Gateway Gazette

Re-Boot High River Spirit Continues With Community Barbecue

HIGH RIVER, AB: As the town continues to move forward and carry on the Re-boot High River spirit, a Stampede barbecue is being held to celebrate Guy Weadick Days and bring residents and local businesses together. The free barbecue will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 11 to 2 p.m. at Rotary Park in High River.

“We want to keep the positive spirit going and continue to show the resiliency of residents in High River,” says Lorri MacCarl, community renewal coordinator for the Town. “We want to bring everyone together to help support the community.”

All residents and businesses are invited to join chuckwagon drivers, their families and staff for a fun filled lunchtime event.

“Similar to the Re-boot High River concert, the barbecue’s goal is to show people that the town is moving forward and there are lots of events going on in High River,” says MacCarl.

There will be live music playing in the gazebo and the weekly Artisans Market will feature local and surrounding area artists and makers, food producers, restaurants and activities for children. Residents are also encouraged to do some shopping in the area and take advantage of great offers from local merchants.

“We and the Chamber were excited to promote this event to increase traffic downtown, enhance the Artisans Market and support local businesses. There are so many amazing businesses in this town and the barbecue will be a great chance to check them out,” said Angela Groeneveld, business renewal officer for the Town. “We know that the increased construction downtown is impacting businesses, which is why we will continue to organize events like this. We encourage all businesses to take advantage of the extra foot traffic in the area.”

Any business looking to get involved should visit www.hrartisansmarket.com or contact Angela at agroeneveld@highriver.ca.

There will also be a two dollar per ticket draw for a pair of tickets to the Sunday performance at the agricultural grounds.

Rotary Park is located near 1 Street S.W. and 6 Avenue S.W. in downtown High River.

Thank you to FortisAlberta and Cargill for sponsoring the event.

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