Congratulations to the winners of the High School Culinary Challenge
Edmonton Journal – March 7, 2012
The gold medal went to the culinary team from Queen Elizabeth High School, who defeated 12 other teams in the competition. Silver went to the team from Edmonton Public School’s Skill Centre, and bronze was taken home by aspiring chefs from Sherwood Park’s Bev Facey Community School. Read more.
Talmud Torah celebrates 100 years
West Edmonton Local – March 7, 2012
Talmud Torah School, the longest-operating Jewish day school in Canada, will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this May.
Esther Starkman, a former Edmonton Public Schools trustee and Talmud Torah alumni whose children and grandchildren also attended the school, says that the importance of education in the Jewish faith is one of the reasons the school has lasted so long. Read more.
Titans, Panthers repeat as city champions
Senior boys, girls teams keep undefeated records intact in high school basketball
Edmonton Journal – March 3, 2012
Two perfect seasons stayed intact on Saturday night, as the Harry Ainlay Titans senior boys and the Spruce Grove Panthers senior girls won their respective Tier 1 basketball finals. Both teams also repeated as city champions. The Strathcona Lords hosted the city finals, but came out on the short end in both matches. Read more.
Former Spitfire pilot recalls harrowing landing
Gripping yarns spun at Granite Curling Club’s 99th birthday bash
Edmonton Journal – March 4, 2012
Flying Officer Harold Ulmer was piloting a Spitfire on escort duty with American Flying Fortress bombers in 1943 when he was hit by antiaircraft fire over France. Born in Vermilion and a former school teacher who retired from Harry Ainlay High School in 1973, he still enjoys tucking into a steak. With his own teeth, of course. Read more.
Scona girls basketball team does itself proud
Edmonton Examiner – March 7, 2012
One of the most impressive teams during the Edmonton high school basketball championships last weekend didn’t actually win gold. The Strathcona Lords came up just short against the defending champion Spruce Grove Panthers in the Edmonton Public senior girls Tier 1 final, losing 74-67 in their home gym Saturday, but that doesn’t diminish nor end their special season. Read more.
Breakfast Television Edmonton (CKEM-TV)
March 2, 2012
On March 2, Riverbend Junior High held its annual Benefit for the Bissell Center. Minister Dave Hancock and Mayor Stephen Mandel were on hand for the event.