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Campaign raises over $20,000 for improved cook stoves in Nepal

Mountains of Relief co-founder Raj Ghimire (right), along with volunteers Andrew and Anne Thomas, hold up the three winners of the donors' draw for the Win Wine, Save Lives campaign at the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum on Jan. 30. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Mountains of Relief has raised just over $20,000 to replace unsafe traditional cook stoves for families living in Nepal’s mid-hill ...

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Youth raises funds to buy feed for Hinton SPCA

Casey Paterson bought feed for the Hinton & District SPCA with money from his various fundraising efforts. Peavey Mart Grande Prairie matched up to $500 in purchases with $500 more. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Local youth Casey Paterson has raised nearly $2,000 through various fundraising efforts to buy feed for the animals at the Hinton & District SPCA. Paterson raised $500 ...

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Rotary raising funds to deliver COVID vaccines across globe

The Rotary Club of Jasper meets outside on Jan. 13. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The Rotary Club of Jasper is asking people to contribute to a Rotary fundraising campaign for helping eradicate COVID in the world. In partnership with UNICEF, Rotary is raising funds to help increase equitable access and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable populations in low-income countries. “We ...

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Snow Angels asked to shovel neighbours’ walks

Leanne Pelletier and Chris Woo, community development co-ordinators with Community and Family Services, whooshed snow into the air by the provincial building on Feb. 18, 2021. | File photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Jasperites can be a Snow Angel this year by shovelling their neighbour’s walk whenever they see a Snow Angels sign on a front yard. Nichole Cambridge, outreach worker with the municipali ...

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Local kids fundraising efforts for Stollery reach $30K

Marco and Eliana Bulfon present their 2021 contributions at the Stollery Children's Hospital. | Supplied photos Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca For the fifth year in a row, Marco Bulfon, 12, set out to raise money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton. As with year’s past, his efforts were successful, raising $9,271.37 in 2021. This year, the inspir ...

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The tradition continues: Locals prepare 150 dinners for Christmas

Volunteers Sue Young-Leslie, Andrew Wannop, Sandra Coombe, Angela Wilson, Denise Mellett, Lucy Vasquez Barajas, Lynn Wannop and Wendy Hall. Not pictured: Aaron Parcels, Mallory Parcels, Glenda MacDowell, Rowan Bell-Marusich, Chris Peel, Chris Woo, Kat Wills, Vicki Korogonas and Kendra Pritchard. | Supplied photo Jason Stockfish, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter | advertising@fitzhugh.ca For years before ...

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Santas Anonymous distributes gifts to 95 families

Volunteers sort gifts for Santas Anonymous at the multipurpose hall between Dec. 18 and 20. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca Santas Anonymous has distributed gifts to those in need, with the support of individuals, businesses and organizations in Jasper. This year, volunteers served 95 families, a slight increase compared to the 92 applications received last year. “With the help of the co ...

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December Project fundraising through fitness

The December Project is encouraging residents to stay active while also supporting this year’s cause, the Jasper Mental Health Crisis Fund. Left to right: lead volunteer Leigh-Anne (Wes) Standing and volunteers Mollie Lynch, John Clark and Candace Davis. | Supplied photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The December Project is encouraging residents to get up and give back this month in support of the Jasp ...

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Fundraising begins for Santas Anonymous

KAOS kids and Community Development co-ordinator Lindsey Gartner crafting and organizing mittens for the Santas Anonymous mitten lines. | MOJ photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca The community is once again coming together to ensure all local families and individuals have food and gifts to enjoy this holiday season. Each year, individuals, businesses and organizations help raise funds in their own uniqu ...

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World Tree to illuminate holiday season

Municipal staff set up the World Tree at Robson Park on Dec. 2. | P.Shokeir photo Peter Shokeir | editor@fitzhugh.ca  The World Tree is lighting up Jasper and bringing festive cheer to residents for the fourth year running in Robson Park throughout the holiday season. Approved by the Municipality of Jasper in 2018, the grassroots initiative is organized by volunteer trio Penny Bayfield, Marcia DeWandel and ...

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