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Family Day fun all around the South Peace

Following is a lineup of activities on the Family Day weekend. Please attend as many as you can, enjoy, and thank the organizers and sponsors. Please see southpeacenews.com for updates. Faust Location: Faust [Old NLC Building]. Date: Feb. 15-17 [Friday…
Christmas made merrier

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Appetites and plates were full at the Community Christmas Day Dinner at the High Prairie Legion Hall on Dec. 25. About 60 people enjoyed a free turkey dinner with all the trimmings, says Therese Morris, who…
First Night celebration returns, over 150 attend

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News First Night returned to High Prairie to celebrate New Year’s Eve. People flocked to the Sports Palace for the family-focused event hosted by Bethel Baptist Church, the first since 2015. “It was an amazing fun and…
PICs – Triangle celebrates

Santa Claus made his annual visit to Triangle at the Christmas party hosted by Pioneer Threshermen’s Association on Dec. 9 at Triangle Hall. Christmas dinner was also served to start the evening.
PIC – Founders honoured

Wilf and Rosemarie Willier, left and centre, were honoured by the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre as 2018 Elders-of-the-Year. Presenting the award is Kelly Chalifoux, the centre’s interim executive director. The Williers were founding members of the centre. The award…
PIC – Proceeds donated

High Prairie Victory Life Church donated the proceeds from the Celebrity Chili Cookoff held on High Prairie Light-Up night Nov. 30, 2018 to the High Prairie Community Beautification Association. Pastor Luc Portelance, left, presents the cheque for $415 to Beautification…
PIC – Family fun on New Year’s Eve

A large crowd celebrated New Year’s Eve at the First Night celebration Dec. 31 at the Sports Palace in High Prairie. One young family gets into the spirit of the New Year. Jeremiah Auger, 18 months old, middle, is all…
PICs – HPE students share their Christmas spirit

High Prairie Elementary School students in Grades 1, 3, 4 and 5 presented their Christmas concert Dec. 19. Students delighted the audience of parents, family and friends in the 45-minute musical presentation. Each group presented a song or two. Music…
PICs – Students bring cheer to holiday season

A wonderful mix of song and music was enjoyed by all attending the High Prairie Elementary School Christmas concert Dec. 20. Kindergarten students, plus others in Grades 2, 4, and 6, performed for the packed gymnasium. Music teacher Crystal Hopps…
Church celebrates ‘Reason for the Season’

Chris CleggSouth Peace News What a night it was! And people in High Prairie had the chance to relive it! St. Mark’s Anglican Church attempts to re-create the miracle of Jesus Christ’s birth each year at its annual Nativity Celebration…
Spirit shines at Santa Claus Parade

Many new entries – all of them overflowing with Christmas spirit – highlighted the 14th annual Santa Claus Parade Nov. 30. The parade rolled down Highway 2 to the applause of about 1,000 people Nov. 30. The parade is a…
PICs – Chamber hails outdoor games a success!

A welcome addition to this year’s High Prairie Light-Up activities Nov. 30 was games, hosted by Alberta Health Services and volunteers. The High Prairie & Area Chamber of Commerce also gave away free hotdogs and hot chocolate. “We gave away…
PIC – Glorious sound!

Members of the Filipino community sang songs at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Live Nativity Celebration Dec. 7 in their language. Left-right are a few of the members: Helen Pagatpatan, Harvey Gacuya, Alicia Salon and Pauline Pecpec. The boy in…
PIC – Down the hatch!

Santa Claus arrived in High Prairie a little early this year! Or, he was just checking out the roof on Dec. 8 to ensure it would hold a heavy bag of presents? Looks like Santa lost a little weight this…
Beautification honours Herben at Light-Up

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Mild temperatures drew close to an estimated 1,000 people for the 30th annual High Prairie Winter Light-Up at the Civic Plaza on Nov. 30. Special recognition was given to one of the founders of the event…
PICs – Kids ‘book’ in Christmas at library

High Prairie Municipal Library hosted its annual Christmas Party on Nov. 23, which featured a special visit from Santa Claus. Children and their families had fun in a variety of games and activities. Children tried to open a gift while…