Congratulations to the Rockyford Roughnecks Atom hockey team who won their first round of play-offs this past weekend. Best of luck in round two.
Birthday greetings to those of you celebrating this week are sent to; Denise Burke, Lexus Frayn, Wyatt Koester, Braden Muenchrath, Donna DenBoer and Karen Roppel. Happy Anniversary to; Robert and Jacci Koester, Evan and Shaylene Koester and to anyone else celebrating a special occasion this week.
Here’s your chance to win an iPad Air 2 128 GB with WiFi and Cellular (retailing at $899)! Tickets are available from the library, Rockyford Grocery, Triple B Tavern or any library board member. All proceeds will go directly to support the library thanks to Ember Resources Inc.’s generous donation.
Rockyford Library would like to display one of your creative projects (whatever medium you use) in a March showcase celebrating local artists, hobbyists, and crafters. Open to all ages. Items may be dropped off at the library between 2 and 8 on Thursday, March 3. They will be displayed Tuesday, March 8, through Wednesday, March 16. Contact Jocelyne or Elli at 403-533-3964 for more information.
In celebration of this event, the library will host a Wine and Cheese beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Enjoy some snacks. Purchase a glass of wine. The draw for the iPad raffle will be at 7:30 that evening.
Learn about the latest results and findings from the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Bear Monitoring Project (GBMP) on March 1, from 7 until 8 at the Rockyford Library. The project, from 2011 to 2014, analyzed hair samples collected from bear rub objects, fence crossings, and other opportunistic sampling locations with the aim to provide updated information on grizzly bear density and abundance within southwestern Alberta. Join us for this free video-conference, which is a part of the 2016 Winter Speaker Series: Footprints on the Landscape.
The following week, on March 8 at 7:00, the library presents Straddling the Great Divide. This video-conference explores The Great Divide Trail, which traverses the continental divide between Alberta and British Columbia. It wanders through the Rocky Mountains for more than 1200 kilometers. Not officially signed and not always even an actual trail, it is sometimes merely a wilderness route, inspiring modern day adventures.
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Have a great week everybody!