to the Village of Arrowwood Alberta
The Village as seen from the air.
Located on Highway #547 17 km south of Highway #1 (at
Gleichen AB); or 50 km north of Vulcan on Highways #24 to
#547 east or 100 km east of Calgary on Highways 22X & 901, south
on #547. Arrowwood is on the shortest route for travelers who
visit the Tyrell Museum in Drumheller & Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump at
Fort Macleod. We are 4 km. south of the Siksika Indian Reserve
near Gleichen, which is a member of the Blackfoot Indian Confederacy.
Siksika being the Blackfoot word for Blackfoot.
ANNUAL & COMING EVENTS
Buffalo Hills Bull Riding presented by
The Arrowwood Ag Society is on June 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM.
The Arrowwood Ag Society Rodeo is June 28 & 29, 2014. Saturday at 6:00 PM
and Sunday 1:00 PM
Arrowwood River Wranglers 4-H
Achievement Day is June 28, 2014 at 11:00 AM.
The annual sports day sponsored by the local Lions Club is
June 28, 2014. Enjoy the free pancake
breakfast followed by the parade at 10:00 AM. Anyone interested in joining the
parade please just show up at 9:00 to get in line. Games are played during the afternoon. A
barbequed beef supper with homemade pies for dessert is served by the Lions Club
at 5:00 PM. Other special events are planned as well.
The annual yard sales are sponsored by the Mary Block
Library on the last Saturday of May. Many residents participate
in the event and shoppers came from as far away as Calgary looking for great
The United Church Women hold their annual fall supper
and bazaar in November at the Community Centre.
The Gospel Mission Church holds their Daily Vacation Bible
School at the Church in August.
In January the Lions Club hosts a Christmas tree burning
with hotdogs & other goodies.
The Prairie Angels
Red Hat Society Annual Strawberry Tea is held the 1st Saturday in June each
year. The 10th Anniversary will be celebrated June 2nd 2012. Anyone
interested in joining in the fun, must be a Supporting Member of the Red Hat
Society. Please contact Queen Clydine of Many Shoes, Ambassador For The Red
Hat Society at (403) 534-3308 or
The old way to deliver the harvest was to the country elevators. Sad but
true many of these stately structures are no longer in use.
They were a landmark visible from miles around. Elevators in the
distance indicated that you were close to a town or village. Many millions of
bushels of grain has been delivered to the Arrowwood elevators over the years
and from here shipped to either Thunder Bay on Lake Superior or to the
Pacific ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert At least one farmer
has delivered one million bushes to the Alberta Wheat Pool
here. Some of these structures are now used as
seed cleaning plants and are privately owned.
The water tower that was our water storage facility for many years is now a
landmark due to our new water purification system. Wells are our source of water
and we have excellent drinking water.
Arrowwood Country Store Museum
Thanks to the storm of August 2009 most homes in the
village have been given a facelift.
Here are a few examples.
July 29, 2014.
Thanks to photographers R.
Montgomery, L. Norton, I. Swanson & P. Swanson.
This site was built in 2004 and is maintained by
grannypennysworkshop.com and is updated periodically as
needed by the community's changing