Crafts for Cancer

June 3,4, and 5, 2011, found the Trochu Community Centre alive with the sounds of sewing machines, clicking of scissors and a lot of chatter and laughter. A crafting weekend was held as a fundraiser for The Weekend To End Women's Cancers. Twenty-eight women enjoyed a weekend of quilting, knitting, scrapbooking & card making; crafting into the wee hours of the morning. Besides crafting, they took part in many fundraising activities, draws, a silent auction, a bake sale, tarot readings, pedic

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Ralph Boyd Johnson Sings About Home

 

For Ralph Boyd Johnson's next album, it seems to be all about past inspirations. The title "1723 9th Street SW" is also the address of a historic house he once lived in, with whom he considers his biggest influence, Billy Cowsill.
Billy knew fame at a young age; playing guitar with his family band The Cowsills. The band saw success with hits such as "Hair," the title song to the 1968 musical Hair, as well as the 1979 film version of the musical, and "Indian Lake." TV's "The Partridge Family"

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Chillin with Dad, a program put on by the Kneehill Regional FCSS, ran for two days, June 2 in Trochu and June 9 in Linden. Both events were full, and Director Shelley Jackson said, "100% said it was fun and 100% said it provided a positive opportunity to spend some time together." Pictured above is Linden's Chillin with Dad session as father and sons build and paint a bird house together.

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Trochu's Big Tee included in Alberta Community Icon Passport

 

All across Alberta, small towns and big cities each have their claim to fame. Take Drumheller, home of the world's largest dinosaur, Vegreville with their giant Easter egg, or Airdrie's handcrafted Korean totem poles.
Travel Alberta and Woodlands County collaborated to create Alberta Community Icon Passport in 2010, as a way to promote these type of icons in communities throughout the province.
Interested travellers can acquire a passport from various locations throughout the province, or dow

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