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County continues with parks and

open spaces improvements for hamlets AGM

by Mikaela Kuefler movie screen.
Annual General Meeting
"It's a great way to engage youth. We can show a Annual General Meeting
Continuing on with the Parks and Open Spaces movie like the one's at a drive in. It creates an
planning process, Yellowhead County is planning to opportunity for community groups to get a movie NITON REA
further improve hamlets, campgrounds, and parks. into their community at a low cost. Before, to get a
"One of the things that Council recognized and movie in the park, it cost a lot to rent the screen. Our
Beaver Meadow Hall
created was a basic hamlet amenities list that each first movie is Moana and we have a lot of groups Beaver Meadow Hall
hamlet would at least have a minimum standard, who are really excited to put a family movie on," June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017
including a playground, some form of youth said Read.
Snacks at 6:00 pm;
engagement, and a trail system," said Director of To encourage community health and activities, the Snacks at 6:00 pm;
Meeting at 7:00 pm
Community Services Chris Read. County has snowshoe rentals, fitness equipment, and Meeting at 7:00 pm
This year, the County has the Trails Master Plan in fitness classes.
process, based on good expert knowledge and local Yoga classes have been run at Marlboro Hall and Election of Directors
Election of Directors
differences in each hamlet and campground. some exercise classes have been run at the Peers
All members welcome!
"We can make a good community development Multiplex All members welcome!
difference in each hamlet for our residents," said "Our biggest challenge to date has been finding Door Prizes
Door Prizes
Read. instructors in some of our smaller hamlets. So far we
Having put in three pump tracks last year, the pulled all of our instructors from Edson. We're
County’s newest tracks in Marlboro and Peers hoping to find someone in these other communities
Henry King
will have their grand openings on June 4, who are willing to run it as well," said recreational
bringing the total to five. coordinator Jina Materi. Henry King
"We'll be able to call that the Yellowhead County "We're putting on all this effort so people enjoy
Pump Track Series. We actually have people coming where they live, they have pride in where they live,
from Edmonton, Hinton, and Edson just to try these they get healthy, and are able to maintain their
things out. We are getting quite a lot of use out of health," said Read. is turnings turning
them for our local residents but also for some tourist The Athabasca River Access project connects with
type ideas," said Read. "One of the ways to engage the events that are happening with Canada 150. In
the youth is to go where they are. Putting a pump particular, there will be a large brigade coming from
track in each hamlet is a great idea." Jasper going to the end of the river on June 24. The 5
The County also plans to build each hamlet a brigade will be made of people travelling in eight to
playground. Having built two last year, they plan on twelve person historical canoes.
building two more this year in Tipple and Niton "We want to put it out by Brule so you can have a
Junction by early summer. Included in their plans is nice canoe trip. That will be our Canada 150 legacy. On June 2n June 2
building playgrounds in campgrounds and day use It connects with history and it connects with the
areas. event. The long term plan for it is to have Athabasca
"To make those campgrounds and day use areas access. Currently, we have a world heritage river in
more enjoyable, we're getting new playgrounds. For our County that we don't have easy access to so
example, we have a plan to build a new playground here's an opportunity to create that. The river is
in the Millers Lake Campgrounds and Day Use area, fairly straightforward. With a little bit of knowledge,
next year," said Read. you can be fine on that river," said Read.
Another purchase by the County is an inflatable

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