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The disc golf course at Evergreen Park will be part of the Swan City Showdown disc golf tournament May 15-16.

 

This tournament is part of the Northern Lights Series.

 

Location of where competitors will play is based on group. Group A will play at Evergreen Park, Thrill Hill and Bear Creek and Group B at Thrill Hill and South Bear.

 

Entry fees are $65 for adults and $45 for juniors.

 

For more information visit the Club website at: https://www.gpdiscgolf.ca/

 

Thursday, 08 April 2021 15:02

FIREFIGHTER STAIR CHALLENGE: MAY 2-15

 

The stairs at Gordon Badger Stadium at JDA Raceway at Evergreen Park are one of the recommended locations across the province for the the 7th annual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge in support of Wellspring Calgary.

 

From May 2–15, 2021, hundreds of firefighters and members of the public will participate in the virtual Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge with, hopefully, many participating at Evergreen Park. All AHS guidelines will be followed.

 

In most years, this is a live event at The Bow building in Calgary, Alberta, but this year will be a virtual event – with new ways to involve and engage participants.

 

What remains the same is that individuals and teams will still have to climb the same number of stairs as The Bow building, 1,204 steps (774 vertical feet), and firefighters will climb in full duty gear.

 

Originally inspired by Kathy Blas, sister of local fallen firefighter Gord Paul, the event and its proceeds support firefighters and citizens who are fighting cancer.

 

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support and involvement of the Calgary Fire Department, the International Association of Firefighters Local 255 and event sponsors.

 

Ordinary citizens can sign up individually or as a team. To sign up and for more information visit here: https://calgarystairclimb.com.

 

 

The Grande Prairie Disc Golf Club is hosting the provincials, presented by Playfair Promo and Athletics, August 14-15 and one of the three courses they will be using for the Alberta championship is Evergreen Park.

There will be three rounds on two of three courses, a skills competition, mini games and prizes.

Registration opens May 1. For more information visit the GP Disc Golf Club website at https://www.gpdiscgolf.ca/alberta-provincals

 

 

 

 

Area municipalities are showing their appreciation to volunteers in the community with a free drive-in movie event on April 23 and 24 at Grande Sunset Theatre in the TARA Centre parking lot at Evergreen Park.

The event is brought to you by their Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) departments.

Find the details, including ticket information, at: https://bit.ly/3dJTpFT

 

Thursday, 08 April 2021 14:29

HORSE RACE STAKE BOOK, STALL APPLICATION

The Horses At Evergreen Park Stakes Schedule and the Stall Application form for 2021 have been released by Racing Manager Pat Hill.

Click HERE for the stake schedule and application form.

Racing kicks off on July 10 and some of the feature races over the summer are the Grande Prairie Sprint, ACTRA Alberta Bred Stakes, GP Distance, John Deere Juvenile Challenge, Adequan Distaff, GP Distaff, Marathon Series, Spring Series, Sales Stakes Futurity, Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association Stakes and the Mr. Mike's Steakhouse Paint The Park Purple Stakes.

JDA Raceway at Gordon Badger Stadium will be hosting 18 race days in 2021- three more than in 2020. Racing will be held on two Fridays (July 23 and 30), eight Saturdays and eight Sundays. Post time Fridays is 5:15 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 1:15 p.m.

Racing fans are asked to check the news in regards to attendance restrictions for outdoor events as those numbers could change as the summer racing season approaches. For the complete summer racing schedule click here.

Please click here to read the minutes from the horseman's conference call held on March 30.



There will not be a Foster's Peace Country Classic Agri-Show in 2021.

The 36th edition that was set for March 11 to 13 has been cancelled.

Evergreen Park general manager Dan Gorman says this is because of COVID-19.

“There’s just too much going on, still too many cases and too many restrictions, understandably so, that would really preclude us from having a significant crowd come in and also make it difficult for a lot of our vendors to come up from down south and other areas.”

He adds at this time, there is nothing planned to take its place.

“We’ll play that by ear. If any real, real small things come in, then we’ll look at that. There is still a possibility that the bull sale might go ahead in the Lewis Hawkes (Pavilion), but we’ll know about that as we get closer.”

Gorman adds planning is already underway for the 2022 edition.

The 2020 edition was cancelled after Day 1 because of the unfolding pandemic.

- by Curtis Galbraith, Everything GP

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:18

2020 THE HORSES AT EVERGREEN PARK TOP PERFORMERS

PIGEAU, STEWART & MASTER'S BLUFF ALL WINNERS

Grande Prairie’s Nellie Pigeau was the busiest trainer at The Horses At Evergreen Park at JDA Raceway this summer.

She was also the winningest.

Fifty-one times Pigeau watched horses she trains leave the gates and 13 times they won; 12 times they finished second; and 10 times they ended up third. That means 69% of the time they were a win, place or show and 25% of her starts were victories. CLICK HER FOR COMPLETE STORY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, 24 August 2020 10:55

DERBY DAY, STOJAN HORSES HIGHLIGHT

DERBY DAY AND STOJAN HORSES HIGHLIGHT WEEKEND

 There were lots of happy people at JDA Raceway at Evergreen Park on the weekend, but likely none more delighted than Don Danard, Don Knight and Chuck Stojan.

Those three were the winners of the biggest races on Days 11 and 12 of the 14-day season of The Horses At Evergreen Park. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

 

Thursday, 30 July 2020 09:09

HENSON BACK ABOVE TRACK

The hoof beats of horses aren’t the only familiar sounds at JDA Raceway at Evergreen Park this summer.
 
Wafting through the grandstand and around the Gordon Badger Stadium is the voice of veteran announcer Jeff Henson.
 
After a two-year break, Henson is back calling the races.
 
“I am very excited to be returning this summer as track announcer for The Horses at Evergreen Park,” said Henson, who was in the booth for the 2016 and 2017 seasons o pari-mutuel racing before taking that two-year hiatus.
 
Born and raised in Manitoba, Jeff moved to Grande Prairie in the summer of 2007 to become the play-by-play broadcaster of the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Grande Prairie Storm. He recently agreed to come back for a 14th season with the club in that position.
 
When not at the race track or the arena, Jeff can be heard Saturday and Sunday mornings as the weekend news anchor for both Big Country 93.1 FM and Q99 FM (98.9) in Grande Prairie.
 
“I’m looking forward to seeing many familiar faces this summer at Gordon Badger stadium,” he said.
 
And race fans, both at the track and across the world on the racing Livestream, have enjoyed his return.
 
You can hear Henson in action again every Saturday and Sunday (1:15 p.m. post) and Friday, July 31 (5:15 p.m. post) until August 23.
 
Those unable to attend in person can watch and listen through the racing Livestream. It can be found by going to www.evergreenpark.ca . Fans wanting to bet on the races from home can do so by signing up at Xpressbet.com or HPIbet.com.
 
All the races will also be shown on the screens in the Evergreen Park Casino, both live and replay, throughout the summer. There are also betting machines in the Casino – which is open 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily.
 
There is also a You Tube channel at The Horses At Evergreen Park 2020. It is free to subscribe to.
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:07

HORSES BACK ON TRACK

HORSE RACING, CASINO BACK

The Horses At Evergreen Park returned to JDA Raceway at Evergreen Park on the weekend

It opened with six races on Saturday and continued Sunday with seven races.

All of the races are live-streamed and betting is available online through Expressbet and HPI Bet. Click on the logo to choose the link to the betting service you prefer.

There is also a You Tube called The Horses At Evergreen Park 2020 channel where entries, results, video, stories and photos will appear updated weekly through the racing season.

The race meet continues until Sunday, August 23.

A limited number of spectators are allowed as the race meet opens. Click on the banner above to order your free tickets online for the weekend races.

Race days are  Saturdays and Sundays between July 11 with one Friday on the schedule – July 31. All of the Saturday-Sunday races will have a 1:15 p.m. first post time while the July 31 post will be 5:15 p.m.

Also, with AHS Phase 2 protocols now in place Evergreen Park will be able to offer its facilities for weddings - both outdoor and inside. The Park has a variety of buildings able to support with ease the maximum attendance allowed by AHS.

Meeting rooms, again with a large-capacity availability, are also available for companies and others.

The Evergreen Park TARA Centre Kitchen, as restaurants around the city have opened, is now back to its normal outside and inside catering program. Anyone interested in having their event catered, whether it is at their building or the TARA Centre, can phone 780-532-3279 or email alana@evergreenpark.ca to order or go online here to place an order.

Other parts of the Park are also open including the archery range and horse club venues – all following AHS guidelines.

The Grande Sunset Theatre is offering weekend outdoor movies from the TARA Centre Parking Lot A all summer long. A permanent 40-foot screen was erected in the lot and up to 700 vehicles can be accommodated.

The slot machines, VLTs and off track betting kiosks are all open at the Evergreen Park Casino.

And the Casino Restaurant as well as the Pines Family Restaurant are welcoming customers as well at JDA Raceway.

There are eight screens showing races from across North America, two betting kiosks and race track programs for those who like to play the ponies

Temperature checks are in effect and face masks will be mandatory for all Casino slot/VLT customers. Hand sanitizers are available at the entrance/exit. All Alberta Health Services safety protocols are in place in both the Casino and restaurants. Social distancing is in effect in the Casino and restaurants (masks not mandatory) so all guests can feel safe when they play the slots or sit in the restaurants and enjoy a meal.

Check out the new Casino restaurant menu here.

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