The Weekender

Seven-year old Lauren Kneeland-Whiteside of Donalda helps out at the Bar Harbour Camp Dessert Night on Thursday

Dessert Night, a treat for Bar Harbour Camp supporters

The Bar Harbour Camp hosted a dessert night on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the campgrounds with approximately 40 fans and supporters of the camp.

Seven-year old Lauren Kneeland-Whiteside of Donalda helps out at the Bar Harbour Camp Dessert Night on Thursday
General Manager Layvon Hadley with son and Managing Partner Stephen Chittick of Escape Zone speak about their concept-gaming operation

Escape the everyday with Escape Zone

Tucked in a building downtown on the corner of a busy intersection is Escape Zone, an escape-the-situation game form of entertainment.

General Manager Layvon Hadley with son and Managing Partner Stephen Chittick of Escape Zone speak about their concept-gaming operation
Tucker Zimmermann

Parents meet the teacher at CKS open house

Students and teachers at Christ King Catholic School welcomed parents, siblings and the public into their classrooms on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Tucker Zimmermann
Penni Doucette

Book sale raises funds for Animal Haven

Every available surface in the Wm. E. Hay cafeteria was covered in books on Saturday, Sept. 17, as Animal Haven Rescue League held its...

Penni Doucette

Dance jam kicks off for another season

The Erskine hall was full of swirling skirts and expert steps as the monthly dance jam brought people from near and far.

Byemoor School students stop for cookies along their run as they participate in the Terry Fox Run event on Friday morning

Byemoor School keeps legacy of Terry Fox alive

Byemoor School hosted the Terry Fox Run on Friday morning, Sept. 16 as 27 students from grades 1-9 participated on a clear, sunny day.

Byemoor School students stop for cookies along their run as they participate in the Terry Fox Run event on Friday morning

Handful of spots left in Stettler Start Right Playschool

From within the sanctuary of the old junior high school library is a playful wonderland for children aged three and four, where the...

When Elizabeth Verhagen cycled through Stettler

Combining love of cycling and art into many cycling trips

A casual bystander can be forgiven for thinking 72-year-old Elizabeth Verhagen needed help carrying her bicycle up the stairs to her...

When Elizabeth Verhagen cycled through Stettler
Russel DeCarle

Ol’ MacDonald’s music festival draws crowds despite rain showers

People from far and wide flocked to the Ol' MacDonald's campgrounds to listen to some of their favourite musicians over the past weekend.

Russel DeCarle
Kids have their faces painted and have a great time at the third annual slo-pitch tournament this past weekend. Seen here

Family turns heartbreak into joy in daughter’s name

The tent in the midst of all the slo-pitch games last weekend was a flurry of activity as players came in to take a break...

Kids have their faces painted and have a great time at the third annual slo-pitch tournament this past weekend. Seen here
Ann Zieglgansberger pieces together her quilt squares at the introductory quilting lessons held at the Stettler Public Library. She is making a blue-and-white Olaf quilt for her granddaughter.

Novice quilters piece together skills at SPL

When Jane Dyck, an avid quilter for more than three decades, realized many people were interested in learning how to quilt but didn't...

Ann Zieglgansberger pieces together her quilt squares at the introductory quilting lessons held at the Stettler Public Library. She is making a blue-and-white Olaf quilt for her granddaughter.
Shawn Delorey

Big Valley tournament commemorates golfers for the eighth year

Amidst a sunny but chilly morning on Saturday, Sept. 10, 60 golfers came together from far and wide to play in the eighth memorial...

Shawn Delorey
Richard Biggs

Firearms enthusiasts scope out annual gun show

Hunters and gun enthusiasts flocked to Stettler this past weekend for the annual Stettler Gun Show, held at the Stettler...

Richard Biggs
A couple of fawns spotted in the woods just north of Stettler.

Stettler Swift Fox Junior Forest Wardens to host registration night

The Stettler Swift Fox Junior Forest Wardens' Club will be hosting an information and registration night on Sept. 15-16 at the Stettler...

A couple of fawns spotted in the woods just north of Stettler.
Big Sisters with their Little Sisters on a field trip. Seen here from left to right

BBBS nurtures and promotes mentoring with heart

The month of September each year is celebrated as Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) month in Canada, with the local BBBS branch...

Big Sisters with their Little Sisters on a field trip. Seen here from left to right
Brother and sister George and Kathy Xanthoudakis stand behind the bar at the Otherside Restaurant and Lounge

Xanthoudakis family embarks on new adventures

Almost a decade ago, siblings Kathy, George and John Xanthoudakis stood in the restaurant once known as Sylvester’s.

Brother and sister George and Kathy Xanthoudakis stand behind the bar at the Otherside Restaurant and Lounge
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Mantracker teaches a new generation of trackers

The name Terry Grant may not ring bells for many Canadians, but the name “Mantracker” often does.

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Domino performs as part of Entertainment in the Park on Wednesday

Domino raises $1,200 for WEH school band

Stettler’s local band Domino performed at the West Stettler Park on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to huge crowds.

Domino performs as part of Entertainment in the Park on Wednesday
Botha Public School continues to embrace technology

Botha School embraces new technologies

Despite being a small rural school, Botha Public School is on the forefront of technological advances, according to Principal Mike Flieger.

Botha Public School continues to embrace technology
Community members and volunteers dressed in pink at the Big Valley platform participate in the breast cancer awareness event on Thursday

Prairie Railways train turns pink for cancer awareness

There was a riot of pink between Stettler and Big Valley as the Alberta Prairie Train decorated in pink took off on Thursday morning.

Community members and volunteers dressed in pink at the Big Valley platform participate in the breast cancer awareness event on Thursday