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Bashaw Community Kitchen hosts free event

Community cooking for all occasions

  • Apr 1, 2022
West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run held Feb.26, 2022, raised thousands of dollars for rural Wetaskiwin County Schools. Facebook/ ‘West of the 5th Poker Run’.

Central Alberta poker run raises thousands for rural Wetaskiwin County schools

West of the Fifth Winter Poker Run raised thousands of dollars for four rural area schools

An art fan tours the Perceptions of Promise exhibit at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary on Jan. 10, 2011. The Glenbow Museum is believed to be the first major Canadian museum to offer free admission — permanently — thanks to a multimillion-dollar legacy donation from the family of Calgary businessman and philanthropist, the late JR Shaw. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

‘Jewel in Alberta’s cultural crown’: Shaw family donates $35M to Glenbow Museum

Much of the money is to be used to cover general admission costs in perpetuity

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)

QUIZ: Celebrating the joy of reading

Family Literacy Day in Canada is held each year on Jan. 27.

The development of the printing press in the 1400s led to the creation of books and other printed materials for the public to read. This file photo shows the first edition of the Alberni Valley News rolling through the press at the Black Press printing plant in Ladysmith. (Alberni Valley News file photo)
Sara Unsworth from BDSS and Karen Fankhanel from the Royal Purple. (Photo submitted)

Bashaw Royal Purple supports community

The Bashaw Loyal Order of Royal Purple is a group of ladies…

  • Jan 22, 2022
Sara Unsworth from BDSS and Karen Fankhanel from the Royal Purple. (Photo submitted)
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
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)
The Humbug Bazaar, which ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18 at Meeting Place Coffee Roasters, had quite the variety of homemade goods, decorations and artwork. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
The Humbug Bazaar, which ran from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18 at Meeting Place Coffee Roasters, had quite the variety of homemade goods, decorations and artwork. (Emily Jaycox/Bashaw Star)
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…

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)
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)
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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)