussing horses who took lucky groups on a
out to Willmore Park from either Repsol Place complimentary picturesque trail ride through
or Sok's Pit, with Sok's providing free parking the forest.
during the three hour event as well as clearing Event organizer and Town of Edson FCSS
the snow from the roads. Manager Tanya Byers was very happy with the
With over 150 people in attendance, families turn out. "We had about 150 people jump on
braved a little cold weather and enjoyed a sun- the shuttles from Sok's Pit and Repsol Place to Families gathered around the fire to warm up and roast
filled day of sledding, crafts, sleigh rides and a join us at Willmore Park for lots of family fun.” marshmallows for s'mores during Edson's Family Day
weekend event at Willmore Park. photos Lara Felsing

Family Day participants arrive at Willmore Park via a courtesy bus Four-year-old Parker Setzer Sleigh rides get ready to take participants for a ride
from either Repsol Place or Sok's Pit during Edson's Family Day Baier has fun mixing through the woods. photos Lara Felsing
weekend event at Willmore Park. photos Lara Felsing colours in the snow
courtesy of FCSS.
10 Annual Family Day Extravaganza

by Miranda L'Hirondelle
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Over 40 families showed up to the event * Electronic Air Cleaners
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all games that we actually built over the It was a great turnout for the 10 Annual Family Day
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came out to do face painting for the kids.
The raffle items were not donated as the
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purchased tem all. “The whole idea is to
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put on a Family Day, so all the money we and repairs
make from selling the tickets goes back
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for families to come and have fun.” Family Day Extravaganza. photo Miranda L'Hirondelle
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