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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.
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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.
City of Wetaskiwin kicks off “Light Up Wetaskiwin” with light display at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Making spirits ‘bright’: Light Up Wetaskiwin contest kicks off

Up to $3000 in cash prizes available to the top 11 decorated homes and businesses.

City of Wetaskiwin kicks off “Light Up Wetaskiwin” with light display at Wetaskiwin City Hall. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union donates $500 to The Open Door, on Nov. 26, 2020. Deanna Beck (right) with Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton (left) with The Open Door.

Vision Credit Union donates to The Open Door

Deanna Beck with Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton with The Open Door.

  • Nov 30, 2020
Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union donates $500 to The Open Door, on Nov. 26, 2020. Deanna Beck (right) with Wetaskiwin Vision Credit Union presented the cheque to Jessica Hutton (left) with The Open Door.
Pipestone Community committee members and core rink volunteers each put in 600 hours of volunteer work to renovate the Pipestone Community Rink this year. From left to right: Andy Dansereau, Colton Huber, James Huber, and Dave Pockrant. Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer.

New renovations complete on Pipestone Community Outdoor Skating Rink

New boards and chain-link fence on sides of rink to reduce puck loss.

Pipestone Community committee members and core rink volunteers each put in 600 hours of volunteer work to renovate the Pipestone Community Rink this year. From left to right: Andy Dansereau, Colton Huber, James Huber, and Dave Pockrant. Shaela Dansereau/Pipestone Flyer.
Millet Fire Department 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.

Millet Fire Department hosts “Light it Up for Liam” event

The Millet Fire Department is lighting up the fire hall this season with holiday spirit.

Millet Fire Department 2019. Photo/ Pipestone Flyer.
From right to left: Bill Elliot, Chair of the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation, Frank Dyck, Mark Dyck, Rob Dyck, and Cam Dyck. Submitted/ Rob Dyck.

Local insurance agencies donate $100,000 to the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation

Dyck Insurance and Wawanesa partnered for the generous donation.

From right to left: Bill Elliot, Chair of the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation, Frank Dyck, Mark Dyck, Rob Dyck, and Cam Dyck. Submitted/ Rob Dyck.
Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86, Wetaskiwin RCMP, and City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam marched to the Cenotaph at 50 ave to lay wreaths and pay their respects for those who served for our freedom. Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Br.86.

Wetaskiwin remembers: virtual service held by Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion

The Wetaskiwin Legion held their annual Remembrance Day service virtually this year.

Members of the Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Branch #86, Wetaskiwin RCMP, and City of Wetaskiwin Mayor Tyler Gandam marched to the Cenotaph at 50 ave to lay wreaths and pay their respects for those who served for our freedom. Facebook/ Wetaskiwin Royal Canadian Legion Br.86.
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Loki’s Car Club hosted Monsters & Motors for Halloween

The event, held at Spruce View Car Wash, was a COVID friendly option for trick-or-treating

Photo/ Looking Back Photography
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Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer
Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer

Halloween spirit out in the City of Wetaskiwin

City of Wetaskiwin residents show off their Halloween decorations

Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer