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Rosebud School of Arts grads grab lead roles in Christmas play

    Both Aaron Krogman and Cassia Schramm have been busy performers since graduating from Rosebud School of the Arts (RSA). 
    This Christmas, both actors play the lead roles in Rosebud Theatre’s Christmas show The Gifts of the Magi, opening November 4, 2011.
    Krogman graduated from RSA in 2008 and The Gifts of the Magi marks his 7th appearance on the Rosebud stage as a guest artist. He has also acted in an independent production of David French’s A Soldier’s Heart at the Epcor Centre in Calgary, and a powerful new production about human trafficking called She Has A Name which is now in the planning stages of a Canadian tour. 
    “It’s crazy...but awesome! I’m so pleased to be living this kind of life in the arts. I don’t have a home, but that’s just fine for right now,” says Krogman with a smile.
    A recent graduate of the Rosebud School of the Arts, Schramm is already busy touring theatre productions to schools with two shows, The Amazing Adventures of Clara and Jacques and Justice For Breakfast. She spends a lot of time on the road.  Brimming with excitement she says, “It’s a blessing to actually be a working artist. It’s a crazy thing to be able to say ‘I’m an actor’...because it’s true. It’s such a blast!”
    In addition to their talents as actors, Krogman and Schramm are both gifted singer/songwriters. Schramm’s first album Let The Music In was released in May, and Krogman’s first album will be coming out later this year. Their musical gifts are put to work in The Gifts of the Magi.
    The Gifts of the Magi explores the challenges this loving couple face as they secretly secure the ideal Christmas gift for each other.
    Along the way they meet the jovial Soapy (favourite Rosebud funny-man, Mike Thiessen), a homeless man who wants nothing more than the warmth of jail for Christmas, and Willy (Natalie Gauthier), a street newspaper vendor who sees deeper than the headlines she sells.
    We also get to know many other New Yorkers through the numerous incarnations of City Him (Joel Stephanson) and City Her (Laura Gillespie). The Gifts of the Magi gently reminds us of the power of love and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
    The Gifts of the Magi is a magical musical story for the entire family that will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart as you search for your personal Christmas star.
    The Gifts of the Magi is based on the story by O. Henry, book by Mark St. Germain, music by Randy Courts and lyrics by Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain. It runs at Rosebud Theatre from November 4 through December 23, 2011. For tickets and show times call 1-800-267-7553 or visit www.rosebudtheatre.com.


Bracelets dedicated to young Drumheller man supporting diabetes research

    A young Drumheller man who died before his time is being remembered through a bracelet reminding others to live life to the fullest.
    Jarrett Bosch passed away in his sleep on August 18, 2010, at the age of 18. The young man was community minded and was involved in scouts and music, and had a knack for computers. He graduated from St. Anthony’s School in 2009.
    He was also a type 1 diabetic and every year he would canvass for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
    Not long after Bosch passed away, his cousin Kelly Perratt and her family began a campaign selling bracelets in his memory and to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
    The bracelets are simple. They are inscribed with Jarrett’s initials and the line ‘Live Life To The Fullest.’ A number of shops in Drumheller including Wal-Mart, Big Country Dental, The Chop Shop, Riverside Value Drug Mart and Badlands Choppers make the bracelets available.
    In about a year the campaign raised $1,000 for the Canadian Diabetes Association.
    Last week Perratt presented the funds to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

32nd Annual Delia Fall Fair held

    The 32nd  Annual Delia Fall Fair was held October 15. There was a large crowd, many from outside the community. This year the Ag Society celebrated the founding of Highland in 1911. The CNR made its first survey of the Village and named it Highland, as it was the highest point on the rail line between Calgary and Saskatoon. In 1913 the name changed to Delia and it was incorporated as a village the next year.
    The Fair day started off with a parade at 11 a.m. This involved antique tractors, machinery and equipment, and vehicles. Horses led the parade with children on colourful decorated bikes. The parade will be expanded next year – so keep that in mind.
    It was great to see all the entries in Horticulture by our farmers, others entries were down in some sections and up in others. The center of the Fair is the Bench Show and the reason the Ag Society receives granting, so we appreciate the time taken to enter the various classes. 
    The kids were busy with a carnival, face painting and the climbing wall. From all reports, they had a good time. 
    There were 20 different venues of commercial and non commercial booths.The Live & Silent Auction was very well supported.
    This year’s winners of the Volunteer of Year are Don and Bev Hall, who have both served their community in many capacities in the present and past years.
    Delia & District Agricultural Society awarded the following Scholarships: Farrell Lake – Teddy Brinkman; Delia Coop – Justine Johnson; Delia General Store – Colby Graham; Millennium - Kari Mason and Chelsea Dotkerchik; Nick’s Western Meats – Nicole Johnson.
    Award presentations were made and the points from the Flower & Garden Show in August went towards the Grand Aggregate.
    Grand Aggregate winner was Marcy Forbes.
Junior Aggregate winner was Michelle Hoover.
    Family Aggregate went to Robert & Holly Stanger Family.
    A Harvest Supper was put on by the Curling Club with entertainment provided by the Popavick Family.
    The Delia Agricultural Society is proud of all the community volunteers – you all  made a very successful fair.


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