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TransFlowmation brought the heat to Rotary Park for Arts in the Park

TransFlowmation brought the heat to Rotary Park for Arts in the Park

During each month of the summer, the Town of Whitecourt puts on Arts in the Park to get the community out to Rotary Park together to enjoy art in its many forms. On July 19, the park was hot! TransFlowmation, based in Edmonton, brought their dazzling show to the park, juggling and eating fire. The […]

Double attendance and beautiful weather made for a fantastic Family Fun Day

Double attendance and beautiful weather made for a fantastic Family Fun Day

The 4th Annual Family Fun Day was held on July 22 at the Blue Ridge Recreation Area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodlands County puts on the event each summer to get families outdoors in the county together and having fun. Several different tents were set up offering children and parents all sorts of […]

Bikers on a mission

Bikers on a mission

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) made a presence at the Whitecourt Court House July 12 to be present and give support for a trial involving child abuse. Although BACA can’t share its cases or statistics, there has been a large increase over the last few years and BACA is quite active in the Whitecourt area. […]

Hard work and solid play by the River Dogs

Hard work and solid play by the River Dogs

The Whitecourt Bantam AA River Dogs were in action over the weekend with games on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, July 22, the team played at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. (pictured) while on Sunday they played during lunch hour. Jay Nicholls, first year coach with the team, said the season has been one […]

Another great year for the Whitecourt Baptist Church Summer Soccer Camp with skills, drills, and fun

Another great year for the Whitecourt Baptist Church Summer Soccer Camp with skills, drills, and fun

The Whitecourt Baptist Church held its 6th Annual Summer Soccer Camp in partnership with Athletes in Action from July 10 to 14 at Rotary Park. Sixty-five children between the ages of six to 12 took part in the week-long festivities. Throughout the week, different skills were focused on and practiced. With Athletes in Action, several […]

Golfzilla and Velcro suits made for an unforgettable Junior Camp at the golf course

Golfzilla and Velcro suits made for an unforgettable Junior Camp at the golf course

The 2017 Junior Camp was held from July 11 to 13 at the Whitecourt Golf and Country Club. With two age groups, four to six and seven to nine, young children were given the opportunity to learn a bit about golf. The camp began in 2014 and has been well attended each year with 22 […]

Another great year for the Whitecourt Relay for Life

Another great year for the Whitecourt Relay for Life

Organizers and participants of the 2017 Whitecourt Relay for Life couldn’t have asked for better weather. Cathy Cooley, registration organizer, said everything was up. “We were up in teams. We had 12 teams this year compared to 11 last year. We were also up in money raised.” Last year the totals were around $33,000 but […]

Laughs, a water fight, and great reasons to read at the library’s Summer Reading Program

Laughs, a water fight, and great reasons to read at the library’s Summer Reading Program

There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book whether you are out camping, at a park, or at home. The Whitecourt Public Library is a big proponent of reading and offers programs throughout the summer to encourage kids to flip through some pages. The Summer Reading Program has just begun and offers children […]

Record attendance and fantastic weather for the Whitecourt Woodlands Rodeo

Record attendance and fantastic weather for the Whitecourt Woodlands Rodeo

The 2017 Whitecourt Woodlands Rodeo was held July 7 to 9 at the Westward Community Hall and the Firepower Events Centre. This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of Bonnie Lee Anderson. The action started on Friday with the 30-man pro bull riding event which featured riders from across the province and even around […]

A fun evening of campfire cookies and drumming courtesy of Woodlands County

A fun evening of campfire cookies and drumming courtesy of Woodlands County

  Woodlands County wrapped up June which was Recreation and Parks Month with a loud and delicious good time at the Groat Creek Group Campground area, 18 kilometres south of Whitecourt on highway 32. From 6 to 8 p.m., everyone was invited to enjoy a drumming circle by Happy Tree and cookie decorating, all free […]

Big changes planned for three town sites including Rotary Park, public input wanted

Big changes planned for three town sites including Rotary Park, public input wanted

  The Town of Whitecourt held an Open House on Wednesday, June 28 at the Carlan Services Community Resource Centre inviting residents to provide input on the proposed Sportsfield Master Plan which includes expansion and upgrades to Rotary Park, Graham Acres, and the new Learning Campus. Chelsea Grande, Director of Community Services, gave a presentation […]

The true north strong and free, happy birthday Canada

The true north strong and free, happy birthday Canada

  Canada’s 150th birthday was celebrated country wide on July 1 with events in communities all across this great land. The massive milestone was locally celebrated at Rotary Park which was filled with stations and activities to enjoy. Bouncy castles, face painting, wildfire obstacle course, water-covered hockey rink, arts and crafts, cheering, World of Whitecourt, […]

History came to life as voyageurs arrived in Whitecourt

History came to life as voyageurs arrived in Whitecourt

  The Voyageur Brigade Society members visited Whitecourt on Tuesday, June 27 after paddling from Jasper and making stops along the Athabasca River.  Arriving in the morning at the riverboat launch, the group of 170 paddlers, in 15 boats, were greeted by a large crowd of residents. Although the weather was a bit on the […]

Vandalism at Hard Luck Canyon, perpetrator(s) wanted

Vandalism at Hard Luck Canyon, perpetrator(s) wanted

                      “What a cowardly act,” said Woodlands Mayor Jim Rennie speaking to the vandal(s) who recently spray-painted boards, rocks, trees, and signs at Hard Luck Canyon. The popular spot, located 14 kilometres from Whitecourt off West Mountain Road, is regularly used by locals and visitors alike as a fun, recreational outing. The vandalism occurred […]

Toy testers unite!

Toy testers unite!

  On Thursday, June 22, Make My Fun Hobbies & Toys gave local children an opportunity that most could only dream of: the chance to be an official toy tester! Complete with a badge to proudly wear and a certificate upon completion, children who took part also received a little goodie bag which included stickers, […]

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