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Family Day Fire & Ice Thanks You

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Thank You for Helping Us Make Family Day 2019 A Great Success! We'd like to thank the many volunteers and participants who came out for our Family Day Eve Fire & Ice Celebration as well as those who trekked through the Rotary Trails on…

Family Day Weekend – Choose your Adventure!

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This year, the Town of Drayton Valley, Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council and various clubs will host a full weekend of family themed activities on the Family Day weekend, from February 16 to 18!  Spend your Family Day weekend close to…

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council 2019 Calendar

This is a great gift or keepsake! Purchase your very own beautiful 12-month coil-bound calendar, featuring twelve beautiful photographs of our two parks! Only $20.  All proceeds go to our Environmental Education Program! Calendars are…

Fun Outdoor Activities to do with your Kids over the Holidays

Get Outside with Your Family this Holiday Season! Happy Holidays to you and yours!  Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council wishes you all the best this Christmas season! May your holidays be filled with outdoor fun! In the spirit of outdoor…

Eagle Point Loppet an Exciting Outdoor Competition in the Drayton Valley Area

Our local Pembina Nordic Club is hosting the Eagle Point Loppet once again this coming January 12, 2019! What is a Loppet anyways? The word loppet originates from the Norwegian word "løp" which means "a run or race." Cross Country Canada…

Snowshoes – A Canadian Icon with an International Story

Snowshoes - A Canadian Icon with an International Story Early Man and Snowshoes The snowshoe is a traditional icon of Canadian culture.  Many of us imagine a snow bound cabin deep in the Canadian wilderness, where traditional wooden snowshoes…

Rotary-Pembina Nordic Outdoor Education Centre Becoming a Reality!

EDUCATION CENTRE NOW A REALITY This week, we’re excited to share the Pembina Nordic Club’s updates about the new Rotary-Pembina Outdoor Education Centre and their club events! Education Centre News… Construction on this two story facility…

HUNTING WITH SAFETY IN MIND

HUNTING SEASON SAFETY. November is here and that means hunting season is open in parts of the Drayton Valley area for rifle hunters.  Here at Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council, we often get asked whether hunting is permitted in our…

EXPLORED YOUR TWO LOCAL PROVINCIAL PARKS LATELY?

WHICH PARK SUITS YOUR STYLE? For Drayton Valley area residents, exploring your two local Provincial Parks has become just a bit more inviting with our milder weather!  Did you know that the Drayton Valley region has two provincial park systems…

You’re off on to the Wilderness – Are you Prepared? And Did You Remember the Bannock Mix?

Oh, the Call of the Wilderness...But Before You Go Now that our weather is cooling off, it’s even more important to think about being prepared before you go on a wilderness hike or a hunting trip, even if it’s a few kilometers from…

Connecting with Nature – From Hip Waders to Stinging Nettle

From Hip Waders to Stinging Nettle... Connecting with Nature and Experiencing the Outdoors with Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Director Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council is a non profit…

Parks Day 2018

Saturday, July 21st Eagle Point- Blue Rapids Parks Council hosted our eleventh annual Parks Day! Parks Day here at Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks was a great success!  The weather cooperated for the majority of the day and allowed everyone to…

Get Ready for Parks Day!

By Natalie Borzel, Education & Outreach Assistant Eagle Point – Blue Rapids Parks Council Parks Day is quickly approaching and Eagle Point—Blue Rapids Parks Council couldn’t be more excited to host a fun day filled with activities…

If Only Money Grew on Trees…..

By Sandra Bannard, Executive Director “If Only Money Grew on Trees… We’d be Rich.” Sounds a bit like the Bare Naked Ladies hit single from the 1990’s but for now we are using it as the slogan for the Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks…

Two Grants for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Environmental Education Program

Good News!! Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council received good news this spring! Drayton Valley and District Family and Community Support Services and  Drayton Valley Community Foundation have both funded grant requests for Eagle Point-Blue…

Home Sweet Home!

By Sandra Bannard, Executive Director, Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council I am a big fan of Rick Mercer! Anyone who has watched the Mercer Report will be very familiar with the segment of the show where Rick does his weekly rant. Well…

Upcoming Events in May in the Park & Surrounding Areas

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council and our partners have 3 great events happening in May! Event 1: Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council is partnering with Alder Flats Fish & Game Association to participate in Global Big Day on May 5. …

Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council takes part in Global Big Day!

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Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council takes part in Global Big Day! by Kathy Schwengler, Education & Outreach Coordinator for Eagle Point-Blue Rapids Parks Council. On Saturday, May 5,  2018, join us for a day of birding at 3…