The Village of Empress

is nestled between the Red Deer River and the South Saskatchewan River, at the eastern edge of Alberta. There is a wild feel to this quaint village surrounded by expansive farms and ranches, pronghorns, coyotes and so many different species of birds. The recreation opportunities for adventurers and star-gazers are boundless. Come and see for yourself!


Empress & District Fine Arts Summer School Society

Posted on October 5, 2015 under: Announcements

The Empress & District Fine Arts Summer School Society is looking for Volunteers to help move this project forward. They are looking to do a fundraiser this fall with a supper and silent auction, and than in the spring of 2016 they will be doing a production co-written by Bill Bridges and David Warrack about the history of Empress. These fundraisers are being done to help offset the cost of the summer school we will try and run in July 0f 2016. We require volunteers to help with everything from getting donations for silent auction, supper,  to advertising and decorations, to promotion and marketing of the school itself. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please contact, members of the committee listed below:

Chad VanDam 403 928-2537

Bev Farnden 403 .502-4182

Christie Dick 403-664-3618

Bert McFayden 403-664-0002

The school is intended for aspiring musicians, singers or actors between the ages of 14-21 who want to get professional instruction by professional musicians, actors and singers. Check out


Jimsonweed found in Alberta

Posted on September 14, 2015 under: Announcements

Please be on the look out for this weed. Click on image to enlarge



Empress Daze

Posted on July 10, 2015 under: Announcements

Another busy week for Empress starting off tonight July 10th, with Ball at the ball diamonds and continuing with ball through the weekend. Saturday night there will be a dance at the Community Hall. Than we move into Monday and the start of the sturling bonspiels running Monday through Thursday. As well on Monday evening we have the 3D barrel racing series happening at Dale and Jen Howes. Along with the Sturling Bonspiel we have regular curling starting Thursday evening and running through the weekend. This is a cash spiel and we have 16 teams enterd so pretty exciting. Other events happening as part of our Empress Daze is our Businesmans pancake breakfast Saturday morning July 18th from 8-10 followed by the parade at 10:30. That afternoon has kids games going on sponsored by That’s Empressive. Check out their soft ice cream and slushies to help beat the heat. Dan will have daily lunch and dinner specials at the restaurant Tuesday to Sunday, and the Lounge will be open throughout the curling bonspiel. It’s going to be a hot one so come in and cool off by watching the sturling/curling happening in July in Empress.


What’s happening in Empress this weekend

Posted on June 3, 2015 under: Announcements

Empress will be a busy little town this weekend with the annual Artist Studio Open house Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th with Sagebrush Studio, Garden Hideaway Studio and That’s Empressive. As well, the Archaeology Roadshow Saturday June 6th 10 am to 3 pm at the CPR Station Museum, where you can ask the experts questions about some of the artifacts you or family members have found. As you are making your rounds remember to check out our restaurant located in the Arena, – top notch food at great prices. Come out and enjoy the drive, the scenery, the people and their stories.


Items For Sale

Posted on May 11, 2015 under: Announcements

The Village is looking to offer for sale all excess inventory. Please contact the CAO at the village office to make an offer at (403) 565- 3938.

New Holland 1715 tractor with around 700+ hours in great working condition


3 Point Hitch Street Sweeper Model #M24P5A

Snow Blower

Snow Blower Attachment


BB72 Woods Rotary Cutter


Sanding Spreader Attachment


Older mowers in working order


Sears Garden Tractor With Bagger

sears garden tractor


Selling to Government

Posted on April 21, 2015 under: Announcements

Check out the following link to learn about the seminar coming up in Medicine Hat to learn how to sell to government.


Movie & Popcorn Night

Posted on March 18, 2015 under: Announcements

The next Movie and Popcorn night will be this Friday March 20th at the Community Hall starting at 7:00 p.m. Everyone welcome! Movie and popcorn are free and there will be pop and snacks available for sale. Come and enjoy an outing close to home.


January Council Meeting

Posted on January 13, 2015 under: Announcements

January Council meeting has been changed to January 22, 2015 in the Village Office at 6:30 p.m.


Good News

Posted on December 23, 2014 under: Announcements

ATB Logo
Coming soon. ATB Financial will be opening an Agency in Empress. They have communities and people as their focus, and we look forward to working with the ATB team. Stay tuned as we will announce when the branch will be opening.


Pot Luck Christmas Supper & Christmas Carol Sing Along

Posted on December 17, 2014 under: Announcements

Be sure to come out to the annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper at the Community Hall Saturday December 20, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Santa will be arriving. Everyone Welcome. Than Sunday December 21, 2014 the Empress Centennial Committee and the Family Worship Center are hosting the Empress Christmas Carol sing at 6:30 p.m. at the Family Worship Center. These are sure to get you in the holiday spirit, so come out and participate in the festivities.

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