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High Prairie celebrates First Night

Richard Froese South Peace News Fun activities to celebrate the end of 2019 attracted a large crowd in High Prairie for First Night festivities New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at the Sports Palace. Families and people of all ages from…
HPE students shine on stage at concert

High Prairie Elementary School presented its Christmas concert Dec. 18 performed by students in Grade 1, Grade 3, Grade 5 and Grade 6. Music teacher Tannisha Mackenzie directed the 35-minute program. Each class in Grades 1,3 and 5 sang a…
HPE concert brings holiday cheer to all

High Prairie Elementary School presented its Christmas concert on Dec. 19 as students in kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 4 and Grade 6 took centre stage. Music teacher Tannisha Mackenzie directed the 45-minute program as each class sang a song or…
PIC – A very ‘bear’y Christmas!

The High Prairie Legionnaires midget hockey team held its second annual Teddy Bear Toss during a home game Dec. 17 at the Sports Palace. All 141 teddy bears were donated to the High Prairie and District Victim Assistance of High…
Driftpile walks to promote life of sobriety

Richard Froese South Peace News Residents of Driftpile Cree Nation are promoting a sober lifestyle in a united force. About 30 people participated in a Sobriety Walk from the band office to the Driftpile Community Hall on Dec. 16. A…
PICs – Family affair

Like father, like son! Joe Quarlty [top photo] played the role of a shepherd at the St. Mark’s Anglican Church Live Nativity on Dec. 6. Below, his son Brandt, also played a shepherd.
What a night it was!

Chris Clegg South Peace News Almost 100 people braved chilly temperatures to attend the 15th annual Live Nativity celebration hosted by St. Mark’s Anglican Church Dec. 6. The event re-enacts the night Jesus was born, and has become a popular…

Richard Froese South Peace News First Night returns to High Prairie to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. A variety of activities for the family and all ages are planned at the Sports Palace from 6:30-9:30 p.m. “This is a…
PICs – Shepherds await the arrival of Jesus

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School held its annual Grade 2-3 Christmas Concert Dec. 12 in the school gym. Amongst several songs performed by both grades the story of Jesus’ birth was told, mostly through the eyes of shepherds as the…
PICs – Sounds of Christmas abound at concert

High Prairie St. Andrew’s School held its annual Kindergarten-Grade 1 Christmas Concert Dec. 11 in the school gym. Traditional Christmas carols were the main order of the day with a few poems also recited. The concert was held under the…
PICs – Grade 3s spread Christmas cheer at J.B. Wood

For many years, St. Andrew’s School Grade 3 students have made Christmas decorations, then attended J.B. Wood Extended Care in High Prairie to hang them on their Christmas tree. Of course, they put the finishing touches on the decorations and…
PICs – Christmas is celebrated at Joussard concert

A little music, a little dance, and a whole lot of fun was enjoyed by people attending the Joussard School Christmas Concert Dec. 18. Although the youngest students always seem to steal the show, the audience really got loud at…
PICs – Driftpile adds a bit of culture to its concert

MMihtatakaw Sipiy School at Driftpile combined its First Nations cultural aspect with many traditional favourites at its Christmas Concert Dec. 18. Traditional drumming occurred during one song and a hilarious spoof on The 12 Days of Christmas was a big…
PICs – Sounds of the season many at Gift Lake

Long hours of practice and hard work paid off as Gift Lake School students held an enjoyable Christmas Concert Dec. 18 in the school gym. The evening featured a wide array of traditional favourites. A rap song and Metis Jig…

Richard Froese South Peace News First Night returns to High Prairie to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. A variety of activities for the family and all ages are planned for the Sports Palace from 6:30-9:30 p.m. “This is a…
PIC – Gift-wrapped

Julie Bellerose, right, dressed as if she were a wrapped gift at the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre soup and bannock supper Nov. 29. At left is Lisa Thurber, one of the craft vendors.