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After over a decade of producing plays seen by
thousands of people, the Holy Redeemer Drama
Department knows when the audience loves a show. And
ONLY RUNS IF this was evidently true when their play, Monster, took to
the stage at the Provincial Drama Festival and the
audience erupted into a standing ovation at the end.
“We knew when the audience was standing in the The Holy Redeemer Drama Department's production of Monster was all smiles as they represented
THEY SEND IN Teacher Peter Taylor referring to the immediate reaction their school and Zone at Provincial Drama Festival in Red Deer from May 7 to 9. The show won six
blackout we were onto something good,” said Drama
awards for their efforts. (Left to right) Emma Laurin, Tyler Habdas, Darilyn Randall, David Olchowy, and
of the 450 audience members. “It was amazing to watch
this play get better and better over the rehearsal process Emma Graham.
and they left it all on the stage for their final
AN ARTICLE performance.” PCHS Drama Department performs at
Monster won the right to attend the provincial festival
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS (aka Alberta High School Drama Festival) from May 7 to
9 in Red Deer when they won Best Production at the
Zone 2W Drama One-Acts Festival
CLUB NEWS Zone 2 West Drama Festival a few weeks earlier. The submitted audience roaring with laughter. The short comedy takes
play is a one-man show that tells the story of a gruesome
murder that was influenced by family violence and the
media. The play was among 17 plays performed at the a tour throughout history of the worst breakups ever to
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada Festival from the best of all of the Zones in the province. On April 23-25, the Drama students at Parkland be had.
“I'm so proud of everyone involved in this show,” said Composite High School traveled to Spruce Grove to Both shows were executed with talent and hard work,
DID YOU KNOW?: The Club has a very popular after-school compete in the Zone 2W Drama One-Acts Festival. representing PCHS with pride. At the awards
program! Why? First the Club provides a safe bus and walk system grade 12 student and director Darilyn Randall, who has With thirty-one students and some props and set ceremony, the students were up against sixteen other
from each school, then provides a healthy after school snack and been a member of the drama program since grade 7. shows which included hundreds of other students from
then there is a ton for fun and interesting programming each day! “The people involved took this play to the next level and pieces in tow, the group arrived at the festival ready to
Visit our website or Facebook page to see what is new at the audiences have continually fallen in love with it.” perform two one-act plays. the high schools in Zone 2W.
Club! The Unturned Stone was a dramatic one-act play Cole Pagnucco took home an Honorable Mention
The play received high praise from the adjudicators, about a group of students who meet to have a farewell Certificate for his role as a life-sized Teddy Bear in The
KINDERCLUB: Trial June 2015: Playschool will be ending soon especially for the sole actor, grade 12 student Tyler party at the gravesite of a lost friend, James Brian 9 Worst Breakups of All Time and Kassidy Horvath
and children that are registered for Kindergarten can attend Habdas, who had the monumental task of performing in Wilson. Throughout comedic and serious dialogue, the took home an Outstanding Achievement Award for her
Kinderclub program each Monday in June, for a trial of the program. eleven roles during the show. characters realize that they don't have much in common directing skills and last-minute acting to fill in for
Children and their families can experience the Kinderclub before “This has been the hardest and most rewarding another student in The Unturned Stone. All of the
the 2015 Fall school year. Pre-registration required, spots fill up fast other than their friendship with James. At the festival,
for the trial June Mondays, so reserve your child's spot today! character, or characters, I've ever played,” said Habdas. the cast left the audience in tears with the raw and students involved did an excellent job in representing
“It was amazing how so many students complimented relatable emotion played out on stage. Parkland at the 2015 Drama One-Acts Festival. Way to
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT: Teen Drop-in program on Thursday nights our show throughout the weekend. This was a great way The 9 Worst Breakups of All Time, however, had the go, PCHS!
from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This program is offered to 13-16 year olds to end my grade 12 year.”
that want to be part of the Club's programming one night a week. The show was such a hit it took home six major awards,
The program will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for youth
to get together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air- the most of any school there, which included Best
hockey, floor hockey and of course food. If you or your business Director: Darilyn Randall, Best Actor: Tyler Habdas,
wants more information or to become involved in this new project Best Lighting Design: Emma Graham, and Best Sound
please call the Club at 780-723-7240 or email Design: Emma Laurin.
Perhaps the most prestigious awards they took home
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: Warmer weather is here and our staff
are starting to plan for Summer Camp. The Club provides a variety were the Golden C-Wrench Awards, which is
of fun and interesting themed weeks, day trips and recreational traditionally given to only one student crew member,
activities throughout the summer for children 5-12 years old. Last except this year, they gave it to both Graham and Laurin.
year some weeks and day trips were full so please reserve your “This is so cool,” said an excited Graham. “I even missed
child's spot today! Please call the club for more information: 723-
7240. a cue, but Tyler did so well to keep going, they probably
missed it,” said a smiling Laurin.
THANK YOU!: Darcy's Welding And with the one-act plays finally done, the Holy
Redeemer Drama Department will close the books on a
AGM: Our Annual General Meeting is May 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm at very successful year. “It has been a year to remember,”
the Club, located at 5414 6 Ave. The Club will be celebrating our says Taylor. “Miracle on 34 Street (the fall production)
31st year anniversary supporting Edson and surrounding area! All
are welcome, please come meet the Board of Directors, staff, learn was a huge success. All three one-act plays were well
what your local Club is doing in Edson, enjoy some food and our received and won a total of eighteen awards and nine
bouncy castle! honourable mentions, and our in-class program is bigger
than ever.”
So when asked what the program will be working on
FACEBOOK PAGE: Please check out and like the Club's Facebook now, Taylor said, “We begin our pre-production plans of
page: Boys and Girls Club of Edson and District! our next fall production, Robin Hood.” Parkland students perform their play ‘The Unturned Stone’ in the Zone 2W Drama One-Acts Festival
And just in case you're wondering, tickets go on sale in held April 23-25. Background Maddy Kinzie, Janae Swider, Kassidy Horvath and Jonny Cloutier. In the
A good place to be November. foreground is Ryan Halterman.


Justin Butts is a grade eight student at Alex Stephen is a grade seven student at
Proud Sponsor of the YKCS. Justin said, “I have no idea what Holy Redeemer High School. Alex said,
I want to do once I have graduated, but
Edson Boys & Girls Club I guess I still have a few years to think “My favorite subject in school is Social
Studies. I really enjoy drawing, just
about it. I don’t have much for hobbies
other than going to the gym sometimes walking around town and playing some
basketball. For the resent Art Show, I had
and I enjoy walking around. No favorite two drawings in it. I enjoy eating seafood
food, as long as it gives me nutrients, whenever I get the opportunity. I guess
food is food. My favorite subject in you could say I am a middle child, I have
school would have to be Social. two older sisters and one younger sister.

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