High River/Okotoks The Great Dash Halloween Editions

We had a blast, and we could not have done it without all of your support. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hope that you will consider us for the next Great Dash. A massive shout out and high five to all of you. To the Watermark volunteers, Kyla Lewis, Sean Macallum, Aislinn Taylor, Ross Youngblood you have been more than amazing and are keeping the dream alive! Hugs and kisses,  Linda Macallum

A very special thank you goes to:

Aislinn Taylor at Trout and Taylor https://www.troutandtaylor.com

Aislinn Taylor from, "Trout and Taylor" has been the bowchickawowow for Watermark. We are so blessed to have you and so appreciative of all your work, thank you for the design, website, our branding, signage, social media, posters, font, colours, suggestions, concrete criticism to help us grow and bring our dream to fruition! You are so fantastic and so creative!

Aislinn Taylor from, "Trout and Taylor" has been the bowchickawowow for Watermark. We are so blessed to have you and so appreciative of all your work, thank you for the design, website, our branding, signage, social media, posters, font, colours, suggestions, concrete criticism to help us grow and bring our dream to fruition! You are so fantastic and so creative!

Jayme Hall at The Eagle https://okotoksonline.com/eagle-1009               

Brett Murrell at Griffin Real Estate   http://brettmurrellrealty.com

Yeti and gorilla in Lions Park causing havoc! (a.k.a., Brett and Julie)You are da bomb! Brett also purchased all the Dashers appies at the end of the day! You da man Brett!

Yeti and gorilla in Lions Park causing havoc! (a.k.a., Brett and Julie)You are da bomb! Brett also purchased all the Dashers appies at the end of the day! You da man Brett!

Julie N. Boake at Awedity Creative expect only the best from this gal! She has helped us enormously with social media for "The Great Dash" and volunteered with us at the Halloween Edition. Julie you rock! Thank you!   https://www.aweditycreative.com

Monika at All Through the House  http://allthroughthehouse.ca

Monika gave us a space to use in "All Through the House" to set up a spooky challenge for the teams. Monika you are awesome possum. Kyla in the pot again!

Monika gave us a space to use in "All Through the House" to set up a spooky challenge for the teams. Monika you are awesome possum. Kyla in the pot again!

The Great Dash Halloween Edition 2017 winning team, "Turd Storm" took the Dash trophy and the complimentary helicoptor ride for 4, generously donated by Trent at The Air Ranch Airport.

The Great Dash Halloween Edition 2017 winning team, "Turd Storm" took the Dash trophy and the complimentary helicoptor ride for 4, generously donated by Trent at The Air Ranch Airport.

The Warriors took second place with a generous donation from Judi Kemp at Art and Soul Studio.

The Warriors took second place with a generous donation from Judi Kemp at Art and Soul Studio.

Hugh and the Three Bunnies took the prize generously donated by Bottled Up.

Hugh and the Three Bunnies took the prize generously donated by Bottled Up.

The Golden Oldies

The Golden Oldies

Pasta for all of our teams from In Cahoots as well as a gift certificate for a winning team to enjoy a visit at another time, so thankful.

Pasta for all of our teams from In Cahoots as well as a gift certificate for a winning team to enjoy a visit at another time, so thankful.

 

A River Ran Through It Cafe

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1.    A River Ran Through It Cafe- Carney and Randy graciously opened their space to, "The Great Dash" participants in the morning. You cannot beat the ambiance in this cafe. Great space, awesome friendly staff, scrumptious food. Thank you, you folks rock! https://www.facebook.com/pg/ariverranthroughitcafe/posts/       

Bar 13 Soap Works

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Hunting for products at Bar 13 Soap Works

Hunting for products at Bar 13 Soap Works

Bar 13 Soap Works made a team very happy with their donation of a prize for a team of 4. You rock!

Bar 13 Soap Works made a team very happy with their donation of a prize for a team of 4. You rock!

2.   Bar 13 Soapworks- It is written somewhere, “treat your body like a temple and your skin like a flower.” Hearyye, hearye this place is da bomb diggity fo sho! It is all that and a bag of Fritos! Fantastic bath and beauty products. The smells wafting out of there are scrummy. This is a must! Thank you Colin for joining us on "The Great Dash" and for your thoughtful prize donation.  https://bar13soapworks.com

Sheena Sweets and Such

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Making Candy Kabobs!

Making Candy Kabobs!

3.    Sheena Sweets and Such- Sheena, makes our lives sweeter. How can you not visit her? She has everything you crave. Jelly bellies, rad bags, baskets filled with goodies, loot bags, oh and my personal favorite, a filling remover, Mcintosh Toffee…..yummylicious! Thank you Sheena for your support. https://www.facebook.com/SheenasSweets

 

Peculiar Leather and Jewelery

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Trying their hands at engraving on a bracelet with Efrain.

Trying their hands at engraving on a bracelet with Efrain.

4.    Peculiar Leather and Jewelery- Efrain is a master craftsman and genuinely a sweet man. His passion for art is very evident in his jewelery and his purses are second to none. Stunning, unique jewelery that has some serious bling bling. Efrain will custom make whatever your heart desires. Thank you Efrain for your kindness and your very special prize donations.  https://www.facebook.com/Peculiar-Leather-Jewelry-Art-Works-1393814014016658/

Pike Studio

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Artsy team challenge at Pike Studio, so cool!

Artsy team challenge at Pike Studio, so cool!

5.    Pike Studio- Connie and Bob, two incredible artists under the same roof. Connie’s pottery and Bob’s metal work are dazzling pieces made with meticulous expertise and wonderfully creative. If you are in High River, you’d be crazy not to visit their studio. Thank you Connie for your friendship and your lovely prize donations.  http://www.pikestudios.com/Home.html

Aisling Furnishings.....Then & Now

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6.    Aisling Furnishings….Then & Now- Carney has a keen eye for design and specializes in blinds curtains and home décor, even antiques. She wants for you, a space to take your breath away! Carney is a dynamo and will not let you down. Thank you Carney you, are first-rate! https://www.facebook.com/pg/aislinginteriors/community/

Goldilocks and the Three Bears took a prize donated kindly from Pike Studio, I think Sarah is getting razzed for not having her bear outfit on. Goldilocks is missing his wig and he added a fourth bear.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears took a prize donated kindly from Pike Studio, I think Sarah is getting razzed for not having her bear outfit on. Goldilocks is missing his wig and he added a fourth bear.

Art and Soul Studio

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7.    Art and Soul Studio- What a marvelous space for a collective of artists, a historical building in High River. The gals I met were Annie Froese and Judi Kemp, together they brought warmth, charm, and creativity. Judi Kemp's speciality is working with crystals, her business inside of this space is called, "Fjorgyn Crystals". Feast your eyes to the local artists and artisans work next time you are there. Thank you Judi for your willingness to share your space and your passion with our participants and your gorgeous prize donation.  http://www.artandsoulstudiogallery.com/art-and-soul-studio-gallery---high-river.html

Bottled Up 

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Paula at Bottled Up, hamming it up with our teams!

Paula at Bottled Up, hamming it up with our teams!

8.    Bottled Up- Kylana is all that and a bag of chips! The concept here is so cool and trendy and the décor is so sweeeeet. Pairing wine or beers is so decadent. The icing on the cake is the staff are cramazing! Thank you Kylana and Paula for making this such a special stop for our participants and donating a beautiful basket for our winning teams. https://www.facebook.com/BottledUpHR/

The Room at Home

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Team challenge, I might say a work of art, at the Room at Home

Team challenge, I might say a work of art, at the Room at Home

9.    The Room At Home- Located in the historic Bradley building next to Maggie’s Diner. Not only does Pavlina have a pretty name she is in fact a lovely woman in and out. Her love of art, the home, the family, the community, all come into play in this gorgeous space. She is a wonderful advocate of the local artists and represents them with a swanky flare. Thank you Pavlina for the experience you gave our teams. https://www.theroomathome.com

Big Rock Bouldering

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Climbing up in the world at Big Rock Bouldering. A lucky team gets to return there for more fun, thank you for your prize doantion!

Climbing up in the world at Big Rock Bouldering. A lucky team gets to return there for more fun, thank you for your prize doantion!

10.    Big Rock Bouldering- From the get go these guys were on board with us. Now if you are not afraid of heights and want a challenge this place is wicked! Chris and Vanessa are fabulouso and super duper knowledgable.  A fantastic, safe place to learn the sport of climbing. Their staff, are well trained and amazing. Thank you for coming on board with us. We have 4 very excited participants that won your prize donation! Bigrockbouldering.com

Angry Birds took the prize that was generously donated by Sector 6, Angry Birds look a wee bit shy about having their photo taken!

Angry Birds took the prize that was generously donated by Sector 6, Angry Birds look a wee bit shy about having their photo taken!

Colossi's Coffee House

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11.    Colossi’s Coffeehouse-No grabbing a bevy and leaving here, you want to stay, the ambiance is delightful. The food is made with care and delectable. The gals are warm and friendly. On Friday’s take a chill pill with your latte and lend an ear to the local live music scene. Thank you Diane and staff for making this a memorable stop. Your prize donation was well received!  https://www.colossiscoffeehouse.com

 

1906 Restaurant and Lounge

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12. 1906 Restaurant and Lounge- Between you and me this is a hidden gem. Live music and jam nights, darn good food, drinks and super staff. What on earth else do you need? Thank you Andre and staff for pulling it together for us.  https://www.facebook.com/1906-restaurantlounge-1583617895228844/

Okotoks Air Ranch Airport

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13.    Okotoks Air Ranch Airport- Trent is one heck of a guy, the bomb diggity, the big kahuna! The Air Ranch Airport is going to be busting out some pretty cool programs, just hold your horses for a wee bit, let them get sorted. When they are ready we’ll get the scoop! Thank you Trent and staff for testing our teams with the cool quizjizz! You made the team that won your prize donation very happy! http://cfx2.ca

All Through the House

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14.    All Through the House- Monika and her staff are bang up awesome! You could spend countless hours searching through all the wonderful treasures here. This is DIY heaven. Best ever store for hunting for unique items. We need to double thank Monika and staff for playing along with us and letting us use a blackout room for our, Great Dash creepy challenge! So fun! www.allthroughthehouse.ca

Okotoks Print and Copy Shop

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15.    Okotoks Print and Copy Shop- Jen is the cat’s meow, so easy to be around. Jen not only did our Great Dash booklets, she printed our posters and did a bang up job at a fair price. Thank you Jen for the activity you gave our teams. http://www.okotoksprintandcopyshop.com

Cha Cha John's

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16.    Cha Cha John’s- Thomas certainly makes you feel very welcome and special. They offer traditional East Indian cuisine with a twist, yummy, tasty and visually appealing. This restaurant is definitely awesome possum. Thank you Thomas for letting our teams meet you all. http://chachajohns.ca

In Cahoots Bar and Grill

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17.    InCahoots- Darren and Shaun are two cool beans and more. This place is a kickin’ place to hang out! The staff are fantabulous and the food is pretty darn good, they have live music, wing night, and drink specials. This is an off the hizzle friendly, neighbourhood gathering place. Thank you Shaun and staff for making this a great stopover for The Great Dash teams. Your donation prize was so appreciated. http://incahootsokotoks.com

X's and Oh's Boutique

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18.    X’s and Oh’s Boutique- Natasha and her staff are the prize in the Cracker Jack’s box. They are so warm and welcoming and make you feel at ease right away. Whatever your needs are, they can help you with knowledge and professionalism. Big thank you to you gals for giving our teams a spiffylicious experience. Loooved the prize donation. http://xandohs.ca

Jon hamming it up with the ladies at X's and Oh's Boutique. They made a team very happy with their prize donation, thank you ladies!

Jon hamming it up with the ladies at X's and Oh's Boutique. They made a team very happy with their prize donation, thank you ladies!

Sector 6 Supplements

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19.    Andrew is the prime example of healthy living and he wants nothing but the best for you and only offers the very best. He handpicks top grade supplements that will enhance your everyday life and help you to reach your fitness goals. The icing on the cake is, Andrew is a great guy! Go talk to him. Thank you Andrew for your creative, fun activity and your prize donations was super duper.  http://www.sector6supplements.ca

Miller Automotive

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Teams had a riot racing around the racetrack including scary sound affects from the crew at Miller Automotive, so much fun! On top of that, coupons for a free service at Miller Automotive, thank you guys.

Teams had a riot racing around the racetrack including scary sound affects from the crew at Miller Automotive, so much fun! On top of that, coupons for a free service at Miller Automotive, thank you guys.

20.    Miller Automotive- These guys rock! Donovan, a man of few words but very evident that he is honest, a top notch mechanic and consistent. Shane goes out of his way to explain and make you understand what the needs are for your car and why they need to be done. We would not hesitate to send you to Miller Automotive. Thank you Donovan and your staff, you guys slammed it with your challenge for the teams! Hilarious and entertaining! We had loads of happy campers with your prize donation, thank you. https://www.millerautomotive.ca

Riley's Cattle Barn

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21.     Riley’s Cattle Barn- Once again Nixie is the bomb diggity! This place is so fricken good! They have loads of space for parties, open mic on Thursdays, live music on Saturday’s and flipping good food! The staff are full of awesomeness and the place is so cool! Thank you Nixie for making our experience so wonderful!  http://www.ryliescattlebarn.com

A great day had by all, finishing up at Riley's Cattle Barn in Okotoks (also Nixie very kindly donated a gift certificate for a team of four to return to Riley"s. Thank you for your support.

A great day had by all, finishing up at Riley's Cattle Barn in Okotoks (also Nixie very kindly donated a gift certificate for a team of four to return to Riley"s. Thank you for your support.