Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area
The Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area (ASCCA) is a 4,800 acre day-use, natural area. Located south west of Calgary off of Highway 22X, it was donated to the Province of Alberta by Ann and Sandy Cross in 1987. With over 20 km of scenic trails, it is open daily from 4:00 am - 11 pm, year round. We do not allow dogs, bikes or skiing. Visitors can sign in at a hiker kiosk which is located adjacent to the lower parking lot. Larger groups are asked to book ahead of time on our website. The ASCCA runs summer day-camps, school programs and community conservation learning events, such as our annual Star Night with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)”.
The Cross Conservation Area is dedicated to:
protecting habitat and providing space for native species of wildlife;
offering conservation education programs (particularly to youth) without jeopardizing wildlife and habitat, and
managing human use of the ASCCA through entry by registration only.
Fish Creek Watershed Association
If you are interested in the vital watershed that we share - Fish, Priddis and Whiskey creeks- please join us in the Fish Creek Watershed Association (FCWA)!
We need your involvement, ideas and insights where you live, to ensure we preserve this lifeline forever! We are a registered non-profit and recently completed the first ever State of the Watershed Report (available online or in print) and are moving ahead with a planning process to ensure water quality, quantity and habitat for all. Whether a resident, business, agriculture operation, fish or recreation enthusiast, we welcome your input into ways we can leave this watershed better for future generations.
Foothills County encompasses a diverse rural landscape in which leadership and planning support a strong agricultural heritage, vibrant communities, a balanced economy and the stewardship of natural capital for future generations.
Foothills County is a rural municipality located adjacent to and immediately south of the City of Calgary. The County covers approximately 3,600 square kilometres in area, located in the foothills of sunny southern Alberta. It surrounds the Towns of Okotoks, High River, Turner Valley and Black Diamond, the Village of Longview, and the Eden Valley Indian Reserve.
High Country Rural Crime Watch Association
To safeguard people and property in all our rural communities through awareness, communications and education.
Awareness will be achieved through membership development, public meetings and support from local businesses. Communications will include an updated membership database fan-out information system for email and phone notifications, information sharing with local RCMP, website development for information flow and resource connections, public relations and use of print or other media. Education with respect to crime prevention resources will be shared.
Millarville Horticultural Club
Millarville Horticultural Club was established in 1976 when a group of local gardeners decided to get together to discuss the joys and perils of gardening in the Foothills. The group has been going strong ever since. The club meets 9x a year, September through June. Members enjoy guest speakers, potluck dinners, a junior program, and garden tours, both local and to other Alberta locations. New members are always welcome!
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Parent and Tot Playgroup
Parent and Tot Playgroup is currently on hold. Please check back in the Fall for updated information.
This playgroup is free for those with a community membership. $5 drop in for non-members.
If you have any questions or would like to coordinate this program please email our Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Priddis Panthers Hockey Association
Priddis Panther Hockey Association has been a part of the Priddis Community Association for many generations. The Panthers participate in the Foothills Pond Hockey League, consisting of teams from Priddis, Millarville, Black Diamond/Oilfields, Bragg Creek, Cochrane and Canmore. The league is based on values of fun, the love of playing hockey and fair play, with every child being given the opportunity to participate regardless of skill level. Games are held both indoors and outdoors as weather permits, typically running from mid-October to mid-March. Panther home games are played out of the Oilfields indoor and outdoor arenas in Black Diamond with practices held at the Priddis outdoor rink.
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The Priddis & Millarville Fair is an event where people and the community have gathered for over a century for some old-fashioned, country-style fun on the third weekend in August. The gathering was virtual in 2020 for the first time as we adjusted to the changes brought on by the global pandemic. We encourage you to connect with the #2020VirtualFair – it’s never too soon to start planning next years’ exhibits. This format is new for everyone and is designed to engage and entertain. Listen to what one long time Fair exhibitor and volunteer has to say.
When we can get back together in person there will be lots to see and things to do with items made, baked or grown in Alberta. Learn about Alberta’s agricultural history, touch the animals, horse riding events of all types and contests. Sign up for pie eating, water-melon eating, rooster crowing or youth talent. View the antique tractors, cars and trucks. Support local farmers and crafters, while browsing the judged entries. Anyone can enter as an exhibitor. Check out the current Priddis & Millarville Fair Book, available in early May, for the full range of fair activities. View website.
Explore the website. Check us out on social media. Participate as an exhibitor.
Priddis Volunteer Fire Dept.
If there is an emergency call 911.
Priddis Fire Department (PFD) is a volunteer/paid on call department. We provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical first response care in the Foothills area. We also respond to emergencies under a service contract with the City of Calgary. Our service area consists of approximately 150 square miles with a population of 2900 (est).
The Priddis Fire Department is known as Station 6 in the regional emergency response plan. Our Fire Hall is located on Highway 22X about 1km west of the Priddis Golf Course turn off. We have approximately 20 volunteer members at present. We have 4 fire response vehicles, a pumper, a tanker/pumper, a bush buggy, and a command vehicle. The department has had an interesting history. From its start in the maintenance shed next to the M.D. transfer station, to the operations of today, the department has grown and developed in many ways.
Priddis Fire Department enjoys some of the most productive and advanced training going. The Foothills Fire Department is a member of the CREST (Calgary Regional Emergency Service Training partnership) allowing the Priddis Fire Department to team up with many of the departments in and around the Calgary area to share training costs and resources. All of our training programs meet the National Fire Protection Association standards.
New members are always welcome. IN PARTICULAR we require VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE AVAILABLE FOR FIRE CALLOUTS DURING THE DAY!
If you are interested, please contact Doug Eagleton (Fire Chief) at 403-931-0014 or Foothills County at 403-652-2341.
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory (RAO) is an astronomical observatory located near the hamlet of Priddis on Highway 22 South, approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Calgary. The observatory is owned and operated by the University of Calgary (UC), and was dedicated in 1972. The facility is used for research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and public outreach. The facility has many events planned throughout the year and most are open to the public. Check their Facebook page link below for the calendar of events.
Westoe Women’s Institute
Westoe Women’s Institute is based on the Alberta Women’s Institute first formed in 1909 as an educational organization. It is strictly non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-political for women working together with the motto, “for home and country”. They aim to improve conditions: within our community, province, across Canada and the world, and to encourage women to be progressive, well informed and up to date in a modern society.
The Westoe Women's Institute welcomes new members. Meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month.
Contact Linda Eagleton at 403-931-2505 for more information.