A Grande Prairie native has received an honour from the Senate in recognition of her efforts to help get mums and tots outdoors. Tanya Koob (whose maiden name is Graydon) was presented with the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal last week by Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell and Senator Doug Black at the McDougall Centre in Calgary. Koob, who graduated from the Comp in 1989, lives in Calgary, where she started a social outdoor group for parents with children under five.
The grand finale of Peace Country Idol is set for Saturday at the Douglas J. Cardinal theatre. Seventeen contestants emerged from the semifinals over the weekend to take the stage this Saturday at 7 p.m. to showcase their talents once more in front of an audience and a panel of judges. Terrilyn Parent, an organizer, said the two semifinal shows on Saturday went well and there were about 180 tickets sold between the two shows.
The second annual Cancer Ride For the Boys “spin-a-thon” fundraiser is coming up, and organizer Kathy Coomber says there are still five bikes left. For a pledge of $500, participants secure one of 20 bikes available for the five-hour spin at 214 Studio Fit and Wellness on Saturday, Nov. 25 starting at 9 a.m. Last year the event raised $6,415, all of which went to the Grande Prairie Cancer Clinic. The goal this year is to raise $10,000 and as of last week, they’d raised about $7,500, Coomber said.
The @laurier inquisition of Lindsay Shepherd is reminiscent of the @UofRegina cheerleaders who were subjected to "cultural sensitivity training" a few years ago. Institutionalized ideological orthodoxy on campuses.
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