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A rts - Entertainment - Events - and what’s going on

The Scene


March 18
Edson Rec Complex is holding a Body, Soul & Spirit Expo on March 18 at 12:00 PM
– 5:00 PM. There will be a mixture of local home-based businesses, hand-crafters and Events
wellness practitioners attending. There will be items to buy as well as tables

providing information on the service. A local charity will be attending and it is free to
attend. The restaurant/lounge will be open for the day.
March 4
March 18 Saturday March 4
There will be a cyber camp for kids at the Edson & District Public Library where they from 8:30 AM-5:00
can learn about computers, beginners coding and digital citizenship. There will be PM there is a
games, activities, discussion, and the kids will get to take apart a computer to see what combined bowling
is inside. Please RSVP to secure a spot. Call the library at 780-723-6691 and ask to and curling funspiel.
speak to Cassandra. This will be for kids 7 & up and it is free. Teams will be at both
the bowling alley and
March 24 & 25 curling rink that day
Double Feature Theatre presents “CASUALTY CHAOS” on Friday March 24 and for the event. Edson Fire Department along with local RCMP, Yellowhead County Fire, the Regional 911 Call Centre, and EMS enjoy
Saturday March 25. a night out during the second annual First Responders Gala held February 25 at the Edson Legion.
March 11 photo Kevin Zahara
March 24-26 4 annual St. Patrick's
The big mens and ladies bonspiel will be March 24-26 at the Curling Rink. It runs Day celebration at the
Friday evening, all day Saturday and most of the day on Sunday. MacKay Community Over 200 attend First Responders Gala
Hall on March 11.
There will be a by Deanna Mitchener Edson's Deputy Mayor Jim Gomuwka second going to the Edson Fire
supper, silent auction talked about how well trained our First Department," said Zahara.
& dance to The Ghost The second annual First Responders Responders are in both Edson and By the positive response, everybody had
Riders Band. Doors Gala was held at the Royal Canadian Yellowhead County and how lucky we a great time.
open at 5:30 PM, Legion Branch #51 on February 25. are to have such highly trained The Weekly Anchor asked Zahara what
supper at 6:30 PM, the The event was well attended with over professionals in our community. makes him want to spearhead hosting this
dance is at 7:30 PM. 200 people including 60 First Also, the spouses and family of First yearly event? He replied, "My wife Kristie
The silent auction Responders. Citizens on Patrol were the Responders were recognized for the Gomuwka and I had a discussion a couple
closes at 10 PM. main organizers of the event along with contributions they make along with the years ago about some of the tragic events
Please call for tickets the Edson Friendship Centre, Victim employers of our local volunteer that we had seen in our community and
and more info. Karen Services, and the Edson Run of Hope firefighters. the impacts it was having on our First
780-795-2462 or also helped make the event a success.
Darlene 780-795-2350 MP Jim Eglinksi, Yellowhead County Responders."
Thanks went out to Yellowhead Mayor Gerald Sororka, Detachment "I also get to see what the RCMP deal
March 12 County and the Town of Edson for their Commander Peter King, Edson Fire with on a regular basis through my
Please join us at the support along with Bannister GM who Chief Al Schram, and Director of involvement with Citizens on Patrol and
Edson-Peers CRC helped sponsor and support the event. Protective Services Albert Bahri also know that they often deal with the worst
(4633-7 Ave), "Approximately 70 more people spoke. sides of our community," said Zahara."I
Sunday March 12 at attending the event this year along with During the evening, three Edson think it is important that they get to see
7:00 PM for a free members of the Edson RCMP, Edson RCMP officers were recognized for their the good side. Many of these people go
movie: Focus on the Fire Department, Yellowhead County longstanding service. way above and beyond the call of duty
Family's Fire, the Regional 911 Call Centre, and DJ Colette Rimillad provided the working on their time off, volunteering on
'Irreplaceable-What is EMS," said Kevin Zahara a member of music throughout the night. There were sports teams, only to be slammed by
Family?' Freewill Citizens On Patrol (COPS). "Advantage a couple dance-offs between local keyboard warriors on Facebook."
donations will go to Towing was also in attendance and have RCMP, EMS, and Firefighters. "The "People forget that these individuals live
the WYPCC been very supportive of the event the dance-offs were pretty close but I think in our community as well, have kids, and
(Pregnancy Care last two years." the RCMP won this year with a close are just as frustrated when crime
Centre.) Phone 780- happens," said Zahara.
693-2640 for details.
Singing and storytelling
March 16
Please join Kate's delight Chautauqua audience
Kitchen for a free
lunch at St.
Catherine's Anglican by Deanna Mitchener creator of four short films, and has
Church (617 Main released three albums that
Street) 3 Thursday of For those that love music,
each month from theatre, and storytelling combine storytelling with music.
11:30 AM-1:00 PM. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer
All welcome! Chautauqua, Edson Art Council and over the last 20 years he has
has brought some amazing become an audience favorite
March 18 performances to the Hatlen performing from Anchorage to
Parkland Lodge Theatre at the Red Brick Arts Amsterdam.
Auxiliary is having Centre and Museum. And on Ivan was born and raised in a
the annual St. February 25, Chautauqua large Irish Catholic family in
Patrick's Day Tea and presented Carrie Day and Ivan Whitehorse, Yukon. He learned
Bake Sale on March Coyote. the craft of storytelling while
18 from 1:30 PM to Carrie is an Edmonton based folk gathered around their Storyteller Ivan Coyote had the audience
3:00 PM at Parkland roots singer and songwriter who grandmother's kitchen table on enthralled as he wove an emotional tale
Lodge. As always all has gained a reputation for her long northern winter nights. Any during the Chautauqua performance at the
funds raised go to Red Brick on February 25.
Lodge residents. For breathy vocals, poetic lyrics, and day or night was a great time to
more information call skilled arrangements that channel listen to grandma but the northern
Carol at 780-723-5518 raw emotions. lights made them seem extra attention of the audience in the Hatlen Theatre.
or Ann at 780-723- With her own style Carrie Day special. At times he had some in tears then he would
4522 might be described as a cross Coyote's work tackles the bring his audience back to laughter throughout
between Joni Mitchell and Cat difficult subjects of family, class- his tale.
See Classified Page for Power. gender identity, social justice, and Thanks went to everyone behind the scenes.
monthly meetings
and activities Ivan Coyote is the award always with the silver tongue of a The volunteers put in countless hours keeping
winning author of 11 books, the master storyteller. Ivan held the Chautauqua alive, vibrant, and on stage.
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