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  • Summer in the mountains of Southern Alberta can be fickle;  quite often it will take its sweet time, waiting until late July to really get started, and by September dustings of snow can be seen on the mountain tops or even the valley floors. 

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    John Devitt

    Over five days in August the World Professional Chuckwagon Association will hold its World Finals in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.  Starting Wednesday, August 15th and running straight through to Sunday, August 19th, 2012, for a newly added fifth day, the ‘Battle of the Rockies’ will certainly be a mad dash to the finish for competitors from around the world.

  • What makes the Gathering so spectacular is that it has retained a small, intimate vibe.

  • Chuckwagon racing is back in Bonnyville, Alberta and better than ever. The town once boasted a very active racing scene but hadn’t hosted an event since the 1970s. 

  • It’s smack dab in the middle of summer, you’ve got the kids in the car and you’re vacation bound. Instead of spending a boring night in a motel, why not make a stop in lovely Oyen, Alberta on July 25 for the 14th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch.

  • The Rockies represent the best of the best from dozens of cultures and backgrounds, and the food is the height of this diversity, as Rick found out travelling the mountains.

  • In keeping with tradition, festival organizers have faithfully branded the event as the "Folk Fest" since its inception. But as the years roll on, and new and innovative acts make their mark on Edmonton, the definition of "folk" is getting wider all the time.

  • With 33 years of history, it's safe to say the Edmonton Folk Fest is a local institution. Taking place annually at Gallagher Hill, just south of the Saskatchewan River, this four day gathering has deservedly taken its place as one of the capital region's must-see attractions.

  • With years of experience under its belt, the Edmonton Folk Fest is steeped in tradition with a large fan base of regular concert goers that go year after year. This might be intimidating for the first time attendee, but have no fear ... FestivalSeekers is here to give you a few pointers that will make the weekend go by a little easier and turn you into a Folk Fest pro.

  • This year the Fringe will host over 800 artists who will bring you more than 1,800 theatrical performances. With so many shows to choose from, where does one begin?

     

  • During the Banff World Media Festival, the NextMEDIA Accelerator brought together six of Canada’s most innovative startup companies. Each was given six minutes to pitch their product to the room.

  • I stepped from the car and was funneled inside by a pair of velvet ropes, and not thirty seconds after I had registered for the Banff World Media Festival, a stranger beside me leaned in and covertly said, “By Thursday, you’re going to know the future.”