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Upcoming Dynamic speaker at International Women's Day event

Events by Mikaela Kuefler Annie in New York when she was just a
child. She made it to the seats with her
The Edson and District Community
family who had to leave before the show
Learning Society hosted the annual
began when Bridget had a bleeding nose.
March 18 International Women's Day on March 9 at She described the disappointment she felt
the Red Brick Theatre. This year's theme
and how her mother said, "We'll go
There will be a cyber was Equality Matters because "the world another time."
camp for kids at the needs the talents of everyone to move us Bridget's story went from childhood into
Edson & District forward," said McRobyne Wilock. life as a young adult where she got her
Public Library where For approximately 20 years, the first taste of fear auditioning for a part on
they can learn about Learning Society has been hosting the Broadway. That experience was so
computers, beginners event. "We used to do a full day event but traumatizing for her that she decided to
coding and digital changed it to an evening event. It's a day make a career change and work for a
citizenship. There will to recognize women in all that they do and producer. As time passed, she came to
be games, activities, they're strength. To build each other up Edmonton to work for Breakfast
discussion, and the because we tend to not see that part Television.
often," said Administrative Assistant for
"People got excited about meeting me
kids will get to take the Learning Society Shawna Martin. but I wanted them to get excited about the
apart a computer to see The event hosted about 95 ticket holders people I introduced. They're the ones
what is inside. Please and 16 volunteers and had a 50/50 draw, a taking the risk, living on the other side,"
RSVP to secure a spot. raffle, and door prizes. Popular raffle said Ryan.
Call the library at 780- prizes were luggage, a hand bag, a spa Eventually, Bridget spoke about facing
723-6691 and ask to package, and a bracelet. Door prizes were her fear and that she would have never Bridget Ryan speaks at the
speak to Cassandra. a variety of gift baskets and gift cards. have done so if she wasn't affected by International Women's Day event at the
This will be for kids 7 Appetizers were included with the event others. "We get stuck but we have the Red Brick Theatre on March 9. photo
Mikaela Kuefler
& up and it is free. and was catered by Khaled Laouimri who capacity and get better as we get older,"
provided buns, salad, luncheon meat, said Ryan.
March 23 cheese spread, meatballs, and chicken Another memory was shared when Ryan All proceeds from the event go towards
Youth Luau Pool Party kabobs. had to sing the Canadian and the the Learning Society.
Coming to speak for the event was
is scheduled after award winning actor, singer, playwright, American anthem before a game. The "This year, 65 women have been through
experience initially went poorly as she
hours at Repsol Place director, and television host Bridget Ryan. forgot the lyrics and faced other the Learning Program, some of them doing
Pool. Admission is free During her performance, she was difficulties but she eventually came to the their GED, computers, or career planning.
and ages 12-14 are charismatic and funny as several members conclusion that she should ask for a do These are women who are in transition and
welcome from 7:00- in the audience laughed until they cried. over. are changing from one situation to another.
They often come to the Learning Centre to
8:45 p.m. Ages 15-17 She spoke about the importance of never "As an adult, we sometimes have to ask get support and help to be bold for change,"
are welcome from giving up and shared many family for a do over. Asking for that do over said Coordinator for the Learning Works
9:00-10:45 p.m. Join memories about the support she received totally changed me. Fear has a pretty big Centre Genevieve Gliddon.
us for music, snacks, while she was growing up. grip on us. That's all we have in life is to "We rely heavily on donors to subsidize
games, and more. "When you're a child, you get many do- keep going, keep changing," said Ryan. learners. These donations are incredibly
overs. You're striped of it when you get Ryan closed her act with her story of important for us to continue working but
older. We begin to get inhibited," said how she got to see Andrea McArdle
March 24 & 25 more so we can subsidize those who are not
Double Feature Ryan. (Annie) sing "The Sun will Come Out able to pay for college programs," said
She began her story with her first
Theatre presents experience going to the Broadway show, Tomorrow" at a cabaret 30 years later in Gliddon.
New York.
CHAOS” on Friday
March 24 and Saturday Laughter and competition at ESTS Trivia Night
March 25 at the Red
Brick Theatre at 7 p.m. by Deanna Mitchener the past 19 years. Teams compete President of the board, Don Moorehead
Doors open at 6:30 through 10 rounds of questions from said, "Helen Jackson from the lodge won
p.m. Tickets are also On March 11, members of the Edson each of the different categories. Some the Luck of the Irish draw that was $1,000
available at the Red Seniors Transportation Society (ESTS) questions are easy while others put and Kathy Gardner won the 50/50 draw
Brick and the Safety held their 19th annual Trivia night at the teams to the test. for $1,230. We feel it was a great success
Store. Edson Royal Canadian Legion. The number of teams that came out in and everyone had fun. We are pleased
The ESTS is a non-profit group. They support of ESTS was outstanding with with all the support every year."
March 25 put in many volunteer hours fundraising 34 teams playing. Last year, there was a 'Schlick Six' went from holding the First
Edson Friends for Life and keeping the bus service in operation, total of 26 teams. The Legion was full of place title for three years down to second
Banquet 6 p.m at not only for seniors but for anyone who laughter and friendly competition, while place. 'Don't Know Jack' took First this
Sacred Heart Parish needs the service for a small yearly teams tried to capture the winning title. year and 'Opposable Thumbs' took Third.
Hall. Do you want to membership. There were even prizes for the best 'Let's make a Deal' won for best dressed
have mind changing Trivia night has been going strong for dressed team. team.
and lifesaving
conversations about
abortion & euthanasia?
Arts Alive Edson Festival
Stephanie (TWP) & Arts Alive Edson Festival
Cameron (CCBR) will
answer these questions
Youth up to age 18
and more. Tickets will Youth up to age 18
be available at the
door: call 780-728-
Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art
3329 for more Creative Writing, Photography, Visual Art
information on the
Share your work in a public gallery and get
tickets. Share your work in a public gallery and get
professional feedback.
March 24-26 professional feedback.
The Edson Mens and
$10 registration fee
Ladies Bonspiel will $10 registration fee
be March 24-26 at the
Edson and District
Recreation Complex
Curling Rink. It runs
Friday evening, all day photo Deanna Mitchener
Saturday and most of
the day on Sunday. ‘Don't Know Jack’ took First place away REGISTRATION DEADLINE
from reigning champs 'Schlick Six'
See Classified Page for
monthly meetings during the ESTS Annual Trivia night at March 29
and activities the Edson Legion March 11.
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