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Weekend entertainment guide in the Foothills

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Champion Park is opening its doors to members of the public on Saturday for its third annual open house.

The park, located northeast of Okotoks, is a homage of railway history. Its name coming from a restored CPR railway station from Champion.

There are parking issues so transportation is via bus only. The buses will leave from and return to the Okotoks Recreation Centre, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last bus leaving for Champion Park at 12:45 p.m. The event is free, though space is limited. To register for tickets, check bus times, or for more information, go to

When: Aug. 10, buses leave for Champion Park intermittently starting at 10 a.m. Last bus returning from park is 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free


A varied library

The official opening of Okotoks' first Multicultural Little Free Library is Saturday.

The Love With Humanity Association donated the library box at the Municipal Centre on Elizabeth Street. Members of the public are encouraged to contribute books about other cultures or in languages other than English. The format is similar to the Little Library Boxes throughout Okotoks.

Where: Municipal office

When: 9 a.m.

Cost: Free


Steele guitar

Country singer Duane Steele performs at Tribal Connection Market on Saturday.

Steele, the 2001 CCMA recipient for Independent Male Artist of the Year, will perform many of his greatest hits and also there will likely be a few promoting his new album Drive On.

When: Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

Where: Tribal Connection Market, Okotoks

Cost: $30


Star-stuck musicians

The Southern Alberta Music Festival hits Mossleigh this weekend. 

The festival will include Drew Gregory, the Dusty Saddle Gang, and Foothills area acts like Lyndsay Butler, Larry Vannatta and The Spitzee Post to name a few.

The first festival was held to raise funds for High River flood relief. The proceeds to this year's festival will go to STARS Air Ambulance.

For more information go to

When: Aug. 9, 7p.m.-11 p.m., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to midnight

Where: Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh.

Cost – $25-$95


Playoff baseball

The Okotoks Dawgs will look to keep the good times rolling in the condensed WCBL post-season.

Okotoks, the top seed in the Western Division, opened its best-of-three Western semifinal series by storming back for a 7-2 win over the Edmonton Prospects in Game 1 of the series Thursday night at Seaman Stadium. Game 2 on Friday, Aug. 9 is in Edmonton. If the series goes the distance the Dawgs host Game 3 of the set on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m.

The  best-of-three second round, the division final, is expected to get underway on Aug. 11.

For the latest schedule information go to