Municipality of the Year

Congratulations to the MD of Spirit River, this year’s winner of the Municipality of the Year award given by PREDA!

If you’re with Facebook, be sure to check out “Municipal District of Spirit River”.

You may also discover wonderful local things by looking up:

“Spirit River and Rycroft buy, sell and trade”

“Spirit River & Area Community Information”

“Spirit River Kinettes”

“Spirit of Peace United Church”

“Spirit River Centennial”

“Richardson Pioneer Central Peace Aquatic Centre”

“Rycroft, Alberta”

“Rycroft Agricultural Society”

“Doin’s in the Peace Country”

“Peace Country Tourism”

“Bonanza and District Agricultural Society”

“Woking, Alberta”

If you know of any more handy sites, leave us a tip in the comment section!  Thanks 🙂

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December is Upon Us!

It is almost December.  Are you running off your feet yet?  To help keep you organized this busy season, here’s a chronological calendar of events in the Spirit River area.  Please add more if you don’t see something you know is happening!

November 29: Christmas in the Country Craft Sale at Savanna School, 10 am to 4 pm.

November 29: Santa Pictures at the Cotillion Hall, 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

November 29: Heart Valley Youth Singers at Rycroft Merry Pioneers at 2:3o p.m.

November 29: The Silver Valley Hall Community Christmas Party Turkey and Potluck Supper, 6 p.m.

December 6: Rycroft Reverse Santa Parade, starting 10 am.

December 6: Fourth Creek Variety Christmas Sale at Fourth Creek Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

December 7: Festival of Carols at Centennial Hall, 2 p.m.

December 9: Wanham Seniors Centre Soup and Sandwich, noon to 1 p.m.

December 11 and 12: Christmas Variety Market at Rycroft Community Hall from 2 pm to 7 pm.

December 14: COCO Community Christmas Celebration at COCO Hall, 12 – 4 p.m.

December 17: Rycroft School Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

December 18: Bonanza School Banquet and Christmas Party at Bonanza Community Hall, 5 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.

Have a fun filled season!


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Town of Spirit River Festival of Trees

The annual Festival of Trees is on here in Spirit River!  Come and see the beautiful trees, wreaths, displays and gingerbread houses made with care by locals, including many entries from the schools and community groups.  The silent auction is always a great place to pick up a Christmas gift for someone on your list, and this year there are also mini trees donated for live auction.

There is a lot to see!  Come Thursday (today) from 10 am to 8 pm. And come again Friday from 10 am to 9 pm and also catch the tree light up at 7 pm, the live auction at 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, free public skating from 6 – 8 pm, sleigh rides and pictures with Santa!

Come Friday with room for hot dogs, hot chocolate and popcorn, sponsored by local businesses, groups, and The Town of Spirit River.

A great time will be had by all, so dress up in warm clothes from toe to nose and get to the Centennial Hall for this fantastic event!


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Caramel, Anyone?

November is here and that means people are in the mood for a little pre-Christmas stocking up of the candy cupboard.  Or, of course, just looking for a little something sweet to give to someone sweet 🙂

Fudge, cookies, fancy chocolates… and here in the Peace Country, a new favourite tradition, Buttery Bites Caramels!  You know them and love them from those delicious little samples on toothpicks at the markets and craft sales.  It may be you have been lucky enough to find a pretty little packet of them in your Christmas stocking – one too small, really, to bother sharing 😉  Is your mouth watering yet?

Where can you get your hands on some Buttery Bites Caramels?  Check out the website, to see a full list of stores and markets where you can find these handmade, old fashioned treats.

Got a local tradition that you want to share?  Email or leave a comment on any post 🙂

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Spirit River’s 40th Christmas Craft Show

It’s that time of the year again: time to gear up for Christmas by spending some fruitful hours shopping and visiting at Spirit River’s massive Christmas Craft Show!  The variety of goods, the great majority of which are hand made with care and attention to detail, is truly incredible.  You’ll find some old favourites and always something new.  Get ready to cross some names off your gift list!

Come to the Spirit River Christmas Craft Sale, open all weekend at the Centennial Hall:

Friday, November 21st, 4 pm to 8 pm

Saturday, November 22nd, 10 am to 6 pm

Sunday, November 23rd, 12 pm to 5 pm.

Find contact information here.

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