Operation Christmas Child campaign now under way

By Rob VogtOperation Christmas Child’s annual shoebox campaign is under way, providing a chance to help children in less fortunate parts of the world.Annette Bordeleau, the organizer this year, said the shoeboxes help children.People can pick up regular-sized shoeboxes at local pharmacies, Red Apple, Your Dollar Store With More, Willow Creek Quilts, Janet’s Fashions, Flowers on 49th, Antrée, and the … Read more

Terry Fox Run goes this Sunday at the fire hall

By Rob VogtThe Terry Fox Run is an institution in Claresholm, and has been since its inception 43 years ago.As other communities have lost their runs, Claresholm is the only community that still has a Terry Fox Run between Lethbridge and High River.In fact, Claresholm has had a Terry Fox Run every year since they began in 1981.This year’s run … Read more

Council to support ‘Soup Bowl’ initiative with $1,000 contribution

By Rob VogtClaresholm town council will provide $1,000 to the “Soup Bowl” a new initiative in the community, to purchase a freezer that will become the property of the Claresholm Social Centre if the “Soup Bowl” initiative concludes.The decision came at council’s May 8 meeting after they reviewed information provided by Brenda Halliwell, organizer of the “Soup Bowl”.She explained they … Read more

Claresholm contributes more than 3,000 shoe boxes

By Rob VogtThis year, once again, residents in Claresholm and area helped those in need by packing and sending off 3,163 shoe boxes filled with toys, hygiene items, school supplies and many other items during the 2022 Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign.These shoeboxes go all over the world including to children in need in Ukraine, the Philippines, Central America, and … Read more