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.
Agriculture groups are praising the final approval of federal legislation that aims to prevent rail shipments of grain from getting backlogged again. Bill C-49 would financially penalize railways that fail to deliver promised rail cars for grain shipments on time. Grain Growers of Canada President and Director with Alberta Barley Jeff Nielsen is very pleased the government finally passed this legislation.
The graduating class of 2018 will be celebrated at Olds High School on May 25th & 26th. Principal Tom Christensen says the Ralph Klein Centre gym hosts Olds High School's grad activities. The cap and gown ceremony is Friday at 7 o'clock. The program featuring tributes, music, dance and the OHS grand march is on Saturday at 7:30. Christensen says it means a lot to the grads to see the community come out and support them. He encourages people to arrive early both nights.
In co-operation with Innisfail Victim Services, Innisfail RCMP are inviting the community to their 5th annual Crime Prevention BBQ on Thursday, May 24th. It will include local RCMP officers, the Safety Bear, Victim Services, Restorative Justice and others. They will be there to answer questions about crime prevention and local policing priorities. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served. There will also be tours of the Innisfail RCMP detachment offered.
A local swimmer captured 4 gold medals during the 2018 Canadian Masters Swimming Championships in Calgary over the May long weekend. Graeme Gordon from Olds was expecially pleased to win the 1500 metre freestyle race.
British Columbia Premier John Horgan referred to Bill 12 as provocative and his attorney general says it violates the constitution. The legislation was recently passed in Alberta. Bill 12 will give Alberta the power to intervene in the energy market, to decide how much fuel is sent and by what means. It follows B.C.'s opposition to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. Nathan Cooper, the United Conserative Party MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, feels Bill 12 is an important piece of legislation to let the province of B.C. know that Albertans are serious.
The Victoria Day long weekend marks the start of summer and camping season for many Canadians. RCMP across the province want everyone to have a safe and fun holiday. Olds RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says motorists can expect to see an increase in traffic volumes. He reminds motorcyclists and off highway vehicle wear proper safety equipment including a helmet.
The town of Olds has announced that a $75,000 dollar contribution has been made to the Rotary Athletic Park of Olds by Canada's leading agribusiness. Mike Dezall, Director of Operations for Richardson Pioneer in Olds, says it will give them naming rights on one of the ball diamonds at the facility.
Town of Olds Council has approved the next steps for a canola crushing plant to come to town. Mayor Michael Muzychka says Ryon Agro will be located in the Southeast Industrial Park. He adds, Ryon Agro crushes canola into oil. It will the be packaged and sent to India.