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The Scene
September 25 – October 9
Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum. 4818-7ave will be hosting an Exhibit in the gallery in honor of Alberta Culture Days. Anyone can enter their creations of any A rts - Entertainment - Events - and what’s going on
homemade piece including but not limited to pottery, painting, drawing, quilting, photography and even lego sculptures. Contact 780-723-3582 or .
September 27
Fall Speaker at the Edson United Church will be YES (Yellowhead Emergency Shelter) – goodies to follow. A rts - Entertainment - Events - and what’s going on
October 2
Sr. Youth Group from 3 – 8pm at the Edson United Church – quilt making/tying.
October 2 The Scene
The African Children's Choir will be performing at Yellowhead Koinonia Christian School, 430-72 St, Edson, AB at 7pm. This performace is hosted by the Edson Baptist
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October 4 Harry Rusk receives lifetime
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Animal Blessing Service at The Edson United Church at 10:30am. Annual Harvest Supper tickets available by phoning 780-723-3034 or 780-723-2487 September 12
Fundraiser to help
The Scene
October 16 raise money for a
Potluck Supper and Family Movie Night at the Edson United Church from 6 – 9pm. local family who achievement award
October 17 recently lost
everything to a house
Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum , 4818 – 7ave will be hosting their annual Harvest Bazaar and Tea from 10am – 3pm. If you would like to book a table contact or for fire will be held at the by Adrienne Tait Snow was performing in
more info call 780-723-3582 or Peers Multiplex. On Friday September Edmonton and was
convinced by hospital
October 25 Purchase tickets at 4, Carrot Creek resident staff to come and play for
Pot Luck Lunch at the Edson United Church at 12pm. Echo Medical in Harry Rusk received the the 560 patients in the
Edson or Fed Right lifetime achievement hospital. It was there
October 30 Diner in Peers or call award from the National that Rusk met the man
Youth Group/family Halloween Party at the Edson United Church from 3 -6pm. 780-725-1264 or 780- Traditional Country who was to become his
723-0547. Music Association in idol and mentor. “Out of
November 19 – 21 LeMars, Iowa. the group of boys I was
Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum, 4818 -7ave will be hosting their Annual Festival of Trees. November 19,20 will be from 9am – 9pm and the 21 , 11am -9pm. Contact September 17 In a letter addressed to the only one he spoke
780-723-3582 or for more information or to make a donation. McMan's 3 Annual Rusk the association to,” said Rusk.
cited Rusk's, “Obvious
While hospitalized
Fun In The Sun BBQ love for the musical style Rusk's mother sent him a
Fundraiser from 11am and manner of playing” small guitar on which he

– 2pm at Centennial that has kept him learned to play.
Park. All proceeds writing, performing, and After being released
going towards sharing his love of in 1953 Rusk returned to
t h e n o r t h e r n B C
OCTOBERFEST. Rusk first discovered community where he
his love of traditional had grown up and soon
September 17 country music through discovered it was not the
Kate's Kitchen will be the songs of Hank Snow. life he wanted. Through
holding a free lunch As a child of three h a r d w o r k a n d
at St. Catherine's Rusk lost his brother to determination Rusk
Anglican Church, 617 tuberculosis, at age earned enough to leave
Main Street from seven he lost his father, and joined the air force.
11:30am – 1pm. All and at the age of 15 he In the air force he was
lost his mother as well. met with discrimination
Welcome. Rusk himself was and soon decided to join
confined to a hospital the army instead.
September 19 between the ages of 11 Signing up in Vancouver
Yoga in the Park. and 15 and spent much he found friends right On Sept. 4, Harry Rusk received the lifetime achievement aware from the
Join us at Centennial of that time on bed rest. a w a y a n d w a s National Traditional Country Music Association in Iowa.
Park for free outdoor Rusk said, “In December encouraged to continue The road since then song.
yoga. From 9: 30 am of 1950 they put me in a with his music. that Rusk was inspired has led to numerous T h e l i f e t i m e
by him. Snow asked
to 10:30 am. All private room to die.” In 1966 Rusk moved Rusk for some of his awards, hit songs, and achievement award
However, not only did
welcome & bring Rusk recover the time he to Edmonton, and soon records. travelling to countries all presented to Rusk by the
had a recording contract
your mats! For more spent in the sanatorium and a few hit songs. In Twenty years to the over the world. National Traditional
info call 780-723- turned out to be a pivotal 1969 Rusk met Hank day after meeting Hank When asked if there C o u n t r y M u s i c
4403 time in his life. Snow again and had the Snow in the sanatorium was one song that held Association marks
One evening Hank chance to tell the artist Rusk received a phone the most meaning for another accomplishment
September 20 call from Snow. “It was him, Rusk said “Leaving in a distinguished career.
“What astonishes me is
Roof Blessings and two hours short of 20 Footprints in the Snow.” they tell me I'm the first
The song was inspired
Community Thank 150 brave cold years when he called me by a love story told to Canadian to get this
on the phone and said
You BBQ at the ' H a r r y c o m e t o Rusk one day when he award,” said Rusk.
Edson United Church for Rotary Nashville. I got you a stopped to canoe around Despite his success
– 12pm. Everyone spot on the Grand Ole Lake Louise. There he Rusk's faith and his
welcome. Sunday Opry.' That opened met a couple whose story motivation to encourage
others remain his
had an impact on Rusk
doors for me,” said
September 23 Rusk. and who inspired the hit cornerstone.
The Wildwood Harvest Jam
Seniors are holding a
Stew & Biscuit
supper at 5pm. by Adrienne Tait morning. “Kudos to the
Everyone is welcome. The Rotary Sunday in volunteers who brought
this together for us
For more info call the Park festival series in again,” said community
Opal at 780-325-2030 C e n t e n n i a l P a r k services director Jim
provided a continuation Desautels. Mental Block performed for the September 6 edition of the Rotary Sundays in the park concert series. Photo: Adrienne Tait
September 25 to a variety of long Attendees enjoyed the
Welcome back youth weekend festivities in free hot dogs, bouncy
group Jr. & Sr. from Edson with the Harvest house, and of course the
3pm – 6:30pm at the Jam on September 6. music.
Edson United Church. Approximately 150 The final Rotary
people came out over the Sunday in the Park is
September 26 course of the day to scheduled for September
Edson United enjoy a variety of 27th at Centennial Park.
alternative and classic
Jessica Heine and Jade
Church's Parking lot music selections by the Roads will be the
bottle drive. Bring band “Mental Block.” performers and there will
your empties to the O r g a n i z e r A n n be a book signing by
parking lot at 1214 Dechambeau said, “It author Elesa Diane
Edson Drive or call was so freezing cold we Willies.
Organizers are hoping
780-723-3418 or 780- were surprised (and everyone will come out
impressed) that anybody
728-7455 for pickup. showed up!” for the last of the summer
S e v e r a l o f t h e concert series which is
See Classified Page for volunteers performed also part of the Alberta Eleven year old twins Alexis and Landon LaPierre competed to see who
monthly meetings double duty having also C u l t u r e D a y s could hoola hoop the longest during the Rotary Sundays in the Park. Alexis
and activities volunteered at the Tour celebration.
of Alberta festival in the won at seven minutes thirty seconds. photo Adrienne Tait
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