It's going to be a busy weekend in Strathmore and area, and with no shortage of things to do here are some of the highlights of what you can expect this weekend:

Friday, September 15

Farmers Market, Kinsmen Park

This is the last day you'll be able to visit the Farmers Market this year, so make sure you drop by to stock up on the freshest goods before they pack up for the year. There is way more than just fresh food though, as the Farmers Market has a wide variety of vendors and goods, including but not limited to:

  • Fashion. Vendors like AJ's Trinkets, Levvity Designs, and Style in Motion will be selling jewelry and clothes
  • Wellness. Endeavour More Living, Relead Aromatherapy, and more provide wellness and therapy items

This is just a small sample of all that is available so be sure to stop by! The market is open from 3:00-6:30 p.m. in Kinsmen Park

Chestermere Lakers Football: Friday Night Lights

The Chestermere Lakers Football team is hosting one of its biggest games of the year. To kick off the start of the school year they are hosting the annual "Friday Night Lights" games at 7:00 p.m. at the Chestermere High School. Go cheer on the Lakers as they look to start the school year right!

Read more about the game here.

Saturday, September 16

Alberta Culture Days

Strathmore is celebrating Alberta Culture Days all day on Saturday, and the biggest attraction will be at Kinsmen Park from 11:00-4:00. At Kinsmen Park you can expect many things, like performances, cultural exhibits, games and events, food, and more! Find out everything you need to know HERE.

Beyond the busy day in Kinsmen Park, other things are happening to celebrate our culture too, like the Library's exhibit showcasing our local artists, or the Vault hosting an art contest which you can vote in until 12:00 p.m. on the 16.

Birth Forest

Communities in Bloom is planting another instalment of the Birth Forest - Food Forest. At 10:00 a.m. on the corner of Centennial and Thomas Drive, Communities in Bloom is planting food bearing trees and shrubs to honour all the babies born in Strathmore this past year. They will have water, cookies, and free seeds for all the volunteers, and ask that you bring gloves, a shovel, and a rake.

Book Launch

Local children's book author Christina Hatton-Fearnley is bringing Kevin the Pack Goat back! To celebrate, she is launching the book a 10:00 a.m. at the Lil' Hoots Consignment boutique, where she will be doing a live reading.

Learn more HERE.

Pawsative Movement Walk

Alpine View Pet Spa is hosting its fundraising dog walk from 11:00-1:00 at the Strathmore Lakes Estates. Registration is $25 to support Alpine View as they continue to try and support an overabundance of dogs being left at the shelter. With the registration, you also get a t-shirt, and Alpine View owner Kyla Janes hopes many people come to enjoy a nice afternoon with their dogs!

Learn more HERE.

Sunday, September 17

Terry Fox Walk

The annual Terry Fox walk returns to Strathmore in Kinsmen Park. Registration starts at 12:30, with the run itself taking place at 1:15. Organizer Diana Baird hopes everyone comes to celebrate Terry Fox's legacy and join the fight against cancer. Even if you can't donate to the cause, she says being a part of the event and showing support is also a fantastic way to support the fight against cancer.

Learn more HERE.

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