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The Scene

Upcoming Historical figure Nellie McClung

Events highlighted in theatrical performance

July 14-21 by Miranda L'Hirondelle Paul Punyi are co-artistic directors, They have even travelled with other
Register for the Red
Brick Arts Centre actors, writers, and drama instructors theatre companies to England and
Blast From the Past The Galloway Station Museum who started a program to teach people Scotland.
program, where invited Rooney and Punyi Productions history in a theatrical venue. They came They travel to schools to give them a
children ages 5-10 to put on a presentation on July 5 to Edson to perform the act at the chance to learn in a fun and interactive
will have tons of fun about historical figure Nellie Galloway Station Museum for the way. The biggest audience they have had
and learn about the McClung, and her point of view on Canada 150 Historic Speaker Series was 800 people and the smallest was 10.
good ol' days by being one of the suffragettes. taking place. Rooney has a Christmas play she wrote
playing games, Nellie McClung was a women's Together they started their herself called “Memories of a Christmas
making crafts and rights activist, legislator, and author educational theatre program around Ornament” that they are doing a showing
participating in who is perhaps best known in Alberta 1996 because they wanted creative of it in December of this year.
various day for her fight for female suffrage work within their own theatre Maureen would put on plays in her
activities. The camp
will run from 1-4 (voting rights), as well as for profession. backyard when she was younger and
p.m. starting prohibition, dower rights for women, They have 28 shows in their when she got older she owned her own
Monday July 17 and factory safety legislation, and many repertoire and travel to other provinces company while she was in theatre school.
ending Friday July other reforms. in Canada such as B.C, Saskatchewan, “When I took drama in high school and it
21. Please contact Maureen Rooney and her husband North West Territories, and Ontario. was like Harry Potter on a Quidditch
the Red Brick Arts broom.”
Centre for more
information at 780-
723-3582 or

July 15
Family Pig Roast
and Dance on July
15 at MacKay
Community Hall.
Doors open at 5pm,
supper at 6, dance at
8. Please call for
advanced tickets by
July 10 . Tickets at
door will be
addition. For tickets
or more information
call Karen at 780-
795-2462 or Darlene
at 780-795-2350. Maureen Rooney and Paul Punyi on stage for their performance during the Canada 150 Historic Speaker Series on July
Free camping 5 at Galloway Station Museum. photo Miranda L'Hirondelle
Join Kate's Kitchen Birthday wish brings a 1,000 balloon surprise
July 20

for their free lunch by Deanna Mitchener odd one popping beforehand. Scotia for the special birthday as well.
at St. Catherine's When Linda came home after going The second surprise was yet to come as
Anglican Church
(617 Main Street) on Linda Morash celebrated her 60th on a short outing with her daughter she she received a motorbike ride later in the
the 3 Thursday of birthday with a bang thanks to her had her wish come true. Family and day.
each month from family and friends on June 24. friends blew up 1,000 balloons with Linda used to work with Home Care and
11:30am – 1:00pm. All she asked for was lots of balloons helium and had them set outside along is now on extended medical leave due to
All welcome. for her birthday. Linda got that and with a huge amount of balloons inside cancer. Linda's daughter Pamela
more when her family surprised her her home. Family arrived from Nova Pelliveau thanked everyone who helped
July 24-27 with nearly 1,000 balloons, with the with the surprise.
There will be a
Vacation Bible
School for children
ages 5-10 starting on
July 24-27 at 6:30 –
8:15pm. The theme
is: Voyage of Grace
– Where Faith is
Your Anchor. The
evening will be
filled with Bible
teaching, singing,
crafts, games and
cool snacks. It will
be located at the
Edson Baptist
Church (4717 – 9
Ave). To register call
the church at 780-
723-3982 this is a
free event.

See Classified Page for
monthly meetings Pictured with her husband James, Linda Morash's birthday wish for balloons turn in a 1,000 balloon surprise from family
and activities
and friends on June 24. photo Deanna Mitchener
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