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The Sylvan Lake Gulls show off the home jerseys (white) and their way jerseys at the Gulls Media Day on June 17, before the season opener. Following the media day, the team took to the field for their first practise. (Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Gulls ready to throw first pitch as construction continues

The Gulls inaugural season kicks off June 18 with a game against the Edmonton Prospects

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Calumet Curling Club wins $20k in 50/50 draw at Scotties

Small curling club between Ponoka and Bashaw wins big

  • Mar 5, 2021
Brian Dalshaug, former Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Coach. (Photo Submitted)

Sylvan Lake hockey community mourns the loss of former coach

Brian Dalshaug is remembered as the “father of competitive hockey in Sylvan Lake.”

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Alberta minor hockey 2020-21 season officially cancelled

Alberta Hockey cancels season after restrictions make earliest return to play March 1.

Red Deer Bantam AAA Rebels forward Coy Pighin battles with a Southeast Tigers player Sunday in Game 1 of the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League Division Final in March 2020. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
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Provincial curling championships in Sylvan Lake cancelled

Curling Alberta announced Friday the men and women’s championships have been cancelled

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The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)

Red Deer Games Foundation adjusts grant program due to COVID-19 pandemic

The foundation postponed the spring 2020 grant program due to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Nov 27, 2020
The Red Deer Games Foundation has made changes to its grant program as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo supplied)
Cleaning house: Bashaw's Annika Pearson and Catharina Brosinsky listen as Kaylee Wilkie watches the line in their round robin contest Feb. 22 at the high school zone curling playoffs in Ponoka. The girls event ended up with Delburne taking top spot, Red Deer's Lindsay Thurber capturing the boys event and the mixed title was won by Chauvin.
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Cleaning house: Bashaw's Annika Pearson and Catharina Brosinsky listen as Kaylee Wilkie watches the line in their round robin contest Feb. 22 at the high school zone curling playoffs in Ponoka. The girls event ended up with Delburne taking top spot, Red Deer's Lindsay Thurber capturing the boys event and the mixed title was won by Chauvin.
Photo by Jordie Dwyer
From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Sylvan Lake to host Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The NexSource Centre will host a combined Boston Pizza Cup-Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

From Jan. 25-31, 2021, curlers from across the province will be taking over Sylvan Lake during the men’s and women’s provincial championships, known as the Sentinel Storage Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Soccer Club and management in front of the team benches. Photo by Shaela Dansereau.
Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: High School Rodeo action

AHRA D2 Battle River High School Rodeo was held at in Ponoka Sept. 12 and 13

Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox
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Space, regulations biggest hurdles to indoor soccer season

Ponoka players may be able to join ‘mini-leagues’

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Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021

The weekend home opener for the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ inaugural season is slated for June 11-13, 2021

Sylvan Lake Gulls throw first pitch in new stadium on June 11, 2021
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Alberta high school sports allowed to return for in-school practices only

There will be no competition between schools at this time, says Alberta Schools’ Athletic Association

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Extreme weather a challenge for jumping school
Extreme weather a challenge for jumping school
PHOTO: Hole In One

PHOTO: Hole In One

Bashaw Golf Club sees unique hole in one

PHOTO: Hole In One
Meeting Creek’s Garrett Green was pretty much perfect on this final ride, putting up an 88 on Lil Shorty, to salt away the title in Lethbridge July 23. Image: PBR Canada/Covy Moore

Green earns big win as PBR returns to action

Meeting Creek cowboy continues to make his mark in bull riding

Meeting Creek’s Garrett Green was pretty much perfect on this final ride, putting up an 88 on Lil Shorty, to salt away the title in Lethbridge July 23. Image: PBR Canada/Covy Moore
Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.

Sylvan Lake Gulls announce head coach for inaugural season

Jason Chatwood will lead the Gulls through their first WCBL season in 2021

Head Coach Jason Chatwood (left) sports one of the Sylvan Lake Gulls’ first on-field hats next to Aqil Samuel, general manager and president of baseball operations, at Hockey Central on July 26.
Curtis Cassidy competing on Willy at the 2004 Calgary Stampede. Image: Kirby Meston/CPRA

Champion horse gets Hall of Fame nod

Willy from the Donalda Cassidy stable to be part of 2020 Canadian Pro Rodeo HOF inductees

  • Jun 5, 2020
Curtis Cassidy competing on Willy at the 2004 Calgary Stampede. Image: Kirby Meston/CPRA
Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert

PODCAST: The Expert tackles the return of sports

Cam Moon, Joe Whitbread, Byron Hackett and Todd Vaughan discuss how sports can come back

Todd Colin Vaughan/Host of The Expert
Golfers have one Bashaw area option until June

Golfers have one Bashaw area option until June

Country 9 open, Bashaw Golf and Country Club tees off June 1

Golfers have one Bashaw area option until June