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Chris CleggSouth Peace News Not all events for Seniors Week in the region are cancelled. The Town of High Prairie is proceeding with the annual end-of-week barbecue June 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The barbecue will be held…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Northern Lakes College graduation ceremonies planned for High Prairie have been postponed. The Sports Palace was scheduled to host the Practical Nurse Capping and Pinning Ceremony on June 6 at 7 p.m. and convocation ceremonies June…
Graduating class celebrates commencement

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Reaching a major educational milestone, 65 graduating students of E.W. Pratt High School in High Prairie were in the spotlight during commencement ceremonies May 11. “These students are leaders,” principal Neil Barry says. “They have strong…
PICs – Repertoire stages a wonderful show of dance

High Prairie Repertoire Dance Society staged its annual year-end recital May 7 at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre performing arts centre to wrap up the dance season. Dancers ranged from preschoolers to those in their upper teens. Many of the…
Powwow a place to heal, share Indigenous culture

Every year, it just gets better and better! An estimated crowd of about 1,000 attended the High Prairie 5th Annual Traditional Powwow May 4 at the Sports Palace and Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre [where handgames were held]. The spectacular grand…
Over $10,000 raised 1 step at a time

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Another year, another great success! The High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society’s Violet Chalifoux Memorial Walk for Hospice May 5 raised over $10,000. “And we still have more money coming in,” says society president…
PIC – Very ‘Inti’resting!

Sturgeon Lake, AB youth Orly Inti was one of many entered in the dance competition at the High Prairie Traditional Powwow May 4. His spectacular regalia was one of the best at the powwow. Above, he prepares for the grand…
Hospice walk more than a fundraiser

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Canvassers are already out in full force to help raise money for the High Prairie and District Holistic Palliative Care Society’s biggest fundraiser this weekend. The Violet Chalifoux Memorial Walk for Hospice occurs May 5 at…
Jam session helps cause

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A High Prairie couple has started a tradition they hope catches on and raises some money for a good cause. Richie and Pam Willier held the first Charlie “The Bear” Willier Memorial Jam Session April 25…

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News The High Prairie & District Food Bank Society is hosting a concert June 1 to support the valued service. An AC/DC tribute band will be featured as the society hosts its annual major fundraiser at the…
PICs – Powwow returning to town May 4

The High Prairie 5th Annual Traditional Powwow and 4th Annual Youth Handgames Tournament is set to go May 4. The all-day event occurs under the theme Bridging Our Communities and draws several hundred people each year. The youth handgames start…
PICs – Exhibit shown in High Prairie

The traveling sculpture exhibit “The One Called Jesus” visited High Prairie April 24-30 after stops in McLennan, Falher and Peace River. The exhibit is into the third year of a five-year tour of Alberta schools, churches and other Catholic and…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News High Prairie is once again rallying to the aid of a family in need. The Kelsican ATV/UTV Rally will be held May 4 at Garth and Michelle Basarab’s farm west of town to help cancer patient…
Spring Rodeo rolls into town on weekend

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Rodeo fans can circle April 27-28 on their calendars for the first big show of the season. The High Prairie Agricultural Society Spring Rodeo will be held at the end of April at the High Prairie…