Last week 45 firefighters from Alberta were sent to help fight the wildfires in Oregon. Two of the firefighters are from the Slave Lake Forest Area. Shawna Lund of Slave Lake and Chris Carew of Wabasca are en route to Pendleton, Oregon
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.
“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.
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.
Canadian country music star Gord Bamford will be lighting it up at Sunset Place in Slave Lake on Aug. 22. That’s the answer to the teaser town councillor Shawn Gramlich dropped at a council meeting a few weeks ago. ‘Something big’ was about all he would say at the time.
On July 28 Gramlich let the cat out of the bag, so to speak. He – or to be more accurate, the Slave Lake Regional Tourism Society – announced Bamford would play a ‘drive-in concert,’ for 170 vehicles at a time.
Around 60 students graduated from Roland Michener Senior Secondary School this year. That included those from the Lakeside Outreach, which comes under the RMSS administration.
As usual, a long list of scholarships accompanied the Roland Michener School graduation ceremonies.
One of the biggest factors in graduation style this year in Slave Lake area is grad class size.
With only five grads, Slave Lake Koinonia Christian School will be holding a family only outdoor grad with under 50 people.
Judging by what restaurant managers told us last week, re-opening their shops to sit-down dining has been well-received. Even at 50 per cent capacity, it is a welcome return to something like normalcy.