An ELEVATOR MINUTE In The Region

~ a personal view on this region’s assets by Dominique Vrolyk ~

I encourage you, dear reader, to seek the current version of the summertime Farmers’ Markets, the Christmas craft sales that we enjoy in our region, and throughout our country. In the City of Leduc, such a successful event ran for nineteen years in Early November, and in the past several years took place at Christ The King High School (CTK) on Rollyview Road. A Board ran this large, dynamic Christmas Sale with admirable energy, until it ran out of steam. As the story goes, board member Ann Neilsen, already a busy lady with her home care duties, delightful crafts and family, stepped to the plate and decided to do what it takes to keep it going.  Now renamed the LEDUC CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA, it promises to be just that: with more than 50 vendors, the Extravaganza will offer artsy home décor, knitted crafts, personal wear, candles, soaps, jewelry, baking, ceramics... most items being hand-made!  So mark the date:  Saturday November 3rd at Christ The King, from Noon to 8pm, will be a good place to start your Christmas shopping – and a great way to support local artisans-: FREE admission with a donation to the Food Bank, cash or non-perishable food items gratefully accepted!
 While this event is now a “tradition” in the City of Leduc, another Christmas Craft Sale will take place once again at the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC), within the much-anticipated Festival Of Trees, November 16-17.   On a November Saturday, the City of Wetaskiwin will showcase its own (and regional) artisans in a Christmas Sale that this writer could not find easily on the City’s website (www.wetaskiwin.ca). Thanks for supporting your local crafters who generously share their talents and vision!

More Stories:
  • Rundle’s Mission Lakeshore Lookout Dedicated MP Blaine Calkins joined with Rundle’s Mission Board, staff, and supporters to dedicate the Rundle’s Mission Lakeshore Lookout. A gazebo built beside the road at the top of the steep drop to Pigeon Lake so that all visitors, ...
  • The WildSide - Reality TV In Our Backyard Millet’s ‘WildSide’ is coming to WILD TV, Canada’s biggest outdoor network in 2015. The WildSide is a new reality show featuring Millet’s Jeff Stevenson and Tanner Bennett. The show will showcase the outdoor exploits of the ...
  • Just How Big Is The Oil & Gas Industry In Alberta? If you have ever wondered just how big Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry is, according to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) statistics page, Canada is ranked as the third largest producer of natural gas ...
  • Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre Submitted by Discovery Centre Alberta is oil. It’s our history, our economy, and our future. Leduc #1 is where the modern oil industry started in Alberta. On February 13th, 1947, the course of Alberta’s history changed forever ...
  • Comics — October 23, 2014
  • The Wild Side - A New Local TV Series Coming Soon Coming your way is a new television series, detailing the life of the average outdoorsman here in Alberta, the team they share the field with, and the families involved in accommodating their passion, named, ‘The WildSide’. ...
  • Tales From The Sewer Submitted by Jason Gariepy, Village of Thorsby CAO What do spoons, hockey pucks, and branches have in common? They were all found in Thorsby’s sewer lines during a recent flushing process. Ted Stewart of Thorsby Public Works ...
  • Council Notes From All Over Millet Stacie McKinney October 8, 2014 Public Hearings: Land -Use Bylaw Amendments -Public Hearing for Bylaw 2014/09: The purpose of Bylaw 2014/09 is to consider amendments to Bylaw 2011/05, being the Town of Millet Land ...
  • Fall Crocuses Dare Alberta Winters Canadian gardeners are known for their adventurous spirit. Not to climb mountains or hike in a foreign wilderness, but to sometimes introduce new plants in their gardens, year after year. Through the import of seeds and bulbs ...
  • Rising Starz Fundraiser For Make-A-Wish Set aside this Saturday, October 25th, for the First Annual Rising Starz Event, showcasing the talents of local performers with the intent to raise enough money to grant a wish to a wish child. The ‘magic’ of a wish can reinvigorate ...
  • Rosebrier 4H Beef Club It’s that time of the year, 4H has begun. We are all so excited to begin a new year with new calves. We have 19 members in our club this year. During our October meeting we held elections. Our Executive are as follows: Emilee ...
  • Leduc City’s Emergency Response Proves Effective In Dealing With Spill Leduc Fire Services responded to a chemical spill at the Leduc Recreation Centre (LRC) on Oct. 16, 2014. Fourteen firefighters, two pump trucks, one rescue truck and a command vehicle were dispatched to the LRC shortly after ...
  • The 2014 Calmar Firemen’s Ball Goes Country! This year, the 8th annual Calmar Firemen’s Ball did a 360 and went from the usual formal affair to a down home country casual theme, much to everyone’s liking! The evening began with an excellent meal with plenty of country ...
  • Leduc Sport Tourism Master Plan City of Leduc council has approved the city’s first Sport Tourism Master Plan and intends to use it to maintain its status as an elite sport tourism destination. Presenting the plan to council at its regular meeting Oct. ...
  • Medieval Fundraiser Immanuel Anglican Church in Wetaskiwin had a wonderful time with its second annual evening of Medieval Feasting and Entertainment. The evening was intended as a fundraiser for the church, and included a silent auction. The ...
  • CTK Grabs Lead! The Christ the King (CTK) girls’ volleyball team have insured themselves of a playoff spot in the Metro Edmonton High School Association’s Division 3. A victory over St. Joseph this week would see the Chargers finish first ...
  • Breton Stumbles On Monday, October 13th proved to be an unlucky day for the Bret-on Cougars. Needing a victory over the Buck Mountain Mustangs to gain a play-off spot, the team came up short. Earlier in the season the Cougars had defeated ...
  • County Funds For Club The Leduc Boys and Girls Club is looking for financial support from Leduc County before they consider adding user fees. During a presentation to council Oct. 13, Boys and Girls Club executive director Shawna Bissell asked ...
  • Waterworks Theatre Hosts A Night Of Blues, Blues And More Blues The third of four performances presented at the 2014 Kimto Stage Fall concert series, held on October 18th at the Wetaskiwin Waterworks Theatre, continues to provide the community with awesome entertainment at a very affordable ...
  • Irlen Syndrome Often Misdiagnosed October 20-24 is Irlen Awareness Week in Canada. What is Irlen, most of us would ask? With modern medical advances, some ailments and illnesses are now diagnosed more accurately, such as the Irlen Syndrome, also called Scotopic ...




 
  • Leduc Radio Ad
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia