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WEEKEND WANDERINGS

Brooks & District Museum, 2012

Week of September 20 - 26, 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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LAKE NEWELL Welcome to Your Region of “Re-Newell”

BEAUTIFUL, SERENE, FUN, DIVERSE

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Located 15 KM South of Brooks, Hwy 873 15 Minutes from Brooks Alberta

William Slenders,

Concession, Camping, Marina, and More!

Jr. Economic Development Officer, County of Newell 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 MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK & BAKE SALE, SEPTEMBER 21 Donations greatly appreciated. Books may be dropped off during library hours

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Baking may be dropped off Fri Sept. 21

Activities Located at: Bassano Memorial Library, Bassano AB

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THE SECRET GARDEN, SEPTEMBER 21 A local production and play from the Bassano School.

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$6.00

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Event starts at 7:00pm

Activities Located at: Bassano Community Hall, Bassano AB

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.

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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KARAOKE, SEPTEMBER 21 Come out for a night of fun and entertainment by Karaoke

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Event Starts at 7:00pm

Activities Located at: Imperial Hunter Hotel, Bassano AB

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BROOKS EVENTS

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ANNUAL CHILI BOWL SUPPER, SEPTEMBER 22 Allows you to choose a handmade bowl, coffee or juice.

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$10.00

WORKING HARD SO YOU

Taco in a bag also available!

Add $3.00 and have desert

CAN PLAY

Activities Located at: Brooks Legion, Brooks AB

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COMMEMORATIVE FOREST DEDICATION, SEPTEMBER 24 Dedication of the Centennial Forest in Brooks

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Event starts at 2:00pm

Activities Located at: Brooks Centennial Forest, Brooks AB

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PRICES

TIMES THIS WEEK AT THE Oasis Theater:

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

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DUCHESS EVENTS

BROOKS EVENTS

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ANNUAL CHILI BOWL SUPPER, SEPTEMBER 22 Allows you to choose a handmade bowl, coffee or juice.

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$10.00

Taco in a bag also available!

Add $3.00 and have desert

Activities Located at: Brooks Legion, Brooks AB

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7 PM SEPTEMBER 28TH RED ROOF STUDIO

ADVANCE TICKETS $20 STEAMING CUP INFO KATHY RAMER 793- 4506

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ROSEMARY EVENTS

TILLEY EVENTS

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ZUMBA FITNESS, SEPTEMBER 26

POTLUCK DINNER, SEPTEMBER 26

Zumba Fitness for those seeking a fun way to engage in a health, active lifestyle.

Tilley Seniors Society will have their potluck dinner for all members and guests

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Activities Located at: Rosemary Recreation Complex, Rosemary AB

Activities Located at: Tilley Community Center, Tilley AB

For good times and great food!

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TERRY FOX RUN, SEPTEMBER 28 Rosemary School will host the Terry Fox run .

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Silent Auction and Supper to follow

Activities Located at: Rosemary School, Rosemary AB

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COUNTY OF NEWELL EVENTS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. No New Events This Week!

Hamlet of Scandia 403-362-5010

EID Historical Park This amazing collection of antiques tells the entire history of the EID and how it came to be. For a unique educational experience, visit the Hamlet of Scandia and see one of the few remaining grain elevators in the Province!

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

New West Milling Harvest Celebration & Open House Date: September 28, 2012

Taste of Nations

Turkey Dinner Date: October 8, 2012

Date: September 29, 2012

Monthly Brunch Date: September 30, 2012

Alberta Culture

Blood Donor

Days

Clinic

Date: September 29, 2012

Date: October 8, 2012

Pollockville

For more information please call

Phone: 403-362-5010 www.eidhistoricalpark.com WWW.NRTA.CA

Community Garage Sale Date: September 29, 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.

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


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


NRTA Weekend Wanderings, September 20-26, 2012