Battle of the Foothills
What more could junior hockey fans ask for.
The top-seed Okotoks Jr. B Bisons open their playoff quest when they take on the High River Flyers in the second round best-of-seven HJHL series on Friday night.
The Flyers knocked off the Coaldale Copperheads in five games in the opening round of the post-season while Okotoks enjoyed a bye.
This marks the first time in the past seven years Okotoks and High River have clashed in the post-season. The Bisons won the 2014 South final series in six games en route to the championship.
Game 1: High River at Okotoks. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Murray Arena.
Game 2: High River at Okotoks. Feb. 23, 6:45 p.m. at Murray Arena.
Game 3: Okotoks at High River. Feb. 24, 8:45 p.m. at Bob Snodgrass Recplex
Game 4: Okotoks at High River. Feb. 28, 8 p.m. at Bob Snodgrass Recplex
Game 5: High River at Okotoks. March 1, 8 p.m. at Murray Arena
Game 6: Okotoks at High River. March 2, 8:45 p.m. at Bob Snodgrass Recplex
Game 7: High River at Okotoks. March 4, 8 p.m. at Murray Arena
Get a Clue
Dewdney Players Group Theatre is delving into the murder mystery genre with Clue the Musical, bringing to life characters like Mr. Plum and Miss Scarlett in a musical adaptation to the popular Parker Brothers’ family board game at the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 27-29 and March 5-7. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 7.
Tickets cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. They are available at the Okotoks Art Gallery or by calling 403-938-3204. For more details or to purchase tickets online go to dewdneyplayers.com
Country meets alpine
It’s not often you get to see horse-drawn skiers or snowboarders shredding gnar.
Skijordue brings the wonderful world of horsemanship and high-flying alpine sports along with après ski culture to the Millarville Racetrack for its fourth annual event.
There are four events featuring 150 competitors along with fondue, bratwurst, craft beer, a maker’s market and prizes for fashion and an after party at the racetrack.
The gates open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 22. Tickets are $15 at skijorcanada.com or $20 at the gate.
Baby It’s Cold Outside and the Okotoks Food Bank are partnering to bring the town’s first Coldest Night of the Year event to life at the Foothills Centennial Centre on Feb. 22 starting at 5 p.m. Participants walk either 2K, 5K or 10K walk.
For more information or to register, volunteer or donate, visit www.cnoy.org and search for Okotoks.