The only live pari-mutuel racing season in northwestern Alberta continues until August 26 at J.D.A. Raceway at Gordon Badger Stadium.
Three of the racing season's four feature events have been completed - the Empire Oilfield Solutions Grande Prairie Derby and the AQHRA Peace Country Derby were held on July 29 and the Alberta Derby At Evergreen Park was held on August 5.
Final big event is Mr. Mike's Paint The Park Purple - Race For The Cure (August 26).
There is no admission fee and children are welcome. Sunday's is Family Day with lots of activities for the kids.
The Annual General Meeting for the Peace Country Classic Agri-Show will be held on Thursday, August 16 starting at 5 p.m.
It goes in the ENTREC Centre at Evergreen Park.
There will be a barbecue supper followed by election of directors for the 2018-19 board.
Memberships will be available for $5.
Willowview Auctions will be holding a race-bred quarter horse sale in the Drysdale Centre at Evergreen Park starting at 2 p.m on Saturday, August 18.
Included in the sale will be 20-25 race-bred quarter horses including weanlings, yearlings and broodmares.
Bloodlines include such as Chicks Beduino and Gone To The Man.
For more information contact Ged Willis at 780-814-4751 or Barb Willis at 780-814-3281.
Join the South Peace Horse Club and Kathy Playdon for a two-day Stadium Clinic at Evergreen Park.
Kathy is a phenomenal XC and Stadium coach who works on solidifying the basics, as well as building confidence with both horse and rider.
Priced at $147 including GST.
Please email Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
This annual event is a fundrasier for pancreatic cancer is is sponsored by Mr. Mike's in Grande Prairie.
The race is for three-year-old and up fillies and mares and goes six furlongs with a purse of over $8,500.
It is being held on Sunday, August 26. There is no admission fee and first post time is 1 p.m.
The South Peace Horse Trials are being hosted by the South Peace Horse Club Sept. 1-2.
For more information visit their website at www.southpeacehorseclub.com or email them at southpeacehorseclub@gmailcom
Western Off Road Racing Ltd. is hosting the sixth annual Horses On Octane Sept. 15-16 at Evergreen Park.
The 4 x 4 off road competition features ladies drags, long jump competition, free kids rides and silent auction with proceeds to charity.
Admission is $10 per day. Kids under 10 are free.
Camping is $20 for the weekend for a unit.
Racing starts at noon both days, rain or shine.
For all inquires contact contact Brian at 780-978-5236.
The Hunt Mania Gun & Sportsman Show returns to Evergreen Park Oct. 19-21.
A sportsman show is the ideal place for hunters, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts to find the latest gear and equipment for their outdoor excursions. It is also the place for vendors to present their new gear and product line to the general public. In Grande Prairie not only is there a variety of wild game, there is also great seasonal weather for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy their favourite activities.
For this reason, attending a sportsman show is the ideal way to find the industry’s latest equipment, gear, and people with similar interests to you.
The Show features things from the latest fishing reels and rods, to new guns and hunting rifles, you will find it all at Hunt Mania’s sportsman show. The Show features the latest innovative gear in every industry, as well as talks and panels from experts and leaders in the field.
With an endless number of exhibitors attending the Grande Prairie shows, you are bound to find the equipment you are looking for, plus much more.
The Show goes 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults (13 and over), $30 for a family pass and $20 for a single weekend pass.
For more information call 780-747-2923 or visit their website at: http://www.huntmaniashows.com/grande-prairie-sportsman-shows/#our-shows
There will be three fantastic days of cross-country and stadium jumping with USEA coach John Michael Durr at Evergreen Pare Sept. 28-30.
This South Peace Horse Club Fall Derby & Clinic is open to all levels of rideers from x-rails to advanced who are looking to improve their skills, have a ton of fun and ride with an experienced, dedicated clinician whose focus is to improve horse and rider pairs, both in stadium and cross-country riding.
The Derby is an inviting way to get started in cross-country riding and to improve rider flow and correctness during stadium and cross-country phases.
$250 – Two Day Derby Clinic Sept. 28-29
$52.50 – Sunday Derby with prizes and rosettes
It is a fun and supportive atmosphere and all levels are welcome.
Send entries to Kelsey Hamer at 14 73022 TWP. 704, County of Grande Prairie No. 1, AB T8W 5G5.
She can be reached by phone at 780-897-8254. The SPHC website is www.southpeacehorseclub.com
On Saturday, Oct. 20 at Evergreen Park the Grande Prairie Regional College will be raising funds in support of and the fastest growing region in Alberta. Get ready for a fantastic evening of delicious dining, an exciting auction and exceptional entertainment at the annual President’s Ball!
GPRC is moving forward with ambitious plans that will have a vital impact in the region both in the short term and long into the future. Local youth need local training and education so they will stay here. Businesses and services need skilled workers, particularly in health and trades. Your contributions to the fundraising efforts of GPRC will help your College evolve to meet these needs and more.
For more information contact the GPRC Development team at 780.539.2012.
Since 2011, the Fall Home & Leisure Show has been helping create memorable events in Northern Alberta and they hope to continue doing so for the many years ahead . . . including the 2018 show at Evergreen Park Oct. 26-28.
They are proud to support our local businesses and showcase all of the fantastic products and services we they have in the area, as well as those of our other guests!
This Fall they hope to bring you products that will inspire you to embrace the fall season and get all cozied up with a cup of tea (and yes of course - COFFEE!) knowing that your home is ready for the winter ahead.
Come shop for gifts, explore some home options, plan for the winter, and see what else is happening in our city as the golden leaves fall!
Hours are 4-9 p.m. on Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for seniors and free to those under 12.
For more information phone 780-814-8320 or visit their website at: https://fhls.ca
It’s also your last chance to purchase your Nitehawk 2018/19 Winter Season Passes at discounted rates
So get up early and be prepared to find some great deals for the whole family!
Equipment Drop Off is Friday November 2 from 4-8 p.m. Equipment Swap & Sale is Saturday November 3 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more details call 780-532-6637 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This glitzy gala event will offer a silent auction, live auction, an exquisite meal and guests will dance into the night with live entertainment.
It goes Saturday, Nov. 17 starting with a champagne hour from 5-6 p.m. and then dinner at 6 p.m. followed by live auctions and entertainment until 1 a.m.
Tickets are $250 per person and it is an adult-only event. Tickets will go on sale beginning Sept. 4. Phone 780-538-7583 for information.
When tickets go on sale you can get them by going to their website at: https://supportyourhospital.ca/festival/
NOVEMBER 23, 24, 25
Friday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: Noon – 5 p.m.
Children 3 and under: (N/C)
Children: 4-11 ($5)
Adults:12-59 years ($8)
Seniors: 60 + years ($6)
Family Pass: 2 Adults & 3 Children ($22)
Sleigh Ride Hours
Friday, Nov. 23: Noon - 5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 25: Starts at noonFestival Of Trees Ticketed Events
Designer’s Take a Bough Evening
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 7-8:30 p.m.
Gala Champagne Hour Gala Dinner, Dance and Auction
Saturday, Nov. 17: 5-6 p.m. (Champagne Reception) 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. (Dinner, Live Auction & Dance)
Peter Pan Christmas Party
Saturday, Nov. 24: 5 – 8 p.m.
Teddy Bear Breakfast
Sunday Nov. 25: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Teddy Bear Breakfast guests will enjoy private access to Festival until noon, with general admission noon until 5 p.m.
Tickets available for purchase beginning September 4, 2018.
Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Over 200 vendors are expected offering something special for everyone on your Christmas list this year.
The Farmer’s Marketing is ccepting vendors for this show.
More information to come.
To register contact the Farmer’s Market office at (780) 814-8224 or e-mail: email@example.com