- May 10, 2019 -
In this issue: learn what to do if your email isn't showing you all of the information in this e-newsletter; when the 60 th Little Britches Parade is taking place next weekend; how we work to keep our urban forest healthy; where the new community off-leash dog park is, and more. Plus, the 2019 Census ends on May 17. When you count yourself in, you help the Town receive funding to build and improve the community.

May 13
Town Council's Committee of the Whole and Regular Meeting takes place, starting at
1 p.m. in Council Chambers at the municipal building. Visit highriver.ca to view the meeting agendas. 

May 25
Stop by the Jumpstart Charity Check Stop from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Centre Street. 

Until May 17
Complete your 2019 Census online by visiting highriver.ca/census

May 18
The 60th Annual Little Britches Parade starts at 10 a.m. Read the article below for more details. 

May 20
Town facilities, including the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex, Parent Link Centre, Family and Community Support Services, Operations and Recycling Centre and the municipal office, will be closed for the Statutory holiday.


The Town of High River is a people-first community on the Highwood River and a great place to live, work and play. We strive to meet our values of being respectful, ethical, transparent and always acting in the best interest of the community.

As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to work on important projects that are helping to shape the future of the town - a vibrant and thriving community that offers an inclusive social environment and many locally-owned and dynamic businesses.

View our latest job postings at highriver.hgcareers.com
Images and links not showing up in your email? Here's what to do.

If the content, images and links within this e-newsletter aren't showing up or working when you first open the email from us, it could mean that we have been screened by your email account. This is typical of most email accounts nowadays. Email users are required to manually download the content, images and/or links as a way of managing spam in your inbox.

To fix it, right click on the missing link or image and select “download image” or "show all content" from the menu options. This will allow your email account to download the missing links and/or images, and tell it that the missing information is from a trusted source.

Another way to fix this is to add our email (communications@highriver.ca) into your contacts/address book. This, too, will allow your email account to recognize us as a trusted source and allow the Town Crier content to display automatically.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at communications@highriver.ca .
Little Britches Parade Turns 60!

For the past 60 years, the Little Britches Parade has been bringing tradition, togetherness and teamwork to our community. On Saturday, May 18, the community will once again have the pleasure of experiencing the fun and excitement that surrounds this timeless event. 

This year's theme for the parade is a "Salute to High River Service Clubs," which is a 
well-deserved recognition and testimony to the growth and prosperity they have supported and brought to High River. 

Between 85 and 90 floats are expected to participate in the parade this year, all paying tribute to our community's service clubs. There will also be plenty of exciting activities, including a piano party, a taste of High River hosted by the Foothills Community Immigrant Services, a battle of the bands, and much more. 

The parade begins at 10 a.m. To accommodate the parade, 3 and 4 Avenue S.W. will be closed from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will also be parking restrictions in and around the downtown from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and within George Lane Park from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

To view a map of the parade route and staging area, along with a full list of events, visit highriver.ca . You can also follow along with the fun by viewing the parade live at facebook.com/ourhighriver
Keeping Our Urban Forest Healthy

Did you know we manage all the trees in High River's public spaces? Such trees are considered public trees, and in total, there are over 4000 that create a beautiful canopy around the community.

Trees play an important role in our community. They enhance our quality of life by improving the air we breathe, adding aesthetic value to the community, shading us on hot summer days, and more. In return, the Town works diligently to care for public trees.

Pruning is the most common maintenance procedure performed on public trees. The Town enlists a certified arborist or approved contractor to prune. The qualified individual is trained to identify branches that pose safety concerns or are unhealthy or damaged due to infestations or disease. If a tree is improperly pruned, its growth, structure and life expectancy can be negatively impacted, and may have to be removed. For these reasons, the Town asks that any pruning to a public tree be carried out by the Town arborist or
approved contractors.

If you'd like to learn more about tree maintenance or if you have any concerns about a public tree, please contact the Town Parks Department at 403-603-3503. You can also read more about the Town's Tree Protection Bylaw on highriver.ca.
Thank you!

We are grateful to all the volunteers who participated in the 15 th Annual Green Sweep and Electronics Recycling Round-Up. Because of you, we were able to pick up litter from our parks and public spaces, and collect over 60 old, unwanted electronics.

Here are our totals for 2019:
On May 6, the Town opened a new community off-leash dog park behind the Canadian Tire/Mark’s shopping centre (see map below). Parking is available at the Shepard Family Park; please follow the signs.

For more details on preparing your pet for their visit to the new dog park, check out highriver.ca/off-leash . Also, watch for more information coming out soon about a community opening event. 

Visit highriver.ca/street-cleaning to view the 2019 street sweeping schedule and for more information about our Street Sweeping Program.

CALL 403.652.2110 or EMAIL communications@highriver.ca