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WEEKEND WANDERINGS

Week of August 9 – 15, 2012

Brooks Medieval Faire, Courtesy County of Newell 2010


Welcome to the County of Newell Weekend Wanderings!

This Week

LAKE NEWELL

August 9nd – August 15th, 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

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SOCIAL NIGHT AT PLAYFAIR LODGE, AUGUST 9 Featuring Rozella Pietz and Friends. This event should be quite entertaining and fun for seniors in the area!

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EVENT DETAILS  Event starts at 7:00pm 

Public Welcome

Activities Located at: Playfair Lodge, Bassano AB

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BROOKS EVENTS

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

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Wii GAME DAY! EVERY FRIDAY

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC, AUGUST 13

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

Donate blood today and help save lives! It only takes a few minutes and it can help so many. Please help and donate for our neighbours, friends, families, and Canadians!

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EVENT DETAILS  From 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Ages 7-17, Snacks and Drinks Provided

Activities Located at Brooks Public Library

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPONSORED BY SOUTH COUNTRY CO-OP

EQUITY DAYS: FUNDRASING FOR ASHTON’S PLACE AUGUST 10

FREE

EVENT DETAILS  12:00 – 5:00pm 

Book your Appointment Today!

Activities Located at Brooks Heritage Inn

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WILD PINK YONDER, AUGUST 16

Come and pick up your 3% loyalty rebate gift card! Spend some money on a fantastic BBQ lunch and help Hot Paws help other animals in need!

Support this group of individuals who have been traveling throughout Alberta. Dress up in your pinkest cloths and eat a tasty BBQ burger at the IGA. Donations also accepted to help support Breast Cancer Research

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EVENT DETAILS  Event begins at 7:00am—5:30pm 

Charity BBQ 11:00am-1:00pm in support of Ashton’s Place

$5.00

EVENT DETAILS  BBQ in support of Breast Cancer 

Event Starts at 4:00pm

Activities Located at: 7th Street & Industrial Road

Activities Located at Brooks IGA, 2St

Call 403-362-2885 for more information

Donations also accepted at http://albertacancer.ca/WildPinkYonder2012

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BROOKS MEDIEVAL FAIRE, AUGUST 11 & 12 The only one of its kind in Alberta! Take a trip to the past and be treated like royalty, see gallant knights fighting for honour, and feast with the rest of the community!

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EVENT DETAILS  August 11 & 12 

Jousters, Blacksmiths, Wizards, and a whole lot more!

Activities Located at: Brooks Old Rodeo Grounds

PRICES

TIMES THIS WEEK AT THE Oasis Theater:

For More Information Contact Kathy l Ph: (403) 793– 4506

7:00pm

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9:45 pm

DEACONS FARMERS MARKET, AUGUST 15 The biggest and freshest fruit market of British Columbia fruits!

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Saturday, Sunday Matinee

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

Activities Located at: Plains Motel Brooks Alberta. 2St

The Bourne Legacy(14A)

1:00pm

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DUCHESS EVENTS WORKING HARD SO YOU

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CAN PLAY

SPONSORED BY RED ROOF STUDIO

CUMBERLAND, AUGUST 11 A Folk-Rock/Pop/Rock band playing at the Red Roof Studio! A great show to be sure!

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$20.00

ut of town campers welcome, $20.00 a spot, potluck breakfast in the morning

Activities Located at: Red Roof Studio- Hwy #544 (1 km east of Hwy #36) For More Information Contact Red Roof Studio l Ph: (403) 378– 4276 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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ROSEMARY EVENTS

TILLEY EVENTS

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BURST OF COLOR RUN, JULY 28 A fun 5km charity run where different colors of powder paint is thrown at each participant at each kilometer mark, and proceeds raised will be donated to the Brooks and District Health Foundation!!!

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EVENT DETAILS  A great run for a great fundraiser! 

See the ad below for more details

WILD PINK YONDER, AUGUST 14

Support this group of individuals who have been traveling throughout Alberta. Dress up in your pinkest cloths and eat a tasty BBQ burger at the Tilley Hall. Donations also accepted to help support Breast Cancer Research

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EVENT DETAILS  Chilli and Beef on a Bun 

Entertainment to Follow

Activities Located at: Rosemary Centennial Park

Activities Located at Tilley Community Hall

For more information contact Cori at (403) 378-3531 l www.busrtofcolorrun.com

Donations also accepted at http://albertacancer.ca/WildPinkYonder2012

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

5TH ANNUAL CHICKEN DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUGUST 9 Come enjoy the talent of the dancers, the rhythm of the drum and the excitement that you can only find at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park!

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EVENT DETAILS Showcases the original powwow dance that originated with the Blackfoot People Come view firsthand dancers, regalia, and enjoy our culture.

Activities Located at: Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park

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

Earl Taylor Day

Patricia Rodeo and Chariot Races

Date: August 19, 2012

For More Information Contact Leonda Solway l (403) 734-5328

10th Anniversary of

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Date: August 31th, 2012

Global Fest Date: August 16-26, 2012

Wii Game Day! Wonders of Water Date: August 19, 2012

Earl Taylor Day

Date: August 17, 24, 31, 2012

Corn Cob Regatta Date: August 25-26, 2012

B.S.R.A 13th Annual Car & Bike Shown N’ Shine Date: September 8th, 2012

Date: August 19, 2012

Diabetes Association Summer Fun Camp

(Brooks & District)

Date: August 20-24, 2012

Door to Door

Wondering Will Date: August 22, 2012

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Canvass Date: September 24—October 2, 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

403-362-5010

Location: Bassano 403-641-3788

403-362-2772

Location: Bow City 403-362-6693

403-362-2962

Location: Bassano 403-641-4095

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

Westside Campground

Location: Rosemary

Location: Brooks

403-403-378-4246

403-362-4713

Shady Nook

Whistle Stop Convenience Store

Location: Bassano

Location: Duchess

403-641-3853

403-378-3133

2012 Camping Season Closing Date: September 10, 2012

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

Kinbrook Island Provincial Park Location: Brooks

Crawling Valley Campground

Location: Rolling Hills

Emerson Bridge Park Location: Duchess

Bow City Park

Tillebrook Provincial Park

EID Historical Park Location: Scandia

Bassano Homecoming Park

Rolling Hills Campground

Kiwanis Campground Location: Brooks

Desert Sands

403-362-5073

Location: Bassano 403-641-4508

Poplar Grove

For more information on campgrounds and outdoor accommodations please visit the NRTA website at www.nrta.ca or Opportunity Newell at www.opportunitynewell.com

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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


August 11th and 12th 2012 

Saturday 9:30 AM to5 PM

Sunday 9:30 AM to 3 PM

Olde Rodeo Grounds 20-7th ST E Brooks AB

The Brooks Medieval Feast Saturday evening!


NRTA Weekend Wanderings, August 9-15, 2012