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Jam-packed afternoon of fun promised

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s hard to imagine a place where there are so many games to be played in such a short time. Or, so much fun! But each year, hundreds of children attend the High Prairie Municipal…
PICs – Thrills and spills highlight rodeo

Action in the ring thrilled the crowds at the 58th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo on July 31 and Aug. 1. Over the two days, riders competed in various events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, bull…
Indigenous culture returns to rodeo

Richard Froese South Peace News Indigenous culture returned for the first time in about 50 years to the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo held July 31 and Aug. 1. The Treaty 8 Tipi Camp presented local communities with seven tipis…
Gospel Sing celebrates cultures

Chris Clegg South Peace News A small but appreciative audience celebrated Christ in many languages at the Community Gospel Sing July 29 at the High Prairie Church of the Nazarene. Due to several other activities, many who normally attend did…
PIC – Ride ‘em, cowboy!

Mutton bustin’ was a big hit for the young children such as Macey Meneice, 5, at the 58th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo July 31. This epic battle of man over beast is a rodeo favourite.  
PICs – Elected officials send greetings

Politicians from the local area were out in full force to promote their municipality and/or government at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade July 31. All handed out candy to eager children along the parade route. Each deserves some…
Neill crowned Elks Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard Froese South Peace News Sarah Neill was crowned the 2018 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen July 31. She succeeds 2017 rodeo queen Brooke Monteith. “I was very surprised, I didn’t expect to win,” says Neill, 17, who graduated…
PICs – Shady Orchard opens with a splash

Kristie and Willy Gordon [top photo] opened Shady Orchard Winery just east of High Prairie Feb. 5. On July 20, they held a grand opening celebration with food pairings, where patrons enjoyed wine and a selected appetizers. In the bottom…
PICs – 2018 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade

2018 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade Winners General Entry 1. Enilda and District Society for Recreation and Culture 2. High Prairie Victory Life Church 3. Tolko Industries Classic Car Entry 1. Lorne Roberts 2. Pioneer Threshermans Association 3. Laverne…
PIC – Banner day!

Town of High Prairie public works employee Jason Ferguson hangs banners the morning of July 27 in preparation for the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo July 31 and Aug. 1. Each year, the town dresses up for the biggest celebration…
Burger bonanza!

The Burgers for Cancer barbecue July 18 has raised $6,200 for three worthy causes. The family of Josh Halverson held the barbecue in the lot south of O’s Treats to raise money as a way of saying thank you and…