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Events 2017

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 2017.

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 2017
January 15, 1-3 pm: East-West Chapter - Movie and Popcorn
Driving videos at Vermilion Town Office. Bring a friend who may be interested in driving. Contact Bonnie Brown at 780-755-2550.

January 28, 9 am-5 pm: Chinook Chapter - Beginner Driving Clinic

Location: Rock N Rail Ranch - northwest of Olds, Alberta. Clinician: Barb Richard, Olds, AB. See poster for details. Contact: Barb at brichard209@gmail.com or 780-266-4036.
February 2017
February 24-25: Stone Bridge Chapter - 2 day Bomb-proofing Clinic
Location: Blackfalds, AB; cost $150 – Stone Bridge Members, $200 – Non Stone Bridge Members. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

February 25: Northern Lights Chapter - Stettin Nakamun Sleigh Drive
Location: Onoway, AB. See poster for details. Contact Heather Rioux at 780-967-1030 or harioux@hotmail.com 

February 25: East-West Chapter - Cutter Rally for Cancer
Location: Lloydminster, AB. Contact Denise MacDonald at 780-853-0305.

February TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Cutter/Sleigh Rally
Location: Grimshaw, AB.
March 2017
March 18, East-West Chapter - Safety and Conditioning Clinic
Location: Vermilion, AB. Contact Chuck Taylor (780-871-3373), Leo Ostreicher (306-865-6630) or Lorraine Dibben (780-853-2400).

March 19: Coulee Winds Chapter - President's Luncheon & Planning Meeting

March TBA: Chinook Chapter - Groundwork Clinic
Clinician: Barb Richard. Location: Olds, AB.

March TBA: Chinook Chapter - Sleigh Ride
Location: Bowden, AB.

March TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Fun Drive
Location: Grimshaw, AB.


April 2017
April 21-23: Mane Event (non-ACDA event)
Location: Red Deer, AB.

April 28-30, 8-5 daily: Chinook Chapter - Driving Lessons with Risë Massey
Location: Rock ‘n Rail Ranch near Olds. For details, see poster and registration form. Lesson times will be assigned as registrations are received.  To register, contact Patty Carley at 403-346-2146 or pcarley@xplornet.ca

April 30: East-West Chapter - Indoor Carriage Race
Location: Sage Hills Arena, located north of Wainwright, AB (on Hwy 41 to Secondary Hwy 614, 4 miles east to Rg Rd 60, then 1 mile south). Registration: 9 am. For more information: 780-853-2400.


May 2017
May 6: Stone Bridge Chapter - Highway Clean-up
Location: Hwy 587 W of Bowden. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

May 6-7: Foothills Chapter - Ellen Hockley Driving Clinic
Clinician: Ellen Hockley. Location: Okotoks, AB. For details and registration: Clinic Registration. Also see poster for all Foothills 2017 clinics.

May 13-14: Klondike Chapter - Multiple Hitch Fun Day
Location: Home of Lyle and Joyanne Brown, Vimy, AB. Single driving horses also welcome.

May 13-14: East-West Chapter - Driving Clinic
Clinician: Judith Orr. Contact Lorraine Dibben (780-953-2400).

May 13-14: AEF Driving 101 Clinic (Non-ACDA Event)
The AEF is pleased to host a Driving 101 Clinic for those learning or interested in learning how to drive. Topics covered include how to harness, types of harnesses, hitching up, types of carriages, ground driving, longlining, hands-on driving and much more. This clinic is designed in a very small format to give the most hands on experience possible for beginner drivers. Located a wonderful private driving facility just 10 minutes west of Spruce Meadows, AB, participants will have the opportunity to view 30+ carriage and numerous types of harnesses. Click here for details: Driving 101 Information & Registration Space is very limited and for just $80 this isn’t an opportunity to miss. Register today.

May 20-21: Coulee Winds Chapter - Driving Clinic
Clinician: Risë Massey from Cartwheels Driving Centre, Aldersyde, AB. Location: Lethbridge, AB. Contact Carolyn Otto, 403-647-7917, cotto@mrcable.ca

May 20-22: High Country (non-ACDA event) - Clinic
Clinician: Larry Poulin. Location: Cochrane, AB.

May 27: Fultonvale Fun Day
Location: Fultonvale Outdoor Arena, 52029 Rge Rd 224, Strathcona County, AB. Contact Dale Bolen greymare10@gmail.com or 587-336-1224.

May 27-28: Foothills Chapter - Team Building Through Challenges
Location: Millarville, AB. For details and registration form: Clinic Registration. Also see poster for all Foothills 2017 clinics.

May: Stone Bridge Chapter - Groundskeeping, weather permitting

Location: Kevisville. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

May TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Driving Clinic: Beginner/Advanced
Location: Grimshaw, AB.


June 2017
June 3: Harry Harrison Presentation @ Remington Museum
Location: Remington Carriage Museum, 623 Main St, Cardston, AB. Contact Dale Bolen greymare10@gmail.com or 587-336-1224.

June 7: Klondike Chapter - Play Day at Dale's
Location: Dale Bolen's. For information, contact: 587-336-1224.

June 10-11: Beaumont Fun Days

Location: BADAS Fairgrounds (Beaumont), 24358 Twp Rd 505, Leduc County, AB. Contact : Dale Bolen greymare10@gmail.com or 587-336-1224.

June 10-11: East-West Chapter - Horse Driving Trials
Location: Vermilion, AB. See Prize List and Information Letter.

June 10 or 24 (TBD): Chinook Chapter - Fun Day
Location: Bowden, AB.

June 17-18: Northern Lights Chapter - Fun Day at the Saw Horse Ranch
Contact Kerry Unrau at k.unrau@yahoo.com

June 17-18: Foothills Chapter - Introduction to Competitive Carriage Driving
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

June 24-25: Klondike Chapter - Practice Pace Fun Day
Location:   Brown’s farm, 58216 Rge Rd 260, Westlock County, AB. Contact Lyle & Joyanne Brown, lazeedaydairy@hotmail.com or 780-991-6995.

June 28-29: High Country (non-ACDA event) - Driving Bonanza
Clinicians Josh Rector, Emily Rector, Barry Hook, Andy Marcoux, Edwoud Boom and Sterling Graburn. There will be a BBQ after the clinic on June 29.

June 30-July 1: Stone Bridge Chapter - Wild Rose Classic HDT
Location: Kevisville, AB. See Entry Form and Prize List. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

June: Stone Bridge Chapter - Groundskeeping, weather permitting

Location: Kevisville. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca


July 2017
June 30-July 1: Stone Bridge Chapter - Wild Rose Classic HDT
Location: Kevisville, AB. See Entry Form and Prize List. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

July 2: Stone Bridge Chapter - Fun Day
Location: Kevisville, AB. Format and cost TBD. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

July 2-8: Non-ACDA Event - Gerard Paagman CanDrive Camp
Location: Invermere, BC.

July 8-9: Brown’s Fun Day
Location: Brown’s farm, 58216 Rge Rd 260, Westlock County, AB. Contact Lyle & Joyanne Brown, lazeedaydairy@hotmail.com or 780-991-6995.  

July 15-16: Chinook Chapter - Pleasure Show
Location: Bowden, AB. See Prize List and Entry Form.

July 15-16: Non-ACDA Event - Wild Rose Welsh - Wild Rose Open Show

July 21-23: High Country (non-ACDA event) - Larry Poulin Clinic
Location: Cochrane, AB.

July 22-23: Coulee Winds Chapter - Driving Clinic
Clinician: Risë Massey from Cartwheels Driving Centre, Aldersyde, AB. Location: Lethbridge, AB. Contact Carolyn Otto, 403-647-7917, cotto@mrcable.ca

July 24-25: Stonebridge Chapter - Driving Clinic with Ewoud Boom
Presented in partnership with the Alberta Friesian Horse Association. Location: Eagle Ridge Driving Venue, Kevisville, AB. See registration form for details.

July 29: East-West Chapter - Vermilion Fair Driving Classes
Location: Vermilion, AB.

July 29-30: Klondike Chapter - Harry Harrison Memorial Pace Event
Location:   Brown’s farm, 58216 Rge Rd 260, Westlock County, AB. Contact Lyle & Joyanne Brown, lazeedaydairy@hotmail.com or 780-991-6995.

July 29-30: Foothills Chapter - Introduction To Carriage Driving and Equine Driving Suitability Assessment
Location: Millarville, AB. For details and registration form: Clinic Registration. Also see poster for all Foothills 2017 clinics.

July: Stone Bridge Chapter - Groundskeeping - weather permitting
Location: Kevisville. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca


August 2017
August 5-6: Stone Bridge Chapter - Eagle Ridge CDE
Location: Kevisville, AB. See Prize List and Entry Form. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

August 8-9: Stone Bridge Chapter - Driving Clinic TBD - EVENT CANCELLED

August 12-13: Klondike Chapter - Klondike Carriage Classic
Location: BADAS Fairgrounds (Beaumont), 24358 Twp Rd 505, Leduc County, AB. See Prize List for details. Contact: Brenda McCalla, klondikeclassic2017@gmail.com or 780 973-5560.

Aug 19-20: Beaumont Fun Days
Location: BADAS Fairgrounds (Beaumont), 24358 Twp Rd 505, Leduc County, AB. Contact Dale Bolen, greymare10@gmail.com or 587-336-1224.

August 19-20: Foothills Chapter - Improve Your Driving Skills
Location: Millarville, AB. For details and registration form: Clinic Registration. Also see poster for all Foothills 2017 clinics.

August 26-27: Alberta Equestrian Federation - Driving 101
Location: De Winton, Alberta. Clinician: Kathleen Winfield. Cost: $80. Space is limited so book soon. See poster for details.

August 27: East-West Chapter - Fun Day
Location: Vermilion Fair Grounds, Vermilion AB. Contact Lorraine Dibben (780-853-2400), Cheryl Byers (306 825-2923), Bonnie Brown (780-755-2550) or Maddi MacDonald (780-853-0305).

August TBA: Peace Country Chapter - Fun Drive
Location: Grimshaw, AB.

August TBA: High Country (non-ACDA event) - Pleasure Show
Location: Spruce Meadows, AB.


September 2017
September 9-10: Northern Lights Chapter - Pleasure Show
Location: Rich Valley, AB.

September 16-17: Klondike Chapter - Harvest Moon Fun Driving Trials
Location: Home of Lyle and Joyanne Brown, Vimy, AB.

September 23: East-West Chapter - Fall Drive
Contact Chuck Taylor (780-871-3373) or Clare Clemmer (780-806-3430).

September TBA: Coulee Winds - Fun Day
October 2017
October 11: East-West Chapter - Annual General Meeting
Contact: Wayne and Cheryl Byers at 306-825-2923.

October 14: Stone Bridge Clinic - Volunteer Appreciation Event

Location: Kevisville. Contact: Stonebridge-info@albertadriving-acda.ca

October 21: Klondike Chapter - Annual General Meeting
Location: Home of Byron and Cyndie Crook, 1112 Hwy 16, Parkland County.

October TBA: Foothills Chapter - Harvest Drive
Location: High River, AB.

October TBA: Coulee Winds Chapter - Annual General Meeting

November 2017
November TBA: ACDA Annual General Meeting
December 2017




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