How do you rate Business & Economy in High River?

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How do you rate Business & Economy in High River?

Our High River, and all of the business support organizations – Chamber of Commerce, Community Futures, McBride Career Group, Bow Valley College and the Town of High River – invite you to take part in High River’s Vital Focus: The Community’s Voice on Economy and Business.

This survey is designed for citizens as well as business owners and operators to share their perspectives on issues related to the economy and business in High River. The Vital Focus survey will only take a few minutes to complete and your input is extremely valuable.

Please click on the link below to access the survey and feel free to send this invitation along to other community members! You can also enter to win 1 of 10 $50.00 gift certificates to a local business of your choice. The deadline to complete the survey is July 7th.

Survey results will be compiled and released in October. Our High River and the Business Support Organizations will work to create review and brainstorming sessions so together we can work to take action.

Thanks everyone!

Guy Weadick Days June 22 – 25, 2017

Guy Weadick Day Tickets are available for purchase online or at the High River Ag Society Office at the Rodeo Grounds

(online & service fees will be added)

Guy Weadick Days 2017 will be one show you DO NOT want to miss! This year we anticipate the return of Pro Rodeo like you’ve never seen it before as the Guy Weadick Days Wild West Rodeo. You will see the best of the best cowboys’ professional rodeo has to offer and the wildest wild west entertainment you’ve ever seen. Don’t forget the historic World Professional Chuckwagon action, who Guy Weadick himself created in the early 1920’s. Come cheer on the drivers as they match the half mile of hell. Last but not least come kick up your boots at this year’s rodeo dance!

Beer Garden: Friday 23rd and Sat 24th at 9PM with Trevor Panczak playing.

Wild West Rodeo

Celebrating 150 years of Canadian history – Back to our rodeo roots
Friday, June 23, 2017 5:00 pm – “Date night with Guy Weadick and Florence LaDue”
Saturday: June 24th, 2017 1:00 pm – “A tribute to Canada’s 150th Birthday and our Western History
Sunday: June 25th, 2017 1:00 pm – “Family Fun day with Sun Country and ‘Legends and Little Britches’


Thursday: June 22, 7:00pm
Friday : June 23, 7:00pm
Saturday: June 24, 7:00 pm
Sunday: June 25, 4:00pm

Guy Weadick Days Market

The High River Ag Society is happy to partner up with Envious Events again this year to host the 3rd Annual Guy Weadick Days Market! Featuring vendors from homemade goods to farm equipment, this market will have something for all ages!

Vendor Registration is OFFICIALLY OPEN!


Dream Developer’s have some big plans for High River.

The Town of High River and Dream Developer’s have some big plans for High River.

Besides the homes already being built in Montrose, and more to be added this year, there’s much more commercial development along 12th Avenue planned for the next couple of years.

Dream’s Director of Retail Leasing, Shevawn Sernecky, says once work is done on Montrose Plaza, they’ll have another strip-mall right behind it.

dream developments shevawn sernecky june 7 2017 002Dream’s Director of Retail Leasing, Shevawn Sernecky, says they’re planning a second 20,000 square foot retail space behind the one they’re building now along 12th Avenue.

“With phase one being completed in 2018. Phase two will be closely, right behind that. And that’s another 20-thousand square feet adding to the existing 25-thousand.”

High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass says it’s nice to work with developers who are willing to work within the town’s building guidelines, not just build what they want.

dream developments june 7 2017 005High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass breaks ground on the site of one of the new homes being built in Montrose this summer by Dream Developments. The company will add new homes in the community and new commercial properties. Saying they’re commited to the long term success of High River.

“Be The Change”

“Be The Change” – One day Workshop – Sponsored by Foothills SNAPS

Foothills SNAPS is very excited to be hosting this inspiring and informative event.  We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend the “Be The Change” workshop presented by the award winning speaker Eddie LeMoine.  This one day workshop will be held on June 21st, 2017 at Carlson’s on Macleod in High River.  Registration and coffee will be at 8:30 am and the session runs from 9am to 3pm.

Please see the attached poster for more information regarding the workshop and Eddie’s unique approach to building a better and stronger team.  To register please call Foothills SNAPS at 403-603-3232 or email .  The price is $29.95 and includes lunch.

Discover how to:

  • Become an employee magnet
  • Reduce turnover
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Create an environment where people want to work, develop and stay
  • Increase communication across generations and cultures
  • Increase job satisfaction and happiness
  • Leverage the strengths of your team
  • Become an award-winning employer of choice
  • Inspire your employees to recommend you as a great place to work
  • Set goals that stick
  • Create a better home/work balance


Check out Eddie LeMoine’s video and see for yourself.  He is one speaker you don’t want to miss!!


Foothills First Inclusive Business Lunch & Learns – Foothills SNAPS

Foothills First Inclusive Business Lunch & Learns – Foothills SNAPS

Foothills SNAPS is offering free, 30-minute, round-table discussions to staff at your business or agency.  These casual conversations provide a safe place to discuss various inclusive topics.

Topics include “Person First Language” which will raise awareness to be more conscious of language and to use thoughtful vocabulary when speaking to people with disabilities, and “Benefits to Inclusive Hiring” where businesses will learn how inclusive practices make “business sense”.  Please contact Jude Heyland, Foothills SNAPS Career Consultant, to book a Lunch & Learn ( or 403-603-3232).