past great dash spots

The list of the many great Dash Spots that have participated in The Great Dash just keeps growing and growing. These great food, drink, art and shopping venues have all come up with super fun challenges that really engage the teams when they visit them. Each few weeks we'll feature one of these great places below. Keep coming back to find out more!








our featured dash spot!

COBS BREAD

3122 70 Shawville Blvd SE

587-353-6517

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Kelly and Lee Hodgins are huge community supporters and bring fresh baked, mouthwatering goodies to Shawnessy, Calagry for you to enjoy with super friendly service, and always big smiles! the smells wafting out of this bakery are enough to woo you inside to purchase those mouthwatering treats! https://shawnessy@cobsbread.com


Hudson Spirit Cake

Granary Road, 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31

403-629-1167

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Pansie welcomes you with her warm smile and friendly greeting. Pansie is passionate about baking cakes! These are the best cakes in the West! Absolutely delicious, moist, explodes with flavour and completely unique. Omgoodness! https://www.facebook.com/Hudson-Spirit-Cake-266491560542364/







Cait’s Crafted Confections

3121-380 Canyon Meadows Drive, SE

403-271-7606

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Tantalize your tastebuds with these incredible delicious sweets and treats handcrafted lovingly and creatively by Cait and Kelly. This places oozes with goodness! Do yourself a favour and go visit these gals right away! https://caitcraftedconfections.ca


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Young Living Essential Oils are aromatic, concentrated plant extracts that are carefully obtained through steam distillation, cold pressing or resin tapping. We offer essential oils, blends and oil-infused products with the optimal levels of specific, naturally occurring essential oil constituents to maximize their potency. https://www.youngliving.com/en_CA




The Costume Shoppe

4307 Blackfoot Trail SE

403-571-2466

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Coolest place to visit. They have a huge selection of costumes for any occasion. You are treated like family, and this place is owned and operated by family. For your next event or party transform yourself! https://thecostumeshoppe.com



Earthtone Gifts

Granary Road, 226066 112th Street West, Foothills

403-453-7673



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Providing local and globally sourced quality-unique gifts and original artwork, Earthtone gifts was created to have the feel of a Mountain Gift Shop but closer to home. Monique supports Indigenous artists at her store and she can tell you the story behind many of the artists works and displays them beautifully. Monique is warm, friendly and has a beautiful spirit, she will go the extra mile to help you find that perfect gift! https://www.facebook.com/earthtonegifts/



Tops Pizza and Steak House

9919 Fairmount Drive, SE, Calgary

403-278-1511


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Tops is the tops with their food, service, welcoming atmosphere and reasonably priced! You must try their pizza, best darn pizza in the West! The food is consistent and delicious.

Oh and, live local music!

http://topspizzasouth.com




X’s and Oh’s Boutique


44 Riverside Gate, Okotoks

403-995-8809

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These gals are professional, knowledgeable and wonderful. A premier love shop. They will put you at ease immediately and guide you to regain and enhance your intimacy level with your partner and your sexual well being. http://xandohs.ca





94 Take The Cake Inc.

94 Elma St. W, Okotoks

587-757-1090



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Combining her design background and passion for baking and cooking Sherry creates remarkable cakes for every occasion, she also holds classes to share her craft with others. This is a great place to chill with family, friends or a great book with a cup of coffee or tea and some tantalizing treats, savoury or sweet. https://www.facebook.com/TakeTheCakeOk/




The British Chippy

94 Elizabeth Street

587 757-9995

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Traditional British fish ‘n’ chips, no artificial colours or flavours. Comfortable, warm and inviting atmosphere with friendly staff and the smells wafting out of the building, yummy. Every meal is cooked fresh. Grandma’s recipe with a twist. https://www.facebook.com/britishfishandchips/


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Sheena with our Dash Team.

Sheena with our Dash Team.


Sheena Sweets and Such- Sheena, makes our lives sweeter. How can you not visit her? She has everything you crave. Jelly bellies, rad bags, baskets filled with goodies, loot bags, oh and my personal favorite, a filling remover, Mcintosh Toffee…..yummylicious! Thank you Sheena for your support. https://www.facebook.com/SheenasSweets


 School House Pets

18 McRae Street, Okotoks

403-982-0738

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A great pet store on the main street in Okotoks. Super friendly, knowledgeable kind and caring, Jasmine and Bradley have a great selection of high quality products for dogs and cats, small animal food, reptiles, betta fish, hermit crabs and much more. Worth a visit or two. http://www.schoolhousepets.net


Tribal Connection Market



41 McRae St., Okotoks

403-995-1898

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These gals bring local products from around the world, bringing income to local entrepreneurs in different countries. Housewares, clothing, books, crystals, jewelery, wall hangings and so much more. They have awesome friendly staff and lovely homemade food with delectable specialty coffees and teas. They additionally support local musicians at their live music nights and an array of entertainers throughout the week. https://tribalconnectionmarket.com






Vogel Rustic Re-Creations

Turner Valley, Alberta

403-466-4436

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This is just a wee sampling of the wonderful creative, custom-made pieces that Chelsea makes. Chelsea purchased a vinyl cutter recently and a laser etcher giving them loads of possibilities! From wood home decor, vinyl decals, wood burning, laser business signs, laser cutting and laser etchin, we are pretty sure you can find something to order from Vogel Rustic Re-Creations! Christmas is just around the corner?!

https://m.facebook.com/Munch-Vogel-Rustic-Recreations-1377683482536708/







On Tap Oil and Vinegar

Okotoks, Alberta

403-995-1982

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On Tap Oil & Vinegar- Attention all foodies! This is a locally owned store in Okotoks and they carry the creme de la creme of oil and vinegar products! The freshest and finest olive oils and fabulous aged Balsamic Vinegar, the staff are knowledgable and super friendly! If you like cooking and you like incredible taste experiences then you must stop by today. They carry only the finest in quality and fantastic,unique flavours. We also have some exciting news for the tea lovers! They are now offering a wide variety of loose leaf teas. What more could you ask for? http://www.ontapov.ca


Bar 13 Soap Works

High River, Alberta

403-652-2826

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       Bar 13 Soapworks- It is written somewhere, “treat your body like a temple and your skin like a flower.” Hearyye, hearye this place is da bomb diggity fo sho! It is all that and a bag of Fritos! Fantastic bath and beauty products. The smells wafting out of there are scrummy. This is a must! Thank you Colin for joining us on "The Great Dash" and for your thoughtful prize donation.  https://bar13soapworks.com

 

 

Eau Claire Distillery

 Turner Valley, Alberta   

403-933-5408                  

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 Eau Claire Distillery in Turner Valley: Their rep precedes them- they’ve quickly become an Albertan must-see, a Foothills destination. Their spirits are    already winning awards, and the fact that they have wicked, welcoming staff is just the cherry on top. https://eauclairedistillery.ca

Emporium of Impossible Things

Okotoks, Alberta

587-364-1001           

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Emporium of Impossible Things in Okotoks has an array of gifts, household items including vintage,

upcycled, consignment and handmade artisan items. Super friendly staff!

 facebook.com/emporiumofit

Bistro 1882

Okotoks, Alberta 

403-938-2224

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Specialties

The Bistro 1882 in Okotoks: This historic gem was something we just HAD to have on our Great Dash route. They

specialize in homemade cuisine (like… awesome, amazing cuisine), they have the friendliest staff,      

and to cap it off the atmosphere issssssss perfect. An intimate European setting and you will never be rushed!

  https://www.bistro1882.com


  

Bali Bling

Black Diamond, Alberta

403-933-5851

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Specialties

Bali Bling a wonderful eclectic shop, full of items such as clothing, jewellery, gifts and so much more. Our dashers loved entering this shop, the staff are fantastic, friendly and welcoming. Jake the owner invites special guest periodicly to her shop to highlight their poducts that they carry in the store, such as an essential oils specialist, what stone you should be wearing for a variety of ailments, so as well as shopping you can learn something new! A stop you will not regret, going to Black Diamond. https://www.facebook.com/Bali-Bling-Gift-Store-487329994640582

 

 

a river ran through it cafe

High River, Alberta

403-652-5599

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Specialties

Come experience our Amazing drinks. Lattes, Mochas, Chai, coffee , tea, we serve it all. Relax in our cozy cafe. Home made soups, sandwiches and salads will impress your appetite. On sunny days, we have our Italian Gelato, Lemonade and Iced coffee drinks. aislinginteriors@gmail.com 

History

Established in 2015.

A River Ran Through It Cafe was born (as the name suggests) after the devasting flood in High River in 2013. High River and its incredible people have rebuilt the downtown into a European flair, shops, antiques, galleries, and our course our Coffee Shop make it an amazing destination

 
 

2017 Halloween monster dash in high river: 


A River Ran Through It/ Carney and Randy aislinginteriors@gmail.com  403-652-5599

 

Bar 13 Soapworks   info@bar13soapworks.com Mike and Colin 403-652-2826

 

Sheena Sweets and Such sheenassweets8@gmail.com  Sheena 403-601-1287

 

Peculiar Leather and Jewelry perdomoefrain@gmail.com  Efrain Perdomo 403-477-4237

 

Pike Studio’s bobandconnie@pikestudios.com Connie 403-652-5584

 

Aisling Furnishings….Then & Now Inc. aislinginteriors@gmail.com Carney

403-652-5599

 

Art and Soul Studio judikemp@shaw.ca  Judi 403-863-5367

 

Bottled Up  bottleduphighriver@gmail.com  Kylana

 

The Room at Home  theroomathome@gmail.com Pavlina 403-616-9592

 

Big Rock Bouldering  info@bigrockbouldering.com Vanessa 587-757-9060

 

Colossi’s Coffeehouse hellocolossiscoffee@gmail.com Diane 403-652-2181

 

1906 Restaurant and Lounge chefcutter1906@gmail.com Andre 403-969-4225

 

 

2018 spring great dash in okotoks: 

 

Finish- Riley’s Cattle Barn nixie@ryliescattlebarn.com  Nixie Homme 403-995-7779

 

Okotoks Air Ranch Airport admin@cfx2.ca Trent Obrigewitsch 403-801-3117

 

All through the House info@allthroughthehouse.ca Monika 403-606-9664

 

Okotoks Print and Copy Shop info@okotoksprintandcopyshop.com Jen 403-995-2200

 

Cha Cha John’s feedback@chachajohns.ca  Tom 403-397-0383

 

Incahoots shaun@incahootsokotoks.com Shuan 587-892-4024

 

X’s and Oh’s Boutique info@xandsohs.com Natasha 403-995-8809

 

Sector 6 Supplements Andrew.k@sector6supplements.com Andrew 403-

827-1179

 

Miller Automotive Ltd. Donavon@millerautomotive.ca Donavon 403-860-2354

 

Museum of Highwood http://museumofthehighwood.com 403-652-7156

 

Spitzee Post Bar & Grill https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spitzee-Post/258334490946809  403-652-3834

 

Crescent Point Regional Field House https://cpregionalfieldhouse.com 587-757-0338

 

Art Affects http://arteffects.ca 403-652-4550

 

High River Tennis Club  https://www.highrivertennis.com 403-652-0554

 

High River Brewing Company    https://hrbrewco.com

 

Doug Mitchell Photography http://www.dougmitchell.ca 403-601-9255

 

Bottled Up https://www.facebook.com/BottledUpHR/ 403-652-9585

 

Movement Ink http://movementink.info 403-649-3019

 

Oxford Bakehouse and Sausage Company https://www.facebook.com/oxfordbakehouse/ 403-603-0120

 

Seven Sea's Trading Company https://www.facebook.com/SevenSeasTradingCompany/ 403-652-6070

 

Literacy For Life http://www.litforlife.com 403-652-5090

 

Monster Hobbie https://www.facebook.com/Monster-Hobbies-in-High-River-Alberta-Canada-163876670301889/  403-652-5019

The Fringe Salon and Esthetics http://fringehair.com 403-245-6232

 

Jrrr Bbq https://jrrrbbq.com 403-200-4578

 

Big Rock Bouldering http://bigrockbouldering.com 587-757-9060

 

Evelyn's Memory Lane Cafe http://www.mlcafe.ca 403-652-1887

 

Picasso's Pizza  https://picassoshighriver.com 403-652-5100

 

J and D's Attic https://www.facebook.com/JandDsAttic2015/ 403-862-0724

 

Chinook Country Quilt Shop https://www.facebook.com/chinookcountryquiltshop/ 403-652-3145

 

Big Sky Picture Framing https://bigskypictureframing.vpweb.ca 587-363-1984

 

Salvage Soul Sisters Society https://www.facebook.com/salvagesoulsisterssociety/  403-768-3503

 

High River Library http://www.highriverlibrary.ca 403-652-2917

 

High River Performing Arts Foundation/The Venue https://www.thevenuehighriver.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bali Bling Gift Store https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Gift-Shop/Bali-Bling-Gift-Store-487329994640582/Jake Fiveland 403-933-5851

 

Motto Burrito https://www.facebook.com/Motoburrito/   Adrian Santos and Beatriz Ramirez 403-463-9962

 

Country Store Diner  http://countrystorediner.ca Curtis Dixon 403-933-2331

 

Branch Market and Studio https://branchmarket.ca Rebecca Desaulniers 403-991-2738

 

Eau Claire Distillery https://eauclairedistillery.ca Chelsey Coulson 403-933-5404

 

Cotton Candy Store/Robert Cotton 403-933-3527

 

Vogel Rustic Re-Creations https://vogelrusticrecreation.wordpress.com Chelsea Vogel 403-466-4438

 

 Studio Me http://www.studiome.ca Jody Swift 403-422-4673

 

Unwind Wool  https://unwindwool.com  Maureen Schreiber 587-757-9679

 

Freshii Okotoks https://www.freshii.com/ca/menu Larry and Cathy Mathieson 403-917-0344

 

Bistro 1882 https://www.bistro1882.com Ed Povhe 403-938-2224

 

Okotoks Film Festival  http://www.okotoksfilmfestival.ca Katie Fournell 780-862-6306

 

X's & Oh's http://xandohs.ca Natasha Koenning 403-995-8809

 

Emporium of Impossible Things http://www.emporiumofimpossiblethings.ca Melody 587-364-1001

 

On Tap Oil and Vinegar http://www.ontapov.ca Gill Freund 403-995-1982

 

Rylie's Cattle Barn http://ryliescattlebarn.com Nixie Homme 40403-995-7779

 

The Hand Rail Lady http://www.twistedanvil.ca Carolann Lanz 403-861-6637

 

Freshii  https://www.freshii.com/ca

The Monster Mash October 20, 2018

 

Bistro 1882 https://www.bistro1882.com 403-938-2224

Shared Spaces https://www.sharedspacesokotoks.com 403-982-0511

School House of Pets https://www.schoolhousepets.com 403-982-0738

Okotoks Museum and Archives https://www.okotoks.ca/culture-heritage/museum-archives 403-938-8969

The British Chippy http://www.thebritishchippy.com 587-757-9995

94 Take The Cake http://www.ninetyfour.ca 587-757-1090

Simply Yoga/Stunning Spa https://www.syoga.ca https://www.simplystunningcorp.ca 587-333-4337

X’s & Oh’s Boutique https://xandohs.ca 403-995-8809

Lineham House Galleries http://www.linehamhousegalleries.com 403-917-1445

Little Fast and Fresh https://www.littleeats.ca 403-938-0118

The Prairie Dogz/The Duke https://www.facebook.com/theprairiedogz/ https://royaldukehotel.com Band-403-650-3464 The Duke-403-938-4101

Okotoks Art Gallery https://www.okotoks.ca/town-services/town-directory/okotoks-art-gallery 403-938-3204

The George Traditional House https://www.thegeorgeokotoks.com 403-938-5000

D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club http://www.darcyranchgolf.com 403-938-5522

The Hair Studio https://www.facebook.com/theokotokshairstudio/ 403-938-1005 Nikki’s Best Esthetics https://www.facebook.com/nikkisbestokotoks/ 403-383-6570

All Through The House http://allthroughthehouse.ca 403-995-2399

Sobey’s Grocery Store https://www.sobeysokotoks.com 403-938-3439

Bretzelking https://www.bretzelking.ca 403-869-3270

Balance Everywear https://balanceeverywear.ca 587-438-8299

Alberta Dance Academy http://www.albertadanceacademy.com 403-938-3125

Goodger Pink Family Theatre http://www.goodgerpinkproductions.com 403-771-3504

Hub Town Brewery https://www.hubtownbrewing.com 403-826-6864

Boston Pizza https://bostonpizza.com/en/menu.okotoks.html 403-995-0224

Okotoks Natural Foods https://www.facebook.com/okotoksnaturalfoods/ 403-938-0808

Kayben Farms https://kayben.com 403-995-5509

Tribal Connection Market https://tribalconnectionmarket.com 403-995-1898

The Eagle Radio Station https://www.facebook.com/The-Eagle-1009-296045543680/ 403) 995-9611

The Bistro 1882 https://www.bistro1882.com 403-938-2224