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September Events With Swan Hills FCSS

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September is shaping up to be a busy month for Swan Hills FCSS, with three community favorite events lined up for the residents of Swan Hills. Here’s a quick look at what’s in store over the coming weeks:

Community Registration Night – Registration Night is a Swan Hills tradition offering an excellent opportunity for community groups, clubs, sporting groups, and recreational groups to let the Swan Hills community know who they are, what they do, and how others can join. It’s also a great chance for Swan Hills residents to check out the clubs, teams, and organizations in town. Joining a community club, group, or team offers new opportunities to make community connections and friends while having a great time.

While this event’s focus can tend to be on programs, sports opportunities, and lessons for children and youth, there are plenty of groups and activities for adults to get involved with too.

Registration Night will be held at the Keyano Centre on Sept. 6, from 5 PM to 7 PM.

18th Annual Swan Hills Wellness Fair – The Wellness Fair is all about different ways for people to maintain or improve their physical, spiritual, and mental wellness. Local support services, personal wellness service providers, vendors, and non-profits will join educational and resource exhibitors to offer a wealth of information, services, and products related to health and well-being.

The Wellness fair will be on Sept. 13 at the Keyano Centre from 2 PM to 7 PM. Aspenleaf Energy will provide a community BBQ from 5 PM to 6 PM.

Drive In Movie Night – From the first event in Sept. 2020, the Drive In Movie night has quickly become a crowd pleaser in the Swan Hills community, particularly with families. Swan Hills FCSS is partnering with the Swan Hills Municipal Library, the Town of Swan Hills, Cardinal Energy, and Fresh Air Cinema to present the movie Ghostbusters Afterlife.

The Drive In Movie Night will be held on Sept. 16 in the Keyano Centre parking lot. Moviegoers can start parking their vehicles at 8 PM, with showtime at 9 PM. Movie admission is free, and a concession (Cash Only) will be available.

Dean LaBerge, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grizzly Gazette

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Pride Month Events Proposed for Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills Courier

Pride Month Events Proposed for Beverly Hills

At the May 12 Arts and Culture Commission Special Liaison Meeting, staff presented Mayor Lili Bosse and and Councilmember John Mirisch with a proposal for the inaugural Beverly Hills Pride 2022 as part of the city and Human Relations Commission Embrace and Celebrate Culture Initiative. Pending City Council approval, the Arts and Culture and Human Relations Commissions would bring festive pride activities in early June to help kick off Pride Month in Beverly Hills. The proposal includes go between optics lighting on the side of City Hall, a celebratory tree lighting and two public performances: a concert event hosted by and in collaboration with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and an event at Greystone

Theatre with a gender diverse lineup of female-identified performers, musicians, and comedians. Last June, Beverly Hills honored Pride by lighting up City Hall with pride themed optics, making Beverly Hills Pride 2022 a natural progression in showing the city’s commitment to, and support for, embracing cultural diversity, equity, inclusion and providing greater visibility and recognition of LBGTA+ community members and visitors.

If approved, the first Beverly Hills Pride Night will be held on June 2. Beverly Hills would launch Pride Month in the region, followed by the city of West Hollywood’s WeHo Pride Weekend on June 3-5, and city of Los Angeles’s Pride festivities scheduled for June 10-12.

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Return of tournaments, events, big boost for town of Birch Hills

Return of tournaments, events, big boost for town of Birch Hills

“In previous years, the restaurants definitely got a boost in the morning on Saturday with people coming for breakfast,” Pitzel said. “There are six teams this year. Even if there’s ten players on each team, that’s 60 more people in town that are going to be in town and around doing some shopping, or even just coming and looking at stuff.”

For a town with just over 1,000 people, an infusion of at least 60 more people, all of whom will be working up an appetite, is good news for the local eateries. The canteen also gets a big boost, according to Pitzel, from an all-day tournament. The six teams involved will start playing early in the morning with games running well into the evening.

As spring transitions to summer, they’ve got more to look forward to. Last season, the town set records at their golf course, which broke records they set the previous year during COVID. Slightly more relaxed restrictions on summer sports have seen them grow in popularity.

“We hired more staff to be able to disinfect and keep things clean and stuff like that,” said Pitzel. “We started a senior bowl league last year and we had great turnouts for that.”

Pitzel added they’re hoping to break another record at the golf course this season and are offering half-priced memberships to new members to try and push the number of new members higher again.


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