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Edson Chamber board reconvenes after busy summer

by Deanna Mitchener Sidewalk Jamboree to be used on the B e a u t i f i c a t i o n –coming into town and friendly business
went relatively well Sunday." Committee and will be when leaving. environment. The Edson Animal
The Edson and this year. My summer Gean Chouinard spearheading the "Community Futures coalition believes it
District Chamber of student was a blessing. b r o u g h t a p o i n t project. We have will be back in Edson takes a community to Rescue Society (EARS)
Commerce held their She was fabulous and regarding business decided to take the once every couple raise a child. They
first meeting on helped make things parking, "To make a lead on this, calling it weeks starting right would like to give Needs Feline Foster homes
September 12 after a bearable, so thank you. note next year during the Edson Chamber of away," said Goldie. r e c o g n i t i o n t o as well as Canine Foster homes
busy summer. We did pay more this the Jamboree to have C o m m e r c e Community Futures businesses that go
Some important year for port-a-potties s i g n a g e u p f o r B e a u t i f i c a t i o n help individuals that above and beyond to
dates for upcoming but that's ok because businesses stating this committee. This will are thinking about e n s u r e t h e i r EARS supplies the food, vet care and
events are October 24 we make more this is staff parking please be an ongoing project going into business, establishment is anything else the pet may need.
for the Small Business year on our cut from do not park here during for this committee." growing a current recognizing that our
Awards Gala. Light West Coast than any regular business hours. It was mentioned that business, business c h i l d r e n a r e a n For more information call 780-712-6788.
Up is scheduled for other year. So that was Some businesses have main street as well as training, applying for important part of the
November 20th, the pretty awesome. We nowhere for their staff second, third, and grants. c o m m u n i t y . A Visit our website at
Christmas Parade is did use the port-a- to park during the fourth avenue be a part Early Childhood coalition member will or visit our Facebook Page.
s c h e d u l e d f o r potties for an extra day Jamboree due to others of the beautification Matters spoke about be talking personally
December 4th, and the this year too with the parking in their lots." project. First and last approaching Edson to Edson and area
N i g h t O w l i s Show N' Shine on Katrina Goldie said, impressions of our and Area businesses to businesses for their
December 11th. main street the day "The Chamber has community impact try and implement support and feedback
Wendy said, "The after. So we left them t a k e n o n t h e how people feel more of a family- in the near future.

Edson Public Works crew bring home ‘Roadeo’ trophy

by Adrienne Tait competition and Gerry coordinator and one of Sponsored by:
Leblanc placed eighth in the judges for the CRYSTAL CLEAR ELECTRONICS
Three Edson Public the loader competition. backhoe competition. Satellite TV sales, installs, service
Wo r k s e m p l o y e e s Once the overall Weisser said, “It's a John’s cell 780-723-0147
competed in the 17th points were scored good competition. You Mon to Fri 8 am to 7 pm
Annual Alberta Public Edson took home get some of the best in
Works Association second place finishing Alberta there. My guys
Equipment 'Roadeo' in just behind Red Deer. sit on the equipment for
Red Deer. The events test both a few hours compared to
The Roadeo tests nerves and skill as the bigger cities where
participant's skills in a participants not only the guys are on the
variety courses and compete in front of an equipment all day
events which feature audience of their peers long.”
various pieces of heavy but also on machinery Weisser said the public
equipment including a they may never have works team has a goal to
grader, loader, and worked on before. c o m e i n f i r s t i n
backhoe. 18 teams Keith Weisser, an everything, something
competed in the event Edson Public Works that they have been
including Volker Stevin. employee, attended the working towards for a
Lyle Tilby competed event as a judge in the number of years.
in the grader operator backhoe competition. “We've competed for
competition and placed W e i s s e r h a d the last seventeen years
fourth in the category. volunteered for a few and have steadily
Craig Adams placed years at the event and climbed up the ranks.” Gerry Leblanc, Lyle Tilby, and Craig Adams earned second place in the 17
second in the single axle has since been named Annual Alberta Public Works Association Equipment 'Roadeo' in Red Deer.
Photo: Adrienne Tait


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