It’s time to dig out your old snowboards, skis, poles and boots for the Canadian Ski Patrol Swap ‘N’ Sale set for this weekend at Westerner Park. People can bring their items in for consignment on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., as well as Saturday or Sunday during the event. Used items will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, as part of the Red Deer Ski and Snowboard Show in the Stockmen’s Pavilion. Cost to get into the show, which will include booths on ski and snowboard equipment and clothing and trips, will be $6 per person, with children five and under getting in for free.
Two Central Alberta students have been named as recipients of the inaugural Martha Kostuch scholarships. In making the announcement, Kevin Warren, executive director of the Parkland Airshed Management Zone, said Sarah Connelly of Didsbury and Tyson Swain of Leslieville have been awarded scholarships of $1,500 each to pursue their studies. The scholarship was established in honour of the well-known environmentalist Kostuch of Rocky Mountain House, who made significant contributions on how environmental management policy was developed in Alberta, Warren said. Kostuch died last year. Connelly, is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biology at the University of British Columbia branch in Kelowna while Swain is enrolled in the environmental technology program at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. The scholarship was established to assist students graduating from high schools with the airshed’s boundaries. It recognizes the “outstanding environmental service and leadership as well as the promise of future achievement in environmental stewardship,” Warren said. The scholarship, in future years, will be worth $2,500. Warren said a donation this year helped top it up to a total of $3,000.