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Wolf Creek PCN expands programming geared to health improvement

With the start of the fall season comes the launch of a…

 

BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School. From left are Grant Jorgenson, (chair of BGC Wolf Creek), Program Assistant Josie Pimm and Beth Reitz, executive director of the Ponoka Youth Centre, which is the legal name of an umbrella organization that includes the BGC of Wolf Creek. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held a grand opening on Sept. 22

‘The welcome and the interest in the program has been incredible already.’

 

Pictured here is Brianna Berthiaume, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District, who is taking a break from decorating Smile Cookies at the Lacombe Tim Hortons. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Big Brothers Big Sisters nearing end of ‘40 Mentors in 40 Days’ campaign

It’s been a hectic month for staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters…

 

Jeffrey Hanger, executive director of the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce. photo submitted

Plans continue to take shape for the Chamber’s Business and Community Awards Gala

Highlights include the Citizen of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeffrey Hanger, executive director of the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce. photo submitted
An open house for BGC Wolf Creek Lacombe was held Sept. 1 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School. Pictured here are Program Coordinator Melissa Tschirren and Program Assistant Josie Pimm.
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BGC of Wolf Creek Lacombe held an open house on Sept. 1

A grand opening is set for Sept. 22 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School

An open house for BGC Wolf Creek Lacombe was held Sept. 1 at Ecole Lacombe Upper Elementary School. Pictured here are Program Coordinator Melissa Tschirren and Program Assistant Josie Pimm.
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The team at Envision donated $2,500 to help the Tools for Schools program.

Tools for School program lands generous support

Envision Manufacturing and Supply donates $2,500

The team at Envision donated $2,500 to help the Tools for Schools program.
September marks the ‘40 Mentors in 40 Days’ campaign for Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express

Big Brothers Big Sisters is gearing up for ‘40 Mentors in 40 Days’

Businesses can also join the ‘Turn the Town Teal’ campaign to build awareness

September marks the ‘40 Mentors in 40 Days’ campaign for Lacombe and District Big Brothers Big Sisters. Mark Weber/Lacombe Express
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Talking to college students about drugs

By Nickolaus Hayes College students in Alberta are well on their journey…

  • Aug 11, 2022
It’s important to be open and honest with new college students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
Lacombe Museum offers a Mural Tour of the city's many downtown murals. (Photo courtesy of Lacombe & District Historical Society)

Explore Lacombe via the Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Fascinating treks through town run Friday and Saturday evenings

Lacombe Museum offers a Mural Tour of the city's many downtown murals. (Photo courtesy of Lacombe & District Historical Society)
There was a variety of vehicles on display at the Show and Shine set up as part of Lacombe Days. (Krista Comeau for the Lacombe Express)

PHOTOS: Lacombe Days

Lacombe Days was held from July 15 to 17.

There was a variety of vehicles on display at the Show and Shine set up as part of Lacombe Days. (Krista Comeau for the Lacombe Express)
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

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Lacombe Chambers of Commerce will recieve a federal grant to help small businesses develop into a online marketplace.

The Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce (LDCC) will receive $46,250 of federal shop local funding

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Lacombe City Council supports Echo Lacombe with location for pilot program

Echo Lacombe Association will run a pilot propgram on food rescue until November, 1, 2021

Photo Courtesy: Echo Lacombe Association logo.
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STAR Catholic School Division declines running pilot on K-6 draft curriculum

The Catholic school board conducted an in-depth analysis of the Education Alberta’s draft curriculum

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Katie Hodges, left, and Aubree Reynolds hold up one of the pictures they made and delivered during Christmas time. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Ponoka News carriers deliver more than the paper

Katie Hodges and Aubree Reynolds have become well-known on their route

Katie Hodges, left, and Aubree Reynolds hold up one of the pictures they made and delivered during Christmas time. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
CACAC strives to create a healthy and happy future for the children of Central Alberta and the greater community.

1,100 reasons to support Central Alberta children this Christmas

Annual lottery fundraiser will fund Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre’s vital work

  • Dec 7, 2020
CACAC strives to create a healthy and happy future for the children of Central Alberta and the greater community.
A display on the stage at the Ponoka Legion included a photo collage of Bob Hepp’s life, and some of his signature belongings. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

Bob Hepp remembered with culinary scholarship

Supper held in his honour at the Ponoka Legion Oct. 2

A display on the stage at the Ponoka Legion included a photo collage of Bob Hepp’s life, and some of his signature belongings. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival

Mark your calendars for Alberta Métis Fest, June 13

  • Jun 8, 2020
Alberta’s Métis celebrate vibrant culture with virtual festival
Sewing for safety during COVID-19

Sewing for safety during COVID-19

A Wetaskiwin local is sewing face masks for the vulnerable and front line workers.

Sewing for safety during COVID-19
The Cow Patti Theatre Company and the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre have teamed up for a youth production of AnnaMarie Lea’s “Much More Munsch”. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)
The Cow Patti Theatre Company and the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre have teamed up for a youth production of AnnaMarie Lea’s “Much More Munsch”. (Todd Colin Vaughan/LACOMBE EXPRESS)