Past News and Events

  • 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: 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.


  • Event Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Location: Thorsby

  • Event Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    Location: Camrose Public Library

    Together with the Camrose Wellness Coalition, the BRWA is thrilled to present: Project Wild Thing!

    Join us at the Camrose Public Library, Wednesday April 13th for this film screening.

    5:30pm: Gathering and Opening~ How wild is Camrose?
    6:00pm: Movie Screening of Project Wild Thing
    7:30pm: Question and Answer and sharing additional resources

    PROJECT WILD THING is a feature-length documentary film. It is also the beginning of a movement to reconnect kids with nature. Only 1 in 10 children regularly play in wild places. Children’s roaming area has shrunk by 90% in a generation. Today, more children can identify a Dalek than a magpie.  The movement aims to reconnect all children with nature. If we don’t, the results could be disastrous for three big reasons:

    1. Health
    Children’s mental and physical health are improved in the outdoors, if they are indoors they are simply less active and less exposed to nature.

    2. Happiness
    Playing outdoors and exploring nature is an essential part of a happy childhood, helping children to build friendships, get to know their community and grow confidence.

    3. Environment
    If children do not connect with the natural world, they’re unlikely to care enough about the environment to fight to look after it.


    Project Wild Thing is supported by The WILD NETWORK, a collaborative movement of over 1000 organisations and thousands of individuals committed to getting kids outdoors. The Wild Network’s membership is diverse: From conservation charities and schools, to healthcare providers, local government, children’s charities and individuals (please say at this point that you and your organisation have signed up and encourage others to do the same at!)

  • Event Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
    Location: Camrose and Stettler

    Camrose County is hosting two workshops on Land Stewardship: Promoting Possibilites

    Are you a farmer, rancher, concerned landowner? Are you involved in conservation or recreation? 
    Attend a free workshop!

    Camrose- Wed. March 23rd, Canalta Hotel. Hwy 13 West.

    Stettler- Thurs. March 24th, Ramada Inn. Hwy 12 West. 

    Please see the attached agenda for details. 

    Registration deadline is March 18th. Call the Camrose County to register at 780-672-4765.




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