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with great sadness that we mourn the loss of a great friend of the
Chargers. Coach Manko's mother, Anne Manko passed away after a brief
stay in hospital. Among other things, Mrs. Manko helped organize and
prepare team banquet meals for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are
with Dale, Susan and the rest of the family at this difficult time.
- Anne Manko
It is with much sadness we announce the passing of our loving Mom and Baba, Anne Manko on January 14, 2016 at the age of 80.
is survived by her son Dale (Susan Morgan), grandchildren James
(Desiree) Devine and Autumn (Michael Oehm), great-grandchildren Landin
and Lilly Devine; daughter Valerie (Patrick Harrison), grandchildren
Tyler Manko Pino and Taylor Harrison, brother Peter (Olga) Nasewich, as
well as many nieces and nephews.
was predeceased by her parents, Stan and Helen Nasewich, husband Peter,
daughter Linda Elder, siblings Mike (Ida) Nasewich, Sophie Hunchak, and
was born on August 11, 1935 in Mayfair, Saskatchewan. She grew up
on the Fred Nasewich Homestead in the Krydor – Blaine Lake area.
working as a switchboard operator she was set up on a blind date with a
young man named Peter Manko. On October 29, 1955 they were
married and resided in Saskatoon for the next 2 years. They moved
to Edmonton in 1958 where they were blessed with three children, Dale
(1960), Linda (1964) and Valerie (1967).
was an employee with a number of food service businesses and later she
and Peter were self-employed in the Bingo industry. She
volunteered with many groups and was well known for the food she made
for the banquets for the Chargers Football Club. After Peter was
diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease she was an active volunteer in the
worked hard at everything she did. She was a perfectionist in
anything she made with her hands. She loved to cook, sew quilts,
crochet, knit, draw, paint, and made beautiful Ukrainian Easter eggs in
many sizes. She enjoyed entertaining, especially her
family. It was important that there was always enough food for
all who dropped in. She was active until the very end, living
alone and cooking her own meals.
Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116
Street on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2 p.m. As per her
wishes, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Edmonton Food Bank. Online
condolences may be sent though firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is underway for the 2016 season. Drop by the clubhouse
on January 11, 18 or 20 between 6:30 and 8:30pm to sign up! Fees are
$500 and forms will be available during registration or online here.
to the Bantam team on winning the CDMFA Tier I and Provincial Championships!
to the Peewee team on winning the CDMFA Tier I Championship!
to the Bantam team on winning the CDMFA Tier I and Provincial! Championships!
- We have the dates for our next Casino and we're looking for your help! We
are booked at the Argyll Casino on March 27 & 28 2016 (Easter
Sunday & Monday). This fundraising event is vital to maintaining
affordable fees so whether you have children in the program now or
you're a Chargers Alumnus, please consider lending a much needed hand. Direct inquiries t6 Casino@EdmontonChargers.com.
Updates...Bantam Provincial playoffs are well underway now. Check out some highlights of our game against the Raymond Comets here (it starts at the 38:15 mark). Thanks to CTV for covering minor football in Edmonton!
Congratulations to the Bantam team on winning the 2015 CDMFA Tier I Championship!
Congratulations to the Peewee team on winning the 2015 CDMFA Tier I Championship!
The Rams Show Their Stuff
Jim Skitsko, Coach of the Sherwood Park Rams, recently showed how the
club exemplifies the qualities that we all strive for in the minor
football community. The Sherwood Park News published an interview with
"the Judge" where he demonstrated the same grace after a losing effort
as he has after many winning moments in the past. Following an
insightful description of the game, he offered this generous
“I’ve always had the greatest respect for the Chargers and their
organization. When I started coaching, I wanted to build a team just
like their organization has, and in many ways, they’re still a little
better than us — and in many ways, we’re almost as good,”. (You can read the entire article here.)
Thank you Jim, please know that we feel the same way about the organization you have built.
The Chargers Atoms had a great time at the Eskimo's Salute to Minor Football in September. See some more photos here.
Some Atom Chargers enjoying the May Eskimos Camp.
Some Chargers and Alumni helping out with the Christmas Bureau's hamper delivery.
Some very happy Chargers attended the Eskimo's Atom and Peewee camp last spring.
See the individual team pages (Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget)
for registration information and