Category: Seasonal

  • Christmas Songs For Children

    Christmas Songs For Children
  • The Christmas Pyramid

    The Christmas Pyramid

    (Wikipedia) A Christmas pyramid (German: Weihnachtspyramide) is a Christmas decoration that has its roots in the Ore Mountains of Germany but has become popular throughout the country. It is suggested that the Christmas pyramid is a predecessor of the Christmas tree.[1] These pyramids are not limited to Christmas: in the Erzgebirge there was a custom […]

  • Santa Making a Stop in Okotoks

    Santa Making a Stop in Okotoks

    Christmas Eve Parade Watch for the Okotoks Emergency Services Christmas Eve Parade coming through the Town of Okotoks on Christmas Eve night! Track Santa throughout the night as he makes his way through Town! SANTA TRACKER  Share your experience on our social media pages using the hashtag #santatracker. Leaves Fire Station No. 1, 132 Milligan Drive at 5 PM! The History of […]

  • Rowan House 2016 Holiday Wish Campaign

    Rowan House 2016 Holiday Wish Campaign

    Help provide joy for women and children in-shelter and in Outreach during this difficult time of year. Rowan House likes to be able to provide residents with the experience of Christmas. The last few years we’ve been able to decorate trees, have turkey dinner and provide small gift baskets to open Christmas morning, all because […]

  • WestJet Christmas Miracle

    WestJet Christmas Miracle

    WestJet did it again! This time in Fort McMurray! Visit the website for more about WestJet’s visit to Fort McMurray and their past Christmas Miracles!

  • Christmas Church Services in the Foothills

    Christmas Church Services in the Foothills

    The following Churches are part of the High Country Ministerial Association. Black Diamond Gospel Chapel 212 Centre Ave W Black Diamond Christmas Eve: 4pm and 6pm Christmas morning: 9am and 11am (coffee and fellowship at 10:30am) St James Parish (Catholic) St Michael’s, Black Diamond 402 Government Rd, Black Diamond Christmas Eve Mass: 11pm – midnight […]

  • How to Go Green This Christmas

    How to Go Green This Christmas

    By Snap Greene in Go Green    Celebrating the holiday season with friends and family is something we all have in common. Wouldn’t it be great if we decided to go green this Christmas, too? Maybe you want to go green, but aren’t sure where to start. You’ve come to the right place! Let’s talk […]

  • 11 Ways to Avoid the Christmas Rush and Have a Stress-free Holiday

    11 Ways to Avoid the Christmas Rush and Have a Stress-free Holiday

    By Carol Graham “I hate Christmas!” Those were the words spoken by a woman who was looking in the showcases in my store this week. “Pardon me?” “I hate Christmas — well, not really. I just hate all the stuff I am forced to do.” I have not been able to shake that conversation from […]

  • It was German soldiers who made first move in the Christmas Truce

    It was German soldiers who made first move in the Christmas Truce

    The Christmas Truce is no stranger to popular entertainment – 2014 marked its 100th anniversary. The famous moment when British and German soldiers climbed out of the trenches in peace on Christmas Day 1914 has been replicated and ruminated upon in history books, film, and propaganda – and now advertising. In the UK, the supermarket Sainsbury’s 2014 Christmas […]

  • Christmas Time and Good Intentions

    Christmas Time and Good Intentions

    By Nancy N Wilson Make Your Good Intentions Your Reality This Christmas Season Christmas Time and good intentions often go hand-in-hand. This is the holiday when we promise ourselves that we will focus on family, but somehow those good intentions get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season. It is busy. It is […]

  • AHS Weekly Wellness News: Create Meaning this Holiday Season

    AHS Weekly Wellness News: Create Meaning this Holiday Season

    Holidays are a joyful time, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family. But for many it can also cause stress and loneliness. You may worry about family matters, or it may be a painful reminder of past times. During the holidays try focusing on some simple steps that can help reduce stress, low […]

  • Turner Valley Needs You to Make a Memorable New Year’s Celebration

    Turner Valley Needs You to Make a Memorable New Year’s Celebration

    Volunteers are needed for this year’s Family New Year’s Eve Party. The Town of Turner Valley is seeking volunteers to help with volunteer registration, greet party goers, serve food and beverages to the event attendees, assist at the children’s face painting and cookie decorating stations and ensure everyone’s safety in the parking lot and horse-drawn […]

  • Oilfields Food Bank: Firemen’s 2016 Community Food Drive

    Oilfields Food Bank: Firemen’s 2016 Community Food Drive

    What a great success this was (as usual!)!  Our communities are known for their generosity and heart and we thank them.  We had many willing volunteers and every one was very much appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to the Fire Departments from Longview, Black Diamond & Turner Valley.  Their assistants for these 2 evenings were […]

  • A Timeless Classic ~ Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    A Timeless Classic ~ Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    An Annual Tradition By Francis P. Church, first published in The New York Sun in 1897. [See The People’s Almanac, pp. 13589.] Dear Editor I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the […]

  • Charity Begins at Home

    Charity Begins at Home

    When considering charitable donations leading up to Christmas why not start at home? If you donate to a local charity the money stays in your community and you are assured that the bulk of your donation is not going to administrative expenses. The bigger the charity, the bigger the administrative costs. You can check out […]