Local Matters in Cochrane, AB

A Special Message from the Cochrane & Area Events Society (CAES)


For the second year now, the Cochrane and Area Events Society (CAES)
will be organizing a partial live and partial virtual Canada Day
Celebration, in partnership with the Town of Cochrane.
CAES is focusing on creating activities that will encourage people to
get out with their families/cohorts and participate in various ways.
There will be a mix of physical activities and online contests with
prizes and there will be live virtual entertainment and fireworks
are planned.


We are very excited to announce our live-Facebook broadcast
headliner, George Canyon, will be performing an exclusive 1-hour
show from an undisclosed location in Cochrane. This performance
will take place at 7:00 pm and will be broadcast on CAES’s
Facebook page on July 1. 


George Canyon rose to becoming one of Canada’s hottest Country
Music stars in the early 2000’s and has won countless accolades and
awards, including Juno Awards, CCMA Awards, and ECMA Awards
to name a few. He has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Country
Music Hall of Fame, recorded 12 albums, and was presented a
certified Platinum Award for his debut album ‘One Good Friend’.
With many country iconic hits like Just Like You, I Believe in
Angels, Drinkin’ Thinkin’, Daughters of the Sun, I Got This, I
Want You To Live, Slow Dance and many, many more, he is also a
huge Calgary Flames fan and is in his sixth season of singing the
National Anthem at the home games. Most importantly he is a
proud father and devoted husband.


Canyon is also well known and respected for his humanitarian work
and support of such causes as Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation (JDRF), and the Canadian Armed Forces which has led
to national and international recognition. Canyon is also known for
his numerous acting roles including Heartland, Trailer Park Boys,
Hallmark Channel’s “One Starry Christmas” and a guest starring
role in a musical production of Grease in Toronto.

Canada Day will see outdoor activities starting at noon and
running to 4 pm. These will include a Family Bike Rally (Amazing
Race style), Treasure hunts, Scavenger hunts, Trivia Walk, Arts and
Crafts, Colouring contest, Chalk Art Challenge, Market at the Social
Spot, local art display and Community Parades and Food trucks. 
Virtual Entertainment and online contests will also be featured as
part of the Canada Day activities, starting in the afternoon and
leading up to the highlight of the day, the George Canyon show.
Fireworks details will be confirmed closer to the date.


CAES is a volunteer-based organization that plans events in the
Town of Cochrane such as Canada Day, the Labour Day Parade, Stuff
a Bus and New Year’s Eve Celebration. Funding is provided by the
Town of Cochrane and our generous sponsors and in-kind donors.


This year CAES welcomes several new members: Chris Johnson,
Teresa Pacheco, Susan Calvert and Lisa Cruze. Current members are
Erika Richards – President, Lucille Johnsrude – Treasurer, Marina
Chabbert – Secretary, Members at large: Mark Lippens, Ed Kokts-
Porietis and our event planner Kailey Mitchell.


Residents can find Cochrane & Area Events Society on Facebook
and Instagram, where the contests, crafts and decorating ideas will
be posted and promoted in the upcoming weeks. A “Like” on
Facebook will allow everyone to keep up to date with the events
being planned and also tune in to the live streaming George Canyon
performance on Canada Day.

The goal of 2021 Canada Day – KeepingCochraneTogether

Contact Erika Richards (780-885-8017) or Kailey Mitchell (403-478-1159)

Written by
Samantha Nickerson

Samantha is the Founder of Urbancasual.ca and is also the Lead Content Creator. She is a community inspired individual who is always looking for better ways to serve and connect the community, whether it be through the sharing of stories or organizing local events.

Samantha also designs websites & is a digital marketer.

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Written by Samantha Nickerson