You could feel the buzz in the air as the weekend drew near.

As we step closer to normal conditions following lengthy pandemic health restrictions, it was hard to find anyone who wasn't grinning ear-to-ear this past weekend. The weather didn't hurt, either.

Cochrane is known for offering a wide range of community activities all year round, but last weekend it was particularly noticeable because we haven't really been able to embrace them for some time.

These are an assortment of shots and video footage of what Cochrane area residents were up to on Saturday, and Sunday. Charitable events, markets, cruises, sports...

It's not a complete list by far. Rather, it's a taste of why we're so proud to call Cochrane home.