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My Little Corner By Shannon Robin Some days this little editorial space is the easiest and quickest bit of writing I do for the week. Other times, I find myself stumped, and struggle to get the creative juices flowing. This week I found myself in the latter situation. I knew what I wanted to write about – I was going to share tales of awesome meteors streaking across the sky – but I couldn’t connect with the event. It wasn’t for lack of trying. As a desperate last attempt, I was out at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, hoping the clouds had disappeared at what was to be the optimum viewing time and day. I drove many miles south, where the nighttime view of the stars is amazing on a cloudless evening. Lightning was approaching quickly from the southwest and I realized I wouldn’t make it to my destination – the viewpoint between Twin Butte and Waterton. I spent about 20 minutes pulled over in a random approach in the darkness. While it was the clearest sky I had seen over in four nights, I didn’t catch a glimpse of a single meteor. Disappointed, I packed up the camera and bear spray and went back home to bed. Now what would I write about? All day I was stuck on this question! Suddenly, at 5:51 p.m., I had an idea. It came in the form of an email from my dad with “Yippee for Darren” as the subject line. Darren is my 25-year-old nephew. This summer he qualified for his pro card in the golf world, and today he rocked on the course to take home his first professional win at the PGA Alberta ProJunior North tournament. Darren and my daughter both have athletic talent that has eluded their mothers. They’ve excelled in their chosen sports, whether hockey, dance or golf. When you see them in action you can’t help but wonder how they do things so easily and effortlessly (at least it looks that way). I, on the other hand, am very clumsy, and

safer behind a desk than attempting to take on most sports. Five years ago, I visited Castle Mountain and attempted downhill skiing for the first time. My family waited with dread all day, sure that a phone call would come at any time with a tale of some ridiculous accident involving the mountain and me. That day I was lucky. I hadn’t golfed for 12 years when the local chamber of commerce held its tournament back in June. Sharon Roberts can be pretty persuasive, and convinced Dennis and me to enter. I asked her to promise only one thing: make sure we were paired up with partners who weren’t actually hoping to win the event. We live only a block from the Pincher Creek golf course, and regularly see people enjoying their round. We also regularly pick golf balls from our lawn. Having the course practically in our front yard hadn’t tempted us to give it a try yet. Dennis had golfed more recently than I had, but we had never golfed together. We’re generally pretty competitive with one another, so I knew it was going to be an interesting day. We were teamed with Patricia and Edwin Hochstein. They were patient and kind with us through 18 holes. We even won a prize – for highest score – and they didn’t even move to another table in shame! Dennis and I discovered that we are pretty much par with one another on both the fairway and the green. After learning the layout of the course, we also wondered how on earth all those balls wind up on our lawn! We hope to get together again with Pat and Edwin for round two before the summer is out. I’m also hoping to do a story about what the local courses have to offer, as soon as I can find enough time away from my desk to play them all. Like many things in life, practice, patience and a sense of humour lead to good golf results. Thanks to Sharon for getting us off our butts to take on the course, and to Pat and Edwin for their sportsmanship. Congratulations, Darren – we’re proud of you!

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Join KBPV staff for a moonlit night of history By Brad Quarin On the night of the full moon, you can visit a Pincher Creek cemetery to meet and speak with the community’s ghosts. This isn’t a horror story and no Ouija board is required. Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is hosting Ghosts of Our Past, described by curator Farley Wuth as “a historical re-enactment tour.” Those meeting at KBPV at 10 p.m. on Tuesday will go to Fairview Cemetery to see 30 headstones of people from Pincher Creek’s past. Museum staff and volunteers will play the part of the ghosts, dressing up as local historical figures and telling the stories of their lives. Historical themes of the tour will include ranchers, North West Mounted Police, the Métis, and female pioneers. The tour will cover the 1890s to before the First World War. Farley anticipates “an exciting event,” and hopes it will become an annual affair. “History is out in the community,” he says, not only printed in books. KBPV held a similar event two years ago at the Pioneer Cemetery, and it went over well, Farley says. In future years they’ll probably visit other rural cemeteries. The decision to have the tour under the full moon was made for the effect, he says, and so people can see better in the moonlight. The tour isn’t supposed to be scary and the people of the past will be treated with respect. Some of the graves themselves have interesting designs and features. Anyone, including kids, with an interest in history can come and ask the ghosts questions. Please call 403-627-3684 to pre-register for the tour.


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Remembering the Devil’s Brigade

By Brad Quarin Pincher Creek veteran Henry Planger had a remarkable experience in the Second World War, serving in the 1st Special Service Force, better known as the Devil’s Brigade. The United States Congress is now showing its respect with a Congressional Gold Medal for the surviving members of the elite unit, which included both Canadians and Americans. The medal is one of the highest U.S. honours recognizing important achievements. “I think it’ll be great,” Mr. Planger says. “Every time you get a medal, it feels like maybe somebody is realizing what you did.” He believes it will be the highest honour he’s received, but pride doesn’t appear to be his main feeling. He’s just very glad to be alive. Mr. Planger describes himself as an Alberta farm kid, before the Second World War. In 1940, after he turned 21, he was asked to join the Canadian Army as the war was underway. “Instead of being a conscript, you may as well join the damn thing,” he explains. Before ever going overseas, he was in Manitoba when many of the soldiers there were sent to England. One of five or six remaining soldiers, he returned to the barracks, where he saw a bulletin board notice calling for farmers, hunters and trappers. The unit they would form was no ordinary brigade. “You got a hell of an experience being in the Devil’s Brigade,” he says. They took a train to Georgia, but wound up in Montana for training. The training was intense, as if he were an athlete, he recounts. It involved plenty of 50-mile hikes, mountaineering and even cross-country skiing – all meant to put the soldiers in peak condition. Working with U.S. soldiers was no problem. “The Americans were great, they treated

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in 1943, battling the Germans in the mountains. Climbing the mountains was the most physically demanding part of the campaign. Besides seeing “all the pretty girls,” the most memorable experience in Italy was being on the Mussolini Canal for 90 days, Mr. Planger says. It was a huge canal and they drove the Germans off it. During the nights there, they blackened their faces for patrol and, although Mr. Planger questions the necessity of that camouflage, it led to their being called the Black Devils. Many of those patrolling looked for German foxholes, catching or killing Nazis. The Germans were afraid of the Black Devils. “They needed to be,” Mr. Planger says. “When we seen them, we killed them.” At one point on the Mussolini Canal, Mr. Planger was reported killed in action. He was under heavy machine-gun fire and dropped to the ground. “You have not got time to be scared,” he says of the experience. The colonel was thrilled to see him alive later, exclaiming, “You’re supposed to be Photo by Brad Quarin dead!” Henry (Hank) Planger will soon add a Congressional After the Mussolini Canal, the Devil’s Gold Medal to his uniform, commemorating his ser- Brigade took a convoy to Rome and were vice with the Devil’s Brigade. some of the first Allied soldiers to go into the historic city, then held by the Germans. The me very well,” he says. He was introduced to Nazis put up a fight for the Italian capital, but their families in Montana and spent weekends the Allies liberated it. with them. The Devil’s Brigade went to France in Eventually, the soldiers were sent to their 1944, but by then their fighting days were first battle, against Japanese forces at the nearly done, Mr. Planger recalls. With little Aleutian Islands in Alaska. However, when left to do, the unit was dissolved. they arrived, the Japanese were already gone. The Devil’s Brigade experienced many Instead of meeting the enemy, the Devil’s casualties, and Mr. Planger had friends among Brigade met a hungry dog who was happy to the killed and wounded. “When you’re in the see them. Rather than abandoning the poor army, you’re always friends,” he says. creature, they took it with them to the U.S. Continued on page 4 The brigade would see real fighting in Italy

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Ted Menzies prepares to leave politics

By Brad Quarin uents informed and supporting Politics is often a divisive economic development. He says business, but some say Ted it’s difficult to pick Ted’s most Menzies, MP for Macleod, is valuable contribution, except one politician able to rise above that he was always there when partisanship to serve the interneeded. ests of his riding. Dick calls Ted a good family “He’s a great individual,” man, and easy to get along with. says Dick Burnham of Pincher Cliff calls him “so calm,” saying Creek. He calls Ted helpful, Ted could walk into a fight and considerate, a hard worker and a get people talking. good representative. For Ted, a farmer from Cliff Reiling of Crowsnest Claresholm, politics was a difPass says he was saddened by ferent kind of work. “It’s very the recent news that Ted won’t interesting,” he says, and he’s be running in the next federal met “some amazing people” election. He feels it will be a loss he probably wouldn’t have in Photo by Brad Quarin for southern Alberta, but adds, agriculture. He’s also made new Macleod MP Ted Menzies with Ginger Bradley, left, Isabel Russell and Lori Prentice at “It’s definitely going to be better friendships. Crowsnest Museum on Canada Day. He always has a friendly smile and time to visit with for his family.” his constituents. The biggest challenge has When his current term ends been time management, he says, Futures and the Alberta SouthWest Regional in 2015, Ted will have spent 11 years in federal since an MP has to be away from home for 200 Alliance. politics, and he says he never intended to be days a year. In cabinet, that becomes 300 days. For Cliff, Ted’s work with MLA David Coutts a career politician. He feels he can find other But he’s tried to make time for his wife, Sandy, during emergencies such as the Lost Creek fire interesting pursuits and has plenty he can bring and says she’s patient. stood out and was amazing to see. “The level of to other fields of work. Ted served as minister of state for finance co-operation was just phenomenal.” After seeing the flooding of High River this from January 2011 until July 2013. But he also recalls Ted visiting trade year, he wants to devote himself to making sure One of his proudest achievements is his fight shows and parades as an MP, and says he was such a disaster never happens again. for “untied aid,” which he calls a more efficient approachable, with a fantastic staff. Dick and Cliff were both involved with Ted way of providing foreign assistance. Parliament also voted Ted the hardestthrough the Lions Club. After 11 years in politics, Ted also feels that working MP, Cliff says. “That really didn’t Ted was a great Lion, Cliff says, as well as staying the same person, having “remained a surprise me.” a strong supporter of farmers, Community credible personality,” is an achievement by itself. Dick gives Ted credit for keeping his constit-

BRIGADE, continued from page 3 “You couldn’t tell which was a Canadian and which was an American,” as the accents eventually merged, he says He had some injuries himself after a grenade blew up near him, and received a brass wound stripe, but he doesn’t consider the cut on his leg serious. He felt lucky to be in one piece. After serving in the Devil’s Brigade, Mr.

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Planger was sent to England, where there was more training, but not in preparation for any battle. “If you’re in the army, you’re always training,” he says. Naturally, he was happy to be through with combat, and to be “where all the girls were.” After returning to Canada, he started farming again and also worked as a hunting guide. A variety of deer, mountain sheep and bear heads decorate his living room walls.

Now retired, he still enjoys fishing and riding quads on a daily basis, according to his son Lyle. He’s a member of the Pincher Creek Legion, and has taken part in Remembrance Day services. Occasionally, he sees other veterans he fought with. Mr. Planger has five children, most with families of their own, and they’re proud of him. When he receives his Congressional Gold Medal, Pincher Creek should feel proud, too.

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Japanese students exploring Crowsnest Pass this week

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Summer reading fun Although the Pincher Creek library is closed for renovations, the summer reading program has gone ahead, providing inspiration for young readers.   In front, from left, are Kenai Warkentin, Isaiah Nemeth and Adam Noel. Standing behind are Danika Warkentin, Erica Nemeth, Sam Noel and director Tany Warkentin.   Sessions are held in the Parent Link Centre at Ranchland Mall on Tuesdays (kindergarten to Grade 2) and Thursdays (Grades 3 to 6) from 10:30 a.m. until noon.   “We have a nice time together and we share about the books we’ve read,” Tany says. Each session also includes a craft and other activities such as games and treasure hunts.

By Brad Quarin Eighteen junior high school students from Japan got the Crowsnest Pass experience this week, exploring the community and meeting some of its people. The students go to Hokuto City Junior High School and came for a tour of destinations like the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre – and for some English lessons. On Monday, they visited the council chambers, where deputy mayor Andrew Saje and chief administrator Myron Thompson explained municipal government, handed out gift bags and answered questions. Honoka Shindo was among the students who came. She is 13 and in second grade of junior high school. She describes Hokuto as a place of natural beauty. A trip to the Pass was a chance to see “great nature,” she says. She liked the idea of seeing the sights, talking to Canadians and collecting souvenirs. Honoka studied a little English and obtained her parents’ permission for the trip. By Monday, the Japanese group had already visited Bellevue Underground Mine, which Honoka imagines was hard to dig up, and Waterton Lakes National Park. The hiking was

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Honoka Shindo receives a gift bag from deputy mayor Andrew Saje as a welcome gift. challenging, she says, but seeing the lakes and mountains from high up was beautiful. People at a Waterton store also taught her how to use Canadian money. During her visit, Honoka stayed at York Creek Bed and Breakfast. She’s found the local people to be friendly. Watch for the students and extend a warm Alberta welcome.

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Yee-haw, it’s rodeo week! By Brad Quarin With the Cowboy Gathering and Cowboy Show done for the year, it’s time for the main event: the 20th annual Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo, running Friday to Sunday. The event will feature talent from the local area, across North America, and even Australia and New Zealand, says Janet Watmough, president of the Pincher Creek and District Agricultural Society. Participants will compete in classic rodeo activities like bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc and tie-down roping. The women will also have barrel racing, and up-and-coming young athletes will ride bareback. For the kids, there’ll be mutton busting – back for the first time in a while – and calf scrambles. CrAsh Cooper, a clown from the U.S., kicks off the rodeo entertainment on Friday at 7 p.m., and country band Sweet Tequila performs at 8:30 at the cabaret in the pavilion. On Saturday, there’s a toonie pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Rotary Club, at the Provincial Building parking lot. The parade, with a beach party theme, follows at 11. Entering the parade is free and the registration form is available at www.pincher-creek.com . A pet parade will lead the way, so kids and adults can dress up not only themselves but also their precious pets in beachwear. Kristine Beer approached the chamber of commerce with the idea. No registration is necessary for the pet parade, and people can just show up at the west end of Main Street, starting at Geddes Avenue and Victoria Crescent, at 9:15. There will be prizes and Kristine says they will throw water balloons! The gates at the agricultural grounds open at noon, and Children’s World Daycare is holding a mini-carnival, starting at 1. The pro rodeo begins at 2. Sweet Tequila takes to the stage again for a Saturday night cabaret – 8:30 p.m. at the Horseshoe Pavilion. Sunday is Family Day at the rodeo, with free admission for kids 14 and under, accompanied by an adult. “We’re trying to promote family fun,” Janet says. To that end, mutton busting makes its comeback, giving 20 preregistered kids, aged three to six, the chance to ride sheep. “It’s fun to watch,” she says. In the past, organizers usually found they didn’t have time for both the calf scramble and mutton busting, but the calf scramble will be held during the pro rodeo on both Saturday and Sunday. Ribbons will be tied to the tails of two out of five or six calves, and kids aged six to 12 will chase them. The new Cowboy Challenge demonstration unfolds on Sunday, with Heidi Eijgel, Robin Reeve and Janet herself taking their horses through obstacles. “It’s something interesting, and it’s a challenge,” Janet says. Among other things, the horses will go over a seesaw bridge or through a plastic curtain. “There has to be a good trust between horse and rider,” says Janet. She’s had her horse, A Peppy CD, for seven years. There are also trick riders, slated for 1:30 p.m. The rodeo is planned by what she calls a very small, hard-working committee. This is her 14th rodeo. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages six to 14, and free for children five and under.

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By Brad Quarin While working at Waterton, a summer student realized the national park would be an excellent setting for a powwow, says Mary Ann Crow Healy of the Blood Reserve. Waterton is traditional Blackfoot land, as well as a beautiful place to visit. That’s why Parks Canada and the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society are collaborating on the Blackfoot Arts and Heritage Festival, taking place in Waterton next week, from Tuesday to Thursday. “We want to share our culture with mainstream society,” Mary Ann says. This is the third year for the festival, which is now extending beyond the powwow to include workshops on Blackfoot culture, says Christy Gustavison, who co-ordinates special events in the park. Visitors will have a chance to try beading and making moccasins, and be introduced to the Blackfoot language. The highlight of the festival will still be the powwow, set for the afternoon of Aug. 22, Christy says. The drumming and dancing will be appropriate for all audiences, and anyone interested in finding out more about native culture should come. The event celebrates aboriginal heritage in Waterton, with the archeological record of aboriginal people in Waterton Lakes National Park going back 8,000 years, Christy says. In previous years, the powwow has drawn up to 300 participants and spectators, and last year Christy was given an honorary Blackfoot name, Piita’pootaki, or Flying Eagle Woman. “That was a real honour,” she says, adding her family was there for that “very special day.” Mary Ann, whose organization promotes Blackfoot identity and pride and an inclusive society, is happy to work with Parks Canada. Being in Waterton is like a vacation, she says, and this year she’s excited that a film crew is covering the festival. Apart from park admission, the events of the festival are free, though a $10 donation for workshops to cover supplies is appreciated.

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FRIDAY TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR PINK • Gymkhana – 10 a.m. Registration at 9 a.m. • Gates open at 6 p.m. • Beer Gardens – open at 6 p.m.

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Sweet Tequila CABARET at Horseshoe Pavilion Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday $12 cover charge – no minors

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Gates open at 11 a.m. Entertainment at High Noon Beer Gardens – open at 1 p.m. Pincher Creek Extreme Cowboy Trail Club demo • Mutton Bustin’ • Trick Riders – 1:30 p.m. • Children’s Mini Carnival – 1 to 5 p.m.

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Alex’s style of poetry

By Shannon Robin In a van loaded with gear, four young men drove from Saskatoon to Lethbridge last weekend to embark on a new journey into the world of touring musicians. For Pincher Creek’s Alex Shenton, the tour is also a homecoming and a celebration of sharing his music with family and friends. The hometown element is there for each of Alex’s bandmates – bassist Cole Jordan, guitarist Jesse Kane and drummer Jim Hunter. During the five-stop tour, each has the opportunity to play venues where they are known and strongly supported. Packed in the van with them is a container storing 500 copies of Bastard Poetry’s inaugural CD, Whole, which is hot off the press. The album won’t be for sale to the general public until September, but their plan is sell the advance discs to friends and family and those who come out to the tour gigs. Alex says they’ve already had “tons of positive response,” which is an awesome way to take a big step on this musical journey. The first gig of band’s first tour was at the Owl Acoustic Lounge in Lethbridge last Saturday. The packed house included many of Alex’s family members and university buddies, along with those just checking out the show. A great vibe filled the room from the first note to the last as the band played a mix of original music and cover tunes. One wouldn’t expect to hear songs like “Folsom Prison Blues” or “Fishin’

in the Dark” from the tattooed rockers, but every song worked. Songs on the set list flowed well from one to the next, with the original music earning as strong and raucous a response as the well-known tunes. Alex’s aunt, Cathy Vetter (nee Greenly), found herself singing backup vocals at the table and reminiscing about her years on the road as a singer and musician. Alex is the third generation of the Greenly family to hit the road with musical talent. His grandma, Erna Greenly, was first as she played piano in an old-time dance band, popular at venues across southwestern Alberta during the 1960s and ’70s. She played with a variety of musicians and was well-known for sharing her talent with residents at Crestview Lodge. Alex’s mom, Brenda Shenton, recalls jam sessions and practices at the house while she was growing up. Brenda’s children all played Grandma’s piano, and her own grandchildren are now carrying on the family tradition. “Grandma, she’s just super cool,” Alex says. “She used the money she earned to buy her piano.” When the band dropped in to visit Erna on Monday, she showed them she’s still got it as she and Cathy teamed up for a duet. The guys were all impressed, and thought it was awesome that Grandma didn’t miss a note. Alex’s uncle, Mark Greenly, is also a musician. Listening to Mark and Cathy talk of their life on the road, and seeing their eyes light up while recounting experiences, was hugely influential.

Photo by Shannon Robin Alex Shenton rocking the Owl Acoustic Lounge crowd in Lethbridge last Saturday.

Most comfortable with an element of change, the lifestyle of a musician on the road appealed strongly to him. About six years ago, Alex picked up a guitar and was hooked. He says he’s been writing “forever,” and now uses music as a platform for his poetry. “I got obsessed with music, and used it as a soapbox to become a functional poet,” he says. Alex followed his dream to Saskatoon three Continued on page 11


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Breanna and Chex graduate from high school rodeo By Brad Quarin Breanna Green of Beaver Mines has graduated from Matthew Halton High School and wrapped up her high school rodeo career with rodeos in Wyoming and, closer to home, in Nanton. Breanna describes her completion of high school rodeo as “a little scary, a little sad, because I had a great high school rodeo career. But I’m excited to move on.” The scary part isn’t the competition she might face going into college rodeo, but the common anxiety anyone feels coming out of high school. Breanna’s beloved horse Chex retired this summer as well. “He’s earned it,” Breanna says. Both of Breanna’s parents were professional rodeo competitors. “It’s been my whole life,” she says. Her dad, Gary Green, went to National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas seven times as a steer wrestler. Her mom, Barb McRae, went once, competing in barrel racing. At age two, Breanna began riding, and learned the tricks of barrel racing from her mom, who acts as her coach. She’s also been pole bending since Grade 6. These skills took work to master, but she thinks it’s fun and Chex was very adept at it. Breanna’s mom got her into the competitive aspect of rodeo, starting with junior wrangler in Grade 6, and eventually high school rodeo three years later. She and Chex would qualify for provincials six

ALEX, continued from page 10 years ago. “I heard it was a forgiving place to get started and it’s not oversaturated,” he says. After his first band “crashed,” Alex quit singing and playing guitar, switched to bass and played straight rock ’n’ roll in working bands. Alex connected with Jesse and Jim last fall, and Cole joined the band in May. Bastard Poetry was born. While the group’s name may raise a few eyebrows, Alex says it symbolizes how they’ve come about writing music with inspiration from “illegitimate sources.” The band members feel the name best expresses what they do. Few bands progress in such a short time from a group of strangers to a group who perform with tight cohesion and have an album to their credit. Alex wrote the lyrics for all 11 tracks on Whole and is excited to share his artistry. Lucky to have a supportive producer on board, the CD benefited from some extra creative direction and was mastered at a reasonable cost. After six months of practising and seven full days in the studio, Alex and his band are proud of the result. “Everyone who knows me is aware of what I’m doing, but it’s hard to convey how serious you are without an artifact,” he says. “No mat-

the graduation ceremony. Breanna received $2,200, based on her scholarship application and an essay on her experience in high school rodeo. Next she travelled to Rock Springs, Wyo., for National High School Finals Rodeo. She placed 30th in the average of 160 pole bending competitors, met many people and was the only Canadian to receive free merchandise from the Resistol company. Afterward, Breanna competed in the Canadian finals at Nanton. In pole bending she placed sixth in the average of 25 competitors. This event marked the end of high school rodeo for her. Looking back, she’s proudest of making it to nationals as many times as she did, all with Chex, while other girls were replacing their horses. “He is my proudest achievement,” she says. “He’s the toughest, most gentle horse ever.” Retirement will be an adjustment for Chex. “All he knows is rodeo,” Breanna says, so Chex may become her nephew’s gymkhana horse. Breanna is now using a horse named Cash. Cash is bigger than Chex and acts like “a big puppy dog,” she says. She’s off to Lethbridge College to study advertising and public relations, planning to participate in college rodeo on the side. Breanna appreciates her sponsor and employer, Boston Pizza (Pincher Creek) for the financial assistance with her trip to Wyoming.

Photo courtesy of Barb McRae

Breanna Green and her horse Chex demonstrate their prowess at pole bending. times, Canadian finals twice and nationals three times. This year, the provincial competition was in Ponoka, where she placed third in pole bending. Not only did she qualify for the nationals, which features contestants from Canada, the United States and Australia, but she also received a scholarship at

ter what happens from here, it will always exist.” Alex and his bandmates are open to experiences and learning. Their varied musical tastes and backgrounds show through the versatility they demonstrate on stage. They pass around the role of lead singer, take turns backing one another up and create high energy through personal and musical chemistry. With a repertoire of about 60 stage-ready songs, you never know what you might hear at a show – they have a knack for feeling out the crowd and playing the right stuff. Looking ahead, the band already has seven new originals beyond those on Whole. Alex isn’t keen to always be the frontman, and Cole, Jesse and Jim are all involved now in collaborative writing and singing lead vocals. Like their shows, the next album will give each band member a turn to shine. “It’s so cool to have that edge in our original music,” Alex says. With no illusions of becoming a rock star, Alex hopes to earn a sustainable living through his poetry, and thrives on “meeting so many cool people” along the way. You can check out Alex’s band and his acoustic punk poetry at the Thirsty Bear in Waterton this Thursday night, and at the Swiss Pub & Grill in Pincher Creek on Friday.

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New banners ‘connect’ Crowsnest Pass By Brad Quarin When Inez Hendrickson saw the new banners featuring the Crowsnest Pass logo on streetlights in downtown Blairmore, she thought they were “absolutely beautiful.” As the owner of Crockets Trading Company in Bellevue, she thought it would be nice if the other areas of Crowsnest Pass had a few banners as well. Then, on her way to work one day, she saw more than just a few. “I was totally beside myself,” she says. Altogether, there are now 158 banners – 58 in Blairmore, 50 in Hillcrest, Bellevue and Coleman and 50 along the highway. “People are loving them!” Inez says, as they add colour and it’s nice to go from community to community and see them. She recalls a woman who once came into Crockets and asked if she was in Crowsnest Pass. The new banners should help people know exactly where they are. The municipality’s chief administrative officer, Myron Thompson, says creating the banners was part of a rebranding process. The Crowsnest Pass logo has been changed to a depiction of mountains, since there was a feeling that the previous logo was aging and it was time to “refresh” how

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the community presents itself, he says. Last year, the weathered and wind-damaged banners on Main Street Blairmore were replaced by new ones featuring images common in the Pass, such as mountain climbing. Placing banners in the other communities of the Pass and along the highway was more challenging. The attachments for banners on streetlights in Blairmore, Coleman and Hillcrest differed, so they had to make sure the banners were secure, Myron notes. The banners outside Blairmore are actually bigger than the ones inside, because the Blairmore streetlamp attachments allowed for only a certain size. Another problem came when funding for the banners was cut from the municipality’s budget, but this year money for new entrance features for the town also covers the banners. The town gets $200,000 thanks to the Municipal Sustainability Initiative, a provincial program. The entrance features are monolithic concrete blocks going on the east and west sides of Crowsnest Pass. The objective is to give people “a sense of place, sense of arrival,” and to help connect the entire municipality, Myron says. Economic development officer Sherry Poole says the banners also help market the area.

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Akamina Parkway cleanup By Brad Quarin An important road with a beautiful view, Akamina Parkway at Waterton Lakes National Park, was hit hard by the June floods and efforts are underway to restore it. “We’ve hired experienced contractors,” says Doreen McGillis, Waterton’s external relations manager. It’s a big job, intended not only to reconstruct the road, but to make sure it can hold out against future floods. Akamina Parkway is 16 kilometres long and one of Waterton’s two most scenic parkways, along with Red Rock Parkway, Doreen says. It provides a great chance to see wildlife, and leads to Cameron Lake and lots of hiking routes. The road is built on a mountain slope. On June 19, according to Parks Canada, Waterton “received over 200 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours, twice the amount which normally triggers a flood watch.” The flooding damaged the parkway in eight different areas. Damage included debris over the road, washouts of certain spots, and undercutting. The largest washout, at the 3.65-kilometre mark, presents one of the biggest challenges in rebuilding

the parkway, she says. The sheer volume of debris is what affected Akamina Parkway so severely. The road needs quite a bit of work, including new retaining walls and a new guard rail. Some progress has been made, as the debris has been cleared and washed-out parts of the road have been filled in. Drainage channels have also been rerouted to make work on the parkway easier, Doreen says. The federal government has stepped in with emergency funding to cover the engineering and reconstruction. However, that reconstruction has yet to begin, and potential solutions are still being drawn up. The park has turned to road contractors who’ve worked in national parks before. Because planning is still going on, it’s not known when the repairs will be finished, but the road is closed for the summer, Doreen says. To help prevent clogged traffic, the park suggests leaving your vehicle in Waterton village or at your campsite, and using the new, free shuttle service to visit other parts of the park. While Cameron Lake is inaccessible, the park’s boat rental service is still running on weekends and holidays, now at Linnet Lake. Red Rock Parkway, which was also damaged

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A tractor clears debris from Akamina Parkway at Waterton Lakes National Park after the June floods.

in the June floods, has been cleaned and reopened. More rain in early August damaged a bridge on Red Rock Creek, but the other bridges there are still in use.

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Mark Your Calendar Events and Entertainment – Full details are available in the Breeze online calendar – www.shootinthebreeze.ca Thursday, August 15 – Napi Friendship Association AGM - 6 p.m. at Elks Hall in Pincher Creek – Summer reading program (Grades 3-6) 10:30 a.m. at Parent Link, Ranchland Mall, Pincher Creek – Rotary luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at Heritage Inn, Pincher Creek – Jam session - 2 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Blackfoot crafts & stories - 10 a.m. at Crandell Campground in Waterton Park

– Pig roast buffet - 6 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds – Cabaret - 8:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – Summer lecture series: Beauvais Lake Through the Seasons - 8 p.m. at Beauvais Lake Provincial Park amphitheatre – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park – Geocache 101 - 10 a.m. at Waterton Heritage Centre

Friday, August 16 – Pancake breakfast - 8 a.m. at Napi Friendship Centre in Pincher Creek – Ovarian cancer fundraiser barbecue & jam session - 11 a.m. at parking lot behind Robin & Co., 897 Main St., Pincher Creek – Family street dance - 6 p.m. at Central School field in Pincher Creek – Pro rodeo - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds – Cabaret - 8:30 p.m. at Horseshoe Pavilion in Pincher Creek – Live music at Pincher Creek Legion at 7 p.m. – Farmers market - 11 a.m. at Pincher Creek arena – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Meat draws - 5 p.m. at Bellevue Legion – Darts - 6 p.m. at Coleman Legion

Sunday, August 18 – Family Day at Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo gates open 11 a.m.; 14 & under free with adult – Children’s Mini Carnival - 1 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds – Pro rodeo - 2 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park

Saturday, August 17 – Rotary toonie breakfast - 8 a.m. at Provincial Building in Pincher Creek – Pincher Creek parade - 11 a.m. down Main Street – Beef on a bun - after the parade, at Ranchland Mall in Pincher Creek – Live music at Pincher Creek Legion starting at noon – Children’s Mini Carnival - 1 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds – Pro rodeo - 2 p.m. at Pincher Creek ag grounds

Monday, August 19 – Free open swim - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek pool – Cribbage - 7:30 p.m. at Coleman Legion – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park Tuesday, August 20 – Ghosts of Our Past full moon historical graveyard tour – 10 p.m. at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek – Blackfoot Arts & Heritage Festival - Community Centre at Waterton Park – Governance & priorities committee meeting 2 p.m. at municipal office in Coleman – Crowsnest Pass municipal council meeting - 7 p.m. in Coleman – Fun Texas hold ’em poker - 7 p.m. at Pincher Creek Legion – Nature Conservancy of Canada’s Operation Ornamental volunteer cleanup - 9:30 a.m. at

Zieffle property, Waterton Park Front – Turtle Mountain Riding Club - 7 p.m. at arena on old Frank road – Brighter Futures Let’s Do the Wiggle Jig - 10 a.m. at Children’s World Daycare in Pincher Creek – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Blackfoot crafts & stories - 10 a.m. at Crandell Campground in Waterton Park Wednesday, August 21 – Blackfoot Arts & Heritage Festival - Community Centre at Waterton Park – Drumming & dancing on the plaza- 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – Beach volleyball - 7 p.m. at Juan Teran Park in Pincher Creek – C.N.P. indoor playground - 10 a.m. at MDM Centre in Bellevue – Interpretive programs - 8 p.m. at Falls Theatre & Crandell Theatre in Waterton Park – Look, See, Play! (ages 4-12) - 2 p.m. at community kitchen shelter in Waterton Park – Take Off Pounds Sensibly - 6 p.m. at Bellecrest Seniors Centre in Bellevue – Geocache 101 - 10 a.m. at Waterton Heritage Centre

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Great green grapes

By Brad Quarin While Sparwood claims to have the world’s biggest truck, Hillcrest can now boast having Canada’s largest grapevine. It’s been growing at SpringBreak Garden Centre for 19 years, and visitors to the greenhouse can buy its freshly picked fruit by the bunch. “It’s very cool,” says co-owner Val Breakenridge. “I think a grapevine is way sexier than a truck.” She feels the 2,000-square-foot grapevine is unique, providing 500 pounds of grapes a season, as well as shade for her hard-working employees. “Customers love it. They come in and talk about it all the time,” she says. The grapevine creates “a Tuscany setting,” she says. “The ambiance is amazing.” The claim that it’s the largest in the country comes from Lloyd Schmidt, who sells vines and has visited vineyards across the nation. In June, he came by SpringBreak and measured the trunk, determining it to be Canada’s biggest, and maybe bigger than the world’s oldest vine, which is in England. The verdict surprised Val, who hadn’t given a possible record much thought. Although he’s not sure, it might have been Lloyd who sold the grapevine to the Hillcrest greenhouse in the first place. He thinks it’s a cross between Himrod and Thompson seedless. Val bought the 45-year-old greenhouse five years ago, so the grapevine was already there when she arrived, planted by a previous owner who sold the fruit. Val has laboured to take care of her adopted vine. SpringBreak staff water it regularly, and cut it back in the fall. The latter is “an ugly, ugly job,” she says, as she had to climb into the rafters while braving spiders. The grapevine grows from March to October, with the heat going on March 1 and the leaves starting to bud in April. It benefits from “a perfect climate,” she says.

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Val Breakenridge stands by the thick trunk of her grapevine which is thought to be the largest in Canada.

Val bought the greenhouse with a plan of “living the retirement dream,” but it didn’t work out that way. “I’ve never worked so hard in my life,” she says. They’ve since expanded the garden centre, adding a picnic park and a bed and breakfast to enter the tourism industry. They’re even hosting weddings now, with the grapevine providing a reception area. Grapes from the greenhouse are freshly picked and comparable in price to those sold in grocery stores. They’re full-flavoured and organically grown, Val says. She gave me a bunch when I visited the greenhouse, and they were sweet and tasty indeed. It’s possible the bed and breakfast may one day offer grape jelly, she adds. SpringBreak Garden Centre is located at 1606 E. Hillcrest Dr., and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Sundays when it’s open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Welcome to the online-only pages of Shootin’ the Breeze! Here you will find regular weekly features like syndicated puzzles and cartoons, along with supplementary photos and information to go with the stories found in this week’s print edition. With unlimited pages, the sky is the limit!

Regular features: Cartoons - pages 14 and 15 Puzzles and trivia - pages 16 to 21 Puzzles answers - page 22

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1. In 1960, three top-10 songs had the name of the same American city in the title. What city was it? Bonus: Name the three songs. 2. What artist wrote and released “Just the Way You Are.” 3. Who wrote and recorded “Loves Me Like a Rock”? 4. How did “Badge” get its title? 5. Sixties songs were known for lyrics that strained to rhyme, but one song carried that to the extreme. Identify the song and artist of this lyric: “Once I had a pretty girl, her name it doesn’t matter, She went away with another guy, now he won’t even look at her.” Answers 1. “Walkin to New Orleans,” “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” and “New Orleans.” 2. Billy Joel, in 1977. Joel wrote the song for his first wife, and later claimed after their divorce that he never liked the song. 3. Paul Simon, in 1973. Background vocals were done by soul/gospel group The Dixie Hummingbirds. 4. The 1969 Cream song wasn’t titled until the last minute, when the scrawled word “bridge” on the sheet music was misread as “badge.” 5. “Hats Off to Larry” (1961) by Del Shannon. Oddly enough, “Larry” ranked higher on the charts than his “Little Town Flirt.”

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1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. “Satan” is found 15 times in the Old Testament, with 11 in which book? 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Zechariah 3. In the sight of the elders of Israel, where did Moses bring water out of a rock? Horeb, Carmel, Pisgah, Gilboa 4. What did Sarah say she had not done, therefore lying to God? Walking, Eating, Laughing, Lusting 5. From the gospel of John 1:1, what was “in the beginning”? The Earth, The Heavens, The Word, The Spirit 6. Of these, which isn’t a biblical nationality? Amorites, Girgashites, Hivites, Woolites ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) Job; 3) Horeb; 4) Laughing; 5) The Word; 6) Woolites Contact Wilson Casey at WC@TriviaGuy.com (c) 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

Printing Puzzles from the online edition of the Breeze Click this link to go back to the host page for this edition of the paper. http://www.shootinthebreeze.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=47&Itemid=92

From there, choose “Download as PDF” to save a copy to your computer. Open the document and print whichever pages you like! Have fun!


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y r t e o P Bastard

Live Music Friday, Aug. 16

Swiss Pub & Grill Pincher Creek Catch them Thursday at Waterton as well! Pick up your copy of the new album by Saskatoon’s acoustic rockers!

Shootin' the Breeze – Aug. 14, 2013  

Aug. 14, 2013 issue of Shootin' the Breeze

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