Category: Organizations

  • Parks Canada Announces New Explora App for Waterton Lakes National Park

    Parks Canada Announces New Explora App for Waterton Lakes National Park

    New mobile application guides visitors along Waterton’s most popular hike, the Bear’s Hump trail Waterton Lakes National Park is ready to welcome visitors for the 2016 season. This year, Parks Canada is continuing to improve its visitor offer with even more innovative and educational events and activities as well as new investments in visitor facilities. […]

  • New DINO-mite Exhibit Paves Way for Tyrrell Expansion

    New DINO-mite Exhibit Paves Way for Tyrrell Expansion

    Alberta’s world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is getting even more exciting as it unveils a major new exhibit and a planned $9.3-million expansion, part of the Alberta Jobs Plan. The new exhibit, Foundations, offers visitors of all ages a dynamic, interactive experience that explores the science of palaeontology and Alberta’s leadership role in the […]

  • Hope & Healing Gala a Continued Success!

    Hope & Healing Gala a Continued Success!

    Annual fundraiser exceeds expectations, raising over $90,000 Rowan House would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the Foothills community for its help in bringing hope to women and children affected by family violence. Going into this year, our planning committee was hesitant to put on the Hope & Healing Gala, understanding the […]

  • FRIAA FireSmart Review Committee approves 4.1 million in project funding through FireSmart program

    FRIAA FireSmart Review Committee approves 4.1 million in project funding through FireSmart program

    Edmonton- The FRIAA FireSmart Review Committee met yesterday in a regularly scheduled meeting to review and approve proposals for project funding under the FRIAA FireSmart Program. Funding was awarded to all 34 completed project proposals, for a total amount of $4.1 million. (See full list below) Proposals for FireSmart project funding were received by FRIAA […]

  • Alberta’s Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Praised as the Seventh Biggest Museum Opening Of The Year!

    Alberta’s Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum Praised as the Seventh Biggest Museum Opening Of The Year!

    According to Condé Nast Travelerm well known traveling and lifestyle blog, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (us!) ranks as the seventh largest museum opening of the year for 2015. We are now officially ranked amongst world-class heavyweights such as the Shanghai Museum of Natural History and the Singapore National Gallery. This reinforces the fact […]

  • Government to Ensure Consistency in Executive Compensation

    Government to Ensure Consistency in Executive Compensation

      Today the government introduced Bill 19, Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions Compensation Act, to address consistency and fairness in executive compensation levels. The proposed legislation would enable government to develop regulations setting compensation frameworks, including salary ranges, for executives and board members of the public agencies, boards and commissions subject to the Alberta […]

  • The Generosity of Albertans and the ‘Spectacle of Giving’

    The Generosity of Albertans and the ‘Spectacle of Giving’

    UAlberta sociologists weigh in on why the Fort McMurray wildfire triggered the largest financial response in Canadian history. By Geoff McMaster The response Albertans have shown residents of Fort McMurray over the past two weeks has been nothing short of astonishing. Instantly and with unfettered generosity, people have offered money, shelter, food, clothing, fuel, child […]

  • Fort McMurray Wildfires – Where to Donate

    Fort McMurray Wildfires – Where to Donate

    Donate to Fort McMurray’s Local Charities May 5, 2016 Updated May 11, 2016 The wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta is catastrophic, forcing the evacuation of 80,000 people. Thankfully there have been no lives lost at this stage. This will likely be Canada’s largest disaster, surpassing the 1998 Quebec Ice Storm. The 2011 Slave Lake wildfire […]

  • Calgary Humane Society: Make a Snuffle Mat for your Dog

    Calgary Humane Society: Make a Snuffle Mat for your Dog

    Snuffle mats are great for providing mental stimulation and focusing the mind of your pooch. They can be used in place of a food dish and are an excellent boredom buster. Try making your very own, we guarantee your pup will be just as excited as the adorable Tyson! See Tyson’s adoption profile: http://bit.ly/1Y2r0f4

  • Bar U Ranch NHS to open 2016 with Hometown Heroes weekend

    Bar U Ranch NHS to open 2016 with Hometown Heroes weekend

    Historic Site opened its doors to welcome visitors for the 2016 season This year, Parks Canada continues to improve its visitor offer with even more innovative and educational events and activities as well as new investments in visitor facilities. At the Bar U Ranch, Parks Canada is hosting a Hometown Heroes Weekend on May 21 […]

  • Government Makes Report A Poacher Line Available to Protect Public Lands from Abuse

    Government Makes Report A Poacher Line Available to Protect Public Lands from Abuse

    Anyone who witnesses serious public lands abuse can now phone the 24-hour Report A Poacher line to notify an officer. The line is being added to heighten enforcement efforts through government’s multi-agency approach to address public lands abuses. The Report A Poacher line will complement government’s suite of enforcement, awareness and compliance tools. This May […]

  • Millarville Racetrack and Ag Society Golf Tournament

    Millarville Racetrack and Ag Society Golf Tournament

    Turner Valley Golf Club June 6, 2016 Register Now We are looking forward to our 3rd annual MRAS golf tournament on Monday June 6, 2016 at the Turner Valley Golf Course. Last year our tournament was blessed with hot, sunny weather and we are predicting the same this year. In any given year, our not‐for‐profit […]

  • The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response

    The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response

    Edmonton – The Salvation Army has now raised $651,524 for the Alberta fire response efforts. While The Salvation Army is still serving food to some of the first responders, we are experiencing increased demand for our assistance from Fort McMurray evacuees across the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other […]

  • Junior Canadian Rangers to compete in National Marksmanship Championship

    Junior Canadian Rangers to compete in National Marksmanship Championship

    Edmonton, Alberta – Fifty Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) from across Canada will have an opportunity to test their shooting skills at the National Marksmanship Championship (NMC) from May 17 to 19, 2016, at the Lecture Training Facility in Edmonton, Alberta. The marksmanship program is an integral part of the Junior Canadian Ranger Program’s traditional skills curriculum, […]

  • Please join us for ARF-WALK on the Friendship Trail June 11th to raise money for Animal Rescue Foundation

    Please join us for ARF-WALK on the Friendship Trail June 11th  to raise money for Animal Rescue Foundation

    Turner Valley/Black Diamond….There will be a lot of wagging tails on the Friendship Trail on Saturday, June 11th as ARF-WALK gets underway at 11:00a.m. This event is a fundraiser for Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) and there will also be “dog games, fun activities and prizes” following the walk. The event is being organized by two grade 8 […]