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Spirit, Hawks, Bigstone claim Treaty 8 titles

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Two local hockey teams captured division championships in the 17th annual Treaty 8 First Nations Cup in High Prairie, March 28-31. Whitefish Lake Hawks won the Men’s Division title after they defeated Bigstone Cree Nation, of…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie man is attempting to organize ball hockey for children and youth to run in May and June. Aaron Froment attended High Prairie town council’s meeting March 26 to inform council of his plans.…
PIC – What a catch!

High Prairie’s Rhonda Bruder landed this 103-cm long jackfish at a mini-fishing tournament at Joussard March 24. Adam Charchuk was second, with a catch 1-cm shorter than Bruder’s.
PIC – Livin’ on the edge

The recent warm and sunny days have left the Q Skate Plaza ready for use. Many children and youth are taking advantage of the facility. Above, Tao Cloutier, 9, enjoys the day.
Men and their wild meat

Wild game meat was on the menu at A Wild Game Feast Men’s Night on March 16 at the High Prairie Victory Centre. About 30 men attended the event and enjoyed a meal of 14 dishes of game meat, which…
PICs – High Prairie Skating Club Awards

The High Prairie Skating Club presented year-end awards at its annual Ice Carnival March 9 [see below]. Coaches, the skating club executive and parents were also recognized for their efforts during the season. Not available for photos were Star Skater-of-the-Year…
Chargers second in zone hoop finals

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie E.W. Pratt Chargers placed second at the Northwest 2A Zone High School Men’s Basketball Championships on March 8-9 in Peace River. Pratt lost 89-66 in the final to the La Crete Lancers, ranked…
Skaters stage a dazzling display of dance

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Skating Club concluded its season with the year-end Ice Carnival March 9. This year’s theme A Blast From the Past featured mostly solo performances, which allowed each skater to truly highlight the skills…
PIC – Cunningham wins silver medal

A long-time Enilda Mud Bowl participant and High Prairie resident placed second at the Alberta 55-Plus Games in Cold Lake Feb. 28 to March 3. Lloyd Cunningham, middle, placed second in the Men’s 55+ Scratch category with a 235.28 average…
PIC – Colts romp in Phoenix

Three players from High Prairie were on a team that won the Arizona Hockey Union President’s Day Tournament in Phoenix, AZ Feb. 15-18. Left-right are Jaxen Gauchier, Seth Flett, and Dexter Keay. They play for the Peace River AA Colts.…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News The High Prairie Atom Regals lost the semi-final to the eventual champions at the Alberta Atom B Provincials in Picture Butte March 17. The Regals lost to the home club 7-3. Picture Butte would go on…
PIC – Boys rebound to win bronze medal game

The St. Andrew’s Saints boy’s basketball team also traveled to zones at Grimshaw March 1-2 and returned home with well-earned bronze medals. The Saints won their first game against the Fairview High Cobras, but then lost their second game to…
PIC – Saints win 3 straight to win first zone title

On March 1-2, the St. Andrew’s Saints junior high school girl’s basketball team headed to 2J Zones in Grimshaw after a second consecutive undefeated season in the Smoky River Basketball League. The Saints defeated Wabasca in round-robin and Hythe in…
Saints win back-to-back hoops titles

Falcons win first title for Slave lake based team in league history Chris CleggSouth Peace News There were no surprises as the top seeds won the girl’s and boy’s titles at the Smoky River Junior High School Basketball League tournament…
PIC – Sucker Creek opens outdoor rink

Sucker Creek First Nation celebrated the grand opening of their new outdoor skating rink by the recreation centre Feb. 13. Dignitaries, company sponsors and youth gathered at the rink for the first games and enjoy a barbecue. The project was…
PICs – High Prairie Figure Skating Club

Members of the High Prairie Figure Skating Club participated and excelled in the Peace Country Regional Competition at Grande Prairie Jan. 25-27 and the Totem Interclub at Dawson Creek Feb. 8-10. Several returned home with awards for their hard work…