Wild West at Sylvan
The Town of Sylvan Lake will celebrate its 98th birthday on Saturday by transporting visitors back to the Wild West. The annual 1913 Days celebration kicks off with the Sylvan Lake Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast at 7 to 11 a.m. at the Fire Hall. One of the highlights of the event is always the 1913 Days Parade, following its regular route, starting at 1 p.m. (check website for details). Many charitable events will also occur (including a barbecue at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. raising funds for the Red Cross Slave Lake Relief Fund) and great food will be available. Activities for children are on tap as well. Craft centres, rides, and Toonie Bowling at the Railside Bowl and Pool punctuate an effort to engage the youth of Sylvan Lake in the festivities. Saturday’s events close with a Night at the Movies in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 10:15 p.m. The outdoor family film night will feature Rango. The Enviro Expo and Fish Fry takes place at the West Railway Park Promenade on Friday and several events will happen on Sunday, such as a Free Family Swim at the Aquatic Centre. For a full list of events and addresses, visit sylvanlake.ca.
The fight to end diabetes continues and we are reminded that insulin is not a cure. The Central Alberta Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes is happening at Heritage Ranch (25 Riverview Park) on Sunday, June 26, at 2:30 p.m. (registration begins at 1 p.m.). Corporate groups, community organizations, families, school classes, and individuals in Central Alberta are encouraged to assemble teams for the five-km walk (rain or shine), which will raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. A celebratory dinner will conclude the day’s events. Team captains can register their squad and start raising donations now by visiting jdrf.ca.
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