March 2015

Found 9 blog entries for March 2015.

The owners of Spruce Meadows believe in providing a facility that possesses a one-of-a-kind experience for individuals. This is accomplished by offering a gathering place to meet friends and enjoy horse racing at its best. Spruce Meadows is much more than just a horse track. It is a place for holding events. This facility is known world wide for their show jumping endeavours.


This year alone, beginning in Febuary and running through the Okotoberfest tournament, there will be an amazing $6 million award money given. Horsemen from all around come to participate in the tournaments held at Spruce Meadows.

Upcoming tournaments include:

  • Nationals from June 3rd to June 7th – Those attending can enjoy shopping, art walk, pony rides,
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Alberta’s portion of the Rockey Mountains provides a varied landscape, which includes wooded areas and grassy plains. The climate is typically mild, and a large number of animals can be found in this area. Possessing these factors, early settlers from the 1880s were drawn to this area. It was perfect for cattle to graze upon.

Neighbouring towns are linked by The Cowboy Trail. This is a paved trail that runs from Cardston to Mayethorpe. Those who live in the area still possess the characteristics that early settlers had. You will learn about the history, view art, taste food, be greeted to stay overnight, and generally meet friendly folks who enjoy the area they live in.

As you travel along, you will get a glimpse of real cowboys rounding up their

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Proudly serving the Okotoks area, Crystal Ridge Family Golfing is much more than just a golf course. It is a priority to the owners and staff to continually reach out to the community. With pleasure, they provide a golf centre that is ideal for the whole family. Crystal Ridge Family Golfing makes it easy to enjoy a day playing golf.

The course and surrounding areas of the facility are cared for by Countryside Landscapes and Garden Center. The grounds are stunning, and provide a peaceful backdrop for a relaxing day out. Crystal Ridge has been recognized as an award winning golf course.

This course offers 9 holes, but provides 8 tee boxes per hole. This allows players to be challenged, and improve their golfing skills. Those who enjoy playing 18 holes

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Come on down to the Saskatoon Farm. There is loads to see, and fun activities to get involved in. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll or pick your own berries. There is nothing like getting outdoors and enjoying mother nature.

Picking Berries

Enjoy delicious berries grown on a 50 acre plot, and ready to be picked. Picking begins in the middle of July to the first week of August. For those just entering the picking plot, there is a $2 fee, as no one can walk by without having a taste of these delicious berries.

Pails are supplied for picking, and it cost $14 per 4 litre ice cream pail, which is approximately 5 pounds. Also, there is pre-picked berries available for $20 per 4 litre ice cream pail. While the berry picking season is occurring, the farm

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The Okotoks Family Resource Centre is designed to give back to the community by joining together with a variety of services. It is based on bringing families and individuals closer, while structuring a society then is healthy.

In addition, this centre allows better access to services within the community. In 2000, the Okotoks Family Resource Centre opened, and continues to serve all of Okotoks including Black Dimond, Turner Valley and the Municipal District of Foothills.


It is OFRC goal to give assistance and design programs to help with parenting, child development, financial stress, family support, poverty, emotional stresses and mental health problems. There are a variety of programs designed to help you with daily life.

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Kayben Farms has been serving the Okotoks area since 1998. They provide a variety of offerings which includes trees, fruits, landscaping services for residential and commercial. It is a place that many turn to for their landscaping and gardening needs. There is even a café, which is open seasonally. Here are some of the offerings that you will find at Kayben Farms in Okotoks.


There are a variety of trees that are offered, including Colorado spruce, pine and deciduous. You will also find a large selection of fruit trees, ornamentals, and shrubs. Each year, the selections at Kayben Farms increases in their offerings.

Trees are not only beautiful, they are an investment that will bring value to your property. When you have a question, workers

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There is a diverse amount of exhibits that come to the Okotoks Museum. Some are permanent, temporary, seasonal, and there are even a variety of off-site exhibits. All the displays teach about the history of Okotoks, and how life use to be.

Stories of Okotoks - Permanent Exhibit

This display gives you a look into the backdrop and individuals who formed Okotoks in to the town that it is today. You will view a variety of photographs and artefacts, which tell about the culture in the early years.

Heritage is a focal point, and you will get an inside look at immigration, daily life, education and the economy. The Sheep River was an intricate part of the town's foundation, and you will learn why. Venture into the lives of settlers who took the chance,

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The D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club is a luxurious 18-hole course. This course is a short drive from south Calgary. There is a perfect mixture of tree-lined gullies, ridges, water and hills. There are numerous natural challenges that make the course unique.

The course is equipped with a pro shop, dining area, bar, banquet and meeting rooms and a snack bar. Staff are friendly and ready to serve you.


There are several ways you can book a tee time. However, booking for tee times begin four days in advance.

  • Online – booking begins at 7 am.
  • Phone – booking begins at 7:15 am.

Bookings can be made through the tournament coordinator anytime Monday through Friday, but only until 12:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. There is a maximum allowance

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The Okotoks Theatre was once a place where residence gathered for worship, gain spiritual growth and celebrate with praise and music. Located on the edge of Elma Street and Centre Avenue, this structure is no longer utilized as a church. Although, it still provides a wealth of inspiration, as it houses the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.

Built in 1906, it was originally a Methodist Church. The structure only cost $5,100 to build, and become a combination church in 1917 when the Methodist and Presbyterian’s joined to gather to form the United Church. Through the years, the members outgrew the church. Reaching a stunning 2002 members, the church was forced to find a new place of worship. It was not done happily, as the members loved the history of their

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