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Heritage preservation efforts supported

photo of Cardston courthouse
August 26, 2015

Albertans working to preserve heritage buildings and create awareness of our province’s history are getting a boost through the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

Online Bulletin
List of grant recipients
Heritage Preservation Partnership Program guidelines

Hanna’s iconic railway roundhouse designated during Railroaders Reunion

photo of Hanna railway roundhouse
August 6, 2015

Railroaders and railway enthusiasts will join to mark the designation of the Canadian Northern Railways Roundhouse in Hanna on August 8 during the Railroaders Reunion.

Online Bulletin
Canadian Northern Railways Roundhouse - Alberta Register of Historic Places
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Hanna Roundhouse Society
Historic Places Research & Designation

Ukrainian Day packed with fun at the Ukrainian Village

photo of Ukrainian dancers
August 4, 2015

On Sunday, August 9, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village invites visitors to celebrate Alberta’s rich heritage and vibrant Ukrainian community. The festival pays respect to pioneer families who settled in east central Alberta more than 120 years ago.

Online Bulletin

Outstanding students receive Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal

photo of Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
July 31, 2015

Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal received their awards today from Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell in a special ceremony at Government House.

Online Bulletin
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Awards

Experience Alberta agriculture during Open Farm Days

photo of Open Farm Days
July 11, 2015

Albertans looking for a unique tourism experience will have the opportunity to visit farms and ranches during Alberta Open Farms Days, August 22 and 23.

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Find a culinary experience
Visit a host farm

Help salute Alberta's outstanding volunteers

photo of Stars of Alberta award
July 9, 2015

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. The awards celebrate local volunteer heroes whose efforts have made a lasting impact on their communities and lives of Albertans.

Online Bulletin
Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards
Past award recipients

Share your discoveries of artifacts and fossils through Report a Find

A man sorts through newly discovered dinosaur bones after the floods of 2013
June 9, 2015

The floods of 2013 revealed numerous archaeological and palaeontological sites along southern Alberta rivers. Learn more about your discoveries of artifacts and fossil and help preserve these valuable resources through the Report a Find program.

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Report a Find

Visit the Royal Alberta Museum before its treasures are packed

A boy looks at a museum display
June 8, 2015

Visit the Royal Alberta Museum before its treasures are packed for the move to the new location in downtown Edmonton. The current site remains open until December 6.

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Royal Tyrrell Museum unveils new dinosaur: "Hellboy"

Royal Tyrrell Museum unveils new dinosaur: Hellboy
June 4, 2015

A new species of horned dinosaur - one of the most impressive discoveries since Triceratops – has been unveiled at the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s newest exhibit, Fossils in Focus.

News Release

New buildings help complete Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

New buildings help complete Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
May 29, 2015

Step back in time to the early days on the Prairies as the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village opens five new buildings.

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Province joins united effort to preserve iconic Edmonton church

McDougall United Church

April 1, 2015

Plans to proceed with Provincial Historic Resource designation of the McDougall United Church and a new community partnership have revived efforts to preserve one of the city’s most distinctive heritage landmarks.

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Photos (available following event)
McDougall United Church (Historic and current photos)
McDougall United Church
City of Edmonton Inventory of Historic Resources
Alberta Historic Places Research & Designation
Video (Kokopelli live performance at McDougall United Church)

Calling all Farmers: be an Open Farm Days host

Open Farm Days
March 17, 2015

Farmers and ranchers across the province are invited to open their gates and share their story as a host for Alberta Open Farm Days this summer.

News Release

Have fun this Family Day with free admission to Alberta’s provincial historic sites, museums and parks!

February 11, 2015

Enjoy all Alberta has to offer this Family Day by visiting our provincial museums, historic sites and parks for special events, including Family Fishing Weekend!

News Release

Okotoks Erratic selected for CyArk 500 most significant cultural sites

photo of Big Rock
February 2, 2015

The Okotoks Erratic has joined such iconic sites as Mount Rushmore, Pompeii and ancient Thebes on the CyArk 500 listing of the world’s most significant cultural heritage sites.

News Release
CyArk 500 Challenge
RetroActive Blog: Managing Vandalism with Technology

Floods, fishermen combine for southern Alberta dino find

photo of Partial dinosaur skull
November 12, 2014

It was the catch of the day as two fishermen landed a potentially new dinosaur species uncovered by the 2013 floods.

News Release

Alberta Culture Days block party kicks off on Sept 26

photo of Culture lovers gather around Lego during Alberta Culture Days kick-off announcement. September 25, 2014
September 25, 2014

It's official! The City of Edmonton and the City of Calgary have both proclaimed this weekend to be Alberta Culture Days! It all starts with FREE block parties on Sept. 26, starting at 5 p.m.

Downtown kicks it up a notch at Edmonton Culture Days launch (City of Edmonton)
Culture Days kicks off in Calgary with a free block party (City of Calgary)
Free Concert and Block Party to kick off Alberta Culture Days
Soundcloud audio from the announcement
Photos from the announcement

Alberta Culture Days set to showcase art, diversity and provincial pride

photo of Live Music Red Deer AB Culture Days 2013
September 22, 2014

From Sept 26-28, celebrate Alberta Culture Days with thousands of FREE family-friendly events throughout the province and it kicks off with block parties in Edmonton and Calgary.

Mark your Calendars! Alberta Culture Days is just around the corner
Free Admissions to provincial historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days
Alberta Culture Days: So much to explore and enjoy!

Provincial boost for recovery of flood-damaged heritage sites

photo of the Medalta Potteries - Medicine Hat
August 28, 2014

Owners of heritage properties damaged during the June 2013 flooding are getting a boost from the province with grants to help preserve these treasured historic sites.

News Release
List of flood recovery grant recipients
Grant Program for the Conservation of Flood Impacted Historic Resources

New Provincial Archives exhibit tells Alberta First World War stories

photo of PR1965.0023-1. Canadian soldiers going over the top

August 21, 2014

Visitors to the Provincial Archives of Alberta can enjoy a free exhibit of vintage artifacts and print pieces that document Albertans' experience throughout the Great War.

News Release
Provincial Archives of Alberta
Photos: Alberta & Great War Exhibit

New resource helps nonprofits partner with business

photo of the nonprofits voluntary sector toolkit
August 20, 2014

Building Corporate Relationships - A Toolkit for Nonprofits, a new resource developed by Alberta Culture and Tourism with input from nonprofit and corporate sectors stakeholders, will assist nonprofits in building relationships with corporate sector partners.

News Release
Building Corporate Relationships toolkit
(PDF - 1.24 MB)
Alberta Culture Community and Voluntary Services
Last reviewed/revised: August 26, 2015
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