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Fort Macleod alumni tournament hockey at its best

Posted on 11 December 2018 by Editor | Comments (0)

Hockey players with ties to Fort Macleod will lace up the blades this weekend in support of five worthy causes. One hundred and 12 players have registered for the second annual Hockey Through the Ages tournament Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14-16. The tournament is open to people 25 years of age and over who…Continue Reading

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Pee Wee Mavericks win own tournament

Posted on 04 December 2018 by Editor | Comments (0)

Fort Macleod Mavericks went unbeaten to claim the championship of their own Pee Wee hockey tournament on the weekend. Sundre Huskies, Medicine Hat Devils, Medicine Hat Leafs and Airdrie Crush were other teams in the three-day tournament. Mavericks 9 Huskies 8 The Mavericks opened the tournament Friday with a thrilling 9-8 win over Sundre Huskies.…Continue Reading

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MAE Belles celebrate 70th anniversary

Posted on 27 November 2018 by Editor | Comments (0)

They said it wouldn’t last, but the MAE Belles celebrated their 70th year Nov. 18 at Ardenville Social Centre. About 40 people turned out for the unveiling of a sign outside the social centre celebrating the 70-year-old women’s club “This dedication is for everybody — the MAE Belles who are and the MAE Belles who were,”…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod hosts Santa Claus Parade

Posted on 21 November 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod hosts Santa Claus Parade

The Christmas season officially kicks off Nov. 23-24 in Fort Macleod. A two-day Christmas Festival and the 37th annual Santa Claus Parade bring thousands of people to the community each year. Residents in the community of about 3,000 people are justifiably proud of the longstanding Christmas tradition. “Little Fort Macleod has the largest Santa Claus…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod firefighters honoured for service

Posted on 13 November 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod firefighters honoured for service

The community’s unsung heroes were honoured Nov. 3 at the Fort Macleod Firefighters Harvest Ball. Firefighters received service medals from the province during the event at the Fort Macleod and District Community Hall. “These are the people who selflessly dedicated their time, talents and in many cases their lives to the service of others,” Tom…Continue Reading

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Slowpitch teammates helped writer find her voice

Posted on 07 November 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Slowpitch teammates helped writer find her voice

Michele Moore Veldhoen knew early in her life that she wanted to be a writer. It just took her longer than expected to publish her first book as life took her in unexpected directions. And it took returning to another childhood love — softball — for the Okotoks area resident to find inspiration for her…Continue Reading

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Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce awards night recognizes its best

Posted on 31 October 2018 by Contributor | Comments Off on Fort Macleod Chamber of Commerce awards night recognizes its best

LAWRENCE GLEASON, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Fort Macleod’s Citizen of the Year is Jim Farmer. Accepting the award from the Chamber of Commerce, Farmer acknowledged the other nominees, Cathy Dietrich, Jeff Murphy, the O’Sullivan Family, Wes Stockton, Debbie Sutley and Andrew Walmsley. “It’s a joy to be part of this town,” said Farmer, accepting the award from…Continue Reading

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Strong response to survey on homelessness

Posted on 23 October 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Strong response to survey on homelessness

Fort Macleod is getting new information from a survey on homelessness. About 44 people have filled out a survey with a week to go before the Oct. 31 deadline. “The survey is having a lot of success,” said Cassie Walmsley, who is co-ordinator of the rural homelessness estimation project for Fort Macleod Family and Community…Continue Reading

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Ontario dairy farmer promoting Canadian milk

Posted on 16 October 2018 by Editor | Comments Off on Ontario dairy farmer promoting Canadian milk

Henk Schuurmans is passionate about milk and the Canadian dairy industry. That prompted the 55-year-old dairy farmer from Ontario to undertake a cross-Canada tour to promote his industry. Schuurmans and his wife Bettina set out in July on a cross-Canada journey to experience the country and promote Canadian dairy faming. They were travelling in a…Continue Reading

Photo Albums Added

Firefighters were honoured Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Fort Macleod Firefighters Harvest Ball for their long service to the community. Macleod Gazette editor Frank McTighe was there to capture some images.

Emily McTighe of The Macleod Gazette was at the F.P. Walshe school Fall Academic Awards on Oct. 25, Here are the junior high recipients.

Poll

Who will win the second annual Fort Macleod Hockey Through the Ages charity tournament this weekend?