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Food Bank receives timely donation from Bannister GM

by Deanna Mitchener Bannister GM, presented the Edson Food Bank with had a great afternoon, so our hope is to have it again
a cheque in the amount of $784. next year and make it an annual event. With
Connie Mckay, treasurer for the Edson Food Bank, Gilham said, "The money for the Food Bank was Christmas coming up, we know the Food Bank has
was pleased to get a phone call from Bannister GM raised through the silent auction we had during extra need for food. We plan on loading up the
in Edson letting them know they had a donation for Hockey Week here at Bannister. We had a great trucks with food and toys to help the Kinettes as
the Food Bank. response to our Shoot to Score, raising money for well."
On October 26 Jamie Gilham, general manager for both Minor Hockey and the Food Bank, plus we all "The Edson Food Bank spends at least $5,000 a
month to purchase meat, fresh milk, eggs and
perishables. We are noticing that we are having to
purchase a lot of the non-perishables now as well.
The Food Bank has defiantly increased in food
needs, it is tough for many families. I wouldn't say
they are entirely out of work, but many are making
less money and no bonuses. A lot of employees
depended on those bonuses. We do have a policy we
try to stick to with accessing the Food Bank only
once a month. We really appreciate all the local
support from the community. This money will be
well spent on perishables to help families in need.
Thank you so much," said Mckay.
"We are always looking for volunteers to come
and help out on Tuesday mornings. Most of us are
seniors and it would be great to see some others
come on board to assist in this project," added

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On October 27 students from Parkland High School (Grades 10/ 11/ 12) came to Pine Grove to meet for the first
time with their mentees, Pine Grove ELL students (English Language Learners). The pilot program is part of a
Leadership class that Amanda Clarke is teaching at Parkland this semester and it will run every Tues /Thurs for the
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Doreen Callioux Celebrates 75 Yearsoreen Callioux Celebrates 75 Years

Happy birthday to a beautiful lady, wife, mom,
grandma, great grandma and sister.

A spectacular evening was held at the Marriott River
Cree Resort on October 10. Doreen was beautiful in a
purple and black dress looking much younger than her
75 years. The room was perfectly decorated with her
favourite colour purple. A fantastic meal of turkey and
prime rib was enjoyed by all, followed by a beautiful
cake inspired by her daughter Wanda.
Helping Doreen celebrate her special day was her
husband Raymond of 58 years, 8 children and their
families; which includes 20 grandchildren and 3 great

Also helping her celebrate were her 3 sisters, Mabel,
Edna and Marjorie. Her brother John and wife Lynn, as
well as her nephew Doug. Sisters Audrey and Dolly
could not attend.

The evening was filled with a family video, dancing
and a photo booth which everyone enjoyed immensely.
Doreen danced all night and even the grand kids had
trouble keeping up with her. What a fantastic evening
for a fantastic lady! Happy 75th birthday!
Love from your family
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