Category: Grassroots

  • Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Rowan House Society We may not have been awarded the $20,000 grand prize through this year’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge (it was the Sistering organization out of Toronto) however, we are absolutely considering ourselves winners!! In your efforts to help us gain ballots for the contest, you raised $17,395 over the month of June alone! […]

  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Site RE-OPENING ADDITIONAL VISITOR SERVICES

    Bar U Ranch National Historic Site RE-OPENING ADDITIONAL VISITOR SERVICES

    Longview, Alberta, July 13, 2020 – Starting July 13, 2020, Bar U Ranch National Historic Site will re-open some additional visitor services. Visitors will have access to the following services and facilities: ·         Parking lot; ·         Admission to the national historic site and access to public washrooms; ·         National Historic Site grounds; ·         The new 3 km Pekisko Creek Hiking Trail throughout […]

  • Okotoks Water Spray Park Open with COVID-19 Public Health Orders

    Okotoks Water Spray Park Open with COVID-19 Public Health Orders

    The spray park re-opened on July 6.  To comply with COVID-19 public health orders, please be aware of the following changes and information. Visiting the Spray Park Prevention starts with awareness. Be informed on how you can protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Please respect and follow these measures to ensure your safety and the safety of […]

  • Turner Valley Pool and Spray Park Now Open

    Turner Valley Pool and Spray Park Now Open

    The Town of Turner Valley is excited to announce the Dr. Lander Memorial Swimming Pool and spray park opened for the season on Thursday, July 9. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission to staff and patrons, the Town has implemented guidelines and has adjusted programming to adhere to provincial gathering and distancing restrictions. To meet these […]

  • Foothills County Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

    Foothills County Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer

    Foothills County is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ryan Payne to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) effective July 1, 2020.  Mr. Payne will share responsibility with Foothills County’s Municipal Manager, Harry Riva Cambrin. Mr. Payne has served the County as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer since July 1, 2017. Having worked with Foothills […]

  • Five Alberta Road Trips to Take this Summer

    Five Alberta Road Trips to Take this Summer

    SAIT Originally from Medicine Hat, Sydnee Bell is no stranger to Alberta’s beautiful landscapes and historical communities. The recent grad from the Travel and Tourism diploma program at SAIT is combining her local knowledge and passion for travel to curate a list of places to check out this summer. So fill up your tank, type in your […]

  • Longview Library News: Summer Reading

    Longview Library News: Summer Reading

    The Writers Group met el fresco at the home of Linda Givens in June. Refreshments were served and a lovely afternoon was had by all. The group will not meet until September. The curbside pick up of books is going well. If you have any questions about this, please phone Lynda, our librarian, at 403-558-3927 and she […]

  • Claresholm Fair Days Will Feature a Reverse Parade

    Claresholm Fair Days Will Feature a Reverse Parade

    Claresholm Fair Days takes place the second weekend in August every summer. Fair Days celebrates what small town living truly means with a Bench Show, parade, show ‘n’ shine, rodeo events, pancake breakfasts, and much more! This year we are also celebrating the 115th year of Claresholm as a Town! We hope you will stop […]

  • Nanton Round-up Days

    Nanton Round-up Days

    August 1 – 3 2020 There will definitely be a Nanton Days celebration, Covid or no Covid! Stay tuned for more details, but so far we have Fireworks, a Parade, Duck Race, Pancake Breakfasts, Town-wide Scavenger Hunt, Vintage Engine Run… and more. Duck Race set for August 3rd at Nanton Lions Campground. Fundraiser for Nanton Promoters. […]

  • Okotoks RCMP on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

    Okotoks RCMP on Scene of Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

    UPDATE Foothills County, Alta. – At 5:11 a.m., Okotoks RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 2 at 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks, Alta. The investigation determined that a pickup truck which was travelling southbound on Highway 2 collided with a car that was eastbound on 306 Avenue E. near Okotoks. The driver of the […]

  • Costly Vandalism in George Lane Park

    Costly Vandalism in George Lane Park

    HIGH RIVER, AB:  Shortly before midnight on Sunday, June 28 several people went into group camping Site A in George Lane Park and caused considerable damage to surrounding trees. Two newly planted trees were chopped down. Two other trees had bark damage. One tree had the bark peeled off around the whole trunk and will […]

  • Rowan House: Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    Rowan House: Great Canadian Giving Challenge a Tremendous Success

    We may not have been awarded the $20,000 grand prize through this year’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge (it was the Sistering organization out of Toronto) however, we are absolutely considering ourselves winners!! In your efforts to help us gain ballots for the contest, you raised $17,395 over the month of June alone! That’s INCREDIBLE!! Thank […]

  • Members’ Show and Sale at the Okotoks Art Gallery

    Members’ Show and Sale at the Okotoks Art Gallery

    To help support our community, the OAG is putting on a members’ show and sale! Open now, the show features artwork by nearly 50 local artists who have been busy creating new pieces since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. This beautiful artwork is ready to go home with you today! Make sure you stop in to […]

  • Teddy Bear Hunt

    Teddy Bear Hunt

    The Teddy Bears can’t come together for their annual picnic in Okotoks this year but they are still planning to have a lot of fun around town on July 9th! Foothills Children’s Wellness Network partners, non-profits, Town services and local businesses that serve families will set up outdoor displays of bears engaged in various adventures. […]

  • High River Farmers’ Market Re-opens

    High River Farmers’ Market Re-opens

    After much planning and organizing, we are excited to share that we are OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Our first market was on JUNE 25th, and will continue weekly until September 17th. With many returning vendors, plus some new exciting businesses, we are hopeful for a wonderful summer season of the High River Farmers’ Market! While we […]