Celebrate Easter in Rocky View County
Tuesday, Apr 04, 2017 06:00 am
This Easter, dogs of Chestermere are invited to take to the off-leash park on April 8 for the first canine Easter egg hunt, hosted by The Ultimate Paw Spa.
Easter is a time to celebrate family, and Ultimate Paw Spa co-owner Karli Nielsen said anyone who owns a dog knows they are part of the family.
“They’re our fur babies,” she said. “We wanted to do something fun for them too.”
From 12 to 2 p.m., owners can scour the off-leash dog park, located behind the Chestermere Public Library, with their dogs and find hidden eggs that Nielsen said contain a piece of paper with a prize written on it.
The first 50 people to attend the Easter egg hunt will receive goodie bags full of treats for both dogs and their owners.
“We just hope to see lots of people out with their dogs and make it a fun community event,” Nielsen said.
No registration is required for the free event, and she said all dogs are invited, given they are social and play well with others. She also said owners should note the off-leash park is not completely fenced in.
“We’re hoping that doesn’t deter too many people,” she said. “So far, we’ve had good support and comments about it.”
The Town of Crossfield continues its Easter Eggstravaganza tradition April 8.
From 10 a.m. to noon, animals will take over the Crossfield and District Community Centre parking lot, courtesy of Butterfield Acres Petting Farm, according to Eris Latham, recreation and community events co-ordinator with the town.
Inside the community centre, more Easter crafts and activities will be available for kids to do, she said. It’s $2 per child to participate and registration is required at the town office by April 6.
Eggstravaganza has continued to be a staple event hosted by the Town of Crossfield for many years.
“We want to make sure that the residents have a sense of community,” she said. “With this, you’re interacting with a lot of other residents and forming ties.”
Beiseker egg hunt
On April 9, the Beiseker Fire Department is hosting its annual Easter egg hunt at the Lions Centennial Park, located behind Community Links.
Chocolate eggs will be scattered throughout the park, according to Beiseker Fire Department administrator Susie Spurgeon, for children to find starting at 11 a.m.
“Mom and dad can have a hot chocolate while the kids run around,” she said.
Families can also stop by the Beiseker Fire Department anytime to pick up pages for a colouring contest, Spurgeon said, adding the contest will wrap up during the hunt with prizes for the winners.
The annual event has been a big draw for Beiseker, she said, as the kids get a chance to meet the firefighters and see all of the equipment the department uses.
“It’s good community service,” Spurgeon said.
Irricana Easter egg hunt
The Town of Irricana is hosting its inaugural Easter egg hunt at the Irricana Community Hall and Founder’s Park on April 15.
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt for the children, according to the town’s community services co-ordinator Tawnia Cardinale, with face painting, crafts, a photo booth, food and beverages to follow, as well as a story time session at the Irricana and District Municipal Library at 1 p.m.
“I’m excited about it,” she said. “It’s something new and refreshing for the community and hopefully will bring a lot of new residents in the area out…This is a good opportunity to interact with each other.”
Though the event is free, participants are required to get tickets by searching “Irricana Easter Egg Hunt” on eventbrite.ca.
Other Easter-themed events include the eighth annual Langdon Community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church on April 15 and the seventh annual Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser at the Lakeside Golf Club in Chestermere on April 15.