January 12, 2017

The Community Lunch Box Society is happy to announce a new addition to the team which is unprecedented and a first for the Program.  Meet Whitecourt resident for 14 years, Jolene Feist, Community Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator.  

Utilizing social media, the Lunch Box placed a job offer looking for potential candidates to fill this multifaceted and unique role.  Feist was chosen after careful deliberation for her out of the box and forward thinking ideas.  

Tara Baker stated “Our volunteers and program society needed a person to be available on a consistent basis for the community an...

January 5, 2017

Every year on January 1, the local Taekwondo club celebrates the New Year by practicing taekwondo in the snow, barefoot, at Rotary Park.

Master Jim Rennie said, “Some years we’ve had the snow soft and fluffy- sometimes that is tricky, because it melts quickly on your feet and then your feet are frozen. Some years the snow was ‘crusty,’ that’s also tricky because it cuts the sides of your feet as you break through the snow. So somewhere in between is just the right amount. We’ve done it in minus thirty Celsius, just one to two-minute workouts.  We’re able to do the work out a lot longer when the...

January 5, 2017

Three years ago, the Community Lunch Box Program added a cooking area for the students at Hilltop Storefront School.  It created opportunities for students in Grades 10 through 12 to earn school credits, learn transferable life skills including baking and cooking, as well as build positive relationships amongst students and teachers.

Grade 12 Storefront student Tristan Keshane said “I’ve learned to add spices to the meals I cook, make things taste better. It makes me come back and I get to learn.”

“We have foods’ class every Tuesday. The students provide us with a recipe they want to cook in adv...

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