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.
RCMP have recovered over $300,000 worth of stolen merchandise after executing a search warrant involving stolen property north of High River at a commercial location.. A 26-year-old Calgary man and a 27-year-old Didsbury woman have been arrested and released. They face on charge each. A 37 year old man from Black Diamond has been arrested and faces nine total charges. A 44 year old man from Black Diamond is now wanted for numerous offences in relation to this incident.
Corporal Courtney Harding says Olds RCMP scheduled several additional RCMP members to work in order to ensure public safety for the annual Oldstoberfest event. Enforcement and crime prevention included bike patrols by Olds RCMP and foot patrols as well as a police presence at the Oldstoberfest venues and grounds during the festivities. According to Corporal Harding, overall the RCMP members reported it was a good event with minimal issues until the later hours of each evening.
The Innisfail Legion was sold out on Wednesday, September 19th for the Innisfail Eagles 5th annual sportsman's dinner. Long-time Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean was the headliner for the evening's hot stove lounge discussion.
Margaret Erickson with the Olds Institute's Age Friendly Committee says they are hoping to see improvements at crosswalks in the town of Olds in order to make it more accessible for pedestrians and seniors.
Students at Ecole Deer Meadow School in Olds are participating in their Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 20th. Instead of supporting the Terry Fox Foundation this year, Principal Carey Collin says DMS will be raising money for the family of a student at Olds Elementary School who is going through cancer treatments right now at the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.
The annual organizational meeting for the Chinook's Edge Board of Education took place last week and a familiar face was acclaimed as Board Chair. This will be Colleen Butler's 9th consecutive year as CESD Board Chair. She is the Ward 3 Trustee for Delburne/Elnora.
Danielle Lappage from Olds won gold this month at the final women's wrestling ranking series event of the year. The 27 year old Lappage finished first in the 65 kilogram class at the Poland Open. She defeated Finland's Petra Olli in a very close gold medal match by the score of 2-1.
96.5 CKFM's 2016 Star Search winner Dustin Farr will be playing live music at the local farmers markets this week and collecting harvested goods. Fresh vegetable donations will then be donated to the Airdrie Food Bank and Mountain View Food Bank.
Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says the numbers for April through June of this year only tell the story of a three month period, however the decrease in crime is promising and he is cautiously optimistic about this trend.