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New school named s CHOOL

Mary Bergeron Elementary Times

At today's Public Board from 1939-47 (she was the first
Meeting, the Board of Trustees teacher at Trail). She taught Grade EDSON PLAYSCHOOL
was pleased to choose the name 1 at the Red Brick from 1951-59
for the new elementary school where A.H. Dakin was her ASSOCIATION
currently being constructed in Ed- principal and then she transferred Rm #14, 4535 7th Avenue
son. Based on three to Evergreen School to teach
recommendations from a Naming Grade 2 from 1959 until she The Edson Playschool Association has been in operation since
Committee (including Evergreen retired in 1980. Mary passed away 1975, we currently have two wonderful teachers and will
staff and parent representatives; at the age of 84 on February 6, continue to provide quality early childhood education to Edson
A.H. Dakin staff and parent 2000 in Edson. and surrounding families.
representatives; a student The Committee had also
representative; Superintendent of recommended to the Board to Registration for 2017/2018 school term
Schools and two local Edson consider two community is now open go to:
trustees) who went through all of members as potential names for
the names submitted by the the school: Ron Linford or John 48231f480a60
public, trustees chose to name the Switzer. Chair Rosadiuk spoke on
school after a well-respected and behalf of the Board when she Any questions please feel free to contact:
beloved teacher, Mary Mackay noted that all three names were Registrar Clarissa 780-712-5292
Campbell Bergeron. more than worthy of being put email:
"We were very happy with the forward. "These two gentlemen President Stephanie 780-517-0021
large community response of a have also contributed greatly to email:
number of name suggestions the Edson Community as well as
provided to the Committee to its schools. The decision for the
consider for our new school," noted school's name was not an easy 40 YEARS OF
Board Chair Brenda Rosadiuk. "It one." She also sincerely thanked ENRICHING
was important that the name mean the work of the Naming YOUNG
something to the community, as Committee members for their time LIVES
well reflect the division. We were in selecting the three names to
also hoping that the name would bring forward to the Board.
somehow align with the merging of An informational plaque about
the two schools. Mary was a Mary Bergeron will be placed in
wonderful choice. One of her the foyer of the new school. The
supervisors was A.H. Dakin and elementary school is currently
she also taught at Evergreen under construction and is
School." scheduled for opening for the
Mary was a teacher at Trail 2017-18 school year. Children ages 3+ can register and begin classes throughout the year.
School for Edson School Division ***Non-refundable $25 registration fee required***

ACES to kick off new campaign

by Adrienne Tait Town of Edson and Yellowhead County are residents to make their voices heard and to
putting together that can pave the way for new listen to the candidates.
“Why? Why do we need a new theatre?” that programming and facilities in the future.” Taylor encourages people to become
is the question that the Arts Centre for Edson Taylor said he believes the community and involved and, “Have your voices heard. Do
Society is hoping to address as they prepare to surrounding area would benefit from a new not just sit idly by and accept Edson as it is
kick off their new campaign. theatre as residents are “constantly looking for now. Let's continue to grow and provide more
ACES representative Peter Taylor said that a bigger venue.” A theatre could be used for services and more programs and more
while the group has been fairly low key over everything from school drama productions, facilities.”
the last year or so, they are looking to the musical performances, and school Christmas
future. concerts, to dance competitions, a venue for
The group started in 2007 and after 10 years business presentations, political debates and UPCOMING EVENT REMINDER
of working towards an arts centre they are election forums, weddings, funerals, and more.
hoping through various types of media to An arts center, much like Repsol Place, the January 15
address the need for an arts centre and what library, and the Recreation Complex, would be Bear Lake Park and Campground is hosting
impact one would have in the community. a town managed facility. World Snow Day from 1pm-3pm. Snowshoes
Taylor said the ACES group has had “positive Taylor said ACES is open to new ideas and will be provided and people are invited to bring
their cross country skis to try out the trail.
discussions” with the Town of Edson concepts from renovating an existing building There will be a campfire to roast
administration over the past year. to the previous concept of adding onto the marshmallows and refreshments will be
Taylor said, “As ACES has been working on Recreation Complex. When asked about provided. Call Juna at (780) 723-4800 for more
this project for the past nine and a half years, working alongside other groups to partner information.
sometimes people have forgotten the most Taylor said, “If at any time any organization
important element about building a new wants to partner our door is open.” January 15-20
facility - why do we need it at all. That being The ACES website has both exterior and Alice in Wonderland put on by Pine Grove
Middle School at the Red Brick Arts Centre.
said, we felt it was appropriate to renew those interior plans available for viewing and they Call (780) 723-5929 for details.
ideas so when it comes time to make decisions are always looking for volunteers and public
on these things no can and no one will dispute engagement. The meetings are open to January 19
why we think we should be building a larger anyone who wishes to attend. Please join us at Kate's Kitchen for our free
theatre in Edson. This campaign will then As 2017 is an election year, the group wants lunch at St. Catherine's Anglican Church 617
coincide with a community survey that the to encourage Edson and Yellowhead County main street from 11:30am – 1:00pm. All
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