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Tom Barker from The Eagle 100.9 pictured smiling widely with Ruth Goodwin, the mayor for the Town of Black Diamond!


The Fifth Annual Together We Make a Difference Radiothon presented by the Sheep River Health Trust was a massive success! Held on Thursday, June 28th, the event partnered the trust with Eagle 100.9 to do 14 hours of live on-air broadcasting out of Sobeys Okotoks. This year, in 2018, the event raised $75, 785.00 in support of health and wellness initiatives throughout the Foothills. In previous years, the maximum amount raised was around $57, 000.00 and so this year's funds impressed all those who worked so hard for so long to make the day a success! The funds raised will be used to support Literacy for Life, It Takes a Village, the Rowan House, the Longview and Area Seniors Club, Oilfields General Hospital and Rising Sun Long Term Care, KidSport, and the Okotoks Health and Wellness Centre. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make the day so successful! 


The Eagle Street Team was lucky enough to tour around the Foothills, from Black Diamond and Turner Valley to Okotoks, speaking to wonderful individuals who have contributed to the cause. The team visited Chuckwagon Cafe for a delicious breakfast in Turner Valley and Marv's Classic Soda Shop in Black Diamond for a refreshing vanilla milkshake! You can see the images below of Tom and Shveta's day, hanging out with members of our community who are dedicated to making a difference! The incredible individuals pictured below include Norma Shock from Oilfields Hospital, Cindy Holladay from the Town of Turner Valley, Brian Siray and Jill Bishop from Foothills Family Medical, and Jason Parker, the Councillor for the MD of Foothills. 


Catch the Eagle Summer Street Team at our next adventure: the Feed Your Passions Magic Show at the Okotoks Library on Friday, June 29th! The event is completely free and requires no registration so make sure that you bring your friends and family down for some kid-friendly entertainment! The Eagle Street Team will be on location so make sure you say hi if you see us there!

Also be sure to enter for your chance to win the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 at! Place Okotoks - Eagle 100.9 as your preferred station to help us out as well!

Quick thanks to the sponsors, CARSTAR, Hometown Dental, Rim 2 Rim, Nanton Water, iDental, and the George Traditional House. Thank you guys so much for everything that you make possible!

Finally, if you are interested in having the Eagle cover a community event, please do not hesitate to contact me, the summer events coordinator, at [email protected]. It is my hope that we can collaborate together in pursuit of a more connected community!



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