The first goalie to be part of the upcoming inaugural season for the University of Providence women's hockey team will be Kim Simoneau from Olds. The 18 year old recently signed with the post-secondary institution located in Great Falls, Montana.
An Olds Minor Hockey product will be heading to Great Falls, Montana to continue her goaltending career next season.
Kim Simoneau will be part of the inaugural class for the University of Providence women's hockey team in 2018-2019.
The 18 year old says she started with Olds Minor Hockey as an overage Atom player and this past season she played in B.C. with the Kimberley Nitro Xpress Hockey Academy.
Simoneau is the third player signed by U of Providence.
She is excited to be the first goalie for the Argos.
Simoneau lists rebound control as one of her strengths as a netminder and she looks up to Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price.
She says it is only a 5 or 6 hour drive from Olds to get to the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana.
Simoneau's transition to playing at the University of Providence will be made easier as Laurel Davidson - one of her teammates from the Nitro Xpress in Kimberley, B.C - will also be going there.
Simoneau notes that at their showcase in British Columbia is where she first met with the University of Providence. She discusses some of the people who have had a big impact on her hockey career.
She looks forward to working with Providence's Head Coach Ryne Hueth, who was also a goaltender during his playing days.
It is the busiest time of year for the Olds & District Christmas Angels Society and you can make donations at the Alberta Junior Hockey League game between the Olds Grizzlys and the Camrose Kodiaks at 7:30 on Friday, December 14th or by stopping by the annual stuff a bus event in the Canadian Tire parking lot from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, December 15th.
The upcoming budgets for the town of Olds were approved as presented during the regular town council meeting on Monday, December 10th. The 2019 operating budget is $29.5 million dollars while the 2019 capital budget is $7.8 million and for 2020 its $11.8 million. Chief Administrative Officer Michael Merritt says a large portion of the 2020 budget is earmarked for the operations centre. He adds a cost of living adjustment (COLA) had to be made and as a result there will be a 2.5 percent tax increase in 2019.
Olds RCMP say 37 year old Robert John Poole from Wimborne - who was wanted on several outstanding warrants for arrest - was apprehended by Sherwood Park RCMP and RCMP Police Dog Services on December 8th.
Devin Dreeshen has been acclaimed as the UCP candidate for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake for next year's Alberta election. United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney issued a statement following Dreeshen's nomination as the party's candidate for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake on Friday, November 30th. Dreeshen says anytime between February and May of 2019 is when Premier Rachel Notley could call a provincial election.
The 2018 edition of the Crazy Carstairs Christmas is slated for Friday, December 7th. Businesses will be open later to help you get your holiday shopping done, plus there are many fun activities, entertainment and more.
About 90 presents were handed out to residents at the Mountain View Lodge last year thanks to the Senior Secret Santa program, according to Steven Bowie with the CLC Fitness Centre. He says they are back to do it again as 2018 will be the program's third year.