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Talia Mouallem, 2, sits on Santa Claus’ lap during his visit to the Slave Lake Parent-Link Centre on Dec. 15. She brought a craft that has Santa’s likeness with her to show him.

Whitefish Lake First Nation is providing a place for children to play, thanks to a $125,000 Community Facility Enhancement Program grant from the Alberta government. Lesser Slave Lake MLA Danielle Larivee, centre right, and Government of Alberta Indigenous Relations minister…

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently donated $1,000 worth of toys to the Santas Anonymous program at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Pictured are Breeley and Madison Gramlich and Logan and Parker Persson with the toys. “They thoroughly enjoyed…
Finally!

The Rotary Club’s Grey Cup pool winners’ list is now official. Last week the cheques were handed out, but the only one of the 10 winners to show up for the photo was Jerry Wallsten, right, one of two $500…
Jingle all the way

Eighteen people participated in this year’s Jingle Bell Fun Run on Dec. 3. The 3.2 km run kicked off at the Legacy Centre. The run raised $310 for the North-West United Way Society. The money will go be used toward…
Helping a good cause

Residents of Vanderwell Heritage Place in Slave Lake have been collecting toys and food for the Santas Anonymous and food bank programs at the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Last Wednesday several of them, along with lodge staff members, posed…

Several residents attended the Farmer’s Market at the Multi Recreation Centre CNRL Fieldhouse in Slave Lake on Dec. 2. There were a lot of different types of goods to browse including the pictured baked goods.
As promised…

The Slave Lake Adult Education Committee (SLAEC) last week presented the proceeds from its Christmas Craft Sale to the people who run Santas Anonymous (SA) and the Slave Lake Food Bank. The donations were evenly split – $2,020 apiece. Making…
Happening in the community

The Abundant Life Worship Centre held their annual Christmas Banquet on Dec. 3 at the church. Those that attended enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the fixings. There was also a program for the evening which included reading The Christmas…
Ready for stringing

If making Christmas ‘swag’ was your thing, there was plenty to work with at the Christmas In the Park event at the Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation on Dec. 9. Including this basin of baubles.

Chris Brown and Ed Procyshyn stepped up to the griddle to help out at the pancake breakfast put on by the Town of Slave Lake FCSS department for area seniors. The weather might have kept a few away, but about…
Local band looking forward to first paying gig

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader The Jackpines…. Have you heard of them? Maybe not, even if you have heard of Old Devils and Dead Rebels, which is what the Slave Lake musical group called itself for a while. Visitors to open…
Another major minor musical afoot at E.G. Wahlstrom School

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Attendees at the recent Slave Lake Musical Theatre Association production of ‘100 Lunches’ probably noticed the dazzling performance by Andrea Avery, as theatre critic Charity Starr. ‘Who is this person?’ was the question in many minds.…
Painting, cookies, free skates, Frost Fest  and more

Town programs coming up Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Things are stretched a bit thin at the Town of Slave Lake Community Services department these days. Program coordinator Jill Shepherd, for example, has been spending most of her time filling in…

Story time at the library with the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society last Tuesday morning looked more like show and tell time, with participating kiddies being treated to interesting items like a fox fur, a stuffed loon, feathers, moose antlers…