April 2015

Found 8 blog entries for April 2015.

Dining

Once the cornerstone of social life in the area and still one of the most popular spots, The Royal Duke has a rich 83-year-old history. This was the place to meet friends in the heart of Okotoks and the original structure was a three-storey brick buildings.

The Royal Duke Hotel Eatery & Pub was actually born in 2011 and was made over to be much like The Royal Duke. The goal was to create another excellent spot for family and friends to meet for foo and fun. With a relaxed atmosphere and delicious English-style cuisine, this is a great place to enjoy for everybody.

The Royal Pub

The Pub is the place to meet for lunch, after work and during the night. Enjoy a great selection of draught beer perfect for quenching your thirst. You can catch the

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The Chinook Honey Company is a family-owned and operated store just south of Okotoks serving the area since 2004. The doors opened for retail honey sales in June 2004 just south of Okotoks near Calgary. This small shop is located at Box 12, Site 14, RR1 in the Okotoks area and is open all week except Tuesdays for the community to enjoy.

As of 2007 they are offering mead, a honey wine, in their product line and because of this addition, the Chinook Honey Company and the Chinook Arch Meadery has spread like wild. If you’re looking for a store selling natural, pure honey and even fine mead, these speciality items are found at the Chinook Honey Company.

Hours of Operation

The store is open Sundays and Mondays from 12pm-5pm. On Tuesdays, they are

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Opened in 1994 River's Edge Golf Club is one of the top choices in the Okotoks area. It was designed by former Canadian Tour Professional Ed Engelhardt and his son. The course started as just a nine hole course with the South Nine opening in 1994 and the North Nine opening ten years later.

River's Edge Golf Club was selected as the host club for the 2010 Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship and was renovated in many ways for the event. Today, it's a very challenging course measuring about 7,000 yards from the championship tees and about 5,200 yards from the front tee box.

The course includes Death Valley, which is holes 13, 14 and 15. They run along the river and have very narrow fairways with 50-foot Poplar trees surrounding them. You will also

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The Okotoks Bisons are Okotok’s favourite hockey team and are ranked as a Junior B Ice Hockey team. They are part of the South Division of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League with home games played at the Murray Arena. They were founded back in 1985-86 and their general manager is Jay McFarlane alongside head coach Mike Hannigan.

They rock the blue, red and white team colours. While they were once called the Okotoks 85ers and original played in the Southern Alberta Junior Hockey League, today they are associated with the South Division of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Here is a closer look at the popular Okotoks Bisons.

About their history

The Okotoks Bisons were called the Okotoks 85ers when they were founded in 1985 but moved in 1989

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A great way to explore the city of Okotoks is by taking in the culture through various attractions. The Okotoks Art Gallery is a great place to start. It’s an art gallery reflecting the town’s dynamic energy and creativity. Since Okotoks is a progressive town with an importance on the vibrant art scene, it’s a popular attraction.

The popular gallery features exhibitions, a gift shop and a Visitor Information Centre for those new to the area. If you’re ready to experience the art scene of Okotoks, check out Okotoks Art Gallery at 53rd North Railway Street.

About Okotoks Art Gallery

The Okotoks Art Gallery is located in the historic 1929 CPR Railway Station. Inside, the gallery features two gallery space containing exhibitions, an area serving

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Olde Towne Okotoks provides a number or unique businesses, events and so much more. From the boutique shopping to the incredible festivals, this is a very lively place to be. Here's what you will discover when you visit Olde Towne Okotoks.

Shops

Plenty of unique shops are found throughout this area. Many are located on Elizabeth, Elma, North Railway or McRae streets. Some of the top choices include:

  • Okotoks Art Gallery - 53 North Railway Street
  • I've Been Framed - 4 McRae Street
  • Coco Rouge - 48 North Railway Street
  • On Tap Oil & vinegar - 22 McRae Street
  • Rhoda's Elegance - 49 Elizabeth Street
  • Monkey Mountain Toys & Games - 30 McRae Street
  • Tribal Connection Market - 41 McRae Street
  • And Many More!

Whether you are

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The Okotoks Dawns Baseball team provides plenty of fun and entertainment every easy. They play at Seaman Stadium in the WMBL. The team has even been the champions four times including 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Here's what you can expect from this baseball team.

Seaman Stadium

The stadium has a capacity for 3,000 fans and provides a natural grass surface. It was constructed in 2007 and provides a full service minor league level stadium with a 45-foot by 30toof scoreboard. Duvernay Fieldhouse was added to the complex in 2009 to give the team a full size, indoor place for training. It includes a full Filed Turf Infield, six batting cages, four movable mounds and two permanent mounds.

History

The Dawgs started playing in 1995 as a no-profit

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Found about 35 minutes to the south of Calgary, The Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society provides something a bit different. It's a great place for family events, such as the seasonal Millarville Farmers Market. The facility provides plenty more than just a farmers market, however.

Facilities

The Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society provides plenty of facilities for rent for your event. Choose from:

  • The Millarville Racetrack Hall - Holds up to 200 people and works well for receptions
  • The Riding Arena - For members, local clubs and those looking to rent for equine activities. It's 185-feet by 85-feet.
  • Concession Building - Used for MRAS events and provides public washrooms
  • Campground - Used often in conjunction with
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