Coming Events in the Village of Empress

If you have an event coming up call Pat at 565-0009 to have it listed here.

Curling Bonspiel


January 14, 15, 16, 2016

To register your four person teams call Brad Howe 403-565-3605 or Dale Howe 403-502-0219. 

Cost is $200 per team. Not sure what the grand prize is but last year it was $1000.


To register your two person team and confirm dates call Don Farnden 403-878-4182.  He'll have details about the registration fee, too.

Empress Theatre School

JANUARY 30th, 2016  6:00pm

Empress Community Hall

Tickets $25   available from organizers, Village Office and That's Empressive

Here's the deal . . .

Folks are organizing a Summer Theatre School for the area's kids.  Professionals will teach drama, dancing, stagecraft, make-up and all that sort of thing and at the end of the week the kids will put on a performance that will no doubt bring rave reviews!  But that sort of thing costs money so to keep the kids' participation fees as low as possible the community is beating the bushes to raise $$$.

First up is a fund raising dinner to be held at the Empress Community Hall.  Entertainment and a silent auction included in the ticket price.

Friendship Centre Potluck Supper


6:00 PM

Seniors Friendship Centre

Bring a friend and new members welcome.  Card games later in the evening.

Free Movie Nights in Empress


7:00 PM

Family friendly movies that even grandma will enjoy.  Everyone's invited so bring y our out-of-town friends. 

The movie and popcorn are free.  Snacks and treats are available to purchase.

Schedule is as follows:

January  8

February 12

March 11

April 8

May 13

June 10

Cribbage Nights in Empress


Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Play starts at 7:00 pm sharp.

Cost is $5 per person ... all entries paid out each night.

$1.00 into the loonie post as a prize to the winner of each 19 hand.

Alcohol available at $4 per drink.

For information call Kay Campbell 403-565-2239.

Village Garage Sale

Rain or shine the annual Garage Sale will be Saturday May 7th, 2016  10 am - 4 pm.   Bargain hunters always show up early so be prepared to take their money and SMILE.

Carol Richardson is the organizer this SURE to let her know if you are going to be selling so that you can be put your house on the map and in the advertising.  Her number is 565-2525.

Don't forget to string a few balloons in front of your house to help visitors to the village find their way...although how anyone could get lost in Empress, beats me!

Annual Artisan Open House

Empress artisans are using the cold weather months to prepare for their annual Artisan Open House in June.  Rumour has it that Dean Francis may get carpel tunnel problems if he doesn't give his paint brush a rest. If you want to get on his good side volunteer to weed his garden.

As usual participants will include Sagebrush Studios, Empressive Gifts and the Garden Hideaway. 

Saturday, June 4th 2016from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, June 5th 2016 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hundreds of visitors drive across the windswept prairie every year to shop for handcrafted products. 

Empress Daze


Stick Curling - July 11 to the 15th 2016

Call Don Farnden at 403-565-2286 to register

Regular Curling July 16th and 17th 2016

Call Brad Howe 403-565-3605  or Dale Howe 403-502-0219

Free Businessman's Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 am Saturday July 16th

Arena kitchen

Sponsored by the the Empress business community.


10:30 Saturday July 16th

Historical Society Dinner & Musical Revue

Wednesday July 16th  6:00 pm in the Empress Station Museum.

Tickets $35 . . . Limited seating so buy your tickets early.

Tickets available from Society members or at That's Empressive.

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