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Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada
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Friday, January 15, 2016
6:30pm-9:00 pm @ The Edson Legion; Cost $5.00 Sam Spencer (4) is in his glory whenever he gets to spend time at the library. Grandma Stella said,
Submitted photo For Youth 13 to 16 years old, please show School ID or birth “Sam loves coming to the library every chance he gets.” photo Deanna Mitchener
certificate to verify age. Tickets can be purchased at the Club
5414 6 Ave from 1-6pm Mon-Fri. For more information please call
780-723-7240 or email Athletics is a huge part of
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT: Teen Drop-in program on Friday nights
from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This program is offered to 13-16 year olds
that want to be part of the Club's programming one night a week. Holy Redeemer
The program will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for youth
to get together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air-
hockey, floor hockey and of course food. Check out Edson Teen This past summer saw an over 10% increase in tournaments this season, including a silver medal for
Activity Centre on Facebook for the weekly schedule.
student enrollment at Holy Redeemer. When asked the Junior Boys at GYAC.
MENTOR PROGRAM: The Mentoring Program is for youth ages 13-16 what brought these students through the front door, The six-man football team has become a
who would like to be carefully matched with a mentor who is 18 many simply replied, “the sports teams”. tremendous draw for the school as Edson has never
years or older. They participate in one-on-one activities in the
community which can include meeting at the Club, Talisman Place, “We are extremely proud of all of our sports teams had a high school football team before. During the
the Library, etc. It is a one year commitment which is based on and our athletics program as a whole,” says Athletics last four seasons, the team has become a strong
friendship, trust, support and fun! Mentors and mentees meet a Director Peter Saik. “We have so many teams here at provincial contender finishing in the top five this
minimum of once a month and up to once a week, whichever
works for their schedules. The Mentoring Coordinator facilitates HRH and do our best to be very competitive. That's season. “Our team seems to get better and more
the relationship by remaining in contact with the Mentor, Mentee what makes our program so exciting for our competitive every season,” says Head Coach Mike
and their family and providing initial training and ongoing support
for everyone involved. Applications can be picked up at the Club. students.” Bachinsky. “We've also had a tremendous support
For more information you can call 780-723-7240, email The last several years has seen a dramatic spike in from the local community with many businesses and athletic involvement. Currently, the school sports a community members stepping forward to help.”

THANK YOU: Talisman Energy, Tim Hortons, Jerry Ford Sales, six-man football team, five volleyball teams, seven In addition to the above sports, the school wins
Centrica Energy, Bannister GMC basketball teams, two cross country teams, two banners for Cross Country and Track and Field at
badminton teams, two track and field teams, and a both the junior and senior high level.
Boys & Girls Club of Edson & District golf team. “Yeah, it's very busy around here,” says And now, basketball has begun this week at HRH
Saik. “But we have the philosophy of creating well with seven teams competing for the school. “Holy
A good place to be rounded athletes, while at the same offering such a Redeemer will be hosting six different basketball
tournaments this season and will be vying for a sixth
variety sports to appeal to as many students as
723-7240 possible.” consecutive North Central Basketball
Championship,” says Saik. “This speaks volumes of
Another huge bonus for the program is the number of Grande Yellowhead Athletics Conference (GYAC) the work and determination of the students in this
and North Central banners and trophies. In fact, program.”
HRH has seen a basketball team go to provincials One final component of the program is the Fitness
Proud Sponsor of the each year for the last five years. classes run at the school. Developed by Assistant
Principal Paul Tobin, the courses keep the athletes
“Our Women's team won the Zone Championship
Edson Boys & Girls Club in 2011 and 2012, while our Men's squad has taken finely tuned and ready for action during the sports
the Zone Gold from 2013 to 2015,” says Saik. “Our
Men even took home the Most Sportsmanlike banner And with the students continuing to join the teams
in 2013, which was a tremendous honour.” In and working hard to stay competitive, you can bet to
addition, the Men's squad is no stranger to playing see many more banners and trophies in the future.
bigger 3A and 4A schools, even though HRH only If you would like more information on this article
qualifies as a 2A school. please feel free to contact the school at 780-723-
Holy Redeemer is quickly becoming a volleyball 7437, visit our website at or
force as well within the zone. All five teams (both join our Facebook page: “Holy Redeemer High
junior and senior teams) medaled in various School” or our Twitter account: @holyredeemerhig.


Anna Petersen is four years old and goes to Ryan Starkevich is four years old and goes to
Edson Playschool. Anna says, “I like Edson Playschool during the afternoon
coming here and making crafts, my favorite sessions. Ryan is enjoying his first day back at
color is purple and pink and I like to eat playschool on January 4. He reminded me it
grapes and kiwi. I think I would like to be a was his first day this year. Ryan said, “I would
dancer when I’m an adult, I love to dance. say going to the Big room is my favorite at
We have two kittens and two dogs. I like Playschool. Today the trampoline was out, my
playing in the snow making snow angels, favorite color is blue and gold, I love eating
snowmen but the snow needs to be sticky green peas and I’m going to be a policeman
and some times we get to go ski-dooing.” because I love policemen now.”

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