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December 5, 2017
Education society hosts author

Hear Laurel Deedrick-Mayne, Edmonton author and winner of the $10,000 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award, speak about her first book, A Wake For The Dreamland. DKG, an international women educators’ society, invites you to its 10th annual author’s breakfast to hear about the 10-year process of researching and writing the book, which takes place in Edmonton, Peace River and Europe during the Second World War.
Where: Robertson-Wesley United Church, Memorial Hall, 10209 – 123 St., Edmonton
When: Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 to 12
Cost: $20
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Registrations open for Energize Oil Country program

The Energize Oil Country program is a health and wellness program aimed at children from Grades 1 to 9. The purpose of the program is to get kids active, with participants pledging to be active for 60 minutes per day over the course of the 10-week program. Kids are encouraged to keep up with the program with challenges and prizes throughout the season. The grand prize includes a class trip to Edmonton’s Rogers Place to watch the Oilers take on the Vancouver Canucks.

More detailed information about the program can be found at

Award program celebrates environmental excellence

Do you know an individual, group or business that has gone above and beyond in the protection of the environment? Nominations are now open for the Emerald Awards, which recognize outstanding environmental achievements in 12 categories that encompass large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth and governments.

Nominations can be made at

Watersheds offer potential for project-based learning

The Caring for Our Watersheds program asks students in Grades 7 to 12 to answer the question: What can you do to help improve your watershed?

Students research their watershed and create a written proposal on one realistic project idea. Proposals are marked by community judges and all students receive feedback, a participation gift and the opportunity to have their projects funded. Ten finalists (individuals or in small groups) are asked to prepare a five-minute verbal presentation, which they present at a final competition and award ceremony. Prizes ranging from $300 to $1,000 are available to finalists and their schools.

Caring for Our Watersheds can be applied to several science and social studies curriculum outcomes to provide a project-based learning opportunity. It is offered throughout the province by the City of Calgary, in the south, and the Battle River Watershed Alliance, in central and northern Alberta. Program ambassadors are available to visit classrooms for a free presentation on watersheds and the Caring for Our Watersheds program. 

For more on the program, visit

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