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Page 3 FCA Finals coming

to Strathmore
Times Reporter

The Strathmore and District Agricultural

Society has been successful in their plans of
taking a leadership role in rodeo in Western
Canada by successfully winning the bid to
Rescued paws host the 2019 Foothills Cowboy Association
(FCA) Cowboy Classic Finals.
This puts Strathmore on the map as a
Page 14 leading town for hosting rodeo events and
for raising rodeo athletes.
The FCA Cowboy Classic Finals will
be held Sept. 13-15 at the Strathmore ag
The FCA is a semi-pro rodeo association.
Rodeo athletes who want to compete in the
Canadian Professional Rodeo Association
(CPRA) get their start with the FCA before
being raised up to the CPRA circuit.
For a number of years, the FCA Finals
were held in Red Deer. This is the first year
Championship the finals will be held outdoors instead of
tournament in an indoor arena.
“I think that it’s a big step forward for
the Strathmore Agricultural Society … we
are very happy to welcome all these cow-
boys and cowgirls and rodeo athletes to
Strathmore and hope that we can show
them a wonderful experience here,” said
Ryan Schmidt, CEO of the Strathmore and
District Agricultural Society.
To qualify for the FCA Finals, athletes
Offering IV Sedation have to compete in a minimum of 10 ro-
deos during the season with a minimum of
Dr. Ashkan Hamzehi DDS
Dr. Arzy Kafrouny DDS
50 per cent of those, to a maximum of sev-
Dr. Sharif Faizi DMD en, being FCA “mother” sanctioned rodeos.
General Practice Family Dentistry The Top 10 athletes in the open division for
100 Ranch Market, Unit 105F each event and the Top 6 in juniors get to
Strathmore, AB 403.934.5292 go to the FCA Finals. The FCA Finals will bring to Strathmore
a lot of rodeo athletes, their families and
Look on Page 2, 4, 8 + 20 for friends, and residents are welcome to at-
Town of Strathmore tend and watch the rodeo stars of the fu-
Municipal Notices ture.
Schmidt noted that winning the bid to
Contact Us Today! host the finals is not only important for the Great hosts
403.934.5589 ag society and for the town’s branding and
Nash Wassing and the rest of the Strathmore Reds U13 baseball team hosted the 2019 Western
reputation as the heart of rodeo in southern Canada AA Minor Baseball Championship Aug. 16-18. The Reds hosted the top teams from
Alberta, but also for the economic benefits
B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. See Page 14 for more coverage. that it brings to the town. Doug Taylor Photo
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2019 Strathmore Fall

& Winter
Thursday, September 5, 2019
egistration 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Strathmore Civic Centre

ducation For More Information:

Cheryl Graff
Strathmore Civic/Family Centre
Phone: 934-4772 Ext. 2
olunteer Fax: 934-4779



Associations - this is your chance to let the people of

Strathmore and surrounding districts know what you have
to offer.

MOMMY & ME FITNESS Classes - learn something new and have some fun!
Parents/Adults – see what clubs and sports
associations that are available.
Get back in shape and bring your little one
Create account and register with Perfect Mind available on Town of
along for this post baby program! This class
Sept. 3 - Oct. 29 Strathmore website, click link
incorporates cardio and strength training and is Deadline: August 27, 2019
great for anyone new or seasoned to fitness. Tuesdays & Thursdays
Please note that all registrants must be a 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Register and volunteer all at the same time.
minimum of 6 weeks postpartum with doctors Instructor: Katelyn Redekopp
clearance prior to the program start date.
Cost: $150/session (members only)
$165/session (non-members) Come out, sign up and support your local
$12/drop-in fee (if spots are available) associations and clubs
CALL 403) 361-2121.
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SEPT. 4 - OCT. 30
7:00 - 8:00 PM

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August 16 - August 29, 2019

Arts camp Sunday 2 pm
Closed Sunday &
Monday night
Wheatland Society of Arts held its G
last summer camp of 2019 from
Aug. 12-16. Participants learned For Movie Listings call 403-934-3057
many different art techniques, in- or go to
cluding jewelry-making and work-
ing with acrylic on canvas. Sophia
Duckworth, 7 and Shiana Barnes,
16, display their creations.
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Local dog rescue a labour of love Bob Sheddy C0-Owner/Commercial Broker 403-324-2222
CHRISTINE FOSHAUG home to two dogs that are available
Times Contributor for foster or adoption: a seven-year-old KaraLee Foat, MA Co-Owner/Broker
Belgian Malinois named Django, and 587-390-0596
When Kyla Janes and her husband Bucky, a two-year-old dachshund/re-
Michael took over Alpine View Pet Spa triever mix.
almost two years ago, they didn’t plan Unlike many rescues, Janes will only 403-983-2121
123 2nd Ave,
to incorporate a dog rescue into their keep a maximum of five rescue dogs Strathmore, AB
business. at one time. Finding a good home for
But the fact that Janes had been find- each dog is the most important thing,
ing homes for dogs for about eight and applicants undergo a thorough
years made it a natural progression. screening process.
“For some reason, people I knew “We have to make sure we find a suit-
would just bring me dogs to be re- able home for our rescue dogs,” said
homed,” said Janes, who added that she Janes. “A family can tick most of the
found homes for about 10 dogs before boxes, but if they don’t have a fenced
they even bought the boarding kennel. yard, we can’t place a dog with them.”
“After we bought the business, clients Volunteers and foster families play
started asking if we were a rescue, too. a big role in helping the rescue dogs
So we thought we might as well just reach their potential. An ideal foster
do it.” home would provide a dog with the ba-
Rescued Paws @ Alpine View opened sics of food and shelter, but also with BIG COUNTRY MALL
six months ago and has found homes
for four dogs so far.
regular walks, lots of love, a fenced
yard and a genuine desire to help find
“We rescue dogs from unfortunate the dog a forever home.
situations, like the death of an owner or “Our volunteers help out in any way
a family finding themselves with a dog they can, but the best thing they can do
that’s much bigger than they’d expect- is give our rescue dogs the love and at-
ed,” explained Janes. “We’ll only take a tention they crave,” stressed Janes. “Our
dog if it’s been a pet and has no major dogs need human contact, they need to
health concerns.” be loved, and our volunteers spend a
They’ve also partnered with the Ani-
mal Care Centre of Strathmore to ensure
lot of time playing with them and walk-
ing them.”
4554 sq ft. • $140,000
their rescue dogs are in good health At the end of July, Strathmore’s Jim Kyla Janes with Django, a seven-year-old Belgian Great income opportunity - 4 bays
Malinois that is available for adoption.
when they’re ready to be adopted. Baxter contacted Rescued Paws and
Christine Foshaug Photo
for rent. On the main street,
Socialization is a big part of the re- adopted a two-year-old husky named close to the town hall.
habilitation process for the dogs Janes Mickey. Mickey’s transition was seam-
takes in. less, and he’s a perfect addition to Bax- Rescue Paws and Alpine View Pet 40 minutes to Calgary.
“We won’t take human-aggressive ter’s family. Spa are located 10 minutes southwest
dogs, and we work hard at getting our “Kyla went above and beyond – way of Strathmore. If you’re interested in 229 - 6 Street, Beiseker
dogs socialized so we can get them into beyond – to make sure I got a healthy volunteering, fostering or adopting a
play groups,” said Janes. dog and that Mickey got a good, safe dog, check out their Facebook page or
At the moment, Rescued Paws is home to go to,” he said. call 403-934-6635.

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Get Moving:
All Access Pass
Seasons Change but Your
Fitness Shouldn't.
Try our All Access Pass!
With the kids back to school and colder months approaching, it's easy
to go into hibernation. We have a solution to keep the family active after
school or on those cold winter weekends!

Next Regular The Town of Strathmore is now offering an All Access Pass which includes
access to the Strathmore Motor Products Sports Centre, the Aquatic
Council Meeting: Centre and Family Centre (Arena) for an annual fee. The pass can be
purchased at any of the included facilities. Payment plans are available.
Sept 4th , 2019 For more information visit
or contact any of our recreation facilities.

Next Committee Obey the Speed Limit in School and Playground Zones
of the Whole It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the kids are back to school!

Meeting: •Sacred Heart Academy and Holy Cross Collegiate start Thursday, August 29th
•Public Schools start Tuesday, September 3rd
Sept 11th, 2019 The speed limit in a school zone is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted and is in
effect on school days from: 8am to 9:30am, 11:30am to 1:30pm and
3pm to 4:30pm

The speed limit in a playground zone is 30 km/h unless otherwise posted and
is in effect from 8:30am to one hour after sunset. A vehicle is not permitted
to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction in either a school or
playground zone during the times that these zones are in effect.
• Always stop for school busses when the lights are flashing
• Watch out for school crossing guards and obey their signals.
• Never pass other vehicles while driving in a school zone and never pass a school bus when it is stopped and the lights
are flashing
• Never pass vehicles or make U-Turns while driving in a school zone.
• Never text while driving
• Unless licensed to do so, never use handicap or emergency vehicle lanes or spaces to drop off or pick up
children at school


for School Pool Closed for

Annual Maintenance
Help Children In Our Community
meet their Back to School supply needs. Closure Begins:

Together we can ensure that our children are equipped August 26, 2019
and prepared to gain all the knowledge they can.
Drop off your Donations of
New School Supplies Or Monetary Contributions At: The front desk will remain
Child, Youth and Family Hub located at 170 Brent Blvd, open for questions and
Strathmore Value Drug Mart located at 132 – 2nd Avenue, registration throughout the
Strathmore FCSS office located at 116 – Third Avenue, & closure, but will be closed
Wheatland FCSS, Wheatland County Office Hwy 1, RR 1
To apply for Tools for School, please contact:
Labour Day, September 2nd
The Hub at 403-934-4918, SFCSS403-934-9090 or WFCSS at 403-934-5335 2019. The Child, Youth

and Family Hub

680 Westchester Road, Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1 • 403-934-3133 • Office Hours: M - F 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
August 23, 2019 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 5

Leela Sharon Aheer, MLA

Strathmore Office:
129 Second Avenue
10 AM – 1 PM
Other times and meetings in
Chestermere by appointment.
Langdon Office Opening Soon!


Helping the cause

The Strathmore Legion #10 has started a Branch Revitalization Project in preparation for their centennial celebration in 2021.
Canadian Tire manager Tyler Kopacz (l-r) presented a donated TV to Comrade Irene Knappe, which will be raffled off to raise
funds to upgrade the legion.
Photo Courtesy of Jenny Schumann

Open Farm Days success

LEELA SHARON AHEER he lied to Parliament, and he lied to Canadians.
Chestermere-Strathmore MLA SNC-Lavalin asked him to pass a law that could
allow them to escape prosecution for criminal acts
Hello Strathmore Times readers! I hope the rainy and he happily buried it in a budget bill. He be-
weather has not kept you inside. Alberta Open lieves to this day that he was in his rights to do this
Farm Days was a huge success this year, and our and that it was appropriate to do so. Let us hope
friends who make their living from the land are do- Canadians will not forget this, or how he tried to
ing a fabulous job in teaching us about everything destroy Jody Wilson-Raybould’s reputation, even
from seed to table, from new technology to special though she was right, as we go to the polls on Oct.
new beer brews. 21, 2019. He tried to prevent the prosecution of
Strathmore’s own Origin Malting and Brewing SNC-Lavalin for bribery and big payoffs, and again,
uses locally grown malting barley. Did you know they lobbied him to do this. The Prime Minister
brewers from around the world buy Alberta malt- has now decided to try and bribe and pay off hard
ing barley because of its unsurpassed quality? Our working Canadians as well, with over $20 billion
valued added agricultural industries are a huge in promised government spending as the debt and
contributor to Alberta’s prosperity, and I hope you deficit rise.
had a chance to enjoy the hospitality of the hosts The most frustrating piece of all of this is that
at one of the many events. Their passion for what there are no consequences for these breaches of
they do, their concern for the environment, and ethics, other than the votes of Canadians. I do not
their desire to get the word out about the great see Mr. Trudeau acknowledging his failings and
things happening in agriculture shines through. stepping down suddenly in a whirlwind of apolo-
There’s more to your municipal library than gies for trying to take advantage of the Canadian
books. The library connects you with your com- people. We have to call into question the ethics of
munity and its history. On Aug. 24 you and your a federal government that cares more for its own
family can participate in the Great Family Treasure re-election than the wellbeing of Canadians.
Hunt at Strathmore Municipal Library. Get ready There is nothing to salvage the Prime Minister’s
to work together to solve clues and maybe win a handling of the SNC-Lavalin situation. He does not
great prize! believe that he did anything wrong. He does not
Political campaigns are generally about prom- think he is accountable. I think you would agree
ises, platforms, ideas for change and ideology, the Prime Minister does not get to conspire against
and hopefully something about the people that his own attorney general to the benefit of a com-
are running resonates with the constituents. The pany.
Prime Minister promised the country a new kind This was not about jobs; it was about doing fa-
of leadership, all the while bashing The Honour- vours for his friends in clear violation of the Con-
able Stephen Harper. It seems by “new” he means flict Of Interest Act. Those infrastructure jobs would
breaking the rules with impunity, with a clear vio- have been there no matter what, it just would not
lation of the rules during the ongoing SNC-Lavalin have been SNC-Lavalin that got the bid to do the
scandal. I have been away with my family in B.C. job. Many other companies would have loved the
for the last week, and I went door knocking with opportunity to take these projects and employ
some of the Federal CPC candidates in the Okana- thousands in the province of Quebec.
gan region. These folks are as frustrated as we are. As always, we love to hear from you.
Justin Trudeau has not kept his promises, and he (Leela Sharon Aheer is the MLA Elect for Chester-
admitted that he was fully responsible for the eth- mere-Strathmore, Minister of Status of Women and
ics breach in the SNC-Lavalin case. Let’s be clear, Minister of Culture and Multiculturalism)

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Lemonade stand
to help diabetes
Country Kids Child Care was Standard were selling lemonade and limeade

Pass the Salt

on Thursday, Aug. 8. All funds raised, both purchases and donations, go to
sending kids with Type 1 diabetes to Diabetes Canada summer camps. Wy-
att Matile and Mark Clark, crop adjusters who were taking a break in town,
TO PRAY a refreshing drink from sworeConnor
on his own name; as well as Etta
stopped Andruskievicz (l-r),
When Marie
Elphick, Jesus’Andruskievicz,
disciples asked him how the Egyptians,
Cooper Andruskievicz still smarting
and Owen Jensen. from
to teach them to pray, he gave their own gods’ disastrous defeat,
Janet Kanters Photo
them a model prayer which is now will spin things to smear God’s name.
very well known. Indeed, for many, And God responds favorably to these

simply saying the first two words, bold prayers for God to hallow his
Our Father, is enough to evoke theLegionname.
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Random Thoughts
let those words just flow, as if simply
luck. 26 cards left. We also have the meat draws ondiscover that what we need to pray
part of the opening address and not for has changed. Jesus himself prays one in our residence building set off
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an actual request pm. to
analogous this way as his death approaches: By the time you read this, I’ll have returned from the an- the fire alarm. The problem was that
the form of address encountered in “Now my soul is troubled, and what nual Fule summer trip to the surface of the sun, or Phoenix all seven floors had to be evacuated
stories like Arabian Nights: “O King, shall I say? ‘Father, save me from as it’s normally called. You might ask, and many store clerks for the firemen to respond. Did I men-
• Post Secondary Bursaries
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this hour?’ No, it was for this very and restaurant servers did: why would you go to Phoenix in tion this happened in the dead of the
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think Jesus intended our prayers to glorify your name!” In praying that That’s a great question, but suffice it to say with Deb’s trick was played on us here, as the fire
begin by truly asking that God honor way, Jesus could be confident that teaching job, summer is the best time for us to travel, so 46-47 department kept us outside for a very
SeniorrespectDarts start on Sept
his reputation,
God would Aside
his mostfrom
C heat was our destination. Yes, summer in Phoenix: you see long time until they eventually allowed
regular players we need spares. Drop in and check it
act in accordance with his revealed need – the strength to stand in the
few people in subdivisions because they’re all hiding from us back in. By then, our crowd of resi-
character. For starters, the Bible time of trial.
records some very bold, very So, if we too truly learn to first ask
the heat. Last summer there, I burst out laughing when a guy dence students was beginning to turn
powerful prayers that build on this God to honor his name, bring his in front of us was telling his buddy that it was so hot, he had on each other and accusations were fly-
very idea. kingdom, and crotch soup in his shorts! Gross and disturbing, but the sun ing. It was like something out of Lord
• Pat’s Kitchen is open Tuesday toperform
Saturday.his will, weThe has a way of bringing the “crazy” out of people. of the Flies, except there was no pig’s
In Genesis 18, after God tells can be sure that we too will receive
Buffet is also a great
Abraham his plans concerning the way to spend your evening
what we truly need: daily food, . Actually, another reason we went to Phoenix in August was head and no one dropped a boulder
notorious Sodom, Abraham responds shelter and clothing; forgiveness that Debbie had to go back to school this summer. I know on Piggy’s head (sorry about the book
with this bold prayer: “Will you
• The Craft Market was a of
sweep away the righteous with the
sins; and the strength to forgive
great success. Thanks to
others and to stand against evil in the
teachers often get the gears for having two months off a year, spoiler there). There was no chance of
but we get paid on a 10-month contract, where the salary is my throat sweat happening that night.
all the vendors that
wicked? … Far be it from you! Will participated and for those that came
time of trial. divided over 12 months. Many do attend conferences or go to We all trudged back in after a long, cold
out the Judge of all the earth do Lord, teach us to pray. school in summers to prepare for a new school year. In fact, time.
right?” And in Exodus 32, when faced
I’m writing this column in our idling rental car, because Deb That same year in residence I got to
with THE anger
the golden AND INKern,
Rev. Malcolm THEPriest
MORNING, is in a teachers’ store. So far, no one has tried to break the see another example of opposites in re-
calf, Moses reminds God of the St. Michael & All Angels Anglican
promise to Abraham WE WILL
to which GodREMEMBER
Church THEM. window to let out the chubby old guy. gards to temperature. Normally, some-
So, Deb went back to school. I did ask if she’d be wearing one is supposed to match up roommates
one of those private school girl outfits, but she told me to “get who have similar programs of study,
a life.” I felt it was an innocent question and I did offer to chip interests and hobbies, even whether
BOW RIVER ALLIANCE CHURCH SACRED HEART CATHOLIC in on the outfit, but no go. Maybe Hallowe’en? you need quiet or you’re sociable. Well,
105 Main St. Carseland Holy Cross Collegiate School Gym In Phoenix, I once again discovered the difference between whoever matched two roommates on
403-934-9337 709B - 2nd Street, Strathmore our floor either screwed up badly, or
us in regards to heat. Deb loves the heat, while I have an in-
Pastor: Kevin Enns 403-934-2641 Pastor: Fr. Wojciech Jarzecki
ner limit. You see, I have my own built in thermometer. When like Deb’s heated seat, they thought
Sunday Worship: 10 am Masses: Saturday 5 pm • Sunday 10 am I’m exposed to heat, something is triggered in me. I have they had a sure-fire joke. Later that given it the technical term of “throat sweat.” month, we heard how two roommates
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS ANGLICAN At the base of my throat, in that little indentation, I will had been so mismatched, both had de-
sweat at the first indication of being overheated. It’s kind of manded new roommates. We saw the
(1 PET. 2:9) 587-727-0649 like when the old coal miners would take a caged canary into evidence late one February night. One
322 A 2nd Avenue, Strathmore
403-714-2283 Rev. Malcolm Kern a mine. You know the deal: if “tweety” kicks off from gases of the guys in the same wing showed us
Pastor: Sunday Adeola Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 am other than those caused by “Joe Rockhead’s” salami/bologna how it had degraded. He swung their
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am “Becoming fully alive in Jesus Christ” lunches, then it was time to clear out of the mine. My throat door open, and in that room, you could
Wednesday Bible Study: 7 pm will get very sweaty in a warm place, and I’ll know I’m in see your breath in cold, white billows. HOPE COMMUNITY
trouble. So, you can bet that this summer, my throat gauge Each room had two windows that could
245 Brent Blvd, Strathmore • 403-934-2424 has been kicking in regularly while Deb throws up her arms be opened, and one was. There, one
Pastor: Heidi Wiebe like a gal at Woodstock, and she celebrates the sun. She floats roommate was shivering while sleeping,
50 Maplewood Drive • 403-934-2225
Senior Pastor: Rev. Les Fischer Worship Service Sundays 10 am aimlessly in the outdoor pool while I hide, tucked in the wa- and he was wrapped in blankets and
Youth Pastor: Rev. Kyle Lomenda ter in the shade, sometimes under the diving board. Good covers. The poor guy had even gone
New Office Hours: STRATHMORE ALLIANCE times. to bed wearing his parka, and he had
9 am - 4 pm • Tues - Wed - Thur 325 1 Ave • 403-934-3543 Back in May, I had another heated experience (did you get on mittens. The other guy was sleep-
Worship Service: 10:30 am Corner of 1 Ave & Wheatland Trail that little heat pun, there? You’re welcome, Mayor Bacon)! ing blissfully, a light blanket carelessly
Children’s Church & Nursery in Service Lead Pastor: Mike Wiebe tossed over him, a bare leg hanging out.
Deb and I were driving home from the Crowsnest Pass from
Extending Grace - igniting hope Associate Pastor: John Duerksen my niece’s graduation. I can also get a bit sleepy in heat, so I felt badly for the poor guy exhaling
Youth/Worthip Inter: Connor Hyde I had Deb take over driving for a while, so I wouldn’t get us clouds of white breath, the frosted over
LORD OF ALL (NALC) LUTHERAN 10:00 am Worship Service
killed. After dozing off, my throat sweat, like Spider-Man’s windows behind him, and a skiff of eve-
112 Lakeside Blvd. • 403-934-2374 “spider sense”, was tingling. Actually, it was also my butt. I ning snow on their windowsill. It actu-
Pastor: Dawn Nelson STRATHMORE UNITED sleepily shut off the heated seat and went back to sleep. The ally snowed inside the room.
Worship Schedule Wheatland Trail & 3rd Avenue
Thursday Evening 7:00 pm next part of the drive, I had a fitful sleep as I was still on fire. So, I’m staying in our air-conditioned
403-934-3025 rental car while Deb shops. If I step
Sunday Family 10:30 am It was then I realized Debbie had been turning on the heated
Rev. Pamela Scott
Christian Education Sunday Worship 10:30 am
seat every time I dozed off. I figured that was a cruel trick, but outside, I’ll be swallowed up by the 47
For All - Ages 3-103 Sunday School 10:30 am it was pretty well played. degrees of pure heat. She’s shopping at
Sunday at 9:30 am Nursery Care Provided one of those outdoor outlet malls, but
Join us in Praising our Lord, Jesus Christ! Wheel Chair Accessible I’m not biting. There’s no AC out there,
Loop system for the hearing impaired Thought for and right now I have no throat sweat,
the Week and I plan to keep it that way. I plan to
Meeting in the Lutheran Church
HARVEST HEALING CENTRE CHURCH ~ enjoy this AC, get to the air-conditioned
102 Canal Gardens
112 Lakeside Blvd. 587-227-6956 403-901-0893 / 403-880-3171 Faith sees the house with the cold fridge beverages,
Pastor: Donald Pierre Pastor: Elizabeth Karp and then head to my little hiding spot
Services held every Saturday Pastor: Dave Mackie invisible, believes under the shade of the pool’s waterfall.
Sabbath School: 10 AM Worship Sundays 10:30 am (Random Thoughts is a slice of life
Worship Service: 11 AM Youth Tuesdays 7 pm the unbelievable, humorous column that appears in the
Come Join us for a spirit-filled time of worship
and receives the Strathmore Times, written by long-time
resident, current mayor, husband, father
impossible. and grandfather – Pat Fule. He is also
a former town councillor, high school
The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Corrie Ten Boom teacher and coach. If you would like to
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August 23, 2019 • Strathmore TIMES • Page 7

Back to school
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making are great life skills. warranty on all workmanship, and can also We offer Shuttle
“If you have an older child who has take over and extend your dealer warranty.
income through allowances or work- Napa Autopro has over 650 warranty-approved Service in the Town
Back-to-school season can be stress- ing,” Oleksy added, “consider giving locations across Canada to better serve you.
ful for students and families, and the them a budget for clothes where you of Strathmore!
greatest stressor is often back-to-school will supply X amount and anything over Some of the services we offer at Ryanco (For repairing vehicle only)
spending. and above that amount must be made Autocare include:
“This can be a financially stressful up by their own money.” Out of Province Inspections We sell all Types of TIRES!
time, especially for parents who are To help prevent over-spending on Commercial Vehicle Inspections
trying to navigate the endless school electronics, she recommended parents Insurance Inspections
lists for clothes, supplies and electron-
ics, managing their children’s expecta-
find out directly from the school exactly
what devices their children need and
Bus and Motorhome repairs
Diesel repairs Diesel Truck
tions, and aiming to stay on budget to whether siblings can share one device. Trailer rewiring and service
not break the bank,” stated the Credit Then the family can research products Brakes, suspension, alignments
Counselling Society (CCS) in a prepared and prices, including the possibility of Drivetrain and engine repairs
In fact, the CCS said the stress of back-
purchasing a gently used device. Lap-
tops, she said, may save money, because
Transmission repair and service
All kinds and
to-school spending is a close second to they can serve as a 3-in-1 tool: laptop, Competitive pricing on all makes of tires diagnostic
the financial stress of Christmastime. desktop and tablet. And everything in between
CCS referred to a sur- On shopping day, Oleksy recom-
vey which says parents will spend a to- mended a hearty breakfast before leav-

tal of $507 for back-to-school spending. ing home, because a “hangry” parent or
The survey indicates 45 per cent of par- child can ruin a shopping trip. She also
ents plan to spend $100-$250 for cloth-
ing and accessories, and 19 per cent of
recommended agreeing to a set of rules, 110 CANAL GARDENS• STRATHMORE
such as, “if it’s not on the list, it’s not
families plan to spend $250-$500 on going in the cart,” and “we speak with
technology. kind voices and tone.”
“We encourage parents to involve
their children in the back-to-school pro-
At the store, she suggested parents
ask their children and teens to help
cess,” said Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, CCS find the best deals, and to reward their
director of education and community efforts later, perhaps with homemade
awareness, in an email. pizza and an at-home movie.
“By involving your children right at CCS encourages Canadian families
the beginning of the process, letting to save for back-to-school and other
them do some work and make their seasonal expenses ahead of time. But
own decisions, you can minimize the if families don’t have enough saved,
impact of peer and market pressure to Oleksy suggested parents find out ex-
get the latest and greatest cool thing.” actly what their children need for the
Before making any purchases, Oleksy first day of school, and what can wait a
suggested families talk about the fam- little longer.
ily budget, helping children and teens If they must use credit, she said, “par-
understand what a budget is and the ents should create a plan to have this
importance of sticking to the budget so debt paid off within three months.”
the family can afford the things that are And to prevent running into the same
most important. problem again next year, Oleksy said,
Oleksy also suggested having chil- “parents should calculate all back-to-
dren and teens collect leftover supplies school costs for the family, divide that
from previous school years so they number by (the number of) pay cheques
know what they do and don’t need. (they receive) per year, and with that
Older children and teens can also re- number, deposit it into a back-to-school
search prices and products. savings account for next year.”
“There are many lessons that can Families who want help with navigat-
be taught while shopping for back-to- ing back-to-school expenses can contact
school supplies,” she said, “including their local non-profit credit counselling
needs versus wants, name brand versus agency, which can help them develop a
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Art exhibition celebrates

beauty of grasslands
Times Contributor

The Grassland Series, from a growing body of artwork

August 30, 31 & Sept 1, 2
by Lethbridge-based artist Colin Starkevich, is on exhibit at
August 30,– 31
8:00 am & pm
7:00 Sept 1, 2 Rosebud’s Akokiniskway Gallery until Aug. 31.
Kinsmen am
Park -– 7:00 pm
August 30, 31 & Sept 1, 2 The works in the series are realistic scenes, mostly wildlife,
August 30,
Kinsmen 3130,
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-30, Sept
31 1,
Strathmore &1, 2 1, 2
2Sept all from Alberta’s grasslands region.
August 31 & Sept 1, 2
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August 30, 7:00
31 & Sept
7:00 2
8:00 amam– 8:00
7:00 7:00
am –pm
– 7:00 7:00
pm pm “My love affair for the grasslands began in the summer of
Kinsmen Park
Kinsmen - -Strathmore
Park - Strathmore
Kinsmen Park - Strathmore
2009,” said Starkevich, who was at the gallery on Aug. 3.
Kinsmen Park - Strathmore
Kinsmen Park - Strathmore Starkevich was studying wildlife and fisheries conservation
so he could learn to portray wildlife accurately, and when the
class studied Alberta’s natural regions, Starkevich was espe-
cially fascinated by the grasslands.

y n amic s into “That summer, I headed out to the (grasslands) region and

A e ro d that’s when the love affair began,” he said. “I was just hooked

h e s c i ence of on the wide-open space and all the unique wildlife. It was
Put t
m i c to o l kit then that I knew I’d likely spend the rest of my life portraying Colin Starkevich’s The Grasslands Series is on
your Agr
this region in my artwork.” exhibit at the Akokiniskway Gallery until Aug. 31.
The Grasslands Series includes three types of work. His Laureen F. Guenther Photo
oil or acrylic fine art paintings, researched and realistic, take
weeks or months to create in his studio. Plein air paintings, scape. Starkevich is currently working
in oil, are stylized and done more quickly on location. Erratic on a follow-up to Navigation, a large oil
drawings are pen and pencil drawings of little rocks and painting of a female pronghorn ante-
boulders, called erratics, scattered around the Prairies. lope, standing atop coulees of the South
One small painting is Beating the Odds: Swift Fox, which Saskatchewan River.
Starkevich made after observing a pair of swift foxes near Starkevich often encounters attitudes
their den. “I was able to sit quite close to them and photo- that the Prairies are boring and empty,
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he said. “I’d never seen them in the wild before and I couldn’t
or that the glory of the region has been
lost to agriculture and development. He
believe it.” believes neither is true. He titled the painting Beating the Odds because the swift
fox were once extinct in Canada, but were reintroduced into
“When one spends time in this region,
the landscape opens up and there’s wild-
the wild and are now doing quite well. life all over the place,” he said. “There’s
Darren & Cheryl Tiede A large painting called Navigation depicts a pronghorn still lots of places left today that are full
antelope navigating through the wide-open grassland land- of wildlife.
403-934-4880 “That’s what I’m celebrating… to make sure we have it for our future. I
really hope that people can fall in love
at least a little bit with the grasslands
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Minimum wage panel

to review impact on
DEIRDRE MITCHELL-MACLEAN likely to happen in the near future”
Times Contributor Marchand added.
Sen has been of the same mind.
More relief could soon be announced “Steep increases to the minimum wage
for businesses in Alberta. (such as Ontario’s move to $15 an
Last week the Alberta government hour) have a high likelihood of lead-
introduced members of its minimum ing to more unemployed immigrants as
wage panel who will be tasked with well as more poverty.”
reviewing the labour market impact of Restaurants Canada, an organization
wage hikes over the last four years. that represents more than 30,000 res-
The panel chair is Joseph Marchand, taurants across the country was part of
associate professor of economics at the a campaign in the spring to highlight
University of Alberta. Other panel mem- the rising costs to businesses. “These
bers include Anindya Sen, economics are small entrepreneurs who put their
professor at the University of Waterloo; life savings into their businesses. (Res-
Mark von Schellwitz, vice-president of taurant owners who took part in the
Restaurants Canada (Western Canada); campaign) felt that the combination
Richard Truscott, VP Canadian Federa- of a weak economy and all (the previ-
tion of Independent Business (CFIB) ous government’s) policy changes just
for B.C. and Alberta; Jason Stanton, made it impossible for them to stay in
owner, Running Room; Branko Culo, business” said von Schellwitz.
owner, Express Employment and mem- After the minimum wage for stu-
ber of Alberta Enterprise Group; Del- dents was decreased on June 26, 2019,
phine Borger, server, Blink Restaurant, Richard Truscott of the CFIB said that
Calgary; Rachel Donnelly, server, Chop “providing more flexibility on the wage
Steakhouse; and, Nicoly Lyckama, serv- rates is really good news for business.”
er, Blink Restaurant, Calgary. The Alberta government has been
“By establishing this panel of ex- trying to stimulate the economy with
perts, we are keeping another platform tax cuts, announcing a one per cent de-
promise and making progress on our crease to corporate taxes that came into
common-sense plan to restore jobs and effect July 1, 2019 and will be followed
prosperity to our province,” said Jason by one per cent each January until the
Copping, Alberta Minister of Labour corporate tax rate reaches eight per
and Immigration.
In 2017, Marchand stated that a mini-
mum wage increase could, according to
cent from its previous 12 per cent.
Small businesses making less than
$500,000 annually will not benefit from
economic theory, result in the loss of the corporate tax cut.
25,000 jobs in Alberta, adding “any fu- Alberta restaurant receipts have been
ture considerations of increases to the setting records for the past three years,
minimum wage in Alberta should take according to Statistics Canada. Alberta H e a r i n g L oss Shouldn’t Be Experienced Alone
current and forecasted energy prices restaurants, including fast food, full-
into account. service dining, bars and pubs, and spe-
“While rapid increases in energy cial food providers such as catering
prices have been the proven way to ef- posted a three-year record high of $810
fectively stimulate labour demand for million in sales in December 2018, up
Alberta in the past, this does not seem from $740 million in December 2015.

Simple precautions
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ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES bite you,” says Kennedy.
Media Release After being bitten by a mosquito car-
rying West Nile virus, humans can de-
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necessary to protect themselves against fever) or the more serious West Nile
West Nile virus infection. neurological syndrome.
“With exposure to mosquitoes comes Symptoms of non-neurological syn-
the risk of West Nile virus,” says Dr. drome can be uncomfortable, including
Christine Kennedy, Medical Officer of fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue,
Health, Calgary Zone. “Because some skin rash, swollen glands and head-
mosquitoes carry West Nile virus, it’s ache. For people who develop neuro-
important to avoid being bitten at all.” logical syndrome, symptoms can be
Whenever engaging in outdoor activi- more severe, including tremors, drowsi-
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bertans should take these simple steps high fever, unconsciousness, paralysis
to prevent bites and protect themselves and even death. W e ’ r e R i g h t Beside You. Every Step Of The Way.
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HEALTH ADVICE Strathmore music store expands to meet demand
CHRISTINE FOSHAUG plained Wiewel, “so if I didn’t make a lin, so he’s started a waiting list.
Times Contributor change, I would have had to turn peo- The retail store will be open from
ple away.” Wednesday to Saturday,
Gord Morck After just two and a half years in Unable to expand in his original lo- and lessons will be
business in Strathmore, MaxSPL Music cation, he decided to move to a dif- taught from Mon-
found itself in an enviable situation. ferent building, just a few doors day to Saturday.
Capsule Comments
Owner Daniel Wiewel and his two over. However, with
During these hot days of summer, don’t wait music teachers were booked solid, and The move has allowed him to the retail side get-
until you feel thirsty to drink water. Thirst is the he needed more space.
first sign that you are getting dehydrated. As the
more than double his floor space, ting busier every
temperature rises, there is a need for more fluids.
“We only had two lesson spaces,” ex- going from 400 square feet to month, Wiewel
Water or non-caffeinated drinks are best and about 1,000 square feet. There anticipates having
should be drunk throughout the day to keep from will be four teaching spaces, ef- to increase the re-
being dehydrated. fectively doubling his capacity for tail hours when the
Dark yellow urine can be a sign of dehydration and students. new store opens at
simply drinking more water will help. Sometimes “We’ll be able to accommodate the end of August.
the breakdown products of certain drugs will
more than 100 students, so I’ve When asked what
discolour the urine. Certain antipsychotic drugs,
antibiotics or laxatives might add a brown tinge to hired two more instructors,” makes his store so suc-
the urine. Taking mega-doses of B vitamins can Wiewel said. “And I’ll also cessful, Wiewel doesn’t
impart a bright yellow tinge. have the room to expand hesitate. “I’ve learned
If your urine is not a normal colour, check with my inventory and bring from other people’s mis-
your doctor and pharmacist. in some drums and takes,” he said. “I’ve worked
If you are taking a baby Aspirin (ASA) daily for Strathmore RCMP is keyboards, which at other music stores, so I
preventing a second heart attack, I didn’t have room know what doesn’t work. I’ve
investigating the Theft of a
the best time to take it is at bedtime because it for at the previous been fortunate to recruit some
is more likely to cause a drop in blood pressure. Motorcycle that took place on location. It will be amazing teachers from town
This benefit is not as prevalent when taken in the July 19, 2019. The Motorcycle nice to display the and I treat them like gold. I put
Another diet that is getting much coverage lately
is described as a 2004 Ubilt Pro instruments and ac- them first and I keep them hap-
is the DASH diet. The acronym stands for Dietary Venta Chopper with license cessories without py.”
Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This diet is having them crowd- Wiewel will be celebrating
plate HHL74. ed together.” the new and improved Max-
high in fruit, vegetables and whole grains and low
in saturated fats, full-fat dairy fatty, red meats, salt, The motorcycle was home Wiewel and his SPL Music with a grand
sugary drinks, sweet and tropical oils such as palm built and orange in colour. four instructors give re-opening on Saturday,
and coconut. It differs from the Mediterranean lessons in guitar, pi- Aug. 31, featuring live
diet by excluding alcohol altogether. ano, voice, bass, uku- music by his instruc-
Hours: If you have any information lele, drums and saxo- tors. The new store is
M-F: 9 - 7 pm • Sat: 9 - 6 pm that could help locate this phone. He’s also had located at 134 3rd Av-
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Strathmore 1,000 Books
Duane Elliott, pictured with mom
Kristine, receive a $50 Indigo gift

misses out on
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gram is sponsored by the Strath-

minister’s tour
more Municipal Library, Hand in
Hand Parent Link Centre and 5 for
Life Coalition.
Photo Courtesy of the
“I have heard about spe- Strathmore Municipal Library
Times Contributor
cific challenges that Alberta

Despite being touted as a

“provincewide tour,” Service
communities are facing, from
broadband service in rural Finding help through a difficult time
Alberta to local registries and FCSS STRATHMORE Suicide Loss Day.
Alberta Minister Nate Glubish mobile home tenancy issues News Release We offer suicide bereavement counselling for in-
won’t be making a stop in in more urban settings. This dividuals, families and couples to develop an en-
the Chestermere-Strathmore is why it is important to go This September, Canadian Mental Health Associ- hanced understanding of their own wellness, and
constituency during his tour out and hear directly from ation (CMHA) Calgary Region, in partnership with receive coping strategies to stay well after the loss
of Alberta communities. Albertans who are in the best the Town of Strathmore and FCSS Strathmore, will of their loved one.
In total, 37 communities place to offer insight into the be facilitating an eight-week suicide bereavement Our drop-in groups, which will run biweekly on
will be visited in nine days difficulties they face when support group in Strathmore. Thursdays (please check websites for actual dates
by Glubish in what a gov- accessing services.” CMHA Calgary is looking forward to bringing and times), are facilitated by CMHA counsellors,
ernment press release calls a Public feedback is not yet this group to Strathmore, to offer help and sup- and provide a confidential and safe space for indi-
tour to meet with Albertans being sought by other means. port to those in surrounding communities. This viduals to share, network and meet others who can
and discuss “reducing obsta- Chestermere-Strathmore group is meant for anyone who has lost someone understand and provide support.
cles that affect their lives.” MLA Leela Aheer’s constitu- to suicide. On Nov. 16, we will be holding our annual Sur-
Service Alberta is the min- ency offices are closed until Topics that may be discussed in the eight-week vivors of Suicide Loss Day – an international day
istry that oversees registries, Sept. 4 and she could not be group include understanding the grief process, to build support and community for those left
land titles and consumer pro- reached for comment. family dynamics, forgiveness, exploring emo- behind. The full day event is for anyone (parent,
tection regulations. This is the second ministe- tion, preparing for the holidays and special occa- child, spouse/partner, aunt, uncle, cousin, niece,
The tour, which started rial tour that has bypassed sions, sharing our stories, and exploring meaning nephew, friend or extended relationships) who
this past Tuesday in Brooks, the Chestermere-Strathmore through symbolization and analogy. has lost someone to suicide to come together and
wraps up on Sept. 4. riding, with the first being The group will begin Monday, Sept. 9 and run connect in a supportive environment.
“This tour is the first of its Agriculture Minister Devin until Nov. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Strathmore The day features guest speakers, small group
kind in more than five years, Dreeshen’s Farm Freedom Civic Centre (130 Brent Blvd). Please note, there discussions and activities. Throughout the year, we
and it demonstrates this gov- consultation tour to gather will be no group on Oct. 14. also offer a condensed version of Survivors of Sui-
ernment’s commitment to feedback on amendments to If you would like to participate, please RSVP to cide Loss Day, which features the same elements
hear, first-hand, the unique the previous government’s CMHA Calgary’s counselling team at counsellingin- on a smaller scale.
concerns and proposals that Bill 6. Online feedback is or call 403-297-1708. To access these counselling programs, please
Albertans have on the issues still being accepted on Farm In addition to the eight-week group in Strath- contact
that affect them” Glubish Freedom and safety until more, we have further support through counsel- or call 403-297-1708 ,or visit our website (www.
said. Aug. 31. ling, drop-in groups and our annual Survivors of
Page 12 • Strathmore TIMES • August 23, 2019

School starts on
September 3, 2019!
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Libby Skala, centre, playwright of Lilia!, a play about her grandmother Lilia Skala, gave a talk-back to
the audience after Elinor Holt, left, and Cassia Schmidt, right, performed the show at Rosebud Theatre.
The play runs in Rosebud until Aug. 31. Laureen F. Guenther Photo

Playwright’s role results Abracadabra

Popular magician Chris-

in understanding
topher Cool returned to
the Strathmore Municipal
Library on Aug. 16 for his
Summer Magic Show.
LAUREEN F. GUENTHER The way to express your love was to The room was filled with
Times Contributor point out what needed improving. They people as the magician
performed some beloved
didn’t coddle them at all. It wasn’t a
tricks as well as some new
Playwright Libby Skala’s play, Lilia!, warm and fuzzy thing.” ones.
about her relationship with her grand- Skala now appreciates that in a way
Miriam Ostermann Photos
mother, actress Lilia Skala, is playing at she didn’t as a child and teenager.
Rosebud Theatre until Aug. 31. Elinor “How wonderful having someone in
Holt plays grandmother Lilia and Cas- your life trying to shape you. I value so
sia Schmidt performs the role of Libby. much that someone poured her heart
But since 2000, Libby Skala herself into shaping me.”
has performed the original one-woman Lilia would also tell her young grand-
show Lilia! about 350 times in North daughter to “write a part for me.” She
America and Europe. Writing the play said Hollywood writers didn’t know
and performing her roles has resulted
in her developing a deep understand-
what to do with an old woman with an
ing of her grandmother and her re- “(Hollywood producers) could see AUGUST 21 & 28 5:30-7:30
markable life.
Lilia Skala was the first female archi-
she was teeming with so much talent
and vitality and life and exquisite spar-
SEPTEMBER 4 4:00-7:00
tect in Austria and was also a profes- kle; and charisma and depth and hu- OR ONLINE ANYTIME!
sional actress. When she and her family manity,” Skala said. “But who? Who can Entering our 24th year in
fled to America during the Nazi regime, you play when you’re a woman in your Chestermere!
Lilia’s first job was in a zipper factory, late ’60s that can be a leading lady? Recreational & Competitive
but within two years, she was perform- “She always attributed (her talent) Programs
ing on Broadway. Over the next several to God. So, she had this almost divine Ages 2 years to Adult
decades, Lilia Skala performed in nu-
merous Broadway, movie and television
mission. She felt she had to express her BALLET-JAZZ-TAP-ACRO
roles. She was nominated for an Acad-
talent. She just had to. It was God-im-
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sation workshop where she was chal- Holt and Schmidt perform Lilia! Before
lenged to perform the role of someone seeing the performance, she said she
inspiring, compelling or fascinating. was “full of excitement and anticipation
She performed the role of her grand- to see the show for the first time and to
mother working in that first humbling fill the role of playwright watching her
job in the zipper factory. The workshop own work.
instructor loved that performance and “When (Rosebud Theatre’s managing
encouraged Skala to develop the story director Mark Lewandowski) proposed
of her grandmother into a one-woman licensing the play and having two ac-
play. tors do it, I was… I don’t know if the
Over the next four years, Skala right word is flattered that he would
worked with teacher-playwrights Gary find the script by itself worthy of pro-
Austin and Carol Fox Prescott to devel- ducing,” Skala said.
op her memories of her grandmother “I think of a script almost as a child.
into a play. You raise your child and at some point,
“In those years of performing (my your child has to leave home. I wanted
grandmother) and walking in her shoes, to know whether the child could sur-
I’ve come to understand why she did vive independently… whether there’s
things and said things,” she said. “I’ve enough substance in there for it to live
come to appreciate her point of view, on without me.”
and I’ve come to admire her even more, Skala noted there were moments
I guess, and realize that everything she
said and everything she did was out of
when she thought actress Elinor Holt
was her grandmother, “same figure, CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 29, 2019
love. hair, facial structure and movements.
“In her day, love was expressed
through correcting someone and help-
(And) I was so endeared to Cassia’s
(performance of) Libby that I want to
ing them be better, improve themselves expand her role to see more of her.” Sacred Heart Academy - Holy Cross Collegiate
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Luke Schramm - 18U Reds Sawyer Jensen - 15U Reds Mitchell Desserre - 18U Reds

Koby Oickle - 13U Reds

The 2019 Western Canada

AA Minor Baseball Champi-
onship was held in Strath-
more and Cheadle Aug.
16-18. Hosted by the Strath-
more & District Minor Ball
Association and Strathmore
Reds baseball teams, the
tournament included teams
in the U13, U15 and U18 di-
visions from the four western
Quinn Metzger - 13U Reds provinces. Jackson Proust - 15U Reds
Doug Taylor Photos

Successful hosting of championship baseball

ADELLE ELLIS event held in Strathmore in 30 years – since the com- facilities and a good initializer to host future events.
Times Reporter pletion of the ag diamonds where the Beaver National With the Kinsmen Park diamond improvements
Championships were hosted in 1989. near completion and several local ball diamonds to
Strathmore held the prestigious AA Minor Western “It was an excellent, fantastic weekend. It’s a great utilize, Strathmore could be a good candidate to host
Canada Baseball Championship on Aug. 16-18 with opportunity and showcased our facilities,” said Don any number of future amateur baseball events each
games at the Kinsmen Park diamond, Strathmore ag Anderson, tournament chairman. year, such as the Alberta Summer Games or Alberta’s
grounds diamond and the Fair Field Cheadle Lions Heavy rain on Friday resulted in delayed play until own provincial championships.
diamond. the rain stopped and the diamonds were put back into “Everything was very good; a big thank you to all
The event was hosted by the Strathmore Reds and shape with the help of tournament volunteers. the volunteers at each of the venues, even with the
included participating provincial winners from Brit- Although none of the three Strathmore Reds teams challenge of the rainstorm on Friday … people were
ish Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in took home the gold, each team played well and had very pleased with how the tournament ran, the facili-
U13, U15 and U18 divisions. some strong competitive games. The championship ties and everything. We had lots of good comments,”
This year’s westerns marked the first major baseball was also a good opportunity to show off Strathmore’s said Anderson.

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The Strathmore Reds
U15 team capped off
their season by host-
ing the 2019 AA Minor
Western Canada Base-
ball Championship.
Photo Courtesy of
Robyn Jorgensen

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James (Jim) Charles
April 17, 1930,
Sec 18-Twp 20-Rng 22W2M
(near Disley, SK)
July 17, 2019, Strathmore, AB
James was predeceased by his wife of 63 years,
Opal, infant son Greg, and siblings Fred (Nellie), Ernie
(Gwen), John (Lottie), George, Walter, Charlie Seifert,
Helen (Walter) Luhning, and Elsie (Jack) Sullivan.
Jim will be remembered by his children; Larry (Kita),
Mike (Carolyn), Alanna (Alvin) Hermanson, and Car-
olynn (Daryn) Knapp; twelve grandchildren: Calida,
Jasmine, Terry, Christianne, Nathan, Brittany, Russell,
Kay-Cee, Greg, Dylan, Brett and Kadon; great-grand-
children Drake, Veronika and Elias; and sisters-in-law
Beverly Van Dine, and Marilyn and Theresa Seifert.
Jim’s family would also like to say a special thank
you to the staff and residents of Meadowlark Senior
Care Home in Strathmore for caring for Jim, and wel-
coming “Hug-A-Bug” into their lives. Jim was laid
to rest beside Opal at the Cayley Cemetery on July
The Gleichen and District Com- 20. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on August
munity Association (GDCA) held 24, 2019 at the Strathmore Civic Centre, 120 Brent
a very successful car show and Boulevard, Strathmore, AB at 3:00 pm. Condolences
dance on July 27. may be forwarded through https://www.snodgrassfu- If friends so desire, memorial trib-
Photos Courtesy of
utes may be made directly to the Alzheimer Society of
Margaret Newton
Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto,

Gleichen car show and dance a success

ON, M4R 1K8

burst later in the afternoon. Calgary. As well as cars, we had seven

Submitted Mike Junor, who spearheaded the vendors both outside and in the centre.
In Memory of
event, worked very hard to get prizes In the centre we had a canteen that did
The Gleichen and District Community from local businesses and all the car a brisk business from 9 a.m. until mid- Nathan Haase
Association (GDCA) held a very suc- and motorcycle guys and gals who night. August 30, 2011
cessful car show and dance on Saturday, showcased their vehicles went home ReMax kindly donated the use of their
July 27. fabulous bouncy castle and two shel- It is with great sadness that we remember the
with wonderful gifts.
The weather co-operated for most of passing of our beloved son, brother, grandson,
Cars were entered from Gleichen, ters. The Kids Zone included the boun-
nephew and friend.
the day although we did get a micro- Bassano, Three Hills, Strathmore and cy castle and crafts, and all the kids who
attended had a great deal of fun. Nathan we are grateful for the great times we had,
Prairie Fire (Norah and Harry Dreidg- the memories we have and the reminders you

Gleichen Gunners
send and hope you are at peace.
er) were the entertainers for the evening
dance. There was a good attendance, Love, Mom, Dad and Leeland

Pond Hockey Program

and everyone had an excellent time –
the music was terrific (folks were still
talking about it at Tuesday’s Jam Ses-
This program is for youth ages 4-17years sion at the Centre). Several young folks
In Memory of Jim Miller
Jan. 11, 1930 – Aug. 22, 2006
who are working at Wilderness Ranch
 Affordable  All games/practice times in this summer and were visiting family in We are just beginning our 14th harvest
Gleichen Gleichen dropped in and their dancing without you, Dad. How we cherish all the
 Learn new Skills skills were amazing. memories of the time we had with you.
 No Boundary limitations In the community were several garage You were such a blessing to us all!
 Family Orientated sales which we know people appreci- Love you always!
 No Registration Deadlines ated visiting. There was something for
 Non-contact/Full equipment everyone! Greg, Gladys, Jean, Will, Jessie,
required  Hockey Alberta Insured Many thanks to all our generous do- Rowan and Naomi
nors and to all the executive and board
members that helped make this event
Home of the legendary: HOCKEY DAY IN G.A such a success. The executive and board
of the Gleichen and District Community
Association were so encouraged by the MEMORIES of
For more information contact: turnout and positive comments that we
Gleichen & District Minor Hockey Association are booking Saturday, July 25, 2020 for
the 2nd Annual GDCA Car Show. So GREAT TIMES
Registration opens Sept 5, 2019 @ REVS please mark us in your calendars for
next year. BIZOT – G.W.
July 12th, 1908 – September 20th, 1984 35 yrs.

August 20th, 1908 – August 20th, 2003 16 yrs.


July 15th, 1942 – September 2nd, 2015 4 yrs.

o to k s 7pm BIZOT – D.R.

Septemb er 4 @ O k
r i v e r 8 p m November 12th, 1929 – October 14th, 2014 5 yrs.

g h
6 v s H i

Septemb e r October 1st, 1900 – August 8th, 1972 47 yrs.

h i gh riv er 3 pm SHEPHERD – C.F.

sep temb e r 7 @
k o to k s 8 p m August 25th, 1956 – July 11th, 2009 10 yrs.

e r 1 0 v s o With loving hearts, sniffy noses, grateful smiles,

Septemb 3 0 pm we remember our Loved Ones Who are

l o m o n d 7 : with God’s Heavenly Angels.

e r 1 3 v s
Forever Loved and Forever Missed
The Families of Jean Bizot, Maria Nicolini,
Jack Bizot, Pat Shepherd, Donna Smith,
Dennis McGuire.
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Where There’s Room to Grow


Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) are due August 31!
Hearings will be held at the Wheatland County Council Chambers: Wheatland County Agricultural Service Board is now accepting applications.
Bursaries are available to students furthering their education at a post-
242006 Range Road 243 (east of Strathmore off Hwy 1) on secondary institution in an agriculture or environmental science related field.
Thursday, September 5, 2019, commencing at 9 a.m. The appeals
are regarding the following files that were originally scheduled to The Agricultural Service Board will provide up to $6,000 in bursaries annually
be heard August 6, 2019 but were postponed due to a pending with a minimum award of $500 and a maximum award of $1500 depending
decision at the Court of Queen’s Bench. upon the number applicants that meet the criteria.

Nominations are Due August 31!

File: SDAB SO2019-01
Stop Order Appeal For more information and application packages, visit our website.
Re: Appeal of Stop Order Issued July 3, 2019
Legal Description: SW 7-25-24-W4M
Environmental Stewardship
File: SDAB SO2019-02
Stop Order Appeal
Award Nominations
Re: Appeal of Stop Order Issued July 5, 2019 Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to protect or benefit
Legal Description: SW 7-25-24-W4M the environment in some way?

At the hearing(s) the SDAB will hear from the appellant(s) and/or the agent; Nominate them for an Environmental Stewardship Award today!
from any person who claims to be affected by the proposal; and from any
other person who wishes to make representation AND whom the SDAB Awards are available in three categories:
agrees to hear. Comments may be made verbally at the hearing, OR if you • Community Stewardship (everyone is eligible)
wish to present a written submission, you must have copies of the same to be • Youth Stewardship (individuals under the age of 18)
distributed at the commencement of the hearing, and should be aware that • J. Laslo Legacy (agricultural producers)
your submission may be made public. A time limit may be imposed on verbal
submissions, at the discretion of the Chairperson. No comments via telephone Nominations are Due August 31!
will be considered by the SDAB. We would appreciate receiving your written
comments by Tuesday August 27, 2019 (prior to 12 noon) in regards to these Simply send an email to our Environmental Coordinator at
matters. stating:
1. the name of the nominee; and
The complete file for this application may be inspected at the County office 2. the reason why you believe they deserve an Environmental
during regular office hours – Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More Stewardship Award.
information is posted on the Wheatland County website.
For more information and nomination packages, visit our website.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not

Career Opportunities
hesitate to contact the SDAB Clerk at the Wheatland County Administration
Office (403) 934-3321.

• Seasonal Labourer
Notice is hereby given that the WHEATLAND COUNTY Municipal Planning Commission Closes: when filled
has approved or refused the following development permit applications on August 13, Quote Job #: P19-30
To read more or to apply, visit our website.
File: DP2019-078
Legal: SW-5-25-17-4
Approved with conditions
Proposal: Dwelling, Temporary (During Construction) Upcoming MeetingS
September 3 September 10 September 17
File: DP2019-082 Regular Council Municipal Planning Regular Council
Legal: NE-20-22-26-4
Meeting at 9 a.m. Commission at 9 a.m. Meeting at 9 a.m.
Approved with conditions
Proposal: Dwelling, Accessory Meeting packages and minutes are available on the Agendas and Minutes page of our website.

File: DP2019-098
Legal: Plan 4557 JK, Block A within NE-27-25-24 The Economic Development Board is
Approved with conditions
Proposal: Dwelling, Accessory accepting applications for membership!
Get involved in supporting future growth and direction in
Any person who deems they may be affected by the issuance of the development
permit(s) may appeal to the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (SDAB) 21 days Wheatland County. If you are a resident, tradesperson/profes-
after the date in which the written decision is given. Each Subdivision and Development sional or business owner in the County, submit an application
Appeal to the county must be accompanied by a $200.00 non-refundable fee and an for consideration!
appeal application form, to be filed with the SDAB Clerk of Wheatland County at 242006
Range Road 243 or Mail to: Highway #1, RR #1, Strathmore, Alberta, T1P 1J6
More information and applications can be found on our website:
Dated this 23 day of August 2019.

Address: 242006 Range Rd 243 Phone: 403-934-3321 Mail: Hwy 1 RR 1, Strathmore, AB, T1P 1J6 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.