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WEEKEND WANDERINGS

Tumbleweed Theater, 2010

Week of September 27 27— —August 3 , 2012

Welcome to Your Region of “Re-Newell”


Welcome to the Newell Regional Tourism Associations Weekend Wanderings!

This Week This Weeks Events

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Coming Events

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Newell Necessities

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William Slenders, Jr. Economic Development Officer, County of Newell slendersw@countyofnewell.ab.ca phone:403-362-3266

The New NRTA Website VisitNewell.com Is Now Running! Make this your local website to find things to do, places to go, where to stay, what to eat, and where to shop! All this and more in your Region of Re-Newell WWW.VISITNEWELL.COM

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BASSANO ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………... ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. No New Events This Week!

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE 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

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.

Fine Italian dining in the Town of Bassano. Come experience authentic Italian eating and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant. If you are looking for more entertainment, try the lounge.

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.

The Best Italian Eatery in Newell

For more information please call

Phone: 403-641-2848 WWW.VISITNEWELL.COM

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BROOKS EVENTS

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ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS, SEPTEMBER 28-29

This is a great event that showcases Sculpture, Photography, Pottery, and Paintings from the members and bring a well rounded event to the Alberta Culture Days Event. WORKING HARD SO YOU

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CAN PLAY

Activities Located at: Old bank of Nova Scotia

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BROOKS ALBERTA DAY CULTURE EVENTS, SEPTEMBER 29 The City of Brooks hosts a number of events that showcase local culture and entertainment.

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Events start at 10:30am

Activities Located at: City of Brooks

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PRICES

TIMES THIS WEEK AT THE Oasis Theater:

7:00pm 9:15 pm Saturday, Sunday Matinee

Hotel Transylvania (G) WWW.VISITNEWELL.COM

1:00 & 3:30pm WWW.VISITNEWELL.COM


DUCHESS EVENTS

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PILATES WITH ALIA, SEPTEMBER 28

A great full body workout for any fitness level! If you have your own Pilates mat or large towel, please bring it

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KARAOKE, SEPTEMBER 29

Come out for a great night of singing, friendship, and food!

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No Registration Required

Check out the Dusty Rose Steak Pit!

Drop Ins welcome

Drinks and good friendship!

Activities Located at: City of Brooks

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Activities Located at: Duchess Hotel/ Dusty Rose Steak Pit

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YOGA IN THE PARK, SEPTEMBER 28

Join Christine Pearson Lelek of Inner Spirit Yoga as she helps you unwind from the busy work week.

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No Previous experience required

Drop Ins Welcome

Activities Located at: City of Brooks

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OPEN MIC & INDIANA JONES, SEPTEMBER 28 Join the Brooks Public Library as they host a number of events for the region. A great way to sing some tunes and watch a classic

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Show some talent at the Karaoke machine

Watch Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Activities Located at: City of Brooks Public Library

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DEACONS FRUIT MARKET, OCTOBER 3 The freshest fruit for your family! Come and see the fruit truck today for fresh BC Fruit!

7 PM SEPTEMBER 28TH RED ROOF STUDIO

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ADVANCE TICKETS $20 STEAMING CUP

Activities Located at: Plains Motel

INFO KATHY RAMER 793- 4506

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TILLEY EVENTS

ROSEMARY EVENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. No New Events This Week!

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Village of Rosemary

Village of Tilley

The Village of Rosemary is located just north west of the City of Brooks and east of the Town of Bassano. It is located next to a number of campsites and is close to the Crawling Valley Reservoir. Please click on the services selection below to see what services are available in this community

For more information please visit

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The Village of Tilley is located just east of the City of Brooks. It is located next to a number of campsites and is close to the TransCanada Highway. Please click on the services selection below to see what services are available in this community

For more information please visit

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COUNTY OF NEWELL EVENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

POLLOCKVILLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE, SEPTEMBER 29

A great full body workout for any fitness level! If you have your own Pilates mat or large towel, please bring it

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Leftover items will be donated to Hanna Rummage Sale

Activities Located at: Pollockville Community Hall Contact Catherine Rooke at 403-566-2726 or crooke@netago.ca for information ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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

Blood Donor

Gun Show and

Clinic

Collectibles

Date: October 8, 2012

Date: October 27-28, 2012

BEST BALL TOURNAMENT, SEPTEMBER 29 Come and play a round of golf just $1.00 per hole.

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$9.00

All food orders off the menu

Last day of clubhouse is 6:00pm

Activities Located at: Rolling Hills Golf Course

Turkey Dinner

Christmas Daze

Date: October 13, 2012

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October Fest Date: October 13, 2012

Halloween Date: October 31, 2012

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Bassano Sage and Thistle Golf Course 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 403-964-2380

Meadows Par 3 Location: Brooks 403-362-6477

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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.

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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

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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


7 PM SEPTEMBER 28TH RED ROOF STUDIO ADVANCE TICKETS $20 STEAMING CUP INFO KATHY RAMER 793- 4506


NRTA Weekend Wanderings, September 27-August 3, 2012