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L-R: Jennifer Innes, Luke Zbitowsky, Owen Laughlin, Jayden de Jonge, Sophia Schultz, Quinnlyn Holt, Brigitte Schultz, Sky Van Dale, Sam Stewart and Cat Brosinsky. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw 4H Multi-Club hosts annual Christmas party

On Jan. 2, 2022, the 4H Multi-Club held their Christmas party at…

  • Jan 14, 2022
The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds from Dec. 3 to 5. The trees were auctioned off online and in person. On Dec. 4, children could get a photo with Santa. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)

PHOTOS: Bashaw’s Festival of Trees

The Bashaw Festival of Trees was held at the Bashaw Ag Grounds…

Bashaw School principal Randy Wiberg. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw School welcomes Randy Wiberg as principal for the 2021-2022 school year

Wiberg:’It’s kind of a coming home, full-circle-type story.’

Bashaw School principal Randy Wiberg. (Photo submitted)
(Metro Creative Connection)

Stettler Toastmasters club helps members practice public speaking

‘Toastmasters allows us to practice, to understand audiences, and to prepare for those audiences’

  • Dec 9, 2021
(Metro Creative Connection)
<ins>Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 4, hosted by the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star) </ins>

PHOTOS: Bashaw Parade of Lights

Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on…

<ins>Bashaw kicked off the Christmas season with the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 4, hosted by the Bashaw and District Chamber of Commerce. (Photos by Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star) </ins>
The Area 53 Raceway in Forestberg celebrated a successful 2021 racing season, with racing taking place 10 weekends this summer. (Facebook photo)

Area 53 Raceway in Forestburg celebrates successful 2021 season

The Area 53 Raceway in Forestburg had a successful 2021 racing season.…

The Area 53 Raceway in Forestberg celebrated a successful 2021 racing season, with racing taking place 10 weekends this summer. (Facebook photo)
Bashaw School’s Grade 2 class ran a fundraiser between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2, 2021, raising just over $600 going towards getting clean drinking water to Iqaluit, Nunavut. (Facebook photo)

Bashaw Grade 2 class raises money to get clean drinking water to Iqaluit

‘(The kids) were really passionate about bringing clean drinking water to Iqaluit’

Bashaw School’s Grade 2 class ran a fundraiser between Oct. 20 and Nov. 2, 2021, raising just over $600 going towards getting clean drinking water to Iqaluit, Nunavut. (Facebook photo)
CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)

CP Holiday Train goes virtual again for 2021, no stops in B.C. or Alberta

The 23rd annual event would have stopped in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

CP Holiday train at Port Haney Wharf. (Colleen Flanagan-THE NEWS)
4-H Canada Logo

November 3 is national Show Your 4-H Colours Day

Show Your 4-H Colours Day is a national celebration put on by 4-H Canada

4-H Canada Logo
Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

The Haunted Barn of Grandview celebrates another spooktacular Halloween season

The Haunted Barn continues to grow and has proven immensely popular in its third year.

Corey Kozack poses in the entrance of the Haunted Barn of Grandview. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
(Photos by Ben Wilson/Facebook)
(Photos by Ben Wilson/Facebook)
Tracy McLean, left, and Andrea King give several aerial acrobat performances on Saturday, on both the lyra hoop and aerial silks, while suspended from a picker truck.

PHOTOS: Bashaw wows again with Hometown Days

Festival held on Main Street Aug. 20 and 21.

Tracy McLean, left, and Andrea King give several aerial acrobat performances on Saturday, on both the lyra hoop and aerial silks, while suspended from a picker truck.
Artists Derek and Kyle Simmers, who were raised in Bashaw, have been hired by the Bashaw Historical Society to rehabilitate the over thirty-year-old mural at the arena. (Photos submitted)

Locally raised artists rehabilitating a piece of Bashaw history

Siblings Kyle and Derek Simmers grew up in Bashaw

  • Jul 8, 2021
Artists Derek and Kyle Simmers, who were raised in Bashaw, have been hired by the Bashaw Historical Society to rehabilitate the over thirty-year-old mural at the arena. (Photos submitted)
Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake community healing together through candlelight vigil

The Town of Sylvan Lake helped to organize and facilitate a “vigil for healing” on June 30

Candlelight vigil for healing, June 30, 2021. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake Mother and son duo sell masks to raise money for the Canadian Mental Heath Association

Jodee Prouse and her son chose to support mental health in honour of her brother

  • Jul 5, 2021
Jodee Prouse and her son sold masks to support Canadian Mental Health Association. (Photo Submitted)
Bashaw residents placed teddy bears on their porches with the lights on, Monday, May 31, in memory of the 215 children found in a mass grave near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (Photos by Jackie Northey)

PHOTOS: Teddy bears show Every Child Matters

Bashaw residents remember 215 residential school children

Bashaw residents placed teddy bears on their porches with the lights on, Monday, May 31, in memory of the 215 children found in a mass grave near a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. (Photos by Jackie Northey)
BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boys and Girls Club rebrands to ‘BGC Canada,’ citing push for gender-inclusivity

Club says it already opens its doors to all kids and teens and its name should reflect that

BGC Williams Lake staff includes youth outreach worker Dylan McGuire (back from left), youth engagement worker with NOOPA Jo O’Connor, youth engagement worker Mycaela Ryckman, independent living co-ordinator Derek Godin (front from left), manager of club operations Krista Harvey and harm reduction co-ordinator Laurel White. The group is welcoming the organization’s, formerly Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake and District’s, new name, BGC Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association

New mobile crisis service helping rural Central Alberta youth

There is a new organization aimed at helping at-risk youth and their families rural Central Alberta

Photo Courtesy of Anam Rural Youth Association
Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)

5-year-old Sylvan Lake girl selling bath bombs in support of younger brother

Madelyn Boyko is selling bath bombs for CdLS research in honour of her younger brother

Madelyn Boyko poses along with a number of the bath bombs she makes with her mom, Jessica Boyko. Madelyn says she enjoys making the bath bombs with her mom as it is a special time for just the two of them. (Photo Submitted)