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Joyce Stuart

  • Person
  • June 25, 1938 [born]

Joyce Sharp grew up on a farm bordering St. Albert, now located between 156th Street and 149th Street.

Kinsmen Club of St. Albert

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 1964 -

The Kinsmen Club of St. Albert was chartered May 4, 1964 with Michael Page elected Charter President. The initial formation was under the guidance of the sponsoring Edmonton Kinsmen Club. It chartered with a total of 33 members.

  • Service and fundraising projects include the minor hockey club, Kincinema, Tot-Lot playground equipment, fundraising for cystic fibrosis, Blood Donor Clinic, Skate-a-thon, Peanut Nite.
  • Built Kinsmen/RCMP Centennial Centre in Lacombe Park, KinEx Arena in Akinsdale, Kinsmen Korral Sports Park and Rodeo Grounds.
  • Established Kin national project: Shining Light Child Abuse Prevention Program.

St. Albert Kinsmen also have two auxiliary clubs: St. Albert Kinette Club (chartered in 1967) and St. Albert K40 Club. St. Albert Kinsmen Club were responsible for chartering the Fort Saskatchewan Kinsmen (1969) and Morinville Kinsmen Club.

The Kinsmen took on the sponsorship of a Rodeo in the spring of 1965 in conjunction with St. Albert's 104th anniversary and to raise funds for service projects. The first three rodeos were rained out leading to the name Rainmaker Rodeo.

Knights of Columbus St. Albert Council #4742

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • 16 Feb 1959 -

The Knights of Columbus St. Albert Council #4742 was formed in 16 Feb 1959. They function within St. Albert to promote activities and programs that exemplify the Knights of Columbus principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Activities they organize include pancake breakfasts, parish picnics, pilgrimage and Parish Grotto mass, various charitable work in the community.

Laubenthal Society

This society formed out of the arts and crafts guild.

Le Goff, Cold Lake, AB

Le Goff is a section of the Cold Lake reserve. The St. Raphael mission began in Le Goff in 1849. In 1915 the church, St. Dominique, was constructed and the church burned down in 1917 with a new one built in 1919. A school was built in Le Goff in 1921 or 1922 and was taught by Charles Hebert ca. 1921-1930.

Lefebvre, Rolland

  • MHM
  • Person
  • 1920 - 1982

Rolland Firmin Lefebvre was born in Morinville, Alberta in 1920. The family moved to Edmonton when Rolland was still young. He continued his education there and apprenticed as a printer with the French weekly newspaper “La Survivance,” funded by the Oblate Order and founded by the ACFA (Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta). The paper kept the dispersed rual communities informed of the events, local and national, affecting the lives of Franco-Albertans.

Rolland left La Survivance in 1935, during the depression, then worked as an orderly with the Grey Nuns at the Edmonton General Hospital from 1935 to 1941. In 1941 he began his study as a watchmaker and jeweller after accepting an apprenticeship with Alexander Ewen, a watchmaker from Scotland. Ewen’s business was located on 108th St and Jasper Ave. In 1941 Lefebvre married Florence Pitre and purchased an acreage on the south side of Edmonton.

In 1946, Lefebvre received his certificate from the Canadian Jeweller's Association and the Jeweller's Institute. He branched out on his own in Edmonton in 1954 when he rented an office in the Cambell Furniture building on 101A St and a few years later he moved next to the Pet Shop. The store offered watch and jewellery repair, repairs to clocks, shavers and lighters and also sold gift wares, jewellery, watches, trophies, etc.

In 1961, Lefebvre received an invitation from Mr. Maurice Tougas to join his Grandin Park Shopping Centre in St. Albert. Lefebvre moved into his new store in 1962. He ran the business successfully until 1971 when he had to sell the business and semi retire due to ill health. Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hauptman named the store Sweetheart Jewellers and opened soon thereafter and he remained as the watchmaker there for several years. Rolland Lefebvre died in 1982.

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

  • MHM
  • Corporate body
  • est. 1997

In 1985, Captain Chris Atkin, a regimental officer, established the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum Foundation. His goal was to secure a permanent place to house the collection of historical artifacts that had been gathered by the Loyal Edmonton Regiment. Captain Atkin found a space in the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre in Edmonton, where the Regiment had been previously based from 1920 to 1965.

In November 1997, the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum was opened to the public with its first gallery, the Major General William Antrobus Greisbach Gallery. The Museum is open to individual tours and group visits, including school and youth groups. The Museum also houses The Fortyniner, which is an annual journal of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment published since 1998. This journal is one of the oldest ongoing military publications in Canada.

Main source for history: http://www.lermuseum.org/en/about/museum-history

Lynn Redekopp

  • Person
  • 1947 -

Born Lynn Bardsley on 10 Feb 1947 in Brandon, Manitoba where she started her journalism career as a teen correspondent from Brandon Collegiate Institute to the daily Brandon Sun. The paper eventually hired her as one of the first female news reporters in 1966. She was also a “stringer” (freelancer) for the Winnipeg Free Press. After marrying Dale Redekopp, a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the couple moved to Ottawa when Lynn worked at the Ottawa Citizen. A transfer to Regina led to work at the Leader-Post and also to the University of Regina as information officer. Moose Jaw followed and work at the Times-Herald. Lynn temporarily retired when Jared, the first of her two sons was born in 1974. Wade followed in 1976. Lynn kept active in the community and one of her volunteer positions was to write the programme for Ken Mitchell’s play The Medicine Line which was done as an old-fashioned broadsheet newspaper. The family first moved to St. Albert in 1977 where Lynn was an active volunteer in the community. It was followed by a second move to Ottawa. Dale returned to 435 Squadron at CFB Edmonton in 1984 and the family settled again in St. Albert. Lynn applied for a part-time job as proofreader at the Gazette and eventually began writing again. Her column “Scene and Heard” chronicled interesting items about local residents while “At Your Service” told about the wonderful work of local service clubs. She also wrote profile pieces on local citizens from all walks of life. In 1991, the family moved to Lahr, Germany where Dale operated the airport at 5 Air Movements Unit (later 1 Air Transport Unit) and Lynn worked as a writer/proofreader at Der Kanadier, the Canadian Armed Forces newspaper in Europe. Lynn retired from newspaper writing when the family returned to St. Albert in 1993. While living in St. Albert, Lynn has helped write/edit newsletters for several organizations including Les Tournesols playschool, 533 Air Cadets and SAVAC – the St. Albert Visual Arts Council. She also was a proofreader for a variety of publications including the Alberta Chamber of Commerce as well as three novels.

Marie Sharp

  • Person
  • November 24, 1913 [born]

Marie was born in Red Deer to Emile and Celestine Cherot. She moved to Edmonton with her family. She married Stephen Brandle ca. 1934 and lived on a farm bordering St. Albert, now located between 156th Street and 149th Street. Marie and Stephen had 5 children, Robert, born November 19, 1935, Joyce, born June 25, 1938, Alan, born August 23, 1941, Dianne, born May 30, 1947, and Joe, born October 18, 1954. Stephen Brandle died in 1958. Marie remarried in 1962 to Jim Sharp.

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