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Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad Jessop as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad Jessop as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.

Wetaskiwin locals make Christmas dinner for 24/7 Integrated Response Hub

Full turkey dinner and sides donated to Wetaskiwin’s Integrated Response Hub this Christmas.

Harold Sharkey, Leanne Meyers and Brad King as they shopped to gather ingredients and supplies for the Christmas dinner they prepared for the Hub. Submitted/ Harold Sharkey.
Photo/ Wetaskiwin Community Engagement Committee

Light Up Wetaskiwin Contest winners announced

Voters have made their decision on winners of the Light Up Wetaskiwin contest.

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Firefighters walk across Pigeon Lake in show of support for Chief battling cancer
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Wetaskiwin’s Santa Claus Parade took place Dec. 19, 2020. Photo/ Shannon Cymbaluk.

Wetaskiwin’s Santa Claus Parade lights up City Streets

Santa and his reindeers visited the City of Wetaskiwin for the Santa Claus.

Wetaskiwin’s Santa Claus Parade took place Dec. 19, 2020. Photo/ Shannon Cymbaluk.
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.

Wetaskiwin boy tracks down his favourite garbage man to give him a Christmas gift

Community gets behind local Wetaskiwin mom and son in their quest to find Gary the garbage man.

3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
 3-year-old Nathaniel O’Blenis holding the chocolate bear that Gary the garbage man gave him. Photo/ Amanda O’Blenis.
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VIDEO: Ermineskin First Nation Candy Cane Lane drive-thru

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Ermineskin First Nation created a two-day…

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Photo by Andrea Swainson

Sounds of the Season: Together in Song

A virtual Christmas Concert by local performers presented by Sylvan Lake News

Photo by Andrea Swainson
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Family Resource Network offering support on parenting during COVID-19

Family Resource Network of Wetaskiwin, Ponoka, Rimbey and surrounding areas shares helpful resources

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Local Mary Kay Independent Consultants, Bonnie Dickau (right) and Sherry Seale (centre) promoted an Adopt a Grandparent Program which resulted in all 78 residents of Wetaskiwin Long Term Care receiving lotions and fuzzy socks this Christmas. Recreational Therapist, Sudra Devara (left) accepted the gifts on behalf of Wetaskiwin Long Term Care.
Local Mary Kay Independent Consultants, Bonnie Dickau (right) and Sherry Seale (centre) promoted an Adopt a Grandparent Program which resulted in all 78 residents of Wetaskiwin Long Term Care receiving lotions and fuzzy socks this Christmas. Recreational Therapist, Sudra Devara (left) accepted the gifts on behalf of Wetaskiwin Long Term Care.
Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation

Santa visits Maskwacis with the help of Maskwacis RCMP

Maskwacis RCMP assisted Santa on his mission to hand out toys to the children of Maskwacis.

Photo/ Facebook: Samson Cree Nation
Millet Fire Hall lit up on Dec. 12, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Millet Fire Hall lit up on Dec. 12, 2020. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
The Millet Fire Department took to the streets in April to spread positivity, and they will be making the rounds again on Dec. 17, 2020 with lights and Christmas music to spread cheer and collect donations for the Millet Food Bank. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Millet Community Food Bank holding multiple donation initiatives this Christmas

Millet Food Bank has been creative with how to get enough donations this holiday season.

The Millet Fire Department took to the streets in April to spread positivity, and they will be making the rounds again on Dec. 17, 2020 with lights and Christmas music to spread cheer and collect donations for the Millet Food Bank. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)

Brightly lit Sylvan Lake house a local holiday tradition

Locals look forward to the holiday spectacle put together every year at Ramie and Alexis Tucker’s

The home of Ramie and Alexis Tucker, located at 97 Lakeway Blvd., is a brightly lit holiday spectacle, one the locals look forward to every year. (Photo Submitted)
Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)

Rimbey United Church keeping local holiday tradition alive

A small group of women worked with Tom Ford to bake and sell his holiday fruit cakes this year

Tom Ford poses for a photo alongside some of the fruit cake which was made using his super secret recipe. ford has been making and selling the Christmas cake for 19 years, but since moving into the Manor he agreed to allow ladies at the United Church to make it for him. (Photo by Leah Bousfield)
“Three Generations Ribbon Skirt” sewn by Melody Cardinal and photographed by Darlene Hildebrant. (Photo submitted)

Ponoka and Maskwacis women share meaning of ribbon skirts

By Chevi Rabbit For Ponoka News Indigenous ribbon skirts have become a…

“Three Generations Ribbon Skirt” sewn by Melody Cardinal and photographed by Darlene Hildebrant. (Photo submitted)
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New skate and ski trails in the City of Wetaskiwin this winter

Outdoor skating rinks open in the City and County of Wetaskiwin.

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Loki’s Car Club hosting its first annual holiday toy drive. File photo.

Loki’s Car Club hosting its first annual holiday toy drive

Local Wetaskiwin businesses set up as toy drive drop off locations.

Loki’s Car Club hosting its first annual holiday toy drive. File photo.
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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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Executive Director and Co-Founder of Rock Soup Craig Haavalsen is sleeping in a tent outside Rock Soup’s location until the Go Fund Me for Rock Soup raises $10,000. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Putting normalcy into asking for help: New non-profit sets up in Wetaskiwin

Rock Soup non-profit is a new secular Food Bank putting down roots in Wetaskiwin.

Executive Director and Co-Founder of Rock Soup Craig Haavalsen is sleeping in a tent outside Rock Soup’s location until the Go Fund Me for Rock Soup raises $10,000. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.