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WEEKEND WANDERINGS

Grain Bins and Foxbeard, Courtesy County of Newell 2012

Week of August 24 – 30, 2012

Welcome to Your Region of “Re-Newell”


Welcome to the County of Newell Weekend Wanderings!

This Week

LAKE NEWELL Welcome to the Region of “Re-Newell”

August 24th – August 30th, 2012 This Weeks Events

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Coming Events

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Community Calendar

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Newell Necessities

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BEAUTIFUL, SERENE, FUN, DIVERSE

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The NRTA is on Facebook! Click the NRTA link and press “Like” to receive events and tourism updates every week! NRTA Located 15 KM South of Brooks, Hwy 873 William Slenders, Jr. Economic Development Officer, County of Newell

15 Minutes from Brooks Alberta Concession, Camping, Marina, and More!

slendersw@countyofnewell.ab.ca phone:403-362-3266

Have YOU visited these spots yet? Make this summer a summer to explore the Eastern Irrigation District with the Brooks Aqueduct, Bassano Dam, and Scandia EID Historical Park! For more information visit www.nrta.ca WWW.NRTA.CA

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BASSANO EVENTS

BASSANO EVENTS

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPONSORED BY IMPERIAL HUNTER HOTEL

LIVE BAND “SEVEN SECONDS SOBER”, AUGUST 25 A great live performance by local talent. Check out the vibes at the Imperial Hunter Hotel!

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FREE

EVENT DETAILS  No Cover Charge 

Great evening with live entertainment

Activities Located at: Imperial Hunter Hotel, Bassano AB

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPONSORED BY PIONEER DAMSITTERS

PIONEER DAMSITTER POTLUCK SUPPER, AUGUST 26 A great community activity to relax and enjoy with friends and good company. Enjoy supper at the Pioneer Damsitters Drop In Center in Bassano!

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$5.00

EVENT DETAILS  Event starts at 6:00pm 

Non members pay $5.00

Activities Located at: Pioneer Damsitters Drop In Center, Bassano AB ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...

PUBLIC NOTICE! Bassano Outdoor Swimming Pool will be closing September 3rd, 2012. The Staff at the Pool thanks everyone for their co-operation for this year and wishes everyone the best of successes over the winter months.

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BROOKS EVENTS

BROOKS EVENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPONSORED BY BROOKS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Wii GAME DAY! EVERY FRIDAY

Bored and need something to do? Check out the Brooks public library and play a wide assortment of games to escape to heat!

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FREE

WORKING HARD SO YOU

EVENT DETAILS  From 1:00pm-3:00pm 

CAN PLAY

Ages 7-17, Snacks and Drinks Provided

Activities Located at Brooks Public Library

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ATCO GAS CENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH, AUGUST 23 Come out and help ATCO celebrate its 100th birthday!

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FREE

BBQ, Kid Friendly play, Blue Flame Kitchen Workers, Energy Education Mobile, and a grand prize of free gas for your home for a year!

Activities Located at: Silver Sage Arena at 4:30pm

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DEACONS FARMERS MARKET, AUGUST 29 The biggest and freshest fruit market of British Columbia fruits!

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FREE

Get all the freshest fruit od the season, right from the truck!

Activities Located at: Plains Motel Brooks Alberta. 2St

PRICES

TIMES THIS WEEK AT THE

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Oasis Theater:

7:00pm 9:00 pm Saturday, Sunday Matinee

ParaNorman(PG) WWW.NRTA.CA

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DUCHESS EVENTS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………… No New Events This Week!

Hwy 873, Village of Duchess Bruce & Marion Snape 403-363-7719

CobbleStone RV Park 

12 fully landscaped sites with power

Water

Picnic tables

Firepits

For more information, Contact Bruce or Marion Snape

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ROSEMARY EVENTS

TILLEY EVENTS

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514 Center Street, Village of Rosemary 403-378-3380

ROSEMARY GENERAL STORE

SUMMER FUN CAMP, AUGUST 20-24 The theme for this year is “Imagine!” Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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FREE

EVENT DETAILS  Children of All Ages 

Children 8 years must be accompanied by adult

Activities Located at Tilley School

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TILLEY SENIORS SOCIETY POT LUCK DINNER, AUGUST 29 A delicious meal with the Tilley Seniors Society! Enjoy great food, good friends and excellent company.

The Rosemary General Store has a wide variety of goods for your shopping convenience including candy, snacks, household and grocery items.

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FREE

EVENT DETAILS  Potluck Dinner

Activities Located at Tilley Friendship Center, Tilley AB

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Drop in and enjoy the friendliness of a small town grocery store!

For more information please call

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COUNTY OF NEWELL EVENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPONSORED BY ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE

JR GLOWBALL TOURNAMENT, AUGUST 25 A Jr. Golfing delight at the Rolling Hills golf course in Rolling Hills AB. Come out and test your swing at one of the best golf courses of the County of Newell.

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EVENT DETAILS Call 403-964-2380 to Register ASAP

Activities Located at: Rolling Hills Golf and Country Club, Rolling Hills AB

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPONSORED BY PATRICIA HOTEL

BAND JAM, AUGUST 25 A compilation of bands and local talent here to entertain you to the evening hours! Check out this exciting event and stay for the potluck supper!

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EVENT DETAILS  Many Bands and other entertainment 

UPCOMING EVENTS The County of Newell is home to a great many events and local history. This section contains a listing of all the current events in the County of Newell. These can be found in the rural or urban communities, or in one of our great destinations. For more information or details about the events, please click on the event for more

10th Anniversary of

B.S.R.A 13th

Global Fest

Annual Car & Bike

Date: August 16-26, 2012

Shown N’ Shine Date: September 8th, 2012

Wii Game Day!

Diabetes Association (Brooks & District) Door to Door Canvass

Date: August 17, 24, 31, 2012

Date: September 24—October 2, 2012

Patricia Rodeo and

Brooks Legion 8

Chariot Races

Ball Pool League

Potluck Supper

Activities Located at: Patricia Hotel, Patricia AB Call Judy at 403-378-4633 for more information ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Date: August 31th, 2012

Date: September 18—December 18, 2012

Joal Kamps Date: September 1st, 2012

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CAMPGROUNDS

COMMUNITY CALENDAR, AUGUST 2012

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KINBROOK ISLAND PROVINCIAL PARK

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Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking (Kinbrook Marsh Trail), day use/picnic area. Concession (seasonal).

Campground Details  Water in campground taps available May 5. Sewage dump station available. Power sites and non-power sites. Shower building and laundry facility open May 5. Located 15 km south of Brooks on Lake Newell. Summer camping reservations at www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca or call toll free 1-877-537-2757.

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10) Wii Game 11) Brooks Day

Medieval Faire

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TILLEBROOK PROVINCIAL PARK Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking (Kinbrook Marsh Trail), day use/picnic area.

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Medieval Faire

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Campground Details  Water in campground taps available May 5. Shower building open May 5. Sewage dump station available.

Day Located 6 km east of Brooks, just off the TransCanada Highway. Summer camping reservations at www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca or call toll free 1-877-537-2757.

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Council Meeting

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DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK

Summer hours (May 18 to Sept 2) Open daily 8:30 – 5:00 Sunday to Thursday; 8:30 – 7:00 Friday & Saturday Fall hours (Sept 3 to Oct 8) Open daily 9:00 – 4:00

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Campground Details  Water in campground taps available May 5. Sewage dump station available. Power sites and non-power sites. Shower building and laundry facility open May 5. Concession (food services, grocery items) open May 18. Public Scenic Loop Road (4 km) with 2 outdoor fossil exhibits.

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Park Visitor Centre OPEN DAILY, Giftshop (unique toys & books, jewelry, giftwear, souvenirs), Information Desk, Tour Reservations and ticket pick-up, Exhibit gallery and theatre: small admission fee Located 48 km northeast of Brooks (only 10 km from Patricia) along the Red Deer River. Campground, day use picnic area and five self-guided hiking trails open year round. Summer camping reservations at www.Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca or call toll free 1-877-537-2757.

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CAMPGROUNDS

CAMPGROUNDS

THE GREAT OUTDOORS The best camping and golf that the County of Newell has to offer

Dinosaur Provincial Park Location: Patricia

With so many campgrounds and golf courses in the County, why not take a week, or a summer to explore them all?

403-378-4342

EID Historical Park Location: Scandia

Bassano Homecoming Park

403-362-5010

Location: Bassano 403-641-3788

Bow City Park

Emerson Bridge Park

Rolling Hills Campground

Tillebrook Provincial Park

Location: Rolling Hills

Location: Tilley

403-964-2380

403-362-4525

Rolling Hills Reservoir

Tilley Campground

Location: Lake Newell

Location: Tilley

403-362-5603

403-377-2203

Rosemary Campground

Location: Duchess

Location: Rosemary

403-362-2772

403-403-378-4246

Location: Bow City 403-362-6693

Crawling Valley Campground

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park

Shady Nook

Location: Brooks

Location: Bassano

403-362-2962

403-641-3853

Desert Sands

Location: Brooks 403-362-4713

Closing Date: September 10, 2012

Bob - Park Manager County of Newell (403) 362-1702 emersonbridge2012@gmail.com

Whistle Stop Convenience Store Location: Duchess 403-378-3133

Location: Bassano 403-641-4095

Westside Campground

2012 Camping Season

Kiwanis Campground

CobbleStone RV Park

Location: Brooks

Location: Duchess

403-362-5073

403-363-7719

Location: Bassano 403-641-4508

Poplar Grove Location: Bassano 403-793-0112

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Outdoor Swimming Pool is officially opened. Everyone is welcome to wander in, stay for a swim or a dip in the 10 person hot tub. If you are coming in from out of Town, please call in to avoid disappointment. We are open seven days per week and yet have unforeseen closures due to weather, mechanical or other.

Bassano Sage and Thistle Golf Course

Ph. (403) 641-4025

Location: Bassano 403-641-4016

Brooks Golf Course Location: Brooks 403-362-2998

Duchess Golf Course Location: Duchess 403-403-378-4710

Rolling Hills Golf Course Location: Rolling Hills

The Duke of Sutherland Water Park is FREE for all users and has a brand new design and all new equipment. There are new spray heads, new obstacles, a water gun section, a slide, and other fun sprayers for children of all ages. The park is open from May to September depending on the weather and the hours are from 9am to 9pm, every day.

403-964-2380

Meadows Par 3 Location: Brooks 403-362-6477

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The Lakeside Leisure Center is open and contains a 25 meter lane pool, Leisure/ Wave Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room, Waterslide, Fitness Center, Lockers & Showers, Flexhall, Subway, Curling Rink, and Meeting Rooms.

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BROOKS AQUADUCT

EID HISTORICAL PARK

BLACKFOOT CROSSING

BROOKS MEDIEVAL FAIRE

Lake Newell

BROOKS AQUADUCT Brooks Ever wonder how they filled the largest man made lake in Alberta? Spend some time at this engineering marvel from the past and see how this structure helped to make this land one of the most prosperous in Southern Alberta.

Brooks

Experience The County of Newell

Early settlement of what is now the County of Newell followed the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1883. Kinbrook Island Provincial Park is located on the eastern side of the lake.

Brooks Medieval Faire

Bassano Dam

Brooks

Bassano

A day of people dressed in medieval costumes, armour, and chainmail on the grounds. Some are fighting knights stepping into the epic to face an opponent, some are jousting knights in shining armour, mounted on their trusty steeds, Be part of a feast or even the King of the event.

All the water delivered through the irrigation system of the Eastern Irrigation District is diverted from the Bow River at the Bassano Dam. The 1,200 irrigation farmers receive their water through a system of 4,800 kilometers (3,000 miles) of canals and drains and thirteen internal storage reservoirs.

A beautiful example of culture and education, experience the culture, art, food, and performances of the Blackfoot people.

Medieval Faire

Bassano Dam

Blackfoot Crossing

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Brooks & District Museum

The races will take place on Lake Newell, south of Brooks. Climb aboard and join a community-led event promoting health, wellness and engagement while reaching a multi-generational and multi cultural audience!

Patricia

Brooks

Dragons on Lake Newell

A trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park is a 75 million-year foray back in time. Strange land formations rise up on all sides, sculpted by wind and water into hauntingly beautiful shapes sunbathed in terra cotta, bronze and amber

The museum is organized to be a “Walk Through The Ages�. Our extensive collection includes exhibits portraying the life of early ranchers, the war years, the N.W.M.P., the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the Eastern Irrigation District.

Finnegan's Ferry

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Brooks & District Museum

Brooks Aqueduct

BLACKFOOT CROSSING Siksika Nation

EID Historical Park Scandia Our "Sleeping Giant", the Scandia Pool Elevator (built in 1927) was the first elevator in Alberta to be declared a historic resource. Come see the history of the EID. EID Historical Park

DINOSAUR PROVINCIAL PARK

LAKE NEWELL

Lake Newell

Dragon Boat Races Lake Newell

Gem With the town of Brooks about a 45-minute drive south, and Drumheller the same distance to the north, Finnegan Ferry is one of the more remote crossings. However, for those who do make the trek, the small town of Gem welcomes visitors. EARL TAYLOR DAY



NRTA Weekend Wanderings, August 23-29 2012