Taste of Bragg Creek – This Friday!

ImageBragg Creeks 2nd Annual Festival of Food will be held this Friday, February 28th from 5-9pm at The Bragg Creek Community Centre (23 White Ave). Bragg Creek restaurateurs, personal chefs, and food and liquor merchants, will serve delicious food and beverage samples at specialty themed booths. The event was created to promote Bragg Creek’s unique restaurant scene and raise funds for the Bragg Creek Community Association’s children’s programming. Admission is free and Tasting Tickets will be available for purchase at the door for $1.50. Bragg Creek is known for fine food and although our restaurants took a big hit during the 2013 flood, we expect this sampling of the flavours of Bragg Creek to be well worth a visit. Come on out and tickle your taste buds!

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Cochrane’s Happenings

Saturday March 1st the Cochrane Hunter Horse Shows are welcoming spectators at the Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (NW corner of Hwys 1A & 22)

Saturday March 1st is the Cochrane Movie House 15th Anniversary Celebration. You’re invited to help them celebrate with a day of free movies, raffle prizes, and fun for everyone. It’s a chance for us to say Thank You for all of your support over the years.

ImageJoal Kamps will perform live at The Legacy Guitar House in Cochrane on Saturday March 1st at 8pm. Doors open at & and tickets are $20.

Calgary’s Happenings

ImageOne of the biggest annual events at the BMO Centre: The Calgary Home & Garden Show opens today and runs until March 2nd. Real advice, real inspirations and real experts available all weekend long to answer all of your home and garden questions.

 

Canada wins gold in women’s hockey, beating USA in overtime

Way to go Ladies!! Showing the World who’s game this really is!

Global News

Watch the video above: Canada’s golden girl Marie-Philip Poulin talks about the incredible comeback and scoring the golden goal

Another chapter in a classic hockey rivalry is in the books. And it ended in the most dramatic fashion.

Team Canada faced off against the U.S. for the gold medal in the women’s Olympic hockey tournament.

Canada was looking for its fourth Olympic gold medal in a row, and they got it eight minutes into an intense overtime period.

Thursday’s game – characterized by penalties and goaltending – tipped in the favour of the U.S. throughout the first two periods, with the Americans leading Canada 2-0.

Both teams upped the intensity in the third period, and with minutes left in regulation, Canada added two goals, tying the game up 2-2.

Canada’s Marie-Philip Poulin scored in the third to tie the game and again in overtime – giving Canada the gold medal.

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What Canada’s men’s hockey team could learn from Team USA in Sochi

We will show the world, AGAIN, who’s game this really is!

Global News

WATCH: Team Canada and Team USA ready for semifinal showdown

On paper, the Canadian and American men’s hockey teams’ tournaments look very similar.

Both won two games in regulation and one in extra time during the preliminary round. Both successfully defeated their quarterfinal opponent to set the stage for a semi-final meeting between the two rivals.

But their playing styles couldn’t be more different. And Team Canada should be taking notes.

“I would say the Americans” look like the best team so far, said Ryan Kennedy, associate senior writer for The Hockey News.

Canada had the easier group in preliminary play and did not look like the dominant team everyone was expecting, with the exception of the game against Austria they won 6-0.

They beat the lowly Norwegian club by a score of 3-1, much closer than anyone would have anticipated, then took out Austria the next day…

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Family Day Long Weekend!!

ImageAlways marks the 1st long weekend of the year and an extra bonus of love this year as Valentine’s Day kicking it off.

Spec-Tube-Ular Family Fun: Stay one night in a Mystic Springs two-bedroom chalet in Canmore and get tubing passes for Mount Norquay and pool noodles for the huge outdoor heated pool. From $269, mention Travel Alberta when booking – more info here

Family Snowshoe Exclusive Rate: Save 25% on a guided family snowshoeing adventure in the Rocky Mountain foothills. Float along snowy trails, learn how mountains are made and watch for animal tracks. From $252 per family of four, mention #explorealberta – more info here

Family Day FREE Fishing Weekend: Save over 20% on a stay at the Slave Lake Inn, breakfast buffet included. From $109, mention #explorealberta. Bring your ice fishing gear during Family Day weekend and you won’t need a licence. Other fishing regulations still apply – more info here

BOBSleigh for 3: Warm up your winter Olympic spirit with bobsleigh rides for you and two friends at Canada Olympic Park. Fly through 14 turns at 120 km/h with a professional driver. From $150 per person – more info here

Dog Sled & Stay: Spend two nights in a cozy timber cabin near Rocky Mountain House and an afternoon speeding through sparkling snow behind a pack of happy howling dogs. From $644, mention #explorealberta – more info here

Valentines in Cochrane

Schooner’s on First is hosting a “Be Crabby for Valentine’s” with a few in house Crab Dinner specials all weekend long.

Legacy Guitar & Coffee House is offering a Valentine’s Dinner and Show, tickets $65. Live performance by Corin Raymond and Dinner prepared by local Italian Chef Giuseppe Piruzza.

Dueling Pianos live from Las Vegas at Ducks on the Roof both Friday and Saturday supporting The Rotary Club of Cochrane.

Cochrane & Area Humane Society is looking for someone to adopt a Cat 6 months or older for a Valentine Fee of $25.