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Tina Turner tribute at the Whitecourt Royal Canadian Legion

Tina Turner tribute at the Whitecourt Royal Canadian Legion

Simply the Best, Proud Mary, What’s Love Got to do With It, and Let’s Stay Together are all big hits from the one and only, Tina Turner. Thanks to an immensely talented lady by the name of Luisa Marshall, these tunes and more from Turner’s catalogue rocked the Whitecourt Royal Canadian Legion on Friday, April […]

Hopping through the snow with the Easter Bunny and a basket of colourful eggs

Hopping through the snow with the Easter Bunny and a basket of colourful eggs

The Boys & Girls Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at Rotary Park. This is year 15 for the event which always brings out a huge group of kids eagerly awaiting the firetruck horn start signal. This year it wasn’t as big a crowd but the weather definitely played a […]

St. Mary School’s Rainbow World

St. Mary School’s Rainbow World

The students of St. Mary School held their annual Spring Concert on April 4 and 5 continuing a tradition that has been happening for the past 11 years under the tutelage of music teacher Maureen Ulliac. Themed, It’s a Rainbow World, the show featured lots of colours from the costumes to the songs. The concert […]

Historic milestone, Whitecourt Wolverines officially the Kings of the North

Historic milestone, Whitecourt Wolverines officially the Kings of the North

Franchise history has been made! The Whitecourt Wolverines wrapped up their hard-fought series against the Fort McMurray Oil Barons on Sunday, April 9 at the Scott Safety Centre. After winning game five in Fort McMurray on Friday, April 7 emotions were high as they came home for game six with skyscraper-high hopes that they could […]

Hilltop High’s senior class dines alongside Whitecourt’s senior citizens as part of long-standing tradition

Hilltop High’s senior class dines alongside Whitecourt’s senior citizens as part of long-standing tradition

Many years ago, 27 to be exact, an idea was thought of that would bring the graduating class at Hilltop High School on the cusp of entering adulthood together with the senior citizens of the community. A dinner was planned and fun was had. Every year since, the same dinner has taken place bringing together […]

Minister Carlier visits Whitecourt, takes part in Forestry Career Day, new regulations announced

Minister Carlier visits Whitecourt, takes part in Forestry Career Day, new regulations announced

Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Oneil Carlier was in Whitecourt for a couple of days last week to announce regulation changes to the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. On Thursday, March 30, Carlier joined Hilltop High School students at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre for a Forestry Career Day event which featured numerous different […]

The Wolverines are looking to take down another series

The Wolverines are looking to take down another series

The Whitecourt Wolverines had one heck of a week! They started it on a high note, beating the Spruce Grove Saints (pictured) in a stressful game seven, at home, in front of their fans on Tuesday, March 28 winning 4-1. The boys took a moment to cheer the victory and then turned their focus towards […]

What is it like to be a mayor for a day?

What is it like to be a mayor for a day?

Two new faces joined the Whitecourt Town Council meeting on Monday, March 27. Grade six student Ashleigh Phaneu (St. Joseph School) and grade 11 student Darnell Jendrick (Hilltop High School) were selected to take part in the Mayor for a Day program which had them shadowing Mayor Chichak from morning to night. “I liked learning […]

Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club Tournament held on April 1

Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club Tournament held on April 1

The Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club held a tournament at the Allan & Jean Millar Centre on Saturday, April 1. With 42 black belts and over 200 competitors from across Canada, the event was not only exciting to take part it, but also to watch. “It’s an open event for our Shintani organization so anyone […]

Spruce Grove Saints tie the series, force game seven in Whitecourt

Spruce Grove Saints tie the series, force game seven in Whitecourt

Hold your breath fans, it’s going to take a game seven! After getting out to a 3-1 lead in the series, the Whitecourt Wolverines will now have to fight for their hockey lives at the Scott Safety Centre Tuesday, March 28 after losing game six in overtime, 2-1. The Spruce Grove Saints have clawed their […]

Market at Little Big Fort helps fund current programs and new initiatives

Market at Little Big Fort helps fund current programs and new initiatives

The floor space of Little Big Fort was extended out into the mall on Saturday, March 25 for a Vendor Market in support of the Fort. Over 30 vendors signed up for the day and took the opportunity to advertise their products. One of the vendors who travelled in from Edmonton was selling beautiful, hand-carved […]

2017 Whitecourt Fish & Game Banquet another huge success

2017 Whitecourt Fish & Game Banquet another huge success

With around 800 members in the area, the Whitecourt Fish & Game Association’s Annual Wild Game Banquet and Silent Auction is always a big event. Celebrating 22 years of a fun night out, tickets were sold out a month in advance and attendance was jam-packed with 360 guests. Can you blame them? With well over […]

Dancing up a storm at dance recital

Dancing up a storm at dance recital

The Wildside dance troupe along with instructors Brie Haugen and Tash Daniels were all smiles at this year’s annual Illusion Dance recital that was held at Westward Community Hall. A total of 47 groups performed, including Goodship Lollipop (in white and blue) and the Sunshine Girls (in yellow).

Pat Hardy has St. Patrick’s Family Fun Night

Pat Hardy has St. Patrick’s Family Fun Night

Cindy, Rayden and Dylan Schmidt along with Presley Madsen and her grandmother were just some of the attendees at Pat Hardy School’s St. Patrick’s Family Fun Night on March 17. Put on by the school’s advisory council, this collaboration was made possible by previous fundraising efforts, donations and a lot of volunteer time from parents. […]

Local beauty queen gets ready for the Miss Canada Pageant

Local beauty queen gets ready for the Miss Canada Pageant

  Nicole Podgurney was recently crowned as Miss Alberta and is now is preparing for her next pageant adventure: the Miss Canada/Miss Teen Canada event in Toronto. Nicole did a Q&A with Whitecourt Press about her success in the pageant world thus far.   How long have you been doing pageants? This was my first […]

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