Past News and Events

  • Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012
    Location: Across the Watershed


    Join us for discussions on water quantity and quality
     in east-central Alberta.

    See below for list of workshops, or click HERE to download the poster.




    Plan to attend! Workshops are free, but pre-registration is appreciated.

    Call 780-672-0276.

    Can’t make it out? We’d still love to hear from you!
    Contact us for other opportunities to learn more and get involved.

    Workshops are across the watershed, from August to October!


    Workshop dates:

    Camrose: July 31, 7:00-9:30pm

             Stoney Creek Centre

    Hughenden: Aug. 7, 9:30am-noon

             Shorncliffe Lake Hall

    Stettler: Aug. 14, 9:30am-noon

    Stettler County office

    Lacombe: Aug. 16, 9:30am-noon

    Lacombe Memorial Centre

    Wetaskiwin: Aug. 21, 9:30am-noon

    Prairie Breeze Inn

    Wainwright: Aug. 23, 9:30am-noon

    Communiplex (Hall 2)

    Consort: Aug. 28, 9:30am-noon

    Sportex (Community Hall)

    Sedgewick: Aug. 30, 9:30am-noon

    Flagstaff County Office



    Workshop dates:

    Hughenden: Sept. 11, 7:00-9:30pm

           Shorncliffe Lake Hall

    Camrose: Sept. 13, 7:00-9:30pm

           Stoney Creek Centre

    Ponoka: Sept. 18, 7:00-9:30pm

    Kinsmen Community Centre

    Wainwright: Sept. 20, 7:00-9:30pm

    Communiplex (Hall 2)

    Sedgewick: Oct. 2, 7:00-9:30pm

    Flagstaff County office

    Castor: Oct. 4, 7:00-9:30pm

    County of Paintearth office


    Water quality workshop poster here! 


  • Event Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012
    Location: Around the watershed!

    Come capture the spirit of the watershed through these outdoor art experiences!

    A more structured, intro level workshop will be held on September 8. This workshop will include a light lunch and 2 instructional demos for working with pastels.

    Have more freedom to work on your own project at the September 16 gathering. Artists will come together to share an outdoor art experience, choosing their own medium to work in for the day. There will be one instructional demo and a light lunch provided.

    Learn more by checking out the poster HERE!

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
    Location: Riverdale Mini-Park, Wainwright Alberta

    The MD of Wainwright and the Battle River Watershed Alliance are happy to be hosting the 3rd annual Watershed Festival! Join us Saturday August 18th from 10am-3pm at the Riverdale Park just North of Wainwright for a fun day for the whole family.
    Make a Saskatoon Pie to bring to enter into the Annual Alberta Saskatoon Pie contest, and try some samples of others!

    Activities will include:
    • Face Painting
    • Guest Speakers
    • Crafts
    • Butterflies and bugs
    • Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Bird House Building
    • Beach and swimming
    • BBQ Lunch!
    • Saskatoon Pie Making Contest

    Please RSVP to 1-888-672-0276

    Please click here to save or print off your invitation.

  • Event Date: Friday, June 29, 2012
    Location: Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds

    Do you like photography? Enter this photography contest for your chance to win!

    More info below! (pdf version of the poster here)

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Location: Across the Battle River Watershed

    The Battle River Watershed Alliance is planning a Bike Trip across the Battle River Watershed!

    WHEN: Sunday June 17th - Thursday June 21st, 2012

    WHERE: Starting at the headwaters of Battle Lake, we will travel east to North Battleford where the Battle River meets the North Saskatchewan River. Stops along the way will include; Pigeon Lake, Ponoka, Camrose, Hardisty, Wainwright, Egerton, and somewhere in Saskatchewan! 

    WHY: There is a direct link between the health of our environment and the health of our bodies. Here at BRWA we are interested in ensuring both. In the spirit of this we are planning a bike tour to promote outdoor physical activity as a way to increase our physical health and our connection to our natural surroundings. Isn’t it true that we will only protect what we love?

    HOW: The 5 day tour will include educational visits to communities and schools, scenic views, media attention and of course a lot of health promoting biking! You can be involved in this unforgettable experience as a member of the “Streamers” for part of, or the whole journey, you can come to one of the events, or donate as a supporter!

    Read this recent article for MORE INFORMATION: Rolling down the River Bike Tour

    The Route
    Bike Route

    Thanks to the following 2012 Tour Sponsors for allowing the bike ride to happen.

    Watershed Champion Sponsor: Atco Power
    Watershed Leader SponsorEncana, County of Flagstaff
    Watershed Sponsor: PAMZ (Parkland Airshed Management Zone)Alberta Beef ProducersUFA, Red the AgencyGreen Gear

    Need more info? Contact Nathalie at, or join our Rolling down the Battle River Facebook group. 

  • Event Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
    Location: Camrose County Council Chambers

    Come learn more about what the BRWA has been up to over the past year! Our AGM is Thursday, June 14, at the Camrose County Council Chambers (9:30am coffee, 10am start). Free lunch provided! Click here for the agenda. For proposed bylaw changes, click here.

  • Event Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Miss the November community workshops but want to share your perspective on the issues and opportunities facing our watersheds? We want to hear from you! Click here to fill out our online survey. We appreciate your input, and we'll be reporting back in February 2012 on what we heard through both the community workshops and the online survey. Stay tuned!


  • Event Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    Location: Rundle's Mission, Pigeon Lake

    Re-storying Relationships Among First Nations People, All Other People, and the Battle River Watershed

    Join us with your stories, your open heart, your love of land, water and all creatures, your willingness to learn, and your desire to be part of the possibility of a collective emerging re-story of our relationships together.

    Together, we will share our stories about the land, water and us; uncover our history and experience; explore our interactions and connections; and move forward into new stories and relationships.

    See the event poster for more details!


  • Event Date: Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Location: Augustana Campus, U of A, Camrose

    Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, is a controversial natural gas extraction process. Despite moratoriums in New York state, Europe and Quebec, the process continues, largely unexamined, in Alberta.

    Jessica Ernst is an Alberta scientist with over 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry. In 2011, she launched a lawsuit against Encana and the Alberta government after her groundwater became contaminated. An international award recipient and speaker on the issue, we are pleased to welcome her to the Augustana campus.

    See information on presentation locations and times here.

  • Event Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
    Location: Forestburg, Alberta
    Workshop presentations:
    BRWA Programs and Projects (Hugh Sanders, BRWA Board Chair)
    *Large file. May take several minutes to download.
    Community Workshops: What We Heard (Sarah Skinner, BRWA Watershed Planning Coordinator)
    *Large File. May take several minutes to download.
    Water, Drought and Climate Change (Dave Sauchyn, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative, University of Regina)
    BRWA Policy Research and Drought (Susanna Bruneau, BRWA Policy Research Coordinator)

    How do we keep our communities and economy strong in times of drought?
    How do we create a Battle River that you would actually want to swim in?
    How do we protect the beauty and health of the place we live?
    Thanks to all who attended the Battle River Watershed Alliance's Drought and Watershed Management workshop, held on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (10:00am-3:00pm) in Forestburg (at the Forestburg Community Centre).
    This workshop provided an opportunity for watershed residents, stakeholders and municipalities to:
    • Tell us what the most pressing issues are in your region;
    • Learn more about the BRWA's work over the last year related to drought in our watersheds; and
    • Hear from an expert in climate change research, David Sauchyn.


Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting