ice hockey canada under 17

Brace yourself for some serious hockey action in Dawson Creek and Fort St John this November, because the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge is coming to town! 

You could well find yourself face-to-face with the superstars of tomorrow at the tournament. As the first step in Hockey Canada's Program of Excellence, the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge includes three Canadian teams and five international entries in a tournament that showcases of the future stars of the game.

The World Under-17 Hockey Challenge has long been a starting point for professional careers, with an incredible 1,600 NHL draft picks having played in the prestigious tournament.

That number includes 18 players selected first overall: Pierre Turgeon, Mats Sundin, Alexandre Daigle, Bryan Berard, Joe Thornton, Vincent Lecavalier, Ilya Kovalchuk, Rick Nash, Marc-André Fleury, Alexander Ovechkin, Eric Johnson, Patrick Kane, John Tavares, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Aaron Ekblad, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews.

The pre-tournament schedule will see plenty of action from Canada, Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia and the United States on November 2 at Fort St John’s North Peace Arena and Dawson Creek’s Encana Events Centre.

The tournament itself will then take place at the same locations from November 5 to November 11. Several tournament packages are available and they can be bought here.

If you’re going to Dawson Creek to catch the action, check out the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek. When you’re not living it up at the tournament, you can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool.

Or try the Stonebridge Hotel Dawson Creek, where the rooms are fitted out with premium sleep products like pillow-top mattresses and deluxe linens.

Alternatively, if you’re going to stay in Fort St John during the tournament, the Pomeroy Fort St John Hotel is a great option. This ultra-modern gem embraces the concept of urban luxury in spectacular fashion.

rodeo peace dawson city

Dawson City is sure to be buzzing next month, as the city comes together to celebrate its Agricultural Show, Rodeo and Exhibition, which is also known as the ‘Greatest Show in the Peace’ from Wednesday August 9 to Sunday August 13. Here’s are five reasons why you shouldn’t miss it…

Reason #1: Because There’ll Be Great Music
You’ll find Dan Davidson playing in the fair’s Waterin’ Hole on August 11 and 12. Alberta’s newest country sensation exploded onto the Canadian country music scene last year with the release of his second single, Found. The single rocketed up the charts and Dan became the #1 charting indie artist in Canada.

Reason #2: Because There’ll be Fair Food Galore
Yes, it’ll all be there… Hamburgers, onion ring poutine and corn dogs at the Dawson Creek Canucks concession; snow cones, cotton candy and kettle corn from Teryl’s concession; and burritos grande, deep fried pickles and quesadillas from the Tasty Dish concession. Is your tummy rumbling yet?

Reason #3: Because You’re Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Want to help raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer? Then wear pink to the rodeo. The special ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ campaign is one way for you to help put this important health issue at the forefront of rodeo season. It’s a whole lot of fun too.

Reason #4: Because Who Doesn’t Like Free Pancakes?
The Sunday Pancake Breakfast is completely free with the purchase of your gate admission. Make your way to the food booth area on Sunday August 14 from 7am to 8:30am and eat as many pancakes as your heart desires.

Reason #5: Because it’ll all go off with a Bang!
There’ll be fireworks on Thursday August 10, Friday August 11 and Saturday August 12 at 10:30pm. Prepare to be dazzled.

All that rodeo fun can tire you out, so book a room at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Dawson Creek for your rodeo getaway. When you’re not living it up at the Greatest Show in Peace, you can take advantage of the 24-hour fitness centre, indoor pool and whirlpool.

The forthcoming weeks will see the return of two exciting annual events in Grande Prairie and Calgary. First up is the Grand Prairie Stompede, an agricultural event that draws tens of thousands of attendees each year. After that is the Global Petroleum Show, a massive show for those involved in the oil & gas sector. All in all, this is a promising to be an exciting few weeks for Grande Prairie, Calgary, and the surrounding areas!

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Grande Prairie Stompede

It’s shaping up to be another terrific Grande Prairie Stompede. The 5 day event takes place from May 31 - June 4, and will feature more of the same kind of things that have it so popular over the past forty years. This is all about showcasing the best of the cowboy tradition, through workshops, rodeos, chuckwagon racing, and much much more. The perfect way to get a taste of the west when you’re in Alberta!

Global Petroleum Show

The Global Petroleum Show is back in Calgary for its 49th year, taking place from June 13 - 16 at Stampede Park. One of the biggest events of its kind, it’ll be attended by some 50,000 people, who will be coming from all across the world to see the offerings of more than 1000 exhibitors. There’ll be talks, demonstrations of new and innovative technologies, and the chance to connect with other professionals. If you’re involved in this sector, you simply have to be there.

Need a base during your visit to one of the events listed above? Make it Pomeroy Inn & Suites. We have locations throughout the region, all offering a relaxing and comfortable stay. Choose to stay at our Dawson Creek location, for example, and you’ll be close Grande Prairie; stay in Olds and you'll be close to Calgary. Wherever you stay, you'll enjoy a comfortable, relaxing stay,


Speeding into Spring in Style

posted by: Pomeroy Inn & Suites on March 6, 2017 12:32:36 PM
Now, we all know that events in Fort St. John can be pretty exciting, but even by those high standards we’re expecting some extra special in March. What’s going on, I hear you ask? Only the 2017 World Speed Skating Championships, which will be taking place from March 10 - 12. Having hosted the Canadian Masters Championship way back in 2012, the city is gearing up to host its first international championship, which will feature the speedy talents of 200 participants.

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The Event

The Masters’ International Allround Games is a prestigious event. Over the past 26 years, the annual event has been hosted at venues all over the world. And now it’s on its way to Fort St. John. Whether you’re an ice skating fanatic or not, it’s an occasion you won’t want to miss!


It’s going to be three days of fast paced activities during the event. There are a number of event categories being hosted, which are divided into ladies aged 30 and above; men ages 30 - 60; and a competition for men aged 65 and above. The age groups will take part in events that range from 500 metres - 5000 metres. Whichever event you end up watching (or taking part in!), you can expect a fast paced and exciting race as the competitors compete to become the undisputed champion!

Ready to be a part of the action? Book your stay at Pomeroy Inn and Suites Fort St. John and you’ll be supremely located to all the action. The Pomeroy Sport Centre, which is where the event is taking place, is just one kilometre away from our hotel, meaning you’ll be right in the thick of the action. And that’s not all: you’ll also receive accommodations that include a complimentary hot breakfast, a large TV, and your own coffee maker. Everything you need, in short, to unwind after a thrilling day, whether you’re competing in the event or not.

It’s always pleasant to spend some time in Alberta’s Peace River Region, but it’s even nicer when there are events taking place. These give visitors the opportunity to see what Peace River’s community spirit is all about. Take a trip to Pomeroy Inn & Suites during February and you’ll have a trio of activities to take part in. And that’s not all: you’ll also receive amenities that include free Wi-Fi, a complimentary breakfast, and, in some of our hotels, a swimming pool - perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring.

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Farmer’s Market, Dawson Creek

You don’t really know a place until you’ve tasted its produce. At the Dawson’s Creek  Farmer's Market you’ll be able to buy the best that Dawson Creek has to offer, as well as buying local crafts and arts from the Dawson Creek natives. The event takes place each Saturday, so with a pinch of luck you’ll be in town to pick up a tasty snack or souvenir or two. There are few things better than a handmade present, and we’re sure your friends and family back home will appreciate it!

Winter Fun, Fort St John

Hurray! You don’t have long to catch the 2017 Hudson’s Hope Winter Carnival, which is taking place across Hudson’s Hope until February 4. Take the kids along, because this is sure to be one that appeals to them: there’ll be skiing, snowshoeing, and tobogganing, among many other activities, while adults will enjoy a walk through the ice sculptures.

Pond Hockey Fun

We all love hockey, and if you’re visiting the region then so must you! If you don’t, you can fall in love with the sport at the Alberta Pond Hockey Championships in Grimshaw. It doesn’t matter who knows (but don’t tell the teams): it’s all about enjoying the sport and the day! Takes place March 10 - 12.

It’s shaping up to be a classic Christmas in Dawson Creek this year! Visit during this December and you’ll be able to take advantage of a number of festive treats. We have films, shopping, and all out festive fun taking place throughout the month. Book your stay at Pomeroy Inn and Suites and enjoy all that Dawson Creek has to offer. Our hotel features an indoor pool, fitness centre, and includes a complimentary hot breakfast - Merry Christmas!

Double Feature Christmas Film, Double the Fun

Head down to Kiwanis Performing Art Centre on Dec 10 for a double header of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. First up is the original animation version, followed by the live remake after a short intermission. This double feature promises double the fun, and is perfect for getting your family into the Christmas spirit! Show starts at 12pm and ends at 4pm.

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Downtown Vegas Shop Night

Still have some Christmas shopping to take care of? Then Dawson Creek has you covered. On December 15, downtown shops will stay open later than usual, so you have more time to find the perfect gifts and stocking fillers for friends and family. The stores will also be providing snacks and drinks, so it’ll be a true festive atmosphere all around. Don’t forget to have space in your car for all the goodies you’ll buy!

Christmas in Dawson Creek

Christmas In Dawson Creek, which takes place on December 19, really gets the festive atmosphere going. It all begins at 4pm with cookies and hot chocolate at the Alaska Highway House. After that there’ll be a Christmas prize draw, followed by a bus tour of the “String of Lights”. Head on down and soak up the festive spirit at this event, which takes less than a week before Christmas.

It’ll be a month of music and warm Christmas vibes in Dawson’s Creek in November, with three great events taking place. In the first part of the month we’ll have live music before beginning to gear ourselves up for the festive period with two events that celebrate the simple joys of the season. Get yourself in the mood by booking your stay at Pomeroy Inn & Suites, where you’ll receive a complimentary hot breakfast and access to our indoor swimming pool, as well as spacious, affordable accommodations.  

A Night of Music at KPAC

Come Alive, Dawson’s Creek! That’s the wish of Terrance Richmond, who will be performing at Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre, just a short drive from our hotel, on November 5th. A mixture of hip hop, EDM, and pop music, this is the perfect night out for those who like to dance the night away with good music and friends.

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Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Join the Dawson Creek community for one of the most special nights of the year - the lighting of the Christmas tree. Located in downtown Dawson Creek, this event will feature live music, spiced cider, and hot chocolate before the big event - the tree light up. Fun the whole family, this event takes place Friday, November 18 from 7pm and is the perfect way to get excited for the forthcoming Christmas season!

Shopping for Christmas

After the Christmas tree has been lit up, you may find yourself thinking about Christmas presents. If that’s the case, then head on down to the Farmington Farmerettes Christmas Tea & Craft Sale, which will take place on November 20 from 12:30 - 3:30pm at Parkland Elementary School. There you’ll be able to pick up unique Christmas gifts for friends and family back home, as well as enjoying ribbon sandwiches and sweets. Entry is $4 per person.


dawson creek concerts 2016

Dawson Creek may be a relatively small town, but it’s home to a thriving live music scene all the same—great news for guests of our cozy
Dawson Creek hotel!

Without further ado, here are four concerts we recommend checking out around Dawson Creek this fall. Enjoy!

Jay Aymar | September 20

Ok, so this concert technically occurs before fall officially begins on September 22nd, but given the talent of roots/folk musician Jay Aymar, we figured we’d make you aware of it all the same. Hosted by the nearby Dawson Creek Art Gallery as part of the 2016 Home Routes Concert Series, this show costs just $20 to attend. Contact to order your tickets in advance and arrange for pickup.

Lauren Mann | October 1

On October 1st, take a quick drive north to The Rolla Pub to enjoy the music of the talented Lauren Mann.  With a musical style described as “honest & affectionate, with a little bit of whimsy,” Mann’s show is one you don’t want to miss. Best of all, this show has no cover charge!

Washboard Hank & Sweet Muriel | October 19

One month after Jay Aymar’s show, the next installment of the 2016 Home Routes Concert Series will go down on the art gallery’s stage. This one will feature a performance by Washboard Hank & Sweet Muriel, whose folk/country sound is not to be missed. Once again, tickets cost just $20, and can be acquired by emailing Enjoy the show!

Dwight Yoakam | October 20

On October 20th, country music pioneer Dwight Yoakam is scheduled for a stop in beautiful Dawson Creek. He’ll be taking the stage at the Encana Events Centre, less than 10 minutes’ walk