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S s CHOOL s UMMER s CHOOL Athletics is a

Times Fun Times student enrollment at Holy Redeemer. When asked huge part of
This past summer saw an over 10% increase in

for Kids
what brought these students through the front door,
many simply replied, “the sports teams”.
s UMMER Parkland Composite and our athletics program as a whole,” says Athletics Holy Redeemer
“We are extremely proud of all of our sports teams
Director Peter Saik. “We have so many teams here at
High Schoool
HRH and do our best to be very competitive. That's
Fun ONLY RUNS IF With winter break over and final exams quickly what makes our program so exciting for our
prepare for exams
The last several years has seen a dramatic spike in
for Kids
athletic involvement. Currently, the school sports a
six-man football team, five volleyball teams, seven
basketball teams, two cross country teams, two
golf team. “Yeah, it's very busy around here,” says
following are some helpful tips for exam
AN ARTICLE approaching, exam stress can be debilitating. The badminton teams, two track and field teams, and a
Saik. “But we have the philosophy of creating well
rounded athletes, while at the same offering such a
Start studying early and plan to manage your time
Submitted photo effectively, hence the studying early part. Cramming variety sports to appeal to as many students as
all night does not work, but scheduling in breaks and
Another huge bonus for the program is the number
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS finding a distraction-free zone should help. of Grande Yellowhead Athletics Conference (GYAC)
Be healthy; go for a walk, eat a well-balanced meal
instead of junk food, and get enough sleep.
CLUB NEWS learned. and North Central banners and trophies. In fact,
Good sleep helps you remember what you have
HRH has seen a basketball team go to provincials
each year for the last five years.
Practice and then practice some more. This also “Our Women's team won the Zone Championship
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada goes in hand with the studying early part. in 2011 and 2012, while our Men's squad has taken
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The Board of Directors, management and staff Relaxation techniques: Write down your stressful The HRH Senior Women’s team put the pressure on their opponents from Whitevcourt during their first the Zone Gold from 2013 to 2015,” says Saik. “Our
home game of the season. The women will be vying for a spot at provincials during the 2015-2016
would like to wish all of our members and their families a thoughts and replace these thoughts with positive Men even took home the Most Sportsmanlike banner
wonderful and safe holiday season and thank them for all the fun ones. Practice deep breathing, this will help get more season. In the end the Rebels won the game 64-20.
wonderful memories over the past year! We look forward to in 2013, which was a tremendous honour.” In
continuing to serve children and families of the Edson Community air into your lungs to help you relax. addition, the Men's squad is no stranger to playing
in 2016. Talk to someone you trust, whether it is a parent or bigger 3A and 4A schools, even though HRH only
a friend, a teacher. They can help you gain per-
DID YOU KNOW?: The Club has a very popular AFTER SCHOOL spective. qualifies as a 2A school.
PROGRAM! Why? First the Club provides a safe bus and walk Holy Redeemer is quickly becoming a volleyball
system from each school, then provides a healthy after school While taking the exam, scan each page before you force as well within the zone. All five teams (both
snack and then there is a ton of fun and interesting programming begin, this will help with your time management.
each day! Spaces are still open call the club today for this quality Read all instructions before you begin and complete junior and senior teams) medaled in various
child care program 780-723-7240 tournaments this season, including a silver medal for Principal Paul Tobin, the courses keep the athletes
the questions you know first to make sure you get the Junior Boys at GYAC. finely tuned and ready for action during the sports
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT: Teen Drop-in program on Friday nights the marks for them. The six-man football team has become a season.
from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This program is offered to 13-16 year olds And remember, pace yourself. Stay until the end of
that want to be part of the Club's programming one night a week. the exam in case you remember the answers to those tremendous draw for the school as Edson has never And with the students continuing to join the teams
The program will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for youth had a high school football team before. During the and working hard to stay competitive, you can bet to
to get together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air- difficult questions, and review what you have done last four seasons, the team has become a strong see many more banners and trophies in the future.
hockey, floor hockey and of course food. Check out Edson Teen before handing in your exam. Just breathe… you've
Activity Centre on Facebook for the weekly schedule. got this! provincial contender finishing in the top five this If you would like more information on this article
Parkland Events for January season. “Our team seems to get better and more please feel free to contact the school at 780-723-
MENTOR PROGRAM: The Mentoring Program is for youth ages 13-16 competitive every season,” says Head Coach Mike 7437, visit our website at or
who would like to be carefully matched with a mentor who is 18 January 4 Wrestling Practice at 3:30 pm
years or older. They participate in one-on-one activities in the January 6 Wrestling Practice at 7 pm Bachinsky. “We've also had a tremendous support join our Facebook page: “Holy Redeemer High
community which can include meeting at the Club, Talisman Place, January 8 B'ball Home Tournament + Spirit Day from the local community with many businesses and School” or our Twitter account: @holyredeemerhig.
the Library, etc. It is a one year commitment which is based on community members stepping forward to help.”
friendship, trust, support and fun! Mentors and mentees meet a January 9-11 Math 30-1 Diplomax Course In addition to the above sports, the school wins
minimum of once a month and up to once a week, whichever at 6:30 pm
works for their schedules. The Mentoring Coordinator facilitates January 11 Wrestling Practice at 3:30 pm
the relationship by remaining in contact with the Mentor, Mentee
and their family and providing initial training and ongoing support January 13 Diploma Exams Part A:
for everyone involved. Applications can be picked up at the Club. Social 30-1/30-2
For more information you can call 780-723-7240, email Wrestling Practice @ 7 pm banners for Cross Country and Track and Field at
January 15-17 Chem 30 Diplomax Course
THANK YOU: RBC: After-School Project Grant, Coal Valley at 6:30 pm both the junior and senior high level.
Resources, Enerplus Corporate, Bittner Trucking, Kinette Club of January 16 Wrestling Tournament at Grande And now, basketball has begun this week at HRH
Edson, Bonavista Energy, Conocophillips Canada Resources Prairie with seven teams competing for the school. “Holy

WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE:, Boys & Girls January 18 Wrestling Practice at 3:30 pm Redeemer will be hosting six different basketball
Club of Edson & District January 19 Diploma Exams Part B: Students in the Holy Redeemer Drama Department proudly present a cheque to Charlene Parker of the tournaments this season and will be vying for a sixth
English 30-1/30-2 Edson Run of Hope (Edson Breast Cancer Association) in the amount of $245. The money was raised consecutive North Central Basketball
A good place to be January 20 Diploma Exams Part B: through members of the public donating their winnings from the 50/50 raffle at this year’s fall production Championship,” says Saik. “This speaks volumes of
the work and determination of the students in this
Social 30-1/30-2
723-7240 Wrestling Practice at 7 pm of Robin Hood. Grade 11 student Quinn Larder presents the cheque. program.”
One final component of the program is the Fitness KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE! classes run at the school. Developed by Assistant

Proud Sponsor of the Skyler Lawton is seven years old and Ephraim Jersch is 12 years old and cheers

Edson Boys & Girls Club attends Vanier Community Catholic for the Calgary Flames. Ephraim said, “I
School. This is his first season learning
how to skate and he is enjoying his new enjoy swimming and playing hockey. I had
a good Christmas with family. I have a dog
found sport. Skyler said, “I have a pet named Sally and a rabbit named Shadow.
lizard and a tank full of fish. My favorite My favorite food would be hamburgers and
food is spaghetti and I want to say I’m wishing family, friends and everyone
Happy New Year Everyone.” else a Happy New Year.”

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