A local program just got a big boost from the community.
 
On Friday (Sept.7), Station Square Co-op gave a cheque for just over $3,200 to the Elk Island Public Schools' Seniors and Youth Networking Communities (SYNC) program.
 
“What attracted me to SYNC was that it was hitting two ends of the spectrum of the community,” said Patsy Hawryluk, the store manager of Station Square Co-op. “We could reach the children and it reached our seniors. It was a perfect blend and we wanted to be a part of that.”
 
In the program, students travel to seniors homes to make crafts and play games with the residents. SouthPointe School, James Mowat Elementary and Fort Christian are involved, along with Southfort Bend Gardens and Dr. Turner Lodge.
 
“It’s an incredible feeling just knowing how the city of Fort Saskatchewan is excited and wanting to be a part of continuing SYNC and making SYNC a continued success for years to come,” said Carole Bossert, co-founder of SYNC and Grade 1 teacher at SouthPointe School.
 
The money was raised over 12 days by accepting donations at the tills.
 
“I was completely surprised,” said Inga Anderson, a resident of Dr. Turner Lodge. “I had been told they were trying to raise $1,500 and they more than doubled it. It’s amazing.”
 
07082018SYNCdrawings
Drawings strung up in Station Square Co-op as part of the SYNC program.

More Local News

Redwater council decides against increasing pool fees

Pool fees in Redwater will be staying the same for another year.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville.

Two pedestrians hit in crosswalks

Keep an eye out for pedestrians.

Chamber hosting All Candidate Forum for provincial election

Residents will soon have the chance to hear from their candidates.

Poor visibility in the heartland

Use extra caution on your drive to work.

Operation Red Nose provides $5,600 in community grants

Several youth-based community groups recently received some funding.

Update: region experiencing elevated pollution levels

Higher pollution levels are affecting the air quality.

Fort Sask Wellness Hub for Youth gaining support from local partners

A new project in the Fort is getting support from many different realms.

Public pool usage down in Redwater

Last summer wasn't the strongest for the Redwater Pool.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login