Organized by the Slave Lake Tourism Society, the Gord Bamford ‘Hang In There’ drive-in concert on Aug. 22 went better than expected, says town councillor Shawn Gramlich. Expecting to lose about $5,000 on it, they actually ended up a bit in the black.
Georgina Moore has taken a break from dancing and teaching in the ‘Big Apple’ to teach in Slave Lake.
Originally from Red Deer, Moore has danced professionally and taught dance for the last six years in New York City.
With challenges caused by COVID-19, the Slave Lake Child Care Society was too busy to organize the fifth annual Colour (Rush) Fun Run and BBQ, so the Rotary Club of Slave Lake stepped up to the plate. It is a very colourful event, with runners and walkers going through clouds of coloured powder at various stations along the run.
“We got 100 per cent positive feedback,” says Sheila Willis, one of the organizers of Rumble Alberta North Poker Rally.
From concept to final prizes, Willis and her cohorts had 28 days to get together a poker rally with routes across Northern Alberta.
Since last fall, the question of where the Mat Program will be held has been up in the air. As of August 27, it is moving forward with the paperwork to move into the old Parent Link building on 3 Ave. NE in Slave Lake.
Pet Valu is one of the new stores opening in the mall attached to No Frills in Slave Lake. It will likely open mid-October. The store is owned by the corporation, which hopes to find a manager and staff from the community.
Slave Lake, Kinuso and Smith school offices will be re-opening this week, with classes starting this week (Aug. 31). However, the first week of classes will be a bit different than normal because not everyone will attend every day. Also, throughout the year, drop-off and pick-up times are staggered.
As reported earlier, renovations to the downtown mall in Slave Lake have (mostly) to do with two new tenants setting up shop there. One is Dollarama and the other is Pet Value. As of last week, the Dollarama site is finished on the outside; what’s left now – according to mall owner Matt Stokes – is for the tenant to fix up the internal space and open for business.
New child support services are up and running in Slave Lake. This replaces Parent Link which closed in March.
“You really can’t compare them,” says Lindsay Davis, executive director of Children’s Resource Centre. The new program has “more targeted and intensive services.”
Ice user groups got the lowdown last week on the Town of Slave Lake’s plans for running the indoor ice rinks this season.
It starts with a later-than-usual date (or dates) for ice installation. And then it gets very strange, with guidelines for reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 being the dominant factor.