Local vaulting athletes have had a busy season with championships, competitions and camps over the summer. Four athletes from Alberta represented Canada during the 2019 World Junior Vaulting Championships in Europe last month, followed by the Provincial Vaulting Championships in Stavely during the August 10th weekend. And last week, vaulters attended a summer camp for beginners.
Four athletes from Alberta represented Canada during the 2019 World Junior Vaulting Championships in Europe last month.
The competition was in Ermelo, Netherlands.
Coach and Chef d'Equipe for Canada Jeanine Van Der Sluijs says their team borrowed horses from clubs across Europe.
Van Der Sluijs says vaulting continues to be a popular sport.
She says the National Championships will be held on Labour Day weekend in B.C.
Meanwhile, clubs will be registering for the new season in September, for more info visit the www.vaultcanada.org website.
Van Der Sluijs is with the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club and says she has taken quite a few athletes over the years to international competitions.
The Mountain View Child Care Society recently celebrated its one year anniversary in the community last week. Program Director Jennifer Thompson says they received a grant from the Alberta Government to open an early learning child care centre in Olds last year. Thompson says it offers affordable child care with 26 staff members serving 80 children. They also have a wait list.
Police are still looking to identify a male suspect and an accomplice who fled the scene in a black 2019 Dodge Ram 4 door pick up truck following a shooting at the CrossIron Mills mall near Balzac, Alberta on Monday, September 16th.
If you work and/or live in the Nordegg area near Rocky Mountain House, please be extra aware when driving around and keep an eye out for a 1995 white/aqua Ford F-250 pick up truck with Alberta licence plate CDC 9685. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of 16 year old Zachary Lemay or his vehicle is asked to contact RCMP immediately.
Since the Wildrose Humane Society opened in June of 2018, 37 cats have been adopted. Volunteer Vice President Corina Cooke says they have 8 cats in care right now, with 5 of them in a foster to adopt program.