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SRPRRC celebrates Dr. Pieter De Wet’s 20-plus years in McLennan

Tom Henihan Express Staff Smoky River Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee (SRPRRC) celebrated a milestone recently, marking Dr. Pieter DeWet’s twenty-year medical practice in the Smoky River Region. At the celebration on March 1, SRPRRC also thanked Dr. DeWet’s wife…
Carnival offers animated performances

Tom Henihan Express Staff In spite of having a number of contingencies to address such as a change of date and venue at short notice, the turnout for Twilight Figure Skating Club’s annual Carnival was still impressive. Along with being…
2019 show celebrates a “Bright Future”

Tom Henihan Express Staff Peace River and District Chamber of Commerce “Spring Trade Show 2019” will take place on April 5 and 6 at Baytex Energy Centre. Recognizing that 2019 is the 100 anniversary of the incorporation of the Town…
Smoky River Runners’ second annual “Frosty Family Run”

Tom Henihan Express Staff Smoky River Runners hosted the second annual Frosty Family Run generously sponsored by the Royal Purple Elks in McLennan. In temperatures that dropped to minus-27, seventeen runners participated in the Smoky River Runners second annual Frost…
It is all about having fun

Tom Henihan Express Staff The McLennan Family Day on Sunday February 17 once again offered kids and families a fun, eventful day of spending time together while enjoying the numerous activities that began with the “Frost Family Fun Run,” at…
The 37th Carnaval de St. Isidore an “enchanted” experience

Tom Henihan Express Staff This year’s “Enchanted Forest” theme set the stage for the 37th annual, Carnaval de St. Isidore, held during the Family Day weekend. The Enchanted Forest motif provided an excellent platform on Carnaval opening night for a…

Richard Froese For The Express Local farms have an opportunity to promote their products during the annual Alberta Open Farm Days that return Aug. 17-19. A record number of participating farms, ranches and visitors set a new high for on-farm…
North Peace Performing Arts Festival coming next month

Tom Henihan Express Staff North Peace Performing Arts Festival (NPPAF) will take place from March 2 to 16 with venues in Peace River, Manning and Donnelly. The performing arts disciplines highlighted at the festival include piano, vocal, speech, musical theatre,…
McLennan Family Day celebrations

Tom Henihan Express Staff On Sunday February 17, “the best of times will be found among friends and family” at McLennan’s Family Day celebrations. The event will begin at noon with registration for the “Frosty Family Fun Run and Walk”…

Mac Olsen Express Staff UCP Leader Jason Kenney was in Peace River on January 25, and he offered those present his vision for Alberta. Kenney, along with Dan Williams, the UCP candidate for Peace River, and Todd Loewen, the UCP…
Peace River kicks off centennial celebrations

Tom Henihan Express Staff Peace River 100 Anniversary celebrations got off to an auspicious beginning on Saturday January 10, with over 200 people attending the kickoff event at the Athabasca Hall. The event featured a sketch by the Peace Players…