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Wendy Loades from Head Hunters Salon with her 2020 wreath. Photo courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters

Lacombe and Blackfalds Festival of Wreaths moves online for 10th anniversary

The wreaths can be viewed online or at the Lacombe Memorial Centre and Abbey Centre

Wendy Loades from Head Hunters Salon with her 2020 wreath. Photo courtesy Big Brothers Big Sisters
A hospital member helps to pack up the donated Christmas gifts outside the Lacombe Hospital on Dec. 4 (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Adopt-A-Grandparent program helps a record number of seniors in Lacombe and Bentley

The program aims to connect local seniors with community members for the holidays

A hospital member helps to pack up the donated Christmas gifts outside the Lacombe Hospital on Dec. 4 (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
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Rimbey woman gathering Christmas gifts for seniors at Valleyview Manor

Margaret Tanasiuk says she doesn’t want anyone to feel forgotten on Christmas morning

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Debbi Gallant has a degree in criminal justice and a passion for helping her community which is why she was awarded the 2020 Alberta Community and Justice Award. Photo courtesy of Debbi Gallant

Lacombe resident presented with Alberta Community Justice award

Debbi Gallant was quick to mention that the award should be shared amongst the community

Debbi Gallant has a degree in criminal justice and a passion for helping her community which is why she was awarded the 2020 Alberta Community and Justice Award. Photo courtesy of Debbi Gallant
The lights outside the Lacombe Memorial Centre have been lit since early November. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe’s Light Up the Night has officially begun

The light displays will be available all weekend

The lights outside the Lacombe Memorial Centre have been lit since early November. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The Town of Blackfalds cancelled the annual Light Up Blackfalds event but still plans on hosting a light show and music performance. Image is a screenshot from the Town of Blackfalds promotional video.
The Town of Blackfalds cancelled the annual Light Up Blackfalds event but still plans on hosting a light show and music performance. Image is a screenshot from the Town of Blackfalds promotional video.
Students from Lacombe Composite High School’s art 30 and drawing 35 classes will have their art displayed at the LMC until the end of January. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Students from Lacombe Composite High School’s art 30 and drawing 35 classes will have their art displayed at the LMC until the end of January. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Tracey Richmire loves Christmas and has been decorating her Lacombe home since September. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe resident hopes to raise money for the food bank with festive home

Tracey Richmire’s family describes her home as a ‘winter wonderland’

Tracey Richmire loves Christmas and has been decorating her Lacombe home since September. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Friends and family tied balloons and streamers to their vehicles to show their support for Tenny Corkery’s 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney

Community celebrates long-time Lacombe resident’s 90th birthday

Tenny Corkery sat in her car while friends and family drove by wishing her a happy birthday

Friends and family tied balloons and streamers to their vehicles to show their support for Tenny Corkery’s 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney
A masked attendee lays their poppy on the Lacombe Cenotaph at the end of the service. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe remembers fallen soldiers at outdoor ceremony

The service was originally closed to the public but was reopened on Wednesday morning.

A masked attendee lays their poppy on the Lacombe Cenotaph at the end of the service. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Diane Lindquist (left) and Marg Linklater are sending out letters and Christmas ornaments to families who have lost a loved one this year. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

‘We miss the hugs’: Lacombe Palliative Care Society is adapting to COVID-19

The society’s annual Christmas remembrance ceremony will be cancelled this year

Diane Lindquist (left) and Marg Linklater are sending out letters and Christmas ornaments to families who have lost a loved one this year. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
Cary Shelstad (left) the Board President of the Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter and Crystal Zens the Executive Director accepting the sponsored mentoring mobile vehicle from Ford. Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Pandemic fallout: How community support is helping a Lacombe charity

Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters is staying positive despite a tough economic year

Cary Shelstad (left) the Board President of the Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter and Crystal Zens the Executive Director accepting the sponsored mentoring mobile vehicle from Ford. Photo courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
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Lacombe’s Santa’s Anonymous is now accepting donations

The tough economic year means more families are in need

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Director Donnie Bowes (left) and the cast AnnaMarie Lea, Deb Collins and Jamie Williams will remove their masks when it’s time to take the stage on Nov. 13. Photo courtesy of Cow Patti Theatre.

The show will go on: Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre prepares to re-open

The dinner theatre has made changes to comply with provincial health orders

Director Donnie Bowes (left) and the cast AnnaMarie Lea, Deb Collins and Jamie Williams will remove their masks when it’s time to take the stage on Nov. 13. Photo courtesy of Cow Patti Theatre.
The November burger of the month created by Colin Hodgson features Saskatoon berry jam made in house, peanut butter, pepper bacon all on a bison patty and sandwiched in between toasted brioche buns. Photo courtesy Cilantro and Chive

Cilantro and Chive raises money to create a Lacombe KidSport chapter

The November burger of the month was created in partnership with professional curler Colin Hodgson

The November burger of the month created by Colin Hodgson features Saskatoon berry jam made in house, peanut butter, pepper bacon all on a bison patty and sandwiched in between toasted brioche buns. Photo courtesy Cilantro and Chive
CAYU Executive Director Jerel Peters, City of Lacombe Deputy Mayor Thalia Hibbs, CAYU Housing Director Penny Ure and City of Lacombe Affordable Housing Committee Chair Outi Kite are participating in a ribbon-cutting at the new housing project. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Yu-Turn affordable youth housing project opens in Lacombe

The home will house three young women at a time along with two volunteer mentors.

CAYU Executive Director Jerel Peters, City of Lacombe Deputy Mayor Thalia Hibbs, CAYU Housing Director Penny Ure and City of Lacombe Affordable Housing Committee Chair Outi Kite are participating in a ribbon-cutting at the new housing project. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The crosses will be set-up outside the Michener House for 11 days so Lacombe residents have plenty of time to visit and pay their respects. (Black Press file photo)

New memorial display honours fallen Lacombe soldiers

The Field of Remembrance recognizes the soldiers from Lacombe who died serving their country

The crosses will be set-up outside the Michener House for 11 days so Lacombe residents have plenty of time to visit and pay their respects. (Black Press file photo)
Emily Elder (right) directs some students through a scene for the upcoming November, 2020 performance. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Lacombe youth theatre group puts a spin on a Shakespearean classic

The Chamberlain’s Children are performing their latest play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ on Nov. 6 and 7.

Emily Elder (right) directs some students through a scene for the upcoming November, 2020 performance. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)
The Under $100 Art Market is asking artists interested in selling their art to fill out and submit the online form. Photo courtesy Maureen MacKenzie.

Lacombe’s Under $100 Art Market returns for the second year

The market will be held during this year’s Light Up the Night festival

The Under $100 Art Market is asking artists interested in selling their art to fill out and submit the online form. Photo courtesy Maureen MacKenzie.
Alisha Bryan holds a handful of poppy sticks at the poppy laying ceremony on Oct. 28. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)

Remembrance Day will look a little different this year for Lacombe

The Lacombe Legion is taking COVID-19 precautions for people who want to pay their respects.

Alisha Bryan holds a handful of poppy sticks at the poppy laying ceremony on Oct. 28. (Alannah Page/Lacombe Express)