Events / Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee

Check out this fun video about the Bee!

Do you want to join a fundraising team or donate – click here!

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The Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee is the hottest competition in the Foothills. This hilarious, action packed event has teams of 3 adults competing in a battle for bragging rights to spelling supremacy. Each team helps fundraise to support literacy and learning in the Foothills.

The 5th Annual Grate Groan Up Spelling Bee will be held September 30th at the historic Wales Theatre in High River. Registration forms, rules and instructions for the 2017 Bee are below. If you are interested in entering a team call 403.652.5090 or email for more information.

The Bee will be held on Alberta Arts and Culture Days which will add lots of fun and activity to the day. Join us in the Foothills Cardboard challenge. Follow this link for more information on this great community building event!.

Would you like to make a donation in support of literacy! Support the fundraising efforts of these awesome teams by clicking the link and help your favourite team win a GRATE prize.

You can make a donation and join the team to help them reach their fundraising goal! Its easy! For more information or help in finding out how you can help fundraise - call 403.652.5090 or email .

Get your raffle ticket! Only $10.00 and you can win $3,000.00 in Air Canada Gift Cards and an awesome travel bag of goodies. Call the office at 403.652.5090 or email to find out how to win this GRATE prize. Draw Date: Dec 27th 2017.

2017 Registration Form, Rules, Instructions and Pledge Sheets

Thanks to the 2016 Teams

"Gratest Spellers"

Big Rockies

"Gratest Costumes"

The Kaleidoscopes – High River Rotary

"Gratest Pledges Raised"

Wild Roses


Watch the 2015 video highlighting the fun and laughter at the Grate Groan UP Spelling Bee.
Thank you to Meagan Quigley, Videographer and Christina Teschl , Music Composer



Shenanigans continued after the 2016 Bee. Our High River Wisenheimers and the Business Babes, fought it out on a cold snowy day in downtown High River. Honey and feathers were everywhere.






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