Local history expert – and herself a part of the region’s storied past – Sheila Willis is the driving force behind a new app in development called History Check: Everything Needed to Explore Northern Alberta.
Barry Hannah, President of the Widewater Athletic Association presented Council with a donation in the amount of $45,000 for the Widewater Firehall Park. The donation was broken down with $35,000 allocated to implement playground/park features and enhancements, with an additional $10,000 to make the park/playground wheelchair accessible.
Need some time for your child to burn off energy before story time or just looking for a fun space to come and play? Parents with kids aged 0-6 are invited to check out the Parent Link Outreach programs located at the Widewater Complex and Smith School Gym. These are great, free drop-in play programs for parents and children.
Slave Lake's new Legacy Centre is a cultural gem in the region's crown. The Tree of Thanks that stands in the main foyer of the Legacy Centre pays homage to the individual and corporate donors who have helped make this remarkable and much-needed facility possible. The MD wishes to remind potential sponsors that "leaves" on the Legacy Centre's coveted Tree of Thanks are still available.
Becoming Albertan is a travel documentary, APP, website and thirty-two three minute vignettes by filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk which focus on experiences new Canadians and immigrants can have when they come to Alberta. Three of the videos in this spectacular series focus on some of our beloved local facilities and pastimes.
On May 29, Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service Firefighter Bruce Turnbull was awarded the Exemplary Service Medal in recognition of his outstanding conduct in the field. The Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, presented the award to Mr. Turnbull during a ceremony in Calgary. The MD extends heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Turnbull on the acknowledgement of his outstanding service. His passion and dedication are exemplary of the men ad women of our regional fire service.
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the devastating May 2011 Wildfires, the MD, the Town, the Sawridge, and the FireSmart Committee worked together to create a video highlighting the considerable achievements of the Lesser Slave Region since the event. The goal was to recognize and celebrate the collective achievements of the FireSmart Committee, the MD of Lesser Slave River, the Town of Slave Lake, and the Sawridge First Nation.