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Best Rod 1st Place – 1923 Ford T-Bucket Wayne Lapawchuk Kinuso, Ab. 2nd Place – 1947 Chev Businessman Coupe Cliff Atkinson Northstar, Ab. Best Original 1st Place 1929 Model A Roadster Pick-up Fred Moes Swan Hills, Ab. 2nd Place 1972…
Show and Shine a big hit in Slave Lake

Katrina Owens For Spotlight The 10th Annual Show and Shine hosted by Route 88 Rods & Customs swept Slave Lake by storm on Sept. 9 and 10, 2016. Various cars, motorcyles and trucks lined Main Street and brought in quite…
Peavine goes ‘Back to Our Roots’

Richard Froese South Peace News “Back to Our Roots” was the focus of the inaugural Peavine Cultural Days held Aug. 23-25. Seniors of Peavine Metis Settlement organized the event to inspire the younger generations to value and maintain their traditional…
Sucker Creek First Nation celebrates culture at pow wow

Richard Froese Spotlight Aboriginal culture was celebrated at the fourth annual Sucker Creek Powwow, held Aug. 13-14. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
Golf tourney supports community projects

Richard Froese South Peace News Thousands of dollars were expected to be raised at the third annual Big Lakes Invitational Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 11 at High Prairie and District Golf Course. “We had about 100 golfers and we…
PIC – Painted Faces at the Penny Carnival

Getting their faces painted at the Penny Carnival held Aug. 10 was a thrill for brothers, letf-right, Thomas Strebchuk, 2, and Jack Strebchuk. Look for more pictures in next weeks South Peace News.
Good ol’ time at the fourth annual Hoedown Jamboree

Richard Froese Spotlight Toes were tapping and hands were clapping at the fourth annual Country Hoedown on July 22-24 in Triangle at the Pioneer Threshermen’s Association grounds. “We had a crowd estimated at 1,000 people, similar to last year,” says…

Day 1 – Tuesday, Aug. 2 11 a.m. Elks Rodeo Parade [Starts at Sports Palace] 1:30 p.m. Chariot Races Mutton Bustin’ Grand Entry [Featuring High Prairie Wranglers] * Rodeo Events to Follow Bareback Riding Steer Wrestling Saddle Bronc Riding Team…

Chris Clegg South Peace News The 2016 High Prairie Elks Rodeo Queen contest is underway! Abbey Miller and Brooke Monteith are competing for this year’s honour. The contest began June 14 as the candidates made their speeches [public speaking] in…
Rodeo Notebook

Chris Clegg South Peace News Still room to enter mutton bustin’ Is it any surprise that the biggest cheers at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo may not be reserved for the professionals? Mutton Bustin’ is a fan favourite and…

The annual Parks Day celebration occurred at Hilliard’s Bay Provincial Park July 16. A beautiful sunny day greeted over 150 visitors. Several displays to educate the public, as well as games, entertained visitors. Parks staff served hotdogs, beverages and cake…