Students participate in Safe Driving Education course

Safe Driving
The Beaver County Traffic Safety Network, made up of the Viking/ Beaver FCSS, Beaver County Peace Officers, AHS, Tofield FCSS, and Becky Oxton, who is the regional traffic safety representative with the Alberta Government, held a Safe Driving Education session on May 13.
A grant was received through Alberta Traffic Safety fund for the sessions at Viking, Ryley, and Tofield high schools and training was delivered through the Canadian Traffic Education Centre (CTEC). The course involved an hour of in-class time at the FCSS office, followed by in-vehicle sessions at the Viking Airport. Students drove their own vehicles and a driving simulator.

Viking School surpasses fundraising goals

School Fundraiser   Students and staff at Viking School have come up with some creative and exciting ways to  fundraise for Fort McMurray relief efforts.

    In high school, throughout the school week of May 15 to 20 students were given the opportunity to put forth a donation in order to select a number from a wall of sticky notes. Each number was Continue Reading

Viking Council votes to take action on unsightly properties

Viking Council declared an intent to tour the town as a group to identify any issues requiring their attention.

    From that tour, Council identified seven properties deemed as unsightly, and for which they will instruct administration to initiate notice and cleanup requests.

    Mayor David Zayonce said, “Some of these properties have been under scrutiny for some time.”

    Acting CAO Allan Harvey cautioned Continue Reading

Shamrocks lose 6-2 to Cardinals in Heisler


Shamrocks2 The Battle River Baseball League (BRBL) teams met up for week two action, with two come-from-behind wins and two games that were complete blow outs, the fifth will be rescheduled.

The Viking Shamrocks traveled to Heisler to face the Cardinals.

Cody Wolbeck took the mound for Heisler. Shamrocks pitcher Logan Skori got the start.

Viking scored two in the first inning. The Cardinals got a run across the plate in the bottom of the second to make it a 2-1 game for the visitors.

There was no scoring in the next three innings, with the pitchers having full command of the batters… MORE SEE THE MAY 25/16 WEEKLY REVIEW

Viking performers Dance Around the World

Dance Recital2Dance Inspirations in Viking held its recital on May 12 at the Kinsella Hall. The dancers, ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, performed many numbers and kept the large audience entertained all night. The theme of this year’s recital was Dance Around the World, and many of the dances, along with the beautiful decorations in the hall, reflected this. At the end of the recital young students, teachers, and board members gave touching going-away gifts to Grade 12 student Karley Heisler, who is graduating and leaving the dance club.

Successful week for Viking and Holden Food Bank

 Food Bank-school  The Viking and Holden Food Bank, with help from Viking School, has had an exciting and busy week. While the food bank made $1,900 to help in-need food banks, Viking School gathered over 2,250 items for the food bank.

    On May 12 the food bank held a hot dog BBQ and fundraiser in front of the Vision Credit Union, but it wasn’t for themselves. The food bank was Continue Reading

Locals support Fort McMurray tragedy

This past week Fort McMurray was devastated by an out of control wildfire that swept through the city, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate. Many of them don’t know if they will ever see their homes again.

Despite these grim circumstances, Albertans have banded together to provide help and support to those evacuees. Citizens of Viking and surrounding area immediately jumped in to do whatever they could to help.

Many people texted a $5 donation to Continue Reading