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Boob Tour Comedy County hesitant with

night raises nearly

$16,000 for hosting request for

local cancer support Alberta Winter Games

by Deanna Mitchener

by Adrienne Tait we would need strong support from the other parties.
"We had four wonderful comedians come All four others must get involved financially. I was
out for our annual Boob Tour Comedy Night Yellowhead County council discussed a request here back in 2006 and it was very divisive.”
on September 17,” said spokesperson from the town of Hinton to consider the joint “I'm all for the winter games but the logistics are
Charlene Parker. communities of Hinton, Jasper, Edson, and the just horrendous,” said Councillor Priestley-Wright.
James Uloth, who grew up in Hinton and is County putting forth a bid to host the 2018 Alberta Councillor Mitchell spoke in favor of the games
now a comedian and got his started six years Winter Games at their committee of the whole and urged council not to assume the 2018 games
ago. Three other comedians were Cory Mack, meeting on September 21. would have the same issues as the 2006 games.
Chase Mayers, and Travis Nelson. None of the communities have the required Mayor Soroka said, “I'm not opposed to the games
“The community has always shown great facilities or venue capacity to host the games on but a lot of volunteers are needed. I wouldn't
support for both the Run of Hope and the their own. hesitate so much if it didn't rely so heavily on our
Boob Tour Comedy Night. I think people Support for the request was varied. volunteers.” He added that for him it was not about
really enjoy coming out and supporting this The county was one of the contributing partners the money.
great cause, hoping to have a future without when the west region last held the winter games in In the end the county council decided to tentatively
2006. The games themselves were considered
breast cancer," said Parker. successful but several of the council members decline but would defer to the other three
"The event was sold out and preliminary recalled logistical and accommodation issues. municipalities and would revisit if all three were on
numbers indicate we raised around $16,000 Schools were turned into board.
to stay locally to support those going through dormitories and people
treatment, and for use in our new hospital billeted out as hotels were
palliative care room. We had a door prize and full to capacity.
a draw for a diamond necklace with earrings Lack of volunteerism was
which a lucky lady won,” said Parker. There cited as one of the issues
was a 50/50 as well where the winner organizers had during the
received $1,780. 2006 games. “We were
“We have been able to help many going shuttling volunteers from
through cancer and breast cancer with costs Edson to Hinton,” said
that aren't covered by Alberta Health CAO Jack Ramme.
Services, or any other means,” said Parker. Councillor Shawn Berry
Thanks went for all the support and to spoke in favor of the games
volunteers that make the event the success it and their health and
has become each year. community benefits, “But


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