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Last updateSat, 17 Mar 2018 3pm

CBAC swimmers post personal bests

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    Swim Alberta held their short course Southern Alberta Provincials in Calgary this past weekend.
    Nathan Dobell, Ava Harrington, Shane Issler, Annika Lassen. Emily Martin & Keely Martin all had qualifying times to represent CBAC at this Meet.
    “We had a good showing,” said coach Sheila Martin. “It’s always exciting to have them qualify for provincials from our small club so I was happy with the results.”
    Dobell had three top finishes and four personal best times.
    Martin came out in 6th place for the 50 Metre Backstroke and broke four of her personal best times.
    Issler claimed gold in 100 metre Butterfly, silver in 50 metre Butterfly and 8th in the 50 meter Backstroke.
    Harrington was the star of the show by capturing four silver medals in 50, 100 & 200 metre Freestyle and 100 meter Butterfly. Harrington, who just turned 12 last week, had five new best times, one of which was a 13 year old Western Canadian qualifying time. She will be attending the Swim Alberta Championships Meet in Edmonton in March.
    “They just need to keep reaching for those provincial qualifying times, it’s sort of their goal but most importantly we just want each swimmer to improve their personal times,” said Martin. “So even though they are competing against one another, they are always trying to improve their own times,” said Martin.
    The club attended an Invitational meet this past weekend in Lethbridge where they competed in their first long course meet this season.
    Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18 is the Long Course Provincials in Edmonton for both southern and northern Alberta.  
    The 10 month swimming season will come to a close in June with finalists further competing into the middle of July.

Local author publishes first book


    An area writer has teamed up with her peers to deliver a series of novels to stir your heart, in time for Stampede.
    Carol (CG) Furst has published her first novel Eden’s Charm. It will be included in the series Women of Stampede with six other romance writers.
    “I belong to the Calgary Association of Romance Writers of America (CARWA) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). A trio of authors from the Calgary Chapter came up with the idea of writing the romance series and invited me to join them.”
    She explains that each book will be an individual story. While it is a series, the only unifying element will be the Calgary Stampede.
    According to the Women of Stampede website, “If you love romance novels with a western flair, look no further than the Women of Stampede Series. Calgary, Red Deer, Drumheller and Edmonton authors have teamed up to create seven contemporary romance novels loosely themed around The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.”
    The group began to explore the idea about a year ago and the membership of published writers include Maeve Buchanan, Shelley Kassian, Katie O’Connor, Alyssa Linn Palmer, Nicole Roy and Brenda Sinclair. They are all Alberta based.
    Furst has made a career of writing. After studying Journalism, she worked as a copywriter for radio. Writing romance came after.
    “This is my debut novel, I started writing about five years ago,” she said. “I have written one other novel, but I haven’t published it yet. It has been quite a journey learning to do all this,” she said.

Drumheller Scouts make their way north

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    The Drumheller Scouts are looking to the community for help towards their upcoming Northwest Territories trip in March.
    The 30th annual Yellowknife Scouts Snowmobile Camp located at Hidden Lake will allow scouts a chance to grow and learn from each other and their experiences.
    The group of four consisting of two scout youth and two lead scouters requires a total of $5945 to make this trip a reality.
    “We try to provide the youth with an environment where they can grow as rounded individuals so what we are looking for is to try to give them opportunities where they can grow in citizenship, spirituality, and physically, mental, and social activities,” explained Bill Given, scouter of the club.
    The quad will fly to Yellowknife on March 15 where they will stay until March 21.
    During their time they will team up with the Yellowknife Scouts and Venturers to go ice fish under the northern lights and test out dog-sledding.
    Each scout will earn at least two ‘North of 60’ Scout Badges for sewing fur and snowmobiling which are not available anywhere else in Canada. They are also going to learn about cold water and winter survival skills, emergency and signal fires, the northern fur industry and ancestral history.
    The group is already sewing seal skin gloves for their excursion.
    Once they return from northern Canada, any donor who contributes funds will have the chance to see a slideshow of all the different things the four experienced.
    “We’re going to show some photos and have the youth talk a little bit about their experiences, what they did and what they learned,” said Given.
    Scouts Canada is a program meant for children and teens ages 11 to 14. The Drumheller area has 12 youth in total in the group.
    “We’re trying to force them out of their comfort zone while getting that physical activity and that social interaction as well,” said Given.
    The scouts also have another trip to Kananaskis country this summer.

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