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Early settlers either worked on the railway or homesteaded, trapped or traded furs. The first ones originated from Britain, the United States, Germany, Sweden and other parts of Canada. BOTTOM RIGHT & LEFT PHOTOS: PROVIDED BY THE FOREST INTERPRETIVE CENTRE/ ALL OTHER PHOTOS: BY SARAH MYERS Tourist Tourist Hotline: 1-800-313-7383 Your Guide Whitecourt Woodlands County 1-800-313-7383 Whitecourt Woodlands TouristHotline: Hotline: 1-800-313-7383Your YourGuide Guidetoto to Whitecourt&&& WoodlandsCounty County

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Whitecourt Arts Council Whitecourt artists committed to promoting arts and culture. Meetings at the ECHO Society meeting room every 2nd Tuesday at 7:00pm. New members welcome - No meetings through the summer. Contact: Viviane Widdifield Tel: 780-706-0196

ARCHERY Archery Range Contact: Tyler MacLean Tel: 780-779-7597

CHOIR Whitecourt Community Choir The Whitecourt Community Choir invites singers 16 and over for music & laughter. Sing for Remembrance Day and Christmas. Meetings Wednesday evenings at the Whitecourt United Church at 7:30pm Contact: Janet Doyle Tel: 780-268-0885 DANCE Illusion Dance Company Recreational performance dance studio in Whitecourt, offering, Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Modern & Musical Theatre for ages 3-18. Contact: Tash Daniels Tel: 780-778-6661 Square Dancing Contact: Gary Smith Tel: 780-778-3214 POTTERY Whitecourt Clay Pigeon Potters Providing a facility for potters to work & lessons for people who wish to learn. Meetings are in the basement of the preschool. Contact: Shelly Perez Tel: 780-778-5838 QUILTING Pins & Pine Needles Quilt Guild Local quilter’s guild meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:00pm at the Millar Western Training Centre. Contact: Holly Astill Tel: 780-778-3363 pinsandpineneedlesquiltguild. THEATRE PumpJack Players Local theatre group has been entertaining audiences of all ages with a variety of productions for 30 years. Contact: Bridgette Jobin Tel: 780-778-3522

AUTOMOBILE CLUB ATV Club The club was formed in 2010 to create designated trail system for ATV’s in the Whitecourt & Woodlands County Area. Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Forest Interpretive Center. Contact: Jennifer Donovan BASEBALL Whitecourt Minor Ball Association Youth Baseball for Boys & Girls Contact: Bernnie Gervais Tel: 780-517-0211 Whitecourt Slow Pitch Association Adult mixed league slo-pitch Contact: Matt Ogrodnick Tel: 780-78-9579 BASKETBALL Whitecourt Community Youth Basketball League BIKING Whitecourt Mountain Bike Association Contact: Mike Penner Tel: 780-779-6059 CURLING Whitecourt Curling Club Contact: Jim Harris Tel: 780-778-4512 FLYING Whitecourt Air Show We’re coming up on our 6th Air Show in 8 years! We’ve come a long way, last year was our biggest & best yet. Join us this year as we honor our Hometown Heroes & National Heroes and celebrate the joy of Aviation. Inspiring others to stop dreaming & START FLYING! Contact: Sonja VanGilst Tel: 780-778-0030 Whitecourt Flying Club A non-profit society whose mission is to promote recreational aviation in Whitecourt & surrounding areas. Each year we hold a COPA for kid’s event that introduces kids between 8 & 17 to aviation. Visit our website to pre register or for more information about events & our club. Contact: John Burrows Tel: 780-706-4747

GOLF Whitecourt Golf & Country Club Golf & Country Club Contact: Trevor Commet Tel: 780-778-3531 GYM Allan & Jean Millar Centre The Allan & Jean Millar Centre offers recreation and leisure activities for all ages and skill levels. It provides a venue for tournaments, trade shows and cultural events. Tel: 780-778-3637 - under the Recreation & Culture Heading. Nitro 24 Hour Fitness Tel: 780-706-2235 Rev Up Fitness Tel: 780-778-8614 GYMNASTICS Whitecourt Gymnastics Club Non competitive club that runs the Canada Gymnastics program. There are 12 levels of achievement in this program. Currently running in the Carlan Centre Mon - Thurs from 4:30pm - 8:30pm Contact: Cindy Jocksch HOCKEY Ladies Hot Shots Hockey Contact: Trisha Faulkner Tel: 780-778-6865 Ladies Wannab’s Hockey Contact: Faye McLaughlin Tel: 780-779-8557 Whitecourt Minor Hockey Association To promote & encourage the development of minor hockey in the Whitecourt area. To provide players, volunteers and officials the opportunity to enjoy hockey in a safe, fun & sportsmanlike manner. Contact: Ian Martinot Tel: 780-778-6670 president@ Whitecourt Wolverines Junior “A” Team To provide Whitecourt hockey fans with an elite hockey team and to promote Whitecourt as a great hockey community. Contact: Brent Stark - President Tel: 780-778-9258 Contact: Joey Bouchard - Coach, General Manager, Vice President Tel: 780-204-6977 Whitecourt Senator’s Old-timers Hockey Contact: Dan Tookey Tel: 780-778-4061

HORSES, HUNTING, RODEO & AGRICULTURAL Fort Assiniboine & District Ag Society Tel: 780-584-2100 Poplar Ridge Riding & Country Escape Tel: 780-728-6664 Whitecourt & District Ag Society Contact: Sharlene Tel: 780-779-4343 whitecourtagsociety/ Whitecourt & District Ag Society - Horse Club Meet the 1st Monday of every month Contact: Erin Barber Tel: 780-778-2371 Whitecourt Fish & Game Association Meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at the Forestry training Centre 7:00pm Contact: Rick Fetch Tel: 780-706-1070 Whitecourt Multi 4H Contact: Shelley Mason Tel: 780-778-3065 KARATE Whitecourt Wado Kai Karate Club Wado Kai includes: Waza - Basic techniques, punching kicking, blocking, open & closed hand strikes Kata - sequences of techniques Kumite - prearranged & free style sparring Contact: Shelley McGregor Tel: 780-778-8824 MOTOCROSS Whitecourt Motocross Association The WMA operates the White Ridge MX Park, an all ages motocross track located 5kn north of Blue Ridge. We host various racing events throughout the season. Contact: Mac Sarvis Tel: 780-706-1425 RIVERBOAT Whitecourt Riverboat Association Non profit organization of jet boating enthusiasts. The club is dedicated to the promotion of safe river boating, encouraging family recreation and hosting annual poker rallies and jet boat races. Contact: Paddy Stratton Jr. Tel: 780-778-0388 Contact: Kerry Crawford Tel: 780-778-1465 whitecourtriverboatassoc./

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SKATING Whitecourt Skating Club An organization that teaches the fundamentals of skating. We offer programs from Can Skate through Star Skate. SNOWMOBILING Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club The Whitecourt Trailblazers currently maintain 465kms of trail system in the Whitecourt area, including portions of the TransCanada Trail System and the Golden Triangle Trail System. Contact: Aaron Munro Tel: 780-779-3372 Contact: Cindy Brooks Tel: 780-706-5267 SOCCER Whitecourt Indoor Soccer Contact: Rob Pastoor Tel: 780-706-5267 Whitecourt Minor Soccer Association TAE KWON DO Whitecourt Tae Kwon Do Association Tae Kwon Do classes for anyone 4 and up. Focusing on discipline, confidence building, and good exercise & having lots of fun! We have a large adult class that is very friendly for beginners. Call to set up a free trial class! Contact: Jim Rennie Tel: 780-778-0202 VOLLEYBALL Co-Ed Volleyball Contact: Matt Ogrondick Tel: 780-778-9579 Club Volleyball Youth Volleyball - Male & Female teams ages 14-18 Contact: Linda Bryson Tel: 780-778-8189 YOGA Santosa Yoga Studio Tel: 780-706-4252

Whitecourt & Woodlands County Visitor Guide 2016/17