What's Happening this Weekend?

This weekend is High River's annual Guy Weadick Day's at the ag grounds!

Before the kick off of Guy Weadick Day's, make sure to stop by the farmers market that will take place on 4th ave from 3:30 to 6:30! I will be bringing the Wheel of Winning once again with great prizes courtesy of Town of Strathmore, Vulcan Tourism, and Highview Animal Clinic.

After the farmers market I'll be heading over to the ag grounds for the WPCA Chuckwagons starting at 7:00! I'll be hanging out at Guy Weadick all weekend, so make sure you come find me!

I love rodeos. I grew up in High Prairie AB, where they host the Elks Pro Rodeo. When I was about eight years old I chased a calf across the grounds to rip off the ribbon that would win you a bike! Proud to say I ripped that ribbon off, and I won that bike.

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎



Sun Country Night with the Dawgs!

Friday night the Okotoks Dawgs took on the Medicine Hat Mavericks for Sun Country Night hosted by GM Mechanical!

Gates opened at 5:30 and the Sun Country crew were there to hand out free hand clappers to the first 250 kids, and you could enter to win Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy tickets! Jessica Giles also brought the RAM 1500 Sport that you could check out at the front!

The Dawgs ended up losing 14-7, I blame the rain...

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

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Tractor Pull!

After the Okotoks Parade Saturday morning, I headed over to the ag grounds in High River for their Tractor Pull!

I have never been to a tractor pull before, but it was pretty cool to see!

During the event you could also grab a bite to eat from the delicious food trucks, and take a walk through the museum to see the tractor collection and cool artifacts!

A lot of people made it out to the event which was great to see, we even had Mr. Charlie Brown annoucing the event!

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

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Okotoks Parade!

The Okotoks Parade took place Saturday, June 17th at 11am!

This was the third parade I have been in so far this summer! They just get better and better.

It was awesome to see how many floats were in the parade this year, the community really came together filling the streets!

I was riding in the cruiser car while Jessica Giles, our Ag reporter, was riding the RAM 1500 Sport that YOU could win!

Can't wait for the next parade...

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

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Bar U Ranch Cook Off!

Did you make it out to Bar U Ranch for Father's Day?

Bar U Ranch has their annual Stew Cook Off and Pack Horse Races!

I love heading out to the ranch, it seems to be my new favourite place. They had tons of activities you could do including branding your own sign and making your own rope! I had to participate myself...

Now let's not forget about the stew cook off... it was a huge hit! Russel Skeet competed in the competition and it was so good I barely got a taste... He ended up getting second place, but "if you're not first you're last" right Russ?

I love Bar U Ranch! If you didn't make it this time, make sure you head out on Canada Day for tons of fun!

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

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High River Farmer's Market Kicks Off for the Summer!

I attended the first High River Farmer's Market on Thursday, June 15 from 3:30 to 6:30!

The High River Farmer's Market has been running for 32 years! It is ran by a non profit organization, Foothills Snaps, of High River.

It was great to see how many vendors made it out whether they were new or returning! Fesh produce, meat, baking, clothing, plants, pet supplies, home supplies... the list goes on for what you can buy from the market. My favourite being River Rock Fudge where I tried their salted caramel fudge... mmm... While shopping down 4th ave you can also enjoy music from live and local talent. Steve Pointmeier was awesome!

The Wheel of Winning was a big hit with prizes courtesy of Highview Animal Clinic, Vulcan Tourism, and Town of Strathmore!

Not only were there lots of people at the event, but tons of furry friends as well! Along with a lizard...

Be sure to catch the next High River Farmer's Market next Thursday, June 22, on 4th ave.

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

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What's Happening this Weekend?

Get ready for all the fun coming up this weekend!

The Foothills Snaps is having their first annual farmer's market Thursday, June 15th from 3:30 to 6:30! Can't wait to check out what vendors are going to be there.

"Take me out to the ball game!" Friday, June 16th, is Dawgs Night! The Okotoks Dawgs will be having their opening night, and we want to see you there! They will be batting off against the Medicine Hat Mavericks at 7:05pm.

Okotoks will be having their annual parade Saturday, June 17th at 11am! I will be driving the RAM 1500 Sport that everyone loves, that you can win!

Do you have plans for Father's Day yet? If not, head over to Bar U Ranch for their annual Chuck Wagon Cook Off! Teams of campfire cooks will be competing to create the most delicious stew and biscuits! You'll get to vote on who is the ultimate cook...

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

Spock Days!

Spock Days was awesome!

On Saturday I had tons of fun at the Family Fun Fair hosted by ATB, at the Vulcan arena. There was so much that you could do at this event including bouncy castles, mini games, and you could buy popcorn for a $1 to go with it!

I had the opportunity to meet an amazing lady named Catherine Abel, also known as "Cat", who is a cartoon caricature artist! Cat is an extremely passionate artist who I had such a wonderful time speaking with, and of course I had to get a caricature of myself!

After the Family Fun Fair, I headed over to the rodeo grounds for Mini Buckers. This is where youth take on bucking horses and bulls, but all mini size... It was crazy! The weather held up for a bit, but it ended up raining me out.

If you missed Spock Days, mark it on your calendar for next year!

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎

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CARSTAR "Soaps it Up" for Cystic Fibrosis

Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12:00, I hung out at CARSTAR in High River for their annual "Soaps it Up" car wash that raises awareness for Cystic Fibrosis!

So far, CARSTAR has raised over 2.5 million dollars to support Cystic Fibrosis.

It was $5 a wash for your car, and they looked brand spankin' new afterwards!

For a donation, you could also grab a bite to eat from the Kinsmen Club of High River who were grilling burgers and hot dogs!

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What's Happening this Weekend?

"Vulcan's never bluff." - Spock, Star Trek

This weekend the Town of Vulcan celebrates Spock Days!

Spock Days runs from Saturday June 9th to Sunday June 10th! Saturday is full of fun family activities, with the the Family Fun Fair hosted by ATB at the rodeo grounds on 3rd ave from 12:00 to 4:00.

Saturday morning at 9:00 to 12:00pm, Carstar will be having their annual "Soaps it up" car wash fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis!

Don't forget about Handmade in High River this Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00 on 4th ave!

I'm Maddie Nesom with your Sunshine Patrol! 😎