The Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival
Even allowing for the great & warm weather we have been having this event will be going ahead this weekend the10th & 11th of February 2012. The course and surrounding areas have had ample snow and the course is in great shape.
The “Birkie” takes place just east of Edmonton in the areas of Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village and Elk Island National Park.
Alberta Winter Games
Also this weekend, starting on the 9th & running through until the 12th are the The 2012 Alberta Winter Games are coming to just to the west of Edmonton in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County. The 2012 Alberta Winter Games celebrate the achievements of youth in sport and culture.
More than 2,800 athletes, coaches, officials, and performers will participate in the Games, competing in a variety of sports in and around the tri municipal region.