The Mountain View Colts annual HJHL charity hockey game has now raised about $177,000 over the last 10 years for the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride for Dad. On Saturday, February 10th in Didsbury, Mountainview and the Three Hills Thrashers presented this year's donation of a cheque for $12,055 dollars.
The Mountain View Colts and the Three Hills Thrashers presented a cheque for $12,055 dollars to the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride For Dad following their annual HJHL charity game in Didsbury.
Hugh Bleubeldt, Co-Chair with the Rural Alberta Ride For Dad, says the total raised during their relationship with the Mountain View Colts over the last 10 years is now up to about $177,000 dollars.
Jordan Overwater, Sponsorship & Third Party Fundraising with the Rural Alberta Ride For Dad, says the Colts organization and players have been dedicated contributors to the fight against prostate cancer.
On the ice the Colts beat the Thrashers 11 to nothing to finish the regular season with a record of 16 wins, 16 losses and 4 overtime defeats.
Mountainview then got the help it needed to secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. On Sunday's out of town scoreboard the Stettler Lightning were clobbered 10 to 1 by the Wranglers in Blackfalds.
The 4th place Colts will begin their best of three Northern Division Quarter-Final series against 5th place Stettler on Wednesday, February 14th in Didsbury at 8 O'clock. Game 2 will be in Stettler on Saturday, February 17th at 7:30. If necessary the third and deciding game would be at the Didsbury Memorial Complex on Sunday, February 18th at 5pm. 96.5 CKFM will have live play-by-play coverage of the entire series.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire conversation Hugh Bleubeldt and Jordan Overwater with the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride For Dad.
Hear more post-game audio with Colts Captain Colton Anderson.
And additional post-game comments from Colts Defenceman Everett Sperle.
Many speakers attending the Conversation Has To Happen...Again conference in Olds will cover topics including mental health, grief, domestic violence, and adversity. Resources will also be available that day to offer help. The conference is free of charge and it is coming up on Saturday, September 8th at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites starting at 9am.
The Agronomist at Core Ag Inputs in Carstairs says it is very dry out there and the hot, temperatures over the last couple of weeks really is not helping. Rebecca Weibe notes the heat is turning the crops quite a bit quicker than normal.
She says crops like peas and cereals are turning brown pretty quick, while canola seems to be the one that is holding onto the green for the longest right now.
The President of the Didsbury Ag Society says - despite the smoke from the wildfires and the cancellation of the Thunder on the Prairies fireworks show due to a fire ban - overall attendance was good at the 2018 Didsbury Fair & Rodeo.
Dayton Sutherland wound up with the top aggregate time during the World Professional Chuckwagon Association's Battle of the Rockies. The 2018 season is now over and for the third time in four years the World Champion is Kurt Bensmiller.
The Didsbury Fair & Rodeo begins on Friday, August 17th, however there will be one feature event missing from it this year. Craig Anderson - President of the Didsbury Ag Society - says they have had to cancel tonight's Thunder on the Prairies fireworks display due to the partial fire ban which was put in place in Mountain View County back on August 10th.
67 fully serviced lots with power, water and sewer are located at Penhold's new RV Park. Mayor Mike Yargeau says the park is open and it has been steady with campers this summer but it has not been full yet. The Penhold RV Park grand opening is August 23rd at 3pm at the Penhold Regional Multiplex.
Smoke from forest fires in British Columbia continues to roll into Alberta, prompting warnings about air quality. Environment Canada says the smoke is expected to stick around for the rest of the week.
52 year old Ross Knight from St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was the winner of the penultimate event of the 2018 World Professional Chuckwagon Association season. He captured the $10,000 Dash for Cash in Dawson Creek, B.C during this year's Battle of the North.