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What's on Tap this weekend

Foothills entertainment guide for fifth weekend of the month
Feather Pen Musical 4314 BWC
The musical Feather Pen Fairy Tales has four performances at the Okotoks Alliance Church from Feb. 27-29. (Brent Calver/Western Wheel)

Medieval musings

Sit back and enjoy the family-friendly romantic comedy Feather Pen Fairy Tales, a musical penned by Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Maren Ord Burnham. This musical boasts evil villains, silly guards and a toddler for a king.

Performances of Feather Pen Fairy Tales take place at the Okotoks Alliance Church Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., Feb 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 at or at the door if seats are available.


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. 27-29 with a matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 29.

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


Artists dream big

Okotoks artist Lanhee Cho and Calgary artist Gary McMillan will have their work on display at the Okotoks Art Gallery starting Feb. 29.

Okotoks’ Lanhee Cho is bringing the area’s vivid prairie, foothills and mountain landscapes to the small gallery with her exhibit Prairie Dreams while Calgary’s Gary McMillan will have viewers entering an alternate universe in the large gallery with his exhibit Galapagos.

An opening reception with the opportunity to meet both artists takes place Feb. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.


Hockey with heart

The Rocky Mountain AAA Raiders are stepping up for an important cause in their home finale.

Rocky Mountain’s Feb. 29 game at Pason Centennial Arena versus the Calgary Fire at 6:30 p.m. is a fundraiser for Strong Safe Minds with the $2 admission fee going toward mental health charities.

The Midget AAA Raiders are 16-8-4 in the Alberta Female Hockey League and sit third in the league standings.


South semifinal

The Battle of the Foothills could be decided Friday night.

The Okotoks Bisons take their 3-0 lead in the Heritage Junior Hockey League Southern Division semifinal into High River on Friday night with a chance to eliminate the Flyers in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series. Puck-drop is 8 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex.

Series schedule

Game 1: High River at Okotoks. Feb. 21, 8 p.m. Murray Arena. 2-0 win Okotoks

Game 2: High River at Okotoks. Feb. 23, 6:45 p.m. at Murray Arena. 6-0 win Okotoks

Game 3: Okotoks at High River. Feb. 24, 8:45 p.m. at Bob Snodgrass Recplex. 5-1 win Okotoks

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.