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Earlybird volunteers at Songbird Festival on May 27 had pancakes, sausage and coffee ready for bleary-eyed birders. Thus fortified, visitors to the 22nd annual event went off on tours of the banding lab, went on bird ID walks, built birdhouses,…

MJ Kristoff of the Lesser Slave Forest Education Society leads a Songbird Festival group on a hike called ‘Nature’s Toolkit.’
EGW Drama Club hits the stage

Kristine Dana as Willy Wonka in the E.G. Wahlstrom Drama club production of Willy Wonka Kids, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Oompa Loompas Brooke Evernden and Reese McRee in Willy Wonkas Kids, in the matinee performance on June…
Smith School students show off their leadership

Leader staff Smith School held its annual Leadership Day event on May 27. The Leader was there and took some photos, as well as taking part in a tour of various classroom displays. We’ll let the pictures do the talking…
High achievers at Whitecap

Several of Whitecap Chev Buick GMC’s techs received recognition recently through the GM Tech Guild Program. According to Jill Gongos of Whitecap, “the Guild Awards are General Motors’ Achievement Awards for courses/tests taken throughout the year as part of the…
Desperados waiting for a bail

The Friends for Learning Society of Slave Lake held its Jail and Bail fundraiser in the rain last Friday. When The Leader visited, Shawn Gramlich and Bruce Allarie were working their phones hard, trying to drum up bail money.

Dennis Stelmack, the founder of a project he calls ‘ControlAltDelete Climate Change,’ made a presentation to students at St. Mary of the Lake School in Slave Lake on May 29, sponsored by SL Ford. Stelmack talked about climate change and…
Pies at a cake auction?

Actually they are cakes, made by Kayla Kashuba for the Roland Michener grad class cake auction fundraiser on May 26. Over $12,000 was raised to help cover graduation expenses. The RMS grad is June 30 this year.
Pie in the face for a good cause

Slave Lake ATB employees set aside their dignity for a bit of fun and fundraising last week for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. People paid money to stick cream pies in the faces of the bank staff members, including this one,…
Dog Walk fundraiser

The Animal Rescue Committee (ARC) of Slave Lake held its annual Dog Walk fundraiser on Sunday, May 28. Despite stiff competition from other events that day, there was a good turnout of people (over 80 by one estimate) and a…
Acting up at school

Superheroes invaded Roland Michener Secondary School’s senior high gym last week. Grade 8 students from Mrs. Ottenbreit’s drama class channeled their inner caped-crusaders and put on a short one-act show titled ‘Superhero Issues.’ The Grade 10 class performed ‘13 Ways…
Skipping for a cause

E.G. Wahlstrom School students got their heartbeats up last week during a Jump Rope for Heart event at the school. The Leader hears the kids fundraised around $11,500, which will be going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Joe McWilliams Lakeside Leader Whitecap Chevrolet Buick GMC wants to let its customers and the community in general know how much it appreciates all the support over the past year. That’s why on Friday, June 2, owner Colin Parada and…
Thanks for everything

Community and church members got together at the Slave Lake Alliance Church on Sunday to send Pastor Tracy Ottenbreit and his family off in style. He takes up a new pastoring post in Nanaimo B.C. in a few weeks. Ottenbreit…
Landon Persson fund donates

The Landon Persson Memorial Fund recently donated $500 to the Slave Lake Native Friendship Centre. Accepting for the Friendship Centre is Rachel Leroux. Presenting the cheque are Coralee, Parker and Logan Persson, along with Lacey, Bree and Madi Gramlich.
Rotary Library hosts second ‘storybook walk’

Katrina Owens Lakeside Leader In case you’re wondering what those story book pages are doing up in various businesses downtown, it’s because the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is hosting its second storybook walk. “As we had a…