Ruzicka family continues winning tradition showing horses

Ruzicka Family horses-Gord    Showing horses has long been a part of the Ruzicka family tradition and trade, and this year the family has experienced continued success in the ring during their summer circuit.

    Gordon Ruzicka and daughters Nicole and Halley began their show circuit in Olds, where Nicole won first in Ladies’ cart, they were awarded reserve champion gelding, and Gordon drove to a first place in the mare cart category and second in the unicorn hitch class. Continue Reading

Unsightly premises bylaw also deals with travel trailers on the streets

    Viking Town Council met on the evening of July 18.

    The meeting began with an addition to the agenda, as a letter was received from Beaver Municipal Solutions regarding the Beaver Regional Waste Management Services Commission.

    The minutes from the June regular council meeting were adopted.
    The financial report was adopted.

    The current action plan was presented, with completed projects Continue Reading

Viking’s own Luanne Carl nominated for Bass Player of the Year

Luanne Carl Domino bass player and singer Luanne Carl, formerly of Viking, has been nominated for the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) Bass Player of the Year, and has made the final ballot for the award, which marks her first time making the final ballot for an award.The winner will be announced at the CCMAs in London, Ont. this coming September.

    According to Carl, the process to choose the winner of the CCMAs consists of three stages.

    “It starts Continue Reading

Tracy Millar to play at Bruce Stampede

Tracy Millar-Bruce Stampede Concert  The Bruce Stampede is set to kick off on Friday, July 29. The opening night will feature a concert by singer songwriter Tracy Millar.

    Millar plays country music, and believes that her craft can be used to create a connection between a musician and their audience.

    She originates from rural Alberta, but has seen incredible success globally in her career.

    Her singles Continue Reading

Olsen family of Irma receives Century Farm and Ranch Award

Olsen Century Farm awardThe Olsen Family from Irma was recently honoured at a Century Farm and Ranch Awards ceremony held June 30 at the Reynolds Museum in Wetaskiwin. Qualifying families have farmed 100 years on the same homestead through generations. Back Row from left: Alberta Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier, Jason Olsen, Jerry Olsen. Front Row: Deanne Olsen, Lois Olsen, Lana Olsen. Also recognized was the Kosinski family of Holden, who did not attend the ceremony. A total of 47 families are being recognized across the province this year, including the13 families who were honoured at Wetaskiwin last Thursday.