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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…
Minor soccer puts boots to season

Ryann Al-Slaa boots the ball in under-8 action on the wrap-up night of the season. Under-4 players proudly wear the medals they received for participating in the soccer season. Left-right are Sarah Cox, Maelle Lewis, Carter Savill and Jonathan Senkoe.…
Bull’s-eye!

Jarett Hicks takes aim at a cup while playing a game at the High Prairie Municipal Library’s popular Summer Reading Program July 14. Playing games is all part of fun in addition to reading books!
Biggest, best Swan River Parade ever!

Bright, sunny skies greeted hundreds of spectators along Main Street in Kinuso July 1 to watch the Swan River First Nation Canada Day Parade. Dozens of entries from floats, riders, bikes and antique vehicles paraded by, delighting many by tossing…
Happy Canada Day, the old-fashioned way

Canada Day was celebrated the old-fashioned way July 1 at Triangle with the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association. Historical and rural life of the past were highlighted with various activities such as the antique tractor parade, horse wagon rides, demonstrations of flour…
2016 E.W. Pratt High School Graduation Ceremony

“Small Town, Big Dreams” for Pratt grads Chris Clegg South Peace News The E.W. Pratt Grad Class of 2016 celebrated its graduation July 9 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre. Many speakers alluded to the chosen theme “Small Town, Big…
Wow! What a powwow!

Richard Froese Spotlight Hundreds celebrated aboriginal culture at the third annual Driftpile Competitive Powwow, held June 24-26. Colourful outfits, drummers and singers delighted the crowds in the arbour as community leaders, dignitaries and flags led the grand entry for each…
The 2016 Canadian Tire Anglers Cup

Spotlight Staff On June 18 in Slave Lake, Alberta began the Annual Canadian Tire Anglers Cup tournament. A total of 77 Teams competed from all over the region. Rainy and windy weather conditions made for a delayed start, and officials…
Demo derby, mud bog results

Demolition Derby 8-Cylinder Class 1. Chantez Gladue 2. Nathan Laboucan 3. Triston Norski Truck Class 1. Adam Ching 2. David Laughlin 3. Ben L’Hirondelle 4- and 6-Cylinder Class 1. Lyle Manderschied 2. Zac Billard Powder Puff 1. Joanne Quintel Best…