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Edmonton International Raceway 50th birthday

Edmonton International Raceway 50th birthday

EIR held anniversary for track on Canada Day, July 1

Edmonton International Raceway 50th birthday
Hardisty’s Lane Watt holds on for a strong ride June 30 on the fifth day of the Ponoka Stampede. Watt managed to hold on but scored a 69.25, not enough to get him in the top 12. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka team ropers in top 12 spot so far

As Ponoka Stampede day 5 closes, Ponoka team ropers land themselves in the runnings

Hardisty’s Lane Watt holds on for a strong ride June 30 on the fifth day of the Ponoka Stampede. Watt managed to hold on but scored a 69.25, not enough to get him in the top 12. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Stettler’s Elizabeth Morton, 10, wins gold at the Northern Alberta Long Course Swimming Provincials in Edmonton. With her is swim coach Mark Way. (Contributed photo)

Stettler swimmer wins provincial gold

Breaks two Stettler swimming records dating back to 1983

Stettler’s Elizabeth Morton, 10, wins gold at the Northern Alberta Long Course Swimming Provincials in Edmonton. With her is swim coach Mark Way. (Contributed photo)
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Bareback rider Jake Vold prepares his saddle before the bareback riding event.

Jake Vold takes the lead at Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede’s fourth day of rodeo was full of thrills and spills.

Bareback rider Jake Vold prepares his saddle before the bareback riding event.
CELEBRITY BREAKFAST - Mellisa Hollingsworth, Olympic Bronze Medalist in skeleton, was the special guest speaker at the 12th Annual Special Olympics Charity Breakfast.Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express

WATCH: Mellisa Hollingsworth highlights Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast

Olympic Bronze Medalist from Central Alberta shared her journey with a packed house

CELEBRITY BREAKFAST - Mellisa Hollingsworth, Olympic Bronze Medalist in skeleton, was the special guest speaker at the 12th Annual Special Olympics Charity Breakfast.Todd Colin Vaughan/Lacombe Express
A bull chases Brody Tattrie during the freestyle bullfighting event in Stettler for the 10th Annual Stettler Steel Stampede June 7. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)

Cowboys face off with bulls in freestyle event

WATCH: Stettler’s 10th Annual Steel Wheel Stampede kicks off

A bull chases Brody Tattrie during the freestyle bullfighting event in Stettler for the 10th Annual Stettler Steel Stampede June 7. (Lisa Joy/Stettler Independent)
HALL OF FAME - Former Calgary Flame Theoren Fleury was one of 12 Albertans enshrined into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer on June 1st. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
HALL OF FAME - Former Calgary Flame Theoren Fleury was one of 12 Albertans enshrined into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in Red Deer on June 1st. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
Meeting Creek’s Layton Green earned a once-in-a-lifetime centennial buckle at the Falkland Stampede over the May long weekend. It was at this time last year that Layton’s season started rolling, the same appears to be the case for this season. File photo from the Ponoka Stampede

Layton Green wins centennial Falkland Stampede buckle

The Meeting Creek saddle bronc rider’s 2018 season is starting to kick off at a decent pace.

Meeting Creek’s Layton Green earned a once-in-a-lifetime centennial buckle at the Falkland Stampede over the May long weekend. It was at this time last year that Layton’s season started rolling, the same appears to be the case for this season. File photo from the Ponoka Stampede
Rimbey Rush soccer team was defeated by Sylvan Lake Blizzard 6 to 2 on May 7 at Rimbey soccer field.                                The Rimbey team is coached by Robyn MacEachern. Pictured in the blue are Rimbeys’ players Aden Robinson and Logan Browne. In the background is Luke Kreil. The goal keeper is Caleb Toews. Val Browne Photo

Soccer in Rimbey

Sylvan Blizzard rages against Rimbey Rush

  • May 9, 2018
Rimbey Rush soccer team was defeated by Sylvan Lake Blizzard 6 to 2 on May 7 at Rimbey soccer field.                                The Rimbey team is coached by Robyn MacEachern. Pictured in the blue are Rimbeys’ players Aden Robinson and Logan Browne. In the background is Luke Kreil. The goal keeper is Caleb Toews. Val Browne Photo
BUCS’ FOOTBALL - The Central Alberta Buccaneers unveiled their new logo for the 2018 season. Photo Submitted

Central Alberta Buccaneers gearing up for 2018 season

New logo, uniforms and field highlight a promising season for the senior football club

BUCS’ FOOTBALL - The Central Alberta Buccaneers unveiled their new logo for the 2018 season. Photo Submitted
BASEBALL ACADEMY - Jason Chatwood, seen here hitting for the Red Deer Riggers, will take over as lead teacher at St. Joseph High School’s new baseball academy.                                file photo

Rigger Jason Chatwood to lead St. Joseph Baseball Academy

Chatwood previously played for the NCAA’s Gonzaga Bulldogs

BASEBALL ACADEMY - Jason Chatwood, seen here hitting for the Red Deer Riggers, will take over as lead teacher at St. Joseph High School’s new baseball academy.                                file photo
Mayor Sean McIntyre, along with Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and Penhold Mayor Michael Yargeau proudly show off the jersey with their hometown name printed on the back during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup announcement March 27. Photo from Mayor MacIntyre’s Twitter

UPDATE: Sylvan Lake to host international hockey game

The NexSource Centre will host the USA vs Slovakia game of the Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Mayor Sean McIntyre, along with Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer and Penhold Mayor Michael Yargeau proudly show off the jersey with their hometown name printed on the back during the Hlinka Gretzky Cup announcement March 27. Photo from Mayor MacIntyre’s Twitter
Canada forward Tyler Steenbergen (17) celebrates his game winning goal against Sweden during third period gold medal final IIHF World Junior Championships hockey action in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, January 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Steenbergen signs with Coyotes

Tyler Steenbergen has signed a three-year entry level contract

Canada forward Tyler Steenbergen (17) celebrates his game winning goal against Sweden during third period gold medal final IIHF World Junior Championships hockey action in Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday, January 5, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Skiers and snowboards speed down one of the many runs at Medicine Lodge Ski Hill over the weekend. The hill is now open, after enough snow accumulated over the past few weeks. Screen Shot Photo from Video

Medicine Lodge Ski Hill a great place for family fun

The ski hill is now open on weekends and over school holidays

Skiers and snowboards speed down one of the many runs at Medicine Lodge Ski Hill over the weekend. The hill is now open, after enough snow accumulated over the past few weeks. Screen Shot Photo from Video
UTVs warming up to race Photos by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News

Sylvan Lake hosts second round of ice racing championships

Racers from all over Alberta and B.C. competed Feb. 11

UTVs warming up to race Photos by Myra Nicks/Sylvan Lake News
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ACCOMPLISHED - Broadcaster Ron MacLean will be joining the festivities this weekend during the Rogers Hometown Hockey event in Lacombe.                                photo submitted

Ron MacLean thrilled to be a part of Rogers Hometown Hockey

Red Deer native always happy to support Central Alberta events

  • Feb 2, 2018
ACCOMPLISHED - Broadcaster Ron MacLean will be joining the festivities this weekend during the Rogers Hometown Hockey event in Lacombe.                                photo submitted
GENERALS GAME - The Lacombe Generals are hoping to fill the barn for their game against the Innisfail Eagles on Sunday at 11 a.m. File Photo

Generals hosting signature matinee game during Rogers Hometown Hockey

GM Jeff McInnis excited for influx of hockey fans into City

GENERALS GAME - The Lacombe Generals are hoping to fill the barn for their game against the Innisfail Eagles on Sunday at 11 a.m. File Photo
Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games

The town hopes to split the $50,000 ask with the Ponoka Stampede Association

Ponoka opts in to sponsor 2019 Canada Winter Games