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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Local teen wins national award for her anti-bullying activism

TileAirdrie is once again in the national spotlight for anti-bullying activism with Grade 10 Bert Church High School student MacKenzie Murphy, 15, winning the Canadian Living Me to We award for social action earlier this month. The news follows the Caitlin Haacke Positive Post-It Campaign; the story (which was broken by the Airdrie City View on Oct....

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Local playschool tries to win $5,000 in CIR contest

Story ImageFuzzy Pickles Playschool is a bright splash of colour in the neighborhood of Airdrie Meadows, but the current modular building the preschool is located in is aging. Students and staff at the preschool are only a little ways away from getting a new modular building to replace their aging one-room schoolhouse.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Alberta Dames kick off hand-made Christmas shopping season

The Alberta Dames is gearing up to host its Vintage Christmas Bash set to welcome shoppers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Balzac Hall. This is the second public market event that features Christmas hand-made items including jewelry, arts, crafts, furniture, clothing and more.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

APL offers exhibits on calligraphy and self taught paintings

Story ImageCome view and celebrate works from local artists Bob Harriman and BerylAnne Hodgins this month at the Airdrie Public Library (APL). From Sept. 1 to Nov. 1 the APL will be offering an exhibit called Self-Taught, which features paintings from Harriman and calligraphy from Hodgins.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

New SMARTstart program opens doors to Airdrie entrepreneurs

Story ImageStarting a new business in Airdrie is a little bit easier thanks to the creation of the SMARTstart Program. Twenty new business owners or entrepreneurs celebrated their successes with the SMARTstart Setting Your Business Up for Success program at the Overtime Lounge on Oct. 16. The celebration was hosted by the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Rocky View School students honoured for perfect exam score

Though former George McDougall High School student Alexis Montgomery has moved on to a new city as an English Education Program student at the University of Lethbridge (U of L), her achievement at Rocky View Schools (RVS) was recognized by the Division at the Oct. 16 RVS board of trustees meeting.

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Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Library Links: Raising funds for a local literacy programs

This week, Airdrie Public Library (APL) and local schools are ‘booking it.’ APL’s annual You’re Booked program is in full swing, with students being ‘booked’ every time they are caught reading. Each time they are caught, they are issued a ‘ticket’, which can be entered into the library’s raffle for a chance to win great prizes, thanks to support from local businesses.

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Thursday Oct 16, 2014

École francophone d’Airdrie needs community support for chance to win up to $50,000

The Society of Parents for École francophone d’Airdrie (SPEF) is asking for the community’s help in getting votes to move to the next round of the Aviva Community Fund contest. The society is hoping to win up to $50,000 to help bring francophone and UNESCO (United Nations) events, speakers and learning opportunities to Airdrie.

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Oct 16

Volunteers needed for annual Santa Claus Parade

Have you been naughty or nice this year? This year Santa Claus will be coming to town and guiding his sleigh into the streets of Airdrie on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. for the Airdrie Santa Claus Parade presented by the Airdrie City View.
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Oct 16

Nominations open for Mayor’s Night of the Arts awards

The Oct. 31 deadline for the Airdrie Mayor’s Night of the Arts Awards is quickly approaching with only a few weeks left to nominate Airdrie’s artists to be recognized by the first of its kind awards, which highlights the talents and efforts of local artists and members of the community.
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Oct 16

This years’ AIRScares offers “Nowhere to Hide”

The much anticipated AIRScares haunted attraction opens Oct. 17 at the old RCMP building on Edmonton Trail and this year those brave enough to go through will have “Nowhere to Hide.”
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Oct 16

Nose Creek Players lowering age limit for Christmas Play

Airdrie’s Nose Creek Players is offering young, aspiring actors a chance to get on stage as they hold auditions on Oct. 18 for their upcoming Christmas production, Finding Christmas, which will be performed on Dec. 7 at the Rocky View Lodge seniors’ residence in Crossfield.
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Oct 09

Local cadet earns top Canadian Army Cadet honour

Cadet Chief Warrant Officer Teegan Martin, of Airdrie, brandished the General Walsh Memorial Sword on Oct. 1 as he officially became the top army cadet in Canada.
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Oct 09

Essay contest for budding performers

Airdrie’s Ambition Performing Arts Inc. is offering kids aged five to 18 a chance to win a full scholarship to the school. The two scholarships available are one full dance scholarship valued at $600 and one piano or voice scholarship valued at $1,000.
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Oct 09

Firefighters up for auction at Tails to Tell fundraiser

Airdrie residents will be cheering as local firefighters provide the entertainment for the fourth annual Hot Stuff and Cool Chicks night on Oct. 18.
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Oct 09

Local girls help raise $50,000 for Operation Smile

Last month, Airdrie residents Chelan Lees, 10, and Amanda Webb, 11, sold a necklace they made themselves for $18,000 at fundraiser in Calgary, for Operation Smile.
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