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rts - Entertainment - Events - and what’s going on
The Scene
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for Kids
s CHOOL Education Week
at Westhaven
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Drums more by Isabella Sellar Voll s UMMER

Students, teachers, and family members shared
than just music in Education Week celebrations at Ecole Fun

Westhaven School from May 4 to 8 with a for Kids
variety of events and activities throughout the
On May 6, parents were invited to return to the
ONLY RUNS IF school with their children for the Celebration of
Learning activities featuring student led
conferences. Parents visited their child's
classroom, and students led them through a
THEY SEND IN variety of tasks, informing parents about what
they have been working on and learning
throughout the year.
Featured during the evening of May 6, and
AN ARTICLE continuing the following morning, grade five
students presented their annual 'Night of the
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS Notable' speeches. Each student chose a notable
historical figure, dressed up as this persona and
CLUB NEWS presented their life, highlighting personal and
professional achievements.
On Thursday, May 7, students were invited to
Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada participate in a talent show. Over 50 students
DID YOU KNOW?: The Club has a very popular after-school presented a variety of talents including dance,
program! Why? First the Club provides a safe bus and walk system piano, poetry readings, songs, and a variety of
from each school, then provides a healthy after school snack and
then there is a ton for fun and interesting programming each day! other skills.
Visit our website or Facebook page to see what is new at the The talent show was finished off with a flash
mob - a surprise for teachers and parents -
KINDERCLUB: Trial June 2015: Playschool will be ending soon orchestrated by music teachers Deidre Longmire
and children that are registered for Kindergarten can attend
Kinderclub program each Monday in June, for a trial of the program. and Neacaile Cave.
Children and their families can experience the Kinderclub before On Friday, students were encouraged to dress
the 2015 Fall school year. Pre-registration required, spots fill up fast
for the trial June Mondays, so reserve your child's spot today! up as a character from a book. Parents were
invited to spend the lunch hour with their
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT: Teen Drop-in program on Thursday nights children at the 'Munsch a Good Book' picnic
from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This program is offered to 13-16 year olds
that want to be part of the Club's programming one night a week. where families were able to spend the lunch Ecole Westhaven School grade five student
The program will offer a safe, fun and comfortable place for youth hour eating together and reading their favourite Tyson O'Dine became Wayne Gretzky at the
to get together. Some Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air- annual “Night of the Notables" speeches on May
hockey, floor hockey and of course food. If you or your business books.
wants more information or to become involved in this new project 6 as a part of the Celebration of Learning week
please call the Club at 780-723-7240 or email held at the school. Photo Isabella Sellar Voll
SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM: Warmer weather is here and our staff
are starting to plan for Summer Camp. The Club provides a variety
of fun and interesting themed weeks, day trips and recreational
activities throughout the summer for children 5-12 years old. Last
year some weeks and day trips were full so please reserve your Local schools receive life-saving devices
child's spot today! Please call the club for more information: 723-
7240. Lucas Coffey a drum circle facilitator from
Edmonton was recently at the A.H. Dakin Shell Canada has donated $35,000 to the support the purchase and installation of an AED
THANK YOU!: Darcy's Welding
School sharing his drums and music with the Grande Yellowhead Public School Division in each one of our schools and facilities across
AGM: Our Annual General Meeting is May 21, 2015 @ 6:30pm at whole school. For Lucas drums are more than (GYPSD) for the purchase of 23 automated our division,” said Nikki Gilks,
the Club, located at 5414 6 Ave. The Club will be celebrating our just used for music, they are a tool used to
31st year anniversary supporting Edson and surrounding area! All external defibrillators (AEDs) – one for every Communications Manager for GYPSD. “Not
are welcome, please come meet the Board of Directors, staff, learn bring people together. "Giving kids drums is a public school from Jasper to Grande Cache to only does this align with our safe and caring
what your local Club is doing in Edson, enjoy some food and our platform to express themselves in a different
bouncy castle! Evansburg. In Edson, AEDs have been installed policies for our students and staff, but many
way. Not so much being competitive against
OUR WEBSITE: each other but more collaborative. It can bring in A.H. Dakin, Evergreen, École Westhaven, community members use our facilities on a daily
out leadership skills in so many kids that may Fulham School and Parkland Composite High basis so these AEDs have been installed with
FACEBOOK PAGE: Please check out and like the Club's Facebook not shine academically. It's allowing each School. adult and youth pads and in locations that are
page: Boys and Girls Club of Edson and District!
student to be creative in their own way," says “Grande Yellowhead is sincerely appreciative accessible for everyone's safety and well-being.”
A good place to be Coffey. Photo Deanna Mitchener of the generous funding that Shell has given to


Brandy Stewart is a 16 year old student Colby Carter is 16 years old and in grade
Proud Sponsor of the at Holy Redeemer High School and is in 11 at Holy Redeemer High School. “I
grade 11. Brandy says, “English is my
Edson Boys & Girls Club bets subject in school and I am would have to say my favourite subjects
are Science and Biology. I haven’t
planning on going for my Bachelor of
Music degree after I graduate. I enjoy decided just yet what I want to do after I
graduate from High School. Right now I
playing the violin, piano and trumpet. I am working part time as a hostess at
started playing the violin with an Boston Pizza. I’m looking forward to
orchestra in Grande Prairie when I was doing some camping at the lake this
in grade four.” summer,” says Colby.

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