Tag: Sports

  • Kirk Sutherland Wins the Dash for Cash in the 2016 Rangeland Derby

    Kirk Sutherland Wins the Dash for Cash in the 2016 Rangeland Derby

    Read all about Kirk’s victory here. Cumulative Results By Place – DAY 10 – July, 17 2016 Place Wagon Letter Driver Canvas Total Run Time Total Penalties Total Time Payout 1 AA Vern Nolin Dentons Canada LLP 11:18.5000 0 11:18.5000 $40,700.00 2 DD Kirk Sutherland Ghostpine Environmental Services Ltd. 12:32.5700 0 12:32.5700 $131,950.00 3 M […]

  • Calgary Stampede 2016 Rodeo Thrills Despite the Weather

    Calgary Stampede 2016 Rodeo Thrills Despite the Weather

    Alberta’s Zeke Thurston defends his title in Saddle Bronc, while Barrel Racer Mary Burger thrills with a final win July 18, 2016 – The richest afternoon in rodeo also proved to be one of the wettest for 2016, in a Calgary Stampede Showdown Sunday to be remembered. Alberta’s Zeke Thurston made it two years in a […]

  • Canadian Hurdling Star Priscilla Lopes-Schliep Announces Her Retirement from Track and Field

    Canadian Hurdling Star Priscilla Lopes-Schliep Announces Her Retirement from Track and Field

    EDMONTON – Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, bronze medallist in the 100-metre hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, who was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2010, officially announced her retirement from track and field on Thursday. Lopes-Schliep emerged as a key member of what became a Canadian tradition of excellence in women’s sprint hurdling […]

  • Government of Canada Offers Advice to Canadians Travelling to Brazil for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Government of Canada Offers Advice to Canadians Travelling to Brazil for Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Ottawa, Ontario – Omar Alghabra, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs), today gave advice to Canadians travelling to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will take place from August 5 to 21 and from September 7 to 18, 2016, respectively. In order to stay informed, Canadians travelling […]

  • Two Juniors from the Highwood Golf & Country Club Competing in Championship Semi-Final

    Two Juniors from the Highwood Golf & Country Club Competing in Championship Semi-Final

    Two junior golfers playing from the Highwood Golf & Country Club are competing in the semi-finals of the 2016 Alberta Amateur PAIRSGolf Junior Championship. This is the first year this championship competition is being held. Winners of the semi-final will move on to the finals. The Champions will be determined before the end of July. […]

  • 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 […]

  • RCMP – Olds Detachment – Caught you wearing you helmet!

    RCMP – Olds Detachment – Caught you wearing you helmet!

    Olds Detachment RCMP are pleased to announce an initiative to encourage bicycle helmet compliance for youth.  In Alberta a cyclist must wear a helmet until they reach the age of 18 years old.  In June members of the detachment and the Mountain Bike Unit delivered bike rodeo’s to Grade 4 students in area schools.  The rodeos focus on […]

  • Family Fishing Weekend is Here Again

    Family Fishing Weekend is Here Again

    On July 9 and 10, Albertans young and old are invited to take advantage of free fishing across the province – no licence required, but all other sport fishing regulations apply. Family fishing weekends are offered twice a year in Alberta – during the Family Day weekend and during National Fishing Week in the summer. […]

  • Lamaze Leads Two in a Row to Start ‘North American’ Tournament, Presented by Rolex, at Spruce Meadows

    Lamaze Leads Two in a Row to Start ‘North American’ Tournament, Presented by Rolex, at Spruce Meadows

    Lamaze Leads Two in a Row to Start ‘North American’ Tournament, Presented by Rolex, at Spruce Meadows Calgary, AB, Canada – The ‘North American’ Tournament CSI5*, presented by Rolex, kicked off at Spruce Meadows on Wednesday with three feature competitions in the International Ring and two wins in a row for Canada’s Eric Lamaze. The […]

  • The Road to Rio for Track and Field Athletes Starts in Edmonton

    The Road to Rio for Track and Field Athletes Starts in Edmonton

    The deepest, most talented pool of Canadian track and field athletes ever is set to compete in Edmonton for Olympic and Paralympic berths to the Games in Rio de Janeiro. EDMONTON – The Road to Rio de Janeiro is crowded with talented Canadians who will compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection […]

  • Oilfields High School Quest Program Wraps Up Another Successful Year

    Oilfields High School Quest Program Wraps Up Another Successful Year

    Scott Carey, Principal of Oilfields School, and Quest teacher Adam Argento provided School Trustees with an update on this award-winning Grade 10-12 outdoor adventure learning program introduced at the school six years ago. Scott credited then Oilfields’ vice-principal Cynthia Glaicar (now principal at Westmount School) with having the dream of a program that would enable […]

  • TrackTown Classic meet to showcase Canada’s best on Road to Rio

    TrackTown Classic meet to showcase Canada’s best on Road to Rio

    EDMONTON – Sprint star Andre De Grasse and IAAF World Championships silver medal-winning 800-metre runner Melissa Bishop headline a stellar lineup of Canadian and international athletes who will compete at the 2016 TrackTown Classic on Friday evening, July 15, meet organizers announced. Long jumper Christabel Nettey, 400-metre hurdler Sarah Wells and 100- and 200-metre man […]

  • Health and Safety: Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists

    Health and Safety: Motorists, Pedestrians and Cyclists

    Injuries due to all types of transportation – motor vehicle, walking, or cycling – are a big problem in Alberta. Motor Vehicle Safety Many adults drive every day. It may even be part of your job. It’s easy to forget that driving means that you use a lot of skills, often at the same time. […]

  • Low River Flows Prompt Advisory for Alberta Anglers

    Low River Flows Prompt Advisory for Alberta Anglers

    Significantly low flows, coupled with consistent high temperatures, have created an increased risk to fish populations. Until conditions improve, Albertans are urged to consider that fish are vulnerable in these stressful conditions and they should follow safe handling procedures related to catch-and-release fishing to minimize fish mortality. While anglers should always be mindful of river […]

  • Where There’s Water, There’s Risk

    Where There’s Water, There’s Risk

    With temperatures heating up, citizens are reminded to enjoy our lakes, rivers and waterways this summer in a safe and responsible way. Wearing a proper-fitting life jacket is the number one precaution people of all ages can take. The City of Calgary and Calgary Police Service (CPS) are urging boaters and rafters to use them […]