The Slave Lake Minor Soccer Association recently received a $5,000 donation from the Slave Lake Kinettes, to help cover costs in the upcoming season. Presenting the cheque for the Kinettes is Jill Shepherd, left, to Tasha Albert of SLMSA. Albert says something new this season is a competitive option, as opposed to simply house league soccer. The plan at this point is to host another town’s team (or teams) and then visit to play in the other community, plus attend one away tournament. Albert says the board hopes to grow the competitive side of things year to year. Other news from Minor Soccer is that fees are up to reflect higher insurance costs. Albert says the board hopes to be able to reduce the fees for next year, and with recent generous community donations, it looks as though that will be possible.