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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 […]

Finding mom: an adoption journey

  By Valerie Winger   My friend, Laurie, is adopted. After watching her start and stop the process of finding her birth mother for several years, I decided to get involved. I had been very focused on my work and needed a chance to give back and do something giving that was outside of my […]

Loblaw sells its gas bars

  Loblaw (No Frills) has sold all 213 of its gas stations across Canada to Brookfield Business Partners for $540 million. Brookfield will rebrand all stations to Mobil; however, will continue to use the PC Plus Loyalty program that has been offered in the past.   Since coming into effect July 15, the Whitecourt gas […]

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 […]

NGPS offers unique summer experience for grades 9-12 students

  By Vicki Winger   Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) recently wrapped up the pilot run of its one-of-a-kind summer boot camp experience.   Beginning June 4 and lasting two weeks, students in grades 9 through 12 were able to participate in the unique summer boot camp. The Career Exposure Boot Camps provides students with […]

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 […]

Dial-A-Bus is integrating into the public transit system

  By Laura Bohnert Dial-A-Bus is being integrated into the public transit system—what does this mean for those who are reliant on the service? The Town of Whitecourt hopes it will mean more accessibility for those who rely on both Dial-A-Bus and public transit. “Dial-A-Bus Service is a door to door transit service for persons […]

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 […]

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