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What's happening in Cochrane this week: A community donation from Two Pharmacy, the Tim Bannister Memorial Rink reopened for public use and Cochrane artists will display their work in a photography festival.
Cochrane in Brief

Exposure Photography Festival

Cochrane will be the home of two exhibits for the 17th annual Exposure Photography Festival. Brenda Kelly and Jo-Anne Oucharek, two local artists, will be showcasing their work in the festival, right here in Cochrane. Kelly’s project for the Exposure Photography Festival will focus on blending yoga poses with images from the natural world to explore the transformation of the human form. It will be on display at the Corner Coworking for the month of February, open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oucharek is a Cochrane-based wildlife photographer, whose project will capture some of her adventures around the Cochrane area. Oucharek’s exhibit will be on display at The Gentry Espresso and Wine Bar during its hours of operation.

Rink reopens to public

The Tim Bannister Memorial Rink reopened to the public on Friday (Jan. 15) after necessary repairs were made to the ice surface. Due to the warm weather, Cochrane has been experiencing, patches of the ice had worn away down to the concrete underneath and posed a risk to users of the rink. The Town of Cochrane closed the rink while the parks department made the necessary repairs. Mitford Pond also remains open to users. To check the status of the rink, call the Town’s 24-hour facility status line a 403-851-2552.

Community Roots

Cochrane’s Two Pharmacy donated $4,500 to the Cochrane Activettes on Wednesday (Jan. 13) as part of its ongoing Community Roots program. Each month the pharmacy donates a portion of its proceeds to various community organizations or fundraisers in Cochrane. The Activettes were December’s recipient of the program, and this month Big Hill Lodge will be the organization to receive the donation. To nominate your organization, go to