Saying goodbye to 2018 – July

July 11, 2018 –
Bad weather didn’t dampen anyone’s good spirits at McLennan’s Canada Day Celebration
Due to wet weather, McLennan Canada Day celebrations took place at the Elks Hall rather the scheduled location at Kimiwan Lake Birdwalk and Northern Alberta Railway Museum.
However, while it was a somewhat different celebration than the anticipated sitting outdoors on deck chairs and enjoying the barbeque, childrens games and music, it was no less of a celebration.
With a few modifications with the flag raising ceremony most of the other scheduled activities went ahead as planned.

July 18, 2018 –
Girouxville Enhancement Committee’s local rink project receives a $2,000 Corteva Agriscience grant
The Girouxville Enhancement Committee refurbishment project to develop the local skating rink into a year-round community sports and recreation facility is now closer to reality as work on the project begins this summer.
The Town of Girouxville has approved moving the hockey rink to where the former curling rink stood at the same site and the boards around the existing structure have already been removed.
In addition to the work getting underway, the Girouxville Enhancement Committee project received an additional impetus with a $2000 grant from Corteva Agriscience.
Corteva Agriscience, which was formerly called Pioneer Hi-Bred is the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

July 25, 2018 –
Higher than anticipated attendance at SARDA’s Summer Field School 2018
Approximately 75 producers, primarily from the region, attended the Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration Association (SARDA) 2018 Summer Field School on July 19.
The annual Summer Field School is a gathering of producers and specialists to address a wide range of issues, discuss current developments and impart up-to-date information and expertise.
Established in 1986, SARDA works within the municipal districts of Smoky River, Greenview, Northern Sunrise County, Big Lakes County and the County of Grande Prairie.
SARDA’s mission is “To facilitate the transfer of unbiased ideas and information between research institutions, industry and agricultural producers.”
To fully realize its objectives, SARDA considers it vital that the information is not just available but that the information is getting out to producers so they can make informed decisions as they move forward.
This year’s Summer Field School also celebrated the grand opening of a new SARDA Ag Research building where a number of exhibits were on display and at 6pm a prime rib barbeque was served with live entertainment by musical duo, Small Town Drifters.


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