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Kin Slo-pitch welcomes ball players

from across the province

by Adrienne Tait The Kinsmen Club of Edson is a non-profit
organization that supports a variety of community
Ball players from all across the province will be events and charities. Proceeds from the slo-pitch
arriving in Edson for the 36th annual Kin Slo-pitch tournament event will go towards Kinsmen
on August long weekend. The tournament can host supported charities and initiatives.
up to 272 teams at the 24 diamond Vision Park.
Over $60,000 in cash and prizes in up for grabs.
Camping within walking distance as well as free
bussing to and from town to the site are available. GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS
Wide Mouth Mason, Roger West, Night Train, and
Jeremy Dallas are all featured in this summer's
entertainment line up at the Hangar.
Following some concerns from last year, the
Kinsmen Club have implemented a few rule changes
for the 2015 tournament.
The guy to girl player ratio has changed from a
five guys and four girl minimum to a minimum of
six guys and four girls per team bringing the total
players per team to 10. The batting order remains
the same and must still alternate between guys and
With the exception of the final games, the WELCOME
tournament games will go into sudden death if tied
at the end of the one hour fifteen minute time limit.
For the finals where the game is tied at the ALL 2015 TEAMS

conclusion of the time limit, the games will continue 5220 4 Ave. Edson, AB
to be played by innings until a winner is determined. 780-712-5333

Caleb Willms and Ben Willms both from Quebec, Reuben
Soames from Kelowna, B.C. and Maggie Wysc from Fernie B.C.
enjoyed their day off at the Edson Public Library on July 15. The
four are tree planters and are in the area with about 50 others.
Caleb said, “I have planted 144,000 trees since the beginning of
May.” Maggie said, “It’s tough work but we enjoy it, we are all just
camping in tents through the planting season and that can be
pretty rough at times.” photo Deanna Mitchener



New structure offers invaluable

training for Edson’s fire department PROPERTY SALE

by Deanna Mitchener for this type of training. July 15 we played host to
T h i s e n s u r e s o u r a very similar fun The Edson Fish and Game Association and Gun Club is
A new structure at the firefighters remain safe afternoon with youths
Edson fire department during training exercises, f r o m t h e E d s o n offering for sale by semi-public auction a choice property
will allow for more and Edson residents are Friendship Center.
training possibilities. well protected from the Again fire safety was at located at SE7-53-17W5 consisting of 154.8 acres.
Ty l e r R o b i n s o n , threat of fire and other the top of the list, with the
deputy fire chief at the emergencies by highly relay race and hose
Edson fire hall said, "The trained firefighters coupling competition INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS
Edson fire department within their community." f o l l o w i n g , " s a i d - All bidders must register with The Edson Fish and Game
has acquired a structure T h e E d s o n f i r e Robinson.
where we have been able department also provided The new fire pit Association and Gun Club (EFGGC) via the website.
to conduct live fire community education permitting bylaw has also - All bids will be posted on the website. The identity of the
training for our members. when they partnered with kept fire department
The structure has been the Town of Edson personnel busy. "We bidder will not be posted.
completely cleaned out recreation programs to have been very busy with The minimum opening bid is $100,000.
and lined with double- h o s t a f u n - f i l l e d visiting Edson residents
thick drywall and fire- afternoon for the youth and conducting fire pit - Subsequent bid increments must be a minimum of $500.
stop, allowing our summer camps. inspections for permit - The auction will run until 9:00 pm MST on September 21,

members to perform "On July 6 and 13 the applicants. We'd also
several interior fire attack Edson Fire Department, like to remind all 2015.
training evolutions in a partnering with the Town residents of the town that - When bidding is finished, and if the EFGGC deems the
safe and controlled of Edson recreation, there is no charge for fire
environment. This played host to two pit permits during the bid price acceptable, the successful bidder will be
training is absolutely summer kid's camps. transition of this newly notified and will have 3 days to present the EFGCC with a
invaluable for our The two groups of youth adopted bylaw. I
members, and aligns between 10 and 14 years encourage all residents nonrefundable deposit equal to 25% of the winning bid.
extremely well with the old learned the safety with a fire pit to drop by - The full balance of the bid price shall be paid no later than
NFPA certification smart science about fire, the Town Office and fill
training several of our as well as participated in out a Fire Pit Permit 30 days following the conclusion of the auction.
members are currently a relay-race obstacle application prior to Dec.
obtaining. We are very course, and a hose 31, 2015, after which
fortunate here in Edson to coupling competition. time there will be a one- The EFGGC will be represented in this transaction by the
have several certified fire Both sessions had over 20 time $25 charge," said Boisvert Law Group. Boisvert Law Group is located at 324
service instructors on our youths participate and Robinson.
volunteer staff to allow were a great success. On 50 Street in Edson and can be reached at 780-723-5111.
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