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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

The 7th Annual Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee

Comedy Fashion & costumes Games Kids
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The High River Wales Theatre

High River, AB


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


The Bee is the hottest competition in the Foothills! This hilarious, action packed event has teams of 3 adults competing in a battle for bragging rights to spelling supremacy as well the honour of winning the Gratest Pledges Raised Trophy and the Gratest Costume!

Historically the Bee is held on Alberta Arts and Culture Days at the beautiful Wales Theatre in downtown High River, adding lots of fun and activity to the day! Outside the theatre children and adults participate in the Foothills Cardboard Challenge and #Kindstones! The 2019 Bee will be the Gratest one ever! We have been selected as a participating charity in the Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink, giving us the opportunity to raise funds under the Bee umbrella, matching funds up to 50%. To be matched all funds need to be submitted before September 1st 2019.



Literacy For Life Foundation

Who is Literacy for Life?

Literacy for Life (LFL) is a registered charitable organization in the Foothills County that facilitates, designs, and delivers literacy and learning programs and services to improve the lives of community members and their families. Our programs reach more than 1500 people each year. Literacy and learning are integral parts of the community where everyone has the essential skills to live a fully engaged life.


Melody Jewell