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!


3122 70 Shawville Blvd SE



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!

Hudson Spirit Cake

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



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!

Cait’s Crafted Confections

3121-380 Canyon Meadows Drive, SE



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!

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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.

The Costume Shoppe

4307 Blackfoot Trail SE



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!

Earthtone Gifts

Granary Road, 226066 112th Street West, Foothills



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!

Tops Pizza and Steak House

9919 Fairmount Drive, SE, Calgary



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!

X’s and Oh’s Boutique

44 Riverside Gate, Okotoks



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.

94 Take The Cake Inc.

94 Elma St. W, Okotoks



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.

The British Chippy

94 Elizabeth Street

587 757-9995


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.

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.

 School House Pets

18 McRae Street, Okotoks



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.

Tribal Connection Market

41 McRae St., Okotoks



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.

Vogel Rustic Re-Creations

Turner Valley, Alberta



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?!

On Tap Oil and Vinegar

Okotoks, Alberta



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?

Bar 13 Soap Works

High River, Alberta




       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.



Eau Claire Distillery

 Turner Valley, Alberta   




 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.

Emporium of Impossible Things

Okotoks, Alberta



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

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

Bistro 1882

Okotoks, Alberta 




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!


Bali Bling

Black Diamond, Alberta




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.



a river ran through it cafe

High River, Alberta


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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. 


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  403-652-5599


Bar 13 Soapworks Mike and Colin 403-652-2826


Sheena Sweets and Such  Sheena 403-601-1287


Peculiar Leather and Jewelry  Efrain Perdomo 403-477-4237


Pike Studio’s Connie 403-652-5584


Aisling Furnishings….Then & Now Inc. Carney



Art and Soul Studio  Judi 403-863-5367


Bottled Up  Kylana


The Room at Home Pavlina 403-616-9592


Big Rock Bouldering Vanessa 587-757-9060


Colossi’s Coffeehouse Diane 403-652-2181


1906 Restaurant and Lounge Andre 403-969-4225



2018 spring great dash in okotoks: 


Finish- Riley’s Cattle Barn  Nixie Homme 403-995-7779


Okotoks Air Ranch Airport Trent Obrigewitsch 403-801-3117


All through the House Monika 403-606-9664


Okotoks Print and Copy Shop Jen 403-995-2200


Cha Cha John’s  Tom 403-397-0383


Incahoots Shuan 587-892-4024


X’s and Oh’s Boutique Natasha 403-995-8809


Sector 6 Supplements Andrew 403-



Miller Automotive Ltd. Donavon 403-860-2354


Museum of Highwood 403-652-7156


Spitzee Post Bar & Grill  403-652-3834


Crescent Point Regional Field House 587-757-0338


Art Affects 403-652-4550


High River Tennis Club 403-652-0554


High River Brewing Company


Doug Mitchell Photography 403-601-9255


Bottled Up 403-652-9585


Movement Ink 403-649-3019


Oxford Bakehouse and Sausage Company 403-603-0120


Seven Sea's Trading Company 403-652-6070


Literacy For Life 403-652-5090


Monster Hobbie  403-652-5019

The Fringe Salon and Esthetics 403-245-6232


Jrrr Bbq 403-200-4578


Big Rock Bouldering 587-757-9060


Evelyn's Memory Lane Cafe 403-652-1887


Picasso's Pizza 403-652-5100


J and D's Attic 403-862-0724


Chinook Country Quilt Shop 403-652-3145


Big Sky Picture Framing 587-363-1984


Salvage Soul Sisters Society  403-768-3503


High River Library 403-652-2917


High River Performing Arts Foundation/The Venue








Bali Bling Gift Store Fiveland 403-933-5851


Motto Burrito   Adrian Santos and Beatriz Ramirez 403-463-9962


Country Store Diner Curtis Dixon 403-933-2331


Branch Market and Studio Rebecca Desaulniers 403-991-2738


Eau Claire Distillery Chelsey Coulson 403-933-5404


Cotton Candy Store/Robert Cotton 403-933-3527


Vogel Rustic Re-Creations Chelsea Vogel 403-466-4438


 Studio Me Jody Swift 403-422-4673


Unwind Wool  Maureen Schreiber 587-757-9679


Freshii Okotoks Larry and Cathy Mathieson 403-917-0344


Bistro 1882 Ed Povhe 403-938-2224


Okotoks Film Festival Katie Fournell 780-862-6306


X's & Oh's Natasha Koenning 403-995-8809


Emporium of Impossible Things Melody 587-364-1001


On Tap Oil and Vinegar Gill Freund 403-995-1982


Rylie's Cattle Barn Nixie Homme 40403-995-7779


The Hand Rail Lady Carolann Lanz 403-861-6637



The Monster Mash October 20, 2018


Bistro 1882 403-938-2224

Shared Spaces 403-982-0511

School House of Pets 403-982-0738

Okotoks Museum and Archives 403-938-8969

The British Chippy 587-757-9995

94 Take The Cake 587-757-1090

Simply Yoga/Stunning Spa 587-333-4337

X’s & Oh’s Boutique 403-995-8809

Lineham House Galleries 403-917-1445

Little Fast and Fresh 403-938-0118

The Prairie Dogz/The Duke Band-403-650-3464 The Duke-403-938-4101

Okotoks Art Gallery 403-938-3204

The George Traditional House 403-938-5000

D’Arcy Ranch Golf Club 403-938-5522

The Hair Studio 403-938-1005 Nikki’s Best Esthetics 403-383-6570

All Through The House 403-995-2399

Sobey’s Grocery Store 403-938-3439

Bretzelking 403-869-3270

Balance Everywear 587-438-8299

Alberta Dance Academy 403-938-3125

Goodger Pink Family Theatre 403-771-3504

Hub Town Brewery 403-826-6864

Boston Pizza 403-995-0224

Okotoks Natural Foods 403-938-0808

Kayben Farms 403-995-5509

Tribal Connection Market 403-995-1898

The Eagle Radio Station 403) 995-9611

The Bistro 1882 403-938-2224