Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Busy weekend in store for Pincher Creek

Chris Davis, Pincher Creek Voice

updated August 15

Pincher Creek is gearing up for one of the busiest weekends of the year around here.

Dustin Flundra rides a wild one
at last year's Pro Rodeo
C. Davis photo
The Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo kicks of on the evening of Thursday, August 16 with team roping and a beer garden and runs through to Sunday afternoon.

A new event this year will be the Cluck Cluck Run Chicken Run Races, which will be held Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 pm. Update: this event will only run on Saturday, not Saturday and Sunday as originally planned.

The Second Annual Family Street Dance will be held at the intersection by 7-11 from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm on Friday, August 17.  There will be music, face painting, and other entertainments.  The Napi Friendship Centre and the Town of Pincher Creek Recreation Department are hosting the event, which is free to all.  Food bank donations will be accepted on site as well.

A scene from last year's Family Street Dance
C. Davis photo

The Diamond Anniversary of the Pincher Creek Parade will be held on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 11 am, and will once again run down Main Street.  Anticipated special guests this year include Alberta Premier Alison Redford and Livingstone-Macleod MLA Pat Stier.  Redford is reportedly meeting with civic leaders after the parade as well.  Stier has announced plans to hang around after the parade to talk to constituents.

After the parade:

The Pincher Creek Legion will be grilling up hamburgers in the parking lot behind the Legion on parade day.  A meat draw will start at 1:30 with steaks to win for every draw until 5 pm.  There will be an open jam session in the afternoon, all musicians welcome. 

The Pincher Creek Co-op will be serving up beef-on-a-bun and hotdogs starting at noon on parade day at the Ranchland  Mall.

A scene from last year's parade
C. Davis photo

The Pioneer Market will be open at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village on Friday, August 17, at 1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek.
The Friesens of Springridge Ranch yak it up at
the Pioneer Market

C. Davis photo

The Alberta Conservation Association will be presenting a talk by Mike Verhage on Mineral Licks in the southwest at the Beauvais Lake Provincial Park Amphitheatre on Friday, August 17 at 9 pm.  For more information call 403-627-1152 or email 

Monitoring Mineral Licks in Southwest Alberta

Do you have an even coming up in the Pincher Creek, Crowsnest, or Waterton area?  Let us know at or at 403-904-2666 and we'll let everyone else know.

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