Welcoming Kamp Kiwanis to the Bergen Area

   Kamp Kiwanis is moving to Mountain View County! Following the 2022 season, Kamp Kiwanis will be required to move from their current location near Bragg Creek to a new location (NE1/4 10-31-5-W5M) just south of Bergen, Alberta. This relocation is due to the Province requiring the original Kamp Kiwanis site for the SR1 flood mitigation project. Kamp Kiwanis is proposing to build their new facility at this location in beautiful Mountain View County.  

   Kamp Kiwanis is an overnight summer camp for underprivileged or disadvantaged children, and offers an outdoor school, managing overnight and day trip programs in the spring and fall. Kamp Kiwanis also offers a rental program for community groups that do not have the space to run their programs. The new location in Mountain View County will continue the longstanding Kamp Kiwanis legacy. The new facilities and site will build upon the lessons learned over the past 70+ years of operation and provide space for Kamp Kiwanis to grow and accommodate a diverse range of interests and abilities in the long term. The new site will be designed with opportunities for fun, learning, growth, and community involvement at the forefront. 

   Township Planning + Design and Kamp Kiwanis are hosting an Open House at the Bergen Community Hall on April 27, 2023 from 5-8 PM. We invite and welcome community members and neighbours to come by and meet the project team and to learn more about the project! All are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. In the meantime, to learn more, please feel free to visit the dedicated project website at www.kampkengage.com

Bergen Meet Your Neighbour

Join your neighbours for food and a yummy meal at the Bergen Hall on March 25, 2023!

Doors open at 5 PM.

Potluck 6 PM. Please bring a potluck item to share.

Bring business cards to share. Children welcome.

Contact info@bergenhall.com for more information.

Solar Energy Development Information Session for Landowners

Councillor Gord Krebs has passed along this invite from Shelley French, County Communications Coordinator:

Anyone interested in solar energy developments is welcome to the Westerdale Hall on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 7:00 – 9:00 PM, to listen to a presentation from Daryl Bennett. Mr Bennett is a farmer from southern Alberta and acts as a landowner advocate. Concerns regarding issues which may arise from solar developments will be explored. Those considering a contract with an electrical company would benefit by considering how to mitigate risks.

Westerdale Hall is 6km south of Highway 27 on Secondary Highway 766.

For more information call Karen at 403-556-5564. Questions can also be directed to Councillor Gord Krebs.

Experience Camp Spartan — an Original Musical!

With a script by Sundre’s Brian Bailey and music by Bergen’s Jamie Syer, CAMP SPARTAN is a brand new Broadway-style musical. The story follows a diverse bunch of kids and a staff of misfits, who meet at an unconventional summer camp for a week of self-discovery, adventure and music.

CAMP SPARTAN features a local cast of enthusiastic and talented kids, teenagers and adults. The show has been in development for the past year, and in rehearsal since September. With choreography by Sundre’s Kirsti Bennett, the action and singing will be accompanied in performance by a live three-piece band (including Bergen’s Laurie Syer). The family-friendly show runs about 90 minutes.

Watch the trailer here.

Get your tickets soon!! Purchase in person at Sundre Municipal Library, Olds Municipal Library, or the Backwoods Cafe, Sundre. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite through the direct link https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/b-s-productions-14607062668

New Musical Coming to Sundre!

Hurry to purchase tickets for the latest offering from BS Productions. This original musical was written and composed by Brian Bailey and Bergen’s own Jamie Syer.

Tickets are sure to go fast, so purchase in person at Sundre Municipal Library, Olds Municipal Library, or the Backwoods Cafe, Sundre. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite through the direct link https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/b-s-productions-14607062668 

Bergen Christmas Market

Come on by the Bergen Hall on Sat. Nov 26, 2022 for the chance to pick up some great holiday gifts and festive treats!

The Market runs from 10 AM – 1 PM and will feature many homemade crafts that are sure to impress those on your gift list. You’ll also find assorted yummy foods to sustain you while you shop, or to store up for future feasts.

Visit this special market for a unique shopping experience among friends and neighbours!

Quilt Auction!

The Bergen Ladies Aid is thrilled to announce the return of their annual quilt auction.

Come on by the Bergen Hall on Saturday Nov. 12 with cash in hand for quilts, crafts, sewing, knitting and baking!

Doors open at 7 PM. Auction starts at 7:30 PM.

Free coffee and donuts after the sale.

Winter Walks Return!

Just a reminder to check out our events calendar for upcoming Winter Walks! 

Weather permitting, walks are held Friday mornings, beginning at 10 AM. Each week the starting location is different, so you have the chance to visit lots of areas in lovely Bergen. Typical walks are about four miles, but you can choose your own pace and distance. If you get tired, you can return to your car at any time. For more information, call Sandy Easterbrook. The schedule for upcoming walks is:

November 4: Bergen Road and Range Road 50 going north

November 11: Bergen Road and Range Road 50 going south

November 18: Bergen Road and Range Road 52 going north

November 25: Bergen Road and Range Road 52 going south

December 2: Bergen Road and Range Road 54 going north