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.
Olds College's Rodeo Team is hosting its second rodeo of the spring. Slack is Saturday, February 17th at 2. The first performace is that evening at 6:30 and then Sunday's start time at the Braun Arena is 10am. Admission is $10 dollars per day or it is $15 dollars for a weekend pass. Children under the age of 12 get in for free.
The Olds Citizens On Patrol program has been successful so far since getting up and running at the start of the year. C.O.P President Vince Clarke says they have had a few patrols where updates were given to police, which led to some arrests.
Devin Dreeshen - a fifth generation local farmer, volunteer and long-time conservative party activist - announced on Tuesday, February 13th that he is seeking the United Conservative Party nomination in the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake riding.
There will be a chance to take a look and give your feedback on the proposed designs for the Didsbury Skateboard Park in the town council chambers on Thursday, February 15th at 6:30pm Manager of Community Services Nicole Aasen says the future park is part of the Didsbury Memorial Complex Outlying Plan. She notes the Skateboard Park Committee is looking to access large scale provincial grants to help fund part of the project plus there will also be upcoming events and fundraising opportunities.
96.5 CKFM spoke to Alberta Barley Chairman Jason Lenz about a variety of topics including the recent announcement regarding the decision to move forward with the Alberta Wheat Commission on a shared management team.
British Columbia has stated it might regulate a stop to any expansion in oil flows in B.C. while it further studies how oil spills can be cleaned up. Alberta responded by cancelling talks to buy B.C. power and banning imports of B.C. wine. Meanwhile, the United Conservative Party MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Nathan Cooper says Alberta needs to build relationships with its partners and other provinces but - at the end of the day - there definitely does need to be strong action.
The Olds & District Chamber of Commerce along with Uptowne Olds are hosting a business breakfast this week. Chamber President Ben Stone says the "Growing Community: Challenges & Opportunities" breakfast will feature Mayor Michael Muzychka talking about how the Town of Olds is preparing for change.
Mike Walsh, who is currently a councillor for the town of Penhold and a teacher at Innisfail Middle School, is seeking the United Conservative Party nomination for the riding of Innisfail-Sylvan Lake. His plans to seek the UCP nomination for the constituency follow the recent resignation of of first term MLA Don MacIntyre.
The President of the Didsbury & District Chamber of Commerce says the 2018 economic outlook for the town of Didsbury is looking bright. He notes that with Didsbury being a smaller community, businesses continue to have consistent local shopping in retail and professional services.
Foothills Natural Gas Co-op and the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops have teamed up with Heather Nedohin - a two time Canadian Women's Curling Champion - again this winter to bring a series of Learn to Curl clinics to rural Alberta.