Let’s Support Studio West for Made-In-Alberta Award

Studio West has been chosen to be part of the Made-in-Alberta Readers Choice Awards Contest.

The Made in Alberta Awards celebrate great Alberta products, businesses and ingenuity. By highlighting Alberta-made products through a variety of channels, including digital, in print and in person, the Made in Alberta Awards program supports and promotes local businesses and encourages people to shop local.

Let’s support our Cochrane entry by voting for this proudly Alberta Company which has had three generations of artists in the Cochrane Community.

Head on over to this website:

Scroll down to the “I’m voting for” section.

Click on the down arrow in the Click to Pick box and scroll down to the second category “CRAFT.” Then to the bottom of that category list and click on “Studio West Ltd Bronzes, by Don Begg”.

Then fill in your details and the rest of the entry form and SUBMIT.

Good luck Studio West!

CIAS Meeting on the Future of Cochrane’s Arts Facilities

CIAS is inviting our members and supporters to attend a meeting to learn about the Tri-Site plan including the progress we have made to inspire some new thinking regarding future arts facilities and their possible locations, and to seek your input to enhance these plans.

The CIAS Board has been actively involved in preliminary planning of the Tri-Site development in Cochrane since the reveal  in November 2018. Many of our members felt that the recommendation by the Tri-Site Concept Plan Advisory Group to the Town Council had some significant limitations regarding the Arts. As the Tri-Site plan moves forward, CIAS is working with the Town of Cochrane to make sure that the Arts Center and all ancillary arts spaces, are created for the benefit of Cochrane and its citizens. CIAS wants all future arts facilities to inspire Cochrane’s citizens and attract many new visitors to our town.

We trust our general ideas will inspire some worthwhile conversation when we meet, and that input will help CIAS move forward positively as we work openly with the Town of Cochrane and all other parties invested in the best Tri-Site build possible.

We are holding meetings on two dates to try to accommodate everyone. We hope you will be able to attend one of these dates.

Location: Cochrane Toyota Community Room
8 River Heights Drive
Dates: June 25 & June 27
Time: 7pm
Parking: Please note that parking is limited to River Heights Drive (the road between the dealership and the church). We are not to park on the dealership grounds.

We are hoping to see many of you out to participate in the future of the arts in Cochrane!

CIAS Board
Jane Kaczmer (President), Anita McDonald (VP), Glenn (Dusty) Lott

Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra in Cochrane June 7

The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra with conductor Carlos Foggin perform Playing With Fire.

Friday, June 7 – 7:30pm
Cochrane Ranchehouse

The RMSO mandate is to bring great music at an affordable price to patrons in the surrounding areas who might not otherwise get an opportunity to hear a live orchestra.

Concert Programme

  • Elgar – Cello Concerto with Cellist Morag Northey

  • Brahms – Symphony #2


Adult $30.24    Student $12.08       Child $3.00

Valley Winds 25th Anniversary Concert April 28

Valley Winds Music Association is celebrating their 25th Anniversary! Come out and enjoy the concert band, jazz band and choir at their gala concert.

Banff Centre Eric Harvie Theatre
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr. Banff

Sunday, April 28 at 2:00pm

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Children 12 and under Free