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Tower has historic value

Edson's fabulous

Remembering heroes Keeping eeping
In T
Unpaid leave to In Touchouch
care for seriously Summer Festival Beyond the Blue
ill relative by Royboy by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
This week I I could (see
From the
was writing a Publisher’s Desk below). So, I
Letter to the Editor 'Tip of the Hat' Dana McArthur will leave this
column with a
column for the
outstanding resounding thank My
effort of the Edson and District you to the Chamber and its ViewPoint
There is also fears, according Chamber of Commerce and the volunteers for hosting an event by Adrienne Tait
the whole community can
to the Wildrose, that the NDP
Building Canada Plan many volunteers who helped enjoy.
may be pulling funding for bring the Edson Summer
self-managed care. Self- Festival to the community, and Anyone who has tried to plan
managed care allows particularly to the children, a wedding down to its most
Tip greater flexibility in who enjoy it so much. exquisite detail can attest Letter to the Editor Policy West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
meeting individual
—things can and do go awry.
Then suddenly my email
of needs and certainly chimes, and in one of those Hiccups aside, it was a
was of benefit in my
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column on the very topic of the community what and libel. Letters published do not necessarily reflect the
volunteering! volunteering and teamwork can policies or beliefs of this newspaper. All letters must bear
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The Weekly Anchor welcomes herself, says it much better than —well done! telephone number, which will not be published. the NDP invoking closure on Man in the
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telephone number, which will not be published.
Behind the scenes of every event there are a lot event working between snow and rain falls
of people and hours that often go overlooked and Views & News ensuring everything is in good working order,
Riding Update: even forgotten about. by Deanna Mitchener painting, welding, hauling wood and splitting it all. Robin Campbell, MLA
Many people seem to go unnoticed even though
It all takes time and manpower. We go hard to try
they have been giving so much of their time and and put on a good event each year on very little Independent seniors’ advocate needed Hello again… West Yellowhead
energy. And without these people helping and the rodeo then go home and wait for the next year. sleep. I start early in the morning and go until wee
volunteering many events would not be up and Earl Anderson said, "We have been very hours of the night putting out campfires and to fix long-term care: Eggen by Carlo Klemm
running today. fortunate to have all the wonderful sponsors and checking on the younger crowd that want to party,"
OP/ED That's right, I am the first to say that volunteers volunteers that we have had over the years helping said Anderson.
are the backbone to our community. They have to keep my mother's dream alive. Some of our There is a lot of passion and commitment to all The Weekly Anchor
Member of the
Volunteer Appreciation events for volunteers every volunteers have been volunteering for years and these local events that go on in our community, and Edson & District Chamber & Keeping In Toucheeping In Touch
year, which is wonderful. But even with that, have never had the chance to even watch the the volunteers really need to know how much they From the Evansburg/Entwistle Chamber by GEORGE VANDERBURG
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
Fall statement shows federal gov’t borrowing additional $32 billion volunteers may not attend any of these special rodeo." are appreciated. Publisher’s Desk MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
"The ladies at the gate have been helping out for
events to receive the recognition.
Talking with Earl really got me to thinking about
It's true that most people who volunteer do it 34 years and in all those 34 years have never even how lucky this community is when it comes to our Dana McArthur
simply because they enjoy helping others or believe seen the rodeo," said Anderson. sponsors and volunteers.
Jim Eglinski in a good cause. I couldn't even begin to count the have given us is outstanding. We are a third volunteers to step up and start volunteering. Each
"The dedication our volunteers and sponsors
The sad thing is, though, we need more
many hours and manpower our community and
surrounding communities have received through
event needs volunteers but it seems to be the same
generation rodeo growing up and doing what our
Riding Update:
MP Yellowhead volunteering. mother started. But we also have sponsors and ones at each event and they are burning out, and
It is a great feeling knowing our community has volunteers that have been supporting this event for some are ageing and can no longer continue.
been able to rely on these wonderful individuals those three generations," said Anderson. We may soon find ourselves with little to no
and groups that are willing to help when called "We thank our sponsors and volunteers each volunteers if the younger generation doesn't start
upon. year and put a thank you in the paper, but it never stepping up to help. If that happens, we will start to
Just over the past few months hundreds of seems to be enough. Everyone has to go back to loose some great events within our community. Rob
volunteer hours have gone into events. And when work at their regular jobs right after the rodeo and So please, if you enjoy attending a certain event Conservative
you think of the volunteers that help with school we never really chat with our wonderful sponsors why not volunteer one year, and have a buddy Merrifield
year-end parties and field trips, our local rodeos, until the following year," said Anderson. "Yet they volunteer with you. Member of Parliament for Yellowhead iews
our trade show, summer festival, those that are always there to support in whatever way they You are needed more than you know, so please
volunteer to help with seniors, and those that just can, the same with our volunteers." offer to help at any for these wonderful events so Guest Column by Clyde Corser
take that extra step daily to do a good deed — all I "We start getting things ready months before the we can keep them going.
can say is "wow".
Recently, I was having a conversation with Earl
Anderson and what I learned from that 5,868 Audited Published by: 422247 Alberta Ltd. Canadian
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