From chugging steam engines to steaming-hot fresh bread, it’s a delight for the senses and fun for all at the annual Harvest Festival event at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Sept. 1 and 2.
A few weeks ago, Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site had an interesting visitor: The President of the University of Iceland, Jón Atli Benediktsson. On holiday in Alberta with his wife and two sons, President Benediktsson stopped by the popular historic site for personal, as well as professional, reasons. Continue reading
If you’re the kind of person who yearns to take to the open highways on two wheels, you won’t want to miss what’s on at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum this weekend. The annual Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds, presented by Honda Canada Inc. returns this Saturday, Aug. 18. All brands, dealership clubs, riding clubs, riding club members and owners from across the province are invited to join in for this day dedicated to the motorcycle. If you ride up on a motorcycle, you get in for free! Continue reading
In Joan Olafson’s time as a teacher and eventually a principal with the Calgary Board of Education, the countryside was never far from her thoughts. As an educator, she relished opportunities to take students on field trips to places like the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, Leighton Art Centre, or Outdoor School at the Rocky Mountain YMCA in Kananaskis so her students could better understand and establish a connection to nature.
Albertans are invited to celebrate Ukrainian culture at this year’s Ukrainian Day on Sunday, Aug. 19. From energetic Ukrainian dance and music to delicious Ukrainian food, this special event running 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an opportunity for anyone to explore all things Ukrainian. Continue reading
It was just one year ago when the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology appeared in headlines across the world: a new species of dinosaur had been named in honour of museum technician, Mark Mitchell, who worked on the specimen for nearly six years.
We caught up with Mark to learn about his new-found fame and what has changed in over the last 12 months.
As Alberta Music Week comes to a close, we finish our week-long music series by sitting down with the Executive Director of Alberta Music, Carly Klassen to talk about Alberta’s music scene, what sets Alberta apart, and her thoughts on where Alberta’s music industry is going in the future. Continue reading
Local artists, handcrafted products and the perfect gifts; welcome to the Fresh Air Market at Historic Dunvegan on Sunday, Aug. 5!
The beat of the drum, the perfect sound of song and the colourful patterns before your eyes that tells a story of Indigenous culture and history. This is drumming and dancing — a sacred tradition in Indigenous culture that we dive into today as part of Alberta Music Week.
Over the past week, we’ve talked about Alberta’s diverse music past and explored some different angles of the present-day music scene. Today we take a look to the future; six young Alberta artists that could become the next generation of Alberta music superstars. Continue reading