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Dec
12

What’s In A Name…

Posted by: in North West, Uncategorized

Every community throughout rural Alberta has something to brag or boast about. This week I am highlighting such a community; let me introduce you to the Town of Beaverlodge….

Beaverlodge is a little town with a lot to offer. In the summer you can find people swimming at the Beaverlodge pool or Redwillow River, playing baseball, golfing, camping, quadding at the base (Saskatoon Mountain) and other local trails, fishing at Spring Lake, paintballing, dirt biking at the motocross track, and skateboarding. In the winter month’s people enjoy skiing and ice fishing at spring lake resort, skating at the indoor and outdoor arena, curling, sledding on local trails and into the mountains, and hunting (www.beaverlodge.ca)

Large landmarks are starting to appear all over Canada, nowhere truer than in Alberta. Beaverlodge celebrated its 75th Anniversary of incorporation on July 21, 2004, and part of our celebration included the unveiling of a Giant Beaver Sculpture on our highway corridor. Our Beaver is a remarkable roadside attraction surrounded by interpretive signage (history,
habitat, behavior of the animal, along with Town information.) The sculpture is 15 feet high, 28 feet long and weighs 3000 pounds. A must to see in Northwestern Alberta on your way up the Alaska Highway. Also featured in: www.roadsideattractions.ca

The library offers a bookclub, storytime for children 2-5 years of age, an after school program for ages 9-12, a summer reading program, Partners in Reading, and a meeting room for rent. Whether you are relaxing or researching you can browse through books or surf the net on one of the 3 internet stations, or bring your own laptop to take advantage of the library’s wireless connection. Also you can learn a second language through the library or attend NAIT & GPRC through Distance Learning. For more information call Shelly at 780-354-2569. To Learn more about the library, visit us at www.beaverlodgelibrary.ab.ca

There is so much more to learn about Beaverlodge that I can not highlight everything; so check out the list of attractions, events and activities with a click of a mouse or if you are in the neighborhood www.beaverlodge.ca

Does your community have a roadside attraction, or a historical significance in the north-west region? Let me know; and you and your community will be highlighted in one of our weekly blogs.

Yvonne Rempel | 780.827-1464 | yvonne.rempel@knowledgeconnector.ca

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