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 Victoria Day long weekend marks the start of summer and camping season for many Canadians. RCMP across the province want everyone to have a safe and fun holiday. Olds RCMP Staff Sergeant Jim MacDonald says motorists can expect to see an increase in traffic volumes. He reminds motorcyclists and off highway vehicle wear proper safety equipment including a helmet.
The town of Olds has announced that a $75,000 dollar contribution has been made to the Rotary Athletic Park of Olds by Canada's leading agribusiness. Mike Dezall, Director of Operations for Richardson Pioneer in Olds, says it will give them naming rights on one of the ball diamonds at the facility.
Town of Olds Council has approved the next steps for a canola crushing plant to come to town. Mayor Michael Muzychka says Ryon Agro will be located in the Southeast Industrial Park. He adds, Ryon Agro crushes canola into oil. It will the be packaged and sent to India.
Outdoor enthusiasts heading out for the May long weekend are encouraged to make sure they safely extinguish campfires by soaking it, stirring it and soaking it again. Barry Shellian, Wildfire Information Officer in the Rocky Forest Area with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry, also asks Off-Highway Vehicle (OHVs) users to keep their machines clean and to respect the land. Shellian says they should stop frequently to check hot spots on their OHVs such as mufflers, under the seat, the engine manifold as well as wheel wells.
The Foothills Cowboy Association begins its 2018 season this weekend. The Big Horn Stampede rodeo runs from May 18-21st and it takes place 5 miles west of the village of Caroline, then a half mile north on Highway 22.
The Airdrie Rural RCMP have assisted the Calgary Police Service in arresting a Calgary male in a stolen truck at Cross Iron Mills Mall. The truck was found to contain what resembled an explosive device.
Red Deer will host the 2019 Canada Winter Games from February 15th through March 3rd. It will feature over 150 events in 19 sports as the city welcomes up to 3,600 athletes. Details about the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay were unveiled during a press conference on Tuesday, May 15th.