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Recreation Centre

to become ‘hub’

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in Town are up this year over the assured we are talking with ACES
few prior. That's a good sign. We and the Fieldhouse Society regularly
anticipate using 4 of the 8 sheets this to ensure they are kept abreast of
year. In an effort to promote more opportunities that meet with their
programming opportunities in all of specific group's vision and goals.”
our facilities we're looking at With the development of the
options. Having a play structure community services strategic plan
c o u p l e d w i t h s o m e o t h e r Edson and area residents will have the
enhancements is just one potential opportunity to identify what they
idea. One thing we keep hearing is believe the local municipal
that there isn't enough open gym governments priorities should be. By
space for kids to run, climb and play focusing on partnership opportunities
during the winter months. This type and clearer communication the hope
of concept is available to many is a regional view of resident's
communities the size of Edson,” said priorities may be created.
Desautels. “We want Edson to be a vibrant and
The concept would provide year healthy community with strong Arts,
round accessibility and was born in Culture, and Recreation foundations.
part due to the time Desautels has We're in the process of creating a
spent with his family in other climate and a playing field that will
facilities. allow the region's priorities to be
“I, like many other families, spend realized. Recent partnerships with
a lot of time at other facilities in Yellowhead County on the 211
Alberta watching hockey and project, the Community Safety
swimming. In the back of my mind Initiative, and the Edson and Area
there is always the nagging question Community Services Strategic Plan
of why can't we do something like outline our commitment to form
that? Part of my job is to try and meaningful partnerships that will
make fun a reality for the Town of achieve our mutual goal of a vibrant
Edson. We can add an asset to the and healthy region,” said Desautels.
Town one step at a time,” said Ways to increase use of the
Desautels. Recreation Complex throughout the
Should the concept move forward, year has been an ongoing topic of
Desautels envisions a space that discussion both before and after the
could include activities such as a town took control of the centre. In These Canada Day fireworks in Edson were captured just north of the
climbing wall, trampolines, or indoor addition to possible amenity changes railway track by local photography enthusiast Shaun Conarroe.
soccer. As in other facilities there community services is exploring the
will be a user fee but the town may p o s s i b i l i t y o f e x p a n d i n g
provide an option to bundle a swim, programming options to include the
skate, and facility user fee into a Recreation Complex space.
family type pass/membership. “One way or the other the
Desautels said, “My team is Recreation Complex will become a
currently investigating some programming hub for the Town of
concepts and engaging the Edson Community Services For supporting “Shandy’s Dream
stakeholders as well as experts to Department. This fall you will see
determine what, if anything, is many of our courses migrate to that for a Cure” BBQ Fundraiser.
feasible.” facility. It's a very big space and we
Meeting with stakeholders and will do our best to program it and WE DID IT!!! We exceeded our Goal - Raising
keeping them informed of potential make the most of what it has to offer,”
p r o j e c t s a n d p a r t n e r s h i p said Desautels. more than $21,000 which will be doubled when
opportunities has been a priority for The play structure concept has not matched by Brain Canada.
Desautels who has met with both the been approved as of yet. Over the
Fieldhouse Society and ACES. coming months plans will be drawn A Big Shout Out to all of our volunteers for without your help our
Desautels said, “We discuss and concepts explored. Desautels fundraiser would never have been a success.
potential scenarios with stakeholders hopes to have solid options to present
on a regular basis. In this case the to council this fall. A special thank you to:
Fieldhouse Society approached us Desautels said, “If Town Council Chrissie Laurie Handford Gary (Integra Tire)
wanting to discuss how they could approves we will move to the next
participate in a project sooner rather step and engage our partners and keep Shawn (Trail Printing) Edson Fire Dept.
than later. We are all aware of the moving the ball forward. In the not Deanna & Shawn McClintock Shari McDowell
Fieldhouse wants and the ACES too distant future I hope to be able to
wants. Unfortunately, fiscal realities sit have a coffee, have lunch, and A BIG THANK YOU to our top sponsors:
and circumstance haven't allowed us watch my children participate in Brad (Templeton’s Greenhouses) Sandee Baxter
to move forward at the pace we some kind of activity in the Century 21 Himark Controls
would all like to have seen. Rest Recreation Complex.” Edson Telephone Answering Service Narzan Baterdouk
Del & Karen Brown CNRL
Preliminary trial set in murder case Thank You to all of our food donors:

Mickell Bailey expected to remain in custody KVC Developments Sobeys
Subway Just Frame It
by Adrienne Tait Independent Grocers Walmart
Mickell Bailey's preliminary trial date has been set for March 13, 2017 at Thank you to Talisman for the use of their BBQ (Doug)
9:30 a.m. in Stony Plain.
Bailey has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and one I would like to thank each and everyone
count of second degree murder in the deaths of Roxanne Berube, Jazmine who came and supported our fundraiser.
Lyon, and Dan Miller. Thank You for your generous donations,
No plea was entered with regards to the charges and any plea will be held for the BBQ sales, thanks to everyone
over until the preliminary trial which is scheduled for one day. who bought Shandy bands/bookmarks &
In addition to granting the change of venue, a warrant of committal was drawings. Your support means so much.
issued at the Edson courthouse on July 5. At this point Bailey is expected Together we can make a difference.
to remain in custody until the preliminary trial.
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