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PICs – Soup’s on during Lent

Delicious soup and sandwiches were on the menu at the Lenten Lunch on March 13 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in High Prairie to celebrate the Easter season. Lenten lunches of soup and sandwiches are served Wednesdays until April 17…
Sucker Creek opens outdoor skating rink

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Sucker Creek First Nation continues to provide more recreation options on the reserve. Feb. 13, residents gathered to celebrate the grand opening of their new outdoor skating rink. Dignitaries, company sponsors and youth gathered at the…
Zirka Dancers take spotlight in annual Zabava

Zirkas showcase a variety of Ukrainian dances during 1-hour performance The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented Zabava during its annual dance recital March 2 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers under…
PICs – ‘Pasta’ salt and pepper, please!

St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie hosted its annual Grade 9 Travel Club pasta night fundraiser March 4 to raise money for the annual weeklong trip to Toronto in late May. No figure of funds raised is available. The evening…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Coyote Acres 4-H and help them at the same time? The club is holding a silent auction lasagna dinner March 17 beginning at 5 p.m. at the downtown Elks…
PIC – Hop to it!

The Ukrainian Cultural Society of High Prairie presented Zabava March 2 at the Edmo Peyre Hall. The show featured the High Prairie Zirka Dancers. Left-right, are beginner dancers Saydee Forseille and Ryan Thompson, performing Zaychyky Bunnies.
Families have fun on frozen pond

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Frozen fun for the whole family was part the second annual Ice Fishing Festival at Joussard on Feb. 16. “We had about 100 people this year,” says Meghan Payne, executive director of the Lesser Slave Watershed…
Filipino community celebrates culture

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Local residents from the Philippines celebrated their culture Feb. 16 in grand style at the High Prairie Elks Hall. The LUZVIMINDA Filipino-Canadian – High Prairie organization hosted its eighth annual LUZVIMINDA Valentine’s Party for families and…
PICs – Breakfast is on us!

A few dozen people took advantage of the Family Day breakfast hosted by Big Lakes Family and Community Support Services on Feb. 17 at the Enilda W.I. Hall. Helping Big Lakes staff with the breakfast by cooking were the able…
PICs – Families have fun in Faust

Fun winter activities were enjoyed in Faust as part of the Kona Days hosted by Treaty 8 at the former Northern Lakes College building Feb. 15-17. Kona is snow in Cree. About 75 youth took part in the youth weekend,…

SPN Staff High Prairie Light-Up 2019 is being dedicated to the founder of the High Prairie Santa Claus Parade. Anne Bankey, who realized her dream of bringing the parade to High Prairie in 2005, passed away Jan. 21. The High…
PIC – New kid in town!

Family Day in High Prairie featured several activities for all ages. Events kicked off with a pancake breakfast at the High Prairie fire hall. About 170 people attended. In the photo, one young boy wants to be a firefighter when…
PICs – Family Day fun

The Triangle Pioneer Threshermans Association hosted Family Day Feb. 17. Sledding, hayrides and an outdoor barbecue were enjoyed by a few dozen people.
PIC – Zirkas dance

The High Prairie Zirka Dancers performed at Pleasantview Lodge Feb. 13. Dancers presented about 10 dances under the direction of instructor Danielle Marx. In the photo, intermediate dancer Gillian Blackhurst, left, is lifted up by Logan Bruder.
Family Day fun all around the South Peace

Following is a lineup of activities on the Family Day weekend. Please attend as many as you can, enjoy, and thank the organizers and sponsors. Please see southpeacenews.com for updates. Faust Location: Faust [Old NLC Building]. Date: Feb. 15-17 [Friday…