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  • Fox Creek - Summer
    Fox Creek - Summer
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  • "The Rig" - Fox Creek
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  • Iosogun Lake
    Iosogun Lake
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    by luvthesun Written Sep 21, 2004

    In the past Canada Day didn't really do anything for me. It wasn't special, not like Christmas, Easter etc. When we moved here that all changed!!!
    Canada Day here is a GREAT family celebration. The Chamber of Commerce(Ali) puts it on and they do a bang up job.
    They start off with a parade which is pretty good, they throw out prizes like big chocolate bars and smarties, pencils, flags, good candies-my kids left with an actual full grocery bag of prizes that was thrown out from the floats. Then a pancake breakfast(FREE FOR ALL!), then they have games and contests all day-potatoe sack, three legged race, egg carry, (for both adults and kids)(I beat my husband in the potatoe sack!!!), talent contest, pie eating contest, pie throwing, dunk tank, a big inflatable thing for kids to jump in, duck races and a bbq with burgers and hotdogs all day which is also FREE, everything is free, no charge for any of the things! Then they have the strong man/woman contest which is great fun, and a mini kids strong man contest. Then they have a famliy dance and to top the night off at 11 pm they have a really GREAT fireworks! Honestly, we have friends that move up here for work from Saskatoon, and they said this was unbelievable!!!

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    by luvthesun Updated Sep 21, 2004

    Just good food-basic finger food, burgers, chicken burgers, AWESOME nacho platter, sandwiches and salads. If you want somthing that is not listed - ask- Adair will make it for you!
    The people at the club house are great and accomodating! You really can't find better people anywhere!

    Favorite Dish: During Golf Tournaments Adair makes the best pastries and desserts!!!!!

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Whitecourt Nightlife

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    by luvthesun Updated Sep 21, 2004

    This is the local watering hole. Nothing fancy. Remember, this is a total oil town and this is the place the riggers go to during their work in Fox Creek.
    Ali - the manager/bartender-she's tough(she has to be) and all the riggers respect her(she gives them no choice)!
    On Friday and Saturdays they have a DJ that will play anything from Shania Twain to Metallica to Shaggy.
    If you are a single woman(you don't have to be good looking, or even single-just willing)- you will have your choice of almost any guy in the bar(remember-1/2 of them have been in the bush for a few weeks;)
    Really-everyone is pretty good and they have about 5 different shots for $2 everday all day!
    They are also starting theme nights there-ie-Cowboy Days-they are bringing in a mechanical bull, sexy dance contest and line dancing. they will also be having Mexican nights-anything to forget about the long cold winter.

    Dress Code: Coveralls with a splash of Diesel fuel cologne and you are good to go!
    Seriously-anything goes-people wear coveralls coming in off the rigs to casually nice wear!

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    by luvthesun Updated Sep 21, 2004

    Getting around Fox Creek.
    Most people here own big trucks that are probably worth more than most peoples homes. And they drive everywhere with them. Hell, my husband drives to our neighbors!
    And the second mode of transport-Quads and snowmobiles-
    Summer-people use their quads to get around and in the winter the snowmobile is the choice of vehicle

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Whitecourt Shopping

  • Open till midnight

    I thought this place ws great, coming from where I did in Saskatchewan we only had a tiny store that provided the necessities. When I came here I was very happy to have a grocery store taht was open 7 days a week from 6am to 12am. Not a big deal in cities, but come on, not bad for a small town in the middle of nowhere! Food More than a...

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  • Everything and Anything

    At Toonies Plus you can get anyting you need-Clothing for all and they are all brand name-even Harley Davidson for babies. You can get work boots and golf clothes, b-day presents, lake stuff, kitchen things, jewlery, shoes, socks, decorations for all holidays, it is truly a one stop shop! As much or as little

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    by luvthesun Written Sep 21, 2004

    Fox Creek is so diverse-everyone comes from somewhere-most people come here,they are not born here.
    The main places are-East Coast(a whole lot of Newfies-great people!!) and Saskatchewan-we have a ton of people from Saskatchewan(former farmers, I'm one). Yeah, we're great people to!

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  • Quadding/Hunting

    Quadding is huge in Fox Creek. Most people own a quad and there are unlimited aeas to quad!! You have all the oil roads and cut lines to quad on, and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of kms of them! Get a map from one of the oil companies in town, pack a tent a cooloer and explore for a couple of days.Hunting is also big here especially...

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  • Camping/Fishing/Hunting

    Camping - Iosogun Lake has beautiful secluded/private campgrounds. 9 km outside of Fox Creek. No facilities.Hiking trail. Fishing is pretty good in summer better in the winter.(nothing beats fish caught in 20 below temperatures!!)Smoke Lake - I like the look of this lake more-it is smaller and surrounded by pine trees, the wind rarely hits the lake...

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  • Snowmobiling

    Fox Creek is a part of what is known as the "Golden Traingle". The Golden Triangle Snowmobile Trail is a loop that connects the communities of Fox Creek, Whitecourt and Swan Hills in northeastern Alberta. The total distance of the trail is 220 miles through semi-alpine forest, but it also accesses thousands of miles of secondary trails, year-round...

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Whitecourt Sports & Outdoors

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    by luvthesun Written Sep 21, 2004

    Hockey is a big sport here both for woman and kids. Not so big for men since most of them are hard at work on the rigs during the winter.
    Curling is very big here and they have a great curling facility!!
    Golf is HUGE. Almost everyone has a golf membership here-only $500.00 for a family membership!
    Ball hockey during the summer is huge for the men(slow time for riggers)

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    by luvthesun Updated Sep 21, 2004

    Favorite thing: One thing you have to visit if you are into it is the gym. They have a really great workout facility in Fox Creek. It has everything you need to get an awesome workout!! The people are great there!
    Here is a link to the Fox Creek town:
    http://www.town.fox-creek.ab.ca/about.html

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