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Wolf Creek Harvest Fair supports Little Warriors

Mikaela Kuefler

On September 17, Majtyka U-Pick Berry Farm
hosted its first Wolf Creek Harvest Fair.
Approximately 150 people attended the event
that raised awareness and funds for the Little
Warriors Program. "It gets the community
together and supports a good cause. I've been
here three years and I don't know most of the
neighbors. I just wanted to bring everybody out
and have a good day. There aren't many block
parties like this anymore," says Berry Farm
owner and event co-organizer, Myra Foisy.
The event had a bounce house and face painter
for the kids, a BBQ, and a few vendors. In the
evening, people were invited to a potluck and
All proceeds, including vendor fees, donations,
and the BBQ went to the Little Warriors
Program, totaling over $400. "It's a great day, full
of community. It also provides us with an
opportunity to talk to people about Little
Warriors, about how they can help and about
how they can donate," says third party volunteer
for Little Warriors and Miss Universe Canada
Finalist (2012/ 2016), Brianne Kidner.
For three or four years Brianne, who is
originally from Wildwood, has been raising
awareness and funds towards the Little Warriors Myra Foisy and Brianne Kidner organized the Wolf Creek Fall Harvest Fair on September 17 at
Program to help support the publicly funded the Majtyka U-Pick Berry Farm. photo Mikaela Kuefler
organization. Since the program does not receive
any money from the government, it relies on This program offers a place to heal and increases really understand and come out to support,"
public donations. The raised money is not only children's chances of growing up healthy. explains Kidner.
used to support the organization but it is also The statistics of child sexual abuse are Brianne is involved in raising money to support
used for treatment. "It takes $25,000 for a kid to staggering. One in three girls and one in six boys Little Warriors by hosting BBQ's during the
go through a year of treatment," reports Kidner. will experience sexual abuse. Out of these, 95% summer and continuously looks forward to
The successful treatment used by the program will go unreported and 70% of these survivors spreading awareness in the Edmonton area by
is the year long program at the 'Be Brave Ranch', will abuse drugs and alcohol. having a radio-a-thon in Stony Plain with station
to help children who have been sexually abused. "It's events like this block party that people 88.1 in October 14, and by hosting the
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are far better when youth have a
County Family and Community healthy relationship with one or two
Support Services (FCSS) was given adults.
an opportunity to update FCSS is also celebrating its 50th
Yellowhead County council during anniversary in the province. "We
their Committee of the Whole are hosting anniversary teas in the
meeting held in Wildwood on communities. But they are more
September 19. than teas. We want to personally
Christopher Read, director of connect with people in the
community services for the County, communities and find out what they
introduced FCSS supervisor Wendy would like see and what their needs
Robinson. Robinson gave some of are," said Robinson. This wonderful home wants to welcome you.
the history of the organization and The first tea celebrations were You will appreciate the open concept, three
its mandate. "The intention of FCSS planned for Robb and Marlboro on bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
has always been preventative in September 21. Tea will be hosted
nature and to enhance the social on October 5 in the Wildwood Hall The master bedroom can be your special retreat.
wellbeing of individuals and Don’t hesitate.
families." People helping people to at 3 pm and the Evansburg Heritage Let’s make Creekside your new home in 2016.
help themselves said Robinson. House at 7 pm. On October 12 the
Robinson introduced other tea will be hosted at the Niton
members of the FCSS team who Community Hall at 3 pm and the
run the various programs across the Peers Multiplex at 7 pm.
county like the Kids in the Hall Councillor Shawn Berry
program in Marlboro, the Roots of congratulated FCSS on a recent
Empathy programs in the schools, event they hosted. "I attended the
seniors drop ins, caregiver support, Seniors Appreciation event in
and a host of other support Wildwood, it was a job well done. I
initiatives. saw a lot of smiling faces there."
In the near future they are hoping Mayor Gerald Soroka thanked
to develop a youth mentorship FCSS staff for the presentation.
program which stemmed from "What we tried to do today is let
Edson's Community Safety you see these people and the work
Imitative. "A lot of the youth at risk they do and I hope that was *Some conditions apply
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