Home front – July 9

One rider. One horse. Three events. The Alberta Horse Trials run Friday through Sunday at the Thompson Country Pony Club’s permanent venue,

Horse trials

One rider. One horse. Three events. The Alberta Horse Trials run Friday through Sunday at the Thompson Country Pony Club’s permanent venue, Alberta Horse Trials opens on Friday morning with dressage, followed by cross country on Saturday and stadium jumping on Sunday. There is no charge for admission. Events run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Thompson Country’s site is located northwest of Rocky Mountain House. Take Hwy 11 to the Crimson Lake Road and then turn north and watch for the signs.


Friday market at the Hub

Friday activities at The Hub will now include the sale of local vegetables and fruit from British Columbia.

Friday Market at The Hub will be held from noon to 3 p.m.

Throughout the summer the small, indoor farmers market at 4936 Ross St. will also sell popcorn with proceeds going to Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen. Admission is free.

The market is a Local:First event marketing initiative, a promotional campaign supported by Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

The Hub continues to invite people to share their musical talent at Live at The Hub on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.


Loggers’ demo and competition

Lumberjacks are sharpening their chain saws and warming up their throwing arms for the 2010 Rocky Loggers’ Demo and Competition, coming to the Rocky Mountain House arena complex on Saturday. Amateur logger competitions include Best in the Bush, pitting four-member teams with at least one woman in each squaring off in a combination of three different events: double buck, axe throw and choker race. Children’s events include rubber axe and Swede saw competitions. The show starts after lunch and runs until 5 p.m. Please visit www.rockyloggers.ca or call 1-403-845-8954 to learn more.


Photo radar

With schools closed for summer, Red Deer RCMP Traffic Services will focus their photo radar program on playground zones. The camera will be set up in the following playground zones from now through July 13: 57th Avenue, Allan Street, Ellenwood Drive, Kerrywood Drive and Lawton Avenue. Traffic corridors to be covered during the same period include 32nd Street, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Tailor Drive and Riverside Drive. Police reserve the right to change sites without notice.


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