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by Lara Felsing in our community. "I'm in love with
this building," he replied after
The Red Brick Arts Centre hosted spending the day at the Red Brick
a Theatre Alberta Hometown Series with the two groups of aspiring
Improv Workshop, featuring actor, actors. "I'd like to say that the
director, and Artstrek instructor participants on Saturday were so
Mark Vetsch from Edmonton, on wonderful to work with. Every
February 24. single person dove right into the
The event was split into two work, took risks and made offers in
Misadventures sessions - a morning session for front of people and that is a hard
ages 11 to 15 and an afternoon
thing to do. We were able to have
session for ages 16 and up.
With each workshop running for three full hours of instruction and
got to look at the fundamentals of
three hours, participants had the improv. With much imagination,
chance to test their current creativity and listening, we all had a
improvisation skills, as well as learn great time!"
new ways to communicate on stage At only $25 to register, twenty
with their fellow actors, commit to participants took advantage of this
character, and find out what it takes high-energy and unique skill-
to successfully grow a scene. building opportunity. "It was a
The workshop has been in the glorious experience and something
works since last September when I'd like to do again," said afternoon
the Red Brick jumped at the chance workshop participant and Holy
to bring a Theatre Alberta workshop Redeemer School student Stephen
to Edson. Domshy. "My favourite part was
Hometown Series workshops are when we had to make a plan with
available by request for Theatre different partners, giving new ideas
Alberta members at a discounted and responding with "No, yes but,
rate thanks to Theatre Alberta, the and yes and" - I thought it was a
Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and terrific experience."
program sponsor Christie Lites. Pine Grove student Ella Davi-
Workshop instructor Mark Vetsch Digui, age 12, attended the morning
was hand-selected by Theatre session and found the workshop to
Alberta Program Coordinator Andy be a wonderful bonding experience
Jenkins, who worked alongside staff with her fellow actors. "At this Anna Visko, Madison Lamoureux, and Sukhbir Singh, Learning Connection
students, enjoyed an archery lesson with the Yellowhead Launchers at the
at the Red Brick to tailor the workshop, people I barely knew Hinton Fish & Game range recently. submitted
workshop to the interests of our became my family. No matter what,
theatre community. drama kids have family
Vetsch obtained a BA in drama everywhere."
from the U of A and a Physical Theatre Alberta is a non-profit THIS WEEK’S FEATURE
Theatre and Ensemble certification registered Canadian charity
from Del Arte, California. He has dedicated to the development and Mint Homes Ltd.
also worked with the Citadel growth of the Alberta theatre
Theatre, Capitol Theatre, and Studio community. To find out more about
Theatre to name just a few. Theatre Alberta workshops and
This was his first visit to Edson, opportunities visit
and Vetsch was impressed with both
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Protective Services updates Town Mint

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Speed advisor signs have been Mayor Kevin Zahara said he likes
added, in partnership with the school the portable signs but does not like
division, that not only notifies drivers the location of the photoradar going
of their speed but also collects data. up the overpass. He inquired about
Schram said that the signs do not give either more enforcement or placing
out tickets, but they do retain data the portable sign along Edson Drive
such as traffic counts and speeds. as residents have voiced concerns. Homes
“One tagged a vehicle doing 112 Councillor Currie inquired about
km/hr in a school zone at 2 a.m.,” said education programs for the new Covered front and rear Verandas and a
Schram. The department now has a crosswalks along the highway.
portable speed sign unit which may Director Schram said anything along main floor master are featured in this
soon be seen on Edson streets. The the highway is considered a moving affordable country home .
portable unit will also collect data as violation and is out of protective
well as notify drivers of their speed. service's scope. It would fall to Two bedrooms upstairs and a full
The 2017 photo radar numbers RCMP. Schram said there is some bathroom. This a simple 1/4
were released. 85.7% of tickets education that can be done as well as home to build and is a very
issued were to non-residents leaving improvements on signage and For these plans
14.3% issued to local residents. The ensuring the crosswalks are painted practical design.
numbers were down from 2016 with and visible.
a total figure of $1,253,284 in fines In 2018 the department hopes to
issued. Of that, $574,984 came back finalize the community standards Member of National Home Warranty Program
to the municipality which goes bylaw which will encompass
directly into RCMP funding. The numerous smaller bylaws. They will Phone: 780-723-2330
three-year agreement with Global continue with their community
Traffic expires this fall and the safety initiative including ensuring Fax: 780-723-5068
photoradar contract will likely go to a sidewalks are clear of shrubs and Email:
RFP process. branches and stop signs are visible.
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