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Events

Ongoing Events

Cochrane Valley Folk Club concerts (www.cochranefolkclub.com)
Chinook Film Group, Third Wednesday of the month from September to April (not including December), Cochrane Movie House, 7:00 pm, Tickets $10 at Java Jamboree (chinookfilmgroup@gmail.com)
Nan Boothby Memorial Library programs, 405 Railway Street West (www.cochranepubliclibrary.ca)

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January

Third Wednesday of the Month: Chinook Film Group Presentation at the Cochrane Movie House, 218 5 Avenue West, 7:00 pm.  Tickets $10 at Java Jamboree. 
January 2015: Annual Kimmett Cup, 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Tournament, Mitford Pond.  Lace up for a good cause!  (www.kimmettcup.com and www.lindsaykimmett.org)
January 2015: ATCO Gas Cochrane WinterFest. Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West. Noon-5:00pm. Admission $5/person (age 5 and under free). Firepits, Kids Curling, Kids vs. Cochrane Generals on ice, Team Alberta Bobsleigh, Pony Rides, Games, Wagon rides, Lumberjack zone, Entertainment, 5k WinterFest Fun Run.(Facebook Cochrane WinterFest or www.cochraneevents.ca)
January 2015: Robbie Burns Night, a fundraiser in support of Cochrane Pipe Band (formerly Cochrane Men of Vision Pipes and Drum), Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road. Dinner, Dancing, Live Music, Traditional Toasts, Entertainment All Evening, Scotch Tasting, Silent Auction.  (403-932-7446 or www.cochranepipeband.com)
January 2015: Cochrane Tourism Association Members Open House, 7:30 pm.  Current and prospective members and partners are invited to join us for a thank you reception and opportunity to learn about the 2015 marketing plan.

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February

Third Wednesday of the Month: Chinook Film Group Presentation at the Cochrane Movie House, 218 5 Avenue West, 7:00 pm.  Tickets $10 at Java Jamboree.
February 2015Cochrane Humane Society Winter Peticure. Our Peticure is from 1:00 - 4:00pm. For a minimum of $5 donation per pet, you can get your pet feeling and looking great! All proceeds will benefit the animals. Thank you to the animal health technicians and professional groomers who are donating their time and expertise for this event. 62 Griffin Industrial Point. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
February 2015: Family Day, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road. Drop-in skating, soccer, volleyball, and gymnastics. (www.slssportscentre.com)

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March

Third Wednesday of the Month: Chinook Film Group Presentation at the Cochrane Movie House, 218 5 Avenue West, 7:00 pm.  Tickets $10 at Java Jamboree.
Starting in March 2015: Dragon Flight Archery's Indoor 3D League. Register at dragonflight@nucleus.com or (403-637-0266).  From  Hwy #22 turn west on Burnt Timber Road for 13.2 km then south at RR 5.5 for 1.8 km.  Turn left at the Dragon Flight sign. (www.dragonflightarchery.com)
March, 2015:  Ghost Watershed Alliance Annual Benefit Concert.   At Beaupre Hall 263035 Beaupre Creek Road. Doors open at 6:15 pm, cash bar, refreshments, chili on a bun for $5, concert and silent auction from 6:30-10:00 pm. Tickets $25 at Phantoms Music or online at our website. Beaupre Hall is located just 15 minutes west of the Town of Cochrane. Take Highway 1A west to Highway 40, turn right (north), drive one kilometre, Hall is located on the right hand side of Highway 40. (www.ghostwatershed.ca or email marina@ghostwatershed.ca)
March, 2015: Cochrane Tourism Association Annual General Meeting, 7:00 pm, Days Inn & Suites, 5 Westside Drive, 7:00 pm (403-981-6716)
March, 2015:  Hunter/Jumper Schooling Shows, Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22).  Spectators Welcome. (www.cochraneagsociety.com)
March, 2015: Cochrane Valley Folk Club concert Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Showtime at 7:30 pm. (www.cochranefolkclub.com

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April

Third Wednesday of the Month: Chinook Film Group Presentation at the Cochrane Movie House, 218 5 Avenue West, 7:00 pm.  Tickets $10 at Java Jamboree.
April 5, 2014: Foothills Art Club's 10th Anniversary Show and Sale, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive.  Free admission and refreshments.  Three artists have graciously donated paintings to be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank.  Presentations begin at 12:30 pm with live entertainment to follow.  Come out and enjoy the art, meet the artists and take part in our celebrations. (403-932-7361 www.foothillsartclub.com
April 11 & 12, 2014Cochrane Humane Society Spring Book Sale, Noon-5:00 pm. Looking for a good read? Want to get a jump on some summer reading? Check out our used book sale! A wide selection of new releases, true crime, romance, children's books, cook books, biographies, books about pets, travel books, DVDs, VHS, and CDs will be available. We are located at 62 Griffin Industrial Point. Thanks to our sponsor, Big Hill Veterinary Services, all proceeds benefit the shelter. We will be accepting Book Sale donations at the beginning of April. (www.cochranehumane.ca)

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May

May 3-4, 2014: The Cochrane Art Club's 55th Annual Art Show and Sale, "A Spring Event Featuring Original Fine Art" , 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road,  Free admission. (403-932-5715  or www.cochraneartclub.com)
May 3-4, 2014: Cochrane and District Trade Show, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road. Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Admission $2. Per person / per day.  Kids under 12 -- Free (www.cochranechamber.ca)
May 3, 2014Cochrane Humane Society Spring Peticure. Our Peticure is from 1:00 - 4:00pm. For a minimum of $5 donation per pet, you can get your pet feeling and looking great! All proceeds will benefit the animals. Thank you to the animal health technicians and professional groomers who are donating their time and expertise for this event. 62 Griffin Industrial Point. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
May 5-9, 2014: Cochrane Rotary Youth Talent Festival. Cochrane Toyota, 8 River Heights Drive,  and RockPointe Church, 255024 Lochend Road. The festival focuses on vocal and instrumental performance, while also providing opportunities for presentations of musical theatre, speech, band, and composition. (www.cochraneyouth.com)
May 6, 2014: Donna Pattullo & Sue Mackey, The Shop Girls, Present 3rd Annual “Walk & Shop Cochrane”.  A 9:30 a.m. Coffee-Social kicks off this all-day affair. Shoppers are encouraged to shop at all participating stores and to make local lunch reservations in advance at one of the participating restaurants in Cochrane's historic downtown (First Street West). Advance registration is required and will be confirmed via email upon receipt of your $10 payment. Without advance registration you will not be eligible for the discounts and offers. (Donna Pattullo, 532-1058, dpattullo@hotmail.com or Sue Mackey, 246-4140, mackey@shaw.ca Mail Payments to: 31 Springside Street, Calgary, AB T3Z 3M1)
May 11, 2014: Mother's Day Brunch at the Crossing at Ghost River.  Spaces still available for the 9:00 am seating., Adults: $40, Seniors (67+): $30, Youth (12-16): $30, Youth (4-11): $20.  Children under 3 free.  (For reservations 403-932-3392 or info@crossingexperience.ca)
May 17, 2014: Cochrane Children´s Festival, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road, 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  Join us for the Annual Cochrane Children's Festival.  Interactive games, crafts, roving performers, and entertainment.  Tickets $10 at the door or $5 in advance. (403-851-2534 or www.cochrane.ca)
May 20, 2014: Cochrane Music Society Celebration of Music (Spring Concert), 7:30 pm, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive ( 403-932-3005 or www.cochranemusic.ca)
May 24, 2014: Spring Toy Sale, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  A fabulous opportunity to buy new or nearly new kids and babies clothes, toys, furniture, and gear. (Email toysale@shaw.ca)
May 31, 2014: Capital One Race for Kids in support of Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane and Area. (www.raceforkids.ca)

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June

Saturday mornings, Cochrane Farmers' Market, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Cochrane Ranche Historic Site, Junction of Hwy 1A & Hwy 22 (www.cochrane-environment.org)
Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Bearspaw Farmers' Market, Bearspaw Lions Clubhouse, 25240 Nagway Road, Beside Hwy 1A just west of Calgary city limits (www.bearspawlions.com)
Starting in June 2014: Dragon Flight Archery's Outdoor Spots League. Register at dragonflight@nucleus.com or (403-637-0266).  From  Hwy #22 turn west on Burnt Timber Road for 13.2 km then south at RR 5.5 for 1.8 km.  Turn left at the Dragon Flight sign. (www.dragonflightarchery.com)
June 7 & 8, 2014: Spring Shoot Field Archery at Dragon Flight Archery.  Register at dragonflight@nucleus.com or (403-637-0266).  From  Hwy #22 turn west on Burnt Timber Road for 13.2 km then south at RR 5.5 for 1.8 km.  Turn left at the Dragon Flight sign. (www.dragonflightarchery.com)
June 7, 2014Cochrane Humane Society Gala. Join us for our Saving Lives – Changing Lives Annual Gala.  Our biggest fundraising event of the year is The Gala! CCMA Award Winner Aaron Pritchett will be the highlight of the 10th annual Saving Lives – Changing Lives Fundraising Gala presented by the Cochrane & Area Humane Society on June 7th. This classy country event will be held at the Bragg Creek Centre with Aaron Pritchett and band performing two sets. A limited number of tickets are available for this special evening which also features a delicious dinner, exciting silent and live auction items, and a raffle draw. Net proceeds support the Cochrane & Area Humane Society. Early bird tickets can be purchased at the shelter starting February 1st. Call 403-932-2072 for tickets or more information. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
June 7, 2014Cochrane Relay for Life: A 12-hour overnight fundraising event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am. (403-541-2495 or cochrane.relayforlife@cancer.ab.ca)
June 14, 2014:  Mudd, Sweat and Tears Race, Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22).  Spectators Welcome.  Mudd, Sweat and Tears is a national obstacle course mud run event series, with 6 locations in Canada for 2014.  Cochrane is the only Alberta run.  Designed to challenge and test your resolve, our mud run obstacle course races combine the best organic and natural features found throughout each site, with a series of constructed obstacles, which will have you – crawling, climbing, carrying and dragging yourself, possibly fellow competitors and a series of objects: up, over, under, through and around hill and dale. (www.muddsweatandtears.com)
June 14 and 15, 2014: Footstock, Western Canada's premier race weekend featuring a 5 km, 10 km, Duathlon, and Iron Kids Triathlon (www.footstock.ca)
June 27-29, 2014:  Cochrane Horse Trials Event, Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22).  Spectators Welcome. (www.cochraneagsociety.com)
June 28 and 29, 2014: Beaupre Artists' Guild Show and Sale, Beaupre Community Hall 263035 Beaupre Creek Road, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Come and see what our accomplished artists have created over the past year.  Free admission and parking. Free draw for an original piece of artwork.  Enjoy a cup of coffee and some goodies. Take a drive to the country and bring the family. Cash or cheques only.  Beaupre Hall is located just 15 minutes west of the Town of Cochrane. Take Highway 1A west to Highway 40, turn right (north), drive one kilometre, Hall is located on the right hand side of Highway 40. (403-932-7361 or www.beauprehall.com)

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July

Daily programs, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.  In addition to self guided tours, a variety of daily programs are available.  These include: golf cart tours, children's programs, birding tours, and ranching programs.  Admission to the park is free. The park is located 4 kms from Cochrane.  Access is on Glenbow Road off Hwy 1A.  www.grpf.ca
Saturday mornings, Cochrane Farmers' Market, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Cochrane Ranche Historic Site, Junction of Hwy 1A & Hwy 22 (www.cochrane-environment.org)
Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Bearspaw Farmers' Market, Bearspaw Lions Clubhouse, 25240 Nagway Road, Beside Hwy 1A just west of Calgary city limits (www.bearspawlions.com)
July 1, 2014: Canada Day Pancake Breakfast, Royal Canadian Legion, 114 5th Avenue West.  Breakfast from 9:00 – 11:00 am followed by the flag raising, singing of our national anthem and birthday cake.
July 1, 2014: Canada Day Family Concert, Mitford Outdoor Stage, Westrock Road, 5:00-9:00 pm. Headliner: High Valley.  Opening Act: Hey Romeo.  Cochrane's greatest outdoor concert is in its 15th year. Tickets $10, kids under 12 free - available at the Cochrane RancheHouse Recreation Office, Big Hill Leisure Pool and the Downtown Visitor Information Centre. Gate opens at 4:00 pm, children’s activities, vendors and festival seating, bring your own lawn chair. (Visit www.cochrane.ca for entertainment highlights or call 403-851-2534)
July 10, 2014: Bucking Horse Futurity, Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West, 6:00 pm.  Beer garden, concessions. Features 4 and 5 year old horses in teams of 3.  The best combined score wins. Tickets $10 for adults at the gate. (For information Jimmy Richards 403-880-5381 or www.foothillsfuturity.ca)
July 19, 2014Cochrane Humane Society Summer Peticure. Don’t like doing your dog’s nails? Join us for our quarterly Pet-i-Cure Fundraiser at the Cochrane & Area Humane Society on Saturday, from 1:00 - 4:00pm. For a minimum of $5 donation per pet, you can get your pet feeling and looking great! All proceeds will benefit the animals. Thank you to the animal health technicians and professional groomers who are donating their time and expertise for this event. See you there! 62 Griffin Industrial Point. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
July 19 and 20, 2014:  Cochrane BMX Provincial Meet, Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22).  Spectators Welcome. (www.cochraneagsociety.com)
July 19, 2014: Riversong Run at the Ranch and Canada Parks Day, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.  Riversong Run at the Ranch is part of the 5 Peaks trail running series and offers race distances for everyone. The run features a 1km Children’s Challenge, a Timed Kids Race, Sports Course, Enduro Course, and a Half Marathon.  Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation members receive a 15% discount when registering.  Participate in the run or just come out to enjoy the festival atmosphere, face-painting, and hands-on activities.  The park is located 4 kms from Cochrane.  Access is on Glenbow Road off Hwy 1A.  (403-851-9053 or visit www.grpf.ca) Run Registration at: http://5peaks.com/events/race-3-run-at-the-ranch.
July 25-26, 2014: Cochrane SummerFest, Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West. Friday is Cochrane Dodge Family Rodeo and Brit Night. We'll have saddle bronc, bareback, bulls, a kids rodeo and cap it off with a celebration of all things British. We'll have Brit beer, foods, music, games, and a big old dance under the stars. Saturday afternoon is the 5th Annual Family SummerFest community festival including carnival games, pony rides, hot and cold foods. Saturday night is the Cochrane Classic Bullriding, please see the listing below. Prices: Friday night $10/anyone with a British accent, $15/anyone without, time 6:00 pm - 1:30 am. Saturday: Noon to 5pm - $5/each. Saturday: Dance - $10/each, from approximately 9:00 pm -1:30 am. (www.cochraneevents.ca)
July 26, 2014: Cochrane Classic Bullriding, Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West.  Join us Saturday night for an evening of thrilling professional bullriding followed by a dance. Bullriding begins at 6:30 pm. Tickets adults-$30-18+, Students-$15-5-17 years, Seniors-$20-65+, kids 4 and under free. (For information Jason 403-899-1906)
July 26, 2014: Zombie Survivor, at the Cochrane Ag. Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22), 5 km obstacle race through zombie infested lands.. Be a runner/survivor, be a zombie, or both. Runners will depart in waves beginning at 10:00 am. (www.zombiesurvivor.ca)

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August

Daily programs, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park.  In addition to self guided tours, a variety of daily programs are available.  These include: golf cart tours, children's programs, birding tours, and ranching programs.  Admission to the park is free. The park is located 4 kms from Cochrane.  Access is on Glenbow Road off Hwy 1A.  www.grpf.ca
Saturday mornings, Cochrane Farmers' Market, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Cochrane Ranche Historic Site, Junction of Hwy 1A & Hwy 22 (www.cochrane-environment.org)
Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Bearspaw Farmers' Market, Bearspaw Lions Clubhouse, 25240 Nagway Road, Beside Hwy 1A just west of Calgary city limits (www.bearspawlions.com)
August 2-3, 2014: Cochrane Ranche Days Festival, at the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site, Junction of Hwy 1A and Hwy 22.   Join us for a free celebration of the Cochrane Ranche's birthday. (Call 403-851-2535) or contact Town Recreation at recreation@cochrane.ca. Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society heritage display, Stockmen’s Foundation heritage activities, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Display.  Farmer's Market, (CEAC’s biggest and longest market of the year!),  Live Music, Petting Zoo.
August 14, 2014: The annual Golf Tournament takes places Thursday, August 14th at the Links of GlenEagles in Cochrane! All proceeds from this event support the Cochrane & Area Humane Society’s Internal Animal Hospital. This fun golf tournament will feature 18 holes of golf on the beautiful Links of GlenEagles Golf Course, refreshments, prizes and a power cart for your team. New for 2014: the evening portion includes a comedian, along with our annual dinner and live and silent auctions at the Terrace of GlenEagles. Early bird registration opens in early 2014. 403-932-2072 (www.cochranehumane.ca)
August 16, 2014: SpringHill Annual Charity Show & Shine.  Classic Car Show.  SpringHill RV Park, Junction of Hwys 22 and 567, 7 km north of Cochrane.  Registration: 10:00 am -12:00 pm.  Show & Shine: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Charity BBQ: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Live Music, 50/50 Draw, 50 door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. (www.springhillrvpark.com)
August 23 and 24, 2014: Mountain Shadow Music Festival, a two day music festival at Mitford Park to showcase local and regional artists.  (For information: johnwhite@shaw.ca or follow festival www.facebook.com/mountainshadowmusicfestival)
August 23, 2014: The Sears Great Canadian Run will pass through Cochrane between 8:00 and 8:30 am. Check back for more details on the Cochrane stop. The Run is a long distance running relay in which teams of up to 20 people and individual runners will embark on an epic 100-kilometre journey. All funds raised from The Sears Great Canadian Run will be donated to The Sears Canada Charitable Foundation, which supports the Children╩╝s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, as well as national pediatric oncology research. Fight to End Kids Cancer. Challenge yourself and your friends to run over 100km in one day. (www.therun.ca)
August 24, 2014: Cochrane and District 46th Olde Tyme Country Fair.  The theme is "Cowboy Boots, Canadian Roots". Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road.  Agricultural Demonstrations, Dog Show, Displays, Scarecrow Contest, Human Rooster Crowing, Petting Zoo, Clowns, and Entertainment. (www.bearspawfair.com
August 29, 2014: Slimdor Ranch Rodeo. Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West, 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Admission is free. Come out and see your local ranchers competing. For information 403-932-3928.
August 30, 2014:  Alberta Ranch Horse Show, Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22).  Spectators Welcome.  Ranch Horse Versatility is made up of five elements: Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail, Working Ranch Horse, Ranch Cutting and Ranch Conformation.  Classes for all divisions: Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, and Youth (www.cochraneagsociety.com)
August 30- September 1, 2014: 48th Annual Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo.  Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West.  Rodeo starts at 1:00 pm.  Tickets: adults $10, teens and seniors $5, children under 12 free.  Bareback/ Saddle Bronc/ Bull Riding/ Steer Wrestling/ Calf Roping/ Junior Steer Riding/ Novice Horse Riding/ Team Roping/  Ladies Barrel Racing/  Junior Barrel Racing/  Breakaway Roping/  Junior Bull Riding. For information (www.cochranelionsclub.com)
August 31, 2014: Free Pancake Breakfast, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, 9:00-11:00 am. (403-932-6100 or www.cochranealliance.com)
August 31, 2014: 7th Annual Trophy Shoot Outdoor 3D at Dragon Flight Archery.  Register at dragonflight@nucleus.com or (403-637-0266).  From  Hwy #22 turn west on Burnt Timber Road for 13.2 km then south at RR 5.5 for 1.8 km.  Turn left at the Dragon Flight sign. (www.dragonflightarchery.com)

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September

Saturday mornings, Cochrane Farmers' Market, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Cochrane Ranche Historic Site, Junction of Hwy 1A & Hwy 22 (www.cochrane-environment.org)
Sundays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Bearspaw Farmers' Market, Bearspaw Lions Clubhouse, 25240 Nagway Road, Beside Hwy 1A just west of Calgary city limits (www.bearspawlions.com)
September 1, 2014: Cochrane Activettes Pancake Breakfast, Before the Parade 9:00 am-10:30 am, Northstar Ford, 340 Railway Street West.  Cost $3 per person or $10 per family of 4. (403-851-4609)
September 1, 2014: Cochrane Labour Day Parade, 10:30 am. (www.cochraneparade.com)
September 1, 2014: Final day of the 48th Annual Cochrane Lions Labour Day Rodeo.  Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109 5th Avenue West.  Rodeo starts at 1:00 pm.  Tickets: adults $10, teens and seniors $5, children under 12 free.  Bareback/ Saddle Bronc/ Bull Riding/ Steer Wrestling/ Calf Roping/ Junior Steer Riding/ Novice Horse Riding/ Team Roping/  Ladies Barrel Racing/  Junior Barrel Racing/  Breakaway Roping/  Junior Bull Riding. For information (www.cochranelionsclub.com)
September 6, 2014: Join us for Mutt Strut 2014 at Mitford Park in Cochrane on September 6th! Our new route is a beautiful 5km walk along the north ridge overlooking the Bow River. Along the walk you will find refreshments and prizes! Smaller dogs or little ones joining you? No problem! We have a shorter 1km route this year too. There are prizes for top pledge earners and activities for the entire family after the walk. Online registration will be available in May. Register early and start collecting pledges for the Cochrane & Area Humane Society. (403-932-2072 or www.cochranehumane.ca)
September 6 and 7, 2014: A perfomance by the RCMP Musical Ride hosted by the Cochrane Posse, Pre-show commences at 1:30 pm, Cochrane Agricultural Society Grounds (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22) .  Tickets will be going on sale shortly.  (Give us a shout for more info...... cochraneposse@shaw.ca)
September 13, 2014: Canadian Cowboy Challenge event presented in conjunction with the Cochrane Lions Club and Cochrane Dodge, Lions Rodeo Grounds, 109-5th Avenue West.  The challenge begins at 9:30 am.  (canadiancowboychallenge@gmail.com) 
September 14, 2014: Cochrane Classics Car Club Show and Shine in downtown Cochrane.  Admission per vehicle $10 plus a non-perishable food item for the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. (For information Ken 403-932-1677 or ken@khal.ca www.cochraneclassics.com )
September 19-21, 2014:Cochrane Fall Fair sponsored by the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society, Cochrane Ag Society Grounds  (northwest corner of Hwys 1A and 22). Midway, concessions, displays, demonstrations of equestrian sports, children's activities, community garage sale and trade show, pony rides, lawnmower races, BMX races, and pony chuckwagon racing.  (www.cochraneagsociety.com)  
September 20, 2014: The Prairie Girls Vintage Market from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Watch for more details. (www.facebook.com/theprairiegirls  Email for vendor information theprairiegirlsmarket@gmail.com)
September 26, 27, and 28, 2014: ACFC-Cochrane Culture Days Festival. Join us for a weekend celebration of the arts in Cochrane and celebrate Alberta Culture Days! Visual and performing artists and street performers. Stay tuned for details.   (For information www.artscochrane.ca)
September 27, 2014: Cochrane Outhouse Races, 1st Street West (Main Street). Races start at 10:00 am. Door prizes, sidewalk sales. (For more information or to register a team call Heavenly Outhouse 403-932-3635)

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October

October 4, 2014: The Annual Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation Monumental Tournament of Aces, The Links of GlenEagles.  (www.lindsaykimmett.org)
October 17 & 18, 2014: Cochrane Humane Society Fall Book Sale. Noon - 5:00 pm.  Looking for a good read? Want to get a jump on some holiday shopping? Check out our used book sale! A wide selection of new releases, true crime, romance, children's books, cook books, biographies, books about pets, travel books, DVDs, VHS, and CDs will be available. Thanks to our sponsor, Big Hill Veterinary Services, all proceeds benefit the shelter. We will be accepting Book Sale donations at the beginning of October. 62 Griffin Industrial Point. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
October 18, 2014: Stockmen's Memorial Foundation Annual Dinner & Auction.  Cochrane RancheHouse.  Doors open at 5:00 pm, dinner at 7:00 pm.  Tickets $75 per person.  All funds support the Stockmen's Memorial Foundation Bert Sheppard Library & Archives. (Tickets at the Bert Sheppard Library or call 403-932-3782)
October 25, 2014: Community Wellness Fair, Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Free admission but donations to the Activettes Food Bank are gratefully accepted. 60 exhibitors surrounding the upstairs walking track, a children’s concert, speakers, demos etc. Great way to learn more about Cochrane. (Call FCSS at 403-851-2250 for information.)
October 2014: Taste of Cochrane, throughout Cochrane, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, the essential mix of Cochrane's finest food and beverages.  Full event passes are $25. (www.tasteofcochrane.ca)
October 2014: Foothills Art Club Annual Fall Show and Sale, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Free admission, free draw for an original painting, refreshments.  Come and buy some truly outstanding artwork!  (For information 403-932-7361 www.foothillsartclub.com)

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November

November 15, 2014Cochrane Comedy Classic. 7:00 pm, Cochrane RancheHouse.  Tickets $55.  Appetizers, music, entertainment and great silent auction items to bid upon. Cash bar. Tickets available in advance at the BGCCA. Tel: 403-932-4747 ext.25. (www.cochraneyouth.org)
November 22, 2014Cochrane Humane Society Fall Peticure. Get your pet’s feet ready for winter – get your pet a pet-i-cure! 1:00 - 4:00pm. For a minimum of $5 donation per pet, you can get your pet feeling and looking great! All proceeds will benefit the animals. Thank you to the animal health technicians and professional groomers who are donating their time and expertise for this event. 62 Griffin Industrial Point. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
November 29, 2014: Cochrane Light Up. First Street. 5:00 -7:00 pm. Free hot dogs and hot chocolate around the fire pots. Children's crafts and Christmas carols. Santa courtesy of Activettes’ Share your Christmas. Food Bank donations accepted (email:cochranelightup@gmail.com or  www.cochranelightup.com)
November 2014: Annual Springbank Arts and Crafts Sale, Springbank Community High School Gymnasium, next to the Red Dutton Arena.. Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Free admission, great door prizes. (Yvonne jyb000@gmail.com)
November 2014: Fall Used Toy and Clothing Sale, Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Entrance by donation. (toysale@shaw.ca)
November 2014: Cochrane Art Club Small Works Christmas Sale, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Admission is free. Please bring a donation to the food bank. (For information 403-932-5715 www.cochraneartclub.com)
November 2014: Christmas Market, Cochrane RancheHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.  There will be a great diversity of fine crafts, jewelery, home furnishings, decorations, clothing, photography, art, and much, much more.  More than 70 vendors.  Pictures with Santa.  Admission is free.  Food bank donations are welcome. .(Contact Roz Edge-Kossowan  by emailing rozedge@hotmail.com)
November 2014: Vision Theatre Panto presentation. It's a show comprising slapstick humour, songs and dance.  Lots of audience participation. The kids love the shows as well as the adults. Performances at the Cochrane RanchHouse, 101 RancheHouse Road. Tickets available at  the door (if it is not a sellout), and online at  http://cochrane-vision-theatre.myshopify.com/  Adults: $15, Children (16 and under): $10.

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December

December 13, 2014Cochrane Humane Society Christmas Party Open House. Find out why the holiday season can be a great time to adopt a new companion from an animal shelter or donate to help the animals in our care this Christmas! Our annual Home for the Holidays Christmas Party Open House is Saturday, December 13th. Take a stroll through the shelter and visit our residents, purchase a gift for the animals at Norm's Nook and place it under the Shelter Wish Tree for the homeless pets in our care. Make sure to pick up some delicious Christmas baking at the Bake Sale, and get your pet’s portrait with Santa! There are also raffles, refreshments and prizes! 62 Griffin Industrial Point. (www.cochranehumane.ca)
December 13, 2014Cochrane Farmers' Market Last Minute Christmas Market, Spray Lakes Sawmills Family Sports Centre, 800 Griffin Road.  Begins at 9:00 am. (www.cochrane-environment.org)
December 13, 2014: First Annual Cochrane Santa Claus Parade, 5:00-6:00 pm.  Parade starts at First Street West.  Stay tuned for details. (403-669-7090 or cochranesantaclausparade@gmail.com)
December 24, 2014: Santa's Visit to Cochrane's communities. Christmas Eve starting at Fireside at approximately 3pm. Santa will arrive with a personal driver on a Fire Truck joined by a Fire pick up truck & The Fun Van.
December 31, 2014New Year's Eve Fun.  For a festive meal, there are a variety of restaurants to choose from on our Eating Here Page.  Reservations are recommended, as this is always a busy night.  There are also parties with live music to ring in the New Year at a variety of locations including:  Texas Gate Bar & Grill (www.texasgate.com), BullHorn Saloon (www.bulllhornsaloon.ca)  and the Cochrane Legion (403-932-2011).  Click on the links or call for more details.
December 2014: Dragon Flight Archery presents an Indoor 3D Chocolate Shoot (2 Rounds of 20 Targets). Pre Registrations only at dragonflight@nucleus.comor (403-637-0266).  Adult $25, Youth 16 and under $15, Under 10s $10.  Shoot starts at 10:00 am.  (Registration at 9:00 am).  Lunch Time Concession available.  From  Hwy #22 turn west on Burnt Timber Road for 13.2 km then south at RR 5.5 for 1.8 km.  Turn left at the Dragon Flight sign. (www.dragonflightarchery.com)
December 2014: Cochrane Music Society presents Music of Christmas, 7:30 pm, Cochrane Alliance Church, 902 Glenbow Drive.  Admission is free.  A donation to the food bank is welcome.  (www.cochranemusic.ca)
December 2014: Cochrane Children's Choir Christmas in the Country Concert, 1:30 pm, St. Peter's Lutheran Church, corner of Hwy 22 and George Fox Trail.  The concert will be followed by a BBQ, hayrides, story time, and carolling.  Please bring a food bank donation.  (Erica 403-968-2578 www.cochraneyoungsingers.com)

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