Local Riley Welden to run ultramarathon the 'Canadian Death Race', in support of the Cochrane Food Bank.

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On August 3rd and 4th, one local Cochrane adventure-seeker and town staffer, Riley Welden, will be participating in a race in support of the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank.

The Canadian Death Race , regarded as one of the most physically intense races in the world, takes athletes through 125 kilometres of rough terrain, three mountain summits in Grande Cache and over 17,000 feet of elevation changes.

Plus, the race must be completed in 24 hours or less!

Welden will be running his race in support of the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank, and is asking neighbours, colleagues, and friends to pledge donations through the Cochrane Activettes website.

“Knowing people in our community live with hunger and have difficulties readily accessing food does not sit well with me,” explains Welden.

“The Cochrane Food Bank is a great cause that directly helps people in need. I want to support the Cochrane Activettes, who do an exceptional job of running the Food Bank and making a positive difference in our community.”

Welden has been training for the Canadian Death Race for the past 10 months, through a combination of trail running and hiking in various mountain locations, including West Bragg Creek, Kananaskis, Banff National Park and the Historic Cochrane Ranche.

“The training and preparation for this event has been fun so far,” said Welden. “Running with the beautiful scenery and friends, along with the fact that I am running for a cause, makes the journey much easier.”

Those who would like to support Welden’s run can donate to the Cochrane Activettes directly:

 Online: www.cochraneactivettes.com

 Cheque: Cochrane Activettes, Box 535, Cochrane AB T4C 1A7

 In person at the Royal Bank or ATB (Cochrane Branches)

*Financial contributions are eligible for a charitable income tax receipt.

A Cochrane, AB Stampede Breakfast Round-Up 2019

It's Stampede time again Cochrane - Yahoo! Now, where to get your flapjack & rodeo on in the next weeks.

July 5th -
Pancakes at The Corner - A Stampede Breakfast - 8am to 10am - Chuck steel’s axe house mobile + DJ Wild Bill *Bring reuseable plates/cutlery/coffee mugs to WIN prizes!

July 6th -
Stampede Breakfast at the Trading Post in Sunset Ridge - 9am to 12pm - Ponies, live music, face painting + more!

July 7th -
> Fireside Stampede Breakfast - 9am to 12pm - face painting, live music, ponies + more!

July 8th -
> Grand Central Businesses Pancake Breakfast - 8am to 11am - 201 Grand Blvd. - Music + Games

July 10 -
> CIR Realty Stampede Breakfast - 8am to 11am - 130, 5th Ave.

July 11 - 
Boys & Girls Club of Cochrane & Area Pancake Breakfast - 7am to 11am - Dunk tank + Bring reuseable plates/cutlery/coffee mugs to WIN prizes!

July 13 -
> 8th Annual Foothills Bucking Horse Futurity - 6pm - $10 adults/ $5 seniors and youth / 12 & under free
2nd Annual Stampede Barn Dance - 8pm - Adults only, $10pp

July 14 -
Bow Valley Baptist Church - 8am to 10am - 54 West Aarsnby Road

+ FIND ME at one of Cochrane's upcoming Stampede breakfast or bbqs and I'll give you an UrbanCasual.ca frisbee (while supplies last!)! Be sure to tag us in all your frisbee summer adventures so that we can see what our frisbee gets up to!

Happy Stampeding Y'all! YAHOO!

Cochrane, Alberta's Canada Day Long Weekend Event Round-Up - June 28/19


Edited to Add: Look in your Cochrane Eagle (not the Times as mentioned in the video, sorry!) for the Canada Day insert, for information about the days events and shuttle times/locations.

Friday, June 28 -
> 6:30pm - The Royal Canadian Legion Cochrane Branch BBQ - all are welcome!
> 8:30pm - THE PRAIRIE DOGZ at The Venue Bar & Grill

Saturday, June 29 -
> 9:30am - Cochrane Farmers' Market
> 9pm - THE MIKE MACKENZIE BAND at The Venue Bar & Grill

Sunday, June 30 -
> 9:30am - Bearspaw Lions Farmers Market
> 5:30pm - Sunday Night Jam at The Venue Bar & Grill

Monday, July 1st - Happy Birthday Canada!
> 9am - The Royal Canadian Legion Cochrane Branch Pancake Breakfast - $3 per person
> 12pm - Canada Day Cultural Celebration at Mitford Park
> 9pm - Daring Greatly at Mitford Park (Canada Day) - Cochrane, AB
> 11pm - FIREWORKS

> Canadian Pouch Couch hammock giveaway on our Instagram - ends July 2nd!

> Visit the DUNK TANK this weekend - $2 a ball, all proceeds support the Girl Guides of Cochrane! A HUGE thank you to all those who will be sitting in the dunk tank this weekend >>> YOU ROCK! PLUS, if you live in Sunset Ridge, here's your chance to meet some members of the Sunset Ridge Residents Association Cochrane and learn more about them!