Play shows love overcomes in the end

The Eatonia Oasis Players performed Allocating Annie at the Eatonia Community Hall, giving audiences plenty to laugh about

Play shows love overcomes in the endKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A rare version of a love triangle played out on stage last week in Eatonia where the community theatre group put on a show for crowds on three nights. The Eatonia Oasis Players theatre group performed its rendition of the play “Allocating Annie” by Rick Abbot over three nights from…

Best-selling author shares his message in Kindersley

Former politician Doug Griffiths believes community building is the most important job a person can do

Best-selling author shares his message in KindersleyKenneth Brown of The Crossroads National best-selling author Doug Griffiths (13 Ways to Kill Your Community) has delivered his message to an eager audience at an event in Kindersley. Griffiths, who was raised on a ranch at Coronation, Alta., gave his presentation to a packed room on Nov. 21 at the Norman Ritchie Community Centre.…

Historical Society annual Christmas in November a success

For the 11th year, Frances McManus of LaBelle Boutique curated the Christmas in November fashion show, a glittering part of the evening

Historical Society annual Christmas in November a successThe local museum, the Prairie West Historical Society, held its 11th annual Christmas In November on Saturday, Nov. 17. The evening has been deemed a success with many great comments about the meal, the fashion show and the silent auction. Lacey Owens, who was slated to speak, unfortunately was called out of town due to…

Dancers shake booties to support a cause

The second annual Ballroom Blitz has helped to raise more than $36,000 for the Eatonia Centennial Committee

Dancers shake booties to support a causeKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A group of trained dancers and their celebrity partners have competed and entertained a large crowd at a special fundraiser held last weekend in Eatonia. The second annual Ballroom Blitz event took place on Nov. 10 at the Eatonia Community Hall. The event has helped to raise more than $36,000…

Art auction fundraiser goes well for agency

West Central Abilities provides services to adults in the region living with disabilities

Art auction fundraiser goes well for agencyKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The work of artists and contributors in the area has gone up for auction to help raise money for a much-needed building project for a regional agency. West Central Abilities Inc., an agency that provides services to adults in the region living with disabilities, held an inaugural Art Extravaganza fundraiser…

Gulliver takes students to space

Two professional director-actors helped students from ECS present a theatrical version of Gulliver’s Travels with a twist

Gulliver takes students to spaceKenneth Brown of The Crossroads Students at Eston Composite School (ECS) have experienced the thrill of working with theatre professionals to make a play happen in only five days. Two professional director-actors from Missoula Children’s Theatre helped a group of students from ECS to learn and present a theatrical version of Gulliver’s Travels with a…

Volunteers host a successful fall fair at Burstall

Event featured trade show, silent auction and garage sale, plenty of popular food and chain saw carving

Volunteers host a successful fall fair at BurstallBy Joan Janzen of The Crossroads Burstall hosted their 37th annual fall fair on Saturday, Sept. 8, beginning with a parade at 11 o’clock a.m. A featured event for the day was Marina Cole’s personal wood carvings, and she did not disappoint anyone who watched her wield a chain saw and carve creations out of…

Emmett still smiling despite uphill battle

Local event raises $26,696 for Ausmus family as they continue to cope with son's health problems

Emmett still smiling despite uphill battleS. Andreas of The Crossroads When the Ausmus family headed to Edmonton for Emmett’s third open heart surgery April 19, they were full of hope and powered by prayer. Little did they know how tested these tools would be. Emmett, son of Doug and Michelle Ausmus, was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. This is…

Funny, original play presented in Kerrobert

The three friends do all the things that drive people crazy at a theatre, including flossing during the movie

Funny, original play presented in KerrobertKenneth Brown of The Crossroads There was plenty of laughter abound in Kerrobert last weekend when the Prairieland Players presented an original play to audiences on three nights. The theatre group presented a comedy titled Meet Me at the Lux to crowds from April 26-28 at the Prairieland Community Centre (PCC). The shows on Friday…

No Body Like Jimmy on local stage

Plenty and District Community Players offer comedy with plenty of humour – and a body

No Body Like Jimmy on local stageKenneth Brown of The Crossroads The latest theatre production by the Plenty and District Community Players has brought death to life on stage in an interesting and oblivious manner. The theatre group performed its rendition of a play called No Body Like Jimmy, written by Burton Bumgarner, over three nights on April 20-22 at the…