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Council Meetings

Next Council Meeting: June 25, 2024 at 7 pm

Due to the restrictions being lifted regarding COVID-19, in person attendance at Council meetings is again permitted. The public is also still able to attend Council meetings virtually (via zoom).

Meeting agenda will be posted on this page in advance of each meeting date.

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Meeting ID: 886 0567 8544
Passcode: 412680

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Tax Notices

​​2024 Tax & Assessment Notice Certification of Mailing
This is certification under Sections 310(4) & 336(1) of the Municipal Government Act that the 2024 Combined Assessment and Tax Notices were mailed to all property owners in the Summer Village of  Sunrise Beach on May 17th, 2024.
Wendy Wildman, Chief Administrative Officer

Yellowhead Regional Library Information Session

October 14th, 2023
11:00 a.m.
Sandy Beach Hall

Come learn about what Yellowhead Regional Library has to offer.

Download YRL Handout

Download YRL information

Download meeting poster

Update Your Contact Information

Please send an email to or call the office at 780-967-0271 with your phone number or email address. With the number of natural disasters this year we would like to be able to contact all residents in case of emergencies with their property.


August 11, 2023


I declare that BENNING, Brian, having received the most total votes of any eligible candidate in the Summer Village of Sunrise Beach byelection for municipal councillor held August 5th, 2023, is elected.

If you have any questions regarding the results of the byelection or the certification process, please feel free to contact the summer village administration office for more detail.  

Dwight Darren Moskalyk

View official public announcement.


August 5, 2023


In reference to the above noted, please be advised that voting for the Summer Village of Sunrise Beach Byelection (2023) was concluded on August 5th, 2023. Further be advised that a count of all ballots cast during the election process has since been completed by election staff.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, at the discretion of the Returning Officer pursuant to Section 97(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act, that the unofficial vote count of this byelection is as follows:

(advance polls)
(election day)
BENNING, Brian 19 26 45 56.96%
BURAK, Morris 4 17 21 26.58%
CARLISLE, Susan E. A 6 7 13 16.46%
JACOBSEN, Helen 0 0 0 0.00%
Void (Rejected) Ballots 0 0 0 0.00%
TOTAL 29 50 79 100.00%

Pursuant to Section 97(2) of the Local Authorities Election Act, an announcement of the official results of the byelection will occur at 12:00 Noon on Friday August 11th, 2023. The declaration of the candidate who is elected will be made as part of this announcement.

If you have any questions regarding the results of the byelection or the certification process, please feel free to contact the undersigned through the summer village administration contact.

Dwight Darren Moskalyk
Returning Officer – Byelection 2023

View results document.

Dinosaur and Paleontology Summer Programs

Eye Wonder Studios has a series of dinosaur and paleontology themed kid/family programs in the Onoway area in the summer of 2023. Registration is now open for this programing and tickets are available through Eventbrite at the link below. 

Rain Barrels

With rain in the forecast, those that use rain barrels, make sure they are ready to be filled from your troughs, if you haul your own water, for $5 a cube, fill them up in case the rain is minimal. They may come in handy. These are just minor things to do that can make a huge difference in the event we hit an unfortunate circumstance.
Better to be safe than sorry.
Mayor Ethier

Bursary Opportunity

Matthewson & Co's Bursary Program is now open for applications, and the residents of this community are eligible to apply for a $500 bursary toward their post-secondary education for the 2023/2024 academic year. To be eligible, the applicant must reside in a community with a population of less than 5000 in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba; AND be attending a Canadian post-secondary institution in the fall of 2023. 

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All essays and application forms shall be submitted by June 16th, 2023 before 6 PM CST.



FCSS Application for Funding

Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is a unique 80/20 funding partnership between the Government of Alberta and participating municipalities or Métis settlements. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and Regulation. The Act describes what the Province and municipality/Métis settlement can do to provide preventive social services. The Regulation describes how services may be provided…Under FCSS, communities design and deliver social programs that are preventive in nature to promote and enhance well-being among individuals, families, and communities.

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Waste Pickup Calendar

We are on biweekly pick up service. Please have your waste bin out by 7am on the morning of pickup.

Click to view the 2024 waste pickup calendar.


Hummocky RV Resort

Re : Hummocky RV Resort - SE 34-55-1-WSM



Click to read the written response from LSAC.



Please find below a letter regarding the Hummocky Development sent from the Summer Village of Sunrise Beach Council to the Lac Ste. Anne County Council and Administration.

Signed Letter LSAC Hummocky


FALL 2022

Please see attached NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING for a redistricting application for the noted lands from Agricultural 2 (AG2) District to Direct Control (DC) District.

Notice of this is provided by Lac Ste. Anne County as these lands are within Lac Ste. Anne County boundaries. As a Summer Village property owner you may forward your comments or concerns with respect to this application to Lac Ste Anne County, and/or attend the public hearing scheduled for September 12th, 2022 and voice your concerns directly.

Any inquires with respect to this application, public hearing and the process should be directed to Lac Ste. Anne County.

Lac Ste. Anne County Redistricting application from Hummocky RV Resort plus Area Structure Plan 

Hummocky RV Traffic Impact Assessment


Please find attached a copy of the revised Hummocky RV Resort ASP (Area Structure Plan) from the applicant which includes the current registered Legal Land Description (Section 1.2 - Plan Area), and the addition of the requested Field Level Assessment provided by Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd. 

Joint Lagoon Meeting

Darwell Transmission Line Phase A Nov 8 7pm meeting (Hall) Public is invited as Sandy Beach must inform Commission by Nov 14 of their intent. PLEASE join the meeting if you have input.
Transmission Line Phase A (which includes Sandy Beach)
Joint Lagoon Meeting: Tuesday Nov 8 @ 7pm 63 Lakeshore Drive
Public Invited - please attend if you have input.
Sandy Beach must inform the Commission of their intent by Nov 14.
Your input is essential.

Burn Pit

There will be a controlled burn this weekend (Feb 17-18). All safety measures will be taken.

Administration Office

Please be advised that the Administration Office move is complete!!  Our new location is East End Fire Station 2317 TWP Rd, 545 Lac Ste Anne County, just west of the Onoway overpass (old Ste. Anne Gas building).  Our phone number and email remain the same.  Stop in for a visit and check out the new location!

Proposed Development by Vivcor Holdings (campground)

January 5, 2022

RE: HUMMOCKY RV RESORT (Campground) – SE 34-55-1-W5M (See Map) (the “Lands”).


May 2021: Sunrise Beach (SRB) Council and Administration met with the developer of the proposed Campground to discuss a temporary access to the Lands.   Temporary access was granted by the previous Council.

September 28, 2021 SRB Administration and Council in receipt from Lac Ste. Anne County (LSAC) of a subdivision application to separate the Lands (subdivide) with the boundary being Shedden Drive.   SRB response to the subdivision referral addressed the location of access points to the subdivision and the standards for those accesses.   Such met the requirements of the Subdivision Regulation for legal and physical access to the parcels; where the accesses to these agricultural lands are being located and constructed to SRB’s request.   LSAC conditionally approved the subdivision in October 2021.

December 2021 Notice of “Open House” with respect to a proposed Campground upon the Lands in the local paper, with the open house scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6:30 pm (Online).   This “Open House” is in support of the developers proposed Area Structure Plan and Re-districting application.


The proposed development is a Campground – Major which is neither a Permitted, nor a Discretionary, Use within the current Agriculture 2 (AG2) Land Use District under the LSAC Land Use Bylaw.   The first steps for the developer of the Lands to allow for a Campground is for them to prepare an Area Structure Plan and make application for the Lands to be re-districted to Commercial Recreation (CREC) District, where such use is Discretionary.

The LSAC Land Use Bylaw, Section 3.5 requires an Open House as a prerequisite for application for such a development, the Open House scheduled for January 6, 2022 is being held to that end.

Subsequently we are presuming the developer will be submitting to LSAC formal application for approval of their Area Structure Plan and Re-Districting application.   This is a formal process requiring notice to affected parties (adjacent landowners and other stakeholders (ex. AB Environment, AB Transportation, Utility Companies etc) and a Public Hearing on the amending Bylaws.   LSAC Council must certainly heed all submissions and presentations made at the Public Hearing in making their decision to pass, or not pass, the requisite bylaw amendments.   There is no appeal (except at the ballot box) of the decision of LSAC Council on these bylaw amendments.   Should these bylaws fail to be passed by LSAC Council, the project may not proceed.   The developer may reapply.

Should the Bylaw amendments be passed by LSAC Council, the next step for the developer is to make application for development permit for the Campground.   As Campground is a Discretionary Use, LSAC’s Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) is the development authority.   Where the MPC would be inclined to approve the application, upon referral to and negotiation with SRB, as part of the Developers Agreement, a Road Use Agreement with SRB would / should be put in place.   We do have an Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework in place with LSAC, and it would be reasonable to expect that SRB would be able to negotiate a Road Use Agreement for this development.

The decision of MPC for LSAC may be appealed by SRB or any affected party to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board of LSAC.

Click to view Referral document.

Click to view Decision Referral document.

Click the image at the top of this article to see the proposed site plan for the campground.

Hummocky RV Resort Open House

Hummocky RV Resort, a proposed development by Vivcor Holdings, is holding a Community Open House (Drop-In) on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 1 - 3 pm at the Onoway Museum (Room #3).

Click for more information, and RSVP to

Notice of Public Hearing: Redistricting Application

*Please be advised that the Public Hearing scheduled for May 12th, 2022 regarding the HUMMOCKY RV RESORT had been postponed. 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING of Bylaw 22-2017-06-2022 and Bylaw 08-2022
SE 34-55-01 W5M
Lac Ste. Anne County

Place: Council Chambers, Lac Ste. Anne County Office (56521 Range Road 65)

Date: To be determined*

Time: To be determined*

Should you have any comments or concerns regarding this proposed development, please forward them to the undersigned by April 29, 2022. Alternatively, you can bring your comments and concerns up at the Public Hearing Scheduled for May 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the County Office. 

Click to read full notice.

Cougar Sighting

Warning to all residents, please be advised that there has been a few cougar sightings throughout the Summer Village. Please use caution when outside.

Sandy Beach Truck Fill Station

The Sandy Beach Truck fill station now open. It is located behind the Summer Village of Sandy Beach Administration & Public Works Building.

To apply for a Flowpoint account, please visit or call 1-844-509-2837. There is no cost to apply via the web. Phone application is $19.95.


Lac Ste Anne East End Bus

The Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society is open and ready to roll.

Masks are required when travelling with EEB. Please stay home if you are not well.

Click to view the current schedule


Notice of Annual Meeting for Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society

Tuesday, March 26th 2024 at 11:00 am

A notice convening the Annual Meeting of Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society to be held at 11:00 am at Town of Onoway 4812 51 St, Onoway, AB T0E 1V0

At the meeting, board members will share the society’s insights with the stakeholders regarding the past year's performance, strategies and outlook going forward.  This will allow interested parties to gain a higher understanding and the importance of their investment in the operations of Lac Ste. Anne East End Bus Society in the following years.  

Emergency Management Assistant

The Summer Village is looking for an Emergency Management Assistant. They would be responsible for assisting the Director of Emergency Management if an emergency in the village  occurred. The assistant would be responsible for taking some courses and help to organize a plan. 

Stay Informed with Sunrise Connect

The Summer Village of Sunrise Beach is excited to announce the launch of Sunrise Beach Connect. Working through our regional summer village association, the Summer Villages of Lac Ste. Anne County East, and in partnership with several other municipalities, the Summer Village of Sunrise Beach encourages all property owners, residents and stakeholders to sign-up today!

The All-Net system is a multi-network integrated communication platform designed specifically for municipalities. Connect will allow the Summer Village to send a variety of community and emergency messages directly to subscribers. The municipality understands the importance of engaging with our stakeholders and sharing critical information with our residents and guests;

Connect will help us do this better than ever before! As a subscriber you will have the ability to customize what types of messages you receive(community, emergency, weather warnings, etc.) and what delivery method (call, text, email,etc.) you want to use. The system is easy to subscribe to and there is no additional charge to register. We know privacy is important and this system keeps your contact details protected.

Please use the form provided on the website to subscribe today or contact the office for
assistance! If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact the Sunrise Beach office.

Connect is an exciting opportunity for the Summer Village to be more engaged with the
community and to be better prepared when responding to emergency situations


Sign Up Today and Stay Connected!

Culvert Policy

Culvert Policy

If you are thinking about replacing your culvert please check out the Culvert Policy. 

There is a short application form to fill out. 

Please Do Not Impede the Natural Flow of Water

There has been an ongoing issue with the impediment of natural flow of fish, water and biodiversity under the highway 642 causeway. 

This has been reported to Alberta Environment and  there are fines that equal $50,000 for blocking water flow. 

Please refrain from this action. 


WATER INVADERS - PlantsThat Can Change Alberta's Waters and Wetlands

For more information on a guide to invasive plants for boaters, cottage owners and water gardeners click on Water Invaders below. 


Water Invaders


Noxious Weed Identification


This is a fan out message from the Stony Plain and District Crime Prevention Association

Sadly in recent weeks several fire departments in the province, and their communities, have been the subject of fraudulent fundraising activities.  Individuals have been calling residents of the communities and identifying themselves as a member of the local fire department. The caller would then advise the resident that they were conducting fundraising efforts for the fire department and seeking cash donations.  In all reported instances, the fire departments mentioned were not conducting any fundraising and they do not raise funds in this manner.  The fire departments involved have notified the RCMP and/or Municipal Police and I understand investigations are ongoing.

As this is not an isolated situation the Office of the Fire Commissioner (OFC) believes that passing this notice along to all fire departments in the province may provide the opportunity for you to create some community awareness of the situation and prevent your residents, and your good name, from being exploited.  The OFC would also remind fire departments that if you will be conducting any fund raising actives you should ensure that you develop messaging to disseminate in advance within your community which creates awareness of those activities for your residents and local media. This messaging should provide contact information so that anyone having any questions or concerns can contact and discuss them with fire department officials.

The same advice also applies to Search and Rescue Groups within Alberta.

The purpose of this message is to make residents aware of potential suspicious activity in their area.  Please be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious vehicles and or people immediately.

Stony Plain/Spruce Grove RCMP remind you not to make it easy for thieves. Ensure your vehicle doors are locked and valuable items are removed.

The Spruce Grove / Stony Plain Drug Section Information Tip Line is 780-968-7212.  Anyone with drug information is asked to call and leave a message.

If you have any information on this crime please contact the Stony Plain RCMP at


or call Crime Stoppers at

1(800)222-8477 (TIPS)

by text the keyword TIP205 (TIP250 for Edmonton Metro)

& your Tip to CRIMES (274637)




Small Vehicle Information