Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Location: Stettler County Office Building

    Our AGM will be hosted in Stettler this year, and is open to the general public. Come on out to hear what we’ve been up to in the past 12 months, and get the latest update on our watershed management plan. The meeting will run from 10am-3pm, with lunch provided.

    The BRWA will also welcome two professionals to the meeting to present on the topic “Making the Most of It: How do we prepare for extreme weather events?” Matt Machielse with ESRD will analyze the 2013 flood and offer next steps for flood and drought mitigation in Alberta, and Dr. Dave Sauchyn with PARC will discuss North America’s adaptations and vulnerabilities to climate extremes. Discover how our area is being affected by a changing climate, and ways in which we are learning to effectively manage and adapt to these changes.

    To RSVP for the lunch, please contact Sheila at the office, 780-672-0276.


  • Event Date: Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Location: Watershed Wide

    This poster contest is open to students in grades 1-6 across the Battle River and Sounding Creek Watersheds.  The contest invites students to submit a hand-drawn poster on that year’s theme for a chance to win prizes for themselves and their classmates.

     

    The 2014 theme for the Battle River Buddies Poster contest is Life Cycles. Students are encourage to draw a life cycle related to their grade level science curriculum, such as forest nutrient cycles, seasonal cycles, animal life cycles or plant growth cycles.  The poster should include a descriptive title. The student may depict the life cycle however they choose.  Posters will be judged by creative expression and artistic impression.   

     

    Contest Guidelines: 

    • Posters should be hand-drawn (in any medium)
    • Posters should include a title. For example "Cycles of the Aspen Forets" or "The Lifecycle of a Chorus Frog".
    • Posters should be drawn on legal sized paper (8.5"x14")
    • Posters should be submitted to the BRWA by Wednesday June 11th

    Prizes will be rewarded to 

    Posters for the 2014 contest are due at the BRWA office by Wednesday June 11th.  

     

    Poster can be mailed to:

    Battle River Watershed Alliance
    Re: Buddies Poster Contest
    Box 16, Gateway Centre
    4825-51st St.
    Camrose AB
    T4V 1R9 

  • Event Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014

    What sources of water do you rely on? What risks may impact the quality and quantity of your drinking water?

    Source water protection is all about protecting our drinking water at the “source” - both the groundwater that flows beneath our feet and the surface water that flows through our rivers and streams.

    Join us to learn more about opportunities for source water protection in your region.

    Sedgewick: Jan 21, 7:00-9:30pm, Flagstaff County office

    Wainwright: Jan 23, 7:00-9:30pm, Communiplex (Hall 2)

    Camrose: Feb 5, 7:00-9:30pm, Stoney Creek Centre

    Wetaskiwin: Feb 6, 7:00-9:30pm, By-the-Lake Park

    Hughenden: Feb 11, 7:00-9:30pm, Community Hall

    New Brigden: Feb 13, 1:00-3:30pm, Community Hall

    Castor: Feb 20, 7:00-9:30pm, County of Paintearth office

    Plan to attend! These workshops are free, but pre-registration is appreciated. Call 780-672-0276 or email sarah@battleriverwatershed.ca to register.

    Can’t make it out? Contact us to share your thoughts on this important topic.

     

  • Event Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014
    Location: Across Alberta

    During Family Fishing Weekend, Albertans and Vistors can try fishing without having to buy a license. Applies to any public water body that has an open fishing season (not including national parks). All regulations still apply.  Start your adventure here: MyWildAlberta.ca

  • Event Date: Monday, January 20, 2014
    Location: Battle River, Maskwacis Alberta

     Celebrate and honour the Battle River at Roy and Judy Louis' land on the Bend in the River at Maskwachis, Alberta. Join us for the third year of a four-year ritual linking water, land and Battle River neighbours - first people, settler people and people who are new to our region. For more information, contact ALL-The Association for Life-Wide Living at 780-672-9315.

  • Event Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014
    Location: Stoney Creek Centre, Camrose.

    It is a season of beauty and outdoor fun. Join us at the Stoney Creek centre to celebrate! 

    This event is free for everyone so bring your toboggan or skis, a snow shovel and warm clothes and lets have some fun! 

    We will be celebrating with:

    Sport.  Bring your own equipment to enjoy your favorite winter sport.  A Learn to Luge session will also be available from 2:15-4:15pm for the first 12 people to register. Everyone ages 6+ is welcome.  To luge, you must wear a helmet, warm clothing and sign a waiver.  Download the waiver here, or get a copy from the Stoney Creek centre by 2pm on the 19th. 

    Play. Enjoy some time by the fire with a local storyteller. You could also make a treat for your feathered friends, or help build a snow sculpture!

    Fashion. Show us your favorite winter garments, and take part in our fashion show!  Warm and woolly is the fashion of the season. 

    Flavour. We will have hot dogs and bannock on hand to roast over the open fire in the snow kitchen.  Never been in a snow kitchen? It is like a snow fort with no roof, benches, and a fire pit! We will also have warm drinks available. 

    For more information, call Nathalie at 780-672-0276. 

    We hope to see you at the ski hill! 

     Beautiful Winter Poster .pdf

  • Event Date: Monday, November 25, 2013
    Location: Stoney Creek Centre, Camrose.

    The Battle River Watershed Alliance invites secondary school teachers in the sciences, social sciences and language arts to attend this Professional Development day.  Using Watersheds for Project-Based Learning will be held on Monday November 25th from 9am to 3pm at the Stoney Creek Centre in Camrose.

    This PD session will include a holistic lesson on the science and social science of our local watersheds.  Teachers of all backgrounds will benefit from receiving up-to-date information on our local ecology and communities.  Event facilitators will use the Caring for our Watershed program as an example of successful project-based learning. Attendees will hear from a local teacher on how their school has incorporated the Caring for our Watersheds program across several areas of study, creating an engaging and rewarding learning experience for students. Inside Education will be attending as a guest speaker to share other water-based educational resource materials and discuss advantages of using them in the classroom.

    There is no cost to attend this PD session.  Travel and supply teacher funding is available based on need. Lunch will also be provided.

     

     

    To register or for more information, please contact Nathalie Stanley at the Battle River Watershed Alliance at 780-672-0276 or by email at nathalie@battleriverwatershed.ca.  We encourage you to invite several teachers of different backgrounds to attend this PD day to initiate the cross-curricular, project based learning opportunity this session will offer. 

    View the Poster PDF

  • Event Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
    Location: Faith and Life Centre, Augustana Campus, U of A

    Join ROARS (Rural Outreach & Agricultural Renaissance Society) and the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (U of A) for a day of exploring and deepening our whys and hows of farming in line with, and for, a regenerative ecology; gaining inspiration and knowledge to restore, refine and reinvent our farms.

    For more details, check out the event poster.

  • Event Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
    Location: Augustana Campus, UofA. Camrose AB

    Augustana Campus - University of Alberta will host a conference in Camrose on November 1 and 2 to foster dialogue around spiritual connection to land and place.        
    Co-sponsored by the Chester Ronning Centre, the U of A - Augustana Campus, and the Aboriginal Student Office, the conference follows its predecessor, Responsibility for the Land - Conversations on Fracking in Alberta, which was held in the fall of 2012, and organized by a group of dedicated students concerned about the political and ecological issues of hydraulic fracturing. 

    This year, we hope to deepen our scope to include the spiritual dimensions of our ecological challenges. Alongside a host of newcomers, last year’s conference organizers will collaborate with First Nations leaders, farmers, scholars, and ecologists to create an open floor for Albertans hoping to foster a deeper connection to land and community. Guiding the conference is a belief in collaboration, understanding, and above all the cultivation of relationships and community, with community including both the people and the land that supports and nourishes us.

    The conference will feature Sylvia McAdam, one of the founders of Idle No More, and Janice Makokis, a First Nations scholar in Alberta. We will also hear from Dr. Roger Epp, former Dean of Augustana and current Political Science Professor at the University of Alberta, and Lorne Fitch, award winning conservation biologist. The conference will also host a panel of young and seasoned farmers including Takota Coen, Don Ruzicka, and Brenda Barritt, who will share their land ethic in practice. Round table discussions will be an important part of the conference and will encourage all participants to further the conversation and envision how we might collectively create a community land ethic.

    All who are interested in the conference are welcome to join us on November 1 in the evening and all day on Saturday the 2nd and to take part and contribute their voices to the conversation. Whether or not you are able to attend, please register or connect with us on our website (spiritoftheland.ca) which has many Augustana students, community members, and others sharing their thoughts on connection to place, community, and spirituality.

    Visit http://spiritoftheland.ca/ to learn more and to register for the conference. 

  • Event Date: Monday, October 21, 2013
    Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta

    Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin, in collaboration with the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance, will host their annual conference within the beautiful South Saskatchewan River Valley of Medicine Hat. Mark your calendars for this interprovincial Below Your Watershed Conference!

    Building from the successful 2010 Below your Watershed event, this year’s conference will advance the understanding of global and regional river and groundwater resources, projects and opportunities. Participants will learn about the latest technologies and approaches to sustainable management and protection of river and groundwater. Speakers from industry, agriculture, university and research, water consultants and non-governmental organizations will address issues of watershed water quality, use and vulnerability. Please join us for a day and a half of learning opportunities, debate and networking. The conference will also include a Monday evening event social and Waterscapes Exhibit at The Esplanade as well as a dinner and social held at the Medalta Clay Potteries National Historic District on Tuesday evening.

    Visit belowyourwatershed.ca for full conference details.

    Anyone wishing an in depth understanding of the increasing importance of river and groundwater or interested in connecting with subject matter experts is encouraged to register online now!

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