Bawlf News and Events
Christmas Decoration Contest
Have your lights twinkling for the judges of this year's Christmas Decoration Contest on the evening of December 19th!
First prize winner will receive $75. Second prize winner will receive $50 and Third will receive $25.
Nomination Day to fill the remaining 2 positions on Council will be January 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Village Office. The Returning Officer is Kaylyn Genio. Nomination Forms will be available at the Village Office, please keep in mind the office is closed from December 19, 2013 and reopening for regular office hours January 6, 2014.
The Bawlf Playschool is selling Community Calendars for 2014. Please submit your information with your family's names, birthdays, and anniversaries to Everly Larson at email@example.com.
Businesses may advertise in the calendar, rates are $25 for a 1/2 block, $50 for a regular block, and $100 for a double sized block.
You can also order a calendar for $10.
Don't delay! The deadline is December 16!
To the residents of Bawlf;
I hope that many of you read my letter in the Village Voice last month. I started by saying that we are on the threshold of a new era. We have the opportunity to re-establish the community spirit that we all long for. I stated some facts about Bawlf in regard to our possibilities and capabilities to make Bawlf our safe, friendly, peaceful and treasured home. We are in a stable financial position with some challenges ahead of us but NOTHING that we cannot handle. With a financially responsible focus and well thought out planning we will realize that goal to make Bawlf our treasured home.
My first thought now is that I respectfully challenge you all to address some of the negative thoughts and feelings that I keep hearing. Negativity and criticism has grown over many years, to the point that Bawlf is divided into two sides making friends and neighbours negative, insensitive and withdrawn. I am sure that you must agree that there are hurt feelings and anger often is the resulting consequence.
Please let me offer you some food for thought!
I have heard from many people about the state of our Village. Drainage, streets, sidewalks, the poor village spirit, dogs; the list is long. Connected to the complaints is usually; “How will we ever attract new people to Bawlf?”
I see all this from a perspective that I have not heard, not even a hint, from any long-time resident. Your new Village Council, currently three men who most of you do not know, have a combined total of 9 or 10 years connected to Bawlf. That makes us “NEW” people who were attracted to Bawlf. My neighbours on both sides of me only add a few more years to that combined time. Bawlf was attractive to all of us to the point that we have settled here for the long term. Out of those 5 households you have a new Mayor, Deputy Mayor and your third Councillor recently sworn in and ready to help our wonderful community to improve in all aspects of our experience as residents here. We are fully aware of the challenges but we see obvious potential in Bawlf. Today we have a huge opportunity to make changes! We, all NEW residents and Council members, have already given the next 4 years to you!
Today you have the opportunity to join us in this new era for Bawlf. The rift between residents and friends stops now!! The past is just that --- PAST! The only way to go is forward, put the past where it belongs and step up to partner with us in renewing this wonderful community. With your help our goal and yours will come to fruition.
The challenge we offer to you is: Please take this opportunity to partner with your NEW Council and make a “positive” contribution to Bawlf, your family, friends and neighbours. Refuse to be negative!
Come to our meetings and get to know us. We need your help and Bawlf needs you!
John Tessari, Mayor,
Leonard Thompson, Deputy Mayor and
Ryan Mohan, Councillor
Camrose PCN is conducting a survey to help them shape how programs and services are provided in our area. You can find the survey at http://www.camrosepcn.com/survey-start and at the end of the survey you can enter a draw to win a brand new iPad Mini for your participation.