If attendance at their 4th annual sportsman's dinner was any indication, the Innisfail Eagles are going to have a tremendous 70th anniversary season. The Innisfail Legion was packed to hear from special guest speakers who brought the worlds of pro rodeo, chuckwagons and hockey together on Wednesday, August 23rd.
The Innisfail Eagles will face off against a team featuring NHL alumni in an exhibition game on Saturday, November 25th.
Eagles Head Coach Brian Sutter capped off a wonderful night at the Innisfail Legion by making that announcement on Wednesday.
He says Innisfail's 4th annual sportsman's dinner was hosted by Rob Kerr and it featured a sensational panel of guest speakers including Buddy Bensmiller, Skeeter Thurston, Darryl Sutter, Mike Rogers, Peter Maher and "Mr. Goalie" Glenn Hall.
Brian Burke, the President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, was also one of last night's guest speakers.
Being there alongside Glenn Hall was a thrill for Burke.
Burke was asked what he expects from the NHL's Battle of Alberta this season.
He is not impressed with the fact NHL players will not be involved in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Also at the Innisfail Eagles Sportsman's Dinner, a special cheque presentation was made.
$10,000 from the 2017 Sutter Fund golf tournament will go towards the Ty Pozzobon Foundation and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, according to Brian Sutter.
Brandon Thome, Vice President with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, says - thanks to the generous donation - they will be able to get down the road to more rodeos to help more cowboys.
Visit typozzobon.com or prorodeosportmed.com to learn more about both organizations. Thome says it was a great night.
More than 400 people attended the Eagles sportsman's dinner. Sutter says proceeds from it will help finish off the dressing rooms at the Innisfail Arena.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's conversation with 6 time National Finals Rodeo qualifier Skeeter Thurston from Big Valley.
96.5 CKFM heads out on the road with the Mountain View Colts on Friday, February 28th for Heritage Junior Hockey League Playoff action. Jeff Dyck & Bernd Van't Klooster will call all of the action as the Colts try to finish off the Thunder when Game 5 of their Northern Division Semi-Final is played at 7:55 at the Ron Ebbesen Arena in Airdrie.
Alberta's United Conservative government tabled its budget for 2020-2021 on Thursday, February 27th. A $6.8 billion dollar deficit on revenues of $50 billion. The budget deficit for 2019-20 year is $7.5 billion dollars, less than the $8.7 billion which was originally forecast.
Families who are looking to register children in athletics and artistic programs for 2020 or anyone who might be new to the community is invited to see what the town of Didsbury's groups and organizations have to offer during the Spring Registration Night.
Ecole Olds High School has sent a letter to parents and guardians after a message was left in one of the school washrooms that contained a threat regarding the school. OHS is working with the RCMP to investigate this incident and ensure the safety of the school community.
The Olds Grizzlys finish up the Alberta Junior Hockey League regular season with a two game road trip. The Black & Gold head to Lloydminster on Wednesday, February 26th before visiting Spruce Grove on Thursday, February 27th. The sixth place Grizzlys start the South Division playoffs on Sunday, March 1st in Drumheller against the third place Dragons.
The Mountain View Colts host the Airdrie Techmation Thunder for Game 4 of their Heritage Junior Hockey League Northern Division Semi-Final at 8pm on Wednesday, February 26th. Live coverage can be heard on 96.5 CKFM starting at 7:55pm. The Colts have a 2-1 lead in that best of seven series.