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Electrifying production of ATCO Energy Theatre



atco.jpgGrade 4-6 students from Delia and Morrin were delighted by  ATCO Energy Theatre’s Super Power show when it came to Morrin School  on Thursday afternoon, April 15. The purpose of the show is to teach customers and future customers about the hazards, as well as how to be safe around electricity and natural gas. ATCO Energy Theatre is on a four week tour of schools in central and southern Alberta in communities served by ATCO Electric and ATCO Gas. This is its fifth tour of Super Power since its introduction in 2007. Above, 'Rocket Socket', centre, tempts 'The Kid' with unsafe practices and Power Woman is put on the offensive.

Hope built into Health Initiative

    The Health Training Initiative has now been named the Hope Health Initiative and is launching a new website.
    Following a public forum held on Thursday, April 8, aimed to give an overview of the project, as well as garner community feedback, a new brand has been launched.
    A press release explains the concept of “hope”, incorporated in the new name and quotes project leader, Dr. Jon Ohlhauser:
    “At the public forum we talked a lot about the value  this project could bring to the community of Drumheller.  All of the values that were mentioned, educational, employment, economic, health care, community and personal development, alluded to a real sense that a successful project of this nature could provide significant elevation in the experience of hope in the lives of people living in this area or any person who chooses to take advantage of what it offers.”
    According to the press release, the rebranding serves to facilitate the vision as the project grows and moves forward.
    The Hope Health Initiative is looking at developing a model of delivering post-secondary health training and specialized medical services to make a sustainable post-secondary experience in a rural setting.
    A new website has been launched, found at as well as a new contact email,
    The press release also confirmed that the POET Group, a group of consultants with experience in both medical
services and post secondary education, has now been engaged by the Hope Health Initiative.

Passion Play site renovated before 2010 season begins


    The Canadian Badlands Passion Play Site is undergoing some renovations to make the site service it patrons better moving forward into the 2010 season.
    A crew is hard at work making some changes that will help the site going forward. This includes work inside and outside the Jerusalem Wall, the stage, the amphitheatre and the lodge.
    Mitch Derosiers, a contractor and player at the annual staging of the Passion of Christ is heading up the renovations. He says one that patrons of the Passion Play will immediately see is the addition of about 150 sets to the amphitheatre. Last season was one of the best on record for the event, and the addition of seats will allow even more to enjoy one of Canada’s top cultural attractions.
    As well, Derosiers points out they are adding a dedicated site for those with accessibility difficulties. While the Passion Play has made the effort in the past to serve those with mobility issues, the new area will help even more.
    There is also work being completed on the stage to make the set comply with safety codes. There are also improvements including adding more showers to the lodge area for performers and volunteers.
    One change that may not be as apparent to patrons is a new office space for management and administration.
    The offices will be moving into the Jerusalem Wall.  They are creating about 600 square feet of office space upstairs. This will include washrooms and a break room, while maintaining a large rehearsal area.
    At one time, the upstairs of the Jerusalem Wall was used as an interpretive centre with artifacts relating to the Passion Play. Derosiers says they are planning to move it to the main floor near the concession where it will be exposed to more foot traffic. They will be beautifying the area north of the Jerusalem Wall with landscaping to create a green park space as well.
The crunch is on according to Derosiers as rehearsals begin in about 6 weeks and the annual Passion Play will hit the stage come July. Evening performances are on July 9, 10 and 16 to 6 p.m. and afternoon performances, commencing at 3 p.m., are on July 11, 17 and 18.


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