Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
    Location: Homeglen Community Hall

    Come hear about the importance of proper winter feeding site selection, including impacts to surface and groundwater quality, as well as soil health and quality. An update on the Growing Forward 2 program will also be provided.

    Guest speakers include Sharon Reedyk (Agriculture and Agrifood Canada), Chris Ullmann and Mike Hittinger (Alberta Agriculture and Forestry).

    Check out the poster here for all the details.

    Please register by contacting the Grey Wooded Forage Association at 403-844-2645 or

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
    Location: Miquelon Lake Provincial Park

    Join us to celebrate our favorite watershed! 

    The annual Battle River Watershed Festival is always a fun day full of activities, crafts, and food (including Saskatoon pie!).  Come for a short visit or stay the day, there is lots to do and see.

    Battle River Watershed Festival
    Saturday August 20th, 2016
    Miqeulon Lake Provincial Park 

    This year we have a pollinator theme so you will have a chance to see and learn about these important little insects, and even build them a condo! 



  • Event Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
    Location: Camrose and Ponoka, Alberta

    Nothing speaks of the joys of summer better than a homemade Saskatoon pie! Our annual pie baking competition is open to all bakers of every skill level. We invite you to roll up your sleeves, pull out the flour, and show off your creativity in the kitchen. If you aren't a baker, come out and be a judge in the People's Choice vote and experience the deliciousness of one of our finest native berries. 

    2017 Contest Details:

    Ponoka Pie ContestFriday August 18th, 2017. 
    Ponoka Day-in-the-Park event, Ponoka Centennial Park. 

    Ponoka Schedule:

    4:30pm - 5:00pm: Pie Drop off
    5:00pm-5:45pm: Pie Judging by our volunteer judges for the 2017 Alberta's Best Saskatoon Pie Award 
    5:45pm-6:30pm: Pie Judging by the public for the 2017 Alberta's Best Saskatoon Pie People's Choice Award
    6:30pm:              Announcement of both Saskatoon Pie Awards! 


    Viking Pie Contest: Thursday July 27th, 2017
    Viking Farmers Market at the Community Hall.

    Viking Schedule:

    2pm - 2:30pm: Pie Drop off
    2:30pm-3:00pm: Pie Judging by our volunteer judges for the 2017 Alberta's Best Saskatoon Pie Award 
    3:00pm-3:30pm: Pie Judging by the public for the 2017 Alberta's Best Saskatoon Pie People's Choice Award
    3:30pm-4:00pm: Announcement of both Saskatoon Pie Awards!  

    Other details:

    • Contact the BRWA to enter as a pie baker.
    • Every pie baker receives a gift.
    • A refrigerator will not be available 
    • No previous pie baking experience necessary!


    • Pies must be homemade (including crust!)
    • Pie filling must be at least 80% Saskatoons
    • One pie submission per person

    Contest Judges will be scoring the pies based on:

    • Flavour (/25 points)
    • Filling (/25 points)
    • Crust (/25 points)
    • Overall appearance (/15 points)
    • Creativity (/10 points)
      For an overall maximum score of 100 points. 

    The People 's Choice Award will be marked by the public who are welcome to taste as many pies as they like before voting for one (no score sheet will be used).  

    To enter the contest, please call 1-888-672-0276 or email
    Stay up-to-date by checking out the Saskatoon Pie Contest event on our Facebook or Instagram page. 

  • Event Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
    Location: Camrose Farmers Market, Duggan Mall in Camrose

    For more details visit

  • Event Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
    Location: Ponoka Arena

    Ponoka Saskatoon Pie Baking Contest Poster

    More details are available at

  • Event Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Location: MSW Farms, Ponoka County

    Join the BRWA on the banks of the Battle River for our Riparian Field Day in support of the Ponoka Riparian Restoration Program.

    Click here for a map of the field day location.

    Free supper included! Register by July 5 to secure your spot. See all the details below, and learn more about the Ponoka Riparian Restoration Program here.

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016
    Location: Halkirk Circle Square Ranch

    Meet us at the Battle River Watershed Alliance's Annual General Meeting.

    Thursday June 16th, 2016.
    9:30am-3:00pm at the Halkirk Circle Square Ranch (10km NE of Halkirk off Hwy 855. Watch for signs.). 

    9:30am- Meet and Greet, Coffee is on.
    10:00am- Business Meeting
    12:00pm- Free Lunch*
    1:00pm- Land Care Presentation

    Land Care~ Join Gary Lewis and Kim Nielsen from Clearwater County to hear their experiences working with Land Care: a grassroots movement to care for our land, farms, waterways and public spaces. 

    *Please call and register if you plan to attend at (780) 672-0276 or toll free 1-888-672-0276.

  • Event Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Location: Multiple Locations

    Learn about how to construct a well, how and when to test your well, proper operations and maintenance, how and when to shock chlorinate, and what to do about abandoned wells.

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
    Location: Lacombe Memorial Centre

    Join the Grey Wooded Forage Association for their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 14, from 1-7pm at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.

    Many great speakers will be attending. See the poster below for all the details!

  • Event Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
    Location: Alberta-Reynolds Museum, Wetaskiwin, AB.

    The 10 finalists in the 2016 Caring for our Watersheds competition will be presenting their winning ideas on what they can do to help improve their watersheds.  Come out to support them and be inspired by their ideas! 

    Dinner is available to those who RSVP with Nathalie Olson, 780-672-0276.



Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting