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TOUGH LOSS – Central Alberta Buccaneers team captain Mark Fay was left searching recently as he looked for an open pass during a game against the Calgary Gators at the Bucs’ home opener. They were defeated by the Gators 50-6.

Gators trample Bucs in home opener

The Central Alberta Buccaneers had a tough time last week as they lost their home opener to the Calgary Gators with a final score of 50-6.

TOUGH LOSS – Central Alberta Buccaneers team captain Mark Fay was left searching recently as he looked for an open pass during a game against the Calgary Gators at the Bucs’ home opener. They were defeated by the Gators 50-6.

Lacombian local takes gold at Skills Canada

A young Red Deer College man brought pride to Central Alberta during the recently held Skills Canada (Provincial) Competition

BOLD – Norma Barsness stands with some of her more well-known wild grass paintings already on display at the Gallery on Main. Her new ‘Sunday Afternoon Drive’ collection will be available and featured in the Gallery from June 19th to July 10th.

Alberta artist featured at Gallery on Main

Once again, it’s time for the Gallery on Main to highlight a new Alberta artist through their feature gallery.

BOLD – Norma Barsness stands with some of her more well-known wild grass paintings already on display at the Gallery on Main. Her new ‘Sunday Afternoon Drive’ collection will be available and featured in the Gallery from June 19th to July 10th.

Tickets available for fundraiser gala for skateboard park

The Optimist Club will be hosting a Governor’s Gala to help them on their way towards a goal of raising over $400,000

STRONG FORM- Brianna Pelechytik

Dolphins swim club hosts successful meet

The Lacombe Dolphins had a successful home swim meet last week where they invited eight other teams to partake in their ‘Big Splash’ event.

STRONG FORM- Brianna Pelechytik
EXCITEMENT – Dylan Myers

Excitement

Local peace officers gave safety lessons and ran the kids through drills on their bikes.

EXCITEMENT – Dylan Myers
GETTING READY – Blackfalds volunteers Karie Ackermann and Jeanette Edwards worked to plant various foods in the raised garden beds located outside of the Blackfalds Food Bank

FCSS helping Blackfalds residents ‘One Seed at a Time’

FCSS has come up with a creative, space-conscious and economical way to feed the community

GETTING READY – Blackfalds volunteers Karie Ackermann and Jeanette Edwards worked to plant various foods in the raised garden beds located outside of the Blackfalds Food Bank
MATCH-UP – From left

Red Deer Renegades take down Lacoka Locos

The Lacoka Locos tried hard to work their way up but were ultimately defeated 16-6 by the Red Deer Renegades during last Sunday’s game.

MATCH-UP – From left

Lacombe Rotary Lobster fundraiser tickets still available

The Rotary Club of Lacombe is hosting its annual Lobster Dinner fundraiser this month, featuring live entertainment

Lacombe is home to new LGBTQ group, ‘Will & Grace’

A young man recently found support in his community during a difficult time of coming out to his family and friends

FOCUS – Lacombe Panther Johnathan Bell races hard to steal the ball away from Stettler player James Switenky during a recent game in Lacombe. The Panthers won 4-1.

Lacombe Panthers stomp Stettler at College Heights

Panthers U-16 minor soccer team took to College Heights this week where they battled strong winds and took out the Stettler U-16

FOCUS – Lacombe Panther Johnathan Bell races hard to steal the ball away from Stettler player James Switenky during a recent game in Lacombe. The Panthers won 4-1.
INNOVATIVE – Stephen Jepson has developed a unique fitness concept called ‘ Never Leave the Playground’ where he incorporates activities like balancing and juggling to maintain a healthy mind and body. He will bring his presentation to Lacombe on June 3rd.

Stephen Jepson brings ‘Never Leave the Playground’ presentation to City

Jepson will be bringing an exciting presentation to Burman University next month to help share unique ways to stay fit in mind and body.

INNOVATIVE – Stephen Jepson has developed a unique fitness concept called ‘ Never Leave the Playground’ where he incorporates activities like balancing and juggling to maintain a healthy mind and body. He will bring his presentation to Lacombe on June 3rd.
HONOUR – Kaitlin Grovet was recently nominated for a 2015 Young Woman of Excellence award for her volunteerism efforts as well as her efforts in establishing a new relationship between Burman University and the City of Lacombe.

Kaitlin Grovet nominated for Young Woman of Excellence Award

Citizen aims to draw community groups together through volunteerism

HONOUR – Kaitlin Grovet was recently nominated for a 2015 Young Woman of Excellence award for her volunteerism efforts as well as her efforts in establishing a new relationship between Burman University and the City of Lacombe.
ACCOMPLISHED - Lacombe wakeboarder Nakita Schaab has been selected as a featured athlete for the Alberta Sport Development Centre

Local wakeboarder continues to excel in sport

Local wakeboarder has been selected as an Alberta Sport Development Centre featured athlete for her dedication and skill in her sport.

ACCOMPLISHED - Lacombe wakeboarder Nakita Schaab has been selected as a featured athlete for the Alberta Sport Development Centre

Community garden plots in high demand

The Aspen Community Gardens in Blackfalds are in high demand, and the Town is beginning to look at applying for the money to expand.

Bucs are gearing up for annual food bank fundraiser

The Buccaneers are getting ready to do their part to give back to the community through a ‘Bucs Day to Tackle Hunger’

TOUGH GIRL – Elizabeth ‘Mexi-Krash’ is a member of the Nuclear Free Roller Derby team in Central Alberta. She has been a participant for a year and a half and has no intentions of slowing down.

Local roller derby league open to new members

Roller derby is getting quite popular in Central Alberta and has a lot to offer players of any age.

TOUGH GIRL – Elizabeth ‘Mexi-Krash’ is a member of the Nuclear Free Roller Derby team in Central Alberta. She has been a participant for a year and a half and has no intentions of slowing down.
MOVING FORWARD - Lindsay Oehlerking recently received a grant from the City that will help her to pursue further dance training.

Local grant recipient heading to Montreal

A local dancer has received a grant from the City that will enable her to travel to Montreal

MOVING FORWARD - Lindsay Oehlerking recently received a grant from the City that will help her to pursue further dance training.
SEASON START – Lindsay Thurber High School Raider Rachel Doyon tried hard to get to the ball before Lacombe Composite High School Rams player Maddy Kendall. Lindsay Thurber won the exhibition game 2-0.

Lacombe Composite High School soccer team looks forward to season

LCHS Rams soccer graced the ME Global field recently in their first official league exhibition

SEASON START – Lindsay Thurber High School Raider Rachel Doyon tried hard to get to the ball before Lacombe Composite High School Rams player Maddy Kendall. Lindsay Thurber won the exhibition game 2-0.

City moves forward with Municipal Development Plan

Lacombe’s first roundabout included in proposed document