Category: Organizations

  • Heritage Tourism Gets Boost from Major Investment

    Heritage Tourism Gets Boost from Major Investment

    A multimillion-dollar expansion of Fort Edmonton Park, supported by the Alberta government, means new jobs and economic growth for the city, the province and one of Alberta’s favourite tourism destinations. Funding of $33.5 through the Alberta Jobs Plan will be used to build the Indigenous Peoples’ Experience and three other key initiatives at Fort Edmonton. […]

  • Canada’s Human Trafficking Report Card – We Can Do Better

    Canada’s Human Trafficking Report Card – We Can Do Better

    Last week, the US State Department released its’ annual Trafficking in Persons Report. This comprehensive resource describes the governmental response to human trafficking and ranks each country on a tiered scale. It is the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts. Canada maintained a Tier One ranking, indicating that the Canadian government complies […]

  • Town and Our High River Partner to Launch Community Vitality Fund

    Town and Our High River Partner to Launch Community Vitality Fund

    HIGH RIVER, AB: The citizen led group ‘Our High River’ is partnering with the Town to launch the Community Vitality Fund (CVF) that is now available to citizens and community groups. The fund aims to support community improvement projects or events that will help to make the town more attractive or safe, raise the level […]

  • Fireside Theatre Merges Past and Present Parallels of the Real Life Refugee Experience

    Fireside Theatre Merges Past and Present Parallels of the Real Life Refugee Experience

    The World premiere of  Kaspar Hauser: The Riddle of Refuge Fundraiser for the Rosebud Committee for Syria to be performed around campfires at three locations (Drumheller, Strathmore & Rosebud) July 21-24 Drumheller, Strathmore & Rosebud, Alberta – Fireside Theatre,  a collective of theatre artists based in Rosebud presents Kaspar Hauser: The Riddle of Refuge, a mysterious […]

  • Canadians Honoured For Conservation Achievements

    Canadians Honoured For Conservation Achievements

    Elizabeth May One of the Natural Winners OTTAWA –The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is pleased to announce the recipients of several prestigious conservation awards. Green Party leader Elizabeth May is among those honoured on June 25 in Ottawa. “The Canadian Conservation Achievement Awards showcase the dedicated efforts of political leaders, students, teachers and community organizations to […]

  • Canada Day at the Bar U Ranch NHS

    Canada Day at the Bar U Ranch NHS

    Parks Canada invites visitors to the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site for Canada Day PEKISKO, ALBERTA, June 30, 2016 – On Friday, July 1, visitors are invited to celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Admission will be free all day. 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.:  Post Office Calgary International Pin Club, Pin Trading […]

  • Town of High River Seeking Instructors for Youth Fall Recreation Programs

    Town of High River Seeking Instructors for Youth Fall Recreation Programs

    The Town of High River community programming division is currently searching for qualified instructors for the following upcoming youth fall programs: Basketball (6-8yrs) (9-12yrs) Badminton (6-8yrs) (9-12yrs) Soccer (6-8yrs) (9-12yrs) Volleyball (6-8yrs) Recreational Hockey (6-8yrs) (9-12yrs) Kinder Recreational Hockey (4-6yrs) Certification such as First Aid, NCCP, High Five, AFLCA, or other adequate training would be […]

  • Commander RCN “Rowed Ashore” in Change of Command Ceremony

    Commander RCN “Rowed Ashore” in Change of Command Ceremony

    By Darlene Blakeley Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was “rowed ashore” by senior naval officers as he relinquished command of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on June 23, 2016 at Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Carleton, home of Ottawa’s Naval Reserve Division, along the shore of Dow’s Lake. In a 27-foot whaler borrowed from HMCS Ontario Cadet Training […]

  • Eight Community Leaders to Receive Alberta’s Highest Honour

    Eight Community Leaders to Receive Alberta’s Highest Honour

    Eight distinguished Albertans will become members of the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2016. The order is the province’s highest honour a citizen can receive and is an official part of the Canadian Honours System. “The leaders joining the Alberta Order of Excellence this year remind us of the power we each hold to make […]

  • Sheppard Family Park Hosts Second Annual Garden Contest for Kids

    Sheppard Family Park Hosts Second Annual Garden Contest for Kids

    Come out to the Annual Threshing Bee to see how the harvest used to be done! Visit the historic buildings, have lunch and enjoy the day in this wonderful oasis right in High River! Sheppard Family Park is located at the Corner of 12th Ave. and 5th St in High River. Like them on Facebook!

  • Safe Stampeding: Giddy Up!

    Safe Stampeding: Giddy Up!

    The Calgary Stampede is nearly upon us once again. Taking place July 8-17, the annual show includes hundreds of events in and around the city, bringing with them all kinds of fun and exciting activities. But the Calgary Stampede also brings a number of potential hazards to the city, so saddle up and have a quick read of […]

  • ZEKE the Temperamental ‘Jerusalem Donkey’ Returns to the Passion Play for Nine Performances (maybe)

    ZEKE the Temperamental ‘Jerusalem Donkey’ Returns to the Passion Play for Nine Performances (maybe)

    One of only three Nubian burros to be used over the past 23 years of the show, Zeke has been known to put his foot down and refuse to go on stage. An ancient legend says that the original donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday also wanted desperately to carry the cross […]

  • Millarville Saddlesores News: Wrapping Up Another Year

    Millarville Saddlesores News: Wrapping Up Another Year

    Nyla Wright, Club Reporter Millarville Saddlesores have wrapped up another busy year. On May 28th, our Achievement Day was held.  Cassandra Day was the judge.  Everything we learned this year was put to the test from showmanship, Western pleasure, equitation and trail. In June, three members attended 4H on Parade in Calgary.  It was definitely […]

  • How are Rural Communities Addressing Youth Homelessness?

    How are Rural Communities Addressing Youth Homelessness?

    By Emma Woolley, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness/Homeless Hub: York University This question came from Susan V. via our latest website survey. Homelessness in northern and remote communities is distinct from urban homelessness in a few different ways. As Alina Turner, PhD wrote in a 2014 blog post, rural homelessness is an “invisible, and diverse yet prevalent issue.” […]

  • Province Supports Programs to Protect Children

    Province Supports Programs to Protect Children

    Seven community organizations throughout Alberta are receiving funding so survivors of child sexual abuse can get specialized services and the healing supports they need. The Government of Alberta is investing over $1.7 million through the Family and Community Safety Program to strengthen the work being done by Child Advocacy Centres, police services and other community […]