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Penny Carnival returns Aug. 10

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s once again time for children to raid their piggy banks! The High Prairie Municipal Library is gearing up for its 24th Annual Penny Carnival Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m. The carnival is a fun…
Triangle Hoedown Jamboree features new covered dance floor

Richard Froese Spotlight Toes were tapping and hands were clapping at the fifth annual Triangle Hoedown Jamboree on July 20-23 at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds. “Besides the music, the major highlight of the event was a new covered dance…
Alberta’s parks celebrated

Alberta Parks celebrated Parks Day July 15 at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park with several activities, hotdogs, cake and refreshments for visitors. Well over 100 attended activities during the afternoon. Parks Day is celebrated nation-wide on the third Saturday every July.…
Elks Rodeo notes

Chris Clegg South Peace News Still room to enter Mutton Bustin’ They are the youngest competitors at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo and perhaps the most popular. Is it any surprise that the biggest cheers at the rodeo may…
West to play at rodeo dance

Be prepared for a new voice at this year’s High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo dances Aug. 1-2. Roger West, an entertainer who exemplifies passion with a heart the size of Texas, quickly rose to be one of the Ontario’s top…

On Aug. 1-2, the 57th annual Elks Pro Rodeo will be in full swing in High Prairie. There is so much that happens behind the scenes to bring this amazing event to the town. Volunteers contribute their time to help…
Volunteers needed carnival

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s once again time for children to raid their piggy banks! The High Prairie Municipal Library is gearing up for its 24th Annual Penny Carnival Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m. The carnival is a fun…
PIC – Wishing many more

RBC in High Prairie celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday July 1 with a cake on June 29. Holding the cake, left-right, are Julie Bellerose, business services client advisor, and branch manager Henry Chang.

Chris Clegg South Peace News Some come to dance. Some come to enjoy good food in a relaxed atmosphere. But most still come to enjoy some terrific music, all performed by live bands, for hours on end. The Triangle Pioneer…
PICs – Faust celebrates Canada Day

Faust held its Canada Day celebration July 8, one week later than most, because of all the other events in the region. The day turned out to be a success, with well over 100 attending. Participants played horseshoes and tested…
Pilgrimage respects customs, traditions

Chris Clegg Spotlight Blaine Cunningham is no stranger to making the pilgrimage to Lac Ste. Anne from Driftpile. In fact, when he harnessed his team of horses for the trip, which began July 12, it marked the 14th time. “We…
Beyond their wildest expectations

About 1,000 celebrate Canada 150 in High Prairie Richard Froese South Peace News Several hundred residents of High Prairie and the region celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday during Canada Day festivities July 1 in Jaycee Park. Party in the Park was…
E.W. Pratt graduating class celebrates 2017 commencement

Richard Froese South Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 62 graduating students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were under the spotlight during commencement ceremonies June 30. And so the Adventure Begins was the theme for the…
PICs – Kinuso Parade attracts 43 entries

Spirit for the Kinuso Canada Day – Rodeo Parade July 1 was evident as red and white was prominently displayed on many entries. The parade attracted 43 entries – an amazing number for a small hamlet, and great credit to…
Thousands attend annual Driftpile Powwow

Driftpile held its annual celebration of culture at the Driftpile Powwow June 16-18. Spectacular Grand Entries highlighted the weekend. Master of ceremonies Denny Bellerose, Devin Bellerose and Stan Isadore kept things moving quickly, much to the enjoyment of the thousands…
Register now for the 29th annual Golden Walleye Classic

Mac Olsen Spotlight Fishing teams wanting to participate in this year’s Golden Walleye Classic should register as soon as possible. “We are looking forward to everyone coming out and having a good time,” says Ken Sperling, chairperson of the Golden…