Category: Organizations

  • Bragg Creek Days is This Weekend

    Bragg Creek Days is This Weekend

    Bragg Creek Days 2016 – July 23rd-24th Pull on them boots and spit-shine that belt buckle…Bragg Creek Days is right around the corner! This 50 year-old tradition is held at the Bragg Creek Community Centre and offers everything you can think of to make the family smile! On Saturday join us for:  Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10am […]

  • Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture Announces Winners for First Annual Competition

    Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture Announces Winners for First Annual Competition

    MD of Foothills Resident Emily Ritchie Wins Senior Division CALGARY – Youth competitors from across Alberta spoke in the first annual Alberta Young Speakers for Agriculture competition last week at the Calgary Stampede. The competition hosted more than 20 Albertan youth ages 11-24 who presented a prepared speech on an agricultural topic. “We were excited to […]

  • Calgary Stampede Lotteries Reveals the Names of Lucky Winners

    Calgary Stampede Lotteries Reveals the Names of Lucky Winners

    Calgary – Calgary Stampede Lotteries is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s lottery draws. The prize winners were selected Wednesday, July 20. This year’s winners are: Rotary Dream Home: Kelvin Daly – Calgary, AB Kinsmen Wheels – Truck and 5th Wheel Package: MaryAnn Lenz – Calgary, AB Kinsmen Wheels – Truck and Boat […]

  • 23rd Annual Knapweed Rodeo in Waterton Lakes National Park

    23rd Annual Knapweed Rodeo in Waterton Lakes National Park

    Parks Canada invites volunteers to the 23rd Annual Knapweed Rodeo weed pull in Waterton Lakes National Park! The 23rd Annual Knapweed Rodeo is the perfect opportunity for those who want to dig in, get their hands dirty and contribute to the protection of Waterton Lakes National Park.This volunteer event takes place on July 23, 2016 […]

  • Claresholm Cyclist Fundraising for Victims of Human Trafficking

    Claresholm Cyclist Fundraising for Victims of Human Trafficking

    By Curt Hanselmann I am once again riding in a 200km fundraising bike [yeah, as in bicycle!!] tour in support of Magdalene House Society *, a home for the recovery of victims of human trafficking. On July 23 and 24 I’ll attempt to make the ride from Sylvan Lake to Caroline and back again, just […]

  • Turner Valley RCMP Encourage Rural Residents to Lock Up

    Turner Valley RCMP Encourage Rural Residents to Lock Up

    On July 14, 2016 the R.C.M.P. in Turner Valley took a complaint from a rural landowner concerning two vehicles the landowner’s property. One of the vehicles was outside, and the second was inside a detached garage on the property. Overnight some unknown person or persons entered and rummaged through the vehicles to steal an iPod. […]

  • NOT a Beaver

    NOT a Beaver

    There is a mammal that lives in our ponds here at Glenbow.  And while it may be a rodent, it is not a beaver… The muskrat, Ondatra zibethicus, is the largest member of the mouse family, and while it may be a semi aquatic rodent like the beaver, the similarities end there.  The muskrat has a thin […]

  • Wounded Warriors Canada Donates $25,000 to Forces@WORK

    Wounded Warriors Canada Donates $25,000 to Forces@WORK

    OTTAWA – Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce a $25,000 donation to the Forces@WORK employment placement and retention program. Forces@WORK has a single mandate to assist transitioning Canadian Armed Forces members and Veterans, specifically those releasing for medical reasons, find and keep good civilian jobs. They work with both Regular and Reserve Forces – […]

  • Parks Canada Remembers: Jeremiah Jones 1858 – 1950

    Parks Canada Remembers: Jeremiah Jones 1858 – 1950

      Born in Truro, Jeremiah “Jerry” Jones was a courageous soldier from the First World War. Like many other Black Canadians, he had to overcome racial barriers just to volunteer. While the No. 2 Construction Battalion was the only predominantly Black unit in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, African Canadians did serve in other units, including […]

  • Canada Parks Remembers Animal War Heroes: Fritz & Bruno

    Canada Parks Remembers Animal War Heroes: Fritz & Bruno

    The First World War was the last major conflict in which large numbers of animals served alongside soldiers on the battlefield. Millions of horses died, while dogs, bear cubs and other animals became mascots. Fritz and Bruno, a war horse and sheepdog, hold a special place in local military history. They belonged to Lieutenant-Colonel Charles […]

  • Parks Day at Bar U Ranch July 16

    Parks Day at Bar U Ranch July 16

    Parks Canada invites visitors to the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site for Canada’s Parks Day Pekisko, Alberta – On Saturday, July 16, visitors are invited to celebrate Canada’s Parks Day at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. The Bar U Ranch offers a chance to explore a unique part of Canada’s ranch history. […]

  • Fort McMurray Salvation Army Has All of the Physical Goods Needed at This Time

    Fort McMurray Salvation Army Has All of the Physical Goods Needed at This Time

    Fort McMurray, AB – At this time, The Salvation Army has more than enough physical goods to meet the demand and would prefer to now receive monetary fire relief donations that will assist in the long term over the next year.  “Our church sanctuary is overflowing with donated items and our parking lot is full of […]

  • Wounded Warriors Canada Donates $175,000 to PTSD Service Dog Program

    Wounded Warriors Canada Donates $175,000 to PTSD Service Dog Program

    Partnership with Paws Fur Thought will see 40 Veterans receive a Service Dog OTTAWA, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ – Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to announce a $175,000 investment in PTSD service dogs through a partnership with Paws Fur Thought. This investment ensures stable funding to Paws Fur Thought allowing them, in turn, to pair […]

  • Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Results After the Opening Weekend

    Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Results After the Opening Weekend

    Cumulative Results By Place – DAY 3 – July, 10 2016 Place Wagon Letter Driver Canvas Total Run Time Total Penalties Total Time Payout 1 N Gary Gorst Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP 3:43.5300 0 3:43.5300 $12,200.00 2 B Kurt Bensmiller Tsuu t’ina Nation/Canderel Development/Grey Eagle Resort 3:43.8400 0 3:43.8400 $10,450.00 3 AA Vern Nolin […]

  • National Youth Survey: Revised Infographic

    National Youth Survey: Revised Infographic

    The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness would like to issue a correction to an infographic that was released on our social media sites in June 2016. In the fall of 2015, the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, in partnerships with A Way Home and the National Learning Community on Youth Homelessness, launched a large-scale survey of youth […]