Edmonton-Centre Newsletter Winter 2017

I am delighted to share with you the details of the recent work I've been doing in Edmonton-Centre over the past six months since my last newsletter.

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Posted on Feb 17, 2017

Family Day Activities

FAMILY DAY, Monday, February 20 is an opportunity for Albertans of all ages to reconnect with provincial history and explore Alberta’s vast landscapes through a variety of free activities and events. There are many activities taking place throughout the province for Albertans to enjoy. A sampling is listed below; for a full detailed list, or to find an event near you, visit https://albertaculture.wordpress.com/.

The Alberta Legislature is offering live music,... magic performances, Indigenous games and crafts and a history hunt from 11am-4pm on Feb.20. Visitors can also take part in a clown workshop, build a replica Legislature Building in the Lego Zone, and meet mascot Rocky the Ram and other roving entertainers. The Borealis Gallery’s newest exhibit entitled Alberta and the Great War will also be worth exploring. For more information, visit http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitor/annualEvents.html/.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta will host its annual Family History Day from 10am-2pm. There will be guided, behind-the-scenes tours and introductory workshops on genealogy. Free and open to the public with pre-registration required. Reserve your spot today at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/family-history-day-accessing-v…/ or by calling 780-427-1750.

In addition to the Provincial Archives, eight other provincially owned heritage facilities will offer free admission and special events on Monday, Feb. 20. This includes:
- Oil Sands Discovery Centre – Fort McMurray
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum – Wetaskiwin
- Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology – Drumheller
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – near Fort Macleod
For a full list of special events taking place at provincial historic sites and museums this Family Day, visit https://albertaculture.wordpress.com/.

Alberta provincial parks in winter are for more than just cross-country skiing. Try snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing, tobogganing, skating and downhill skiing along with festivals in Alberta’s most exciting season — winter! The fun in Alberta Parks keeps going all year. Visit http://AlbertaParks.ca/ for a list of festivals and other upcoming events, or to find a park and winter activity in your region.