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Letter to the Editor: Edson arts community vibrant and growing


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Tip When I heard the Edson Photography Club From the Rob Knight, singer-songwriter Tim Hicks, folk by Adrienne Tait Rob Merrifield
Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
was bringing in well-known Canadian Publisher’s Desk music artist Steven Palmer, the Extreme Tour
of photographer and author Freeman Patterson to Dana McArthur music concert, musical talent of T. Buckley,
give a presentation I was very keen to attend the string band Steel Wheels, and rocker band
the Hat event. second to none. Groups like the School Drama Speed Control just to name a few. Alberta organ and tissue

Longtime Edson resident and newspaper-man passes As someone who started their career as a Departments, The Chronicle Project, Along with performing artists, Edson has donation –registry agent launch
Chautauqua, and Rotary in the Park events have
photojournalist some 30 years ago and worked contributed richly to the arts and cultural life of attracted authors like Ted Byfield, Bonnie
as a commercial, portrait, and even wedding Edson and area. Randall, and Sigmund Brouwer, not to mention
photographer for years, I have had a copy of the various fine artists like Manon Elder, many Rob
Patterson's iconic book 'Photography for the Joy In addition to these, Edson has been able to who have appeared with their works.
of It' on my shelf since my first graphic arts host some extraordinary events in the last few Merrifield
class. years that have attracted artists from all corners The Edson arts community has proven time Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
Unpaid leave to of the county including Singer-songwriter J.R. and again they are a vibrant group that can
care for seriously We have some pretty amazing local arts talent Shore, pianist Jonathan Kilgannon, actor-singer attract leading artists, and are able to entice a West Yellowhead MLA Robin Campbell
ill relative in Edson and many home-grown events that are Jocelyn Ahlf, award winning Elvis tribute artist wide variety of interests.

Rob

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Letter to the Editor Member of Parliament for Yellowhead
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new venture; MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne a one-stop shop being very modest in not wanting her picture taken. Jill said, "I don't Letter to the Editor by Craig McArthur
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running day-to- for government need my picture taken. I am just doing this to help brighten a child's
day operations; s e r v i c e s life. I do not need recognition for doing it."
or scaling up or down – G r o s s D o m e s t i c i n f o r m a t i o n a t So true Jill. I totally understand where you are coming from. Not for
t h e A l b e r t a Product (GDP) and smallbusiness.alberta. personal recognition was this picture been taken but to get the word
government is making make up 95 per cent of ca. You can view it on a out to the community.
it simpler to do all businesses in variety of user devices, It takes a great many caring individuals just like Jill to help make a
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