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The month of February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH, a time set aside for learning and conversations about Black History. There are a number of websites, YouTube videos and podcasts around the topic of Black History – please set aside a few hours in February to learn more and discuss what you learn with friends and family.

The SilverSkate Festival is almost here! It runs February 9-19, 2024 with many fun things to do. They have changed up their offerings and the schedule is already up! This year the festival is located at Laurier Park, with a new ice rink operating west of the public washrooms. Check in regularly at to see what they have to offer, and be sure to get out to enjoy the fabulous creativity, friendliness and culture in the cold air. Snow sculptures, fire sculptures, Indigenous storytelling, and lots of skating are among the fun activities to take in.

SPANN (Stony Plain Road and Area News Network) is a community newspaper serving the neighbourhoods of Grovenor, Canora, Britannia-Youngstown, Glenwood, and West Jasper /Sherwood. It is published by the Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association with the support of Jasper Place Revitalization/City of Edmonton. Curious? Please note: they are looking for articles to publish!

And, don’t forget! We are looking forward to our CHURCH RETREAT April 5-7, 2024 at Camp Nakamun. Registration opens February 18, 2024.