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Upcoming Third Annual Charity Ball Tournament

Events by Deanna Mitchener wanted to make sure that all the individuals, and corporations. "We

have that going on the Hanger during
money that was raised through this
Edson's third annual Charity Ball
August 5 Tournament is set for August 18, 19 tournament stayed local. We didn't the weekend so people can come
check items out," said Chris. This year
want to see any money we raised
All welcome for a and 20 at Vision Park. going to big corporations but staying they are looking at doing a 50/50 draw
barbeque hosted by The tournament is turning into a as well.
Kate’s Kitchen at well-loved event that is growing each right here in our own community,"
11:30am-1pm located said Chris. They also have bouncy houses that
at St. Catherine’s year. The first year the money raised will be set up on the Saturday and
Church. What started off as a ball team went to the Day Care Society, Sunday so smaller kids can play and
looking for more game time for the specifically to a program called the have some fun. "We may not see a lot
August 12 love of the sport, but not really Benevolent Fund, which provides of kids at ball tournaments but it is
Gospel Jam at Niton wanting to travel out of town, has families that have children with mental always nice to have that service there
Junction outdoor blossomed into a charity tournament for them to enjoy while watching and
facility from 3 - 8pm. that benefits the whole community. or physical disabilities the ability to
The event is free Chris Valliere-Kowalchuk says, get the proper funding to buy tools, waiting for their parents to play ball.
admission and equipment, and some education tools We want it to be fun for them as well,"
concession is "How this all came about and inspired to help with quality of life in their said Chris.
available during rain us was my sister in-law Laura home. "This year we made some pretty
or shine! For more Kowalchuk and I were talking about "The second year the money was cool changes. We are doing the food
info contact Rixon at wanting to play more ball. We were ourselves over the weekend with a big
780-712-3502. talking about getting out of town to supposed to go to three different
organizations, the Seniors Bus, Victim pig roast on the Saturday night. After
play in more tournaments because the last game we will go right into
August 13 Edson didn't have as many Services, and kids in sports. Kids in
There will be a free sports were grateful but asked if we home run derbies for the men's and
community pig roast tournaments as there are elsewhere in could take their third and divide the ladies' and at the same time do the big
with live the province." money between the other two. We also pig roast," said Chris.
entertainment, face "Of course trying to get your team made a donation to the Kinettes for the The tournament will have carded
painting, glitter ready to travel to Leduc and other use of their booth. This year we are umpires from the Devon, Edmonton
tattoos, games and communities was always difficult, and and Calgary area and they plan on
more at the RCMP we realized rather than pack up a donating to five groups in Edson
Centennial Park at 1- whole team and go elsewhere, we including the Edson Food Bank, having seven diamonds going over the
5pm! Please call Victim Services, The Edson Cycling weekend. There will be camping right
Community Services could just have another small Association, The Friendship Centre for across the road form Vision Park for
at 780-723-4403 for tournament right here in Edson," said a family in need program, and to those teams that are traveling from out
more information. Chris. "There seemed to be much EARS," said Chris. of town, with all money being donated
more need for one around here as there "We have a bunch of division back to the community.
August 26 is only the Kinsmen ball tournament, a "Our first year we took 20 teams.
Come enjoy Free men's and ladies' in the fall, a men's awards that are sponsored by a lot of Last year we took 28 and this year we
Yoga at Millennium and ladies' in the summer, and the great businesses in the community and
Park beside the Red Yellowhead County. We do a MVP are opening it up to 30 teams. We hope
Brick on Saturday, Peers ones." male award, a MVP female award, as to cap it always at 30 because we are a
August 26 at 9-10am. Chad and Tasha then said, "Let's well as a Most Sportsman award for small board of nine and it is all
Kids are welcome, make it even better and do it as a both male and female. And a Hard volunteer driven," said Chris. "We
beginner friendly and charity tournament so we can make would love to have more volunteers,
Food Bank donations sure we are putting money back into Luck award for the team that is the the more the better."
are accepted. the community." worst overall in their round robin "This is the first year we are not

"So that's how it all started, we games for the weekend," said Chris. playing ball in the tournament and just
August 27 "We have an award for the cleanest
Rotary Sundays in the dugout, and we also do a best focusing on running the event to
Park is holding 'Play dressed team award which ensure things go as smoothly as
in the Park' a free always seems to go over well," possible. Some of the diamonds out
event at RCMP said Chris. there were in need of work. Thanks to
Centennial Park 1- the Town doing some maintenance
5pm. There will be a There is silent auction and a
barbeque, live raffle with lots of different they are looking really good for this
entertainment, bouncy prizes and items that are year's event," said Chris.
houses, games, face donated and provided by For more information you can call
painting and more! different businesses, Chris at 780-712-1656.
Please call
Community Services
at 780-723-4403 for
more information.

August 30
There will be an
outdoor movie and
pajama party at
RCMP Centennial
Park which will be
'Jurassic Park' and
starts after sunset 8-
10:30pm. It is free
admission with a
concession by the
Youth Interagency and
FREE refreshments
by Victim Services.

See Classified Page for
monthly meetings Levi Beckmann (13) at the Rotary Skateboard
and activities Park. photo Deanna Mitchener
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