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Events 2017/18

The ACDA hosts a variety of recreational, educational and competitive events around the province. Each chapter organizes and hosts their own events and many activities are open to both member and non-member drivers. For a complete listing of events around the province, click on the monthly calendar below. See printable schedule for 2018.

For a list of upcoming events by chapter, please visit the individual Chapter's page. Stay tuned for additional events to be posted.

Photo courtesy of Anne Allison, Chinook Chapter

January 2018
January 11: Chinook Chapter - Club Meeting

January 13: Northern Lights AGM
Location: Near Onoway, Alberta (northwest of Edmonton). Sleigh rides to start at 1:00 and meeting to follow approx. 2:30. Contact Bridget at tangob@mcsnet.ca for further information and directions.

January 20, 1-3 pm: East-West Chapter - Movie & Popcorn

Driving videos at Vermilion Town Office. Bring a friend who may be interested in driving. Contact Bonnie Brown at 780-755-2550 or Maddi MacDonald at 780-853-6768.

January 27-28: Chinook Chapter - Beginner Driving Clinic
Clinicians: Barb Richard and Becky Taylor


February 2018
February TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Cutter/Sleigh Drive
Location: Grimshaw. Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

February 8: Chinook Chapter - Club Meeting

February 18: Chinook Chapter - Spruceview Cutter Rally

February 24: East-West Chapter - Cutter Rally in Lloydminster
Contact Della Wist at 780-871-0484 or Denise MacDonald at 780-853-6768.
March 2018
March TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Fun Drive
Location: Ed Pimm's. Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

March 8: Chinook Chapter - Club Meeting
Location: Sundre. Wheelwright speaker.

March 17, 9 am: Driving TD & Judges Clinic
Sponsored by AEF & EC. Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds, AB. Cost: $125. Deadline March 1 or until clinic is full. See poster for details and registration form.

March 18: Coulee Winds Chapter - President's Luncheon
Location TBA. Contact Carolyn Otto at 403-642-2134 or 403-647-7917; email cotto@mrcable.ca

March 24: East-West Chapter - General Meeting/Work Bee on Obstacles
Contact Tammy Hampel at 780-808-9521 or Cheryl Byers at 306-825-2923.

April 2018
April 7: Northern Lights Chapter - Confidence Building and Obstacles
Location: Sawatzky Arena, Alcomdale, AB. Focus on safety skills; in-hand or harness (no carriages please). 12 participants max. Cost: $100; auditors $25. Sessions run 9 am-noon and 1-4 pm; lunch availability tba; water/snacks available. Contact Bridget Simon at 780-348-5626.  

April 12: Chinook Chapter - Club Meeting - Grooming

April 27-29: Mane Event
Location: Red Deer. East-West Chapter members wishing to attend as a group and volunteer at the ACDA booth may contact Denise MacDonald at 780-853-6768.
May 2018
May TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Driving Clinic Beginner/Advanced
Location: Grimshaw. Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

May TBA: Coulee Winds Chapter – Driving Clinic

Location: Vibholm Equestrian Centre, Lethbridge, AB. Clinician Risë Massey. Contact Carolyn Otto at 403-642-2134 or 403-647-7917; email cotto@mrcable.ca

May 4-6: Foothills Chapter - Ellen Hockley Driving Clinic

Location: Ortons’ Acreage, 290051 15 St. E, Okotoks. Information: Carolyn Orton, (403) 938.5070, email: info@equi-market.com. See registration form.

May 12: Chinook Chapter - Remington Trip to Cardston

May 26-27: Klondike Chapter - Sparrowhawk Spring Fling Fun/Training Event
Location: Home of Wally and Judy Cook - 22325 Township Road 502, Leduc County AB T0B 3M2.

May 26-27: East-West Chapter - Driving Clinic
Clinician TBA. Contact Lorraine Dibben at 780-953-2400, Bonnie Brown at 780-755-2550 or Denise MacDonald at 780-853-6768.

May TBA: Klondike Chapter - Clinic by Cyndie and Steve
Cyndie and Steve are planning to hold a clinic next spring; may be in coordination with the Spring Fling, May 26 -27. Fee: $45 for an hour's lesson.

June 2018
June 1-3: Northern Lights Chapter - Clinic Lessons with Brenda Glowinski
Location: Brown's farm, Vimy. Cost: $150 per person for three 45 minute lessons. Contact Bridget Simon at 780-348-5626 or tangob@mcsnet.ca to register ($100 deposit required).

June 9: Chinook Chapter - Fun/Training Day
Location: Fulton's Ranch. Alternative date: June 29.

June 15-17: Northern Lights Chapter - Clinic Lessons with Wendy Clark
Dressage Instruction. Location: Brown's farm, Vimy. Cost: $225 per person for three 45 minute lessons. Contact Bridget Simon at 780-348-5626 or tangob@mcsnet.ca to register ($100 deposit required).

June 16-17: Foothills Chapter - Improve Your Driving Skills Spring Session
Location: Winfield Driving Center near Millarville, AB. Information: Kathleen Winfield, (403) 931-0389, email: winfieldkj@gmail.com. See registration form.

June 16-17: East-West Chapter - Driving Trials
Board and Chapter members.

June 23-24: Klondike Chapter - Practice Pace
Location: Home of Lyle and Joy Anne Brown - Township Road 582 and Range Road 260, near Vimy, Alberta.
 
July 2018
July TBA: Coulee Winds Chapter - Driving Clinic
Location: Vibholm Equestrian Centre, Lethbridge, AB. Clinician Risë Massey. Contact Carolyn Otto at 403-642-2134 or 403-647-7917; email cotto@mrcable.ca

July 14-15: Chinook Chapter - Pleasure Show
Location: Gord and Geri's.

July 21-22: Foothills Chapter - Driving Challenges
Location: Winfield Driving Center near Millarville, AB. Information: Kathleen Winfield, (403) 931-0389, email: winfieldkj@gmail.com. See registration form.

July 21-22: Klondike Chapter - Harry Harrison Pace Event
Location: Home of Lyle and Joy Anne Brown - Township Road 582 and Range Road 260, near Vimy, Alberta.

July 28: East-West Chapter - Vermilion Fair Driving Classes
Contact Lorraine Dibben at 780-853-2400.

August 2018
August TBA: Peace Country Chapter – Fun Drive
Location: Lac Cardinal Museum, Grimshaw.  Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

August TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Fun Driving Trials
Location: Grimshaw. Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

August 11-12: Klondike Classic Carriage Event
Location TBD. Two day horse driving trials format.

August 18-19: Foothills Chapter - Improve Driving Skills Summer Session
Location: Winfield Driving Center near Millarville, AB. Information: Kathleen Winfield, (403) 931-0389, email: winfieldkj@gmail.com. See registration form.

August 18-19: Northern Lights Chapter - Pleasure Show
Location: Brown's farm, Vimy. Day 1: Minis to 14hh ponies; Day 2: Large ponies to draft. Contact Bridget Simon at 780-348-5626 or tangob@mcsnet.ca

August 26: East-West Chapter - Fun Day at Vermilion Fair Grounds
Contact Lorraine Dibben at 780-853-2400, Maddi MacDonald at 780-853-6768 or Christine King at 780-888-7354.

September 2018
September TBA: Peace Country Chapter – Fun Drive
Location: TBA. Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

September 8-9: Klondike Chapter - Harvest Moon Fun Drive
Locations: Home of Lyle and JoyAnne Brown - Township Road 582 and Range Road 260, near Vimy, Alberta. Two day horse driving trial format.

September 13: Chinook Chapter - Club Meeting

September 22: East-West Chapter - Derby & Fall Drive
Location: Paradise Valley. Contact Tammy Hampel at 780-808-9521.
October 2018
October TBA 10 am: Peace Country Chapter AGM
Location: Grimshaw. Contact Ed Pimm 780-338-2285.

October 11, 6 pm: Chinook Chapter AGM and Potluck
Election of Officers

October 20: East-West Chapter
- AGM
Location: Dewberry. Contact Iris Davies at 780-847-2677.
November 2018
November 8: Chinook Chapter - Club Meeting

November 11: ACDA Annual General Meeting


December 2018
December TBA: Chinook Chapter - Christmas Party






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