The Western Sunsetters 2023 Alberta Rally was held at Black Sheep Campground near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, from June 25 – June 28. Rocky Mountain House is a beautiful area in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Western Alberta.
There were seventeen LTVs attending from Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan–Some traveled from a previous Rally to attend the Alberta Rally. Six LTVs were first-time attendees to a Rally and were very enthusiastic about gathering information from the more knowledgeable owners.
On Sunday, the LTVs arrived throughout the day. Once their units were set up in their campsites, they gathered in the group area to meet, register and receive their information packages which were provided by the Rocky Mountain House Tourist Association. The evening gathering was shortened due to rain.
Seven golfers played golf at the Pine Hills Golf Course on Monday. Other activities during the day included visiting the nearby Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site with several demonstrations by local volunteers, bike riding on the nearby trails, touring around the town of Rocky Mountain House, and some were relaxing at the campground after long drives from the previous day.
During the evening, we had a wonderful gathering around the fire with lots of visiting and sharing of LTV stories and information, and we also got our attendees together for a group photo.
On Tuesday, a small group rode bicycles on the 12.5 km trail from our campground to Crimson Lake. Others toured the Town of Rocky Mountain House and area or relaxed in the campground.
This was also pizza night with the group. The pizza was delivered by a local pizza place called Nick’s Diner & Pizza in Rocky Mountain House. Many prizes given out during the evening were donated by local businesses in Rocky Mountain House. The blueberry pie donated by the local bakery, Rocky Bakery, was the first to be chosen, followed by the bags of coffee from the local coffee house Copper Creek Café and Coffee.
We had a bit of rain during the meal’s start, and then it cleared up for our gathering around the fire, which included a lot of visiting and then a question-and-answer session on LTV problems and repairs with lots of discussion and participation from everyone.
Our Rally ended Wednesday morning, with everyone saying their goodbyes and going to their homes or to other destinations. It was a successful Alberta Rally, with the attendees meeting, making new friends, and having a good time.