Category: Organizations

  • Canadian Junior Angus Association Presents 2016 Scholarships Totalling $4,500

    Canadian Junior Angus Association Presents 2016 Scholarships Totalling $4,500

    Truro, NS – The Canadian Junior Angus Association presented three young women with scholarships last week. Michaela Chalmers of Ontario received the first-place scholarship of $2,000; Melanie Wood of PEI received the second-place scholarship of $1,500; and Rebecca Redner of Ontario received the third-place scholarship of $1,000. The scholarships were presented at Showdown, the annual […]

  • Thank You from Sheep River Health Trust ~ Charity Golf Classic

    Thank You from Sheep River Health Trust ~ Charity Golf Classic

    The Sheep River Health Trust is thanking all their sponsors for their participation in the 13th Annual Golf 4 Wellness Charity Golf Classic that was held on July 14th, 2016. Please continue to read who these sponsors were.

  • Fun and Foraging for Wild Edible Plants in Southern Alberta

    Fun and Foraging for Wild Edible Plants in Southern Alberta

    The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society hiking guide takes a food columnist out to enjoy a beautiful day in nature. They identify and taste wild edible berries, leaves and plants near the Sibbald Flats area of southern Alberta, and explore various ecosystems in the wilderness. CPAWS created this video to celebrate connecting to our Alberta […]

  • Boys and Girls Club and RBC Rock the After School Program with the Weber Brothers

    Boys and Girls Club and RBC Rock the After School Program with the Weber Brothers

    RBC Foundation donated $55,000 to the Boys and Girls Club After School Programs at the recent Weber Brothers Concert in Black Diamond.

  • Exceptional Students Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal

    Exceptional Students Awarded Queen’s Jubilee Medal

        Outstanding young Albertans received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal in a special ceremony on Tuesday, July 26. Her Honour, the Honourable Lois Mitchell, lieutenant-governor of Alberta, presented the 2015 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Citizenship Medal to eight exemplary students at Government House. The medal recognizes the recipients’ volunteerism and leadership within […]

  • Millarville Flower Festival 2016

    Millarville Flower Festival 2016

    A dry spring and summer hail didn’t stop the flood of beautiful arrangements at this year’s Flower Festival.

  • Winged Burrowers at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

    Winged Burrowers at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

    This birds live in colonies that can consist of anywhere from 10 to 2000 nests… and we have a colony living right here at Glenbow Ranch! Bank swallows (Riparia riparia) are named for the location of their nests – the sides of eroding banks. The males of the species dig into the side of the bank with its […]

  • Youth Environmental Engagement Grant

    Youth Environmental Engagement Grant

    Applications Open August 1 The Alberta Emerald Foundation is pleased to bring back their micro-grant program for another year, with some very exciting updates!! Youth-led or youth-targeted environmental projects from around the province can now apply for up to $500 to help fund their initiative. With two granting periods (August to December and January to […]

  • No Safe Street

    No Safe Street

    No Safe Street: A Survey of Hate Crimes and Violence Committed Against Homeless People in 2014 & 2015 The National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) has documented 1,650 acts of violence against homeless individuals by housed perpetrators over the past 17 years (1999-2015). These crimes are believed to have been motivated by the perpetrators‘ biases […]

  • Help Protect Those who Protect You

    Help Protect Those who Protect You

    Life as a first responder has seemingly never been harder. Police are being shot and killed. Firefighters are dying on the job. Paramedics are being attacked. All in a day’s work. That’s a lot to digest – for emergency responders and the public they serve. BUT THIS IS JUST AN AMERICAN THING, RIGHT? There are […]

  • Calgary Stampede Blacksmith Classic Fires Up Friendly Competition

    Calgary Stampede Blacksmith Classic Fires Up Friendly Competition

    It’s Team World Champion Blacksmiths for the Win Calgary – You know it’s a friendly competition when the winners whoop it up at Ranchman’s alongside the teams they beat to take the title. That was the picture at the iconic watering hole Sunday night as Team World Champion Blacksmiths (WCB) celebrated their victory in the […]

  • Calgary Affordable Housing Project, Stepping Stone Manor Ready to Open its Doors

    Calgary Affordable Housing Project, Stepping Stone Manor Ready to Open its Doors

    A new purpose-built, affordable and supported home for 30 homeless and vulnerable Calgarians Calgary, Alberta – Stepping Stone Manor, a 30-unit assisted-living apartment is the first new construction project to be completed through the RESOLVE Campaign for the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) with on-site supports provided by the Calgary John Howard Society (CJHS). The building is […]

  • Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Hosted Successful Parks Day

    Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Hosted Successful Parks Day

    Many thanks go out to all the volunteers, sponsors, supporters, staff, and hardy visitors who made 2016 Parks Day at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park a great day out. It was a bit cooler than 2015, and a mite wet at times, but we had almost 700 people attend. From Cochrane Lions’ Rodeo Royalty to face […]

  • TD I ThinkFirst! Contest Winners

    TD I ThinkFirst! Contest Winners

    The annual TD I ThinkFirst! Contest encourages students in grades K-8 from across Canada to submit creative art projects, explaining in their own words why and how they “ThinkFirst!” to prevent injury when they are active at play, school or at home. With the ongoing support of TD Bank Group, the top 3 individual submissions […]

  • GRPF: Migrators From Far and Wide

    GRPF: Migrators From Far and Wide

    What bird travels 4300km every year to return here to Glenbow Ranch? The Osprey! The Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, is a skilled fisherman and on average catches 1 out of every 4 fish they hunt. It usually only takes 12 minutes to make their first catch, which would put most human fishing experts to shame! Osprey are not only […]