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June 25, 2007

Alberta’s Legislature – the place to be for free events on Canada Day

Edmonton—“Alberta’s Legislature is the place to be on Canada Day,” said Hon. Ken Kowalski, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. “We have an incredible mix of free entertainment and activities that the whole family will enjoy.”

As usual, the day’s festivities will kick off at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and the Canada Day 15 km Race and 2.5 km Fun Run. A great start to a day jam-packed with events and activities such as the Grandpaws agility dogs and the Healthy U Crew that are sure to keep your family amused and active. As well, a variety of musical and dance entertainment will run throughout the afternoon including:

  • Wild Rose Old Tyme Fiddler’s Association
  • Royal Canadian Artillery Band
  • The Combined Military Bands of the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and the King’s Own Calgary Regiment
  • Volya Ukrainian Dance Ensemble
  • Festival City Winds Music Society
  • Cosmopolitan Music Society

If you are looking for a little culture or a whole lot of history: an open house of the majestic Legislature Building is sure to please. A couple of “must sees” include stopping by the Legislature Library to peruse the recently-launched Centennial Series and taking a trip through the pedway to enjoy a new exhibit entitled Princess Louise: A Woman of Substance. The four-volume Centennial Series documents Alberta’s political history and the Princess Louise exhibit tells the story of our province’s namesake.
Guests are also invited to enter a draw to win free passes to various Alberta attractions.

Wow! All of that for free!

The Legislative Assembly is partnering with the Edmonton Celebrate Canada committee, which offers a variety of family-related activities throughout the city

Where:   Legislature Building, 10800 – 97th Avenue

When:    Sunday, July 1
               7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information logon to www.assembly.ab.ca or call (780) 427-7362.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Bev Alenius, Executive Assistant
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Office of the Speaker
Phone: 427-2464
Email: bev.alenius@assembly.ab.ca


 

 


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