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#REDNEK Tour to make stop in Sedgewick

The Town of Sedgewick is one of nineteen stops booked on the first leg of the recently announced #REDNEK MUSIC FEST tour in which award-winning and Alberta-born singer/songwriter Gord Bamford will be joined on stage by a number of the hottest emerging acts in the country.

The tour lands at the Wild Rose Co-op Recreation Centre on April 18th, 2019 and aside from Lacombe’s Bamford, will star multi-platinum, JUNO award-winner Jess Moskaluke and feature a knock-out lineup of other homegrown country talent including Eric Ethridge, Cory Marks, Andrew Hyatt, Ghost Boy and Duane Steele.  The tour will support Bamford’s latest single “To Get To You”, a duet that features Moskaluke, as well as the success of his previous single “#REDNEK” which is what inspired him to take a traveling festival to the road with like-minded artists.

Bamford, who was born in Australia but moved to Alberta when he was five, is no stranger to Canadian country music fans due to being one of the most decorated artists in the country with twenty-six Canadian Country Music Association awards to his credit.  To date the 43 year-old has released nine studio albums which include 39 singles, 20 of which were turned into music videos.  Within those he has accumulated seventeen top-ten hits and two number one singles which include “Dive Bar” and “When Your Lips Are So Close”.

The two-hour show is slated for Saturday, April 18th with doors opening at 7pm and live music starting at 8pm with a yet-to-be-determined supporting act. Tickets are on sale Monday, November 25th and can be purchased at Sedgewick Town Office, Sedgewick and Killam Co-op grocery outlets or online at ticketmaster.ca.

CCI Wireless Donates to Spray Park

The Sedgewick Lake Park Association received a cheque for $750.00 this week as a donation towards the Battle River Splash Zone spray park from CCI Wireless – Corridor Communications Inc. The cheque was delivered by Martin Kraus, Sales and Community Relations Manager after a success 2019 internet sign-up campaign. For every sign-up in Sedgewick since May, the company donated $25 to the spray park. Kraus explained that they will continue the campaign, and accompanying donations, into the near future.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Battle River Splash Zone were Kim Rempel and Shelby Boyd.

Community Health Action Plan

Flagstaff County, as nominated by Flagstaff Family & Community Services (FFCS) was chosen as one of 15 communities in Alberta to take part in a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) pilot project that focuses on mental health, mental illness and community well-being in Rural Alberta.

The Goal is to support 150 rural communities over the next 3 years, to develop community road-maps and actions plans through the Rural Mental Health Project (RMHN)

The Vision for this project is to support mental wellness in rural communities. CMHA believes mentally healthy communities think broadly about mental health and mental illness. This includes, but goes beyond access to treatment centres… think: Agricultural & Community Societies; service organizations and programs and committees (such as AHS – Building Blocks program, Flagstaff Beaver Early Childhood Coalition, Battle River Spray Park at Sedgewick Lake Park…)

To facilitate this project, Holly Bovencamp has been trained and is preparing to form a coalition of interested persons to set direction, generate solutions and implement a road-map/Action Plan dedicated to supporting a mentally healthy region.

Road-maps will identify existing services, community strengths, opportunities, promising practices and a set of key strategic activities to consider over the next three years and beyond.

The Coalition will also maintain ties with the Rural Mental Health Project to collaborate with other rural/remote communities across the province and will also maintain connection for additional training, resources and funding.

The proposed schedule is to hold two meetings before Ms. Bovencamp reports back to the RMHN in June 2020. The Organizational Meeting is scheduled for October 16, 2019.

Ideally, a Flagstaff Coalition would include people from all over the county, from all walks of life. If you are interested, she would love to talk further.

For more information Contact Holly at (780) 385-1446 or (780) 385-3976 (FFCS Office)

For more information, check the RMHN website.

2019 Property Tax Deadline

REMINDER: The 2019 Property Tax Deadline is one week away: JULY 31, 2019. (Property Owners on a Tax Payment Plan are excluded from this reminder.)

The Town Office is open weekdays, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (closed over lunch.)

Tax Payments sent by Canada Post must have a stamped date on or before 2019-07-31.

On August 1, 2019, Unpaid Property Taxes shall have a 10% Penalty applied against the balance owing.

National Drowning Prevention Week

National Drowning Prevention Week is July 21 – 27, 2019.

Whereas the mission of the Lifesaving Society Canada is to prevent drowning throughout this great country, and even one drowning in Alberta is one too many; and

Whereas most drowning are preventable in a Water Smart community, and only through Water Smart education and a healthy respect for the potential danger that any body of water may present can we truly enjoy the beauty and recreation opportunities offered by these bodies of water; and

Whereas the Lifesaving Society urges Canadians and residents of Sedgewick, Alberta to supervise children who are in and around the water, to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while participating in aquatic activities, and to wear a Personal Flotation Device or lifejacket at all times when boating; and

Whereas the Lifesaving Society Canada has declared July 21 – 27, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week to focus on the drowning problem and the hundreds of lives that could be saved this year.

Therefore, be it resolved that I, Perry Robinson, Mayor, do hereby proclaim July 21 – 27, 2019 National Drowning Prevention Week in Sedgewick, Alberta and do commend its thoughtful recognition to all citizens of our community.

Recycling PLASTICS Discontinued!

After much study and deliberation, the Board of Directors of Flagstaff Waste has decided unanimously to discontinue collection of recyclable plastics for the foreseeable future.

Please “click on” this link to read Flagstaff Waste’s Poster detailing this decision

Flagstaff Waste will continue to recycle: tin, office paper, newsprint and cardboard as well as compost (grass clippings/leaves only.

July Council Meeting Rescheduled & August Council Meeting Cancelled.

Council has approved a motion to reschedule the Regular Council meeting from the third Thursday of the month to Tuesday, July 30th at 6 PM ,

Council also endorsed the cancellation of the August Council meeting; next meeting after July 30 is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 6 PM.

New Residential Lots for Sale!

The Town of Sedgewick has developed 13 lots as part of Phase I of the 54th Avenue subdivision. The lots are in the heart of our Town’s recreation district…. only steps away from the Golf Course, Rec Centre and school!

Check out the Terms of Purchase

Lot Purchase Prices

June Council Meeting Rescheduled

Council has approved a motion to reschedule the Regular Council meeting from the third Thursday of the month to Thursday, June 27th at 6 PM

May Council Meeting Rescheduled

Council has approved a motion to reschedule the Regular Council meeting from the third Tuesday of the month to Wednesday, May 22nd at 6 PM.