The Mountain View Colts annual HJHL charity hockey game has now raised about $177,000 over the last 10 years for the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride for Dad. On Saturday, February 10th in Didsbury, Mountainview and the Three Hills Thrashers presented this year's donation of a cheque for $12,055 dollars.
The Mountain View Colts and the Three Hills Thrashers presented a cheque for $12,055 dollars to the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride For Dad following their annual HJHL charity game in Didsbury.
Hugh Bleubeldt, Co-Chair with the Rural Alberta Ride For Dad, says the total raised during their relationship with the Mountain View Colts over the last 10 years is now up to about $177,000 dollars.
Jordan Overwater, Sponsorship & Third Party Fundraising with the Rural Alberta Ride For Dad, says the Colts organization and players have been dedicated contributors to the fight against prostate cancer.
On the ice the Colts beat the Thrashers 11 to nothing to finish the regular season with a record of 16 wins, 16 losses and 4 overtime defeats.
Mountainview then got the help it needed to secure home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. On Sunday's out of town scoreboard the Stettler Lightning were clobbered 10 to 1 by the Wranglers in Blackfalds.
The 4th place Colts will begin their best of three Northern Division Quarter-Final series against 5th place Stettler on Wednesday, February 14th in Didsbury at 8 O'clock. Game 2 will be in Stettler on Saturday, February 17th at 7:30. If necessary the third and deciding game would be at the Didsbury Memorial Complex on Sunday, February 18th at 5pm. 96.5 CKFM will have live play-by-play coverage of the entire series.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire conversation Hugh Bleubeldt and Jordan Overwater with the Rural Alberta Motorcycle Ride For Dad.
Hear more post-game audio with Colts Captain Colton Anderson.
And additional post-game comments from Colts Defenceman Everett Sperle.
The Christmas shopping season starts in Uptowne Olds with Midnight Madness on Friday, November 16th. There will also be entertainment throughout the evening and the Picket Fence Market is taking place in the old Sidestreet building from 3 until 10pm.
An incident occurred just before 9:00pm on Friday, November 9th. Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a complaint of an altercation at a gas station on the Sunchild First Nation. One man was seriously injured and transported to the hospital where he later died. Two other people suffered non life-threatening injuries.
Owner of Olds Uptowne Market and Shirley's Greenhouse Dawn Buschert says it is important to shop locally. When talking to other local businesses, she notes sales have been much slower in 2018 compared to past years and it has been a bit of a struggle this fall. Buschert adds, local businesses are hoping and counting on foot traffic to pick up for the Christmas shopping season.
Next year, a new two-day event in Olds will feature education workshops, in-field demonstrations and an exhibit fair profiling the latest agriculture technology innovations. The first edition of the AgSmart expo will run on August 13th and 14th of 2019 on the Olds College campus.
The Olds High School Spartans Senior Girls volleyball team will be hosting the South Central Zones this weekend. Spartans Head Coach Wanda Vandervelden says 8 teams from across the zone are coming from places including Brooks in the east to Canmore in the west.