World Poetry Day is now underway, and we’d like to convey its importance today! Poetry is musical, magical, wonderful, fantastical and plays an important role in society. The people that make it (and, like us, even fake it) are impressive and worthy of celebrity. Did you know here at home many fine poets roam spreading wordplay, joy and community? And don’t forget the events, with the bright lights and tents, that make poetry fun for the family. So check out this post we are so proud to host and learn more about Alberta’s love of poetry. Continue reading
Today is the 30th International Francophonie Day, a time to celebrate the French language and culture. This March has been a big month for French-speaking Albertans too. On March 1, 2018 the Alberta government officially and permanently proclaimed March as Alberta Francophonie Month, or Mois de la francophonie albertaine. This first in Alberta’s history recognizes the contributions, past and present, of Alberta’s Francophone communities. March 1 to 21 is also Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF), a pan-Canadian celebration of the French language and its many cultural expressions.
Therefore, in honour of this day and month, and at the close of Rendez-vous de la Francophonie, we bring you 15 fun French phrases (and mishaps)! (Say that 10 times fast.) Continue reading
With the Paralympics underway in PyeongChang, the world is watching incredible feats by inspiring athletes. Hockey, Canada’s favourite sport, takes on a fresh form at the Paralympics, with para ice hockey, also known as sledge hockey. Team Canada is playing in the semi-finals tonight with a 35-0 record, and if you are feeling inspired from the success of our Paralympians, there’s more than one way to get into the game! Continue reading
Are you feeling withdrawal from the Winter Olympics? Can’t wait for the PyeongChang Paralympics being held March 9 to 18? Olympic fever has spread, and in celebration of the 2018 Winter Games, we’ve got 18 ways you can be like an Olympian. Continue reading
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching tomorrow, love is certainly in the air.
Here at Alberta Culture and Tourism, we love what we do! From tourism, recreation, museums and the arts to heritage, film, the Francophone Secretariat and sport, we have it all.
We want you to know that we are here for you and all Albertans — so, this Valentine’s Day here are our top reasons to fall in love with our ministry and some of the programs and services we offer: Continue reading
From vintage vehicles, tasty treats, archeological digs, fossils and the great outdoors, enjoy all Alberta has to offer this Family Day on Monday, Feb.19.
There’s a plethora of activities around the province— both indoor and outdoor —for you to choose from this Family Day. Keep reading to the bottom of the article for “other events” listings taking place across the province from Gibbons and Morinville to Red Deer and Okotoks during the Family Day long weekend.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are fast approaching, and with 56 Alberta-based athletes joining the rest of Team Canada to take on all the thrills and chills of their various events, we’re ready to cheer them on! We caught up with some local lugers to find out just what it means to be an Albertan Olympic athlete and what the support of their province means to them.