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community consultation Christmas Charity Event
December 4th 3PM-6PM
December 4th 3PM-6PM

by Adrienne Tait mind regarding the community, what the community (780)-723-3351
believes is working, what improvements or
Yvonne Rempel was in Edson on November 24 at education could still take place, and sought cancer
the Galloway Station and Museum facilitating the prevention project ideas.
first of a number of community consultations for “This has to be community driven,” said Rempel,
cancer prevention. “This has to have a community approach.” FALL SPECIAL ON
Rempel is part of the Alberta prevents cancer Ruth Martin-Williams said one concern she has is RADIUS EDGE DECKING
initiative through Alberta Health Services which will that often with pilot projects the issue becomes
provide 16 pilot communities with a $15,000 to sustaining a project once the initial work has been 5/4”x5” pressure treated, radius edge decking
5/4”x5” pressure treated, radius edge decking
develop and support a community initiative aimed at completed. available. Pure Lodgepole Pine.
available. Pure Lodgepole Pine.
cancer prevention. Edson, Hinton, and Evansburg Another area of concern addressed was social 8’ at $3.54 each; 10’ at $4.43 each;
8’ at $3.54 each; 10’ at $4.43 each;
were all selected to be pilot communities. influence and the need to make healthy social
12’ at $5.94 each; 14’ at $6.93 each
During her presentation Rempel said, “Up to 45% connections in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. 12’ at $5.94 each; 14’ at $6.93 each
of cancer is caused by factors we understand and can Martin-Williams said, “Maybe a bunch of small
influence.” Five of those factors: reducing exposure projects would do more good that putting all our Yellowhead 780-723-9525
to ultraviolet radiation, limiting alcohol eggs in one basket.”
Wood Products Inc.
consumption, reducing tobacco use, promoting The group also identified positives within the Wood Products Inc.
physical activity, and healthy nutrition have been community including the walking trails, the healthy
identified as targets for the initiative. snacks program in schools, and the recent move by
The afternoon session saw community members Sobeys and Independent grocers to provide healthy
from various local groups including the Tamarack fruits and snack alternatives in place of cookies for
Health Advisory Board, town council, and FCSS children. S. McLean
take part in the session. Rempel hopes to form and help facilitate a core
During the session Rempel asked a variety of group of community based representatives to help
questions including what the community members develop a project that will work for Edson. CONTRACTING
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Jan Douziech, clinic supervisor with a team from Edmonton during the Blood Donation Clinic that was
held on November 17 at the Edson Royal Canadian Legion. photo Deanna Mitchener

180 register to donate blood during clinic

by Deanna Mitchener three years as clinic have the power to give needs of hospital December 3rd Edson & District Chamber
supervisor, and prior to life to others by donating patients and they need to
180 people registered that as a charge nurse. In blood. If you have recruit 170,000 new of Commerce Santa Claus Parade
to donate blood at the those 14 years, this is thought about donating donors per year to Christmas
Blood Donation Clinic actually my first voyage or just haven't gotten replace the aging donor
held on November 17 at to Edson and Whitecourt around to it, it is never base. Parades are
t h e E d s o n R o y a l as a mobile blood clinic. too late to donate. You It only takes about an exciting to
Canadian Legion. It's exciting to be here in can still pick up the hour to donate whole watch, with
Clinic Supervisor Jan Edson with a great group phone and call toll free 1- blood from the minute all the lights
Douziech said, "We have of professionals and 888-236-6283 to find out you walk through the and music. If
180 registered to donate caring individuals more about how to door until you have been you want to
blood today and that is willing to donate blood." donate the gift of life. screened and donation is be watching
great. I have been with C a n a d i a n B l o o d C a n a d i a n B l o o d complete. That even
C a n a d i a n B l o o d S e r v i c e s r e m i n d s Services needs to collect includes a snack and from a particular spot, be sure to arrive early.
Services for 14 years, eligible donors that they 18,000 units of blood drink. Ensure everyone in your group has a clear
each week to meet the vision, so young children do not need to jump in
order to see the floats they may slip and fall.
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