May 2015

Found 10 blog entries for May 2015.

Fitness - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/deanetr/5311134561/

For all of your fitness needs, you can enjoy one of several recreation centres in Okotoks. The good thing about recreation centres is that they each have their own personality based on what they offer to the public, depending on what you are looking for. Here are just a few for you to check out and enjoy. With a little luck, this guide will help you pick the best local recreational facility for you and anyone you may be bringing with you to exercise.

Okotoks Recreational Center

Located in North Okotoks, the Okotoks Recreational Centre has everything you could ever need for your fitness and fun. Enjoy the fitness studio, ice rink, and swimming facilities. People with kids can have more concentration on their workouts since there are babysitting

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School

Wanting your children to excel at everything they do is normal for a parent. Finding the ideal school where they can do this might be hard within the public school district that is offered. Explore the two top private schools found in Okotoks that are rated for their excellent services, and enriching activities for the children that attend.

Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School

The Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School has been in the area for well over 100 years, and continues to excel in the activities and curriculum that they offer to their students. They search for those students, and parents, that wish to get a well-rounded enriching school year that challenges them to do their best at everything. STS offers all of the twelve grades for those that wish to

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Gyros - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreyww/6347848405/

For some delicious, authentic Middle Eastern food in the Okotoks area, visit Almira’s Restaurant. With its locally influenced menu, it is a true example of diversity in the Okotoks.

Food This Restaurant Has to Offer

Almira's keeps its authenticity of the food while still being able to accommodate the various needs and tastes of its customer base. Get a gyro or kebab grilled to perfection seasoned with a tasty blend of Middle Eastern spices.

As an appetizer, the hummus and pita bread is definitely recommended. The good news is that they have wheat pita for those that prefer it over white. Canadians from all walks of life will appreciate the Canadian/Mediterranean inspired fusion of poutine made with lamb or chicken donair meat in the sauce.

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Adventure - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/evilmutent/11790680884

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures is the company in Calgary that wants you to know the adventure awaits. From vistas to views of Calgary and the surrounding areas, you can take a ride on a sidecar adventure to experience the landscape of the Rocky’s and the foothills. You’ll love the smell of the tall pine forests and the mountain streams as you stop for a picnic at the headwaters of a glacial stream.

If you want to take an adventure with a reliably adventure company in Calgary, contact Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures to schedule your tour today. Here is a look at their adventure options.

About Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

The company was founded in 2014 to offer a unique adventure touring opportunity for residents of Calgary. It’s a

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Big Rock - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Coaxial at http://en.wikipedia.org/

Have you heard of “The Big Rock” in Okotoks? It’s an enormous glacial rock or “erratic,” meaning it was transported far away from its origin by glacial ice. The largest known rock in the Foothills Erratics Train is the Okotoks Erratic which was a group of rock carried along the mountain front by ice and let down as the glacier melted.

This took place over 10,000 years ago and the erratics now lie in a narrow area extending all the way to northern Montana from Jasper National Park. Even though the rock has broken into pieces, it’s still a large landmark on the flat prairie weighing 16,500 tonnes and measure 9 metres high. Here is a look at the “big rock” in Okotoks.

Visiting the “Big Rock”

It’s located off highway #7 which is 10 kilometres

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Hockey - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/skeeze-272447/

Founded in 1928, the Okotoks Oilers are one of the most popular hockey teams in the area. Ever since they started playing, the community has rallied around the team and made them their own. During the 1930s and 1940s, the team provided a necessary break from worries of everyday life.

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Oilers thrived and even throughout the 1980s. A new brand of hockey hit the ice in 2005 and the Oilers added the Okotoks Junior "A" Oilers hockey club. The same pride is behind this team and the community still shows up to support this incredible franchise.

Pason Centennial Arena

The Okotoks Oilers play at the Pason Centennial Arena, which was built in 2006. This arena seats 1,500 and has a capacity of 2,000 people. It’s known as

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Ricky's All Day Grill Food - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/calgaryreviews/6306126733

Ricky's has provided incredible breakfast since 1962. It started as Ricky's Pancake House and was known for some of the best buttermilk pancakes in the area. When the 1980s came along, the restaurant added a full lunch and dinner to the menu. This made them the Ricky's All Day Grill and the restaurant gained even more popularity.

The restaurant today serves many breakfast items all day long, along with plenty of other items. They have about 70 locations throughout Canada and plan to develop many other locations very soon.

The Menu

Ricky's recently made some menu changes and has introduced a new menu. It's designed to continue with the tradition of allowing family and friends to gather for an affordable, delicious meal. Some of the favourite

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Events

The MarketSquare presents plenty of events throughout the year. Some are held throughout the holiday season, while others are annual events. Here's a look at the annual events presented by The MarketSquare each year.

Mother’s Day Market

Held every year around Mother's Day, this event provides more than 80 artisans and vendors. There are all types of items found throughout the market and it's a fundraiser to support the Okotoks Food Bank, as well. Admission is usually only about $2 and the market is held at Foothills Centennial Centre.

BuskerFest

An event full of musicians, street performers, imported products and more, the BuskerFest is one of the largest free events of the year in Okotoks. This event features all kinds of live

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Dining

Have you tried Bistro 1882 yet? This Okotoks restaurant is a favourite among locals for its casual atmosphere, excellent cuisine and unique location. It’s located inside the original Sheep Creek Post Office of Okotoks and now serves lunch and dinner. The original Sheep Creek Post Office was built in 1882 located east of town near McMillan’s stopping place.

It was later moved in 1887 to the present day location at the original MacLeod Trail across from the train station. It served as the post office until around 1942 but it was sitting empty for years until the renovation took place to make it into a restaurant. Here is a look at what you can enjoy at Bistro 1882 of Okotoks.

About Bistro 1882

The restaurant went from a post office building to

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Golf - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/FOXIT-742044/

Found in the Dewinton area, the Carnmoney Golf Club is a fine place to play, dine or hold your next event. It's one of the top choices in the Okotoks area and provides plenty of beautiful scenery. The course was created in 1992 and has provided plenty of joy for golfers of all ages and skill levels ever since.

The course provides plenty of adventure with a layout perfect for all skill levels. There are four sets of tees ranging from 5,165 yards to 6,836 yards. There are five par three holes and five part five holes on the course and many holes features elevation changes and split fairways. The 88 bunkers and many water hazards also come into play often. Along with the course, the facility includes three putting greens, a grass tee driving range and

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