Group tours battlefields in northern Europe

Tom HenihanExpress Staff McLennan Legion Branch 153, “Guided Canadian Battlefields Tour” of northern Europe took place from April 26 to May 11. The 16-day trip, organized by Francis Lessard, involved a 14-day tour, taking participants to European cities including London,…
Peace River cyclists raise thousands for kids with cancer

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Local pharmacist Tony Nickonchuk of Peace River committed to cycling 100km each day for three days through the Canadian Rockies as part of the Tour for Kids Alberta fundraiser. “We ride for kids with cancer, to raise…
“Church in the Park” in Falher, July 7

Tom HenihanExpress Staff McLennan, Victory Life Church, sixth annual Church in the Park took place in Falher on Sunday, July 7. Although the weather was somewhat chilly when the Church in the Park prayer service began at 10.30am, approximately 160…
Peace River church burns down

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The Seventh Day Adventist Church on 98 Ave in Peace River and a house next to it burned down in the early hours of July 3. The fire department got the call at about 3 a.m. and…
Peace River celebrates Canada Day

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The rain may have delayed the fireworks show until Monday night but it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits for Peace River’s Canada Day celebrations. After a flag raising and walking parade to Riverfront Park, local families enjoyed games…
Ecole Providence year-end awards ceremony

Tom Henihan Express Staff Due to ongoing renovations in the school gym, Ecole Providence held this year’s awards and kindergarten graduation ceremony in St. John the Baptist Church on June 20. Staying with the annual routine, the awards event began…
Duane Steele plays for another sold out crowd in Nampa

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff Chart topping country artist Duane Steele was back at Farmers Restaurant in Nampa on June 28 for an intimate acoustic show featuring some old favourites as well as new songs. Steele called the local restaurant a “cool…
Perfect weather and excellent turnout

Tom HenihanExpress Staff This year’s Peace River Powwow and Aboriginal Gathering took place on June 22 and 23 at the Peace River Agricultural Grounds in Northern Sunrise County. The 16th annual powwow and 24th Aboriginal Gathering was scheduled for June…
PR Shell Rotary House holds open house

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The new Shell Rotary House across from the Peace River Hospital held an open house on June 20. The open house was co-hosted by the Peace River Chamber of Commerce and included a free barbeque. Rotary House…
Huge turnout for Northern Sunrise County anniversary

Susan ThompsonExpress Staff The live entertainment, petting zoo, bouncy castles and barbeque at Cecil Thompson park brought a huge number of people out to celebrate Northern Sunrise County’s 25th anniversary . “The County’s Canada Day and 25 Year Anniversary Celebration…