Elks Rodeo notes

Chris Clegg South Peace News Still room to enter Mutton Bustin’ They are the youngest competitors at the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo and perhaps the most popular. Is it any surprise that the biggest cheers at the rodeo may…
West to play at rodeo dance

Be prepared for a new voice at this year’s High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo dances Aug. 1-2. Roger West, an entertainer who exemplifies passion with a heart the size of Texas, quickly rose to be one of the Ontario’s top…
Spectacular parade kicks off rodeo

“The Biggest Little Parade in the Peace” promises to be another spectacular event this year. The High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade kicks off with the annual parade at 11 a.m. Dozens of entries make this parade truly the best…
Ready for an action-packed 2 days of fun?

High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Aug. 1-2 Chris Clegg South Peace News Want rodeo? High Prairie has two action-packed days heading your way in less than one week. The High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo rolls into town Aug. 1-2 with…
Community celebrates culture

Chris Clegg South Peace News An enjoyable evening of activities highlighting aboriginal culture was held by the High Prairie Native Friendship Centre June 21. Rose Wabasca led opening ceremonies with a light smudge, opening prayer and drum songs. She spoke…
10 essential summer safety tips

Summers in Alberta are filled with warmth, sunshine and lots of options for outdoor activities and festivals. Check out the following top 10 summer safety tips from Alberta Blue Cross to make sure you and your family have a fun…
SARDA summer field school covers variety of subjects

Mac Olsen Spotlight The Falher-based SARDA Ag Research organization held their summer field school south of Donnelly on July 13. Twenty-five people from all over the region attended the event, which included several speakers offering their insights into current issues.…
Volunteers needed carnival

Chris Clegg South Peace News It’s once again time for children to raid their piggy banks! The High Prairie Municipal Library is gearing up for its 24th Annual Penny Carnival Aug. 10 from 2-4 p.m. The carnival is a fun…
Revived Spruce Point Park Rodeo ‘fantastic’ – Skrynyk

Joe McWilliams For South Peace News The Wildrose Rodeo Association’s Spruce Point Park Rodeo on the Canada Day weekend was a big success. According to one of the chief organizers, it could hardly have turned out better. “Fantastic,” was Mike…
Meet HP’s next great cowboy

Chris Clegg South Peace News High Prairie is no exception to producing outstanding talent and successful competitors in rodeo, from 1969 Canadian Amateur Rodeo Champion Sanford Cox to Miss Rodeo Canada, Samantha Stokes, in 2016. The next name to add…
County launches strategy to diversify economy

Richard Froese South Peace News Big Lakes County has launched a major initiative to spur and diverse economic development over the next two years. Plans under the Big Lakes Diversification Support Initiative were released by Big Lakes County Economic Development…
Chamber hires part-time help

Richard Froese South Peace News The High Prairie and Area Chamber of Commerce has named Crystal Trindle as part-time administrative co-ordinator. “I hope to help business grow and expand,” says Trindle, who started June 22. “I look forward to working…
Pilgrimage respects customs, traditions

Chris Clegg Spotlight Blaine Cunningham is no stranger to making the pilgrimage to Lac Ste. Anne from Driftpile. In fact, when he harnessed his team of horses for the trip, which began July 12, it marked the 14th time. “We…
All kids were winners at LSLIRC Youth Golf Day

Tom Henihan Spotlight Eighty-six children registered and 73 took part in the Lesser Slave Lake Indian Regional Council’s (LSLIRC) 8th annual Youth Golf Day held July 7 at Smoky River Regional Golf Club in McLennan. Organized as part of the…
Beyond their wildest expectations

About 1,000 celebrate Canada 150 in High Prairie Richard Froese South Peace News Several hundred residents of High Prairie and the region celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday during Canada Day festivities July 1 in Jaycee Park. Party in the Park was…
Valedictorian extends thanks during speech

Jessica Smith, Valedictorian Hello and good afternoon. I would like to take a moment to thank everyone for being here today to celebrate with the graduating class of 2017. A special thanks to the teachers and staff at E.W. Pratt…