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Bruder crowned Elks Pro Rodeo Queen

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Kirsten Bruder is the 2022 High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Queen.She was crowned the winner Aug. 3 at the 60th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo, and succeeds Shelby Cook.The new queen was taken by surprise…
Indigenous culture featured at rodeo

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News Indigenous culture was celebrated at the 60th annual High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo held Aug. 2-3.The Treaty 8 Culture Camp presented local communities with seven tipis in the northeast corner of the rodeo grounds.Whitefish Lake First…
Inter.Sect Music Festival returning to High Prairie

Richard FroeseSouth Peace News A variety of music and art will be featured at the second annual Inter.Sect Art and Music Festival Aug. 11-14 at High Prairie Rodeo Grounds.The festival is organized by Levi Quartly, who has roots in the…
Kemp Honey wins Best Overall Entry at parade

Another truly spectacular High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo Parade wound its way through the streets north of Highway 2 Aug. 2. It was difficult to estimate the crowd as the parade started at the Peavine Inn & Suites in the…
More than just riders!

Emily PlihalSouth Peace News There’s a stigma associated with motorcycle clubs that typically sparks fear, loathing, or other unjust sentiments in a community.Those sentiments are what the Smoky River Ryders Riding Club [SRRRC] from McLennan are set to dispel as…
Healing through tradition

Kokum’s Outreach, operated by April Isadore, held its Summer Showcase July 27 at the “Hippie Hill” location just west of Driftpile on Highway 2. The showcase featured many of the services and activities offered by Kokum’s Outreach, which are all…
A celebration of culture!

Well over 1,000 people attended the three-day Driftpile Powwow July 22-24 under blistering hot weather. It did not deter hundreds of dancers from all over Western Canada of all ages and sexes including including Tiny Tots to Seniors from competing…

The Alberta Cancer Foundation announced July 21 the 2022 lineup of prizes in the annual Cash and Cars Lottery, which includes 1,924 exciting prizes worth over $3.6 million.Proceeds from the annual lottery will go to support the 17 cancer centres…
High Prairie’s biggest party is ready to roll!

Chris CleggSouth Peace News World-class entertainment returns to High Prairie after a three-year absence when the High Prairie Elks Pro Rodeo rolls into town Aug. 2-3.Unfortunately, some of the traditional events rodeo lovers have grown to appreciate will not be…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News A decades-old fishing tournament held at Shaw’s Point Resort on Lesser Slave Lake will not be held this year.Golden Walleye Classic tournament chair Ken Sperling says a lack of entries and volunteers made holding the event…

Chris CleggSouth Peace News Perhaps the best compliment a musician and/or band can receive is when he is asked to return.And again and again and again!So let High Prairie Elks member Gerry Killeen tell the story.“Thank you for your excellent…
Party in the Park!

PeaceFest’s Party in the Park was held at Riverfront Park in Peace River July 16. The free day of fun began at 11 a.m. and continued until after 9:30 p.m. Bouncy castles, an open air market, face painting, a foam…
Jamboree fills air with music

Dozens of bands made the trip from all over northern Alberta and British Columbia to play at the Hoedown Jamboree at Triangle July 21-23. Mainly country music was played to the delight of hundreds attending. The jamboree returned after a…